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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Harold Smart at the electric organ
The Ronnie Aldrich Quartet Leslie Baker and his violin
Jack Emblow with his accordion
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
Weather and News Summary at 7.30

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Harold Smart
Unknown: Leslie Baker
Violin: Jack Emblow

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry
Weather and News Summary at 8.30

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the ' Met' Office

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Wilfrid Thomas introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Introduces: Wilfrid Thomas

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: MEN ABOUT MUSIC

Harmony and humour with Owen Brannigan , Ernest Lush and the BBC Men's Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Introduced by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Ernest Lush
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: MORNING STORY

from Scotland
Inspiration ' by Ray Melntire
Read by Bryden Murdoch

Contributors

Read By: Bryden Murdoch

: News Summary; Irish Rhythms

played by the BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conducted by Arthur Anton

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conducted By: Arthur Anton

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest, Michael O'Duffy (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson M.C. , Charles Crathorn

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: Michael O'Duffy
Introduced By: Ivan Samson M.C.
Introduced By: Charles Crathorn

: News Summary MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Martin Lukins. The Gaunt Brothers
Irene Handl and Pat Coombs
Edmund Hockridge
Introduced by Bill Gates

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Martin Lukins.
Conductor: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Edmund Hockridge
Introduced By: Bill Gates

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

: FIRST TEST MATCH

The Light Programme joins the Test Match Special Service

: News Summary

Interlude followed by Cricket scoreboard

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Pudding is Rather Naughty ' by Jane Alan. told by Julia Lang.

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Alan.
Told By: Julia Lang.

: WOMAN'S HOUR

For Your Information: Marjorie Pollard reviews some useful and entertaining books about careers
Portrait of a Listener: Anne Wild talks to a woman in her eighties
To Joan from Darby: David Scott-Blackhall looks back
I think I know the Snags: Ruth Jordan on breaking into journalism
Sing a song of sixpence: Judith Kay talks about a boy and his pocket money
Serial: ' The Hour of Truth' by Denise Egerton
Read by Nancy Wise
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
News Summary at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Pollard
Talks: Anne Wild
Unknown: David Scott-Blackhall
Unknown: Ruth Jordan
Talks: Judith Kay
Read By: Nancy Wise
Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson

: RACING

Manchester Cup
Run over one mile four furlongs
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Claude Harrison , from the Grandstand of the Castle Irwell Racecourse, Manchester

Contributors

Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Claude Harrison

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

News Summary at 3.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Louis Voss and his Kursaal Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Louis Voss

: News Summary MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Script by Jonquil Antony

Contributors

Script By: Jonquil Antony

: Flat Racing Results followed until 5.30 by SHOW TIME

A musical panorama of London's theatreland in twelve parts
9-The early nineteen-fifties
Grace O'Connor
Frederick Harvey
BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conducted by Raymond Agoult
Introduced by Hugh Shirreff
Produced by John Tylee
The programme recalls music from ' Carousel,' ' Wild Violets,' ' Gay's the Word' and Kiss me, Kate'

Contributors

Unknown: Grace O'Connor
Unknown: Frederick Harvey
Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conducted By: Raymond Agoult
Introduced By: Hugh Shirreff
Produced By: John Tylee

: SHOW TIME

: News Summary NELSON ELMS

at the BBC theatre organ
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.

: TEST MATCH SPECIAL

England v. South Africa
First Test Match
From Edgbaston, Birmingham
6.34 app. Weather and News Headlines followed by Tonight's Topic

: LAWN TENNIS

Wightman Cup
Great Britain v. U.S.A.
Davis Cup
Great Britain v. Belgium
Reports by Max Robertson from Wimbledon and by Basil Curtis from Scarborough

Contributors

Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Basil Curtis

: The Archers

: RADIO NEWSREEL

: SPORT

: News Summary Kenneth Home in BEYOND OUR KEN

A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman with Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee , Pat Lancaster
The Fraser Hayes Four and the BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braden
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Written By: Eric Merriman
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Music By: Edwin Braden
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: You are invited to JOIN IN AND SING

with the people of London singing songs we all know
Ivor Emmanuel
Bob Brown Singers
Jackie Brown at the electric organ
Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano
The singing directed and the show produced by Glyn Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Emmanuel
Singers: Bob Brown
Singers: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Kathleen O'Hagan
Produced By: Glyn Jones

: News Summary ANY QUESTIONS ?

A spontaneous discussion by Mary Stocks
Percy Cudlipp
John Connell
Frank George
Travelling Question-Master ,
Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen from The Town Hall,
Kingsbridge, Devon
Listeners' views for use in 'Any Answers?' should be addressed to the BBC, Bristol, marked 'Any Answers? ', to arrive on Monday.

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Percy Cudlipp
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Frank George
Unknown: Travelling Question-Master
Arranged By: Michael Bowen

: FRIDAY NIGHT IS MUSIC NIGHT

Radio's hall of melody and song featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Led by Frederick Parrington )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Ford Motor Works Military Band Conductor, Major G. H. Willcocks ,
M.V.O., M.B.E.
Director of Music
The Singers in Consort Director, Richard Wood and Laurie Payne
Introduced by Robin Boyle Produced by James Dufour
Staged at the Camden Theatre. London
News Summary at 9.30

Contributors

Conductor: Frederick Parrington
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Major G. H. Willcocks
Director: Richard Wood
Director: Laurie Payne
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: James Dufour

: NEWS

: TIME FOR OLD TIME!

invites you to listen to
Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra in a programme of old time dance music
Introduced by Jimmy Young M.C. , Stanley Wilson
Produced by Rex Burrows

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Bowman
Introduced By: Jimmy Young M.C.
Introduced By: Stanley Wilson
Produced By: Rex Burrows

: News Summary LEICESTER SQUARE LULLABY

with Gerald Shaw playing and introducing music for a late hour at the organ of the Odeon
Leicester Square

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Shaw

: LATE NEWS

: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.








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