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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 (R2) 4.30 5.30 R2)
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 (R2)
6.31 7.34 12.4 am 2.1
Time: Big Ben 5.30 am
GTS 7.0 am 10.0 (R2) 12 noon
2.0 pm (R2) 7.30
Shipping: (1.500m only)
6.40 am 1.55 pm 5.57
2.2 am (also on VHF)

: Breakfast Special

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


Unknown: Bruce Wyndhnm

: Junior Choice

: Five to Ten

Verses for Saturday: PETER WILLIAMS and JAN EDWARDS read Man's Mortality


Unknown: Peter Williams
Unknown: Jan Edwards

: Joe Henderson

introduces Melody Time with his two pianos THE SINGALONG CHOIR
ANDY COLE and the strings of the RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GEORGE FRENCH
Produced by PAMELA cox


Unknown: Andy Cole
Conducted By: George French
Produced By: Pamela Cox

: LP Showcase

Ken Sykora with some of the Top Sellers, the Evergreens and the latest Longplayers
The popularity of the long-playing record is something of a phenomenon. Sales of LPs this year have overtaken those of singles, and this despite television, radio, and other popular forms of entertainment. If your musical taste is avantgarde or 'underground'. ', LP Showcase is not your programme. If, on the other hand. you enjoy hearing popular artists singing songs other than their hit records, and tuneful music that delights the ear, then you will find pleasure here

: Marching and Waltzing

Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury
The Waltzes played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by ERIC WETHERELL with jane MANNING (soprano) The Marches played by HAMMOND'S SAUCE WORKS BAND (BBC Band of the Year) conductor GEOFFREY WHITHAM
Produced by ALLAN GILES


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell
Soprano: Jane Manning
Conductor: Geoffrey Whitham
Produced By: Allan Giles

: The Frank Chacksfield Hour

featuring the strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA
CLINTON FORD and sounds from Europe
Produced by JAMES DUFOUR


Produced By: James Dufour

: The Big Band Sound

Introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by DENIS LEWELL 1


Introduced By: Alan Dell
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
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 Ticket Unit. BBC. London, [Postcode removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope)


Introduces: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Unknown: Sylvia Brockbank

: The Mitchell Minstrel Show

John Boulter Dai Francis Tony Mercer
Margaret Savage and guest artists:
The Three Monarchs The Roy Budd Trio
THE MINSTRELS ORCHESTRA leader FREDDY CLAYTON conducted by George Mitchell vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL orchestrations by alan BRISTOW


Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Dai Francis
Unknown: Tony Mercer
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Unknown: Roy Budd
Leader: Freddy Clayton
Conducted By: George Mitchell
Arrangements By: George Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Bristow
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Produced By: Richard Willcox

: The News

: Country Meets Folk

Wally Whyton introduces
THE (;REHAN SISTERS and surprise guests
Folk and country news; reviews of latest records from
Contra-bass fiddle, BRIAN BHOCKLEHUKST
Produced by BILL BEBB


Introduces: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Jimmie Campbell
Unknown: Jim Lloyd
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 Roger MOFFAT Produced by IAN SCOTT


Unknown: Bob Rogers
Introduced By: Roger Moffat
Produced By: Ian Scott

: as Radio 1

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