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: Morning Music

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
The Maritza Players
Directed by Harold C. Gee
South Sea Serenaders
Directed by Ernest Penfold

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Directed By: Harold C. Gee
Directed By: Ernest Penfold

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Richard Murdoch
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Murdoch

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn. and a prayer

: REGINALD DIXON

at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Hugh James and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh James

: MORNING STORY

From the North of England
'Merry-go-Round' by Peggy Loosemore Jones
Read by Valerie Skardon

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Loosemore Jones
Read By: Valerie Skardon

: News Summary PARK AND DARE WORKMEN'S BAND

Conductor, Harry Nuttall

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Nuttall

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

From a factory canteen in Crosby, Liverpool
Terry Scott, Edmund Hockridge, Peter Goodwright, The Barry Sisters
accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by James Casey

Contributors

Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: James Casey

: SECOND TEST MATCH

The Light Programme joins the Test Match Special Service
One-minute news summary between 1.30 and 1.35 app.

: THE CONFREY PHILLIPS TRIO

on gramophone records
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' Roderick Helps Pompey' by Christine Smith , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Smith
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

including
Keeping a Small Shop: Betty Haggard describes her experiences
The Cuckoo: Commander Ibbett recalls a romance
Learned from Life: Kaye Webb recollects
Gold Cup Day: Mary Hill, at Ascot, surveys the fashion scene
Reading Your Letters and Answering Your Questions: a selection, from the Woman's Hour post, of letters asking for information
Serial: ' No Name' by Wilkie Collins
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Derek Hart
The first of seventeen instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist:
Mary Denise
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold

: ROYAL ASCOT

The Ascot Gold Cup

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Kinsman

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Friday at 11.16 a.m.
George Mason complained that Dr. Dale had been negligent in his medical examination of him for insurance. Dr. Dale accused Dr. Claughton of unprofessional conduct pver the case. Vicky Clare turned to Bob for advice on whether to have her cataract operation. Bob and Jenny had a row because Kate lent Jenny some money to buy a suit. Mrs. Freeman took Captain to the theatre only to find the play he was to appear in had come off. Jimmy Parsons got himself a job singing on the pier at Sandbourne. Elsie went back to the Shamrock.
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles

Contributors

Unknown: George Mason
Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Date
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Miriam Dale: Brenda Dunrich
Janet Dale: Pamela Binns
David Owen: Robin Lloyd
Fickling: Robert Webber
Dr Claughton: Molly Rankin
Vicky Clare: Lydia Sherwood
Isobel Fielding: Thea Wells
Tony Coppard: Nicholas Stuart
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Kate Sylvester: Ann McGrath
Jimmy Parsons: Malcolm Knight
Mr O'Malley: Will Leighton
Mr Ransome: Frank Windsor
Miss Mountford: Joan Matheson
Matron: Sheila Grant

: MUSIC FROM THE BALLET

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Led by Stanley Browne )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Browne
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: News Summary The American edition of TRANSATLANTIC TURNTABLE

A miscellany of music from across the Atlantic
Jazz, Opera, Musicals,
Folksong, Spirituals, Swing
Guest of the month, Carol Dadd
Presented by Humphrey Burton
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Carol Dadd
Presented By: Humphrey Burton

: TEST MATCH SPECIAL

England v. New Zealand
Second Test Match
From Lord's
One-minute news summary between 6.30 and 6.35 app.

: MUSICAL MEMENTOS OF ITALY

sung by Aurelio Fierro with the Napoletana Delia Canzone Orchestra on gramophone records

Contributors

Sung By: Aurelio Fierro

: 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 the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title
' Brain of Britain 1958 '
- Semi-Finals (1)
From this week and until the end of the series, the whole programme will be devoted to the quiz
Competing in the first round of the Semi-Finals are:
Alan Phillips (London)
(Civil Servant)
David Keys (Berkshire)
Student
Les Page (Warwickshire)
Schoolmaster
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Alan Phillips
Unknown: David Keys
Unknown: Les Page
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: THOSE RECORD YEARS

Ken Sykora
Invites you to glance back at what the personalities of jazz and pop music were doing in 1946

: News Summary Charlie Chester in A PROPER CHARLIE

with Deryck Guyler
Mary Law , Bill Pertwee
Jimmy Lavall
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont "

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Mary Law
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Jimmy Lavall
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Does the Team Think?

A panel game in which members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards , Arthur Askey
Tommy Trinder , Larry Adler
In the chair, McDonald Hobley From an idea by Jimmy Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards

: News Summary THE THREE STAR SHOW

A weekly series featuring, on records, some of the world's top popular entertainers
Tonight's stars are:
The Blue Stars
Frank Sinatra , Petula Clark
Presented by Brian Matthew

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Petula Clark
Presented By: Brian Matthew

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train and Kenneth Home ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Presented by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: SECOND TEST MATCH

England v. New Zealand
Summary of the first day's play by E. W. Swanton

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton

: JAZZ CLUB

Traditional jazz played by The Graham Stewart Seven featuring Alan Elsdon and the Johnny Parker Trio and The Teddy Layton Jazzmen
Introduced by Dill Jones
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Elsdon
Unknown: Johnny Parker Trio
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: SOLILOQUY

Danny Levan (violin) with bass and guitar and Dennis Wilson (piano)
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Violin: Danny Levan
Violin: Dennis Wilson

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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