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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Led by Stanley Browne )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
The Marimberos
Directed by Ronald Hanmer
The Billy Mayerl Rhythm
Ensemble
Phil Finch at the BBC theatre organ
News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Browne
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Directed By: Ronald Hanmer
Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Unknown: Phil Finch

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Lionel Gamlin
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: Lionel Gamlin

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MORNING SONG

Gerald Shaw at the BBC theatre organ with Morris Barr

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Shaw
Unknown: Morris Barr

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Joseph Muscant and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Muscant

: MORNING STORY

' A Matter of Business' by Dorothy V. Davis
Read by Noel Johnson

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy V. Davis
Read By: Noel Johnson

: News Summary; Crookhall Colliery Band

Conductor, J.J. Stobbs

Contributors

Conductor: J. J. Stobbs

: Clarence Wright presents HOMESPUN

Gramophone records featuring music and songs of the British Isles

: News Summary MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

From the North of England
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
The Kordites
Bud Bennett
Terry Burton
Arthur English
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Bud Bennett
Unknown: Terry Burton
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Eric Miller

: FOURTH TEST MATCH

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

: LET'S DANCE

to
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
(gramophone records)
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: ' Pansy ' by Julia Goodey , told by Daphne Oxenford.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week

Contributors

Unknown: Julia Goodey
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: 'MADAM. WILL YOU TALK?'

A mystery story by Mary Stewart
Read by Mary Wimbush
First of fourteen instalments
(Requested by Woman's Hour listeners: originally broadcast in Spring 1957)

Contributors

Story By: Mary Stewart
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: KINGS OF THE KEYBOARD

Piano music
In contrasting styles played by Bronwen Jones (concert pianist)
Joan Trimble and Valerie Trimble
(two pianos)
Bill McGuffie
(Latin-American music)
The Dennis Wilson Quartet
(rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Played By: Bronwen Jones
Pianist: Joan Trimble
Pianist: Valerie Trimble
Pianos: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: MUSIC FROM THE BALLET

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Lou Preager and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Lou Preager

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

: SONGS FOR EVERYBODY

sung by Joan Stuart and John Mitchinson with the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conducted by Rae Jenkins
Sidney Davey and his Players
' Around These Isles '
Folk music from the West of England sung by Wilfrid Brown
Introduced by Morfydd Mason Lewis and Roy Williamson
Produced by John Tylee and John Wilson

Contributors

Sung By: Joan Stuart
Sung By: John Mitchinson
Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Conducted By: Sidney Davey
Sung By: Wilfrid Brown
Introduced By: Morfydd Mason Lewis
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: John Tylee
Produced By: John Wilson

: Test Match Special: England v. New Zealand: Fourth Test Match

From Old Trafford, Manchester.
One-minute news summary between 6.30 and 6.35 app.

: Gold-Digging with Eartha Kitt

on gramophone records

Contributors

Singer: Eartha Kitt

: The Archers

A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)

: News Summary; Until the Day She Dies: 6: The Happy Birthday

A serial in six episodes written for radio by J. Maclaren-Ross.
[Starring] Margot van der Burgh and John Dearth
Alexander Bosanquet ('The Waiting One') who prefers to remain anonymous
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Writer: J. MacLaren-Ross
Producer: R. D. Smith
Mrs. Marrabel: Catherine Wilmer
Flea-trainer: Brian O'Higgins
Charles: Jeffrey Segal
Jacob Sandys: John Dearth
Frances Wilder: Margot van Der Burgh
Padre: Hugh Manning
Mrs. Bosanquet: Noel Hood
Alexander Bosanquet: 'The Waiting One'
Other parts played by: Joe Sterne
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Laughter Incorporated

A company of unlimited laughter-makers presided over by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.
Musical Directors: Sheila Buxton, Semprini and Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Other members of the Board: Leonard Williams, Penelope Davis
Balance sheet written by Edward Taylor.
Read by Roger Moffat
Audited by Eric Miller
(BBC recording)
(Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise and Semprini are in 'Light Up the Town' at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; Leonard Williams is in 'Club Night' at the Palace Theatre, Blackpool; Sheila Buxton is in 'Hey There' at the Regal Theatre, South Pier, Blackpool)

Contributors

Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Pianist: Semprini
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Performer: Leonard Williams
Performer: Penelope Davis
Writer: Edward Taylor
Reader: Roger Moffat
Producer: Eric Miller

: News Summary; Metropolitan Music

Greetings in melody from the heart of London.
[Starring] Sidney Torch
featuring Doreen Hume, John Hanson, Kay Cavendish
The Metropolitan Orchestra
Conductor, Sidney Torch

Contributors

Soprano: Doreen Hume
Tenor: John Hanson
Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Musicians: The Metropolitan Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Sidney Torch
Script and presentation: Roy Bradford
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: News Summary; Inspector Scott Investigates: 4: Man Overboard

[Starring] Deryck Guyler
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Music composed and conducted by: Alan Paul
Script: John P. Wynn
Production: Trafford Whitelock
Inspector Scott: Deryck Guyler
Bingham: Brian Hayes
Mrs. Flower: Betty Baskcomb
Martin Collins: Lloyd Lamble
Captain Wilks: Wilfred Babbage
Ship's Officer: Ronald Baddiley
Stewardess: Paddy Turner
Wireless Operator: Frank Atkinson
First American: Jeffrey Segal
Second American: Ronald Baddiley
Steward: Frank Atkinson

: Music for Sweethearts

An evening setting for romance.
featuring Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
with Bill Povey and Stan Roderick
Introduced by David Gell.
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Saxophonist: Bill Povey
Trumpeter: Stan Roderick
Presenter: David Gell
Producer: John Browell

: Fourth Test Match: England v. New Zealand

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

Contributors

Summariser: Bill Bowes

: The Joe Loss Band Show

with Rose Brennan, Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus.
Introduced by Peter King.

Contributors

Musicians: The Joe Loss Band
Singer: Rose Brennan
Singer: Larry Gretton
Singer: Ross MacManus
Presenter: Peter King
Producer: John Kingdon

: News Summary; Lights Out

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

Contributors

Musicians: Sidney Sax and the Harlequins

: Big Ben; Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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