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Geoff Love and his Orchestra play some
Victor Young melodies on gramophone records


Unknown: Geoff Love
Unknown: Victor Young

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

A story of country folk.


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
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
Sheila Trevelyan: Ann Kindred

: John Watt presents SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

introducing, with records, highlights from the musical stage, past and present

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

(Third Series)
The story of a school by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 11
Advice and assistance by Arthur Harrison, M.A.


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Unknown: Arthur Harrison, M.A.
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
James Rendle: John Glen
Mrs Armitage: Mary Wimbush
Charles Frink: Maurice Denham
Ponsonby: James Thomason
Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Kenneth Butler: Derek Hart
Rogers: Wilfrid Downing
Nathan: David Hemmings
Brand: Nicky Edmett
Mattison: Michael Caridia
Old Beddingtonians: Arthur Lawrence,
Old Beddingtonians: Eric Anderson,
Old Beddingtonians: Robert Sansom
Old Beddingtonians: Hugh Manning

: People's Service

' It's My Belief'
The last of a series of programmes in which laymen speak of a compelling Christian insight
8-C. A. Coulson
Scientist of Oxford University talks about
' Faith for an Atomic Age'
The hymns are sung by the Midland Singers


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
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'

12 — ' Birthday Honours '
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

: Dig that crazy Beryl Reid who, with Ken Platt, says 'GOOD EVENING, EACH*

and invites all
' Squares ' and ' Cats ' to a Palais Party to meet
Nat Temple
Alastair Hunter , Paul Martin
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Ronald Wolfe , David Climie and Frank Roscoe
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Alastair Hunter
Unknown: Paul Martin
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Ronald Wolfe
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: Roy Speer


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including Pocket Edition of ' Harry Black ' starring
Stewart Granger , Barbara Rush
Anthony Steel and 1. S. Johar 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 bv
Desmond Carrington and'Spencer Hale
A Few Words From:
David Tomlinson
Highlights from:
20.000 Leagues under the Sea' starring
Kirk Douglas , James Mason Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Harry Black
Unknown: Stewart Granger
Unknown: Barbara Rush
Unknown: Anthony Steel
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Paul Lukas
Unknown: Peter Lorre
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with his Orchestra
John Harvey , The Meritones
The Trio, and Jack Byfield
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by Edward Nash


Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: Jack Byfield
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: Edward Nash

: Ambrose In Paris: 1: The Buddhas of Chiang Rai

A serial thriller in eight episodes by Philip Levene.
[Starring] Nigel Patrick with Janette Richer and Colin Gordon.


Writer: Philip Levene
Producer: Archie Campbell
Ambrose West, a professional tennis champion: Nigel Patrick
Nicky Beaumont, a French professional player: Janette Richer
Reggie Davenport, Special Branch, Scotland Yard: Colin Gordon
Madame Vilmet, an antique dealer: Patience Collier
Professor Ling, Curator of Oriental Art Museum: Heron Carvic
Paul Darrow, a young Englishman: Kenneth Fortescue
Helga, Madame Vilmet's German maid: Ilona Ference
Inspector Calvin, of the French Surete: Olaf Pooley
Taxi Driver/Museum Attendant: Armand Guinle
A Young Man: John Graham
Girl: Beryl Calder

: Down Your Way

Franklin Engelmann comes Down Your Way with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Nairn to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music.

Next week: Melton Mowbray


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson

: Play It Again

A tune-a-minute memory test of popular music through the years.
Featuring Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Leslie Baker (violin), Jack Emblow (accordion),
Jackie Brown (electric organ), Cecil Norman and Eddie Macauley (pianos), Martin Slavin (vibes), Terry Walsh and Frank Denis (guitars), Arthur Watts (bass), Geoff Lofts (drums).
(BBC recording)
(Leslie Baker is appearing at Quaglino's Restaurant, London)


Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Violinist: Leslie Baker
Accordionist: Jack Emblow
Organist: Jackie Brown
Pianist: Cecil Norman
Pianist: Eddie MacAuley
Vibes: Martin Slavin
Guitarist: Terry Walsh
Guitarist: Frank Denis
Bassist: Arthur Watts
Drummer: Geoff Lofts
Compiled and produced by: Johnnie Stewart

: Just for You

Sam Costa plays records Just for You
A personal request programme.


Presenter: Sam Costa

: Does the Team Think?

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, Ted Ray, Tommy Trinder, Larry Adler
In the chair, McDonald Hobley

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Thursday at 9.0 p.m.


Panellist/From an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Tommy Trinder
Panellist: Larry Adler
Chairman: McDonald Hobley
Producer: Edward Taylor

: The Ternent Hour

Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Billy Ternent

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from Beechgrove Parish Church, Aberdeen, with the United Choirs of the district.
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Stuart W. McWilliam.

'Adventure in Joy'
I joy'd when to the house of God (Tune, Harington)
Rejoice, the Lord is King (Tune, Darwall)
The spacious firmament on high (Tune, Firmament)
Christ is the world's Redeemer (Tune, Moville)
Rise up. O men of God (Tune, Carlisle)
My God. I thank thee (Tune, Oldown)
The golden gates are lifted up (Tune, Praetorius)
Thou art the way (Tune, St. James)


Presenter: The Rev. Stuart W. McWilliam
Conductor: Donald Hawksworth
Organist: Alexander Edmonstone

: On Stage-Scarborough

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(BBC recording)
(Benny Hill, Margaret Burton, Peter Vernon and The Peter Crawford Trio are in 'Light up the Town' at the Floral Hall; Ronnie Hilton, Norman Vaughan, Cyril Stapleton and the Show Band are in 'The Show Band Show' at the Futurist Theatre; Eugene Pini at the Spa Grand Hall; Tudor Evans in 'Show Boat' at the Open Air Theatre, Scarborough)


Comedian: Benny Hill
Performer: Margaret Burton
Performer: Peter Vernon
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Norman Vaughan
Musicians: Cyril Stapleton and the Show Band
Violinist: Eugene Pini
Singer: Tudor Evans

: Simple Melody

An uninterrupted selection of familiar tunes.
featuring the BBC Variety Orchestra and the String Choir
(Led by John Jezard)
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)


Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra and the String Choir
Musicians led by: John Jezard
Musicians conducted by: Paul Fenoulhet

: Tommy Steele

with a handful of discs.
(BBC recording)
(Tommy Steele is appearing at the Winter Gardens, Margate)


Singer: Tommy Steele

: Introducing the Ray Anthony Orchestra and J.J. Johnson and the Kai Winding Quintet

Presented by John Hobday.
(Recordings made available by courtesy of 'Voice of America')


Musicians: The Ray Anthony Orchestra
Musicians: J.J. Johnson and the Kai Winding Quintet
Presenter: John Hobday
Producer: John Powell

: The End of the Day

Christian words and music.
(BBC recording)

: Big Ben; Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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