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: Morning Music

The Kursaal Orchestra
Conducted by Louis Voss
The Jack Emblow Sextet
Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 7.30

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


Musicians: The Kursaal Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Louis Voss
Musicians: The Jack Emblow Sextet
Musicians: Southern Serenade Orchestra
Orchestra directed by: Lou Whiteson

: News Summary; Melody on the Move

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Gilbert Harding introduces your request records.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Gilbert Harding

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Morning Song

Felton Rapley at the BBC theatre organ
with Laurie Payne (tenor).


Organist: Felton Rapley
Tenor: Laurie Payne

: News Summary; Music While You Work

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams)
Conductor, David Curry


Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry

: Morning Story: Paradise Mislaid

by L.A.G. Strong.
Read by Allan McClelland


Author: L.A.G. Strong
Reader: Allan McClelland

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Last Friday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Robert Turley

: News Summary; Park and Dare Workmen's Band

Conductor, Harry Nuttall
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Park and Dare Workmen's Band
Conductor: Harry Nuttall
Soloist: Denis Coombs

: Greenwich Time Signal; Homespun

Clarence Wright presents Homespun
Gramophone records featuring music and songs of the British Isles.


Presenter: Clarence Wright

: News Summary; followed by Midday Music-Hall

From the North of England.
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Derek Roy, Jill Day, Joe Black, The Peter Crawford Trio
Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler.
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Comedian: Derek Roy
Singer: Jill Day
Comedian: Joe Black
Musicians: The Peter Crawford Trio
Presenter: Geoffrey Wheeler

: Bandbox

All-time hits played with a beat by The Terry Lightfoot Jazzmen and the Hedley Ward Trio.
Introduced by George Melly.
(The Hedley Ward Trio are in 'Pot Luck' at the Victoria Palace, London)

News Summary at 1.30

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: The Terry Lightfoot Jazzmen
Musicians: The Hedley Ward Trio
Presenter: George Melly
Producer: John Kingdon

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five.
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: 'The Farmyard Band' by Ursula Hourihane, told by Dorothy Smith. (BBC recording)
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week.


Author: Ursula Hourihane
Storyteller: Dorothy Smith
Presenter: Eileen Browne

: Greenwich Time Signal; Woman's Hour

From Scotland

Interview: Mary Stewart, writer of thrillers

Music in Birdsong: Francis Collinson transcribes the song of the blackbird.

Chinese Names: how they are chosen, by Rachel Taylor.

It's Mother's Fault: an accusation from J.M. Botting.

Return Visit: Howard M. Lockhart takes the recorder to Tor-na-Dee Sanatorium and meets some old friends.

Introduced by Elsie Russell.

Serial: Sold For Silver
by Janet Lim.
Abridged by Neville Teller.
Read by Jill Balcon.
The fourth of eight instalments.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 2.30


Presenter: Elsie Russell
Interviewee: Mary Stewart
Singer (Music in Birdsong): Francis Collinson
Speaker (Chinese Names): Rachel Taylor
Speaker (It's Mother's Fault): J.M. Botting
Item presenter (Return Visit): Howard M. Lockhart
Author (Sold For Silver): Janet Lim
Abridged by (Sold For Silver): Neville Teller
Reader (Sold For Silver): Jill Balcon

: Greenwich Time Signal; Personally Presented

Frank Cantell introduces a programme of music played under his direction by the BBC West of England Light Orchestra.
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)

News Summary at 3.30


Presenter/Orchestra direction: Frank Cantell
Musicians: The BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frederick Lunnon

: Music While You Work

Bill Savill and his Orchestra


Musicians: Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

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

Mrs. Dale came home from hospital. Bob borrowed some money from Dr. Dale as, owing to Jenny's acceptance of Sir Franklin's stage offer, they needed to re-stock Jenny's wardrobe and would be involved in extra expense before she started earning. Mrs. Maggs kept changing her mind about staying on at Virginia Lodge. Finally, Mr. Maggs said she must leave.


Script: Lesley Wilson
Productions this week by: Betty Davies
Mrs. Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr. Dale: James Dale
Mrs. Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Mrs. Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Mr. Maggs: Jack Howarth
Janet Dale: Pamela Binns
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Joyce Freeman: Freda Falconer
Gwen Owen: Aline Waites
Dr. Claughton: Molly Rankin
Tony Coppard: Nicholas Stuart
Jimmy Parsons: Malcolm Knight
Marion Holt: Judy Bailey
Nanny Drewett: Gwen Lewis
Air Hostess: Eva Huszar

: Tunes and Tales

The tunes played by The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach
The tales told by
Leonard Trolley who re-creates 'Dumpy'
Robert Rietty reads
'The Spanish Guitar'
by Douglas Railton.
(BBC recording)
Introduced by Michael Brooke.


Musicians: The Novelairs
Novelairs directed by: Edward Rubach
Storyteller (Dumpy): Leonard Trolley
Reader (The Spanish Guitar): Robert Rietty
Writer (The Spanish Guitar): Douglas Railton
Presenter: Michael Brooke
Producer: James Dufour

: News Summary; Eddie Carroll and his Music


Musicians: Eddie Carroll and his Music

: Tonight at Six

Tim Gudgin presents Tonight at Six
A record kaleidoscope.

Vocal Blend: The Hi-Lo's

Tonight's Star: Mel Torme

What's New?
A recent record release.

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


Presenter: Tim Gudgin
Item presenter (Over my Shoulder): Albert Whelan
Producer: Teddy Warrick

: The Archers

A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)

: News Summary; Eldorado: 2: Love and Danger

A story of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy.
Dramatised as a radio serial in seven parts by Thea Holme.
[Starring] William Fox
(BBC recording)


Author: Baroness Orczy
Dramatised by: Thea Holme
Producer: Peter Watts
Jeanne Lange, an actress: Cecile Chevreau
Armand St. Just, brother of Lady Blakeney: Frederick Treves
Mme. Belhomme, Jeanne's aunt: Dorothy Green
Heron, of the Committee of Public Safety: Trevor Martin
Lord Hastings: Derek Aylward
Lord Anthony Dewhurst: Charles Hodgson
Sir Andrew ffoulkes: Godfrey Kenton
Sir Percy Blakeney: William Fox
Lady Blakeney: June Tobin
de Batz: Malcolm Graeme
[Actors]: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: This Dancing Business

(BBC recording)
See top of page

: News Summary; Our Day and Age: 1: It Does You Good to Struggle

Stephen Grenfell is the storyteller.

(BBC recording)
See foot of page


Storyteller: Stephen Grenfell

: The Al Read Show

Al Read turns life round to show us the funny side and introduces some friends from the world of music, along with The Allegros and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra, conducted by Alyn Ainsworth.
(BBC recording)
See page 4
To be repeated on Sunday at 6.30 p.m.


Comedian: Al Read
Musicians: The Allegros
Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: News Summary; Music in the Peter Yorke Manner

Featuring Kathie Kay and Michael Desmond in the first of a new series.
With Johnny Pearson at the piano
The Peter Yorke Orchestra with the Singing Strings
Introduced by Robin Boyle.
(BBC recording)


Singer: Kathie Kay
Singer: Michael Desmond
Pianist: Johnny Pearson
Musicians: The Peter Yorke Orchestra
Musicians: The Singing Strings
Presenter: Robin Boyle
Producer: Frank Hooper

: Monday-Night Melody

[Starring] Eric Winstone and his Orchestra

Monday Pop Shop
with Joan Small, Bill Elliott and Andy Reavley.

The Trio Club
Host, Roy Marsh

The Alan Moorehouse Choir
and the Dennis Walton Saxophone Quintet

Introduced by Eric Winstone.
The first of a new series


Musicians: Eric Winstone and his Orchestra
Singer (Monday Pop Shop): Joan Small
Singer (Monday Pop Shop): Bill Elliott
Singer (Monday Pop Shop): Andy Reavley
Host (The Trio Club): Roy Marsh
Singers: The Alan Moorehouse Choir
Musicians: The Dennis Walton Saxophone Quintet
Presenter: Eric Winstone
Producer: Geoffrey Owen

: News Summary; Serenade in the Night

played by The Majestic Orchestra
Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Musicians: The Majestic Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Lou Whiteson

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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