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BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Sid Phillips and his Band
At 6.45 on 1,500 m. G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Conducted By: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Sid Phillips

: News Summary THE BAND PLAYS ON

Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet with the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Leader: John Jezard


Alan Dixon
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Alan Dixon

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Tim Gudgin opens THE MUSIC BOX

with George Chitty and Bidney Davey and his Players


Unknown: George Chitty
Unknown: Bidney Davey


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont


' Brave Sunday Afternoons ' by Carol Christian
Read by John Westbrook


Read By: John Westbrook


A light-hearted half-hour with Jacques Vallez and his Septet


Unknown: Jacques Vallez

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
(A production by the BBC's General Overseas Service)


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester


Carroll Levis presents
Lilian Edmunds
The Flip Jackson Six, Ira Stevens Donn Reynolds and the Westerners Patricia Minter , and The Kestrels accompanied by The Jackie Brown Quintet Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Lilian Edmunds
Unknown: Ira Stevens
Unknown: Donn Reynolds
Unknown: Patricia Minter
Unknown: Jackie Brown
Produced By: John Hooper


and the Squadronaires with Peter Morton
Ken Kirkham , and Joan Baxter
Cliff Townshend and his Singing Saxophone and the Dixieland Group
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Ken Kirkham
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Cliff Townshend


Today's story: 'Christopher Visits his Grandmother' by Joan E. Cass , told by Dorothy Smith


Unknown: Joan E. Cass
Told By: Dorothy Smith


Guest of the Week: Elizabeth Jenkins
Gas Cookers I Have Known: Betty Nelson Curryer recalls some past encounters
Prison Life: Terence Morris talks about his experiences. (BBC recording)
Reading Your Letters
Family Voices: Kenneth Hudson compares the voices of some teenage brothers and sisters
Serial: ' A Hospital Summer' by Lucilla Andrews
Abridged by Claire Alexander
Read by Belle Chrystall
The third of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Elizabeth Jenkins
Unknown: Betty Nelson Curryer
Talks: Terence Morris
Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Abridged By: Claire Alexander
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Requested music played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway) Conductor. Rae Jenkins
News Summary at 3.30


Conductor: Rae Jenkins


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson


A parade of popular melodies from the stage recalled by Margaret Ashton , Denis Martin
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by John Tylee
This week's programme includes music from ' Oklahoma! ,' ' Bitter Sweet,' ' White Horse Inn '


Recalled By: Margaret Ashton
Recalled By: Denis Martin
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: John Webster
Produced By: John Tylee

: 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 Alan Dell.
This edition includes:

6.0 app. Spotlight on a Star

6.15 The Six-Fifteen Spin
followed by Larger than Life
A Stephen Grenfell Story.

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: Alan Dell
Storyteller (Larger than Life): Stephen Grenfell
Pianist: Dennis Wilson
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: Roy Speer Producer: Trafford Whitelock

: 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; Educating Archie

[Starring] Peter Brough and Archie Andrews
with Bernard Bresslaw, Gladys Morgan, Dick Emery
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Script: Ronald Wolfe
Script: Ronald Chesney
Producer: Trafford Whitelock
Ventriloquist: Peter Brough
[Actor]: Bernard Bresslaw
[Actress]: Gladys Morgan
[Actor]: Dick Emery

: Beyond Our Ken

Kenneth Horne insists that nothing is Beyond Our Ken
and to prove it Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Ron Moody, Patricia Lancaster support him in a sort of radio show.
With the Fraser Hayes Four
and the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)
(Ron Moody, Hugh Paddick, and Patricia Lancaster are in "For Adults Only" at the Strand Theatre, London)
(Next week: The Jewel and Warriss Show)


Script: Eric Merriman
Script: Barry Took
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Producer: Charles Maxwell
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Ron Moody
[Actress]: Patricia Lancaster
Singers: The Fraser Hayes Four
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Orchestra leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: News Summary; Family Favourites

Records you have asked us to play, including some chosen by Service men and women overseas.
Presented by John Hobday.


Presenter: John Hobday

: News Summary; The Goon Show

with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray.
(Monday's recorded broadcast in the Home Service)

(Harry Secombe is appearing in "Large as Life" at the London Palladium; Peter Sellers is in "Brouhaha" at the Aldwych Theatre, London)


Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Comedian/Script: Spike Milligan
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Producer: John Browell

: Music for Sweethearts

An evening setting for romance.
Featuring Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
with Bill Povey, Jock Bain and Stan Roderick.
Introduced by David Gell.
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Saxophonist: Bill Povey
Trombonist: Jock Bain
Trumpeter: Stan Roderick
Presenter: David Gell
Producer: John Browell

: The Ted Heath Show

Ted Heath and his. Music with Tricia Payne.


Presenter/Bandleader: Ted Heath
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singer: Tricia Payne

: News Summary; Close Your Eyes

Elton Hayes (who sings to a small guitar) invites you to Close Your Eyes and listen to some music and songs to start you dreaming.
With Reginald Leopold and his Players.


Singer/guitarist: Elton Hayes
Musicians: Reginald Leopold and his Players

: Big Ben; Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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