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: Morning Music

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
(BBC recording)

At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Greenwich Time Signal; Shipping Forecast

News Summary at 7.30


Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Conductor: David Curry
Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Presented by: Geoffrey Owen

: News Summary; Melody on the Move

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Greenwich Time Signal; Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Eamonn Andrews.

News Summary at 9.30


Presenter: Eamonn Andrews

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer.

: Greenwich Time Signal; Charles Smitton

at the organ of the Odeon Cinema, Leeds.


Organist: Charles Smitton

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Anton and his Orchestra


Musicians: Anton and his Orchestra

: Morning Story: From the West of England: Home Comforts

by Amie Allen Trinaman.
Read by Douglas Leach.


Writer: Amie Allen Trinaman
Reader: Douglas Leach

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary; Arnold Bailey and his Band

and the Eddie Strevens Quintet.


Musicians: Arnold Bailey and his Band
Musicians: The Eddie Strevens Quintet

: Greenwich Time Signal; From My Post-Bag

Listeners' requests.
Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ.


Presenter/organist: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

From a factory canteen in Leeds.
[Starring] Arthur English, Ronnie Hilton, Sonny Jones, The Gaunt Brothers accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio.
Introduced by Randal Herley.


Comedian: Arthur English
Singer: Ronnie Hilton
Comedian: Sonny Jones
Singers: The Gaunt Brothers
Musicians: The Harry Hayward Trio
Presenter: Randal Herley
Producer: Geoff Lawrence

: Piano Reflections

[Starring] Mike McKenzie


Pianist: Mike McKenzie

: Across the Sea

A voyage of discovery to find music from the New World and the Old with The Xavier Cugat Orchestra from America and Jean Faustin and his Orchestra from France.
Introduced by Denys Gueroult.
(BBC recording)

News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Musicians: Xavier Cugat Orchestra
Musicians: Jean Faustin and his Orchestra
Presenter: Denys Gueroult

: Listen with Mother

A programme for children under five.
Today's story: Bonfire Night: Part 2 by Margaret Heaps, told by Daphne Oxenford.
(BBC recording)


Author: Margaret Heaps
Storyteller: Daphne Oxenford

: Greenwich Time Signal; Woman's Hour


Coconuts and Crocodiles: 'Mama-Doetari' speaks of her life and work in Tanganyika. (First of two talks)

Report on Reports: Paul Leach draws attention to some interesting reports published recently.

The People I Meet: Johnny Morris offers some more reminiscences of his travels around and about.

Reading Your Letters

Good Cooks' Club: how to make left-overs palatable.
(BBC recording)

Serial: The Devil and Mary Ann
by Catherine Cookson.
Abridged by Donald Bancroft.
Read by Isla Cameron.
The ninth of ten instalments.

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson.
(Isla Cameron is in 'The Rose Tattoo' at the New Theatre, Liverpool)

News Summary at 2.30


Speaker (Coconuts and Crocodiles): 'Mama-Doetari'
Reporter (Report on Reports): Paul Leach
Speaker (The People I Meet): Johnny Morris
Author (The Devil and Mary Ann): Catherine Cookson
Abridged by (The Devil and Mary Ann): Donald Bancroft
Reader (The Devil and Mary Ann): Isla Cameron
Presenter: Marjorie Anderson

: Greenwich Time Signal; Grand Hotel

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist: Estelle Valery
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Singer: Estelle Valery

: Racing: The Molyneux Steeplechase

Run over a distance of about two miles, four furlongs.
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Claude Harrison as race-reader at the Grandstand, Peter Montague-Evans at Becher's Brook, and by Raymond Brookes-Ward at the twelfth fence.
From Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool
See page 9


Commentator: Raymond Glendenning
Race-reader: Claude Harrison
Assisted by: Peter Montague-Evans
Assisted by: Raymond Brookes-Ward

: Music While You Work

Lou Preager and his Orchestra
(Lou Preager and his Orchestra are appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, London)


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Friday at 11.15 a.m.

: Conducted Tour

A musical journey to different countries on a magic carpet woven by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra.
(Leader, Fredrick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Guide, Hugh Shirreff
Today's tour includes Portugal, Spain, Corsica, Austria, Rumania, Central Asia, and Sweden.


Musicians: The BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Leader: Fredrick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell
Guide: Hugh Shirreff

: News Summary ROUNDABOUT

News, views and interviews
Human interest stories
Show business gossip
The world's greatest recording stars and their records
Your host tonight is
Ken Sykora
This edition includes:

: Weather and News Headlines

followed by Tonight's Topic
At the piano, Dennis Wilson
Michael Flanders sets a competition
Produced by Roy Speer and Jack Singleton
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Piano: Dennis Wilson
Piano: Michael Flanders
Produced By: Roy Speer
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


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



: News Summary Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

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
The County Grammar School
Cardigan (Girls) v.
The County Grammar School for Boys, Barry
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: You are invited to JOIN IN AND SING

with the people of London and The Radio Revellers
The Bob Brown Singers
Jackie Brown at the electric organ
Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano The singing led and the show produced by Glyn Jones


Singers: Bob Brown
Singers: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Kathleen O'Hagan
Produced By: 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
Produced by Vivian Ogilvie


Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Vivian Ogilvie

: Bernard And Dick Braden Bentley in MR. BENTLEY AND MR.BRADEN

with Vivienne Martin
The Singer, Lorrae Desmond and ' Nearly Everybody Else,'
Bernard Cribbins
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharpies and played by the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowits
Script written by David Climie and Pat Dunlop Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Singer: Lorrae Desmond
Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Arranged By: Bob Sharpies
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Written By: David Climie
Written By: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: News Summary 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 bring about a reunion by telling your story and playing a record for you


with Janet Waters , Andy Cole
Cliff Adams at the piano
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowits Presented by Frank Hooper


Unknown: Janet Waters
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Cliff Adams
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Presented By: Frank Hooper



Modern jazz played by The Dill Jones Quintet and The Eddie Thompson Trio
Introduced by Dill Jones
Presented by Terry Henebery


Unknown: Eddie Thompson
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Presented By: Terry Henebery


Kay Cavendish and Henry Krein with the Montmartre Playera


Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Henry Krein


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1.500

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