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BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
George Blackmore
(theatre organ)
At 6.45 on 1,600 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: George Blackmore


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon


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


The best of today's ' pop ' entertainment featuring
Ronnie Carroll
The Stargazers
The Confrey Phillips Trjo with Terry Burton
The Ken. Jones Quartet
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
' The Jazz Cellar'
Alex Welsh and his Band with Beryii Bryden
Folk, skiffle, and spasm music from Glasgow played, by Joe Gordon and; his Folk Four and Fionna Duncan ,
New to You
Spinning the latest release
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Ronnie Carroll
Unknown: Terry Burton
Unknown: The Ken.
Unknown: Alex Welsh
Unknown: Beryii Bryden
Played By: Joe Gordon
Unknown: Fionna Duncan
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this general knowledge contest
10-Second Round
High School for Girls,
Wolverhampton v.
FoyJe College, Londonderry


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot

: News Summary SPOTLIGHT

A musical focus on people places and things the world over
This week:
Huddle Ledbetter ('Leadbelly') who diied December 6, 1949 Presented by John Powell


Unknown: Huddle Ledbetter
Presented By: John Powell


What's On Today?
A magazine programme
First Test Match: A summary of the second day's play between AusftraMa and England at Brisbane
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
F.A. Cup: A preview of the second round matches by Clifford Webb
Scottish League: byi Ian Macniven Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Matches By: Clifford Webb
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


Sound-track adaptations of popular first feature films
Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale

: The Ray Ellington Quartet in THE JUKE BOX CLUB

Thirty minutes of musical entertainment with Valerie Masters and including your record choice
Presented by John Hooper


Unknown: Valerie Masters
Presented By: John Hooper

: Famous Sportsmen

A portrait of JACK HOOD fonmeir undefeated welter-weight champion of Great Britain, introducing highlights in his career
Written, by Roland Orton
Edited and produced by H. Saunders-Jacobs


Unknown: Jack Hood
Written By: Roland Orton
Produced By: H. Saunders-Jacobs


Commentary on the second half of one of today's League matches


Fairey Aviation Works Band
Conducted byi Leonard Lamb
Tommy Reilly (harmonica)


Conducted Byi: Leonard Lamb
Conducted Byi: Tommy Reilly

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Blackburn Rovers v. Bolton Wanderers: Nottingham Forest 17. West Bromwich Albion; Ports-mouth v. Arsenal; Tottenham Hotspur v. Preston North End; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Everton
Second Division: Charlton Athletic V. Bristol Rovers; Liverpool v. Swansea Town
F.A. Cup: Highlights of the day's play in the second round
Scottish League: Ian Macniven on an outstanding match
First Test Match: Crawford White gives his reflections on the play so far in the match between Australia and England
Information Desk
Experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified
Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


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


with Ken Sykora
The Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs) and guests for this week:
Jack Duarte. Malcolm Mitchell
Introduced by Ken Sykora Presented by John Kingdon


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Jack Duarte.
Unknown: Malcolm Mitchell
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Presented By: John Kingdon


' An American in Paris '
Sim Copans , with the aid of records, surveys the contemporary Parisian jazz scene
Produced by Jack Dabbs


Unknown: Sim Copans
Produced By: Jack Dabbs


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: News Summary Saturday POPULAR CONCERT

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
. Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Semprini (piano)
Introduced by Roger Moffat Produced by Geoffrey Brand
From Leeds Town Hall in association with the City of Leeds Music Committee
Recollections of an old-timer from Captain Pat Fleming
Cyril Fletcher
The Gaunt Brothers with The news according to
S.N.O.L. Gilbert Harding
Wilfred Pickles in Poet's Corner and including
8.15 app. Let's Go Somewhere with Brian Johnston
9.0 app. A visit to the Leicester Accordion Festival at the Edward Wood Hall, Leicester
9.40 app. Postscript to the Oxford Union Society Debate
' Life Begins at 38'
Gerard Hoffnung v.
Stanley Unwin
Outside broadcasts arranged by Michael Hastings and James Pestridge
Continuity script by Charles Richardson
Associate producer, Richard Francis
Edited and produced by John Bridges
News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand
Unknown: Captain Pat Fleming
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: S.N.O.L. Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Arranged By: Michael Hastings
Arranged By: James Pestridge
Script By: Charles Richardson
Producer: Richard Francis
Produced By: John Bridges

: Charles Richardson introduces SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE LIGHT

non-stop music and words featuring
Sheila Buxton
Aiyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra


You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra featuring all that is best in ballroom dancing
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: 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
Produced by Derek Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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