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followed by MORNING MUSIC
Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: David Curry


A sequerice of familiar tunes BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer The Stan Reynolds Octet
Judd Proctor and his Music
Produced by Cyril Drake


Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Stan Reynolds Octet
Unknown: Judd Proctor
Produced By: Cyril Drake



Some more of the records you have asked to hear played by Rex Palmer


Played By: Rex Palmer


A story, a hymn, and a prayer


The best of today's pop entertainment featuring
John Leyton
The Brook Brothers
Valerie Masters
Steve Perry
Gill and Terry
Tommy Sanderson and the Sandmen
Arthur Greenslade and the Gee-Men
The Jazz-Cellar
Alan Elsdon and his Jazz Band
New to You:
Spinning the latest releases
Cat's Call:
Disc stars you've requested
L.P. of the Week
Country and Western Corner
Introduced by Brian Matthew Produced by Jimmy Grant


Unknown: John Leyton
Unknown: Steve Perry
Unknown: Tommy Sanderson
Unknown: Arthur Greenslade
Unknown: Alan Elsdon
Introduced By: Brian Matthew
Produced By: Jimmy Grant


Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the United Kingdom compete for the title ' Brain of Britain 1962'
4: West of England
Alan Turner , Bristol Assistant Manager
Robert Angus Lewis , Somerset Retired Civil Servant
Bill Garlick , Somerset Hotel Keeper
Mrs. Margot Crosse , Devon The programme also includes' Hear! Hear! '
A test of memory for listeners at home and in the audience Devised and written by John P. Wynn
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Alan Turner
Unknown: Robert Angus Lewis
Unknown: Bill Garlick
Unknown: Mrs. Margot Crosse
Written By: John P. Wynn


with Eamonn Andrews
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 opinions about this afternoon's games
Scottish League by Tommy Muir head
Rugby Union: Cliff Morgan on the match between England and Wales; and the latest news about some of the big club games of the day
Cross-country: Harold Abrahams on the Inter-County Championships Rugby League by Alan Dixon Produced by Angus Mackay


Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Clifford Webb
Unknown: Charles Harrold
Unknown: Bill Bothwell
Unknown: Tommy Muir
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Produced By: Angus MacKay


and his
Latin-American Orchestra
Produced by Geoffrey Owen


Produced By: Geoffrey Owen


A light-hearted look at the advertising world
Michael Medwin as Michael Lightfoot , an account executive
Eleanor Summerfield as Maggie, a TV executive
Fenella Fielding as Janet, secretary to Michael Lightfoot
Joan Sims as Mavis, a shorthand typist
Sheila Hancock as Shirley another shorthand typist
Nicholas Phipps as Adrian Beales , copywritel
Warren Mitchell as most other characters
Script by Myles Rudge and Ronnie Wolfe
Last Monday's recorded broadcast


Unknown: Michael Medwin
Unknown: Michael Lightfoot
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Michael Lightfoot
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Sheila Hancock
Unknown: Nicholas Phipps
Unknown: Adrian Beales
Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Script By: Myles Rudge
Script By: Ronnie Wolfe


Bernard Herrmann directs the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Paul Andrews sings the songa Introduced by Roger Moffat Produced by Peter Pilbeam


Unknown: Bernard Herrmann
Unknown: Paul Andrews
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Peter Pilbeam


C.W.S. (Manchester) Band
Conductor, Alex Mortimer


Conductor: Alex Mortimer


June Marlow plays music for a January afternoon Produced by David Allan


Produced By: David Allan


Commentary by Raymond Glendenning and Harry Walker on the second half of one of today's English League matches


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Commentary By: Harry Walker


The Start
Since the early hours of this morning over 350 competitors have been setting out from starting points all over Europe on the long and hazardous journey to Monte Carlo, among them the BBC's Motoring Correspondent, Raymond Baxter, starting from Oslo.
From the London studio
Robin Richards introduces reports from other competitors, and from the BBC observer, James Pestridge, at the Banbury control which is the first check point for the Glasgow contingent.
Broadcast in co-operation with Radio Monte Carlo, Swedish Radio, and Radiodiffusion-TeleVision Belgo


Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Introduces: Robin Richards
Unknown: James Pestridge


with Eamonn Andrews
A comprehensive and up-to-the-minute survey of the day's sport from reporters and observers throughout the country and overseas
5.0 Football and Racing: the day's results read by John Webster and Gerald Sinstadt
5.10 app. Special Reports and news flashes and interviews from the grounds
Rugby Union: Cliff Morgan on the match between England and Wales at Twickenham
First Division: Birmingham City v. Ipswich Town; Everton v. Leicester City; Fulham v. Sheffield Wednesday; Tottenham Hotspur v. Manchester United: West Bromwich Albion v. Burnley; West Ham United v. Aston Villa
Second Division: Derby County v. Leyton Orient; Scunthorpe United v. Liverpool
Scottish League: Highlights of the day's play and a report on an outstanding match
Cross-Country: Harold Abrahams on the Inter-County Championships
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


Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Read By: John Webster
Read By: Gerald Sinstadt
Unknown: Cliff Morgan
Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Produced By: Angus MacKay


with The Band of the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)
R.C.A.F. Band
(Training Command)
The American Soldiers' Chorus
Compiled and introduced by Paul Martin


Introduced By: Paul Martin


A selection of records introduced by Kenneth Allsop
Produced by Teddy Warrick


Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop
Produced By: Teddy Warrick


Clifford Webb summarises the day's outstanding gamea


Unknown: Clifford Webb


John Hollingsworth conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra Leader. William Armon with Semprini (piano)
Introduced by Roy Williamson
Produced by Charles Beardsall From the Assembly Hall Royal Tunbridge Wells In association with the Borough of Royal Tunbridge Wells


Unknown: John Hollingsworth
Leader: William Armon
Introduced By: Roy Williamson
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: London Mirror

A sparkling and topical reflection of International, Commonwealth, and British artists appearing in the London area including this week
John Reed
Gillian Knight Thomas Round
Jennifer Toye Alan Styler and .Jeffrey Skftch in extracts from the D'Oyly Carte production of ' The Gondoliers ' at thp Savoy Theatre
Brian Rix introduces an extract from ' One For the Pot ' at the Whitehall Theatre with Basil Lord
Larry Noble. Helen Jessop
Joan Sim* and Ronnie Stevens in a sketch from
'The Lord Chamberlain Regrets ...' at the Saville Theatre
Bob Harvey
Songs at the piano at the Berkeley
An extract from Cinderella at the Players Theatre
The Michael John Singers with the week's hit parade favourite and an exciting collection of other items
Introduced by Wilfrid Thomas
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader.Julien Gaillard
Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer
Produced by Trafford Whitelock
BBC General Overseas Service recording


Unknown: John Reed
Unknown: Gillian Knight
Unknown: Thomas Round
Unknown: Jennifer Toye
Unknown: Alan Styler
Introduced By: Wilfrid Thomas
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Cinders: Sydonie Platt
Prince Poppetti: Katy Sadler
Clorinda: John Heawood
Buttony: John Rutland


A Saturday radio link for those who enjoy good tunes
Introduced and played on records and on the BBC theatre organ by the Club President
Sandy Macpherson


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Heather Mixture

with Jimmy Shand
A miscellany of music from Scotland sung by Moira Briody
Len Thomson and played by Jimmy Shand and his Band Introduced by Bill Jack Produced by Ben Lyons in the BBC's Scottish studios


Unknown: Jimmy Shand
Sung By: Moira Briody
Sung By: Len Thomson
Played By: Jimmy Shand
Introduced By: Bill Jack
Produced By: Ben Lyons


: The Monte Carlo Rally

The First Day
By now all the competitors in the Monte Carlo Rally have been on the road for more than twelve hours.
From the London studio Robin Richards gives the latest news and introduces reports from Raymond Baxter with the Oslo contingent, and competitors from other starting points. From Dover Eric Tobitt sees the Glasgow contingent aboard the special ferry for Boulogne
Broadcast in co-operation with Danmarks Radio, Stichting Nederlandsche Radio Unie, and Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française


Unknown: Robin Richards
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: Eric Tobitt

: Trad Tavern

Licensed for music and dancing
The hostelry where the Chamber Music Society of Lower Bond Street meets each Saturday night for a swinging soiree of all kinds of jazz
Mine Host
Diz Disley welcomes
Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band
Doug Richford's London Jazzmen featuring Nat Gonella
Lennie Felix at the piano and the remainder of the Diz Disley Quartet
plus the bands on record of
Artie Shaw 's Gramercy Five
Count Basie
Red Nicholls and his Five Pennies
Produced by Eric Miller


Host: Diz Disley
Bandleader: Humphrey Lyttelton
Bandleader: Doug Richford
Unknown: Nat Gonella
Piano: Lennie Felix
Produced By: Eric Miller


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