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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Band of the Coldstream Guards
Conducted by Captain Douglas A. Pope
Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain Douglas A. Pope

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: 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

Philip Green and his Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Green

: NORTHERN VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Norman George )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky with Les Howard

Contributors

Leader: Norman George
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Les Howard

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 Lord our God, arise (BBC Hymn
Book 25)
New Every Morning, page 61 Canticle 7 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 John 2, vv. 1-11 and 15-17 Hills of the North, rejoice (BBC
Hymn Book 33)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Falkman and his Apache Band

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: XV OLYMPIAD

Helsinki 1952
His Excellency the President of Finland opens the Games at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
The ceremony also includes
An address of welcome by the President of the Organising Committee
21-gun salute
Arrival of the Olympic Flame and the lighting of the Olympic Fire
The Olympic Anthem performed by the massed choirs and band
Scene described by Rex Alston

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston

: Listen to the Band!

Cory Workmen 's Band
Conductor, Walter B. Hargreaves

Contributors

Unknown: Cory Workmen
Conductor: Walter B. Hargreaves

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: CALLING ALL FORCES

Introduced by Charlie Chester and Tony Hancock
Mr. Music Master
Tommy Reilly
Your Request Favourite
Bernard Braden

Contributors

Introduced By: Charlie Chester
Introduced By: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Bernard Braden

: Saturday Matinee ' THEY THAT FLY'

by Geoffrey Bond

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Bond
Air hostess: Patricia Hilliard
Miss Morgan: Susan Richards
Miss Williams: Sarah Leigh
Dick Fowler: James E Thompson
Phillis Fowler: Audrey Mendes
Lippy Lippman: David Kossoff
Tar Baby Bunting: Orlando Martins
Lady Meldrum: Noel Hood
Sir David Meldrum: Richard Williams
Captain Hughes: Rtehard Waring

: 'A PILL FOR THE DOCTORS'

by George Godwin
Plays produced by Cleland Finn

Contributors

Unknown: George Godwin
Produced By: Cleland Finn
Dr Evanston: MacDonald Parke
Dr Hardy: David Gray
Kurt Olson: Hamilton Dyce
Freda, Olson: Gladys Spencer
Bill Carter: David Kossoff

: The Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Philippa and the Philosopher's Stone '
A play by William Harris
Production by May Jenkin followed by 'Weather Ships of the North Atlantic': talk by Robson Black

Contributors

Play By: William Harris
Production By: May Jenkin
Talk By: Robson Black
Dame Martha Holloway, a school Governor: Sybil Arundale
Miss Chalk, the headmistress: Mary O'Farrell
Miss Taylor, the science mistress: Lucille Lisle
Philippa: Dorothy Gordon
Desiree: Patricia Field
Penwarden: Frank Atkinson

: The Weather

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

: OLYMPICS REPORT

News of the opening ceremony, including recordings
From the Broadcasting Centre at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

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

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Elizabeth Boyd
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison
' Do You Know London ? '
Guess where
Audrey Russell is tonight
Edited-and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

W. S. Shepherd M.P. ,, gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: W. S. Shepherd M.P.

: MUSIC-HALL

Morton Fraser and his Harmonica Gang
Bob Andrews
Helen Clare and Ivor Dennis
Morris and Cowley Martin Lukins
Ethel Revnell
Josef Locke
Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home
Introduced by Bill Gates
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Robert Busby Produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Unknown: Morton Fraser
Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Ivor Dennis
Unknown: Cowley Martin Lukins
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Unknown: Josef Locke
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Introduced By: Bill Gates
Conducted By: Robert Busby
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: Saturday-Night Theatre ' QUIET NIGHT'

by Dorothy Blewett
Adapted for broadcasting by Lynn Foster
Cast in order of speaking
Production by Ayton Whitaker

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Blewett
Production By: Ayton Whitaker
Sister Murphy: Jean Anderson
Probationer: Andree Evans
Sister Rankin: Thelma Scott
Nurse Sinclair: Bettina Dickson
Nurse Sparrow: Betty Lucas
Patsy: Gwenda Wilson
Nurse Smith: Margaret Ward
Nurse Williams: Veronica Laird
Russell Keane: Allan Cuthbertson
Doctor Macready: Allan McClelland
Leila Clayton: Betty Baskcomb
Doctor Clayton: Peter Bathurst
Matron: Jessica Page

: FOR ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MEN

The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis








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