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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Phil Finch at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Finch

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE SPA ORCHESTRA

Directed by George French

Contributors

Directed By: George French

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Bible readings on the Life of Christ, with comment by the Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
' The Cost of the Kingdom '

Contributors

Unknown: F. Townley Lord

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Science Survey: The Big Machines of Modern Physics: 1: The Birth of Nuclear Science

by P. M. S. Blackett , F.R.S., Professor of Physics, Imperial College, London

Contributors

Speaker: P. M. S. Blackett

: Orchestral Concert

with Moura Lympany (piano) on gramophone records
Ballet music from Faust, Act 5 (Gounod): Royal Opera House Orchestra. Covent Garden, conducted by Hugo Rignold
Rapsodia sinfonica (Turina): Moura Lympany (piano), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind
Welsh Rhapsody (German): City of Birmingham Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon

Contributors

Piano: Moura Lympany
Conducted By: Hugo Rignold
Piano: Moura Lympany
Conducted By: Walter Susskind
Conducted By: Welsh Rhapsody
Conducted By: George Weldon

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Light's abode, celestial Salem (BBC
Hymn Book 250)
New Every Morning, page 102 Psalm 40 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 19. vv. 1-12
Give me the wings of faith (BBC
Hymn Book 229)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Dulcet Strings
Directed by Frank Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Frank Stewart

: LOU PREAGER

and his Orchestra with Paul Rich
' RuS'.y ' Hurren, Jimmy Mayers and the Sunspots
(Lou Preager and his Orchestra are appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Rich
Unknown: Jimmy Mayers
Unknown: Lou Preager

: 'HAVE A GO!'

with Wilfred Pickles
From the Avenue Cinema,
Brandon, Suffolk
(Recording o.f Tuesday's broadcast in t.he Light Programme)

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: SATURDAY SHOW

BBC Show Band
Directed by CyrU Stapleton featuring
Bob Monkhouse , Rikki Fulton
The Stargazers' Music Shop
Song's in Style
Piano Playbox with Bill McGuffie
Can I Forget You?
The Memory of An Evergreen
The Vocal Touch with Julie Dawn
Harold Smart at the electric organ
With a Banjo on My Knee
Minstrel Melodies from the Show Band Singers
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Directed By: Cyru Stapleton
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Julie Dawn
Unknown: Harold Smart
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: LISTEN TO THE BANDS!

From Scotland:
Barry, Ositlere and Shepherd Band
Conductor, John Faulds
(Continued in next column)
From Wales:
Melingriffith Works Band
Conductor, T. J. Powell

Contributors

Conductor: John Faulds
Conductor: T. J. Powell

: The Saturday Concert BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Villem Tausky

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Villem Tausky

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

France v. New Zealand
Commenltiary on the second half of the match by Rex Alston and Winston McCarthy
From Stade Colombes, Paris

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Winston McCarthy

: VARIETY MATINEE

The Nefw Century Orchestra Conducted by Sidney Torch
Jimmy Young , Robin Richmond
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Jack Parnell and his Music Makers
Anne Shel. ton, Eddie CaJvert on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sidney Torch
Unknown: Jimmy Young
Unknown: Robin Richmond
Unknown: Jack Parnell
Unknown: Anne Shel.
Unknown: Eddie Cajvert

: Children's Hour

'The Adventures of Clara Chuff' by Harry Harrison
2 — 'The Shunting of Cissie'
Produced by May Jenkin in the BBC's West of England studios
5.25 First Attempts
Olive Shapley introduces young artists making their first broadcast
Robert Husson (piano)
Ronald Backhouse (boy soprano)
Jocelyn Gale (cello)
Marian Sayers (piano)
Sydonie Platt (soprano) and Poems written by children Accompanist, Charles Smart

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Harrison
Produced By: Mav Jenkin
Introduces: Olive Shapley
Piano: Robert Husson
Piano: Ronald Backhouse
Cello: Jocelyn Gale
Piano: Marian Sayers
Soprano: Sydonie Platt
Accompanist: Charles Smart
Peter: John Richards
Pinkie: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Mr Forty-Fifty: Hedley Goodall
Jumbo: Hedley Goodall
Miss Clara Chuff: Marian Glyn-Evans
Jennie: Mollie Tapper
Queen of the North: Mollie Tapper
Ringmaster: Charles Marford
Halfred: Johnny Morris
Circus hand: Johnny Morris
Cissie: Gillian Andrews
Station-master: Harry Carter

: The Weather

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

: 500th performance of THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Raymond Newell
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Raymond Newell
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Edward Evans , c.B.E., M.P ., gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Evans , C.B.E., M.P

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

with Vic Oliver as host and Master of Ceremonies who each week invites stars from all branches of the entertainment world
This week his guests are:
Harold Berens
Eugenie Castle
Leslie Mitchell
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Bruce Trent
The George Mitchell Choir
Variety Concert Orchestra (Leader, Richard Worrall )
Conducted by Philip Martell and Vic Oliver Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Eugenie Castle
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Leader: Richard Worrall
Conducted By: Philip Martell
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Saturday-Night Theatre APPOINTMENT WITH VENUS'

The novel by Jerrard Tickell adapted as a radio play by John. Richmond
Other parts played by Geoffrey Matthews. John Harron. Brenda Hamilton. Kathleen Helme and Keith Hamilton Price
The action takes place in London and on the imaginary inland of Armorel in the Channel Islands in July 1940
Produced by Owen Reed in the BBC's West of England stud,ios

Contributors

Novel By: Jerrard Tickell
Play By: John. Richmond
Played By: Geoffrey Matthews.
Played By: John Harron.
Played By: Brenda Hamilton.
Played By: Kathleen Helme
Played By: Keith Hamilton
Produced By: Owen Reed
Humphrey Petherton: Malcolm Graeme
Robert Carruthers: Paul Whitsun-Jones
' Uncle George ': Douglas Campbell
Major Valentine Morland: Ivan Brandit
Nicola Fallaize: Jane Weniham
Trawler Largley: Victor Fawkes
Sgit Alexander Foribes: James Cairncross
Baptiste, a cowman: Lewis Gedge
Captain Hans Weiss: Godfrey Kenion
The Provost: Wilfred Babbage
Marie: Margot van Der Burgh
Georges: Anthony Bryant
Lionel Failaize: Frank Duncan
Sgit Vogel: Rupert Davies

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. R. T. Brooks
Readers:
Margaret Young and Geoffrey Wheeler

Contributors

Readers: Rev. R. T. Brooks
Readers: Margaret Young
Readers: Geoffrey Wheeler








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