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: Bright and Early

Park and Dare Workmen's Band
Conductor, Harry Nuttall

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Nuttall

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Qualities for Living '
A series of talks by the Rev. H. A. L. Rice. 3—' Love '

Contributors

Unknown: H. A. L. Rice.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: In the Kitchen: Vegetable Soup

by Margaret Ryan

This soup does not require meat stock. It can be made into a main dish by adding dumplings and grated cheese.

(BBC recording)

Contributors

Speaker: Margaret Ryan

: MORNING MUSIC

Felix King and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Felix King

: RECITAL

Patricia Varley (soprano)
Gethyn Wykeham-George (cello)
Winifred Davey (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Patricia Varley
Cello: Gethyn Wykeham-George
Piano: Winifred Davey

: THE OPALS OF LIGHTNING RIDGE

by Frank Leechman
A description of a small community in Australia where the black opal was first discovered.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Leechman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Marjorie Eele
10.5 NEWS COMMENTARY

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Songs of praise the angels sang (A. and M. 297: S P. 644)
New Every Morning, page 7 Psalm 8 (Broadcast psalter) St. Matthew 27, vv. 11-26
Fill thou my life (A. and M. 705;
S.P. 492)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT II. by Marjorie Eele '
An introductory lesson -encouraging keen listening and quick response from the children. Trumpet and flute are used for practice in stopping and starting with the music.
To be repeated tomorrow at 9.45 a.m.
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS: Quatre Fables de La Fontaine interprélées par Madeleine Renaud : ' L'enfant et Ie maltre d'ecole ' ; ' Le laboureur et ses enfants ': ' Le heron ' ; ' La jeune veuve ,
Commentaire de Raymond Picard

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: Madeleine Renaud
Unknown: Raymond Picard

: A MIDDAY DATE

with Danny Levan and his Sextet
Jimmy Young and Harold Smart at the electric organ

Contributors

Unknown: Danny Levan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

LIVING IN THE country. ' Country Road.' Script by Christine Dudley
2.20 GEOGRAPHY. ' Landscape and Life': an introduction to this year's geography broadcasts
2.40 ADVENTURES IN ENGLIHSH. Hynd Horn ': an old ballad story

Contributors

Script By: Christine Dudley
Unknown: Hynd Horn

: Wednesday Matinee presents Mary Wimbush and Dudley Rolph in ' BRIEF CANDLES'

by Kenlis Taylour
Produced by William Hughes
The domestic life of Sarah Siddons , the actress, was exemplary but not undramatic. As mother of six children she was often faced wirh problems of greater significance than those of the theatre. Her daughters' love affairs with Thomas Lawrence , the artist, provide the plot for this play.

Contributors

Unknown: Kenlis Taylour
Produced By: William Hughes
Unknown: Sarah Siddons
Unknown: Thomas Lawrence
Sa'rah Siddons: Mary Wimbush
William Siddons: Robert Mawdesley
Sally Siddons: Ann Chatterley
Mania Siddons: Margaret Balfry
Thomas Lawrence: Dudley Rolph
Mrs Pennington: Georgie Henschel
Wrench: Pauline Seville
Patty Wilkinson: Bernadette Hodgson
Call boy: David Turner

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

('Twenty Questions ' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick )

Contributors

Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: MUSIC IN MINIATURE

A musical entertainment given by: Peter Pears (tenor)
Benjamin Britten (piano)
Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Jack Brymer (clarinet)
Marie Korchinska (harp)
Maurice Clare (violin) Albert Chasey (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
William Pleeth (cello)
(The recorded broadcast of May 31 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Tenor: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Clarinet: Jack Brymer
Harp: Marie Korchinska
Violin: Maurice Clare
Violin: Albert Chasey
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: William Pleeth

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' How the Wireless Came to Toytown '
by S. G. Hulme Beaman
It all began because Mr. Noah lost-or mislaid, as Ernest the Policeman put it -one of his animals. It was a baby hippo, and it was wearing a blue and white jumper that Mrs. Noah had knitted for it. You may ask what the disappearance of a baby hippo can have to do with the arrival of wireless in Toytown. The answer is that when the Inventor starts messing about with one of those newfangled inventions anything may happen.
5.30 ' Children in France a talk by Anne Ortzen
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Derek Tasker

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Talk By: Anne Ortzen
Unknown: Rev. Derek Tasker
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Larry the Lamb }: Dwek McCulloch
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Ernest, the Policeman: Arthur Wynn
Dennis the Dachshund: Ernest Jay
Mr Growser: Ralph De Rohan
The Inventor: Ivan Samson

: The Weather

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

: TWENTIETH-CENTURY SERENADE

The Twentieth-Century Seremadeirs
Conducted by Monia Liter

Contributors

Conducted By: Monia Liter

: SUBMARINE COMES TO TOWN

Charles Parker takes you aboard H.M.S. Auriga to meet members of her crew and visitors
Fifty years ago the submarine branch of the Royal Navy was born. To mark the anniiversary H.M.S. Acheron and H.M.S. Auriga, two of the latest . A ' class submarines, are now on show to Londoners in Shadwell Basin of the London Docks

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Parker
Unknown: Shadwell Basin

: First House HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
You are invited to listen to stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, and the augmen'ted BBC Variety Orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston Repeated on Sunday at 1.15 (Light)

Contributors

Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

Antomio Brosa (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent From the Royal Albert Hall. London
(Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents)
Early in the summer of 1844 Mendelssohn paid his eighth visit to England, where he conducted five concerts of the London Philharmonic Society. In July he returned to Germany to spend a holiday at Soden, near Frankfurt. It was there, on September 16, that he completed the Violin Concerto that he had first thought of writing six years before. The work owes a good deal to Ferdinand David , who played it for the first time at Leipzig on March 13, 1845; hardly a passage in it,' we are told, ' but was referred to David's practical taste and knowledge.' Harold Rutland

Contributors

Violin: Antomio Brosa
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Ferdinand David

: GOLD COAST COMMENTARY

by K. A. B. Jones-Quartey
To be repeated tomorrow at 9 30 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: K. A. B. Jones-Quartey

: MAN OF GOD

See above and page 5
Programme produced in the BBC's North of England studios .
(Sebastian Cabot broadcasts by permission of Metro-Goidwyn-Mayer)

Contributors

Unknown: Sebastian Cabot

: PROKOFIEV

Sonata No. 8. in B flat Gavotte played by John Simons (piano)

Contributors

Played By: John Simons








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