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: Hymn for Whit Sunday Love Divine, all loves excelling SILVER CHORDS

with David Julie Brooks
The Silver Stars
Conductor, Hubert C. Williams and the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Introduced by John Darran
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


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


played by Frank Barcley his piano, and rhythm on gramophone records


Played By: Frank Barcley

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


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

: What Do You Know?: Round 2: Scotland (ii)

Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
A general knowledge competition for the title
"Brain of Britain 1958".

Featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest

Albert Mackie (Edinburgh)
Tom Sinclair (Glasgow)
John Walker (Edinburgh)
"What Do You Want to Know?"
This week: Dr. Alfred Byrne on "Bald Facts".

(Last Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Contestant: Albert Mackie
Contestant: Tom Sinclair
Contestant: John Walker
Guest Expert: Dr. Alfred Byrne

: Patrick Barr and Pauline Jameson in 'THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON'

(Third Series) by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 2
Advice and assistance by Arthur Harrison , M.A.
Production by Audrey Cameron and Peter Watts


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Unknown: Arthur Harrison
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Production By: Peter Watts
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
Caroline Tooting: Elizabeth London
Dennis Crewe: Ronald Simpson
Mrs Armitage: Mary Wimbush
Mr O'Connor: T St John Barry
Miss Grimmet: Molly Lumley
Richard Wells: John Westbrook
Sheiia Reynolds: Margaret Webster
Matron: Molly Rankin
Annie: Freda Falconer
Beecham: Ronald Sidney
Abercrombie: Glyn Dearman
Johnson: Richard Bellaers
Roper: Brian Smith
Shepperton: Nicky Edmett
Two Boys: Eric Lloyd And
Two Boys: Peter Bartlett

: People's Service

from the Methodist Central Hall, Coventry; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. E. Lincoln Minshull
Eternal Life
4— 'Who is it for?'
' Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, yc did it unto me ' (St. Matthew 25, v. 40)


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

: 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 Edward Taylor


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


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition of 'The Young Invaders' starring James Garner
Etchika Choureau and Jack Warden
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
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:
Danny Kaye
Highlights From: ' The Moonraker ' starring
George Baker. Sylvia Svms
Marius Goring , and Peter Arne
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: James Garner
Unknown: Etchika Choureau
Unknown: Jack Warden
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: George Baker.
Unknown: Sylvia Svms
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Peter Arne
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne
George Scott-Wood and his Music and John Hanson
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by James Dufour


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


by Norman Collins
Dramatised as a serial for broadcasting in ten parts by Howard Agg
2— ' Ways and Means'
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Norman Collins
Unknown: Howard Agg
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Dame Eleanor: Gladys Young
Dr Trump: Hugh Manning
Margaret: Belle Chrystall
Sweetie: Beryl Calder
Ginger Woods: Michael Crawford
Bishop Warple: Rolf Lefebvre
Felicity Warple: Sara Gregory
Mrs Gurnett: Una Vennink
Nurse Stedge: Elizabeth Maude
Sergeant Chiswick: Trevor Martin
Spud Carter: Alaric Cotter
The Storyteller: Simon Lack

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit He recently visited Wells, Somerset, 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 Coronets with accompaniments by 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 nersonal reauest 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


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers


Introduces: Billy Ternent


Community hymn-singing from St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church, Belfast, led by combined Catholic Choirs conducted by Fr. Eamon McEnaney
Organist, Fr. Patrick O'Kelly
Introduced by Fr. Patrick McEnroe Holy God , we praise thy name
(Tune, Grosser Gott )
Most ancient of all mysteries (Tune.
St. Flavian)
Soul of my Saviour (Tune, Anima
Holy Spirit, from the height (Tune.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus)
My God, how wonderful thou art
(Tune. Chalvey)
O Saviour Christ, O God most high
(Tune, Pangamus Melos Gioriae)
Oh! Lady of Lourdes, hark! we call upon thee (Tune, Lourdes)
O God of earth and altar (Tune,


Conducted By: Fr. Eamon McEnaney
Organist: Fr. Patrick O'Kelly
Introduced By: Fr. Patrick McEnroe


Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Elizabeth Sellars
Jack Radcliffe
Michael Holliday
The Hedley Ward Trio
Osian Ellis
Charlotte Mitchell and On the Stairway to the Stars
Art Thompson
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: Elizabeth Sellars
Unknown: Jack Radcliffe
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Unknown: Osian Ellis
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
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

: Introducing CHARLIE SPIVAK

and his Orchestra and LOUIS ARMSTRONG and his All-Stars
Presented by John Hobday
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')


Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Presented By: John Hobday
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson


Christian words and music

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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