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of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Denys Gueroult


Arranged By: Denys Gueroult

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

A story of country folk


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Theima 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 Mylor Parish Church, Falmouth, conducted by the Rev. Frank Martin
' Four Just Men '
I-Abraham, the traveller
Organist, Noel Ashton


Organist: Noel Ashton

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast 217 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 Bill Crozier


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier

: 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
Belgian film producer Jack Verdyck
Highlights from
'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' starring Pat Boone. James Mason
Arlene Dahl , and Diane Baker
A Feto Words From
Gina Lollobrigida
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition: ' The Jayhawkera ' starring Jeff Chandler ,
Fess Parker , and Nicole Maurey
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Producer: Jack Verdyck
Unknown: Pat Boone.
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Arlene Dahl
Unknown: Diane Baker
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Jeff Chandler
Unknown: Fess Parker
Unknown: Nicole Maurey
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Frank Chacksficld in MELODY HOUR

featuring Doreen Hume
The Henry Krein Quartet and the Frank Chacksfield Orchestra
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Henry Krein
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: James McKechnie in 'THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS'

by John Buchan adapted for broadcasting in six episodes by J. C. Gosforth
4— 'The Adventure of the Bald Archaeologist'
Other parts played by Andrew Faulds. Willoughby Gray Duncan Mclntyre , and John Scott Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: J. C. Gosforth
Played By: Andrew Faulds.
Played By: Willoughby Gray
Played By: Duncan McLntyre
Played By: John Scott
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Richard Hannay: James McKechnie
The Bald Archaeologist: George Merritt
Karl: Eric Anderson
Franklin P Scudder: Alfred Hoffman
Edward Leithen: Norman Claridge
Peter Pienaar: George Hagan
McGillivray: Philip Cunningham


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 holiday in Aberdeen from Alastair Dunnett and a visit to Switzerland in summertime from Audrey Russell
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: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK.
Unknown: Charles Price
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme Includes:
' Don't fence me in '; 'Why did she fall for the leader of the band '; I don't want to set the world on fire'
Accompanied by Jack Einblow
Produced by John Browell


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

: Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips Stephen Murray join in ' THE NAVY LARK'

by Laurie Wyman
A weekly and surely fictitious account of events in a naval detachment only loosely connected with the Senior Service.
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

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

with Wallas Eaton
The Polka Dots


Unknown: Wallas Eaton


: David Geary plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from Ballynafeigh Methodist Church, Belfast
Conductor. Havelock Nelson
Organist. Cecil Spratt
Hymns introduced by Edgar Boucher Come. ye that love the Lord (Tune,
Author of faith, eternal word (Tune,
Hark what a sound (Tune, Highwood) Blessed assurance (Tune, Blessed
I sing the almighty power of God
(Tune. St. Saviour)
In heavenly love abiding (Tune, Pen-
Great God, indulge my humble claim
(Tune, Warrington)
The day thou gavest (Tune, St.
Prayer and Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. E. R. Lindsay


Conductor: Havelock Nelson
Organist: Cecil Spratt
Introduced By: Edgar Boucher
Unknown: Rev. E. R. Lindsay


introducing the Peter Knight Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Percy Coates ) with Janet Waters and Bryan Johnson
Knight-ride on the Turntable
Swingalong 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:
Your tiny hand is frozen; Traumerei; n Bacio; Nimrod;. Mendelssohn's Spring Song; Grand March from Aida
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 Don Sayer


Unknown: Paul Martin
Produced By: Don Sayer


Christian words and music


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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