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Southern Serenade
Directed by Lou Whiteson
Norman Whileley and his Sextet William Davies (electric organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Directed By: Norman Whileley
Unknown: William Davies


Anton and his Orchestra
News Summary at 8.30


by the man from the ' Met ' Office


Introduced by Robin Richmond
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Robin Richmond

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn. and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ with Ranken Bushby (baritone)


Baritone: Ranken Bushby


The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Directed By: Jack Mandel


with Antony Bilbow
' Worthington goes to the Pictures '


Unknown: Antony Bilbow


Conductor, Brigadier Bernard Adams


Unknown: Bernard Adams


Composers' Calendar
An anniversary programme celebrating the lives and music of Gounod and Grieg
Written and introduced
. by Irene Prador
Produced by Gerald Solomon


Introduced By: Irene Prador
Produced By: Gerald Solomon


From the Midlands
The Coventry Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, William Pethers
The Maple Leaf Four, Sally Barnes
The Musical Elliotts. Max Wall Introduced by Richard Maddock
Produced by James Pestridge


Conductor: William Pethers
Unknown: Sally Barnes
Introduced By: Richard Maddock
Produced By: James Pestridge

: Go, Man, Go

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
The Hound Dogs, Clarinet plus Five
The Jazz Bag, Groovin' Guitar
Presented by John Hooper
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
Today's story: 'Mitten the Kitten and the Soot by Christine Rees. told by Julia Lang.
Dorothy Smith introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Christine Rees.
Told By: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Dorothy Smith


Out of the News
The Mobile Shops: an enquiry by Kenneth Hudson
Home-made Wines: some pointers from Bernard Turner
Reading Your Letters
How I came to understand Opera: Naomi Jacob explains
' Serial: by Josephine Tey. Sixth instalment
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Kenneth Hudson
Unknown: Bernard Turner
Unknown: Naomi Jacob
Unknown: Josephine Tey.
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: Footlight Favourites

played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
News Summary at 3.30


Conductor: Rae Jenkins


Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra


Unknown: Claude Cavalotti

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
Mr. McNeil lunched with the Dales and asked their advice on finding himself a home. David arranged to see the boys on Philip's birthday. He met Gwen but she refused to discuss the situation. Grandfather finally turned out Jeanie from King's Acre. At Bob's annual medical sinus trouble was suspected.
Mrs. Dale, Ellis Powell ; Dr. Dale, James Dale ; Mrs. Freeman, Dorothy Lane ; Sally Fulton , Margaret Ward ; Richard Fulton , David March; Bob Dale , Leslie Heritage: Henry Freeman, Preston Lockwood ; Gwen Owen , Aline Waites ; David Owen , Robin Lloyd ; Kate Sylvester , Anne Mc-Grath ; Fickling, Robert Webber ; Mrs. Fickling . Beryl Ede ; Maisie Miller , Sheila Brennan ; Mrs . Phillips , Betty Baskcomb ; Elsie Freeman , Betty Hardy


Unknown: Ellis Powell
Unknown: James Dale
Unknown: Dorothy Lane
Unknown: Sally Fulton
Unknown: Margaret Ward
Unknown: Richard Fulton
Unknown: Bob Dale
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Gwen Owen
Unknown: Aline Waites
Unknown: David Owen
Unknown: Robin Lloyd
Unknown: Kate Sylvester
Unknown: Anne Mc-Grath
Unknown: Robert Webber
Unknown: Mrs. Fickling
Unknown: Beryl Ede
Unknown: Maisie Miller
Unknown: Sheila Brennan
Unknown: Mrs Phillips
Unknown: Betty Baskcomb
Unknown: Elsie Freeman
Unknown: Betty Hardy

: Flat Racing Results

followed until 5.30 by THEN AND NOW


Melodies old and new played by Sidney Bright and his Music with songs from Margaret Ashton and John Harvey
Introduced by Colin Doran
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson


Played By: Sidney Bright
Unknown: Margaret Ashton
Unknown: John Harvey
Introduced By: Colin Doran
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: News Summary BOBBY PAGAN

at the BBC theatre organ
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: Tim Brinton presents TONIGHT AT SIX

A record kaleidoscope including
What's New!: a recent release Star of the Week: Anne Shelton
Vocal Blend: The Four Aces
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic
Jack Train recalls memories of Itma
Produced by Pat Osborne


Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Jack Train
Produced By: Pat Osborne

: 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 Robert Urquhart and Gwen Cherrell with John Dearth and Arnold Marie in 'CITY OF THE HIDDEN EYES'

A serial in eight episodes by Philip Levene
8 — ' Chance for Survival'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Michael Bakewell


Unknown: Philip Levene
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
Helen Lomax: Gwen Cherrell
Dr Andrew Gauge: Robert Urquhart
Professor Lomax: Arnold Marie
Engineer: James Thomason
Wood: John Boddington
Newsreader: John Graham
The Minister for Home Affairs: Godfrey Kenton
Barrington: Anthony Viccars
Inspector Adams: John Dearth
Police Sergeant: Trevor Martin

: Hywel Davies says THRASH IT OUT

to the children of Whitchurch, Glamorgan who discuss the subject
'The machine is master of the man'
A debate between the pupils of Whitchurch Grammar School, Glamorgan
Arranged by Lorraine Davies


Arranged By: Lorraine Davies

: News Summary DOUBLE BILL

Excerpts from recent long-playing records of songs from
' New Moon 'with Elizabeth Larner , Andy Cole
The William Singers and Tony Osborne and his Orchestra and ' No, No Nanette' with Doreen Hume , Bruce Trent
The Michael Sammes Singers with Johnny Gregory and his Orchestra
Programme presented by John Hobday
Produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Elizabeth Larner
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: William Singers
Unknown: Tony Osborne
Unknown: Doreen Hume
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Singers: Michael Sammes
Unknown: Johnny Gregory
Presented By: John Hobday
Produced By: Denys Jones

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

to Harry Worth
Also involved are Paddy Edwards
Wallas Eaton , Ronnie Stevens
Script by George Wadmore.
George Evans and Peter Jones
Production by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: Harry Worth
Unknown: Paddy Edwards
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Ronnie Stevens
Script By: George Wadmore.
Script By: George Evans
Script By: Peter Jones
Production By: Charles Maxwell

: News Summary Ted Heath introduces THE TED HEATH SHOW

-Leslie Gilbert Keith Christie
Johnny Hawksworth and 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: Leslie Gilbert
Unknown: Keith Christie
Unknown: Johnny Hawksworth
Unknown: Stan Tracey Quartet
Produced By: John Hooper


with the tops in pop music
Presenting this week:
Lisa Ashwood
Lome Lesley
Matt Monro and The Dene Four
The Ken Jones Music featuring Ken Jones at the piano and The Ken Rattenbury All-Stars
Introduced by Tim Gudgin Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Lisa Ashwood
Unknown: Lome Lesley
Unknown: Matt Monro
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Ken Rattenbury
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Close Down

Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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