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: WEATHER AND NEWS followed by MORNING MUSIC

Light Orchestra
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, David Curry
The London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Sidney Bowman The Albert Delroy SeKbet
Ian Stewart and his Quartet
Jimmy Leach and his Organoliaw Quartet

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Conducted By: Sidney Bowman
Unknown: Albert Delroy Sekbet
Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: WEATHER

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Robin Richmond introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Robin Richmond

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: HAVE A GO!

with Wilfred Pickles visits the town of WEM, Shropshire with Mabel at ' The Table' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Don Harper Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Don Harper

: MORNING STORY

From the West
1 The Light Shines High ' by Noel Cleave
Read by George CorneUm ,

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Cleave
Read By: George Corneum

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

Contributors

Script: Robert Turley

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND PLAYERS

Leader, William Reid
Directed by Peter Martin

Contributors

Leader: William Reid
Directed By: Peter Martin

: MUSIC WITH A BEAT

A blend of the best in popular music with The Eric Delaney Band
Lorie Mann , Mike Preston Produced by Brian Matthew
BBC General Overseas Service recording

Contributors

Unknown: Lorie Mann
Unknown: Mike Preston
Produced By: Brian Matthew

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

From a shoe factory in Leicestershire The Polka Dots
Betty Smith
June Marlow
Richard Murdoch
Harry Engleman (piano) Sid Gateley (string-bass) Bob Mansell (drums)
Produced by Richard Maddock

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Smith
Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Piano: Harry Engleman
Piano: Sid Gateley
Unknown: Bob Mansell
Produced By: Richard Maddock

: LUNCH DATE

with the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra Leader, Jack Nugent
Conductor, Jack Leon and Kathie Kay

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon
Conductor: Kathie Kay

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

A programme for children under five
Today's story: ' From the Cabbage Patch to Australia' by Mary Hig son, told by Julia Lang

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Hig
Told By: Julia Lang

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Teresa McGonagle
Doing Your Hair: Jenny Lewis , a teenager, describes her methods
Out of the News
A Daily Miracle: Ruth Pitter reflects
Reading Your Letters
Who Goes to What and Why? Gordon Gow meeting more London theatre audiences
Joseph O'Coron read® from
' The City of Beautiful Nonsense by E. Temple Thurston
The third item is recorded

Contributors

Introduced By: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Jenny Lewis
Unknown: Ruth Pitter
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Joseph O'Coron

: EASY TO REMEMBER

Familiar melodies" from the past recalled by Paul Martin
Produced by Brian Willey

Contributors

Recalled By: Paul Martin
Produced By: Brian Willey

: Music While You Work

Falkman and his Apache Band

Contributors

Musicians: Falkman and his Apache Band

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Script by Robert Turley
(Repeated on Friday at 11.15 a.m.)
The Krautzes left Virginia Lodge and Mrs. Dale developed a bad cold which kept her in bed on New Year's Eve. Mrs. Freeman and Vicky opened their shop, but did not do very well. Jack Sheans sent the Home Help away and everything reverted to a muddle.

(John Humphry broadcasts by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust ; Robert Webber is in "Emil and the Detectives" at the Mermaid Theatre, London; Arthur White is in "Robinson Crusoe" at the New Theatre, Bromley)

Contributors

Script: Robert Turley
Producer: Betty Davies
Producer: Eileen Cullen
Mrs. Dale: Ellis Powell
Dr. Dale: James Dale
Mrs. Freeman: Dorothy Lane
Sally Fulton: Margaret Waid
Sue Douglas: Valerie Kirkbright
Mrs. Maggs: Grace Allardyce
Grandfather Dole: Jack Shaw
Flora Dale: Jean Stuart
Carlton Dale: Glyn Dearman
Gwen Owen: Aline Waites
David Owen: Robin Lloyd
Billy Owen: Patricia Hayes
Mr. Owen: Kenneth Evans
Mrs. Owen: Hilda Bayley
Caradoc Owen: Arthur White
Fickling: Robert Webber
George Chorleigh: John Humphry
Vicky Clare: Lydia Sherwood
Mr. Sheans: Tom Watson
Mrs. Sheans: Hilda Schroder
Rosie Sheans: Sheila Grant
Auntie Vi: Myrtle Reed
Harvey Hichens: Eric Francis
Ioan Moray: Olga Dickie

: RACING RESULTS

: ALAN FREEMAN

spins
Records around Five

: ROUNDABOUT

News, views, and music
THURSDAY EDITION
Introduced by Ken Sykora
Brian Johnston Meeting a Sportsman
Crosby Cameo Record Corner:
Music of Yugoslavia
Science Spot
Tonight's Topic
Folk songs and ballads bv Joseph Locker and Alex Campbell
Dennis Wilson at the piano
Produced by Jack Singleton

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Introduced By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Joseph Locker
Unknown: Alex Campbell
Unknown: Dennis Wilson
Produced By: Jack Singleton

: SPORTS NEWS

including racing result*

: The Archers

Contributors

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

: SPORT

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ?

Franklin Ertgelmann is the Chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title Brain of Britain, 1961'
1: LONDON
The contestants representing London are:
Mrs. Irene Thomas
Singer
Richard Dent
Leather Merchant
Alfred Vanstone
Costing Clerk
Gervis Frere-Cook
Literary Agent
The programme also Includes I Hear! Hear! '
A test of memory- for listeners at home and in the audience
The programme devised and' written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark
BBO recording
Repeated on Saturday at 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Ertgelmann
Unknown: Alfred Vanstone
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: JOIN IN AND SING

with the people of London singing songs you all know
Bryan Johnson
Brendan O'Dowda
The Michael John Singers
Jackie Brown at the electric organ Kathleen O'Hagan at the piano Produced by Rex Burrows

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Brendan O'Dowda
Unknown: Michael John Singers
Unknown: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Kathleen O'Hagan
Produced By: Rex Burrows

: ANY ANSWERS ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in last Friday's 'Any Questions?' from Chippenham, Wiltshire
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen

Contributors

Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: BEYOND OUR KEN

Kenneth Home in a sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick
Betty Marsdeiu Bill Pertwee
Janet Waters , The Hornets and the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braden Script by Eric Merriman
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Janet Waters
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Music By: Edwin Braden
Script By: Eric Merriman
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: SEMPRINI SERENADE

with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer
Semprini plays his own arrangements for piano and orchestra
Tonight's programme includes:
Swedish Rhapsody
Chanson-trad,itiolllal and popular
Clair de lune (Debussy)
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: NEWS and SPORT

: JAZZ CLUB

Traditional jazz played by Chris Barber 's Jazz Band with Ottilie Patterson
Introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by Terry Henc-bery

Contributors

Played By: Chris Barber
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Terry Henc-Bery

: BLUES IN THE NIGHT

Sweet swinging sounds for late-night listening, with Hector Stewart
Produced by Brian Willey

Contributors

Unknown: Hector Stewart
Produced By: Brian Willey

: LATE NEWS

: Closedown









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