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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: 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

: Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO!

visits Harlech, Merioneth with Mabel at ' the table' and Harry Hudson at the piano


Unknown: Harry Hudson

: People's Service

from the Roman Catholic Church of the Holy Family, Ince Blundell , near Liverpool; conducted by Father George Songhurst
' A Matter of Life and Death '
1—'The Disease '
Organist, Therese McCusker


Unknown: Ince Blundell
Conducted By: Father George Songhurst
Organist: Therese McCusker

: 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 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 Produced by Glyn Jones


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Mr. Wakey-Wakey
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

2— ' The Unwelcome Guest'

: 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 with Peter Noble
Highlights from
' Moment of Danger ' starring Trevor Howard
Dorothy Dandridge , Edmund Purdom
A Few Words from John Mills
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory ot films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
' A Touch of Larceny ' starring James Mason
Vera Miles , and George Sanders
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Dorothy Dandridge
Unknown: Edmund Purdom
Unknown: John Mills
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Vera Miles
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Geoff Love in MELODY HOUR

featuring Julie Dawn
The Dennis Wilson Trio and the Geoff Love Orchestra
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Dennis Wilson Trio
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: Trevor Martin and Marjorie Westbury in 'DR. BRADLEY REMEMBERS'

The novel by Francis Brett Young arranged for broadcasting in nine parts by Lionel Brown
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Novel By: Francis Brett Young
Unknown: Lionel Brown
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Dr Bradley: Trevor Martin
Emma: Marjorie Westbury
Mr Laxton: Norman Claridge
Walter Delahay: Jack May
Lavinia Bradley: Annabel Maule
Martin Lacey: Rolf Lefebvre
Hospital porter: Hugh Dickson
The Dean, Professor Borden: Wilfrid Grantham
Diggle: John Hollis


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 climbing holiday in the Lake District from Norman Turner and winter sporting in Austria with Franklin Engelmann
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 Paul Martin
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Norman Turner
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK.
Unknown: Charles Price
Introduced By: Paul Martin
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
' She wears red feathers '
' Love and marriage '
' By the light of the silvery moon
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


Unknown: Laurie Wyman

: 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 the Kenton Methodist Church, Harrow, Middlesex, led by the church choir
Organist, A. W. Alcock
Conductor, J. T. Mack
Hymns introduced by John Glen
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
(Tune, Mannheim)
Love divine all loves excelling (Tune,
Love Divine)
Souls of men (Tune, Cross of Christ) Lord, thy word abideth (Tune, Ravenshaw)
Abide with me (Tune, Eventide)
Jesus, we thus obey (Tune, St.
All praise to our redeeming Lord
(Tune, Lucius)
Through all the changing scenes of life (Tune, Wiltshire)
Blessing by the Minister, the Rev. Ronald Pearce


Organist: A. W. Alcock
Conductor: J. T. MacK
Introduced By: John Glen
Unknown: Rev. Ronald Pearce


introducing the Peter Knight Concert 6rchestra
(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


Unknown: Peter Knight
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

A series featuring gramophone records of the hundred most popular pieces chosen by listeners



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 1,509 m.

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