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: Big Ben; Morning Music

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Sid Phillips and his Band, The Ian Stewart Quartet
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

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


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Musicians: Sid Phillips and his Band
Musicians: The Ian Stewart Quartet

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Jack Train introduces your request records.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Jack Train

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Continental Flavour

provided by Falkman and his Apache Band.


Musicians: Falkman and his Apache Band

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Musicians: Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

: Morning Story: From East Anglia: Cure for Kindness

A Suffolk story by George Ewart Evans.
Read by Peter Tuddenham.


Author: George Ewart Evans
Reader: Peter Tuddenham

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Monday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Robert Turley

: News Summary; Vic Hammett

at the BBC theatre organ.
(BBC recording)
(Vic Hammett broadcasts by permission of Harold Fielding Ltd.)


Organist: Vic Hammett

: Greenwich Time Signal; Exhibition Choice

George EIrick 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: George Eirick

: News Summary; followed by Workers' Playtime

From a pharmaceutical marketing company in Welwyn Garden City, Herts.
With Tony Brent, Janet Brown, The Kentones, Douglas Maynard, James Moody (piano), Bert Weedon (guitar), Tim Bell (double-bass).
Presented by Bill Gates.
(The Kentones are appearing in 'Music for the Millions' at the South Parade Pier, Southsea)


Singer: Tony Brent
Singer: Janet Brown
Singers: The Kentones
Xylophonist: Douglas Maynard
Pianist: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Double-Bass: Tim Bell
Presenter: Bill Gates

: Dancing Time

with The Oscar Rabin Orchestra
Directed by David Ede
and Mel Gaynor, Lorie Mann, Johnny Worth, Three Men and a Mann
'Solo Spot'
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham.

News Summary at 1.30

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: The Oscar Rabin Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: David Ede
Performer: Mel Gaynor
Performer: Lorle Mann
Singer: Johnny Worth
Musicians: Three Men and a Mann
Presenter: Bruce Wyndham
Producer: John Hooper

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five.
Today's story: 'Elizabeth Helps Mother' by Dorothy Wood, told by Daphne Oxenford. (BBC recording)


Author: Dorothy Wood
Storyteller: Daphne Oxenford.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Brat Farrar

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


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

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish at the piano.


Pianist: Kay Cavendish

: News Summary; Both Sides of the Law: 6: In Broad Daylight

Cases in and out of court by Henry Cecil.
[Starring] Ivan Samson and Eric Anderson
(Recorded broadcast of June 16)


Writer: Henry Cecil
Producer: Norman Wright
The Judge: Ivan Samson
The Criminal: Eric Anderson
Secretary: Barbara Greenhalgh
Parker: Rolf Lefebvre
Mr. Blossom: John Cazabon
Mr. Eagle: Philip Cunningham
Mr. Penny: John Bennett
Mr. Staples: Ronald Baddiley
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Greenwich Time Signal; Favourite Record Requests

Jack Train introduces Favourite Record Requests from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court. A selection of the most requested records in Family Favourites, Housewives' Choice and Children's Favourites.
News Summary at 3.30


Presenter: Jack Train

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Artillery
Conducted by Major S. V. Hays, Director of Music, Royal Artillery


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

: 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 Wednesday at 11.15 a.m.


Script: Robert Turley

: Music Mixture: Made in England

Anton and his Orchestra, The Albany Strings (Directed by Reg Pursglove), Rene Soames (tenor).


Musicians: Anton and his Orchestra
Musicians: The Albany Strings
The Albany Strings directed by: Reg Pursglove
Tenor: Rene Soames

: News Summary

: Exhibition Choice

George Elrick 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: George Elrick

: News Summary; Swimming: European Championships, Budapest

Reports and commentary by Alun Williams and Jack Reed on the second day of the finals in the European Swimming Championships at the National Swimming Stadium, Budapest.
(Broadcast by arrangement with Magyar Radio)


Commentator: Alun Williams
Commentator: Jack Reed

: The Archers

A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)

: Sport

: News Summary; Hullo Mum!

from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court.
Introduced by Alan Dixon who talks to some of the men and women on duty with the Royal Navy and the R.A.F. at the Show, and plays records they have requested for their families at home.


Presenter: Alan Dixon
Producer: Michael Bell

: Beyond Our Ken

Kenneth Horne insists that nothing is Beyond Our Ken
and to prove it Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Ron Moody, Patricia Lancaster support him in a sort of radio show.
with The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)

(Hugh Paddick, Ron Moody and Patricia Lancaster are appearing in "For Adults Only" at the Strand Theatre, London; The Malcolm Mitchell Trio is in "The Big Show" at the King's Theatre, Southsea)


Script: Eric Merriman
Script: Barry Took
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Producer: Jacques Brown
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Ron Moody
[Actress]: Patricia Lancaster
Musicians: The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: News Summary; Smokey Mountain Jamboree

A get-together, western style in the old barn.
[Starring] The Maple Leaf Four
with Louise Howard, Gaby, Zeke, Ezra, Jim Hawthorn and Slim Weston and his Smokey Mountain Boys.
(BBC recording)


Singers: The Maple Leaf Four
Singer: Louise Howard
Singers: Gaby, Zeke, Ezra
Singer: Jim Hawthorn
Musicians: Slim Weston and his Smokey Mountain Boys
Producer: Jacques Brown

: Superintendent Pepper Remembers: 6: Treasure Trove

A series in six episodes by Michael Hardwick and Jeffrey Segal.
Presenting Hamilton Dyce as Tom Pepper
(BBC recording)


Writer: Michael Hardwick
Writer: Jeffrey Segal
Production: Audrey Cameron
Barbara Pepper: Sheila Manahan
Mildred Pepper: Ella Milne
Tom Pepper: Hamilton Dyce
Sid Walpole: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs. Walpole: Kathleen Helme
Sergeant Jackson: Ronald Baddiley
P.C. Len Pepper: Cavan Malone
Police Constable: Harold Reese
Jim: John Bennett
Detective-Superintendent Jock Wellman: Duncan McIntyre

: News Summary; Tuesday Tunetime

Music in all directions.
Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury.
with John Harvey, Ian Humphris, The Linden Singers (Conductor, William Llewellyn)
Edward Rubach Quintet
London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey


Presenter: Jimmy Kingsbury
Singer: John Harvey
Singer/guitarist: Ian Humphris
Singers: The Linden Singers
[Singers] conducted by: William Llewellyn
Musicians: Edward Rubach Quintet
Musicians: London Theatre Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Reginald Kilbey
Producer: Charles Beardsall

: BBC Dancing Club

You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra featuring all that is best in ballroom dancing.


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Producer: David Miller

: News Summary; Latin-American Lullaby

The Marimberos
Directed by Ronald Hanmer


Musicians: The Marimberos
[Musicians] directed by: Ronald Hanmer

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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