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BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowita Harold Smart (electric organ)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowita
Conductor: Harold Smart


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


The best of today's ' pop ' entertainment
America's great Blues singer
Jimmy Rushing
Humph's Jazz Cellar
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
Once in a While
June Marlow and Matt Monro with the Bill McGuffie Trio
Skiffle Music from
The Westcott Group
Folk Singer: Paddy Edwards
New To You
Spinning the latest record releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Matt Monro
Singer: Paddy Edwards
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison , Robert MacDermot


Question-Masters: John Ellison
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot

: News Summary SPOTLIGHT

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


Presented By: John Powell


What's On Today?
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 Tommy Muirhead Rugby Union: Cyril Gadney on the match between London Counties and Italy at Twickenham
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Jack Payne introduces popular gramophone records from here, there, and everywhere


Introduces: Jack Payne


A sound-track adaptation of Daniel M. Angel 's
' The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw * starring
Kenneth More , Jayne Mansfield with Henry Hull
Bruce Cabot , Ronald Squire (A 20th Century-Fox release)
Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Daniel M. Angel
Unknown: Kenneth More
Unknown: Jayne Mansfield
Unknown: Henry Hull
Unknown: Bruce Cabot
Unknown: Ronald Squire
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale

: The Ray Ellington Quartet in THE JUKE BOX CLUB

Thirty minutes of musical entertainment with Valerie Masters


Unknown: Valerie Masters


and his Viennese Music


Commentary on the second half of one of today's League matches
4.5 app.: classified half-time score*


from an Army Camp in Manorbier,
Pembrokeshire Stan Stennett , Ralph Daviea
Margaret Burton
The Mackell Twins
Leonard Morris (piano)
Ernie Haigh (double-bass)
Jack Burrows (drums)
Compère, Alan Taylor
Produced by Brian Evans


Unknown: Pembrokeshire Stan Stennett
Unknown: Ralph Daviea
Unknown: Margaret Burton
Piano: Leonard Morris
Double-Bass: Ernie Haigh
Double-Bass: Jack Burrows
Unknown: Alan Taylor
Produced By: Brian Evans

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
6.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews
from the grounds
First Division: Arsenal v. Newcastle United; Bolton Wanderers v. West Ham United; Leeds United v. Manchester United; Preston North End v. Chelsea; West Bromwich Albion v. Wolverhampton Wanderers
Second Division: Bristol Rovers v. Bristol City; Stoke City v. Liverpool Scottish League: Tommy Muirhead on an outstanding match
Information Desk
Experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
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
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Guitar Club

with Ken Sykora, The Guitar Club Group (Led by Ike Isaacs)
and guests for this week: Bill Branwell, Michael Jessett, Bert Weedon
Introduced by Ken Sykora.


Guitarist/presenter: Ken Sykora
Musicians: The Guitar Club Group
Guitar Club Group led by: Ike Isaacs
Guitarist: Bill Branwell
Guitarist: Michael Jessett
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Producer: John Kingdon

: Just Jazz

Steve Race introduces Just Jazz
A programme of traditional mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records.


Presenter: Steve Race
Producer: Jack Dabbs

: Association Football

Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games.


Summariser: Charles Buchan

: News Summary; Saturday Night on the Light

Charles Richardson introduces Saturday Night on the Light

Anything may happen but you can expect to hear.


Frank Duncan

Brian Johnston's Headliner

Bernard Miles

Musical comedy memories by Phil Park

Irene Prador

A Short Story
Ewen Solon as 'Private Detective'.

George Villiers with family memories

Let's Go Motoring
with John Bolster and Brian Johnston.

And a wealth of recorded music featuring The Jack Coles Orchestra

News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Presenter/Continuity script: Charles Richardson
Performer: Frank Duncan
Item presenter (Brian Johnston's Headliner/Let's Go Motoring): Brian Johnston
Performer: Bernard Miles
Performer: Phil Park
Performer: Irene Prador
Private Detective (Short Story): Ewen Solon
Performer: George Villiers
Item presenter (Let's Go Motoring): John Bolster
Musicians: The Jack Coles Orchestra
Outside broadcasts arranged by: Michael Hastings
Associate Producer: Richard Francis
Edited and produced by: John Bridges

: 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.


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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