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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Welsh Orchestra Conductor. Rae Jenkins BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Gerald Shaw (theatre organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S. ; Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Gerald Shaw

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon

: YOUR HOLIDAY WEATHER

by the man from the ' Met ' Office

: John Ellison in a recorded programme 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
Don Lang and the Frantic Five with Jean Campbell
Terry Burton , Craig Douglas
Terry Wayne and the Dukes The Mike McKenzie Quintet
The Cedric West Quintet
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
New to You
Spinning the latest releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Don Lang
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Terry Burton
Unknown: Craig Douglas
Unknown: Terry Wayne
Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

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

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: News Summary JOY-RIDE

Music for motorists
Introduced by George Eyles
Produced by Stuart Forsyth

Contributors

Introduced By: George Eyles
Produced By: Stuart Forsyth

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

: ATHLETICS

Women's A.A.A. Championships
Commentary by Norris McWhirter with summaries and comments by Harold Abrahams
From the University of London
Sports Ground, Motspur Park

Contributors

Commentary By: Norris McWhirter
Unknown: Harold Abrahams

: MOTOR CYCLING

The Auto-Cycle Union
Clubman's Trophy Races organised by the British Motor Cycle Racing Club
Commentary by Graham Walker and Murray Walker on the early stages of the Junior Clubman 's Trophy Race for machines up to 350 c.c.
From the Silvefstone Circuit,
Northants

Contributors

Commentary By: Graham Walker
Commentary By: Murray Walker
Unknown: Junior Clubman

: Music While You Drive

Alan Dixon talks to motorists at Henley and records are played for them from the studio in London

Contributors

Talks: Alan Dixon

: MOTOR CYCLING

Further commentary on the Junior Clubman 's Trophy Race

Contributors

Unknown: Junior Clubman

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Further commentary

: ATHLETICS

Further commentary and a report
From Motspur Park

: MOTOR CYCLING

Further commentary. The finish of the Junior Clubman's Trophy Race

: MUSIC WHILE YOU DRIVE

Derek Jones talks to motorists at Southsea and records are played for them from the studio in London

Contributors

Talks: Derek Jones

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Further commentary

: BANDSTAND

Band of the Royal Scots Greys
Conductor, Mr. Douglas W. Turner
From the Pine Walk Bandstand Bournemouth

: MOTOR CYCLING

Further commentary. The early stages of the Senior Clubman's Trophy Race for machines up to
1.000 c.c.

: ATHLETICS

A report by Harold Abrahams

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Abrahams

: SPORTS RESULTS

and latest scores

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest news and commentary on the final day's play by Raymond Glendenning and Max Robertson with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the All England Club
HENLEY
ROYAL REGATTA
Commentary by John Hinde and John Snagge

Contributors

Play By: Raymond Glendenning
Play By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Alf Chave
Commentary By: John Hinde
Commentary By: John Snagge

: MOTOR CYCLING

The Auto-Cycle Union
Clubman's Trophy Races
Organised by the British Motor Cycle Racing Club
Commentary by Graham Walker and Murray Walker on the closing laps of the Senior Club-man's Trophy Race
From the Silverstone Circuit,
Northants

Contributors

Commentary By: Graham Walker
Commentary By: Murray Walker

: TEST MATCH SPECIAL

England v. India
Third Test Match
From Headingley. Leeds
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: Frank Dixon introduces JUST JAZZ

A programme of traditional mainstream and modern jazz on gramophone records
From the BBC's Manchester studios

: RADIO NEWSREEL

including sports reports with cricket close of play scores

: 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

: The Light Music Festival of 1959


The fifth concert, presented by the BBC in association with the LCC from the Royal Festival Hall
A Commonwealth programme with a tribute to the U.S.A.
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon; Conductor, Vifem Tausky)
Guest Conductors: William Byrd (U.S.A.), Hubert Clifford (Australia)
Central Band of the Royal Air Force and Fanfare Trumpeters (by permission of the Air Council)
Conducted by Wg.Cdr. A. E. Sims, O.B.E. Organising Director of Music, R.A.F. William Davies In the world première of the Multi-Colourtone Electronic Instrument
Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Heather Harper (soprano) (Great Britain), John Hauxvell (baritone) (New Zealand), Crayford Manor House Choir, Ripieno Choir (Weybridge) Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
Produced by Geoffrey Brand
20.00–20.40
Band and Orchestra
'Marching and Waltzing'
Tommy Reilly with the Orchestra
Three strongly contrasted national airs
The Orchestra
The first performance of Overture: Fun Fare, Gordon Jacob (BBC commission)
21.00–22.00
Band and Trumpeters
March of the Peers (Iolanthe), Sullivan
Orchestra
Uffa Fox, the famous yachtsman, introduces movements from Cowes Suite, Hubert Clifford, conducted by the composer
Selection: Porgy and Bess, Gershwin, conducted by William Byrd
The first performance of An Overture, Lennox Berkeley (BBC commission)
William Davies plays his own arrangements for the Multi-Colourtone Electronic Instrument
Orchestra, Band, Artists, and Audience
Grand Finale: Songs of the British Isles
The whole of this concert is being relayed by Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Hamburg; the first part is relayed by Sveriges Radio, Stockholm, and by Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen; and the second part by Norsk Rikskringkasting, Oslo.

: BANDS ACROSS THE SEA

Yale University Band
Conductor, Keith Wilson

Contributors

Conductor: Keith Wilson

: SWEET SERENADE

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

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Yorke
Played By: His Orchestra
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 very 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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