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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Croudson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk for the Tuesday of Holy Week by the Rev. John Huxtable

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Huxtable

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Kursaal Orchestra Directed by Louis Voss with Arthur Sandford (piano)

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Voss
Piano: Arthur Sandford

: RECITAL

Helen Watts (contralto)
Clifton Helliwell (accompanist)
Mary Valentine (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Helen Watts
Accompanist: Clifton Helliwell
Piano: Mary Valentine

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
My song is love unknown (S.P. 127, omitting vv. 2, 4, 5, 6: Tune, Psalm 47)
Interlude: ' The Death of Jesus '
Prayers: the Prayer of St. Richard; the Lord's Prayer
There is a green hill (S.P. 131: A. and M. 332 and C.H. 105 (omitting v. 4))
Blessing

: READING FOR HOLY WEEK

from a sermon by Bishop Nikolai , preached in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow on the text of the Parable of the Prodigal Son (St. Luke 15)

Contributors

Unknown: Bishop Nikolai

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Tuesday in Holy Week
My God, I love thee (BBC Hytnn
Book 276)
Psalm 130 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 12, vv. 20-32
Is it nothing to you? (Ouseley)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cyril Ornadel and his Orchestra with William Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Ornadel
Unknown: William Davies

: This Week's Composer

DVORAK
Gramophone records of his instrumental music, including the String Quartet in F, Op. 96

: TALES FROM THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

by Sir Arthur Grimble
2—' Mr. Cadet Grimble '

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble

: FROM MY POST-BAG

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

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from an R.A.F. Maintenance Unit, Abingdon, Berkshire
with The Keynotes, Beryl Reid, Val Merrall, Tony Fayne and David Evans
James Moody at the piano
Harold Smart at the organ
Presented by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Val Merrall
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: James Moody
Piano: Harold Smart
Presented By: Bill Gates

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ANY QUESTIONS?

Questions of the moment discussed spontaneously by : A. G. Street , Jack Longland
Anthony Wedgwood Benn, M.P.
William Deedes, M.P .
Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
From Tavistock, Devon

Contributors

Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Anthony Wedgwood Benn, M.P.
Unknown: William Deedes, M.P
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Mewton-Wood (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Mewton-Wood

: Choral Evensong

from Chelmsford Cathedral
Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open (Weelkes)
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 88
First Lesson: Wisdom 2, vv. 1 and 12-24
Office Hymn: The royal banners forward go (A. and M. 96)
Magnificat (Plainsong, fauxbourdons by Healey Willan )
Second Lesson: St. John 15, vv. 17-27 Nunc dimittis (Plainsong, fauxbourdons by Healey Willan)
Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Anthem: Ave verum corpus (William Byrd)
Prayers
Master of the Music, W. Stanley Vann
Assistant organist, Geoffrey L. Beckett

Contributors

Unknown: Healey Willan
Unknown: Healey Willan
Music: W. Stanley Vann
Organist: Geoffrey L. Beckett

: BRICK BY BRICK

A series of fortnightly programmes in which Brianjdhnston takes the microphone to the site of a house being built in the village of Wraysbury in Buckinghamshire
Today he finds out the progress being made, talks to the men on the job about the secrets of their trade, and discusses with them their problems and difficulties in building a home

: EVELYN KNIGHT

on gramophone records

: MOVIE MATINEE

Betty Hutton and Ralph Meeker in ' Somebody Loves Me'
An adaptation from the round-track of the Paramount Technicolor presentation
Adapted by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Hutton
Unknown: Ralph Meeker
Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A nursery sing-song with Billy Scott-Coomber and Gwen and Mabel Hardy at the piano
‛ Puddingy-Pie ’
A story by Helen McGregor told by Herbert Smith
5.25 Nature Parliament
Your questions answered by the resident members, James Fisher and L. Hugh Newman. and the guest speaker, Maxwell Knight , with Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) in the chair

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Scott-Coomber
Unknown: Mabel Hardy
Story By: Helen McGregor
Told By: Herbert Smith
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: L. Hugh Newman.
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Derek McCulloch (uncle Mac)

: The Weather

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

: Edward Ward presents THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

A record programme of musical reminiscences in which you are invited to share by sending your personal memories and the tunes that bring them back to you

: First House: Club Ebony

You are invited to join our coloured guests in their club of the air presenting:
Mike McKenzie
Fela Sowande
Chester Harriott and Vic Evans
Marie Bryant
Jan Muzurus
Frank Demiz
Cy Grant
Joe Deniz
Norman Thomas and Chris Gill
Choir and musical accompaniment under the direction of Fela Sowande
Introduced by George Browne and Earl Cameron
Produced by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Mike McKenzie
Unknown: Fela Sowande
Unknown: Chester Harriott
Unknown: Vic Evans
Unknown: Marie Bryant
Unknown: Jan Muzurus
Unknown: Frank Demiz
Unknown: Cy Grant
Unknown: Joe Deniz
Unknown: Norman Thomas
Unknown: Chris Gill
Introduced By: Geonge Browne
Produced By: John Hooper

: Is There Anything In It?: Palmistry

Vera Compton, a palmist, states a case for palmistry and Julian Huxley D.Sc., F.R.S, advances some arguments against believing in it before an audience of staff and students of St. Thomas's Hospital
In the chair, Raymond Baxter

In the course of the programme the palmist gives band-readings of two members of the audience. One is a well-known personality, but his or her identity will not be revealed to the palmist till after the reading is given. (The readings are done from hand imprints and not from the hands themselves).
From the Medical Students' Club of St. Thomas's Hospital, London
(Next Tuesday: Graphology)

Contributors

Unknown: Vera Compton
Unknown: Julian Huxley D.Sc., F.R.S
Chairman: Raymond Baxter

: Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in * THE GOON SHOW'

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

Written By: Spike Milligan
Written By: Larry Stephens
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Max Geldray
Announcer: Andrew Timothy
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Edited By: Jimmy Grafton
Produced By: Peter Eton

: ' BEHOLD THE MAN!'

A talk for Holy Week by the Rev. George F. MacLeod ,
M.C., D.D.
Leader of the Iona Community

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George F. MacLeod








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