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: Morning Music

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Anton and his Orchestra, The Charlie Katz Novelty Sextet
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

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


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Gerald Gentry
Musicians: Anton and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Charlie Katz Novelty Sextet

: 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; The Music Box

John Webster opens The Music Box
with the Cecil Norman Rhythm Players
Elsa Steck (soprano), Ernst Naser (zither)


Presenter: John Webster
Musicians: The Cecil Norman Rhythm Players
Soprano: Elsa Steck
Zitherist: Ernst Naser

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Bill Savill and his Orchestra


Musicians: Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: Morning Story: Time to Kill

by James Pattinson.
Read by Geoffrey Wincott.


Writer: James Pattinson
Reader: Geoffrey Wincott

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Tuesday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Lesley Wilson

: News Summary; The Montmartre Players

Directed by Henry Krein
and the Tunesmiths
Directed by Sidney Bright


Musicians: The Montmartre Players
[Players] directed by: Henry Krein
Musicians: The Tunesmiths
[Tunesmiths] directed by: Sidney Bright

: Greenwich Time Signal; Jackie Davies and his Music

with Rae Diamond
(Jackie Davies and his Music are appearing at the Ilford Palais de Danse)


Musicians: Jackie Davies and his Music
Singer: Rae Diamond

: News Summary; The Carroll Levis Talent Show

Carroll Levis presents Harry Hibbert, Lilian Edmunds, Julie Young, Tommy Hamilton, The Silver Songsters and St. Mary's Country Dance Band accompanied by The Jackie Brown Quintet.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Performer: Harry Hibbert
Performer: Lilian Edmunds
Performer: Julie Young
Performer: Tommy Hamilton
Singers: The Silver Songsters
Musicians: St. Mary's Country Dance Band
Musicians: The Jackie Brown Quintet
Producer: John Hooper

: Dance Music

played by Phil Tate and his Orchestra.
(Phil Tate and his Orchestra are appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, London)


Musicians: Phil Tate and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Holiday in Spain

Gramophone records of some typical Spanish music.

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five. Today's story: 'Mrs. Bundle's Birthday' by Ursula Hourihane, told by Daphne Oxenford. (BBC recording)


Writer: Ursula Hourihane
Storyteller: Daphne Oxenford

: Greenwich Time Signal; Madam, Will You Talk?

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


Writer: Mary Stewart
Reader: Mary Wimbush

: The Old Man's Knife

by Evelyn Cheesman, O.B.E.
The islanders of New Guinea and the New Hebrides possess, so Evelyn Cheesman observed, a remarkable power to control their own health and vitality. She witnessed several examples, including that of the old man who prolonged his life in order to ensure the future of his favourite knife.
(Recorded broadcast of March 26 in the Home Service)


Speaker: Evelyn Cheesman

: News Summary; South American Way: 2: Life Among the Cariocas

Wilfrid Thomas presents South American Way

In six programmes Wilfrid Thomas recalls a recent journey to South America and introduces some of the music he heard there. The second programme continues the story of his journey in Brazil where, among other things, we hear of Carnivals in Rio and Recife and something of the development that is going on in this vast country.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Wilfrid Thomas
Production: Joe Burroughs

: Greenwich Time Signal; Music from the Ballet

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry

News Summary at 3.30


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: James Hutcheon
[Orchestra] conductor: Gerald Gentry

: Music While You Work

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


Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Jack Nugent
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon

: 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 Thursday at 11.15 a.m.


Script: Lesley Wilson

: Show Time

London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
with Laurie Payne (baritone) recall highlights from Shows of the Century.
with intermission music played by Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson at two pianos.


Musicians: London Theatre Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Reginald Kilbey
Baritone: Laurie Payne
Pianist: Tony Lowry
Pianist: Clive Richardson

: News Summary

: The Song's the Thing

Dickie Valentine (in a recorded programme) says The Song's the Thing
and plays records of popular songs past and present.
(Dickie Valentine is appearing in Variety at the New Theatre, Oxford)

News Summary at 6.30


Presenter: Dickie Valentine

: 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

: 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 is in 'The Fel-De-Rols' at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne)


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

Some 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.

Jewel and Warriss, Up the Pole

Josef Locke, The famous Irish tenor

Ken Dodd, The Unpredictable

Camilleri, The accordion virtuoso

Bill Waddington, Witty Willie

The Gaunt Brothers, Tuneful and topical

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)

(Jewel and Warriss are appearing in 'Variety' at the Essoldo Theatre, Southport; Josef Locke and Ken Dodd are in 'Let's Have Fun' at the Central Pier, Blackpool)
Repeated on Friday at 7.0 (Home)


Comedians: Jewel and Warriss
Tenor: Josef Locke
Comedian: Ken Dodd
Accordionist: Camilleri
Comedian: Bill Waddington
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Organist: Reginald Dixon
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Presenter: Jack Watson
Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: John Ammonds

: News Summary; Family Favourites

Tunes you have asked us to play including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas.
Presented by Tim Gudgin.


Presenter: Tim Gudgin

: Dance Date

presents Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
with Irma Logan


Musicians: Vic Lewis and his Orchestra
Singer: Irma Logan
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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