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BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet Sid Phillips and his Band
Malcolm Lockyer and Dennis Wilson at two pianos
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Dennis Wilson


Introduced by Roy Bradford
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Roy Bradford


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


" A Nice Day for Ducks' by D. A. Rook
Read by Joan Henley


Unknown: D. A. Rook
Read By: Joan Henley

: News Summary HOWARD THOMAS

at the BBC theatre organ

: David Jacobs keeps OPEN HOUSE

with records for your midday mood

: Workers' Playtime

from a Royal Air Force Maintenance Unit in Berkshire
Jack Emblow, Billy 'Uke' Scott, Arthur Haynes, Lita Roza
James Moody, Bert Weedon, Max Abrams (piano, guitar, drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Jack Emblow
Unknown: Scott Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Jajnes Moody
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Piano: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates


Oscar Rabin and his Orchestra
Directed by David Ede and Mel Gaynor , Lorie Mann
Johnny Worth introducing
' Rabin Remembers '
Three Men and a Mann
'Solo Spot'
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 nu


Unknown: Oscar Rabin
Directed By: David Ede
Directed By: Mel Gaynor
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Johnny Worth


Today's story: 'The Little White Lamb ' by Peggy Warren , told by Daphne Oxenford.


Unknown: Peggy Warren
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.


Do we know what to eat? 2— A. L. Bacharach, F.R.I.C., talks about food and feeding. (BBC recording)
You Ask For It: Ba Mason at the House of Commons
Reading Your Letters: expressing listeners' points of view
Country Cottage for Sale: some pointers from L. A. Jordan
Serial: The Small Woman '
Written and abridged by Alan Burgess
Read by Moira Lister
The last instalment
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


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


A programme of dance music with Les Howard
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler
News Summary at 3.30


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler


Band of the Royal Horse Guards
(The Blues)
Conducted by Capt. J. E. Thirtle
Director of Music


Conducted By: Capt. J. E. Thirtle

: 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
Richard Fulton went to Italy, meaning to ask Sally to marry him. However, he arrived to find her away for the weekend, and their eventual meeting was strained. Mrs. Maggs discovered that Mr. Odgers's coldness was due to Mrs. Leathers's malicious gossip. Mrs. Maggs called to have it out with Mrs. Leathers, but was told she had been taken ill. Peter decided he would get a job in Bristol. He told Alec that if Janet still wanted to marry him later, when he had made good, no one would be able to stop them. and Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Script By: Robert Turley
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Poweu
Dr Dale: James Dale
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Miriam Dale: Brenda Dunrich
Janet Dale: Pamela Binns
Peter Langley: Desmond Newling
Peggy Trotter: Joy Adamson
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mrs Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Baby: Sheila Grant
Joanna Mitchell: Beryl Calder
Joanna Mitchell: Margaret Butt
Mrs Mitchell: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mr Popkin: John Ruddock
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Mrs McGussie: Madeleine Christie
Violet Hichens: Margot Bryant
Clerk: Jeffrey Segal


A programme of music to suit all tastes
The Kursaal Orchestra conducted by Louis Voss
The William Davies Trio and Ian Humphris (songs with guitar)


Conducted By: Louis Voss
Unknown: Ian Humphris

: The Band Waggon each Tuesday presents RONNIE ALDRICH AND THE SQUADRONAIRES

with Ken Kirkham , Peter Morton
Joan Baxter , and Andrew Reavley
Cliff Townshend and his singing saxophone and the Dixieland Group
Produced by John Burnaby
New* Summary at 6.30


Unknown: Ken Kirkham
Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Andrew Reavley
Unknown: Cliff Townshend
Produced By: John Burnaby

: The Archers

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


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb

: News Summary Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO

The Burgh of Ballater on Royal Dee-side with the great sweep of the Grampians lying behind with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Presented By: Stephen Williams

: News Summary Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Sidney James
Bill Kerr , Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams
Written by AJan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Written By: Ajan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Wilfrid Thomas presents DATE WITH A DISC

A choice of gramophone records for the family circle


You are Invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra featuring all that Is best in ballroom dancing
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller


The Montmartre Players Directed by Henry Krein with Julie Dawn and Sidney Bright at the piano


Directed By: Henry Krein
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Sidney Bright

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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