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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 Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Ralph Elman ) with the Frank Horrox Trio
Produced by John Simmonds


Unknown: Ron Goodwin
Leader: Ralph Elman
Unknown: Frank Horrox
Produced By: John Simmonds

: People's Service

from St. Mark's Parish Church in the new township of Drumchapel, near Glasgow, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. R. J. Hender son, D.S.O.
' Going Places'
2 — 'I'm an ordinary man'
' Be not like your fathers '
(Zechariah 1, v. 4)


Unknown: Rev. R. J. Hender


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 Produced by Glvn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Glvn 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 Home 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


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


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Pocket Edition of ' The Sound and the Fury starring Yul Brynner
Joanne Woodward and Margaret Leighton
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 moviea
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
A Few Words from
Sophia Loren
Highlights from
' Tiger Bay ' starring John Mills
Horst Buchholz and Haley Mills
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Joanne Woodward
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Sophia Loren
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Horst Buchholz
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
6—' Mr. Ceria's Little Scheme'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Martyn C. Webster and David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Storyteller: Simon Lack
Mr Ceria: David Spenser
Oliver Oxford: Duncan McLntyre
Sir Denis Black: Rolf Lefebvre
Sir Henry Savott: Richard Williams
Mr Perosi: David March
Violet Powler: Isabel Dean
Evelyn Orcham: Richard Hurndall
Oldham: Alan Reid
Miss Cass: Joan Matheson
Mr Cousin: John Bryning
Cappone, restaurant manager: Jeffrey Segal
Gracie Savott: Monica Grey
Lord Watlington: Ronald Baddiley
Nancy Penkethman: Peggy Gow

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, 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
Th& 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
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee Leslie Phillips join in THE NAVY LARK

by Laurie Wyman
A weekly and purely 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
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Sub-Lieut Phillips: Leslie Phiiiips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen


Community hymn-singing from Caersalem Baptist Chapel, Caernarvon
Conductor, Dilys Wynne Williams
Organist, H. Edwards Jones
Hymns introduced by the Rev. John Owen Jones
0, worship the King (Tune, Hanover) Take my life. and let it be (Tune.
St. Bees)
Mae Crist y Meddyg mawr (Tune,
O love, divine and tender (Tune,
O God, our help in ages past (Tune.
O God of Bethel, by whose hand
(Tune, Stracathro)
O! fy lesu bendigedig (Tune, In
Holy, Holy. Ho]y (Tune, Nicea)


Conductor: Dilys Wynne Williams
Organist: H. Edwards Jones

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Reg Varney
Kay Cavendish
Peter Jones
Bogna Sokorska
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Elsie and Doris Waters
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: Reg Varney
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Bogna Sokorska
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 1,540 m.

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