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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

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
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 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!'

Cardiff with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano


Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

from St. Edward's Roman Catholic Church, Sutton Park, Guild-ford, conducted by Father Gordon Albion
The call to Christian witness
2 — 'Who is my neighbour? '
Choirmaster, Father John Stapleton
Organist, Monica Martland


Conducted By: Father Gordon Albion
Choirmaster: Father John Stapleton
Organist: Monica Martland


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 Jacques Brown


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

: Movie-Go-Round

A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including Pocket Edition of 'No Trees in the Street' starring Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Ronald Howard and Stanley Holloway
Adaptation by Marjorie and Antony Bilbow
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 Francis Chagrin
Highlights From 'Broth of a Boy' starring Barry Fitzgerald, June Thorburn, and Tony Wright
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Herbert Lorn
Unknown: Ronald Howard
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Barry Fitzgerald
Unknown: June Thorburn
Unknown: Tony Wright
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with Janet Waters
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


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days and leisure hours' to come
You are inivited to hear about
A gliding holiday im the Isle of Wight from Basili Curtis
A visit to the Adriatic Coast from Robert Reid and Listen, to music from Austria presented by Paul Martin ,
Ted Appleton , and Bill Connack travel experts, are on hand, with up-to-the-minute items of hohiday interest
Introduced by Franklim Engelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Basili Curtis
Unknown: Adriatic Coast
Unknown: Robert Reid
Presented By: Paul Martin
Presented By: Ted Appleton
Presented By: Bill Connack
Introduced By: Franklim Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies' old and new sung by Benny Lee. Julie Dawn Franklym Boyd , Jean Campbell
The Coronets with, the Steve Race Four amd Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee.
Sung By: Julie Dawn
Sung By: Franklym Boyd
Sung By: Jean Campbell
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

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

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowita
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden ,Produced, by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowita
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


Commundty hymn-singing from St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Handsworth, Birmingibatn, led by combined Catholic Choira conducted by Father Agnelius Andrew , O.F.M.
Hymns introduced; by Father Patrick McEnroe
Organist, Maurice Bea ]e
Blessing by the Parish Priest,
Father A. Emery
My God, accept my heart this day
(Tune, Belmont)
God of mercy and compassion (Tune,
Au sang qu'un Dieu)
God, of thy pity, unto us thy children
(Tune, Herzliiebster Jesu)
Christ is King of earth and heaven!
(Tune, Stuttgart.)
0 food of travellers, angels' bread
(Tune, Eisenach)
Immaculate Mary,! (Tune, LourdesD Psalm 135 (Tune, Gelineau)


Conducted By: Father Agnelius Andrew
Organist: Father Patrick McEnroe
Organist: Maurice Bea
Unknown: Father A. Emery

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Gordon and Colville
Donna Douglas
Jack Watson
Campoli Jackie Rae
Ethel Revnell
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet )
Script by David Ellis
Produced by Bill Wonsley


Unknown: Donna Douglas
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Campoli Jackie Rae
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: David Ellis
Produced By: Bill Wonsley


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 Rabinowita ;
Produced by Frank Hooper


Conductor: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowita
Produced By: Frank Hooper


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

: Moonglow

Music for dreamers and medodiea for romance styled by DON LORUSSO
Presented, by Sheila. Anderson


Unknown: Don Lorusso
Presented By: Sheila. Anderson


Christian! worda and music

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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