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: MORNING MUSIC

played today by BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Melody on Strings
Directed by Max Jaffa
Louis Mordish and his Players
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Directed By: Max Jaffa
Directed By: Louis Mordish

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Richard Murdoch
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: 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

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: MORNING STORY

From the West of England
' Alfred and the Mice' by B. L. Jacot
Read by Hedley Goodall

Contributors

Unknown: B. L. Jacot
Read By: Hedley Goodall

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary; Camborne Town Band

Conductor, F. J. Roberts

Contributors

Conductor: F. J. Roberts

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests
Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; followed by Workers' Playtime

from a factory canteen in Manchester
Arthur English, Jill Day
Jack Watson , The King Brothers accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Jack Watson
Produced by James Casey

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Watson
Introduced By: Jack Watson
Produced By: James Casey

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Harry Dawson (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. , Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: Harry Dawson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Taking Daddy's Dinner' by Roberta M. Ward , told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Roberta M. Ward
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

From Northern Ireland
Marjorie Daunt recalls starting a coloured Old People's Club in Cape Town.
Where and When: Olga Dunbar reflects on holiday planning
Smile, Please: a dental crisis faced by Liz Croft
Mother Knows Best: thoughts from Patricia MacLachlan
James Boyce interviews the . Hon Mrs. L. V. Probert on greyhounds
Introduced by Lucie Young
(Continued in next column)
Serial: ' No Name ' by Wilkie Collins
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Derek Hart
The sixth of seventeen instalments
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Daunt
Unknown: Olga Dunbar
Unknown: Liz Croft
Unknown: Patricia MacLachlan
Unknown: James Boyce
Unknown: Hon Mrs. L. V. Probert
Introduced By: Lucie Young
Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart

: GRAND HOTEL

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

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Laurie Payne

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Jack Emblow Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Emblow Sextet

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Lesley Wilson

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor. Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: News Summary CONTINENTAL TURNTABLE

Irene Prador makes a musical journey to
Scandinavia featuring
Kirsten Flagstad
Boris Christoff , Robert Riefling including music by Grieg, Ole Bull and Sibelius with from Norway:
TheOslo Philharmonic Orchestra from Sweden:
The Gunnar Lundgren Orchestra from Finland:
The Finlandia Orchestra
Produced by John Powell
(BEC recording)
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Kirsten Flagstad
Unknown: Boris Christoff
Unknown: Robert Riefling
Unknown: Ole Bull
Unknown: Gunnar Lundgren Orchestra
Produced By: John Powell

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary by Rex Alston and Max Robertson, with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the All England Club
One-minute news summary between 6.30 and 6.35

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Alf Chave

: 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 (2)
The whole of this programme will be devoted to the quiz
Competing in the second round of the Semi-Finals are:
Terence Bond
(Nottinghamshire)
Local Government Officer
Thomas Mountain (Glasgow)
Lamplighter
Tom Sinclair (Glasgow)
Civil Servant
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Thomas Mountain
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 1950

: 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

Star/comedian: Charlie Chester
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
The great minds are:
Jimmy Edwards , Ted Ray
Tommy Trinder , Larry Adler
In the chair, McDonald Hobley
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Larry Adler
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 Platters
Bing Crosby June Christy
Presented by Brian Matthew

Contributors

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

: JAZZ CLUB

Bix Beiderbecke
A tribute to this great jazzman with record illustrations
Ken Rattenbury (trumpet) in the first broadcast of his
Suite for Jazz Band: ' Mirror to Blx* with the Steve Race Six
Introduced by Steve Race Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Rattenbury
Introduced By: Steve Race
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

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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