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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 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

: People's Service

from Richmond Parish Church, Craigmillar, Edinburgh; conducted by the Rev. David A. R. Millar. Preacher, the Very Rev. George F. MacLeod, M.C., D.D.
' Christ's Coming'
3 — ' Man's Dignity '
Organist. Andrew Clark


Unknown: Rev. David A. R. Millar.
Unknown: Very Rev. George F. MacLeod, M.C., D.D.
Organist: Andrew Clark


Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London, Cologne Tripoli, Nairobi, and Hong Kong by Jean Metcalfe
Paul Hollingdale , Ken Doherty Alan Parfrey , and Nancy Wise


Unknown: Hong Kong
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Paul Hollingdale
Unknown: Ken Doherty
Unknown: Alan Parfrey
Unknown: Nancy Wise

: 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

: 150th edition of MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Movie-Go-Round attends the premier* of the M.G.M. production
' Ben-Hur '
, starring
Charlton Heston. Jack Hawkins
Haya Harareet and Stephen Boyd and talks to some of the personalities present
A Few Words From
Mitzi Gaynor
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
Michael Myerberg 's production
' Hansel and Gretel ' with the voices of Anna Russell and Constance Brigham and the music of Humperdinck
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Charlton Heston.
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Haya Harareet
Unknown: Stephen Boyd
Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Michael Myerberg
Unknown: Anna Russell
Unknown: Constance Brigham
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 Thorneloa


Unknown: George Melachrino Orchestra
Unknown: Jo Shelton
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Travers Thorneloa

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

A new production of the serial in eight episodes by Francis Durbridge
5 — ' That Good Old Intuition '
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Charlie: James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes: Richard Williams
Wilfrid Stirling: Douglas Storm
Det Inspector Kingston: Duncan McLntyre
Peter Galino: David Spenser
Lynn Ferguson: June Tobin
Louis Fabian: John Hollis
Miss White: Joan Matheson

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Kingston-upon-Thames to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams
See page 3


Produced By: Gordon Williams


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes
' Silver threads among the gold '; ' My love is like a red, red rose '; ' Oh Mamma, the butcher boy for me'
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 Patricia Hayes , Joan Frank
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald


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

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

with Wallas Eaton
Toni Eden
The Polka Dots
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
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Eric Merriman
Script By: Barry Took
Produced By: Charles Chilton


Community hymn-singing from St. John's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Portsmouth
Hymns introduced by Father George Songhurst
Blessing by Father Timothy Dwyer , the Administrator
Hark! a herald voice is sounding
(Tune, Merton)
* come, thou wisdom whose decree
(Tune, Veni Emmanuel)
A Virgin unspotted (Traditional)
See, amid the winter's snow (Tune.
Christmas Morn)
Once in royal David's city (Tune.
Ding-dong, merrily on high (Branle de l'offlcial)
Upon my lap my Sovereign sits
(Tune, Auch jetzt macht Gott)
Adeste, fldeles
Combined choirs conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Organist. Lawrence Payne


Introduced By: Father George Songhurst
Unknown: Father Timothy Dwyer
Conducted By: Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Organist: Lawrence Payne


The story of a genius of the theatre told by Keneth Kent with Fred Allen , Maidie Andrews
Christopher Hassall
Barry Sinclair and Vanessa Lee. Iris Villiers Harry Dawson , Benny Lee also the recorded voice of Olive Gilbert
The Linden Singers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Written by B. D. Chapman and Charles Brewer
Produced by Michael North
(A shortened version of the recorded broadcast of September 23, 1958, in the Home Service)
(Barry Sinclair is in ' The Dancing Years ' at the Empire Theatre, Edinburgh)


Told By: Keneth Kent
Unknown: Fred Allen
Unknown: Maidie Andrews
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Unknown: Barry Sinclair
Unknown: Vanessa Lee.
Unknown: Iris Villiers
Unknown: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Benny Lee
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Written By: B. D. Chapman
Produced By: Michael North
Unknown: Barry Sinclair


sings with Derek New at the piano


Unknown: Derek New


Arranged and presented by Alan Keith
The tunes played last week:
Prelude to Act 1, La Traviata; Brahms's Waltz in A flat; Meditation, from Thais; Deep Purple; Faust Ballet Music; Voi che sapete, from The Marriage of Figaro; Movement from Handel's Water Music; David of the White Rock
If you have any favourites you think Alan Keith should include in this programme of records he would be glad to hear from you.


Presented By: Alan Keith
Unknown: Alan Keith


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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