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: Bright and Early

Cory Workmen's Band
Conductor, Walter B. Hargreaves


Conductor: Walter B Hargreaves

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Michaeloff and his Mazurka Orchestra


Unknown: Michaeloff


A talk by Canon G. W. Ireson of Newcastle Cathedral


Talk By: Canon G. W. Ireson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: In the Kitchen

Talk by Dorothy Taylor

(BBC recording)


Speaker: Dorothy Taylor


on gramophone records


Sarah Greville (soprano)
The Kathleen Sturdy
String Quartet:
Kathleen Sturdy (violin)
June Hardy (violin) Molly Panter (viola) Peter Beavan (cello)


Soprano: Sarah Greville
Violin: Kathleen Sturdy
Violin: June Hardy
Viola: Molly Panter
Cello: Peter Beavan


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Muriel Sandeh


Unknown: Muriel Sandeh


Feast of St. Matthew
Lead us. heavenlv Father (A and M.
281: S.P. 555)
New Every Morning (revised) 50 Canticle 1 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 9. vv. 9-13
Blest are the pure in heart (A. and M.
261: S.P. 455)


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


GENERAL science. Great Discoveries. 1—‘ Franklin and the Lightning.' Script by Sam Langdon
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. Lecture expliquee d'un texte tire de la tragedie ' Andromaque ’ de Jean Racine. (Acte 1, scene 4, vers 311-
322). Par Henri Fluchcre


Script By: Sam Langdon


Felix King and his Orchestra


Unknown: Felix King

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas


at the BBC theatre organ


LIVING IN THE COUNTRY. ' Roads and Footpaths.' Script by Ronald Harvey
The country earner is now a village councillor and becomes interested in roads
2.20 GEOGRAPHY. Man and Climate. ' Weather Pictures and Climate Pictures '
The subject of this year's geography broadcasts is ' Man and Climate.' Listeners will visit some of the world's climatic regions to find out what it would be like to live there; but before these journeys begin there are three introductory broadcasts. Today's programme shows the effect of climate on one man's life, and discusses conclusions to be drawn from the facts presented.
2.40 JUNIOR ENGLISH. A traditional Russian folk-tale The Nosebag,' from the radio play by Louis MacNeice


Script By: Ronald Harvey


The London Singers:
Jean Buck. Alison Purves Dora Hanes. Norman Lilly
William Brown. Kenneth Tudor
Directed by Norman Lilly
Eric Hope (piano)


Singers: Jean Buck.
Singers: Alison Purves
Unknown: Dora Hanes
Unknown: Norman Lilly
Unknown: William Brown
Unknown: Kenneth Tudor
Directed By: Norman Lilly
Piano: Eric Hope

: Wednesday Matinee ' THE TAVERNA BROTHERS '

by Max Hansen
Translated from the German by A. V Burbury
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Max Hansen
Unknown: A. V Burbury
Produced By: Peter Watts
George Taverna a farmer: Eric Lugg
Mia his wife: Joan Clement Scott
Telli their elder son: Hugh Manning
Hermann, their younger son: Peter Hawkins
Annl, their servant: Beryl Calder
Frau Basig, Anni's mother: Dorothy Summers
Trepp the village constable: Raf de la Torre

: Records at Four-Thirty

Godfrey Winn's Musical Box


Presenter: Godfrey Winn

: Children's Hour

"Frightfulness at the Theatre Royal"
Another Toytown story by S. G. Hulme Beaman

5.30 "We Bought a Boat"
W. Roy Nash concludes the story of his sailing adventures on the Thames

5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by John G. Williams


Writer: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Punch: Wilfred Babbage
Judy: Ann Codrington
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
Mr Growser: Ralph De Rohan
Ernest the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
The Mayor: Felix Felton
Theatre Manager: Ivan Samson
Speaker: W. Roy Nash
Prayers: John G. Williams

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House HARRY ROY AND CO.

with Harry Roy and his Band
Eve Lombard and Johnny Green
Bill Currie helps to confuse the issue
The proceedings further complicated by Dennis Moonan
Produced by Stephen Williams


Unknown: Harry Roy
Unknown: Eve Lombard
Unknown: Johnny Green
Unknown: Bill Currie
Unknown: Dennis Moonan
Produced By: Stephen Williams


Unusual records played to you by the Librarian, Valentine Britten


Unknown: Valentine Britten

: Elsie and Doris Waters in ' PETTICOAT LANE'

(You want it-we've got it) with Michael Howard Max Wall , Benny Hill accompanied by Maurice Keary , Joan Young
Albert Ward and Les Ward Benny Lee , Doris Nichols Ian Sadler
Kenneth Blain Margaret Lindsay
BBC Variety Orchestra Conductor. Rae Jenkins
Production by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Benny Hill
Accompanied By: Maurice Keary
Accompanied By: Joan Young
Unknown: Albert Ward
Unknown: Les Ward
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Doris Nichols
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Kenneth Blain
Unknown: Margaret Lindsay
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Production By: Pat Dixon


by Joseph Harsch.


Unknown: Joseph Harsch.

: Orchestral Concert

See above

Clarence Raybould
Orchestral Concert
London Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, David Wise) Conducted by Clarence Raybould

8.0 to 9.0
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart Regei

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune Debussy

Oriental Suite: Beni Mora Holst

9.30 to 10.15 Symphony No. 2 Leevi Madetoja

Beni Mora, an Oriental Suite for orchestra written in 1910, is founded on recollections of Arab music heard in Algeria, and consists of two dances and a finale. The work opens with a slow section intended to suggest the desert at night. In the music that follows we are to imagine a traveller drawing near to a village. He comes to the 'Street of the Ouled Nails,' a pleasure haunt in Biskra inhabited by Bedouin girls, where the ear is bewildered by the variety of strains pouring from the dancing-halls and cafes. As the traveller turns the corner, the noise quickly subsides and fades away into the silence of the night. Leevi Madetoja. the Finnish composer, lived from 1887 to 1947. He began by taking lessons from Jarnefelt and Sibelius, and then went to Paris to become a pupil of Vincent d'Indy. This was followed by periods of study in Vienna and Berlin. He led an active musical life. conducting, teaching, and writing criticisms as well as composing; and apart from Sibelius he is regarded as the most important figure in Finnish music. His works include three symphonies and two operas, one of which, Prhialaisia, had a great success. His second symphony, first performed in 1918. is dedicated to the memory of his mother. Its four movements follow each other without a break, except for a short pause between the second and the third. The general feeling of the music is warm and impassioned: and the final Andantino, which consists of only seventy bars, serves as a summing-up. (Harold Rutland)


I Reach
Wynford Vaughan Thomas reports on his third day's progress
Programme introduced by John Snagge


Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Introduced By: John Snagge

: Professional Portrait PROBATION OFFICER

Written by W. Kenric Hickson
Production by W. Farquharson Small The author of this programme is himself a member of the Probation Service. The Probation Officer's duty is to help young offenders and others, whom magistrates are reluctant to commit to prison, to find or keep their place in society as good .citizens. He helps to mend broken marriages and generally acts as nurse to the socially unfit.


Written By: W. Kenric Hickson
Production By: W. Farquharson


A report on the day's proceedings of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

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