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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
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
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
Mr Grenville: Michael Shaw
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Mary Thomas: Noreen Richards
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope


Stepping out in their Sunday Best
The Eric Delaney Band
Roy Castle
Vakrie Masters
Colin Day
Going Up! Members of the audience comment and give their opinions on three new records
This week's guests: The Ted Taylor Four
Folk Beat
Chas McDevitt and Shirley Douglass
Produced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Chas McDevitt
Unknown: Shirley Douglass
Produced By: Brian Matthew

: People's Service

From the Klngsway Hall , Holborn, London, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Donald 0. Soper
Preparing for Christmas
2: Goodwill towards men'
Donald Cashmore , F.R.C.G.


Unknown: Klngsway Hall
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


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


Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Phillips Stephen Murray
Unknown: Lieut. Murray
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Written By: Laurie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Captain Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chases
A B Johnson: Ronnie Barker
Lieut -Cmdr Stanton: Ronnie Barker
A B Goldstein: Tenniel Evans
The Admiral: Tenniel Evans
Lieut Bates: Michael Bates
A B Ginger: Michael Bates

: Ray's a Laugh: Down in the Jumble

[Starring] Ted Ray
with Kitty Bluett, Kenneth Connor, Laidman Browne, Pat Coombs, Percy Edwards
(Last Friday's recorded broadcast)


Comedian: Ted Ray
Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Percy Edwards


A sound approach to the cinema
Peter Noble with news from the British studios
Sound-track from: Pay or Die starring Ernest Borgnine
An 4nterview with Kirk Douglas
Sounds Familiar (or otherwise)
Desmond Carrington , Speneer Hale test your memory of films
Sound-track from: G.I. Blues starring Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Introduced by Peter Haigh
Script by Trafford Whitelock Produced by Alfred Dunning Recording


Unknown: Peter Noble
Unknown: Ernest Borgnine
Unknown: Kirk Douglas
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Speneer Hale
Unknown: Elvis Presley
Unknown: Juliet Prowse
Unknown: Gordon Gow
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 Montmartre Players William Davies
Introduced by Tony Raymont
Produced by Travers Thornelee


Unknown: Lou Whiteson Orchestra
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Martin Slavin
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: Tony Raymont
Produced By: Travers Thornelee


Franklin Engelmann recently visited
SELKIRK to meet local people who talked about their lives and joba and chose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: Sing Something Simple

with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply, sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme Includes: "So long, It's been good to know you"'
"Me and Jane In a plane", "There's a pawn shop on the corner"
Accompanied by Jack Emblow

(BBC recording)


Singers: The Adam Singer
Music Director: Cliff Adams
Accompanist: Jack Emblow
Producer: John Browell


Kenneth Horns
A sort of radio show, with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddich
Betty Marsden , Bill Pertwee
Jaret Waters, The Hornets
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Hugh Paddich
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


: The One Before: 5: The Ring Tightens

The book by Barry Pain freely adapted as a serial for radio by Denzil Roberts with Clive Morton and Frances Rowe
Produced by Norman Wright
Fats are in Fires! Mary Barley wean the Character-Changing Ring which invests her with a lion-tamer's disposition! Nathaniel Brookes is amused, Barley is dominated, the Tweenies are intrigued and Mary prevails. For the moment.


Book By: Barry Pain
Unknown: Denzil Roberts
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: Frances Rowe
Produced By: Norman Wright
Unknown: Nathaniel Brookes
Mr Borkin: Kenneth Dlght
Rebecca Carcow: Nan Marriott-Watson
Mary Barley: Frances Rowe
Hilda Derriford: Penelope Lee
Ernest Barley: Clive Morton
George Mason: James Thomason
Johnson: Frederick Treves
Nathaniel Brookes: Lionel Gamlin
Ezra Carcow: Cyril Shape
Customer: Michael Turner
Nathan Rosenstein: Trevor Martin
Maud: Freda Dowie
Jane: Virginia Hewett


A personal request programme of records
Introduced by John Duma


Introduced By: John Duma


Community hymn-singing from St. Antony's Roman Catholic Church, Forest Gate, London, led by choirs of St. Antony's, Forest Gate, St. Bonaventure's Grammar School, and St. Angela's High School
Hymns introduced by Father Agnellus Andrew , o.r.M.
Hark' a herald voice is sounding
(Tune, Stuttgart)
0 come, thou wisdom whose decree
(Tune, Veni Emmanuel)
Like the dawning of the morning
(Tune, TocMer Sion)
Lead, kindly light (Tune, Lux
0 bread of heaven (Tune, Tynemouth)
Mary immaculate, star of the morning (Tune, Liebster Immanuel)
My God. accept my heart this day
(Tune, Belmont)
The angel Gabriel from heaven came
(Basque Noel)
Father Benedict 0'Halloran, O.F.M.
Organist. Mervyn Bocklng


Introduced By: Father Agnellus Andrew
Organist: Mervyn Bocklng


Bob Monlthouse and Denis Goodwin to welcome their guests
Ted Ray
Sheila Buxton
Ken Platt interrupted by gate-craebers bene Handl1, Pat Coombe
The Avons
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Bob Monkbouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Unknown: Bob Monlthouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: Pat Coombe
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Bob Monkbouse
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



invites you to
PETE'S PARTY to hear his choice of records and some of your requests
See page 12


Music for armchair travellers with Chantal Mompoullaa
Produced by Derek Cutner


Produced By: Derek Cutner

: The End of the Day

Christian words and music


: Close Down

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