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: Bright and Early

Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Give What You've Got'
Talks for Epiphany by Cecil Northcott
'Ship Ha'penny'

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Northcott

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THIRD TEST MATCH

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

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton

: MORNING MUSIC

Norrie Paramor and his'Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Norrie Paramor

: RECITAL

James Charlton (tenor)
Jan Sedivka (violin) Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: James Charlton
Violin: Jan Sedivka

: I AM A MODEL

June Duncan talks about her work

Contributors

Talks: June Duncan

: This Week's Composer ELGAR

Gramophone records of orchestral music, including the Overture ' In the South'

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Sing, 0 sing. this blessed morn (BBC
Hymn Book 59)
New Every Morning, page 41 Carol: A Virgin unspotted 1 John 4, v. 17, to 5, v. 12
Behold the great Creator makes himself a house of clay (BBC Hymn Book 44)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: SOUTH SEA SERENADERS

Directed by Ernest Penfold

Contributors

Directed By: Ernest Penfold

: ASK A POLICEMAN

A series of programmes taking you behind the scenes in a provincial Police Force
On Patrol
James Pestridge visits the Mobile Section of the Birmingham City Police Force. Recordings made during a tour of duty in a patrol car demonstrate some of the situations that can arise, as well as showing the importance of road safety as seen by the crew of a patrol car. (The recorded broadcast of Sept. 28)

Contributors

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
2-' The Maiden Voyage '

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 followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Crawford White

: PASS THE SALT

Johnny Morris adds a pinch to flavour the week

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Derby
with Joan Hinde, Bob Andrews, Bob and Alf Pearson, Eddie Arnold
Harry Engleman at the piano with rhythm accompaniment
Introduced by Philip Garston-Jones
Produced by Richard Maddock
(Bob and Alf Pearson are in Variety at the Hippodrome, Leigh, Lancashire)

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Hinde
Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Alf Pearson
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Introduced By: Philip Garston-Jones
Produced By: Richard Maddock
Produced By: Alf Pearson

: The Weather

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

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman
Frank Byers
Robert Henriques
Dingle Foot
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From the Town Hall,
Callington, Cornwall

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Frank Byers
Unknown: Robert Henriques
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Michal Hambourg (piano)

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Piano: Michal Hambourg

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by John Summerson
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart Theatre: Eric Keown Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson Art: Eric Newton

Contributors

Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: Eric Newton

: THE SPA ORCHESTRA

Directed by David McCallum with Denis Catlin (baritone)

Contributors

Directed By: David McCallum
Baritone: Denis Catlin

: VOICES

Historic, famous, and personal occasions recalled from past broadcasts by the voices of the people who were there
Introduced by David Lloyd James
Produced by Phyllis Robinson
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)

Contributors

Introduced By: David Lloyd James
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
A Nursery Sing-Song with Vi and Trevor
' Pipkin and the Curious Cuckoo Clock '
A story written by Robert Linney and told by Trevor

Contributors

Written By: Robert Linney

: For Children of

All Ages
' Frightfulness at the Theatre Royal '
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Punch: Wilfred Babbage
Judy: Ann Codrington
Dennis the Dachshun: Ernest Jay
The Magician: Norman Shelley
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
Mr Growser: Ralph Derohan
Ernest the Pol iceman: Peter Claughton
The Inventor: Ivan Samson
The Manager of the Theatre Royal: Ivan Samson

: The Weather

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

: Farming Today

The Farmer and the Housewife by Honor Croome
Mrs. Croome is a housewife as well as an economist. She talks about the changed conditions brought about by food derationing, and explains how the customer's choice affects the farmer's plans and income.

Contributors

Speaker: Honor Croome

: MAKE MINE MUSIC

The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Sax

: Northern Variety Parade presents THE CHARLIE CHESTER SHOW

, A radio rag with Charlie Chester
Len Marten , Arthur Haynes
Ken Morris , Edna Fryer
Moments of Charm with Marian Miller
The Littlewoods Girls' Choir accompanied by the augmented
Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Alan Clarke
Produced by Eric Miller
(Arthur Haynes is appearing in ' Aladdin ' at the Empire Theatre, Finsbury Park, London; Charlie Chester in ' Jack and Jill ' at the Hippodrome, Manchester)

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Chester
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Ken Morris
Unknown: Edna Fryer
Unknown: Marian Miller
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Alan Clarke
Produced By: Eric Miller
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Unknown: Charlie Chester

: 'A CUP TO BE FILLED'

A programme about life after sixty
Written and produced by Eileen Capel
Narrator, Duncan McIntyre
There is an ancient Chinese proverb which says ' Life is not a vessel to be drained but a cup to be filled.' Such a belief motivates the medical and social work being done in Britain to increase the health and happiness of older people.
The programme includes recordings illustrating this work and the vigour of some of our senior citizens

Contributors

Narrator: Eileen Capel
Narrator: Duncan McIntyre

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan in 'Nineteen Eighty-Five'
The Party
This play is unsuitable for human beings, young horses, civic dignitaries, and Fred Barrington.
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
Produced by Peter Eton
(Harry Secombe is appearing in ' Cinderella ' at the Hippodrome Theatre, Coventry)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Fred Barrington.
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Eric Sykes
Produced By: Peter Eton
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Winston Bluebottle: Peter Sellers
Rick O'Shea: Harry Secombe
Julia Bannister: Spike Milligan
Emanuel Croucher: Peter Sellers
The Proles First Youth: Peter Sellers
Second Youth: Harry Secombe
Third Youth: Spike Milligan
Dustwoman: Peter Sellers

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs
Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issues of today and tomorrow

: BEETHOVEN

Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. 2 played by John Shinebourne (cello)
Sidney Harrison - (piano)

Contributors

Cello: John Shinebourne
Piano: Sidney Harrison

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

16-The Romans in Wales
A discussion between
Sir Mortimer Wheeler
V. E. Nash-Williams , D.Utt., F.S.A.
Glyn Daniel , Ph.D.
Produced by John Irving
Recent excavations carried out at the Roman fortress of Caerleon near Newport, directed by Dr. Nash-Williams, have enlarged our knowledge of the nature of the Roman occupation. This discussion covers military, economic, and social aspects of this invasion.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: V. E. Nash-Williams
Unknown: Glyn Daniel
Produced By: John Irving

: WILLIAM BOYCE

Records of two of his symphonies, played by the London Baroque Ensemble, conductor Karl Haas

Contributors

Conductor: Karl Haas

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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