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: Bright and Early

Arthur Dulay and his Cameo Orchestra.


Unknown: Arthur Dulay

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Bickershaw Colliery Band: conductor, William Haydock.


Conductor: William Haydock.


' The Servants of God.' Readings from St. John, chapters 2 and 3

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast forfarmers and shipping


by ' The Radio Doctor '


and his Orchestra

: Short Morning Service for Schools

Stand up and bless the Lord (A. and M. 706; C.H. 233: Tune, Carlisle)
Prayers: the Prayer of St. Richard; the Lord's Prayer
The Son of God goes forth to war (A. and M. 439, omitting vv. 3 and 4; S.P. 216, omitting v. 3 and 4; C.H. 530, four-line version, omitting vv. 3 ard 4: Tune, St. Anne)

: This Week's Composer

' Rondo brilliant,' and Mass in G: on gramophone records


News commentary

: The Daily Service

from page 41 of "New Every Morning" and page 20 of "Each Returning Day". Thou art the way; Psalm 147, vv 1-11; St. John 6, vv. 60-71; Glorious things of thee are spoken


Ralph Wilson and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Ralph Wilson


11.20 CITIZENSHIP. 'Have you thought about ...? ' ' The People who Look after the Drains,' by Philippa Pearce
11.40 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS. ' The Social Services,' by Mary Stocks. The Principal of Westfield College, London, discusses the widening conception of the State's responsibilities. in the field of the social services


Unknown: Ann Driver
Talks: Philippa Pearce
Unknown: Mary Stocks.

: Valentine Dyall's ' LUCKY DIP '

A miscellany of gramophone records edited by Anna Instone


Edited By: Anna Instone

: Workers' Playtime

From a canteen in Granton, Edinburgh, with George Myddleton at the piano. Presented by Howard M. Lockhart and Bryan Sears. (BBC recording)


Unknown: George Myddleton
Presented By: Howard M. Lockhart

: Observation Post

A weekly programme in which speakers on scientific, cultural, social, and economic matters are introduced by Richard Bennett


Introduced By: Richard Bennett

: Jack Wilson

and his Versatile Five

: Cricket

Lunchtime scoreboard

: For the Schools

TRAVEL TALKS. How the World Lives: 'Wheat from the Canadian Prairies,' by G. Brant Little. Life on a prairie farm
2.20 LET'S JOIN IN - another story to think about: 'A Caterpillar in a Hurry,' adapted for broadcasting from the original tale by Maud Morin
2.40 SENIOR English I. Serial: 'Quentin Durward,' by Sir Walter Scott, dramatised by Honor Wyatt . Part 1- 'Quentin Durward meets the King of France'


Unknown: G. Brant Little.
Unknown: Maud Morin
Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised By: Honor Wyatt
Unknown: Quentin Durward

: Miff Ferrie

and his Ferrymen, with the Vocal-tones

: Ralph Elman

and his Bohemian Players, with Monia Liter (piano)


Piano: Monia Liter

: Operatic Profile: 2

Stephen Williams introduces, with gramophone records, the character of Iago in Verdi's 'Otello'.

: The Budgerigar

A play for broadcasting by Gwendoline Foyle.


Writer: Gwendoline Foyle
Producer: Peter Watts

: Children's Hour

The Tower of London
Derek McCulloch ('Mac') and H.V. Morton tour this ancient castle with the Governor, Colonel E.H. Carkeet-James, O.B.E., M.C., and Yeomen Warders.


Unknown: H. V. Morton
Unknown: E. H. Carkeet-James

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: News

Topical talk and sport

: Geraldo's Dance Orchestra

Conducted by Robert Farnon, with Carole Carr, Denny Vaughan, and Archie Lewis


Conducted By: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Denny Vaughan
Unknown: Archie Lewis

: Book Talk

Walter Allen discusses two novels, 'War in Heaven' by Charles Williams, and 'Agents and Witnesses' by P.H. Newby; and a collection of new short stories, 'An Astrologer's Day,' by R.K. Narayan


Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Charles Williams
Unknown: P. H. Newby
Unknown: R. K. Narayan

: The Leighton Lucas Orchestra

(Leader, Ronald Good)
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
Irene Kohler (piano)


Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas
Piano: Irene Kohler

: Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh

[Starring] Richard Murdoch
with Kenneth Horne, Sam Costa and Marilyn Williams
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra


Comedian: Richard Murdoch
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Sam Costa
Unknown: Marilyn Williams
Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Producer: Leslie Bridgmont

: Twenty Questions

A radio pariour game with Richard Dimbleby, Anona Winn, Jack Train, and Daphne Padel asking all the questions, and Stewart MacPherson knowing all the answers.


Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Daphne Padel
Chairman: Stewart MacPherson
Presented by: Cleland Finn

: World Affairs

A Weekly Survey
Donald McLachlan, Assistant Editor of The Economist, gives his analysis of topics in the news in international affairs


Speaker: Donald McLachlan

: Second Hearing ' FATHER TO THE WOMAN'

Richard Lovell Edgeworth
(1744-1817) much-married inventor, politician, educational reformer, landowner, eccentric, and father of the novelist Maria Edgeworth. Programme written by Derek Ewens. Produced by David Thomson


Unknown: Richard Lovell Edgeworth
Unknown: Maria Edgeworth.
Written By: Derek Ewens.
Duced By: David Thomson
R L Edgeworth: Alexander Archdale
Maria: Elaine MacNamara
Thady: Harry Hutchinson
Charlotte: Jane Barrett
Twentieth-century critic: Michael Gough
Nineteenth-century critic: Alexander Sarner

: French Cabaret

Lilian Duff introduces gramophone records of French artists


Introduces: Lilian Duff

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