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BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players with Danny Levan
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Cecil Norman
Unknown: Danny Levan


Ralph Reader introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Crookhall Colliery Band

Conductor, J. J. Stobbs


Conductor: J. J. Stobbs


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont


' Kennedy ' by Leslie Godfrey
Read by Molly Rankin


Unknown: Leslie Godfrey
Read By: Molly Rankin


Script by Billy Thatcher


Script By: Billy Thatcher


at the BBC theatre organ

: David Jacobs keeps OPEN HOUSE

with records for your midday mood

: News Summary

WORKERS' PLAYTIME from a factory in Letchworth, Herts with Tollefsen
Billy (Uke) Scott
Bernard Spear
Jill Day
James Moody (piano) . Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Billy (uke) Scott
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Jill Day
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates


Don Smith and his Orchestra with Marjorie Daw and Franklyn Boyd and featuring
' The Smith Request Corner'
(Don Smith and his Orchestra are appearing at the Cresta Ballroom, Luton)
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Don Smith
Unknown: Marjorie Daw
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Don Smith


Today's story: Dan Pig ' by Peggy Worvill , told by Daphne Oxenford


Unknown: Dan Pig
Unknown: Peggy Worvill
Told By: Daphne Oxenford


Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions: a selection, from the Woman's Hour post, of letters asking for information
As I See It: observations from Kevin FitzGerald
Remembering My Mother: E. M. Delafield-as her daughter Rosamund Truelove thinks of her
Hints That May Help: about the care of furniture; the choosing of fish; and the washing of fabrics and dishes I
A Dog's Life: a talk by S. P. B. Mais
Serial: ' The Shadow of Time ' by Christopher Landon Abridged by Neville Teller
Read by Russell Napier
The seventh of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Unknown: E. M. Delafield-As
Unknown: Christopher Landon
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Russell Napier
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: Music While You Work

Band of H.M. Royal Marines (Plymouth)
Conducted by Captain W. Lang , M.B.E.
Director of Music
News Summary at 3.30


Conducted By: Captain W. Lang


BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Billy Thatcher


Script By: Billy Thatcher


BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Norman Whiteley (piano)
The Granville Players
Directed by Cecil Woods


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Piano: Norman Whiteley
Directed By: Cecil Woods

: The Band Waggon each Tuesday presents TOMMY WATT AND HIS ORCHESTRA

with Margaret Bond and Matt Monro and featuring
Tubby the Tenor and The Slidemen
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Margaret Bond
Unknown: Matt Monro
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
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 Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO

visits St. Ives
The picturesque fishinfr town on the Cornish Riviera with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: One Minute Please

A battle of the sexes
Elizabeth Allan, Diana Decker, Gwen Plumb
Gerard Hoffnung, Ian Messiter, Eric Sykes
Referee, Michael Jackson

Each contestant, having no clue to the subject-matter, is called upon to speak for sixty seconds, without hesitation, repetition, or deviation. Is it possible?


Panellist: Elizabeth Allan
Panellist: Diana Decker
Panellist: Gwen Plumb
Panellist: Gerard Hoffnung
Panellist/Devised by: Ian Messiter
Panellist: Eric Sykes
Referee: Michael Jackson
Producer: C.F. Meehan

: News Summary

TUESDAY TUNETIME Music in all directions
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann with Owen Brannigan
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
Sidney Bright and his Music
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Unknown: Sidney Bright
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: News Summary GUILTY PARTY

You too can be a detective
* Fire Escape'
Written by Edward J. Mason
Experts: John Arlott
F. R. Buckley , Robert Fabian
Devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
Produced by Tony Shryane


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: Robert Fabian
Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Joe McCready (Private investigator): Jon Farrell
Inspector Galloway: Hamilton Dyce
Leslie Cross: Dudley Rolph
Mrs Cross: Ysanne Churchman
Jim sutton: Andrew Kaulds
Jim Sutton: Andrew Faulds
Jim Sutton: Arnold Peters
Mrs Sutton: Gladys Young

: Edna Savage and Michael Holliday in SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

A round-the-world trip in story and song
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Alan Reeve-Jones and Edwin Braden
Produced by John Hooper


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Alan Reeve-Jones
Written By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: John Hooper


You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: News Summary NIGHT MUSIC

Instruments and voices blend in music for the late evening with Osian Ellis and the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by William Llewellyn
Produced by Charles BeardsaU


Unknown: Osian Ellis
Conducted By: William Llewellyn
Produced By: Charles Beardsau

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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