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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC N. Ireland Light Orchestra
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Albert Delroy Sextet
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m. only
Shipping Forecast

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

from Northern Ireland
Maurice O'Callaghan in Belfast introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice O'Callaghan

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Billy Mayerl opens THE MUSIC BOX

with the Rhythm Ensemble
Hugo d' Alton (mandolin)
Gwynneth Williams (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Gwynneth Williams

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: MORNING STORY

'Bonus "with Knobs on " by Geoffrey Williamson Read by John Stevens

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Williamson
Read By: John Stevens

: News Summary Paul Martin introduces TOP OF THE BILL

Highlights of Variety presenting
Winifred Atwell. Les Blue Stara
Victor Borge, Perry Como
Jimmy Durante and Bob Hope Gracte Fields. Stanley Holloway Anne Shelton , Frankie Vaughan with Jerry Lewis adding a few words and Raymond Raikes looking back to the first programme produced by Esther Farmer

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Atwell.
Unknown: Perry Como
Unknown: Jimmy Durante
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Gracte Fields.
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Jerry Lewis
Unknown: Raymond Raikes
Produced By: Esther Farmer

: 0 THE HARLEQUINS

Directed by Sidney Sax

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Sax

: News Summary; Palace of Varieties

Noele Austen, George Betton, Lynn Hughes, Diane Dubarry, Morris and Cowley
Palace of Varieties Chorus
Chairman, Rob Currie
Presented by C. F. Meehan
In collaboration with Ernest Longstaffe who also conducts the BBC Variety Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Noele Austen
Unknown: George Betton
Unknown: Lynn Hughes
Unknown: Diane Dubarry
Comedians: Morris and Cowley
Chairman: Rob Currie
Presented by: C.F. Meehan
Unknown: Ernest Longstaffe

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
(A production by the BBC's General Overseas Service)
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' Mary Lou and Scamp' by R. H. Bevan , told by Daphne Oxenford.

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Lou
Unknown: R. H. Bevan
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Including:
Quest of Record Week: Frankie Vaughan
The Clock Strikes But Not the Housewife: 3-A mother with a career
Letter from Sierra Leone: News from Aizie Fraser in Freetown.
Reading Your Letters
Children and Books: Patricia Brent introduces opinions expressed by children and discusses them with Elaine Moss and Edward Blishen
Serial: The Baby and the Battleship' by Anthony Thorne
Abridged by Edward Blishen
Read by Derek Guyler
The third of twelve instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Vaughan
Unknown: Aizie Fraser
Introduces: Patricia Brent
Unknown: Elaine Moss
Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Anthony Thorne
Abridged By: Edward Blishen
Read By: Derek Guyler
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: PERSONALLY PRESENTED

Frank Cantell Introduces a programme of music played under his direction by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frederick Lunnon )

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon

: RACING

The Newmarket Stakes
A race for three-year-olds, run over a distance of one mile and a quarter
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan from the Grand Stand and by Peter Bromley from a point down the course
From Newmarket Heath

Contributors

Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Peter Bromley

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: MUSIC ALL THE WAY

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Joan and Valerie Trimble
(two pianos)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Valerie Trimble

: The Band Waggon

each Wednesday presents
THE JOE LOSS BAND SHOW with Rose Brennan. Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus
Introduced by Peter King Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 6.30

Contributors

Unknown: Rose Brennan.
Unknown: Larry Gretton
Unknown: Ross MacManus
Introduced By: Peter King
Produced By: John Kingdon

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

Contributors

Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: News Summary 'JOURNEY INTO SPACE'

presents
'Operation Luna *
EPISODE 8 her parts played by David Jacobs
Music composed and conducted by Van Phillips
Written and produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Played By: David Jacobs
Conducted By: Van Phillips
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Jet Morgan: Andrew Faulds
Lemmy Barnet: Alfie Bass
Doc Mathews: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Stephen Mitchell: David Williams

: Frankie Howerd in FINE GOINGS ON

with Dora Bryan
Freddie Mills
Ronnie Barker
Pamela Manson
Maria Charles
Lee Young
John Forde
Script by Terry Nation and John Junk
Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Freddie Mills
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Pamela Manson
Unknown: Maria Charles
Unknown: Lee Young
Unknown: John Forde
Script By: Terry Nation
Unknown: John Junk
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: News Summary DISCOMANIA

A profile of the Gramophone Record Industry told by the people who make, sell. and buy records

Compiled by Gordon Gow Produced by Denys Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: News Summary Dick Bentley Jimmy Edwards and June Whitfield in TAKE IT FROM HERE

with Wallas Eaton
The Keynotes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: MUSIC FOR SWEETHEARTS

A late-evening setting for romance featuring
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with Bill Povey , Jock Bain and Stan Roderick
Introduced by David Gell
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Jock Bain
Unknown: Stan Roderick
Introduced By: David Gell
Produced By: John Browell

: JOHNNY COME LATELY

Modern music designed for late listening played by the Johnny Dankworth Orchestra with songs In the individual style of Cleo Laine and featuring
The Dave Lee Trio
The Laurie Monk Quartet
The Dickie Hawdon Quintet and The Johnny Dankworth Seven
This week's guest instrumentalist:
KENNETH ESSEX (vioia)
Jazz Talking Point: with Mike Butcher
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Dankworth Orchestra
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Dave Lee
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary ALL YOU NEED IS A SONG

Music for late-night listening
Including:
The Norman Luboff Choir
The Michael Sammes Singers
The Voices of Walter Schumann and Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
Introduced by Brian Matthew

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Luboff
Singers: Michael Sammes
Unknown: Walter Schumann
Unknown: Fred Waring
Introduced By: Brian Matthew

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m. only








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