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Southern Serenade
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Norman Whiteley and his Sextet
Harold Smart (electric organ)
Edward Rubach and Robert Docker
(two pianos)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


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


BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell


Lionel Gamlin
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Lionel Gamlin

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ with Alfred Swain (baritone)
(Harold Coombs is appearing at the Pavilion, Bournemouth)


Baritone: Alfred Swain
Baritone: Harold Coombs


' Local Colour' by Pen Ward
Read by Brenda Dunrich


Read By: Brenda Dunrich


Conductor, Ernest Woodhouse


Conductor: Ernest Woodhouse


'The Man and his Music' *
A portrait in sound of Kurt Weill and Percy Faith
Compiled and presented by Paul Martin
Produced by Denis Lewell


Unknown: Kurt Weill
Unknown: Percy Faith
Presented By: Paul Martin
Produced By: Denis Lewell


From Wales with Douglas Maynard , Stan Unwin
Gerald Davies , Ossie Morris
Presented by Alun Williams
Before an invited audience at a VHF Exhibition at the City Hall, Cardiff


Unknown: Douglas Maynard
Unknown: Stan Unwin
Unknown: Gerald Davies
Unknown: Ossie Morris
Presented By: Alun Williams


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
(The Oscar Rabin Band is appearing at the Wimbledon Palais, London)
News Summary at 1.30
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


Nursery rhymes, stories, music for children under five
Today's story: ' Blow, Blow Whistle' by Pamela Kennett , told by Julia Lang.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Pamela Kennett
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards


Afraid of Being Afraidt: a psychiatrist reflects
Ward 8b: thoughts from Minnie Pallister
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
A Bride's Guide to the Country: by Ba Mason
Big Game Fishing: with Peter Forster Things Oft Thought: Patric Dickin son introduces a poem
(Continued in next column)
Serial: ' Among the Cedars * by Dorothy Wright
The fifth of twelve instalments
Introduced by Teresa McGonagle
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: Peter Forster
Unknown: Patric Dickin
Unknown: Dorothy Wright
Introduced By: Teresa McGonagle


Frank Cantell introduces his kind of music played by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
News Summary at 3.30


Introduces: Frank Cantell
Leader: Frederick Lunnon


Denny Boyce and his Orchestra


Unknown: Denny Boyce

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
Kate called unexpectedly at Wenderley while Gwen and David were there. Gwen found them talking at the front door. They were worried in case she had overheard their conversation. Jenny quarrelled with Kate. Gwen decided she and the children would stay on at Virginia Lodge for a few days instead of returning to Wales with David. Grandfather Dale arrived, intending to persuade Flora to return to King's Acre. He had a row with Mrs. Freeman.


Melodies old and new played by Sidney Bright and his Music with songs from Barbara Leigh and Donald ScottIntroduced by Colin Doran Produced by John Fawcett Wilson

: News Summary ROUNDABOUT

Music for everyone
News, views, and interviews
The latest and the best) of records
Your host tonight is
John Ellison
This edition includes
Roundabout's singer of the week:
Jimmy Lloyd
Neil Stevens Predicts tonight's Hollywood Oscar Awards
Can I Help You?
Dudley Perkins 's Postbag
Desmond Carrington presents
The Singing Screen
Ernest Dudley with My Friend Max
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic Dennis Wilson at the piano
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Peter Duncan
Shipping Forecast at 6.58 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Jimmy Lloyd
Unknown: Neil Stevens
Unknown: Dudley Perkins
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

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

A new serial in eight episodes by Francis Durbridge
6—' Concerning Captain Smith'
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
Charlie: James Beattie
Sir Graham Forbes: Richard Williams
Herr Breckshaft: Jeffrey Segal
Denis Harper: John Bryning
Elsa, Countess Dekker: Joan Matheson
Dr Conrad: Rolf Lefebvre
Captain Williams: John Bennett
Inspector Vosper: Hugh Manning
Inspector Digby: Peter Wilde
Paddy: John Hollis

: 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 with Jimmy Leach at the electronic organ
Written by James Casey and Frank Roscoe
Produced by James Casey
(The recorded broadcast of November 6. 1958, in the North of England Home Service)


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

: Peter Jones as Dudley Grosvenor declares that 'WE'RE IN BUSINESS'

to Harry Worth also involved are Paddy Edwards
Betty Marsden , Harry Locke
Script by George Wadmore and Peter Jones
Production by Charles Maxwell
(Peter Jones is appearing in ' In the Red' at the Golder's Green Hippodrome, London; Betty Marsden is in 'Cinderella' at the London Coliseum)


Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Paddy Edwards
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Harry Locke
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Peter Jones
Production By: Charles Maxwell
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Betty Marsden

: News Summary Ted Heath introduces THE TED HEATH SHOW

Ronnie Chamberlain
Keith Christie
The Stan Tracey Quartet and also presents on record British and American artists with whom he has been associated on his various world tours Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Ronnie Chamberlain
Unknown: Keith Christie
Unknown: Stan Tracey Quartet
Produced By: John Hooper


with the tops in pop music
Presenting this week:
Sheila Buxton
Dennis Lotis
Johnny- Wiltshire
Group One
The Ken Jones Music featuring
Ken Jones at the piano and Ronnie Aldrich and the Squadcats
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by John Kingdon
(Sheila Buxton is appearing at the Royal Restaurant, Liverpool)
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Sheila Buxton
Unknown: Dennis Lotis
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Ronnie Aldrich
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: John Kingdon
Produced By: Sheila Buxton

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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