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: Morning Music

The Jack Emblow Sextet
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra BBC West of England Light Orchestra
At 6.45 on 1.500 m. G.T.S.; Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Musicians: The Jack Emblow Sextet
Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra


BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
News Summary at 8.30

: Rex Palmer presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Records you have asked to hear
News Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys
Rosemary Squires
The Lana Sisters , Al Saxon
Duffy Power. The Treblet ones
The Tony Kinsey Quartet
The Ken Jones Five
Cat's Call:
Disc stars you've requested
New (o You: the lateet releases
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Johnny Duncan
Unknown: Lana Sisters
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: News Summary SWING AND SWAY

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


Unknown: David Geary
Arranged By: Geoffrey Klinton Parker


A magazine programme including:
Association Football: Geoffrey Green sums up from Cardiff the prospect for the International between Wales and England
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: by Ian Macniven
Racing: The latest news about the Championship Stakes from Peter O'Sullevan at Newmarket
Rugby Union: Bryn Thomas, at Twickenham, sets the scene for the Jubilee Malch-England and Wales v. Scotland and Ireland
Rugby League: Alan Dixon on the first international of the season between England and Australia at Swinton Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Jack Payne introduces popular gramophone records from here, there, and everywhere


Introduces: Jack Payne

: The Film of 'The Navy Lark'

See column 1 and page 5


with Mona Baptiste. Cherry Wainer and The Peter Crawford Trio


Unknown: Mona Baptiste.
Unknown: Peter Crawford


The Champion Stakes
A race for three-year-olds and upwards, run over a distance of a mile and a quarter. Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan from the Grandstand and by Harry Middleton from a point down the course
From Newmarket Heath


Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Harry Middleton


Morris Motors Band
Conductor, G. V. Brooks
Elton Hayes who sings to a small guitar


Conductor: G. V. Brooks
Conductor: Elton Hayes

: Association Football WALES v. ENGLAND

Raymond Glendenning describes the second half of this afternoon's International match at Ninian Park, Cardiff. George Edwards sums up from time to time.


Unknown: Raymond Glendenning


at the piano

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
Association Football
Geoffrey Green reports from Cardiff on the match between Wales and England
First Division: Arsenal t7. Preston North End; Blackburn Rovers c. Burnley; Sheffield Wednesday v. Tottenham Hotspur; Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Manchester United
Second Division: Aston Villa v. Middlesbrough; Huddersfield Town v. Cardiff City
Third Division: Accrington Stanley". Norwich City
Scottish League: Ian Macniven on an outstanding match
Rugby Union
Bryn Thomas reports on the Jubilee Match at Twickenham
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: Ian MacNiven
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


with Ken Sykora
The Guitar Club Group
(Led by Ike Isaacs) and guests for this week:
Michael Jessett
Malcolm Mitchell
Introduced by Ken Sykora Produced by John Kingdon


Unknown: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Michael Jessett
Unknown: Malcolm Mitchell
Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Frank Dixon introduces JUST JAZZ

A programme of traditional, mainstream, and modern jazz on gramophone records
From the BBC's Manchester studios


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan


where young people from 17-20 years of age are invited to dance to the music of the Johnny Dankworth Seven listen to the songs of Toni Eden and Bobby Breen and meet a teenage celebrity
This is a radio club for young people
With entertainment provideo by young people
Your host, Johnny Dankworth
Devised and produced by David Miller


Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Unknown: Toni Eden
Unknown: Bobby Breen
Unknown: Johnny Dankworth
Produced By: David Miller

: Ronald Smith in THESATURDAY'POP'

with-the BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Introduced by John Webster
Before an invited audience in the Camden Theatre. London
Tickets may he obtained on application to Ticket Unit, Broadcasting House, London. W1. enclosing stamped addressed envelope.


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 Revue Orchestra (Leader. Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Presented and produced by John Browell
News Summary at 9.30


Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Mike Shaun
Unknown: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Bernie Fenton
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: John Browell

: 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 Chinnery


Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: News Summary,

Music for Nightowls
Presented by John Hobday
Produced by Denys Gueroult


Presented By: John Hobday
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1.500 m.

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