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: Bright and Early

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Peter Yorke and his Miniature Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Yorke

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Reading from Henry Scott Holland 's book. ' On Behalf of Belief'

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Scott Holland

: General Weather Forecast,

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: GOOD HEALTH

by ' The Radio Doctor '

: MUSIC FOR ALL

Records of orchestral music by Herold, Weber, and Grieg

: THE LONDON STUDIO PLAYERS

Conducted by Michael Krein

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Krein

: The Daily Service

Paraphrase 63: N.E.M. 49; Psalm 112; St. Luke 12; Fierce raged the tempest

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Melodians with Ivor Dennis and Jimmy Bailey
(two pianos)

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Dennis
Unknown: Jimmy Bailey

: RECITAL

Marie Hall (violin)
Pauline Baring (piano)

: STRIKE UP THE BAND!

The Kursaal Orchestra
Directed by Louis Voss

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Voss

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Aldermaston, Berks with Jean Melville at the piano. Presented by William Worsley.

Contributors

Presenter: William Worsley
Pianist: Jean Melville

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: STAR TIME

A variety bill presented, with gramophone records, by Prudence Neill

Contributors

Unknown: Prudence Neill

: RHYTHM ROUNDABOUT

Harry Gold and his Pieces of Eight

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Gold

: ORCHESTRAL HOUR

BBC Scottish Orchestra
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Whyte

: SORRENTO SERENATA

An interlude of Italian music
John Lewis (tenor) with Troise and hi& Serenaders
Presented by Eric Arden

Contributors

Tenor: John Lewis
Presented By: Eric Arden

: ' LAUGH THAT OFF'

A weekly series of readings and dramatised extracts from modern American humorists. Produced by Felix Felton
1—‘ The Breaking Up of the Win-ships ' (from Let Your Mind Alone) and ' The Unicorn in the Garden ’ (from Fables for our Time), by James Thurber. The reader is Peter Madden and the cast includes Hal Thompson , Tucker McGuire. David Kossoff , and Vivienne Chatterton

Contributors

Produced By: Felix Felton
Unknown: James Thurber.
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hal Thompson
Unknown: Tucker McGuire.
Unknown: David Kossoff

: JOHN B. McEWEN

Quartet in A (Biscay)
Five Bagatelles from Suite, Nugae played by the Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin) Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore

: THE CRITICS

Conducted this week by Eric Newton
4.16 Films: Basil Wright
4.25 Theatre: Philip Hope-Watlace
4.33 Books: Malcolm Muggeridge
4.40 Radio: John Summerson
4.48 Art: J. Isaacs

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Basil Wright
Unknown: Philip Hope-Watlace
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: John Summerson
Unknown: J. Isaacs

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

(Request Week)
' Black Beauty,' by Anna Sewell , told as a serial story by ' David '
14—'The Horse Fair'
5.15 "The Giant's Head'
A Norman and Henry Bones
-detective play
' by Anthony C. Wilson
Produced by Josephine Plummer
(Stephen Jack is appearing in ' Mountain Air ')

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Sewell
Play By: Anthony C. Wilson
Produced By: Josephine Plummer
Produced By: Stephen Jack
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry Bones: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Bones: Ann Codrington
P C Docket: Richard George
Sir Geoffrey Dunster: Stephen Jack
Mrs Dowling: Marjorie Westbury
Sharpe: John Slater
Inspector Andrews: Stanley Groorne

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

Sport and topical talk

: This Week's Composer

WALTON
Movements from hi. Symphony on gramophone records

: CHRISTIAN COMMENTARY

Weekly talks by various speakers on news and events from the Christian point of view
John Armitage , editor of The Fortnightly

Contributors

Unknown: John Armitage

: SONGTIME

Archie Lewis with Sydney Bright and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Archie Lewis

: Sir Thomas More

A feature programme by Olivia Manning

Contributors

Programme By: Olivia Manning
Produced By: Joel O'Brien
Henry VIII: Howard Marion-Crawford
Sir Thomas More: Andrew Osbourne
Alice, his wife: Molly Rankin
Meg, his daughter: Isobel Dean
Erasmus: Alistair Bannerman
Anne Boleyn: Gillian Maude
Prosecutor: Reginald Beckwith
Unknown: Alec Mango
Unknown: Stanley van Beers
Unknown: John Vere
Unknown: John Witty

: ' TWENTY QUESTIONS

A radio parlour game with Richard Dimbleby , Anona Winn , Daphne Padel , and Jack Train asking all the questions, and Stewart MacPherson knowing (almost) all the answers. Programme presented by Alick Hayes
(' Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick )

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Daphne Padel
Unknown: Jack Train
Presented By: Alick Hayes
Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: FRIDAY FORUM

A weekly discussion on current affairs at home and abroad

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

The quiz visits Redditch, an industrial town in Worcestershire
Musical illustrations provided by Violet Carson. Produced by Barney Colehan.

Contributors

Provided By: Violet Carson.

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Jan Smeterlin (piano)








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