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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
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 Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
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 !

The Burgh of Callander, Perthshire

: People's Service

from St. Margaret's Parish Church, Glenrothes, Fife; conducted by the Rev. R. Maurice King
'Christ's Coming'
1-' Christ's Coming to a New Town'
Organist, Mrs. Florence Kinnear


Unknown: Rev. R. Maurice
Organist: Mrs. Florence Kinnear


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


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
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 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 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
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

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


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs
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 Treasure of San Teresa' starring
Eddie Constantine. Dawn Addams
Marius Goring , Christopher Lee
A Few Words From
Michael Rennie
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
' The Horse Soldiers ' starring
John Wayne , William Holden
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Eddie Constantine.
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Christopher Lee
Unknown: Michael Rennie
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: John Wayne
Unknown: William Holden
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


MUSIC BY MKLACHRINO featuring the George Melachrino Orchestra
Jo Shelton
The Frank Horrox Quartet
The Melachrino Strings
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


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

: Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in 'PAUL TEMPLE AND THE GILBERT CASE'

A new production of the serial in eight episodes by Francis Durbridge
3—'Peter Galino'
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Detective Inspector Kingston: Duncan McLntyre
Betty Wayne: Eva Stuart
Lance Reynolds: Simon Lack
Peter Galino: David Spenser
Charlie: James Beattie

: Franklin Engelmnnn comes DOWN YOUR WAY

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


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
' Drifting and dreaming '; ' Ferry boat serenade '; 'Oh! What a pal was Mary*
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
Wilfred Babbage , Jack Watson
Hugh Morton


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Hugh Morton

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

with Wallas Eaton
Toni Eden
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Toni Eden
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


Community hymn-singing from St. George's Congregational Church, Middlesbrough, by combined choirs of the town.
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
Conductor, The Rev. D.P. Bodycombe
Organist. W. J. McKendrick
Lo! He comes with clouds descending (Tune, Helmsley)
Once in royal David's city (Tune, Irby)
Christ is the world's true light (Tune, Rinkart)
O sacred head! sore wounded (Tune, Passion Chorale)
Good Christian men rejoice and sing! (Tune, Vulpius)
All hail the power of Jesu's name (Tune, Miles Lane)
Gracious Spirit. Holy Ghost (Tune, Charity)
Thy hand, O God, has guided (Tune, Thornbury)
Blessing by the Rev. D. S. Wallace-Hadrlll


Introduced By: Randal Herley
Conductor: Rev. D. P. Bodycombe
Organist: J. McKendrick
Blessing by: Rev. D. S. Wallace-Hadrill


Told by Richard Hearne with Dorothy Dickson
Douglas Furber
Mrs. Leslie Henson
Stanley Holloway and the recorded voice of the late Leslie Henson with Harry Dawson
Barbara Leigh , Jimmy Young The George Mitchell Singers
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Roy Plomley
Edited and produced by Michael North


Told By: Richard Hearne
Unknown: Dorothy Dickson
Unknown: Douglas Furber
Unknown: Mrs. Leslie Henson
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Leslie Henson
Unknown: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Michael North


sings with Derek New at the piano


Unknown: Derek New


played and sung by the greatest artists on record
See above


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

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