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BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
William Davies (theatre organ)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m. G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: William Davies


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Led by Sidney Bliss ) Conductor, Jack Leon


Conductor: Sidney Bliss
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
Don Lang and the Frantic Five with Joan Small
The Tracey Sisters
The Jazz Cellar
Sid Phillips and his Band
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
Rhythms in the Sun
Doritay Pepe Noel Anthony and his Caribbean Quintet
This week's recording artiste:
The Five Dallas Boys The Ken Jones Five
New to You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Don Lang
Unknown: Joan Small
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Doritay Pepe
Unknown: Noel Anthony
Unknown: Ken Jones
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


A competition for the title
* Brain of Britain 1959'
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
S-Scotland (ii)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary HIGHLIGHT

A close-up in music and sound
This week: Down to the Sea
Arranged by Denis Lewell


Arranged By: Denis Lewell


What's On Today?
A magazine programme including:
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 Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


A sound-track adaptation of the new Rank Organisation comedy
" Too Many Crooks' starring
Terry-Thomas George Cole , Brenda de Banzie
Bernard Bresslaw
A Mario Zampi Production Programme presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Terry-Thomas George Cole
Unknown: Brenda de Banzie
Unknown: Bernard Bresslaw
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale

: Come on along and listen to Norrie Paramor and his BANJO BAND

with The Ragtimers
Presented by Johnnie Stewart


Presented By: Johnnie Stewart


and his Sextet


C.W.S. (Manchester) BAND Conductor, Alex Mortdmer with Gsdam Ellis (harp)


Conductor: Alex Mortdmer
Harp: Gsdam Ellis


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


at the piano

: 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 Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Aston Villa v. Leeds
United; Manchester United v. Everton; Portsmouth v. Manchester City,
West Ham United v. West Bromwich Albion; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Arsenal
Second Division: Cardiff City v. Swansea Town; Liverpool v. Fulham 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 at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Ian Macniven

: Classified Football Results

Produced by Angus Mackay


Produced By: Angus MacKay


with Ken Sykora
The Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs) and guests for this week:
The Mule Skinners and Archie Slavin
Introduced by Ken Sykora Presented by John Kingdon


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Archie Slavin
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Presented By: John Kingdon

: Steve Race introduces JUST JAZZ

A programme of traditional, mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records
Produced by Jack Dabbs


Produced By: Jack Dabbs


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: News Summary Charles Richardson introduces SATURDAY NIGHT ON THE LIGHT

Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra with Sheila Buxton
Sidney Sax with the Harlequins James Drake
Walter Flesher
Noel Harrison
Irene Prador
Cardew Robinson
•The innocent a'broadcasting' meets Stanley Unwin
Ewen Solon in Come and be a Detective' written by Bertie Chapman
Continuity script written by Charles Richardson
Edited and produced by John Bridges
News Summary at 8.30 and 9.30


Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Sidney Sax
Unknown: Harlequins James Drake
Unknown: Walter Flesher
Unknown: Noel Harrison
Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Ewen Solon
Written By: Bertie Chapman
Written By: Charles Richardson
Produced By: John Bridges


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


Produced By: David Miller

: David Jacobs presents PICK OF THE POPS

Including a review of the current best-selling popular records as well m some of the latest issues
Produced by Derek Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,6W m.

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