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Reginald Tilsley and his Orchestra
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Jack Coles
Southern Serenade
Directed by Lou Whiteson
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
Weather and News Summary at 7.30


Unknown: Reginald Tilsley
Conducted By: Jack Coles
Directed By: Lou Whiteson

: Peter Bryant's MORNING CALL

with the first records of the day
Weather and News Summary at 8.30

: Your Holiday Weather

by the man from the ' Met ' Office

: Housewives' Choice

Introduced by Wilfred Pickles and also by housewives themselves recorded on Monday on the BBC Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court.

News Summary at 9.30


Introduced By: Wilfred Pickles

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


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


Unknown: Jacques Vallez


C.W.S. (Manchester) Band Conductor, Alex Mortimer


Conductor: Alex Mortimer


' The Scarlet Woman ' by Joan Hembrow
Read by Barbara Lott


Unknown: Joan Hembrow
Read By: Barbara Lott


Script by Jonquil Antony


Script By: Jonquil Antony


at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Barnsley


Richard Murdoch from the BBC
Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time


Unknown: Richard Murdoch

: News Summary

WORKERS' PLAYTIME from a steel wool manufacturers at Redhill, Surrey with Tony Fayne , Rosemary Squires
Tommy Reilly , The Freemen
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Tim Bell (double-bass)
Introduced by Bill Gates


Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Double-Bass: Tim Bell
Introduced By: Bill Gates



Results and reports of events during the morning by the team of BBC commentators at the Games

: News Summary

Interlude, followed by Cricket Scoreboard


Nursery rhymes, stories, and music
Today's story: ' Jingle Joe's Garden 'by Betty Starkey , told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Betty Starkey
Told By: Dorothy Smith.


Teresa McGonagle introduces
Macao: an impression from E. Arnot Robertson
Open Mike: at the Picasso exhibition in London
A Tribute to Miss Harder: Laura Selo remembers someone she can never repay
Twin Blessings or Double Trouble?: mothers of twins discuss their experiences
Careers in Cameo: Russ Conway talks to Gordon Gow
Marjorie Anderson reads from
' The Moorland Cottage ' by Mrs. Gaskell
News Summary at 2.30


Introduces: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Laura Selo
Talks: Russ Conway
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson


BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Frank Weir
Les Howard , Norman George
Introduced by Roger Moffat
News Summary at 3.30


Conducted By: Frank Weir
Conducted By: Les Howard
Unknown: Norman George
Introduced By: Roger Moffat


Raymond Agoult and his Players


Unknown: Raymond Agoult

: News Summary; MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Jonquil Antony
Repeated on Wednesday at 11.15 a.m.
Gwen and David stayed on holiday for a few extra days and were happier together. Jenny was given a television contract. She found an ideal bungalow on the river and hastily paid the deposit on it. To her surprise, Bob approved but suggested Jenny bought it in her name and in future had a separate banking account. Sally lost her temper with Mrs. Macdonald when she and Flora went to visit her and the bathwater overflowed. Flora was offended by Sally's rudeness. Henry started looking into the Dale and Freeman family trees.


Script by: 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
Jenny Dale: Jill Raymond
Grandfather Dale: Jack Shaw
Henry Freeman: Preston Lockwood
Joyce Freeman: Freda Falconer
Gwen Owen: Aline Wailes
David Owen: Robin Lloyd
Mrs. Leathers: Betty Baskcomb
Monument: Charles Lamb
Todhunter: John Rye
George: John Humphry
Vicky Clare: Lydia Sherwood
Isobel Fielding: Thea Wells
Elsie Freeman: Betty Hardy
Kate Sylvester: Anne McGrath
Maud French: Gwen Day Burroughs
Tiffin: Arthur Ridley
Laurie Macdonald: Tom Watson
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: 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



: News Summary ALL TOGETHER I

Join holiday makers and old-age pensioners at the Spa Theatre, Scarborough in community singing with Frank Weir (saxophone)
Lee Vincent (baritone)
Herbert Halliday (piano)
Scarborough Central Hall Choir
Conducted by Leslie Sturdy
Produced and conducted by Bill Scott-Coomber
Shipping Forecast at 5.58 on 1,500 m.


Unknown: Frank Weir
Baritone: Lee Vincent
Piano: Herbert Halliday
Conducted By: Leslie Sturdy
Conducted By: Bill Scott-Coomber


Richard Murdoch from the BBC
Gramstand at the National Radio Show at Earls Court talks to visitors and challenges the BBC Gramophone Library to find their choice in record time


Unknown: Richard Murdoch

: Weather and News Headlines followed by OLYMPIC REPORT

Results and reports of events during the morning and afternoon by the team of BBC commentators at the Games

: Tonight's Topic

: The Archers



: News Summary James McKechnie and Bill Kerr in ' THE FLYING DOCTOR'

with Rosemary Miller and Bettina Dickson
A series of stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
26—' The War's Over Now'
Script by Rex Rienits
Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Bettina Dickson
Script By: Rex Rienits
Production By: Vernon Harris
Dr Chris Rogers: James McKechnie
Tommy O'Donnell: Bill Kerr
Mary West: Rosemary Miller
Sally MacAndrew: Bettina Dickson
Harry Pitman: Ray Barrett
Otto Doleman: Alexander Archdale
Rosie: June Salter
Johnny Matthews: Jimmy Brooks

: 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: Nicholas Phipps
Mr Parkin: Warren Mitchell

: News Summary

TUESDAY TUNETIME recalls music and songs from operetta featuring
Jenifer Eddy , Forbes Robinson
Alexander Young
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Harold Noble) BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Research and script by Mark Lubbock
Introduced by Frank Phillips
Produced by John Tylee


Unknown: Jenifer Eddy
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Script By: Mark Lubbock
Introduced By: Frank Phillips
Produced By: John Tylee

: News Summary Zoc Caldwell and Tom Fleming in 'THE STORY OF IVY BRUNO'

A radio play by Frank Baker
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Play By: Frank Baker
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Ivy Bruno: Zoë Caldwell
Charles Muir: Tom Fleming
Roger Merritt: Nicholas Stevenson
Mrs Bruno: Mary O'Farrell
Dr Staveling: Julian Somers
The Rev Norman Muir: Earle Grey
Pawlyn: Wilfred Babbage
Jessie Harvey: Eva Stuart
Maurice Harvey: Haydn Jones


Descriptions of the day's events by the team of BBC commentators at the Games
The reports and commentaries are broadcast direct from Rome by arrangement with Radiotelevisione Italiana.



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 and a serenade on records from
Maurice Larcange and the Paris-Musette Orchestra
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
Unknown: Maurice Larcange
Introduced By: John Dunn
Produced By: Edward Nash


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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