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Southern Serenade
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Norman Whiteley and his Sextet
Harold Smart (electric organ)
Edward Rubach and Robert Docker at two pianos
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7 JO


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Directed By: Norman Whiteley
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker


BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Conductor: Frank Cantell


Richard Murdoch introduces request records for the family
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Richard Murdoch

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ with Alfred Swain (baritone)


Baritone: Alfred Swain

: News Summary You are invited to JOIN IN AND SING

for Easter Monday with the people of London
Tudor Evans
The Maple Leaf Four and the Welwyn Garden City
Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Gordon Williams
Jackie Brown at the electric organ
Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano
The singing directed and the show produced by Glyn Jones


Conductor: Gordon Williams
Conductor: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Kathleen O'Hagan
Produced By: Glyn Jones


' Day of Days': written and read by C. Gordon Glover


Read By: C. Gordon Glover


Conductor, Rex Mortimer


Conductor: Rex Mortimer


Show Souvenirs
Presented by Paul Martin
Research by Neil Stevens Produced by Denis Lewell


Presented By: Paul Martin
Unknown: Neil Stevens
Produced By: Denis Lewell


From the North of England
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Ronnie Munroe
Freddie Sales , Gary Miller
Martin Lukins
Bill Waddington
The Barry Sisters
Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by James Casey


Directed By: Ronnie Munroe
Directed By: Freddie Sales
Directed By: Gary Miller
Unknown: Martin Lukins
Unknown: Bill Waddington
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: James Casey


Football League: Charles Buchan In London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and opinions on this afternoon's games Racing: Raymond Glendenning discusses the prospects for the meeting at Kempton Park
Rugby Union: Bryn Thomas on Swansea v. Barbarians
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrewt
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrewt
Produced By: Angus MacKay


A lunch-time session of rock, cha-cha, jazz and the top of the pops played by The Oscar Rabin Band
Directed by David Ede with Lorie Mann , Ray Pilgrim and Colin Day featuring
The Hound Dogs, Clarinet plus Five
The Jazz Bag, Groovin' Guitar
Presented by John Hooper
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Directed By: David Ede
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Ray Pilgrim
Unknown: Colin Day
Presented By: John Hooper


Today's story: ' The Four Easter Eggs ' by Mrs. J. Marlow , told by Julia Lang.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Mrs. J. Marlow
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: 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: Arsenal v. Birmingham City, Aston Villa v. Tottenham Hotspur. Leicester City v. Bolton Wanderers, Manchester City v. West Bromwich Albion, Portsmouth v. Manchester United, Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Leeds United
Second Division: Bristol Rovers v. Swansea Town. Sheffield Wednesday v. Fulham
Rugby Union: Swansea v. Barbarians by Bleddyn Williams
Table Tennis: Victor Barna reports on the World Championships from Dortmund
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified
Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Victor Barna
Produced By: Angus MacKay


The Song's the Thing and plays records of popular songs past and present

: The Archers

A story of country folk.


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: News Summary Peter Coke and Marjorie Westbury in 'PAUL TEMPLE AND THE CONRAD CASE'

A new serial in eight episodes by Francis Durbridge
5—' A Dry Martini'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Martyn C. Webster


Unknown: Francis Durbridge
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Paul Temple: Peter Coke
Steve: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Graham Forbes: Richard Williams
Herr Breckshaft: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs Weldon: Virginia Winter
Madame Klein: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Denis Harper: John Bryning
Elliot France: James Thomason
Elsa, Countess Dekker: Joan Matheson
Dr Conrad: Rolf Lefebvre
Joyce Gunter: Dorothy Smith
Fritz Gunter: George Hagan

: Songs from the MGM film 'HIGH SOCIETY'

Bing Crosby , Grace Kelly
Frank Sinatra and Celeste Holm with Louis Armstrong and his Band
Music and lyrics by Cole Porter
Programme presented with records by David Jacobs
Produced by Derek Chinnery


Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Grace Kelly
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Celeste Holm
Unknown: Louis Armstrong
Unknown: Cole Porter
Unknown: David Jacobs
Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: News Summary Ken Dodd in IT'S GREAT TO BE YOUNG

featuring Peter Goodwright as everyone else except
The Barry Sisters
Judith Chalmers
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth I with Jimmy Leach ' at the electronic organ
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced by James Casey


Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Jimmy Leach
Written By: James Casey
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey


The Royal Air Force
Thirty minutes of holiday entertainment from The Central Flying School,
Little Rissington, Glos. with I
The Gough-Adams Music
Bert Weedon , Paddy Edwards
Jill Day and Richard Murdoch who also introduces the programme
Produced by Richard Maddock


Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Paddy Edwards
Unknown: Jill Day
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Produced By: Richard Maddock

: News Summary Ted Heath introduces THE TED HEATH SHOW

featuring .
The Stan Tracey Quartet Bobby Pratt , Don Lusher and also presents on record British and American artists with whom he has been associated on his various world tours Produced by John Hooper
See page 5


Unknown: Stan Tracey Quartet
Unknown: Bobby Pratt
Unknown: Don Lusher
Produced By: John Hooper


with the tops in pop music
Presenting this week:
Alma Cogan
Dennis Lotis , Red Price and The Raindrops
The Ken Jones Music featuring Ken Jones at the piano and Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadcats
Introduced by Tim Gudgin
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Ronnie Aldrich
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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