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: Bright and Early

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Pavilion Players


Directed By: David Wolfsthal

: Lift Up Your Hearts!

Talks for the days after Christmas by Joseph McCulloch


Speaker: Joseph McCulloch

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Morning Music

BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: Recital

Leslie Andrews (tenor)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
William Fellowes (piano)


Tenor: Leslie Andrews
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Piano: William Fellowes

: How French is Brittany?

by Stephen W. Pollak
The speaker tells of a fishing trip that did not come off, and of a railway line that was nearly forgotten.


Speaker: Stephen W. Pollak

: This Week's Composer: Mozart

Records of movements from his concertos

: The Daily Service

Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC Hymn Book 186)
New Every Morning, page 99
Carol: A little child on the earth has been born.
Exodus 33, vv. 7-15
O thou, whom neither time nor space (BBC Hymn Book 430)

: Music While You Work

Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players


Musicians: Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players

: Top of the Bill

Today's Variety on records introduced by Paul Martin


Introduced By: Paul Martin


Loveridge-Martin-Hooton Trio:
David Martin (violin)
Florence Hooton (cello)
Iris Loveridge (piano)


Violin: David Martin
Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Iris Loveridge


Gramophone records of Margaret Whiting


Unknown: Margaret Whiting


Calf Rearing
Talk by Newman Turner


Talk By: Newman Turner

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in South-East London
with Len Marten, Tommy Reilly, David Hurst, Anne Shelton
James Moody at the piano
Harold Smart at the organ
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Len Marten.
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: David Hurst
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: James Moody
Presented By: Bill Gates

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Introduced by Leslie Mitchell
This week's edition includes the following recorded items:
The Film Alphabet: 'M is for Music ': Jeanne Heal introduces Muir Mathieson
Shooting in Kensington: on location with the Horizon production Melba.' including interviews with Patrice Munsel , Martita Hunt , and the director Lewis Milestone
' The film part I would most like to play '-4. Harry Fowler and Joan Dowling enact a scene from their choice
Excerpts from the sound-track of the Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat production 'Folly to be Wise.' starring Alastair Sim
Script written by Michael Storm
Produced by Pat Osborne


Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Introduces: Jeanne Heal
Unknown: Muir Mathieson
Unknown: Patrice Munsel
Unknown: Martita Hunt
Unknown: Lewis Milestone
Unknown: Harry Fowler
Unknown: Joan Dowling
Unknown: Frank Launder-Sidney Gilliat
Unknown: Alastair Sim
Written By: Michael
Produced By: Pat Osborne


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: Thursday Matinee 'WHEN A MAN MARRIES'

by John Essex and Preston Hale
Adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
Characters in order of speaking:
Production by Norman Wright


Unknown: John Essex
Unknown: Preston Hale
Radio By: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Norman Wright
Christine Padiham: Denise Bryer
Tom Cheadle: Alan Reid
Mrs Wadsley: Nan Marriott-Watson
Sally Breeze: Audrey Mendes
Samuel Padiham: Brian Haines
Minnie Sproston: Ella Milne
Alice Padiham: Rosamund Greenwood
Michael Conagles: David Enders
Jonas Cheadle: Frank Tickle
Alun Jenkins: Aubrey Richards


Some diversions on a car journey with Peter Ustinov , Peter Jones and the Aeolian Players
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 26)


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Peter Jones


The last of a series of gramophone programmes in which Trevor Harvey presents a selection of different kinds of music for stringed instruments, performed by famous artists


Unknown: Trevor Harvey


' More Tales of Pebblings Village ':a new series of stories by Modwena Sedgwick , told by David. 1-' The Present Problem '


Stories By: Modwena Sedgwick

: Make it a Party

and join in the fun at home
The Birmingham studios are crowded with children who have come to a New Year Party with Sandy Sandford Stanley Marelle and his Punch and Judy and the Vernon Adcock Party Players Master of Ceremonies, Barrie Edgar


Unknown: Sandy Sandford
Unknown: Stanley Marelle
Unknown: Barrie Edgar

: The Weather

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


Farming Grass
A discussion between
Professor S. J. Watson of the Edinburgh and East of Scotland College of Agriculture and W. J. Wright of Heugh, North Berwick


Unknown: Professor S. J. Watson
Unknown: W. J. Wright


and his Rio Tango Band

: First House VARIETY AHOY!

with Derek Roy
Petula Clark , Dick Emery
The Hedley Ward Trio
Ron Millington at the organ
Recorded before the ship's company of H.M.S. Vanguard in the Royal Naval Barracks, Portsmouth
Presented by Duncan Wood
(Petula Clark broadcasts by permission of the 7. Arthur Rank Organisation Ltd.)


Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Dick Emery
Presented By: Duncan Wood
Presented By: Petula Clark


Scott Joynt (bass)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)
The Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)
Before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London
For some years Scott Joynt was a member of the choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, and in 1937 he sang in the choir in Westminster Abbey at the coronation of George VI. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music, and after a disguished career in the Army during the war, returned to the musical profession, in which he has won much success.
The Amadeus String Quartet was formed in 1947, and in spite of the youth of the players (three of them are still in their twenties), they have established themselves as one of the finest ensembles of the present day. Harold Rutland


Bass: Scott Joynt
Accompanist: Josephine Lee
Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett
Unknown: Scott Joynt
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: Ted Ray in 'RAY'S A LAUGH'

with Kitty Bluett , Peter Sellers
Patricia Hayes , Patricia Gilbert
Charles Hawtrey
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Eddie Maguire
George Wadmore and Ted Ray
Produced by George Inns
To be repeated tomorrow at 7.30 (Light)


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Patricia Gilbert
Unknown: Charles Hawtrey
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: Eddie Maguire
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Ted Ray
Produced By: George Inns

: Lucie Mannheim and Marius Goring in * A LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN'

A radio play by Marius Goring based on the short story by Stefan Zweig
Other parts played by Denise Bryer. Roger Delgado and Joan Clement Scott
Songs sung by Lucie Mannheim , Ernst Steffan and Thea Wells accompanied by Isy Geiger and his Viennese Schrammeln
Produced by Frank Hauser


Play By: Marius Goring
Story By: Stefan Zweig
Played By: Denise Bryer.
Played By: Roger Delgado
Played By: Joan Clement Scott
Sung By: Lucie Mannheim
Sung By: Ernst Steffan
Sung By: Thea Wells
Accompanied By: Isy Geiger
Produced By: Frank Hauser
The woman: Lucie Mannhetim
The man: Marius Goring
The valet: Raf de la Torre

: Bernard Miles in 'REMEMBERED JOYS'

Some memories of the Players' Theatre with Leonard Sachs , Don Gemmel
Joan Sterndale Bennett
Archie Harradine
Anne Wakefield , Betty Lawrence
Script by Peter Elstob
Produced by Bill Worsley


Unknown: Leonard Sachs
Unknown: Don Gemmel
Unknown: Joan Sterndale Bennett
Unknown: Archie Harradine
Unknown: Anne Wakefield
Unknown: Betty Lawrence
Script By: Peter Elstob
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: SCIENCE SURVEY Science and House Building

by Lyndon Bastings , D.sc.
Senior Physicist
Dominion Physical Laboratory,
New Zealand
Dr. Bastings has been visiting this country and the Continent and has been looking into what is being done to improve the use of fuel and house comfort generally. In this talk he indicates what he thinks must be achieved if we are to offset the high cost and shortage of fuel and to make use of new building materials and ideas of construction.


Unknown: Lyndon Bastings


Din dan Boleran (Bell Song) (trad.
Basque folk song, arr. Tarrago)
La Maja Dolorosa (The Sorrowful
Maiden); El Majo Discreto (The Discreet Gallant) (Granados) on gramophone records


Unknown: El Majo Discreto

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