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with ' David '
Julie Brooks
The Silver Stars
Conductor, Hubert C. Williams and the Strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway) Introduced by John Darran
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: Julie Brooks
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Introduced By: John Darran
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins


played by Winifred Atwell on gramophone records


Played By: Winifred Atwell

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

A story of country folk


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
Rita Flynn: June Spencer


Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title
'Brain of Britain 1958'
14-Northern Ireland (ii)
George Boucher (County Derry)
Norman Coates (Belfast)
James Hamill (County Tyrone)
Dr. William Fulton (Belfast)
The programme also includes: What Do You Want To Know?
Listeners' questions answered by well-known authorities This week: Brian Vesey-FitzGerald on ' The Cuckoo'
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: George Boucher
Unknown: Norman Coates
Unknown: James Hamill
Unknown: Dr. William Fulton
Unknown: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Have a Go!

Wilfred Pickles visits Alderney (or Aurigny) with Mabel at 'The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Co-presenter: Mabel Pickles
Pianist: Harry Hudson
Presented by: Stephen Williams


from Caterham Congregational Church, Surrey; conducted by the Rev. Stuart B. Jackman
' Across the Frontier
2 — ' The First Man Through'
Maureen Andrews , Eric Willoughby


Unknown: Rev. Stuart B. Jackman
Readers: Maureen Andrews
Readers: Eric Willoughby

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

Some news of current programme*


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


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier


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

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

11 — ' The First Fight' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Molly Weir
Dorts Rogers , Jack Watson
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald
Repeated on Friday at 7.30 p.m.


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Dorts Rogers
Unknown: Jack Watson
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

with Deryck Guyler
Mary Law , Bill Pertwee
Jimmy Lavall
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Mary Law
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Jimmy Lavall
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


Introduced by Peter Haigh
Pocket Edition of ' Wild is the Wind' starring
Anna Magnani. Anthony Quinn and Anthony Franciosa
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
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
A Few Words From
Rossano Brazzi
Incidental Score
Title film music from A Farewell to Arms
Highlights From
The new British musical
' 6.5 Special'
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Anna Magnani.
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Anthony Franciosa
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Bernard Monshin in MELODY HOUR

with his Tango Orchestra
Maria Perilli and The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach
'Find the Lady'
Devised by James Dufour and presented by Brian Matthew
Programme introduced by Douglas Smith
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Directed By: Edward Rubach
Unknown: James Dufour
Presented By: Brian Matthew
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised as a radio serial in six parts by Felix Felton
2: 'Sir Henry Baskerville'
[Starring] Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley


Dramatist: Felix Felton
Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr Mortimer: Paul Eddington
Sir Henry Baskerville: Ronald Wilson
Wilson: Paul Lorraine
Cartwright: David Baron
Hotel Clerk: Nicholas Selby
Clayton: Frank Shelley

: Franklin Engelmann comes

DOWN YOUR WAY with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited the Borough of Lewisham to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and. new sung by Benny Lee
Julie Dawn
Franklyn Boyd
Jean Campbell
The Five Sharps with 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

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme

: 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 Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


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



Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers


Introduces: Billy Ternent


Community hymn-singing by an augmented choir from Fairmilehead Parish Church, Edinburgh
Organist, Mrs. Ella M. Lamb
Conductor, Robert J. Black
Hymns introduced by the Rev. John H. G. Ross
' The Risen Christ Sends Vs Out'
0 sing a new song to the Lord (Tune,
St. Magnus 114)
You now must hear my voice no more
(Tune, St. Andrew 99)
Holy Spirit, Truth Divine (Tune,
0 Lord, how happy should we be
(Tune, Psalm 6)
Soldiers of the Cross, arise! (Tune.
Orientis Partibus)
The Lord is King! lift up thy voice
(Tune, Church Triumphant)
Lord, speak to me (Tune, Winscott) Our Lord Christ hath risen! (Tune,


Conductor: Robert J. Black


Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Googie Withers and John McCallum
June Bronhill
Kenneth Connor
Ronnie Carroll
The Hedley Ward Trio Bill McGuffie
On the Stairway to the Stars
Terry Turner
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonds


Introduced By: Tony Fayne
Introduced By: David Evans
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: John McCallum
Unknown: June Bronhill
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Ronnie Carroll
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonds


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 )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz Produced by Jacques Brown


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Jacques Brown


: David Jacobs presents PICK OF THE POPS

Including a review of the current best-selling popular records as well as some of the very latest issues
Produced by Derek Chinnery


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: 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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