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BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
William Davies (theatre organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: 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
The Ray Ellington Quartet with Valerie Masters
Don Lang and the Frantic Five with June Marlow
Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boya
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
This week's recording artists
Jimmy Lloyd
The Monograms
The Ken Jones Five
New to You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Valerie Masters
Unknown: Don Lang
Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Johnny Duncan
Artists: Jimmy Lloyd
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


A general knowledge competition for the title
' Brain of Britain 1959 '
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Second Round
1—London and Home Counties

: News Summary HIGHLIGHT

A close-up in music and sound
This week:
Salute to Summer
Presented by Dilys Breese


Presented By: Dilys Breese


What's On Today?
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 F.A. Cup Final: David Francey discusses the prospects for the match between Aberdeen and St. Mirren at Hampden Park
Racing: The latest news about the Whitbread Gold Cup Steeplechase from Raymond Glendenning at Sandown Park
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Lawn Tennis: Max Robertson on the last day of the Hard Court Championships at Bournemouth
Cricket: A progress report from Rex Alston on the one-day match between the Duke of Norfolk's XI and the Indian Touring Team at Arundel
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: David Francey
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Rex Alston
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


at the piano


The Duke of Norfolk's XI y. India
Commentary by Rex Alston on the opening match of the season against the touring side
From Arundel Castle
The Hard Court Championships of Great Britain
Commentary by Max Robertson
From the West Hants Lawn Tennis Club


Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: Max Robertson


at Sandown Park
The Whitbread Gold Cup
A handicap 'chase for five-year-olds and upwards, over three miles five furlongs
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Roger Mortimer
From the Grandstand


Commentary By: Raymond Glen
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer


Latest news from Arundel and Bournemouth


Classified half-time scores followed by Commentary during the second half of one of today's League matches

: 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
Football League: Reports on selected matches affecting the Championship, promotion and relegation
Scottish F.A. Cup: David Francey on the final tie between Aberdeen and St. Mirren at Hampden Park
Schoolboys' International: W. J. Hicks on the match between England and Germany at Wembley
Lawn Tennis
A report by Max Robertson on the last day of the Hard Court Championships at Bournemouth
Information Desk
Experts answer your questions and problems concerning sport
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
5.58 1,500 m-: Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF: Interlude


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: David Francey
Unknown: W. J. Hicks
Unknown: Max Robertson
Produced By: Angus MacKay


with Ken Sykora
The Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs ) and guests for this week:
Louis Gallo , Dorita y Pepe
Denny Wright
Introduced by Ken Sykora Presented by John Kingdon


Unknown: Ike Isaacs
Unknown: Louis Gallo
Unknown: Dorita Y Pepe
Unknown: Denny Wright
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Presented By: John Kingdon

: Charles Melville introduces 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

: 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

: BBC Concert Orchestra's Tour of Holland THE SATURDAY 'POP'CONCERT

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Guest conductor, Sidney Torch
Doreen Hume (soprano)
John Lawrenson (baritone)
BBC Studio Chorus
Introduced by Frank Phillips
From Concertgebouw de Vereeniging,
Nijmegen Dutch and British National Anthems
Part of this concert is also being broadcast by VARA Hilversum


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Sidney Torch
Soprano: Doreen Hume
Baritone: John Lawrenson
Introduced By: Frank Phillips
Unknown: Vara Hilversum

: Saturday's Music Album

Turning the pages of your popular music are
The Stargazers
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Janet Waters
Andy Cole
Mike Shaun
The Bernie Fenton Quartet and the BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(BBC recording)

News Summary at 9.30


Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Singer: Janet Waters
Singer: Andy Cole
Singer: Mike Shaun
Musicians: Bernie Fenton Quartet
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Producer: John Browell

: Saturday's Music Album

Mainly Music

: 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 at.

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