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Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet


A reading from St. John 14 with comment by the Rev. Prebendary Colin C. Kerr


Unknown: Rev. Prebendary Colin C. Kerr

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Maurice Miles


Conducted By: Maurice Miles


Glenice Halliday (mezzo-soprano)
Josephine Lee (piano)
Bronwen Jones (piano)


Piano: Josephine Lee
Piano: Bronwen Jones


Talk by Eugenie Fordham
Mrs. Fordham recalls some of the very curious individuals she made friends with as a child. In those days, she believes, eccentrics were regarded more indulgently and not just treated as subjects to be dealt with by a psychiatrist.


Talk By: Eugenie Fordham

: This Week's Composer

Gramophone records of piano music, including the Polonaise in A and the Fantasy Impromptu


Whit Monday
Come down. 0 Love Divine (BBC
Hymn Book 149)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 48 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 10, w. 34-48
Breathe on me. Breath of God (BBC
Hymn Book 148)


Conducted by Raymond Agoult in a sequence of uninterrupted music for holiday listening


Conducted By: Raymond Agoult


conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra on gramophone records
Overture: La Cenerentola (Rossini)
Scherzo in G minor (Mendelssohn) Adagio for strings (Samuel Barber ) Symphonic Poem: Don Juan
(Richard Strauss )
Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
(The Twilight of the Gods) (Wagner)


Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Don Juan
Unknown: Richard Strauss


Problems and brain-teasers
Beat the Expert
Ex-Superintendent Tom Fallon
Ask Me Another
Semi-finals: 9-Wales


Unknown: Tom Fallon


Today's Bill
Overture: Rainfall
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
The Swing Shop Sextette with Bryan Johnson
TV: Eula Parker
Records: Ronald Chesney
Variety: Dickie Valentine
Late Extra
Produced by David Miller


Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Bryan Johnson
Unknown: Eula Parker
Unknown: Ronald Chesney
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 in 4 A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script by Godfrey Harrison
In which David Bliss finds that storms in a teacup can be complicated by lightning.
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Unknown: David Bliss
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Penny Gay: Petula Clark
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
The Neighbour: Elsa Palmer
The Policeman: Philip Ray

: Orchestral Concert BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Phyllis Sellick (piano)


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Piano: Phyllis Sellick

: Racing

at Hurst Park
The Queen Elizabeth Steeplechase
A handicap, run over a distance of three miles
Commentary by Raymond Glendenning, assisted by Tom E. Webster as race-reader
From Hurst Park Racecourse


Commentary By: Raymond Glendenning
Assisted By: Tom E. Webster

: 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


Produced By: Malcolm Baker-Smith


The City of Birmingham Cup
Commentary by Harry Middleton
From Bromford Bridge Racecourse

: Whit Monday Matinee presents Double Bill Two adaptations from short stories by Osbert Sitwell * TOUCHING WOOD'

with Godfrey Kenton as the Passenger
The scene is the deck of a liner bound for Suez


Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Narrator: Edward Chapman
Mrs Ruevinny: Marjorie Mars
Mr Ruevinny: Gordon Davies

: Edward Chapman and Muriel George in 6 A PLACE OF ONE'S OWN'

The acuon takes place in Bellingham House, Newborough, in Yorkshire, at the beginning of the century
Both plays adapted and produced by Mary Hope Allen


Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Tidcroft, a house agent: Harold Reese
Mrs Smedhurst: Muriel George
Mr Smedhurst: Edward Chapman
Old Lady: Gladys Spencer
Her companion: Beatrice Bevan
Coroner: Bryan Powley
Mrs Pont: Vivienne Chatterton
Miss Bezyre: Betty Hardy
Marbelle Thatcher: Mairhi Russell
Ellen Pyecroft: Belle Chrystall
Mrs Manning-Tutthorne: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Major Manning-Tutthorne: James Thomason
Mrs Catterwick: Marjorie Mars


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
5—' Eeyore Joins the Game '
At the piano Gwenn Knight
Production by Josephine Plummer
Where the track to the Forest crossed the river there was a bridge, almost as broad as a road, with wooden rails on each side of it. Christopher Robin could just get his chin on to the top rail, if he wanted to, and Pooh could get his chin on to the bottom rail if he wanted to, but it was more fun to lie down and get his head under it, and watch the river slipping slowly away beneath him. And this was how, one day, he came to invent the game of Poohsticks.


Unknown: A. A. Milne
Broadcasting By: David Davis
Music By: H. Fraser-Simson
Piano: Gwenn Knight
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Christopher Robin
Winnie-the-Pooh: Norman Shelley
Christopher Robin: Sheila Moloney
Rabbit: Stephen Jack
Piglet: Wilfred Babbage
Eeyore: Geoffrey Wincott
Tigger: Colin Gordon
Roo: Elaine MacNamara
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill

: Play-Up

A magazine programme of sports and games including:
Curious moments in sport
Women's international Olympic
Coaching Corner
A young sporting personality and a Celebrity Spot
Introduced by Peter Cranmer
Produced by Graham Gauld
5.50 The week's programmes


Introduced By: Peter Cranmer
Produced By: Graham Gauld

: The Weather

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


A Whitsun Whirl of Seaside Stars
and the BBC Variety Orchestra


The Conductor: Arthur Askey
The Passenger: David Nixon
The Livestock: Charlie Chester
The Livestock: Cyril Fletcher
The Goods: Alma Cogan
The Goods: Cherry Lind
The Goods: Pat Coombs
The Wheeltappers: Paul Fenoulhet
The Script: Bob Monkhouse
The Script: Denis Goodwin
The Production: Leslie Bridgmont


conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Irmgard Seefried (soprano)


Leader: Paul Beard
Soprano: Irmgard Seefried


Talk by Firooze Colaabavala
The speaker tells how after his service with the Indian Army and Navy he was filled with wanderlust. He decided to hitch-hike from Bombay to Buckingham Palace for the Coronation. He thought of staying in London, but instead he set off for Lapland.... ' My life as a wanderer is an answer to all my prayers, all my confusion.'
(The recorded broadcast of May 2 in the Light Programme series ' Off the Cuff')


Talk By: Firooze Colaabavala

: Jimmy Jewel, Ben Warriss in LOOKING FOR TROUBLE

with Betty Paul and John Blythe
Stuart Nichol
Gene Anderson and Arthur Lowe
Script by Len Fincham and Laurie Wyman
Produced by Jacques Brown


Unknown: Betty Paul
Unknown: John Blythe
Unknown: Stuart Nichol
Unknown: Gene Anderson
Unknown: Arthur Lowe
Script By: Len Fincham
Script By: Laurie Wyman
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: Fay Compton and James McKeehnie with Nicolette Bernard in ' OLYMPIA'

by Ferenc Molnar
Translated by Sidney Howard
Adapted for broadcasting by Robert Rietty
Cast in order of speaking:
The scene is a watering-place in Hungary; the time, the beginning of the century
Produced by R. D. Smith


Unknown: Ferenc Molnar
Translated By: Sidney Howard
Broadcasting By: Robert Rietty
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Countess Lina: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Count Albert: Walter Hudd
Princess Eugénie: Fay Compton
Princess Olympia: Nicolette Bernard
Captain Kovacs: James McKechnie
Krehl: Peter Neil
Prince Plata-Ettingen: Laidman Browne


Gramophone records of popular Hungarian music presented by Raymond Agoult


Presented By: Raymond Agoult

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