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Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams ) Conductor. David Curry
Edward Rubach and the Novelairs
Henry Krein and the Montmartre Players
Robin Richmond (theatre organ)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast


Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Henry Krein
Unknown: Robin Richmond


Broadcast direct from Rome by one of the BBC commentators


Weather and News Summary at 7.30


Broadcast direct from Rome by one of the BBC commentators

: Tony Raymont'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

: John Ellison presents CHILDREN'S FAVOURITES

Some more of the records you have asked to hear
News Summary at 9.30

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn, and a prayer


The best of today's ' pop ' entertainment featuring
Tommy Bruce
Dick Jordan
Bob Cort
The Trebletones
The Avons
The Ken Jones Five
The Jazz Cellar
Terry Lightfoot 's
New Orleans Jazzmen
New To You
Spinning the latest releases
Cat's Call
Disc stars you've requested
Introduced by Brian Matthew
Produced by Jimmy Grant
News Summary at 10.30 and 11.30


Unknown: Tommy Bruce
Unknown: Dick Jordan
Unknown: Bob Cort
Unknown: Ken Jones
Unknown: Terry Lightfoot
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Produced by C. F. Meehan


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: News Summary SPOTLIGHT

A musical focus on people, places, and things the world over
Arranged by John Powell


Arranged By: John Powell


What's On Today ?
A magazine programme including:
Football League: Gerald Sinstadt in London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham, and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opinions about this afternoon's games
Scottish League Cup: by Tommy Muirhead
Racing: Claude Harrison sums up the prospects for the Prince Edward Handicap at Manchester
Rugby League: by Alan Dixon Cricket: Latest scores
Introduced by W. J. Hicks Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Gerald Sinstadt
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Tommy Muirhead
Unknown: Claude Harrison
Unknown: Prince Edward Handicap
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: W. J. Hicks
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Timetable to 5.0 p.m.:
1.10 Olympic 3.10 Music
Report 3.30 Sports News
1.20 Cricket 3.35 Cricket
1.45 Music 3.50 Music
2.16 Cricket 4.5 Assoe. Football
2.30 Sports News 4.45 Cricket
2.35 Music 4.50 Olympic
2.56 Racing Report
For details see panel


A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport
5.0 Football and Racing
Results read by John Hobday
Olympic Games
Visits to Rome
5.10 app. Special Reports and flashes from the grounds
First Division.' Bolton Wanderers v. Chelsea: Fulham v. Birmingham City; Nottingham Forest v. New-castle United; Preston North End v. West Bromwich Albion; Tottenham Hotspur v. Manchester United
Second Division: Bristol Rovers v. Ipswich Town; Southampton v. Leeds United
Scottish League Cup: Tommy Muirhead on an outstanding match
How Good is Your Team?
Billy Wright assesses Tottenham Hotspur's form against Manchester United
Cricket: latest scores
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators, and journalists join W. J. Hicks to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified Football Results
Introduced by W. J. Hicks Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Hobday
Introduced By: W. J. Hicks
Produced By: Angus MacKay



: Steve Race introduces JUST JAZZ

A programme of traditional, mainstream, and modern jazz on gramophone records
Produced by Jack Dabbs


Produced By: Jack Dabbs



Clifford Webb summarises the day's outstanding games


Unknown: Clifford Webb


by amateur choirs from the BBC's annual choral competition
Let the People Sing
Climax Male Voice Choir Conductor. Edgar Kessell
Scottish Junior Singers
Agnes Duncan Caledonia Choir
Conductor,James F. N. Fyfe
Huddeisfield College of Technology
Madrigal Group
Conductor, Wyndham G. Williams
Introduced by John Hobday


Conductor: Agnes Duncan
Conductor: James F. N. Fyfe
Conductor: Wyndham G. Williams
Introduced By: John Hobday


Ballet Music
Part 2

: Steve Race keeps a SATURDAY DATE

with music by the Steve Race Trio and on gramophone records
Produced by Jack Dabbs


Produced By: Jack Dabbs


Descriptions of the day's events by the team of BBC commentators at the Games
Swimming: It is hoped to include recorded commentary by A]un Williams on the Ladies' 100 metres Backstroke Final, with summary by Pat Besford
The reports and commentaries are broadcast direct from Rome by arrangement with Radiotelcvisione Italiana


Unknown: Pat Besford


: David Jacobs presents PICK OF THE POPS

An up-to-the-minute survey of popular records featuring those currently climbing the Top Twenty and a review of the very latest releases
Produced by Derek Chinnery
News Summary at 11.30


Produced By: Derek Chinnery


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,504 m.

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