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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gwauncaegurwen Band
Conductor, Dan Lloyd

Contributors

Conductor: Dan Lloyd

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' The Inexhaustible Generosity of God '
Readings suggested by Psalm 139 by the Very Rev. H. E. Ashdown ,
Provost of Southwark

Contributors

Unknown: Very Rev. H. E. Ashdown

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES

by Ruth Drew

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Drew

: MORNING MUSIC

Malcolm Lockyer and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer

: BEETHOVEN

Piano Trio in E flat
Op. 1 No. 1 played by the Oscar Lampe Trio: Oscar Lampe (violin)
Frederick Alexander (cello)
Hubert Dawkes (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Oscar Lampe
Violin: Oscar Lampe
Cello: Frederick Alexander
Piano: Hubert Dawkes

: CANADIAN COMMENTARY

by J. B. McGeachy Associate Editor of the Toronto ' Globe and Mail'

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. McGeachy

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Marjorie Eele

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Christ the Lord is risen again (BBC
Hymn Book 101)
New Every Morning, page 29 Psalm 57 (Broadcast Psalter)
2 Samuel 11 and 12 (selected verses) For those we love within the veil
(BBC Hymn Book 243)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT II, by Marjorie Eele
To be repeated tomorrow at 9.45 a.m.
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. Ex-traits des ' Precieuses Ridicules ' de Moliere interprétés par les acteurs de la Comedie-Franqaise
Distribution:

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Mascarille: Robert Manuel
Jodelet: Maurice Porterat
Magdelon: Micheline Boudet
Cathos: Yvonne Gaudeau
Marotte: Denise Gence

: Sounds Fine

Some outstanding examples of the new effects in recording light music
Presented on gramophone records by Marcel Stellman

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Stellman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. A Christmas Story. Script by Rhoda Power
2.20 GEOGRAPHY. Life and Work in Western Europe. ' Rotterdam.' Script by H. Dennis Jones
2.40 ADVENTURES IN ENGLISH. ' The Small Miracle ' by Paul Gallico. Adapted by Sam Langdon

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power
Script By: H. Dennis Jones
Unknown: Paul Gallico.
Adapted By: Sam Langdon

: Wednesday Matinee 'THE UNCOMMON PRAYER BOOK'

A West-Country ghost story by M. R. James
Dramatised for broadcasting by Michael Gambier-Parry
Produced by Owen Reed
' The Uncommon Prayer -Book ' tells the story of a great West-Country house where, in the private chapel, the prayer books, though repeatedly closed, are aiways found open at a particular psalm. Both Brockstone Court and its chapel are unusual buildings, but the prayer books are stranger still, for above vhe text of this particular psalm is a quite unauthorised rubric ' For the 25th Day of April.' Just what this signifies is revealed at the climax of the story which makes it apparent that it is wise, especially if one is given to stealing rare books, to let sleeping ghosts lie.

Contributors

Story By: M. R. James
Broadcasting By: Michael Gambier-Parry
Produced By: Owen Reed
Henry Davidson: George Holloway
John Avery: Bryan Powley
Mary Porter: Constance Chapman
Mr Homberger: Harry Carter
George Witham: Raymond Scarveu
Detective-Inspector Mitchell: Hedley Goodall
Detective-Sergeant Roberts: Geoffrey Matthews
Alfred Bligh: Charles E Stidwill
Herbert Watkins: Charles Marford

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: RICHARD TAUBER (tenor) and ZINO FRANCESCATTI (violin)

Violin:
Two Caprices from Op. 1 (Paganini)
Songs:
The Two Grenadiers (Schumann) The Walnut Tree (Schumann)
Come to me in my dreams (Frank
Bridge)
All Souls' Day (Richard Strauss)
Violin:
Tambourin Chinois (KreisZer) Caprice Viennois (Kreisler) on gramophone records

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'Hearts are Trumps.
An operetta
Libretto by L. du Garde Peach
Music by Victor Hely-Hutchinson with Betty Huntley-Wright
Dudley Rolph , Billie Baker
Horace Wale. Joy Davies
Clarence Wright , Cuthbert Ford
David Galliver , Peter Wilde and Ronald Baddiley
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conducted by Harold Gray Produced by Peggy Bacon and Robert Simpson
The characters in this operetta are members of the Pack of Cards, and the action takes place in the Court of the King of Diamonds, where a husband is to be chosen for his daughter the Ten of Diamonds Suitors include the Jack of Clubs, whom rhe Queen favours, and the Joker, whom the Ten favours, but the sudden arrival of the Jack of Hearts disrupts the Queen's plans for her daughter's betrothal. He sweeps the Ten off her feet and the. story ends happily.
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by Michael Hare Duke

Contributors

Unknown: L. du Garde Peach
Music By: Victor Hely-Hutchinson
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Horace Wale.
Unknown: Joy Davies
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Cuthbert Ford
Unknown: David Galliver
Unknown: Peter Wilde
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Leader: Frank Thomas
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Produced By: Robert Simpson
Conducted By: Michael Hare Duke

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts,

: MICHAEL FREEDMAN

and his Orchestra

: THE CHRISTIAN HOPE

,Talk by Oliver S. Tomkins
Associate General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
The second assembly of the World Council of Churches will meet in Evanston, Illinois, in 1954. The theme of the assembly will be the Christian Hope. In preparation for this a group of twenty-five theologians of world eminence met some time ago to prepare the theme. Oliver Tomkins explains in this talk why churches of the world chose this theme for their meetings.

Contributors

Talk By: Oliver S. Tomkins

: First House HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

Our Own Far North by David Keir
When Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother recently purchased the Castle of Mey, attention was directed to the far north of Scotland. Tonight David Kejr speaks about a recent visit to Caithness, Ross and Cromarty, and to Sutherlandshire.

Contributors

Unknown: David Keir
Unknown: When Queen Elizabeth

: BBC SYMPHONY CONCERTS

See top of page
Part 1

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2
Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Festival Hall or usual agents

: ' AVOWED INTENT'

The story of a young man's progress from schoolboy to parish priest by Denis Constanduros
Produced by Martin Willson in the BBC's West of England studios

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Martin Willson
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
James Dennis: Michael Bowen
His fat her: Victor Fawkes
Canon French: George Holloway
English soldier: Harry Carter
Welsh soldier: Basil Jones
Principal of St Aldhem's College: Eric Taylor
Vicar of St George's, Kellersham: Geoffrey Matthews
Chairman of Selection Board: Lewis Gedge
Secretary of Selection Board: William Eedle








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