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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
Unknown: M. G.T.S.


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
Don Lang and the Frantic Five with Joan Small
Jazz Cellar
Mick Mulligan and his Band with George Melly
Cat's Call
Disc stars you'ye requested
Folk music with a beat
The Wanderers
One in a While
June Marlow, Matt Monro and the Bill McGuffle Trio
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: Jazz Cellar
Unknown: Mick Mulligan
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Matt Monro
Unknown: Bill McGuffle
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


A competition for the title
'Brain of Britain 1959 '
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
10-Wales (i)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary HIGHLIGHT

A close-up in music and sound of ' Showers and Bright Intervals '
Arranged by Denis Lewell


Arranged By: Denis Lewell


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 Jameson Clark
Rugby Union: Rex Alston on England v. Scotland at Twickenham
The Grand National: Raymond Glendenning sums up the prospects for today's race at Aintree
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


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


Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: 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


at the piano


The Grand National


Directed by Harold C. Gee


Directed By: Harold C.


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

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A 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
Rugby Union
A report by Bill McLaren on the international match between England and Scotland at Twickenham
Football League
First Division: Blackpool v. Leicester City; Newcastle United v. Arsenal; Tottenham Hotspur v. Manchester City; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. West Bromwich Albion
Second Division: Bristol City v. Bristol Rovers: Sheffield United v. Fulham
Scottish League: Jameson Clark on an outstanding match
The Grand National: Extracts from the recorded commentary on the big race at Aintree
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: Bill McLaren
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Scottish edition with Ken Sykora
The Glasgow Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs) and guests for this week :
Fionna Duncan , Joe Gordon
George Hill , Ron Moore
Introduced by Ken Sykora
Presented by lain MacFadyen and John Kingdon


Unknown: Fionna Duncan
Unknown: Joe Gordon
Unknown: George Hill
Unknown: Ron Moore
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Unknown: John Kingdon


presents * 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

: The BBC Light Programme presents the fifth annual Festival of Dance Music

(See above and page 11)

The BBC Light Programme's Fifth Festival of Dance Music presents
from the Royal Albert Hall
Comperes Jimmy Henney and Roger Moffat
8.0-8.30: 9.0-10.0

Go Man Go
The Oscar Rabin Band
Directed by David Ede
with Lorie Mann, Ray Pilgrim, Colin Day

Dig This
Bob Miller and the Millermen
with Al Saxon

Make Way for Music
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworlh
The Jazz Couriers
featuring Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes
The Fraser Hayes Four
The Bobcats

and guest artists Joan Small, Sheila Buxton, June Marlow, Don Lang, 'Cuddly' Duddly, Johnnie Gray


Compere: Jimmy Henney
Compere: Roger Moffat
Production: John Hooper
Production: Terry Henebery
Musicians (Go Man Go): The Oscar Rabin Band
Musical Director (Go Man Go): David Ede
Singer (Go Man Go): Lorie Mann
Singer (Go Man Go): Ray Pilgrim
Singer (Go Man Go): Colin Day
Musicians (Dig This): Bob Miller and the Millermen
Singer (Dig This): Al Saxon
Musicians (Make Way for Music): BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conductor (Make Way for Music): Alyn Ainsworlh
Musicians (Make Way for Music): The Jazz Couriers
Saxophonist (Make Way for Music): Ronnie Scott
Saxophonist (Make Way for Music): Tubby Hayes
Singers (Make Way for Music): The Fraser Hayes Four
Musicians (Make Way for Music): The Bobcats
Singer: Joan Small
Singer: Sheila Buxton
Singer: June Marlow
Trombonist: Don Lang
Singer: 'Cuddly' Duddly
Musician: Johnnie Gray


A programme of melodies from Switzerland by Herbert Rehbein and his Romantic Strings with songs by Jo Roland
(Recording made available by courtesy of Société Suisse de Radiodmusion)


Unknown: Herbert Rehbein
Songs By: Jo Roland


You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
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 latest issues
Produced by Derek Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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