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: 'Jesus Christ is risen today' SILVER CHORDS

with ' David'
David Edwards , Aled Thomas
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 Edwards
Unknown: Aled Thomas
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 Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
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 orchestral programme in the style of Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra with the Banjo Band
Produced by John Simmonds


Produced By: John Simmonds

: People's Service

St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London
Conducted by the Rev. Austen Williams
* Jesus Lives ! '
Organist. John Churchill


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Organist: John Churchill


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

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Molly Weir


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir

: Kenneth Horne in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee , Patricia Lancaster


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Patricia Lancaster


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition of ' Black Orchid ' starring
Sophia Loren and Anthony Quinn
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 Yul Brynner
Highlights From
' The Journey ' starring
Deborah Kerr and Yul Brynner
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Unknown: Peter Noble
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksfield in MELODY HOUR

Your Sunday date with music and song featuring
The Kenny Powell Trio r
Canada's singing personality:
James Milligan and the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Alexander Moyes
Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: James Milligan
Introduced By: Alexander Moyes
Produced By: James Dufour

: Richard Hurndall in 'IMPERIAL PALACE'

by Arnold Bennett J Adapted for radio in ten episodes by Michael Black
4—' Sir Henry Wants a Merger'
Produced by Martyn C. Webster and David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Michael Black
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Storyteller: Simon Lack
Evelyn Orcham: Richard Hurndall
Sir Henry Savott: Richard Williams
Oldham: Alan Reid
Violet Powler: Isabel Dean
Beatrice Noakes: Sylvia Coleridge
Miss Cass: Joan 'Matheson
Mr Exshaw: Frederick Treves
Mr Stairforth: James Thomason
Mr Ickeringway: Stanley Groome
Miss MacLaren: Eva Stuart

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit He recently visited Trowbridge, Wiltshire, to meet local people who talked about thedr lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robineon Neat week: Borough of Harrow


Produced By: Phyllis Robineon


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 Johnimie Stewart


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


From the Royal Air Force Station,
Bridgnorth, Salop with The
Demijeane Wym Calvin
Sheila Buxton
Cyril Fletcher
Harry Engleman (piano) Michael Watson (guitar) Sid Gateley (double-bassO
Bob Mansell (drums)
Presented by Richard Maddock
See page 6


Unknown: Demijeane Wym Calvin
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Piano: Harry Engleman
Guitar: Michael Watson
Double-Basso: Sid Gateley
Unknown: Bob Mansell
Presented By: Richard Maddock

: The Navy Lark

by Laurie Wyman
A weekly and surely fictitious account of events in a naval detachment only loosely connected with the Senior Service.
With Dennis Price as Lieut. Price, the No.1, Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips, Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee, Richard Caldicot as Commander Povey, Heather Chasen as Joyce
with assistance from Michael Bates, Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans

See below and page 4
(BBC recording)


Writer: Laurie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Lieut. Price, the No.1: Dennis Price
Sub-Lieut. Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Joyce: Heather Chasen
[Actor]: Michael Bates
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: Tenniel Evans

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Radio Times - the 1950s pages 22 December 2019
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018
The 13 Doctors - a Who's Who 5 October 2018


Community hymn-singing in the Parish Church of St. Stephen on the Cliffsv Blackpool; conducted by Professor Willis Grant
Organist; Arthur Dearden
Hymna introduced by Randal Herley Jesus Christ is risen today (Tune,
Easter Hymn)
The strife is o'er (Tune, Victory)
Ye choirs of New Jerusalem (Tune.
St. Fulberti)
Jesus lives (Tune, St. Albinius)
Come ye faithful, raise the strain
(Tune, John Damascene)
Christ the Lord is risen again
(Tune, Wirtemburg)
Hail thee, festival day (Tune, Salve festa dies)'
For al,1 the Saints (Tune. Sine


Organist: Professor Willis Grant
Organist: Arthur Dearden
Introduced By: Randal Herley

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Tom Mennard
Tonda Lee
Harry Locke Eddie Calvert
The Stargazers
Terry Scott
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulbet
Script by David Ellis
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Tonda Lee
Unknown: Harry Locke
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Terry Scott
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulbet
Script By: David Ellis
Produced By: Bill Worsley


A musical entertainment by stars from Italy:
The Renato Carosone Sextet


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

: Harriott and Evans in RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano
The first of a new series


Christian words and music
(BBC recorddng)

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,600 m.

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