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with ' David
Carolyn Morgan
The Silver Stars
Conductor, Hubert C. Williams and the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: Carolyn Morgan
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Denys Gueroult


Arranged By: Denys Gueroult

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
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
Pru Forrest: Mary Dalley
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell
Joan Hood: Nona Blair
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Rita Flynn: June Spencer
Sheila Trevelyan: Ann Kindred


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


Unknown: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet

: Have a Go!

Wilfred Pickles visits Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire with Mabel at "The Table" and Harry Hudson at the piano.

(Recording of last Tuesday's broadcast)


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles
Pianist: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from Croydon Parish Church, Surrey, conducted by the Rev. Canon W. Warren Hunt
' Homes Ancient and Modem' *
4—' The Cradle to the Grave'
Organist, Derek Holman


Unknown: Canon W. Warren Hunt
Organist: Derek Holman


Records 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
Unknown: Mr . Wakey-Wakey
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews In EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Bernard Bresslaw
Gladys Morgan , Dick Emery
Script by Ronald Wolfe ,
Ronald Chesney and Marty Feldman
Produced by Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Dick Emery
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: Ronald Chesney
Script By: Marty Feldman
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Rosalind Knight
Laidman Browne
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Rosalind Knight
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including Pocket Edition of ' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Elizabeth Taylor
Paul Newman and Burl Ives 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: Hardy Kruger
Vivian Cox , Ruth Lipton with Lyn Fairhurst on the set of ' Bachelor of Hearts'
Highlights from
' Further Up the Creek ' starring
David Tomlinson , Frankie Howerd
Shirley Eaton and Thora Hird Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Paul Newman
Unknown: Burl Ives
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Peter Noble
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Hardy Kruger
Unknown: Vivian Cox
Unknown: Ruth Lipton
Unknown: Lyn Fairhurst
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Thora Hird
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Ron Goodwin in MELODY HOUR

Eve Boswell
The Dennis Wilson Trio and the Ron Goodwin Orchestra
Introduced by Roy Williams
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Unknown: Eve Boswell
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: Ivy St. Helier with Deryck Guyler in 'DUCHESS DON'T ALLOW'

A serial for radio in six episodes by Caryl Brahma and Ned Sherrin with music composed and arranged by Alan Paul
6—'Lights Up, Angel Green'
Guest artists, Les Hobeaux Main characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Unknown: Caryl Brahma
Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Arranged By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Duchess: Ivy St Helier
Sjid Sadgrove: Deryck Guyier
Alf Jennings: George Merritt
Marie: Betty Hardy
The Cool Customers: Les Hobeaux
Kyrll: Kenneth Fortescue
Lewis: Frank Windsor
Mr Macfarlane: Ronald Baddiley
June Stubbs: Sheila Manahan
Bert: Frederick Treves
Delphine Jennings: Beryl Calder

: Sunday Best

[Starring] Alma Cogan
with Stan Foster and his Music
(BBC recording)
See page 7


Singer: Alma Cogan
Musicians: Stan Foster and his Music
Producer: John Hooper

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: Abicair Bassey & Cogan 12 June 2016

: The Flying Doctor: The Runaways

A series of stories based on the work of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service.
[Starring] James McKechnie and Bill Kerr
(Recorded broadcast of August 14)


Script: Rex Rienits
Production: Vernon Harris
Doctor Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Jane Hudson: June Brunell
Brother Franz: Brewster Mason
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Sue Cranston: Susanna Carroll
Peter Logan: Ronald Howe
Mr. Cranston: Lloyd Lamble
Mr. Logan: Russell Napier
Curate: David Ryder
Alby White: David Nettheim

: Sing It Again!

A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new.
Sung by Benny Lee, Julie Dawn, Franklyn Boyd, Jean Campbell, The Coronets with the Steve Race Four and Harold Smart.
(BBC recording)


Singer: Benny Lee
Singer: Julie Dawn
Singer: Franklyn Boyd
Singer: Jean Campbell
Singers: The Coronets
Musicians: The Steve Race Four
Organist: Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by: Johnnie Stewart

: The Al Read Show

Al Read turns life round to show us the funny side and introduces some friends from the world of music along with The Allegros and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra, conducted by Alyn Ainsworth.
(Last Monday's recorded broadcast)


Comedian: Al Read
Musicians: The Allegros
Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden and Dick Bentley
with Vivienne Martin
The singer, Lorrae Desmond
'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)

(Vivienne Martin is in "For Amusement Only" at the Palace Theatre, Plymouth; Bernard Cribbins in 'The Catch' at the Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool)


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

: Just for You

Jack Train plays records Just for You
A personal request programme.


Presenter: Jack Train

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from a Territorial Army Headquarters in Portsmouth.
Hymns sung by members of 383 Light Regiment, Roya] Artillery, and their families accompanied by the Regimental Band under the direction of the Bandmaster.
Warrant Officer M. N. Colbourne.
Hymns introduced by John Arlott.
All people that on earth do dwell (Tune, Old Hundredth)
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun (Tune, Galilee)
When all thy mercies, O my God (Tune, Contemplation)
Rock of ages (Tune, Petra)
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Tune, Praise my soul)
Lead us. Heavenly Father, lead us (Tune, Mannheim)
For all the Saints who from their labours rest (Tune, For all the Saints)
Abide with me (Tune, Eventide)
Prayer and Benediction by the Rev. John Taylor, Chaplain to the Regiment


Band under the direction of: Warrant Officer M. N. Colbourne
Presenter: John Arlott
Prayer and Benediction: The Rev. John Taylor

: London Lights

Tommy Trinder introduces London Lights
with Hal Roche, Elton Hayes, Peter Jones, Eddie Calvert, Jill Day, Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

(Jill Day is in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh; Leslie Randall is in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh)


Presenter: Tommy Trinder
Comedian: Hal Roche
Guitarist: Elton Hayes
Performer: Peter Jones
Trumpeter: Eddie Calvert
Singer: Jill Day
Comedian: Leslie Randall
Comedienne: Joan Reynolds
Singers: The Adam Singers
Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Producer: Bill Worsley

: Semprini Serenade

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
(BBC recording)
See page 7


Pianist: Semprini
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Jacques Brown

: Pete's Party

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


Presenter: Pete Murray

: Moonglow

Music after dark played in the romantic style of Don Lorusso.


Organist: Don Lorusso

: 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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