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: 1,500 M.

Shipping Forecast

: 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: Archer Harry
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
Mr Grenville: Michael Shaw


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!

Holyport, Berkshire 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 St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Sutton Park , Guildford, Surrey, conducted by Father Gordon Albion
The Call to Christian Witness
1— ' Are You a Christopher? '
Choirmaster, Father John Stapleton
Organist, Monica Martland


Unknown: Sutton Park
Conducted By: Father Gordon
Choirmaster: Father John Stapleton
Organist: Monica Martland

: 1,500 m,: Shipping Forecast

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


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 Boya 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


Unknown: Kitty Bluett


Introduced by Peter Haigh and Including
Pocket Edition of ' Room at the Top* starring Simone Signoret
Laurence Harvey , Heather Sears
Donald Wolfit , and Donald Houston
Adaptation by Marjorie Bilbow
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Sounds Familiar
A short quiz to test your know-how of current and not-so-current moviea
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale )
A Few Words from Orson Welles
Highlights: Jack Hyliton presents
Arthur Askey in ' Make Mine a Million also starring Sidney James with guest stars Tommy Trinder. Dickie Henderson , Evelyn Laye. Dennis Lotis , Anthea Askey , Raymond Glendenning , Patricia Bredin Leonard Weir , and Sabrina
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Simone Signoret
Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Heather Sears
Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Donald Houston
Unknown: Marjorie Bilbow
Unknown: Peter Noble
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Jack Hyliton
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Tommy Trinder.
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Evelyn Laye.
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Anthea Askey
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Patricia Bredin
Unknown: Leonard Weir
Unknown: Sabrina Weir
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with Janet Waters
The William Davies Quartet and the Max Jaffa Orchestra
Introduced by David Geary Produced by James Dufour


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

: William Sylvester and Jill Melford in 'MING YELLOW

by John P. Marquand
Adapted for radio and produced by Mary Hope Allen
6-' The Picnic by the Pool'
The action takes place in China in 1932


Unknown: John P. Marquand
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Rodney Jones: William Sylvester
Mel Newall: Jill Melford
Philip Liu: David Spenser
Paul Steuben: John Scott
Edwin Newall: John Salew
Liang: Frank Atkinson
General Wu: George Rose
Chin Mao Shu: John Hollie
Liu Hei Ch'i: Gabriel Woolf


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 holiday in an amphibious caravan by Raymond Baxter
A visit to Norway with Garry Hogg and listen to music from Portugal presented by Paul Martin
Ted Appleton and Bill Cormack , travel experts, are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by Franklin Engelmana
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Garry Hogg
Presented By: Paul Martin
Presented By: Ted Appleton
Presented By: Bill CormacK
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmana
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


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

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

with Wallas Eaton


Unknown: Wallas Eaton


United hymn-singing from
Capel Mawr, Rhos, near Wrexham
Conductor, Edward Jones
Organist, Raymond Williams
Hymns introduced by the Rev. John Owen Jones
Praise the Lord! Ye heavens, adore him (Tune, Bethany)
Come, thou, fount of every blessing
(Tune, Moriah)
I heard the voice of Jesus say (Tune,
Vox dilecti)
Dyma gariad fel y moroedd (Tune,
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(Tune, St. Peter)
Make me a captive. Lord (Tune.
Cofla'n gwlad. Benllywydd tirion
(Tune, Gweddi Wladgarol )
Sun of my soul, thou Saviour dear
(Tune, Abends)
Blessing by the Rev. E. Wyn Williams


Conductor: Edward Jones
Organist: Raymond Williams
Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones
Unknown: Gweddi Wladgarol
Unknown: Rev. E. Wyn Williams

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Graham Stark
Mike Preston
Peter Jones
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Adele Leigh Max Miller
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by David Ellis
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Mike Preston
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Adele Leigh
Unknown: Max Miller
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: David Ellis
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 Rabinowitz
Produced by Frank Hooper


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Frank Hooper


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


Presented By: Sheila Anderson


Christian words and music

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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