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: Bright and Early

George Scott-Wood and his Accordion Band


Unknown: George Scott-Wood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra

Conductor, Michael Collins


Conductor: Michael Collins


' God speaks to men '
A talk by the Bishop of Croydon

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


Derek Collier (violin) Josephine Lee (piano)
Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)


Violin: Derek Collier
Piano: Josephine Lee
Oboe: Sidney Sutcliffe


Talk by John G. Esplen
Mr. Esplen travelled with four other Cambridge undergraduates to the shores of Lake Tana to gather material for an examination thesis.


Talk By: John G. Esplen
Unknown: Lake Tana


Overture : Poet and Peasant (Suppé) :
London .Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Georg Solti
Waltz: Vienna Blood (Johann Strauss): Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Moralt
Intermezzo (School for Fathers)
(Wolf-Ferrari): Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Wilhelm SchUchter
Three dances (Tom Jones) (Edward.
German) : London Symphony Orchestra. conducted by George Weldon on gramophone records


Conducted By: Georg Solti
Conducted By: Rudolf Moralt
Conducted By: Wilhelm Schuchter
Conducted By: George Weldon


Father, 0 hear us. seeking now to praise thee (BBC Hymn Book 260)
New Every Morning, page 7
Canticle 6. part 2 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 15, v. 30. to 16. v. 5
Fill thou my life. 0 Lord my God
(BBC Hymn Book 271)


Fred Alexander and his Players


Unknown: Fred Alexander


20-Your Questions Answered
Glyn Daniel
Sir Mortimer Wheeler and Stuart Piggott
Produced by John Irving
If you have a question on a general archaeological matter which you would like to submit to our panel please send it on a postcard addressed to ' The Archaeologist,' BBC, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, 8.


Unknown: Glyn Daniel
Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: Stuart Piggott
Produced By: John Irving


INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. Eine kleine Spazierfahrt. Dr. Baumann kaufte sich einen neuen Wagen-das war die erste Uberraschung. Dann verschwand plotzlich der Wagen. und Walter war auch nirgendwo zu flnden. ... Die Geschichte hat aber doch ein gutes Ende. Manuskript von Milo Sperber.


Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Unknown: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen at Beverley, Yorks
with Robert Moreton, Lewis Powell and Leah Roberts, Eddie Molloy, Martin Lukins
Fred Harries at the piano


Comedian: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Lewis Powell
Unknown: Leah Roberts
Unknown: Eddie Molloy
Unknown: Martin Lukins
Pianist: Fred Harries
Presented by: Geoffrey Wheeler

: The Weather

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


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


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Ethel Lyon
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies


by Lamar Crowson


Unknown: Lamar Crowson


directed by Ernest Penfold


Directed By: Ernest Penfold


The first of a series of gramophone programmes introduced by Norman Demuth


Introduced By: Norman Demuth

: Yvonne Mitchell Joan Miller and David Kossoff in 'THE SAME SKY'

by Yvonne Mitchell
Adapted for broadcasting by Peggy Wells
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Broadcasting By: Peggy Wells
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
George Smith: Glyn Dearman
Manny Brodsky: Vernon Morris
Esther Brodsky: Yvonne Mitchell
Momma Brodsky: Joan Miller
Poppa Brodsky: David Kossoff
Reeny Biodsky: Mairhi Russell
Sammy: Oscar Quitak
Jeff Smith: Hugh David

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages

A true story by Winifred Revill told by Jo.

5.15 Find, Fix, and Strike
A team of BBC commentators reports from an aircraft carrier taking part in an operational exercise in the English Channel.

On board H.M.S. Bulwark
Douglas Fleming in the Operations Room; Max Robertson on the Compass Platform; David Lloyd-James in 'Flying Control'

In the Air
Cliff Michelmore in a Sky Raider; Raymond Baxter in a Sea Venom

Produced by John Lane
(in co-operation with the Admiralty)
Capt. J. M. Villiers, R.N., writes on page 21


Writer (Jekka): Winifred Revill
Storyteller (Jekka): Jo
Reporter (Find, Fix, and Strike): Douglas Fleming
Reporter (Find, Fix, and Strike): Max Robertson
Reporter (Find, Fix, and Strike): David Lloyd-James
Reporter (Find, Fix, and Strike): Cliff Michelmore
Reporter (Find, Fix, and Strike): Raymond Baxter
Producer (Find, Fix, and Strike): John Lane

: The Weather

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

: The May Meetings

by Shaun Herron, Editor of the British Weekly.
The older Free Churches of this country - Baptist, Congregationalist, and Presbyterian-hold annual assemblies that are usually referred to as the May Meetings. These assemblies are inspirational and also afford opportunities for a denomination to pass resolutions on matters of public interest. In this talk Shaun Herron examines the function of these May Meetings in the life of the older Free Churches, and reports on the meetings held this year.


Presenter: Shaun Herron

: Band of the Scots Guards

Conducted by Lieut.-Colonel S. Rhodes, M.B.E., Director of Music


Musicians: Band of the Scots Guards
[Band] conducted by: Lieut.-Colonel S. Rhodes

: Science Survey: Metamorphosis of Insects

by V. B. Wigglesworth, F.R.S., Quick Professor of Biology, University of Cambridge.
Professor Wigglesworth describes some of the research which, in recent years, has shown that the changes from the caterpillar to the fully developed insect are controlled by hormones.
(BBC recording)
Repeated on Saturday at 9.30 a.m.


Presenter: V. B. Wigglesworth

: Songs by Vaughan Williams

Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano), Richard Lewis (tenor), Keith Faulkner (bass-baritone), Michael Mullinar (piano)
Members of the Hirsch String Quartet: Leonard Hirsch (violin), Leonard Dight (violin), Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Mezzo-soprano songs:
Let us now praise famous men (Ecclesiasticus); Motion and stillness; Four nights; The new ghost; The water mill (words by Fredegond Shove)
Tenor songs, with violin and cello accompaniment:
Merciless beauty-three rondels: Your eyen two will slay me suddenly; So halh your beauty from your herte chased; Since I from love escaped am so fat (words by Geoffrey Chaucer)
Bass-baritone songs:
The vagabond: Let beauty awake; The infinite shining heavens (Songs of Travel, words by R. L. Stevenson)
Lovesight (The House of Life, words by Dante Gabriel Rossetti) Menelaus on the beach at Pharos (words by Ursula Wood)
(first performance in England)
Part of the first of six concerts of English Song presented by the Arts Council of Great Britain at the Wig-more Hall, London


Mezzo-Soprano: Nancy Evans
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Bass-Baritone: Keith Faulkner
Pianist: Michael Mullinar
Violinist: Leonard Hirsch
Violinist: Leonard Dight
Cellist: Francisco Gabarro

: Dinner for Eight

A short story by Anthony Armstrong.
Read by Ivan Samson.


Writer: Anthony Armstrong
Reader: Ivan Samson

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn, Joy Adamson, Jack Train, F. C. Hooper and Gilbert Harding

('Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick)

To be repeated on Sunday at 1.45 (Light); Monday at 3.10 (Home)


Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Joy Adamson
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: F. C. Hooper
Presenter: Gilbert Harding

: How the Country Polled

Voting which has been taking place today is now over.
Commentators stationed at regional centres throughout the country and at Party Headquarters in London describe Polling Day scenes and incidents and comment on the strength of the poll.
The programme, introduced by Andrew Shonfield, includes a contribution by Alistair Cooke, who is over here specially for the Election.


Presenter: Andrew Shonfield
Guest: Alistair Cooke

: Reg Leopold and his Orchestra


Musicians: Reg Leopold and his Orchestra

: Results of the Poll

An explanation for listeners of the way in which the Election results will be broadcast and of the methods by which the statistical analysis of their trends will be calculated.

: Election Results

will be broadcast as they become available. Summaries of the State of the Parties will be given at every quarter-hour.
See panel above and page 3
During this period light music will be played by

10.30 Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band

11.15 The Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds

12.0 midnight Sidney Davey and his Players

12.45 a.m. Troise and his Continental Music

1.30 Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

2.15 The Kursaal Orchestra
Directed by Louis Voss

3.0 Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra

3.45 The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

(BBC recordings from midnight)


Musicians: Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band
Musicians: The Raeburn Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Wynford Reynolds
Musicians: Sidney Davey and his Players
Musicians: Troise and his Continental Music
Musicians: Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra
Musicians: The Kursaal Orchestra
[Orchestra] directed by: Louis Voss
Musicians: Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra
Musicians: The Promenade Players
[Players] conductor: Sidney Bowman

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