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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MELODY ON STRINGS

Light Music String Ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from the Epistle to the Hebrews

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Marches and Waltzes on gramophone records

: SIBELIUS

Quartet in D minor, Op. 56
(Voces intimae) played by the Aeolian String Quartet:
Alfred Cave (violin)
Leonard Dight (violin) Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Jesus, good above all other (S.P.
540, omitting v. 4: Tune, Quem pastores laudavere)
Interlude: Gordon Seagrave '
Prayers; the Prayer for God's
Presence; the Lord's Prayer
Soldiers of Christ, arise (S.P. 641 and C.H. 534. omitting v. 4; A. and M. 270. omitting v. 6: Tune, St. Ethelwald)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Seagrave

: EXPLORING LONDON

by Millicent Rose
The speaker, who is a lecturer on the history and architecture of London, describes the interest she finds in the exploration of London and how she goes about it.

Contributors

Unknown: Millicent Rose

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
(BBC Hymn Book 508)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 143 (Broadcast psalter) St. Luke 22, vv. 54-71
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(BBC Hymn Book 351)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Leon and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Leon

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT i, by Marjorie Eele
11.20 HISTORY i. 'The Nine Days Queen': the story of the brief ' reign ' and death of Lady Jane Grey. Script by Rhoda Power

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: Lady Jane Grey.
Script By: Rhoda Power

: BRAILOWSKY

(piano)
Impromptu in A flat (Chopin) Berceuse (Chopin)
Valse-Impromptu (Liszt)
The Musical Box (Lyadov)
Study in D sharp minor (Scriabin) on gramophone records

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits St. Dennis a china clay centre in Cornwall

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Essex
with Bert Weedon and Andy Wolkowsky, The Beverley Sisters, Leon Cortez
James Moody at the piano
Presented by John Ellison

Contributors

Unknown: Bert Weedon
Unknown: Andy Wolkowsky
Presented By: John Ellison

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MUSIC-HALL

(Shortened edition of last Saturday's recorded broadcast)

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR THE FOURTEENS. Good Radio. 6-' Focus on Interplanetary Travel.' Part 1. Script by Neil Tuson
2.20 ADVENTURES IN MUSIC. ' La Boutique Fantasque ': Rossini's music, with the story of the ballet told by Eileen Browne
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH 11. ' A Strange Adventure in the Life of Miss Laura Mildmay ': a story by Sheridan Le Fanu. adapted for broadcasting by Bea Howe. Part 1

Contributors

Script By: Neil Tuson
Told By: Eileen Browne
Unknown: Miss Laura Mildmay
Story By: Sheridan Le Fanu.
Broadcasting By: Bea Howe.

: VESPERS

from St. Mary's Friary Church, East Bergholt, Suffolk
Introduction by Father Paulinus Lavery O.F.M. , Guardian
Deus in adjutorium (Victoria) Psalms 122-126 (Plainchant)
Little Chapter (Ecclesiasticus 31, w.
8 and 9) Hymn: Iste confessor (Plainchant)
Magnificat (Four voices, by Gregory Murray , o.s.B.)
The Prayer
Ave Regina coelorum (Aichinger) 0 sacrum convivium (Victoria)
Choirmaster,
Fr. Aloysius Kelly , o.F.M.
Organist,
Fr. Boniface Kruger o.F.M. ,

Contributors

Unknown: Father Paulinus Lavery O.F.M.
Voices By: Gregory Murray
Choirmaster: Fr. Aloysius Kelly , O.F.M.
Organist: Fr. Boniface Kruger O.F.M.

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Granville Jones (violin)
John Colin , who was born at Macclesfield in 1893, studied composition with John H. Foulds. He has played the double bass in the Covent Garden Orchestra since it was formed in 1946. His Three Mood Pictures, written four years ago, have the titles: Contention, Soliloquy, and Badinage.
Grace Williams, one of Wales' leading composers, comes from Barry, Glamorgan. Her Violin Concerto, which is predominantly lyrical in style, was written in 1950 tor Gianville Jones , who has won an enviable reputation both as a soloist and as a player of chamber music.
Harold Rutland

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Violin: Granville Jones
Unknown: John Colin
Unknown: John H. Foulds.
Unknown: Gianville Jones
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'Babbie': a story by Margaret Greely , told by Elizabeth
David Branson (piano)

Contributors

Story By: Margaret Greely
Piano: David Branson

: Meet the Brass Band

Harry Mortimer tells you about different Instruments, with illustrations provided by Besses' Boys' Band
Produced by John Lane

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Produced By: John Lane

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Compton Mackenzie
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: First House G-MEN

Six cases taken from the files of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation in co-operation with J. Edgar Hoover
2-Murder on the High Seas
Introduced by Percy Hoskins chief crime reporter of the Daily Express
Produced by Andrew Allan

Contributors

Unknown: J. Edgar Hoover
Introduced By: Percy Hoskins
Produced By: Andrew Allan

: RAVEL

Gaspard de la Nuit :
Ondine; Le Gibet; Scarbo played by Monique Haas (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Gaspard de la Nuit
Piano: Monique Haas

: THE WORLD TODAY

Imperialism Re-Interpreted
The Moral Case for the British Empire
Talk by Sir Norman Angell
(postponed from January 29)

Contributors

Talk By: Sir Norman Angell

: THE GOON SHOW

Those Crazy People
Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe
Michael Bentine , Spike Milligan and the Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray , The Stargazers
Stanley Black and the Dance Orchestra
Script written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens and edited by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ray Ellington Quartet
Unknown: Max Geldray
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: PERSONALITY IN HISTORY

A series of four talks on personality as a key to history and its place in shaping the events of the past by C. V. Wedgwood
1-Legend and Reputation
Miss Wedgwood describes some of the people whose personalities remain vivid throughout the centuries, and offers some explanations of why they have this power.

: SONGS BY MEDTNER

sung by Tatiana Preston (soprano) with Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Sleeplessness; Tears: Waltz; Spanish romance: Willow, why for ever bending: The muse; The withered flower; Dying roses: Night

Contributors

Soprano: Tatiana Preston
Accompanist: Frederick Stone








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