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: Morning Music

played today by
the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Fred Alexander and his Players, William Davies Trio
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

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


Musicians: The BBC West of England Light Orchestra
[Orchestra leader: Frederick Lunnon
[Orchestra] conductor: Frank Cantell
Musicians: Fred Alexander and his Players
Musicians: William Davies Trio

: 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

The Pete Curtis Folk and Blues Quintet and The Bill Bailey Skiffle Group
Introduced by Michael Brooke.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: The Pete Curtis Folk and Blues Quintet
Musicians: The Bill Bailey Skiffle Group
Presenter: Michael Brooke
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra


Musicians: Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

: 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 Franz Lehar.
with Patrice Munsel, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Erich Kunz, Jan Peerce, Richard Tauber, The Al Goodman Orchestra, The Beromunster Studio Orchestra, The Wiener
Tonkunstlerverein Orchestra.
Compiled and presented by Paul Martin.

(BBC recording)


Composer: Franz Lehar
Soprano: Patrice Munsel
Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Bass-Baritone: Erich Kunz
Tenor: Jan Peerce
Tenor: Richard Tauber
Musicians: The Al Goodman Orchestra
Musicians: The Beromunster Studio Orchestra
Musicians: The Wiener Tonkunstlerverein Orchestra
Compiled and presented by: Paul Martin
Producer: Harold Rogers

: The Ted Heath Show

Ted Heath and his Music with Bobbie Britton
This week's guest, Betty Joyce
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 12.30


Presenter/Bandleader: Ted Heath
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singer: Bobbie Britton
Singer: Betty Joyce
Producer: John Hooper

: Cricket

Kent v. Hampshire: First day
From the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.

Lancashire v. Yorkshire
From Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentary (Kent v. Hampshire): John Arlott
Commentary (Lancashire v. Yorkshire): Robert Hudson

: Boum Time!

Music by Charles Trenet
played by Eddie Barclay and his Orchestra.
on gramophone records

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Songwriter: Charles Trenet
Musicians: Eddie Barclay and his Orchestra

: Listen to the Band

Black Dyke Mills Band
Conductor, Jack Emmott
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Black Dyke Mills Band
[Band] conductor: Jack Emmott

: Out and About: Athletics: The British Games

incorporating Great Britain v. The British Empire and Commonwealth
Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board
Promoted by the News of the World
Commentaries by Rex Alston with expert comments by Harold Abrahams.
From the White City Stadium


Commentator: Rex Alston
Analysis: Harold Abrahams

: Out and About: Bandstand

Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Aldershot)
conducted by Major L. N. Dunn, M.B.E., Director of Music
From the Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone


Musicians: Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Aldershot)
[Band] conducted by: Major L. N. Dunn

: Out and About: Come to the Fair

John Ellison talks to some of the holiday crowd who are visiting the Festival Pleasure Gardens and Funfair at Battersea Park, and records are played for them from the studio.


Presenter: John Ellison

: Out and About: Cricket

Kent v. Hampshire
Further commentary by John Arlott.
From the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.

Lancashire v. Yorkshire
Further commentary by Robert Hudson.
From Old Trafford, Manchester.


Commentator (Kent v. Hampshire): John Arlott
Commentator (Lancashire v. Yorkshire): Robert Hudson

: Out and About: Athletics: The British Games

A report by Harold Abrahams, illustrated by commentaries recorded by Rex Alston.
From the White City Stadium, London.


Reporter: Harold Abrahams
Commentator: Rex Alston

: Out and About: Cricket

Kent v. Hampshire
Further commentary.
From the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury.

Lancashire v. Yorkshire
Commentary on the closing overs, followed by a summary of the day's play.
From Old Trafford, Manchester.

: Just Jazz presents: An American in Paris

Sim Copans, with the aid of records, surveys the contemporary Parisian jazz scene.


Presenter: Sim Copans
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
(Joan Small is appearing at Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton)

News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Singer: Joan Small

: Dancing by the Sea

to the music of Eric Winstone and his Orchestra.
with Joan Small, Kirk Graham and Andrew Reavley.
From Butlin's Holiday Camp, Clacton-on-Sea


Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Singer: Joan Small
Baritone: Kirk Graham
Singer: Andrew Reavley

: 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

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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