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: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the ' Met' office


with ' David '
Kelvin Thomas
Keith Griffin
The Silver Stars
Conductor, Hubert C. Williams and the strings of the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whtteway)
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen
Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


Unknown: Kelvin Thomas
Unknown: Keith Griffin
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

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: 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 Larking: Kay Hudson
Jimmy Grange: Alan Rothwell
Mr Grenville: Michael Shaw


with The John Barry Seven
Plus Four and Maureen Evans
Going Upt
Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
Folk Beat
Jimmie Macgregor and Robin Hall
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: John Barry
Unknown: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Unknown: Robin Hall
Produced By: Brian Matthew


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby and Gilbert Harding
(' Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick )


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: People's Service

from St. John's Parish Church, Longbridge, Birmingham, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev.John Morris
' Memo for May Day
1 Corinthians 3, v. 9:
' We are God's fellow-workers
Organist, Michael Leigh


Unknown: Rev.John Morris
Organist: Michael Leigh

: 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
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: Bebe Daniels, Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

10—'Maid to Measure ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Molly Weir , Doris Rogers


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Doris Rogers

: Kenneth Home in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman


Written By: Eric Merriman

: Peter Haigh introduces MOVIE-GO-ROUND

PETER NOBLE talking to director Ken Hughes
Sound-track from
'Beyond the Curtain' starring Richard Greene
Eva Bartok and Marius Goring
Introducing current film music
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise)
DESMOND CARRINGTON and Spencer HALE test your memory of films old and new
Sound-track from
'The League of Gentlemen' starring Jack Hawkins
Nigel Patrick , Roger Livesey and Richard Attenborough
Adaptation by Roy Bradford Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Director: Ken Hughes
Unknown: Richard Greene
Unknown: Eva Bartok
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Unknown: Nigel Patrick
Unknown: Roger Livesey
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

featuring Andy Cole
Edward Rubach and Robert Docker and The Peter Yorke Orchestra
Introduced by Tony Raymont
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Introduced By: Tony Raymont
Produced By: Eric Arden


: See above

: Franklin Engelmanm comet DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
March, Cambridgeshire to meet local people who talked about their lives' and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson
5.58 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF: Interlude


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes: ' Sing me a song of the Islands' Brother, can you spare a dime
' The sunshine of your smile ' Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


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

: Does the Team Think?

The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray, Tommy Trinder, Cyril Fletcher
In the chair, McDonald Hobley
Special guest, Peter Cavanagh


Panellist: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Tommy Trinder
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: McDonald Hobley
Guest: Peter Cavanagh


: Michael Brooke plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


From the BBC Theatre, Bristol
Singing led by the Choir of Fair-field Grammar School
Conductor, W. J. Richards
Hymns introduced by Alan Gibson
Lord of all being, throned afar (Tune,
Forth in thy name, 0 Lord, I go
(Tune, Angels' Song)
Servant of all, to toil for man (Tune.
Dismiss me not thy service, Lord
(Tune, Tynemouth)
When wilt thou save the people?
(Tune. Commonwealth)
They who tread the path (Tune,
Fill thou my life. 0 Lord my God
(Tune, S. Fulbert)
Thy kingdom come, 0 God (Tune,
S. Cecilia)
Prayer and Blessing by Prebendary Martin Willson


Conductor: W. J. Richards
Introduced By: Alan Gibson
Unknown: Martin Willson

: Evelyn Laye introduces ON STAGE, EVERYBODY!

A spectacular in sound
This week's musical star from the world of revue
Beryl Reid
George Chakiris
Barbara Leigh , Bill O'Connor and the Rita Williams Singers featuring a parade of songs from
' My Fair Lady,' 'One to Another, ' Love From Judy,' West Side Story,' ' Mr. Wonderful,' ' Call Me Madam.' ' The Pajama Game,' ' This Year of Grace,' ' Chrysanthemum,' Lady in the Dark,' ' The Billy Barnes Revue.' ' Annie Get Your Gun'
Evelyn Laye recalls a famous musical play
In which she has starred
Behind the Scenes
An interview with 'Mr. Spectacular*
Robert Nesbitt
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowita
Written by Robert Bishop Production by Ronnie Hill


Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: George Chakiris
Unknown: Barbara Leigh
Unknown: Bill O'Connor
Singers: Rita Williams
Unknown: Billy Barnes
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Robert Nesbitt
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowita
Written By: Robert Bishop
Production By: Ronnie Hill

: Alan Keith introduce* YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

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



invites you to
PETE'S PARTY 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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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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