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: Bright and Early

Michaeloff and his Mazurka Orchestra

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

(Leader, William Mclnulty )
Conductor. David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by Hugh Redwood

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Redwood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Williams

: RECITAL

Dora Hanes (contralto)
Magda Longari (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Dora Hanes
Piano: Magda Longari

: VILLAGE POSTMAN

George Scurfield describes the work of a part-time postman and his place in the life of the village

Contributors

Unknown: George Scurfield

: This Week's Composers

BRITTEN and PURCELL
' The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra' by Britten and some of Purcell's instrumental music on gramophone records

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, thou Holy Spirit, come (BBC
Hymn Book 152)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 48 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 20, w. 19-31
My soul, there is a country (BBC
Hymn Book 526)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: RECITAL

George Armitage (tenor)
Arthur Hedges (flute)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: George Armitage
Flute: Arthur Hedges
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: Paul Carpenter and Charles Irwin in 'RIDERS OF THE RANGE'

A musical drama of the west
Episode 1 (fifth series) with Alan Keith. Macdonald Parke
Guy Kingsley Poynter , Reed de Rouen and Betsey Lewis
Music by the Four Ramblers
Freddie Phillips and the Sons of the Saddle led by Jack Fallon
Written and produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Keith.
Unknown: MacDonald Parke
Unknown: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Unknown: Reed de Rouen
Unknown: Betsey Lewis
Unknown: Freddie Phillips
Unknown: Jack Fallon
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Jeff Arnold: Paul Carpenter
Luke: Charles Irwin
Mary: Carole Carr
Bob :: Bob Mallin
Rustler: Romulus Of Welham

: SYDNEY LIPTON

and his Orchestra with Primrose Hayes
Charles Granville , Charles Young

Contributors

Unknown: Primrose Hayes
Unknown: Charles Granville
Unknown: Charles Young

: VARIETY ROAD SHOW

visits the Army at Stobs Camp, Hawick with Jimmy Logan
Celia Nicholls , Jimmy Neill
The Teen-Agers and the Alan Stewart Quartet
Presented by Eddie Fraser

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Logan
Unknown: Celia Nicholls
Unknown: Jimmy Neill
Unknown: Alan Stewart
Presented By: Eddie Fraser

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: TUNES FOR EVERYBODY

Cyril Chapman (clarinet)
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Clarinet: Cyril Chapman
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: Choral Evensong

from Canterbury Cathedral
Sentences
Versicles and Responses (Morley)
Psalm 80
First Lesson: 1 Kings 8, v. 54, to 9, v. 9
Magnificat (Plainsong tone IV, with fauxbourdons by C. E. S. Littlejohn)
Second Lesson: St. Mark 8, vv. 1-26
Nunc dimittis (Plainsong tone III, with fauxbourdons by C. E. S. Littlejohn)
Creed. Suffrages. Collects
Anthem: O gladsome light (Harold Darke) (words in E.H. 269)
Prayers
O Holy Spirit, Lord of Grace (A. and M. 208)
Organist: Gerald H. Knight

Contributors

Organist: Gerald H. Knight

: DENNIS WILSON

at the piano with Danny Levan (violin)

Contributors

Violin: Danny Levan

: LIGHT MUSIC

from Austria played by the RAVAG Grand Orchestra
Conducted by Max Schonherr

Contributors

Conducted By: Max Schonherr

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A Nursery Sing-Song with Doris Harris and Gwen Harris and Nancy Harris at the piano
' The Highly Unsuitable Scare-crow': a story by Hazel Chew , told by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Harris
Unknown: Gwen Harris
Unknown: Nancy Harris
Story By: Hazel Chew
Told By: Herbert Smith

: Nature Parliament

Your questions answered by James Fisher , L. Hugh Newman , and Peter Scott , with Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) in the chair

Contributors

Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: L. Hugh Newman
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Derek McCulloch (uncle Mac)

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Henry Hall
(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: Henry Hall

: CANAL JOURNEY

Audrey Russell and Wynford Vaughan Thomas aboard the Norman Chamberlain
A study in black and green

Contributors

Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Norman Chamberlain

: First House BY THE SEA

A visit to Margate for an excerpt from Harold Fielding 's
' Music for the Millions *
Introduced by Flotsam with Winifred Atwell
Ray Radcliff Joan Turner
George Meaton
Accompanied by Leslie Wheeler and the Winter Gardens Orchestra
From the Winter Gardens. Margate

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Fielding
Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Ray Radcliff
Unknown: Joan Turner
Unknown: George Meaton
Accompanied By: Leslie Wheeler

: RECITAL

Freda Parry 's Ladies' Choir
Conductor, Freda Parry
Kathleen Long (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Freda Parry
Conductor: Freda Parry
Piano: Kathleen Long

: A TRIP ON THE RIVER

Starting at Henley Richard Dimbleby takes listeners on a trip down the Thames in the motor launch Enchantress towards
Marlow
On the way the microphone visits
Leander Club at Henley
The Administrative Staff College at Greenlands near Henley
Hambleden Mill
The Grassland Research Institute near Hurley
The Thames Conservancy Camping
Site at Hurley Lock
Bisham Abbey
Marlow Brewery
Commentators on shore near the river:
John Snagge. Henry Riddell
Michael Barsley , Alastair Dunnett Brian Johnston. Raymond Baxter
James Pestridge

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge.
Unknown: Henry Riddell
Unknown: Michael Barsley
Unknown: Alastair Dunnett
Unknown: Brian Johnston.
Unknown: Raymond Baxter
Unknown: James Pestridge

: THE WORLD TODAY

British Shipping:
How do we stand? by Roland Thornton
The maiden voyage of the new American transatlantic liner the United States gives rise to questions of shipping policy that are of great importance to Britain as the leading maritime nation. The glamour of big passenger vessels and fashionable traffic is only one aspect of an industry whose health depends upon the efficient operation of an immense Beet of vessels of diverse type and function. In this talk current trends are reviewed by Roland Thornton, a partner in a Liverpool shipping firm and author of ' British Shipping.'

Contributors

Unknown: Roland Thornton

: THE GOON SHOW

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

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Michael Bentine
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Stanley Black
Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: ' THE LAND OF LOST CONTENT'

A miscellany of poetry selected by David Lloyd James
Readers: Frederick Allen and David Lloyd James

Contributors

Readers: David Lloyd James
Readers: Frederick Allen
Readers: David Lloyd James

: BACH

Sonata No. 2, in E played by Winifred Roberts (violin) and Geraint Jones (harpsichord)

Contributors

Violin: Winifred Roberts
Harpsichord: Geraint Jones








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