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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conducted by Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conducted By: Sidney Bowman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Give What You've Got'
Talks for Epiphany by Cecil Northcott
Editorial Secretary, United Society for ChrisflSn Literature

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Northcott

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
Summary of the third day's play by E. W. Swanton, cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
From the Cricket Ground, Melbourne

: MORNING MUSIC

The Albert Cazabon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Cazabon

: PIANO RECITAL

by William Fellowes

Contributors

Unknown: William Fellowes

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer ELGAR

Gramophone records of orchestral music, including the Serenade for Strings and a movement from the Cello Concerto

: THE DAILY SERVICE

It came upon the midnight clear (BBC
Hymn Book 52)
New Every Morning, page 37
Carol: Now the holly bears a berry 1 John 4. vv. 1-16
To us in Bethlem city (BBC Hymn
Book 315)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: SANTIAGO

and his Latin-American Music
(Santiago, with his Latin-American Music, is appearing at the Aslor Club, London)

: ASK A POLICEMAN

A series of programmes taking you behind the scenes in a provincial Police Force
Introduced by E. J. Dodd , C.B.E. Chief Constable of Birmingham
Dial 999
James Pestridge dials 999 for the Police Emergency Service and follows his call through the great G.P.O. Telephone Exchange in Birmingham to the Police Information Room. Pol'ce Officers demonstrate how calls are received and show what action is taken.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 21)

Contributors

Introduced By: E. J. Dodd
Unknown: James Pestridge

: 'THE GREAT IRON SHIP'

Five readings from
James Dugan 's history of the Great Eastern
Abridged by E. P. Thorne
Read by James McKechnie
I-The Launching
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone '

Contributors

Unknown: James Dugan
Abridged By: E. P. Thorne
Read By: James McKechnie

: THIRD

TEST MATCH
Crawford White , cricket correspondent of the News Chronicle, sums up the day's play at Melbourne

Contributors

Unknown: Crawford White

: MORNING STAR

Doris Day on gramophone records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Four in A Chord
Something to Sing About
Micky Andrews
Bernard Hunter
A Note or Two
Jerry Allen and his Trio
Ann Trevor
Top of the Bill Peter Cavanagh
Compere, Jack Watson
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Jacques Brown
(Bernard Hunter is appearing in Airs on a Shoestring ' at the Royal Court Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Micky Andrews
Unknown: Bernard Hunter
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Unknown: Ann Trevor
Unknown: Bill Peter Cavanagh
Unknown: Jack Watson
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Produced By: Bernard Hunter

: The Weather

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

: A STREET-PIANO FOR CHRISTMAS

Canon A. 0. Wintle introduces some of his memories and some of the tunes he has set on his street-pianos

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: LOWLIGHTS OF 1954

Talk by Rose Marie Hodgson
Miss Hodgson keeps her own scrapbook of the year's news, but the events she records are the odd or scarcely credible ones likely to be overlooked by future historians. She recalls some of these.

Contributors

Talk By: Rose Marie Hodgson

: THESE RADIO TIMES

A light-hearted history of radio entertainment as related by artists and others who had a hand in making it
Chapter 4
Cecil Dixon (Aunt Sophie)
Percy Edwards (the Birdman)
George Elrick , Evelyn Laye
Bob Monkhouse , Ernest Thomson
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning
(The recorded broadcast of October 10 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Dixon
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: George Elrick
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Narrator: Ernest Thomson
Narrator: Rex Palmer
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Children's Hour: The Adventures of Lollypop

For Younger Listeners.
Written for radio by Muriel Levy with incidental music written by Henry Reed and played on two pianos by Henry Reed and Violet Carson.

Contributors

Writer: Muriel Levy
Incidental Music: Henry Reed
Piano: Henry Reed
Piano: Violet Carson
Producer: Trevor Hill
Lollypop: Joyce Palin
Mom Lolly: Violet Carson
Pop Lolly: Fred Fairclough
Three Jelly Babies: Violet Carson
Three Jelly Babies: Doris Gambell
Three Jelly Babies: Muriel Levy
Private Praline: Geoffrey Wheeler
The Postman: Herbert Smith
Sir Cornelius Creme-de-Menlhe: Frederic Wilson
Lady Cora Creme-de-Menthe: Muriel Levy
Miss Judy Jujube: Doris Gambell
The Parrot: Herbert Smith

: For Children of Most Ages Schoolboy's Own Exhibition'

Brian Johnston and Douglas Fleming join the crowds at this annual exhihition at the Horticultural Halls in Westminster, and tell you about some of the things to be seen

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Douglas Fleming

: The Weather

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

: The World and Ourselves WILLIAM PICKLES

comments on events abroad and on our relations with other countries

: ANYTHING FOR A LAUGH

Gramophone records introduced by Moore Raymond

Contributors

Introduced By: Moore Raymond

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

A programme of problems and brain-teasers featuring
Beat the Expert
John Gordge
Ask Me Another
A general-knowledge quiz between contestants representing all parts of the British Isles
The Midlands-3
Freda Jackson
(Northamptonshire)
Peter Underwood
(Staffordshire)
Sally Shrimpton
(Shropshire)
Taking part in the sketch:
John Bentley
Daphne Maddox
Robert Rietty
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: John Gordge
Unknown: Freda Jackson
Unknown: Peter Underwood
Unknown: Sally Shrimpton
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Daphne Maddox
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Norris Stanley)
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Nancy Evans (contralto)
Given before an invited audience in the Gala Hall, West Bromwich
Next week's concert: Hallf Orchestra, conductor. Sir John Barbirolli , from Manchester

Contributors

Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Contralto: Nancy Evans
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

: Ted Ray Time

The old maestro presents a new series
with Peter Sellers, Harold Berens, Kenneth Connor, Don Peters, Joan Sims
The Beaux and the Belles
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenouthet
Script by George Wadmore, Ted Ray and Sid Colin
Produced by George Inns
(Peter Sellers is appearing in 'Mother Goose ' at the London Palladium; Joan Sims , in 'Intimacy at 8.30' at the Criterion Theatre, London)

Contributors

Comedian: Ted Ray
Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Don Peters
Unknown: Joan Sims
Conductor: Paul Fenouthet
Script: George Wadmore
Script: Ted Ray
Script: Sid Colin
Producer: George Inns

: THE LAST SUMMER'

A radio play by John Richmond based on the book by Ricarda Huch translated by Selma Berner
Pianist, Josephine Lee
The scene is the country outside St. Petersburg during the summer of 1903. Production by Val Gielgud

Contributors

Play By: John Richmond
Book By: Ricarda Huch
Translated By: Selma Berner
Pianist: Josephine Lee
Production By: Val Gielgud
Jegor Rasimkara, the Governor: Malcolm Keen
Lusinje, his wife: Avice Landone
Welja, his son: Edward Kelsey
His daughters: Jessika: Monica Grey
Katya: Belle Chrystall
Lev Petrovitch Manilov: Roger Snowdon
Ivan, a coachman: George Merritt
Mariushka a servant: Gladys Spencer
Voice: Edward Jewesbury

: CY GRANT

and his guitar

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast tor land areas








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