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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
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 Fenouthet


Unknown: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenouthet

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits the town of Ottery St. Mary, Devon with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: People's Service

from the Chapel of Notre Dame Roman Catholic Convent, Standishgate, Wigan; conducted by Father George Songhurst with the choir of St. Patrick's Church, Wigan Organist, Margaret M. Coyle


Conducted By: Father George Songhurst
Organist: Margaret M. Coyle

: 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 Paul Hollingdale


Unknown: Carole Carr
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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Bruce Forsyth and Dick Emery
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe ,
Ronald Chesney. and Marty Feldman
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Unknown: Bruce Forsyth
Unknown: Dick Emery
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: Ronald Chesney.
Script By: Marty Feldman
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne
Script by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Script By: Bernard Botting
Script By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from
' The Blue Angel' starring
Curt Jurgens , May Britt
A Few Words From
Jacques Tati
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
Solomon and Sheba ' starring
Yul Brynner , Gina Lollobrigida George Sanders , Marisa Pavan
Adaptation by Gordon Gow Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning
See page 4


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Curt Jurgens
Unknown: Jacques Tati
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Marisa Pavan
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


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


Unknown: George Melachrino
Unknown: Jo Shelton
Unknown: Frank Horrox
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: David March as Father Robert Tressland in 'THE DOG COLLAR'

A new series for radio in six episodes by Ursula Bloom
4 — 'There's No Place Like Home'
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Ursula Bloom
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Father Vane, in charge of Clergy House: Duncan McLntyre
Father Robert Tressland: David March
Tomkins a verger: James Thomason
Mrs Bream, housekeeper at Clergy House: Ella Milne
Harry Vickers: John Bryning
Mrs Dene his mother-in-law: Kathleen Heime
Ida, his wife: Annabel Maule
Mrs Tressland Robert's mother: Janet Burnell

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Holyhead to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Produced By: Gordon Williams

: London to Brighton COMMEMORATIVE RUN

Organised by the Royal Automobile Club and the Veteran Car Club of Great Britain
Today Raymond Baxter travelled with John Bolster in his 1903 Panhard on the annual drive from London to Brighton
He introduces some recordings made on the way


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: John Bolster


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
Pretty Baby; The Pagan Love Song; Let's put out the light and go to sleep
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


Directed By: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow
Produced By: John Browell

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Warren Mitchell , Hugh Morton
Raymond Glendenning


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

: Jimmy Edwards, Dick Bentley and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
Toni Eden
Sid Phillips and his Orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Eric Merriman and Barry Took
Produced by Charles Chilton


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Toni Eden
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Eric Merriman
Script By: Barry Took
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from the Church of St. Mary Virgin, Northill, near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, led by the choirs of the old parish
Organist, Sarah Woodward
Hymns introduced by Alan Gibson
Angel voices (Tune, Angel Voices) The year is gone (Tune, Tallis)
The shepherd now was smitten (Tune, Vulpius)
Forty days (Tune, Heinlein and Buckland)
The strife is o'er (Tune, Victory)
For all the saints (Tune, Sine Nomine)
In our day of thanksgiving (Tune, Was lebet was schwebet)
Give me the wings of faith (Tune, Song 67)
Blessing by the Vicar, the Rev. T. A. Frost


Introduced By: Alan Gibson
Unknown: Rev. T. A. Frost


with Peter Haddon , Jack Hulbert
Vera Pearce , Sally Ann Howes
Harry Dawson (tenor)
The George Mitchell Singers
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Narrated by BOBBY HOWES
Written by Roy Plomley
Edited and produced by Michael North (The recorded broadcast of May 7 in the Home Service)


Unknown: Peter Haddon
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Vera Pearce
Unknown: Sally Ann Howes
Tenor: Harry Dawson
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bobby Howes
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 1,500 m.

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