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BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowits
Sid Phillips and his Band The Jack Nathan Quartet
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
Weather and News Summary at 7.30


Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowits
Conductor: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Jack Nathan

: Victor Silvester brings

Request tunes with a memory played in strict tempo by the Victor Silvester Ballroom Orchestra
Produced by John Fenton
Weather and News Summary at 8.30


Produced By: John Fenton

: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the * Met ' Office


Wilfrid Thomas introduces request records for the family
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Wilfrid Thomas


A story, a hymn. and a prayer


at the BBC theatre organ with song's from Harry Dawson


Unknown: Harry Dawson


Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Lt.-CoI. Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music
Edward Rubach and Robert Docker
(two pianos)
Tudor Evans (baritone)
Produced by Harry Mortimer


Unknown: Douglas A. Pope
Unknown: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Robert Docker
Baritone: Tudor Evans
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: News Summary GO, MAN, GO

The show with the most
David Ede introduces and directs
The Rabin Rock Unit
Lorie Mann , Colin Day, Ray Pilgrim The ' groovin' ' guitar of Don Sanford
' Rockin' Rex Morris
The Hound Dogs and your ' pop ' requests
Produced by Terry Henebery


Introduces: David Ede
Unknown: Lorie Mann
Produced By: Terry Henebery


Keith Fordyce presents his
Record Hop with fast-moving music to beat those Monday blues


Unknown: Keith Fordyce


From the Midlands
Nicholas Parsons introduces
The Coventry Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, William Pethers
The Tracy Sisters, Vie West
Lorrae Desmond, Ken Dodd
Produced by James Pestridge


Introduces: Nicholas Parsons
Conductor: William Pethers
Unknown: Ken Dodd
Produced By: James Pestridge


For details see Out and About


A programme for children under five Nursery rhymes, stories and music
Today's story: ' The Clarabelle' by Charles Bernard , told bv Julia Lang. Part
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Charles Bernard
Unknown: Julia Lang.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards


2.0 Preview 3.45 Racing
2.5 Music 3.50 Music
2.30 Sports News 4.10 Motor Cycling
2.35 Music 4.20 Cycling
2.55 Racing 4.30 Sports News
3.10 Music 4.35 Cricket
3.30 Sports News 4.50 Music 5.35 Motor Cycling
For details see panel

PREVIEW of the afternoon's sport at 2.0
CRICKET reports and recorded highlights Glamorgan v. The South Africans John Adolt, Charles Fortune atCarditl Yorkshire v. Lancashire 1. W. Swanton at Headingley Somerset v. Gloucestershire Alan Gibson at Bath Middlesex v. Sussex Brian Johnston at Lord's Derbyshire v. Northamptonshire Peter Cranmer at Derby at 4.35 and 6.10 Scoreboard: Lunchtime at 1.35;
CYCLING Evening at 6.40 Tour of Britain Organised by the British Cycling Fedoration. Promoted by the Milk Marketing Board A report on the first stage BLACKPOOL TO MORiCAMM by Sidney Salmarsh at 4.20
ATHLETICS The British Games Organised by 'The News of the World' Incorporating the Inter-County Championships FROM WHITE CITY STADIUM A report by Harold Abrahams illustrated by commentaries recorded by Rex Alston at 5.40
RACING at Hurst Park Commentaries by Raymond Glendenning assisted by Roger Mortimer The Crocker Bulteel Cup Handicap at 2.55 The Winstan Churchill Stakes at 3.45 (recorded)
MOTOR CYCLING Blandford International Road Race Meeting Organised by the Blackmore Vale M.C.C. Commentaries by Murray Walker and Eddie Filch FROM BLANDFORD CAMP. DORSET Senior Race at 3.35 and 4.10 Junior Race at 5.20 and 6.0
SPORTS NEWS News of the past hour, Including racing results and cricket scores at 2.30, 3.30, and 4.30 And full results at 5.30
MUSIC Eric Galloway and his Band (Eric Galloway and his Band are at the Majestic Ballroom, Finsbury Park) Morris Motors Band Conductor, G. V. Brooks (BBC recordings) and gramophone records, including Frank Cordell and his Orchestra * at 2.5, 2.35, 3.10, 3.50, 4.50, 5.55, 6.25 'These times are approximate

: Out and About and Music

5.0 Music
6.0 Motor Cycling
5.24 Motor Cycling
6.10 Cricket
5.30 Sports News
6.25 Music
5.40 Athletics
6.40 Evening Scoreboard
5.55 Music
For details set page 25
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: The Archers

A story of country folk


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb


Including sports reports with cricket close of play scores

: News Summary RUSS CONWAY

with singer, Eddie Falcon
Guest artist,
Bert Weedon on guitar with Rhythm Group
Produced by Rex Burrowl


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

: Jimmy Clitheroe as THE CLITHEROE KID

in ' What a Picnic ' with Peter Sinclair
Patricia Burke , Leonard Williams
Diana Day , Peter Goodwright Rosalie Williams , Tony Melody
Karal Gardner
Theme music written by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Alyn Ainsworth
Written by Frank Roscoe Produced by James Casey


Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Unknown: Diana Day
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Unknown: Rosalie Williams
Unknown: Tony Melody
Unknown: Karal Gardner
Written By: Alan Roper
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Written By: Frank Roscoe
Produced By: James Casey

: News Summary TRUE STORY

' The Night the World Shook '
On February 29, twenty-one minutes before midnight, an earthquake devastated the town of Agadir. The town was ruined, and more than twelve thousand people were killed. In this programme several survivors tell their stories, of how they were trapped and how help eventually reached them
Narrator, Valentine DyaU
Compiled and produced by Alan Burgess


Produced By: Alan Burgess


presents his weekly
News Summary at 9.30

: Sheila Buxton and Gary Miller in SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

A round-the-world trip in story and song with the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Alan Reeve-Jones and Edwin Bradea
Produced by John Hooper


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Alan Reeve-Jones
Written By: Edwin Bradea
Produced By: John Hooper



Ken Sykora invites you to hear the strings and songs of . Rosita
Jeff Hudson
Wouter Steenhuis with Gordon Franks his Mellow Strings and the Stringalong Sextet and some strings and songs on records
Produced by John Kingdon
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Jeff Hudson
Unknown: Wouter Steenhuis
Unknown: Gordon Franks
Unknown: Stringalong Sextet
Produced By: John Kingdon


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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