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: Bright and Early

Anton and his Orchestra

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A gramophone miscellany


Bible reading, with comment, by the Rev. F. C. Bryan , of Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol. (St. Mark 1, vv. 14-15)


Unknown: Rev. F. C. Bryan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Mansel Thomas


Conducted By: Mansel Thomas


John Probyn (baritone)
Dorothea Vincent (piano)


Baritone: John Probyn
Piano: Dorothea Vincent


by Vivian de Gurr St. George


Overture. Di Ballo (Sullivan)
Welsh Rhapsody (German)
City of Birmingham Orchestra Conducted by George Weldon on gramophone records


Conducted By: George Weldon


0 God of truth (A. and M 513; S.P
New Every Morning, page 22
Psalm 119 (8) (Broadcast Psalter) Wisdom 9, vv. 1-6 and 17 Lead us. 0 Father, in the paths of peace (S.P. 102)


The Regent Orchestra
Conducted by John Thorpe


Conducted By: John Thorpe


A novel by E. H. Young
Abridged by James Langham
Read by Gladys Young
Episode 6
Mr. Blackett has something to say to his wife about her meeting with Rosamund. Felix Fraser has an obscure talk with his mother and gives nothing away. And Piers Lindsay extracts a promise from Rosamund.


Novel By: E. H. Young
Abridged By: James Langham
Read By: Gladys Young


Sonata in C minor played by Issay Shlaen (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano)


Violin: Issay Shlaen
Piano: Frederick Stone


BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Conductor: Frank Cantell


Reg Older , of Braybourne, Kent, gives the second of his talks


Unknown: Reg Older

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Liverpool
with George Bolton, Betty Driver, Victor Seaforth
Fred Harries at the piano


Unknown: George Bolton
Unknown: Betty Driver
Unknown: Victor Seaforth
Pianist: Fred Harries
Producer: Philip Robinson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Introduced by Leslie Mitchell This week's edition includes:
' The Art of Growing Old Gracefully Eileen Herlie discusses her new rôle in ' The Angel with the Trumpet' . Canteen Cinequiz '
' Movie Mailbag ': your questions answered by Jeanne Heal
Excerpts from the sound-track of the Ronald Neame production ' Golden Salamander,' starring Trevor Howard and Anouk Script written by Michael Storm
Produced by. Pat Osborne


Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Eileen Herlie
Unknown: Jeanne Heal
Unknown: Ronald Neame
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Written By: Michael Storm
Produced By: Pat Osborne

: Doris Arnold presents THESE YOU HAVE LOVED

A record programme of favourite music, sung and played by world-famous artists


and his Samba Orchestra


8—' In Which We Hear a History'


Variations on a Theme of Mozart played by the Orchestra of Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk
Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


Conductor: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

: Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers with Oscar Levant in ' THE BARKLEYS OF BROADWAY'

An adaptation from the sound-track of the MGM picture
Adapted and edited by Desmond Carrington
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Edited By: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Children's Hour

Puffing Peter: The Third Puff: Peril at the Pig and Whistle
A play in five puffs by Kim Taylor.
The companions of the Whistle are joined by yet another: Benny Bottle, a chipped and humble old bottle,'but with a good head on him and a stout heart'. The trumpet sounds for the last time for Colonel McBlade.

5.40 Summer in the Canadian Arctic: 3 - The Friendly Eskimos
by Peter Scott.


Writer (Puffing Peter): Kim Taylor
Producer (Puffing Peter): David Davis
Peter: Patricia Hayes
Monsieur Merci: Ian Sadler
Colonel McBlade: Norman Shelley
Miss Reed: Virginia Winter
Benny Bottle: Ivan Samson
Innkeeper: Stephen Jack
Mr Binns, a customer: Eric Anderson
Aunt Agatha: Vivienne Chatterton
Uncle John: Laidman Browne
Presenter (Summer in the Canadian Arctic): Peter Scott

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House: Voice, Violin, and Piano

A singing guest with Eugene Pini and Alan Paul.


Violinist: Eugene Pini
Pianist: Alan Paul

: Memories of Musical Comedy

Cavalcade of theatre favourites with Betty Huntley-Wright, Max Kirby
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
and Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra.
The programme includes excerpts from 'Sally' by Jerome Kern; 'Words and Music' by Noel Coward; 'Magyar Melody' by Grun; 'Brigadoon' by Loewe; 'The House that Jack Built' by Arthur Schwarz; and a selection from Lehar's operettas.


Singer: Betty Huntley-Wright
Singer: Max Kirby
Singers: BBC Chorus
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Musicians: Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra

: The Thursday Concert

Mascia Predit (soprano), John Wills (accompanist)
Martin String Quartet: David Martin (violin), Neville Marriner (violin), Eileen Grainger (viola), Bernard Richards (cello)
Quartet in B flat, Op. 103.. Haydn
The Lark; Memory.. Glinka
Oh never sing to me again Rachmaninov
Forget-me-nots; Tilimbom Stravinsky
Quartet in F, Op. 96 Dvorak
Given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London


Soprano: Mascia Predit Accompanist: John Wills
Violinist (Martin String Quartet): David Martin
Violinist (Martin String Quartet): Neville Marriner
Viola (Martin String Quartet): Eileen Grainger
Cellist: Bernard Richards

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn, Daphne Padel, Jack Train, and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions; and Kenneth Horne knows all the answers.
('Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)
To be repeated on Sunday at 11.0 a.m. (Light); Wednesday at 4.30 (Home)


Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Daphne Padel
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Presenter: Kenneth Horne

: Britain at the Polls

An up-to-the-minute cross-section picture of Election Day scenes in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, with descriptive accounts by the BBC's team of news reporters.

: Take It from Here

[Starring] Joy Nichols, Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
with Wallas Eaton, Alan Dean, The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
(Recording of Tuesday's broadcast in the Light Programme)


Singers: The Keynotes
Musicians: Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Frank Cantell
Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell
[Actress]: Joy Nichols
[Actor]: Dick Bentley
[Actor]: Jimmy Edwards
[Actor]: Wallas Eaton
[Actor]: Alan Dean

: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra


Musicians: Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra

: Melody Mixture

A programme of light music arranged and played by Jack Byfield and his Players with Frederic Curzon at the organ.


Arranged by/musicians: Jack Byfield and his Players
Organist: Frederic Curzon

: The Casino Players

Conducted by Reginald Kilbey


Musicians: The Casino Players
[Players] conducted by: Reginald Kilbey

: Big Ben; Election Results

and Light music and dance music on gramophone records.

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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