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with Harry Dawson
The Silver Chords Choir
The Strings in Harmony Introduced by John Darran Musical arrangements and production by Mai Jones


Unknown: Harry Dawson
Introduced By: John Darran
Production By: Mai Jones


with Eric Darby at the piano
Tommy Reilly and his harmonica
Robin Richmond at the electric organ
Leslie Baker and his violin
Production by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Eric Darby
Piano: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Leslie Baker
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

. John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters
10-Second Round
High School for Girls,
Middlesbrough v.
Wallace High School,
Lisburn, County Antrim (Boys)


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

Shepton Mallet. Somerset with Mabel at ' The Table'
Harry Hudson at the piano Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Shepton Mallet.
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from Epsom Methodist Church, Surrey; conducted by the Rev. Cyril J. Davey
Getting Ready for Christmas
' Is anybody coming this year ? '
Organist, Pamela Colverson
Reader, Beryl Warner


Unknown: Cyril J. Davey
Reader: Beryl Warner


For Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys listen to Alan Breeze and Kathie Kay with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey (Himself)
Script by Eddie Gurney and Arthur Pastor
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Educating Archie

[Starring] Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
with Dick Emery, Warren Mitchell, Pearl Carr, Ronald Chesney, Beryl Reid


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Beryl Reid

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Pat Coombs , Laidman Browne


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Laidman Browne

: Movie-Go-Round

A sound approach to the cinema introduced by Peter Haigh and including
A Few Words from Cecil B. DeMille
Pocket Edition
Norman Wisdom in 'Just My Luck'
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Preceded by some comments on the production by director John Paddy Carstairs
'Meet Danny Wilson'
Frank Sinatra and Shelley Winters in close harmony
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Flashback to 1942
Music from 'Bambi' now re-released
Theme Song
'Sons of Liberty' from Walt Disney's 'Johnny Tremain'
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
Incidental Music
Irish folk melodies heard in John Ford's 'The Rising of the Moon'
Programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Cecil B. Demille
Unknown: Norman Wisdom
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Director: John Paddy Carstairs
Unknown: Danny Wilson
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Johnny Tremain

: Jack Coles in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestre Moderne
Bruce Trent
The Edward Rubach Quintet
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by Travers Thomeloe


Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thomeloe

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden and Dick Bentley
with Eleanor Summerfield
The Singer:
Lorrae Desmond and Nearly Everybody Else:
Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies and played by BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by David Climie and Pat Dunlop
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Arranged By: Bob Sharpies
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


Danny Levan introduces
The Top Twenty played by Malcolm Lockyer and his Music
Produced by John Hooper


Introduces: Danny Levan
Played By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: John Hooper


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee
Julie Dawn
Franklyn Boyd
Jean Campbell
The Meritones with accompaniments by The Steve Race Four and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Michael Bentine invites you ROUND THE BEND

In Thirty Minutes
(The Radio Digest Show) with Benny Lee
David Nettheim , Marie Benson
Announcer, Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra Music arranged by Ken Thorne
Script by Michael Bentine and David Nettheim
Production by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: David Nettheim
Unknown: Marie Benson
Announcer: Ronald Fletcher
Announcer: Nat Temple
Arranged By: Ken Thorne
Script By: Michael Bentine
Script By: David Nettheim
Production By: Pat Dixon


introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangement* for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Jimmy Grant


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Mulberry Street, Manchester led by combined Catholic choirs conducted by Michael Callaghan
Hymns introduced by Father Patrick MeEnroe
Hark! a herald voice is sounding
(Tune, Stuttgart)
Dear Maker of the starry skies (Tune,
Creator alme siderum)
0 come, thou Wisdom whose decree
(Tune, Veni Emmanuel)
All the skies tonight sing o'er us
(Tune, Warum sollt)
To win my heart with visions bright and fair (Tune, Old 124th)
Mary immaculate, star of the morning
(Tune. Liebster Immanuel )
0 God of earth and altar (Tune,
Before the day's last moments fly
(Tune, Te lucis ante terminum)
Organist, Eugene Lee


Conducted By: Michael Callaghan
Introduced By: Father Patrick Meenroe
Unknown: Liebster Immanuel
Organist: Eugene Lee

: Reg Dixon with Francis de Wolff, Dilys Laye in CONFIDENTIALLY— THEY'RE OFF

A series of horse laughs
10 — ' The Nursery Handicap'
Script by Eddie Maguire
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Script By: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Reg, the stable lad: Reg Dixon
Major Hunt, the trainer: Francis de Wolff
Mary, the Major's daughter: Dilys Laye
Parker, the head stable lad: Roger Snowdon
The Padre: T St John Barry
Joan: Elizabeth London
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the COOK: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Diana Todd: Patricia Hayes
Gregg: Carl Bernard
Soapy, the horse, and all other animals: Percy Edwards

: Does the Team Think?

A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards
David Nixon
David Tomlinson Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Production by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Production By: Jacques Brown


at the piano with Kenneth Essex (viola) in a programme of popular melodies

: Alan Dell introduces PICK OF THE POPS

Some of the best-selling popular records and current hits of today
Produced by Denys Jones


Produced By: Denys Jones


at the piano in The Night and the Music with Andy Wolkowsky


Unknown: Andy Wolkowsky


Christian words and music

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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