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by the man from the ' Met' Office


United States r.
Great Britain (holders) A report by Fred Perry from Pittsburgh followed by an interlude


Unknown: Fred Perry

: 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 Grenviile: Michael Shaw


An orchestral programme in the style of Leon Young and his Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum ) with Dennis Gomm at the piano
Produced by John Simmonds


Unknown: Leon Young
Leader: David McCallum
Unknown: Dennis Gomm
Produced By: John Simmonds

: People's Service

from Dunluce Parish Church, Bushmills, County Antrim; conducted by the Alan A. Buchanan , Bishop of Clogher
The third of four talks on 'What is God Like?'
Organist, Vera Waring


Unknown: Alan A. Buchanan
Organist: Vera Waring


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


Unknown: Dennis Scuse
Unknown: Paul Hollingdale

: 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

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

13—' Almost a Holiday '
Other parts played by Hugh Paddick and Patricia Hayes
Written by Eddie Maguire


Played By: Hugh Paddick
Played By: Patricia Hayes
Written By: Eddie Maguire
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: James Langley
Jane: Alanna Boyce
Fred Stebbings: Charles Lena


Piano music in contrasting styles played by Clive Lythgoe
(solo piano)
Reub Silver and Marion Day
(two pianos)
Bill McGuffie
(Latin-American music)
The Felix King Quartet
(rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by Jimmy Grant


Played By: Clive Lythgoe
Pianos: Bill McGuffie
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from
' The Boy and the Bridge starring
Tan MacLaine and Liam Redmond
Adapted and narrated by Gordon Gow
A Few Words from
Susan Hayward
Bounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition:
' The Diary of Anne Frank ' starring
Millie Perkins. Joseph Schildkraut Shelley Winters. Richard Beymer
Gusti Huber , Ed Wynn
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Tan MacLaine
Unknown: Liam Redmond
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Susan Hayward
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Anne Frank
Unknown: Millie Perkins.
Unknown: Joseph Schildkraut
Unknown: Shelley Winters.
Unknown: Richard Beymer
Unknown: Gusti Huber
Unknown: Ed Wynn
Unknown: Gordon Gow
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


by D. L. Murray dramatised in ten episodes by Thea Holme 3—' A Bird in a Gilded Cage'
Other parts plaved by members of tha
BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Unknown: D. L. Murray
Unknown: Thea Holme
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Mrs Marchmont: Janet Burneu
Mr Marchmont: Richard Williams
Violet Marchmont: Dilys Laye
Josie Marchmont: Billie Whitelaw
Rose Marchmont: Hilda Schroder
Sam Rubens: John Gabriel
Partridge: George Hagan
Jan Smeltz.: .David Peel
Mr Hazlett (Squire): Leigh Crutchley
Mr Ginsburg (Teaser): Malcolm Hayes
Sir Julius Davenant: Howard Marion-Crawford
Lady Elizabeth Ardlingbury (Polly): Eva Stuart
Captain the Hon Everard Ardlingbury: Gabriel Woolf
Mrs Benison: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Charlie Lachmann: John Hollis
Alf Davenant: Ronald Baddiley
Lord Nordyam: Willoughby Goddard

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

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


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


Popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee , Jean Campbell
Franklyn Boyd , Toni Eden
The Coronets with the Steve Race Four and Harold Smart
Compiled and produced by Johnnie Stewart


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

: Does the Team Think?

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,
Tessie O'Shea
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by Edward Taylor


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor


from Glenmanus Reformed Presbyterian Church, Portrush, County Antrim, by the choirs of the Northern Presbytery of the Reformed Presbyterian Church
Conductor, Kathleen R. Wright
Prayer and blessing by the Rev. Professor Adam Loughridge
Psalms introduced by Edgar Boucher The Lord of Heav'n confess (Tune,
St. John)
I joy'd when to the house of God
(Tune, St. Paul)
0 send thy light forth (Tune, Invocation)
Praise ye the Lord (Tune, Huddersfield)
Such pitv as a father hath (Tune,
Now Israel may say (Tune, Old 124th) O thou my soul, bless God the Lord
(Tune, Kilmarnock)
Fear, and sin not (Tune, Rest)


Conductor: Kathleen R. Wright
Unknown: Professor Adam Loughridge
Introduced By: Edgar Boucher


A story of a star among stars told by Frank Lawton with Gordon Crier
James Hayter , Oliver Messel
Ruby Miller , Ellaline Terriss
Harry Dawson (tenor)
The Linden Singers
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenouthet
Written by Roy Plomley
Edited and produced by Michael North


Told By: Frank Lawton
Unknown: Gordon Crier
Unknown: James Hayter
Unknown: Oliver Messel
Unknown: Ruby Miller
Unknown: Ellaline Terriss
Tenor: Harry Dawson
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenouthet
Written By: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Michael North


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


Unknown: David Ward
Unknown: Michael Collins
Produced By: Eddie Fraser


including a report by Fred Perry on the Wightman Cup, from Pittsburgh


Unknown: Fred Perry


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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