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: The Weather


Sandy Macpherson invites you to


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Ian Cotterell


Arranged By: Ian Cotterell

: 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

: Wilfrid Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits the town of Sturminster Newton, Dorset 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 Hope Presbyterian Church of Wales, Merthyr Tydfil, conducted by the Rev. D. R. Thomas
The Coming of the Kingdom
' The Kingdom of God is within you'
I-It depends on signs
Organist, Anne LI. Lewis


Unknown: Rev. D. R. Thomas
Organist: Anne Li.

: 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 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 Jones


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

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

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


Unknown: Sidney James
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, Pat Coombs
Script by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


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
' Desert Mice ' starring
Alfred Marks. Patricia Bredin
Sidney James. Dora Bryan
Dick Bentley. Reginald Beckwith and Irene Handl with guest star. Marius Goring
A Few Words From
Richard Attenborough. Bryan Forbes , Michael Craig , talking to Gordon Gow
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hala
Pocket Edition
' On. the Beach ' starring
Gregory Peck , Ava Gardner
Fred Astaire and Anthony Perking and introducing Donna Anderson
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Alfred Marks.
Unknown: Patricia Bredin
Unknown: Sidney James.
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Dick Bentley.
Unknown: Reginald Beckwith
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Richard Attenborough.
Unknown: Bryan Forbes
Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hala
Unknown: Gregory Peck
Unknown: Ava Gardner
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Anthony Perking
Unknown: Donna Anderson
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksfield in MELODY HOUR

featuring Doreen Hume
The Henry Krein Quartet and The Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Produced by Travers Thorneloa


Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Henry Krein
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
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
7—' The Note '
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


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


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days and leisure hours to come


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
' Life is just a bowl of cherries '; ' You must have been a beautiful baby'; ' I used to sigh'
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
Ann Lancaster , Peter Goodwright
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Ann Lancaster
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
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


Unknown: Wallas Eaton


: David Geary plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from the Chapel of H.M. Prison, Win-son Green, Birmingham
Hymns introduced by William Purcell
Prayers and blessing by the Chaplain, the Rev. J. H. Williams
Hark! the herald-angels sing (Tune.
Conquering kings their titles take
(Tune, Innocents)
Thou didst leave thy throne (Tune.
This is the day the Lord hath made
(Tune, Nativity)
The King of love my Shepherd is
(Tune. Dominus Regit Me)
My God, accept my heart this day
(Tune, Lloyd)
Bless'd are the pure in heart (Tune,
Crown him with many crowns (Tune,
Conductor, Roy Marshall Organist, Edwin Godbold


Introduced By: William Purcell
Unknown: Rev. J. H. Williams
Conductor: Roy Marshall
Organist: Edwin Godbold


introducing the Peter Knight Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Percy Coates ) with Janet Waters and Bryan Johnson
Knight-ride on the Turntable
Bwingalong with the Knight-Caps
Danny Levan , Bill Povey Ray Davies , Ronnie Price
Don Lusher and Peter Knight at the piano
Produced by John Browell


Leader: Percy Coates
Unknown: Janet Waters
Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Danny Levan
Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Ray Davies
Unknown: Ronnie Price
Unknown: Don Lusher
Unknown: Peter Knight
Produced By: John Browell


Arranged and presented by Alan Keith
The tunes played last week:
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. I; Clair de lune; They call me Mimi; Black is the colour of my true love's hair; Skaters' waltz; Anitra's dance; Begin the beguine
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



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


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