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


Unknown: Bruce Wyndham

: Junior Choice

: Five to Ten

The Sound of Christmas in poems by G. K. CHESTERTON read by PETER PRATT t


Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Read By: Peter Pratt

: Joe Henderson

Melody Time with his two pianos
ROSEMARY SQUIRES and the strings of the RADIO ORCHESTRA conducted by PAUL FENOULHET Produced by PAMELA COX


Unknown: Rosemary Squires
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
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 BBC NORTHERN IRELANDORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by GEOFFREY BRAND The Marches played by the BAND OF THE ROYAL MARINES
Produced by ALLAN GILES t


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Geoffrey Brand
Conducted By: Major Paul
Produced By: Allan Giles

: The Frank Chacksfield Hour

Introduced by Frank Chacksfield featuring the strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA with ANDY COLE and sounds from Europe
Produced by JAMES DUFOUR t
(Andy Cole is in 'The Magic of the Minstrels ' at the Victoria Palace. London)


Introduced By: Frank Chacksfield
Unknown: Andy Cole
Produced By: James Dufour
Unknown: Andy Cole

: The Big Band Sound

The music of Glenn Miller introduced by ALAN DELL
Produced by DENIS LEWELL t


Unknown: Glenn Miller
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Denis Lewell

: Melody Fair

Ray Moore with a smooth musical mixture for a winter 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, HOLLAND BROCKBANK , Who also brings news from the world of traditional dancing
Producer IAN SCOTT
(Given before an invited audience at The Paris, Lower Regent Street. London, SW1. Tickets from [address removed], enclosing SAE)


Introduces: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Clinton Ford
Unknown: Holland Brockbank
Producer: Ian Scott

: The Mitchell Minstrel Show

John Boulter , Dai Francis
Tony Mercer , Margaret Savage and guest artists:
Roy Hudd
Burlington Bertie 's Banjo Band
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 t
(Repeated: Sunday. 3.0 pm)
(The Mitchell Choir, John Boulter , Dai Francis and Margaret Savage are appearing in ' The Magic of The Minstrels' at the Victoria Palace, London)


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

: News; Weather

: Country Meets Folk

Wally Whyton introduces THE SPINNERS
REDD SULLIVAN and surprise guests
Folk and country news; reviews of latest records from JIM
Contra-bass fiddle, BRIAN BROCKLEHURST
Produced by BILL BEBB
Though every week is a party on Country Meets Folk, Wal, Jim. Brocklehurst , and the special Christmas guests are guaranteed to make tonight's show an extra special occasion.


Introduces: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Redd Sullivan
Unknown: Brian Brocklehurst
Produced By: Bill Bebb
Unknown: Jim. Brocklehurst

: Rod's Round-up

The sound of movie music introduced by Rod McLennan Produced by IAN FENNER t


Introduced By: Rod McLennan
Produced By: Ian Fenner

: Things Are Swingin'

around Europe with SOUNDS BOB ROGERS ; DUO 70 THE TERRY WALSH QUARTET introduced by ROGER MOFFAT Produced by IAN SCOTT t


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

: as Radio 1

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