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: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the ' Met ' Office

: News Summary; A Sequence of Music

Arranged by Patience Sheffield


Arranged By: Patience Sheffield

: 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
Waller 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

: Easy Beat

Stepping out in their Sunday Best
Bert Weedon and the Easy Beats
Maureen Evans, and Dick Jordan
Going Up! Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
This week's guests: The Shadows
Folk Beat: Wally Whyton


Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Dick Jordan
Unknown: Wally Whyton
Producer: Brian Matthew

: People's Service

from the Parish Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth, conducted by the Vicar, Prebendary Alan Cooper
' Public Execution '
2—' The criminal's identity *
Organist. P. W. Liddicoat


Unknown: Prebendary Alan
Organist: P. W. Liddicoat

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast 247 m. and VHF: 'Good Listening'

Some news of current programmes

: Two-Way Family Favourites

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

: Meet the Huggetts: 8: Cry Wolf

[Starring] Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison
with Charles Leno


Mr Huggett: Jack Warner
Mrs Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
[Actor]: Charles Leno
Production: Jacques Brown

: The Best of the Best: The Goon Show

A chance to hear again some of the best light entertainment programmes
with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan
Produced by John Browell
(The recorded broadcast of December 31 in the Home Service)


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Produced By: John Browell

: Peter Haigh introduces MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema including
PETER NOBLE with news from the British studios
Sound-track from
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn starring Tony Randall , Eddie Hodges , Archie Moore , and Mickey Shaughnessy
An interview with SHIRLEY Jones
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise)
Desmond CARRINGTON and SPENCER Hale test your memory of films
Sound-track from Li'l Abner starring Peter Palmer with Leslie Parrish. Stubby Kaye and Stella Stevens
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Script by Marjorie Bilbow and Antony Bilbow Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Huckleberry Finn
Unknown: Tony Randall
Unknown: Eddie Hodges
Unknown: Archie Moore
Unknown: Mickey Shaughnessy
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Peter Palmer
Unknown: Leslie Parrish.
Unknown: Stubby Kaye
Unknown: Stella Stevens
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Script By: Marjorie Bilbow
Script By: Antony Bilbow
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Cyril Ornadel in MELODY HOUR

featuring Dennis Lotis
Reub Silver and Marion Day and The Cyril Ornadel Orchestra
Introduced by John Dunn
Produced by James Dufour


Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Reub Silver
Unknown: Marion Day
Introduced By: John Dunn
Produced By: James Dufour

: Lewis Stringer in 'FARAWAY'

by J. B. Priestley
Dramatised as a serial for broadcasting in eight parts by Howard Agg 4-' On the Move '
Guitarist. Louis Gallo
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
William Dursley has entered into partnership with Commander Ivybridge and Mr. Ramsbottom for the purpose of exploring the island of 'Faraway' and they have agreed to send a cable to P. T. Riley in San Francisco who has the latitude of the island, offering him a share in the syndicate they have formed. If the reply from P. T. Riley is satisfactory then they are on the brink of a strange and exciting adventure.


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Unknown: Howard Agg
Guitarist: Louis Gallo
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: William Dursley
Unknown: P. T. Riley
The Storyteller: Simon Lack
Mr Ramsbottom: Trevor Martin
Commander Ivybridge: James Thomason
William Dursley: Lewis Stringer
Mrs Gurney: Christine Lindsay
Garsuvin: Rolf Lefebvre
Richard Greenlaw: Frank Partington
Telephone Operator: Toni Weinberg
P T Riley: June Tobin

: Franklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

He recently visited
Barmouth, Merioneth to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Gordon Williams


Produced By: Gordon Williams


with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
Let's all sing like the birdies sing
' The echo told me a lie '
' Among my souvenirs '
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John BroweU


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

: Does the Team Think?

The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards
Ted Ray
Tommy Trinder
Bernard Braden
In the chair, Peter Haigh
Special guest, Fred Yule
Produced by Edward Taylor


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Fred Yule
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: 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.
22-' A Question of Courage '


Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Bettina Dickson


: Music From Wales

with Beti Jones (soprano)
Massed Male Choirs
National Brass Band of Wales
Conductor, T. J. Powell
Guest Conductor, Mansel Thomas
(Recording of part of last night's concert at the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales. Cardiff


Soprano: Beti Jones
Conductor: T. J. Powell
Conductor: Mansel Thomas


Community hymn-singing from the chapel of the National Hospital, Queen Square, London
Organist. Norman Priddle
Hail to the Lord's anointed (Tune.
At even ere the sun was set (Tune.
Thou to whom the sick and dying
(Tune. Requiem)
Thine arm. 0 Lord. in days of old
(Tune. St. Matthew)
From thee all skill and science flow
(Tune. Belmont)
Immortal love. for ever full (Tune,
Holy Father, in thy mercy (Tune,
May the grace of Christ our Saviour
(Tune. Love Divine)
Hymns introduced by Rex Palmer
Final prayers and blessing by the Rev. S. W. Artless


Organist: Norman Priddle
Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Rev. S. W. Artless


introduces and conducts
MUSIC OF DISTINCTION played by his world-famous Concert Orchestra
The programme includes items from some of Mantovani's recent recordings
Among tonight's melodies:
' Lonely Ballerina '
' Jeanie with the light brown hair '
Produced by Cyril Drake


Produced By: Cyril Drake

: Alan Keith introduces YOUR HUNDRED BEST TUNES

A further series featuring gramophone records of a hundred more 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


Christian words and music


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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