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: Bright and Early

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


and his Orchestra


'Hallowed be Thy Name '
Bible reading with comment by the Rev. Jonathan D. Graham, C.R., Warden of the Hostel of the Resurrection, Leeds
St. Matthew 6, vv. 5-9


Unknown: Rev. Jonathan D. Graham, C.R.,

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


played by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


by Clive Lythgoe


Unknown: Clive Lythgoe


HOW THINGS BEGAN. 4-Men Paint Pictures and Carve Bone. (BBC recording)


Come down, 0 Love divine (BBC
Hymn Book 149)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 89 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 13. vv. 16-30
0 God, whose will is life (BBC Hymn
Book 381)


Sidney Davey and his Players


Unknown: Sidney Davey


SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
Youth's the Season English folk song The Animals went in Two by Two
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. Jobs in the Engineering Industry. Script by John Richmond. *
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. Concours: ' Le mot juste.' Vous allez assister a plusieurs peitiites scenes: apres chaque scène nous vous demanderons de deviner ' le mot juste ' qui convient a l'humeur, au temperament ou au caractere d'un des personnages. Texte de Jean-Jacques Oberlin. (BBC recording)


Script By: John Richmond.
Unknown: Jean-Jacques OBErlin.


by Denis Constanduros
' A Family Characteristic '
Produced by Brandon Acton-Bond


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond
Mum: Phyllis Smale
Dad: Lewis Gedge
Dot: Aileen Mills
Doug Lovell: John Hamley
June: Mary Harley
Auntie Ethel: Nell Oxley
Mrs Prangle: Ethel Coleridge
Storyteller: Robert Pirn


The Four in A Chord
Leslie Haskell
Something to Sing About
Doreen Lundy
Larry Cross
Benny Hill
Harold Berens
Top of the Bill
Hermione Baddeley
Compere, Bill Gates
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz Producer, Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Leslie Haskell
Unknown: Doreen Lundy
Unknown: Larry Cross
Unknown: Benny Hill
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Hermione Baddeley
Unknown: Bill Gates
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Trafford Whitelock

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: George Cole, Phyllis Calvert and James McKechnie in ' A LIFE OF BLISS

Episode 20
Script by Godfrey Harrison
Other parts played by Philip Ray and Monica Gray
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Leslie Bridgrnomt


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Played By: Philip Ray
Unknown: Monica Gray
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgrnomt
David Bliss: George Cole
Phyllis Medley: Phyllis Calvert
Christopher Medley: James McKechnie
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Georgina Jay: Lana Morris
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards

: For the Schools

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. Early Settlers in Australia. Script by Aileen Mills
2.0 THE MUSIC Box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. Rehearsing an opera: the programme includes recordings made at a rehearsal of Carmen' at Covent Garden and behind - the - scenes interviews by Christopher West before the performance.
(Christopher West broadcasts and the recordings were made by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
2.40 KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD. Local studies. 4-Caesar's Camp. Script by A. L. Lloyd
3.0 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. David and Goliath: from the First Book of Samuel, Authorised Version of the Bible


Script By: Aileen Mills
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Christopher West
Script By: A. L. Lloyd


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conduotor, John Hopkins


Leader: Reginald Stead
Unknown: John Hopkins


by James Giles
Uke his father and grandfather before hitm, James Giles was born in the borough of Camberwell. That was nearly sixty years ago, and 'he lives in the neighbourhood srtill. With the true-born Londoner's stoical affection for his home he recalls some sad and happy experiences.


Unknown: James Giles
Unknown: James Giles


For Younger Listeners
' Once Upon a Time ... '
Fairy tales from Grimm freely translated by Wanda Gag
Jo tells the story of ' Spindle, Shuttle, and Needle ' followed by Children's Hour
' Music in Miniature ' and * Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ' by Lewis Carroll arranged as a dialogue story
2—' The White Rabbit and Bill the Lizard '
Production by FenelJa Scott
5.50 The week's programmes


Translated By: Wanda Gag
Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Production By: Fenelja Scott
Alice: Patricia Field
The White Rabbit: Wilfred Babbage
Pat, the gardener: Harry Hutchinson
The Caterpillar: Norman Shelley
The Pigeon: Marjorie Wesitbury
Narrator: David

: The Weather

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

: The World and Ourselves MICHAEL CURTIS .

comments on events abroad and on our relations with other countries


with Vic Oldver as host and Master of Ceremonies
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Nancy Evans
Hubert Gregg
John Hargreaves
Rawicz and Landauer
Geraldine McEwan and Leslie Phillips
Elsie and Doris Waters
The George Mitchell Choir
Variety Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Philip Martell and Vic OliveT
(Geraldine McEwan and Leslie Phillips are appearing in ' For Belter, For Worse ' at the Comedy Theatre, London)


Unknown: Vic Oldver
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Unknown: Nancy Evans
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: John Hargreaves
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Conducted By: Philip Martell
Unknown: Geraldine McEwan
Unknown: Leslie Phillips

: Antony Hopkins introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Municipal Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conductor, Charles Groves
Henry Holst (violin)
From the Winter Gardens,


Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Charles Groves
Violin: Henry Holst


A discussion on various topics between
Kay Hammond , Joyce Grenfell Celia Johnson , John Clements
Gilbert Harding , John Betjeman
In the Chair, Roy Plomley
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: John Clements
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: The Captain of Kopenick

At 9.15 Twentieth-Century Theatre presents Cyril Shaps in 'The Captain of Kopenick'
A Dramatic Chronicle of an Historic Hoax by Carl Zuckmayer
Translated from the German by Donald McWhinnie

The action of the play takes place in Potsdam, Berlin, and the environs of Berlin, notably its suburb of Kopenick. The time its between 1896 and 1906. The play is founded on historical fact; but the material and the characters have been freely handled.

Here, in dramatic chronicle form, is the story of a famous hoax that convulsed the world nearly fifty years ago. It is based, as was the film first shown in London in 1932, on a play by Carl Zuckmayer, which was produced in Berlin in 1931.
Peter Forster writes on page 6


Author: Carl Zuckmayer
Translated from the German by: Donald McWhinnie
Radio adaptation and production: Raymond Raikes
The Superintendent of Police (Potsdam): Victor Fairley
Wilhelm Voigt: Cyril Shaps
Kalle, an ex-convict: Rupert Davies
Captain von Schlettow: Godfrey Kenton
Wabschke, a tailor's cutter: Bernard Rebel
Adolf Wormser, a military tailor: Richard Taylor
Dr. Jellinek, a young surgeon: Arthur Lawrence
Polly of Berlin: Mary Wimbush
A drunken Grenadier: John Cazabon
Dr. Obermuller, from Köpenick: Paul Whitsun-Jones
The Prison Governor: Allan Jeayes
Frau Hoprecht (Marie), Voigt's sister: Hester Paton Brown
Friedrich Hoprecht, her husband: Francis de Wolff
Lieschen, the sick girl: Dorothy Gordon
Frau Obermuller (Mathilde), from Köpenick: Gladys Young
Krakauer, keeper of an old-clothes shop: Rupert Davies
A Corporal: John Cazabon
Kilian, a municipal policeman: Ian Sadler
Rosencrantz, the Municipal Treasurer: Derek Birch
A Detective-Inspector: Raf de la Torre
A Police-Commissioner: Allan Jeayes
A Passport-Commissioner: T. St. John Barry
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

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