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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Conductor: David Curry

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by John Watt
News Summary at 9-30

Contributors

Introduced By: John Watt

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: REGINALD DIXON

at the organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Kinsman

: MORNING STORY

' The Tunnel'
Written and read by Robert Bateman

Contributors

Read By: Robert Bateman

: News Summary FROM MY POSTBAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: MUSIC FOR DANCING

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester

: News Summary PALACE OF VARIETIES

Betty Huntley-Wright
Harry Levaine
Elizabeth French
Gilbert Gordon
Hetty King
Palace of Varieties Chorus
Chairman, Rob Currie
Presented by C. F. Meehan in collaboration with Ernest Longstaffe who conducts the BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Harry Levaine
Unknown: Gilbert Gordon
Unknown: Rob Currie
Presented By: C. F. Meehan
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe
Leader: John Jezard

: THESE WERE HITS

An all-time hit parade
Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra with Kenny Bardell. Kav Elvin
Bobby Johnson and The Mackpies
Presented by Cyril Drake
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m. only

Contributors

Unknown: Ken MacKintosh
Unknown: Kenny Bardell.
Unknown: Kav Elvin
Unknown: Bobby Johnson
Presented By: Cyril Drake

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Moppy looks for Semolina' by Agnes Copeland , told by Daphne Oxenford

Contributors

Unknown: Agnes Copeland
Told By: Daphne Oxenford

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Devised and presented by Ailsa Garland including
The Duke of Bedford
Mary Brown
Ian Carmichael
John Siddeley and an edition of 'Looking At You Critically'
(Continued in next column)
Serial: The Sunset Hour' by Margaret Summerton
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Mary Wimbush
The sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Presented By: Ailsa Garland
Unknown: Mary Brown
Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: John Siddeley
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: JUST SEVEN

with twenty-one instruments:
The Neville Hughes Septet
Presented by John Simmonda

Contributors

Presented By: John Simmonda

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Billy Thatcher

Contributors

Script By: Billy Thatcher

: MUSIC ALL THE WAY

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Arthur Sandford (piano)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Piano: Arthur Sandford

: THE BAND WAGGON

each Wednesday presents The Joe Loss Band Show with Rose Brennan. Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus
Introduced by Peter King

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Brennan.
Unknown: Larry Gretton
Unknown: Ross MacManus
Introduced By: Peter King

: The Archers

: RADIO NEWSREEL

: SPORT

: News Summary Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Dick Emery
Warren Mitchell
Pearl Carr
Ronald Chesney
Stanley Unwin
BBC Varietv Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George wadmore, and David Climie
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Unknown: David Climie
Produced By: Roy Speer

: The Day of The Triffids: 2: A Light in the Night

A serial for broadcasting in six parts by Giles Cooper from the novel by John Wyndham
[Starring] Patrick Barr and Monica Grey

All London (and as it turned out later, all the world) watched the brilliant display of flashes lasting all night, as something - a comet or an artificial satellite - disintegrated over the whole sky. In the morning, they were all blind.
Bill Masen was in hospital with his eyes bandaged after a slight sting from a triffid, and so escaped. The triffids are plants - bred, hybridised and farmed by man for their valuable oils. The end-result is an unpleasant carnivorous growth, not only armed with a lethal whip-like sting, but also capable of lumbering from place to place on its stubby roots. It seems, too, to be able to communicate with its fellows by rattling three little projections on its stem. In ordinary times, triffids were kept well under control in their plantations, but now, with mankind virtually incapacitated..... Bill Masen, apparently the only sighted man left, goes out into the streets filled with groping, hungry, bewildered Londoners.

Contributors

Writer: John Wyndham
Dramatist: Giles Cooper
Producer: Peter Watts
Bill Masen: Patrick Barr
A young man: John Scott
A child: Nancy Nevinson
A mother: Ella Milne
A man: Frank Windsor
A blind man: John Ruddock
Archer: Malcolm Graeme
Josella Playton: Monica Grey
Radio commentator: Robert Sansom

: News Summary DOES THE TEAM THINK?

A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards
David Nixon
David Tomlinson
Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Presented by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Presented By: Jacques Brown

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Tunes you have asked us to play including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas
Presented by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Presented By: Marjorie Anderson

: THE SINGING SCREEN

presents songs from the sound-tracks
Edited by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale
Devised and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Edited By: Desmond Carrington
Edited By: Spencer Hale
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: NEWS

: JOHNNY COME LATELY

Dance music designed for late listening played by The Johnny Dankworth Orchestra with songs in the individual style of Cleo Laine and featuring
The Dave Lee Trio
The Laurie Monk Quartet
The Dickie Hawdon Quintet and the Johnny Dankworth Seven
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Dave Lee
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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