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BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Jack Leon
George Scott-Wood and his Music Lloyd Thomas (piano)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Conductor: Jack Leon


Michael Freedman and his Orchestra
News Summary at 8.30


by the man from the ' Met' Office


Introduced by Godfrey Winn
News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Godfrey Winn

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: Tim Gudgin opens THE MUSIC BOX

with Patricia Lancaster and The Charlie Katz Novelty Sextet
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Patricia Lancaster
Unknown: Charlie Katz
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson


From Wales
' Twelfth Man ' by Maurice James
Read by Michael Forrest


Unknown: Maurice James
Read By: Michael Forrest

: News Summary HAROLD COOMBS

at the BBC theatre organ

: News Summary

From the West of England from a pharmaceutical manufacturing laboratory at Gosporl, Hants. with Cyril Fletcher , Cy Grant
Denis Goodwin. Betty Smith
Ron Millington (electronic organ)
Colin Hawke (double bass)
Jack Toogood (guitar)
Introduced by Derek Jones Produced by Brian Patten


Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Denis Goodwin.
Unknown: Betty Smith
Unknown: Ron Millington
Unknown: Colin Hawke
Guitar: Jack Toogood
Introduced By: Derek Jones
Produced By: Brian Patten


All-time hits played with a beat by Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band and The Lennie Felix Trio
Introduced by George Melly Presented by John Kingdon
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500


Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: Lennie Felix
Introduced By: George Melly
Presented By: John Kingdon


Today's story: ' The Competition ' by Marjorie Thorne. told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Marjorie Thorne.
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


Before you go on Holiday: take Wyndham Russell 's advice about the garden
The day I met: J. B. Boothroyd continues the series
What does it feel like to be a refugee Patricia Brent continues her enquiries
Reading Your Letters
The voice of innocence: Children in an Infants' School reciting their own poems
Serial: ' Shadow Buttress ' by Showell Styles
Second of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Andersoa
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Wyndham Russell
Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd
Unknown: Patricia Brent
Introduced By: Marjorie Andersoa


Alyn Ainsworth and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Les Howard , Norman George
Introduced by Randal Herley
News Summary at 3.30


Unknown: Alyn Ainsworth
Unknown: Les Howard
Unknown: Norman George
Introduced By: Randal Herley


Raymond Agoult and his Players

: Flat Racing Results followed until 5.15 by AT YOUR REQUEST

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre orgaa


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson


Nigel Coxe plays some of his favourite pieces


Unknown: Nigel Coxe

: News Summary ALL TOGETHER !

Let's join the community-singing at a nylon factory
In Pontypool, Monmouthshire
Conducted by Arwel Hughes with John Morgan (baritone)
Mary Kendall (piano)
Compere, Keith Matthews
Produced by James Williams
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Baritone: John Morgan
Piano: Mary Kendall
Unknown: Keith Matthews
Produced By: James Williams

: Joy Worth presents Tonight at Six

A record kaleidoscope including
What's New?: a recent release
The Ella Fitzgerald Song Book
Star of the Week: Sammy Davis, Jnr,
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic
The Louis Armstrong Story told by Alexis Korner
Produced by Denys Jones


Told By: Alexis Korner
Produced By: Denys Jones

: The Archers

A story of country folk.

: News Summary James McKechnie and Bill Kerr in 'THE FLYING DOCTOR'

with June Brunell and Bettina Dickson
A series of stories based on the work of the Australian
Royal Flying Doctor Service
19 — ' The Limping Man'
Script by Rex Rienits
Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: June Brunell
Unknown: Bettina Dickson
Script By: Rex Rienits
Production By: Vernon Harris
Doctor Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Jane Hudson: June Brunell
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Sergeant Flannery: , J Mark Roberts
Brother Franz: Brewster Mason
Clarrie Toweena: Leon Peers
Eddie Peters: David Williams
Dave Reid: John Stacy
Johnny Graham: Bruce Wightman


by Laurie Wyman


Unknown: Laurie Wyman

: News Summary

A World of Theatre Music
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
From Royal Hall, Harrogate with Marion Studholme and Owen Brannigan in excerpts from opera and operetta
The programme includes music by Mozart
Johann Strauss Meyerbeer, and Sullivan
Introduced by Phillip Dobson
Produced by John Tylee


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Marion Studholme
Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Music By: Johann Strauss
Introduced By: Phillip Dobson
Produced By: John Tylee

: News Summary The Maple Leaf Four in SMOKEY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE

A get-together western style in the old barn with Louise Howard
Gaby, Zeke, Ezra Jim Hawthorn and Slim Weston and his Smokey Mountain Boys
Produced by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Louise Howard
Unknown: Jim Hawthorn
Unknown: Slim Weston
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: Thirty-Minute Theatre 'I HAD TO GO SICK'

by J. Maclaren-Ross
Other parts played by David Andrews , Haydn Jones
James McLoughlin , and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by R. D. Smith


Unknown: J. MacLaren-Ross
Played By: David Andrews
Played By: Haydn Jones
Played By: James McLoughlin
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Narrator: J MacLaren-Ross
Sergeant: Malcolm Hayes
Private Ross: David March
Sergeant-Major: Ronald Fraser
Instructor: Bryan Pringle
First Old Sweat: Leigh Crutchley
Second Old Sweat: Brian Wilde
Orderly Sergeant: Ronald Baddiley
First M O: Douglas Storm
Company Commander: Douglas Seale
Second M O: John Dearth
Senior Medical Officer: Duncan McLntyre
Sister: Coral Fairweather
Orderly Corporal: John Bennett
Third M O: Anthony Viccars


Reginald Tilsley and his Orchestra
The Gerald Crossman Players
Jennifer Leigh and James Moody
Introduced by David Geary
Produced by James Dufour and Gareth Waliart
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Jennifer Leigh
Unknown: James Moody
Introduced By: David Geary
Produced By: James Dufour
Produced By: Gareth Waliart

: Close Down

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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