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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Michael Collins

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Michael Collins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by Anne Proctor

Contributors

Talk By: Anne Proctor

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: GOOD HEALTH

by a doctor
The regular speaker returns

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Ernest Element)
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: RECITAL

Thelma Godfrey (soprano)
Suzanne Rozsa (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Thelma Godfrey
Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Piano: Frederick Stone

: GENERAL GORDON AND THE GARDEN OF EDEN

Talk by R. E. D. Rawlins
Where was the Garden of Eden? General Gordon had his own peculiar views on this question. R. E. D. Rawlins , formerly magistrate in the Seychelles Islands, tells how he came to get involved with the General's theories.

Contributors

Talk By: R. E. D. Rawlins
Unknown: R. E. D. Rawlins

: This Week's Composer

BEETHOVEN
.Records of movements from one of his piano sonatas and of his Clarinet Trio

: THE DAILY SERVICE

When morning gilds the skies (BBC
Hymn Book 285)
New Every Morning, page 19 Psalm 15 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Kings 18. vv. 17-29
Jesus, my Lord, how rich thy grace
(BBC Hymn Book 379)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: SOUTH SEA SERENADERS

Directed by Ernest Penfold

Contributors

Directed By: Ernest Penfold

: Birds in Britain

A magazine programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
Gulls
Speakers: Niko Tinbergen, Esther Cullen, and J. A. G. Barnes
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Introduced by: James Fisher
Speaker: Niko Tinbergen
Speaker: Esther Cullen
Speaker: J. A. G. Barnes
Produced by: Desmond Hawkins

: FROM MY POST-BAG

The music you have asked for introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

From a factory in Coleraine,
Co. Londonderry with Harry Locke , Carole Carr
Peter Kent , Kenny Thompson
Norman Metcalfe at the electric organ
Tom Davidson at the piano Presented by Jack McGeagh

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Locke
Unknown: Carole Carr
Unknown: Peter Kent
Unknown: Kenny Thompson
Unknown: Norman Metcalfe
Unknown: Tom Davidson
Presented By: Jack McGeagh

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Announcements

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Lucille Graham
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies.
Charles Crathorn
Producer. Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Lucille Graham
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Unknown: Stanton Jefferies

: LIEDER RECITAL

John Kentish (tenor) Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: John Kentish
Piano: Josephine Lee

: Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales (Pwllheli, 1955) CHAIRING THE BARD

Broadcast from the Pavilion of the Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales at Pwllheli. Alun Williams describes the ceremony

: A HUNDRED YEARS OF FRENCH OPERA

A series of record programmes presented by Norman Demuth
8-The Present Day

Contributors

Presented By: Norman Demuth

: 'THE VISITOR'

A play for broadcasting by Frank Hauser
Adapted from the novel by Carl Randau and Leane Zugsmith
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Frank Hauser
Novel By: Carl Randau
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Charlie, a tout: Charles Irwin
Mack, a retired detective: MacDonald Parke
A customer at the bar: Errol MacKinnon
Bartender: Bill Nagy
Walter Dawson, Judith's brother: Nicholas Stuart
Judith Cunningham: Bessie Love
David Cunningham, her second husband: Stuart Nichol
Bud: Lyndon Brook
Ellen Woods: Lois McLean
Joe Willard: Ronald Wilson
Mary Louise: Helen Backlin
' Butchy: Errol MacKinnon
Les, a drugstore assistant: Harold Ayer
Mrs Calaman, a neighbour: Natalie Lynn
Mr Reedy, another neighbour: Charles Irwin
Doctor: Martin Lewis
Annette: Blanche Zohar
Mrs Woods, Ellen's mother: Natalie Lynn

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junket and Cream
A West-Country dish devised by Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
Tunes played by the Jolly Ploughboys with melodeon solos by Bob Rundle
Songs sung by Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
A tale told by June Barrie
Programme presented by Bernard Fishwick
5.20 'All Aboard'
East coast adventures with Alf Brown and Wilfred Wigg in their Kessingland beach boat the Alice Maud. 2-Smuggler's Hide
Edgar Samuel sings
' The Wreck off Scroby ' accompanied on the melodeon by Taffy Thompson
Arranged and introduced by Roy Clark
Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Unknown: Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
Solos By: Bob Rundle
Sung By: Patrick Shuldham-Shaw
Told By: June Barrie
Presented By: Bernard Fishwick
Unknown: Alf Brown
Unknown: Wilfred Wigg
Unknown: Alice Maud.
Unknown: Edgar Samuel
Unknown: Taffy Thompson
Introduced By: Roy Clark
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: Sport

: THE NIGHT SKY IN AUGUST

by J. G. Porter , Ph.D., F.R.A.S.
This month Dr. Porter tells how the astronomer measures position in the sky.
The diagram shows the night sky in August looking east at midnight.

Contributors

Unknown: J. G. Porter

: SUMMER MAGIC

A musical sequence in modern style
Frank Chacksfield and his Concert Orchestra
Keyboard Rhapsody:
Monia Liter
Quiet Rhythm:
The Kenny Powell Quartet and songs by Canadian guest star:
Edmund Hockridge
Introductions by Alan Skempton Production by Leonard Trebilco

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Chacksfield
Unknown: Kenny Powell
Unknown: Alan Skempton
Production By: Leonard Trebilco

: THE NATURALIST'S EYE

A series of talks in which different speakers choose an area and describe the kind of life to be found in it
I-The Fame. Islands by Eric Ennion
Warden of Monks' House Bird Observatory
The Farne Islands are some twenty-four small rocky islands, about half of them bearing vegetation, off the coast of Northumberland. They are now uninhabited except for a lighthouse crew and are preserved by the National Trust as a bird sanctuary. Much research is in progress there and Dr. Ennion, who lives on the mainland nearby, is a frequent visitor.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Ennion

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)
The Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
John Moore (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: John Moore

: THEN AND NOW

A new series of six autobiographical talks by Bertrand Russell , o.m. I-Why I took to Philosophy
Bertrand Russell describes the aims with which he started life as an undergraduate at Cambridge and the reasons for his transferring his main interests from mathematics to philosophy.
(; originally broadcast in the General Overseas Service of the BBC on December 30, 1954)
See page 9

Contributors

Unknown: Bertrand Russell
Unknown: Bertrand Russell

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train and Richard Dimbleby and Gilbert Harding
Presented by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Presented By: C. F. Meehan

: NEWS

: SHOULD WALES HAVE HOME RULE ?

The Fifty-One Society, the Northern discussion group, welcomes as its guest speaker
Megan Lloyd George and invites her to defend the case for Welsh devolution
In the chair: Norman Fisher

Contributors

Unknown: Megan Lloyd George
Unknown: Norman Fisher

: EISTEDDFOD WEEK

A visitor to the National Eisteddfod of Wales, held this year at Pwllheli, Caernarvonshire, gives his impressions, illustrated by recordings made throughout the week

: Valentine Dyall Maureen Pryor. Leon Quartermaine Carleton Hobbs in ' RICHARD YEA AND NAY'

A novel by Maurice Hewlett dramatised as a serial in twelve parts by Wilfrid Grantham
8 —' The Tower of Flies '
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Aziza Eid and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Incidental music composed and conducted by Norman Demuth
Production by Wilfrid Grantham
Part Seven told how Richard and Berengaria were finally betrothed and how they all set out for the Crusade. It told how a son was born to Jehane at Cyprus and how Richard married Berengaria and left her on their wedding night. It told too how they came at last to the Holy Land, of the quarrels among the French party, and of Montferrat's plan to have Richard murdered.

Contributors

Novel By: Maurice Hewlett
Unknown: Wilfrid Grantham
Played By: Aziza Eid
Conducted By: Norman Demuth
Production By: Wilfrid Grantham
Storyteller: Carleton Hobbs
Abbot Milo: Leon Quartermaine
Gilles de Gurdun: Neville Hartley
Eustace de St Pol: Geoffrey Matthews
Queen Berengaria: Yvonne Hills
Marquis de Montferrat: Philip Leaver
Archduke of Austria: George Hagan
King Richard I: Valentine Dyall
Jehane de St Pol: Maureen Pryor
Duke of Burgundy: Philip Cunningham
Bishop of Beauvais: George Merritt
William des Barres: Edward Jewesbury
Gaston de Beam: Roger Delgado

: BRAHMS

Intermezzo in E flat, Op. 117 Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76
Rhapsody in E flat, Op. 119 played by James Gibb (piano)

Contributors

Piano: James Gibb

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Close Down









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