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BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Victor Silvester and his Ballroom 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: Victor Silvester

: News Summary THE BAND PLAYS ON

Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet with the BBC Variety Orchestra


Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet


Introduced by Peter West
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Peter West

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


played by Geraldo and his Orchestra featuring songs with strings with Terry Burton and Steve Martin
Introduced by Bruce Wyndham
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Terry Burton
Unknown: Steve Martin
Introduced By: Bruce Wyndham
Produced By: David Miller


The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Directed By: Jack Mandel


'God's in His Heaven' by James McFarlan
Read by Hugh Burden


Unknown: James McFarlan
Read By: Hugh Burden

: News Summary; Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
Presented by David Miller


Introduced By: Victor Silvester
Presented By: David Miller


with Art Tatum
Introduced by Gerald Solomon


Unknown: Art Tatum
Introduced By: Gerald Solomon

: News Summary; The Carroll Levis Talent Show

Carroll Levis presents
Karen Ferguson, The Newtones, Lilian Edmunds, Stacey Rogers, Peter Hayward and The Freddy Shaw Jazzmen
Accompanied by The Jackie Brown Quintet


Presenter: Carroll Levis
Unknown: Karen Ferguson
Unknown: The Newtones
Unknown: Lilian Edmunds
Unknown: Stacey Rogers
Unknown: Peter Hayward
Musicians: The Freddy Shaw Jazzmen
Musicians: The Jackie Brown Quintet
Producer: John Hooper


The Eric Delaney Band with Gene Williams
Presented by Rex Burrows
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Gene Williams
Presented By: Rex Burrows


Today's story: ' Jingle Joe the Golliwog' by Betty Starkey , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Betty Starkey
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


Guest from the Upper House: Lord Boothby. K.B.E.
Time for Gardening: F. R. McQuown introduces spring work and says 'get ready for Easter.'
McSwain v. Kettleby: 3-the progress of a case for slander and fraud explained by a barrister. Reading Your Letters
Bobby, a Deprived Child: some reflections from Muriel Worth
Serial: Lost Horizon' by James Hilton
The third of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: James Hilton
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


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


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins


Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Robert Turley


Script: Robert Turley
Mrs. Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr. Dale: Norman Claridge
Mrs. Freeman: Dorothy Lanie
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Richard Fulton: David March
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Jenny Dale: Julia Braddock
Mrs. Maggs: Grace Allandyce
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Given Owen: Aline Waites
David Owen: Robin Lloyd
Fickling: Robert Webber
Flora McGussie: Madeleine Christie
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Kate Sylvester: Anne McGrath
Margie Leathers: Gabrieille Blunt
Miss Webster: Nan Marriott-Watson
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


Popular melodies from the stage recalled by Margaret Ashton, Ranken BushbyThe Linden Singers Trained by Ian HumphrisBBC Concert Orcherstra (Leader, William Armon)Conductor, Vilem TauskyIntroduced by John WebsterProduced by John TyleeIncluding music from ' The Arcadians,''Lila Time,' and 'Salad Days'

: News Summary ROUNDABOUT

Music for everyone
News, views and interviews
The latest and best of records
Your host tonight Is
Alan Dell
This edition includes
Kenneth Home in Amiable Anecdotage
The Peggy Lee
Story Roundabout's Singer of the Week:
Roberto Cardinali
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic
The music of the Roundaboutera
Directed by Dennis Wilson
Produced by Trafford Whitelock
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,690 m.


Unknown: Alan Dell
Unknown: Peggy Lee
Unknown: Roberto Cardinali
Directed By: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: Midland Region presents GUILTY PARTY

You too can be a detective
Devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
Listeners are invited to join with a panel of experts in testing their powers of crime detection.
' A Scandal for School'
Written by Edward J . Mason
Panel of Experts:
John Arlott , F. R. Buckley
Robert Fabian
Produced by Tony Shryane


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Edward J . Mason
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: Robert Fabian
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Joe McCready, private investigator: Jon Farreil
Inspector Galloway: Hamilton Dyce
Miss Minton: Thelma Rogers
Mrs Bollard: June Spencer
Mr Spragg: Philip Garston-Jones
Mr Bollard: Dudley Rolph


Records you have asked us to play, including some chosen by Service men and women overseas
Presented by Michael Brooke


Presented By: Michael Brooke

: News Summary Eric Barker and Pearl Hackney are hosts down at 'BARKER'S FOLLY'

Ian Carmichael and Joan Sanderson
George Benson
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Ian Carmichael
Unknown: Joan Sanderson
Unknown: George Benson
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Charles Maxwell


An evening setting for romance featuring
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with Bill Povey
Jock Bain , and Stan Roderick
Introduced by David Gell Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Bill Povey
Unknown: Jock Bain
Unknown: Stan Roderick
Introduced By: David Gell
Produced By: John Browell

: Gary Miller introduces NIGHTRIDE

An invitation to meet the beat featuring
Top Tunes from Glen Mason and Toni Eden
Jazz Corner with the Diz Disley Quintet
Dancing in the Dark
A quiet sequence of music featuring the world's top songs and melodies of memory
Hum Along with the Michael Sammes Singers and Jackie Brown
The Swinging Strings and the Top Ten Men
Directed by Malcolm Lockyer
Production by Johnnie Stewart and Geoffrey Owen
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Glen Mason
Unknown: Toni Eden
Unknown: Jazz Corner
Singers: Michael Sammes
Singers: Jackie Brown
Directed By: Malcolm Lockyer
Production By: Johnnie Stewart
Production By: Geoffrey Owen

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,540 m.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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