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' 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 Eddie Calvert with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra on gramophone records


Played By: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Norrie Paramor

: 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: Wales (i)

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

Mrs. Mollie Thomas (Cardiff)
Glyn A. Davies (Bangor)
George Bumby (Llandudno)
The programme also includes
"What Do You Want to Know?"
This week:
G.F. Tagg D.Sc., Ph.D., M.I.E.E., on "Finding King John's Treasure".

(Last Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Chairman: Franklin Engelmann
Contestant: Mrs. Mollie Thomas
Contestant: Glyn A. Davies
Contestant: George Bumby
Guest Expert: G.F. Tagg D.Sc., Ph.D., M.I.E.E.
Writer: John P. Wynn
Producer: Joan Clark

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

(Third Series)
The story of a school seen through the eyes of a headmaster and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 3
(Continued in next column)
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
John Tooting: David Endera
Caroline Tooting: Elizabeth London
Richard Wells: John Westbrook
Sheila Reynolds: Margaret Webster
Dr Carter: Patrick Waddington
Miss Grimmet: Molly Lumley
Annie: Freda Falconer
Matron: Molly Rankin
Mr Tyson: Douglas Storm
Mr Rogers: Anthony Woodruff
Sergeant: Anthony Woodruff
Mr Langton: Lockwood West
Inspector: Lockwood West
Roper: Brian Smith
Abercrombie: Glyn Dearman
Johnson: Richard Bellaers
Nettlefold: Michael Carldia
Lock: John Rogers
Mrs Lock: Belle Chrystall
Mr Macrae: Raymond Rouett

: People's Service

from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Mary and St. Michael, Commercial Road, London, E.1; conducted by the Parish Priest, Canon T. FitzGerald
Choirmaster, Fr. Raymond Tomalin
Organist, Joseph Henriksen


Service conducted by: Canon T. Fitzgerald
Choirmaster: Fr. Raymond Tomalin
Organist: Joseph Henriksen


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 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

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in 'MEET THE HUGGETTS'

4— 'Plain Common Sense '
Other parts played by John Cazabon , Warren Mitchell
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown


Played By: John Cazabon
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


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and Including Pocket Edition of ' Smiley Gets a Gun starring
Dame Sybil Thorndike , Chips Rafferty with Keith Calvert as Smiley
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 Hala
A Few Words from:
Montgomery Clift Highlights from:
' A Dangerous Age ' starring Ben Piazza
Anne Pearson and John Sullivan
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Dame Sybil Thorndike
Unknown: Chips Rafferty
Unknown: Keith Calvert
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hala
Unknown: Ben Piazza
Unknown: Anne Pearson
Unknown: John Sullivan
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Jack Coles and his Orchestre Modern*
The Albert Deiroy Trio and John Hanson
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: Jack Coles
Unknown: Albert Deiroy Trio
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
3—' Romance in the Air'
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Norman Collins
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Dr Trump: Hugh Manning
Sweetie: Beryl Calder
Mr Dawlish: Duncan McIntyre
Ginger Woods: Michael Crawford
Bishop Warple: Rolf Lefebvre
Felicity: Sara Gregory
Mrs Warple: Betty Baskcomt)
Spud Carter: Alaric Cottar
Annie: Hilda Schroder
Mrs Glubb: Kathleen Helm*
Newspaper Reporter: Robert Corder
The Storyteller: Simon Lack

: Franklin Engelmann comet DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Bridlington 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
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd
Sung By: Jean Campbell
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Sam Costa plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme

: Does the Team Think?

The first of a new series
A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards , Arthur Askey
Tommy Trinder , Larry Adler
In the chair, McDonald Hobley
From an idea by Jimmy Edward *


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Jimmy Edward


Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers


Introduces: Billy Ternent


Community hymn-singing from Orchardhill Parish Church, Giffnock, Renfrewshire, with the united choirs of Giffnock and district
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Hamish C. MacKenzle
Conductor. John L. Dewar
Organist, John
Wilson Holy , holy, holy. Lord God Almighty!
(Tune. Nicaea)
A little child the Saviour came (Tune.
I'm not ashamed to own my Lord
(Tune, Jackson)
0 Father, all-creating (Tune, Aurelia) The eyes of all things. Lord, attend
(Tune, Wareham)
Christ is made the sure foundation
(Tune, Tantum Ergo Sacramentum)
Holy Spirit. Truth Divine (Tune,
I bind unto myself today (Tune, St.


Conductor: Rev. Hamish C. MacKenzle
Unknown: Wilson Holy


Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace
This week's stars include:
Margaret Rawlings
Ronnie Hilton
- Kenneth Connor
Louise Traill
Igor Ozim
Martin Lukins
Stanley Unwin
' On the Stairway to the Stars'
Kirk Graham
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: Margaret Rawlings
Unknown: Ronnie Hilton
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Louise Traill
Unknown: Igor Ozim
Unknown: Martin Lukins
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Kirk Graham
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: John Simmonds


introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected onea by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowita Produced by Jacques Brown


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

: Don Lang presents DIGGIN' WITH DON

Records on and off the beaten track


and Sarah Vaughan
Presented by John Hobday
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')


Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Presented By: John Hobday
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson


Christian words and music

: Close Down

followed' by Shipping Forecast on 1.500 m.

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