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: Sandy Macpherson

invites you to

: News Summary ' HUTCH '

Leslie A. Hutchinson with a piano


Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane 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
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell

: Round the British Isle* with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters
14-Semi-Finals (ii)
Dr. Williams' School,
Dolgelley (Girls) v.
The Academy, Galashiels
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 a special edition of HAVE A GO!

visits Southampton on the occasion of a local radio exhibition and demonstration of VHF with Mabel at ' The Table '
Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams


from Purley Congregational Church, Surrey; conducted by the Rev. Howard Stanley , Secretary of the Congregational Union
Recipe for a Merry Christmas
4—' Keeping Christmas up '
Organist, Richard Aldridge
Reader, the Rev. John Weller


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

: 1,500 m. Shipping Forecast 247 m. and VHF ' Good Listening '

Some news of current programmes


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


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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

Dick Emery , Pearl Carr
Peter Hawkins , Ronald Chesney
Guest Star, Max Bygraves


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Max Bygraves

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Laidman Browne


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


: Sidney Torch in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestra
Henry Krein
The Montmartre Players
Canada's Singing Star:
Doreen Hume
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: Doreen Hume
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Edward Nash

: Simon Lack in 'BEAU GESTE'

by P. C. Wren
Freely adapted in ten episodes by Lester Powell
5—'The Fort of Madness' and Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Lester Powell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Beau Geste: Simon Lack
Digby Geate: Gordon Gardner
John Geste: David Spenser
Boldini: Allan McClelland
Maris: Hugh Manning
Sergeant-Major Lejaune: Richard William


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next-memories of sunlit days and leisure hours to come
This week
A cycling holiday in Northern Ireland, by Eric Phillips
A party holiday in Macedonia, with Patricia Brent
Ted Appleton and Bill Cormack , travel experts, are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


and his violin with bass and guitar
Shipping Forecast at 6.58 on 1,500 m. only

: Sing it Again

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.


Singer: Benny Lee
Singer: Julie Dawn
Singer: Franklyn Boyd
Singer: Jean Campbell
Singers: The Meritones
Musicians: The Steve Race Four
Musician: Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by: Johnnie Stewart


Five short stories by W. W. Jacobs adapted for radio by Lionel Brown
1—' The Nest Egg '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Stories By: W. W. Jacobs
Unknown: Lionel Brown
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Bill: John Bryning
Mrs Cook: Joan Sanderson
Old Cook: Allan Jeayes
George Smith: Peter Wilde
Emma Cook: Beryl Calder
Charlie Cook: Nancy Nevinson
Jack Bates: Jack May

: 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


: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from the Methodist Central Hall, Tony-pandy, Rhondda
Organist, David W. Jones
Conductor, the Rev. Maurice D. Gatehouse
Hymns introduced by Havard Gregory What shall I do (Tune. Jerusalem)
The Lord will come (Tune. Grafenberg)
Sing to the great Jehovah's praiae
(Tune, Northrop)
How do thy mercies (Tune. Saxby) God is love (Tune. Sussex)
Give heed, my heart (Tune, Vom Himmel hoch)
Behold the servant of the Lord (Tune.
Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah
(Tune, Cwm Rhondda)
Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. Maurice D. Gatehouse


Organist: David W. Jones
Unknown: Rev. Maurice D. Gatehouse
Introduced By: Havard Gregory
Unknown: Rev. Maurice D. Gatehouse


Radio's shining hour of entertainment
Introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Sir Donald Wolfit
Campoli, Petula Clark
Peggy Mount and Joan Sims
Jon Pertwee , Los Indios
Pepe Jaramillo
On the Stairway to the Stars:
Laura Peterson
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonds


Introduced By: Tony Fayne
Introduced By: David Evans
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Sir Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Peggy Mount
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Los Indios
Unknown: Pepe Jaramillo
Unknown: Laura Peterson
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonds


introducing old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowltz
Produced by Jimmy Grant


Conducted By: Harry Rabinowltz
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


: 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

: Harriott and Evans in RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano


Christian words and music


: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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