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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Tommy Pears at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Pears

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' God speaks to men '
Talk by the Bishop of Croydon

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: START WITH A SONG

Some pleasant tunes with which to begin the day sung by Patti Lewis , Franklyn Boyd and the Coronets accompanied by Malcolm Lockyer 's Octet
Music arranged by Malcolm Lockyer
Production by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Sung By: Patti Lewis
Sung By: Franklyn Boyd
Accompanied By: Malcolm Lockyer
Arranged By: Malcolm Lockyer
Production By: Pat Dixon

: MASTER AND PUPIL

The Berkeley Singers Josephine Lee (piano)
Ivey Dickson (piano)
The last of three programmes of music by composers forming a chain of direct acknowledged musical inheritance

Contributors

Piano: Josephine Lee
Piano: Ivey Dickson

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Metamorphosis of Insects by V. B. Wigglesworth , F.R.S.
Quick Professor of Biology,
University of Cambridge

Contributors

Unknown: V. B. Wigglesworth , F.R.S.

: BALLET MUSIC

Gramophone records of Rodeo by Aaron Copland and of movements from La Boutique Fantasque by Rossini, arr. Respighi

Contributors

Unknown: Aaron Copland

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The Father's sole-begotten Son (BBC
Hymn Book 67)
New Every Morning, page 15 Canticle 3 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 16, vv. 5-15
Breathe on me, breath of God (BBC
Hymn Book 148)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Hugh James and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh James

: ERIC WINSTONE

and his Orchestra with June Marlow , Michael Holliday Colin Prince , and the Stagecoachers

Contributors

Unknown: June Marlow
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Colin Prince

: THE TRAVELLERS

6-Travelling in Comfort
Laurens van der Post , Peter Fleming , and Brigadier Bernard Fergusson compare notes on some cherished luxuries
Chairman, Peter Scott

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der Post
Unknown: Peter Fleming
Unknown: Bernard Fergusson
Unknown: Peter Scott

: The Weather

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

: 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

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: Listen to the Band!

Brighouse and Rastrick Band
Conducted by Eric Ball

Contributors

Conducted By: Eric Ball

: Saturday Matinee * THE GENTLEMAN WITH THE HOUR-GLASS'

by Don Bannister
Produced by Michael Bakewell

Contributors

Unknown: Don Bannister
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
Clive Forbes: John Arnatt
Cobb: Tom Masson
Lena Mayhew: Joan Harrison
John Abercrombie: Kynaston Reeves
Voice: Allan McClelland
Major Fisher: John Gabriel
Norris: Godfrey Kenton
Grey: Edgar Norfolk
Librarian: Bryan Kendrick

: Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: TOP OF THE BILL

Variety on gramophone records
Presented by Paul Martin

Contributors

Presented By: Paul Martin

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' The Adventures of Clara Chuff by Harry Harrison
'The Absurd Affair of the Short-Sighted Hawk '
Produced by Mollie Austin
5.25 For Older Children
* I want to be ...'
Second series of programmes about careers for boys and girls
8 — ' A Teacher '
Written by Stephen Grenfell
Produced by John Lane

Contributors

Unknown: Clara Chuff
Unknown: Harry Harrison
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Written By: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: John Lane
Peter: John Richards
Pinkie: Susan Carey
Forty-Fifty: Hedley Goodall
Second Man: Hedley Goodall
Clara Chuff: Marion Glyn Evans
Two carrier pigeons:Cuthbert: Harry Carter
Two carrier pigeons:Claude: Peter Wilde
Henry Hawk: Johnny Morris
Mayor of Bannertown: Douglas Leach
Mayoress of Bannertown Woman: Constance Chapman
Dorothy: Janet Cannon
Mr Fidler: Denis Raymond
First man: Denis Raymond

: The Weather

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

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with William Dickie
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer, Stanton Jefferies
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: William Dickie
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: BUYING INK IN CHINA

by Denis Mathews
As part of what he describes as the ' arty tail' of a delegation of M.P.s and Trade Unionists to China, Denis Mathews learned a great deal about ink, brushes, and paper made of bamboo bark. He visited Art Schools and met artists and drank a good many cups of green tea.

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Mathews

: 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

: Vie Oliver introduces VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Maurice Chevalier with Fred Freed at the piano
Margaret Rawlings
Bernard Spear
Kyra Vayne sings ' Ernani. Ernani ' by Verdi Robb Wilton
The George Mitchell Choir sings ' Come Back, Come Back
British Concert Orchestra (Leader, Reginald Morley )
Conducted by Vic Olivet and Philip Martell play ' The Pizzicato Polka and accompany the artists
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Piano: Margaret Rawlings
Piano: Bernard Spear
Piano: Kyra Vayne
Unknown: Verdi Robb Wilton
Leader: Reginald Morley
Conducted By: Vic Olivet
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Hugh Burden in 'DEATH HAS DEEP ROOTS'

A new radio play by Antony Brown adapted from the novel by Michael Gilbert
Main characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by: T. St. John Barry , Peter Claughton Dorothy Holmes-Gore . Mairhi Russell and James Thomason
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
The action takes place in England and France in 1948

Contributors

Play By: Antony Brown
Novel By: Michael Gilbert
Played By: T. St. John Barry
Played By: Peter Claughton
Played By: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Played By: Mairhi Russell
Played By: James Thomason
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
N A P Rumbold: Hugh Burden
Mr Spence: Brian Haines
Victoria Lamartine: Annabel Maule
Mr Rumbold: Lloyd Pearson
Mr Hargest Macrea, K C: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Major Angus McCann: Simon Lack
Kitty McCann: Beth Boyd
Gunner: Edward Jewesbury
Josephine Delboise: Cecile Chevreau
Directeur: Jeffrey Segal
Mr Claudian Summers, K c: George Hayes
Irene Durvier: Marguerite Stone
Honorifique Sainte: John Gabriel
Mr Justice Arbuthnot: Martin Lewis
Colonel Alwright: Richard Williams
Maitre Gimelet: Olaf Pooley
Mrs Roper: Marjorie Mars
Ivy Pratt: Elaine Wodson
Inspecteur Bren: Gordon Davies
Major Ammon: Manning Wilson

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by Father Agnellus Andrew , O.F.M. with the Choirs of St. Francis', Gorton, and St. Cuthbert's, Withington

Contributors

Conducted By: Father Agnellus Andrew

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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