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: News Summary A SEQUENCE

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


Arranged By: Denys Gueroult

: 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
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell


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


Unknown: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet

: Wilfred Pickles in ' HAVE A GO !

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


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams


from Castle Green Congregational Church, Bristol, conducted by the Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D. , , Principal of the Western College, Bristol
'Why Did Jesus Really Come?
3—' To bear witness to the truth'
Organist, Sylvia Osborn


Unknown: Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D.
Organist: Sylvia Osborn

: 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 Jacques Brown


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: Jacques Brown

: 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 ' I Was Monty's Double' starring John Mills
Cecil Parker , Clifton James 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
Peter Sellers
Highlights From
'The Captain's Table' starring '
John Gregson. Donald Sinden
Peggy Cummins , and Nadia Gray
Script, by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Clifton James
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Peter Noble
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: John Gregson.
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Peggy Cummins
Unknown: Nadia Gray
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Max Jaffa in MELODY HOUR

with Janet Waters and the William Davies Quartet
Introduced by David Geary Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: Janet Waters
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: David Geary
Produced By: James Dufour

: Norman Shelley and Frank Windsor in 'THE FIRM OF GIRDLESTONE'

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyla adapted as a radio serial in six parts by Norman Edwards
6—' Conclusion '
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC'Drama Repertory Company Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyla
Unknown: Norman Edwards
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Narrator: Peter Claughtosi
Burt: Trevor Martin
John Girdlestone: Norman Shelley
Ezra Girdlestone: Frank Windsor
Rebecca: Peggy Cameron
Tom Dimsdale: Peter Halliday
Major Clutterbuck: Eric Anderson
Von Baumser: Frederick Schiller
Kate Harston: Sulwen Morgan
Captain Miggs: Baliol Holloway
Dr Dimsdale: Leslie Perrins
Mrs Dimsdale: Susan Richards


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days and leisure hours to come
You are invited to hear about
A visit to Penzance from Robert Reid
An unusual holiday on the Island of Corfu with Denys Gueroult
Ted Appleton and Bill Cormack travel experts, are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Robert Reid
Unknown: Denys Gueroult
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


See above


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
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd
Sung By: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Harold Smart
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stotb
Produced by Tom Ronald
(: a new production of the broadcast of October 21. 1956)


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Conducted By: Wally Stotb
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Dick Bentley, Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


: Jack Train plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing by a combined choir in St. Michael's Parish Church, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
Organist, Frederick H. Ward Conductor. Arthur R. Harding
Blessing by the Vicar the Rev. Robert F. Grist
Thy hand, 0 God, has guided (Tune,
Three in one, and one in three (Tune,
Lord, thy word abideth (Tune.
Christians, awake (Tune, Yorkshire) There is a green hill (Tune, Horsley) Jesus lives! no longer now (Tune.
St. Albinus)
Jesus shall reign where'er the sun
(Tune, Galilee)
0 Jesus. I have promised (Tune, Day of Rest)


Introduced By: Randal Herley
Organist: Frederick H. Ward
Conductor: Arthur R. Harding
Unknown: Rev. Robert F. Grist

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with George Meaton
Edward O'Connor
Russ Conway
Cardew Robinson
Petula Clark
Max Wall
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by David Ellis with additional material by Roy Park
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: George Meaton
Unknown: Edward O'Connor
Unknown: Russ Conway
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Max Wall
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: 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 arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowits Produced by Jacques Browa


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Produced By: Jacques Browa



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

: Moonglow

Music for dreamers and melodies for romance styled by Don Lorusso.
Presented by Sheila Anderson


Unknown: Don Lorusso
Presented By: Sheila Anderson


Christian words and music


: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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