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: MORNING MUSIC

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

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Charles Smart

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent ) Conductor. Jack Leon
News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: YOUR HOLIDAY WEATHER

by the man from the ' Met' Office

: John Ellison 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

: SATURDAY CLUB

The best of today's ' pop ' entertainment featuring
Cliff Richard and The Drifters
Don Rennie , Ray Pilgrim
The Raindrops
Ronnie Aldrich and The Squadcats with Peter Morton and Joan Baxter
The Ken Jones Five
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
New To You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Don Rennie
Unknown: Ray Pilgrim
Unknown: Ronnie Aldrich
Unknown: Peter Morton
Unknown: Joan Baxter
Unknown: Ken Jones
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ?

9-Northern Ireland

: News Summary JOY-RIDE

Taking the air on a tandem of words and music
Arranged by Geoffrey Klinton Parker

Contributors

Arranged By: Geoffrey Klinton Parker

: SECOND TEST MATCH

The Light Programme joins the Test Match Special Service

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

: SPORTS ROUND-UP

Cricket lunch-time scores, other results, and a preview of this afternoon's sporting broadcasts

: MOTOR CYCLING

Thruxton 500-mile race for the Motor Cycle Trophy
Organised by the Southampton and District
Motor Cycle Clubs
For standard production machines from 350 c.c-1,000 c.c.
Commentary by Graham Walker at the start and Murray Walker in the pits
From Thruxton Aerodrome, Hants.

Contributors

Commentary By: Graham Walker

: LAWN TENNIS

London Grass Court Championships
Commentary by Max Robertson during the finals, with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the Queen's Club, London

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Alf Chave

: SWIMMING

England. Scotland and Wales
Speed Contest
Organised by the Amateur Swimming
Association
Commentary and reports by Alun Williams and Pat Besford on the match for the Bologna Trophy
From the Harold Davies Baths ,
Dovecot, Liverpool

Contributors

Unknown: Alun Williams
Unknown: Pat Besford
Unknown: Harold Davies Baths

: MOTOR CYCLING

Further commentary

: ROWING

Marlow Amateur Regatta)
Commentaries by John Snagge and John Hinde
From the Umpire's Launch and the Judges' Pier

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: John Hinde

: LAWN TENNIS

Further commentary

: RACING

at Ascot
The Churchill Stakes
For three-year-olds and upwards, run over a distance of one mile and a half
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Roger Mortimer
From Ascot Heath

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer

: LE MANS

International 24-hour
Sports Car Race
Commentary by Robin Richards and John Bolster on the start and first 15 minutes of the race

Contributors

Commentary By: Robin Richards
Commentary By: John Bolster

: ROWING

Further commentary

: MOTOR CYCLING

Further commentary

: LAWN TENNIS

Further commentary

: SPORTS RESULTS

and latest scores

: SWIMMING

England, Scotland, and Wales
Speed Contest
An illustrated round-up, introduced by Alun Williams , with comments by Pat Besford , on the match for the Bologna Trophy
From the Harold Davies Baths.
Dovecot. Liverpool

Contributors

Duced By: Alun Williams
Unknown: Pat Besford
Unknown: Harold Davies Baths.

: MOTOR CYCLING

Thruxton 500-mile race for the Motor Cycle Trophy
Further commentary by Graham Walker and Murray Walker
From Thruxton Aerodrome, Hants.

Contributors

Commentary By: Graham Walker
Unknown: Murray Walker

: TEST MATCH SPECIAL

England v. India
Second Test Match, from Lord's
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,5M m.

: Steve Race introduces JUST JAZZ

A programme of traditional mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records
Produced by Jack Dabbs

Contributors

Produced By: Jack Dabbs

: RADIO NEWSREEL

including sports reports with cricket close of play scores and the end of the Thruxton 500-mile Race

: 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

Contributors

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

: LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL OF 1959

See top of page and page 5
The whole of this concert is being relayed by Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg; part of the second half by Korskrikskringkasting, Oslo

: SWEET SERENADE

Music in the Peter Yorke manner played by his Orchestra with the Singing Strings
Presented by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Yorke
Presented By: Frank Hooper

: David Jacobs presents PICK OF THE POPS

including a review of the current best-selling popular records as well as some of the latest issues
Produced by Derek Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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