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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine of news, views, and interviews followed by MORNING MUSIC

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A series of readings from the Book of Proverbs by the Rev. W. A. Whitehouse
Ch. 6, vv. 12-19; and 26. vv. 18-27

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. A. Whitehouse

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: NEWS

: BIRDS IN THE WINDOW BOX

by Agnes MacMillan
It began in the blitz when she found frightened pigeons huddled on the window sill. From then on she began to bird-watch-she admits, in a very amateur way-and met and befriended many kinds of birds.

: SONG RECITAL

Solange de la Motte (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Solange de la Motte
Piano: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer

MENDELSSOHN
A gramophone record of his
Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra

: THE DAILY SERVICE

All things bright and beautiful (BBC
H.B. 3)
New Every Morning, page 68 Psalm 148 vBroadcast Psalter) 2 Timothy 3, v. 14. to 4, v. 8
0 Thou who earnest from above (BBC
H.B. 362)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry

: MUSIC IN MINIATURE

Julius Katchen (piano)
The Purcell Singers
Conductor, Imogen Hoist
The Allegri String Quartet:
Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)
The programme arranged by Basil Douglas

Contributors

Piano: Julius Katchen
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: James Barton
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: William Pleeth
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: 'SWEET SATURDAY NIGHT'

The voices of the original stars in a musical evening of sixty years ago
Gramophone records introduced by Colin Maclnnes

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin MacLnnes

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by George Hurst

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: George Hurst

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: NEWS

: Announcements

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest, Dennis Bowen (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes Marine Fourstep; Starlight Waltz; Schottische: Royal Saunter; Camellia Tango: Victorian Gavotte; Blue Danube

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Dennis Bowen
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: FROM PRECINCT TO PRESIDENT

Harry S. Truman
Former President of the United States of America discusses with Edward R. Murrow many things, including topics that made news during his time at the White House
The sound recording of a special edition of See It Now
Produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly and broadcast in the United States by the Columbia Broadcasting System on February 2, and in this country by BBC Television on February 11 and in the Home Service on April 27

Contributors

Unknown: Harry S. Truman
Unknown: Edward R. Murrow
Produced By: Edward R. Murrow
Unknown: Fred W. Friendly

: GRAND HOTEL

Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist,
John Noble

Contributors

Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: John Noble

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Art: J. M. Richards
Film: Riccardo Aragno Theatre: Eric Keown
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Riccardo Aragno
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson

: BORIS CHRISTOFF (bass)

sing. excerpts from
' Ernani,' ' Boris Godunov ' and ' Faust' on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Boris Godunov

: VENEZUELAN HOLIDAY

GILES PLAYFAIR describes a visit to Venezuela, which he found in some ways fascinating, in others disturbing. He was in Caracas when a revolution broke out on New Year's day

Contributors

Unknown: Giles Playfair

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Obernkirchen Fairy Tale
The story of the ' Happy Wanderer ' Choir by Antonia Ridge
The famous ' Happy Wanderer' Children's Choir started as singers of fairy tales. But their own story has turned out to be almost a fairy tale come true.' The programme includes some of their songs and the story of the Choir, illustrated by recordings made at Obernkirchen a few days ago.
Programme edited by Ifan O. Williams
Introduced by Antonia Ridge
5.30 ' Sally and the Sixpenny Pig ' from the story by Catherine Christian
Adapted by Honor Wyatt
Also taking part:
Constance Chapman , Billy Poeton
Produced by Mollie Austin

Contributors

Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Edited By: Ifan O. Williams
Introduced By: Antonia Ridge
Story By: Catherine Christian
Adapted By: Honor Wyatt
Unknown: Constance Chapman
Unknown: Billy Poeton
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Sally Mason: Ysanne Churchman
Keith Mason: E Barry
Robin Mason: J Barrie
Moira Seton: Thelma Rogers
Mrs Winthrop: Ethel Coleridge
Bill Winthrop: Norman Tyrrell
Mr Seton: Lewis Gedge
Mr Gill: Bernard Fishwick
Mr Barnes: Denis Raymond

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: NEWS

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report
6.15-6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: TODAY'S SPORT

: HERBERT MURRILL

Canzona
Suite Fran├žaise played by Margaret Good (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Margaret Good

: DO YOU REMEMBER?

Unforgettable memories throughout the years recalled by Charles Brewer played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Led by Stanley Browne )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry and sung by Victoria Elliott
Margot Andersen
Charles Craig with Evelyn Laye to revive some special memories
Programme written by Dick Richards
Produced by John Tylee
The programme includes music from ' The Bartered Bride,' ' Land of Smiles,' ' Wedding in Paris,' and ' Pineapple Poll '

Contributors

Recalled By: Charles Brewer
Conductor: Stanley Browne
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Sung By: Victoria Elliott
Sung By: Margot Andersen
Sung By: Charles Craig
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Written By: Dick Richards
Produced By: John Tylee

: The Thursday Play ' LEVIATHAN WITH AN HOOK'

A play for broadcasting by ' John D. Stewart
Characters in order of speaking
The play is set in an isolated village on some North Atlantic coast
Produced by Ronald Mason

Contributors

Broadcasting By: John D. Stewart
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Kantar, the village elder: J G Devlin
Kestan: James Ellis
Belgar: James Boyce
Old Man: Maurice O'Callaghan
Esper, a fisher boy: Terence Cromey
Fingan: John McBride
Pastor Fidelk ,: R H MacCandless
Velvan, a senior civil servant: Alfred Arnold
Amsay a scientist: Harold Goldblatt
Bolk, M P: John F Tyrone
Minister of Fisheries: Buxton Forsyth
Captain of the Narssen: Michael Baguley
Muertag, Esper's mother: Elizabeth Begley
Fishermen: Charles Owens
Fishermen: Colin Blakely
Fishermen: Charles Witherspoon

: NEWS

: MATTERS OF MOMENT

A programme in which a question of current concern or interest will be argued or investigated

: Visit to the Brussels Exhibition

of the BBC
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Dennis Noble
Huddersfield Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Herbert Bardgett )
From the Grand Auditorium

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Dennis Noble
Chorus-Master: Herbert Bardgett

: PLAYBACK DR. NO

A conversation between
Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming
The men behind Philip Marlowe and James Bond discuss some differences between English and American thrillers and compare their own latest books, ' Playback ' and ' Dr. No.'

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Chandler
Unknown: Ian Fleming
Unknown: Philip Marlowe
Unknown: James Bond

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

London Stock Market closing report, and a review of today's overseas commodity and financial news

: Close Down









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