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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 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
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 orchestral programme in the style of The Laurie Johnson Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz ) with Bill McGuffie at the piano
Produced by John Simmonds


Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Produced By: John Simmonds

: People's Service

from St. Macartin's Cathedral, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh; conducted by the Rt. Rev. Alan A. Buchanan , Bishop of Clogher
The first of four talks on 'What is God like ?
Organist. A. E. Smith


Unknown: Rev. Alan A. Buchanan
Organist: A. E. Smith


Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Dennis Scuse and Bill Crozier


Unknown: Dennis Scuse
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

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in 'MEET THE HUGGETTS'

11—' Seeing the Light' Other parts played by Patricia Hayes
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown


Played By: Patricia Hayes
Written By: Eddie Maguire
Production By: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: James Langley
Jane: Alanna Boyce
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno

: Kenneth Horne 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: Kenneth Williams
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
Around the British Studios
Peter Noble talks to Edgar Lustgarten and film producer. Jack Greenwood
Highlights from
' Bobbikins ' starring
Max Bygraves and Shirley Jones
A Few Words from
Edward G. Robinson
Bounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
' Operation Bullshine' starring
Donald Sinden , Barbara Murray
Carole Lesley , Ronald Shiner
Naunton Wayne , and Dora Bryan
Adaptation by Marjorie Bilbow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Producer: Jack Greenwood
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Shirley Jones
Unknown: Edward G. Robinson
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Barbara Murray
Unknown: Carole Lesley
Unknown: Ronald Shiner
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Marjorie Bilbow
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 William Davies Quartet and Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Introduced by Roy Williamson
Produced by Gareth Walters


Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: William Davies
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: Gareth Walters

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Lichfield to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Shipping Forecast

(1,500 m.)

(247 m. and VHF)


A song-a-minute sequence of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee , Jean Campbell
Matt Monro , 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: Matt Monro
Sung By: Toni Eden
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
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

: Does the Team Think?

A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Tommy Trinder , Cyril Fletcher In the chair,McDonald Hobley
This week's special guest,
Hermione Baddeley
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by Edward Taylor


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Hermione Baddeley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor


Community hymn-singing from St. James' Church, Clacton-on-Sea
Hymns introduced by John Glen
0 what high holiday (Tune, Regnator
Rejoice today with one accord (Tune,
Ein' feste Burg)
The day of resurrection (Tune,
Firmly I believe and truly (Tune,
Fill thou my life (Tune. St. Fulbert) All things bright and beautiful (Tune,
Royal Oak)
Holy Father in thy mercy (Tune,
Forth in thy name, 0 Lord. I go
(Tune. Angel's Song)
Blessing given by the Vicar, the Rev. J. A. Burley Organist, Conrad Cole
Conductor, A. E. Leggett


Introduced By: John Glen
Organist: Rev. J. A. Burley
Organist: Conrad Cole
Conductor: A. E. Leggett

: The Gracie Fields Story

Told by Bob Danvers Walker
with Lilian Asa, Tommy Fields, Jack Hylton, Phil Park, also the recorded voice of Gracie Fields
The Linden Singers, Soloist Esme Smith
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Presenter: Bob Danvers Walker
Interviewee: Lilian Asa
Interviewee: Tommy Fields
Interviewee: Jack Hylton
Interviewee/Writer: Phil Park
Singers: The Linden Singers
Singer: Esme Smith
Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Producer: Michael North


requests the pleasure of your company with Vanessa Lee and Michael Collins and his Orchestra
Produced by Eddie Fraser


Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Michael Collins
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

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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