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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' A New Testament Picture of Life'
Talk by the Rev. Leslie Cooke , D.D.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Leslie Cooke

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: PIANO RECITAL

Joseph Cooper

: APPLE PICKING AND THE PILGRIMS WAY

R. A. Hastings talks about the time when he worked in an apple orchard near Canterbury

Contributors

Talks: R. A. Hastings

: This Week's Composer

SCHUBERT
Records of his incidental music to Helmina von Chtey's play ' Rosamunde,' and the Overture in the Italian style

: THE DAILY SERVICE

God from on high hath heard (BBC
Hymn Book 49)
New Every Morning, page 1
0 Jesu so meek, 0 Jesu so kind (BBC
Hymn Book 629)
1 John 1, vv. 1-9
It came upon the midnight clear (BBC
Hymn Book 52)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Conducted by Captain L. D. Brown ,
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain L. D. Brown

: LOUIS STEVENS

and his Quintet
Burton Harper (baritone)

Contributors

Baritone: Burton Harper

: BEETHOVEN

Piano Trio in E flat,
Op. 1 No. played by the Kantrovitch Trio:
Vera Kantrovitch (violin)
Lilly Phillips (cello)
Hilda Bor (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Vera Kantrovitch
Piano: Hilda Bor

: SING IT AGAIN

A song-a-minute selection of popular melodies old and new sung by Benny Lee
Pearl Carr. Harry Dawson
Diana Coupland , Johnny Webb
„ and the Keynotes with instrumental accompaniment
Producer. Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Sung By: Benny Lee
Sung By: Pearl Carr.
Sung By: Harry Dawson
Unknown: Diana Coupland
Unknown: Johnny Webb
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with William Herbert
.Master of Ceremonies. A. J. Latimer
Programme introduced by Frederick Allen
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: William Herbert
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: ORCHESTRAL HOUR

Overture, Carneval (Dvorak):' Czech
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Pictures from an Exhibition (Mussorgsky-Ravel): Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Franchise, conducted by Paul Kletzki
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
(Rachmaninov): Arthur Rubinstein (piano) and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Siisskind
Bolero (Ravel): Paris Conservatoire
Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik
Conducted By: Paul Kletzki
Piano: Arthur Rubinstein
Conducted By: Walter Siisskind
Conducted By: Charles Munch

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman , A. G. Street
Jack Longland , Robert Henriques From the aircraft-carrier H.M.S. Eagle

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Robert Henriques

: Clarence Wright GETS OUT THOSE OLD RECORDS

The ones we used to like not so long ago

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

‘ The Adventures of Merlad’
A serial story insix episodes by Judith Masefield
Told by Mary O'Farrell
1—‘ The Carnival'
When the author was a young child, an old Irish fisherman told her about the mermaids that he- saw swimming in the bay at full moon. There was one very beautiful mermaid, and she had a little wee snip of a merboy beside her, playing like a porpoise. 'He had cheeks on him red as ripe apples, and a furry head like a sea],' he told her. ' Always in trouble he was, but she would be after him. They made a grand pair the two of them with tails as flash as silver herrings.' This is the first story about Mrs. Merinne the mermaid and Merlad, her son,
' Tales from Two Pianos '
Songs and music for younger listeners by Geoffrey Rand and Winifred Hunter
5.30 ' Music at Random '
Helen Henschel 's
New Year's Eve Party
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Masefield
Unknown: Geoffrey Rand
Unknown: Winifred Hunter
Unknown: Helen Henschel

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Sport

: ROBIN INVASION

Talk by John Parrinder
The greatest number of robins ever recorded came to Britain this autumn. John Parrinder was at the bird observatory on Spurn Head in Yorkshire during the invasion.

Contributors

Talk By: John Parrinder
Unknown: John Parrinder

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Albert Ferber (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey
Piano: Albert Ferber

: PANTOMIME CHILDREN

Talk by Eric Keown
Eric Keown contrasts the well-regulated lives of pantomime children today-with their official matrons,' their compulsory schooling, and their hot. milk in the evenings-with the conditions of such children in Victorian times when there were no legal controls.

Contributors

Talk By: Eric Keown
Talk By: Eric Keown

: Bumblethorpe

[Starring] Robert Moreton
with Avril Angers
Valentine Dyall as 'Pike'
Kenneth Connor as 'Niblo'
Graham Stark, Spike Milligan
This week's Bumblethorpe Tony Hancock
Robin Richmond at the organ
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Spike Milligan, Larry Stephens and Peter Ling

Contributors

Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Bumblethorpe Tony Hanccck
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Script By: Peter Ling

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn. Joy
Adamson Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Produced by Ian C. Messiter

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn.
Unknown: Adamson Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Produced By: Ian C. Messiter

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

by Elmer Davis.

Contributors

Unknown: Elmer Davis.

: NEWS

: Cecil Trouncer with Edward Chapman and Hermione Hannen in ' THE JUDGE'S STORY'

by Charles Morgan
Adapted for broadcasting by John Richmond
(Continued at top of next column)
Other parts played by Rosamund Greenwood , Gabrielle Blunt
Donald Bisset. Alan Keith
Produced by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Morgan
Broadcasting By: John Richmond
Played By: Rosamund Greenwood
Played By: Gabrielle Blunt
Played By: Donald Bisset.
Unknown: Alan Keith
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Hall Porter at the Rodd Club: John Richmond
Sir William Gaskony: Cecil Trouncer
George Severidge: Edward Chapman
Kathleen, a parlourmaid: Dorothy Smith
Vivien Lerrick: Hermione Hannen
Henry Lerrick: Hugh Burden
Dick Gaskony, Sir William's brother: H. G Stoker
Manservant: Hugh Falkus
Mrs. Sarrett, sister to George Severidge: Josephine Dent
Rupert Hazell: Denis Gordon
Alan Romney: Richard West
Gaitskell, a club waiter: Donald Bisset
Tripp: Arnold English
Major Lenningham: Bruce Belfrage
Geoffrey Cobble: John Richmond

: CHOPIN

Julius Isserlis (piano)
Nocturne in F. Op. 15 No. 1 Fantasy in F minor. Op. 49 Waltz in A fiat. Op. 12

Contributors

Piano: Julius Isserlis

: Bitf Ben THE PASSING YEAR

A New Year's Eve Review presenting recordings and reflections for the last hour of 1951 Narrator, Leo Genn
Special contributors include
A. G. Street. Graham Hutton
John Arlott , Rene Cutforth
John Snagge , Matthew Halton
Compiled and produced by Michael Barsley

Contributors

Narrator: Leo Genn
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Matthew Halton
Produced By: Michael Barsley

: TOAST TO 1952

The National Anthem

: Close Down









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