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: 1,500 m.

Shipping Forecast

: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the ' Met' Office

: News 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
Jennifer Archer: Valbourg Maitland
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 Chester


with Bert Weedon
The Easy Beats and The Bert Weedon Quartet and Maureen Evans
Going Up?
Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
Folk Beat
The Thames-side Four
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: Bert Weedon
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
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 the Chapel of Guy's Hospital London, conducted by the Very Rev. George E. Rein dorp. Provost of Southwark
' Facing The Truth '
8—' Why all this suffering '
Organist, Jessie Thomas
11 55 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF: ' Good Listening Some news of current programmes


Unknown: Very Rev. George E. Rein
Organist: Jessie Thomas


Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Carole Carr and Bill Crozier


Unknown: Carole Carr
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

: Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in ' MEET THE HUGGETTS

with Charles Leno
6-' Days of Daze '
Other parts played by Ian Sadler
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Charles Leno
Played By: Ian Sadler
Written By: Eddie Maguire
Production By: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: Malcolm Ranson
Jane: Alanna Boyce
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno

: Kenneth Home in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman
Incidental music by Edwin Braden
Produced by Jacques Brown


Written By: Eric Merriman
Music By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: Peter Haigh introduces MOVIE-GO-ROUND

a sound approach to the cinema including
PETER NOBLE with news from the British studio*
Sound-track from
The Savage Innocents starring
Anthony Quinn and Yoko Tanl
Interviews with STANLEY KRAMER and GENE KELLY at the Berlin Film Festival
Bounds Familiar (or otherwise)
DESMOND CARRINGTON and SPENCER HALE test your memory of films
Sound-track from Sons and Lover3 starring Trevor Howard
Wendy Hiller. Dean Stockwell Mary Ure. and Heather Sears Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Script by Marjorie Bilbow and Antony Bilbow Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Anthony Quinn
Unknown: Stanley Kramer
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Unknown: Wendy Hiller.
Unknown: Stockwell Mary Ure.
Script By: Marjorie Bilbow
Unknown: Antony Bilbow
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


from the Pier Pavilion, Llandudno
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Diane Dubarry and Phyllis Sellick
Introduced by David Bevan
Produced by John Tylee
In association with the Llandudno Pier Co... Ltd.


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Diane Dubarry
Unknown: Phyllis Sellick
Introduced By: David Bevan
Produced By: John Tylee


by J. B. Priestley
William Dursley , a confirmed bachelor, was placidly content with his comfortable, if rather solitary life, in the market town of Buntingham. Little did he think, when one night the 9.20 Ipswich express drew in, that the stout elderly man, immensely broad in a thick ulster, who stepped on to the platform, would disrupt his peaceful existence.


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: William Dursley

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Penrith, Cumberland 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
217 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:
' I've told every little star '
' Old King Cole '
'There's a good time coming' 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
Richard Murdoch , Derek Roy
In the chair, Peter Haigh
Special guest, Ivy Benson


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Peter Haigh

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

with Rosemary Miller and Bettina Dickson
A series of stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
19-' State of Emergency '


Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Bettina Dickson



Hungary v. Great Britain
An illustrated report on the last day of this international match at Budapest, introduced by Alun Williams , with comments and summaries by Pat Besford


Introduced By: Alun Williams
Unknown: Pat Besford

: John Hobday plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from St. John's Parish Church, Spark-hill, Birmingham
Hymns introduced: by William Purcell
Organist, A. B. Adams
Conductor, Barrie Grayson
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
(Tune, St. Denio)
Father, hear the prayer we offer
(Tune Sussex)
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(Tune, Repton)
0 happy band of pilgrims (Tune, .
Just as I am (Tune. A. and M 285)
God is working his purpose out
(Tune. Benson)
Love divine, all loves excelling (Tune,
Biaenwern) 1
The day thou gavest, Lord is ended
(Tune, A. and M. 477)
Prayers and blessing by the Vioar the Rev. John W. Jackson


Organist: A. B. Adams
Conductor: Barrie Grayson
Unknown: Rev. John W. Jackson


introduces and conducts
MUSIC OF DISTINCTION played by his world-famous Concert Orchestra
The programme includes items from some of Mantovani's recent recording*
Among tonight's melodies:
' Summertime in Venice '
' Etmperor Waltz '
Produced by Cyril Drake


Produced By: Cyril Drake

: Alan Keith introduces YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

A. series featuring gramophone 'ecords 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


David Geary with music to set you dreaming
Produced by Derek Cutner


Unknown: David Geary
Produced By: Derek Cutner

: The End of the Day

Christian words and music.


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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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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