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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

: News Summary Spotlight on RADIO RECORD WEEK

John Hobday takes a look at the week and highlights some of the many interesting programmes to be heard in the Home Service, Light Programme, Third Programme, and Network Three throughout the week


Unknown: John Hobday

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
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
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell
Rita Flynn: June Spencer


Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
A general knowledge competition for the title
' Brain of Britain 1958 '
Round 2
Featuring each week three winners from Round 1 of the contest
3-Midlands and North of England Mrs. Roberts (Lancashire)
Howard Stobbs (Yorkshire)
Estimating Clerk
Terence Bond (Nottinghamshire)
Local Government Officer
The programme also includes: What Do You Want To Knowt
In which listeners' questions are answered by well-known authorities
This week:
Professor H. Orton, B.Litt., M.A. on ' English speech of yesterday, today and tomorrow' Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Howard Stobbs
Unknown: Terence Bond
Unknown: Professor H. Orton, B.Litt., M.A.
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO 1



from the Methodist Central Hall, Coventry; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. E. Lincoln Minshull
' Eternal Life'
2 — ' Where do we go from here?'
' In my Father's house are many mansions ' (St. John 14, v. 2)


Unknown: Rev. E. Lincoln

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast

217 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


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

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


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

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in MEET THE HUGGETTS

A new series
1 — ' Food for Thought'
Other parts plaved by John Cazabon , Warren Mitchell
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown


Unknown: John Cazabon
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Written By: Eddie Maguire
Production By: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: George Howell
Jane: Cynthia Bizeray
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno

: 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

: Movie-Go-Round

Introduced by Peter Haigh and including:
Pocket Edition of 'South Pacific'
Starring Rossano Brazzi, Mitzi Gaynor, John Kerr, Ray Walston, and Juanita Hall
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
Oscar Hammerstein II
Highlights from 'Raintree County'
Starring Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor, Eva Marie Saint and Nigel Patrick
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Rossano Brazzl
Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor
Unknown: John Kerr
Unknown: Ray Walston
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Oscar Hammerstein
Unknown: Montgomery Clitt.
Unknown: Nigel Patrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Jack Coles and his Orchestre Modern*
George Scott-Wood and his Music and John Hanson
Introduced by Tim Gudgln Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: Jack Coles
Unknown: George Scott-Wood
Unknown: John Hanson
Introduced By: Tim Gudgln
Produced By: James Dufour

: The Hound of the Baskervilles

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised by as a radio serial in six parts by Felix Felton
6: 'The Final Ordeal'
[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
Cartwright: David Baron
Beryl Stapleton: Pamela Alan
Laura Lyons: June Barrie
Inspector Lestrade: Paul Lorraine

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit He recently visited Portstewart, Northern Ireland, 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 accompaniments by 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
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


A Seventieth Birthday
Tribute to the Composer presented by Alan Dell with Bing Crosby , Ethel Merman
Billy Eckstine , Sarah Vaughan
Produced by Denys Jones


Presented By: Alan Dell
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Billy Eckstine
Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Produced By: Denys Jones

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

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Produced By: Charles Maxwell



Yugoslavia v. England
An eye-witness report by John Camkin of the News Chronicle on today's International match at the J.N.A. Stadium, Belgrade


Unknown: John Camkin


BUly Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers


From Plumer Barracks, Plymouth
Community hymn-singing led by the boys of the Infantry Junior Leaders Battalion
Hymns Introduced by Alan Gibson
Soldiers of Christ, arise (Tune. St.
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (Tune, Marching)
0 Jesus, I have promised (Tune, Day of Rest)
Who would true valour see (Tune,
Monk's Gate)
Fill thou my life, O Lord my God
(Tune, Richmond)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(Tune, Repton)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune.
Love Divine)
Thou didst leave thy throne (Tune.
Blessing by the Chaplain. - the Rev. B. W. Howarth
Organist and Choirmaster, Captain Michaei Johnstone


Introduced By: Alan Gibson
Organist: Rev. B. W. Howarth
Choirmaster: Captain Michaei Johnstone


Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Claudio Arrau
Ronald Shiner
Jacqueline Delman
The Banjo Band
Directed by Norrie Paramor
Jill Bennett , Jimmy Thompson and the Meritones
Steve Martin
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by Gene Crowley
Produced by John Simmonda


Introduced By: Tony Fayne
Introduced By: David Evans
Unknown: Ian Wallace
Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: Ronald Shiner
Unknown: Jacqueline Delman
Directed By: Norrie Paramor
Directed By: Jill Bennett
Directed By: Jimmy Thompson
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonda


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



Directed by Ray McKinley and Oscar Peterson at the piano
Presented by John Hobday
Produced by Humphrey Burton
(Recordings made available by courtesy of Voice of America and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)


Directed By: Ray McKinley
Directed By: Oscar Peterson
Presented By: John Hobday
Produced By: Humphrey Burton


Christian words and music


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followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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