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: News; Weather

Through the day on 1 and 2 News 5.30 am 60 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 5.21 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 Wyndhnm with resident bands, singers, and discs, plus news, weather, and traffic


Unknown: Bruce Wyndhnm

: Junior Choice

: Five to Ten

For younger listeners
ALAN BARRY with the first of five readings from
Daniel Defoe 's Robinson Crusoe


Unknown: Alan Barry
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Unknown: Robinson Crusoe

: Max Jaffa

introduces Melody Time and conducts the Strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA with JACK BYFIELD, BRETT STEVENS THE HARRY STONEHAM SOUND
Produced by JAMES DUFOUR


Unknown: Brett Stevens
Produced By: James Dufour

: 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 IRELAND ORCHESTRA leader MAURICE BRETT conducted by MARTIN COLDSTEIN The Marches played by the MARKHAM AND DISTRICT COLLIERY SILVER PRIZE BAND conductor DON HENDY


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Martin Coldstein
Conductor: Don Hendy
Produced By: Robert Bowman

: The Frank Chacksfield Hour

Introduced by Frank Chacksfield featuring the strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA leader JUI.IEN GAILLARD With HARRY DAWSON and a selection of sounds from Europe
Produced by JAMES DUFOUR


Introduced By: Frank Chacksfield
Unknown: Harry Dawson
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 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 PAMELA WOOLMORE
MC, HOLLAND BROCKBANK , Who also brings news from the world of traditional dancing Produced by DON George
(Given before an invited audience at The Paris. Lower Regent Street, London. SW1. Tickets can he obtained from Ticket Unit. BBC. London, WIA 1AA, enclosing SAE)


Introduces: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Holland Brockbank
Produced By: Don George

: I The Dubarry

Music by CARL MILLÖCKER Lyrics by ROWLAND LEIGH English libretto by ERIC MASCHWITZ
Introduced by John Palmer
The death of Mme de Pompadour in 1764 left the position of Royal Favourite to King Louis XV embarrassingly vacant. The rise of the cidevant Jeanne Becu from a Paris milliner's sweatshop through an aristocratic marriage to becoming. literally. the Mistress of Versailles. has all the fascination of the Cinderella story. After all, it is a Cinderella story


Music By: Carl Millöcker
Unknown: Rowland Leigh
Unknown: Eric Maschwitz
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston
Introduced By: John Palmer
Unknown: Jeanne Becu
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Jeanne Bécu sung by: Elizabeth Simon
Jeanne Bécu played by: Jo Manning Wilson
Rene Leclerc sung by: John Mitchinson
Rene Leclercplayed by: Geoffrey Collins
Madelon sung by: Patricia Clark
Madelon played by: Madi Hedd
sung by LESLIE FYSON: Vicomte de Brissac
Duchess of Luxembourg played by: Grizelda Hervey
Comte Jean Dubarry played by: Godfrey Kenton
King Louis XV played by: John Palmer

: The News

: Country Meets Folk

Wally Whyton introduces THE DUBLINERS
CLAY COUNTY TRAVELLERS and surprise guests
Folk and country news; reviews oflatestrecords from JIM LLOYD Contra-bass fiddle BRIAN BROCKLEHURST
Produced by bill BEBB


Introduces: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Jim Lloyd
Unknown: Brian Brocklehurst
Produced By: Bill Bebb

: Star Sound

Robert Buckman presents music and song from films of the past, present, and future Produced by IAN FENNER


Unknown: Robert Buckman
Produced By: Ian Fenner

: as Radio 1

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