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: Bright and Early

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: 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!

' Grace and Gratitude '
Talk by Father Joseph Christie

Contributors

Talk By: Father Joseph Christie

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast" for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Leopold )
Conductor, Sidney Torch

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conductor: Sidney Torch

: RECITAL

The London Trio:
Bessie Rawlins (violin)
Helen Just (cello)
Eric Grit ton (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Bessie Rawlins
Cello: Eric Grit

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Rejoice, the Lord is King (S.P. 632;
A. and M. 202; C.H. 135, omitting v. 5)
Interlude: ' The Blind Man of Bethsaida '
Prayers; the Prayer for God's
Presence; the Lord's Prayer
Jesus good above all other (S.P. 540. omitting v. 4: Tune, Quern pastores laudavere)
Blessing

: THE GHOSTS OF ANGKOR

by C. Lestock Reid
Angkor Wat , the vast temple standing in the middle of the jungles of Cambodia, is surrounded by unanswered questions. Who built it, and what for? One New Year the speaker had an impulse to spend the night in a watch on its highest tower. The experience, he believes, gave h:m the answer to one question about Angkor.

Contributors

Unknown: C. Lestock Reid
Unknown: Angkor Wat

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News Commentary

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Spirit of mercy, truth and love (BBC
Hymn Book 163)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 126 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 2, vv. 2-4
Dear Lord and Father of riiankind
(BBC Hymn Book 351)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Richard Crean Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Crean

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

music AND MOVEMENT i, by Marjorie Eele
To be repeated tomorrow at 9.45 a.m.
11.20 HISTORY i. Robert Bruce : the story of Scotland fight for independence in the fourteenth century. Script by Lennox Milne. (BBC recording)
11.45 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH. Tante Rosine and Jean have invited friends to a Christmas Eve dinner, during which French carols will be sung. Listeners have an opportunity of joining m the carol ' II est né. le Divin Enfant.' Script by Emile Harven

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: Robert Bruce
Script By: Lennox Milne.
Unknown: Tante Rosine
Script By: Emile Harven

: FROM MY POSTBAG

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

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from a factory in Swindon
with Cyril Fletcher, Eve Boswell, Benny Hill, The Ivor Raymonde Six

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Eve Boswell
Unknown: Benny Hill
Presented by: Duncan Wood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman Morgan Phillips
Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Viscount Hailsham
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From Lockleaze, Bristol

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR the FOURTEENS. Britain Goes Ahead: 'Synthetic Fibres.' Script by Rose-Mary Sands
2.20 ADVENTURES IN music. William Walton : second of two illustrated talks by Eileen Browne
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH II. ' Tobias and the Angel': scenes from the play bv James Bridie. Part 3. Arranged for broadcasting by Sam Langdon

Contributors

Script By: Rose-Mary Sands
Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: Eileen Browne
Unknown: James Bridie.
Broadcasting By: Sam Langdon

: VESPERS

from St. Chad's Roman Catholic Cathedral, Birmingham. Introduction by Father B. G. Hodgson , Administrator
Introduction
Processional: Veni, veni, Emmanuel
(Plainsong)
Deus in adjutorium: Gloria Patri
(Plainsong and Jauxbourdon by Crosby)
Antiphons and Psalms 122-126 (PJainsong)
Hymn: Iste Confessor (Plainsong)
Magnificat (Plainsong and fauxbourdon by di Lasso)
Collect
Benedicamus Domino
Alma Redemptoris Mater (Plainsong)
Ecce concipies (Handl)
Angelus ad Virginem (Plainsong)
Organist and Director of Music,
Denis Crosby

Contributors

Unknown: Father B. G. Hodgson
Unknown: Alma Redemptoris Mater
Unknown: Denis Crosby

: CONSTANTINOPLE UNDER THE SULTANS

A memory by Lady Galway
During the reign of Abdul Hamid , Lady Galway spent a month as guest at the British Embassy in Constantinople. She was present at functions which few Westerners saw and which have no counterpart in the Turkey of today.

Contributors

Unknown: Abdul Hamid

: Orchestral Hour BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Leo Wurmser
Victoria Sladen (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser
Soprano: Victoria Sladen

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A nursery sing-song with Doris and Gwen and Nancy Harris at the piano
' The Witch's Daughter': a story by Rose Speight , told by Gwen
5.25 ' Stamps and the Solomons in all their Glory': talk by Hugh Barty-King
Young Artists Entertain
David Rance (piano)
David Rance and Philip Crocker (two pianos)
Philip Crocker (piano)

Waltz in B minor, Op. 60 No. 2 - Chopin
Butterfly - Grieg
Waltzes - Brahms
Moto perpetuo - J. Strauss, arr. Robertson
Sonata in F (first movement) - Haydn

Contributors

Unknown: Nancy Harris
Story By: Rose Speight
Piano: David Rance
Unknown: David Rance
Unknown: Philip Crocker
Piano: Philip Crocker

: The Weather

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

: SHOWTIME

A parade of hit songs from the outstanding musical productions of stage and screen
Introduced and sung by Teddy Johnson with Barbara Sumner , David Carey
Littlewood's Girls Choir
Augmented
Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Vilem Tausky

Contributors

Sung By: Teddy Johnson
Unknown: Barbara Sumner
Unknown: David Carey
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: First House presents Bruce Seton and Sidney Moncbton in ' FLINT OF THE FLYING SQUAD

A series of crime stories by Alan Stranks
' Double in Diamonds ' — Chapter Two
Production by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Production By: Vernon Harris
Detective-Sgt Flint: Bruce Seton
' Hopeless ' Hopkins: Sidney Monckton
Chief Inspector Whitelaw: Norman Claridge
Linda Playfair: Lind Joyce
Colin Burnside: Bruce Beeby
Punch Astor: Charles Irwin
Dead-foss Limbo: Sidney Vivian
Scissors Deacon: Joan Sanderson
Mr Packman: William Mervyn
Mr Ladbrook: John Turnbull
Telephone Supervisor: Shirley Bagrit
Phil ,: John Harvey
Tony: George Cross

: PIZZETTI

Requiem Mass for mixed choir sung by the BBC Midland Chorus
Conductor, John Lowe
Ildcbrando Pizzetti , who was born a't Parma in 1880, is the most important Italian composer of the generation following that of Puccini.
His Messa di Requiem for unaccompanied voices was written in 1922. Its flowing vocal hnes are derived to some extent from liturgical melodies (in the Dies Irae the plainchant melody is sung by the contraltos and basses), and there is a striking effect in rhe Sancius when the singers are divided into three choirs, making -twelve parts in aH. The whole work is a masterly expression of devotional fervour. Harold Rutland

Contributors

Conductor: John Lowe
Conductor: Ildcbrando Pizzetti

: THE STORY OF SLOUGH

A town takes root
Told by John Snagge and the people of Slough
Presented by Eileen Hots and Archie Gordon with the assistance of Fenner Brockway
Member of Parliament for Eton and Slough
The rapid growth of Slough as an industrial town since the 1920s and the migration of people to the town from all parts of the country have created social and cwic problems that are exceptional in the South of England.

Contributors

Told By: John Snagge
Presented By: Eileen Hots
Presented By: Archie Gordon

: THE WORLD TODAY

War Over Korea by Air Vice-Marshal C. A. Bouchier ,
C.B., C.B.E., D.F.C.
The speaker has just returned from Japan where he was Personal Representative to the British Chiefs of Staff at the United Nations Command Headquarters in Tokyo. Tonight he sums up some of his impressions of the air war in Korea and of the R.A.F. part in it.

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Bouchier

: The Goon Show

[Starring] Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan
Written by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens with The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Announcer, Andrew Timothy
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott Programme edited by Jimmy Grafton
Produced by Peter Eton

Contributors

Writer: Spike Milligan
Writer: Larry Stephens
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Announcer: Andrew Timothy
Conductor: Wally Stott
Editor: Jimmy Grafton
Producer: Peter Eton

: MARRIAGE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Talk by Hugh Lyon ex-Headmaster of Rugby
This is the first of three talks in which individual Christians speak of some of the ways in which they believe that contemporary sociological changes and psychological investigations have influenced and should influence the traditional Christian conception of the marriage relationship.

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Lyon

: THE LONDON HARPSICHORD ENSEMBLE

John Francis (flute) Olive Zorian (violin)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord) .

Contributors

Flute: John Francis
Violin: Peter Mountain
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett








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