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: Big Ben; Morning Music

played today by the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Cecil Norman and Eddie Macauley at two pianos, Tommy Really 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; Tommy Reilly in 'Music for the Millions' at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth)

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30

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


Musicians: The BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Antony Gilbert
[Orchestra] conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Pianist: Cecil Norman
Pianist: Eddie MacAuley
Harmonicist: Tommy Reilly
Organist: Jackie Brown
Violinist: Leslie Baker

: 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; William Davies

at the BBC theatre organ
and Max Jaffa (violin).
(BBC recording)


Organist: William Davies Violinist: Max Jaffa

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Musicians: Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

: Morning Story: From Scotland: National Assistance Money

by Ian H. Finlay.
Read by Robert Milne.


Writer: Ian H. Finlay
Reader: Robert Milne

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Thursday's recorded broadcast)

: News Summary; Charlie Katz and His Novelty Sextet


Musicians: Charlie Katz and His Novelty Sextet

: Greenwich Time Signal; Exhibition Choice

Franklin Engelmann 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: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary; Midday Music-Hall

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Phyllis Craig, Bernard Spear, Max Jaffa, The Western Brothers
Presented by Bill Worsley.


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra [Orchestra] leader: John Jezard
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Performer: Phyllis Craig
Comedian: Bernard Spear
Violinist: Max Jaffa
Comic singers: The Western Brothers
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 Teeny Weeny Little Ring' by Elizabeth Collick, told by Dorothy Smith. (BBC recording)


Author: Elizabeth Collick
Storyteller: Dorothy Smith

: Greenwich Time Signal; Brat Farrar

The mystery of an impersonation by Josephine Tey.
Abridged by Robert Goodyear.
Read by Derek Hart.
The last 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 Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 2.30


Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Producer: John Simmonds

: Greenwich Time Signal; Central Band of the Royal Air Force

(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing Commander A. E. Sims, O.B.E., Organising Director of Music, R.A.F.

News Summary at 3.30


Musicians: Central Band of the Royal Air Force [Band] conducted by: Wing Commander A. E. Sims

: Music While You Work

Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne


Musicians: Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

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


Script: Robert Turley

: At Your Request

Sandy Macpherson at the organ of the Odeon, Leicester Square, London.
(BBC recording)


Organist: Sandy Macpherson

: Piano Playtime

Dennis Hunt at the piano.


Pianist: Dennis Hunt

: News Summary; followed by Song and Dance: Part 3: Interlude

A cavalcade of the American Musical.
with the words and music of Arthur Schwartz and Howard Dietz, Jerome Kern,
Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin.
including: 'The Band Waggon'; 'Roberta'; 'Babes in Arms'; 'The Boys from Syracuse'; 'I Married an Angel'; 'On Your Toes' and 'Porgy and Bess'.

Written and produced by John Powell.
(BBC recording)
Next week: 4 - 'The Fabulous Forties'


Narrator: David Gell
Writer/producer: John Powell

: Exhibition Choice

Franklin Engelmann 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: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary; Swimming: European Championships, Budapest

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


Commentator: Alun Williams

: The Archers

A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)

: Sport

: News Summary; Meet the Huggetts: 17 - Miss Understanding

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
Daphne: Sheila Grant
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: What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

[Starring] Yvonne Arnaud and Vic Oliver
This week: 'What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander'

(BBC recording)
(Charles Gray is in 'Expresso Bongo' at the Saville Theatre, London)


Script: Carey Edwards
Production: Tom Ronald
Margot Marlow: Yvonne Arnaud
Charles Marlow: Vic Oliver
Mrs. Stitchmore: Gwen Lewis
Mr. Stitchmore: Peter Graves
Mabel and Sylvia: Patricia Field
Porky: Wilfred Babbage
Chairman and Editor: Charles Gray
Chairwoman and Barmaid: Christina Horniman

: Friday Night Is Music Night

A programme of light music for everybody.
BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent)
Conductor, Jack Leon
with Jean Curphey
Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Farquhar Macdonald
Scottish C.W.S. Band
Conducted by Gregor J. Grant
Introduced by Bill Jack.
Before an invited audience in the BBC's Glasgow studios

News Summary at 9.30


Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Singer: Jean Curphey
Singers: Glasgow Police Male Voice Choir
Choir conductor: Farquhar MacDonald
Musicians: Scottish C.W.S. Band
Band conducted by: Gregor J. Grant
Presenter: Bill Jack
Producer: John Tylee

: Paul Temple and the Spencer Affair: 8 - A Party of Four

A serial in eight parts by Francis Durbridge.
[Starring] Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury
(Recorded broadcast of January 1)


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

: Take Your Partners

for Olde Tyme Dancing
with Sydney Thompson and his Olde Tyme Orchestra.


Musicians: Sydney Thompson and his Olde Tyme Orchestra
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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