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BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank CanteU
Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players
The William Davies Trio
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: Frank Canteu
Conductor: Ralph Elman
Unknown: William Davies


Sam Heppner introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Sam Heppner

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Gerald Shaw at the BBC theatre organ with Harry Dawson


Unknown: Gerald Shaw
Unknown: Harry Dawson


Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra


Unknown: Marcel Gardner


' The Bribe ' by Michael Green
Read by Cyril Shaps


Unknown: Michael Green
Read By: Cyril Shaps


Records of music that is easy on the ear


BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Douglas Maynard
Clifford Stanton
Louise Traill , Max Bacon
The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group with Shirley Douglas
Presented by Bill Worsley


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Douglas Maynard
Conductor: Clifford Stanton
Unknown: Louise Traill
Unknown: Max Bacon
Unknown: Shirley Douglas
Presented By: Bill Worsley


BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth songs from
Sheila Buxton , Derek Biscombe instrumental features by Norman George and Jimmy Leach
Introduced by Roger Moffat
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Derek Biscombe
Unknown: Norman George
Unknown: Jimmy Leach
Introduced By: Roger Moffat


Nursery rhymes stories and music
Today's story: ' Goog's Ride to London ' by Carol Woollcombe , told by Dorothy Smith.
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Carol Woollcombe
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Eileen Browne


from the North of England
Hi-fi Around the House: thoughts from Doreen Taylor , wife of a gramophone enthusiast
Women as Mayorst Bill Grundy challenges Mary Padgett and Mae Bamber , Mayors of Bridling-ton and Southport.
Back from Monaco: Lady Cayley describes life in the Principality
' My Fond Merry Stables ': John Farrell recalls the time his four-year-old daughter started to sing this mysterious song.
Nursemaid to Seals: Grace Hick -ling tells of her work on the Fame Islands off the Northumberland coast
Introduced by Rosemary Horstmann
Serial: 'The Hidden Face ' by Victor Canning
Abridged by P. J. R. Wright
Read by John Westbrook
The first of twelve instalments
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Doreen Taylor
Unknown: Mayorst Bill Grundy
Unknown: Mary Padgett
Unknown: Mae Bamber
Unknown: John Farrell
Unknown: Grace Hick
Introduced By: Rosemary Horstmann
Unknown: Victor Canning
Abridged By: P. J. R. Wright
Read By: John Westbrook


A potpourri of requested music played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
News Summary at 3.30


Conductor: Rae Jenkins


Lou Preager and his Orchestra


Unknown: Lou Preager

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
Tony Coppard went unannounced to the nursing home to see Sally on her birthday but was not allowed to see her. However he finally met her with Miss Smith's help. Harvey Hichens arranged that Violet and Sally should go to Italy next week. Janet announced her engagement to Peter Langley and said she wished to go to Canada with him. Jenny saw Vicky Clare in ' Sarah's ' but did not introduce herself.
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Unknown: Tony Coppard
Unknown: Harvey Hichens
Unknown: Peter Langley
Unknown: Vicky Clare
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Jenny Dale: Valerie Gaunt
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Miriam Dale: Brenda Dunrich
Janet Dale: Pamela Binns
Peter Langley: Desmond Newling
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Joyce Freeman: Freda Falconer
Fickling: Robert Webber
Rachel Guest: Joan Hart
Dotty Cook: Joan Duan
Mr Odgers: Victor Platt
Ivor Mitchell: Peter Tuddenham
Joanna Mitchell: Margaret Butt
Dr Claughton: Janet Burnell
Violet Hichens: Margot Bryant
Mrs Sandiman: Gwen Nelson
Mrs Parsons: Doris Gilmore
Mr Frazer: Robert Sansom


The Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band
James Moody (piano)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Conducted By: Bernard Monshin
Piano: James Moody

: The Band Waggon each Monday presents ERIC DELANEY AND HIS BAND

with Vicki Anderson
Johnnie Gray
The Fraser Hayes Four
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by John Hooper
News Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Vicki Anderson
Unknown: Johnnie Gray
Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced By: John Hooper

: The Archers

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


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

: News Summary Bruce Stewart and Inia Te Wiata with Tucker McGuire in 'THE WAKE OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD'

A new series for broadcasting by Bruce Stewart
5—' Madam Charlie
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron


Broadcasting By: Bruce Stewart
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Cobber Carmody: Bruce Stewart
Albury: Haydn Jones
First sailor: David March
Second sailor: Jeffrey Segal
Wiremu: Inia Te Wiata
Madam Charlie: Tucker McGuire
Itchy: Anthony Viccars
Lieutenant: John Graham
Commandant: John Hollis
Phelps: James Thomason


From Headquarters,
Western Command, Chester
Introduced by Alan Dixon who talks to some of the men and women stationed there, and plays records for their families at home
Produced by Michael Bell


Introduced By: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Michael Bell

: 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


Accompanied By: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Johnnie Stewart

: Jimmy Clitheroe as the CALL BOY

of your radio music-hall invites you to meet
Jimmy James
Rawicz and Landauer
The Terry Sisters
A Discovery
As the Resident Producer:
Jack Watson
As Judith Clitheroe :
Judith Chalmers with The Hindley-Taylor Singers
Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Jimmy Clitheroe script by Ronnie Taylor and James Casey
Produced by James Casey


Unknown: Jimmy James
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Judith Clitheroe
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Singers: Jimmy Leach
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Conducted By: Jimmy Clitheroe
Script By: Ronnie Taylor
Script By: James Casey
Produced By: James Casey

: News Summary Peter Yorke and his Orchestra in OUR KIND OF MUSIC

The Johnston Brothers
Kathie Kay
Johnny Pearson at the piano and the Singing Strings
Introduced by Robin Boyle
Production by Frank Hooper


Unknown: Kathie Kay
Unknown: Johnny Pearson
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Production By: Frank Hooper


in Monday-Night Melody featuring
Monday Pop Shop
With Ray Merrell , Joan Small and Colin Prince
The Trio Club
Host, Roy Marsh
The Alan Moorehouse Singers and The Dennis Walton Saxophone Quintet
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Unknown: Ray Merrell
Unknown: Joan Small
Unknown: Colin Prince
Unknown: Roy Marsh
Unknown: Alan Moorehouse Singers
Unknown: Dennis Walton
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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