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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

City of Coventry Band
Conductor, James F. Greig

Contributors

Conductor: James F. Greig

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Bible reading from St. John 1
'New Light' with comment by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES

' Ideas for Cooking in Lent' by Ann Hardy

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Hardy

: MORNING MUSIC

The Melachrino Strings
Conducted by George Melachrino

Contributors

Conducted By: George Melachrino

: RECITAL

Hilda Brasted (contralto)
Haydn Rogerson (cello)
Josephine Lee (accompanist)

Contributors

Contralto: Hilda Brasted
Cello: Haydn Rogerson
Accompanist: Josephine Lee

: GREEK COMMENTARY

by George Phylactopoulos

Contributors

Unknown: George Phylactopoulos

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT i, by Marjorie Eele

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Ash Wednesday
Come. let us to the Lord our God
(BBC Hymn Book 487)
New Every Morning, page 72 Psalm 51 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 2. vv. 13-22
Lord. who throughout these forty days (BBC Hymn Book 83)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT II: Marjorie Eele To be repeated tomorrow at 9.45 a.m.
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. ' Le Coup de Cyrano': un sketch radiophonique de Tristan Bernard, interprété par les comediens de la Compagnie Grenier-Hussenot. (Recording made for the BBC in the UNESCO studio, Paris)

: WATSON'S CHOICE

Gramophone records presented by Jack Watson

Contributors

Presented By: Jack Watson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: ROBERTO INGLEZ

and his Rumba Band with Esteban,
Miguel Delgado and Francisco Icaza

Contributors

Unknown: Miguel Delgado
Unknown: Francisco Icaza

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. The Canadian Forest.' Script by Ernest Perrault
2.20 GEOGRAPHY. Life and Work in Western Europe. ' Milan as a Great Industrial Centre.' Script by Bridget Blundell
2.40 ADVENTURES IN ENGLISH. ' The Dreadful Dragon of Hay Hill ' : a serial story from the book by Max Beerbohm , adapted by Lorna Pegram. 1 — ' The Dragon Arrives '

Contributors

Script By: Ernest Perrault
Script By: Bridget Blundell
Book By: Max Beerbohm
Adapted By: Lorna Pegram.

: Wednesday Matinee 'YOU CAN DEPEND ON MOTHER'

by Verily Anderson
Cast in order of speaking:
3.30 app. 'STALEMATE ' by Gilbert Thomas
Cast in order of speaking:
Plays produced by Ayton Whitaker

Contributors

Unknown: Gilbert Thomas
Produced By: Ayton Whitaker
Ferdi: Robert Rietty
Alice: Sulwen Morgan
Mrs Browning: Hester Paton Brown
Rupe: Rupert Davies
Receptionist: Arthur Lawrence
Harding Taylor: Richard Hurndall
Anna: Mary Wimbush
Gonzales Espana: Roger Delgado
Waiter: Cyril Shaps

: JOSEPH SZIGETI (violin)

and HANS HOTTER (baritone)
Sonata in E minor (K.304) (Mozart) Songs:
Feldeinsamkeit (Silence of the Fields) (Brahms)
Wanderers Nachtlied. Op. 96 No. 3
(Wanderer's Night Song) (Schubert)
Am Bach im FrUhling (To the Brook in Spring) (Schubert)
The Fountain of Arethusa (Szymanowsks)
Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Rimsky-
Korsakov)
Pastorale (Stravinsky) on gramophone recorda

: HOSPITAL BURNS UNIT

A feature programme
Written and narrated by Stephen Grenfell
Produced by R. D. Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Singing Wreath ' A new fairy-tale play by Barbara Sleigh
Production by Josephine Plummer
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Wallace F. Cox
*

Contributors

Play By: Barbara Sleigh
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Rev. Wallace F. Cox
Widow Woman: Vivienne Chatterton
Maria, her daughter: Valerie Hanson
The Woodcutter: John Moffatt
Marilla, his daughter: Sarah Leigh
The Dwarf: James McKechnie
The King: Derek Hart
The Grey Hag: Sybil Arundale
The Storyteller: Preston Lockwood

: The Weather

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

: MUSIC FOR THE EARLY EVENING

Dora Capey (contralto) and the Albert Webb String Orchestra
Conductor, Albert Webb

Contributors

Contralto: Dora Capey
Unknown: Albert Webb
Conductor: Albert Webb

: THREE MOUNTAIN BOOKS

Peter Bicknell , an architect who climbs mountains for recreation, considers some of the reasons that attract mountaineers to the dangers and discomforts of high altitude climbing, and in doing so draws on three recent books about the mountains of Nepal
'Annapurna,' by M. Herzog
' The Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition. 1951,' by Eric Shipton
' Nepal Himalaya,' by H. W. Tilman

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Bicknell
Unknown: M. Herzog
Unknown: Eric Shipton
Unknown: H. W. Tilman

: First House HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

Two Parliaments by E. R. Thompson
E. R. Thompson , Parliamentary Correspondent of the BBC, has recency visited Pans, where he went to the National Assembly, the equivalent of our House of Commons. He contrasts the two institutions., so different in architecture, in furnishing, in tradition and procedure.

Contributors

Unknown: E. R. Thompson
Unknown: E. R. Thompson

: MOZART

Quartet in D (K.575) played by the Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Patrick Halling (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Mozart's late works are frequently quoted as examples of the purest musical felicity, transcending the deep shadows of disappointment, poverty, and sickness under which they were written. The present quartet in D is a good example. Pleading for help in July 1789 to his friend and fellow-Mason, Puchberg, Mozart wrote, ' Great God, I would not wish my worst enemy to be in my present position..... Meanwhile I am writing six quartets for the King.' That fortunate monarch was Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia, and Mozart's last three quartets (the remainder were never written) have thus come to be known as the ' Prussian ' quartets. They all contain elaborate cello parts, for Friedrich Wiliheim was a highly-skilled cellist. 7. H. Davies

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Patrick Halling
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro








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