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BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Harold Smart (electric organ)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
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


America's great Blues singer
Jimmy Rushing
Humph's Jazz Cellar
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested This week's recording artists Tony Brent, Maxine Daniels
The Polka Dots
Folk and Skiffle Music from
The Steve Benbow Folk Four
New to You
Spinning the latest record releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30


Singer: Jimmy Rushing
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Maxine Daniels
Introduced By: Brian Matthew

: News Summary SPOTLIGHT

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


Presented By: John Powell

: SPORTS PARADE A magazine programme

Football League: Charles Buchan in London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games
Scottish League: by Ian Macniven
Racing: Raymond Glendenning discusses the prospects for the Grand Sefton Steeplechase at Aintree Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Cricket: A summary of the day's play in the match between Victoria and M.C.C. at Melbourne
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
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

: 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast

247 m. and VHF: Interlude


Debbie Reynolds , Eddie Fisher in the R.K.O. comedy film
* Bundle of Joy' co-starring Adolphe Menjou
(Sound-track by arrangement with Rank Film Distributors Ltd.)
Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Debbie Reynolds
Unknown: Eddie Fisher
Unknown: Adolphe Menjou
Arrangement With: Rank Film
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale


The Grand Sefton Steeplechase
Run over a distance of about two miles, seven and a half 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 Brooks-Ward at the twelfth fence
From Aintree Racecourse. Liverpool


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Claude Harrison
Unknown: Peter Montague
Unknown: Raymond Brooks-Ward


of the Daily Herald National
Brass Band Championship held at the Royal Albert Hall ,
London, on October 25


Unknown: Albert Hall


Commentary on the second half of one of today's League matches
4.5 app.: Classified half-time scores

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Report* and news flashes and interviews. from the grounds
First Division: Aston Villa v. Everton; Blackpool v. West Bromwich Albion; Tottenham Hotspur v. Bolton Wanderers; West Ham United v. Arsenal; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Preston North End
Second Division: Bristol City v. Fulham; Charlton Athletic v. Sheffield Wednesday
Scottish League: Ian Macniven on an outstanding match
Information Desk
A special feature in which experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews to discuss topics of the moment
(Continued in next column)
5.52 app. Classified
Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay

: Guitar Club

with Ken Sykora, The Guitar Club Group (Led by Ike Isaacs)
and guests for this week: Don Johnson, Ivor Mairants and Pat Smythe
Introduced by Ken Sykora.


Guitarist/Presenter: Ken Sykora
Musicians: The Guitar Club Group
Guitar Club Group led by: Ike Isaacs
Guitarist: Don Johnson
Guitarist: Ivor Mairants
Guitarist: Pat Smythe
Producer: John Kingdon

: Just Jazz

Charles Melville introduces Just Jazz
A programme of traditional, mainstream, and modern jazz on gramophone records.


Presenter: Charles Melville 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

Anyone may drop in but you can be sure of hearing Gilbert Harding, Cardew Robinson, Paul Maher, Walter Flesher, The Cruft family talking music to Marta Eitler and a recorded description of The Queen's arrival at the British Legion Festival of Remembrance.
A wide choice of recorded music featuring Sheila Buxton with the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Presenter/Continuity script: Charles Richardson
Performer: Gilbert Harding
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Speaker: Paul Maher
Speaker: Walter Flesher
Violinist: Marta Eitler
Singers: Sheila Buxton
Musicians: The BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Outside broadcasts arranged by: Michael Hastings
Associate producer: Richard Francis
Edited and produced by: John Bridges

: Saturday Night on the Light

News Summary at 9.30

: 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.

(BBC recording)


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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