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: Bright and Early

Frank Baron and Ms Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron
Unknown: Ms Sextet

: 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 Epistle to the Hebrews

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSiC

Musical Comedy Memories played by the BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: PIANO RECITAL

by Wilfrid Parry

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Parry

: NEWFOUNDLAND IS MY HOME

by Paul Maher
During the war Paul Maher came to England on active service. He has married an English girl and now lives in London. In this talk he tells something of what the word home still means for him.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Maher
Unknown: Paul Maher

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. The Influence of Christ upon Beliefs about Man '—1. In 1890 William Booth published ' In Darkest England and the Way Out.' This programme describes how he saw the need for the social work of the Salvation Army. Script by Lorna Pegram

Contributors

Script By: Lorna Pegram

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Away with our fears (BBC Hymn
Book 147)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 139 (Broadcast psalter) St. Luke 22, vv. 39-53
Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC
Hymn Book 148)

: MUSIC

WHILE YOU WORK
Band of the Royal Horse Guards
(The Blues)
Conducted by Captain David McBain
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain David McBain

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 How THINGS BEGAN. 6-The First Archers. Script by Rhoda Power.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: ConcOUrs. Visite a un festival de danse. Preparez de quoi écrire. Vous allez deviner la nationalité des danseurs. Texte d'Anne Guillemin

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Script By: Rhoda Power.

: TOP OF THE POPS

Hear your hit tunes old and new sung and played by Dick James , Diana Coupland
Felix King , The Stargazers and the Steve Race Sextet
Producer, Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Played By: Dick James
Played By: Diana Coupland
Played By: Felix King
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart

: UP-AND COMING!

A midday menu of radio artists known, well known, and unknown with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Introduced this week by Benny Hill
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Benny Hill
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Muriel Gale
Master of Ceremonies,
A. J. Latimer
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Muriel Gale
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. ' William the Silent and the Relief of Leyden (1574).' Script by June Hodge
2.20 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' St. Kevin and the Animals,' from ' Beasts and Saints by Helen Waddoll
2.30 lets join IN. Two short tales: ' Shake-Up the Country Bus ' by Gina Watson , and ' The Story of the Sailor Man ' by Dorothy Jacob
2.50 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS
BBC Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Boyd Neel
Programme introduced by Boyd Neel

Contributors

Script By: June Hodge
Unknown: Helen Waddoll
Unknown: Gina Watson
Unknown: Dorothy Jacob
Conducted By: Boyd Neel
Introduced By: Boyd Neel

: BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Ajax of the Australian Bush': three new stories by Mary Patchett about the dogs Ajax, Ben, and Algy. 2 — ' Ajax catches a " Swaggie " ' followed by ' More Tales from Two Pianos '
A programme of songs and music
.for younger listeners by Winifred Hunter and Geoffrey Rand
5.30 ' Treasures of the Past': a talk by Ivor Noël-Hume
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Stories By: Mary Patchett
Unknown: Winifred Hunter
Unknown: Geoffrey Rand
Talk By: Ivor Noël-Hume

: The Weather

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

: OPEN AIR

Spring in the Air
Talk by James Fisher
* Saint Valentine is past:
Begin these wood-birds but to couple now? ' it is true that by the middle of February many birds have already paired. In this talk James Fisher presents some of the evidence that Spring is here-at any rate for birds.

Contributors

Talk By: James Fisher
Talk By: Saint Valentine
Unknown: James Fisher

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
Josef Suk , the Czech composer and violinist, was a pupil and the son-in-law of Dvorak. He played the second vioiin in the Bohemian String Quartet, which he helped to found. His Serenade, a comparatively early work, reveals to some extent the influence of Dvorak.
. Vhtiva' i. the second, and the best known, of Smetana's cycle of six symphonic poems ' Ma Vlast ' (' My Country '). The music traces the course of the river Vltava fi om two springs which unite and flow past a hunt in a forest, a village wedding, and water-nymphs enjoying themselves in the moonlight. The river broadens and reaches P. ague, where it is greeted by Vysehrad (the rock that dominates the city) and is then lost to view. Harold Rutland

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins
Unknown: Josef Suk
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: OUR LIVING LANGUAGE

An Englishman gives his personal views about our heritage of language and the ways in which we write and speak today
A series of six talks
Speaker, A. P. Rossiter
Fellow and Tutor of Jesus College. Cambridge
5-Should we write as we talk?
Illustrated by readings
Mr. Rossiter discusses the idea that writing as near to speech as possible is necessarily good. Wordsworth in 1798 wrote of ' experiments in how far the language of conversation in the middle and lower classes of society is adapted to literary use.* Mr. Rossiter considers what some great critics of language at its most developed, i.e., of literature, have said about this; and how they can help us in the search for the right style or styles for prose and broadcasting.

Contributors

Unknown: A. P. Rossiter

: Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Horne in OVER TO YOU

with Sam Costa
Maurice Denham
Diana Morrison
The Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Stanley Black
Script by Richard Murdoch
Kenneth Horne , Anthony Armstrong with additional material by Talbot Rothwell
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Diana Morrison
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Script By: Richard Murdoch
Script By: Kenneth Horne
Script By: Anthony Armstrong
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: 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

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

: JAMAICAN COMMENTARY

by Theodore Scaly
Editor of the Daily Gleaner. Kingston








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