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: The Chapel in the Valley

A programme of sacred songs and old favourites from the hymn book.
Presented by Sandy Macpherson


Presenter: Sandy MacPherson

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: David Turner
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
Lilian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
Phi!ip 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
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope
Rita Flynn: June Spencer
Michael O'Leary: Michael Collins
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Nigel Burton: Bryan Kendrick

: Easy Beat

Stepping out in their Sunday best: Bert Weedon and the Easy Beats, The Springfields, David Macbeth, Barbara Kay.
Going Up? Members of the audience comment and give their opinion on three new records.
For Fans with a 'Trad' Fad: Terry Lightfoot and his New Orleans Jazzmen with Clinton Ford
Introduced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: David MacBeth
Unknown: Barbara Kay
Unknown: Terry Lightfoot
Presenter: Brian Matthew
Producer: Ron Belchier

: People's Service

from Oxford Place Chapel, Leeds
Living Your Own Life Conducted by the Rev. Leslie Timmins
2: My Life and Public Opinion Organist, Frederick J. Scarfe
247 m. and VHF
Some news of current programmes


Unknown: Rev. Leslie Timmins
Organist: Frederick J. Scarfe


Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Bill Crozier
By arrangement with the Forces Broadcasting Service


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Bill Crozier

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

Laugh with the Cotton Boys Listen to A!an 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: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Eric Miller


Professor Jimmy Edwards submits a weekly school report with June Whitfield as Matron
Norman Shelley as Sir Charles
Roddy Maude-Roxby as Mr. Potter
Roger Shepherd as Lumley David Lott as Taplow and John Mitchell and Graham Aza
Script adapted by David Climle from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by Edward Taylor
Last Tuesday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Sir Charles
Unknown: Roddy Maude-Roxby
Unknown: Roger Shepherd
Unknown: Lumley David Lott
Unknown: John Mitchell
Adapted By: David Climle
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Produced By: Edward Taylor


with Jack Warmer as Joe Huggett and Kathleen Harrison as Ethel Huggett Who's Perfect ?
Last Friday's recorded' broadcast


Unknown: Jack Warmer
Unknown: Joe Huggett
Unknown: Kathleen Harrison
Unknown: Ethel Huggett
Bobby: Malcolm Ranson
Jane: Alanna Boyce
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno


A sound approach to the cinema incliuding this week sound-track from
The Man in the Back Seat starring
Derren Nesbitt , Carol White
Keith Faulkner , and Harry Locke Dentist on the Job starring
Bob Monkhouse , Kenneth Connor Shirley Eaton and Eric Barker and The Misfits starring
Clark Gable , Marilyn Monroe and Montgomery Clift •
John Trevelyan with further comments on film censorship *
Film reports by Peter Noble

Music from the screen

Introduced by Peter Haigh
Script by Lyn, Fairhurst
Produced by Alfred Dunning Recording


Unknown: Derren Nesbitt
Unknown: Carol White
Unknown: Keith Faulkner
Unknown: Harry Locke
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Shirley Eaton
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Clark Gable
Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Unknown: John Trevelyan
Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Melody Hour

Hitt Bowren and his Orchestra with songs from Andy Cole and featuring The Dennis Wilson Trio. Introduced by Robin Boyle.


Musicians: Hitt Bowren and his Orchestra
Singer: Andy Cole
Presenter: Robin Boyle
Producer: James Dufour

: Down Your Way

Franklin Engelmann recently visited Rushden, Northamptonshire to meet local people who talked about their lives and jobs and chose their favourite music.


Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Phyllis Robinson


Songs simply sung for song-lovers with The Adorn Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Accompanied by Jack Emblow Tonight's programme includes ' Waltzing Matilda'
Leaning on a lamp-post
True love'
Produced by John Browell


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


Seaside entertainment from Lancashire's playground
Your resident host,
Jack Watson welcomes
Stan Stennett certified insanely funny
Rosemary Squires
George Martin
Martin Roberts
Miki and Griff
Bud Bennett
The Bell-Tones
Reginald Dixon
Mr. Blackpool himself
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Directed by Bernard Herrmann Produced by Geoff Lawrence


Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Stan Stennett
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: Martin Roberts
Unknown: Bud Bennett
Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Directed By: Bernard Herrmann
Produced By: Geoff Lawrence



featuring the smooth melodies of Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra
The lilting songs of The Michael Sammes Singers
Peni Latu and the Paradise Islanders with a song here and there from Compere, Roy Edwards
Produced by Cyril Drake


Unknown: Johnny Douglas
Unknown: Michael Sammes Singers
Unknown: Peni Latu
Unknown: Roy Edwards
Produced By: Cyril Drake


Community hymn-singing from Ramsgate Parish Church, led by the united Anglican and Free Church choirs of the town
Introduced by John Glen
Ye servants of God (Tune. Laudate
Ye holy angels bright (Tune. Darwall)
Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
(Tune, St. Andrew)
0 thou who earnest from above
(Tune. Hereford)
Ho!v Spirit, truth divine (Tune.
0 happy day that fixed my choice
(Tune, Festus)
Eternal Father, strong to save
(Tune. Melita)
All hail the power of Jesu's name
(Tune, Miles Lane)
Conductor. H. T. Batb
Organist, E. J. Yeo
Final prayer and blessing by the Vicar of Ramsgate the Rev. J. F. C. White


Introduced By: John Glen
Conductor: H. T. Batb
Organist: E. J. Yeo


Introduced by - Alan Keith with gramophone records of the most popular pieces of music chosen by listeners


Introduced By: Alan Keith


A setting for romance with Eric Cook and his Orchestra
Introduced by David Gell
Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Eric Cook
Introduced By: David Gell
Produced By: John Browell



The London Studio Strings
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with William Davies (organ and solo piano) and the Quartet
Produced by Fredric Bayco


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Unknown: William Davies
Produced By: Fredric Bayco


Music as a prelude to The Midnight Hour
Presented by Murray Kash Produced by John Powell


Presented By: Murray Kash
Produced By: John Powell


Christian words and music


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