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: MORNING MUSIC

played today by BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Sidney Davey and his Players
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Directed By: Sidney Davey

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Lionel Gamlin
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: Lionel Gamlin

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MUNN AND FELTON'S WORKS BAND

Conductor, Stanley H. Boddington

Contributors

Conductor: Stanley H. Boddington

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Elman

: MORNING STORY

From the West of England
' Old Will' by Peggy Wyper
Read by Constance Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Wyper
Read By: Constance Chapman

: News Summary NEVILLE MEALE

at the BBC theatre organ

: Johnny Duncan's TENNESSEE SONG BAG

on gramophone records

: News Summary

WORKERS' PLAYTIME from a factory canteen in Shaw, Lancashire with Bill Waddington
Sheila Buxton
Monkhouse and Goodwin Accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Waddington
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: Eric Miller

: CHRIS COWLEY

at the piano

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Sylvia Cecil (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Producer. Eric Arden
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m. only

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Sylvia Cecil
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Introduced By: Producer. Eric Arden

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' Christmas Shopping ' by Joyce Miles , fold by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Joyce Miles
Unknown: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From the Forest of Dean
A picture of life and tradition in one of the oldest of the Royal Forests
A Livelihood from the Trees: how the woodlands are managed and how the foresters are trained
The Forest Communities: social and family life in an area where the villages and towns follow an unusual pattern
Wild-life and Scenery: from the Severn to the Wye
Verderers and Free Miners: their traditional customs and privileges
From Pin-Making to Fruit Juices: old and new industries in the Forest
Introduced by Daphne Hubbard
Broadcast from the Verderers' Court Room at the Speech House in the Centre of the Forest
(Continued in next column)
Serial: Beyond the Gates ' by Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Read by Jane Fergus
The sixth of ten instalments
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Daphne Hubbard
Unknown: Dorothy Evelyn Smith
Read By: Jane Fergus

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Doris Gambell

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Doris Gambell

: STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary TRANSATLANTIC TURNTABLE

A miscellany of music from across the Atlantic featuring
Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton with Festival Jazz
Music recorded at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival
Opera at the Metropolitan
More excerpts from the recent production of ' La Boheme ' and Turntable's Guest of the Month:
Count Basie who talks about his kind of music and chooses some favourite recordings
Presented by Humphrey Burton
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Velma Middleton
Presented By: Humphrey Burton

: The Band Waggon each Thursday presents THE PHILLIPS BROTHERS

introducing music for other families
Sid Phillips and his Band
Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra - and Rae Diamond and Ray Burns Introduced by Michael Brooke
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 6.30

Contributors

Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Unknown: Rae Diamond
Unknown: Ray Burns
Introduced By: Michael Brooke
Produced By: John Kingdon

: The Archers

: RADIO NEWSREEL

: SPORT

: News Summary Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the question-masters in this general knowledge contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
12-Second Round
High School, Kirkcaldy (Girls) v.
The Academy, Galashiels (Boys)
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: George Elrick presents DATE WITH A DISC

A choice of gramophone records for the family circle

: News Summary ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to the views expressed in last Friday's ' Any Questions? '
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: THE GOON SHOW

Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan

: News Summary Vanessa Lee invites you to the LAND OF ROMANCE

where she sings her favourite songs and talks about the world of show business
Accompanied by Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Accompanied By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Barbara Kelly in 'HOTEL MAJESTIC'

A series of adventures in the life of a public relations officer in a famous London hotel
11 — ' The Love Racket'
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Production By: Tom Ronald
Sally O'Brien: Barbara Kelly
Operator: Christina Horniman
Inspector Cosgrove: Carl Bernard
Henderson: Hugh Morton
Ann: Patricia Field
Waiter: Rhoderick Walker
Harold: Wilfred Babbage

: NEWS

: JAZZ CLUB

Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Vic Lewis
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD

Reginald Leopold and his Players
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down

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