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: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
Sidney Bright (piano)
The Albert Delroy Trio
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.

Greenwich Time Signal; Shipping Forecast


Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety
Orchestra [Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon
Pianist: Sidney Bright
Musicians: The Albert Delroy Trio
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Leo Wurmser

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Neal Arden introduces your request records.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Neal Arden

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; The Music Box

Michael Brooke opens The Music Box
with the Cecil Norman Rhythm Players, Sheila Bromberg (harp) and June Wilson (soprano).


Presenter: Michael BrookeMusicians: The Cecil Norman Rhythm Players
Harpist: Sheila Bromberg
Soprano: June Wilson

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Bill Savill and his Orchestra


Musicians: Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: Morning Story: A Present from the Seaside

by Eleanor Tompkins.
Read by Ysanne Churchman.


Author: Eleanor Tompkins
Reader: Ysanne Churchman

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Tuesday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Robert Turley

: News Summary; Four's Company

Billy Mayerl and Louis Mordish with Judith Pierce and Michael O'Duffy.
(Judith Pierce broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


Pianist: Billy Mayerl
Organist: Louis Mordish
Singer: Judith Pierce
Singer: Michael O'Duffy

: Greenwich Time Signal; Johnnie Gray and his Band of the Day


Musicians: Johnnie Gray and his Band of the Day

: News Summary; The Carroll Levis Talent Show

Carroll Levis presents The Cousins, The de Havillands, Richard Cox, Patricia Terry and Glenda Collins accompanied by the Jackie Brown Quintet.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Performers: The Cousins
Performers: The de Havillands
Performer: Richard Cox
Performer: Patricia Terry
Singer: Glenda Collins
Musicians: The Jackie Brown Quintet
Producer: John Hooper

: Music for Dancing

played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra.
(A production by the BBC's General Overseas Service)

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


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Tubby Ted's New Chimney' by Ursula Hourihane, told by Dorothy Smith. (BBC recording)


Author (Tubby Ted's New Chimney): Ursula Hourihane
Storyteller: Dorothy Smith

: Woman's Hour

hands over to Joyce Grenfell
Her theme: The Need for Quiet
Her Company includes: Charlotte Mitchell, Denis Matthews, James Fisher, an octogenarian and a group of teenagers.

Serial: A Breeze of Morning
by Charles Morgan.
The eighth of ten instalments.
(Charlotte Mitchell is appearing in 'Tunnel of Love' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London)

News Summary at 2.30


Performer: Joyce Grenfell
Performer: Charlotte Mitchell
Performer: Denis Matthews
Performer: James Fisher
Writer (A Breeze of Morning): Charles Morgan

: Greenwich Time Signal; Especially for You

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

News Summary at 3.30


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra [Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Music While You Work

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


Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Thursday at 11.15 a.m.

: Music All the Way

Eddie Carroll and his Music, Southern Serenade (Directed by Lou Whiteson) and David Shand (saxophone).
(David Shand is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)


Musicians: Eddie Carroll and his Music
Musicians: Southern Serenade
Director (Southern Serenade): Lou Whiteson
Saxophonist: David Shand

: The Commonwealth Games

See panel

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: The Song's the Thing

Marion Ryan (in a recorded programme) says The Song's the Thing
and plays records of popular songs past and present.
(Marion Ryan is in Variety at the Hippodrome Theatre, Bristol)

News Summary at 6.30


Presenter: Marion Ryan

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb

: Sport

: News Summary; Fine Goings On

[Starring] Frankie Howerd
with Dora Bryan, Freddie Mills, Ronnie Barker, Maria Charles, Betty Marsden, Lee Young, John Forde
(BBC recording)
(Dora Bryan is appearing in 'Living for Pleasure' at the Garrick Theatre, London; Lee Young in 'The Fel-De-Rols' at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne; Betty Marsden is in 'Honour Bright' at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)


Script: Terry Nation
Script: John Junkin
Producer: Bill Worsley
Comedian: Frankie Howerd
[Actress]: Dora Bryan
[Actor]: Freddie Mills
[Actor]: Ronnie Barker
[Actress]: Maria Charles
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Lee Young
[Actor]: John Forde

: Dennis Lotis Presents

Songs and rhythms reflecting the current musical scene.
Accompanied by The Tony Osborne Group.
(BBC recording)


Singer: Dennis Lotis
Musicians: The Tony Osborne Group
Producer: John Hooper

: News Summary; Blackpool Night

A star-spangled visit to the seaside.

Morecambe and Wise, Double Trouble

The Kaye Sisters, Three in Harmony

Jimmy Clitheroe, The Clitheroe Kid

Ted Lune, Lancashire's Long Laugh

Peter Sinclair, Cock o' the North

Margo Henderson, Impressions at the piano

The Demijeans, Two Boys and a Girl

Your resident stars are:
Reginald Dixon, Mr. Blackpool himself and the Littlewood Songsters

Introduced by Jack Watson.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth

(BBC recording)
(Morecambe and Wise are in 'Light Up the Town' at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; The Kaye Sisters in 'Light Up the Town' at the Hippodrome, Blackpool; Jimmy Clitheroe in 'You'll Be Lucky' at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool; and Margo Henderson in 'Club Night' at the Palace Theatre, Blackpool)

(Repeated on Friday at 7.0 p.m. Home Service - not Scottish or Welsh)


Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singers: The Kaye Sisters
The Clitheroe Kid: Jimmy Clitheroe
Comedian: Ted Lune
Performer: Peter Sinclair
Impressionist/pianist: Margo Henderson
Singers: The Demijeans
Organist: Reginald Dixon
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Presenter: Jack Watson
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: John Ammonds

: Family Favourites

Tunes you have asked us to play, including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas.
Presented by Michael Brooke.


Presenter: Michael Brooke

: The Commonwealth Games

See panel

: Dance Date

presents Geraldo and his Orchestra
with Terry Burton and Les Howard.


Musicians: Geraldo and his Orchestra
Singer: Terry Burton
Singer: Les Howard
Producer: John Fenton

: News Summary; In A Sentimental Mood

Reginald Leopold and his Players with Jennifer Leigh.


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and his Players
Singer: Jennifer Leigh

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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