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Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
The Albert Delroy Sextet
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Gerald Gentry


Introduced by Ralph Reader
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Ralph Reader

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Granada,
Tooting, London


Jack Nathan and his Band


Unknown: Jack Nathan


' The Cushy Job' told by Antony Bilbow
The first of three stories


Told By: Antony Bilbow

: News Summary FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
A production by the BBC'b
General Overseas Service


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester

: News Summary; Palace of Varieties

Kathie Haigh, Leslie Adams, Sonia Peters, Horace Mashford, Alex Pleon
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: Kathie Haigh
Unknown: Leslie Adams
Unknown: Sonia Peters
Unknown: Horace Mashford
Unknown: Alex Pleon
Unknown: Rob Currie
Presented By: C. F. Meehan
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe


An all-time hit parade
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 on 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 House No-one Wanted ' by Ursula Hourihane , told by Daphne Oxenford.


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.


Guest of the Week:
Robert Flemyng
Housewife's Book Choice: Elizabeth Berridge recommends some recent books
Reading Your Letters: expressing listeners' points of view
Five Minutes Nearer Christmas: W. P. A. Robinson suggests gifts for gardeners
Once in a Lifetime: Meg Botting describes an event in her parish
Serial: The Shadow of Time' by Christopher Landon
Read by Russell Napier
The eighth of ten instalments Introduced by Jean Metcalfe
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: W. P. A. Robinson
Unknown: Meg Botting
Unknown: Christopher Landon
Read By: Russell Napier
Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe

: Association Football SCOTLAND v. WALES

A commentary by Ronald Rosser on the second half of this afternoon's International
From Hampden Park, Glasgow


Commentary By: Ronald Rosser


' Miss Show-Business' on gramophone record*


Anton and his Orchestra
Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet
Alf Edwards (concertina)


Unknown: Charlie Katz
Concertina: Alf Edwards

: 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
Hilda Braid , Pearl Carr
Ronald Chesney
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore , and David Climie
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Hilda Braid
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in ' PAUL TEMPLE AND THE SPENCER AFFAIR'

A new serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge
1 — ' My Heart and Harry'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Production by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Detective-Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
Charlie: James Beattie
Peter Wallace: Frank Partington
Clutch Brompton: Lockwood West

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


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: George Martin
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
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 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: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Dave Lee
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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