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with David Ann Adams
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: David Ann Adams
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 Geoffrey Webb and Edward. J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO

Willenhall, Staffordshire 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 Armagh Road Presbyterian Church, Portadown, County
Armagh, conducted by the Rev. W. S. Magee
4 The Good Life'
3—' New Life'
Organist. Richard A. Robb


Unknown: 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
Script by Ronald Wolfe
Ronald Chesney , and Marty Feldman
Produced by Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
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
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Rosalind Knight
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition of ' Floods of Fear' starring Howard Keel
Anne Heywood , and Cyril Cusack
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 Michael Craig Highlights from ' I Only Arsked ' starring
Bernard Bresslaw , Michael Med win
Alfie Bass , Geoffrey Sumner
Charles Hawtrey. Norman RossingtoD
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Anne Heywood
Unknown: Cyril Cusack
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Unknown: Michael Med
Unknown: Alfie Bass
Unknown: Geoffrey Sumner
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey.
Unknown: Norman Rossingtod
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


A serial in six episodes by Michael Hardwick
Based on the novel by Fergus Hume
4 — ' A Certificate of Marriage'
Characters in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Michael Hardwick
Novel By: Fergus Hume
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Ma Guttersnipe: Gwen Day Burroughs
Duncan Calton: Frank Duncan
Madge Frettlby: Gwenda Wilson
Mark Frettlby: Harold Young
Brian Fitzgerald: Allan McClelland
Mrs Sampson: Brenda Dunrich


in Sunday Best with Stan Foster and his Music
Each week Alma talks to some of her show business friends
This week :
Paddy Roberts and Pat Boone
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Stan Foster
Unknown: Paddy Roberts
Unknown: Pat Boone
Produced By: John Hooper

: James McKechnie and Bill Kerr in 'THE FLYING DOCTOR'

A series of stories based on the work of the Australian
Royal Flying Doctor Service
' Red Blood and Blue '
Script by Rex Rienits
Production by Vernon Harris


Script By: Rex Rienits
Production By: Vernon Harris
Dr Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Jane Hudson: June Brunei!
Doctor Schwartz: Brewster Mason
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Major Hilary Marshall: Norman Shelley
Bob Dawson: Kenneth Warren
Charlie Truman: Bruce Wighlman
Flo: Gwenda Wilson


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
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd.
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Harold Smart
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


A) 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
Produced by Ronnie Taylor


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: Bernard , Dick Braden Bentley in MR.BENTLEY AND MR. BRADEN

with Vivienne Martin
The Singer:
Lorrae Desmond and ' Nearly Everybody Else':
Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies and played by the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script written by David Climie and Pat Dunlop Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Vivienne Martin
Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Arranged By: Bob Sharpies
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Jack Tram plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from Christ Church, Newhaven, Sussex
Conductor, Jessie Earney
Organist, A. H. Fithyan
Hymns introduced by John Glen
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Tune, Lobe den Herren)
There is a book (Tune, St. Flavian)
For the beauty of the earth (Tune, Heathlands)
Eternal Father, strong to save (Tune, Melita)
Lord of our life (Tune, Cloisters)
I to the hills will lift mine eyes (Tune, Lloyd)
There is a green hill (Tune, Horsley)
In heavenly love abiding (Tune, Penlan)
Prayer by the Rev. Hector Harcup
Blessing by the Rev. Denys Scorer


Conductor: Jessie Earney
Organist: A. H. Fithyan
Hymns introduced by: John Glen
Prayer: Rev. Hector Harcup
Blessing: Rev. Denys Scorer

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Bob Andrews
Karen Greer
The Western Brothers
Kenny Baker
Leslie A. Hutchinson (' Hutch ')
Derek Roy
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Continuity by George Wadmore with additional material hy
David Ellis and Roy Park Produced by Bill Worsley.


Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Karen Greer
Unknown: Kenny Baker
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Unknown: Derek Roy
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: George Wadmore
Unknown: David Ellis
Unknown: Roy Park
Produced By: Bill Worsley.


Introducing old ones, new ones loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangement* for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen


Invites you to
Pete's Party
A Sunday-night get-together round the gramophone

: Moonglow

Music after dark played in the romantic style of DON LORUSSO


Unknown: Don Lorusso


Christian words and music

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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