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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band
Felton Rapley (theatre organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Bernard Monshin
Unknown: Felton Rapley

: 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
Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys
Elaine Delmar , Adam Faith Danny Williams , Roy Young
Bob Miller and the RocMng Miller Men
The Danny Levan Quintet
Cot'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: Johnny Duncan
Unknown: Elaine Delmar
Unknown: Adam Faith
Unknown: Danny Williams
Unknown: Roy Young
Unknown: Bob Miller
Unknown: Danny Levan
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Grand Finale of WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
A competition for the title
* Brain of Britain 1959 '

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

: CRICKET

Essex v. Glamorgan
Commentary by Rex Alston
From Chalkwell Park, Westcliff
Hampshire v. Gloucestershire
Commentary by John Arlott
From Cowes, Isle of Wight
Yorkshire v. Surrey
Commentary by Robert Hudson
From Park Avenue Cricket Ground
Bradford

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: John Arlott
Commentary By: Robert Hudson

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

(s)
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

: UNDERWATER EXPLORATION

Alan Dixon gives his impressions as he dives and explores the sea bed off the Devon coast near Dartmouth

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Dixon

: CRICKET

Latest scores and reports

: MOTOR RACING

Royal Automobile Club
British Grand Prix
Commentary on the start by Eric Tobitt and Rodney Crouch , with Anthony Marsh in the pits
From Aintree

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Tobitt
Unknown: Rodney Crouch
Unknown: Anthony Marsh

: CRICKET

Further commentary

: BISLEY

The Queen's Prize
An account by Major R. B. Hodgson and Henry Riddell of the progress of the shoot for the Queen's Prize

Contributors

Unknown: Major R. B. Hodgson
Unknown: Henry Riddell

: MOTOR RACING

Progress report

: RACING

at Ascot
The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 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 , on the most valuable race of the flat racing season in this country

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer

: MOTOR CYCLING

The Experts Grand National
Scramble
Commentary on the start by Graham Walker and Murray Walker
From the Redditch Motor Cycle and Car Club scramble course at Alcester, Warwickshire

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Walker
Unknown: Murray Walker

: CRICKET

Further commentary

: MOTOR RACING

Progress report

: BISLEY

The Queen's Prize
A further report, including the result of the final shoot

: MOTOR CYCLING

The Experts Grand National
Scramble
Commentary on the closing laps

: MOTOR RACING

Commentary on the finish

: CRICKET

Further commentary

: SPORTS RESULTS

and latest scores

: CRICKET

Essex v. Glamorgan
Commentary by Rex Alston
From Chalkwell Park. Westcliff
Hampshire v. Gloucestershire
Commentary by John Arlott
From Cowes, Isle of Wight
Yorkshire v. Surrey
Commentary by Robert Hudson
From Park Avenue Cricket Ground,
Bradford

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: John Arlott
Commentary By: Robert Hudson

: -pp. MOTOR CYCLING

Side-car scramble
Commentary on the start by Graham Walker and Murray Walker
From Alcester, Warwickshire

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Walker
Unknown: Murray Walker

: CRICKET

Latest scores and reports

: MOTOR CYCLING

Side-car scramble
Commentary on the finish

: appCRICKET

Further commentary
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,508 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; Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
Presented by David Miller

Contributors

Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Presenter: Victor Silvester
Presented By: David Miller

: Phyllis Scllick in THE SATURDAY 'POP'

From the Assembly Hall,
Royal Tunbridge Wells with the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Introduced by John Webster
Concert given in association with the Borough of Royal Tunbridge Wells

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: John Webster

: Saturday's Music Album

Turning the pages are
The Singers: Janet Waters
Andy Cole
Mike Shaun and The Stargazers
The Players:
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
The Bernie Fenton Quartet
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Presented and produced by John Browell
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Singers: Janet Waters
Singers: Andy Cole
Singers: Mike Shaun
Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bernie Fenton
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browell

: Saturday's Music Album

(Continued)
These pages are mainly music from
Eric Jupp and his Orchestra with the BBC Variety Orchestra and The Bernie Fenton Quartet

Contributors

Musicians: Eric Jupp and his Orchestra
Musicians: Bernie Fenton Quartet
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra

: 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 Chinmry
News Summary at 11.30

Contributors

Produced By: Derek Chinmry

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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