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: News; Weather

Through the day on I and 2 News: 5.30 am 6.0 6.30 7.30
8.309.30 10.30 11.30 12.30 pm
1.30 2.30 3.30 4.30 5.30 (R2)
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)
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: (1,500m 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: with the recorded voices of WILLIAM SQUIRE , MICHAEL HORDERN , EAMON KEANE , and TONY CHURCH


Unknown: William Squire
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Eamon Keane

: Joe Henderson

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


Unknown: Maureen Evans
Conducted By: George French
Produced By: Pamela Cox

: LP Showcase

Ken Sykora with some of the Top Sellers, the Evergreens, and the Latest Longplayers

: Marching and Waltzing

Introduced by Jimmy Kingsbury The Waltzes played by the ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by HAVELOCK NELSON The Marches played by the BAND OF THE ROYAL HUSSARS (Prince of Wales Own) conductor MR M. G. LANE
Produced by ALLAN GILES


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Havelock Nelson
Conductor: Mr M. G. Lane
Produced By: Allan Giles

: The Frank Chacksfield Hour

Introduced by Frank Chacksfield featuring the strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA
ROBERTO CARDINALI and sounds from Europe Produced by JAMES DUFOUR


Introduced By: Frank Chacksfield
Unknown: Roberto Cardinali
Produced By: James Dufour

: The Big Band Sound

introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by DENIS LEWELL


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 and BRYAN JOHNSON
MC CHARLES CRATHORN , who also brings news from the world of traditional dancing
(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 SAE)


Introduces: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Mc Charles Crathorn

: The Mitchell Minstrel Show

John Boulter , Dal Francis
Tony Mercer , Margaret Savage and guest artists: Roy Hudd
The Martin Goldstein Trio
THE MINSTRELS ORCHESTRA leader FREDDY CLAYTON conducted by George Mitchell Vocal arrangements by GEORGE MITCHELL orchestrations by ALAN BRISTOW Produced by CHARLES CHILTON and RICHARD WILLCOX
(Repeated: Sunday, 3.0 pm)


Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: Dal Francis
Unknown: Tony Mercer
Unknown: Margaret Savage
Artists: Roy Hudd
Unknown: Martin Goldstein
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 JONNY YOUNG FOUR
TOM AND SMILEY MALCOLM PRICE and surprise guests
Folk and country news; reviews of latest records from
Contra-bass fiddle, BRIAN BROCKLEHURST
Produced by BILL BEBB


Introduces: Wally Whyton
Introduces: Smiley Malcolm
Unknown: Jim Lloyo
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

: Rio Song Festival 1969

Derek Johnson introduces the music and the stars from some of the forty countries which participated in the IV International
Popular Song Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The beauty of Rio, the musical enthusiasm and magnitude of the Carioca audience, the vastness of the undertaking- all add up to making the Rio Song Festival the greatest show of its kind in the world. Tonight Derek Johnson hopes to convey some of the magic that surrounds this year's Festival
Produced by BRIAN WILLEY
(Recordings made available by courtesy of Rede Globo de Televisao, Brazil)


Introduces: Derek Johnson
Unknown: Derek Johnson
Produced By: Brian Willey

: as Radio 1

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