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: Bright and Early

Creswell Colliery Band: conductor, Harold Moss


Conductor: Harold Moss

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Morning Music

From Frankfurt.


Readings from A. E. Whitham 's book
' The Pastures of His Presence'


Unknown: A. E. Whitham

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: In the Kitchen

Talk by Florence Greenberg


Talk By: Florence Greenberg

: Eddie Carroll

and his Sextet.

: Two Fours

Light music played by the Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble and the Montmartre Players
Directed by Henry Krein


Directed By: Henry Krein

: Recital

Muriel Gale (contralto)
Sam Bor (violin)
Robert Collet (piano)


Contralto: Muriel Gale
Violin: Sam Bor
Piano: Robert Collet

: The Daily Service

Songs of praise the angels sang; N.E.M. (Revised) 7; Benedicite, Part 2 (Broadcast Psalter); St. John 14; Teach me, my God and King


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


and his May Fair Orchestra

: Two Pianos

Harry Isaacs and York Bowen


Unknown: Harry Isaacs
Unknown: York Bowen

: Break for Music

Chappie d'Amato and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Chappie D'Amato

: Works Wonders

Lunchtime entertainment by the workers of a sweet factory on Merseyside. Produced by Alan Clarke and Leslie Adams


Produced By: Alan Clarke
Produced By: Leslie Adams

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas


Conductor, Mansel Thomas
Leon Goossens (oboe)


Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Oboe: Leon Goossens

: Charles Smart

at the BBC theatre organ

: Wednesday Matinee 'POET AND PARROT'

by Vincent Godefroy


Unknown: Vincent Godefroy

: Louise

Adapted for radio by John Gouldsmith from the short story by W. Somerset Maugham
Plays produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: John Gouldsmith
Story By: W. Somerset Maugham
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham


' State Secrets'
A Norman and Henry Bones detective play by Anthony C. Wilson. Production by Josephine Plummer
5.35 A new drawing competition set by W. R. Dalzell
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by John G. Williams


Unknown: A Norman
Unknown: Henry Bones
Play By: Anthony C. Wilson.
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: W. R. Dalzell
Conducted By: John G. Williams
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry Bones: Patricia Hayes
Mr Radford: Stephen Jack
Mr Blake: Charles Leno
Mr Taylor: George Owen
Mr Linter: Preston Lockwood
Mrs Wiggins: Ann Codrington
P C Docket: Richard George

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: This Week's Composer

Records of his keyboard music


Tony Gibson describes an experiment in introducing co-operative weaving methods into a Chinese village


Unknown: Tony Gibson

: Caprice

An entertainment with Joseph Dollinger , Maria Perilli
Shirley Houston , David Java
Bert Whittam
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Joseph Dollinger
Unknown: Maria Perilli
Unknown: Shirley Houston
Unknown: David Java
Unknown: Bert Whittam
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: In Britain Now

Contributors from all over the country talk about things that are going on in Britain now
Introduced by A. G. Street
Edited by Patrick Beech


Introduced By: A. G. Street
Edited By: Patrick Beech


Conductor, Ian Whyte


Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Cricket

John Arlott talks from Cape Town about the recent Test Matches between South Africa and England.


Talks: John Arlott


Adapted from the story of Robert Louis Stevenson by Keith D. Williams
Other parts played by Charles Lefeaux , Freda Falconer , Stanley Groome. and Charles Mortimer
Production by Noel Iliff


Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: Keith D. Williams
Played By: Charles Lefeaux
Played By: Freda Falconer
Played By: Stanley Groome.
Played By: Charles Mortimer
Production By: Noel Iliff
Monsieur Berthelini: Rudolph Offenbach
Madame Berthelini: Gladys Spencer
Landlord: Rollo Gamble
Commissioner of Police: Francis de Wolff
Mayor: Edward Forsyth
Stubbs: Lewis Stringer
A painter: Alan Reid
His wife: Catherine Willmer
Narrator: William Trent

: Bridge on the Air: Tricks of the Trade

Most expert players have some special ideas of their own, some refinements in bidding or play. which are not part of conventional theory. Terence Reese invites a number of experts to reveal their 'tricks of the trade.' Introduced by Stewart MacPherson


Unknown: Terence Reese
Introduced By: Stewart MacPherson

: French Cabaret

Lilian Duff introduces gramophone records of French artists


Introduces: Lilian Duff

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