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BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Horace Finch (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
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Horace Finch


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


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leod

: Children's Favourites

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 Rennie
The Polka Dots
The Ken Jones Fin
Shirley Western
The Mike McKenzie Quartet
The Jazz Cellar
Terry Lightfoot 's
New Orleans Jazzmen
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
This week's recording artist* Vince Taylor , The Playboys
New to You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
Newt Summary at 10.30 and 11-30


Unknown: Don Rennie
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Unknown: Terry Lightfoot
Artist: Vince Taylor
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant
Produced By: Newt Summary


A competition for the title
' Brain of Britain 1959'
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
13-Northern Ireland (i)


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary HIGHLIGHT

A close-up in music and sound This week: Gypsy Caravan'
Presented by Gerald Solomon


Presented By: Gerald Solomon

: SPORTS PARADE What's On Today?

A magazine programme including
Association football: W. J. Hicks weighs up 'he form for the international between England and Scotland at Wembley
Football League. Charles Buchan in London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester ?ive the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games
Scottish League by Jameson Clark
Racing: Raymond Glendenning discusses the prospects for the race for the Victoria Cup at Hurst Park Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrew *
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: J. Hicks
Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrew
Produced By: Angus MacKay


A series of sound-track adaptations of popular first feature films
Oscar Hammerstein II's
' Carmen Jones ' with music by Georges Bizet starring
Dorothy Dandridge
Harry Belafonte , Pearl Bailey
Sound-track by courtesy of Twentieth Century-Fox
Presented by Desmond Carrington and Spencer Hale


Unknown: Carmen Jones
Music By: Georges Bizet
Unknown: Dorothy Dandridge
Unknown: Harry Belafonte
Unknown: Pearl Bailey
Presented By: Desmond Carrington
Presented By: Spencer Hale


The British Empire Trophy Meeting organised by the British Racing Drivers' Oub
Commentary on the start and opening laps of the British Empire Trophy Race by Raymond Baxter and Eric Tobitt
From Oulton Park. Cheshire


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Eric Tobitt


Carlton Main
Frickley Colliery Band
Conductor, Jack Atherton


Conductor: Jack Atherton


Further commentary on the British Empire Trophy race


at Hurst Park
The Victoria Cup
A handicap race over seven furlongs
Commentary by Peter Montague-Evans
From Hurst Park Racecourse


Commentary By: Peter Montague-Evans


Commentary on the finish of the British Empire trophy race

: ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL England v. Scotland

Commentary by Raymond Glendenning on the second half of today's International match, with summaries by Tommy Muirhead and John Camkin
From the Empire Stadium, Wembley
4.5 app. Classified Half-time Scores


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Unknown: Tommy Muirhead
Unknown: John Camkin


at Oulton Park
Recorded commentary on the Unlimited Sports Car race over 20 laps

: 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
Association Football: W. J. Hicks reports from Wembley on the international between England and Scotland
Football League: Reports on selected matches affecting the Championship, promotion and relegation
Scottish League: Jameson Clark on an outstanding match
Information Desk
Experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
The Billy Wright Hundred
Following the England v. Scotland international Billy Wright announces from Wembley Stadium the name of the winner of this News Chronicle Trophy
The award Is made following a national poll to find the Young Footballer of the Year who this season has shown most of the qualities of leadership and skill which today brought Billy Wright his one hundredth international cap for England
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: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Billy Wright
Unknown: Billy Wright
Unknown: Billy Wright
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


with Ken Sykora
The Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs ) and guests for this week:
Emile Bibobi , Michael Jessett and Ivor Mairants
Introduced by Ken Sykora
Presented by John Kingdon


Unknown: Ike Isaacs
Unknown: Emile Bibobi
Unknown: Michael Jessett
Unknown: Ivor Mairants
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Presented By: John Kingdon

: Frank Dixon introduces JUST JAZZ

A programme of traditional mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records
From the BBC's Manchester studios


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: 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


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester
Presented By: David Miller


Melody and song presented by The Dance Orchestra of the Hungarian Radio with Marta Zarai
Valeris Koltai , Janos Vamosi and Robert Rathonyi and the Hungarian Radio
Symphonic Orchestra
(Recording made available by courtesy of Magyar Radio)


Unknown: Marta Zarai
Unknown: Valeris Koltai
Unknown: Janos Vamosi
Unknown: Robert Rathonyi


from the Edmundo Ros Club and enjoy dancing the Latin-American way with your host, Edmundo Ros and his Orchestra
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Edmundo Ros
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 Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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