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: Bright and Early

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC West of England Light Orchestra

(Leader, Frederick Lunmon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Leader: Frederick Lunmon
Conductor: Frank Cantell


' My Faith and My Job'
A talk by a shipyard worker

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


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


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen


by Muriel Dixon


Unknown: Muriel Dixon


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


RELIGION and PHILOSOPHY. Biblical Ideals of Conduct—2. T. W. Manson , Rylands Professor of Biblical Critidism and. Exegesis, University of Manchester, continues his discussion of t'he teaching of the Bible on. ethical principles.


Unknown: T. W. Manson


Max Jaffa
Reginald Kilbey
Jack Byfield


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Reginald Kilbey
Unknown: Jack Byfield


Come., gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
(BBC Hymn. Book 150)
New Every Morninig, page 44 Psalm 139 (Broadcast psalter) Acts 5, vv. 17-32
Thine arm, 0 Lord (BBC Hymn Book


Mornis Motors Band
Conductor, G. V. Brooks


Conductor: G. V. Brooks


11.20 HOW THINGS BEGAN. 2—Metal smiths at work. Script by Rhoda Power.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. A la fête foraine Il fait une belle nuit de printemps, di't Andre aipres le diner, si nous allions tous passer la soiree à une fête foraine! Quelle bonne idée! s'écrie Marie-Madeleine. Texte de Reine Leplat


Script By: Rhoda Power.


on gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Those Were the Days!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Beryl Hiatt
Programme introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies, A. J. Laitimer
Producer, Stanton Jefferies


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Beryl Hiatt
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: For the Schools

Stories from World History: Horatius (c.510 B.C.).
Script by Phyllis Drayson

2.20 Prose and Verse Readings: Training a Hawk
from "The Goshawk" by T. H. White

2.30 Let's Join In: The Happy Day
A springtime story by Gertrude Yeoman, with music by Ann Driver

2.50 Orchestral Concerts: Verdi's "Il Trovatore"
Illustrated talk by Charles Mackerras.

3.10 Let's Hear It Again
Scherzo from the Piano Concerto No 2: Saint-Sains


Script (Stories from World History): Phyllis Drayson
Author (Prose and Verse Readings): T.H. White
Writer (Let's Join In): Gertrude Yeoman
Music (Let's Join In): Ann Driver
Speaker (Orchestral Concerts): Charles MacKerras

: British Industries Fair

At Earl's Court Jean Metcalfe visits the prefabricated village, and Audrey Russell the textile and Commonwealth sections
At Olympia Brian Johnston studies the toys, and Raymond Baxter the marine craft


Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Olympia Brian Johnston
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: Children's Hour

For the Younger Ones
' Hamish and the Heroes
A play by Allan MacKinnon
2- 'The Dark Island'
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden in the BBC's Scottish studios
5.30 For Older Children
It's in the Wind
Trevor Harvey, the conductor, talks about music for the wind instruments of the orchestra
2 - The clarinets, the bassoons and their relations
5.50 The week's programmes


Play By: Allan MacKinnon
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Narrator: Marjorie Dalziel
Hamish: Elsie Payne
Wise Woman: Effle Morrison
Colin the Counsellor: Alex MacKenzie
Shepherd: Robin Grieve
Morag: Grace McChlery
Ian: Rikki Fulton
A salmon: Douglas Murchie

: The Weather

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

: Some Country Books

William Aspden talks about some recent publications.


Speaker: William Aspden

: BBC Scottish Orchestra

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim in 'PARTNERS IN CRIME'

by Agatha Christie
Radio adaptation by Rex Rienits
Additional dialogue by Colin Willock
3—' The House of Lurking Death '
Music composed and conducted by Alan Paul
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Agatha Christie
Unknown: Rex Rienits
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Tommy: Richard Attenborough
' Tuppence ': Sheila Sim
Albert: Oscar Quitak
Inspector Marriott: John Stevens
Lois Hargreaves: Cecile Chevreau
Inspector Berkshire: Lockwood West
Mary Chilcott: Molly Rankin
Hannah: Joan Young
Miss Logan: Mary O'Farrell

: Twenty Questions

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


Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Joy Adamson
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Richard Dimbleby
Questionmaster: Gilbert Harding

: Belgian Commentary

by Louis Quievreux of the editorial staff of La Lanterne


Speaker: Louis Quievreux

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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