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BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra Presented by Geoffrey Owen
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Victor Silvester
Presented By: Geoffrey Owen


BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Jack Coles


Conducted By: Jack Coles


Introduced by Bruce Trent
News Summary at 9-30


Introduced By: Bruce Trent

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ


The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Directed By: Jack Mandel


' Luck at the Peats' by Katharine Stewart
Read by James McKechnie


Unknown: Katharine Stewart
Read By: James McKechnie

: News Summary JOHNNIE GRAY

and his Band of the Day


. Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

from an optical glass works in St. Asaph, Flintshire
with Ossie Morris, Maureen Evans, Frankie Desmond, The Mike Pincombe Quartet
Leonard Morris (piano)
Ernie Haigh (double-bass)
Jack Burrows (drums)
Introduced by Howell Evans
Produced by Brian Evans


Unknown: Ossie Morris
Unknown: Maureen Evans
Unknown: Frankie Desmond
Unknown: Mike Pincombe
Piano: Leonard Morris
Double-Bass: Ernie Haigh
Double-Bass: Jack Burrows
Introduced By: Howell Evans
Produced By: Brian Evans


-A voyage of discovery to find music from the New World and the Old with The Ricky Hyslop Orchestra Ernie Prentice and Juliette from America and the Brussels New Concert Orchestra from Belgium
Introduced by Denys Gueroult
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.4e on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Ernie Prentice
Introduced By: Denys Gueroult


Today's story: ' The Frock that Flew Away' by Ann Elliott , told by Daphne Oxenford.


Unknown: Ann Elliott
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.


Physiotherapist in Industry: Diana Saunders talks about her work
Back by Air: Anthony Brode recalls the end of a holiday
Learned from Life: conclusions from Dobson and Young with musical Illustrations
Reading Your Letters
Good Looks Club: chaired by Allsa Garland. Today: hats and hairstyles.
Serial: The Devil and Mary Ann ' by Catherine Cookson
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Isla Cameron
The fourth of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Talks: Diana Saunders
Unknown: Anthony Brode
Unknown: Allsa Garland.
Unknown: Mary Ann
Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Isla Cameron
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: John Lawrenson
News Summary at 3.30


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: John Lawrenson


Jack White and his Band


Unknown: Jack White


A musical journey to different countries on a magic carpet woven by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell
Guide, Hugh Shirreff
Today's tour includes Alsace, several places in Italy, and Switzerland.


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Hugh Shirreff

: News Summary; Roundabout

Music; news, views, interviews; human interest stories; show business gossip; recording stars and their records
Your host tonight is Ken Sykora.
This edition includes:

5.45 Spotlight on a Star
Julie Andrews talks to Leslie Bricusse.

6.15 The Six-Fifteen Spin

6.29 Weather and News Headlines
followed by Tonight's Topic

At the piano, Dennis Wilson

Michael Flanders sets a competition.

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

(Michael Flanders is in "At the Drop of a Hat" at the Fortune Theatre; Julie Andrews is in "My Fair Lady" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London)

Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Presenter: Ken Sykora
Interviewee (Spotlight on a Star): Julie Andrews
Interviewer (Spotlight on a Star): Leslie Bricusse
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Item presenter: Michael Flanders
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Producer: Roy Speer
Producer: Jack Singleton

: The Archers

A story of country folk.
(BBC recording)

: News Summary; Top of the Form: 5: Wales

Round the British Isles with Top of the Form
Howell's School, Llandaff (Girls) v. Hawarden Grammar School, Flintshire (Boys)

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this general knowledge contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
(BBC recording)
Repeated on Saturday at 12.0 noon


Question-Master: John Ellison
Question-Master: Robert MacDermot
Questions set by: Tom Williams
Producer: Joan Clark

: Join In and Sing

You are Invited to Join In and Sing
with the people of London and Bob Pearson and Alf Pearson
The Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Gordon Williams
Jackie Brown at the electric organ
Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano
The singing led and the show produced by Glyn Jones


Singer: Bob Pearson
Singer: Alf Pearson
Singers: Welwyn Garden City Male Voice Choir
Conductor: Gordon Williams
Organist: Jackie Brown
Pianist: Kathleen O'Hagan
Singing led by/Producer: Glyn Jones

: News Summary; Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to the views expressed in last Friday's 'Any Questions?'.
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood.

Repeated on Friday at 3.0 (Home)


Presenter: Freddy Grisewood
Producer: Vivian Ogilvie

: Mr. Bentley and Mr. Braden

[Starring] Bernard Braden and Dick Bentley
with Vivienne Martin
The singer, Lorrae Desmond
and 'Nearly Everybody Else': Ron Moody
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharples and played by the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(BBC recording)

(Vivienne Martin is appearing in "For Amusement Only" at the Palace Theatre, Plymouth; Lorrae Desmond in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Hanley)
To be repeated on Sunday at 7.0 p.m.


Music written and arranged by: Bob Sharples
Music played by: The BBC Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Antony Gilbert
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script written by: David Climie
Script written by: Pat Dunlop
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont
Comedian: Bernard Braden
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedienne: Vivienne Martin
Singer: Lorrae Desmond[Actor]: Ron Moody

: News Summary; Where Are You Now?

Wilfred Pickles asks Where Are You Now?
Have you lost touch with old friends, neighbours, workmates, or comrades in the forces? Wilfred would like to help to bring about a reunion by telling your story and playing a record for you.


Presenter: Wilfred Pickles

: The Song Is You

with Janet Waters, Andy Cole
Cliff Adams at the piano
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(BBC recording)


Singer: Janet Waters
Singer: Andy Cole
Pianist: Cliff Adams
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Presented by: Frank Hooper

: Big Ben; Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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