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: Weather and News followed by: Morning Music

Sid Phillips and his Band
Harold Geller and his Orchestra
The Harold Smart Quartet
The Ronnie Aldrich Quartet


Unknown: Sid Phillips
Unknown: Harold Geller
Unknown: Ronnie Aldrich

: Weather

: Housewives' Choice

Reginald Dixon introduces your request record


Presenter: Reginald Dixon

: Five to Ten

A story, a hymn. and a prayer

: The Clitheroe Kid: I've Got Them Taped

[Starring] Jimmy Ciitheroe
with Peter Sinclair, Patricia Burke, Leonard Williams, Danny Ross, Diana Day, Brian Trueman, Barbara Miller
Monday's recorded broadcast


Comedian: Jimmy Ciitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Diana Day
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Unknown: Barbara Miller

: Music While You Work

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman

: Morning Story: The Hopeful Travellers

From the West
by Paddy Watts
Read by Robert Pirn


Unknown: Paddy Watts
Read By: Robert Pirn

: Mrs. Dale's Diary

Thursday's recorded broadcast

: Pot-Pourri

Music for your enjoyment with Ann Griffiths (harp) and the BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Harp: Ann Griffiths
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Go Man Go

The show with the most.
David Ede introduces and directs The Rabin Band with Ray Pilgrim, Barbara Kay, Michael Redway, The Hound Dogs, Arthur Greenslade and the Gee Men, Rex Morris and his rockin' tenor, Don Sanford and his groovin' guitar and this week's guest from the world of jazz Mr. Acker Bilk.


Introduces: David Ede
Unknown: Ray Filgrim
Unknown: Barbara Kay
Unknown: Michael Redway
Producer: Terry Henebery

: That's Entertainment

A personal look at the world of show business by Jimmy Jacobs.


Presenter: Jimmy Jacobs
Producer: John Dyas

: Listen with Mother

Today's story: 'Toffee and the Grey Rabbit' by Jane Alan, told by Dorothy Smith.


Unknown: Jane Alan
Told By: Dorothy Smith.

: Woman's Hour

in Friday Style
Dame Edith Evans reads the last instalment of ' Bird of Paradise' by Ada Leverson and Nan Winton presents items including:
Worth Waving a Flag For: presenting members of the public
Periodicals for Pet Lovers: Ann Codrington takes a look at recent magazines
Answering Your Questions
Letter to Someone Else's Daughter: from Wendy Dewar-Durie
A Favourite Short Story: Elizabeth Berridge chooses 'I Spy' by Graham Greene, read by Hugh Dickson
The serial is recorded


Unknown: Dame Edith Evans
Unknown: Ada Leverson
Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Wendy Dewar-Durie
Unknown: Elizabeth Berridge
Unknown: Graham Greene
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: The Bright Lights: 6: Success

by James Wedgwood Drawbell
For details see page 26
Monday's recorded broadcast


Author: James Wedgwood Drawbell
Production: Audrey Cameron

: Music While You Work

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra Leader, Dennis McConnell
Conductor, Jack Leon


Leader: Dennis McConnell
Conductor: Jack Leon

: Racing Results

: Playtime

Records for the Young introduced by John Dunn


Introduced By: John Dunn

: Teenagers Turn

Vince Hill beats in The Cool Spot with Earl Guest, his Group and the Nashville Five
Vocals by Vince Hill, Shirley Jackson
Folkals by The Galliards


Presenter/Singer: Vince Hill
Musicians: Earl Guest and his Group
Musicians: The Nashville Five
Singer: Shirley Jackson
Musicians: The Galliards
Producer: Ron Belchier

: Roundabout

A daily round of music news, views, and information on all manner of topics
Introduced by John Anthony Today's record stars include
Helen Shapiro , Brook Benton and Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra
Producer. Denys Jones
Editor, Peter Duncan


Introduced By: John Anthony
Unknown: Helen Shapiro
Unknown: Brook Benton
Producer: Denys Jones
Editor: Peter Duncan

: Sports Review

including news, comment interviews, and racing results

: The Archers


Written By: David Turner
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: The Navy Lark

A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge
Leslie Phillips as Sub. Lieut. Phillips
Stephen Murray as Lieut. Murray, the No.1
Jon Pertwee as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee
Written by Lawrie Wyman
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston


Writer: Lawrie Wyman
Producer: Alastair Scott Johnston
Sub. Lieut. Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Lieut. Murray, the No.1: Stephen Murray
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Captain Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen
A B Johnson/Lt-Cmdr Stanton: Ronnie Barker
Leading Seaman Goldstein/The Admiral: Tenniel Evans
Lieut Bates: Michael Bates
Rear Admiral Ironbridge: Michael Bates
Wren Cornwell: Judy Cornwell

: Kay on the Keys

Kay Cavendish with her piano and some of her favourite records with the BBC Revue Orchestra, Leader, Julien Gaillard, Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer


Presenter/Pianis: t
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Producer: John Hooper

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman, Jeremy Thorpe M.P., Shirley Williams, Percy Browne M.P.
Travelling Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen
From Seale Hayne Agricultural College, Newton Abbot, Devon
Repeated on Tuesday at 1.10 (Home)
Listeners' views for use in 'Any Answers?' should be addressed to the BBC, Bristol, marked 'Any Answers?' and should arrive as soon as possible.


Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Panellist: Jeremy Thorpe M.P.
Panellist: Shirley Williams
Panellist: Percy Browne M.P.
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by: Michael Bowen

: Friday Night is Music Night

From the stage of the Camden Theatre, London
Sidney Torch conducts the BBC Concert Orchestra, Leader, William Armon
The Bowman-Hyde Singers and Players
Directed by Eric Wilson-Hyde
Band of the Royal Artillery
Conducted by Major S. V. Hays Director of Music
and the voices of Olga Gwynne and John Lawrenson
In a programme of light music for everyone Introduced by Jon Curie
Produced by Charles Beardsall
Tickets for this programme can be obtained from [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.


Leader: William Armon
Directed By: Eric Wilson-Hyde
Conducted By: Major S. V. Hays
Unknown: Olga Gwynne
Unknown: John Lawrenson
Introduced By: Jon Curie
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: News

followed by SPORT and TONIGHT'S TOPIC

: 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


Musicians: Sidney Bowman and his Orchestra
Presenter: Benny Lee
Master of Ceremonies: Stanley Wilson
Producer: Rex Burrows

: Horace Finch

at the organ of the Empress Ballroom, Blackpool

: Late News

: Closedown

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