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


Unknown: Edward Byles
Introduced By: John Darran
Production By: Mai Jones

: News Summary ' HUTCH

Leslie A. Hutchinson with a piano


Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Pru Harris: Mary Dalley
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters
12—Second Round
High School, Kirkcaldy (Girls) v.
The Academy, Galashiels (Boys)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Saxmundham, Suffolk with Mabel at ' The Table'
Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from Purley Congregational Church, Surrey; conducted by the Rev. Howard Stanley , Secretary of the Congregational Union
Recipe for a Merry Christmas
2 — ' How big is the party ? '
Organist. Richard Aldridge
Reader, the Rev. John Weller


Unknown: Rev. Howard Stanley
Organist: Richard Aldridge
Unknown: Rev. John Weller


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
Unknown: Wakey Wakey
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Unknown: Arthur Pastor
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Dick Emery , Warren Mitchll
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney
Guest Star, Beryl Reid


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

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne , John Stirling


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: John Stirling


Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition
Alec Guinness in ' Barnacle Bill '
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Nmv Musical
Jane Powell and the Hi-Lo's sing songs from ' The Girl Most Likely'
A Scene From
' The Fall of Lola Montes ' with Martine Carol and Peter Ustinov
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Record Star-Film Star
Sue Raney sings ' The Careless Years '
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Incidental Music
Georges Aurie 's Music Box' from
' Dangerous Exile '
The Hollywood Touch
A report from Donovan Pedelty
Flashback to 1933
Jan Kiepura in ' Tell Me Tonight '
Programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Nmv Musical
Unknown: Jane Powell
Unknown: Martine Carol
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Georges Aurie
Unknown: Jan Kiepura
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Jack Coles in MELODY HOUR

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


Unknown: Bruce Trent
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: Simon Lack in 'BEAU GESTE'

by P. C. Wren freely adapted as a serial in ten episodes by Lester Powell
3 — ' The Law of the Legion ' and Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: P. C. Wren
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Beau Geste: Simon Lack
Digby Geste: Gordon Gardner
John Geste: David Spenser
Isobel Rivers: Beryl Calder
Claudia Rivers: Sheila Manahan
Boldini: Allan McClelland
Maris: Hugh Manning
Bolidar: Malcolm Hayes
Schwartz: Denis Goacher
Sergeant-Major Lejaune: Richard Williams

: Bernard and Dick Braden Bcntley in 'MR.BENTLEY AND MR. BRADEN'

with Eteanor Summerfield
The Singer: Lorrae Desmond
' Nearly Everybody Else':
'Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by . David Climie and Pat Dunlop Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
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


Popular melodies old and new
Benny Lee , Julie Dawn
Franklyn Boyd , Jean Campbell
The Meritones with The Steve Race Four and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Harold Smart
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 arrangements 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

: Sunday Half-Hour

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Charles Wesley
Community hymn-singing from the Wesley Memorial Church, Epworth, Lincolnshire by Methodist choirs from Doncaster. Epworth, and Scunthorpe
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
Conductor, W. E. Rawding
Organist, Doris Pickard
Where shall my wondering soul begin (Tune, Old 23rd)
Father whose everlasting love (Tune, Melcombe)
O for a heart to praise my God (Tune, Abridge)
See how great a flame aspires (Tune, St. George's Windsor)
Christ from whom all blessings flow (Tune, Vienna)
Christ whose glory fllls the skies (Tune, Heathlands)
Thou God of truth and love (Tune, St. Godric)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune, Love Divine)


Presenter: Randal Herley
Organist: Doris Pickard

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

A series of horse laughs
12—' The Autumn Double'
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
John Turnbull: T St John Barry
Pam Chilton: Elizabeth London
Ginger, an apprentice: Anthony Green
Clara, the cook: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Diana Todd: Patricia Hayea
Mr Turnbull, an owner: Donald Bisset
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 Arthur English
David Tomlinson
Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edward
Production by Jacques Brown


Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Jimmy Edward
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 Ike Isaacs


Unknown: Ike Isaacs


Christian words and music

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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