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: Morning Music

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Edward Rubach (piano), George Scott-Wood and his Music
Reginald Porter-Brown at the BBC theatre organ
(BBC recording)
(Reginald Porter-Brown is appearing at the Victoria Pavilion, Ilfracombe)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m. Greenwich Time Signal; Shipping Forecast


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Frank Cantell
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Musicians: George Scott-Wood and his Music
Organist: Reginald Porter-Brown

: Greenwich Time Signal; Children's Favourites

Rex Palmer presents Children's Favourites
Records you have asked to hear.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Rex Palmer

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Saturday Skiffle Club

Al Meek and his Rio Ranch Boys, Shirley Bland and Jim Macgregor, Steve Benbow
Introduced by Michael Brooke.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: Al Meek and his Rio Ranch Boys
Singer: Shirley Bland
Singer/guitarist: Jim Macgregor
Singer/guitarist: Steve Benbow
Presenter: Michael Brooke
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Musicians: The Banjoliers
[The Banjoliers] directed by: Jack Mandel

: Records of Rhythm and Romance

presented by Tim Gudgin.


Presenter: Tim Gudgin

: News Summary; The Man and his Music

A mosaic of melody woven from the life and tunes of Jimmy McHugh.
with Frank Sinatra, Leo Chauliac, The Neil Chotem Jazz Trio and the orchestras of Frank Chacksfield, The Dorsey Brothers and Paul Weston.
Compiled and presented by Paul Martin.

(BBC recording)


Composer: Jimmy McHugh
Singer: Frank Sinatra
Pianist: Leo Chauliac
Musicians: The Neil Chotem Jazz Trio
Orchestra conductor: Frank Chacksfield
Musicians: The Dorsey Brothers
Orchestra conductor: Paul Weston
Compiled and presented by: Paul Martin
Producer: Harold Rogers

: The Ted Heath Show

Ted Heath and his Music with Bobbie Britton
This week's guests, The Lennie Best Quartet

(BBC recording)

News Summary at 12.30


Presenter/bandleader: Ted Heath
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singer: Bobbie Britton
Musicians: The Lennie Best Quartet
Producer: John Hooper

: Fourth Test Match

The Light Programme joins the Test Match Special Service.

: Naughty Operetta

Records of Billy May and his Orchestra.

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Billy May and his Orchestra

: Out and About: Music While You Drive

John Ellison talks to motorists at Brighton, and records are played for them from the studio in London.


Presenter: John Ellison

: Out and About: Stars on Parade

From 3 Basic Training Battalion, R.A.O.C. Hilsea Barracks, Portsmouth.
with Derek Roy, Marion Ryan, The Meritones, Bert Weedon (guitar), James Moody (piano) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates.
(BBC recording)
(Derek Roy is appearing in 'This is Your Laugh' at the Windmill Theatre, Great Yarmouth)


Comedian: Derek Roy
Singer: Marion Ryan
Musicians: The Meritones
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Pianist: James Moody
Drummer: Max Abrams
Presenter: Bill Gates

: Out and About: Fourth Test Match

The Light Programme's 'Out and About' audience joins Test Match Special for latest news and commentary.

: Out and About: Music While You Drive

John Ellison talks to more motorists at Brighton, and records are played for them from the studio in London.


Presenter: John Ellison

: Out and About: The Commonwealth Games: Athletics

Commentary by Rex Alston, with summaries by Harold Abrahams, on the final of the 4 x 100 yards relay for men and the final of the mile.
From Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff


Commentator: Rex Alston
Summariser: Harold Abrahams

: Out and About: Fourth Test Match

Further commentary.

: Out and About: Bandstand

The Royal Artillery Mounted Band
Conducted by Lieut. W. Williams, M.B.E., Director of Music
From the Pine Walk Bandstand, Bournemouth


Musicians: The Royal Artillery Mounted Band
[Band] conducted by: Lieut. W. Williams

: Out and About: Royal International Horse Show: The 'Daily Mail' Champion Cup

From the White City Stadium, London.


Commentary: Raymond Brooks-Ward
Commentary: Henry Riddell

: Out and About: Sixth British Empire and Commonwealth Games - The Closing Ceremony

performed by Her Majesty The Queen.
See 'Out and About' on page 46

: Just Jazz

Steve Race introduces Just Jazz
A programme of traditional mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records.


Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Jack Dabbs

: Greenwich Time Signal; Radio Newsreel

including sports reports with cricket close of play scores.

: News Summary; Saturday Night on the Light

See top of page and page 4
(Joan Small is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton)
News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Singer: Joan Small

: The Commonwealth Games - Final report

Results and recorded highlights of the day's events by the BBC's team of commentators in Cardiff.

: Dancing by the Sea

to the music of Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra.
with Kenny Bardell, Shirley Weston, Bobby Johnson and the Mackpies.
From the Villa Marina, Douglas, Isle of Man


Musicians: Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Singer: Kenny Bardell
Singer: Shirley Weston
Singer: Bobby Johnson
Singers: The Mackpies

: Fourth Test Match: England v. New Zealand

Summary of the third day's play by Bill Bowes.


Summariser: Bill Bowes

: Dancing by the Sea


: Pick of the Pops

David Jacobs presents Pick of the Pops
including a review of the current best-selling popular records, as well as some of the very latest issues.

News Summary at 11.30


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Derek Chinnery

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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