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: Bright and Early

Jack Simpson and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Te Deum, read and sung, with comment by Cyril Taylor

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Taylor

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
'Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. Belief in Christ and the Modern Mind.
' Questions and Answers.' Today, four members of Sixth Forms put their questions to Father Martin Jarrett-Kerr , of the Anglican Community of the Resurrection, Mirfield.
10.5 News commentary

Contributors

Unknown: Father Martin Jarrett-Kerr

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 Jesus, King most wonderful (A. and M. 178 (2): S.P. 547 (2))
New Every Morning, page 22 Psalm 9 (Broadcast Psalter) Ephesians 1, vv. 1-10
0 Holy Ghost thy people bless (A. and M. 211)

: BRITISH MILITARY BANDS

on gramophone records

: THE STATE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT

by His Majesty The King
The Royal Procession arrives at the Palace of Westminster described by Wynford Vaughan Thomas from the roof of Westminster Abbey, and by Henry Riddell from the Royal Entrance to the Victoria Tower

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 HOW THINGS BEGAN. 8— ' The First Farmyards.' Script by Rhoda Power.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: Jean-Pierre et Papa travaillent dans le jardin. Mais le proverbe dit: 'A chacun son metier.' Texte de
Jean Driant

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Script By: Rhoda Power.

: BREAK FOR MUSIC

BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, John Bath

Contributors

Conductor: John Bath

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Redvers Llewellyn
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Script written and programme introduced by Freddy Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Redvers Llewellyn
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. Handel: the story of the Water Music (1717)
2.25 SENIOR ENGLISH I. ' Cats in Poetry.' The cats in the poetry chosen include Pangur Ban in the eighth century, and various modern ones. Script by Audrey Harvey
2.50 ORCHESTRAL CONCERT SERIES. Borodin's ' Polovtsian Dances': an illustrated talk by Joseph Cooper
3.10 LET'S HEAR IT AGAIN
Overture: The Hebrides...Mendelssohn

Contributors

Script By: Audrey Harvey
Talk By: Joseph Cooper

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Alan Loveday (violin)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Violin: Alan Loveday

: THE MELODY LINGERS ON

A record programme of favourite tunes of yesterday and today
Presented by Denis Preston

Contributors

Presented By: Denis Preston

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison
' Let's Go Somewhere ' with Brian Johnston
Produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Said the Cat to the Dog' by Martin Armstrong
5—' Fishing'
Production by Josephine Plummer
5.30 ' Music at Random,' by Helen Henschel What sort of a man was ... ? ' 5--Mendelssohn
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Helen Henschel
Mompty, the cat: Vivienne Chatterton
Peckham tha dog: Stephen Jack
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Diana: Ann Hills
Ronnie: Colin Campbell
Narrator: Lionel Gamlin

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: First House: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Aldermaston, Berkshire
with The Ray Ellington Quartet
Ruth Miller
Max Miller
James Moody at the piano
Introduced and produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Ruth Miller
Unknown: Max Miller
Unknown: James Moody
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Charles Groves
Iso Elinson (piano)
From the Public Hall, Haslingden. Concert arranged in collaboration with the Haslingden Arts Club

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Groves
Piano: Iso Elinson

: DOES IT MAKE SENSE TODAY?

A series of five broadcasts in which unknown students will put their views on some question that concerns us all, and a specialist on that question will set what they say in the context of the wisdom of the past and the realities of the present
1-Work and Wealth
H. L. Beales , Reader in Economic History in the University of London, and two students discuss this subject and also a famous book dealing with it
We know that our ideas are changed by changing events: what we do not perhaps realise is how far they are inherited from the thinkers of the past. Yet past thinkers were themselves affected by the events of their time: so can we assume that what they thought about social progress, freedom, and learning has any meaning for us today?
Introductory article on page 12

Contributors

Reader: H. L. Beales

: Brian Recce introduces STARLIGHT HOUR

starring
Joan Greenwood and Naunton Wayne
Alfred Marks
Peter Yorke and his Concert Orchestra
(Continued in next column)
The Radio Revellers
Lee Lawrence
Paddie O'Neil
Colin Croft and a guest celebrity
Script by Peter Myers and Lionel Harris and Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Unknown: Naunton Wayne
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Paddie O'Neil
Unknown: Colin Croft
Script By: Peter Myers
Script By: Lionel Harris
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Contemporary European Theatre: Blood Wedding

A tragedy of Spanish rural life by Federico Garcia Lorca
English version by George Leeson
Textual consultant, Rafael Martinez Nadal
Cast in order of speaking:
Singer, Marina Gabarain
Solo guitars, Julian Bream and Bert Weedon
Music composed by Eduardo M Torner
Radio adaptation and production by George Ronald Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Federico Garcia Lorca
Unknown: George Leeson
Unknown: Rafael Martinez Nadal
Singer: Marina Gabarain
Guitars: Julian Bream
Guitars: Bert Weedon
Composed By: Eduardo M Torner
Production By: George Ronald Hill
Bridegroom: Robert Rietty
The Mother: Nan Marriott-Watson
Neighbour: Violet Marquesita
Old servant: Gladys Spencer
The Bride's Father: Carleton Hobbs
The Bride: Peggy Bryan
The Mother-in-law: Barbara Trevor
Young servant: Gabrielle Blunt
Leonardo's wife: Selma Vas Diaz
Leonardo: Lewis Stringer
First girl: Nicolette Bernard
Second girl: Betty Baskcomb
Third girl: Norma Shebbeare
Fourth girl: Brenda Cleather
First young man: David Peel
Second young man: Roger Delgado
First woodcutter: Allan McClelland
Second woodcutter: Michael Ripper
Guest: Michael Ripper
Third woodcutter: Alec Mango
The Moon: Frank Duncan
Beggar-woman: Vivienne Chatterton








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