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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

: MICHAEL FREEDMAN

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' He Sets the Prisoner Free '
The Rev. John Owen Jones comments on readings from the Book of Isaiah
1-' Comfort ye, my people '
Isaiah 40, w. 1-11

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Albert Cazabon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Cazabon

: RECITAL

Peter Wallfisch (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Peter Wallfisch

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer

TCHAIKOVSKY
Gramophone records of the second movement from his Symphony No. 6 and of his symphonic fantasy, Francesca da Rimini

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Thy kingdom come, 0 God (BBC
Hymn Book 27)
New Every Morning, page 61
Psalm 145, vv. 1-13
1 Corinthians 2. v. 14, to 3, v. 9
Spread. 0 spread, thou mighty word
(BBC Hymn Book 182)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Falkman and his Apache Band

: FRANCISCO CAVEZ

and his Latin-American Rhythm

: THE LANGUAGE OF ANIMALS

Discussion between
Maxwell Knight and Ludwig Koch
Produced by Desmond Hawkins
So much interesting correspondence has come in from listeners about the reactions of their pets to this recent series of broadcasts that this is a postscript in which Maxwell Knight and Ludwig Koch discuss some of the more striking points raised in listeners' letters.

Contributors

Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins
Produced By: Ludwig Koch

: 'JACKANAPES'

A story by Mrs. Ewing
Adapted by Paul Stephenson
Read by Carleton Hobbs
1-' Jackanapes arrives in the world

Contributors

Adapted By: Paul Stephenson
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

The Four in A Chord
A Note or Two from Richard de Morya
Billy Baxter
Something To Sing About
Val Merrall
Bernard Spear
Petula Clark
Compere, Gene Crowley
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Richard de Morya
Unknown: Billy Baxter
Unknown: Val Merrall
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: The Weather

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

: Bernard Braden in BETWEEN TIMES WITH BRADEN

with Benny Lee and Pearl Carr
Announcer, Ronald Fletcher
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Special orchestrations by Malcolm Lockyer
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Announcer: Ronald Fletcher
Unknown: Nat Temple
Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: FRANK BARON

at the piano

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: ' THERE AND BACK AGAIN'

Two talks by- Frank Macey Leigh
1-' There '
The speaker has always been addicted, he says, to the British habit of muddling through. In confirmation of its advantages over system, he tells what happened when the school of which he was headmaster was evacuated at the beginning of the war.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank MacEy Leigh

: THESE RADIO TIMES

A light-hearted history of radio entertainment as related by artists and others who had a hand in making it
Chapter 5
Max Bacon , Peggy Cochrane
Gilbert Harding , Gladys Ripley Dudley Rolph , Harry Secombe
Narrator, Rex Palmer
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning
(The recorded broadcast of October 17 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Max Bacon
Unknown: Peggy Cochrane
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Gladys Ripley
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Narrator: Harry Secombe
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The Railway Children' by E. Nesbit
Adapted as a serial play in five episodes by Audrey Lucas
1 — ' The Beginning of Things '
Produced by Eve Burgess
' They were not railway children to begin with ... they were just ordinary ... and they lived with their father and mother in an ordinary red-brick-fronted villa.'
That is how E. Nesbit began her story when, about fifty years ago, she wrote a famous book called The Railway Children.' Today you hear how it was that Roberta, Peter, and Phyllis first met the Railway.
5.30 For Older Children
' Hello, Young Music Lovers ! '
Three illustrated talks by Sir Malcolm Sargent
1—' What Is Music? '
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: E. Nesbit
Unknown: Audrey Lucas
Produced By: Eve Burgess
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Mother: Lucille Lisle
Father: Frank Duncan
Roberta: Rosamond Barnes
Peter: Dawson France
Phyllis: Elaine MacNamara
Perks: Charles Leno
Driver: Ernest Jay
Station-Master: Ernest Jay
Ruth: Phoebe Hodgson
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs

: 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
Iris Ashley
Ask Me Another
A general knowledge-quiz between contestants representing all parts of the British Isles North of England-1
Lancashire and Cheshire:
Deryck Guyler
Montague Mosely Arthur Maddocks
Taking part in the sketch:
John Bentley , Robert Rietty
Virginia Winter
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Iris Ashley
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Montague Mosely
Unknown: Arthur Maddocks
Unknown: John Bentley
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Virginia Winter
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Yurner )
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
Michael Winfield (oboe) Before an invited audience in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Contributors

Leader: Halle Orchestra
Leader: Laurance Yurner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Oboe: Michael Winfield

: Pull up a chair and turn up the radio, it's TED RAY TIME

The old maestro presents a new series with Peter Sellers
Harold Berens
Kenneth Connor
Don Peters and Joan Sims
The Beaux and the Belles
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by George Wadmore ,
Ted Ray. and Sid Colin
Produced by George Inns

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Don Peters
Unknown: Joan Sims
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Script By: George Wadmore
Script By: Ted Ray.
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: George Inns

: Anthony Jacobs in 'PRISONER'S PROGRESS'

See above
(Recording made on July 15, 1954, for the Italia Prize entry)
(' Prisoner's Progress ' was originally broadcast in the Third Programme last April)
Louis MacNeice writes on page 5

: MOZART

Sonata in B flat (K.358) played by Paul Badura-Skoda and Joerg Demus
(piano duet) on gramophone records

Contributors

Played By: Paul Badura-Skoda
Played By: Joerg Demus

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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