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: Bright and Early

Sidney Davey and his Players


Unknown: Sidney Davey

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

(Leader, William Mclnulty ) Conductor, David Curry


Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry


' The things which cannot be shaken'
Bible reading and comment by the Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones
2 — ' My word shall not pass away '


Unknown: Rev. Glyn Parry-Jones

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Malcolm Lockyer and his Concert Orchestra


Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer


Edwina Savidge (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Sylvia Ingman (piano)


Soprano: Edwina Savidge
Piano: Frederick Stone
Piano: Sylvia Ingman


O worship the King (S.P. 618; A. and M. 167; C.H. 9: P. and H. 17, all omitting vv. 3, 5: Tune, Hanover)
Interlude: 'The Last Supper'
Prayers; the Prayer of Dedication; the Lord's Prayer
Mv song is love unknown (BBC
Supplement 10: S.P. 127. omitting vv. 2, 4, 5. 6: P. and H. 65, omitting vv. 2, 4: Tune. Psalm 47)


10.0 NATURE STUDY. Squirrels.' Script by F. R. Elwell.


Script By: F. R. Elwell.


All ye who seek for sure relief (BBC
Hymn Book 289)
New Every Morning, page 22
Psalm 27, part 1 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 10, vv. 32-45
God of mercy. God of grace (BBC
Hymn Book 455)


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont


MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Christine Trodd
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE. Man and Energy. 4—' Energy for Plants.' by W. J. C. Lawrence.
11.40 RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. The Problem of Evil and the Doctrine of Redemption. 8 — 'Redemption: the Divine Story.' Script by E. Martin Browne.


Unknown: Christine Trodd
Script By: E. Martin

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Redhill, Surrey
with Max Geldray, Dick Emery, Alma Cogan and Derek Roy
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Max Geldray
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Derek Roy
Piano: James Moody
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates

: The Weather

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


A spontaneous discussion between
Mary Stocks
Robert Henriques
Ted Leather M.P.
Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil M.P.
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From the County Secondary Modern
School, Wiveliscombe, Somerset


Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Robert Henriques
Unknown: Ted Leather M.P.
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Hector McNeil M.P.
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen


STORIES AND RHYMES. Charlotte's Web ' : a three-part serial arranged for broadcasting from the book by E. B. White. Part 2.
2.20 SENIOR ENGLISH II. John Milton : the story of his life with passages from some of his poems. Script by Anthony Bertram
The passages include lines from ' L' Allegro,' ' II Penseroso,' and ' Samson Agonistes. '
2.45 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH. Listeners are invited to take an active part in this programme. Seine: Madame Duval et Lucien a la gare. The train from Tours is eagerly awaited, for Cousine Bert he is coming to spend a few days with the Duval family in Paris. Script by Sonia Windsor


Book By: E. B. White.
Unknown: John Milton
Script By: Anthony Bertram
Script By: Samson Agonistes.
Script By: Sonia Windsor


Conducted by Paul Dehn
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Film: George Campbell Dixon
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Rose Macaulay
Book: J. W. Lambert


Conducted By: Paul Dehn
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Rose MacAulay
Unknown: J. W. Lambert


Directed by David McCallum with Robert Simmons (baritone)


Directed By: David McCallum
Baritone: Robert Simmons

: Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon in LIFE WITH THE LYONS '

' A Crooner in the House ' with Barbara Lyon , Richard Lyon
Horace Percival , Doris Rogers
Molly Weir
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Bob Block
Ronnie Hanbury , and Bebe Daniels
Incidental music by Arthur Wilkinson
Production by Tom Ronald


Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Richard Lyon
Unknown: Horace Percival
Unknown: Doris Rogers
Unknown: Molly Weir
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Bob Block
Written By: Ronnie Hanbury
Written By: Bebe Daniels
Music By: Arthur Wilkinson
Production By: Tom Ronald


' Once Upon a Time ...'
' Old Peter's Russian Tales ' by Arthur Ransome told by David
6 — 'The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilissa'
5.25 For Listeners of All Ages
Children's Newsreel
March Edition
A review of some of the interesting events of the past month recorded by ' Children's Newsreel ' observers
Programme edited and introduced bv John Musgrave


Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: John Musgrave

: The Weather

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


Hill Farming by W. Ellison
Dr. Ellison, Professor of Agriculture at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, talks about the problems of the upland and hill farmer, and points out how extension of their production would aid the national economy.


Unknown: W. Ellison


The Harlequins
Directed by Sidney Sax


Directed By: Sidney Sax

: Northern Variety Parade presents Norman Evans in MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

with Ethel Manners, Victor Seaforth , Jimmy Clitheroe
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
The Littlewood Songsters
The Kordites
and the augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Script by Cass James
Produced by Ronnie Taylor


Singer: Ethel Manners
Comic/impressionist: Victor Seaforth
Comedian: Jimmy Clitheroe
Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Conductor: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Cass James
Producer: Ronnie Taylor

: Donald Wolfit in 'THE FABULOUS VIDOCQ'

The fantastic story of the man who was, in his own words, in turn, rich, poor, soldier, vagabond, quack, galley-slave, comedian, sailor, pirate, pedlar, fencing-master, tradesman, and ultimately an amazing thief-catcher-in fact the first chief of the Surete Nationale in Paris.
Script by Eric Ewens based on material supplied by P. J. Stead , author of ' Vidocq, a Biography,' and on the personal memoirs of Vidocq
(Continued in next column)
Music composed by Alan Paul
The orchestra, led by Max Jaffa conducted by the composer
Production by Tom Waldron


Script By: Eric Ewens
Unknown: P. J. Stead
Composed By: Alan Paul
Unknown: Max Jaffa
Production By: Tom Waldron
Narrator: Jacques Brunius
Vidocq: Donald Wolfit
Yvrier: Roger Delgado
Hurtel: Geoffrey Wincott
Villedieu: John Sharp
Madame: Mary Wimbush
Gasquet: Noel Johnson
Henri: Brian Hayes
Samson: Christopher Rhodes
Francine: Cecile Chevreau
Emilie the singer: Lind Joyce


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan in ' Yehti '
Footprints on the inside of a plastic deer-stalker hat lead the intrepid Neddi; Seagoon to a lonely pre-fab on Carshalton Marshes. What is Admiral Grytpypethynne, saxophonist by appointment to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, doing in the shallow end of Beckenham Baths? And who was the highly skilled mysterious BBC Chess Photographer found half-naked in a rabbit warren near Dungeness? Is the National Geographical Society behind all this in its attempt to find the sacred Yehti?
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Eric Sykes and Spike Milligan
Production by Peter Eton


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Eric Sykes
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Peter Eton


A play for broadcasting by Peter Van Greenaway
The Humans:
Toy soldiers, courtiers farmer, milkmaid, ladies
Dresden shepherdess, orange girl played bv
Denise Brver , Sarah Caisley
Belle Chrystall , Mairhi Russell
Virginia Winter
Noel Davis. Peter Van Greenaway
Rolf Lefebvre , Victor Platt
Jeffrey Segal
Production by Frederick Bradnum


Broadcasting By: Peter van Greenaway
Unknown: Denise Brver
Unknown: Sarah Caisley
Unknown: Belle Chrystall
Unknown: Mairhi Russell
Unknown: Virginia Winter
Unknown: Noel Davis.
Unknown: Peter van Greenaway
Unknown: Rolf Lefebvre
Unknown: Victor Platt
Unknown: Jeffrey Segal
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
The Sergeant: George Merritt
The Captain: James Thomason
Private Simpson: David Garth
Private Jackson: Jeffrey Segal
The Toys: The Drummer Boy: Brian Haines


Sonata in E flat, Op. 18 played by Winifred Roberts (violin)
Edith Vogel (piano)


Violin: Winifred Roberts
Piano: Edith Vogel

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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