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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 Whiteway)
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


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
Hazel White: Mary Cheater


with The John Barry Seven
Plus Four and Maureen Evans
Going Upf
Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
Folk Beat from the Steve Benbow Folk Four with Nadia Cattouse
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: John Barry
Unknown: Maureen Evans
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


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: People's Service

from Kenley and Purley Methodist Church, Godstone Road, Purley, Surrey, conducted by the Rev. W. J. Platt, D.D., of the British and Foreign Bible Society
' World Journey'
2— ' Asia's Hungry Young Men'
Organist, W. C. Guthrie
Minister, the Rev. A. H. Arnett


Unknown: Rev. W. J. Platt, D.D.,
Organist: W. C. Guthrie
Unknown: Rev. A. H. Arnett

: 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

16—' My four-legged friend ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Molly Weir


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Molly Weir

: Peter Haigh introduces MOVIE-GO-ROUND

a sound approach to the cinema including
Peter Noble with news from the British studios
Sound-track from
' Drum Crazy' starring Sal Mineo
Susan Kohner , and James Darren
Introducing current film music
'Sounds Familiar' (or otherwise)
DESMOND CARRINGTON and SPENCER Hale test your memory of films
Sound-track from ' The Challenge' starring Jayne Mansfield
Anthony Quayle , and Carl Mohner
Adaptation by Marjorie Bilbow and Antony Bilbow
Script by Trafford Whitelock Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Sal Mineo
Unknown: Susan Kohner
Unknown: James Darren
Unknown: Stanley Black
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Unknown: Anthony Quayle
Unknown: Carl Mohner
Unknown: Marjorie Bilbow
Unknown: Antony Bilbow
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Max Jaffa in Melody Hour

with Andy Cole
The Dennis Wilson Trio and The Max Jaffa Orchestra
Introduced by David Geary Produced by James Dufour
(Max Jaffa is at the Spa, Scarborough)


Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Dennis Wilson Trio
Introduced By: David Geary
Produced By: James Dufour
Unknown: Max Jaffa

: Duncan McIntyre as James Pearson and Ronald Baddilcy as Sam Jolly in 'SCOTSMEN'S GOLD*

A new serial in ten episodes by G. K. Saunders
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by David Bird
Nigel Anthony , and Nicholas Edmett
Violin played by Billy Miller
Production by Audrey Cameron
Sam Jolly has persuaded his partner, James Pearson , to go to the new diggings at Gabriel's Gully. There, Pearson's luck turns-in the first week they wash up the best part of £ IOO's worth of gold. These new diggings fill up rapidly with adventurers and criminals of all types, and it is the attention of some of these characters lhat sends Pearson hurrying off to Dunedin to register their claim.


Unknown: G. K. Saunders
Played By: David Bird
Played By: Nigel Anthony
Violin: Nicholas Edmett
Played By: Billy Miller
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Sam Jolly
Unknown: James Pearson
The storyteller: Norman Claridge
Robert Pearson: Glen Grant
Sam Jolly: Ronald Baddjley
James Pearson: Duncan McLntyre
Blacklock: Philip Cunningham
Martha: Paddy Turner
Jenkins: Charles Simon
Tip: George Hagan
Joe: Michael Turner
Andrew Wilson: Tom Watson
Jane Pearson: Mairhi Russell
Steve the Squealer: John Hollis
Harold: John Rye

: Franklin Engelmann comet DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Whipsnade Zoo to meet some of the people who work there. They 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 Adams
Songs simply sung for song lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
' You don't have to tell me, I know
' Glorious beer '
' I'm happy when I'm hiking' 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
Cyril Fletcher , Derek Roy
In the chair, McDonald Hobley
Special guest: Dai Rees


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Dai Rees

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

with Rosemary Miller and Bettina Dickson
14-' A Bit of Psychology'


Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Bettina Dickson



East Germany v. Great Britain
An illustrated report on the last day of this international match at Leipzig, introduced by Alun Wil liams with comments and summaries by Pat Besford


Introduced By: Alun Wil
Unknown: Pat Besford

: Michael Brooke plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from the Junior Leaders' Regiment, Royal Engineers, Old Patk Barracks, Dover, accompanied by the string orchestra of the Royal Engineers Corps Band, Chatham
Director of Music,
Major Basil Brown. M.B.E.
A safe stronghold our God is still
(Tune, Ein' feste Burg)
0 worship the King (Tune. Hanover) To the name of our salvation (Tune,
Gracious Spirit, Holy Ghost (Tune,
Thy hand. 0 God, has guided (Tune.
Lead us. heavenly Father, lead us
(Tune. Mannheim)
Let saints on earth in concert sing
(Tune. Dundee)
Forth in thv name, 0 Lord, I go
(Tune. Song 34)
Hymns introduced by John Glen
Final prayer and blessing bv the Chaplain the Rev: J. W. Galbraith , c.t.


Unknown: Major Basil Brown.
Introduced By: John Glen
Unknown: J. W. Galbraith

: On Stage, Everybody!

Evelyn Laye introduces On Stage, Everybody!
A spectacular in sound

This week's musical stars from two star musicals:
Fenella Fielding, Daniel Massey, Denis Martin, Rita Williams, Roberta Destl and the Rita Williams Singers featuring a parade of songs from 'Hit the Deck,' 'Carousel,' 'Wonder Bar,' 'South Pacific,' 'A to Z,' 'Living for Pleasure,' 'Irma La Douce,' 'Riverside Nights,' 'Make Me an Offer,' 'Bless The Bride,' 'Dam Yankees,' 'Song of Norway,' 'Anything Goes,' 'West Side Story,' 'Set to Music'
From the 'Turntable Theatre'
A studio excerpt from Gordon Jenkin's 'Manhattan Tower'
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Written by Robert Bishop
Production by Ronnie Hill


Writer: Robert Bishop
Production: Ronnie Hill
Presenter: Evelyn Laye
Performer: Fenella Fielding
Performer: Daniel Massey
Performer: Denis Martin
Performer: Rita Williams
Performer: Roberta Destl
Singers: The Rita Williams Singers
Composer (Manhattan Tower): Gordon Jenkin
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



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 1,500 m.

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