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: MORNING MUSIC

played today by BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Albert Marland and his Rococo Orchestra
The William Davies Trio
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Albert Marland
Unknown: William Davies

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Franklin Engelmann
Introduces your request records
New* Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: Franklin Engelmann

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: HORACE FINCH

at the organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: MORNING STORY

' Bowling for the Pig' by Angela Jeans
Read by Patricia Field

Contributors

Unknown: Angela Jeans
Read By: Patricia Field

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: News Summary RANSOME AND MARLES WORKS BAND

Conducted by Eric Ball

Contributors

Conducted By: Eric Ball

: 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 Boston
Dorothy Reid, Bob Andrews, Steve Martin, Bernard Miles
The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Reid
Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Steve Martin
Unknown: Bernard Miles
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: Eric Miller

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Philip Hattey (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. , Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Philip Hattey
Introduced By: Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story : 'Podgy Pig Sows Some Seed ' by Amanda May , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Amanda May
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

The Mother of Invention?: Jeanne de Casalis tells a story that includes a quick and simple recipe
Matters of Tact: an English-woman, a Scotswoman, and an Irishwoman face up to some tricky social situations put to them by Marjorie Anderson.
Reading Your Letters: expressing listeners' points of view
How do you learn to deal with anger T : the psychiatrist continues his series.
Going Abroad for Easter? : Alan Camp talks to parents of children travelling in school parties
(Continued in next column)
Serial: 'The Small Woman'
Written and abridged by Alan Burgess
Read by Moira Lister
The eeventh of ten instalments
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Abridged By: Alan Burgess
Read By: Moira Lister
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist:Denis Martin
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Denis Martin

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Leader and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Leader

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: 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 CONTINENTAL TURNTABLE

A melody miscellany from the Continent
Introduced by Malou Pantera with Henri Salvador from French Guiana
Frangois Charpin and Leo Chauliac from France
The Blue Notes Jazz Group from Denmark and The Brussels New Concert Orchestra from Belgium
Produced by Harold Rogers
Shipping Forecast at 6.58 on 1,500 m. only

Contributors

Introduced By: Malou Pantera
Unknown: Henri Salvador
Unknown: Frangois Charpin
Unknown: Leo Chauliac
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: The Band Waggon each Thursday presents KEN MACKINTOSH AND HIS ORCHESTRA

in ' These Were Hits '
An all-time hit parade with Kennv Bardell
Kay Elvin , Bobby Johnson and The Mackpies
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Cyril Drake
News Summary at 6.30

Contributors

Unknown: Kennv 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?

Franklin Engelmann is chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners compete for the title ' Brain of Britain 1958 '
11-Wales (ii)
The second panel of contestants representing Wales is:
Dorothea Phillips (Rhondda Valley)
Actress
George Bumby (Llandudno)
Retired Civil Servant
Daniel Evans (Pwllheli)
Civil Engineer
Seymour Phillips (Swansea)
Schoolboy
The programme also includes
What Do You Want To Know!
Listeners' questions answered by well-known authorities
James Laver on 'Gay Birds-Drab Men '
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Dorothea Phillips
Unknown: George Bumby
Unknown: Retired Civil Servant
Unknown: Daniel Evans
Unknown: Civil Engineer
Unknown: Seymour Phillips
Unknown: James Laver
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: FLETCHER'S FAN-FARE

Thirty minutes 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

Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williamj

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williamj

: 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

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan

: JAZZ CLUB

Traditional jazz played by Harry Walton and his Band and Teddy Layton 's Jazz Band
Introduced by Dill Jones Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Played By: Harry Walton
Played By: Teddy Layton
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

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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