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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 Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: David Edwards
Unknown: Wynford Evans
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Leader: Philip Whiteway
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 Gabriel: 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 village of Tintagel, Cornwall with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano


Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

from the Methodist Church, Westminster Central Hall, London; conducted by the Rev. Derrick A. Greeves
'Bringing us together...'
3 - 'Churchgoer and non-churchgoer'
Organist, Dr. W.S. Lloyd Webber, f.r.c.o.


Service conducted by: The Rev. Derrick A. Greeves
Organist: Dr. W.S. Lloyd Webber

: 1,500 m. Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF: ' Good Listening ' Some news of current programmes


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


Unknown: Carole Carr
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
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Production By: Glyn Jones

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Bruce Forsyth and Dick Emery


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Dick Emery

: Ted Ray in RAYS A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne , Pat Coombs


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Blackpool Premiere
Behind the scenes with the stars of * The Night We Dropped a Clanger '
Highlights from
* The Night We Dropped a Clanger starring Brian Rix and Cecil Parker with William Hartnell
Hattie Jacques and Leslie Phillips
Adaptation by Lyn Fairhurst
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented bv
Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
' Yesterday's Enemy ' starring Stanley Baker , Leo McKern
Guy Rolfe , Gordon Jackson
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Brian Rix
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: William Hartnell
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Lyn Fairhurst
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Leo McKern
Unknown: Guy Rolfe
Unknown: Gordon Jackson
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


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


Unknown: Jo Shelton
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: David March

Father Robert Tressland In
A new series for radio in six episodes by Ursula Bloom
2 — ' Here Comes the Bride'
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Father Robert Tressland
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Father Robert Tressland: David March
Father Vane, in charge of Clergy House: Duncan McLntyre
Father Mike Leary: John Graham
Frances Moffat housekeeper to the Springers: Molly Rankin
James Hyde, a draper: George Merritt
Peter Springer: Peter Wilde
Sally Hyde, his fiancSe: Hilda Schroder
Mr Springer: Godfrey Kenton

: Franklin Enjjelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Barnsley 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 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.
Sung By: Jean Campbell
Sung By: Harold Smart
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Warren Mitchell , Hugh Morton


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Hugh Morton

: 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,
Cicely Courtneidge
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: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Thomas of Canterbury and the English Martyrs, Preston, Lancashire; led by combined Catholic Choirs conducted by Father John Francis Lea
Organist, Henry Bond Hymns introduced by Father Patrick McEnroe
Hail Redeemer, King divine! (Tune, Werde Munter)
Father most holy, gracious and forgiving (Tune, Diva Servatrix)
Creator Spirit, by whose aid (Tune, Veni, Creator Spiritus)
O sacred head ill-used (Tune, Passion Chorale)
O purest of creatures! sweet Mother, sweet Maid (Tune, Maria zu lieben)
With all the powers my poor soul hath (Tune, Rockingham)
God of mercy and compassion (Tune, Au sang qu'un Dieu)
Hear thy children, gentle Jesus (Tune, Drakes Boughton)


Organist: Father John Francis Lea
Introduced By: Father Patrick McEnroe
Unknown: Werde Munter


Sir Michael Balcon
Cicely Courtneidge
Harold French , Bobby Howes
Sir William Arbuthnot Lane C.B.E .
Emile Littler , Elizabeth Seal and the recorded voice of Jack Hulbert himself
Narrator, Robert Morley
The George Mitchell Singers
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Gale Pedrick
Edited and produced by Michael North


Unknown: Sir Michael Balcon
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Harold French
Unknown: Bobby Howes
Unknown: Sir William Arbuthnot Lane C.B.E
Unknown: Emile Littler
Unknown: Elizabeth Seal
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Narrator: Robert Morley
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Michael North


accompanied by Lawrence Brown
Presented by Bill Worsley
Repeated Wednesday at 1.10 (Home)


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

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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