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: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
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.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Pianist: Cecil Norman
Pianist: Eddie MacAuley
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Organist: Jackie Brown
Violinist: Leslie Baker

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Jack Train.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Jack Train

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; George Blackmore

at the BBC theatre organ.
with George Elliot (guitar).
(BBC recording)
(George Blackmore broadcasts by permission of Harold Fielding)


Organist: George Blackmore
Guitarist: George Elliot

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Jack Nathan and his Band


Musicians: Jack Nathan and his Band

: Morning Story: From Wales: Dancing Teeth

by Maurice James.
Read by Gwilym Rhydderch.


Author: Maurice James
Reader: Gwilym Rhydderch

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Thursday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary; Jacques Vallez and his Septet


Musicians: Jacques Vallez and his Septet

: Greenwich Time Signal; Exhibition Choice

Alan Dixon from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time.


Presenter: Alan Dixon

: News Summary; Midday Music-Hall

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Bert Weedon, Cherry Lind, Miriam Karlin, Leslie A. Hutchinson ('Hutch'), Michael Howard
Presented by Bill Worsley.
(Miriam Karlin is appearing in 'For Adults Only' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Singer: Cherry Lind
Performer: Miriam Karlin
Singer: Leslie A. Hutchinson ('Hutch')
Comedian: Michael Howard
Presenter: Bill Worsley

: Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires

with Ken Kirkham, Joan Baxter, Peter Morton, Cliff Townshend and his singing saxophone and the Dixieland Group.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
Singer: Ken Kirkham
Singer: Joan Baxter
Singer: Peter Morton
Saxophonist: Cliff Townshend and his Singing Saxophone
Musicians: The Dixieland Group
Producer: John Burnaby

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'The Little Silver Aeroplane' by Monica Jarrett told by Julia Lang. (BBC recording)


Author: Monica Jarrett
Storyteller: Julia Lang

: Greenwich Time Signal; Brat Farrar

The mystery of an impersonation by Josephine Tey.
Abridged by Robert Goodyear.
Read by Derek Hart.
The tenth of fifteen instalments.
(Requested by Woman's Hour listeners: originally broadcast in January)


Author: Josephine Tey
Abridged by: Robert Goodyear
Reader: Derek Hart

: There's Music in the Air...

provided by Wally Stott and his Orchestra.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 2.30


Musicians: Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Producer: John Simmonds

: Greenwich Time Signal; Munn and Felton's (Footwear) Band

Conductor, Stanley H. Boddington
Martin Lukins (accordion)

News Summary at 3.30


Musicians: Munn and Felton's (Footwear) Band
Conductor: Stanley H. Boddington
Accordionist: Martin Lukins

: Music While You Work

The Raeburn Orchestra
Conducted by Bernard Monshin


Musicians: The Raeburn Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Bernard Monshin

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Monday at 11.15 a.m.


Script: Jonquil Antony

: At Your Request

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ.
(BBC recording)


Presenter/organist: Sandy MacPherson

: Piano Playtime

Eric Cook at the piano.


Pianist: Eric Cook

: News Summary; Song and Dance: Part 2: Bonanza

A cavalcade of the American musical.
with the words and music of Jerome Kern, Vincent Youmans, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Buddy de Sylva, Lew Brown and Ray Henderson, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin.
Including: 'Oh, Kay'; 'The Connecticut Yankee'; 'Garrick Gaieties'; 'Rosalie'; 'Funny Face'; 'As Thousands Cheer'; and the Pulitzer Prize Winner, 'Of Thee I Sing'.
Written and produced by John Powell.
(BBC recording)
Next week: Part 3: 'Interlude'

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Narrator: David Gell
Writer/Producer: John Powell

: Exhibition Choice

Alan Dixon from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time.

News Summary at 6.30


Presenter: Alan Dixon

: The Archers

(BBC recording)

: Sport

: News Summary; Meet the Huggetts: 16: Cycle of Events

Written by Eddie Maguire.
(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
Sarah: Gladys Young
Other parts played by: John Cazabon
Other parts played by: Warren Mitchell

: Date with a Disc

Alan Dell presents Date with a Disc from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court.
A choice of gramophone records for the family circle.


Presenter: Alan Dell
Producer: Denys Jones

: News Summary; Spoken in Jest: Little boys should be seen and not heard

A series of comedies bringing to life some of the more famous quotations of our language.
[Starring] Yvonne Arnaud and Vic Oliver
This week: 'Little boys should be seen and not heard'
At the piano, Tommy McGowan

(BBC recording)


Script: Carey Edwards
Pianist: Tommy McGowan
Production: Tom Ronald
Margot Marlow: Yvonne Arnaud
Charles Marlow: Vic Oliver
Mrs. Stitchmore: Gwen Lewis
Mr. Stitchmore: Hugh Morton
Mabel: Patricia Field
Alice and Arnold: Patricia Hayes
Rodney Plumley-Jones: Wilfred Babbage
Mrs. Plumley-Jones: Hattie Jacques

: Friday Night Is Seaside Night

An hour of light entertainment for a summer evening from Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone.
Given by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Doreen Hume, Owen Brannigan
Folkestone Halliday Girls Choir
Conductor, Joan Oxley
Introduced by John Hobday.
Produced by John Tylee
in association with the Folkestone Corporation


Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Accompanist: Ernest Lush
Singers: Folkestone Halliday Girls Choir
Conductor: Joan Oxley
Presenter: John Hobday
Producer: John Tylee

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair: 7: Dinner at the Stardust

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.
[Starring] Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury
(Recorded broadcast of Dec. 25, 1957)


Writer: Francis Durbridge
Production: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Lester Mudditt
Adrian Frost: Simon Lack
Terry Gibson: Isabel Dean
Pete Roberts: Thomas Heathcote
Rupert Dreisler: Brewster Mason
Detective-Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Charlie: James Beattie
Ritchie: Hamilton Dyce
Andre Reynaud: Denis Goacher
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Tonight's the Night

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


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

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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