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by the man from the ' Met ' Office

: 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
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
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 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
Kate Barlowe: Pauune Jameson
John Tooting: David Enders
Caroline Tooting: Elizabeth London
Richard Wells: John Westbrook
Mrs Dodge: Gladys Henson
Mr Jobson: John Stevens
Gibbs: Nicholas Hawtrey
Lightfoot: Peter Wilde
Wheeler: David Spenser
Cummings: Scot Finch
Butcher: John Bull
'Winston': John Graham

: People's Service

from Holy Trinity Church, Prince Consort Road, London; conducted by the Rev. D. W. Cleverley Ford
Reader, Alvar Lidell
' Christ gives strength to the weak *


Reader: Rev. D. W. Cleverley Ford
Reader: Alvar Lidell


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 Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Mr. Wakey-Wakey
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Glyn Jones


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including:
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from
' Mon Oncle starring
Jacques Tatl
Radio script by Gordon Gow
British Film Brains Trust
Recorded at the Lysbeth Hall,
Soho Square, London
(Organised for the Soho Fair by British Lion Films)
A Few Words from
Walt Disney talking to Richard Burwood
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition of ' Ferry to Hong Kong ' starring
Orson Welles
Curt Jurgens. and Sylvia Syms
Adaptation by Lyn Fairhurst
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Jacques Tatl
Script By: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Richard Burwood
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Orson Welles
Unknown: Curt Jurgens.
Unknown: Sylvia Syms
Unknown: Lyn Fairhurst
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

Your Sunday date with music and song featuring Andy Cole the contrasting music of The Robin Richmond Trio and Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Introduced by Roy Williamson
Produced by Gareth Walters


Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Robin Richmond Trio
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: Gareth Walters


The novel by H. G. Wells adapted for broadcasting by C. Gordon Glover
Part 5 with Gabriel Woolf. Peter Wilde
Nicky Edmett and Norman Claridge
Produced by Noel Iliff


Novel By: H. G. Wells
Broadcasting By: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf.
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Unknown: Nicky Edmett
Unknown: Norman Claridge
Produced By: Noel Iliff
Introductory Voice: Wilfrid Grantham
Narrator: Ernest Clark
Mrs Skinner: Nan Marriott-Watson
Professor Redwood: David March
Cossar: Ronald Baddiley
Lady Wondershoot: Molly Rankin
Agent: John Scott
Vicar: Felix Felton
Albert Edward Caddles: Hugh Manning
Convict: Frank Atkinson
His brother: Anthony Viccars
Caterham: Godfrey Kenton

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Buckingham 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. 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
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Harold Smart
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart


Community hymn-singing from the Mayflower Methodist Church, Leicester
Hymns introduced by William Purcell
Pianist, Herbert Gaunt
Choirmaster, Herbert H. Goddard
Christ is our corner-stone (Tune,
We come unto our fathers' God (Tune,
Omnipotent redeemer (Tune. Deliverance)
Lord, if at thy command (Tune,
Mount Ephraim)
(Continued in next column)
T hunger and I thirst (Tune, Ibstone) Captain of Israel's host, and guide
(Tune. Marienlyst)
Lord, we believe to us and ours
(Tune, Winchester New)
For the might of thine arm (Tune.
Mountain Christians)
Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. Gordon Turner


Introduced By: William Purcell
Pianist: Herbert Gaunt
Choirmaster: Herbert H. Goddard
Unknown: Rev. Gordon Turner


with Harry Secombe
The Kaye Sisters
Lita Roza
Don Lang
Harry Worth
G. H. Elliott
Hetty King
Bob Miller and the Millermen
Produced by Eric Miller


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Don Lang
Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: G. H. Elliott
Unknown: Hetty King
Unknown: Bob Miller
Produced By: Eric Miller


in A Song for Everyone with his guest, Eve Boswell BBC Scottish Varietv Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent ) Conductor, Jack Leon
Produced by Eddie Fraser


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


with Jimmy Young and the Evening Stars
Directed by Dennis Wilson


Unknown: Jimmy Young
Directed By: Dennis Wilson


Christian words and music

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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