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: Bright and Early

Frank Baron and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Baron

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Blaster and Ourselves'
Talks by the Rev. F. T. Copplestone
4 — ' The Unchanging Christ'

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. T. Copplestone

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Kursaal Orchestra
Directed by Louis Voss

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Voss

: SUNG MASS

For Easter Thursday
From St. Thomas's Priory, Hawkesyard, Staffordshire. Celebrant, Father Sebastian Bullough, o.P. The action of the Mass described by Father Columba Ryan o.P .
Ordinary of the Mass: Lux et Origo Proper of the Mass: Dominican
Gradual
Credo I
Bring. all ye dear-bought nations
(W.H.51)
The Mass is sung by the Dominican Friars of the Community and their Easter ' Religion and Music ' group Choirmaster, Fr. Conrad Pepler, o.P.
Organist, Fr. Michael Jarvis, O.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Father Columba Ryan O.P

: This Week's Composer

DVORAK
Gramophone records of orchestral music, Including two movements from the Cello Concerto

: The Daily Service

Good Christian men, rejoice and sing (BBC Hymn Book 103)
New Every Morning, page 96
Psalm 118, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter)
1 Peter 1. vv. 3-12
Christ the Lord is risen again (BBC Hymn Book 101)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Van Dam and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Van Dam

: 'THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS'

by Kenneth Grahame
Arranged for broadcasting by May Jenkin
Part 8 (and last):
" The Return of Ulysses '
Production by Josephine Plummor

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Broadcasting By: May Jenkin
Production By: Josephine Plummor
Mr Badger: Richard George
The Water-Rat: Frank Duncan
The Mole: Richard Goolden
Mr Toad: Norman Shelley
Weasel: Peter Claughton
Storyteller: Mary O'Farrell

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

From the canteen of an engineering factory in Willenhall, Staffordshire
Charles Smitton, Irene Prador, Pearl Carr, George Moon
Harry Engleman (piano) Vic Mortiboys (bass) Bob Mansell (drums)
Introduced by Philip Garston-Jones
Produced by James Pestridge

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Prador
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: George Moon
Piano: Harry Engleman
Bass: Vic Mortiboys
Bass: Bob Mansell
Introduced By: Philip Garston-Jones
Produced By: James Pestridge

: 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 Janet Howe
Programme introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathom
Producer. Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Janet Howe
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathom
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: OPERA MATINEE

A series of record programmes presented by John Amis
3 —' One and one are two'

Contributors

Presented By: John Amis

: 'THE KEY OF THE GARDEN'

by Naomi Mitchison and Lewis Gielgud
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Norman Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Naomi Mitchison
Unknown: Lewis Gielgud
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Production By: Norman Wright
Leah: Nan Marriott-Watson
A Roman soldier: Stanley Groome
A Temple scribe: Robert Shaw
Phoebe: Susan Richards
Daniel: George Merritt
Mary of Magdala: Betty Baskcomb
Mary: Mary O'Farrell
Joseph of Arimathea: Joseph O'Conor
Peter: T St John Barry
James: Robert Mooney
Barabbas: Harry Towb

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Country Dance Party
Traditional songs, games and dances with the Birmingham Square Dance Band
(Leader, Eric BIythe ) and Charlie Bate (accordion)
Programme introduced by Sibyl Clark
5.30 When Birds Do Sing
The first of a new series of three programmes in which Ludwig Koch plays some of his recordings to Norman Creek followed by Two-Piano Duets played by Robert South and Joan South

Contributors

Leader: Eric Biythe
Leader: Charlie Bate
Introduced By: Sibyl Clark
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Unknown: Norman Creek
Played By: Robert South
Unknown: Joan South

: 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

Edward Allcard
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Allcard
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Logical Weed-killing by R. L. Wain , D.sc. of Wye College, University of London
It is easy to invent a blunderbuss weed-killer that would wipe out everything within reach, but to find a killer that will select only its victim calls for an understanding of what goes on inside the plant. Professor Wain describes a scientific background to selective weed-killing that may prove to be of great agricultural importance.

Contributors

Unknown: R. L. Wain

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

The Hirsch String Quartet:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) Leonard Dight (violin)
Stephen Shingles (viola) Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. London. Tickets may be obtained from Ticket Unit, Broadcasting House, W.l

Contributors

Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Violin: Leonard Dight
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Francisco Gabarro

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke.

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke.

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , and Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Kenneth Home khows some of the answers

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby

: PASSING SENTENCE

Discussion between
John Watson and R. M. Jackson
Should Judges and Magistrates receive training in the method and effect of the sentences they pass? John Watson , who is a strong adherent of the view that the Bench should receive such training, is a London magistrate of twenty years' standing and was for many years a voluntary worker in prisons and borstals. R. M. Jackson , who is Reader in Public Law in the University of Cambridge, raises some questions on the difficulties which, he believes, lie in this proposal.

Contributors

Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: R. M. Jackson
Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: R. M. Jackson

: APPOINTMENT WITH MUSIC

Billy Mayerl and his Players

: THE TRAVELLERS

A new series of programmes in which men who have travelled in remote parts of the world meet together to discuss themes of common interest
I-Life in the Arctic
Peter Scott, artist and ornithologist. who travelled in Canada. Lapland. and Iceland to study wild geese. speaks about Arctic birds
Lord Tweedsmuir. who served with the Hudson's Bay Company in North Canada in 1938, discusses animals in the Arctic
F. Spencer Chapman , who accompanied Gino Watkins's two expeditions to Greenland in 1930-31 and 1932-33. speaks about the Esquimaux
Chairman, Michael Huxley
Editor of the Geographical Magazine

Contributors

Unknown: F. Spencer Chapman

: SOUND AND FURY

Second of two programmes of battle music devised and introduced by Elizabeth Cole
Charles Spinks
(organ and piano)
BBC Men's Chorus
Conducted by Cyril Gell
Programme includes ' Capriccio sopra la Battaglia' by Frescobaldi, part of ' The Battle before Alexandria. 1801.' by Henry Bishop , and the Agincourt Song

Contributors

Introduced By: Elizabeth Cole
Introduced By: Charles Spinks
Conducted By: Cyril Gell
Unknown: Henry Bishop

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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