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BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
William Davies (electric organ)
At 6.45 en 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: William Davies

: News Summary ' MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent ) Conductor, Jack Leon


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Some more of the records you have asked to hear
News Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Saturday Club

The best of today's 'pop' entertainment
Lonnie Donegan and his Skiffle Group
The Fraser Hayes Four
The Jazz Cellar
Alex Welsh and his Band
This week's recording artist
Cliff Richard
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
Folk, skiffle, and spasm music from Glasgow played by Joe Gordon and his Folk Four and Fionna Duncan
First Time Round
Spinning the newest releases Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Lonnie Donegan
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Unknown: Alex Welsh
Artist: Cliff Richard
Played By: Joe Gordon
Introduced By: Brian Matthew

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

A general knowledge contest
4-Northern Ireland

: News Summary SPOTLIGHT

A musical focus on people, places, and things the world over
This week: The Bolshoi Ballet
Presented by John Powell


Presented By: John Powell


A magazine programme including
Football League: Charles Buchan in London. David Coleman in Birmingham. and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games Scottish League: by Jameson Clark Swimming : Pat Besford on the prospects for the International competition for the Bologna Trophy at
Lawn Tennis: Bill Latto on the match between the International Clubs of Great Britain and France at Queen's Club
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Pat Besford
Unknown: Bill Latto
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Jack Payne introduces popular gramophone records


Introduces: Jack Payne


A sound-track adaptation of the 20th Century-Fox film
' Sitting Pretty ' starring
Robert Young , Maureen O'Hara
Clifton Webb , Richard Haydn
Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Robert Young
Unknown: Maureen O'Hara
Unknown: Clifton Webb
Unknown: Richard Haydn
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale

: The Ray Ellington Quartet in THE JUKE BOX CLUB

with Valerie Masters


Unknown: Valerie Masters


with Sammy Kaye and his Orchestra
(Recordings made available by courtesy of ' Voice of America ')


Unknown: Sammy Kaye


Commentary by Harry Mortimer on the final stages of the Daily Herald National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain at the Royal Albert Hall. London


Commentary By: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Albert Hall. London


England, Scotland, and Wales
Speed Contest
Commentary and reports by Alun Williams and Pat Besford on the match for the Bologna Trophy
From the Corporation Swimming
Baths, Kilmarnock


Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Pat Besford


Commentary on the second half of one of today's League matches
English and, Scottish League half-time scores at 4.6 app.

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division- Blackburn Rovers v. Arsenal; Manchester United v. West Bromwich Albion; Nottingham Forest v Preston North End; West Ham United v. Burnley; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Birmingham City
Second Division- Liverpool v. Sheffield Wednesday; Middlesbrough v. Fulham Scottish League: Jameson Clark on an outstanding match
Swimming: Pat Besford reports on the International match for the Bologna Trophy at Kilmarnock
Information Desk
A special feature in which experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
(Continued in next column)
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified
Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Pat Besford
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Guitar Club

with Ken Sykora, The Guitar Club Group (Led by Ike Isaacs)
and guests for this week, Bernadette Breslin, Johnny Wiltshire
Introduced by Ken Sykora.


Guitarist/Presenter: Ken Sykora
Musicians: The Guitar Club Group
Guitar Club Group led by: Ike Isaacs
Guitarist: Bernadette Breslin
Guitarist: Johnny Wiltshire
Producer: John Kingdon

: Just Jazz presents: An American in Paris

Sim Sopans, with the aid of records, surveys the contemporary Parisian jazz scene.


Presenter: Sim Sopans
Producer: Jack Dabbs

: Association Football

Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games.


Summariser: Charles Buchan

: News Summary; Saturday Night on the Light

See top of page and page 9

News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30

: BBC Dancing Club

You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra featuring all that is best in ballroom dancing.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Producer: David Miller

: Pick of the Pops

David Jacobs presents Pick of the Pops
including a review of the current best-selling popular records as well as some of the very latest issues.

News Summary at 11.30


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Derek Chinnery

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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