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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon
Sidney Davey and his Players
Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Conductor: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Billy Mayerl

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Sam Heppner
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: Sam Heppner

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: REGINALD DIXON

at the organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: MORNING STORY

' A Man I Knew ' by Denys Val Baker
Read by Valentine Dyall

Contributors

Unknown: Denys Val Baker
Read By: Valentine Dyall

: News Summary CARLTON MAIN FRICKLEY COLLIERY BAND

Conductor, Jack Atherton

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Atherton

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

from a factory canteen in Warrington
The Gaunt Brothers, Bud Bennett, Marion Keene, Ted Ray
accompanied by the Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Bud Bennett
Unknown: Marion Keene
Unknown: Ted Ray
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: Eric Miller

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
John Hanson (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: John Hanson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: The Wooden Horse ' by Violet Statham , teld by Julia Lang

Contributors

Unknown: Violet Statham
Unknown: Julia Lang

: Woman's Hour

from Bideford
The Taw, the Torridge, and Barnstaple Bay are well known to holiday-makers from all over Britain. This afternoon, people who live in this part of North Devon talk about their work and their interests and suggest new paths for the visitor to explore
Introduced by Daphne Hubbard
Serial: 'The Hidden Face' by Victor Canning
Abridged by P. J. R. Wright
Read by John Westbrook
The fourth of twelve instalments
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Daphne Hubbard
Unknown: Victor Canning
Abridged By: P. J. R. Wright
Read By: John Westbrook

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist, Patricia Bartlett
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Patricia Bartlett

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Denny Boyce and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Denny Boyce

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: 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
MARIO LANZA in a specially recorded interview with Jazz from Newport
Famous names in the world of jazz
Folk Song from Georgia
Peggy Seeger and Guy Carawan
Opera from the Metropolitan featuring the distinguished American tenor
Richard Tucker and Bandleaders from the Miller Stable introducing the bands of former members of the Glenn Miller Orchestra with Ray Anthony , Tex Beneke
Billy May , Claude Thornhill and Ray McKinley
Presented by Humphrey Burton and Harold Rogers
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Mario Lanza
Unknown: Guy Carawan
Tenor: Richard Tucker
Unknown: Glenn Miller Orchestra
Unknown: Ray Anthony
Unknown: Billy May
Unknown: Claude Thornhill
Unknown: Ray McKinley
Presented By: Humphrey Burton
Presented By: Harold Rogers

: 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

: 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 '
8—Scotland (2)
The second panel of contestants representing Scotland is:
Helen Uri (Aberdeen)
Housewife
John Bryan (Greenock)
John Walker (Edinburgh)
Civil Servant
Thomas Mountain (Glasgow)
Lamplighter
The programme also Includes What Do You Want to Know
Listeners' questions answered by well-known authorities
This week: Professor
T. A. Bennet-Clark , F.R.S. on ' How is it possible for plants to break through concrete?'
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Written By: John P. Wynn
Written By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Helen Uri
Unknown: John Bryan
Unknown: John Walker
Unknown: Thomas Mountain
Unknown: T. A. Bennet-Clark
Produced By: Joan Clark

: FLETCHER'S FAN-FARE

The first of a new series of records, rhymes, and reminiscence presented by Cyril Fletcher

Contributors

Presented By: Cyril Fletcher

: 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

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton featuring Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams

Contributors

Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams

: 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

Contributors

Unknown: Woolf Phillips
Produced By: David Miller

: THE GOON SHOW

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

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens

: JAZZ CLUB

Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band celebrate the tenth anniversary of their formation
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
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
Producer, Rex Burrows
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Paul Fenoulhet

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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