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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Vic Hammett at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Vic Hammett

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HAROLD COLLINS

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from the Book of Job
' Where shall wisdom be found ? '

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Ray Martin and his
'Melody from the Sky' Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Martin

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Jesus, good above all other (S.P. 540, omitting v. 4: Tune, Quern Pastores laudavere)
Interlude: Sir Wilfred Grenfell '-2 Prayers; the Prayer for Today; the Lord's Prayer
Lead us, heavenly Father (S.P. 555;
A. and M. 281; C.H. 563: Tune, Mannheim)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Wilfred Grenfell

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE AND VERSE READINCS. ' The Creation ' by James Welldon John son, and ' Daniel,' a poem by Vachel Lindsay
9.45 general SCIENCE. The Antmal Kingdom. 2—' Soft-Bodied Creatures.'
Script by Professor John Raymont.
10.5 NEWS COMMENTARY

Contributors

Unknown: James Welldon John
Unknown: Vachel Lindsay
Script By: Professor John Raymont.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Conversion of St. Paul
Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth (BBC Hymn Book 226)
New Every Morning, page 80
Psalm 34, vv. 1-10 (Broadcast psalter) Ephesians 3, vv. 1-13
God is my strong salvation (BBC
Hymn Book 453)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Ian Stewart Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TIME AND TUNE, by Doris Gould
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. Meet the Builder.' Script by Herbert Hunter.
11.40 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS. The Moderns: 1-' Poetry' by Henry Treece.
What is modern poetry, and what course has it taken in the last thirty years? The talk is illustrated by extracts from the work of Edith Sitwell , T. S. Eliot , W. H. Auden , Louis MacNeice , and Dylan Thomas.

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Gould
Script By: Herbert Hunter.
Unknown: Henry Treece.
Unknown: Edith Sitwell
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Unknown: W. H. Auden
Unknown: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Dylan Thomas.

: STANLEY BLACK

and the Dance Orchestra with Dick James and Martin Moreno in a programme of Latin-American music

Contributors

Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Martin Moreno

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Wandsworth
with Rudy Starita, The Tanner Sisters, Max Wall
James Moody at the piano
(Max Wall is appearing in "Robinson Crusoe" at the King's Theatre, Hammersmith)

Contributors

Unknown: Rudy Starita
Singers: The Tanner Sisters
Comedian: Max Wall
Pianist: James Moody
Presented by: John Ellison

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: WATSON'S CHOICE

Gramophone records presented by Jack Watson

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Watson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TRAVEL TALKS. Famous Places. ' A trip along the Mississippi.' Script by Jack Morpurgo
2.20 LOOKING AT THINGS. A Roof over your Head. ' What does your house look like'.' ': Alec Gibson talks about some of the different local materials of which a house may be built and how they can affect its appearance
2.40 senior English i. Beowulf.' 2—' Grendel's Mother and Beowulfs Fight with the Dragon.' Script bv Leila Davies

Contributors

Script By: Jack Morpurgo
Talks: Alec Gibson
Unknown: Leila Davies

: THE CRITICS

Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Geoffrey Agnew
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Books: Alan Prycee - Jones
Radio: Frank Birch
Art: Jim Richards
Films: George Campbell Dixon

Contributors

Conducted By: Geoffrey Agnew
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Alan Prycee
Unknown: Frank Birch
Unknown: Jim Richards
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: WE BEG TO DIFFER

Kay Hammond , Joyce Grenfell
Gladys Young , Charmian Innes
Gilbert Harding , John Clements
In the chair, Roy Plomley
Produced by Pat Dixon
(Joyce Grenfell is appearing in ' Penny Plain ' at the St. Martin's Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Pat Dixon
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'The Luck of Quong'
A new play in four parts by William Harris 3
—' We Strike Back '
Production by May Jenkin
(Derek Blomfield is appearing in ' The White Sheep of the Family ' at the Piccadilly Theatre; John Moffatt , in ' Much Ado About Nothing ' at the Phoenix Theatre, London)
Although Terry and his headmaster have succeeded in rescuing the young Prince from his kidnappers, Quong has been forced to swear not to give Nickai away to the police. There was nothing in the oath, however, which precluded him from trying to recover his lost talisman, the Luck of Quong, and today you can hear how, with the undaunted Terry, toe is plotting to foil his adversaries.
' Area Portland': the last of John Merrett 's three talks about some of the areas mentioned in the weather forecast

Contributors

Unknown: William Harris
Production By: May Jenkin
Production By: Derek Blomfield
Unknown: John Mofjatt
Unknown: John Merrett
Terry: Derek Blomfield
Quong: Brian Roper
George Raymond: Patrick Waddington
Peggy Raymond: Freda Bamford
Sleeker: Malcolm Graeme
Nickai: Roger Snowdon
Bill Green: John Moffatt
Bessie: Peggy Cameron
Ena: Rosemary Davis
Thang: Olaf Olsen
Larry: Richard Bebb
Mrs Willis: Doris Season

: The Weather

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

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by the Band of The Life Guards
Conducted by Major A. Lemoine
Director of Music
The waltzes played by the Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds
Introduced by Lionel Marson

Contributors

Conducted By: Major A. Lemoine
Introduced By: Lionel Marson

: First House MELODY FROM THE STARS

Bob and Alf Pearson
Eve Boswell , Eugenie Castle
John Hanson
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Busby
Producer, Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Unknown: Alf Pearson
Unknown: Eve Boswell
Conducted By: Robert Busby
Unknown: Jimmy Grant

: THE STORY OF A LILY

by F. Kingdon-Ward
The story behind a new species of lily (Lilium Mackliniae), told by the plant-hunter who discovered it in Assam while he was engaged on a mission in wartime.

Contributors

Unknown: F. Kingdon-Ward

: THE COMMON COLD

A programme surveying briefly the latest knowledge on what this complaint is, what causes it, and research on means of preventing it
During the programme the microphone visits the Air Hygiene Laboratory of the Public Health Laboratories at Colindale. and the Common Cold Research Unit of the National Institute for Medical Research at Harvard Hospital, Salisbury
Commentators: Audrey Russell
Henry Riddell. and Raymond Baxter
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas with a Senior Medical Officer to the Ministry of Health

Contributors

Commentators: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Henry Riddell.
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: The Solitary Wasp

Hunting wasps are often charming to look at; they are hard-working and conscientious mothers, but they are the ogresses of the insect world.

Contributors

Music composed and conducted by: Antony Hopkins
Writer/Producer: Nesta Pain
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Fabre: Ronald Simpson
Commentator: David King-Wood
Mrs Beckham: Gwen Day Burroughs
Naturalist: John Slater

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Bedtime with Braden

Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly in...
with Benny Lee, Pearl Carr
Nat Temple and his Orchestra

Contributors

Host: Bernard Braden
Hostess: Barbara Kelly
Singer: Benny Lee
Singer: Pearl Carr
Musicians: Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Producer: Pat Dixon

: A WEEK ON THE WAY TO SEVENTY

Talk by Compton Mackenzie

Contributors

Talk By: Compton MacKenzie

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Manoug Parikian (violin)
George Malcolm (piano)

Contributors

Piano: George Malcolm

: THE UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

A summary of the day's proceedings in Paris by the BBC's United Nations correspondent, Bernard Moore

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Moore








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