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: The Weather

: Sandy Macpherson

Invites you to

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

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


Arranged By: Ian Cotterell

: 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: 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


visits Wilton, Wiltshire

: People's Service

from Mylor Parish Church, Falmouth; conducted by the Rev. Frank Martin
* Four Just Men'
2-' Moses, the man who committed himself'
- Organist, Noel Ashton


Unknown: Frank Martin
Organist: Noel Ashton

: 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 Malta by Jean Metcalfe
Bill Crozier , and Alma Cogan


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Alma Cogan

: 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
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: June Marlow
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne , Pat Coombs


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from 'Never So Few' starring
Frank Sinatra and Gina Lollobrigida and co-starring Peter Lawford
Steve McQueen , Richard Johnson Paul Henreid. and Brian Donlevy
A Few Words From
Joe Vegoda
Joint Managing Director of Regal Films International
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
Happy Anniversary ' starring
David Niven and Mitzi Gaynor
Adaptation by Roy Bradford Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Gina Lollobrigida
Unknown: Peter Lawford
Unknown: Steve McQueen
Unknown: Richard Johnson
Unknown: Paul Henreid.
Unknown: Brian Donlevy
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: David Niven
Unknown: Mitzi Gaynor
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Doreen Hume (soprano)
John Lawrenson (baritone)
The New Danensian Singers Conductor, William Appleby
Introduced by Roger Moffat Produced by Geoffrey Brand
From the Hall,
The Grammar School. Doncaster


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Baritone: John Lawrenson
Conductor: William Appleby
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand

: James McKechnie in 'THE THIRTY-NINE STEPS

by John Buchan adapted for broadcasting in six episodes by J. C. Gosforth
5-' The Adventure of the Dry-Fly Fisherman '
Other parts played by Hugh Dickson , Wilfrid Grantham , Willoughby Gray. George Merritt. and John Scott
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: J. C. Gosforth
Played By: Hugh Dickson
Played By: Wilfrid Grantham
Played By: Willoughby Gray.
Played By: George Merritt.
Played By: John Scott
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
'Richard Hannay: James McKechnie
Sir Walter Bullivant: Eric Anderson
Ecky Turnbull: Duncan McIntyre
Bates: Jack Shaw
Franklin P Scudder: Alfred Hoffman
Edward Leithen: Norman Claridge
Peter Pienaar: George Hagan
Sir Archie: Andrew Faulds
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 on the Norfolk Broads from Raymond Baxter and a visit to the Italian Riviera with Paul Martin
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 Engrelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Paul Martin
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Unknown: Charles Price
Introduced By: Franklin Engrelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
' Oh my papa '; ' I want some money ';
'Tulips from Amsterdam '
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


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

: Leslie Phillips, Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee 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


from the Auld Kirk of Ayr with the united choirs of the Ayr Churches, conducted by James R. Leddell
Hymns introduced by the Rev. William P. Howat
Organist. Leslie R. Thornton
Our Duty of Praise
The Lord of heaven, confess (Tune,
St. John)
Now thank we all our God (Tune, Nun
Child in the manger (Tune. Bunessan) There is a green hill (Tune, Horsley) The Lord is risen indeed (Tune, Old
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
(Tune, Veni Creator)
0 brother man. fold to thy heart thy brother (Tune. Intercessor)
New every morning (Tune, Melcombe)


Unknown: Auld Kirk
Conducted By: James R. Leddell
Organist: Rev. William P. Howat
Organist: Leslie R. Thornton


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

: Alan Keith introduces YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

See top of page and page 5



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

Shipping Forecast en 1,500 m.

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