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BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Eugene Pini
William Davies (theatre organ)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Eugene Pini
Conducted By: William Davies


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


Leader: Jack Nugent
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
Cliff Richard and the Drifters
Elaine Delmar
Leslie ' Jiver ' Hutchinson
Ray Burns
Johnny Wiltshire and the Trebletones
The Ken Jones Five
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
The Jazz Cellar
Alex Welsh and his Band with Beryl Bryden
New to You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Elaine Delmar
Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Alex Welsh
Unknown: Beryl Bryden
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


A competition for the title
' Brain of Britain 1959 '
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
9-Scotland (iii).


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary HIGHLIGHT

A close-up in music and sound of ' The Duke '
Arranged by Denis Lewell


Arranged By: Denis Lewell


What's On Today ?
A magazine programme including
Cricket: The latest news about the second Test match between New Zealand and England at Auckland
Association Football: Charles Buchan In London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's F.A. Cup semi-final ties and Football League games
Scottish F.A. Cup: Tommy Muirhead sums up the prospects for the fourth round ties
Rugby Union: Sammy Walker on the international match between Wales and Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park
Rugby League: Alan Dixon on the match between Great Britain and France at Headingley
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Tommy Muirhead
Unknown: Sammy Walker
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


A series of sound-track adaptations of popular first feature films
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


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 Players


At Sandown Park
Imperial Cup
Handicap Hurdle Stakes
Run over a distance of two miles
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Roger Mortimer
From the Grandstand


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer


Commentary by Alan Clarke on one of today's ties, with summaries of the other match at half-time and full time


Commentary By: Alan Clarke

: Enmonn 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. F.A. Cup
Interviews and reports on the semi-final ties
Football League
Reports on West Bromwich Albion v.
Manchester United. Sheffield Wednesday v. Liverpool, and other selected matches
Scottish F.A. Cup
A summary of play in the fourth round, and a report by Tommy Muir head on an outstanding tie
Rugby Union International
Cliff Morgan reports on the match between Wales and Ireland at Cardiff Arms Park
Talking Sport r eadine 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: Tommy Muir
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


with Ken Sykora
The Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs) and guests for this week:
Alan Fielding , Bert Weedon
Introduced by Ken Sykora
Presented by John Kingdon


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Alan Fielding
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Presented By: John Kingdon

: Charles Melville introduce* 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


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 as some of the very latest issues
Produced by Derek Chlnnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chlnnery

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1.500 m.

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