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: Morning Music

played today by 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
At 7.45 on 1,500 m. only
Shipping Forecast


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

: Housewives' Choice

Reginald Dixon introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Reginald Dixon

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Conductor, Harry Nuttall


Conductor: Harry Nuttall


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: Morning Story

' The Bear ' by Ruth Manning-Saunders
Read by Rgsemary Davis


Unknown: Ruth Manning-Saunders
Read By: Rgsemary Davis

: News Summary GERALD SHAW

at the BBC theatre organ

: Melody Fair

A programme of records presented by Robert Farnon


Presented By: Robert Farnon

: News Summary

WORKERS' PLAYTIME from a light engineering factory at Crawley, Sussex
The Polka Dots, Avril Angers
Jill Day , Cardew Robinson
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Jill Day
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates

: Dancing Time

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
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

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Baby's First Walk' by Diana Ross. told by Dorothy Smith. Part 2.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Diana Ross.
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: Woman's Hour

A London Show Guide: from Peter Forster
Visit to a South African Hospital: recorded Interviews in a hospital near Johannesburg run for non-Europeans
Portrait of a Listener: a Royal Air Force wife
Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions: a selection, from the Woman's Hour mail, of letters asking for information
Don't Go There: Irene Holdsworth describes an unsuccessful holiday
Serial: No White Coat' by Robert Tibber
Abridged by Terry Gompertz
Read by Richard Hurndall
The seventh of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Robert Tibber
Abridged By: Terry Gompertz
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: Melody on the Line

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

: Music While You Work

Ford Motor Works Military Band
Major G. H. Willcocks , M.V.O., M.B.E.


Conductor: Major G. H. Willcocks , M.V.O., M.B.E.

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Production this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Script By: Jonquil Antony
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Janet Dale: Pamela Binns
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Mountford: Joan Matheson
Mrs Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Dotty Cook: Joan Duan
Mrs McGussie: Jean Stuart
Kate Sylvester: Anne McGrath
Jimmv Parsons: Malcolm Knight
Mr O'Malley: Will Leighton
Mrs Gudgeon: Ella Milne
Mr Frazer: Robert Sansoin
Matron: Catherine Salkeld

: Music Mixture

A programme of music to suit all tastes
The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman
The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax
Joy Holman (soprano)


Conductor: Sidney Bowman
Directed By: Sidney Sax
Soprano: Joy Holman

: 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
News 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 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 Wilfred Pickles in HAVE A GO !

One of the oldest Boroughs in the Kingdom, nestling in a beautiful Cornish Valley on the banks of the River Fowey. with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

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


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

: News Summary Robert Beatty in a new production of 'LADY IN A FOG'

A serial in eight parts by Lester Powell 2— ' O'Gorman of Islington '
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Lester Powell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Philip Odell: Robert Beatty
Heather McMara: Sheila Manahan
Marilyn Peters: June Tobin
Mrs Cantaloup: Betty Baskcomb
Hector O'Gorman: David March
Taxi Driver: Will Leighton
Violet Levine: Joan Matheson
The Narrator: Anthony Viccara

: Dig that crazy Beryl Reid who, with Ken Platt, says 'GOOD EVENING, EACH'

and invites all
' Squares ' and ' Cats ' to a Palais Party to meet
Nat Temple
Alastair Hunter
Paul Martin
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet Written by Ronald Wolfe
David Climie and Frank Roscoe
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Nat Temple
Unknown: Alastair Hunter
Unknown: Paul Martin
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Ronald Wolfe
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: Roy Speer

: News Summary

TUESDAY TUNETIME Music In all directions
Introduced by John Hobday
Joan Butler
Harry Dawson
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn
Edward Rubach Quintet
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon. )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Introduced By: John Hobday
Introduced By: Joan Butler
Introduced By: Harry Dawson
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Conductor: Edward Rubach
Leader: William Armon.
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Charles Beardsall


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


with Sidney Bright and his Music


Unknown: Sidney Bright

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only

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