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with ' David'
David Edwards , Wynford Evans
The Silver Stars
Conductor, Hubert C. Williams and the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader. Philip Whiteway)
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen Arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Wynford Evans
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: 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 Gabrlel: Chris Gittins
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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

visits the Borough of Stamford, Lincolnshire
Presented by Stephen Williams


Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from the Methodist Church, Westminster Central Hall, London; conducted by the Rev. Derrick A. Greeves
' Bringing us together..... '
2-Coloured and Colourless
Dr. W. F. Lloyd Webber , F.R.C.O.


Unknown: Rev. Derrick A. Greeves
Organist: Dr. W. F. Lloyd Webber


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
Production by Glyn Jonea


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jonea

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Bruce Forsyth


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett


Unknown: Kitty Bluett


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios
Peter Noble talks to writer-director John Paddy Carstairs
Highlights from
' The World, the Flesh, and the Devil' starring
Harry Belafonte , Inger Stevens
Mel Ferrer
A Few Words from
Alfred Hitchcock
Bounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
" The Rabbit Trap starring Ernest Borgnine with David Brian and co-starring
Bethel Leslie , Kevin Corcoran and June Blair
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: John Paddy Carstairs
Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Unknown: Inger Stevens
Unknown: Mel Ferrer
Unknown: Alfred Hitchcock
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: David Brian
Unknown: Bethel Leslie
Unknown: Kevin Corcoran
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


The George Melachrino Orchestra
Jo Shelton
The Frank Horrocks Quartet
The Melachrino Strings
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Unknown: Jo Shelton
Presenter: Robin Boyle
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: The Dog Collar

[Starring] David March as Father Robert Tressland

: Franklin Engclmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Glastonbury and Street 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 report by Harold Abrahams on the international meeting in Rome, illustrated with commentaries recorded by Rex Alston
From the Olympic Stadium, Rome


Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Rex Alston


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
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Kenneth Williams
Patricia Hayes
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: 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:
Sir Leonard Hutton
From an Idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by Edward Taylor


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Sir Leonard Hutton
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor


United hymn-singing from
Nant-y-Glyh Methodist Chapel,
Colwyn Bay
Conductor, W. Matthews Williams
Organist, Ernest Parkin
Hymns introduced by the Rev. John Owen Jones
All hall the power of Jesus' name
(Tune, Miles Lane )
Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us
(Tune, Mannheim)
Y mae'r dyddiau'n dod I ben (Tune,
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
(Tune, Alleluia Dulce Carmen)
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune,
For ever with the Lord (Tune, Nearer
0 tyred, 16r tragwyddol (Tune,
Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah
(Tune, Cwm Rhondda)
Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. E. W. H. Herron


Conductor: Colwyn Bay
Organist: Ernest Parkin
Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones
Unknown: Miles Lane
Unknown: Rev. E. W. H. Herron


told by Evelyn Laye with Jane Baxter , Josle Fearon
Bernard Grun , Sam Heppner
Percy Kahn , Carol Lynne
Diana Napier , W. Macqueen-Pope
Oscar Preuss
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Anton Walbrook , Ronnie Waldman
Iris Bourne (soprano)
The Linden Singers
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet and the recorded voice of RICHARD TAUBER
Written by Roy Plomley
Edited and produced by Michael North


Told By: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Jane Baxter
Unknown: Josle Fearon
Unknown: Bernard Grun
Unknown: Sam Heppner
Unknown: Percy Kahn
Unknown: Carol Lynne
Unknown: Diana Napier
Unknown: W. MacQueen-Pope
Unknown: Oscar Preuss
Unknown: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Unknown: Anton Walbrook
Unknown: Ronnie Waldman
Soprano: Iris Bourne
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Richard Tauber
Written By: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Michael North


accompanied by Lawrence Brown
Presented by Bill Worsley


Accompanied By: Lawrence Brown
Presented By: Bill Worsley


Invites you to
A Sunday-night get-together round the gramophone to play his choice of records and some of your requests


Paul Martin recalls familiar melodies from the past
Produced by Stuart Forsyth


Unknown: Paul Martin
Produced By: Stuart Forsyth


Christian words and music

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1.5M m.

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