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: Bright and Early

Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Portland Light Orchestra
Directed by Fred Alexander

Contributors

Directed By: Fred Alexander

: ' LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from Angus Dun 's book, ' Not by Bread Alone '

Contributors

Unknown: Angus Dun

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MARCHES AND WALTZES

on gramophone records

: This Week's Composers

COMPOSERS OF THE SOVIET UNION
Kabalevsky's Piano Sonatina and Shostakovich's First Symphony: on gramophone records

: THE STRADIVARI ORCHESTRA

Directed by Michael Spivakowsky

Contributors

Directed By: Michael Spivakowsky

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary

: The Daily Service

from page 33 of "New Every Morning" and page 50 of "Each Returning Day". Praise to the Holiest in the height; Psalm 98; Jeremiah 2, vv. 4-13; Jesu, lover of my soul

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

John Reynders with his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: John Reynders

: Felix Mendelssohn's HAWAIIAN SERENADERS

with songs by George Barclay

Contributors

Songs By: George Barclay

: ' MUSIC IN MINIATURE'

A musical entertainment given by Denis Matthews and Howard Ferguson (pianos)
Hans Hotter (baritone)
Leonard Hirsch and Reginald Morley (violins)
Jean Stewart (viola)
Harvey Phillips (cello)
Programme arranged by Basil Douglas
(The recorded broadcast of April 10 in the Light Programme repeated)

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Matthews
Pianos: Howard Ferguson
Baritone: Leonard Hirsch
Baritone: Reginald Morley
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Harvey Phillips
Arranged By: Basil Douglas

: ' SOUTHERN SERENADE'

Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Reg. Leopold

: Workers' Playtime

From a canteen in Lurgan, Northern Ireland, with George Myddleton at the piano.

Contributors

Pianist: George Myddleton
Presented By: Bryan Sears

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ' NAVY MIXTURE

A blend of comedy, novelty, and music. Introduced by Joy Nichols
The Song Pedlars; You May Take Notes,' a light-hearted lecture by ' Professor ' Jimmy Edwards ; Picture in Song.' featured by Alys Robi ; ' Ask the Memory Man.' Leslie Welch tackles some questions on Sport; Claude Hulbert and Enid Trevor.

Contributors

Introduced By: Joy Nichols
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Alys Robi
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Claude Hulbert
Unknown: Enid Trevor.

: ORCHESTRAL HOUR

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Reginald Kell (clarinet)

Contributors

Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Clarinet: Reginald Kell

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from St. Mary's Cathedral,
Edinburgh
Versicles and Responses Psalms 84 and 85 First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 50, vv.
14-24
Magnificat (Ireland, in F)
Second Lesson: St. Mark 16. w. 14-20 Nunc dimittis (Ireland, in F) Creed
Collects
Anthem: 0 how glorious (Harwood) Prayers Blessing
Organist and Master of the Choristers. Dr. Robert Head

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Robert Head

: SAINT-SAENS

Variations on a theme of Beethoven played by Kathleen McQuitty and Henry Wilson (two pianos)

Contributors

Played By: Kathleen McQuitty
Played By: Henry Wilson

: BERNARD MONSHIN

and his Rio Tango Band with Billy MayerT (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Billy Mayert

: Stories Old and New ' DEATH IN SPRING'

by H. E. Bates
Reader, Arthur Bush

Contributors

Reader: Arthur Bush

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' How the Sea Became Salt' *
A play by May Morris based on an old fairy tale
Produced by W. E. Davis
5.40 Some popular tunes played by Arthur Gerrard on the violin

Contributors

Produced By: W. E. Davis
Played By: Arthur Gerrard
John: Charles E Stidwill
Granny: Gladys Spencer
Mary: Mary O'Farrell
Woodcutter: Marten Tiffin
Richard: Wilfred Babbage
Jenkyn: Ernest Jay

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

Topical talk and sport

: ' DRAGONS AND DAMSELS'

by Brian Vesey-FitzGerald

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald

: ANNA KARENINA

by Leo Tolstoy
Adapted for broadcasting by H. Oldfield Box from the translation by Constance Garnett
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Episode 10.

Contributors

Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Broadcasting By: H. Oldfield Box
Translation By: Constance Garnett
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

from the Empire Theatre, Croydon

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Charles Groves
Jean Pougnet (violin)
From the Milton Hall , Manchester

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Groves
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Unknown: Milton Hall

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

A radio parlour game with Richard Dimbleby , Anona Winn , Daphne Padel , and a guest asking all the questions, and Stewart MacPherson knowing (almost) all the answers. Programme presented by Alick Hayes

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Alick Hayes

: BBC THEATRE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conductor, Walter Goehr
Heddle Nash (tenor)
' Norman Walker (bass)

Contributors

Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: Walter Goehr
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Bass: Norman Walker

: ' NATIONAL CHARACTER '—7

Geoffrey Gorer sums up
In the last talk of this series Geoffrey Gorer points the moral on national character. He uses the previous talks to underline the necessity of an understanding of the character of the world's powerful peoples if ever we are to have lasting peace

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Gorer

: TRANSATLANTIC RECORD CABARET

featuring Perry Como , Betty Hutton. Bob Hope and Bing Crosby , Ethel Smith , and Vaughn Monroe 's Orchestra. Presented by Gerry Wilmot

Contributors

Unknown: Perry Como
Unknown: Betty Hutton.
Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Ethel Smith
Unknown: Vaughn Monroe
Presented By: Gerry Wilmot

: ' ' THE CZARINA'S VIOLET'

by ' Q.' Read by Deryck Guyler

Contributors

Read By: Deryck Guyler








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