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: News; Weather

Through the day on 1 and 2 News: 5.30 am 6.0 6.30 7.30
8.30 9.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 pm
1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 (2) 6.30
7.30 10.30 11.30 12 midnight
1.0 am 2.0
Weather: 5.32 am 6.2 6.31 7.0
7.31 8.0 8.31 9.31 5.31 pm (K2)
6.31 7.34 12.4 am 2.1
Time: Big Ben 5.30 am
GTS 7.0 10.0 (R2) 12 noon
2.0 pm (R2) 7.30
Shipping: 11,500 m only)
6.40 am 1.55 pm 5.57
2.2 am (also on VHF)

: Breakfast Special

Bruce Wyndham with resident bands, singers, and discs, plus news, weather, and traffic


Unknown: Bruce Wyndham

: Junior Choice

: Five to Ten

Verses for Saturday
NICHOLAS STUART GRAY reads pangur Bdtt and My Cat Jeoffry


Unknown: Nicholas Stuart Gray

: Joe Henderson

introduces Melody Time with his two pianos THE SINGALONG CHOIR
LOIS LANE and the strings of the RADH) ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GEORGE FRENCH Produced by PAMELA cox


Unknown: Lois Lane
Conducted By: George French
Produced By: Pamela Cox

: Meet Margaret

MARGARET HOWARD With a light-hearted mixture of music and your quick-fire comments on her topic of the week


Unknown: Margaret Howard

: Marching and Waltzing

Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury The Waltzes played by the ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by KENNETH ALWYN The Marches played by the BAND OF H.M. ROYAL MARINES (Portsmouth Group) Conducted bv
CAPT L. T. LAMBERT Director of Music
Produced by ALLAN giles


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Unknown: L. T. Lambert
Produced By: Allan Giles

: The Frank Chacksfield Hour

featuring the strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA
BARRY KENT and sounds from Europe Produced by JAMES DUFOUR
Barry Kent is in ' Mame ' at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London


Produced By: James Dufour
Produced By: Barry Kent

: Alan Dell

with the Big Band Sound
Produced by DENIS LEWELL


Produced By: Denis Lewell

: Melody Fair

Ray Moore with a smooth musical mixture for an autumn afternoon
Produced by DENIS LEWELL


Unknown: Ray Moore
Produced By: Denis Lewell

: Those Were the Days

Bill Crozier introduces old time and sequence dancing with SIDNEY DAVEY AND HIS ORCHESTRA and CLINTON FORD
MC CHARLES CRATHORN , who also brings news from the world of traditional dancing Dance leaders.
(Given before an invited audience at The Paris, Lower Regent Street, London. SW1. Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], enclosing SAE)


Introduces: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Clinton Ford
Unknown: Mc Charles Crathorn
Leaders: Holland Brockbank
Leaders: Sylvia Brockbank

: Nett series The Mitchell Minstrel Show

John Boulter , Dai Francis
Tony* Mercer, Margaret Savage and guest artists: The Johnstons Hugo D'Alton
Vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL orchestrations by ALAN bristow
Conducted by George Mitchell Produced by CHARLES CHILTON and RICHARD WILLCOX
(Repeated: Sunday, 3.0 pm)
The fame of George Mitchell 's Minstrels is world-wide. They have broken all records and won numerous prizes for their work on television, radio, and on gramophone records, and they continue to break box-office records in theatres as far apart as Scarborough, Yorkshire, and Sydney, Australia George Mitchell and his choir have come a long way since 1949, when Charles Chilton first asked them to take part in a radio series. Listeners with long memories may recall it - it was entitled Cabin in the Cotton, and was based on the Uncle Remus stories. It featured Edric Connor and a twelve-year-old girl from South London whose name was Petula Clark


Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Unknown: Johnstons Hugo D'Alton
Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Leader: Freddy Clayton
Conducted By: George Mitchell
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Produced By: Richard Willcox
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Charles Chilton
Unknown: Petula Clark

: The News

: Country Meets Folk

Wally Whyton introduces
RALPH MCTELL special guest, TOM PAXTON and surprise guests. Folk and country news; reviews of latest records from JIM LLOYD.
Contra-bass fiddle, BRIAN BROCKLEHURST
Produced by BILL BEBB


Introduces: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Pete Stanley
Unknown: Brian Golbey
Unknown: Nick Strutt
Unknown: Roger Knowles
Unknown: Archie Fisher
Unknown: Ralph McTell
Unknown: Tom Paxton
Unknown: Jim Lloyd.
Unknown: Brian Brocklehurst
Produced By: Bill Bebb

: Rod's Round Up

Introduced by Rod McLennan The sound of movie music Produced by IAN FENNER


Introduced By: Rod McLennan
Produced By: Ian Fenner

: Things are Swingin' around Europe

Introduced by robin BOYLE Produced by IAN SCOTT


Unknown: Bob Rogers
Introduced By: Robin Boyle
Produced By: Ian Scott

: as Radio 1

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