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: MORNING MUSIC

Cecil Norman and Eddie Macauley at two pianos
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Joe 'Mr. Piano ' Henderson
Harold Smart at the electric organ
Leslie Baker and his violin
Micky Binelli with his accordion and the Early Birds
News Summary at 7.30
At 7.45 on 1,500 m.
G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast

Contributors

Piano: Cecil Norman
Piano: Eddie MacAuley
Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Piano: Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson
Electric organ: Harold Smart
Violin: Leslie Baker
Accordion: Micky Binelli
Singers: The Early Birds

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Jack Coles
News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Conducted By: Jack Coles

: YOUR HOLIDAY WEATHER

by the man from the ' Met' Office

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Wilfred Pickles and also by housewives themselves recorded on Wednesday evening on the BBC Grandstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court.
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Presenter: Wilfred Pickles

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn. and a prayer

: HAROLD COOMBS

at the BBC theatre organ

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: MORNING STORY

From Scotland
' Murdo the Mule' by Duncan C. MacLeod
Read by Bryden Murdoch

Contributors

Read By: Bryden Murdoch

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Robert Turley

Contributors

Script By: Robert Turley

: News Summary IRISH RHYTHMS

played by the Light Orchestra
(Leader. David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry

: EXHIBITION CHOICE

George EIrick from the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time

Contributors

Unknown: George Eirick

: News Summary MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor. Paul Fenoulhet
Sheila White. Bert Weedon
Nicholas Parsons , Gladys Morgan
Introduced by Mike Hall
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Sheila White.
Conductor: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Introduced By: Mike Hall
Produced By: John Simmonds

: JACK NATHAN

and his Band
Presented by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Presented By: Frank Hooper

: News Summary BREAK FOR MUSIC

Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1.500 m.

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Story: 'Twopence - has another Adventure' by Margaret Gore , told by Dorothy Smith.

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Gore
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: 'FIRST LADY OF THE SEEING EYE'

by Morris Frank and Blake Clark
Read by John Glen
The last instalment

Contributors

Unknown: Morris Frank
Unknown: Blake Clark
Read By: John Glen

: STRIKE UP THE MUSIC

For details see Home Service at 2.0
News Summary at 2.30

: MORRIS MOTORS BAND

Conductor, G. V. Brooks
Elton Hayes who singj to a small guitar
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Conductor: G. V. Brooks
Conductor: Elton Hayes

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Coventry Theatre Orchestra
Conductor. William Pethers

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: Flat Racing Results followed until 5.30 by AN IDEA FOR A SONG

entertained by David Gell with recordings made available by courtesy of Voice of America
Produced by Geoffrey Klinton Parker

Contributors

Unknown: David Gell
Produced By: Geoffrey Klinton Parker

: News Summary LET THE PEOPLE SING

A weekly contest between choirs from all over the United Kingdom Finals
CHILDREN'S CHOIRS
Scottish Junior Singers (Juveniles)
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
Solihull High School Choir
Conductor, Margaret Wharam
YOUTH CHOIRS
Grosvenor High School
Choral Society
Conductor. Ronald E. Lee
Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
LADIES' CHOIRS
Greenock Ladies' Choir
Conductor, Willis Calder
Ispwich Co-operative Girls' Choir
Conductor, Valda Plucknett
MIXED VOICE CHOIRS
The Fenland Singers
Conductor, Catherine Baxter
Greenside Choir
Conductor, Margaret Hine
MALE VOICE CHOIRS
Rossendale Male Voice Choir Conductor. Fred Tomlinson
Thurrock Male Voice Choir
Conductor Arthur Jones
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Charles Beardsall
(The recorded broadcast of April 21 in the Home Service)
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,560 m.

Contributors

Conductor: Margaret Wharam
Conductor: Ronald E. Lee
Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Conductor: Willis Calder
Conductor: Valda Plucknett
Conductor: Catherine Baxter
Conductor: Margaret Hine
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: EXHIBITION CHOICE

George Elrick from the BBC
Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time

Contributors

Unknown: George Elrick

: Weather and News Headlines

followed by Tonight's Topic

: FRED ASTAIRE

on gramophone records

: The Archers

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

Contributors

Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Writer: Edward J. Mason
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: SPORT

Clifford Webb on tomorrow's fixture*

Contributors

Unknown: Clifford Webb

: News Summary Jack Warner and Kathleen Harrison in 'MEET THE HUGGETTS'

16—' Who Goes Where? '
Other parts played by Warren Mitchell
Written by Eddie Maguire
Production by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Played By: Warren Mitchell
Written By: Eddie Maguire
Production By: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: James Langley
Jane: Alanna Boyce
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno

: SING SOMETHING SIMPLE

with The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Songs simply sung for song-lovers
Tonight's programme includes:
Side by side; My heart cries for you Little Dolly daydream
Accompanied by Jack Emblow
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Directed By: Cliff Adams
Accompanied By: Jack Emblow
Produced By: John Browell

: News Summary Charlie Chester in 'THAT MAN CHESTER'

with Deryck Guyler , Pat Coombs
Jimmy Lavall , Bill Pertwee
The Maple Leaf Four
Bob Sharples and his Orchestra
Script written by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Jimmy Lavall
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Bob Sharples
Written By: Bernard Botting
Written By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

Music for Everybody featuring the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Jack Coles
Ransome and Maries
Works Band
Conductor, George Hespe
The Fenland Singers
Conductor, Catherine Baxter and Friday Night's Star Singer,
Laurie Payne with Songs for All
Introduced by Victor Hallam Produced by James Dufour
Before an invited audience at Garretts Green Technical College. Birmingham
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Jack Coles
Conductor: George Hespe
Conductor: Catherine Baxter
Singer: Laurie Payne
Introduced By: Victor Hallam
Produced By: James Dufour

: TAKE YOUR PARTNERS

for Olde Tyme Dancing with Sydney Thompson and his Olde Tyme Orchestra
Presented by Rex Burrows.

Contributors

Unknown: Sydney Thompson
Presented By: Rex Burrows.

: News Summary LIGHTS OUT

Music for the late evening played by Sidney Sax with the Harlequins

Contributors

Played By: Sidney Sax

: Big Ben Close Down

followed by skipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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