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: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the_: Met' Office

: News Summary A SEQUENCE

of music
Arranged by John Powell


Arranged By: John Powell

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
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: Valborg 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
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan


Bert Weedon and the Easy Beats
Maureen Evans and Dick Jordan
Go'ng Up?: Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
This week's guests:
The Jeff Rowena Quintet
Folk Beat:
The Galliards featuring
Jimmie Macgregor and Robin Hall
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Dick Jordan
Produced By: Brian Matthew

: People's Service

from Kensington Chapel, London; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. T. C. Micklem
'The Human Touch '
Organist, John Mansfield
Reader, Anna Cox '


Unknown: Rev. T. C. Micklem
Reader: Anna Cox

: 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 Derek Hale


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Derek Hale

: 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


11—' All at Sea '

: The Best of the Best: Beyond Our Ken

A sort of radio show
Hear again some of the best light entertainment programmes
[Starring] Kenneth Horne
Written by Eric Merriman with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee, Pat Lancaster
(The recorded broadcast of July 1)


Written By: Eric Merriman
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Pat Lancaster

: Peter Haigh introduces MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema including
PETER NOBLE with news from the British studios
Sound-track from
' Dentist in the Chair starring
Bob Monkhouse. Kenneth Connor Eric Barker , and Peggy Cummins
Adaptation by Roy Bradford
Gordon Gow introduces music from
' Black Orpheus
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise)
DESMOND CARRINGTON and SPENCER HALE test your memory of films
Sound-track from
' The Lost World' starring
Michael Rennie , Jill St. John David Hedison. Claude Rains and Fernando Lamas
Script by Trafford Whitelock Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse.
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Introduces: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Michael Rennie
Unknown: Jill St. John
Unknown: David Hedison.
Unknown: Claude Rains
Unknown: Fernando Lamas
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Bernard Monshin in MELODY HOUR

The Bryan Rodwell Quartet
Julie Dawn and the Bernard Monshin
Tango Orchestra
Introduced by Colin Doran
Produced by Eric Arden


Unknown: Bryan Rodwell
Introduced By: Colin Doran
Produced By: Eric Arden

: Lewis Stringer in 'FARAWAY'

by J. B. Priestley
Dramatised by Howard Agg
7-' Island Rights '
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
Watching from the entrance to the cave on the beach at Faraway Island where they have taken shelter from the storm, William Dursley, Commander Ivybridge, and Mr. Ramsbottom see the warship, which had just fired a shell over their heads, round the headland and turn towards the shore. They see the anchor lowered, and they see the flag flying from the mast. Friend or enemy?


Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Dramatised By: Howard Agg
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
The Storyteller: Simon Lack
William Dursley: Lewis Stringer
Cmdr Ivybridge: James Thomason
Mr Ramsbottom: Trevor Martin
Spanish Officer: Gabriel Woolf
Garsuvin: Rolf Lefebvre

: FrAnklin Engelmann comes DOWN YOUR WAY

to meet some of the British organisers and competitors at the Olympic Games in Rome who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Recorded by arrangement with Radiotefevisione Italiana


Arrangement With: Radiotefevisione Italiana


with the Adam Singers Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme Includes:
' Little Dolly Daydream '
' By the Fireside '
Three Little Fishes'
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell


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

: Something to Shout About

[Starring] Michael Medwin with Eleanor Summerfield, Fenella Fielding and Joan Sims


Michael Lightfoot: Michael Medwin
Maggie: Eleanor Summerfield
Janet: Fenella Fielding
Mavis: Joan Sims

: The Flying Doctor: 25: The No-Hopers

Stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.


: John Hobday plays records JUST FOR YOU

A personal request programme


Community hymn-singing from Midhurst Parish Church, Sussex
Hymns introduced by Professor W. K. Stanton
God of mercy (Tune, Heathlands)
For the beauty of the earth (Tune.
What tongue can tell thy greatness,
Lord (Tune, Wie schon leuchtet)
Ye holy angels bright (Tune, Darwall's 148th)
God the Father's only Son (Tune,
All Red the River)
Happy are they (Tune, Blnchester)
Come. ye people, rise and sing (Tune,
Hampton Lucy)
Give to our God Immortal praise
(Tune. Warrington)
Prayer and Blessing by the Vicar, the Rev. Colin Docker
Organist and Choirmaster,
Aubrey Bland


Introduced By: Professor W. K. Stanton
Choirmaster: Aubrey Bland


introduces and conducts
MUSIC OF DISTINCTION played by his world-famous Concert Orchestra
The programme includes items from some of Mantovani's recent records
Among tonight's melodies: 'Tenderly'; 'Gypsy Love*
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 ov

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