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by the man from the ' Met' Office


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

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


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
Pru Forrest: Mary Dalley
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
Eric Jupp at the piano with his Orchestra


Unknown: Eric Jupp

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

The story of a school by Warren Chetham-Strode
Boys of Beddington School played by Douglas Hankin and Murray Head
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Warren Chetham-Strode
Played By: Douglas Hankin
Unknown: Murray Head
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Robert Barlowe: Patrick Barr
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 Jobson: John Stevens
Nigel Rankin: Noel Johnson
Miss Sonia Jersey: Betty Baskcomb
Mitchell: Peter Wilde
Pritchard: John Hall
Annie: Freda Falconer
White: Alaric Cotter
The Parrot: John Graham

: People's Service

from Central Baptist Church, Bloomsbury, London; conducted by the Rev. Howard Williams
' The Good News'
3-About Foreigners


Unknown: Rev. Howard Williams


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
Unknown: Mr. Wakey-Wakey
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including:
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from
' The Mating Game ' starring Debbie Reynolds
Tony Randall , Paul Douglas Fred Clark , and Una Merkel
A Few Words from Constance Towers star of ' The Horse Soldiers
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
' Look Back in Anger ' starring
Richard Burton. Claire Bloom
Mary Ure , and Edith Evans
Adaptation by Marjorie Bilbow
Script byTrafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Paul Douglas
Unknown: Fred Clark
Unknown: Una Merkel
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Richard Burton.
Unknown: Claire Bloom
Unknown: Mary Ure
Unknown: Edith Evans
Unknown: Marjorie Bilbow
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
The Frank Chacksfield Orchestra with guest singing star:
Calum Kennedy
Introduced by Alexander Moyes
Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: Calum Kennedy
Introduced By: Alexander Moyes
Produced By: James Dufour

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC Outside Recording Unit
He recently visited Abergavenny to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Produced By: Gordon Williams


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee , Jean Campbell Franklyn Boyd. Toni Eden
The Coronets with The Johnny Pearson Quartet and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Jean Campbell
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd.
Sung By: Toni Eden
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby and Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

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

by Laurie Wyman 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 Phillips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen


The United Choirs of the Presbyterian, Church of Ireland, and Methodist Churches in Banbridge, singing in Scarva Street Presbyterian Church
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher
Prayer and Blessing by the Rev. William Moore
Conductor, Eileen Latimer
Organist, Samuel Cupples
0 worship the King (Tune, Hanover) Thy kingdom come, 0 God (Tune, St.
Jesus, the very thought of thee (Tune,
St. Agnes)
What a friend we have in Jesus
(Tune, Converse)
Put thou thy trust (Bach Tune, revised Church Hymnal)
I am not skilled (Tune, Ach Gott) Be still, my soul (Tune, Finlandia)
When our heads are bowed with woe
(Tune, St. Dunstan)


Introduced By: Edgar Boucher
Conductor: Rev. William Moore
Conductor: Eileen Latimer
Organist: Samuel Cupples

: Tommy Trinder introduces LONDON LIGHTS

with Tom Mennard
Brendan O'Dowda
Ossie Morris
Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass
Boya Alma Cogan
Bob Monkhouse , Denis Goodwin
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Script by David Ellis
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Brendan O'Dowda
Unknown: Ossie Morris
Unknown: Johnny Duncan
Unknown: Boya Alma Cogan
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Directed By: Woolf Phillips
Script By: David Ellis
Produced By: Bill Worsley


A Song for Everyone with his guest, Lucille Graham
BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent ) Conductor, Jack Leon
Produced by Eddie Fraser


Unknown: Lucille Graham
Leader: Jack Nugent
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

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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