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played by The Troubadours
(gramophone records)

: 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
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
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Sheila Trevelyan: Ann Kindred

: John Watt presents SONGS FROM THE SHOWS

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


Programmes reflecting amateur music-making from the four corners of the British Isles
4-The West
Seamus Ennis introduces songa and music from Belfast, Connemara, Co. Galway, and Co. Clare
From Wales: John Harries talks about Welsh songs before the days of massed choirs with musical interludes from the West of England by The Waggoners
Introduced by Harold Rogers Produced by Denys Gueroult


Introduces: Seamus Ennis
Talks: John Harries
Introduced By: Harold Rogers
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: People's Service

From the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Redeemer, Billericay, Essex, conducted by Fr. Aloysius Roche
' This is the Life ' or ' Make the mpst of Yourself'
Choirmaster, Arthur Sparke
Organist, Mabel Farrow


Conducted By: Fr. Aloysius
Organist: Mabel Farrow


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'

18—' The Jolly Robbers'
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
Daisy: Gladys Young

: 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
Tony Fayne, Paul Martin
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowits
Written by Ronald Wolfe , David Climie Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Paul Martin
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Written By: Ronald Wolfe
Written By: David Climie
Produced By: John Browell


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition
'SEA FURY starring
Stanley Baker , Victor McLaglen and Luciana Paluzzi
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Around the British Studio* 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
Daphne Barrett , film publicist
Highlights from ' The Goddess' starring
Kim Stanley , Lloyd Bridges with Steve Hill and Betty Lou Holland
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Victor McLaglen
Unknown: Luciana Paluzzi
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Daphne Barrett
Unknown: Kim Stanley
Unknown: Steve Hill
Unknown: Betty Lou Holland
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksfield In MELODY HOUR

with Denis Martin
Barbara Leigh , Monia Liter and the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by James Dufour
(Monia Liter 's solos are recorded)


Unknown: Denis Martin
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Monia Liter
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: James Dufour
Produced By: Monia Liter

: Nigel Patrick with Janette Richer and Colin Gordon in 'AMBROSE IN PARIS'

A serial thriller in eight episodes by Philip Levene
7—'World Wide Antiques'
Other parts played by Armand Guinle and Jeffrey Segal
Production by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Philip Levene
Played By: Armand Guinle
Played By: Jeffrey Segal
Production By: Archie Campbell
Ambrose West: Nigel Patrick
Nicky Beaumont: Janette Richer
Reggie Davenport: Colin Gordon
Paul Darrow: Kenneth Fortescue
Madame Vilmet: Patience Collier
Professor Ling: Heron Carvic
Inspector Calvin: Olaf Pooley
John P Masterson: MacDonald Parke
Andrew Benson: James Thomason

: Down Your Way

Franklin Engelmann comes Down Your Way
with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Milford Haven to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music.
Next week: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Gordon Williams

: 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 Ernie Shear (guitars), Arthur Watts (bass), Geoff Lofts (drums).
(BBC recording)
(Tommy Reilly is appearing in "Music for the Millions" at the Pier Pavilion, Llandudno; Leslie Baker is 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: Ernie Shear
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

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden and Dick Bentley
with Vivienne Martin
The singer, Lorrae Desmond
and 'Nearly Everybody Else', Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharples and played by the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(Last Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Music written and arranged by: Bob Sharples
Music played by: The BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by: David Climie
Script written by: Pat Dunlop
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont
Comedian: Bernard Braden
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedienne: Vivienne Martin
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Bernard Cribbins

: The Ternent Hour

Billy Ternent introduces his orchestra and singers.


Presenter: Billy Ternent

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from St. Giles' Parish Church, Elgin, with the United Choirs of the County of Moray.
Hymns introduced by the Rev. William M. Macartney.

Theme: 'The Church in the Midst of Life'
O worship the King (Tune, Hanover)
Father, who on man dost shower (Tune, Quem Pastores Laudavere)
By cool Siloam's shady rill (Tune, Belmont)
Lord in the fullness of my might (Tune, University)
Be still, my soul (Tune, Finlandia)
What though no flowers the fig-tree clothe (Tune. Bishopthorpe)
Star of peace to wanderers weary (Tune, Star of Peace)
Ye gates, lift up your heads on high (Tune, St. George's, Edinburgh)


Presenter: The Rev. William M. MacArtney
Conductor of Praise: Kim Murray
Organist: Alwyn Laxton

: Follow the Stars

Radio's shining hour of entertainment introduced by Tony Fayne and David Evans with Ian Wallace.
This week's stars include: Leon Goossens, Stephen Murray, Joan Turner, Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds, Trio Brisas de Mexico, Steve Martin
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

(BBC recording)
(Joan Turner is appearing in 'Top of the Town' at the Britannia Theatre, Great Yarmouth; Tony Fayne and David Evans are in 'Happy Go Lucky' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Brighton)


Presenter: Tony Fayne
Presenter: David Evans
Singer: Ian Wallace
Oboist: Leon Goossens
Performer: Stephen Murray
Comedienne: Joan Turner
Comedian: Leslie Randall
Comedienne: Joan Reynolds
Performers: Trio Brisas de Mexico
Singer: Steve Martin
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script: Gene Crowley
Producer: John Simmonds

: 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/singers: The BBC Variety Orchestra and the String Choir
Led by: John Jezard
Conducted by: Paul Fenoulhet

: Pete's Party

Pete Murray invites you to Pete's Party
A Sunday-night get-together round the gramophone.


Presenter: Pete Murray

: The End of the Day

Christian words and music.
(BBC recording)

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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