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: Morning Music

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
The Robin Richmond Trio
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

At 7.45 on 1.500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor: David Curry
Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Musicians: The Robin Richmond Trio

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Jack Train.


Presenter: Jack Train

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; The Music Box

Patricia Hughes opens The Music Box
with the Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble, Guy Taylor (songs with guitar) and Dorothy Parfitt (soprano).


Presenter: Patricia Hughes
Musicians: The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble
Singer/Guitarist: Guy Taylor
Soprano: Dorothy Parfitt

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Musicians: Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra

: Morning Story: From the West of England: Suspect

by F. McDermott.
Read by Lewis Gedge.


Author: F. McDermott
Reader: Lewis Gedge

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Tuesday's recorded broadcast)

: News Summary; The Gerald Crossman Players

with Jennifer Leigh.


Musicians: The Gerald Crossman Players
Singer: Jennifer Leigh

: Greenwich Time Signal; Exhibition Choice

Kenneth Wolstenholme 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: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News Summary; The Carroll Levis Talent Show

Carroll Levis presents Peter Uppard, Mary Chester, Gillian Bean, Mario Segui,
Barbara Drew and the Rhythmonics accompanied by The Jackie Brown Quintet.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Pianist: Peter Uppard
Performer: Mary Chester
Performer: Gillian Bean
Performer: Mario Segui
Performer: Barbara Drew
Harmonicists: The Rhythmonics
Musicians: The Jackie Brown Quintet
Producer: John Hooper

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra.
Introduced by Victor Silvester.
(A production by the BBC's General Overseas Service)

News Summary at 1.30

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Presenter: Victor Silvester

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'The Crane that Lifted the Boiler Off' by Eric Harrison, told by Julia Lang. (Recording)


Author: Eric Harrison
Storyteller: Julia Lang

: Greenwich Time Signal; Brat Farrar

The mystery of an impersonation by Josephine Tey.
The thirteenth of fifteen instalments.
(Requested by Woman's Hour listeners; originally broadcast in January)


Author: Josephine Tey

: The Orchard

by Brian Fenton.
As a child Mr. Fenton dreamed of becoming rich and important so that he could own his own apple tree in the back garden; but when the notice 'Apples for Sale' appeared at local orchards he hurriedly begged a penny from his parents and set off to buy some.
(Recording by courtesy of Radio Eireann; previously broadcast on May 6 in the Home Service)


Speaker: Brian Fenton

: News Summary; South American Way: 6 - They Call it El Dorado

Wilfrid Thomas presents South American Way
The last programme in the series takes listeners to Colombia and Venezuela to hear a variety of songs and instrumental music familiar and unfamiliar.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Wilfrid Thomas
Production: Joe Burroughs

: Greenwich Time Signal; Especially for You

Requested music played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader. Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes

: Music While You Work

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra


Musicians: Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

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

: Rhythm in the Sun

with the Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Renata and the South Sea Serenaders
Directed by Ernest Penfold


Musicians: The Southern Serenade Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Lou Whiteson
Singer: null Renata
Musicians: The South Sea Serenaders
[Serenaders] directed by: Ernest Penfold

: News Summary

: Exhibition Choice

Kenneth Wolstenholme 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: Kenneth Wolstenholme

: News Summary; Swimming: European Championships, Budapest

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


Commentator: Alun Williams
Commentator: Jack Reed

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: Sport

: News Summary; Floggits

[Starring] Elsie and Doris Waters
with Joan Sims, Hugh Paddick, Bob Andrews Harry Fowler, Iris Vandeleur
(BBC recording)

(Bob Andrews is appearing in "The Sandy Powell Show" at the Pier Theatre, Eastbourne; Hugh Paddick in "For Adults Only" at the Strand Theatre; Joan Sims in "Breath of Spring" at the Cambridge Theatre, London)


Script: Terry Nation
Script: John Junkin
Producer: Bill Gates
Gert: Elsie Waters
Daisy: Doris Waters
[Actress]: Joan Sims
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actor]: Bob Andrews
[Actor]: Harry Fowler
[Actress]: Iris Vandeleur

: 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.

Morecambe and Wise, Double Trouble

Alma Cogan, A laugh in her voice

George Martin, The casual comedian

Russ Conway, New piano star

Ted Lune, Lancashire's long laugh

The Maple Leaf Four, Four singing Canadians

Your resident stars are:
Reginald Dixon, Mr. Blackpool himself and the Littlewood Songsters
Introduced by Jack Watson.

Geraldo and his Orchestra

(BBC recording)

(Ted Lune is appearing in 'Hey There' at the Regal Theatre, South Pier, Blackpool; Morecambe and Wise and Alma Cogan are in 'Light Up the Town' at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; Russ Conway is in 'Let's Go Gay' at the Pier Pavilion, St. Annes-on-Sea)
Repeated on Friday at 7.0 (Home)


Comedians: Morecambe and Wise Singer: Alma Cogan
Comedian: George Martin
Pianist: Russ Conway
Comedian: Ted Lune
Singers: The Maple Leaf Four
Organist: Reginald Dixon
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Presenter: Jack Watson
Musicians: Geraldo and his Orchestra
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

: Athletics: London v. Warsaw

at the White City Stadium, London.
organised by the Association of London Athletic Clubs and the London Evening News
A report by Ross McWhirter on this evening's match, illustrated with recorded commentaries by David Coleman.


Reporter: Ross McWhirter
Commentator: David Coleman

: Boxing: Dick Richardson (Newport) v. Henry Cooper (London)

A report on tonight's fight at Coney Beach, Porthcawl.


Boxer: Dick Richardson
Boxer: Henry Cooper

: Wednesday Dance Date

Presents Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadronaires
with Joan Baxter, Peter Morton and Ken Kirkham, Cliff Townshend and his Singing Saxophone and the Dixieland Group.


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

: News Summary; Harmony Music

Directed by Ronnie Munro


Musical Director: Ronnie Munro

: Late News

: Big Ben; Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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