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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Michael Collins

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Michael Collins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Diversities of Gifts '
4-Friendship
Talk by Ormerod Greenwood on Stephen Grellet of New York

Contributors

Talk By: Ormerod Greenwood
Unknown: Stephen Grellet

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: GOOD HEALTH

by a doctor

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. Donald Sturtivant )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: RECITAL

Isabel Watts (soprano)
Vincent Groves (viola)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Josephine Lee

: THE PYTHON THAT WAS A COBRA

Talk by Stephen Dewar
' How many people have managed to survive a face-to-face encounter with a King Cobra I really don't know. But if there are any others besides myself I think they must have got away with the aid of a gun or a rifle. I had only a stick and an umbrella.'

Contributors

Talk By: Stephen Dewar

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Christine Trodd

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Trodd

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Be thou my guardian and my guide
(BBC Hymn Book 135)
New Every Morning, page 76 Psalm 130 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 10. v. 16, to 11, v. 12
Jesu. guide our way (BBC Hymn
Book 144)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Coventry Theatre Orchestra
Conductor, William Pethers

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RHYTHM AND MELODY: Gladys Whitred
11.20 GEOGRAPHY. North America. A programme about New York. Script y J. E. Morpurgo.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. Onkel Otto feiert seinen sechzigsten Geburtstag. Der bekannte Geschichtsprofessor und Agyptotoge erhiilt ein hochst merkwUrdiges und mysterioses Geburtstagsgeschenk. Manuskript von Rolf Richards

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Whitred
Unknown: New York.
Unknown: J. E. Morpurgo.
Unknown: Onkel Otto
Unknown: Rolf Richards

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Sandy Macpherson at the BBC Theatre Organ

Contributors

Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from a canteen at Mytholmroyd, Yorks with Cardew Robinson
Margery Manners
Eno and Lane
The Hedley Ward Trio
Fred Harries at the piano
Presented by Geoffrey Wheeler

Contributors

Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Unknown: Fred Harries
Presented By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Announcements

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Kathleen Peck
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Kathleen Peck
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

ADVENTURES IN ENGI.ISH. 'Siegfried and the Dragon ': serial story from the Volsung Saga and the Nibelungenlied. Script by Rhoda Power. Part 2—' The Wooing of Brunhild '
2.20 HISTORY i. Fifteenth-Century Children: a description of their daily lives and upbringing based on contemporary sources. Script by Philippa Pearce
2.40 science AND THE COMMUNITY. Health at Home and at Work. 3-Educating the Deaf. Script by Philip Brown.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.
Script By: Philippa Pearce
Script By: Philip Brown.

: Thursday Matinee * WE CANT BE TOO CAREFUL '

by Margaret Butcher

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Butcher
Colonel Cranston: Hamilton Dyce
Mrs Cranston: Thea Wells
Rawlings: Virginia Hewett
Beryl Cranston: Violet Loxley
A countryman: Peter Claughton
Daniel Wreford: Harry Towb

: ' A QUESTION OF ARITHMETIC'

by R. Vernon Beste
Other parts played by Betty Baskcomb Michael Turner , Peter Claughton. Harry Towb
Plays produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Unknown: R. Vernon Beste
Played By: Betty Baskcomb
Played By: Michael Turner
Played By: Peter Claughton.
Played By: Harry Towb
Produced By: Norman Wright
Mrs Webb: Thea Wells
Sparkman: Hamilton Dyce
Miss Hilton: Violet Loxley
Finch: Manning Wilson
Tiny: Brian Smith
Nelson: Gordon Daviea
Hopson: Rolf Lefebvre
Mrs Finch: Betty Baskcomb
Spencer: Harry Towb
Clarke: Peter Claughton
Marsh: Michael Turner
Rosie: Virginia Winter
Sergeant: Ronald Sidney

: RACING

at Newmarket
The Payne Stakes
A race for three-year-olds, run over a distance of one mile and a half
Commentary by Peter O'Sullevan from the Grand Stand, and by Harry Middleton , assisted by Roger Mortimer as race-reader, from a point down the course
From Newmarket Heath

Contributors

Commentary By: Peter O'Sullevan
Unknown: Harry Middleton
Assisted By: Roger Mortimer

: OPERA MATINEE

A series of record programmes presented by John Amis
7— ' As some to church repair'

Contributors

Presented By: John Amis

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
'Tinker and Tapp Inc. '
A general knock-about with Fred Fairclough on the one side and Herbert Smith on the other, and Doris Gambell and Violet Carson in the middle
Script by Muriel Levy
Incidental music written by Ray Martin played by a sextet led by Fred Harries
Produced byTrevor Hill
5.30 'When Birds Do Sing'
The last of a series of three programmes in which Ludwig Koch plays over some of his famous recordings to Norman Creek followed by Two-Piano Duets played by Robert South and Joan South

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Unknown: Violet Carson
Script By: Muriel Levy
Written By: Ray Martin
Unknown: Fred Harries
Produced By: Trevor Hill
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

: NEWS

: SPORT

: THURSDAY COMMENT

This evening's speaker comments on a subject of topical interest

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Tommy Farr
(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: Tommy Farr
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Night and Day
A group of three talks on the effect of light on living organisms
3-Among Birds and Mammals by William S. Bullough ,
Professor of Zoology. University of London
Hundreds of years ago Spaniards provided their hens with lamplight in the winter evenings and were rewarded, as they hoped, with more eggs. With this as an example, Profesor BuUough goes on to describe some of the problems associated with the effect of light on animals with backbones.

Contributors

Unknown: William S. Bullough

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Charles Spinks
(organ and piano)
The Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)
Before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London

Contributors

Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Tenor: Charles Spinks
Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore

: 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 Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers

Contributors

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

: NEWS

: ELECTION BROADCAST

on behalf on the Liberal Party

: APPOINTMENT WITH MUSIC

Billy Mayerl and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl

: THE TRAVELLERS

5-Urider Sail
Three experienced sailors exchange anecdotes of hurricanes they have encountered at sea
Duncan Carse, leader of the South Georgia Survey of 1953-4, who will be returning to the Antarctic again this year, describes an experience in a small three-master, topsail schooner during the British Graham Land Expedition of 1934-7 Commander Alan Villiers, D.S.C ., tells of a hurricane while sailing his full-rigged ship, the Joseph Conrad , round the world in 1934 Edward Allcard , who has crossed the Atlantic four times in small boats, describes a storm at sea when he was returning from America in 1950 in his thirty-four-foot boat. The Temptress.
Chairman, Peter Scott

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Villiers, D.S.C
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Edward Allcard
Unknown: Peter Scott

: RECITAL

The Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble:
Gareth Morris (flute) Leonard Brain (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)

Contributors

Flute: Gareth Morris
Oboe: Leonard Brain
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Dennis Brain

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: Close Down









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