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


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
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 Jesard )
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet


Unknown: John Jesard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet

: Patrick Barr and Pauline Jameson in 'THE BARLOWES OF BEDDINGTON'

(Fourth series)
The story of a school seen through the eyes of the headmaster and his wife by Warren Chetham-Strode
Episode 1
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Ban-
Kate Barlowe: Pauline Jameson
John Tooting: David Enders
Caroline Tooting: Elizabeth London
Richard Wells: John Westbrook
Mrs Rendle: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Dodge: Gladys Henson
Colonel Adam: Hamilton Dyce
Mr Ponsonby: James Thomason
General Naseby: Anthony Shaw
Mr Lambert: Leonard Trolley
Mr Stockfield: Gilbert Davis
Mansfield: Nicky Edmett
Abercrombie: Glyn Dearman
Johnson: Richard Bellaers
James E Tate: Errol McKinnon
White: Alaric Cotter
Crocker: Michael Crawford

: People's Service

from St. Mark's Parish Church in the new township of Drumchapel, near Glasgow, conducted by tha Minister, the Rev. R. J. Hender son, D.S.O.
. Going Places'
4-' Get me to the Church on time'
' You do not know when the time wiU be'


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
Production by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels and 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


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 'Compulsion' starring Orson Welles, Diane Varat,
Dean Stockwell, and Bradford Dillman
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
Anatole de Grunwald
Highlights from
'Imitation of Life' starring Lana Turner
John Gavin, Sandra Dee
Robert Alda, and Juanlta Moore
Adaptation by Peter Noble
Script by Trafford Whitelocli
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Diane Varat
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Anatole de Grunwald
Unknown: Lana Turner
Unknown: John Gavin
Unknown: Sandra Dee
Unknown: Robert Alda
Unknown: Juanita Moore
Unknown: Peter Noble
Script By: Trafford Whitelocli
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Tour of Holland MELODY HOUR

Sixty minutes of musical entertainment provided by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Guest Conductor, Sidney Torch
William Armon (violin)
Doreen Hume (soprano)
John Lawrenson (baritone)
BBC Studio Chorus
Introduced by Frank Phillips
From the Tlvoli, Utrecht


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Violin: William Armon
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Baritone: John Lawrenson
Introduced By: Frank Phillips

: Richard Hurndall and Monica Grey in 'IMPERIAL PALACE'

by Arnold Bennett adapted for radio in ten episodes by Michael Black
8--' The Paris Affair
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
Head waiter: Frederick Treves
Evelyn Orcham: Richard Hurndall
Gracie Savott: Monica Gray

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Oswestry, 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 and the 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
Sung By: Harold Smart
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: 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.
Lieut Price, the No. 1... Dennis Price with assistance from Michael Bates Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Sub-Lieut Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen


Community hymn-singing from Cirencester Parish Church, Gloucestershire, led by combined Anglican and Free Church choira of the town
Come down. 0 Love divine (Tune,
Down Ampney)
There is a land of pure delight (Tune,
At the name of Jesus (Tune, King's
Firmly I believe and truly (Tune,
For all the saints who from their labours rest (Tune, Sine Nomine)
On Christmas night all Christians sing (Tune, Sussex Carol)
It is a thing most wonderful (Tune,
Abide with me (Tune. Eventide)
Hymns introduced by Alan Gibson
Organist, Aubrey Price
Conductor. Herbert Byard
Blessing by the Vicar, the Venerable R. H. Sutch


Introduced By: Alan Gibson
Organist: Aubrey Price
Conductor: Herbert Byard
Unknown: R. H. Sutch

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Bob Andrews
Evelyn Sharpe
Chic Murray and Maidie Monia Liter
Toni Dalli
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: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Evelyn Sharpe
Unknown: Chic Murray
Unknown: Maidie Monia Liter
Unknown: Toni Dalli
Unknown: Max Miller
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: David Ellis
Produced By: Bill Worsley


wishes you
GOOD EVENING with a song or two welcomes
Jimmy Logan , as her guest introduces
Alex Shaw , at the piano
Is accompanied by the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
Produced by Eddie Fraser


Unknown: Jimmy Logan
Unknown: Alex Shaw
Conductor: Jack Leon
Produced By: Eddie Fraser


invites you to
Pete's Party
A Sunday-night get-together round the gramophone to play his choice of records and some of your requests

: Harriott and Evans in RENDEZVOUS

A late evening entertainment at the piano


Christian words and music

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,590 m.

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