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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

(Leader, David Paget )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Leader: David Paget
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Bible readings on ' Prayer ' with comment by the Rev. John Huxtable
Principal of New College, "London

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Huxtable

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Owen Walters and his Orchestra

: RECITAL

Helen McKinnon (contralto)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Beryl Kimber (violin)
Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Helen McKinnon
Piano: Ernest Lush
Violin: Beryl Kimber
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HOW THINGS BEGAN. 4-Learning to Count and Measure. Script by Rhoda Power.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Rogation Day
Christ, whose glory fills the skies
(BBC Hymn Book 137)
New Every Morning, page 87 Psalm 147 Romans 12, vv. 1-9
Lord, while for all mankind we pray
(BBC Hymn Book 432)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF work. Rules and Regulations. Script by J. MacAlister Brew.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. ' A la fete foraine': la famille Bourdon va faire connaissance avec les merveilles -humaines et animales-de la fete foraine. Texte de Paule Deglon

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Script By: J. MacAlister
Unknown: Paule Deglon

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Today's Bill
Overture: Pyrotechnics
Augmented
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Variety:
Cherry Wainer and her organ
TV: Ron Rowlands
Records: Eddie Parker
Radio: Diana Coupland
Late Extra
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Cherry Wainer
Unknown: Ron Rowlands
Unknown: Eddie Parker
Unknown: Diana Coupland
Produced By: David Miller

: The Weather

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

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon with Donatd Sinden in ' A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script by Godfrey Harrison
In which David Bliss discovers that a best friend is not a best man where a girl is concerned.
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Unknown: David Bliss
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Phil Bender: Donald Sinden
Carol Fellows: Anne Warren
Mrs Bliss: Gladys Young
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Diana Murray: Louise Gainsborough
Leonora Paul: Mary Law
Sylvia Grey: Monica Grey
The Husband: Philip Ray

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. Who Fought Here?: the Siege of Londonderry. Script by Norman Harrison. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Script By: Norman Harrison.

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

THE MUSIC Box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS
' The Beggar's Opera * by John Gay arranged by Frederic Austin with Doreen Lesley and Peter Hoar
BBC Singers
The Boyd Neel Orchestra (Leader. Erich Gruenberg )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate Adaptation by David Franklin
2.40 POETS AND POETRY. Geoffrey Chaucer : a long poem.
3.0 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' Friends.' from ' Lord Love Us ' by William Sansom. Read by John Slater

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: John Gay
Arranged By: Frederic Austin
Unknown: Doreen Lesley
Unknown: Peter Hoar
Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer
Unknown: William Sansom.
Read By: John Slater
Peachum: David Franklin
Mrs Peachum: Marjorie Westbury
Polly: Jean England
Macheath: Denis Dowling
Lockit: Cameron Miller
Lucy: Marjorie Westbury

: Audrey Russell's Diary * ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK '

Some impressions of the many experiences that fall to her lot as a commentator
Produced by Malcolm Baker-Smith

Contributors

Produced By: Malcolm Baker-Smith

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Willem de Mont (cello)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conductor: Willem De Mont

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of All Ages
' The House at Pooh Corner 'by A. A. Milne
Arranged for broadcasting by David Davis with music by H. Fraser-Simson
3 — ' The Search for Small '
At the piano. Gwenn Knight
Production by Josephine Plummer
Small--ohe of Rabbit's many friends-and-relations-has been lost, and Rabbit has promised Christopher Robin to Organise a Search for him. So a Search is ' Organdised,' as Pooh puts it, and Piglet meets the Heffalump again ...
5.30 For Children of Most Ages
' For Your Music Shelf': the second of three illustrated talks by John Lade
At the piano, Josephine Lee
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: A. A. Milne
Broadcasting By: David Davis
Music By: H. Fraser-Simson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Christopher Robin
Unknown: John Lade
Piano: Josephine Lee
Winnie-the-Pooh: Norman Shelley
Rabbit: Stephen Jack
Piglet: Wilfred Babbage
Christopher Robin: Sheila Moloney
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill

: The Weather

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

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?

A programme of problems and brain-teasers
Beat the Experts
Viera and Elton Hayes
Ask Me Another
Semi-Finals : 7-Scotland
John Smart
(Dundee)
A. J. Campbell
(Paisley)
John R. Allan
(Aberdeenshire)
Chairman, Franklin Engelmann
Programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Elton Hayes
Unknown: John Smart
Unknown: A. J. Campbell
Unknown: John R. Allan
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Turner )
Conducted by George Weldon
Janet Fraser (contralto)
Given before an Invited audience in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Contributors

Leader: Halle Orchestra
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: George Weldon
Contralto: Janet Fraser

: Jimmy Jewel and Pen Warriss in ' LOOKING FOR TROUBLE'

with Betty Paul and John Blythe and Jack Watson and John Gabriel
Script by Len Fincham and Laurie Wyman
Produced by Jacques Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: John Blythe
Unknown: Jack Watson
Unknown: John Gabriel
Script By: Len Fincham
Script By: Laurie Wyman
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: Uncle Silas

by Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted for broadcasting by H. Arnold Hill
[Starring] Carleton Hobbs and Marjorie Westbury
Produced by Mary Hope Allen
(The recorded broadcast of February 22, 1953)

Contributors

Author: Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted by: H. Arnold Hill
Producer: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator (Maud Ruthyn): Marjorie Westbury
Madame Rougierre, a governess: Gladys Spencer
Monica Knollys, Maud's second cousin: Olwen Brookes
First man: Michael O'Halloran
Second man: Wyndham Milligan
Dudley Ruthyn: Roger Snowdon
Gamekeeper: Norman Mitchell
Austin Ruthyn, Maud's father: John Turnbull
Mary Quince, a maid: Jean Webster Brough
Doctor Bryerly: Raf de La Torre
Milly Ruthyn Maud's cousin: Patricia Hayes
Coachman: Reginald Hearne
Uncle Silas: Carleton Hobbs
Beauty: June Spencer
Dickon Hawkes, Beauty's father: Richard George
Sarah Matilda: Audrey Mendes
Tom Byce, a groom: John Cazabon

: NEW DELHI TODAY

by Francis Watson
The capital of India, so often in the headlines today, is a legacy of British official town-planning. Francis Watson , who recently spent' a month in New Delhi after a ten years' absence, found big developments and many changes, but much also to remind a visitor of the past.

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Watson
Unknown: Francis Watson

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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