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The Kursaal Orchestra
Conducted by Louis Voss The Jack Emblow Sextet
The Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whitesoh
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conducted By: Louis Voss
Unknown: Jack Emblow
Directed By: Lou Whitesoh


BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conducted by Jack Colea


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conducted By: Jack Colea


Eamonn Andrews
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Eamonn Andrews

: 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


BBC Northern Ireland
Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry


Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry


'Mr. Bacon's Day of Glory* by John Colley
Read by Eric Phillips


Unknown: John Colley
Read By: Eric Phillips


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary; Camborne Town Band

Conductor, F. J. Roberts (Soloist, John Berryman)


Conductor: F. J. Roberts
Soloist: John Berryman


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


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


from the West of England
Cyril Fletcher, Marion Keene
Felix Bowness , The Polka Dots
The Les Pursey Orchestra with Ron Millington
Introduced by Derek Jones Produced by Brian Patten


Unknown: Marion Keene
Unknown: Felix Bowness
Unknown: Ron Millington
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Brian Patten

: Bandbox

All-time hits played with a beat by the Bruce Turner Jump Band and the Diz Disley String Quintet Introduced by George Melly
Presented by John Kingdon
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,600 m.


Presenter: George Melly
Presented by: John Kingdon


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: ' The Roadmenders' by Mary Reinach. told by Julia Lang.
Eileen Browne introduces the programme this week


Unknown: Mary Reinach.
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Eileen Browne


Out of the News: Involving a topic of interest
Writing Songs for Money: Ann Kingsbury 's experience
Looking Back from Civvy Street: Wendy Dewar-Durie considers her new life
Just Talking: Joyce Grenfell , Siriol Hugh Jonesv and Penelope Mortimer.
Serial: 'The Devil and Mary Ann * by Catherine Cookson
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Isla Cameron
The sixth of ten Instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
(Isla Ctmtron is in ' The Rose Tattoo at the New Shakespeare TheatreLiverpool)
New* Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Ann Kingsbury
Unknown: Wendy Dewar-Durie
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Siriol Hugh Jonesv
Unknown: Penelope Mortimer.
Unknown: Mary Ann
Unknown: Catherine Cookson
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Isla Cameron
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Introduced By: Isla Ctmtron


Frank Cantell introduces 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


Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra


Unknown: Claude Cavalotti

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.16 a.m.
Productions this week by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowles
Mrs. Maggs finally agreed to move house at the end of the following week. Dotty planned taking Mrs Leathers ' spare room, but Mr. Maggs dissuaded her.
Caradoc was suspended from Cambridge for cutting classes and bad behaviour. Mrs. Dale allowed him to stay at Virginia Lodge as he refused to go home to Wales. David came to reason with him but Caradoc told him he had no intention of returning to Cambridge next term.


Unknown: Betty Davies
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Unknown: Mrs Leathers
Mrs Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr Dale: James Dale
Mrs Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Mrs Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Mr Maggs: Jack Howarth
Mr Owen: Kenneth Evans
Mrs Owen: Hilda Bayley
Caradoc Owen: Arthur White
Fickling: Robert Webber
Mrs Leathers: Hattie Jacques
Dotty Cook: Joan Duan
Sam Odgers: Jeffrey Segal
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Mr O'Malley: Will Leighton
A foreman: George Merritt


The tunes played by The Novelairs
Directed by Edward Rubach
The tales told by Leonard Trolley who re-creates Dumpy '
Barbara Lott reads
• Village Idiot' by Norah Burke
Introduced by Michael Brooke
Produced by James Dufour (' Village Idiot' is recorded)


Directed By: Edward Rubach
Told By: Leonard Trolley
Unknown: Barbara Lott
Unknown: Norah Burke
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

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
BBC Revue Orchestra

(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

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
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra: leader. Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Roy Speer
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Archers

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


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

: News Summary; Eldorado: 7: The End of the Road

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
Lady Blakeney: June Tobin
Armand St. Just: Frederick Treves
Heron: Trevor Martin
Chauvelin: Richard Hurndall
[Actors]: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: This Dancing Business

[Starring] Jack Payne
In which he talks to people and introduces personalities from the dancing world.
This week the spotlight is on Dancing at The Palais featuring Ted Heath and his Music broadcasting from the Hammersmith Palais.


Presenter: Jack Payne
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Script: B.D. Chapman
Edited and produced by: Peter Duncan

: News Summary Boxing: Al Bereti (Glasgow) v. Pat Byrne (Paddington)

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning on the six-round middle-weight contest, with inter-round summaries by W. Barrington Dalby.
From the Wembley Town Hall


Boxer: Al Bereti
Boxer: Pat Byrne
Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Summariser: W. Barrington Dalby

: 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
Conductor: Lou Whiteson

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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