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: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Fred Alexander and his Players, Sidney Davey and his Players
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Greenwich Time Signal; Shipping Forecast


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins
Musicians: Fred Alexander and his Players
Musicians: Sidney Davey and his Players

: 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 Chas McDevitt Group with Shirley Douglas, George Melly and his Bubbling Over Four, Isla Cameron (folk singer)
Introduced by Brian Matthew.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: The Chas McDevitt Group
Singer (The Chas McDevitt Group): Shirley Douglas
Musicians: George Melly and his Bubbling Over Four
Folk singer: Isla Cameron
Presenter: Brian Matthew
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Bobby Howell Orchestra


Musicians: The Bobby Howell Orchestra

: Music Market

Tunes for sale from Ulster.
Teresa Clifford (vocalist), Kenny Thompson (accordion)
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams)
Conductor, David Curry
Introduced by John Harrison.


Vocalist: Teresa Clifford
Accordionist: Kenny Thompson
Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: David Adams
[Orchestra] conductor: David Curry
Presenter: John Harrison

: News Summary; The Man and His Music

A mosaic of melody woven from the life and tunes of Arthur Schwartz
with Dinah Shore, Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan, Stuart Foster, Edmund Hockridge and the orchestras of Alfredo Antonini, Percy Faith, Joseph Gallichio, Roy Shield and Paul Weston.
Compiled and presented by Paul Martin.

(BBC recording)


Composer: Arthur Schwartz
Singer: Dinah Shore
Singer: Fred Astaire
Singer: Jack Buchanan
Singer: Stuart Foster
Singer: Edmund Hockridge
Orchestra conductor: Alfredo Antonini
Orchestra conductor: Percy Faith
Orchestra conductor: Joseph Gallichio
Orchestra conductor: Roy Shield
Orchestra conductor: Paul Weston
Compiled and presented by: Paul Martin
Producer: Harold Rogers

: Exhibition Choice

Sam Costa 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: Sam Costa

: News Summary; Sports Parade

What's on today?
A magazine programme.

Football League: Charles Buchan in London, David Coleman in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games.

Scottish League Cup: by Tommy Muirhead.

Cycling: Sidney Saltmarsh gives the latest news and results from Rheims in the World Road Championships.

Rugby League: Michael Betts discusses the day's programme.

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.


Reporter (Football League): Charles Buchan
Reporter (Football League): David Coleman
Reporter (Football League): Bill Bothwell
Reporter (Scottish League Cup): Tommy Muirhead
Reporter (Cycling): Sidney Saltmarsh
Reporter (Rugby League): Michael Betts
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Producer: Angus Mackay

: Cricket: Hampshire v. Derbyshire; Sussex v. Surrey

Commentary by John Arlott from Dean Park, Bournemouth, and by Brian Johnston from the County Ground, Hove.


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Tunes of the Fabulous Fifties

Played by Roger Williams on gramophone records.

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Pianist: Roger Williams

: Norman Whiteley and his Sextet


Musicians: Norman Whiteley and his Sextet

: Out and About: Motor Racing: The Kentish Hundred for Formula II Racing Cars: Part 1

At Brands Hatch
Organised by the British Racing and Sports Car Club
Commentary by Robin Richards on the closing stages.


Commentator: Robin Richards

: Out and About: Bandstand

Band of the Royal Artillery
Conducted by Major S. V. Hays, Director of Music, Royal Artillery.
From the Hoe Bandstand, Plymouth.


Musicians: Band of the Royal Artillery
Band conducted by: Major S. V. Hays

: Out and About: Motor Racing: The Kentish Hundred: Part 2

at Brands Hatch

Commentary on the start.

: Out and About: Association Football

A commentary on the second half of one of today's League matches.

: Out and About: Motor Racing: The Kentish Hundred: Part 2

at Brands Hatch

Recorded commentary on the closing stages.

: Out and About: Sports Report

Eamonn Andrews introduces Sports Report
A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas.

5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster.

5.10 app. Special Reports
and news flashes and interviews from the grounds.

Information Desk
A special feature in which experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport.

Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment.

5.50 app. Classified Football Results
Today's programme includes:
First Division: Arsenal v. Leicester City; Chelsea v. Wolverhampton Wanderers; Everton v. Newcastle United; Manchester City v. Preston North End
Second Division: Sheffield United v. Bristol City: Swansea Town v. Fulham
Scottish League Cup: Tommy Muirhead on an outstanding match.
Cycling: Sidney Saltmarsh, in Rheims, sums up the day's racing in the World Road Championships.
Swimming: Jack Reed, in Budapest, discusses the prospects for the European Championships which open on Sunday.


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews Reader (Football and Racing): John Webster
Reporter (Scottish League Cup): Tommy Muirhead
Reporter (Cycling): Sidney Saltmarsh
Reporter (Swimming): Jack Reed
Producer: Angus Mackay

: Out and About: Cricket: Hampshire v. Derbyshire; Sussex v. Surrey

Commentary on the closing overs by John Arlott, from Dean Park, Bournemouth, and by Brian Johnston, from the County Ground, Hove, followed by summaries of the day's play


Commentator: John Arlott
Commentator: Brian Johnston

: Just Jazz

Charles Melville introduces Just Jazz from the BBC Grandstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court.
A programme of traditional, mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records.


Presenter: Charles Melville
Producer: Jack Dabbs

: Sport

including cricket, close of play scores.
Charles Buchan on today's football.


Item presenter: Charles Buchan

: News Summary; Saturday Night on the Light

See above and page 4

(Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin are appearing in "The Big Show of 1958" at the Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth)

News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Comedian: Bob Monkhouse
Comedian: Denis Goodwin

: Dancing by the Sea

to the music of Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
with Peter Morton, Joan Baxter, Ken Kirkham and Cliff Townshend and his Singing Saxophone.
From the Palace Ballroom Douglas, Isle of Man


Musicians: Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
Singer: Peter Morton
Singer: Joan Baxter
Singer: Ken Kirkham
Saxophonist: Cliff Townshend and his Singing Saxophone

: Dancing by the Sea


: 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

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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