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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1.500 m. O.T.S.; Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Malcolm Lockyer

: News Summary MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Q HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Introduced by Sam Costa
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduced By: Sam Costa

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: PHIL FINCH

at the BBC theatre organ

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Claude Cavalotti

: MORNING STORY

' The King's Bear ' by Alan Ivimey
Read by Cyril Shaps

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Ivimey
Read By: Cyril Shaps

: News Summary MUSIC IN THE MODERN MANNER

The George Fierstone Quintet and The Tommy Whittle Quintet
Introduced by Peter King Presented by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: George Fierstone Quintet
Unknown: Tommy Whittle
Introduced By: Peter King
Presented By: David Miller

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

from the canteen of a factory in Skipton, Yorkshire
Ken Platt, Robert Earl, Peter Goodwright, The Demijeans
accompanied by The Harry Hayward Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by James Casey

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Earl
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: James Casey

: LUNCH DATE

with the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon and Kathie Kay
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Conductor: Kathie Kay

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'The Country Bus' by Hilda Ashby , told by Daphne Oxenford. Part 1.

Contributors

Unknown: Hilda Ashby
Told By: Daphne Oxenford.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

A Cruiser on the Thames: impressions of a river holiday from Betty Falk
How Do You Speakr: Iris Warren talks to three people about their voices.
Reading Your Letters
Something to Read: two biographies recommended by Muriel Dole
Good Cooks' Club: Jean Metcalfe talks about salads with Margaret Ryan , Celine Lloyd , and Ambrose Heath.
Serial: The Flame Trees of Thika' by Elspeth Huxley
The fourth of five readings
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Falk
Talks: Iris Warren
Talks: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Margaret Ryan
Unknown: Celine Lloyd
Unknown: Ambrose Heath.
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist: Mary Thomas
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Mary Thomas

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Central Band of the Royal Air Force
(by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wing-Commander
A. E. Sims, O.B.E.
Organising Director of Music.
Royal Air Force

Contributors

Conducted By: A. E. Sims, O.B.E.

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family

: Flat Racing Results followed until 5.30 by STAGE AND SCREEN

Music from theatre and films played by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank CanteH

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Canteh

: STAGE AND SCREEN

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

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Canteu

: News Summary ROUNDABOUT

Music for everyone
News, views, and interviews
The latest and the best of records
Your host tonight is
Ken Sykora
This edition includes
Roundabout's singer of the week:
Ronnie Carroll
Crosby Cameo
Hints for Outdoor Activities:
Youth Hostelling, by Ken Smith
Six-fifteen Spin:
Music from Paraguay
Science Spot:
Nature Conservancy, by John Davey
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic by Brian Groombridge
Talking Point:
I Would if I Could
Dennis Wilson at the piano Produced by Jack Singleton
Shipping Forecast at 6.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Carroll
Unknown: Ken Smith
Unknown: John Davey
Unknown: Brian Groombridge
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: The Archers

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

Contributors

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

: News Summary WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title
' Brain of Britain 1959 '
Second Round featuring each week three winners from the first round of the contest
3-Midlands and West of England
Rosamond Oswell (Staffs)
Housewife
Bertram Finn (Somerset)
Hotelier
Michael Greet (Bristol)
Student
The programme also Includes
* Hear! Hear! '
A test of memory for listeners at home and in the audience
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bertram Finn
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Wilfred Pickles asks WHERE ARE YOU NOW?

Have you lost touch with old friends, neighbours, workmates, or comrades in the Forces?
Wilfred would like to help bring about a reunion by telling your story and playing a record for you

: News Summary ANY ANSWERS ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to the views expressed in last Friday's 'Any Questions?'
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Vivian Ogilvie

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Vivian Ogilvie

: Beyond Our Ken

Kenneth Horne in...
A sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Bill Pertwee, Patricia Lancaster, The Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Eric Merriman and Barry Took wrote the script and Edwin Braden the incidental music

Contributors

Compere/comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Bill Pertwee
Singer: Patricia Lancaster
Musicians: The Fraser Hayes Four
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script: Eric Merriman
Script: Barry Took
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Producer: Jacques Brown

: News Summary SEMPRINI SERENADE

introducing old ones, new ones, loved ones, neglected ones by Semprini at the piano featuring his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: JAZZ CLUB

presents
Open House in which Kathleen Stobart invites a few of her boy-friends to drop in for an informal session of small group jazz
Introduced by Peter Burman
Presented by Terry Henebery

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Stobart
Introduced By: Peter Burman
Presented By: Terry Henebery

: News Summary The Marimberos

Directed by Ronald Hanmer invite you to relax to the rhythm of LATIN-AMERICAN LULLABY

Contributors

Directed By: Ronald Hanmer

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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