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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
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Introduced By: Dillwyn Owen
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins


of music
Arranged by Denys Gueroult


Arranged By: Denys Gueroult

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane


Stepping out in their Sunday Best
Bert Weedon and the Easy Beats
Maureen Evans. Frank Ifield Lorie Mann
Going Up! Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records
This week's guests: Peter Chester and the Consulates
Folk Beat
The Galliards featuring Jimmie Macgregor and Robin Hall
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Maureen Evans.
Unknown: Frank Ifield
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Peter Chester
Unknown: Jimmie MacGregor
Produced By: Brian Matthew

: People's Service

From the Kingsway Hall, Holborm, London, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Donald 0. Soper
Preparing for Christmas
1: Peace on Earth
Donald Cashmore , F.R.C.O.


Organist: Donald Cashmore


247 m. and VHF:
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 the man of many voices and Kathie Kay with melody and charm with The Bandits and Mr. Wakey-Wakey, himself
Script by Eddie Gurney Produced by Eric Miller


Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Eric Miller

: The Navy Lark

Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee
Leslie Phillips as Sub-Lieut. Phillips
Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No. 1
Richard Caldticott as Captain Povey
Heather Chasen as Heather
Written by Laurie Wyman
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston
Last Wednesday's recorded broadcast


Written by: Laurie Wyman
Produced by: Alastair Scott Johnston
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Sub-Lieut. Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Lieut. Murray, the No. 1: Stephen Murray
Captain Povey : Richard Caldticott
Heather: Heather Chasen
A.B. Johnson: Ronnie Barker
Lt -Cmdr Stanton: Ronnie Barker
A B Goldstein: Tenniel Evans
The Admiral: Tenniel Evans
Lieutenant Bates: Michael Bates
A. B. Ginger: Michael Bates


Ted Ray with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne
Pat Coombs
Percy Edwards in Hair today, gone tomorrow
Written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
Last Friday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont


200th edition
A sound approach to the cinema including
Peter Noble with news from the British studios
Sound-track from: Butter-field 8 starring Elizabeth Taylor
Laurence Harvey , and Eddie Fisher
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise)
Desmond Carrington , Spencer Hale test your memory of films
Stanley Black introducing current film music
Sound-track from: Suspect, starring
Tony Britton , Virginia Maskell Peter Cushing and Ian Bannen Adaptat ion by Roy Bradford
Introduced by Peter Haigh
Script by Trafford Whitelock Produced by Alfred Dunning
See page 15


Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Elizabeth Taylor
Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Eddie Fisher
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Spencer Hale
Unknown: Stanley Black
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Virginia Maskell
Unknown: Peter Cushing
Unknown: Ian Bannen
Unknown: Roy Bradford
Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Script By: Trafford Whitelock
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


The Lou Whiteson Orchestra
Rosemary Squires , Andy Cole
The Martin Slavin Sextet
The George Mitchell Singers
Henry Krein and the Montanartre Players
William Davies
Ircroduced by Tony Raymont
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Unknown: Lou Whiteson Orchestra
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Martin Slavin
Singers: Henry Krein
Unknown: William Davies
Unknown: Tony Raymont
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: Down Your Way

Franklin Englemann recently visited
KNUTSFORD, Cheshire to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Englemann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


with The Adams Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes * Stay out of the South' * Sam's Song '
* Let me call you sweetheart '
Accompanied by Jack Emblow Produced by John Browell


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

: Beyond our Ken

Kenneth Horne
In a sort of radio show, with Kenneth Williams Hugh Padick Betty Marsden , Bill Pertwee Janet Waters , The Hornets
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braben Script by Eric Merriman
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Padick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Janet Waters
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Music By: Edwin Braben
Script By: Eric Merriman



The book by Barry Pain freely adapted as a serial for radio by Derail Roberts with Clive Morton and Frances Rowe
4: The Lion Tamer
Produced! by Norman Wright
Nathaniel Brookes 's Magic Ring, sent as a bread-and-butter present by the dog-housed James Havern , is promptly spurned by Ernest Barley . But his wife Mary takes a fancy to it and wears it herself—with surprising results.


Book By: Barry Pain
Unknown: Derail Roberts
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: Frances Rowe
Produced By: Norman Wright
Unknown: Nathaniel Brookes
Unknown: James Havern
Unknown: Ernest Barley
James Havern: Hugh Dickson
Nathaniel Brookes: Lionel Gamldn
Ernest Barley: Clive Morton
George Mason: James Thomason
Rebecca Carcow: Nan Marriott-Watson
Ezra Carcow: Cyril Shaps
Maud: Freda Dowie
Jane: Virginia Hewett
Mary Barley: Frances Rowe


A personal request programme of records
Introduced by John Dunn


Introduced By: John Dunn


from King Street Parish Church, Kilmarnock, led by the united choirs of the Kilmarnock Churches, conducted by John Cleland
Hymns introduced by the Rev. George W. Michle Organist, John Crawford
Love songs of Christian man:
We love, because he first loved us
All lands and peoples, all the earth
(Tune, Gloria in excelsis)
Love came down at Christmas
(Tune, Gartan)
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
(Tune, Maryton)
Spirit of God, descend upon my heart (Tune. Song 22)
Twas on that night (Tune, Rockingham)
Loved with everlasting love (Tune.
0 brother man. foldt to thy heart thy brother (Tune, Intercessor)
Behold, the amazing gift of love
(Tune, Newington)


Conducted By: John Cleland
Organist: Rev. George W. Michle
Organist: John Crawford


Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin to welcome their guests Anne Shelton
Peter Jones Dick Emery interrupted by gate-crashers Irene Handl , Pat Coombs The Avons
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jeaard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Leader: John Jeaard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen


Introduced by Alan Keith
A series featuring gramophone records of a hundred of the most popular pieces chosen by listeners


Introduced By: Alan Keith


: Pete's Party

Pete Murray invites you to Pete's Party to hear his choice of records and some of your requests.


Presenter: Pete Murray


Music for armchair travellers with Chantal Mompoullan
Produced by Derek Cutner


Produced By: Derek Cutner


Christian words and music


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