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: Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Some more of the records you have asked to hear

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: BRYAN RODWELL

at the BBC theatre organ

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Hugh James and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh James

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN DECEMBER

A monthly programme reflecting tife in the country

: MUSIC FROM THE BALLET

BBC Midland Orchestra (Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: DENNY BOYCE

and his Orchestra with June Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: June Robinson

: CRICKET

South Africa v. England
First Test Match : last day
Commentaries by Rex Alston , Charles Fortune , Ian Balfour , and Hugh Rouse
From the Wanderers Club,
Johannesburg
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Charles Fortune
Unknown: Ian Balfour
Unknown: Hugh Rouse

: SPORTS PARADE

What's On Today?
A magazine programme including:
Football League: by Charles Buchan
Scottish League: by Glen Gibson
Rugby Union: by 0. L. Owen Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by W. J. Hicks Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: W. J. Hicks
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the BBC theatre organ
Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. at 1.49

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five
Ann Driver. Marjorie Westbury. and Maurice Bevan , include ' I saw three ships come sailing by,' ' The Friendly Beasts,' and ' Patapan ' in a programme introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver.
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury.
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduced By: John Webster

: Preview to THE NATIONAL SCHOOLBOY'S OWN EXHIBITION

Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter accompany two London schoolboys on a preview of this annual exhibition which opens on Monday at the New Horticultural Hall, Westminster

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: RONNIE MUNRO

and his Orchestra

: TICKET TO THE MOON

3—' What Kind of Power? '
Professor A. D. Baxter , of the Department of Aircraft Propulsion at the College of Aeronautics at Cranfield, describes to Peter Scott the most likely methods of power to be used when space flight becomes a reality.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor A. D. Baxter
Unknown: Peter Scott

: Band of the ROYAL HORSEGUARDS

(The Blues)
Conducted by Capt. J. E. Thirtle
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. J. E. Thirtle

: CRICKET

South Africa v. England
First Test Match
Commentaries on the last half-hour of the fifth and final day's play by Rex Alston , Charles Fortune , Ian Balfour , and Hugh Rouse
(A relay of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's transmission)

Contributors

Play By: Rex Alston
Play By: Charles Fortune
Play By: Ian Balfour
Play By: Hugh Rouse

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

Commentary on the second half of one of today's Football League matches

: SPORTS REPORT

W. J. Hicks introduces a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers at various points throughout the country and overseas
Football and Racing
Results read by John Webster
6.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
5.25 Cricket
Rex Alston reports from Johannesburg on the last day's play in the first Test match between South Africa and England
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and Journalists join W. J. Hicks at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment
5.50 app. Classified Football Results
Today's programme includes reports on: First Division: Birmingham City v. Burnley by Teddy Eden ; Blackpool v. Aston Villa by Bernard Taylor ; Chelsea v. Leeds United by Geoffrey Green ; West Bromwich Albion v. Arsenal by George Barnwell
Second Division: Middlesbrough v. Leicester City by Cliff Mitchell ; Nottingham Forest v. Swansea Town by Jack Moore
Scottish League: Glen Gibson on an outstanding match
Rugby Union: Bill McLaren gives his impressions of the final Scottish trial at Murrayfleld
Produced by Angus Mackay

Contributors

Introduces: J. Hicks
Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: Teddy Eden
Unknown: Bernard Taylor
Unknown: Geoffrey Green
Unknown: George Barnwell
Unknown: Cliff Mitchell
Unknown: Jack Moore
Unknown: Glen Gibson
Unknown: Bill McLaren
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: David Jacobs takes his PICK OF THE POPS

A selection from the latest popular records

: CAN I HELP YOU?

Services for the Elderly
Marjorie Bucke , Secretary of the National Old People's Welfare Council, describes the work being done by statutory and voluntary organisations and tells you who to contact if you need, or want to give, help

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Bucke

: Association Football

Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Buchan

: Those International Singing Stars THE DEEP RIVER BOYS

with the Dennis Wilson Quartet
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: The Archers: Omnibus Edition

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.

Contributors

Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Harry Oakes
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: Thelma Rogers
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Christine Johnson: Lesley Saweard
Paul Johnson: Leslie Dunn
Mr Fairbrother: Leslie Bowmar
Mrs Fairbrother: Joy Davies
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Reggie Trentham: Peter Wilde
Len Thomas: Arnold Peters
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Margaret Hood: Jean Lester
Carol Grey: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Basil Jones
Pru Harris: Mary Dalley
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mrs Turvey: Courtney Hope

: From a table in the corner Franklin Engelmann sets the scene at the RAINBOW ROOM

where you can hear
The Majestic Orchestra
Conducted by Lou Whiteson with David Hughes , Julie Dawn with the Albert Delroy Trio
Master of Ceremonies, Roy Williams
Producer, Travers Thorneloe

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Albert Delroy Trio
Unknown: Roy Williams
Unknown: Travers Thorneloe

: CRICKET

South Africa v. England
First Test Match
A summary of the final day's play by E. W. Swanton
From the Wanderers Club,
Johannesburg

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton

: IN SHOW BAND STYLE

Bringing you the music of 1956 played by the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton
Songs from The Stargazers and guest singer,
Dick James
Individual music from
Harold Smart , Bert Weedon and Dennis Wilson and Eric Jupp and his Players
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Singer: Dick James
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Unknown: Eric Jupp
Produced By: John Browell

: THE GENIUS OF ART TATUM

A tribute to the giant of jazz pianists
Illustrated with gramophone records
Introduced by Steve Race

Contributors

Introduced By: Steve Race

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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