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: Bright and Early

Anton and his Orchestra

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE PAVILION PLAYERS

Directed by David Wolfsthal

Contributors

Directed By: David Wolfsthal

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from
' Letters to Young Churches ' by J. B. Phillips
Reader, Stanley Maxted

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Phillips
Reader: Stanley Maxted

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Regent Orchestra
Conductor, John Thorpe

Contributors

Conductor: John Thorpe

: RECITAL

Peter Haysom and Alan Wayne
(two pianos)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Haysom
Unknown: Alan Wayne

: A MOVE TO THE COUNTRY

by Edward Hyams
2 — ' The House and the People'
The speaker was once a Londoner. After the war he and his wife decided to settle in the country and, starting with only a dilapidated cottage and two acres of overgrown land, they made themselves a new home and a new life. In the second of two talks Edward Hyams describes what kind of life they found.

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Hyams

: This Week's Composers

BARTOK AND KODALY
Records of Kodaly's ' Te Deum ' and part of his Sonata for unaccompanied cello

: THE DAILY SERVICE

O praise ye the Lord! (BBC Hymn
Book 279)
New Every Morning, page 4 Psalm 47 (Broadcast Psalter) Exodus 3, vv. 13-16 and 18-22 The Lord doth reign (BBC Hymn
Book 476)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: MADRIGALS AND FOLK SONGS

sung by the Berkeley Singers
Director, Ronald Cook

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Cook

: MORNING SERIAL

' Madeleine Grown Up by Mrs. Robert Henrey
Read by Rosemary Davis
First instalment

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Robert Henrey
Read By: Rosemary Davis

: MORNING STAR

Gramophone records of Al Jolson

Contributors

Unknown: Al Jolson

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: VARIETY ROAD SHOW

visits an Army Barracks at Ballykinlar, Co. Down with Kenny Thompson
The Melotones
Carole Carr
Robert Moreton
Bob Wilson at the piano
Presented by Jack McGeagh

Contributors

Unknown: Kenny Thompson
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Bob Wilson
Presented By: Jack McGeagh

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MUSIC-HALL

(Shortened version of last Saturday's recorded broadcast)

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: TUNES FOR EVERYBODY

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Royal National

Eisteddfod of Wales
(Aberystwyth, 1952)
CROWNING THE BARD
The ceremony is broadcast from the Eisteddfod Pavilion, Aberystwyth
(Coroni'rBardd: darlledir y seremoni yn syth o Bafiliwn yr Eisteddfod yn Aberystwyth)

: Choral Evensong

from St. Paul's Cathedral
Eve of the Transfiguration
Versicles and Responses (Ferial)
Psalms 27, 28. 29
First Lesson: Exodus 24, vv. 12-18
Magnificat (S. S. Wesley in E)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 9, vv. 28-45
Nunc dimittis (S. S. Wesley in E)
Creed; Suffrages; Collects
Anthem: Hail, gladdening light (Charles Wood ) (words as A. and M. 18)
Prayers
Organist. Dr. J. Dykes Bower

Contributors

Organist: Dr. J. Dykes Bower

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

Cardiganshire
Introduced by A. G. Street
Produced by Nan Davies
This programme is broadcast from Aberystwyth, the largest town in the county, where the National Eisteddfod of Wales is being held this year.

Contributors

Introduced By: A. G. Street
Produced By: Nan Davies

: JAMES MOODY

at the piano

: LIGHT MUSIC

from Italy played by the Orchestra Tito Petralia

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A Nursery Sing-song with Doris and Trevor and Mabel Hardy at the piano
' The Prettiest Doll ' : a story by Alys Myers , told by Rosalie Williams
5.25 ' Hunting for Hawk Moths ' : a talk by L. Hugh Newman
' I Sent a Letter tc my Love ' and other piano duets played by Eileen and Joan Lovell

Contributors

Unknown: Mabel Hardy
Story By: Alys Myers
Told By: Rosalie Williams
Talk By: L. Hugh Newman
Unknown: Joan Lovell

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Joan Greenwood
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would chocse to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Greenwood
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: First House presents Brian Reece and Joy Shelton in ' THE ADVENTURES OF P.C. 49'

Another incident in the career of Police-Constable Archibald Berkeley-Willoughby
Script by Alan Stranks
1 — ' The Case of the Clean Sweep '
Production by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Script By: Alan Stranks
Production By: Vernon Harris
P C 49: Brian Reece
Joan: Joy Shelton
Chief Inspector Wilson: Leslie Perrins
Detective-Sergeant Wright: Eric Phillips
Albert Smirch: Sydney Tafler
Flappsy: Geoffrey Lewis
Fluter Finnegan: Harry Hutchinson
Charlie Snow: Sidney Vivian
Lily Snow: Diana King

: BRAHMS

Sonata in F, Op. 99 played by Florence Hooton (cello)
Ross Pratt (piano)
' Master, I can't hear myself at all,' complained one poor cellist whom Brahms was accompanying. ' Lucky for you,' barked the composer. Sympathy should be given to the cellist, for in this work Brahms expects more and different things from the player than anyone had done up to its date, 1886. Legato cross-string playing, pizzicato glissahdi, and remote keys, added to an extreme terseness of expression all imply the highest degree of musicianship and technical facility. 7. H. Davits

Contributors

Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Ross Pratt
Unknown: H. Davits

: Hugh Burden and John Phillips in ' WATKINS EXPLORER ENGLAND'

The story of Gino Watkins
Told by his siste", Pamela Scott his nanny, Nanny Dennis and his companions:
J. M. Scott , August Courtauld
F. Spencer Chapman
Quintin Riley , Wilfred Hampton and his supporters:
Sir Raymond Priestley
Professor Frank Debenham with a recollection of prep school days by Richard Murdoch
Compiled by James McFarlan
Produced by R. D. Srftith

Contributors

Unknown: Pamela Scott
Unknown: Nanny Dennis
Unknown: J. M. Scott
Unknown: F. Spencer Chapman
Unknown: Quintin Riley
Unknown: Wilfred Hampton
Unknown: Sir Raymond Priestley
Unknown: Professor Frank Debenham
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: James McFarlan
Produced By: R. D. Srftith

: THE WORLD TODAY

Korean Political Background by Edgar Kennedy
Mr. Kennedy returned last year from a United Nations Mission to Korea. In his talk he describes the internal political situation.

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Kennedy

: Naunton Wayne and Basil Radford in 'ROGUES' GALLERY'

A series of comedies by John Jowett
3 — ' Fair Shares for All'
Production by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Unknown: John Jowett
Production By: Vernon Harris
Woolcott: Naunton Wayne
Spencer: Basil Radford
Mr. Hoggenheim: Sebastian Cabot
Hatchett: Humphrey Morton
Susie: Myrtle Reed
Colonel Marchbanks: Oliver Burt
Cedric: John Stevens
Clerk: Rex Garner
Storyteller: John Jowett

: COUNTRY THOUGHTS

A miscellany of poetry chosen by David Lloyd James
Readers : David King-Wood and David Lloyd James

Contributors

Readers: David Lloyd James
Readers: David King-Wood
Readers: David Lloyd James








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