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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
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
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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

Forres, Morayshire with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from the Church of St. James, Moss Side , Manchester; conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Matthew Byrne
' Mine Own Executioner '
Organist, Leslie Browne


Unknown: Moss Side
Unknown: Matthew Byrne
Organist: Leslie Browne

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF: ' Good Listening
Some news of current programmes


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


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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

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


Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
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


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Rosalind Knight
Unknown: Laidman Browne


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including Pocket Edition of ' Me and the Colonel starring Danny Kaye
Curt Jurgens. Nicole Maurey and Akim Tamiroff
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 Hale
A Few Words From
Maurice Chevalier about Gigl
Highlights from
' Murder at Site 3 ' starring Geoffrey Toone
Barbara Shelley and Jill Melford
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Curt Jurgens.
Unknown: Nicole Maurey
Unknown: Akim Tamiroff
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Geoffrey Toone
Unknown: Barbara Shelley
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: Dennis Wilson Trio
Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Introduced By: Roy Williams
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: The Mystery of a Hansom Cab: 1: In the Queen's Name!

A serial in six episodes by Michael Hardwick
Based on the novel by Fergus Hume


Writer: Michael Hardwick
Based on the novel by: Fergus Hume
Production: Audrey Cameron
Oliver Whyte: Leigh Crutchley
Cabby: John Hollis
Passer-by: Joseph Shaw
Constable: John Scott
Coroner: Frederick Treves
Dr. Chinston: John Graham
Detective Sam Gorby: Russell Napier
Sergeant Joseph: John Cazabon
Mrs. Hableton: Shirley Cameron
Roger Moreland: Bruce Stewart
Mrs. Sampson: Brenda Dunrich
Madge Frettlby: Gwenda Wilson
Brian Fitzgerald: Allan McClelland
Mark Frettlby: Harold Young
Other parts played by: Sheila Grant
Other parts played by: Members of the cast

: Sunday Best

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


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

: The Flying Doctor: Gold is Where You Find It

A series of stories based on the work of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service.
[Starring] James McKechnie and Bill Kerr
(Recorded broadcast of July 31)


Script: Rex Rienits
Production: Vernon Harris
Doctor Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Jane Hudson: June Brunell
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Coroner: Brewster Mason
Ole Nielsen: Gerik Schjelderup
Constable Williams: Russell Napier
Johnny Bourke: Harry Towb
Hoppy: David Ryder

: Sing It Again!

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 introduces friends from the world of music along with The Allegros and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra.
(Last Monday's recorded broadcast)


Comedian: Al Read
Musicians: The Allegros
Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

with Vivienne Martin, Lorrae Desmond and Ron Moody.
(Last Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedian: Bernard Braden
Comedienne: Vivienne Martin
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
[Actor]: Ron Moody

: Just for You

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


Presenter: Jack Train

: London to Brighton Commemorative Run

Organized by the Royal Automobile Club and the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain
Today Raymond Baxter and John Bolster took Pete Murray in a 1903 Panhard on the annual drive from London to Brighton, and they introduce some recordings made on the way.


Presenter: Raymond Baxter
Presenter: John Bolster
Presenter: Pete Murray

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from Tabernacle Presbyterian Church of Wales, Penclawdd.
Hymns introduced by the Rev. John Owen Jones.
God reveals his presence (Tune, Gott is gegenwartig)
Approach, my soul, the mercy-seat (Tune, Stracathro)
Who fathoms the eternal thought? (Tune, Albano)
Mi glywaf dyner lais (Tune, Dennis)
Souls of men, why will ye scatter (Tune, Cross of Jesus)
Simply trusting every day (Tune, Trusting Jesus)
Give thanks to God (Tune, Angels' Hymn)
The day is past and over (Tune, St. Anatolius)
Prayer and blessing by the Minister, the Rev. W.E. Williams


Conductor: W. Gwynfor Jenkins
Organist: J. D. Jenkins
Presenter: The Rev. John Owen Jones
Prayer and blessing: The Rev. W.E. Williams

: London Lights

Tommy Trinder introduces London Lights
Pat Coombs and Irene Handl, Sheila Buxton, Cardew Robinson, Rawicz and Landauer, Tony Dalli, Bob Monkhouse, Denis Goodwin
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Presente: Tommy Trinder
Comedienne: Pat Coombs
Comedienne: Irene Handl
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Pianists: Rawicz and Landauer
Singer: Tony Dalli
Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian: Denis Goodwin
Singers: The Adam Singers
Singers directed by: Cliff Adams
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Continuity: George Wadmore
Additional material: David Ellis
Additional material: Roy Park
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)


Pianist: Semprini
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Geoffrey Owen

: 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

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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