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: Bright and Early

Falkman and his Apache Band


Musicians: Falkman and his Apache Band

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Morning Music

The Albert Cazabon Orchestra


Musicians: The Albert Cazabon Orchestra


Reading from the Dean of Exeter's paraphrase of the Epistle to the Philippians, chapter 1

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Old-Time Tunes

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra

: Music for All

Gramophone records of piano music by Brahms and Debussy, and songs by Richard Strauss

: Bunny May and his Orchestra

with Doris Eaves (soprano)


Soprano: Doris Eaves

: The Daily Service

from page 81 of 'New Every Morning' and page 42 of 'Each Returning Day.' Paraphrase 54; Psalm 1: St. Mark 9, vv. 30-37; Soldiers of the Cross, arise!

: Music While You Work

Owen Walters and his Orchestra


Musicians: Owen Walters and his Orchestra

: The Royal Wedding

The Marriage of H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth with Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, R.N.
The Service in Westminster Abbey and commentaries on the scene there and on the route from Buckingham Palace will be broadcast between 11.0 and 1.00
(Full details on preceding page)
Programmes may be interrupted during the afternoon for a description of the departure of the bride and bridegroom for their honeymoon.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Film Music

played by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Muir Mathieson on gramophone records


Conducted By: Muir Mathieson

: Racing: The Emblem Steeplechase

Commentary on the race by Victor Smythe and Richard North , assisted by Claude Harrison and Maurice Ring as race-readers. From the Manchester Racecourse


Unknown: Victor Smythe
Unknown: Richard North
Assisted By: Claude Harrison
Assisted By: Maurice Ring

: BBC Scottish Orchestra

Conductor, Ian Whyte


Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Band of the Grenadier Guards

Conducted by Captain F. J. Harris, Director of Music


Conducted By: Captain F. J. Harris

: Music for Princess Elizabeth

Morning Song (Maytime in Sussex) (Bax): Harriet Cohen (piano) and orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Nursery Suite (Elgar): London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by the composer on gramophone records


Piano: Harriet Cohen
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: The Vicar of Bullhampton

by Anthony Trollope. Episode 6


Author: Anthony Trollope.

: Fashion and Beauty

'Choosing and Using Make-Up,' by Joane Edmunds


Speaker: Joane Edmunds

: Children's Hour

'St. Johnathan's Seaside Outing'
Another play about the Brydon family by Kathleen Fidler. Produced by Nan Macdonald
With Sybil Arundale as Marsdie

5.40 'Swallows and Amazons,' by Arthur Ransome, told as a serial story by Derek McCulloch ('Uncle Mac'). 7 - 'In Alliance'


Unknown: Kathleen Fidler.
Duced By: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Sybil Arundale
Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Story By: Derek McCulloch

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: News

Sport and topical talk

: This Week's Composer

Gramophone records of his songs

: Farming Today

'Crop Production Research'
A series of discussions under the chairmanship of H.I. Moore Ph.D. 3 - 'Potatoes,' by W. Black D.Sc, Ph.D. ,


Unknown: H. I. Moore Ph.D
Unknown: W. Black D.Sc, Ph.D.

: The Thursday Concert

The Belgian Piano Quartet:
Maurice Raskin (violin)
Arie van de Mootel (viola)
Maurice Dambois (cello)
Marcel Gazelle (piano)
Given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London


Violin: Maurice Raskin
Viola: Arie van De Mootel
Cello: Maurice Dambois
Piano: Marcel Gazelle

: Tommy Handley in ' ITMA'

with Jack Train , Hugh Morton
Fred Yule , Lind Joyce
Diana Morrison , Deryck Guyler
Joan Harben , and Hattie Jacques
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Rae Jenkins
Script by Ted Kavanagh
Produced by Francis Worsley


Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Joan Harben
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Script By: Ted Kavanagh
Produced By: Francis Worsley

: Questions of the Hour: Coal Without Stint

by J.T. Whetton, Professor of Mining at Leeds University


Speaker: J.T. Whetton

: The Implacable Weevil

or 'The Private Life of a Public Nuisance' by Anthony Gittins
With Frederick Allen as the narrator and Bill Gates as the narrator's son and the following members of the BBC Repertory Company: Vivienne Chatterton, Joan Clement Scott, Olive Gregg, Molly Rankin, Anthony Jacobs, Basil Jones, Eric Lugg, Arthur Ridley, and Lionel Stevens
Produced by Raymond Raikes


Unknown: Anthony Gittins
Unknown: With Frederick Allen
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Joan Clement Scott
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Basil Jones
Unknown: Eric Lugg
Unknown: Arthur Ridley
Unknown: Lionel Stevens
Produced By: Raymond Raikes

: International Concert Orchestra

Directed by Bobby Howell


Directed By: Bobby Howell

: Science Survey

'Recollections of Lord Rutherford, the Man and the Scientist'
Lord Rutherford, one of the greatest physicists of all time, died just ten years ago. Tonight's speakers give some personal recollections of their association with him Sir James Chadwick , f.r.s., of Liverpool; Sir Charles Darwin K.B.E., F.R.S., Director of the National Physical Laboratory; and Professor Norman Feather F.R.S," of Edinburgh


Unknown: Sir James Chadwick
Unknown: Sir Charles Darwin K.B.E., F.R.S.
Unknown: Professor Norman Feather F.R.S

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