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: Morning Music

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Louis Mordish and his Players
The Maritza Players
Directed by Harold C. Gee

News Summary at 7.30 and 8.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m. G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Conductor: David Curry
Musicians: Louis Mordish and his Players
Musicians: The Maritza Players
Directed by: Harold C. Gee

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Jonah Barrington.
News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Jonah Barrington

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Morning Song

Felton Rapley at the BBC theatre organ with Laurie Payne


Organist: Felton Rapley
Singer: Laurie Payne

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry

: Morning Story: A Trick in Diamonds

by Peter Fraser
Read by Oliver Burt


Author: Peter Fraser
Reader: Oliver Burt

: News Summary; Foden's Motor Works Band

Conductor, Rex Mortimer


Musicians: Foden's Motor Works Band
Conductor: Rex Mortimer

: Clarence Wright presents Homespun

Gramophone records featuring music and songs of the British Isles

: News Summary; Midday Music-Hall

From Wales
Gladys Morgan and Co., Lucille Graham, The Terry Sisters, Douglas Maynard
James Moody at the piano
BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Presented by Alun Williams


Unknown: Lucille Graham
Unknown: Douglas Maynard
Unknown: James Moody
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Presented By: Alun Williams

: Bandbox

Ken Rattenbury and his Band and The Lennie Felix Trio
Introduced by George Melly
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Ken Rattenbury and his Band
Musicians: The Lennie Felix Trio
Presenter: George Melly
Producer: John Kingdon

: Listen with Mother

For children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: 'Jimmy, Woppy, and Squeaker' by Mrs. K.G. White, told by Julia Lang.
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week


Author of story: Mrs. K.G. White
Storyteller: Julia Lang
Presenter: Eileen Browne

: Woman's Hour

including Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
A Day into Two: recorded impressions from the 'Home for the Day' series on married women out at work. 1—' Husbands and Children Speak'
Housewives in Paint: Sir John Rothenstein comments on the exhibition of housewives' art now showing in London
A Hungry Child to Stay: Pamela Ward describes Lasslo's English holiday
Tunes you may remember: a patchwork of past serial music
Serial: 'The Talisman Ring' by Georgette Heyer
Abridged by Terry Gompertz
Read by Richard Hurndall
The first of twelve instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
See page 6
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Sir John Rothenstein
Unknown: Pamela Ward
Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Abridged By: Terry Gompertz
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: Personally Presented

Frank Cantell introduces music played under his direction by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra (Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
News Summary at 3.30


Presenter/Conductor: Frank Cantell
Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Leader: Frederick Lunnon

: Music While You Work

Lou Preager and his Orchestra


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles


Production: Betty Davies
Production: Wyn Knowles

: Songs for Everybody

Jean Curphey, Charles Craig with the BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Sidney Davey and his Players
'Around These Isles'
Charles Kennedy sings Irish folk songs
Introduced by Nest Williams and Roy Williamson
Produced by John Tylee and John Wilson


Unknown: Jean Curphey
Unknown: Charles Craig
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Charles Kennedy
Produced By: John Tylee
Produced By: John Wilson

: Tonight at Six

Jimmy Kingsbury presents Tonight at Six
A record kaleidoscope.

First Rungs
The first record of a new recording artist.

Star of the Week: Peggy Lee

Old Wine in New Bottles
A tune of yesterday in the style of today.

Over My Shoulder
Albert Whelan recalls a memory of the stars of the past.

News Summary at 6.30


Presenter: Jimmy Kingsbury
Item presenter (Over My Shoulder): Albert Whelan
Producer: Teddy Warrick

: 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

: News Summary; A Knife in the Sun: 5 - The Colour of her Hair

A new holiday mystery serial in six parts, written for radio by Giles Cooper.
from the novel 'Tour de Force' by Christianna Brand.
[Starring] Norman Wooland
(BBC recording)


Writer: Giles Cooper
From the novel 'Tour de Force' by: Christianna Brand
Production: Raymond Raikes The Storyteller: Gabriel Woolf
Louvaine Barker (Louli), a novelist: Denise Bryer
Fernando Gomez, a courier: Howard Marion-Crawford
Helen Rodd: Marjorie Mars
Miss Trapp: Madeleine Christie
Inspector Cockrill: Norman Wooland
Mr. Cecil of Christophe et Cie.,Couturiers: Heron Carvic
Leo Rodd: Noel Johnson
EI Gerente, Chief of Police in the Island of San Juan el Pirata: Philip Leaver
Pepe, a Juanese guard: Armand Guinle
Lollita: Eva Hussar
Pacorro, a waiter: Harold Young

: Laughter Incorporated

A company of unlimited laughter-makers presided over by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.
Musical Directors: Sheila Buxton, Max Geldray, Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Other members of the Board: Peter Goodwright, Judith Chalmers
Balance sheet written by Edward Taylor.
Read by Roger Moffat
Audited by Eric Miller
(BBC recording)

(Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise are in "Light Up the Town" at the Winter Gardens, Morecambe; Sheila Buxton is in "Hey There" at the Regal Theatre, South Pier, Blackpool)


Comedian: Eric Morecambe
Comedian: Ernie Wise
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Musicians: Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Performer: Peter Goodwright
Performer: Judith Chalmers
Writer: Edward Taylor
Reader: Roger Moffat
Producer: Eric Miller

: News Summary; Metropolitan Music

Greetings in melody from the heart of London.
[Starring] Sidney Torch
featuring Doreen Hume, John Hanson, Kay Cavendish
The Metropolitan Orchestra
Conductor, Sidney Torch
Kay Cavendish's contributions are recorded)


Soprano: Doreen Hume
Tenor: John Hanson
Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Musicians: The Metropolitan Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Sidney Torch
Script/Presentation: Roy Bradford
Producer: Travers Thorneloe

: News Summary; Inspector Scott Investigates: 10 - The Missing Black Box

A series of problems in detection.
[Starring] Deryck Guyler
(BBC recording)
(Joan Sanderson is appearing in 'Simple Spymen' at the Whitehall Theatre, London)


Script: John P. Wynn
Music composed and conducted by: Alan Paul
Production: Trafford Whitelock
Inspector Scott: Deryck Guyler
Bingham: Brian Hayes
Anthony Melford: Leslie Heritage
Mr. Courtenay: Fred Yule
Ann Woolley: Gwenda Wilson
Mr. Branston: Alan Keith
Emma Branston: Joan Sanderson
Lady Hawthorn: Ella Milne
Stuart Stanford: Geoffrey Frederick

: Music for Sweethearts

An evening setting for romance.
Featuring Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
with Bill Povey, Jock Bain and Stan Roderick.
Introduced by David Gell.
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Saxophonist: Bill Povey
Trombonist: Jock Bain
Trumpeter: Stan Roderick
Presenter: David Gell
Producer: John Browell

: The Joe Loss Band Show

with Rose Brennan, Larry Gretton and Ross MacManus.
Introduced by Peter King.


Musicians: The Joe Loss Band
Singer: Rose Brennan
Singer: Larry Gretton
Singer: Ross MacManus
Presenter: Peter King
Producer: John Kingdon

: News Summary; Lights Out

Music for the late evening played by Sidney Sax with the Harlequins.


Musicians: Sidney Sax with the Harlequins

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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