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with 'David'
Ann Adams
The Silver Stars
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: Ann Adams
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

A story of country folk.


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


at the Cenotaph, Whitehall


A gramophone record of movements from the Capriol Suite played by the Boyd Neel Orchestra
Conductor, Boyd Neel


Unknown: Boyd Neel

: People's Service

from Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, County
Armagh; conducted by the Rev. W. S. Magee
' The Good Life'
1—' Rule of Thumb'
Organist, Richard A. Robb


Unknown: Rev. W. S. Magee
Organist: Richard A. Robb


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
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 Hester Paton Brown
Kenneth Connor , Rosalind Knight
Laidman Browne
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Hester Paton Brown
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 'The Matchmaker ' starring Shirley Booth , Anthony Perkins Shirley MacLaine and Paul Ford
(Continued in next column)
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:
Anne Heywood on ' Floods of Fear *
Highlights from 'Sea of Sand ' starring Richard Attenborough
John Gregson and Michael Craig
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Shirley Booth
Unknown: Anthony Perkins
Unknown: Shirley MacLaine
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Anne Heywood
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: John Gregson
Unknown: Michael Craig
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Ron Goodwin in

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: 2: Duncan Calton for the Defence

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
Detective Sam Gorby: Russell Napier
Mark Frettlby: Harold Young
Brian Fitzgerald: Allan McClelland
Madge Frettlby: Gwenda Wilson
Duncan Calton: Frank Duncan
Brown, club porter: Leigh Crutchley
Mrs Sampson: Brenda Dunrich
Felix Rolleston: John Hollis
Slum woman: Shirley Cameron
Ma Guttersnipe: Gwen Day Burroughs
Graham, Calton's clerk: John Bennett
Other parts played by: John Scott

: 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: The Good Oil

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 21)


Script: Rex Rienits
Production: Vernon Harris
Doctor Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Jane Hudson: June Brunell
Doctor Schwartz: Brewster Mason
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Professor Joshua Heaton: Ed Devereaux
Jim Miller: Kenneth Warren
Sergeant Flannery: Mark Roberts
Ossie Loudon: David Nettheim
Bill: Bruce Wightman
Barney: David Williams

: 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
and 'Nearly Everybody Else': Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharples and played by the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(Last Thursday's recorded broadcast)

(Bernard Cribbins is appearing in 'The Catch' at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh)


Music written and arranged by: Bob Sharples
Music played by: The BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
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

from St. Oswald's Parish Church, Durham, with students of the Durham Colleges.

At the name of Jesus (Tune, Evelyns)
The King of Love my shepherd is (Tune, Dominus regit me)
Jesu, name all names above (Tune, Werde munter)
Victim Divine (Tune, Coverdale)
O praise the Lord, ye servants of the Lord (Tune, Old 124th)
Come down. O love divine (Tune, Down Ampney)
Praise to the holiest (Tune, Gerontius)
Holy, holy, holy (Tunem Nicaea)


Organist: Arthur Hutchings

: Royal Variety Performance

Recordings made during the performance before Her Majesty The Queen at the London Coliseum on November 3, 1958.
For details see page 25

: 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: 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

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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