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: Bright and Early

Park and Dare Workmen's Band
Conductor, Harry Nuttall


Conductor: Harry Nuttall

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A gramophone miscellany

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A talk by Canon Frank Woods, Vicar of Huddersfield


Speaker: Canon Frank Woods

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: In the Kitchen: Shrewsbury Biscuits

by Gerald Ash

(BBC recording)


Speaker: Gerald Ash


Roberto Inglez and his Orchestra


Unknown: Roberto Inglez


Trio in D minor, Op. 49 played by the New Trio Pro Musica
Tom Carter (violin)
Francesco Gabarro (cello)
Gerald Gover (piano)


Violin: Tom Carter
Cello: Francesco Gabarro
Piano: Gerald Gover


4—' Weights and Ages Again' by a woman doctor


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I,' by Marjorie Eele


Unknown: Marjorie Eele


Feast of St. David
Immortal, invisible, God only wise
(S.P. 535)
New Every Morning, page 7
Canticle 6 (Broadcast Psalter) Coloasians 1, v. 24, to 2, v. 7
Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my God
(A. and M. 705; S.P. 492)


Owen Walters and his Orchestra


Unknown: Owen Walters


GENERAL SCIENCE. Using our Senses. 2 — ' Using our Ears,' by Richard Palmer
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. ' L'industrie de La sole': introduction a une grande Industrie francaise. Texte de Jean Cadier


Unknown: Richard Palmer
Unknown: Jean Cadier


Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers arid shipping

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas


LIVING IN THE COUNTRY. ' The Young Farmers' Club': will Joe become a member? Script by Noel Stevenson
2.20 GEOGRAPHY. Man and Climate. ' Holland ' : life in a Dutch home throughout the year
2.40 JUNIOR ENGLISH. ' Dudley and Gilderoy': a modem short story by Algernon Blackwood


Script By: Noel Stevenson
Story By: Algernon Blackwood

: Wednesday Matinee 'THE CLOUD OF WITNESSES'

by B. A. Young


Unknown: B. A. Young
Fred Scott: Laidman Browne
Mrs Scott: Marjorie Westbury
Doctor: Martin Lewis
Father Lynch: Stanley Vine
Mr Sullivan: Stanley Groome
Alice: Denise Bryer


by Ursula Bloom
Plays produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: Ursula Bloom
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
George Spettigue: Charles Leno
Ethel: Peggy Cameron
Da phne Hughes: Pat Jamblin
Bert Dene: Ronald Sidney
Mr Gaston Dent: Roger Delgado
Mns Dent: Mildred Marsh
Spiv: David Kossoff


Henry Gill (bass-baritone)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
Helen Pyke and Paul Hamburger
(piano duet)


Bass-Baritone: Henry Gill
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Accompanist: Helen Pyke
Accompanist: Paul Hamburger


Clifford Evans in 'Owain Glyndwr'
The story of a great Welsh Prince written for radio by Robert Gwyn
Other parts played by Moses Jones , Wyn Thomas , Evelyn Williams , Dillwyn Owen , Bernard O'Brien. L. B. Mayne , and David Morgan
Produced by Lorraine Davies
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by John G. Williams


Unknown: Clifford Evans
Unknown: Robert Gwyn
Played By: Moses Jones
Played By: Wyn Thomas
Played By: Evelyn Williams
Played By: Dillwyn Owen
Played By: Bernard O'Brien.
Played By: L. B. Mayne
Played By: David Morgan
Produced By: Lorraine Davies
Conducted By: John G. Williams
Owain Glyndwr: Clifford Evans
Dafydd: Brlnley Jenkins
Iolo Goch: Jack James
Crach Fflnnant: Prysor Williams
William ap Tudor: David Close-Thomas
Mortimer: John Darran
Prince Hal: Peter Gyngell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House presents BILL JOHNSON

in ' Something to Sing About ' with a word of welcome to all, a song for everyone, and an invitation to meet a mutual friend
Accompanied by the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
Produced by Elisabeth Tyson


Conductor: Frank Cantell
Produced By: Elisabeth Tyson


by J. G. Porter , Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
In this series Dr. Porter talks in simple and informal terms about the stars and planets whose movements we can all observe with the naked eye. This month he describes the movements of the moon and its occultation of some of the start in the Pleiades on March 23


Unknown: J. G. Porter


Highlights of the Show World
You are invited to listen to stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, and the music of the orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


by J. B. McGeachy


Unknown: J. B. McGeachy

: Royal Philharmonic Society ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Terence MacDonagh (oboe) Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
David McCallum (violin)
Anthony Pini (cello)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David McCallum )
Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1
In January 1787 Mozart paid a visit to Prague, where The Marriage of Figaro was being played with outstanding success. ' Here.' he wrote to a friend, 'they talk of nothing but Figaro; play, sing, and whistle nothing but Figaro; go to no opera but Figaro, eternally Figaro. On January 20 he conducted a performance of the opera; and the day before, at a concert in the opera house he directed for the first time a symphony he had written in Vienna the previous month. This work, in D, has since then always been known as the ' Prague ' Symphony. At the end the applause was so great that he had to appear again and again; he finally sat down at the piano and gave a brilliant improvisation on Figaro's aria ' Non piu andrai.'
The Symphony, one of his greatest, has only three movements. A slow introduction (which begins with a summons to attention not unlike that at the opening of the ' Jupiter ' Symphony) leads to an Allegro movement remarkable for its power and ingenuity. There is an enchanting Andante, smooth and graceful, though not without harmonic clashes. In the Presto finale the main theme, given to the strings, receives at once the assent of the woodwind family (a delicious effect); thereafter the music pursues a headlong course to its brisk and animated end. Harold Rutland


Oboe: Terence MacDonagh
Violin: David McCallum
Cello: Anthony Pini
Leader: David McCallum
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Albert Hall

: Wales 1950

Contributions to a contemporary picture by The Archdruid (Wil Ifan)
The Bishop of St. Asaph (Dr. W.T. Havard)
J.C. Griffith-Jones, journalist
Dr. C.M. Fletcher, Head of the Pneumoconiosis Research Unit at Llandough Hospital
Dr. Arthur Beacham, Professor of Industrial Relations at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire
D.R. Gent, Rugby correspondent of the 'Sunday Times'
Huw Griffith, actor
Grace Williams, musician and composer
A.G. Prys-Jones, poet and critic
Professor W.J. Gruffydd, formerly M.P. for the University of Wales
T.I. Ellis, hon. secretary of the New Wales Union
Gruffydd Parry, a Caernarvonshire schoolmaster
Rev. Trebor Lloyd Evans, Congregational Minister
Wyn Griffith, man of letters and civil servant
Narrator, Clifford Evans


Unknown: Wil Ifan
Unknown: Dr. W. T. Havard
Unknown: J. C. Griffith-Jones
Unknown: Dr. C. M. Fletcher
Unknown: Dr. Arthur Beacham
Unknown: Huw Griffith
Unknown: Grace Williams
Unknown: A. G. Prys-Jones
Unknown: Professor W. J. Gruffydd
Unknown: Rev. Trebor Lloyd Evans
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Narrator: Clifford Evans

: St. David's Day WELSH SONGS

sung by Thomas L. Thomas
David Lloyd , Ivor Foster on gramophone records


Sung By: Thomas L. Thomas
Sung By: David Lloyd
Sung By: Ivor Foster

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