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: 1,1500 m.

Shipping Forecast

: Big Ben Morning Music

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Sid Phillips and his Band The Ian Stewart Quartet
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Ian Stewart


Bob Danvers Walker introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Bob Danvers Walker

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


and his Apache Band


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


' Stolen Fruit' by Evelyn Windass
Read by Philip Scott


Unknown: Evelyn Windass
Read By: Philip Scott

: News Summary FELTON RAPLEY

at the BBC theatre organ


A programme of records
Presented by Robert Farnon


Presented By: Robert Farnon

: News Summary; followed by Workers' Playtime

from an asbestos factory in Watford, Hertfordshire with The Kentones, Danny Levan
Marion Ryan , Arthur English
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Danny Levan
Unknown: Marion Ryan
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates


with 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'
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by John Hooper.
(Ojcar Rabin and his Orchestra are appearing at the Lyceum Ballroom, London)
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Oscar Rabin
Directed By: David Ede
Directed By: Mel Gaynor
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Johnny Worth
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: John Hooper.
Produced By: Ojcar Rabin


Today's story: ' The Bundles' Easter Egg Hunt ' by Ursula Hourihane , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


Miss X: Paul Cornforth describes a young woman he has never forgotten
Primroses to Kookaburras: Easter gardens on four continents described by their owners. Recording)
Things Oft Thought: Patric Dickinson introduces a poem by Edward Thomas , read by Marjorie Anderson.
Reading Your Letters: expressing listeners' points of view
Log Things: The excitement of a child observed by Maurice Ives
Serial: 'The Sleeping Mountain' by John Harris
Abridged by Neville Teller
Read by Russell Napier
The first of ten instalments
Programme Introduced by Margaret Hubble
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Paul Cornforth
Introduces: Patric Dickinson
Unknown: Edward Thomas
Read By: Marjorie Anderson.
Unknown: Maurice Ives
Unknown: John Harris
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Russell Napier
Introduced By: Margaret Hubble


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


Unknown: Les Howard
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler


Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti
Director of Music


Conducted By: Roger Barsotti

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

In Italy, Richard and Sally happily made plans for their wedding. Mrs. Freeman was not pleased about the engagement. Janet's parents were distraught when they discovered she had left home, leaving no message. She was determined to join Peter, but on going to his Bristol office she found he had not been transferred there. Mrs. Leathers remained under observation in hospital, but to Mrs. Dale's relief Joanna undertook to look after Baby. Vicky told Bob the specialist's diagnosis meant there was a risk of her going blind. S
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Poweu
Dr Dale: James Dale
Sally Lane: Margaret Ward
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Land
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Fickling: Robert Webber
Mrs Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Ivor Mitchell: Peter Tuddenham
Joanna Mitchell: Margaret Butt
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Tony Coppard: Nicholas Stuart
Harvev Hichens: Eric Francis
Violet Hichens: Margot Brvant
Mr O'Malley: Will Leighton
Miss Peebles: Una Venning
Serena Sutcliffe: Sheila Manahan
Clarissa Grant: June Tobin
Mrs Bridges: Kathleen Helme


A programme of music to suit all tastes
The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman
Sidney Davey and his Players and Stanley Riley (bass)


Conductor: Sidney Bowman
Conductor: Sidney Davey
Bass: Stanley Riley

: The Band Waggon for the next three Tuesdays presents ERIC WINSTONE AND HIS ORCHESTRA

with Ray Merrell , Joan Small and Colin Prince and featuring
The Roy Marsh Trio
The Alan Moorehouse Singers and The Dennis Walton Saxophone Quintet
Introduced by Eric Winstona
Produced by Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 6.30


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

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: News Summary Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

Alderney (or Aurigny) the third largest of the Channel Islands, from which the arrival of the Spanish Armada was first signalled by ' gallant merchant ship ' :
' Her crew had seen Castile's Black Fleet beyond Aurigny's Isle
At earliest twilight on the waves lie heaving many a mile ' (Macaulay) with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

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

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


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Written By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Stephen Grcnfell is the storyteller in OUR DAY AND AGE

True stories of the world we live In
When the Norwegian ship Dovrefiell ran aground in a gale in the Pentland Firth she radioed that she was in no immediate danger, but lifeboats and a destroyer went to her aid. Suddenly the signal ' situation dangerous' was received, and a new chapter in the history of saving life at sea began. Helicopters hovered above the waves breaking over the ship and rescued all forty-one aboard her.
Script by Stanley Maxton
Produced by Robin Richardson in the BBC's Glasgow studios


Script By: Stanley Maxton
Produced By: Robin Richardson


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


Produced By: David Miller


with Sidney Bright and his Music


Unknown: Sidney Bright

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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