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The Kursaal Orchestra
Conducted by Louis Voss The Jack Emblow Sextet
The Edward Rubach Quintet
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conducted By: Louis Voss
Unknown: Jack Emblow


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


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell


Bruce Trent
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9-30


Introduces: Bruce Trent

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Terance Casey at the BBC theatre organ with Michael O'Duffy (tenor)


Unknown: Terance Casey
Tenor: Michael O'Duffy


i ! Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry


Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry


' 'August Heat' by W. F. Harvey
Read by Geoffrey Wincott


Unknown: W. F. Harvey
Read By: Geoffrey Wincott


Script by Lesley Wilson


Script By: Lesley Wilson


Conductor, Colonel A. H. Jakeway


Conductor: Colonel A. H. Jakeway


Songs sung by Louise Traill and Harry Dawson and music played by the BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Sung By: Louise Traill
Sung By: Harry Dawson
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


From the North of England
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Cardew Robinson , Lucille Mapp Wyn Calvin , The Gaunt Brothers
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by James Casey


Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Conducted By: Cardew Robinson
Conducted By: Lucille Mapp
Conducted By: Wyn Calvin
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: James Casey


All-time hits played with a beat by Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band and the Bill McGuffie Quintet
Introduced by George Melly Presented by John Kingdon
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Introduced By: George Melly
Presented By: John Kingdon


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: Billy finds an Adventure by Mrs. R. E. Godsland , told by Julia Lang.
Eileen Browne introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Mrs. R. E. Godsland
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Eileen Browne


Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Autumn Journeys: taken over the past weeks by Minnie Pallister
The Last Time I Saw Cannes:
Paul Cornforth remembers
American Letter: Joyce Putter -man sends news from her home.
For Amusement Only: How slovenly are you? A character test
Serial: The Devil and Mary Ann ' by Catherine Cookson
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Isla Cameron
The first of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Paul Cornforth
Unknown: Joyce Putter
Unknown: Mary Ann
Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Isla Cameron
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


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


Introduces: Frank Cantell
Leader: Frederick Lunnon


Bill Savlll and his Orchestra


Unknown: Bill Savlll

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
Mr. Belkins flew back to England with Dr. and Mrs. Dale. Dr. Dale was horrified to hear Henry had arranged for his baby's christening party to be held at Virginia Lodge on October 30. Sally came back from America with Fickling. Richard had to go to Hollywood to make the film of his book and, in view of this prolongation of his stay, felt Sally would need Fickling to run the house for her. Caradoc played truant from Cambridge to take Janet to the Motor Show.
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowlea


Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowlea
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Mr Maggs: Jack Howarth
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
David Owen: Robin Lloyd
Caradoc Owen: Arthur White
Mrs Mountford: Vivienne Chatterton
Mrs Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Dotty Cook: Joan Duan
Kate Sylvester: Anne McGrath
Jimmy Parsons: Malcolm Knight
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Mr O'Malley: Will Leighton
Miss Peebles: Una Venning
Mrs Gudgeon: Ella Milne
Nanny Drewett: Gwen Lewis
Mr Todhunter: John Cazabon


The tunes played by The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach
The tales told by Leonard Trolley who re-creates ' Dumpy '
Robert Rietty reads
' Petronella ' by A. G. McRae
Introduced by Michael Brooke
Produced by James Dufour


Directed By: Edward Rubach
Told By: Leonard Trolley
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: A. G. McRae
Introduced By: Michael Brooke
Produced By: James Dufour

: 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 Peter King.
This edition includes:

5.45 Can I Help You?
Dudley Perkins's Postbag

6.0 Spotlight on a Star
Tyrone Power talks to Leslie Bricusse.

6.15 The Six-Fifteen Spin
followed by The Bilbow Spot
An Antony Bilbow incident.

6.29 Weather and News Headlines
followed by Tonight's Topic
At the piano, Dennis Wilson

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Presenter: Peter King
Item presenter (Can I Help You?): Dudley Perkins
Interviewee (Spotlight on a Star): Tyrone Power
Interviewer (Spotlight on a Star): Leslie Bricusse
Item presenter (The Bilbow Spot): Antony Bilbow
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
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; Eldorado: 6: Capitulation

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
Sir Percy Blakeney: William Fox
Chauvelin: Richard Hurndall
Heron: Trevor Martin
Armand St. Just: Frederick Treves
Sir Andrew ffoulkes: Godfrey Kenton
Lady Blakeney: June Tobin
[Actors]: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: This Dancing Business

See foot of page
(BBC recording)
(The Orchestra broadcasts by permission of Edmundo Ros' Club, London)

[Starring] Jack Payne in This Dancing Business
in which he talks to people and introduces personalities from the dancing world.
This week the spotlight is on Latin-American Dancing
featuring Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra


Presenter: Jack Payne
Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra
Script: B. D. Chapman
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: News Summary; Our Day and Age: 2: Operation 'Snowdrop'

True stories of the world we live in.
Stephen Grenfell is the storyteller.

In mid-January 1955, the whole of northern Scotland lay gripped by the severest blizzards for more than a decade. Whole communities were cut off. In many places food was scarce and medical services could not be brought to outlying localities. This programme describes how a vast rescue operation was devised by the civil police at Wick, the Royal Navy at Lossiemouth, and the Royal Air Force at Kinloss, and how this operation was mounted to bring immediate aid and succour to the people of these stricken communities.
Production by Robin Richardson in the BBC's Aberdeen studios


Storyteller/script: Stephen Grenfell
Production: Robin Richardson

: 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)
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, 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
Presented by: 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.
(BBC recording)


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
Presented by: 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

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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