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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Eric Spruce at the BBC theatre organ

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: 'VAN DAM

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Anthology for Coronation Week

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
The God of love my Sheiphend ia (S.P.
653: Tune, University)
Interlude: 'Peter and John at the Gate Beautiful '
Prayers; the Prayer for Friends; the Lord's Prayer
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (S.P. 678. omitting v. 4: A. and M. 274, omitting w. 4. 7. 8; C.H. 214, omitting v. 4: Tune, Marching)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. Watching a Coronation.' From the diary of John Evelyn. (BBC reooriltae)
9.45 GENERAL SCIENCE. Man Conquers the Air. 1—' The first Balloonists.'
10.5 NEWS COMMENTARY

Contributors

Unknown: John Evelyn.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Father most holy (BBC Hymn. Book
167)
New Every Morniing, page 58 Psalm 93 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 3, w. 1-15
Rise up. 0 men of God! (BBC Hymn
Book 364)

: 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. ' At the Post Office.' Herbert Hunter talks about jobs in the Post Office and interviews some of the workers. (BBC recording)
11.40 TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS. The Modern Novel: introductory talk by L. P. Hartley.

Contributors

Unknown: Doris Gould
Talks: Herbert Hunter
Talk By: L. P. Hartley.

: ROBFJRTO INGLEZ

and his Rumba Band with Estehans, Miguel Delgado and Francisco Ioaza

Contributors

Unknown: Miguel Delgado
Unknown: Francisco Ioaza

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Michael Miles introduces
The Coronets
John Forde
Professional Protégée
Barbara Lewis
Beryl Orde
Your Favourite Musical Comedy with Edmund Goffren
Resident Top of the Bill Jon , Pertwee
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowit *
Produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Miles
Unknown: Barbara Lewis
Unknown: Beryl Orde
Unknown: Edmund Goffren
Unknown: Bill Jon
Conductor: Harry Rabinowit
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Lou Whiteson

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: FOR THE SCHOOLS'

TRAVEL TALKS. In the Cool Lands. 'A Journey along the Rhine.' Script by Edith Woerdemann
2.20 LOOKING AT THINGS. A Modem Church: Basil Spence discusses modern church architecture with a schoolboy and a schoolgirl. Chairman, Alastair Dunnett. (BBC recording)
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH T. ' Ah Escape ' from the poem ' Enslaved ' by John Masefleld. Arranged for broadcasting by Robert Gititings '

Contributors

Script By: Edith Woerdemann
Unknown: Basil Spence
Unknown: Alastair Dunnett.
Unknown: John Masefleld.
Broadcasting By: Robert Gititings

: RACING

The Coronation Cup

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. MouLand Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte ,

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: APPOINTMENT WITH WEIR

Frank Weir Invites you to listen to his selection of gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Weir

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
The Invalid ' : a true story by H. Mortimer Batten , told by Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)
5.15 Tiger and Snort Investigate
A new serial play in six parts by ' Sea-Lion '
6(conctusion)—' S.O.S.'
Midshipm
Production by David Davis
(John Crocker is appearing in ' The Young Elizabeth ' at the Criterion Theatre) Count Stephan and his gang of sabotcun intend to blow up the special train carryi-ng Prince Carl of Lindstrum as it is crosainf the Forth Bridge. Only Midshipman ' Tiger ' Ransome and Snort ' Kenton know about rnis terrible plot.

Contributors

Story By: H. Mortimer Batten
Told By: Derek McCulloch
Production By: David Davis
an ' Tiger ' Ransome, R.N.: Derek Blomfield
Midshipman ' Snort' Kenton, R.N.: Duncan Carse
Superintendent Sawbridge, C.I.D.: Eric Anderson
Inspector McBride, C.I.D.: Peiter Claughton
Count Stephan: Robert Rietty
Captain Leicester, R.N.: Leslie Perrins
Borg: Deryck Guyler
Micallef: John Glyn-Jones
Zammit: Sidney Keith
Navigating Officer: Howard Lang
Commander: John Crocker
Sub-Lieutenant Greenway R.N.: David Page
Quartermaster: Ernest Jay
Lieutenant Griffiths, R N: Geoffrey Wincott

: * The Weather

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

: BBC SHOW BAND

directed by Cyril Stapleton in ' Melody Land' with The Stargazers, Julie Dawn
Bill McGuffie , Harold Smart
The Show Band Singers
Introduced by Rikki Fulton
Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Introduced By: Rikki Fulton
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: ' TOP OF THE TOWN'

featuring stars from London's Theatreland
Presented by Terry Thomas with Pat Kirkwood , Josef Locke
Joan Sims , Les Ward
Stanley Black (piano)
The Town Criers
The Stanley Black Concert Orchestra
Written by James Grafton and Peter Griffiths
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Presented By: Terry Thomas
Unknown: Pat Kirkwood
Unknown: Josef Locke
Unknown: Joan Sims
Unknown: Les Ward
Piano: Stanley Black
Unknown: Stanley Black
Written By: James Grafton
Written By: Peter Griffiths
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: 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

: ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION

A Luncheon held in honour of the Commonwealth and United States representatives attending Her Majesty's Coronation
Speeches by Field Marshal
Viscount Alanbrooke
K.G., G.C.B., O.M.
The Rt. Hon.
The Earl of Halifax K.G., O.M., G.C.S.I., G.C.I.E.
General of the Army
George C. Marshall
The
Rt. Hon. Louis St. Laurent , Q.c., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada
The Hon. Earl Warren Governor of California
The
Rt. Hon. S. G. Holland , C.H., M.P.
Prime Minister of New Zealand
Recorded earlier in the day at the Connaught Rooms, London

Contributors

Unknown: Field Marshal
Unknown: Viscount Alanbrooke
Unknown: George C. Marshall
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Louis St. Laurent
Unknown: Earl Warren
Unknown: Rt. Hon. S. G. Holland








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