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Reginald Tilsley and his Orchestra
Light Orchestra
(Leader. David Adams ) Conductor. David Curry
Southern Serenade directed by Lou WhitesoB
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
Weather and News Summary at 7.30


Unknown: Reginald Tilsley
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Directed By: Lou Whitesob

: The Band Plays On

Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz with the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard)
Weather and News Summary at 8.30


Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Musicians: The BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Julien Gaillard

: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the ' Met' * Office


Godfrey Winn
Introduces your request records
News Summary at 9.30


Introduces: Godfrey Winn

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn. and a prayer


A light-hearted half-hour with Jacques Vallez and his Septet


Unknown: Jacques Vallez

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Fairey Band
Conductor, Leonard Lamb


Musicians: The Fairey Band
Conductor: Leonard Lamb


Cat and Bell ' by Phyllis Bentley
Read by John Westbrook


Unknown: Phyllis Bentley
Read By: John Westbrook


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony

: News Summary; Charles Smitton

at the BBC theatre organ


Organist: Charles Smitton

: Richard Murdoch introduces TWELVE O'CLOCK SPIN

and plays records just for the fun of it


From a boot and shoe factory in Northampton Max Geldiay
Paddy Edwards
Jo Shelton
George Martin
Harry Engleman (piano)
Vie Mortiboys (string-bass)
Bob Mansell (drums)
Presented by Richard Maddock


Unknown: Max Geldiay
Unknown: Paddy Edwards
Unknown: Jo Shelton
Unknown: George Martin
Piano: Harry Engleman
Unknown: Bob Mansell
Presented By: Richard Maddock


with music for your leisure
Introduced by Patience Sheffield


Introduced By: Patience Sheffield


Reports on the final day of the following matches :
Glamorgan v. The South African* at Swansea
Charles Fortune
Kent v. Hampshire at Canterbury John Arlott
Sussex v. Middlesex at Hove
Peter Cranmer
Lancashire v. Yorkshire at Old Trafford
Robert Hudson


Unknown: Robert Hudson


A programme for children under five Nursery rhymes, stories, and music Today's story: ' The Friendly Cave ' by Wendy Wilkin , told by Dorothy Smith.
Catherine Edwards introduces the programmes this week


Unknown: Wendy Wilkin
Told By: Dorothy Smith.
Introduces: Catherine Edwards

: Over My Dead Body

by June Opie
Abridged by Honor Wyatt
Read by Ursula Howells
The first of nine instalments


Author: June Opie
Abridged by: Honor Wyatt
Reader: Ursula Howells

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish entertains at the piano


Pianist: Kay Cavendish

: News Summary; Both Sides of the Law: 8: Tell Tale

(Second series)
by Henry Cecil

[Starring] Ivan Samson and Ronald Baddiley
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


Writer: Henry Cecil
Producer: Norman Wright
The Judge: Ivan Samson
The Criminal: Ronald Baddiley
The Middle-aged Man: John Bryning
The Girl: Diana Olsson
The Young Man: John Rye
Other parts: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Especially for You

Requested music played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)

Conductor, Rae Jenkine

News Summary at 3.30


Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkine


Eric Galloway and his Orchestra


Unknown: Eric Galloway

: News Summary; Mrs. Dale's Diary

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family.
(Repeated on Wednesday at 11.16 a.m.)
Elsie spread gossip about the row between Maud French and Mrs. Freeman, hinting that while she was in Capri Mrs. Freeman did something very shocking. Mrs. Freeman threatened Elsie with full exposure of what happened at Guildford. Gwen's boys did not return home from school one day. For a long time they could not be found; eventually David remembered a cafe where he sometimes took them for ices, and found them there with Kate, who had been meeting them often on their way home from school. David was furiously angry with Kate. He didn't immediately tell Gwen who had been with the boys, but she guessed. Kate broke down at the cafe, and Vicky was called to take her home.


Script: Jonquil Antony
Producer: Betty Davies
Producer: Wyn Knowles
Mrs. Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr. Dale: James Dale
Mrs. Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Ward
Sue Douglas: Valerie Kirkbright
Bob Dale: Leslie Heritage
Gwen Owen: Aline Waites
David Owen: Robin Lloyd
Mr. Owen: Kenneth Evans
Mrs. Owen: Hilda Bayley
Caradoc Owen: Arthur White
Ivor Mitchell: Peter Tuddenham
Vicky Clare: Lydia Sherwood
Mark Sylvester: Hugh Dickson
Sister Mason: Freda Dowie
Nurse: Diana Olsson

: Flat Racing Results

followed until 5.30 by AT YOUR REQUEST
The music you have asked for played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ and sung by Bill Newman (baritone)


Played By: Sandy MacPherson
Baritone: Bill Newman


The music you have asked for played by Sandy Macpherson ) at the BBC theatre organ and sung by Bill Newman (baritone)


Played By: Sandy MacPherson
Baritone: Bill Newman

: News Summary; All Together!

Community singing from a china clay works at St. Austell, Cornwall
Conducted by Lawrence Adam with Dorothy Harwood (soprano)
Arthur Parkman (piano)
Master of Ceremonies, Bernard Fishwick
Produced by Brian Patten
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Producer: Brian Patten
Master of Ceremonies: Bernard Fishwick
Conductor: Lawrence Adam
Soprano: Dorothy Harwood
Pianist: Arthur Parkman


Further reports
Glamorgan r. The South Africans at Swansea by Charles Fortune
Kent v. Hampshire at Canterbury by John Arlott
Sussex r. Middlesex at Hove by Peter Cranmer
Lancashire v. Yorkshire at Old Trafford by Robert Hudson


Unknown: Peter Cranmer
Unknown: Robert Hudson

: Interlude

: The Archers

A story of country folk


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Written By: Geoffrey Webb
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane



: News Summary; The Flying Doctor: 22: A Question of Courage

[Starring] James McKechnie and Bill Kerr
with Rosemary Miller and Bettina Dickson
A series of stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.
Script by Rex Rienits


Writer: Rex Rienits
Production: Vernon Harris
Dr Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Mary West: Rosemary Miller
Eally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Jim Kirby: David Nettheim
Ned Kirby: Jeffrey Hodgson
Mandy Wilson: Pam Greenall
Joe McAllister: Alister Williamson
Bob Wilson: Russell Napier
John Marsh: Robert Reardon
Mrs Molloy: Follie Setches

: Something to Shout About

A light-hearted look at the advertising world
[Starring] Michael Medwin with Eleanor Summerfield, Fenella Fielding and Joan Sims
The Jingle Belles and The Bernie Fenton Quartet under the direction of Cliff Adams
Script by Myles Rudge, with additional material by Ronnie Wolfe
Produced by John Simmonds


Writer: Myles Rudge
Additional material: Ronnie Wolfe
Singers: The Jingle Belles Musicians: The Bernie Fenton Quartet
Musical director: Cliff Adams
Producer: John Simmonds
Michael Lightfoot, an account executive: Michael Medwin
Janet, his secretary: Fenella Fielding
Maggie, a TV advertising executive: Eleanor Summerfield
Mavis, a shorthand-typist: Joan Sims
Adrian Beales, a copy-writer: Nicholas Phipps
Mr Alsop: Warren Mitchell

: Tuesday Tunetime

recalls music and songs from operetta featuring Mary Thomas, Billie Baker, Frederick Harvey, Dudley Rolph
BBC Chorus, trained by Alan G. Melville
and the BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Research and script by Mark Lubbock
Introduced by Frank Phillips
Produced by John Tyles


Presenter: Frank Phillips
Producer: John Tyles
Singers: BBC Chorus
BBC Chorus trained by: Alan G. Melville
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: William Armon
Orchestra conductor: Vilem Tausky
Research/Script: Mark Lubbock

: News Summary; Thirty-Minute Theatre: Long Distance

by Harry Junkin
[Starring] Joan Miller

Leon Jacks is due to be hanged for murder. Will his wife, with new evidence in her possession, be able to save him at the last minute?


Writer: Harry Junkin
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Bertha Jacks: Joan Miller
Prison Warden: Michael Turner
Mrs McLean: Gwen Day Burroughs
Miss Milton: Cecile Chevreau
Mr Henderson: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Other parts: Errol MacKinnon
Other parts: Judith Whale
Other parts: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Music for Sweethearts

[Featuring] Johnny Pearson
with the Romance in Rhythm Orchestra

(Leader, Antony Gilbert)

Conducted by Johnny Pearson

Introduced by David Gell


Presenter: David Gell
Producer: John Browell
Musicians: The Romance in Rhythm Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Johnny Pearson



Relax to music
In the Peter Yorke manner featuring
Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
The songs of Michael Desmond
The rhythmic contrasts of the William Davies Quartet amd a serenade on records from
Martin, Denny and his Music
Introduced by John Dunn
Produced by Edward Nash
News Summary at 11.30


Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Michael Desmond
Unknown: William Davies
Introduced By: John Dunn
Produced By: Edward Nash


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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