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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 David Bevan
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Aled Thomas
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Introduced By: David Bevan
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Denys Geroult


Arranged By: Denys Geroult

: 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

: 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
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
K liarlowe: Pauline Jameson
Join Tooting: David Enders
Mrs Rendle: Mary Wimbush
Mrs Dodge: Gladys Henson
Mr Jobson: John Stevens
Miss Lancaster: Mary O'Farrell
Matron: Molly Rankin
Vicar of Beddington: Hugh Manning
Tim O'Connor: Eamonn Keane
Mr Ellis: David March
Mr Grayson: Frank Windsor
Kenneth Butler: John Bennett
Mansfield: Nicky Edmett
Abercrombie: Glyn Dearman
Johnson: Richard Bellaers
Tate: Errol McKinnon
Todd: Murray Head
Nicholls: Douglas Hankin

: People's Service

For Rogation Day from St. Paul's Church, Tranmere, Cheshire; conducted by the Rev. Eric Mercer , assisted by vicar, the Rev. Richard Daintith
' Please God, I want ... '


Unknown: Rev. Eric Mercer
Unknown: Rev. Richard Daintith


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

: v Bebc Daniels and 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 Padd ;ck
Betty Marsden , Bill Pertwee
Patricia Lancaster
The Fraser Hayes Four


Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Padd
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Patricia Lancaster
Unknown: Fraser Hayes


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including Pocket Edition of ' Carlton-Browne of the F.O., starring
Terry-Thomas Peter Sellers , and Luciana Paoluzsl
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
Nat King Cole
Highlights from
' Wartock ' starring Richard Widmark
Henry Fonda , Anthony Quinn
Dorothy Malone. and Dolores Michaels
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Terry-Thomas Peter Sellers
Unknown: Luciana Paoluzsl
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Richard Widmark
Unknown: Henry Fonda
Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Dorothy Malone.
Unknown: Dolores Michaels
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksficld in MELODY HOUR

Your Sunday date with music and song featuring
The Kenny Powell Trio
The Frank Chacksfield Orchestra with guest singing star:
Margaret Ashton
Introduced by Alexander Moyes
Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: Kenny Powell
Unknown: Margaret Ashton
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
9-' Violet and Ceria '
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
Mowlem: Stanley Groome
Lord Levering: Hugh Manning
Lady Levering: Sylvia Coleridge
Mr Cousin: John Bryning
Miss Cass: Joan Matheson
Mr Plimsing: John Bennett
Violet Powler: Isabel Dean
Agatha: Hilda Schroder
Mr Ceria: David Spenser
Sir Henry Savott: Richard Williams
Gracie Savott: Monica Grey
Mr Harbour: George Margo
Mrs Harbour: Jane Jordan Rogers

: Franklin Engelmann comes

DOWN YOUR WAY with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Stockport, 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
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Harold Smart
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby and Gilbert Harding
Presented by C. F. Meehan


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

: 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
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Sub-Lteut Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen


Community hymn-singing for Rogationtide, from the Godfrey Memorial Methodist Church, Saxilby, Lincolnshire; led by the combined Anglican and Free Church choirs of the town
Organist. John Blaikie
Conductor, Constance Rawson
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
Blessing by the Rev. George Thompson
For the beauty of the earth (Tune,
0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea
(Tune, Almsgiving)
The glory of the spring, how sweet
(Tune. Dorking)
0 Lord. how happy should we be
(Tune. Innsbruck)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
(Tune. Mannheim)
Lord. her watch thy Church is keeping (Tune, Everton)
God is working his purpose out
(Tune, Benson)
Father, who on man doth shower
(Tune. Quem Pastores)


Organist: John Blaikie
Conductor: Constance Rawson
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Unknown: Rev. George Thompson

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with ' Mrs. Shuffiewick'
Michael Howard
Teddy Johnson
Pearl Carr
Max Jaffa
Dick Bentley
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: Michael Howard
Unknown: Teddy Johnson
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Dick Bentley
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
Alistair McHarg as her guest introduces
Alex Shaw at the piano accompanied by the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
Produced by Eddie Fraser


Unknown: Alistair McHarg
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

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