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: Bright and Early

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Give What You've Got'
Talks for Epiphany by Cecil Northcott
' Postman's Knock-'

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Northcott

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THIRD TEST MATCH

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

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: RECITAL

Kenneth Tudor (baritone)
Edward Selwyn (oboe)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Kenneth Tudor
Oboe: Edward Selwyn
Piano: Josephine Lee

: THE DAY WE WENT TO LONDON

by Gwen Dunn
Mrs. Dunn, who is the headmistress of a small country school in Suffolk, took some of her pupils on their first visit to London. For them it was certainly a strange and wonderful adventure.

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Dunn

: This Week's Composer ELGAR

Records of his Introduction and Allegro for strings, and a movement from his second symphony

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The Feast of the Epiphany
As with gladness, men of old (BBC
Hymn Book 62)
New Every Morning, page 96 Carol: The First Nowell
1 Corinthians 1. vv. 1-17
Earth has many a noble city (BBC
Hymn Book 64)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Van Dam and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Van Dam

: ASK A POLICEMAN

Special Crime Squad
A visit to the Criminal Investigation Department of the Birmingham City Police. James Pestridge describes how the experts of the Special Crime Squad deal with a typical case
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 12)

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
4-' Elephant Spinning a Cobweb '

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

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Derby
with Arthur Tolcher, Stan Stennett, Benny Lee, Suzette Tarri
Harry Engleman at the piano with rhythm accompaniment
Introduced by Philip Garston-Jones
Produced by James Pestridge
(Stan Stennett is appearing in 'Babes in the Wood' at the Hippodrome, Derby)

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Tolcher
Unknown: Stan Stennett
Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Suzette Tarri
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Introduced By: Philip Garston-Jones
Produced By: James Pestridge
Produced By: Stan Stennett

: The Weather

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

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Victoria Sladen
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer. Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Victoria Sladen
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: I SENT A LETTER TO ...

A series of programmes in which Harold Rosenthal introduces records of operatic letter-scenes

Contributors

Introduces: Harold Rosenthal

: Googie Withers with Roger Livesey and Anthony Jacobs in 'SHEBA'

A play written for radio by Bridget Boland
Incidental music composed by Elizabeth Poston and directed by Cyril Gell
Production by E. J. King Bull
Other parts played by: Annabel Maule. Aline Waites Derek Birch. Edward Kelsey
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 6)

Contributors

Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Directed By: Cyril Gell
Production By: E. J. King
Played By: Annabel Maule.
Played By: Aline Waites
Played By: Derek Birch.
Played By: Edward Kelsey
The Queen of Sheba: Googie Withers
Amiel, the High Priest: Heron Carvic
Joab of Judah: Anthony Jacobs
Zoraon: John Vaneyssen
King Solomon: Roger Livesey
Pharaoh's daughter, his Queen: Pamela Alan

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages
'Mrs. Hardwood's Copper Jug'
A story by Miles Tomalin told by Eve

For Older Children
Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley in 'The Missing Three-Quarter'
The fourth of six Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Contributors

Dramatist: Felix Felton
Producer: David Davis
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Doctor Watson: Norman Shelley
Cyril Overton: John Clarke-Smith
Lord Mount-James: Felix Felton
Doctor Leslie Armstrong: Ronald Simpson
A London hotel porter: Humphrey Morton
A Post Office girl: Grace Rigby

: The Weather

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

: THURSDAY COMMENT

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Dorothy Tutin
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Tutin
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AIMS OF RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING

The Rev. F. H. House describes some recent developments

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

Frederick Grinke (violin) Michael Mullinar (piano)
Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Cyril Smith and Phyllis Sellick
(two pianos)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Sonata in A minor, for violin and piano
Songs:
The sky above the roof The New Ghost
Silent Noon
Let Beauty awake Youth and Love
Introduction and Fugue for two pianos
Before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London

Contributors

Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Michael Mullinar
Mezzo-Soprano: Flora Nielsen
Piano: Cyril Smith
Piano: Phyllis Sellick
Pianos: Ralph Vaughan Williams

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Arthur Askey in HELLO PLAYMATES

Written by and including
Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin with David Nixon
Irene Handl , Pat Coombs
Bob Sharpies and his Music
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(ArthurAskeyisappearingin'Babesin the Wood ' at the Hippodrome, Golders Green, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Monkhouse
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Irene Handl
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Unknown: Bob Sharpies
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: TOWN FORUM

100th Edition
An audience in the Police Hall, Nottingham, question four distinguished Europeans about their countries and their way of life
The panel consists of: Pierre-Olivier Lapie (France)
Socialist Deputy and formerly Minister of Education
Per Torben Federspiel
(Denmark)
Member of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe Dr. Hans'Lilje (Germany)
Bishop of Hanover and Vice-President of Council of the Protestant Church in Germany
Professor Paolo Treves (Italy)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade
Chairman, Denis Morris
The questions are unknown in advance to the platform party
Professor Thomas Bodkin writes on page 3

Contributors

Unknown: Pierre-Olivier Lapie
Unknown: Denis Morris
Unknown: Professor Thomas Bodkin

: MUSIC FROM THE THEATRE

Non-stop music played by the London Theatre Orchestra
(Leader, Sidney Sax)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson with the BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Singers:
Jacqueline Delman Redvers Llewellyn
Presented by John Tylee

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Singers: Jacqueline Delman
Singers: Redvers Llewellyn
Presented By: John Tylee

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Cast Iron that Bounces and Bends by A. B. Everest , Ph.D., F.I.M.
Cast iron, while a valuable material, has in the past been limited in its usefulness by being brittle. Dr. Everest explains how research has turned it into a material that not only bounces instead of breaking but can even be bent.

Contributors

Unknown: A. B. Everest

: UKRAINIAN CAROLS

sung by the Ukrainian
Male Voice Choir ' Homin '
Conductor, Yarema Hordij
In the Gregorian calendar today is Christmas Eve. Members of the choir, all of whom live in or around Manchester, meet to celebrate the Festival by singing some traditional carols.

Contributors

Conductor: Yarema Hordij

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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