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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Eric Spruce at the BBC theatre organ

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from the Psalms and St. John's Gospel
Hymn: Was there ever kindest shepherd

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Gramophone records

: POULENC

Suite: Les Soirees de Nazelles
Preambule Variations
Le comble de la distinction Le coeur sur la main
La désinvolture et la discretion La suite dans les idees Le charme enjôleur
Le contentement de soi Le gout du malheur L'alerte vieillesse
Cadence Final
Italian Caprice (Suite, Napoli) played by Désirée MacEwan (piano)
Second of two programmes of Pouienc's piano music

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Looking at Life by Michael Swann
Professor of Natural History in the University of Edinburgh
3 — ' The Machinery of Growth '

: BALLET MUSIC

Gramophone records, including the Suite ' Miracle in the Gorbals ' by Arthur Bliss

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Bliss

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Stand up, and bless the Lord (BBC
Hymn Book 268)
New Every' Morning, page 58 Psalm 93 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 5. vv. 1-20
God of love and truth and beauty
(BBC Hymn Book 273)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: GERALDO

and his Orchestra with Roy Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Edwards

: THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Recorded extracts from programmes on events at home and abroad broadcast during the week in the domestic and overseas services of the BBC

: Wilfred Pickles in ' HAVE A GO!'

visits
The Old Age Pensioners at Walthamstow

: The Weather

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

: SATURDAY SHOW

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band with Alfred Marks
Rikkt. Fulton, The Stargazers
Ray Burns , Bill McGuffie
Harold Smart , Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers
Production by Johnnie Stewart

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Production By: Johnnie Stewart

: Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: GUILTY PARTY

You too can be a detective
Listeners are invited to join with a panel of experts in testing their powers of crime detection
6-' Dangerous Heights '
Written by Edward J. Mason
Panel of Experts:
John Arlott , F. R. Buckley and Robert Fabian
Devised and produced by Tony Shryane

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: Robert Fabian
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Actors:: Jon Farrell.
Actors:: Hamilton Dyce
Actors:: Ysanne Churchman
Actors:: Chris Gittina
Actors:: Philip Garstoh-Jones
Actors:: John Hobday.
Actors:: Geoffrey Lewis

: Rugby Football IRELAND v. ENGLAND

Commentaries by Rex Alston and G. V. Wynne-Jones , with summaries by Sammy Walker on the second half of the international match
From' Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: G. V. Wynne-Jones
Unknown: Sammy Walker

: VARIETY MATINEE

Winifred Atwell Ronald Chesney
Suzi Miller
Ray Ellington
Patricia Clarke and Charles Granville
Johnny O'Connor
The Fontaine Sisters
Frank Cordell and his Orchestra on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Atwell
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
Unknown: Suzi Miller
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Patricia Clarke
Unknown: Charles Granville
Unknown: Johnny O'Connor

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

'Cowleaze Farm' by Ralph Whitlock
' Ice and Snow but Spring is Coming '
Produced by Mollie Austin
5.25 First Attempts
Barbara Sleigh introduces
Young artists making their first broadcast
Rosamund Aiton (piano)
Valerie George (soprano)
Colin Parr (clarinet)
The Choir of Ashmead School, Reading and Poems written by children read by Gillian Andrews
,Accompanist, Charles Smart

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Whitlock
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Introduces: Barbara Sleigh
Piano: Rosamund Aiton
Soprano: Valerie George
Clarinet: Colin Parr
Read By: Gillian Andrews
Accompanist: Charles Smart
Pat: Thea Hanks
Mary: Mary Harley
Mrs Whitlock: Phyllis Smale
Farmer Whitlock: Ralph Whitlock
Jonas: Douglas Horner
Joe Tagg: Victor Fawkes
Mr Dibben: George Holloway

: 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 Audrey Brice
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Audrey Brice
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Ernest Davies M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament.

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Davies M.P.

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight interviewed by John Ellison
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Vic Oliver again introduces VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Camilleri the accordionist from Malta
Beryl Orde impressions of stars
John Hargreaves and Hella Toros sing the Love Duet from
Leoncavallo's opera '
Pagliacci Percy Edwards ornithological moments
Vanda Vale
' still stooging'
Jon Pertwee of Mr. Burp fame
The George Mitchell Choir sing ' The Merry Widow ' Waltz by Franz Lehar
The British Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Morley )
Conducted by Vic Oliver and Philip Martell play excerpts from
' The Dance of the Hours ' and accompany the artists
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Orde
Unknown: John Hargreaves
Unknown: Hella Toros
Unknown: Pagliacci Percy Edwards
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Franz Lehar
Leader: Reginald Morley
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Angela Baddeley and Patrick Barr in 'THE ORCHARD WALLS'

by R. F. Delderfield with Dorothy Gordon and John Charlesworth
Cast in order of speaking
Adapted for radio by Peggy Wells
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: R. F. Delderfield
Unknown: Dorothy Gordon
Unknown: John Charlesworth
Radio By: Peggy Wells
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Rachel Ames: Freda Falconer
Philip O'Hea: Patrick Barr
Miss Maynard: Janet Burnell
Christine Muir: Angela Baddeley
Michael Pritchard: John Charlesworth
Mr Stubbs: Godfrey Kenton
Mrs Grant: Marjorie Stewart
Mr Pritchard: Ernest Jay
Shirley Grant: Dorothy Gordon

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

Contributors

Prayers conducted by: Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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