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: Morning Music

Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams) Conductor, David Curry
BBC West of England Players
(Leader, William Reid )
Directed by Peter Martin
Henry Krein and his Montmartre Players
Bryan Rodwell (theatre organ)
At 6.45 on 1,500 m.
Shipping Forecast
Weather and News Summary at 7.30


Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Musicians: BBC West of England Players
Leader: William Reid
Directed by: Peter Martin
Musicians: Henry Krein and his Montmartre Players
Organist: Bryan Rodwell

: Robin Boyle'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
Cliff Richard and the Shadows
Gary Mills
The Five Dallas Boys
Elaine Delmar
The Ronnie Price Quintet
Bob Miller and the Millermen with Lillian Collins and Dougie Arthur
New To Your
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: Cliff Richard
Unknown: Bob Miller
Unknown: Lillian Collins
Unknown: Dougie Arthur
Introduced By: Brian Matthew

: Round the British Isles with TOP OF THE FORM

John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this general knowledge contest between representative teams from Girls' and Boys' Schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
The Grammar School, Rugeley
(Boys) v.
The Norwich
High School for Girls
Questions set by Tom Williams
Produced by Joan Clark


Unknown: John Ellison
Unknown: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Tom Williams
Produced By: Joan Clark

: 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: Clifford Webb in London, Charles Harrold in Birmingham. and Bill Bothwell in Manchester give the latest news and their opjnions about this afternoon's games
Scottish League by Jameson Clark
Rugby League by Alan Dixon
Introduced by Eamonn Andrews
Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Clifford Webb
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


and his Latin-American Orchestra
Shipping Forecast at 1.40 on 1,500 m.


C.W.S. (Manchester) Band
Conductor, Alex Mortimer
Kenneth Tudor (bass-baritone)


Conductor: Alex Mortimer
Bass-Baritone: Kenneth Tudor


The Newbury Autumn Cup
A handicap race run over a distance of two miles
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning assisted by Roger Mortimer


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer


(Leader, William Reid )
Directed by Peter Martin


Leader: William Reid
Directed By: Peter Martin


Commentary by John Arlott on the second half of one of today's English League matches


Commentary By: John Arlott


at the piano

: Eamonn Andrews introduces SPORTS REPORT

A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers in this country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing
The day's results read by John Hobday
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
First Division: Manchester City v. Birmingham City: Newcastle United v. Cardiff City: Nottingham Forest v. Sheffield Wednesday: West Ham United v. Blackburn Rovers: Wolverhampton Wanderers v. Tottenham Hotspur
Second Division: Liverpool v. Derby County; Plymouth Argyle v. Sunder-land
Scottish League: Jameson Clark on an outstanding match
Talking Sport
Leading players, administrators and journalists join Eamonn Andrews at the microphone to discuss topics of the moment
5.52 app. Classified Football Results
Produced by Angus Mackay


Read By: John Hobday
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


Music from France with Roger Roger and his Orchestra
Presented by Denys Gueroult


Unknown: Roger Roger
Presented By: Denys Gueroult

: Charles Melville 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

: News Summary; Music for Dancing

Requests from Overseas listeners played by Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Introduced by Victor Silvester
Produced by John Fenton
(BBC General Overseas Service production)


Played By: Victor Silvester
Introduced By: Victor Silvester
Produced By: John Fenton


So why not join Peter Haigh and his record stars?
Produced by Denys Jones
News Summary at 8.30


Unknown: Peter Haigh
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Sir William Walton conducts his own music in SATURDAY CONCERT HALL

with the BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Introduced by Roy Williamson
Given before an invited audience at the Camden Theatre, London
Tickets may be obtained on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Introduced By: Roy Williamson


in the way of music
Including songs from
My Fair Lady ' and ' Oliver Music by Irving Berlin and Nonsense by Stan Freberg
Introduced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: Oliver Music
Unknown: Irving Berlin
Unknown: Stan Freberg
Introduced By: Harold Rogers


: Pick of the Pops

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. News Summary at 11.30


Presenter: David Jacobs
Producer: Derek Chinnery


: Close Down

followed by Shipping Forecast on 1,500 m.

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