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


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


Introduced by Lionel Gamlin
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Lionel Gamlin


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Conducted by Rex Mortimer


Conducted By: Rex Mortimer


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


' Change of Scene ' from
• Men at High Table' by Gerald Bullett
Read by Robert Harris


Read By: Robert Harris


at the BBC theatre organ

: David Jacobs keeps OPEN HOUSE

with records for your midday mood

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

From a factory at Merton. London, S.W.19
Don Harper, The Kentones, Harry Worth, David Hughes
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Don Harper
Unknown: David Hughes
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates


Frank Weir and his Orchestra with Tony Mansell
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Frank Weir
Unknown: Tony Mansell


Today's story: ' Lost in the Fog ' by Eileen Mathias. told by Daphne Oxenford.


Unknown: Eileen Mathias.
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.


From Scotland
Scottish' Profile: Lennox Milne , the only Scottish actress to receive the O.B.E. for her work in the Scottish theatre, is interviewed by her husband, Moray MeLaren.
The Manse Cats: Sooty, and Stripey, and finally Charles leave the island of Canna in the Hebrides to live in a church manse in Motherwell. A talk by Elizabeth Anderson.
Dressing for the Kirk: Louise Donald remembers the days when as a little girl in Aberdeen she and her parents dressed in their Sunday best for church
Mothering Instinct in Animals: Does animal maternal behaviour compare with human behaviour in affection and sacrifice?
Answered by Henry Douglas Home
Tailoring in Orkney: Maggie Manson , tailoress, describes a trade that is slowly dying out.
Introduced by Elsie Russell
Serial: Beyond the Gates ' by Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Abridged by Joan Skinner
Read by Jane Fergus
The fourth of ten instalments
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Lennox Milne
Unknown: Moray Melaren.
Talk By: Elizabeth Anderson.
Unknown: Louise Donald
Unknown: Maggie Manson
Introduced By: Elsie Russell
Unknown: Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Abridged By: Joan Skinner
Read By: Jane Fergus

: Music While You Work

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


Conducted By: Capt. W. Lang M.B.E.


BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell


BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein
Michael Freedman and his Orchestra


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Directed By: Henry Krein
Directed By: Michael Freedman

: 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
(Tommy Watt is appearing at Quaglino'l Restaurant, London)
News Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Margaret Bond
Unknown: Matt Monro
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: John Kingdon
Produced By: Tommy Watt

: The Archers

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


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

: News Summary Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

Saxmundham, Suffolk
Ancient market town, mentioned in the Domesday Book, and once part of the realm of Boadicea. with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

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

' Toby's Night Out' with Ella Milne
Lockwood West
Peter Wilde
Frank Windsor
Loelia Kidd
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: Lockwood West
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Unknown: Frank Windsor
Unknown: Loelia Kidd
Written By: Ted Taylor
Script By: Frank Galen
Edited By: Terry Nation
Edited By: John Junkin
Produced By: Bill Gates

: News Summary

Music in all directions
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
John Carol Case
The Linden Singers and the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Introduced By: John Carol
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
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
Bad Business at the Box Office '
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
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Joe McCready (Private investigator): Jon Farrell
Inspector Galloway: Hamilton Dyce
Henry: Chris Gittins
May Wilson: Ysanne Churchman
Mr Masters: Max Brimmell
Reg Parker: Robin Bailey

: 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
I blend in music for the late evening with Osian Ellis and the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by William Llewellyn
Produced by Charles Beardsall


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

: Close Down

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