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BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Sid Phillips and his Band
Presented by Geoffrey Owen
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Presented By: Geoffrey Owen

: News Summary THE BAND PLAYS ON

Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet with the BBC Variety Orchestra


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet


Introduced by Bruce Trent
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Bruce Trent

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: John Webster opens THE MUSIC BOX

with Diane Todd and Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet


Unknown: Diane Todd
Unknown: Charlie Katz


The Robin Richmond Trio


Unknown: Robin Richmond


' Devil in the Machine' by Gwen Spence
Read by Valentine Dyall


Unknown: Gwen Spence
Read By: Valentine Dyall

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester


Carroll Levis presents
Earl Morris
The Margaret Mason Trio
Joan Edwards , Patricia Terry
Thelma Simpkins and The Three Knights
accompanied by The Jackie Brown Quintet
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Margaret Mason Trio
Unknown: Joan Edwards
Unknown: Patricia Terry
Unknown: Thelma Simpkins
Unknown: Jackie Brown
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
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


Story: Toffee is Busy ' by Jane Alan , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Jane Alan
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


from the East Midlands
Midland Guest: Captain A. Popkess. Chief Constable of Nottingham
Don't Shock Your Potatoes: Nora McDermott , a potato expert, explains
Lace and. Music: Prudence Summer-hayes on collecting lace handkerchiefs
Student Stage Manager: Ann Tempest talks about her first weeks
A Finishing School in the Modern World: Joan Elliott interviews the Principal and some pupils
Introduced by Joan Elliott
Serial: The Rainbow and the Rose' by Nevil Shute
Thirteenth of fifteen instalments
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Captain A. Popkess.
Unknown: Nora McDermott
Talks: Ann Tempest
Unknown: Joan Elliott
Introduced By: Joan Elliott
Unknown: Nevil Shute


BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Association Football ENGLAND v. U.S.S.R.

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning on the second half of the match, with summaries by John Camkin
From the Empire Stadium, Wembley
See page 4


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: John Camkin

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Repeated on Thursday at 11.15 a.m.


Popular melodies from the stage recalled by Jean Curphey. Andy Cole
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Introduced by John Webster
Including music from ' The New Moon,' ' Glamorous Night,' and ' Brigadoon '


Recalled By: Jean Curphey.
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: John Webster

: News Summary; Roundabout

Music, News, views, and interviews, Human interest stories, Show business gossip,
The world's greatest recording stars and their records
Your host tonight is Alan Dell.
This edition includes:

6.0 Spotlight on a Star
Elizabeth Seal talks to Leslie Bricusse.

6.15 The Six-Fifteen Spin
followed by Larger than Life
A Stephen Grenfell Story.

6.29 Weather and News Headlines
followed by Tonight's Topic

At the piano, Dennis Wilson
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(Elizabeth Seal is in 'Irma La Douce' at the Lyric Theatre, London)

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Presenter: Alan Dell
Interviewee (Spotlight on a Star): Elizabeth Seal
Interviewer (Spotlight on a Star): Leslie Bricusse
Storyteller (Larger than Life): Stephen Grenfell
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Roy Speer
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Archers

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


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

: News Summary; Educating Archie

[Starring] Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Ventriloquist: Peter Brough

: 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 Fraser Hayes Four
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)
(Ron Moody, Hugh Paddick, and Patricia Lancaster are 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
Singers: The Fraser Hayes Four
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: John Jezard
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: News Summary; Family Favourites

Records you have asked us to play, including some 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)

(Hugh Paddick is 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

: 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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