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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: 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
Guest artists,
Johnny Pearson (piano)
Mickey Binelli (accordion)
Produced by Bill Sullivan and Norman Mead


Unknown: John Jezard
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Piano: Johnny Pearson
Accordion: Mickey Binelli
Produced By: Bill Sullivan
Produced By: Norman Mead

: 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 '
2—' The Cure '
Organist, Therese McCusker


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 Boya 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
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

3-' Don't put your daughter on the stage, Mr. Lyon '

: James McKechnie and Bill Kerr in ' THE FLYING DOCTOR'

with Rosemary Miller and Bettina Dickson
A new series of stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
1—' The New Girl'


Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Bettina Dickson


A sound approach to the cinema
Introduced by Peter Haigh and including
Around the British Studios with Peter Noble
Highlights from:
' Jazz Boat' starring
Anthony Newley. Anne Aubrey
Bernie Winters , James Booth and Ted Heath and his Music
A Few Words from
Dean Stockwell
Bounds Familiar (or otherwise) to test your memory of films old and new
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Pocket Edition
'The Wreck of the Mary Deare ' starring
Gary Cooper and Chariton Heston and guest stars Michael Redgrave
Emlyn Williams. Cecil Parker
Alexander Knox and Virginia McKenna
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Anthony Newley.
Unknown: Anne Aubrey
Unknown: Bernie Winters
Unknown: James Booth
Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Dean Stockwell
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Mary Deare
Unknown: Gary Cooper
Unknown: Chariton Heston
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Unknown: Emlyn Williams.
Unknown: Cecil Parker
Unknown: Alexander Knox
Unknown: Virginia McKenna
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Geoff Love in MELODY HOUR

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


Unknown: Julie Dawn
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:
Pianist. Arthur Dulay
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Novel By: Francis Brett Young
Unknown: Lionel Brown
Pianist: Arthur Dulay
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Dr Bradley: Trevor Martin
Emma: Marjorie Westbury
Martin Lacey: Rolf Lefebvre
Professor Cartwright: Tom Fleming
Hospital Porter: Hugh Dickson
The Dean, Professor Borden: Wilfrid Grantham
Ted: Tom Watson
Janet Medhurst: June Tobio

: Down Your Way

Franklin Engelmann comes Down Your Way. He recently visited Baker Street, London to meet some of the people who live and work there. They talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music.


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes: ' In the good old summer time '
' All through the night '
' Chick-chick-chick-chick-chicken
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


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

: The Navy Lark

by Laurie Wyman
Stephen Murray, Jon Pertwee Leslie Phillips join in The Navy Lark
A weekly and surely fictitious account of events in a naval detachment only loosely connected with the Senior Service.
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Writer: Laurie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston
[Actor]: Stephen Murray
[Actor]: Jon Pertwee
[Actor]: Leslie Phillips

: Does the Team Think?

The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Tommy Trinder , Bernard Braden
In the chair, McDonald Hobley
This week's guest, Judy Grinham


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Judy Grinham


: David Geary plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from St. Nicholas' Church, White-haven, Cumberland, by combined Anglican and Free Church choirs of the town and district
Conductor, J. T. Pape Organist, A. Robertson
Hymns introduced by Randal Herley
O worship the King (Tune, Hanover) The Lord is King (Tune. Church
Jesu. lover of my soul (Tune, Aberystwyth)
O sacred Head. surrounded (Tune,
Passion Chorale)
We sing the praise (Tune, Breslau) The Head that once was crowned
(Tune, St. Magnus)
Lo! He comes with clouds descending
(Tune, Helmsley)
City of God (Tune. Richmond)
Prayer and blessing by the Vicar, the Rev. T. R. B. Hodgson


Conductor: J. T. Pape
Organist: A. Robertson
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Unknown: Rev. T. R. B. Hodgson


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

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 1,5M

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