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BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor. Frank Cantell
The Martin Wilson Players
Directed by Peter Martin
Doreen Chadwick (electric organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Unknown: Martin Wilson
Directed By: Peter Martin
Directed By: Doreen Chadwick

: Steve Race keeps a MONDAY DATE

with music by the Steve Race Trio and on gramophone records
Produced by Jack Dabbs
News Summary at 8.30


Produced By: Jack Dabbs


by the man from the ' Met ' Office


Godfrey Winn
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Godfrey Winn

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ with Llewelyn John (tenor)


Tenor: Llewelyn John


Norman Whiteley and his Sextet


Unknown: Norman Whiteley


From the Midlands
1 The Long Procession ' by Alice Massie
Read by Eileen Barry


Unknown: Alice Massie
Read By: Eileen Barry

: News Summary THE CORY BAND

Conductor, T. J. Powell


Conductor: T. J. Powell


with Music from Paris by Leo Chauliac
The Topicana Boys
Les Swingers
Roger Damin and his Orchestra Roger Roger and his Orchestra
Introduced by Tanie Andr é Produced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: Leo Chauliac
Unknown: Topicana Boys
Unknown: Les Swingers
Unknown: Roger Damin
Unknown: Roger Roger
Introduced By: Tanie Andr
Produced By: Harold Rogers


From Wales
Cardew Robinson , Robert Earl
Tommy Reilly , Eileen Price
Leonard Morris at the piano
BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes Introduced by Alun Williams
Produced by Brian Evans


Unknown: Cardew Robinson
Unknown: Robert Earl
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Eileen Price
Unknown: Leonard Morris
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Introduced By: Alun Williams
Produced By: Brian Evans

: Go, Man, Go

A lunch-time session of rock, mainstream jazz and the top of the pops played by The Oscar Rabin Band Directed by David Ede with Lorie Mann. Colin Day and Ray Pilgrim featuring Clarinet Plus Five
Groovin' Guitar, The Hound Dogs
Presented by John Hooper
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Oscar Rabin
Directed By: David Ede
Unknown: Lorie Mann.
Unknown: Colin Day
Unknown: Ray Pilgrim
Presented By: John Hooper


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, music
Today's story: 'Off to the Sea by Ursula Hourihane , told by Dorothy Smith.
Dorothy Smith introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Dorothy Smith


Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Journey to Kano: recalled by Marjorie Burton
Four People on Picnics: Lady Hardinge of Penshurst, Honor Wyatt, Christine Canti. and Edward Blishen
Reading Your Letters
Five Bob and Under: children's books recommended by Elaine Moss
(Continued in next column)
Serial: ' Shadow Buttress ' by Showell Styles
Abridged by Neville Teller Read by James McKechnie
The sixth of ten instalments
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30


Unknown: Elaine Moss
Unknown: Showell Styles
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: James McKechnie
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson


Old tunes in new settings played by the BBC
West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell
News Summary at 3.30


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell


Harry Leader and his Band


Unknown: Harry Leader

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Robert Turley
Production by Betty Davies and Wyn Knowlea
David waylaid Jenny as she was going into the theatre; he was very distressed because he had found that Kate had left London and he did not know where she had gone. Sally and Henry quarrelled because they both wanted their mother to stay with them when she left the nursing home-Mrs. Dale told them to stop arguing because she had decided Mrs. Freeman would go back to Virginia Lodge and live in the drawing-room there. Gwen phoned to say she was leaving Gimlet Green and bringing the boys to stay at Virginia Lodge.
Mrs. Dale, Ellis Powell; Dr. Dale, James Dale; Mrs. Freeman, Dorothy Lane; Sally, Margaret Ward ; Richard,
David March; Bob Leslie Heritage;
Jenny, Julia Braddock; Mrs. Maggs, Grace Allardyce; Maggs, Jack arih; Alec, Stuart Nichol; Miriam, Brenda Dunrich; Janet, Pamela Binns; Peter Langley, Desmond Newling; Gwen, Aline Waites; David, Robin Lloyd; Dr. Fenimore, Martin Lewis;
Isobel Fielding Thea Wells; Elsie Freeman, Betty Hardy; Maud French,
Gwen Day Burroughs: Robin Cole, David Enders; Mrs. Mountford, Vivienne Chatterton
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


Script By: Robert Turley
Production By: Betty Davies
Production By: Wyn Knowlea

: Flat Racing Results followed until 5.30 by A HOLIDAY IN AUSTRIA

Remembered by Sheila Grant with The Kursaal Orchestra Directed by Louis Voss and Ernst Naser (zither)
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Sheila Grant
Directed By: Louis Voss
Directed By: Ernst Naser
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: News Summary FELTON RAPLEY

at the BBC theatre organ
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: Tim Brinton presents TONIGHT AT SIX

A record kaleidoscope including
What's new!: a recent release
Star of the Week: Alma Cogan
Champion's Choice:
Kenneth Wolstenholme talks to Olympic Gold Medallist Judy Grin -ham, and leaves the choice of music to her
6.29 Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic
Jack Train recalls memories of Itma
Produced by Pat Osborne


Unknown: Alma Cogan
Talks: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Unknown: Judy Grin
Unknown: Jack Train
Produced By: Pat Osborne

: The Archers

Written by Geoffrey Webb and Edward J. Mason.
A story of country folk.


Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason

: News Summary Wilfred Pickles and Daphne Anderson in 'VALUE FOR MONEY'

by Derrick Boothroyd adapted for radio by James R. Gregson
6-' Cost of Loving '
Production by Vivian A. Daniels


Unknown: Derrick Boothroyd
Unknown: James R. Gregson
Production By: Vivian A. Daniels
Chayley Broadbent: Wilfred Pickles
Ruthine: Daphne Anderson
Ethel: Joyce Adcock
Tom Brookes: Tom Harrison
Old Broadbent: Eric Howard
Mayor: John Barrie
Colonel: Leigh Crutchley
Roger Ashton: Peter Wilde
Penzance: George Merritt
Hotel clerk: James Thomason


presents records featuring songs from famous musical shows of the past and present

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

featuring Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams
Script by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Script By: Alan Simpson
Script By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: News Summary Ted Heath introduces THE TED HEATH SHOW

Keith Christie , Ronnie Verrell
Johnny Hawksworth
The Stan Tracey
Quartet and also presents your record requests
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Keith Christie
Unknown: Ronnie Verrell
Unknown: Johnny Hawksworth
Unknown: Stan Tracey
Produced By: John Hooper


A Monday evening rendezvous
Mine host , Peter King
Resident members:
Joan Small
Don Lang and the Frantic Five
Don Rennie
The Jack Emblow Sextet and Chris Barber 's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson
This week's visitor,
Steve Benbow
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Mine Host
Unknown: Peter King
Unknown: Joan Small
Unknown: Don Lang
Unknown: Don Rennie
Unknown: Jack Emblow
Unknown: Chris Barber
Unknown: Ottilie Patterson
Unknown: Steve Benbow
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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