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: Big Ben; Bright and Early

Joseph Seal at the BBC theatre organ.
(BBC recording)


Organist: Joseph Seal

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Record Rounabout

A gramophone miscellany.

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Bible reading, with comment, by the Rev. F. C. Bryan, of Tyndale Baptist Church, Bristol. (St. Mark 1, vv. 16-21)


Speaker: The Rev. F. C. Bryan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Morning Music

Light Orchestra
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Vilem Tausky

: David Stanion Talking: Half-Time

(BBC recording)


Speaker: David Stanion

: Service for Schools

Hail to the Lord's Anointed (A. and M. 219, omitting v. 3; S.P. 87, vv. 1, 3, 6; C.H. 154, vv.1, 3, 5: Tune, Cruger)
Interlude: 'Albert Schweitzer'
Prayers; the Prayer for Happiness; the Lord's Prayer
Thine arm, O Lord, in days of old
(omitting v. 2) (A. and M. 369; S.P. 287; C.H. 86: Tune. St. Matthew)

Dr. Albert Schweitzer was born in Alsace in 1874 and soon achieved an international reputation as a theologian, philosopher, and musician. At the age of thirty, moved by the sufferings inflicted by the white men on the people of the Belgian Congo, he abandoned his brilliant career, trained as a doctor, and sailed for Lambarene, to devote the rest of his life to the African. His work, which is still going on, illustrates the saying of Christ: 'Preach the word... heal the sick... cast out devils; freely ye have received, freely give' (St. Matthew 10, vv. 7 and 8).

: Jean Mackie

Sixteen Waltzes, Op. 39.. Brahms
Les caresses de Grand'maman; Les petites voisines en visite (En Vacances).. De Severac


Pianist: Jean Mackie

: For the Schools

Prose and Verse Readings: Flush in Italy
a passage from 'Flush', by Virginia Woolf, read by Gladys Young.
(BBC recording)

10.5 News commentary


Reader (Prose and Verse Readings): Gladys Young

: The Daily Service: Feast of St. Matthias

Fight the good fight (A. and M. 540; S.P. 491)
New Every Morning, page 99
Psalm 118 (Broadcast Psalter)
Romans 12, vv. 9-21
Brief life is here our portion (A. and M. 225; S.P. 459)

: Dance Music

on gramophone records.

: Piano Playtime

Monia Liter at the piano.


Pianist: Monia Liter

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools

Music and Movement II, by Marjorie Eele.
(BBC recording)

11.20 Citizenship: Workers in Local Affairs: 1 - The Councillor
(BBC recording)

11.40 Talks for Sixth Forms
Current affairs.


Presenter (Music and Movement II): Marjorie Eele
Script (Citizenship): R. N. Armfelt

: Felton Rapley

at the BBC theatre organ.
(For details see Light Programme)


Organist: Felton Rapley

: London Light Concert Orchestra

Conducted by Michael Krein
with Archie Camden (bassoon).
(For details see Light Programme)


Musicians: London Light Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Michael Krein
Bassoonist: Archie Camden

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Footlight Favourites

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Mansel Thomas
Nancy Bateman (soprano)
(For details see Light Programme)


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Soprano: Nancy Bateman

: For the Schools

Travel Talks: Man and the Earth: The Hunza People and their Apricots

Script by Jo Manton, based on material from the book 'Language Hunting in the Karakoram', by E. O. Lorimer.

2.20 Let's Join In: Paul and the Steam Roller
based on the story picture book by D. M. Chapman.

2.40 Looking at Things: The Story of the Adam Brothers
a dramatic programme about four Scottish brothers who lived in the eighteenth century and designed and furnished some of the finest houses in Britain.


Script (Travel Talks): Jo Manton
Based on material from the book 'Language Hunting in the Karakoram' by (Travel Talks): E. O. Lorimer
Author (Let's Join In: Paul and the Steam Roller): D. M. Chapman
Script (Looking at Things): Freda Lingstrom

: Top of the Bill

Today's Variety on records.

: Break for Music

Joe Loss and his Orchestra


Musicians: Joe Loss and his Orchestra

: Music at Teatime

Fred Alexander and his Players and Ann Trevor (soprano).
(For details see Light Programme)


Musicians: Fred Alexander and his Players
Soprano: Ann Trevor

: Jack Leon and his Orchestra


Musicians: Jack Leon and his Orchestra

: Children's Hour: The Island of Maru: 3: Tabu!

A serial play by Marjorie Wynn-Williams, describing further adventures of Professor Mallory and Philip Lorn and their friends.
One tragedy has already fallen upon Professor Mallory and his friends in their efforts to solve the mystery surrounding the missing bacteriologist, Dr. Kells, and his strange 'Ingredient X.' But this is only the beginning of their troubles. Accidents and a sickness come upon them, and they incur the vindictive wrath of the natives when they commit the unforgivable offence of breaking the sacred Tabu of Kalangaili.


Writer: Marjorie Wynn-Williams
Producer: Lorraine Davies
Professor Roger Mallory: Ivor Maddox
Jane, his niece: Helen Miller
Philip Lorn: John Darran
David Gray: Basil Jones
John Jenkins: Peter Edwards
Dr Yago: Norman Wynne
Harry Hello: Simon Smith
Tambipunda: Bernard O'Brien
Momolu: Glyn Hardwicke
Nike: Vera Meazey

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House

presents The Malcolm Mitchell Trio, Benny Hill, Maria Perilli
Introduced by Wallas Eaton.
Augmented Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black


Musicians: The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Comedian: Benny Hill
Singer: Maria Perilli
Presenter: Wallas Eaton
Musicians: Augmented Dance Orchestra
Conductor: Stanley Black
Producer: Dennis Main Wilson

: Crisis in Tibet

Talk by A. J. Hopkinson of the Indian Political Service.
The speaker was until recently in charge of the Sikkim Residency and responsible for the conduct of relations between Tibet and the Indian Dominion Government. He talks about the country and the political situation there.


Speaker: A. J. Hopkinson

: Records of a Rhymester

Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam) presents Records of a Rhymester


Singer: Flotsam (B. C. Hilliam)

: Calling All Sportsmen

Items of topical interest.
Introduced by Howard Marshall.


Presenter: Howard Marshall

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
To be repeated on Monday at 9.25 a.m.


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: We Beg to Differ

Kay Hammond, Gladys Young, Joyce Grenfell, Charmian Innes, John Clements,
Gilbert Harding
In the chair, Roy Plomley
(Kay Hammond and John Clements are appearing in 'The Beaux' Stratagem' at the Lyric Theatre, London)
To be repeated tomorrow at 7.30 (Light)


Panellist: Kay Hammond
Panellist: Gladys Young
Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Charmian Innes
Panellist: John Clements
Panellist: Gilbert Harding
Chairman: Roy Plomley
Production: Pat Dixon

: The Friday Recital

Betty Bannerman (mezzo-soprano), Frederick Stone (accompanist), Paul Tortelier (cello) Gerald Moore (piano)
Sonata in C, Op. 102 No. 1, for cello and piano...Beethoven
Les cloches; Beau soir; Mandoline; Le faune; En sourdine; Chevaux de bois
Sonata in G minor. Op. 117, for cello and piano...Faure

A 'free sonata' was Beethoven's own description of his Op. 102 No. the fourth of his five sonatas for cello and piano. It consists of two movements, each of which is prefaced by an extended slow introduction; and immediately before the finale there is a brief allusion to the andante theme heard at the opening. In the words of Dr. Ernest Walker, the Sonata (which dates from 1815) 'alternates between deep brooding tenderness and humour that ranges from sheer fun to volcanic brusqueness'.


Mezzo-Soprano: Betty Bannerman
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Cellist: Paul Tortelier
Pianist: Gerald Moore

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