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BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Eric Jupp and his Players
Cecil Norman and Eddie Macauley at two pianos
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
News Summary at 7.30


Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Eric Jupp
Unknown: Cecil Norman
Unknown: Eddie MacAuley

: Victor Silvester brings MEMORIES FOR YOU

Request tunes with a memory plaved in strict tempo by the Victor Silvester Ballroom Orchestra
Produced by David Miller
News Summary at 8.30


Produced By: David Miller


George Elrick introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: George Elrick

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ with Alfred Hallett (tenor)


Tenor: Alfred Hallett


Isy Geiger and his Orchestra


Unknown: Isy Geiger


' A New Leaf ' by Vera Wynn Griffiths
Read by Lydia Sherwood


Unknown: Vera Wynn Griffiths
Read By: Lydia Sherwood


Script by Lesley Wilson


Script By: Lesley Wilson

: News Summary GOLD AND SILVER

An entertainment of contrast in sound
Morris Motors Band
Conducted by Harry Mortimer
The Golden Strings (Leader, Alec Firman )
Conducted by Jack Coles
Introduced by Robin Boyle


Conducted By: Harry Mortimer
Leader: Alec Firman
Conducted By: Jack Coles
Introduced By: Robin Boyle

: News Summary COLD TURKEY

Some musical afterthoughts to Christmas
Introduced by Harold Rogers


Introduced By: Harold Rogers


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
Racing: Tom Cosgrove sums up the day's programme at Kempton Park
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Charles Buchan
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


celebrates its first anniversary with the top ' pops ' of 1959 David Ede introduces and directs
The Rabin Band with Lorie Mann , Ray Pilgrim and Colin Day
The Hound Dogs
' Rockin ' Rex Morris and the ' groovin ' guitar of Don Sanford
Produced by Terry Henebery
News Summary at 1.30
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


Introduces: David Ede
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Ray Pilgrim
Unknown: Rex Morris
Produced By: Terry Henebery


A programme for children under five
Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Today's story: 'The Small Grey Donkey ' by Sheila Hayley , told by Dorothy Smith.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Sheila Hayley
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: News Summary AWAY FROM IT ALL

Monty Modlyn introduces music and song in a holiday mood
Produced by Ian CottereU


Introduces: Monty Modlyn
Produced By: Ian Cottereu


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


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Repeated on Tuesday at 11.15 a.m.
Mrs. Leathers insisted on coming to work at Virginia Lodge when she heard that Mrs. Maggs had left. (Henry thought Todhunter had stolen the £ 50 he had lost, but in fact it was Todhunter who found it, in a sack of flour.) Mrs. Gudgeon took refuge at Virginia Lodge after having a row with Mrs. Mountford; Coco took her off Mrs. Dale's hands and found her a room at the Sutherland. Annette found out about Sally's elaborate preparations for Christmas and said she had arranged to go away and stay with a friend, but Richard Fulton insisted that she should stay at home and everything should go on as planned. When Caradoc was bringing Christmas presents for Gwen and the children he met David, and there was a reconciliation between them.


The New Glen Miller Orchestra
Directed by Ray McKinley Introduced by Harold Rogers
Recordings made available by courtesy of Voice of America


Directed By: Ray McKinley
Introduced By: Harold Rogers

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers in this country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing
The dav's results read by John Webster
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Burnley v. Manchester United: Fulham v. Sheffield Wednesday; Nottingham Forest v. West Bromwich Albion: Preston North End v. Leicester City; Tottenham Hotspur v. Leeds United
Second Division: Bristol City v. Ply-mouth Argyll; Swansea Town v. Bristol Rovers
Open House
In the last edition of 1959. Eamonn Andrews talks to men who have .nade or reported the news over the past twelve months, and re-introduces some well-known contributors to the programme, including Gene Tunney , Sir Leonard Hutton , Peter Thomson. Jack Kramer. Ray Lindwall , Alec Bedser. and Freddie Mills
5.52 app. Classified Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay
5.58 1,500 m.: Shipping Forecast
247 m. and VHF: Interlude


Read By: John Webster
Talks: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Gene Tunney
Unknown: Sir Leonard Hutton
Unknown: Peter Thomson.
Unknown: Jack Kramer.
Unknown: Ray Lindwall
Unknown: Alec Bedser.
Unknown: Freddie Mills
Produced By: Angus MacKay


and his Orchestra with singing1 stars:
Rose Brennan
Ross McManus. Larry Gretton
Weather and News Headlines at 6.29


Unknown: Rose Brennan
Unknown: Ross McManus.
Unknown: Larry Gretton

: The Archers

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


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


Charles Buchan summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Charles Buchan

: News Summary • ORBITER X'

An adventure in the conquest of space by B. D. Chapman
14 — ' The Final Round '
Production by Charles Maxwell


Unknown: B. D. Chapman
Production By: Charles Maxwell
Captain Bob Britton: John Carson
Captain Douglas McClelland: Andrew Crawford
Flight Engineer Hicks: Barrie Gosney
Max Kramer: Gerik Schjelderup
Gelbin: Arthur Lawrence
Colonel Kent: Donald Bisset
Captain Knight: John Graham
Greta Ravel: Irène Prador
Control Officer Brown: Peter Noel Cook


with Singer, Eddie Falcon
Guest artist,
Bert Weedon on guitar with Rhythm Group
Produced by Rex Burrows


Singer: Eddie Falcon
Artist: Bert Weedon
Produced By: Rex Burrows

: News Summary TRUE STORY

The runaway from the Russian fishing fleet caused
Manhunt in Shetland
Written and introduced by Basil Wishart
Produced by Archie P. Lee
One peaceful evening in June last year James Thomson, coast-watcher at Watsness on the west coast of Shetland, saw a small motor launch speed away from the massed Russian fishing fleei. Two trawlers gave chase and soon an 'invasion ' of British soil had started. Luck was with the Latvian, who ran. He met the only man on the whole of that wide landscape who could understand his story, and so began a breathless game of hide-and-seek.


Introduced By: Basil Wishart
Produced By: Archie P. Lee


presents his weekly

: News Summary Ted Heath introduces THE TED HEATH SHOW

Ronnie Chamberlain
Bob Efford
Johnny Hawksworth
The Henry McKenzie Quartet and also presents your record requests
Produced by John Hooper


Unknown: Ronnie Chamberlain
Unknown: Bob Efford
Unknown: Johnny Hawksworth
Unknown: Henry McKenzie
Produced By: John Hooper


A Monday-evening rendezvous
Mine host, Peter King
Resident members:
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Valerie Masters
The Dave Lee Quartet
Don Rennie and Don Lang and the Frantic Five with Red Price
This week's visitors,
The Guitarellas
Produced by John Kingdon


Unknown: Dave Lee Quartet
Unknown: Don Rennie
Unknown: Don Lang
Unknown: Red Price
Produced By: John Kingdon

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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