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: Weather and News, followed by: Morning Music

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, Jack Coles
BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, David Curry
Edward Rubach Quintet
The Gerald Crossman Players
Horace Finch at the organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool
BBC recording

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry
Conductor: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Gerald Crossman
Unknown: Horace Finch

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jimmy Hanley introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Jimmy Hanley

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: SING ME A SOUVENIR

The Bowman-Hyde Singers and Players
Directed by Eric Wilson-Hyde

Contributors

Directed By: Eric Wilson-Hyde

: Music While You Work

The Gough-Adams Music

: MORNING STORY

from the West
'A Hole in the Hedge'
Written and read by Norman Goodland

Contributors

Read By: Norman Goodland

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

Contributors

Script: Lesley Wilson

: MUSIC WITH A BEAT

Bringing you each week some of Britain's brightest and best ' pop' music groups and singers
Today
The Hedley Ward Trio Sid Phillips ' Band with songs from Gerry Beckles
The programme Introduced by I'eter King
Produced by Brian Matthew
BBC General Overseas Service recording

Contributors

Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Gerry Beckles
Produced By: Brian Matthew

: JIMMY YOUNG

with his
Twelve O'Clock Spin of popular records

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from the Royal Pioneer Corpa Depot, Northampton The Polka Dots
Betty
Smith Rosemary Squires
George Martin
Revil Terry (piano)
Jack Peberdy (string-bass) Rex Bennett (drums)
Des McGovern (guitar)
Produced by Richard Maddock

Contributors

Unknown: Smith Rosemary Squires
Unknown: George Martin
Piano: Revil Terry
Piano: Jack Peberdy
Unknown: Rex Bennett
Guitar: Des McGovern
Produced By: Richard Maddock

: LUNCH DATE

with the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra Leader, Jack Nugent
Conductor, Jack Leon and Kathie Kay
News Summary at 1.30 followed' by

Contributors

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

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story Big Fat Puss-Cat ' by Sheila Hayley , told by Julia Lang ,

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Hayley
Told By: Julia Lang

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Babies need Love: says Kathleen Crayford
Matching the Dog to the Owner: discussed by Joan Joshua and Wilson Stephens
A Personal Pleasure: John Fieldwalker enjoys landscape painting
Reading Your Letters
Career in Cameo: Gordon Gow talks to Katina Paxinou
' The Town House' by Norah Lofts
Read by Judi Dench
Anne Blanchefleur 's Tale
The third and sixth Items are recorded

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Kathleen Crayford
Unknown: Joan Joshua
Unknown: Wilson Stephens
Unknown: John Fieldwalker
Talks: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Katina Paxinou
Read By: Judi Dench
Read By: Anne Blanchefleur

: A la Carte

Irene Prador offers a miscellany of music with a continental flavour
Produced by Mary Mitchell

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Prador
Produced By: Mary Mitchell

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harold Collins and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Collins

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Produced by Betty Davies

Contributors

Produced By: Betty Davies

: RACING RESULTS

and cricket scoreboard

: PLAYTIME

Records spun by GRAHAM GAULD for the young and the young at heart

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Gauld

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary by Max Robertson and Maurice Edelston with summaries and comments by Bea Walter From the All England Club

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson
Commentary By: Maurice Edelston
Unknown: Bea Walter

: RECORDS AT SIX

Three-Band Session
Today:
Billy May and his Orchestra George Shearing Quintet
Frank Cordell and his Orchestra
Introduced by Tim Gudgin
News Summary at 6.30 followed by Tonight's Topic

Contributors

Unknown: Billy May
Unknown: Frank Cordell
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: SPORTS NEWS

including racing results and cricket close of play scores

: The Archers

: SPORT

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

Franklin Engelmann 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 '
SEMI-FINALS (ii)
Competing in the second round of the Semi-Finals are
Mrs. Joan Taylor
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Lecturer
Mrs. Helen Morris , Dundee Lecturer
P. H. B. Smith , Edinburgh Publicity Officer
The programme also includes "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
Repeated on Saturday at 12 noon
Tickets for this series are available on application to [address removed]enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Mrs. Joan Taylor
Unknown: Mrs. Helen Morris
Unknown: H. B. Smith
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: SEASIDE SING-SONG

featuring
Wilfred Pickles with Mabel Pickles and Eric James from The Queen's Hall Seatord , Sussex
Presented by Stephen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Mabel Pickles
Unknown: Eric James
Unknown: Hall Seatord
Presented By: Stephen Williams

: LISTENERS ANSWER BACK

from the Town Hall, Maidenhead where
George Woodcock , C.B.E.,
General Secretary of the T.U.C. and L. J. Callaghan , M.P. answer questions about
The interest of the Trade Union Movement in Politics Chairman, Bernard Storey

Contributors

Unknown: George Woodcock
Unknown: L. J. Callaghan
Unknown: Bernard Storey

: Does the Team Think?

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to a team of distinguished experts
The great minds are Jimmy Edwards
Ted Ray
Tommy Trinder
Bernard Braden
In the chair, McDonald Hobley
This week's special guest Roy Plomley
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards Produced by Edward Taylor
The recorded broadcast of March 28

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: 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
Songs of famous French artists
Concerto Appassionato................Semprini Melodies from Cinderella Rodgers Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

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

: NEWS and SPORT

: JAZZ CLUB

Eddie Thompson and Friends An informal session by The Eddie Thompson -
Trjo Blair amd Eddie Blair Tony Coe , Danny Mors
Joe Temperley , Bill Le Sage Introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by Terry Henebery

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Thompson
Unknown: Eddie Thompson
Unknown: Trjo Blair
Unknown: Eddie Blair
Unknown: Tony Coe
Unknown: Danny Mors
Unknown: Joe Temperley
Unknown: Bill Le Sage
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Terry Henebery

: IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT

A serenade for late nighters presented by Julitha Walsh
Produced by Mary Mitchell

Contributors

Presented By: Julitha Walsh
Produced By: Mary Mitchell

: LATE NEWS

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