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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

At the empty tomb
GERALD HARPER and MICHAEL DEACON in a scene from The Davidson Affair


Unknown: Gerald Harper
Unknown: Michael Deacon

: Max Jaffa

introduces Melody Time and conducts the Strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA
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 KENNETH ALWYN The Marches played by the CENTRAL BAND OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE (by permission of the Air Force Board of the Defence Council) conducted by WING-CDR R. E. C. DAVIES


Introduced By: Jimmy Kingsbury
Leader: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn
Produced By: Robert Bowman

: The Frank Chacksfield Hour

Introduced by Frank Chacksfield featuring the Strings of THE RADIO ORCHESTRA leader JULIEN GAILLARD with CHARLES YOUNG and sounds from Europe
Produced by JAMES DUFOUR


Introduced By: Frank Chacksfield
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Unknown: Charles Young
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 spring 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 Produced by DON GEORGE
(Given before an invited audience at The Paris, Lower Regent Street, London, SW1. Tickets from Ticket Unit, BBC, London W1A tAA, enclosing SAE)


Introduces: Bill Crozier
Unknown: Sidney Davey
Unknown: Clinton Ford
Unknown: Mc Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Don George

: Goodnight Vienna

Music by GEORGE POSFORD Book and lyrics by ERIC MASCHWITZ
Additional material by HAROLD PURCELL and SIDNEY BOX Radio version by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON Introduced by John Palmer
Throughout the long hot midsummer days of 1914 Vienna danced, sang. played, and loved as it had done for decades past, sublimely ignoring the small but significant warnings of the cataclysm that was almost upon it.
Count Max Schmettoff , in love with the flower girl Greta, was to be formally betrothed, by Imperial command, to the Emperor's niece, the Countess Helga. He refused, and created a major scandal. But who, in 1914, could possibly foresee the imminent end to an Imperial writ so rooted in history?
BBC chorus


Music By: George Posford
Unknown: Eric Maschwitz
Unknown: Harold Purcell
Unknown: Sidney Box
Unknown: Alastair Scott Johnston
Introduced By: John Palmer
Unknown: Count Max Schmettoff
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Produced By: David Rayvern Allen
Count Max Schmettoff sung by: Duncan Robertson
Count Max Schmettoff played by: Geoffrey Collins
Greta...sung by: Patricia Reakes
Greta played by: Jo Manning Wilson
Hans..sung by: Ronald Morrison
Hans played by: David Spenser
Cilli sung by: Margaret Cable
Cilli played by: Margaret Wolfit
The Countess Helga sung by: Anna Cooper
The Countess Helga sung played by: Sonia Fraser
Ernst sung by: Leslie Fyson
Johann sung by: Donald Adams
Friedl sung by: Gillian Humphries
Vicki sung by: Rita Morris
Lea played by: Sonia Fraser
Ilena played by: Madi Hédd
Baroness Willscheim played by: Madi Hédd
Prince Schmettoff played by: John Palmer

: The News

7.34 Weather forecast

: Country Meets Folk

Introduced by Wally Whyton with surprise guests
Folk and country news; reviews of latest records from JIM LLOYD
Contra-bass fiddle, BRIAN BROCKXEHURST
Produced by BILL BEBB


Introduced By: Wally Whyton
Unknown: Jim Lloyd
Unknown: Brian Brockxehurst
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

: Things are Swingin'

around Europe with SOUNDS BOB ROGERS
MEN ABOUT TOWN Introduced by Roger Moffat
Produced by IAN SCOTT


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

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