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: MORNING MUSIC

played today by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader. Philip Whiteway) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Reginald Tilsley and his Orchestra
The William Davies Trio
New* Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Reginald Tilsley
Unknown: William Davies

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Peter West
Introduces your request records
Newt Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: JOHN HOWLETT

at the organ of the Odeon, Leicester Square

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ronnie Munro and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Munro

: MORNING STORY

'The Artist' by Bartho Smit
Adapted by Dorothy Black
Read by Russell Napier

Contributors

Unknown: Bartho Smit
Adapted By: Dorothy Black
Read By: Russell Napier

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: News Summary EDGE HILL (BRITISH RAILWAYS) BAND

Conductor, William H. Yates

Contributors

Conductor: William H. Yates

: FROM MY POST-BAG

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

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

from a factory canteen in Manchester
Martin Lukins
Joe Church
The Kentones
Freddie Sales
Accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by Eric Miller
(The Kentones are appearing in "Babes in the Wood" at the Theatre Royal, Bolton)

Contributors

Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: Eric Miller

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Alfred Swain (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer, Eric Arden
News Summary at 1.30 shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m. only

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Alfred Swain
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Harry's Haircut' by Dorothy Edwards, told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Edwards
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Is five too soon to start, and fifteen the right age to leave ? : A discussion about how long school life should last.
Tapping the Claret: Pamela de Bayou describes a bash on the nose
Beauty Box: In the first of this aeries Joan Thornycroft , an expert on skin care and make-up, considers some listeners' queries
Vacancy Column: Patricia Brent Investigates some jobs that badly need filling. Today: cooking for numbers
Serial: 'Brat Farrar' by Josephine Tey
Adapted for radio by Robert Goodyear
Read by Derek Hart
The fourteenth of fifteen Instalments
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Thornycroft
Radio By: Robert Goodyear
Read By: Derek Hart
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist
Julia Shelley
(Julia Shelley broadcasts by permission of the Directors at the Carl Rosa Trust, Ltd.)
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Julia Shelley
Unknown: Julia Shelley

: Music While You Work

played by Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Musicians: Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: 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
Repeated on Friday at 11.15 a.m.

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary TRANSATLANTIC TURNTABLE

Canadian Patchwork
Songs and music that were taken to Canada from Britain and Europe by the early settlers and others who have now made Canada their home
Compiled and introduced by Marjory Whitelaw
Produced by Phyllis Robinson
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 en 1,500 m. only

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjory Whitelaw
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: The Band Waggon

each Thursday presents
KEN MACKINTOSH
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
In
These Were Hits '
An all-time hit parade with Kenny Bardell
Kay Elvin , Bobby Johnson and The Mackpies
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Cyril Drake
News Summary at 6.30

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Kay Elvin
Unknown: Bobby Johnson
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Cyril Drake

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: News Summary; What Do You Know?

Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Franklin Engelmann
Is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title
'Brain of Britain 1958'
2-Home Counties
The contestants representing the Home Counties are:
Mrs. Anita Coomes (Kent)
Housewife
David Keys (Berkshire)
Student
Alan Farncombe (Surrey)
Actuary
Harry Quick (Essex)
Schoolteacher
(Continued in next columa)
The programme also Includes
What Do You Want to Know
Listeners' questions answered by well-known authorities
This week:
Guy Naylor on 'How often do we break the law?'
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Written By: John P. Wynn
Written By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Guy Naylor
Produced By: Joan Clark

: THOSE RECORD YEARS

Ken Sykora
Invites you to glance back at what the personalities of jazz and pop music were doing in 1948

: 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
Repeated on Friday at 4.30 (Home)

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

: News Summary; Vera Lynn Introduces YOURS SINCERELY

in which she sings and reminds you of songs you will want to remember with Woolf Phillips and his Orchestra
Produced by David Miller
(Woolf Phillips is appearing at the Pigalle Restaurant, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Produced By: David Miller
Unknown: Woolf Phillips

: Barbara Kelly in HOTEL MAJESTIC

A series of adventures In the life of a public relations officer in a famous London hotel
15-' Death in 702
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Production By: Tom Ronald
Sally O'Brien: Barbara Kelly
Inspector Cosgrove: Carl Bernard
Mr Raub: Jack Melford
Doctor: Wilfred Babbage
Brlggs: Hugh Morton
Barmaid: Christina Horniman
Operator: Patricia Field
Larkln: Rhoderick Walker

: JAZZ CLUB

Traditional Jazz
Terry Lightfoot and his Band
The Graham Stewart Seven
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Terry Lightfoot
Unknown: Graham Stewart
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Ronnie Carroll and Mary Morgan in A MOONLIGHT SERENADE

Music with a restful rhythm introduced by Paul Fenoulhet who also conducts the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Producer, Rex Burrows
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Paul Fenoulhet
Leader: John Jezard
Producer: Rex Burrows

: Big Ben: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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