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: News Summary DENNIS WILSON

at the piano with bass and guitar

: 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
Norman Wynford: Robert Chetwyn
Rita Flynn: June Spencer

: What Do You Know?: 1 - London

Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest for the title
"Brain of Britain 1958".

Alan Phillips
Phyllis Hartnoll
Margaret Westell
John Drinkwater
The programme also includes "What Do You Want to Know?"
Listeners' requests answered by well-known authorities.
Charles Chilton on "Landing on the Moon".

(Last Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Contestant: Alan Phillips
Contestant: Phyllis Hartnoll
Contestant: Margaret Westell
Contestant: John Drinkwater
Guest Expert: Charles Chilton

: People's Service

from East Parish Church, Busby, Lanarkshire conducted by the Rev. William Barclay ,
D.D. Lecturer in New Testament
Language and Literature at the University of Glasgow
' The Things that Jesus Did'
2-'He taught God's Way'


Unknown: Rev. William Barclay
Unknown: D.D. Lecturer

: 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 Bill Crozier
See page 18


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier

: 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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Dick Emery
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney
Guest Star. Ken Platt


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ken Platt

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Laidman Browne


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


Introduced by Peter Haigh and Including New Musical
' Pal Joey ' starring
Rita Hayworth , Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak
Star Comment
Edward G. Robinson talks about
' The Ten Commandments '
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current movies
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
4 Blue Murder at St. Trinian's' starring
Terry-Thomas. George Cole
Joyce Grenfell
Guest Star. Alastair Sim also Sabrina
Adapted by Roy Bradford
Around the British Studio* with Peter Noble
A Song from
' The Golden Disc ' a new British musical and from
Walt Disney's ' Perri '
The programme devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Rita Hayworth
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Kim Novak
Talks: Edward G. Robinson
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Adapted By: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Peter Noble
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Sidney Torch in MELODY HOUR

with his Orchestra
Henry Krein and the Montmartre Players and Canada's singing star:
Doreen Hume
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Edward Nash


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

: Simon Lack in 'BEAU GESTE*

by P. C. Wren
Freely adapted from the novel as a serial in ten episodes by Lester Powell
7-'The Siege ' and Sergeant-Major Lejaune
Richard Williams
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
Programmes from 5.0 overleaf


Unknown: Lester Powell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Beau Geste: Simon Lack
John Geste: David Spenser
St André: Frank Windsor
Cordier: John Ruddock
Schwartz: Denis Goacher
Boldini: Allan McClelland
Glock: Trevor Martin


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next-memories of sunlit days and leisure hours to come
This week you hear about:
A Welsh holiday camp from Atun Williams ; and a visit to the Italian Lakes with Paul Martin
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: Atun Williams
Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


and his violin with bass and guitar
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


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


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


Five short stories by W. W. Jacobs adapted by Lionel Brown
3-' His Other Self '
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Stories By: W. W. Jacobs
Adapted By: Lionel Brown
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Bill: John Bryning
The Actor: Jeffrey Segal
Tomkins: Philip Cunningham
Mrs Tomkins: Kathleen Helme
Gertie: June Tobin
Cook: Patrick Connor
Deckhand: Frank Partington

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitm
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitm
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from Bridgeway Hall Methodist Mission, Nottingham
Hymns introduced by Eric Blennerhassett
Conductor. Leonard Dury
Organist. Noel Good
0 God the Rock of Ages (Tune,
Jesus the name high over all (Tune,
Who fathoms the eternal thought
(Tune, Green Hill)
Sometimes a light surprises (Tune,
Take my life and let It be (Tune,
Jesus thy wandering sheep behold
(Tune, Elim-Hesperus)
Jesus with thy Church abide (Tune,
Crown him with many crowns (Tune,
Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. Arthur Bird


Conductor: Eric Blennerhassett
Conductor: Leonard Dury
Unknown: Rev. Arthur Bird

: Follow the Stars

Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Alfred Marks, Robert Beatty, Joan Heal, Francis Poulenc, Ken Morris and Joan Savage, Marion Ryan, Pepe Jaramillo
On the Stairway to the Stars
Victor Soverall
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonds
(Robert Beatty is appearing in 'The Happiest Millionaire' at the Cambridge Theatre; Joan Heal in 'Grab me a Gondola' at the Lyric Theatre, London)


Introduced By: Tony Fayne
Introduced By: David Evana
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Joan Heal
Unknown: Francis Poulenc
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Joan Savago
Unknown: Marion Ryan
Unknown: Pepe Jaramillo
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonda
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Joan Heal


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 Rabinowits
Produced by Jacques Brows


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowits
Produced By: Jacques Brows

: Alan Dell introduces PICK OF THE POPS

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


Produced By: Denys Jonea

: Harriott and Evans in RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano

: The End of the Day

Christian words and music.

: Big Ben: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast en 1,500 in only

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