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BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet The Dave Shepherd Quintet
New* Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


Introduced by Archie McCulloch
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Archie McCulloch

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn. and a prayer


Conductor, Harry NuttaU


Conductor: Harry Nuttau


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont


' The Coach ' by James Lawrence
Read by Stephen Jack


Unknown: James Lawrence
Read By: Stephen Jack


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary WILLIAM DA VIES

at the BBC theatre organ

: David Jacobs keeps OPEN HOUSE

with records for your midday mood

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

from the canteen of a preserve factory near Cambridge
Percy Edwards, Frank Weir, Gladys Morgan, Edmund Hockridge
Harry Engleman (piano)
Vic Mortiboys (string-bass)
Bob Mansell (drums)
Introduced by Richard Maddock
Produced by James Pestridge


Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Frank Weir
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Piano: Harry Engleman
Piano: Vic Mortiboys
Unknown: Bob Mansell
Introduced By: Richard Maddock
Produced By: James Pestridge


Ted Heath and his Music with Bobble Britton and Peter Low
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,600 m.


Unknown: Ted Heath
Unknown: Bobble Britton
Unknown: Peter Low


Today's story: 'Candy. the Lazy Kangaroo' by Janet Lamb , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Janet Lamb
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


Children and Speech Development: a talk by Professor M. M. Lewis , of the University of Nottingham.
Ghastly Moments: Thelma Ruby looks back to things that happened on the stage
Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions: a selection, from the Woman's Hour post, of letters asking for information
Ba Mason sweeping up the leaves
Letter from Spain: Barbara Bor bolla speaks from her home in Seville
Serial: ' The Flower Drum Song' by C. Y. Lee
Abridged by Becky Cocking
Read by Guy Kingsley Poynter
The first of six instalments
Programme Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Talk By: Professor M. M. Lewis
Unknown: Thelma Ruby
Unknown: Barbara Bor
Unknown: C. Y. Lee
Abridged By: Becky Cocking
Read By: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: Music While You Work

Band of The Life Guards
Conducted by Lt.-Colonel A. Lemoine, O.B.E., Director of Music

News Summary at 3.30

: MELODY TIME BBC West of England

Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Repeated on Wednesday at 11.15 a.m.)


A programme of music to suit all tastes
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Robinson Cleaver (organ)
Melody on Strings
Directed by Max Jaffa


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Conducted By: Robinson Cleaver
Directed By: Max Jaffa

: 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

: News Summary Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GOt

Shepton Mallet , Somerset
Seven-hundred-year-old market town on the southern slopes of the Mendip Hills with Mabel at ' The Table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Shepton Mallet
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: Richard Lyon Claude Hulbert. Sheila Sweet and Joan Sanderson in THE TROUBLE WITH TOBY

'Toby gets a job' with Ella Milne , Arthur Young John Bryning , Peter Wilde
Written by Ted Taylor
Adapted from an original script by Frank Galen
Edited by Terry Nation and John Junkin
Produced by Bill Gates


Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Arthur Young
Unknown: John Bryning
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Written By: Ted Taylor
Script By: Frank Galen
Edited By: Terry Nation
Edited By: John Junkin
Produced By: Bill Gates

: News Summary

TUESDAY TUNETIME Music in all directions
Introduced by Gordon Clinton
Celebrity Choice: Gilbert Harding with Renata
The Well-Tempered Singers
The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein and the London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Introduced By: Gordon Clinton
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Directed By: Henry Krein
Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: News Summary GUILTY PARTY

You too can be a detective
Listeners are invited to join with a panel of experts in testing their powers of crime detection
'Dead Cert'
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
Mr Bullock: Wilfred Babbage
Lady Trenton: Courtney Hope
Dick Merriman: Arnold Peters
Fred Andrews: Peter Wilde

: 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 featuring all that is best in ballroom dancing
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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