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of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Don Sayer


Arranged By: Don Sayer

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

A story of country folk


Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: 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 Borough of Rye, Sussex 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 '
4-' It depends on me '
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
Cologne and Cyprus by Jean Metcalfe
Bill Crozier and Joan Regan


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Joan Regan

: 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


Unknown: Sidney James

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett


Unknown: Kitty Bluett


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios
Peter Noble talks to
Director Terence Fisher
Highlights from
Hey Boy! Hey Girl! starring Louis Prima and Keely Smith
A Few Words From Peter Ustinov
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
' Odds Against Tomorrow starring Harry Belafonte
Robert Ryan and Shelley Winters
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Director: Terence Fisher
Unknown: Louis Prima
Unknown: Keely Smith
Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Unknown: Robert Ryan
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksficld in MELODY HOUR

Doreen Hume
The Henry Krein Quartet and the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury Produced by Travers Thornelo *


Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Henry Krein
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Travers Thornelo

: James McKechnie in 'THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS'

by John Buchan adapted for broadcasting in six episodes by J. C. Gosforth
2—' The Adventure of the Literary Innkeeper'
Other parts played by Duncan Mclntyre , George Merritt
Philip Cunningham and Wilfrid Grantham
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: John Buchan
Played By: Duncan McLntyre
Played By: George Merritt
Unknown: Philip Cunningham
Unknown: Wilfrid Grantham
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Richard Hannay: James McKechnie
The Literary Innkeeper: John Scott
Franklin P Scudder: Alfred Hoffman
Edward Leithen, K c , m p: Norman Claridge
Peter Pienaar: George Hagan
Ivery: Hugh Dickson
Williams: Gabriel Wooif
The Milkman: Eric Anderson
The Herd: Jack Shaw


A winter programme looking back to last summer and forward to next
Memories of sunlit days and leisure hours to come
You are invited to hear about
A visit to Caernarvon from Alastair Dunnett and a holiday in Portugal with Garry Hogg
Ted Appleton and Bill Cormack , travel experts, and Charles Price of the British Travel and Holidays Association. are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Alastair Dunnett
Unknown: Garry Hogg
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Unknown: Charles Price
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


From the Monte Carlo Studio, Raymond Baxter sums up his impressions of the Rally and gives the official results


Unknown: Raymond Baxter


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
' In the Twi-Twi-Twilight '; Yankee Doodle Dandy '; ' Ever So Goosey '
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


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


: David Geary plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Commun.ity hymn-singing from Casitlefond Parish Church, Yorkshire. Singing led by the combined choirs of the Anglican churches of the Borough
Organist. Michae: Phipps
Conductor, J. K. Griffiths
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
Blessing by the Rev. Stephen Fell
Hills of the North, rejoice (Tune,
Little Cornard)
Father, hear the prayer we offer
(Tune. Marching)
A charge to keep I have (Tune,
Lead, kindly light (Tune, Sandon)
Bread of heaven (Tune, Bread of heaven)
Soldiers of the Cross, arise (Tune.
Crucis Milites)
Ten thousand times ten thousand
(Tune. Alford)
0 strength and stay (Tune, Strength and Stay)


Conductor: J. K. Griffiths
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Unknown: Rev. Stephen Fell


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
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana; On with the Motley; La Paloma; Largo (Symphony: From the New World); You'll never walk alone; Brahms's Hungarian Dance No. 5; The Skye Boat Song; Haydn's Serenade; Love's Old Sweet Song
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 Don Sayer


Unknown: Paul Martin
Produced By: Don Sayer


Christian words and music


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