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: Big Ben; State of the Parties

followed by Bright and Early: records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC West of England Light Orchestra

Conductor, Frank Cantell
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra Conductor: Frank Cantell

: Lift Up Your Hearts!: God speaks to men

A talk by the Bishop of Croydon.

Contributors

Presenter: The Bishop of Croydon [name uncredited]

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Market Intelligence

Food facts from port and mart.

: Morning Music

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: Service for Schools

Prayer
Holy Spirit. Truth Divine (S.P. 620; A. and M. 672; C.H. 193; P. and H. 93. all omitting vv. 4, 6: Tune, Innocents)
Interlude: 'The Gift of the Holy Spirit'
Prayers: the Prayer for All Men; the Lord's Prayer
Our Blessed Redeemer (S.P. 182, omitting v. 2: A. and M. 207; C.H. 180. and P. and H. 89, omitting v. 2: Tune, St. Cuthbert)
Blessing

: State of the Parties

followed by Albert Marland and his Rococo Orchestra
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Musicians: Albert Marland and his Rococo Orchestra

: For the Schools: Music and Movement II

by Marjorie Eele.
(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

Contributors

Presenter: Marjorie Eele

: The Daily Service

God is love (BBC Hymn Book 7)
New Every Morning, page 11
Psalm 66 (Broadcast Psalter)
Romans 16, vv. 17-27
The Lord's my Shepherd, I'll not want (BBC Hymn Book 480)

: State of the Parties followed by Music While You Work

Felix King and his Orchestra
(Felix King and his Orchestra are appearing at the Colony Restaurant, London)

Contributors

Musicians: Felix King and his Orchestra

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools

Time and Tune
by Kay Foster.

11.20 Current Affairs I

11.40 Talks for Sixth Forms: Scientific Investigation and Explanation: 4 - What do we mean by the 'limitations of science?'
by D. M. MacKay. King's College, University of London.
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Presenter (Time and Tune): Kay Foster
Presenter (Talks for Sixth Forms): D. M. MacKay

: State of the Parties

followed by Harry Leader and his Band

(Harry Leader and his Band are appearing at the Astoria Dance Salon, London)

Contributors

Musicians: Harry Leader and his Band

: State of the Parties followed by The Gwendwr Players

Contributors

Musicians: The Gwendwr Players

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Trends in the Results

See Light Programme

: Folk Melodies of the British Isles

played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Musicians: The BBC Midland Light Orchestra [Orchestra] conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: For the Schools

Travel Talks: Round the Commonwealth
Cy Grant talks about his childhood in a sugar-growing district of British Guiana.

2.20 Looking at Things: Restaurants and Snack Bars

2.40 Senior English I: Poetry Programme: A Tale of Country Things
by John Masefield.

Contributors

Presenter (Travel Talks): Cy Grant
Script (Looking at Things): Barbara Naish
Presenter (Senior English I): John Masefield

: State of the Parties followed by Band of the Irish Guards

Conducted by Capt. C. H. Jaeger, Director of Music
(BBC recording)

Contributors

Musicians: Band of the Irish Guards
[Band] conducted by: Capt. C. H. Jaeger

: Racing at Epsom: 177th Renewal of The Oaks Stakes

From the Grand Stand.

Contributors

Commentary: Peter O'Sullevan

: Band of the Irish Guards

(continued)

Contributors

Musicians: Band of the Irish Guards

: State of the Parties followed by Music While You Work

Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne

Contributors

Musicians: Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne

: Racing at Epsom: The Coronation Cup

A race for three-year-olds and upwards, run over a distance of one and a half miles
From the Grand Stand.

Contributors

Commentary: Peter O'Sullevan

: State of the Parties followed by Footlight Favourites

played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Musicians: The BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages
The Good Master: 5 - Kate and the Gypsies
by Kate Seredy told in six episodes by Eve.
The early days of autumn brought the Gypsies to the ranch and Kate found it hard to keep away from them. Something interesting was always going on in their camp. After dark they would sit round the fire singing strange, sad songs. At night the soft, sweet tune of their battered violins would lull Kate to steep; little did she realise that they would bring her the biggest and most frightening adventure of her life.
(BBC recording)

5.15 For Older Children
Counterspy: 5 - Open Sesame
A new serial play in six parts written for broadcasting by John Darran.

Contributors

Writer (The Good Master): Kate Seredy
Storyteller (The Good Master): Eve
Writer (Counterspy): John Darran
Production (Counterspy): Lorraine Davies
Commander Gregory Vaughan, R: John Darran
Rocky Mountain: Michael Aspel
Colonel Spear: Arthur Williams
Jacob Wiseman: Bernard O'Brien
Philip Bronston: Leonard Mayo
Captain Sammy Bluff: Edward Baldock
Professor Cartwright: Philip Phillips
Helen Carter: Gwenyth Petty

: The Weather

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

: Sport

Today's results and weekend preview.

: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra

Contributors

Musicians: Billy Ternent and his Orchestra

: Henry Hall's Guest Night

Highlights of the Show World
You are invited to listen to stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, with the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra.

(BBC recording)

Contributors

Presenter: Henry Hall
Musicians: The Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra Producer: John Simmonds

: Wanted - Good Drivers


See below and page 5

(BBC recording)

: Take It from Here



[Starring] Dick Bentley and Jimmy Edwards
with Wallas Eaton, Alma Cogan, June Whitfield.
The Keynotes
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(Yesterday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)
(Jimmy Edwards is appearing in 'The Talk of the Town' at the Adelphi Theatre, London)

Contributors

Script: Frank Muir
Script: Denis Norden
Producer: Charles Maxwell
Singers: The Keynotes
Musicians: Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Announcer: David Dunhill
Comedian: Dick Bentley
Comedian: Jimmy Edwards
[Actor]: Wallas Eaton
[Actor]: Alma Cogan
[Actress]: June Whitfield

: Verdict of the Polls

Special Post-Election edition of At Home and Abroad.
See top of page

: In All Directions

Some further diversions with Peter Ustinov, Peter Jones and the Aeolian Players.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 4)

Contributors

Musicians: The Aeolian Players
Producer: Pat Dixon
[Actor]: Peter Ustinov
[Actor]: Peter Jones

: Chamber Music

The Neaman Trio: Yfrah Neaman (violin), Eleanor Warren (cello), Lamar Crowson (piano).

Contributors

Violinist: Yfrah Neaman
Cellist: Eleanor Warren
Pianist: Lamar Crowson

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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