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: Bright and Early

Ian Stewart and his Quintet


Unknown: Ian Stewart

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


and his Orchestra


' In the Day of Trouble '
Talk by John Tiarks Provost of Bradford
Facing Up to Things


Talk By: John Tiarks

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Canrtell


Conductor: Frank Canrtell


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


Ian Blair (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)
The Westminster Players


Baritone: Ian Blair
Piano: Josephine Lee


HOW THINGS BEGAN. 7-The People of Windmill Hill. Script by Jacquetta Hawkes


Script By: Jacquetta Hawkes


It is a thing most wonderful (BBC
Hymn Book 81)
New Every Morning, page 26 PsaJm 31 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 5. vv. 26-42
Beneath the Cross of Jesus (BBC
Hymn Book 301)


Owen Walters and his Orchestra


Unknown: Owen Walters


SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. The Young Worker and the Law. By Dudley Perkins.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. PrOJetS de vacances. L'air des villes est insalubre, dit Monsieur Levaux. II nous faut des vacances; quittons la ville. partons a la recherche de l'air pur. La famille Levaux se livre a tous les préparatifs du depart. Texte de Paule Déglon.


Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Dudley Perkins.
Unknown: Monsieur Levaux.

: Four Hands in Harmony

Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson at two pianos


Pianist: Tony Lowry
Pianist: Clive Richardson


The Song Pedlars
Sandy Sandford
A Note or Two from Bert Weedon
Gate Eastley
Something to Sing About
David Rees
Eddie Arnold
Top of the Bill Jessie Matthews
Compere, Bill Gates
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Trafford Whitelock


Unknown: Sandy Sandford
Unknown: David Rees
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Bill Gates
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: The Weather

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

: Marius Goring in ' THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL'

by Baroness Orczy
Adapted as a radio play in six episodes by Lester Powell
4—' London to Dover '
The action takes place in London and Dover in September 1792
Incidental music arranged and conducted by Alan Paul
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: Baroness Orczy
Unknown: Lester Powell
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Sir Percy Blakeney, Bt: Marius Goring
Lady Blakeney, formerly Marguerite St. Just: Catherine Salkeld
Chauveiliin, Accredited Agent of the French Republic: Geoffrey Wincott
Fniemdis of Sir Percy: Sir Andrew Ffoulkes.: Andrew Faulds
Lord Antony Dewhurst: Michael Anthony
Dtsgas, Chauveliin's confidential secretary.: Bill Staughton
Jellyband, host of ' The Fisherman's Rest': Ernest Sefton
Coachman: David Kossoff
Belchet: Hugh Manning
Valet to Sir Andrew: Hugh Manning
Sea Captains: Curtis: Preston Lockwood
Sea Captains: Butler: Charles Mortimer
Sea Captains: Hanning: Donald Gray
Captain Briggs, Master of ' The Day-dream '.: Stanley Groome
Storyteller: Alec Rose

: For the Schools

for Country schools.

'What's New at the Zoo': Maxwell Knight introduces some members of the London Zoo staff to talk about the new animals there.

2.0 The music Box, by Gordon Reynolds

2.10 Orchestral Concerts
Symphonic Variations (Franck): first of two illustrated talks by Joseph Cooper

2.30 Let's Hear It Again
Mozart's Piano Concerto in G (Finale)

2.40 Monday Miscellany
Family Serial Part 2: 'They Set Out,' by Henry Stafford.

3.0 Prose and Verse Readings
"David and Jonathan" from the Bible: Samuel, Book 1


Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Henry Stafford.


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson


Latest results and commentary by Max Robertson and Rex Alston
From the All England Club,


Commentary By: Max Robertson
Commentary By: Rex Alston


For Younger Listeners
' Naughty Sophia ' by W. M. Letts
Arranged for broadcasting in sixepisodes by the author from the book of the same name
4—' Sophia Meets a Wolf'
Production by Josephine Plummer
You may remember how Sophia escaped from the dungeon, and how, with the help of Hans the toymaker's son, she Bed, disguised as a boy, to a cave in the mountain (the Wunderberg) where Master Johann and his wife Babina were living in hiding. They were all delighted to see Sophia, but they kept her disguised as a boy lest any of von Schly's spies should recognise her.
5.30 For Children of Most Ages
Day Out
Last of three holiday excursions by W. R. Dalzell
3— Hatfield House
Edward VI spent most of his childhood at Hatfield House, and it was there that Elizabeth I received the news of her accession to the throne, and held her first council. It was later rebuilt by Robert Cecil, first Earl of Salisbury, Secretary of State to James I.
5.50 The week's programmes


Unknown: W. M. Letts
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Sophia: Mollie Maureen
Master Johann the Toymaker: Deering Wells
Babina, his wife: Hilda Davies
Hans, their son: Harold Reese
Wolfkin, a young wolf: Malcolm Hayes
Brother Wolf a hermit: Stephen Jack
Peterkin, a gnome: Wilfred Babbage
Storyteller: Seymour Green

: The Weather

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


Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
Charles Spinks (organ) From St. Mark's Church,
North Audley Street, London


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Charles Spinks


by Gerald Barry
The speaker describes the work of ' The Little Brothers of Jesus' in the Port of Marseilles. This movement, which was started about ten years ago, is based on the rule written by Charles de Foucauld, and is able to undertake some of the work done by the worker-priests without raising controversial issues. Gerald Barry is himself working with the Little Brothers in Marseilles.


Unknown: Gerald Barry


You too can be a detective
Listeners are invited to join with a panel of experts in testing their powers of crime detection
' The Last Bus Home '
Written by Edward J. Mason
Jon Farrell. Hamilton Dyce
Roniald Baddiley . Courtney Hope
Arnold Peters , June Spencer
Panel of Experts:
John Arlott , F. R. Buckley
Robert Fabian
Devised and produced by Tony Shryane


Written By: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Jon Farrell.
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: Roniald Baddiley
Unknown: Courtney Hope
Unknown: Arnold Peters
Unknown: June Spencer
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: Robert Fabian
Produced By: Tony Shryane


by Cecil J. Allen
Have we in Britain anything to learn from the French railway speed record of 151 m.p.h.? Mr. Allen comments on this achievement and on some related problems of schedules and punctuality.


Unknown: Cecil J. Allen

: Arthur Askey in ' HELLO PLAYMATES'

Written by and including
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin with David Nixon
Irene Hand Pat Coombs and half a guest star
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Irene Hand
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: BBC Symphony Orchestra visits Brussels ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent From the Palais des Beaux-Arts


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Catherine Laccy and Denys Blakelock with William Fox in 'THAT LADY'

A romantic drama from her own novel by Kate O'Brien
Adapted and produced by E. J. King Bull
Characters in order of speaking:


Novel By: Kate O'Brien
Produced By: E. J. King Bull
Bernardina: Betty Hardy
Antonio Perez: William Fox
Children of Ana:Rodrigo: David Enders
Children of Ana:Anichu: Jeanette Tregarthen
Juan de Escovedo: Howieson Culff
Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli: Catherine Lacey
Philip 11 of Spain: Denys Blakelock
Esteban (Mayordomo): Norman Claridge
Cardinal Gaspar de Quiroga: Leon Quartermaine
Mateo Vasquez: James Dale
A footman at the Alcazar: Ian Sadler
Manuel Ortega, Captain of the King'sGuard: Derek Birch

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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