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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: HUGH JAMES

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Our message concerns that Word who is life '
Bible reading from the first Epistle of St. John, and comment by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

: General Weather Forecast

andforecast for farmers, and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen

Contributors

Conductor: Kemlo Stephen

: PIANO RECITAL

by Eric Parkin

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Parkin

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by AMstair Cooke
(Fnidtay's recorded broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown: Amstair Cooke

: This Week's Composer WILLIAM WALTON

Gramophone records of an excerpt from Belsthazar's Feast and of the March. Orb and Sceptre, and the, Te Deum, both written for the Coronation 1953

Contributors

Unknown: Te Deum

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Our Lord, his Passion ended- (BBC
Hymmi Book 161)
New Every Morning, page, 44 Psalm L39
Hebrews 1, vv. 1-7 amd- 14, and2, vv. 1-4
Breathe on me, breatih of God (BBC
Hymn Book 148)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Band of the Royial Corps of Signals
Conducted by Oa.pt. John L. Judd , M.B.E.
Director of Music

Contributors

Unknown: John L. Judd

: RECITAL

Kenneth Tudor (baritone)
Jurgen Hess (violin
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Kenneth Tudor
Violin: Jurgen Hess
Piano: Josephine Lee

: THE MARITZA PLAYERS

Directed by Harold C. Gee with Sidney Burchall (baritone)
From Bournemouth

Contributors

Directed By: Harold C. Gee
Baritone: Sidney Burchall

: THE MAGIC TOUCH

Records by blind artists
Presented by Nina Barrett

Contributors

Presented By: Nina Barrett

: MIDDAY MUSUC-HALL

Bill Gates introduces
The Harmondcs
A Note or Two from
The Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Percy Edwards
Something to Sing About
Christopher Hewett
Kitty Bluett
Top of the Bill
Patricia Howard
Louis Voss and his Orchestra
Produced by Trafford Whitedock

Contributors

Introduces: Bill Gates
Unknown: Christopher Hewett
Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Patricia Howard
Unknown: Louis Voss
Produced By: Trafford Whitedock

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shopping

: NEWS

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson amd has Orchestra with Arthur Copley
Introduced by Frederick Alien
Master of Ceremonies, A. J. Lattimer
Producer, Stainton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Arthur Copley
Introduced By: Frederick Alien
Unknown: A. J. Lattimer
Unknown: Stainton Jefferies

: CRICKET

Lunchitime scoreboard

: THE CRITICS

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Beglbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Beglbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: TEA-TIME CABARET

with Dinah Shore
Nat ' King ' Cole, Les Paul on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Dinah Shore

: In Town Tonight

(Recording of last Saturday broadcast)

: 'HUCKLEBERRY FINN'

by Mark Twain
(to be. readin twenty instalments)
Reader, Stanley Maxted
16—' The Wrong Brother '

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Twain
Reader: Stanley Maxted

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' The Adventures of Pinocchio '
Adapted by Barbara Sleigh from the book by Carlo Collodi
2—' Golden Guineas '
Production by Fenella Scott 5.30 For Older Children
The Law of England
Four talks by Claud Mullins
1-A Serious Crime
See ' For the Children ' on page 37
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Adapted By: Barbara Sleigh
Book By: Carlo Collodi
Production By: Fenella Scott
Unknown: Claud Mullins
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
Pinocchio: Patricia Hayes
The Fox: Geoffrey Wincott
The Cat: Vivienne Chatterton
The Cricket: Harry Hutchinson
The Showman: Stephen Jack
Harlequin: Norman Shelley
A Boy: Anthony Valentine
The Child: Joyce Moore

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Sport

: THE NIGHT SKY IN AUGUST

by J. G. Porter , Ph.D., F.R.A.S.

Contributors

Unknown: J. G. Porter

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

with Vic Oliver as host and Master of Ceremonies
Guests:
Victoria Campbell
Joe Davis
Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray
Maudie Edwards
Joyce Grenfell
Jack Watson
Gerald Young
The George Mitchell Choir
The Variety Playhouse Orchestra
Conducted by Philip Martell and Vic Oliver
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Victoria Campbell
Unknown: Joe Davis
Unknown: Michael Denison
Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Maudie Edwards
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: Gerald Young
Conducted By: Philip Martell
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

Erna Schltiter (soprano)
Ludwig Suthaus (tenor)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Wagner
Prelude: Lohengrin
7.42 app. Senta's Ballad (The Flying
Dutchman)
7.52 app. Good Friday Music (Parsifal)
8.5 app. Prize Song (The Mastersingers)
8.12 app. Siegfried's Journey to the Rhine (The Twilight of the Gods)
8.24 app. Love Duet, Act 2 (Tristan and Isolda)
8.49 app. Ride of the Valkyries (The
Valkyries)
From the Royal Albert Hall, London Tickets may be obtained from the Royal Albert Hall or usual agents
The Lohengrin Prelude represents a vision of angels descending from heaven, bearing the Holy Grail: it reaches a climax as the Grail is revealed, then fades away into the distance.
In her Ballad, Senta sings of the curse-laden sea-captain, doomed to' sail the seas through the ages until he finds redemption in the love of a woman.
It is Good Friday when Parsifal returns to the domain of the Grail, having regained the sacred spear from the wizard Klingsor; and as the sun rises, ' the grateful earth rejoices at its rebirth through the Saviour's suffering. '
With his Prize Song, the young knight
WaJther gains admittance to the ranks of the mastersingers and, more important to him, the hand of his beloved Eva.
Siegfried makes his journey to the Rhine after taking leave of Briinnhilde, and sails away down the river in search of new adventures.
In the love-duet from Tristan and Isolda, the two lovers, surrounded by the mystery and enchantment of night, sing ecstatically of their longing for eternal union in death.
The Ride of the Valkyries pictures them assembling at their meeting-place, bearing the bodies of dead heroes on their horses.
D. C.
See ' Music Diary ' on page 27

Contributors

Soprano: Erna Schltiter
Tenor: Ludwig Suthaus
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: NEWS

: ' KING JOHN'

E. M. W. Tillyard writes on page 4

: News Summary

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