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: Ken Bruce

6.45 Pause for Thought with Annette Crosbie.


Unknown: Annette Crosbie.

: Derek Jameson

8.50 Sports Round-Up
9.15 Pause for Thought with Rev Patrick Forbes.


Unknown: Rev Patrick Forbes.

: Jimmy Young

: David Jacobs

: Gloria Hunniford

It's phone-in day.
Phone the expert on [number removed]between
2.00 and 2.45.

: Cliff Morgan

: John Dunn

: Spike's Pick of the Goons

The Affair of the Lone Banana
Fred Nurke is missing!
An over-ripe banana in a deserted Cannon Street shipping office is the only clue to his whereabouts. Inspector Ned Seagoon follows the trail to a British Embassy in South America. Why are Senor Gonzales Mess and his gang trying to cut down the only banana tree in the Embassy gardens, and what is the connection between Fred Nurke and the over-ripe banana? Starring Peter Sellers , Spike Milligan and Harry Secombe.
The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray. Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott. Announcer
Wallace Greenslade.
Producer Peter Eton
(First broadcast October 1954)


Unknown: Fred Nurke
Unknown: Ned Seagoon
Unknown: Senor Gonzales Mess
Unknown: Fred Nurke
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Harry Secombe.
Unknown: Max Geldray.
Conducted By: Wally Stott.
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade.
Producer: Peter Eton

: Dorita's Latin Music Show

The best of Latin
American folk music.
Producer Ray Harvey


Producer: Ray Harvey

: Jim Lloyd

with Folk on 2 Writer and journalist
David Ward has a look at the way songs are absorbed into the tradition. Plus the best of the new folk album releases and, in the studio, jazz fusion from the bagpipes and bass clarinet of Hamish Moore and Dick Lee.
Producer Geoffrey Hewitt


Unknown: David Ward
Unknown: Hamish Moore
Unknown: Dick Lee.
Producer: Geoffrey Hewitt

: Nigel Ogden

The Organist Entertains with music, news and views from the popular organ world.
Producer Pete Johnson


Producer: Pete Johnson

: Success Story

5: Petula Clark in conversation with John Benson.
Producer Barbara Page


Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: John Benson.

: Radio 2 Jazz Season

The Kenny Wheeler
Big Band holds a unique place in today's
British jazz scene. Introduced by Miles Kington .
Producer Terry Carter


Introduced By: Miles Kington
Producer: Terry Carter

: Martin Kelner

: Radio 2 Jazz Season

Marian McPartland 's
Piano Jazz.
Tonight's musical conversation is with Cleo Laine and John Dankworth.


Unknown: Marian McPartland
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: John Dankworth.

: Bill Rennells

with Night Ride
Including at 3.30
Pause for Thought with Rev Peter Dyson.


Unknown: Rev Peter Dyson.

: Alex Lester

The Early Show

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