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Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor. Gerald Gentry
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: David Curry
Directed By: Henry Krein


Introduced by Ralph Reader
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Ralph Reader


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Regal Cinema, Kingston


Forbidden Fruit' by F. J. Teskey.
Read by Allan McClelland


Unknown: F. J. Teskey.
Read By: Allan McClelland

: News Summary FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


See Home Service

: News Summary; Palace of Varieties

Ann Loraine , George Betton
Hugh Harden , Linda Love
Sidney Burchall and the Palace of Varieties Chorus
Chairman. Rob Currie
Presented by C. F. Meehan in collaboration with Ernest Longstaffe who also conducts the BBC Variety Orchestra


Unknown: Ann Loraine
Unknown: George Betton
Unknown: Hugh Harden
Unknown: Linda Love
Unknown: Sidney Burchall
Unknown: Rob Currie
Presented By: C. F. Meehan
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe


Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra with Kenny. Bardell
Kay Elvin. Bobby Johnson and The Mackpies
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Presented by Cyril Drake
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 en 1,500 m.


Unknown: Ken MacKintosh
Unknown: Kenny. Bardell
Unknown: Kay Elvin.
Unknown: Bobby Johnson
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Presented By: Cyril Drake


Today's story: 'The Unexpected Bon-fire' by Joan Robinson , told by Julia Lang.


Unknown: Joan Robinson
Told By: Julia Lang.


Guest of the Week:
Frank Cousins
General Secretary of the Transport and General Workers' Union
Talking to Foreigners: some thoughts from E. Arnot Robert son
Odd Job Lot: Anne Firth describes some jobs she has done since an accident prevented her from acting
A Conversation in Ebury Street: Lady Violet Bonham Carter talks to Godfrey Winn at his London home.
Serial: The Shadow of Time' by Christopher Landon Abridged by Neville Teller
Read by Russell Napier
The third of ten instalments
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: E. Arnot Robert
Unknown: Anne Firth
Talks: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: Godfrey Winn
Unknown: Christopher Landon
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Russell Napier
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon


Conductor: Jack Leon

: News Summary Association Football ENGLAND v IRELAND

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning - and Ronald Rosser during the second half of the match, with summaries by John Camkin
From The Empire Stadium, Wembley
an eye-witness account, by Cyril Horne , of the World Cup Preliminary Round match
Scotland r. Switzerland
From Hampden Park. Glasgow


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Commentary By: Ronald Rosser
Unknown: John Camkin
Unknown: Cyril Horne


with Larry Adler on gramophone records


Unknown: Larry Adler


Sidney Davey and his Players
Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet
The William Davies Trio

: The Band Waggon each Wednesday presents THE JOE LOSS BAND SHOW

with Rose Brennan , Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus
Introduced by Peter King
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Larry Gretton
Unknown: Ross MacManus
Introduced By: Peter King
Produced By: John Kingdon

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: News Summary Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Dick Emery , Warren Mitchell
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore , and David Climle
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: David Climle
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Patrick Barr and Monica Grey in 'THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

A serial for broadcasting in six parts by Giles Cooper from the novel by John Wyndham
6—'Strategic Withdrawal' and Produced by Peter Watts
Bill has found Josella at last, and for five years they do their best to run the Sussex farm for her blinded friends Dennis and Mary. But much of the countryside is degenerating into marsh-land. Susan, the nine-year-old sighted girl Bill found on his way across England has grown into a very useful help on the farm-particularly in coping with the triffids, who are becoming a very pressing menace.
London, where Bill used to go to forage for stores, has now become too dangerous. The plague seems to have died out, but the buildings are beginning to fall at the vibration of a passing lorry. There seems to be a sighted group at Brighton, but a ' Keep Out' notice and a warning shot keep them away. They have had no news of Michael Beadley who led the group they originally joined at London University.
One night the triffids break through the fence and surround the house, pressing against the windows


Unknown: Giles Cooper
Novel By: John Wyndham
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Michael Beadley
Bill Masen: Patrick Barr
Josella: Monica Grey
Susan: Gabrielle Blunt
Joyce: Margot MacAlaster
Dennis: Richard Martin
Ivan: Shaun O'Riordan
Torrence: Trevor Martin
Two men: Haydn Jones
Two men: Hugh Manning
Mary: Sheila Manahan
David: Nancy Nevinson
Elspeth: Molly Rankin

: 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
Alfred Marks
George Martin
David Tomlinson
In the chair, Peter Haigh
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Presented by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Presented By: Jacques Brown


Tunes you have asked us to play including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas
Presented by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 9.30


Presented By: Marjorie Anderson


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


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


Dance music designed for late evening 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
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Cleo Laine
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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