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: Bright and Early

Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers
Conducted by Captain A. Young, Director of Music


Musicians: Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers
Conductor: Captain A Young

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Record Roundabout

A gramophone miscellany

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

'Sorrow turned into joy'
Reading from St. John 14 and 15, with commentary by Father Gordon Wheeler


Commentary: Gordon Wheeler

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Morning Music

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Busby


Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Robert Busby

: Maurice Winnick

and his Orchestra


Musicians: Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra

: Top of the Form: 2: Scotland

Round the British Isles with Top of the Form
John Ellison and Robert MacDermot are the Question-Masters in this inter-country contest between representative teams from girls' and boys' schools in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Dollar Academy, Stirling (Boys) v. Ayr Academy, Ayr (Girls)


Question-master: John Ellison
Question-master: Robert MacDermot
Producer: Joan Clark


Jesu, lover of my soul (A. and M.
193: S.P. 542)
New Every Morning, page 41 Psalm 32 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 12, vv. 20-32
Oft in danger (A. and M. 291; S.P.


Falkman and his Apache Band


Conductor, Mansel Thomas
Erich Gruenberg (vioHn)


Conductor: Mansel Thomas
Conductor: Erich Gruenberg

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits a school for blind children at Dorton House, Dorton

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Listen to the Band!

Rosehill Band of the Salvation Army Assurance Society
Conductor, Lieut.-Colonel A. H. Jakeway


Conductor: Lieut.-Colonel A. H. Jakeway


Covered Court Championships
Commentary by Max Robertson during the final of the Men's Singles
From the Queen's Club,
West Kensington, London


Commentary By: Max Robertson


(Leader, J. Mouland Begibie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begibie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Saturday Matinée ' OLD MR.LEAR'

A play for radio by Dudley Evans with Ronald Sidney , David Kossoff
Stanley Groome , Susan Richards
Marjorie Westbury , Dorothy Smith
Gabrielle Blunt , Denise Bryer and Margaret Vines
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Dudley Evans
Unknown: Ronald Sidney
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Stanley Groome
Unknown: Susan Richards
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Dorothy Smith
Unknown: Gabrielle Blunt
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Margaret Vines
Produced By: Peter Watts
Nathaniel Lear: Anthony Jacobs
Constance Lear, his daughter: Joan Hart
Silas Surridge: John Turnbull
Gertrude Dukes (nee Lear): Ella Milne
Austin Dukes, her husband: Richard Hurn-Dall
Rosamund Earle, Nathaniel's second daughter: Joan Matheson
Conrad Earle, her husband: Eric Anderson
Frank Kingsley: Peter Coke
Matilda, Gertrude's maid: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Crossby: Elsa Palmer


Covered Court Championships
Further commentary during one of the finals
From Queen's Club


' Moplardinkle's Magic '
A story by George Baker
Told by Lionel Gamlin followed by ' Autumn Holiday' '
A new adventure of Norman and Henry Bones, the boy detectives, written for Children's Hour by Anthony C . Wilson
Production by Josephine Plummer


Story By: George Baker
Told By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Anthony C Wilson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry Bones: Patricia Hayes
Mr Bones Norman's father: Richard Williams
Mrs Tibbett: Ann Codrington
Dr North: Howieson Culff
Lady Cunningham: Joan Clement Scott
Inspector Martin: Preston Lockwood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Diana Gearing
Script written by Freddy Grisewood
Programme introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies.
A. J. Latimer
Producer. Stanton Jefferies
(Continued in next column)


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Diana Gearing
Written By: Freddy Grisewood
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies


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


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


10-The Whistling Ghosts of Arorae
Sir Arthur Grimble describes another of the strange experiences that occurred to him when he was a District Officer in the Gilbert Islands


Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble


with Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Jean Kennedy
Adelaide Hall
Charlie Clapham
Douglas Maynard
Monte Rey
Suzette Tarri
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Rae Jenkins Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Jimmy Jewel
Unknown: Ben Warriss
Unknown: Jean Kennedy
Unknown: Adelaide Hall
Unknown: Charlie Clapham
Unknown: Douglas Maynard
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: Francis de Wolff and Louise Hutton in ' THE HOUSE OF THE ARROW'

Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe from the novel by A. E. W. Mason
Produced by Archie Campbell


Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Novel By: A. E. W. Mason
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Jim Frobisher: Derek Blomfleld
Somerville, a clerk: Harry Hutchinson
Edward Haslitt: Martin Lewis
An official of the Sureté: Peter Carr Forster
Receptionist: Peter Carr Forster
Chief Inspector Hanaud, of the Surety: Francis de Wolff
Carlos Espinosa: Roger Delgado
Betty Harlowe: Louise Hutton
Gaston, a butler: Leo de Pokorny
Ann Upcott: Mirren Wood
Bonis Waberski: Alexis Chesnaikov
Francine, Betty's maid: Tita Dane
Moreau, a policeman: Hamilton Dyce
Madame: Patience Collier


Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. C. V. Taylor


Unknown: Rev. C. V. Taylor

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