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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 Wally Stott and his Orchestra with Michael Jefferies (harp)
Produced by John Simmonda


Unknown: Wally Stott
Harp: Michael Jefferies
Produced By: John Simmonda

: People's Service

from St. Mark's Parish Church in the new township of Drum-chapel, near Glasgow; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. R. J. Henderson, D.s.O.
'Going Places'
1-' Wouldn't it be luverly?'
A people going nowhere '
(Acts 2, v. 40)


Unknown: Rev. R. J. Henderson, D.S.O.


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
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: Kenneth Horne in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick
Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee
Patricia Lancaster
The Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Eric Merriman and Barry Took wrote the script and Edwin Braden the incidental music
Produced by Jacques Brown
(Kenneth Williams and Betty Marsden art in * Cinderella ' at the London Coliseum)


Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Patricia Lancaster
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Eric Merriman
Conductor: Barry Took
Conductor: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Betty Marsden


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including Pocket Edition of ' Whirlpool ' starring Juliette Greco
0. W. Fischer , Muriel Pavlov
William Sylvester , and Marius Goring
Adaptation by Lyn Fairhurst
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
Robert Stevenson
Highlights From ' Idle on Parade '
Starring William Bendix
Anthony Newley , and Anne Aubrey
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Juliette Greco
Unknown: W. Fischer
Unknown: Muriel Pavlov
Unknown: William Sylvester
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Peter Noble
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Robert Stevenson
Unknown: William Bendix
Unknown: Anthony Newley
Unknown: Anne Aubrey
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
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 adapted for radio in ten episodes by Michael Black
5—' Housekeepers '
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company 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
Beatrice Noakes: Sylvia Coleridge
Violet Powler: Isabel Dean
Miss MacLaren: Eva Stuart
Sir Henry Savott: Richard Williams
Evelyn Orcham: Richard Hurndall
Oldham: Alan Reid
Mr Cousin: John Bryning
Mr Perosi: David March
Miss Venables: Kathleen Helme
Miss Prentiss: Sheila Manahan
Dennis Dover: Wilfrid Grantham
Dr Constam: Peter Wilde

: Franklin Engetmann comet DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited the Borough of Harrow to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


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


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Presented by C. F. Meehan
C Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick )


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan
Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee Leslie Phillips join in 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 assistance from Michael Bates Ronnie Barker , and Tenniel Evans
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Produced By: 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: Pamela Buck


Community hymn-singing from Peebles Old Parish Church with the united choirs of the Presbytery of Peebles, conducted by Archibald A. Whitelaw
Hymns introduced by the Rev. James Hamilton
Organist, Robert Hope
' After Easter'
Blest be the everlasting God (Tune,
The Head that once was crowned with thorns (Tune, St. Magnus)
Praise God , for he is kind (Tune,
The spacious firmament on high
(Tune, Firmament)
Look upon us. blessed Lord (Tune,
Liebster Jesu )
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(Tune. Campflelds)
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
(Tune, Veni Creator)
Behold! the mountain of the Lord
(Tune, Glasgow)


Conducted By: Archibald A. Whitelaw
Organist: Rev. James Hamilton
Organist: Robert Hope
Unknown: Praise God
Unknown: Liebster Jesu

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Chris Carlsen
Steve Martin
Freddie Bamberger and Pam
The Dill Jones Trio
Alma Cogan
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
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: Chris Carlsen
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Freddie Bamberger
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: David Ellis
Produced By: Bill Worsley


with Bernie Fenton
The Rhythm Shop Walkers
Presented by Frank Hooper


Unknown: Bernie Fenton
Presented By: Frank Hooper


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


Christian words and music

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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