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BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Phil Finch (theatre organ)
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1.500 m.
G.T.S; Shipping Forecast


Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Phil Finch


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


Conductor: Jack Leon


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


The best of today's ' pop ' entertainment featuring
The Rabin Rock
Directed by David Ede with Colin Day. Lorie Mann and Ray Pilgrim
The Grooving Guitar of Don Sandford
The Hound Dogs
The Clarinet Plus Five
The Jazz Cellar:
Chris Barber's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson
The Betty Smith Quintet
Cat's Call:
Disc stars you've requested
Latin-American music by Dorita y Pepe
New to You:
Spinning the latest releases
Don Lang from the BBC
Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earl's Court interviews visitors who choose their favourite records
Introduced by Jim Dale
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Directed By: David Ede
Unknown: Colin Day.
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Ray Pilgrim
Unknown: Don Sandford
Unknown: Ottilie Patterson
Music By: Dorita Y Pepe
Unknown: Don Lang
Introduced By: Jim Dale
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary SWING AND SWAY

featuring a top band and leading vocalist from recordings made available by courtesy of Voice of America
Arranged by Geoffrey Klinton Parker


Arranged By: Geoffrey Klinton Parker


What's On Today?
A magazine programme including:
Football League: Charles Buchan In London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games Scottish League Cup: by Jameson Clark
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Commentaries by Rex Alston and John Arlott on two of today's first-class county matches. Selection of the matches will depend on the latest positions in the County Championship table
Brian Johnston gives the latest score from time to time from the Oval in the match between Surrey and Middlesex


Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Brian Johnston


Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


International Meeting organised by the British
Racing and Sports Car Club
1,100 c.c. Sports Car race over 15 laps
Commentary by Robin Richards
From Brands Hatch


Commentary By: Robin Richards


Further commentary


Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Aldershot)
Conducted by Lieut. F. E. Hays
Director of Music
From the Pine Walk Bandstand.


Conducted By: Lieut. F. E. Hays


Commentary on the finish of part one of the race for Formula n racing cars


Commentary by Raymond Glendenning on the second half of one of today's English League matches


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas
5.0 Football nnd Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Bolton Wanderers v. Everton: Leicester City v. Chelsea; Manchester United v. Newcastle United: Tottenham Hotspur v. Birmingham City; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Arsenal
Second Division: Bristol Citv V. Rotherham United; Charlton Athletic v. Cardiff City
Third Division: Norwich City V. Reading
Scottish League Cup: Jameson Clark on an outstanding match
Rugby Union: Bryn Thomas reports from Christchurch on the Third Test Match between New Zealand and the British Isles
Lawn Tennis: Fred Perry discusses the prospects for the second day's play in the Davis Cup Challenge Round at Forest Hills
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join Eamonn Andrews at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Webster
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Fred Perry
Produced By: Angus MacKay


International Meeting
Organised by the British
Racing and Sports Car Club
A recording of the finish of part two of the race for Formula II racing cars, and a report on the afternoon's racing, by Robin Richards
From Brands Hatch


Unknown: Robin Richards


Commentaries by Rex Alston and John Arlott on two of today's first-class county matches. Selection of the matches will depend on the latest positions in the County Championship Table
Brian Johnston gives the latest score from time to time from The Oval in the match between Surrey and Middlesex


Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott

: Charles Melville introduces JUST JAZZ

From the BBC
Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court
A programme of traditional mainstream, and modern jazz on gramophone records


including cricket close of play scores
Char]es Buchan on today's football

: News Summary; Music for Dancing

played for overseas listeners by Phil Tate and his Orchestra
Introduced by Phil Tate
Presented by David Miller


Unknown: Phil Tate
Introduced By: Phil Tate
Presented By: David Miller

: The Man and his Music pays tribute to IRVING BERLIN

with Rosemary Clooney
Ella Fitzgerald , Ethel Merman
Fred Astaire , Eddie Cantor
Bing Crosby , Donald O'Connor and Rudy Vallee
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians and Orchestra conducted by Paul Weston
Presented by Paul Martin
Produced by Harold Rogers
Recordings made available by courtesy of Voice of America


Unknown: Rosemary Clooney
Unknown: Ella Fitzgerald
Unknown: Ethel Merman
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Eddie Cantor
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Donald O'Connor
Unknown: Rudy Vallee
Conducted By: Paul Weston
Presented By: Paul Martin
Produced By: Harold Rogers


Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Martin Milner )
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
Viennese Music
From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Overture: Pique Dame - Suppé
Selection: A Waltz Dream - Oscar Straus
New Pizzicato Polka, Op. 449; Waltz-Tales from the Vienna Woods: Overture: Die Fledermaus - Johann Strauss


Leader: Martin Milner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli


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


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 latest issues
Produced by Derek Chinnery.
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery.

: Close Down

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