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: 1,500 m.

Shipping Forecast

: Your Holiday Weather

hy 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 Whlteway )
Introduced by Dillwyn Owen Programme arranged and conducted by Rae Jenkins


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

: New* Summary

A SEQUENCE of music for the beginning of the day
Arranged by Harold Rogers


Arranged By: Harold Rogers

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


with The John Barry Seven
Plus Four and Maureen Evans
Going Vpt
Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
Folk Beat
Wally Whyton
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: John Barry
Unknown: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Wally Whyton
Produced By: Brian Matthew


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Produced by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: People's Service

from Loughton Union Church, Essex, conducted by the Rev. Walter Macdonald
* The Great Revolution
3—' The People '
Organist. W. A. Butter
Choirmaster. R. Mountford
Reader. A. W. Gamier


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 and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS

13-' Invest with Richard' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Molly Weir
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Brad Ashton , and Bebe Daniels
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Brad Ashton
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Beyond Our Ken

[Starring] Kenneth Horne
A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman
with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee, Pat Lancaster
The Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Writer: Eric Merriman
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Producer: Jacques Brown
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
[Actor]: Fraser Hayes
Singer: Pat Lancaster
Musicians: The Fraser Hayes Four
Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: Peter Haigh introduces

A sound approach to the cinema including
Peter NOBLE talking to Stanley Baker
Sound-track from
' Cone o/ Silence' starring Michael Craig
Peter Cushing , Bernard Lee
Elizabeth Seal , George Sanders also Andr Morell
Cannes Film Festival
GORDON Gow reports from Cannes and Interviews some of the film personalities there
Sound* Familiar (or otherwise)
DESMOND CARRINGTON and Spencer HALE test your memory of films old and new
Sound-track from
* The Last Angry Man ' starring Paul Muni and David Wayoa
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Trafford Whitelock
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Stanley Baker
Unknown: Michael Craig
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Bernard Lee
Unknown: Elizabeth Seal
Unknown: George Sanders
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Paul Muni
Unknown: David Wayoa
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Peter Yorke in MELODY HOUR

featuring Michael Desmond and the Peter Yorke Orchestra with recorded items by Edward Rubach and Robert Docker
Introduced by Tony Raymont
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Michael Desmond
Unknown: Peter Yorke Orchestra
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker
Introduced By: Tony Raymont
Produced By: Eric Arden

: Duncan Mclntyre

as James Pearson and Ronald Baddiley as Sam Jolly in ' SCOTSMEN'S GOLD'
A new serial in ten episodes by G. K. Saunders
Episode 4
Violin played by Billy Miller
Production by Audrey Cameron
James Pearson 's general store on the Lindis Pass gold diggings was burnt out by fire, generally thought to have been started by Steve the Squealer at the instigation of Andrew Wilson , a rival storekeeper. It was started to force Pearson to reveal the whereabouts of £ i,ooo worth of gold he was keeping for some of the diggers. Wilson spreads the story that Pearson himself had started the fire to cover his own theft of the gold, but Pearson, at a public meeting of the diggers, is absolved of all blame. News reaches the Lindis Pass of a much larger gold strike on the Tuapeka River south of Dunedin.


Unknown: James Pearson
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Unknown: Sam Jolly
Unknown: G. K. Saunders
Played By: Billy Miller
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: James Pearson
Unknown: Andrew Wilson
The storyteller: Norman Claridge
Robert Pearson: Glen Grant
Sam Jolly: Ronald Baddiley
Martha: Paddy Turner
Jane Pearson: Mairhi Russell
James Pearson: Duncan McIntyre
Daniel Hathaway: John Humphry
George Gruff: George Merritt
Bank teller: Douglas Storm
Policeman: Tom Watson
Elderly shopkeeper: John Graham
A thief: Michael Turner
A passer-by: Tom Watson

: Franklin Ertgelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Havant and Waterloo, Hants
(including Hayling Island) to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adama
Song's simply sung for song lovers
Tonight's programme includes: ' Love is just around the corner'
' When my dream-boat comes home'
' Upidee '
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


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

: Does the Team Think?

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Cyril Fletcher , Arthur Askey
In the chair McDonald Hobley
Special guest, Pat Smythe
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by Edward Taylor


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Pat Smythe
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: James McKechnie

and Bill Kerr in • THE FLYING DOCTOR' with Rosemary Miller and Bettina Dickson
Stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
11-' Better than Brando '
Script by Rex Rienits
Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Script By: Rex Rienits
Production By: Vernon Harris

: /,,SU NEWS

: Michael Brooke plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn singing from St. Mary of the Angels Roman Catholic Church, Cardiff
Hymns introduced by Father George Songhurst
New praises be given to Christ newly crowned (Tune, Joanna)
Rise. glorious victor, rise (Tune,
Holy Spirit, from the height (Tune,
Veni, Sancte Spiritus)
Soul of my saviour (Tune, Anima
Praise to the holiest (Tune, Billing) 0 Mother blest (Tune, St. Ursula)
Hear thv children, gentle Jesua
(Tune, Gordon)
0 Ddewi Santaidd (Tune, St. David)
Prayers and blessing by Father Dominic Allen, o.s.B.
Combined choirs conducted by Jim Frost
Organist, Denis McCarthy


Introduced By: Father George Songhurst
Organist: Denis McCarthy

: On Stage, Everybody!

Evelyn Laye introduces On Stage, Everybody!
A spectacular in sound
This week's new voice from France
Gogo from 'The Golden Touch'
Evelyne Ker, John Hanson, Barbara Windsor, Isabelle Lucas, Dennis Lotis and the Rita Williams Singers featuring a parade of songs from 'Harlem Heatwave,' 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Silk Stockings,' 'The Vagabond King,' 'Carmen Jones,' 'Flower Drum Song,' 'Mr. Wonderful,' 'Show Boat,' 'Girl Crazy,' 'Pieces of Eight,' 'Porgy and Bess,' 'Lights Up,' 'The Fleet's Lit Up'
Evelyn Laye recalls a famous musical play in which she has starred
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Written by Robert Bishop
Production by Ronnie Hill
(BBC Recording)


Writer: Robert Bishop
Production By: Ronnie Hill
Presenter: Evelyn Laye
Performer: Evelyne Ker
Performer: John Hanson
Performer: Barbara Windsor
Performer: Isabelle Lucas
Performer: Dennis Lotis
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
Musicians: The BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: Alan Keith introduces YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

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


Association Football: a report from Budapest on the international match between Hungary and England


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

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