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Introduced by Eamonn Andrews


Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ


The Kursaal Orchestra Directed by Louis Voss


Directed By: Louis Voss

: News Summary

followed by MORNING STORY
'The Heir,' by Marjorie M. Moore
Read by David Enders


Unknown: Marjorie M. Moore
Read By: David Enders

: Central Band of the ROYAL AIR FORCE

(By permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Cmdr. A. E. Sims , O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music,
Royal Air Force


Conducted By: Wing-Cmdr. A. E. Sims


and his Band with Johnny Webb


Unknown: Johnny Webb

: Football Association Challenge Cup Competition DRAW FOR THE FOURTH ROUND

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning
From the F.A. Council Chamber,
Lancaster Gate, London


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning


(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Kathleen Hargreaves (contralto)


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Contralto: Kathleen Hargreaves


Today's story: ' Peter and the Policeman' by Jaene Dee , told by Dorothy Smith.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Jaene Dee
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards


My Father died suddenly: Gerry Kiernan shares some of the thoughts that helped her to face bereavement
Know what you're Buying: Roger Diplock , Secretary of the Retail Trading Standards Association gives the second of three cautionary talks. 2 —'Facts behind Labels'
Reading Your Letters: expressing the listeners' point of view
Out of the News: two speakers take up a topic of interest
Relax more often; and learn to Rock and Roll: Marguerite Vacani gives a lesson
Serial: ' Getaway ' by John Harris
Abridged by Neville Teller
Read by Russell Napier
The sixth of fifteen instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Gerry Kiernan
Unknown: Roger Diplock
Unknown: Marguerite Vacani
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Russell Napier
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: News Summary followed by: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry


Primo Scala and his Accordion Band


Unknown: Primo Scala

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale was very upset when Mrs. Freeman made it clear that she intended leaving Virginia Lodge. Bob met Mr. Popkin and persuaded him to buy the house that Henry wanted. When he told the Dales they were very angry with him. Dr.
Meredith told Dr. Dale that Mrs. Meredith was going hack to Mexico and taking Maria. Sally and Harriet agreed to dissolve their partnership.


Script: Billy Thatcher
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Mrs Morgan: Grace Allardyce
Miriam Dale: Brenda Dunrich
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Fickling: Robert Webber
Ivor Mitchell: Peter Tuddenham
Joanna Loss: Margaret Butt
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Marchbanks: Harriet Petworth
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Thompkins: Michael Harding
Auntie: Kathleen Boutall

: No Place Like Home Doris Hare and Hamilton Dyce in ‘THIS HAPPY BREED’

by Noël Coward
Adapted for radio by Mark Oliver
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Noël Coward
Unknown: Mark Oliver
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Narrator: John Graham
Mrs Flint: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Ethel Gibbons: Doris Hare
Sylvia: Molly Rankin
Frank Gibbons: Hamilton Dyce
Bob Mitchell: Jeffrey Segal
The Gibbons' children:Reg: Charles Hodgson
The Gibbons' children:Queenie: Annette Kelly
The Gibbons' children:Vi: Patricia Hayes
Phyllis Blake: Rowena Cooper
Sam Leadbitter: Patrick Godfrey
Billy Mitchell: Brian Haines


A mirror of popular melody reflecting hit songs of today, yesterday, and tomorrow
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with Beryl Templeman and Bryan Johnson
Produced by John Simmonds


Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Beryl Templeman
Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Produced By: John Simmonds

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: Top of the Form

(See below)

Round the British Isles with Top of the Form
John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters in this general knowledge contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland

The Finals: Sutton Coldfield High School for Girls V. Glanmor County Secondary School for Girls, Swansea


Question-master: John Ellison
Question-master: Robert MacDermot
Questions set by: Tom Williams
Producer: Joan Clark


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: Stephen Grenfell is the storyteller in OUR DAY AND AGE

Jill Raymond in 12-‘Angelina can now walk’
Written by Stephen Grenfell
The series edited and produced by Alan Burgess
This is the story of what lies behind the thick yellow cardboard case-history file of one particular hospital patient. The patient was a child. She was brought to Britain from her island home in the Mediterranean to spend a year in the Invalid and Crippled Children's Hospital at Plaistow. What was achieved there for little Angelina is the story behind a cold, impersonal document of our day and age


Unknown: Jill Raymond
Written By: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Alan Burgess


Bringing you the music of the BBC Show Band
Directed by Cyril Stapleton featuring Alfred Marks and Paddie O'Neill with The Stargazers, Harold Smart
Bert Weedon , Dennis Wilson
The Show Band Singers Directed by Cliff Adams and Matt Monro
Script by Dick Vosburgh and Brad Ashton
Production by John Browell


Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Paddie O'Neill
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Directed By: Matt Monro
Script By: Dick Vosburgh
Script By: Brad Ashton
Production By: John Browell

: Music Tapestry

A melodic pattern woven for your pleasure by Elsie Morison (soprano) Douglas Whittaker (flute) Charles Spinks (organ and harpsichord) Josephine Lee (accompanist)
with the London Studio Players
Conducted by Maurice Miles
The programme arranged by Neil Sutherland


Soprano: Elsie Morison
Flautist: Douglas Whittaker
Organist/Harpsichordist: Charles Spinks
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Musicians: The London Studio Players
Conductor: Maurice Miles
Programme arranged by: Neil Sutherland


' The Bafut Beagles' by Gerald Durrell
(to be read in fourteen instalments) Abridged by Barbara Henderson
Read by Oliver Burt
5—' Booming Squirrels'


Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Oliver Burt


and his Orchestra with Patti Forbes
Kenny Bardell. Don Cameron and the Mackpies


Unknown: Patti Forbes
Unknown: Kenny Bardell.
Unknown: Don Cameron

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500m, only

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