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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Comment and reading by the Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones
5—Why Work?

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones

: The Weather

Forecast for land areaa

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Comment and reading by the Rev. Glyn Parry-Jonea
6-Do you believe?

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Glyn Parry-Jonea

: The Weather

Forecast for land areaa

: 0 ' NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: NEWS

: SHIPS AND THE SEA

SIR IVAN THOMPSON introduces a magazine programme about new ships and old ships, about big ships and little ships, about sailors and shipping men, and the sea that is their life.

Contributors

Introduces: Sir Ivan Thompson

: FOR TWO PIANOS

played by Mary Peppin and Geraldine Peppin
The last of six programmes of music for two pianos

Contributors

Played By: Mary Peppin
Played By: Geraldine Peppin

: GILBERT AND ELLICE ISLANDS

Two stories told by E. J. Edwards
2-Two Came Back
The story of two Gilbertese, Nabetari and Kabunari, who miraculously escaped a sentence of death.

Contributors

Told By: E. J. Edwards

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The Transfiguration
My God, how wonderful thou art
(BBC H.B. 12)
New Every Morning, page 102 Psalm 40 (Broadcast psalter) St. Luke 9. vv. 28-36
Christ, whose glory fills the skies
(BBC H.B. 137)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Marcel Gardner

: SCHUBERT

Symphony No. 8, in B minor
(Unfinished) played by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch a recent gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

A weekly magazine
Arranged' and introduced by Bill Hartley
Produced by David Glencross

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Produced By: David Glencross

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with Silvia Beamish and the Granville Singers and Players - directed by Lou Whiteson
Introduced by Colin Doran

Contributors

Unknown: Silvia Beamish
Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Introduced By: Colin Doran

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Jon Pertwee, Leslie Phillips and Stephen Murray join in 'THE NAVY LARK'

by Laurie Wyman
A weekly and surely fictitious account of events in a naval detachment only loosely connected with the Senior Service.
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
Lieut Murray, the No 1: Stephen Murray
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Sub Lieut Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen
Heather: Michael Bates
Heather: Ronnie Barker
Heather: Tenniel Evans

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Eddie Calvert
(In a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee presents Ronald Baddiley and Betty Linton in 'THE TIDE COMES IN'

by Gilbert Phelps
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. Smith
A boy is sitting for his n-plus, over-pushed by over-anxious parents. Mother has social ambitions for him, father lives in dreams of companionship from his time in Mesopotamia in the first World War. To celebrate the boy's success they go to the seaside and there mother and father face a disaster which leaves the family with an acute problem.

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Phelps
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Mary: Betty Linton
Arthur: Ronald Baddiley
Derek, their son: Anthony Reese
Mr Tate: Wilfred Babbage
Mrs Palmer: Diana Lincoln
Mr Palmer: Charles Simon
Dusty: Malcolm Hayes
Alice: Kathleen Helme
Irene: Norma Griffin
Sergeant: Jon Rollason

: PICK OF THE WEEK

From the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television during the past seven days Gale Pedrick selects highlights that listeners may have missed or might like to hear again
Introduced by John Ellison
Edited by John Haslam

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: John Haslam

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations, interviews
Introduced by Robin Holmes

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: RECITAL

Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan
Tim Gudgin introduces today's programme which includes
' There was an old woman who lived in a shoe ' and ' One two, buckle my shoe'

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduces: Tim Gudgin

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Children
' The Bane of the Library' in which two young library assistants are involved in a scuffle
Written for broadcasting by Bertha Lonsdale
Produced by Trevor Hill
5.30 Boyd Neel invites you to
Music Club and introduces news, views, interviews, questions, answers, and young musicians making their first broadcast
This month's guests:
From Cardiff:
Michael Parrot (cello)
Accompanist, Mary Kendall
From Glasgow:
Esme Links (piano)
From London:
Kathleen Johnson and Frances Hitchcock
(songs to the guitar)

Contributors

Produced By: Trevor Hill
Produced By: Boyd Neel
Cello: Michael Parrot
Accompanist: Mary Kendall
Unknown: Kathleen Johnson
Unknown: Frances Hitchcock
Mr Golbourne, Chief Librarian of Benswick: Francis Winfield
Miss Whakitt, Deputy Librarian: Sybil Holroyd
Malcolm Scott, a library assistant: George Layton
Nancy Marshall, the junior assistant: Sian Davies
Len Bane: Walter Baddeley
Mr Bane, his father: Leonard Williams
John Thomas: Lan Piper
Dick Snow: James Goldie
P C Jenkins: Harold Rottesman
A borrower: Doris Gambell

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Results, reports, and reviews
Today's programme includes:
Racing Results
Cricket
Latest scores and a summary of the highlights in today's first-class matches, with special reference to those involving south-eastern counties
Golf
A report from Prestwick on the match between the Amateurs and the Professionals
Yachting
Commander Tom Thompson reviews the last day's racing in Cowes Week
Rowing
John Snagge reports on the highlights of the Serpentine Regatta, organised by the ' News of the World'
Cycling
A report from Leipzig on the fourth day of the World Championships
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Thompson
Unknown: John Snagge
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Gerald Davies (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies.
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: La Militaire; Valse Martine; Ideal Schottische; Valse
Parisienne; Inspiration Gavotte; Flirtation Twostep
The songs: Mountain lovers: Dashing away with the smoothing iron

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: Gerald Davies
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: Cyril Fletcher invites the family to HOLIDAY MUSIC-HALL

To sing for you:
Adele Leigh
To play for you:
Amaryllis Fleming
To bring a smile:
Peter Jones , Jon Pertwee
Country Calendar:
Percy Edwards
His and Hers:
A weekly glimpse into the domestic life of Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds
The Adam Singers
(Directed by Cliff Adams )
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Julien Gaillard )
Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer
Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Adele Leigh
Unknown: Amaryllis Fleming
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Leslie Randall
Unknown: Joan Reynolds
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre 'THE KEY MAN'

by J. Maclaren-Ross
Produced by Donald McWhinnie
Time: 1956. Place: London
A twelve-year-old murder; hidden bank-notes to the value of £ 30,000; and an arrogant amateur competing with professional criminals in trying to find the elusive ex-convict who talked in his sleep about a key.

Contributors

Unknown: J. MacLaren-Ross
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Lionel Hulme, a radio crime commentator: Anthony Jacobs
Pauline, his wife: Cecile Chevreau
A process-server: Norman Wynne
Larry Parr, a radio producer: J. MacLaren-Rosa
The man in the black mac: Felix Felton
Jelf, an ex-convict: Haydn Jones
Dimitriadi, a barber: Philip Leaver
Mrs Grass, a pub proprietress: Mona Washbourne
Smithers, the key man: John Sharp
Gaby, a cabaret dancer: June Tobin
A safe-deposit custodian: Hugh Manning
French waiter: Keith Williams

: FOR ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MEN

The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallins

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Tallins

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Joseph Weingarten (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Joseph Weingarten

: Close Down









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