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: Morning Music

played today by the BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye)
Conductor, David Curry
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
The Marimberos
Directed by Ronald Hanmer
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Directed By: Ronald Hanmer


Lionel Gamlin
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Lionel Gamlin


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the organ of the Regal,
Kingston-onr Thames
Anything goes; True Love: All of you; Ca, c est I'amour: Always true to you in my fashion; Just one of those things


Hal Graham and Tiis Orchestra


Unknown: Hal Graham


' Love Story ' by A. G. Morris
Read by Charles Stidwill


Story By: A. G. Morris
Read By: Charles Stidwill


Script by Robert Turley


Script By: Robert Turley

: News Summary FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests
Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Music for Dancing

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


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester

: News Summary; Palace of Varieties

Ann Loraine
Harry Levaine
Cathie Haigh
Hugh Harden
Horace Mashford and the Palace of Varieties Chorut
Chairman, Rob Currie
Presented by C. F. Meehan in collaboration with Ernest Longstaffe who also conducts the BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )


Unknown: Ann Loraine
Unknown: Harry Levaine
Unknown: Cathie Haigh
Unknown: Hugh Harden
Unknown: Horace Mashford
Unknown: Rob Currie
Presented By: C. F. Meehan
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe
Leader: John Jezard


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. only


Unknown: Ken MacKintosh
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Kay Elvin
Unknown: Bobby Johnson
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Presented By: Cyril Drake


A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Michael's Christmas Cake ' bv Beryl Hepburn , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Beryl Hepburn
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


From the Midlands including
Bachelors' Cookery Course: Joan Elliott interviews the chef and pupils at a cookery college in Nottingham
Put Skill in their Hands: Sheila Reid opposes automation in the toy-shop
My Daughter's Doll: Eric Roberts confesses to a secret passion
Radio Traffic Controller: Kay Batchelor asks Doris Foster about her job as Radio Traffic Controller in a taxi-cab firm in Cambridge
My Husband has a Hobby: Nadya Smith describes how she bullied her husband into taking up a hobby ... and what happened
The Story of a Stowaway: Violet Meynell recalls a passage to India in a troopship in 1903 Introduced by Jane Madders
Serial: Beyond the Gates ' by Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Abridged by Joan Skinner
Read by Jane Fergus
The fifth of ten instalments
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Joan Elliott
Unknown: Sheila Reid
Unknown: Eric Roberts
Unknown: Kay Batchelor
Unknown: Doris Foster
Introduced By: Jane Madders
Unknown: Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Abridged By: Joan Skinner
Read By: Jane Fergus


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon
News Summary at 3.30


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon


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


Presented By: John Simmonda

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Robert Turley


Script By: Robert Turley


A kaleidoscope of melody presented by The London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein
Bronwen Jones (piano)
Charlie Katz and his
Novelty Sextet


Conducted By: Michael Krein
Piano: Bronwen Jones
Piano: Charlie Katz

: 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 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 Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in EDUCATING ARCHIE

with Dick Emery , Warren Mitchell
Pearl Carr , Ronald Chesney and Guest star, Beryl Reid
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Ronald Wolfe
George Wadmore and David Climle
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Ronald Wolfe
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: David Climle
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
5 — ' A Surprise for Pete Roberts'
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
Charlie: James Beattie
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Warren: James Thomason
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason

: 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
David Nixon
David Tomlinson
Jimmy Wheeler
In the chair, Peter Haigh


Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: David Tomlinson
Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Haigh


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


A late evening setting for romance featuring
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with Bill Povey , Jackie Armstrong and Stan Roderick
Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Jackie Armstrong
Unknown: Stan Roderick
Produced By: John Browell


Dance music designed for late listening 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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