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Hymns and songs for Sunday morning with Richard Rees
The Bangor Student Singers
St. Deiniol Singers
Accompanied by Maimie Noel Jones and Jess Yates
Arranged and conducted by James Williams


Unknown: Richard Rees
Accompanied By: Maimie Noel Jones
Accompanied By: Jess Yates
Conducted By: James Williams

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
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
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 Grenville: Anne Cullen
Charles Grenville: Michael Shaw
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan
Joe Allard: Ralph Lawton
Harry White: Gordon Walters
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
P C Bryden: Geoffrey Lewis
Rita Flynn: June Spencer
Michael O'Leary: Michael Collins

: Easy Beat

'On the beat' this week:
Alma Cogan, Peter Elliott, Bert Weedon, Clinton Ford
The Easy Beats directed by Ken Jones
For Trad Fans: Kenny Ball's Jazzmen
Folk Beat: Jimmie Macgregor and Robin Hall
Going Up: a teenage panel comments on the latest record releases followed by The Top Disc of the Week
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Ron Belchier


Singer: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Peter Elliott
Musician: Bert Weedon
Singer: Clinton Ford
Musicians: The Easy Beats
Directed by: Ken Jones
Musicians: Kenny Ball's Jazzmen
Musician: Jimmie Macgregor
Musician: Robin Hall
Introduced by: Brian Matthew
Produced by: Ron Belchier

: People's Service

from All Saints' Parish Church, Leamington Spa
Making Religion Real
Through the Lord's Supper
The last of four talks by the Bishop of Coventry Organist, Hugh Large


Organist: Hugh Large


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
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 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: Kathie Kay
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Eric Miller


A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman with Kenneth Home
Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick
Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee
JiU Day
The Fraser Hayes Four
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braden Produced by Jacques Brown
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast


Written By: Eric Merriman
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Music By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Jacques Brown


A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge
Written by Lawrie Wyman
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston Last Friday's recorded broadcast


Written By: Lawrie 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 Caldlcot
Heather: Heather Chasen
A B Johnson: Ronnie Barker
Lt -Cmdr Stanton: Ronnie Barker
Leading Seaman Goldstein: Tenniel Evans
The Admiral: Tenniel Evans
Lieut Bates: Michael Bates
Rear Admiral Ironbridge: Michael Bates
Wren Cornwell: Judy Cornwell


A sound approach to the cinema including this week sound-track from Purple Noon starring Alain Delon
Marie Laforet , and Maurice Ronet and The Valiant starring John Mills also Ettore Manni. Roberto Risso Robert Shaw , and Liam Redmond
Behind the Scenes of Only Two Can Play (iii)
Brian Forbes. Peter Sellers and the film makers of Shepperton 0
Stanley Black talking about the new British musical ' The Young Ones '
Film reports by Peter Noble
Music from the screen
Introduced by Peter Haigh Script by Lyn Fairhurst
Produced by Alfred Dunning Recording


Unknown: Purple Noon
Unknown: Alain Delon
Unknown: Marie Laforet
Unknown: Maurice Ronet
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Ettore Manni.
Unknown: Roberto Risso
Unknown: Robert Shaw
Unknown: Liam Redmond
Unknown: Brian Forbes.
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Peter Noble
Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Script By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


played by Alan Freeman featuring highspots in the Top Twenty and the best of the new records
Produced by Denys Jones


Played By: Alan Freeman
Produced By: Denys Jones


A winter programme looking back to last summer and, forward to next
Memories of sunny days and thoughts of leisure hours to come
You are invited to tour the Western Isles with Sydney Moorhouse, and to visit the Valle d'Aosta with Bob Danvers -
Walker Ted Appleton and Bill Cormack , travel experts, are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Arthur Phillips


Unknown: Bob Danvers
Unknown: Walker Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips


A sequence of songs simply sung for song lovers and specially arranged for you to join in with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Tonight's programme includes ' I'll follow my secret heart' 'Waltzing Matilda'
' You don't have to tell me, I know' Produced by John Browell


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


Barbara Kelly and Bernard Braden look at life with June Marlow and Warren Mitchell assisted by the BBC Revue Orchestra Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen



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


Introduced By: Alan Keith

: Sunday Half-Hour

Community hymn-singing from the William Booth Memorial Halls, Nottingham, led by United Songster Brigades
Accompanied by the William Booth Memorial Halls Band
Conducted by Bandmaster Ralph Bristow
Hymns introduced by Eric Blennerhassett
"O boundless salvation" (Tune, "My Jesus I Love Thee")
"And can it be that I should gain" (Tune, "Cardiff")
"Pass me not" (Tune, "My Humble Cry")
"Whosoever heareth" (Tune, "Whosoever Heareth")
"All your anxiety" (Tune, "All Your Anxiety")
"Jesus, the very thought of thee" (Tune, "Salzburg")
"The Saviour sought and found me" (Tune, "Wonderful Day")
"All Hail the Power" (Tune, "Diadem")
Blessing given by Brigadier W. Ernest Anderson


Singers: United Songster Brigades
Musicians: William Booth Memorial Halls Band
Conductor: Ralph Bristow
Introduced by: Eric Blennerhassett
Blessing: Brigadier W. Ernest Anderson


John Cunningham Test pilot
Ludwig Koch Naturalist
Four teenagers ask the questions In the chair, Peter Haigh From an idea by Peter Haigh Produced by Edward Taylor


Unknown: John Cunningham
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Produced By: Edward Taylor


Excerpts from
Gilbert and Sullivan's famous Savoy opera
The Ambrosian Singers
Directed by John McCarthy and the BBC Concert Orchestra Leader, William Armon
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON Written and introduced by MARK LUBBOCK
Produced by Alan Abbott
BBC General Overseas Service production Peter Pratt is in 'The Babes in the Wood' at the Theatre Royal, Windsor;
Marion Grimaldi is in 'Robinson Crusoe ' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol


Directed By: John McCarthy
Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Introduced By: Mark Lubbock
Produced By: Alan Abbott
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: Marion Grimaldi
Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Colonel Fairfax: Alexander Young
Jack Point: Peter Pratt
Elsie Maynard: Edna Graham
Phoebe: Marion Grimaldi
Dame Carruthers: Edith Coatea


Melodies to remember with Frances Bennett
Produced by Joanna Hollef


Unknown: Frances Bennett
Produced By: Joanna Hollef



Peter Yorke with his Orchestra
Michael Desmond
The Sidney Bright Trio
Introduced by Roy Williamson Produced by Fredric Bayco
Michael Desmond is appearing at 'The Talk of the Town,' London


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Michael Desmond
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: Fredric Bayco
Unknown: Michael Desmond


Christian words and music


: Closedown

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