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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

The Bible
Talk by the Ven. C. I. Peacocke
4-Proverbs

Contributors

Unknown: Ven. C. I. Peacocke

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: GOOD HEALTH

by a doctor
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: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: RECITAL

Osian Ellis (harp)
Elizabeth Dall (soprano)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Harp: Osian Ellis
Soprano: Elizabeth Dall
Piano: Josephine Lee

: TWENTY-ONE ACRES

by Bill Cowley
When his career in the Indian Civil Service came to an end in 1947 Bill Cowley bought a twenty-one acre small-holding on the Yorkshire moors. This talk is about his early experiences as a farmer.

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Cowley

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Christine Trodd
i

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Trodd

: THE DAILY SERVICE

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
(BBC Hymn Book 38)
New Every Morning, page 15 Psalm 111 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 44, vv. 6-23 (selected verses)
The Church of God a kingdom is
(BBC Hymn Book 183)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Regent Orchestra
Conducted by John Thorpe

Contributors

Conducted By: John Thorpe

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RHYTHM AND MELODY
Choir of Wimbledon High School
Trained and conducted by Gladys Jones
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Introduced by Gladys Whitred
11.20 GEOGRAPHY. South America. The Panama Canal. Script written by Alan Villiers.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. Weihnachten in der Familie.' Die Baumanns treffen ihre Vorbereitungen fUr den ' Heiligen Abend ' am 24. Dezember. an dem — wie uberall in Deutschland — die Bescherung stattfindet. Manuskript von Rolf Richards

Contributors

Conducted By: Gladys Jones
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Introduced By: Gladys Whitred
Written By: Alan Villiers.

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from a canteen in Great Yarmouth with Frances Taylor and Gerald Delmondi
Bob Harvey , Billie Baker
Cyril Fletcher
Harry Engleman at the piano
Presented by Philip Garston-Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Frances Taylor
Unknown: Gerald Delmondi
Unknown: Bob Harvey
Unknown: Billie Baker
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Presented By: Philip Garston-Jones

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Announcements

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

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

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Tudor Evans
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

ADVENTURES IN ENGLISH. ' The SwiSS Family Robinson ' by Johann Wyss. adapted by June Hodge. Part 3-' The House in the Rock '
2.20 HISTORY 1. Robert Bruce : an account of his early struggles against the English and of the final victory at Bannockburn. Script by Moultrie Kelsall
2.40 SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY. The Fight Against Germs. 12-Reviewing Our Defences. Script by Philip Brown.

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Wyss.
Adapted By: June Hodge.
Unknown: Robert Bruce
Script By: Moultrie Kelsall
Script By: Philip Brown.

: HIGH HOPES ON LOW NOTES

Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records describing some strange operatic courtships

Contributors

Introduces: Stephen Williams

: Owen Holder Catherine Lacey, Max Adrian Leon Quartermaine in ' THE PLAYER KING'

by Christopher Hassall
Adapted by Mollie Greenhalgh
Narrator. T. St. John Barry
Produced by Charles Lefeaux

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Adapted By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Narrator: T. St. John Barry
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Cicely Lampson: Denise Bryer
Sir Robert Clifford: Edward Jewesbury
Sir George Nevill: Brian Haines
Margaret, Duchess Dowager of Burgundy: Catherine Lacey
Henry of Bergen, Bishop of Cambrai: Godfrey Kenton
Richard of York: Owen Holder
Henry VII King of England: Max Adrian
Sir William Stanley: George Hagan
Roderigo de Puebla, Spanish Ambas sador in London: John Gabriel
James IV, King of Scotland: John Laurie
Robert Erskine: Hugh David
Lady Katherine Gordon: Mary Watson
John Kinch: Peter Howell
The Abbot of Beaulieu: Leon Quartermaine
A peasant woman: Nuna Davey

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Listeners
' The Green Jade Elephant '
Another adventure of Samuel Poppleton, Esquire by Margaret Potter
Production by Trevor Hill
The action of the play takes place mainly in Ceylon, in 1913

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Potter
Production By: Trevor Hill
Old Sam, the antique dealer: Herbert Smith
The children:Elizabeth: Joyce Palin
Peter: Geoffrey Seale
His Siamese cat: 'Cleopatra'
Captain John Doyle, Skipper of the Saucy Jane.: Fred Fairclough
Sam Poppleton,a youth at sea: Brian Trueman
Pietro his shipmate: John Kitching
Edwards, the First Mate: Ernest Hawtin
Hiram S. Kennedy. American owner of the salvage vessel Euripides: MacDonald Parke
Mason: Norman Shelley
Davison a young ex-naval diver: Philip Waddilove
' Dusty ' McKie, Customs Officer at Colombo: John Blain
Kara a native: Herbert Smith

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THURSDAY COMMENT

This evening's speaker comments on a subject of topical interest

: Sport

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Fred Hoyle
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Hoyle
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: THE BIBLE IN THE WORLD

Talk by the Rev. Norman Cockburn , Ph.D., a General Secretary of the British and Foreign Bible Society
More than 150 years ago, the British and Foreign Bible Society was founded to help Missionary Societies to obtain Bibles in the language of the people. It has since then grown to become the servant of all the Churches. During the past year the third jubilee has been celebrated, both locally and nationally. These celebrations came to a climax with a Service of Thanksgiving in Westminster Abbey on Monday.
Dr. Cockburn talks about the elaborate preparations for this year of celebration' and assesses its effect on the work of the Society.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Norman Cockburn , Ph.D.,

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

April Cantelo (soprano) Clifton Helliwell (piano)
The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Leonard Dight (violin)
Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Given before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London

Contributors

Soprano: April Cantelo
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Cicely Courtneidge in ' CALLING MISS COURTNEIDGE'

The Hedley Ward Trio
Robert Beatty
Vanessa Lee
Dickie Henderson
Jack Hulbert
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Beatty
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Dickie Henderson
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: NEWS

: IS DEBATE OUT OF DATE?

A discussion between four ex-Presidents of the Oxford and Cambridge University Union Societies
Anthony Greenwood , M.P.
President 1933 (Oxford)
Humphrey Berkeley
President 1948 (Cambridge)
Percy Cradock
President 1950 (Cambridge)
Ivan Yates
President 1950 (Oxford)
Chairman, Geoffrey Crowther
President 1928 (Cambridge)
The question tonight is whether debate serves any real purpose. Are debates in national institutions simply intellectual exercises or do they help to formulate opinion? Do they clarify issues or confuse them? Is it still an asset to be a first-class debater or better to be a good chairman of a dull committee?

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Greenwood , M.P.
Unknown: Humphrey Berkeley
Unknown: Percy Cradock
Unknown: Ivan Yates
Unknown: Geoffrey Crowther

: MUSIC FROM THE THEATRE

A programme of non-stop music played by the London Theatre Orchestra conducted by Stanford Robinson
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Singers:
Victoria Elliott
Dennis Stephenson
Presented by John Tylee

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Singers: Victoria Elliott
Singers: Dennis Stephenson
Presented By: John Tylee

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A weekly programme about work in the world of science
The Magnetism of Rocks by P. M. S. Blackett F.R.S. ,
Professor of Physics in the University of London
Professor Blackett explains how the present magnetism of the rocks can tell us about the past history of the earth's magnetic field, and where and how the continents have drifted during geological time.

Contributors

Unknown: P. M. S. Blackett F.R.S.

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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