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BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Michael Collins


Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Michael Collins

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz


' Abide in Me '
St. John 15, vv. 1-12
Bible reading and talk by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain , who gives a word of explanation about this week's talks on the Women's World Day of Prayer theme


Unknown: Elsie Chamberlain

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Conducted By: Stanford Robinson


John Long (cello)
Valerie Tryon (piano)


Cello: John Long
Piano: Valerie Tryon


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


now THINGS BEGAN. 6-man and the Forests. Script by Rhoda Power.


Script By: Rhoda Power.


Almighty God, thy word is cast (BBC
Hymn Book 188)
New Every Morning, page 83
Psalm 33, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 7. vv. 1-13
My God, accept my heart this day
(BBC Hymn Book 356)


The Kursaal Orchestra Directed by Louis Voss


Directed By: Louis Voss


SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. The Baker: John H. Beale and some apprentices talk about the baker's job. (BBC recording)
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. ' La famille Bourdon au Café-Concert': la famille Bourdon passe une agreable soiree et Monsieur Bourdon reconnait un ancien camarade de service. Texte de Martine Anargyros. (BBC recording)


Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: John H. Beale
Unknown: Monsieur Bourdon
Unknown: Martine Anargyros.

: Clarence Wright presents HOMESPUN

A programme of gramophone records


The Coronets
A Note or Two from Ivor Dennis
Eddie Molloy
Something to Sing About
Robert Earl
Eddie Arnold
Anne Shelton
Compere, John Blythe
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Jacques Brown
(Eddie Arnold is appearing in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Chiswick)


Unknown: Ivor Dennis
Unknown: Eddie Molloy
Unknown: Robert Earl
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: John Blythe
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Jacques Brown
Produced By: Eddie Arnold

: The Weather

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

: 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


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

: For the Schools

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. Country Schools Newsreel
2 0 THE music Box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. Brass Band Music: second of two illustrated talks by Harry Mortimer.
2.30 LET'S HEAR IT AGAIN. Variations from the ' Emperor' Quartet by, Haydn, and Furiant from the Piano Quintet by Dvorak
2.40 THE BIBLE AND LIFE. Justice and Injustice. 1—' Justice and Generosity ' : the parable of the labourers in the vineyard. Script by Christine Dudley.
3.0 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' The Raven,' from the Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe


Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Harry Mortimer.
Script By: Christine Dudley.
Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins


Conducted by Paul Dehn
Radio:Rose Macaulay Book: John Lambert Art: Denis Mathews
Film: George Campbell Dixon Theatre: T. C. Worsley


Conducted By: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Rose MacAulay
Unknown: John Lambert
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon
Unknown: T. C. Worsley


For Younger Listeners
David tells The Lambikin ' a story by E. Lucia Turnbull
5.15 For Children of All Ages
Children's Country Dance Party
Traditional songs games and dances with the Birmingham Square Dance Quartet (Leader, Eric Blythe )
John Pigott (pipe and tabor) and Bob Arnold to tell a folk tale
Introduced by Sibyl Clark
followed by * The Looking-Glass Island '
A story for the younger listeners written by Jane Archer and told by Georgie Henschel
6.50 The week's programmes


Story By: E. Lucia Turnbull
Leader: Eric Blythe
Leader: John Pigott
Leader: Bob Arnold
Introduced By: Sibyl Clark
Written By: Jane Archer
Told By: Georgie Henschel

: The Weather

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

: The World and Ourselves BICKHAM SWEET-ESCOTT

comments on events abroad and on our relations with other countries
Bickham Sweet-Escott, who is forty-seven years old and the author of Greece-a political and economic survey, tonight speaks for the first time in this series, though he has often broadcast in the Home Service about the Balkans and the Middle East. Mr. Sweet-Escott is now a banker and his present interests lie mainly in these areas, but during the war he was concerned with Allied help to resistance movements in France, Burma, Malaya, and Siam as well as working with Special Operations Executive in the Middle East, North Africa, Washington, and Italy. In fact, his work and his interests have led him all over the world and his comments on the international scene are based on an unusually wide experience of the conduct of foreign relations.


Gramophone records introduced by Moore Raymond


Introduced By: Moore Raymond


Problems and brain-teasers
Beat the Expert
Lord Mackintosh of Halifax D.L., LL.D.
Ask Me Another
A general-knowledge quiz
Scotland: I-South and East

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Alan Civil (horn)
Before an invited audience in the Magnet Club, Witton, Birmingham


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Horn: Alan Civil

: 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 Peter 's, 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


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

: Carleton Hobbs and Dorothy Holmes-Gore in ' FAIR MUSIC'

A play for radio by Sydney Brough
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Mr McKinch: " John Rae
Mr Mason, Headmaster of Oldways: Carleton Hobbs
Pupils at the school: Diana: Sulwen Morgan
Pupils at the school: Dimpole: Richard Waring
Pupils at the school: Crashaw: Martin Starkie
Joan Duckworth: Belle Chrystall
Peter Duckworth, her husband: Michael Warre
Mrs McKinch: Jean Taylor-Smith
Mrs Millicent, owner of the school: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mr Whipple, her solicitor: Martin Lewis

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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