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: Bright and Early

The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble and the Montmartre Players
Directed by Henry Krein

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Directed By: Henry Krein

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

Contributors

Leader: William McInulty
Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

The Good News
Talk by A. S. Aldis
2-You matter

Contributors

Talk By: A. S. Aldis

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Norrie Paramor

: RECITAL

Ruth Dyson (piano)
William Waterhouse (bassoon)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Ruth Dyson
Piano: William Waterhouse
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Breathe on me, breath of God (S.P.
458: A. and M. 671; C.H. 194; P. and H. 94: Tune, Carlisle)
Interlude: 'St. Polycarp '
Prayers: the Prayer for Friends; the Lord's Prayer
Who would true valour see (S.P. 515;
A. and M. 676: C.H. 576; P. and H. 122: Tune, Monks Gate)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

NATURE CALENDAR.
10.0 NATURE STUDY Nature Quiz. Pencils and paper are needed for this programme.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Look, ye saints, and see how glorious
(BBC Hymn Book 127)
New Every Morning, page 33 Psalm 24 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 21, vv. 1-14
The head that once was crowned with thorns (BBC Hymn Book 132)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harry Leader and his Band

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Christine Trodd
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE. Water. 10-The Largest Water Creatures, by L. Harrison Matthews.
11.40 religion AND PHILOSOPHY. The Plays of T. S. Eliot. The Cocktail Party ': an introduction by E. Martin Browne, illustrated bv passages from the play.

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Trodd
Unknown: L. Harrison Matthews.
Unknown: T. S. Eliot.
Unknown: E. Martin

: CRICKET

Oxford v. Cambridge
Last day
Commentary by Brian Johnston
From Lord's

Contributors

Commentary By: Brian Johnston

: Workers' Playtime

from No. 4 Maintenance Unit, Royal Air Force, West Ruislip, Middlesex
with Joan Hinde, Eddie Arnold, Eve Boswell, Arthur English
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Hinde
Unknown: Eddie Arnold
Unknown: Eve Boswell
Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Yehudi Menuhin
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FRANK BARON

at the piano

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES AND RHYMES... Jorinda and Joringel': a story from Grimm
2 20 SENIOR ENGLISH II. ' Book review': a talk by Edward Blishen , illustrated by readings
2.40 INTERVAL MUSIC
2.45 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH. A programme in simple French, in which listeners are invited to take an active part. Scene: Adieu la belle campagne. Today Madame Duval returns to Paris, and is seen off at Roche station by Cousine Berthe. Script by Jean-Jacques Oberlin

Contributors

Talk By: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Madame Duval
Unknown: Cousine Berthe.
Unknown: Jacques OBErlin

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Aldershot)
Conducted by Capt. L. N. Dunn , M.B.E.
Director of Music
The waltzes played by the Masters of Melody
Directed by Alec Firman

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. L. N. Dunn
Directed By: Alec Firman

: CRICKET

Oxford v. Cambridge
Further commentary from Lord's

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
'Once Upon a Time .. '
Fairy tales from Sweden translated by Irma Kaplan
1- ' Cattenborg ' told by Jo
5.25 For Children of All Ages
Children's Newsreel
July Edition
Here and There
General news by Alan Dixon London News by Nan Macdonald
Sports News by Kenneth Wolstenholme This Month in your Garden by Fred Loads
Countrywide Reports from Childrens Newsreel observers
Edited and introduced by John Musgrave

Contributors

Translated By: Irma Kaplan
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Introduced By: John Musgrave

: The Weather

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

: BALLET OF OUR TIME

Music from ballets produced in the last twenty-five years played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conducted by John Hollingsworth

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth

: All My Eye and Kitty Bluett

Stanley Baxter and Terry Scott with Patricia Hayes
Dispensing the music is
'Hutch'
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Terry Nation and Dick Barry
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Performer: Stanley Baxter
Performer: Terry Scott
Performer: Patricia Hayes
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Scriptwriter: Terry Nation
Scriptwriter: Dick Barry
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: THE SHAPE OF A HOUSE

An enquiry by Colin Maclnnes into the Englishman's taste in houses and the influences on it
Conducted among householders, architects, builders, building societies, and others concerned with the design of private houses
Colin Maclnnes presents his findings in conversation with Honor Wyatt, with a summing up by Osbert Lancaster

Contributors

Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes

: MAIN STREET. 1955

by Geoffrey Moore
A few months ago Mr. Moore went on a tour of small communities in Western Kansas to lecture on European questions and European literature. In a talk recorded at Lawrence, Kansas, he gives his impressions of the people he met and reports something of their opinions.

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Moore

: Bob Monkhouse and- Denis Goodwin are STARSTRUCK

by Bonar Colleano, Peter Sellers
Beryl Reid , Franklyn Boyd
Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Written By: Bob Monkhouse
Written By: Denis Goodwin
Production By: John Hooper

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs
Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issues of today and tomorrow

: PART SONGS AND ROUNDS

sung by the BBC Midland Chorus
Conductor, John Lowe with Desmond Dupre (lute)
Norman Jones (viola da gamha)

Contributors

Conductor: John Lowe
Unknown: Desmond Dupre
Viola: Norman Jones

: THE OLD SCHOOL TIE

A discussion between four ex-Presidents of the Oxford and Cambridge Union Societies
Humphry Berkeley
President Cambridge Union 1948
(Malvern)
Jeremy Thorpe
President Oxford Union 1951
(Eton)
Ronald Waterhouse
President Cambridge Union 1950
(Holywell Grammar School)
Ivan Yates
President Oxford Union 1951
(Christ's Hospital)
Chairman, Kenneth Adam
President Cambridge Union 1930
(Nottingham High School)
What should happen to the public schools? This is the question to be discussed tonight by these four young men, who are now at the beginning of their careers and on the verge of their own family responsibilities. Should the State step in, either to absorb the public schools into a national system of education, or to ensure their continued independence? Should there be tax remission for parents who pay high fees to send their children to these schools?

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Ivan Yates
Unknown: Kenneth Adam

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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