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: MORNING MUSIC

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

: 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
Adam Faith
Johnny Webb Dorita y
Pepe Mick Mulligan and his Band with George Melly
Johnny Kidd and the Pirates with Mike West and Tom Brown
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: Adam Faith
Unknown: Johnny Webb
Unknown: Pepe Mick Mulligan
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Johnny Kidd
Unknown: Mike West
Unknown: Tom Brown
Unknown: Ken Jones
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ?

Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
A competition for the title
' Brain of Britain 1959 '
Semi-Finals (i)
The whole programme is devoted to the quiz

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary JOY-RIDE

See foot of column 1

: CRICKET

Warwickshire v. Gloucestershire
Lancashire v. Glamorgan
Commentary by John Arlott from the County Ground, Edgbaston, and by Robert Hudson from Old Trafford, Manchester

Contributors

Commentary By: John Arlott
Unknown: Robert Hudson

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

: SPORTS ROUND-UP

Cricket lunchtime scores, other results, and a preview of this afternoon's sporting broadcasts

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary by Rex Alston and Max Robertson, with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the All England Club and CRICKET
Further commentary

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Alf Chave

: ATHLETICS

Great Britain B v. Norway
Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board
Commentary by Norris McWhirter with summaries and comments by Harold Abrahams
From the Butlin Track, Costello Playing Fields, Kingston-upon-Hull

Contributors

Commentary By: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Harold Abrahams

: CRICKET

Further commentary

: ATHLETICS

Further commentary

: CRICKET

Further commentary

: BANDSTAND

The Royal Artillery
Mounted Band
Conducted by Captain W. Williams , M.B.E.
Director of Music
From the Leas Cliff Hall,
Folkestone

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain W. Williams , M.B.E.

: ROYAL TOUR OF CANADA

Her Majesty the Queen and the Vice-President of the U.S.A. visit the Moses-Saunders Dam on the St. Lawrence Seaway

: app. SPORTS RESULTS

and latest scores

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary

: ATHLETICS

Gt. Britain ' B ' v. Norway
Organised by the British Amateur Athletic Board
A report by Harold Abrahams
From the Butlin Track, Costello Playing Fields, Kingston-upon-Hull

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Abrahams

: WIMBLEDON

Further news and commentary and CRICKET
Warwickshire v. Gloucestershire
Lancashire v. Glamorgan
Further commentary
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: Charles Melville 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

: News Summary; Irish 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 above
The whole of this concert is being relayed by Norddeutscher Rundfunk , Hamburg; the first part is relayed by Sveriges Radio, Stockholm; and the second part by Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen

Contributors

Unknown: Norddeutscher Rundfunk

: Wilfrid Thomas introduces LAND OF SONG

in which he illustrates, with recordings, the musical background to many recent Italian hit songs
Edited and produced by Travers Thorneloe

Contributors

Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: SWEET SERENADE

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

Contributors

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 n.








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