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played today by BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell
Louis Mordish and his Players
The Albany Strings
Directed by Reg Pursglove
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Conductor: Louis Mordish
Directed By: Reg Pursglove


Archie McCulloch
Introduces your request records
New. Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Archie McCulloch

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn. and a prayer


Harold Coombs at the BBC theatre organ with Harold Blackburn


Unknown: Harold Coombs
Unknown: Harold Blackburn


' Uncle Hamish and my Grandmother's Trolley-Bus by John Seymour
Read by Denis McCarthy


Unknown: John Seymour
Read By: Denis McCarthy

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Robert Turley


Directed by Reginald Leopold


Directed By: Reginald Leopold

: Bruce Trent Invites you to join him in A SEAT IN THE STALLS

to listen to some records of music and songs from the theatre


BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Arnie Kitson
Norman Vaughan
Lorrae Desmond
The Western Brothers
David Hughes
Presented by Bill Worsley


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Arnie Kitson
Unknown: Norman Vaughan
Unknown: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: David Hughes
Presented By: Bill Worsley


Don Carlos and his Orchestra with Claudo. Lopez, and Roberto
News Summary at 1.30
Shipplnr Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Nursery rhymes stories and music
Today's story: A Song for a Boy' by Mary Cockett. told by Dorothy Smith.
Eileen Browne Introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Mary Cockett.
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Eileen Browne


From Wales
A Countryman's Diary: Harry Soan talks about his life on and off his farm
Old and New: Jean Thomas and Beti Mathews discuss their views on building and converting houses with Jean Ware
Going, Going, Gone!: Dodo Griffiths talks to Teleri Phillips about her work as an auctioneer
Teaching in Hospital: Edith Williams describes her work as a teacher in a children's sanatorium to Denmark
Songs We Like to Sing sung by Eame Lewis
Introduced by Gwenyth Petty
Serial: With Love and Lizards ' by John and Penelope Mortimer
Abridged by Jenifer Wayne
Read by Eleanor Summerfield and Leonard Sachs
The last Instalment
News Summary at 2.30


Talks: Harry Soan
Unknown: Jean Thomas
Unknown: Beti Mathews
Talks: Dodo Griffiths
Unknown: Teleri Phillips
Unknown: Edith Williams
Sung By: Eame Lewis
Introduced By: Gwenyth Petty
Introduced By: Penelope Mortimer
Abridged By: Jenifer Wayne
Read By: Eleanor Summerfield
Read By: Leonard Sachs


Harry Leader and his Band
News Summary at 3.30


Unknown: Harry Leader


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


Presented By: John Simmonds

: News Summary; MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.16 a.m.
Joyce was seen by Ivor in Dr. Fenimore's absence. Not knowing of her former suicide attempt, he prescribed sleeping pills. Dr. Dale was concerned about this and spoke to Henry. Joyce was furious at his interference. Little Christopher, Jenny's baby, came out of hospital. Police again questioned Rachel in their attempts to discover Denby Harris's accomplices. Tony Coppard told Sally be was sure he knew who they were and he would settle the matter. Mrs. Freeman suggested to Mrs. Dale that she might sub-let her flat to Pauline Andrews.
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Script: Jonquil Antony
Production: Betty Davies
Production: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Fickling: Robert Webber
Briggs: Charles Leno
Mrs Mountford: Vivlenne Chatterton
Tony Coppard: Nicholas Stuart
Hilary Russell: Virginia Winter
Harvey Hichens: Eric Francis
Violet Hichens: Margot Bryant
Flora McGussie: Madeleine Christie
Mr O'Malley: Eric Anderson
Miss Peebles: Una Venning
Mrs Bell Norton: Joan Sanderson
Cobden: Trevor Martin


A kaleidoscope of melody
Reginald Tilsley and his Orchestra
The Montmartre Players directed by Henry Krein
Jack By field (piano)


Unknown: Reginald Tilsley
Directed By: Henry Krein

: The Band Waggon

each Monday presents
AND HIS BAND with Vicki Anderson
Johnnie Gray
The Keynotes
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Eric Delaney
Unknown: Vicki Anderson
Unknown: Johnnie Gray
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: 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; Anthony Newlands as Henry Morgan in 'The Entirely Fabulous Adventures of HENRY MORGAN, BUCCANEER'

Chronicle the Tenth:
' Time and Tide ' diligently set down by Anton Delmar and Alfred Dunning with Felix Felton as Sir Thomas Modyford
Frank Duncan as Alexander Oliver
Fred Yule as The Bo'sun
David Bruce as John Morris
Philip Morant as Manuelo
Opening and closing musick especially composed by Ronald Binge sung by David Bruce and made by the BBC Revue Orchestra conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Other musick composed and made by Edwin Braden
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Anton Delmar
Unknown: Alfred Dunning
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Sir Thomas Modyford
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Alexander Oliver
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: David Bruce
Unknown: John Morris
Unknown: Philip Morant
Composed By: Ronald Binge
Sung By: David Bruce
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


From the 17th Port Training Regiment,
Royal Engineers, at Marchwood near Southampton
Introduced by Alan Dixon who talks to some of the men stationed there, and plays records they have requested for their families at home
Produced by Michael Bell


Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: News Summary Northern Variety presents STAR TRAIN

Your seat is reserved on the Variety Express
Travel in company with Ken Dodd
Bruce Trent
Denis Goodwin
The Gaunt Brothers
The Raytones
Stopping this week in Scotland
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
Introduced by Roger Moffat Produced by Geoft Lawrence


Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Jimmy Leach
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Geoft Lawrence


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Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
The Marian McPartland Trio on gramophone records
Introduced by Brian Matthew


Unknown: Nelson Riddle
Unknown: Marian McPartland Trio
Introduced By: Brian Matthew


in Monday Night Melody featuring
Monday Pop Shop with Ray Merrell
Rosemary Squires and Colin Prince
The Trio Club
Host, Roy Marsh
The Alan Moorehouse Singers and The DennisWalton Saxophone Quintet
Produced by Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Ray Merrell
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: Roy Marsh
Singers: Alan Moorehouse
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 only

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