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BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Victor Silvester and bis Ballroom Orchestra
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Victor Silvester


BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes


Conducted By: Arwel Hughes


Eamonn Andrews
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Eamonn Andrews

: 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


From the West of England
Arty Crafty ' by William Child
Read by Bernard Fishwick


Read By: Bernard Fishwick

: News Summary REX RUTTLEY

and his Band with Cynthia Lanagan


Unknown: Cynthia Lanagan


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from a hosiery factory in Leicester
The Maple Leaf Four, Cy Grant, Terry 'Toby Jug' Cantor, Sheila Buxton
Harry Engleman (piano)
Vic Mortiboys (string-bass)
Bob Mansell (drums)
Introduced by Richard Maddock


Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Terry 'Toby Jug' Cantor
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Pianist: Harry Engleman
Bassist: Vic Mortiboys
Drummer: Bob Mansell
Presenter: Richard Maddock
Producer: James Pestridge


A voyage of discovery to find music from the New World and the Old with Guy Lombardo and his Orchestra from America and the Cedric Dumont Light Orchestra
Conducted by Hans Moeckel from Basle
Introduced by Denys Gueroult
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Guy Lombardo
Conducted By: Hans Moeckel
Introduced By: Denys Gueroult


Today's story: ' The Little Car has a New Coat by Leila Berg , told by Daphne Oxenford.


Unknown: Leila Berg
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.


The New Landlord and Tenant Act: V. D. Lipman , from the Ministry of Housing, answers questions
My First Day Back in Scotland: described by Molly Weir
(Continued in next column)
Coconuts and Crocodiles: . Mama-Doctari' speaks of her life and work in Tanganyika: the second of two talks
Reading Your Letters
A Trail of Wanton Destruction: Patricia Brent looks into the damage done in our public places
Serial:Face to Face ' by Ved Mehta
Abridged by Eileen Capel
Read by Hugh David
The fourth of five readings
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: D. Lipman
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Patricia Brent
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Read By: Hugh David
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Moreton Street
News Summary at 3.30


Unknown: Reginald Leopold


Harry Leader and his Band


For details see overleaf
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 Scotland, the Isle of Man, Ireland, Canada, the United States, Central and Southern America

: 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 Ken Sykora.
This edition includes:

5.45 app. Spotlight on a Star

6.15 The Six-Fifteen Spin

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: Ken Sykora
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Roy Speer
Producer: Jack Singleton

: 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; Top of the Form: 7: Scotland

Round the British Isles with Top of the Form
Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry, Dundee (Girls) v. Knox Academy, Haddington, East Lothian (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 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 Bryan Johnson
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: Bryan Johnson
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 Services)


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': Bill Pertwee
Music written and arranged by Bob Sharples and played by the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Sunday at 7.0 p.m.


Music written and arranged by: Bob Sharples
Music played by: The BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
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]: Bill Pertwee

: 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 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

: Jazz Club

Humphrey Lyttelton introduces America's great Blues singer Jimmy Rushing with the Lyttelton Fifteen.


Presenter: Humphrey Lyttelton
Singer: Jimmy Rushing
Musicians: The Lyttelton Fifteen
Presented by: Terry Henebery

: News Summary; Midnight in Mayfair

Kay Cavendish and Henry Krein with the Montmartre Players
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Kay Cavendish
Musicians: Henry Krein with the Montmartre Players

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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