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Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Australia v. England
A report on the last day's play


A gramophone miscellany

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

A talk by the Rev. T. Nefyn Williams of Pwllheli, North Wales


Speaker: The Rev. T. Nefyn Williams

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Third Test Match

Australia v. England
Summary of the last day's play by E. W. Swanton, cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
From Sydney cricket ground


Speaker: E.W. Swanton


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: Dvorak

Quartet in F, Op. 96 played by the Marjorie Hayward String Quartet


Musicians: The Marjorie Hayward String Quartet


Talk by Mary Pestel


Talk By: Mary Pestel

: This Week's Composer

Records of the Chorale ' Sleepers, Wake,' and the Organ Fantasia and Fugue in G minor


News Commentary

: The Daily Service

Metrical Psalm 89 (vv. 15-18)
New Every Morning, page 96
Psalm 82 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. Mark 2, vv. 1-12
God of mercy, God of grace (A. and M. 218; S.P. 170)


Troise and his Banjoliers


and his Samba Band


Norina Semino (cello)
Gordon Watson (piano)


Piano: Gordon Watson


A record programme presented by Bob Finigan


Presented By: Bob Finigan

: On Your Farm

by J.F. Codd


Speaker: J.F. Codd

: Workers' Playtime

Lunchtime entertainment for the men working on the new Woodhead Tunnel
with Ernest Arnley and Gloria Day, Sara Gregory, Peggy Thompson, Vic Gordon and Peter Colville, The Cox Twins
Fred Harries at the piano
(The artists are appearing in "Cinderella" at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield)


Performer: Ernest Arnley
Performer: Gloria Day
Performer: Sara Gregory
Performer: Peggy Thompson
Performer: Vic Gordon
Performer: Peter Colville
Performer: The Cox Twins
Pianist: Fred Harries
Producer: Philip Robinson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Third Test Match

Australia v. England
Summary of the last day's play by Crawford White, cricket correspondent of the News Chronicle


Speaker: Crawford White

: Film Time

Introduced by Leslie Mitchell
This week's edition includes the following recorded items:
A visit to the set of 'Cry the Beloved Country' in which Peter Watson interviews the two stars, Sidney Poitier and Canada Lee
'Star at Sport': Jeanne Heal interviews Stewart Granger
Excerpts from the sound-track of Cecil B. de Mille's Technicolor production 'Samson and Delilah' starring Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders, Angela Lansbury, and Henry Wilcoxon
Script written by Michael Storm
Produced by Pat Osborne


Presenter: Leslie Mitchell
Interviewer: Peter Watson
Interviewee: Sidney Poitier
Interviewee: Canada Lee
Interviewer: Jeanne Heal
Interviewee: Stewart Granger
Writer: Michael Storm
Producer: Pat Osborne


and his Octet with Roland Robson (baritone)


Baritone: Roland Robson


and his Orchestra

: The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy
(Recording of Sunday's broadcast)


Author: Thomas Hardy

: Orchestral Hour: BBC Northern Orchestra

Conductor, Charles Groves


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Groves

: Tea-Time Talk: School for Robinson Crusoes

by Lt.-Commander G.W.R. Nicholl, R.N.

Part of the speaker's work is to organise the training of naval aircrews in survival technique. Today he describes some of the methods of training given to these men.


Speaker: Lt.-Commander G.W.R. Nicholl, R.N.

: Children's Hour

'Tinker-No-Name Casts his Vote': story by Modwena Sedgwick, told by David followed by 'Susannah of the Mounties'
A serial play in four parts by Barbara Sleigh from the book by Muriel Denison
2 - 'Recruit Winston'
Ever since Susannah arrived to stay with her bachelor uncle who is a captain in the North West Mounted Police in Canada, her one ambition has been to become a Mountie and to wear a red coat. She has made a good start, has sworn the Oath of Allegiance, and has been duly enrolled, but somehow things seem to have gone wrong - she is always getting into trouble. And what about Monty, who was so kind to her on the train from Montreal? He said he was going to Regina to be a Mountie, but she cannot find any trace of him at the barracks.


Story By: Modwena Sedgwick
Play By: Barbara Sleigh
Producer: Josephine Plummer
Susannah: Molly Weir
Capt Dennis Lyons: John Bentley
Victoria Walsh (Vicky): Josephine Stuart
Matilda Devlin: Mary O'Farrell
Monty: Lewis Stringer
Hawkins: Charles Leno
Mrs Schofield: Gwen Day Burroughs
Big Chief Laughing Cloud: Geoffrey Wincott
Little Chief: Cavan Malone
Smith, the riding master: Stephen Jack
Jane Holmes: Valerie Berwick

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by detailed forecast for South-East England

: Theme and Variations

A musical thread drawn by The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman


Musicians: The Promenade Players
Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: The Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Rt. Hon. S.G. Holland


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. S.G. Holland

: First House presents: The Adventures of P.C. 49: The Case of the Murderous Mouse

Another incident in the career of Police-Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
[Starring] Brian Reece and Joy Shelton

(Sunday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Script: Alan Stranks
Production: Vernon Harris
P.C. 49 (Police-Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby): Brian Reece
Joan Carr: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sgt. Wright: Eric Phillips
Stingo: George Cross
Bumper: John Sharp
Mick: Cyril Chamberlain
Snorky: Stephen Jack
Mrs Murphy: Courtney Hope
Mr Conway: Brian Hayes

: The Thursday Concert

The Amadeus String Quartet: Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)

Before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London

Quartet in G, Op. 161 - Schubert
Quartet Movement in C minor - Schubert


Violinist: Norbert Brainin
Violinist: Siegmund Nissel
Violaist: Peter Schidlof
Cellist: Martin Lovett

: Ray's a Laugh

[Starring] Ted Ray
with Kitty Bluett, Patricia Hayes, Fred Yule, Peter Sellers, Leslie Perrins, Bob and Alf Pearson
The Beaux and the Belles
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
(Repeated on Sunday at 4.0 - Light)


Comedian/Script: Ted Ray
[Actress]: Kitty Bluett
[Actress]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Fred Yule
[Actor]: Peter Sellers
[Actor]: Leslie Perrins
Musician: Bob Pearson
Musician: Alf Pearson
Singers: The Beaux and the Belles
Musicians: Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Script: Eddie Maguire
Additional Material: George Wadmore
Producer: George Inns

: Taking Stock: China and Communism

Leonard Constantine describes what he has seen of Chinese Communism in action


Speaker: Leonard Constantine

: Take It From Here

(Recording of Sunday's broadcast in the Light Programme.)

: Science Survey: Flying Saucers

In this programme three speakers try to get at the truth about flying saucers. They are:

George Edwards
an expert on aeronautical matters, who explains what 'flying machines' can and cannot do

James Paton
a meteorologist and expert on things seen in the sky, who explains how we may misinterpret things that are really there

W.D. Wright
a physicist, who specialises in the physics of vision. He explains how we may think we see things that are not there.


Speaker: George Edwards
Speaker: James Paton
Speaker: W.D. Wright

: Rachmaninov Songs

Jennie Tourel (mezzo-soprano) accompanied by Erich Itor Kahn (piano)

The Soldier's Bride
In the Silence of the Night
The Answer
Before my Window
Floods of Spring
on gramophone records

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