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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

Christian words and music

: WEATHER: NEWS followed by SUNDAY MORNING MELODY

played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader, David Adams
Conducted by GILBERT VINTER
THE GERALD CROSSMAN PLAYERS
THE GEORGE BLACKMORE SEXTET and EDWARD RUBACH and ROBERT DOCKER at two pianos
Metcast at 8.53

Contributors

bbcLeader: David Adams
Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter
Unknown: Gerald Crossman
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker

: CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Request records played by PADDY FEENY

Contributors

Played By: Paddy Feeny

: JOIN IN WITH JOE

A musical invitation from Joe ' Mr. Piano' Henderson and The Singalongs
Produced by Derek Mills

Contributors

Produced By: Derek Mills

: EASY BEAT

THE JOHNNY HOWARD BAND
LAURA LEE , TONY STEVEN and DANNY STREET and Top Pop Artists featuring BBC Top Tunes Listeners' and viewers' own popularity chart
Introduced by KEITH FORDYCE
Produced by RON BELCHlER
Johnny Howard and his Band are appearing at the Royal Ballroom. Tottenham

Contributors

Unknown: Laura Lee
Unknown: Tony Steven
Introduced By: Keith Fordyce
Produced By: Ron Belchler
Produced By: Johnny Howard

: PEOPLE'S SERVICE

from
Pantygwydr Baptist Chapel, Uplands, Swansea
Conducted by the minister, THE REV. FRANK LEE
Choirmaster, W. G. Haydn Luff
Organist, Brenda Llewelyn

Contributors

Choirmaster: Rev. Frank Lee
Choirmaster: W. G. Haydn Luff
Organist: Brenda Llewelyn

: Good Listening

247 metres and VHF
News of Current Programmes

: TWO-WAY FAMILY FAVOURITES

Records for Service men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Introduced from
London and Cologne by JEAN METCALFE and IAN FENNER
By arrangement with the British Forces Broadcasting Service

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Ian Fenner

: VAL DOONICAN

with ROSE BRENNAN
DENNY PIERCY and JOHNNY PEARSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Produced by John Kingdon

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Denny Piercy
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Produced By: John Kingdon

: THE CLlTHEROE KID

Jimmy Clitheroe in For My Next Trick ... with PETER SINCLAIR
PATRICIA BURKE
DANNY Ross
DIANA DAY
DERYCK GUYLER
JACK WATSON
PERCY EDWARDS
ROSALIE WILLIAMS
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced by JAMES CASEY

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Diana Day
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Rosalie Williams
Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: The Billy Cotton Band Show

ALAN BREEZE
KATHIE KAY
RITA WILLIAMS and THE BANDITS and MR. WAKEy-WAKEY himself
Script by Eddie Gurney
Produced by Richard Willcox

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Breeze
Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Rita Williams
Script By: Eddie Gurney
Produced By: Richard Willcox

: SEMPRINI SERENADE

with the SERENADE ORCHESTRA
Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conducted by MARCUS DODS Semprini plays his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Marcus Dods
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: PICK OF THE POPS

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

Contributors

Played By: Alan Freeman
Produced By: Denys Jones

: ENCHANTED EVENINGS

Music from stage and screen
With DOREEN HUME
BRUCE TRENT , WILLIAM DAVIES
THE NIGEL BROOKS SINGERS and THE NEW RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by MICHAEL COLLINS
Music associate, David Francis
Introduced by Bruce Trent
Produced by Edward Nash

Contributors

Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: William Davies
Singers: Nigel Brooks
Conducted By: Michael Collins
Unknown: David Francis
Introduced By: Bruce Trent
Produced By: Edward Nash

: TOP OF THE FORM

A general knowledge contest between girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Question-Masters: JOHN ELLISON and KENNETH HORNE
6: North of England
HARRYTOWN CONVENT HIGH SCHOOL, Stockport (Girls) v.
KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL,
Kingston upon Hull (Boys) Questions set by Roy Smith
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Roy Smith
Produced By: Joan Clark

: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

THE ADAM SINGERS
Directed by CLIFF ADAMS
Accompanied by JACK EMBLOW
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

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

: STAY OF EXECUTION

A serial in six episodes by Michael Gilbert with Maurice Denham and Barry Foster
4: Harry Gordon , a young architect. has been found guilty of the murder of Janine Mann , an actress. He has managed to escape, however, and in the meantime, some unexpected facts have come to light about Janine.
Produced by Nesta Pain

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Gilbert
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Barry Foster
Unknown: Harry Gordon
Unknown: Janine Mann
Produced By: Nesta Pain
Commissioner: Eric Anderson
Asst Commissioner: Duncan Carse
Supt Lacey: Frederick Treves
Bridget: Cécile Chevreau
Sergeant Knight: Gordon Faith
Judge: Hamlyn Benson
Lady in the Law Court: Joan Matheson
Harry Gordon: Barry Foster
Beeding: Gabriel Woolf
Harbord: Maurice Denham
Tarragon: Allan McClelland
Halliwell: Alan Haines

: THE NEWS

: STARTIME

A record entertainment show with some of the world's greatest artists, including
JEANNIE CARSON
LAURITZ MELCHIOR
THE BEVERLEY SISTERS
JACK BUCHANAN
MURRAY AND MOONEY
SIR ADRIAN BOULT AND THE VIENNA STATE OPERA ORCHESTRA
Introduced by Ted Ray

Contributors

Unknown: Jeannie Carson
Unknown: Lauritz Melchior
Unknown: Jack Buchanan
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Introduced By: Ted Ray

: SUNDAY HALF-HOUR

from St. Mary's, Dunstable
Combined Roman Catholic choirs conducted by Philip Sanderson
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Tune, Lobe den Herren)
Come Holy Ghost, Creator, come (Tune, Tallis's Ordinal)
0 God of earth and altar
(Tune, Willsbridge)
To win my heart (Tune, Old
124th)
God in whom all grace doth dwell (Tune, Nun komm der Heiden Heiland )
0 King of Kings, in splendour
(Tune, Pearsall)
The sun is sinking fast (Tune,
St. Columba)
Now thank we all our God
(Tune, Nun danket)
Organist, Sidney Townrow
Hymns introduced by FR. PATRICK McENROE
Blessing by FR. KEVIN O'KANs

Contributors

Conducted By: Philip Sanderson
Unknown: Heiden Heiland
Organist: Sidney Townrow
Unknown: Kevin O'Kans

: MOVIE-GO-ROUND

Scenes from
That Darn Cat starring HAYLEY MILLS
DEAN JONES , DOROTHY PROVINE RODDY McDoWALL adaptation by Lyn Fairhurst The Face of Fu Manchu starring
CHRISTOPHER LEE. NIGEL GREEN JAMES ROBERTSON-JUSTICE
HOWARD MARION-CRAWFORD adaptation by Marjorie Bilbow On the set with CHARLTON HESTON and REX HARRISON
The Return of Hildegarde
Inside Show Business by Peter Evans
What's Newt MATTHEW NORGATE
Introduced by PETER HAIGH Script by Lyn Fairhurst Produced by John Dyas Recording

Contributors

Unknown: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Dean Jones
Unknown: Dorothy Provine
Unknown: Roddy McDowall
Unknown: Lyn Fairhurst
Unknown: Christopher Lee.
Unknown: Nigel Green
Unknown: James Robertson-Justice
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown: Marjorie Bilbow
Unknown: Charlton Heston
Unknown: Peter Evans
Unknown: Matthew Norgate
Introduced By: Peter Haigh
Script By: Lyn Fairhurst
Produced By: John Dyas

: ERIC ROBINSON

with Records far You

: Starlight Serenade

Martin Muncaster introduces a programme of music played by The Strings by Starlight
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with songs from Dorita Y Pepe

Contributors

Presenter: Martin Muncaster
Musicians: The Strings by Starlight
Singers: Dorita y Pepe
Conductor: Reginald Kilbey
Producer: Anthony Philpots

: MUSIC FROM THE CONTINENT

CEDRIC DUMONT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
WALTER REINHARDT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
BRUNO SAENGER AND HIS ORCHESTRA
HANOVER RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by WERNER SCHMIDT BOELCKE
Recording made availlble by courtesy of Swiss Radio and Bavarian Radio

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Dumont
Unknown: Walter Reinhardt
Unknown: Bruno Saenger
Conducted By: Werner Schmidt

: GETTING LATE

but still time for a few favourite tunes played by BILL REID , BRYAN RODWELL and RONNIE MCCRAE with DAVID ELLIS adding a song or two
Produced by Bill Laird

Contributors

Played By: Bill Reid
Played By: Bryan Rodwell
Played By: Ronnie McCrae
Unknown: David Ellis
Produced By: Bill Laird

: FELIX KING

at the piano

: NEWS SUMMARY

and Weather Forecast

: Close down









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