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: Bright and Early

Nat Allen and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Nat Allen

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from the Gospels
' Christ the Man '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Williams

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer

BACH
Music for harpsichord, including the Italian Concerto and the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue on gramophone records

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come down. 0 Love Divine (A. and M. 670; S.P. 177)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 86 (Broadcast Psalter) St Matthew 19. vv. 16-30
Immortal love. for ever full (S.P. 536)

Contributors

Unknown: St Matthew

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conducted by Captain John L. Judd M.B.E. ,
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain John L. Judd M.B.E.

: TROISE

and his Mandoliers with Ashley Crawford

Contributors

Unknown: Ashley Crawford

: MORNING SERIAL

'Short List' by R. Philmore
Read by Donald Bisset
11—' Winterton Explodes a Squib'

Contributors

Unknown: R. Philmore
Read By: Donald Bisset

: SING IT AGAIN

A song-a-minute selection of popular melodies old and new sung by Edmund Hockridge
Carole Carr , Louise .Traill Alan Dean , Marie Benson and the Song Pedlars with instrumental accompaniment
Producer, Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Sung By: Edmund Hockridge
Sung By: Carole Carr
Unknown: Louise .Traill
Unknown: Alan Dean
Unknown: Marie Benson
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: VARIETY AHOY!

with Michael Howard
John Hanson , Jack Watson and the Stargazers
At the organ, Eric Easton At the piano. James Moody
Recorded at H.M.T.E. Dauntless, Burghfleld Common, near Reading

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Howard
Unknown: John Hanson
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Eric Easton
Piano: James Moody

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
, with Robert Easton
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Master of Ceremonies,
C. A. Crathorn
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: C. A. Crathorn
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: TUNES FOR EVERYBODY

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: John Hopkins

: BALLET MUSIC

Ballet Suite, La Boutique Fanta.sque
(Rossini, orch. Respighi): Orchestra Stabile dell' Accademia di Santa Cecilia , Rome, conducted by Tullio Serafin
Ballet Suite , Casse Noisette (Tchaikovsky): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Nicolai Maiko on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Santa Cecilia
Conducted By: Tullio Serafin
Conducted By: Ballet Suite
Conducted By: Nicolai Maiko

: Scandinavian TOP OF THE FORM

An international contest in English between girls and boys from co-educational schools in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland; and England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland
Final match
Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot and Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Arranged and produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Question-Masters: Robert MacDermot
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Mainly for Women LIFE AT KILLERTON

Lady Acland talks about her home in the nursery quarters of her family's house, now the property of the National Trust

Contributors

Talks: Lady Acland

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' A House to Let' by Mrs. Molesworth
Freely adapted in six parts as a dialogue story for the younger listeners by Lucia Turnbull
5-' Almost Too Good to be True '
Production by May E. Jenkin ,
Where will Seiina Mary and her mother go now that the house is let, and what will happen to the mice? Flip, the mouse son and heir, regards the house as his own, and sees no reason why strangers should turn him and his family out.
5.30 ' Going to the Theatre and the Pictures ' Eric Gillett reviews some of the new plays and films now showing in London
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Production By: May E. Jenkin
Unknown: Seiina Mary
Unknown: Eric Gillett
Mr Bright Eyes: Wilfred Babbage
Mrs Bright Eyes: Vivienne Chatterten
Selina Mary: Diana Maddox
Mrs Orchard: Phoebe Hodgson
Flip: Charles Hawtrey
Mother: Freda Bamford
Miss Marjory: Rosamond Barnes
Narrator: Michael Flanders

: The Weather

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

: THE JUNGLE OF THE LONG GRASS

A talk by Ian Niall
Much goes on under your feet as you walk through the long grass of summer; and if you sprawl at eye-level a new world opens-a jungle world.

Contributors

Talk By: Ian Niall

: THE MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Lou Whiteson with Billy Maycrl (piano)

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Piano: Billy Maycrl

: First House ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE ...

heralds an excerpt from
Harold Fielding's
Music for the Millions with Flotsam introducing tonight:
Elsie and Doris Waters
Julie Andrews
Ian Stewart
Enso Toppano with Ron Millington at the organ
From the Winter Gardens.
Bournemouth

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Waters
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Ian Stewart
Unknown: Enso Toppano
Unknown: Ron Millington

: Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

Anthony Pini (cello)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, David Wise)
Conducted by Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall, London (Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents)
Is it, one wonders, the 'proud full sail' of the great tune in the finale that has gained for Sibelius's Second Symphony an especial popularity? But there are other attractive features. In the opening movement the listener may take delight, not only in, its pastoral-like character, but in the way the several strands of the music are transformed and take their place in the general design. The slow movement, after a phantom-like beginning, has a tender episode in F sharp. There is also a ravishing oboe melody in the middle section of the fast-moving Scherzo; this is heard again before the music grows in intensity and the way is prepared for the resplendent pageantry of the finale, which succeeds without a break. (Harold Rutland)

Contributors

Cello: Anthony Pini
Leader: David Wise
Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Albert Hall
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: ' WESTERN STAR '

See top of page and page 8

: RECITAL

Eric Greene (tenor)
Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Julian Bream (guitar)

Contributors

Tenor: Eric Greene
Violin: Alfred Cave
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore
Piano: Frederick Stone
Guitar: Julian Bream








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