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: Bright and Early

Jack Nathan and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Nathan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Bible reading with comment on the life of St. Paul by J. Stanley Pritchard
1-' The Unexpected Factor '
Acts 7, vv. 8 and 57-59. and 8, v. 1

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: PIANO RECITAL

by Emile Philippe

Contributors

Unknown: Emile Philippe

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. Biblical Heals of Conduct—1. T. W. Manson , Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis. University of Manchester, gives the first talk in a new. series on the biblical teaching concerning ethics.

Contributors

Unknown: T. W. Manson

: The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

Contributors

Musicians: The Michael Krein Saxophone Quartet

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Jesu, the very thought of thee (BBC
Hymn Book 322)
New Every Morning, page 22
Psalm 119, part 8 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 3, vv. 11-21
God of mercy, God of grace (BBC
Hymn Book 455)

: Music While You Work

Metropolitan Police Central Band
Conducted by Roger Barsotti, Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Roger Barsotti

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby Li'l Liza Jane (American song)
The Girl I left behind me (trad. song) Heave away, my Johnny (Somerset
Shanty)
11.20 HOW THINGS BEGAN. 1-Farmers increase the Food Supply. Script by Rhoda Power.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. Programme varie. Questions, devinettes, problemes. Préparez de quoi 6crire. Texte de Jean-Jacques Oberlin

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Liza Jane
Script By: Rhoda Power.
Unknown: Jean-Jacques OBErlin

: RHYTHM AND ROMANCE

on gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with George Prangnell
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies, A. J. Latimer
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: George Prangnell
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: A. J. Latimer
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. ' The Romans and the Sabines.' Script by Rhoda Power
2.20 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' Crossing the Reef.' from ' The Kon-Tiki Expedition ' by Thor Heyerdahl
2.30 LET'S JOIN IN. ' A Hole in Your Stocking' by Diana Ross ; together with songs and poems
2.50 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. ' Verdi and Italian Opera': illustrated talk by Charles Mackerras
(Charles Mackerras broadcasts by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells)
3.10 LET'S HEAR IT AGAIN

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power
Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Unknown: Diana Ross
Talk By: Charles MacKerras
Talk By: Charles MacKerras

: THE CRITICS

Five experts on films, theatre, radio, books, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell

Contributors

Conducted By: Roger Manvell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners:
* Hamish and the Four Heroes '
A play by Allan MacKinnon
1' The Start of the Quest'
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
(A shortened version of the play first broadcast on December 4, 1951, in the Scottish Home Service)
5.30 For Children of Most Ages:
London Prepares
A series of five programmes about London's preparations for the Coronation
2— 'The Queen's Horsesand the Queen's Men '
Introduced by Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Edited by John Lane
5.50 The week's programmes
Please turn to page 39

Contributors

Play By: Allan MacKinnon
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Introduced By: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Edited By: John Lane
Narrator: Marjorie Dalziel
Hamish: Elsie Payne
The Wise Woman: Erne Morrison
Colin the Counsellor: Alex MacKenzie
Golden Eagle and Rowan Tree: Douglas Murchie
Diarmid, the guard: Robin Grieve
Ben More: Jameson Clark

: OPEN AIR

Love among the Lepidoptera
L. Hugh Newman, F.R.E.S., talks about the courtship of moths and butterflies watch the courtship flight of the Small Tortolseshells and the beautiful Peacock butterflies. Few people realise that butterflies indulge in a courtship which may weM be compared to that of some binds. They use their sensitive antennae and the ardent suitor strokes the lovely wings of his mate and foldows her about in a prolonged and intricate flight. Sceot also plays a part, but undike the prevailing cusiom among humans, in the butterfly world it is the male who is scented and scatters has scent scales in the air in order to create the right atmosiphere for love.

Contributors

Talks: L. Hugh Newman, F.R.E.S.,

: BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Ernest Bloch 's Violin Concerto is a massive work, masterly in style and profound in thought; it was completed in 1938 and performed in December of that year at Cleveland, Ohio, with Szigeti as soloist. It was first given in this country at a Royal Philharmonic concert in 1939.

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Violin: Frederick Grinke
Unknown: Ernest Bloch

: BRICK BY BRICK

The second in a series of fortnightly programmes in which Brian Johnston takes the microphone to the site of a house being built in the village of Wraysbury in Buckinghamshire

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston

: Partners in Crime: 2: The Mysterious Stranger

by Agatha Christie
Radio adaptation by Rex Rienits
Additional dialogue by Colin Willock
[Starring] Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim

Contributors

Author: Agatha Chrisitie
Radio Adaptation: Rex Rienits
Additional Dialogue: Colin Willock
Music composed and conducted by: Alan Paul
Production: Audrey Cameron
Tommy: Richard Attenborough
'Tuppence': Sheila Sim
Albert: Oscar Quitak
Inspector Marriott: John Stevens
Dr. Carl Bower: Norman Shelley
Dymchurch: Russell Napier
Coggins: Philip Ray
Sergeant: John Warrington

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: AMERICAN COMMENTARY

by Joseph Harsch

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Harsch

: WELCOME TO THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS

See ' Both Sides of the Microphone '

: The Shadow of the Shark

A radio play by Lance Sieveking based on the story by G.K. Chesterton

See 'Drama Diary' on page 21

Contributors

Writer: Lance Sieveking
Based on the story by: G.K. Chesterton
Music composed by: John Hotchkis
Production: Martyn C. Webster
Gabriel Gale: Peter Coke
Patrick Simon: Marc Sheldon
Helen Verney: Margaret Ward
Sir Owen Cram: Frank Pettingell
Amos Boon: John Cazabon
Dr. Wilkes: Malcolm Hayes
Inspector Davies: Michael O'Halloran
Policeman: Aubrey Richards








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