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: Big Ben; Morning Music

played today by the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Cecil Norman and Eddie Macauley at two pianos
Tommy Reilly and his harmonica
Jackie Brown at the electric organ
Leslie Baker and his violin
(BBC recording)
(Leslie Baker is appearing at Quaglino's Restaurant, London)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Greenwich Time Signal; Shipping Forecast


Musicians: The BBC Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: John Jezard
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Pianist: Cecil Norman
Pianist: Eddie MacAuley
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Organist: Jackie Brown
Violinist: Leslie Baker

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Lionel Gamlin introduces your request records.
News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Lionel Gamlin

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; William Davies

at the BBC theatre organ and Jack Salisbury (violin).


Organist: William Davies
Violinist: Jack Salisbury

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ian Stewart and his Quintet


Musicians: Ian Stewart and his Quintet

: Morning Story: From Wales - The Fixers

Written and read by Gwyn Thomas.


Writer/reader: Gwyn Thomas

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary; The Tunesmiths

Directed by Sidney Bright and Jack Emblow (accordion)


Musicians: The Tunesmiths
[Tunesmiths] directed by: Sidney Bright
Accordionist: Jack Emblow

: Greenwich Time Signal; Once in a While

June Marlow and Matt Monro with Bill McGuffie at the piano presenting songs to remind you of pleasant memories.


Singer: June Marlow
Singer: Matt Monro
Pianist: Bill McGuffie
Producer: John Kingdon

: News Summary; Midday Music-Hall

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
The Don Harper Quartet
Jan Muzurus, Harry Locke, Jack Train, Frances Day
Presented by Bill Worsley.


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: John Jezard
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Musicians: The Don Harper Quartet
Singer: Jan Muzurus
Performer: Harry Locke
Performer: Jack Train
Singer: Frances Day
Presenter: Bill Worsley

: Cricket: Surrey v. The New Zealanders - Last day

Commentary by Rex Alston with summaries by Bill Merritt.
From The Oval.

One-minute news summary between 1.30 and 1.35 app.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Summariser: Bill Merritt

: The Indian Harp of Paraguay

Gramophone records by Digno Garcia and Abel Sanchez Gimenez.

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Harpist: Digno Garcia
Harpist: Abel Sanchez Gimenez

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Little Miss Pig' by Herbert McKay, told by Daphne Oxenford. (BBC recording)


Author: Herbert McKay
Storyteller: Daphne Oxenford

: Greenwich Time Signal; Madam, Will You Talk?

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


Writer: Mary Stewart
Reader: Mary Wimbush

: There's Music in the Air...

provided by Johnny Gregory and his Concert Orchestra (Leader, Danny Levan) featuring The Lower Strings, The Cha-Cha Orchestra, The Michael Sammes Singers.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 2.30


Musicians: Johnny Gregory and his Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Danny Levan
Musicians: The Lower Strings
Musicians: The Cha-Cha Orchestra
Singers: The Michael Sammes Singers
Producer: John Simmonds

: Greenwich Time Signal; Racing at Goodwood: The Chesterfield Cup

A handicap for three-year-olds and upwards, over a mile and a quarter.
From the Grandstand


Commentary: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted by: Roger Mortimer

: Cricket: Surrey v. The New Zealanders

Further commentary.

News Summary at 3.30

: Music While You Work

Raymond Agoult and his Players


Musicians: Raymond Agoult and his Players

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family.
(BBC recording)
Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
(Hattie Jacques is appearing in 'Large as Life' at the London Palladium)

Gwen and David drove the twins to meet Bob and Jenny on their return from Italy. Mrs. Dale was annoyed with Bob for visiting Vicky Clare without telling Jenny. She was also worried to discover that he and Jenny had no savings. Maisie started work as the Fultons' new maid, and Miss Kendrick tried to make trouble for her.


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
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Mrs. Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Fickling: Robert Webber
Maisie Miller: Sheila Manahan
Miss Kendrick: Judith Fellows
Mrs. Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Mr. Leathers: Joe Sterne
Monument: Charles Lamb
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Harvey Hichens: Eric Francis
Violet Hichens: Margot Bryant
Miss Barton: Betty Baskcomb
Sir Franklin Reid: Godfrey Kenton
Ashley Weston: Peter Wilde

: At Your Request

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ.


Organist: Sandy MacPherson

: In Search of Music

Paul Martin invites you to join him In Search of Music
listening to songs and tunes that have been collected from all over the world.
Guest traveller, Joy Hyman with music from Israel
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 5.30

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Presenter: Paul Martin
Singer: Joy Hyman
Producer: Elizabeth Johnson

: Bing Sings

on gramophone records

: Cricket: Surrey v. The New Zealanders

Recorded commentary on the closing overs by Rex Alston, with summaries by Bill Merritt.
From The Oval.

One-minute news summary between 6.30 and 6.35 app.


Commentator: Rex Alston
Summariser: Bill Merritt

: David Whitfield

with The Roland Shaw Orchestra
on gramophone records


Tenor: David Whitfield
Musicians: The Roland Shaw Orchestra

: The Archers

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


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

: News Summary; Meet the Huggetts: 12 - Birthday Honours

Written by Eddie Maguire.
[Starring] Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison

(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Writer: Eddie Maguire
Production: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: George Howell
Jane: Cynthia Bizeray
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Other parts played by: John Cazabon
Other parts played by: Warren Mitchell

: Date with a Disc

Alan Dell presents Date with a Disc
A choice of gramophone records for the family circle.


Presenter: Alan Dell
Producer: Denys Jones

: News Summary; Spoken in Jest: It's the last straw that breaks the camel's back

Written by Carey Edwards.
A series of comedies bringing to life some of the more famous quotations of our language.
[Starring] Yvonne Arnaud and Vic Oliver
This week: 'It's the last straw that breaks the camel's back'
At the piano, Kathleen O'Hagan

(BBC recording)


Writer: Carey Edwards
Pianist: Kathleen O'Hagan
Production: Tom Ronald
Margot Marlow: Yvonne Arnaud
Charles Marlow: Vic Oliver
Mrs. Stitchmore: Gwen Lewis
Mr. Stitchmore: Hugh Morton
Mabel: Patricia Field
Mr. Bacon: Wilfred Babbage

: Friday Night Is Seaside Night

An hour of light entertainment for a summer evening.
by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Doreen Hume, Owen Brannigan
BBC Men's Chorus
Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate
Introduced by John Webster.
From the Princes Theatre, Clacton


Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: William Armon
[Orchestra] conductor: Vilem Tausky
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Accompanist: Ernest Lush
Singers: BBC Men's Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Presenter: John Webster
Producer: John Tylee

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair: 3 - Introducing Pete Roberts

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.
[Starring] Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury

(Recorded broadcast of November 27, 1957)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
'The Country Air' sung by: Norman Tattersall
Production: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Detective-Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Charlie: James Beattie
Eric Lansdale: John Graham
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack
Peter Wallace: Frank Partington
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Warren: James Thomason
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
A Police Sergeant: Frank Windsor

: Tonight's the Night

to invite you to listen Just for a While to Old Time Dance Music.
with Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
Master of Ceremonies: Stanley Wilson
Producer: Rex Burrows

: News Summary; Rosemary Squires and Jeremy Lubbock

with The Reg Guest Quintet.
(Jeremy Lubbock is appearing at the Satire Club, London)


Singer: Rosemary Squires
Singer: Jeremy Lubbock
Musicians: The Reg Guest Quintet

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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