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: Bright and Early

Anton and his Orchestra

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: JACK LEON

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' God in the unexpected '
Reading and comment by the Rev. K. W. Wadsworth
St. John 21, vv. 1-17

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Joseph Muscant and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Muscant

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
0 worship the King (S.P. 618; A. and M. 167. and C.H. 9. all omitting vv. 3, 5: Tune. Hanover)
Interlude: 'The story of Zacchaeus' Prayers; the Prayer for Pardon; the Lord's Prayer
Jesus, good above all other (S.P.
540. omitting v. 4: Tune, Quern pastores laudavere)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' 'Adolf,' the story of a rabbit, by D. H. Lawrence
9.45 GENERAL SCIENCE. Growing Up. 4—' Healthy Growth,' by Richard Palmer.
10.5 NEWS COMMENTARY

Contributors

Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Richard Palmer.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Anniversary of the" Queen's Accession
Behold, the mountain of the Lord
(BBC Hymn Book 485)
New Every Morning, page 37 Psalm 121 (Broadcast Psalter)
Revelation 21, v. 22, to 22, v. 4
God save our gracious Queen (BBC
Hymn Book 392)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TIME AND TUNE, by Doris Gould
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. 'The Waterworks': Alastair Dunnett describes a visit to a waterworks and illustrates his talk with recordings made there.
11.40 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS. The Idea of Progress. 4-' Standards of Living ' : H. L. Beales , Reader in Economic History, University of London, describes improvements in economic standards since the Industrial Revolution, and discusses their importance

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Gould
Unknown: Alastair Dunnett
Reader: H. L. Beales

: DON CARLOS

and his Samba Orchestra

: &. MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Michael Miles introduces
The Four in A-Chord
'Gladys Hay
Professional Protégé
John Beaton
Billy Milton
Your Favourite Musical Comedy
Marion Saunders
Top of the Bill Derek Roy
BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Miles
Unknown: John Beaton
Unknown: Billy Milton
Unknown: Marion Saunders
Unknown: Bill Derek Roy
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Doris Arnold presents THESE YOU HAVE LOVED

A weekly sequence for. music-lovers compiled from gramophone records made by distinguished artists

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

TRAVEL TALKS. In the Warm Lands: Farming on the Veld in South Africa. Script written and narrated by Julian Duguid
2.20 LOOKING AT THINGS. Planning a Garden: Reginald Wesley , Park Superintendent of the Borough of Southgate, and two young people, Stephanie Voss and Brian Hodgkin son. discuss their ideas on garden arrangement.
(Stephanie Voss is now appearing in Jack and Jill ' at the Casino Theatre, London)
2.40 senior ENGLISH i. ' Hereward the Wake,' from the storv by Charles Kingsley. Part 1. Script by June Hodge

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Duguid
Unknown: Reginald Wesley
Unknown: Stephanie Voss
Unknown: Brian Hodgkin
Unknown: Stephanie Voss
Unknown: Charles Kingsley.
Script By: June Hodge

: ' NICHOLAS NICKLEBY'

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes
1—' Nicholas goes to Yorkshire '

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Janet Craxton (oboe)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Oboe: Janet Craxton

: CHARLIE KUNZ

at the piano and Tommy Reilly with his harmonica
Produced by Glyn Jone

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Produced By: Glyn Jone

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Saturday Mornings ' by W. R. Dalzell
3-The Royal
United Service Museum
Six fortnightly talks for five-to-eleven year-olds (and perhaps others too) about some of London's show-places that you can visit on Saturday mornings.
5.15 ' Mountain Mystery
A new serial play in four parts by Mary Dunn from her book of the same name
4— ' The Truth' (conclusion)
Production by Josephine Plummer
The mystery of the disappearance of Cousin Beta's gold and topaz chain remained unsolved-until Jo found it hidden among the flagstones in the Professor's garden. Yet surely the Professor himself cannot be implicated in the theft — if theft it was? Even more baffling are the visits that Owen Owens pays to the Hut on Cader Idris. He seems to be acting as a messenger of some kind-but to whom?

Contributors

Unknown: W. R. Dalzell
Unknown: Mary Dunn
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Jerry: Colin Campbell
Jo: Ursula Hirst
Baba: Sheila Moloney
Hubert Langham (Granpa): Martin Lewis
Cousin Beta: Vivienne Chatterton
The Professor: Hugh Pryse
' Shilling Short ': Michael John
Sergeant Morgan: Peter Claughton
Narrator: Ivan Samson

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Donald Wolfit
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: First House BBC SHOW BAND

Directed by Cyril Stapleton in Melody Land ' with The Stargazers
Dick James
Jean Campbell
Bill McGuffie
Harold Smart
The Show Band Singers
Production by Johnnie. Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Jean Campbell
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Production By: Johnnie. Stewart

: TRIP TO NEW INDIA

by John Seymour
1— ' Towns and Cities '
In a series of three talks John Seymour tells something of what he saw in eight months' living and wandering in the ' new ' India. He spent his time throughout with Indian people and lived in the Indian fashion. He tries to envisage what kind of a country India is going to be.
Second talk, 'Villages': next Friday
See page 8

Contributors

Unknown: John Seymour
Unknown: John Seymour

: OIL FROM IRAQ

The story, told by the oilmen themselves, of the thirty-inch pipeline from the Kirkuk oil fields to the sea terminal at
Banias on the Mediterranean coast; of the events that led up to its recent official opening in November 1952, and of the life and work of those who make oil their Livelihood in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon Narrator, Edward Ward
Producer, Maurice Brown

Contributors

Narrator: Edward Ward
Unknown: Maurice Brown

: MOUNT EVEREST

Our Hopes for 1953
A talk by Colonel John Hunt , leader of this year's British Everest Expedition
See page 3

Contributors

Talk By: Colonel John Hunt

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Bernard Braden and Barbara Kelly in ' BEDTIME WITH BRADEN'

with Benny Lee
Pearl Carr , Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nat Temple
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Szymon Goldberg (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Szymon Goldberg
Piano: Ernest Lush








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