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: Morning Music

BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams)
Conductor, David Curry
Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra

News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Malcolm Lockyer

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader. Philip Whiteway)
Conductor. Rae Jenkins
News Summary at 8.30

: YOUR HOLIDAY WEATHER

by the man from the ' Met' Office

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

John Watt
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: John Watt

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: DONALD THORNE

at the BBC theatre organ

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Danny Levan Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Danny Levan Sextet

: MORNING STORY

From the North of England 'Bullock' by A. G. Brooks
Read by Tom Harrison

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Brooks
Read By: Tom Harrison

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: News Summary CONTINENTAL COCKTAIL

featuring Luigi and his Continental Players with Roberto Cardinali

Contributors

Unknown: Roberto Cardinali

: FROM MY POST-BAG Listeners' requests

Introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: News Summary; Workers' Playtime

From an engineering factory canteen in Daventry
The Lana Sisters, Bernard Spear, Marian Keene, Jon Pertwee
Harry Engleman (piano)
Vic Mortiboys (string-bass)
Bob Mansell (drums)
Presented by James Pestridge

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Marian Keene
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Piano: Harry Engleman
Piano: Vic Mortiboys
Unknown: Bob Mansell
Presented By: James Pestridge

: Third Test Match

The Light Programme joins the Test Match Special Service

England v. India
TEST MATCH SPECIAL
THIRD TEST MATCH AT HEADINGLEY, LEEDS
SPECIAL SERVICE on the Network Three wavelengths 464 m. (647 kc s) 194 m. (1,546 kcs] VHF: 91.3 Mc and LIGHT PROGRAMME
SPECIAL SERVICE, 11.15-1.35 app. including lunchtime summary 2.10-4.20 app. including teatime summary 4.30 app.-6.0
LIGHT PROGRAMME 6.0-6.35 app. including close-of-play summary

'Don't miss a ball-we broadcast them all'
First Day Ball-by-ball commentaries by Rex Alston, John Arlott, F.R. Brown, Pearson Surita with comment and summaries by Norman Yardley The Maharajkumar of Vijayanagaram

: News Summary BREAK FOR MUSIC

(s)
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' The Little Pond ' by Hazel Chew. told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Hazel Chew.
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Letter from Johannesburg: recorded there by Barbara McFadyean
Back Street Prairies: more childhood memories from William Taylor
Peter Forster pays a call: at the studio of Fiore de Henriques
Answering Your Questions
Any Complaints about Bread?: a representative of the baking industry answers questions
Serial: 'To Whom She Will ' by R. Prawer Jhabvala
Abridged by Becky Cocking
Read by Robert Eddison
The seventh of thirteen instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara McFadyean
Unknown: William Taylor
Unknown: Peter Forster
Unknown: R. Prawer Jhabvala
Read By: Robert Eddison
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: GRAND HOTEL

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra
Visiting artist, Ellen Dales
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury
Artist: Ellen Dales

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Chatham)
Conducted by Major Basil H. Brown , M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Major Basil H. Brown

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

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

Contributors

Script By: Lesley Wilson

: 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 Cantell

: News Summary WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary by Raymond Glendenning and Max Robertson , with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the All England Club
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Commentary By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Alf Chave

: TEST MATCH SPECIAL

England v. India
Third Test Match
From Headingley, Leeds

: TONIGHT'S TOPIC

followed by an interlude

: 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'
Semi-Finals (ii)
The whole programme Is devoted to the quiz
Competing in the second round of the semi-finals are:
Dr. Reginald Webster (Lanes.)
Medical Officer of Health
Gerald Fisher (Edinburgh)
Work study engineer
William Henderson (Kinross)
Male nurse
Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Dr. Reginald Webster
Unknown: William Henderson
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Join Wilfred Pickles in Seaside Sing-Song

from
Bridlington, Yorkshire featuring
Mabel with her Mail-bag and Eric James at the piano
Guest artist, Harry Hudson
Presented by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Pianist: Eric James
Artist: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: News Summary Brian Reece and Denise Bryer in 'IT'S A CRIME!'

A series of comedy thrillers written for radio by Eddie Maguire
3—'Body for Disposal'
Produced by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: Bill Gates
Tony Meadows: Brian Reece
Angela: Denise Bryer
Colonel Craig: Gordon Davies
Sir Basil Croft: Anthony Shaw
Italian policeman: Robert Rietty
Lawson: Robert Rietty

: Kenneth Home in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee , Patricia Lancaster
The Fraser Hayes Four
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Eric Merriman and Barry Took wrote the script and Edwin Braden the incidental music
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Eric Merriman
Conductor: Barry Took
Conductor: Edwin Braden
Produced By: 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

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
A report on the day's play by Max Robertson

Contributors

Play By: Max Robertson

: JAZZ CLUB

Small group jazz played by The Keith Christie Sextet and The Bert Annable Quintet
Guest singer, Helen Merrill
Introduced by Dill Jones
Presented by Terry Henebery

Contributors

Unknown: Keith Christie Sextet
Unknown: Bert Annable
Singer: Helen Merrill
Introduced By: Dill Jones
Presented By: Terry Henebery

: News Summary TUNE IN TO JOHNNY !

At the piano, Johnny Pearson
Presented by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Piano: Johnny Pearson
Presented By: Frank Hooper

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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