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BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra and Sid Phillips and his Band
Edited and produced by Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.: Shipping Forecast


Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Conducted By: Sid Phillips
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: News Summary THE BAND PLAYS ON

Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen


Introduced by Gilbert Harding
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Gilbert Harding

: Five to Ten

A storjk a hynuii and a prayer

: Tim Gudgin opens THE MUSIC BOX

with Diane Todd and Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet


Unknown: Diane Todd
Unknown: Charlie Katz


Syd Dean. and his Band


Unknown: Syd Dean.


The China Swan ' by E. L. Devonald
Read by John Stevens


Unknown: E. L. Devonald
Read By: John Stevens

: News Summary LUIGI

and his Continental Players with Vincent Roberto


Unknown: Vincent Roberto


with Susan Jons. Dougie Arthur


Unknown: Susan Jons.
Unknown: Dougie Arthur

: News Summary; The Carroll Levis Talent Show

Carroll Levis presents
The Crescents, Sylma Dinham, Marie Fawbert, Milly Garcia, Neville Dickie. Derek Jones accompanied by The Jackie Brown Quintet
Produced by John Hooper


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Performer: Sylma Dinham
Performer: Marie Fawbert
Performer: Milly Garcia
Performer: Neville Dickie
Performer: Derek Jones
Musicians: The Jackie Brown Quintet
Produced by: John Hooper


and the Squadronaires with Peter Morton
Ken Kirkham , and Joan Baxter
Cliff Townshend and his Singing Saxophone and The Dixieland Group
Produced by John Burnaby
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Ken Kirkham
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Cliff Townshend
Produced By: John Burnaby


A programme for children under five
Today's story: 'Bath Night' by Joan E: Cass , told by Daphne Oxen ford.


Unknown: Joan E: Cass
Told By: Daphne Oxen


Guest of the Week: The Very Rev. George F. MacLeod, M.C., D.D., leader of the Iona Community
Reading Your Letters
Seaside Gaiety: Percy Cudlipp reports.
Autumn in the Garden: Some more pointers from F. R. Mc -Quown.
Love Grew Slowly: a mother speaks anonymously of her feelings.
Serial: ' Sold For Silver' by Janet Lim
Sixth instalment. Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Leader: Rev. George F. MacLeod, M.C., D.D.,
Unknown: Percy Cudlipp
Unknown: F. R. Mc
Unknown: Janet Lim
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Requested music played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins


at Newmarket
The Cheveley Park Stakes
For two-year-old fillies over six furlongs
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Roger Mortimer
From Newmarket Racecourse


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon


Conductor: Jack Leon


and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Music All the Way

Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne, Janet Waters, The Albert Delroy Trio,
Edward Rubach and Robert Docker (two pianos)


Musicians: Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne
Singer: Janet Waters
Musicians: The Albert Delroy Trio
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Pianist: Robert Docker

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
(BBC recording)


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

: News Summary; Educating Archie

[Starring] Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
with Bernard Bresslaw
Introduced by Max Bygraves, Tony Hancock and Harry Secombe
[With] Gladys Morgan, Dick Emery, Warren Mitchell.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Ronald Wolfe
Script: Ronald Chesney
Script: Marty Feldman
Producer: Jacques Brown
Ventriloquist: Peter Brough
[Actor]: Bernard Bresslaw
Presenter: Max Bygraves
Presenter: Tony Hancock
Presenter: Harry Secombe
[Actress]: Gladys Morgan
[Actor]: Dick Emery
[Actor]: Warren Mitchell

: 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)
(Ron Moody, Hugh Paddick, and Patricia Lancaster are appearing in "For Adults Only" at the Strand Theatre, London)


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
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: News Summary; Family Favourites

Tunes you have asked us to play, including some records chosen by Service men and women overseas.
Presented by John Hobday.


Presenter: John Hobday

: 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, London; Joan Sims in "Breath of Spring" at the Duke of York 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

: 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 Ted Heath Show

Ted Heath and his Music
with Tricia Payne.

(BBC recording)


Presenter/Bandleader: Ted Heath
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singer: Tricia Payne
Producer: John Hooper

: News Summary; Close your Eyes

Elton Hayes (who sings to a small guitar) invites you to Close your Eyes and listen to some music and songs to start you dreaming.
with Reginald Leopold and his Players.


Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes
Musicians: Reginald Leopold and his Players

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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