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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Phil Finch at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Finch

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by Hugh Redwood

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Redwood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

Gramophone records

: RECITAL

for St. George's Day
Old and new settings of words by Shakespeare sung by Ann Dowdall (soprano) John Dethick (baritone) Clifton Helliwell (piano)
The first of four programmes of Shakespeare settings

Contributors

Soprano: Ann Dowdall
Baritone: John Dethick
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Research with Rockets by R. L. F. Boyd , Ph.D. of University College, London

Contributors

Unknown: R. L. F. Boyd

: This Week's Composer

MENDELSSOHN
Records of his Concerto in E for two pianos and orchestra
This work is still in manuscript and has not previously been broadcast in this country

: THE DAILY SERVICE

St. George's Day
To the name of our salvation (BBC
Hymn Book 284)
New Every Morning, page 19 Psalm 15 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 3, vv. 19-28
Jesus, my Lord. how rich thy grace
(BBC Hymn Book 379)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson

Contributors

Directed By: Henry Croudson

: HARRY LEADER

and his Band

: 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 Hungerford on Tutti Day

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: SATURDAY SHOW

Cyril Stapleton directs the BBC Show Band with Alfred Marks, Rikki Fulton The Stargazers, Ray Burns Bill McGuffie , Harold Smart
Bert Weedon
The Show Band Singers
Production by Leonard Trebilco

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: Rikki Fulton
Unknown: Ray Burns
Unknown: Bill McGuffie
Unknown: Harold Smart
Unknown: Bert Weedon
Production By: Leonard Trebilco

: LISTEN TO THE BAND!

Scottish C.W.S. Band
Conductor, Elgar Clayton

Contributors

Conductor: Elgar Clayton

: Saturday Matinée 'OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY'

A comedy for radio by Anthony Juan Skene
Drawn from Tobias Smollett 's
' The Expedition of Humphry Clinker '
Production by Frederick Bradnum

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Juan Skene
Unknown: Tobias Smollett
Unknown: Humphry Clinker
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Mathew Bramble: Norman Shelley
Tabitha: Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Chowder, the dog: Bryan Powley
Lydia Melford: Cecile Chevreau
Humphry Clinker: Brian Wilde
Wilson: Manning Wilson
Lismahago: James McKechnie
Denison: Edgar Norfolk
Win Jenkins: Belle Chrystall
Lady Griskin: Marjorie Mars
Derek O'Donovan: Jeffrey Segal
John Thomas: Michael Turner

: Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF AN ENGLISH BUTLER

Read by Howard Milsom
This programme was originally broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and its origins are rather unusual. During 1953 in a Schools programme the BBC broadcast an interview with a thirteen-year old girl from Alberta, Patricia Dewan. In it she asked, among other questions, ' What is a butler? '
The programme was heard by a retired butler living in Buckinghamshire who immediately wrote her a forty-page letter in answer, and this is his story as it was read at the microphone in Canada last year by Howard Milsomleading Toronto actor.

Contributors

Read By: Howard Milsom

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' Once Upon a Time ...
' Old Peter's Russian Tales' by Arthur Ransome
' The Cat Who Became
Head-Forester ' told by David
5.15 For Older Children
' The Secret of the Lost Planet by Angus MacVicar
6—' Goodbye to Hesikos '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
(Originally broadcast on December 29)
An armaments manufacturer, Otto Schenk, has landed on the Planet Hesikos. He is determined to capture a thought-machine that would enable him to stir up wars on Earth, and so become powerful.
Dr. McKinnon and his friends-
Jeremy Grant, Janet Campbell, Madge' Smith, Spike Stranahan, and Professor Hermanoff-are able to warn the people of Hesikos and to persuade Solveg, the ruler, and his daughter Asa to resist a siege of their underground city.....

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Ransome
Unknown: Angus MacVicar
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Dr Lachlan McKinnon: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Jeremy Grant: Lesley Fraser
Janet Campbell: Celia Struthers
Madge Smith: Hilda Case
Spike Stranahan: Bryden Murdoch
Professor Hermanoff: James MacTaggart
Solveg: Leonard Maguire
Asa: Patricia Leckie
Otto Schenk: James Sutherland

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: SPORT

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Adrienne Cole
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer. Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Adrienne Cole
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Nigel Nicolson, M.p . gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Nicolson, 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

Deryck Guyler
Elton Hayes
Rowland Jones sings
' Recondita armonia ' from ' Tosca ' and ,' An English Rose ' from' * Merrie England '
Mooney and King
Ethel Revnell
Gerald Young
(Continued in next column)
The George Mitchell Choir sings Gounod's Ave Maria'
The British Concert Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Morley )
Conducted by Vic Oliver and Philip Martell play Pomp and Circumstance, No. 1 by Elgar and accompany the artists
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: Rowland Jones
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Unknown: Gerald Young
Leader: Reginald Morley
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Production By: Tom Ronald

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Brewster Mason, Avice Landone with Harcourt Williams and Joseph O'Conor in ' THE LONG SUNSET'

The first production of a new play by R. C. Sherriff
Production by Ayton Whitaker R. C. Sherriff writes on page 4

Contributors

Play By: R. C. Sherriff
Production By: Ayton Whitaker
Production By: R. C. Sherriff
Narrator: John Gabriel
Marcus, a Roman officer: Philip Cunningham
Lugar, a servant: James Thomason
Serena, Julian's wife: Avice Landone
Paula, Julian's daughter: Monica Grey
Julian, a Roman living in Britain: Brewster Mason
Otho Julian's son: Aubrey Woods
Friends of Julian:Portius: George Merritt
Friends of Julian:Lucian: Harcourt Williams
Arthur, a soldier of fortune: Joseph O'Conor
Gawaine, Arthur's nephew: Richard Bebb

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: Close Down









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