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: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble
Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson
Harold Smart at the organ
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Musicians: Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble
Musicians: Strings in Rhythm
[Strings in Rhythm] directed by: Henry Croudson
Organist: Harold Smart

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Neal Arden introduces your request records.


Presenter: Neal Arden

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Morning Song

John Howlett at the BBC theatre organ with Andy Cole.


Organist: John Howlett
Singer: Andy Cole

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra


Musicians: Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

: Morning Story: A Matter of Luck

Written and read by Eric Phillips.


Author/Reader: Eric Phillips

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Last Friday's recorded broadcast)

: News Summary; Band of the Royal Marines School of Music

Conducted by Lt.-Col. F. Vivian Dunn, C.V.O., Principal Director of Music, Royal Marines
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Band of the Royal Marines School of Music
Band conducted by: Lt.-Col. F. Vivian Dunn

: Greenwich Time Signal; Homespun

Clarence Wright presents Homespun
Gramophone records featuring music and songs of the British Isles.


Presenter: Clarence Wright

: News Summary; Midday Music-Hall

From the North of England
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
The Peter Crawford Trio, Norman Vaughan, Elizabeth Larner, Jimmy James
Introduced by Roger Moffat.
(BBC recording)

(The Peter Crawford Trio are in 'Light Up the Town' at the Floral Hall; Norman Vaughan is in 'The Show Band Show' at the Futurist Theatre, Scarborough)


Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra [Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Group: The Peter Crawford Trio
Comedian: Norman Vaughan
Singer: Elizabeth Larner
Comedian: Jimmy James
Presenter: Roger Moffat
Producer: Eric Miller

: Bandbox

All-time hits played with a beat by Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, The Don Harper Quartet.
Introduced by George Melly.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Musicians: The Don Harper Quartet
Presenter: George Melly
Producer: John Kingdon

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five.
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: Christopher's Friend: Part 1 by Jean Sutcliffe, told by Dorothy Smith.
(BBC recording)
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week.


Author (Christopher's Friend): Jean Sutcliffe
Storyteller (Christopher's Friend): Dorothy Smith
Presenter: Eileen Browne

: Woman's Hour

Out of the News: involving a topic of interest.

Sayings I Shall Always Remember: Mrs. Gilbert Coleridge reminisces.

A Wife's Life: Josephine Poole speaks on her second wedding anniversary.

Reading Your Letters

They Knew Her: Memories of Emmeline Pankhurst on the centenary of her birth from her daughter Sylvia, her niece Enid Goulden Bach, Lord Pethwick Lawrence, Mary Richardson, and others. (BBC recording)

Serial: A Breeze of Morning
by Charles Morgan.
Abridged by Genevieve Eckenstein.
Read by Robert Eddison.
The first of ten instalments.

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson.
(Robert Eddison is appearing in 'The Potting Shed' at the Hippodrome, Golders Green)


Item presenter (Sayings I Shall Always Remember): Mrs. Gilbert Coleridge
Item presenter (A Wife's Life): Josephine Poole
Speaker (They Knew Her): Sylvia Pankhurst
Speaker (They Knew Her): Enid Goulden Bach
Speaker (They Knew Her): Lord Pethwick Lawrence
Speaker (They Knew Her): Mary Richardson
Author (A Breeze of Morning): Charles Morgan
Abridged by (A Breeze of Morning): Genevieve Eckenstein
Reader (A Breeze of Morning): Robert Eddison
Presenter: 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)


Presenter: Frank Cantell
Musicians: The BBC West of England Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Frederick Lunnon

: Music While You Work

Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra


Musicians: Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Despite her successful operation, Vicky Clare seemed hysterical and unable to face the future. Bob and Jenny began a happy holiday at the villa in Italy. Joanna announced she was having a baby in January. Mrs. Freeman was offered the 'Margaret Goodthought' column since Clarissa Grant was leaving to get married. Mr. and Mrs. Maggs went to Sandbourne for their holiday. Mr. Odgers drove them there and tried to find out why Dotty would not marry him.


Script: Jonquil Antony
Productions this week by: Betty Davies
Productions this week by: Wyn Knowles
Mrs. Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr. Dale: James Dale
Mrs. Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Richard Fulton: Norman Chidgey
Mrs. Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Maggs: Jack Howarth
Alec Dale: Stuart Nichol
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Fickling: Robert Webber
Maisie Miller: Sheila Manahan
Miss Kendrik: Judith Fellows
Mrs. Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Dotty Cook: Joan Duan
Mr. Odgers: Victor Platt
Ivor Mitchell: Peter Tuddenham
Vicky Clare: Lydia Sherwood
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Mr. Belkins: Lloyd Pearson
Tony Coppard: Nicholas Stuart
Mrs. Sandiman: Joan Sanderson
Mr. O'Malley: Will Leighton
Mrs. Bell Norton: Joan Sanderson
Miss Peebles: Una Venning
Mrs. Gudgeon: Ella Milne
Susie Threddle: June Tobin
Waiter: Harold Young

: Songs for Everybody

sung by Joyce Blackham and Denis Dowling with the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leaden, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Sidney Davey and his Players

Around These Isles
Folk music of Ireland sung and played by Brendan O'Dowda and Kenny Thompson.

Introduced by Morfydd Mason Lewis and Roy Williamson.

(Joyce Blackham and Denis Dowling broadcast by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company; Brendan O'Dowda is appearing at the Cliffs Bandstand, Southend-on-Sea)


Singer: Joyce Blackham
Singer: Denis Dowling
Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins
Musicians: Sidney Davey and his Players
Tenor (Around These Isles): Brendan O'Dowda
Accordionist (Around These Isles): Kenny Thompson
Presenter: Morfydd Mason Lewis
Presenter: Roy Williamson
Producer: John Tylee
Producer: John Wilson

: David Whitfield

(in a recorded programme) says 'THE SONG'S THE THING' and plays records of popular songs past and present
News Summary at 6.30

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: News Summary Margot van der Burgh and John Dearth in 'UNTIL THE DAY SHE DIES'

A serial in six episodes written for radio by J. Maclaren-Ross
4—' The Death Wish '
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company and ' The Waiting One ' who prefers to remain anonymous
Produced by R. D. Smith


Produced By: R. D. Smith
Dawn Frederick: Corinne Langston
Frances Wilder: Margot van Der Burgh
Bernie: Hugh Manning
Sibelle: Vanda Godsell
Jacob Sandys: John Dearth
Woman at the station: Catherine Wilmer
Charles: Jeffrey Segal

: Jimmy Clitheroe as THE CLITHEROE KID

in 11—' Wakes Week' featuring
Peter Sinclair and Leonard Williams with Judith Daugherty
Theme music played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth with Rita Shearer at the electronic organ
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced by James Casey


Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Unknown: Judith Daugherty
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Rita Shearer
Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: News Summary Sidney Torch in METROPOLITAN MUSIC

Greetings in melody from the heart of London featuring Doreen Hume
John Hanson , Kay Cavendish
The Metropolitan Orchestra
Conductor, Sidney Torch
Script and presentation by Roy Bradford
Produced by Travers Thorneloe


Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: John Hanson
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: News Summary Deryck Guyler in 'INSPECTOR SCOTT INVESTIGATES'

A series of problems in detection
2—' Murder on Al '
Music composed and conducted by Alan Paul
Script by John P. Wynn
Production by Trafford Whitelock


Conducted By: Alan Paul
Script By: John P. Wynn
Production By: Trafford Whitelock
Inspector Scott: Deryck Guyler
Bingham: Brian Hayes
John Cash: Olaf Pooley
Alex Henderson: Brian Haines
Reporter: Ronald Baddiley
Tom Weddington: David Jacobs
Thomas Hatfield: Fred Yule
Michael Moss: Frank Atkinson
Paul Pickering: Eric Lugg
Mrs Pickering: Brenda Dunrich
Information clerk: Geoffrey Frederick


with Bernie Fenton and the Rhythm Shop Walkers and a visit from a guest star
Producer, Frank Hooper


Unknown: Bernie Fenton
Producer: Frank Hooper


with Rose Brennan
Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus
Introduced by Peter King Produced by John Kingdon


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

: News Summary LIGHTS OUT

Music for the late evening played by Sidney Sax and the Harlequins


Played By: Sidney Sax

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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