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: Weather and News followed by: Morning Music

BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Directed by Bernard Herrmann
Harold Geller and his Orchestra
The Jackie Brown Trio
The Eddie Carroll Four


Directed By: Bernard Herrmann
Directed By: Harold Geller
Unknown: Jackie Brown
Unknown: Eddie Carroll

: Housewives' Choice

Cyril Fletcher introduces your request records


Presenter: Cyril Fletcher

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn and a prayer

: Reginald Dixon

at the organ of the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool


Organist: Reginald Dixon

: Music While You Work

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman

: Morning Story

from Wales
'Wanderlust' by William Glynne-Jones
Read by Wyn Thomas


Unknown: William Glynne-Jones
Read By: Wyn Thomas

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Jonquil Antony

: Isy Geiger

and his Orchestra with Patricia Varley and Jack Rothstein (violin)


Unknown: Patricia Varley
Violin: Jack Rothstein

: Go Man Go

The show with the most
David Ede introduces and directs The Rabin Band
Barbara Kay, Colin Day, Ray Pilgrim, The Hound Dogs, Arthur Greenslade and his swingin' piano, Groovin' Don Sanford, Rockin' Rex Morris, The Razz-Ma-Tazzers
The Jazz Bag featuring this week:
Herr Lennie Hastings and your pop requests
Produced by Terry Henebery
(The Rabin Band is appearing as the Wimbledon Palais, London)
News Summary at 1.30 followed by


Introduces: David Ede
Unknown: Barbara Kay
Unknown: Arthur Greenslade
Unknown: Don Sanford
Unknown: Lennie Hastings
Produced By: Terry Henebery

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Tubby Ted Gets Left Behind' by Ursula Hourihane, told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Ursula Hourihane
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: Woman's Hour Serial

David Manch reads from 'Miss Bagshot Goes to Moscow' by Anne Telscombe
The fourth of twelve instalments
A new production of the broadcast of May 12, 1960


Unknown: David Manch
Unknown: Anne Telscombe

: Forbes Robinson

introduces and sings Songs For You with Winifred Davey at the piano


Unknown: Winifred Davey

: Place and People: Bakewell, Derbyshire

Eric Fowler and Leonard Cottrell, assisted by local speakers, give an impression of the life and character of a famous town in the Peak District.
The programme, recorded at the Rutland Arms, Bakewell, is introduced by Paul Humphreys.


Unknown: Eric Fowler
Unknown: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Paul Humphreys

: Music for a While

with Sidney Davey and his Players and Barbara Elsy (soprano)


Musicians: Sidney Davey and his Players
Soprano: Barbara Elsy

: Music While You Work

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Directed By: Jack Mandel

: Mrs. Dale's Diary


Script: Lesley Wilson

: Racing Results

and cricket scoreboard

: Playtime

Records spun by Robin Richmond for the young and the young at heart


Presenter: Robin Richmond

: Joy Ride

with Sheila Van Damm
Tips and music for motorists
Guest Driver, Eric Barker
Production navigated by David Allan


Presenter: Sheila van Damm
Guest: Eric Barker
Producer: David Allan

: Records at Six

Anne Shelton, Roy Castle with Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Introduced by Don Moss
News Summary at 6.30
followed by Tonight's Topic


Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Roy Castle
Unknown: Wally Stott
Introduced By: Don Moss

: Sports News

including racing results and cricket close of play scores

: The Archers


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

: Sport

: Meet the Huggetts: The Promise

with Jack Warner as Joe Huggett and Kathleen Harrison as Ethel Huggett


Writer: Eddie Maguire
Producer: Jacques Brown
Joe Huggett: Jack Warner
Ethel Huggett: Kathleen Harrison
Bobby: Roger Shepherd
Jane: Alanna Boyce
Fred Stebbings: Charles Leno
Other parts played by: Bill Pertwee


Adapted for broadcasting in nine parts by Lionel Brown with June Tobin and Nigel Stock
Part 2
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Novel By: Francis Brett
Unknown: Lionel Brown
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Nigel Stock
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Ellen Biggs: Mary O'Farrell
Clare: June Tobin
Ralph Hingston: Ronald Wilson
Vivien Hingston: Beverley Dunn
Dudley Wilburn: Nigel Stock
Dr Bradley: Trevor Martin
Father Darnay: Hamilton Dyce
Catherine Weir: Eithne Dunne

: Hancock's Half-Hour

with Tony Hancock
and featuring Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
(Recorded broadcast of March 25, 1958)


Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald

: Friday Night is Seaside Night

Musical entertainment for a summer evening from the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill given by the BBC Concert Orchestra, Leader, William Armon, Conductor, Vilem Tausky
with June Bronhill in excerpts from opera and operetta and Owen Brannigan with Ernest Lush: Two Men About Music
Bexhill Choral Society, Conductor, Harold Partridge
The programme includes music by Waldteufel, Johann Strauss, Percy Grainger, Wagner
Introduced by John Webster
Produced by John Tylee
In association with the Borough of Bexhill


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: June Bronhill
Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Unknown: Ernest Lush
Conductor: Harold Partridge
Presenter: John Webster
Producer: John Tylee

: The Marimberos

Directed by Ronald Hanmer


Directed By: Ronald Hanmer


: Time for Old Time!

invites you to listen to Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra in a programme of Old Time dance music
Introduced by Benny Lee
Master of Ceremonies, Stanley Wilson
Produced by Rex Burrows


Unknown: Sidney Bowman
Introduced By: Benny Lee
Unknown: Stanley Wilson
Produced By: Rex Burrows

: Harold Coombs

at the BBC theatre organ
(Harold Coombs is appearing at the Pavilion, Bournemouth)


Organist: Harold Coombs

: Late News

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