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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Frederick Lunnon )
Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' The End of the Way '
Readings from
Philippians and Revelation
Hymn Jerusalem the Golden

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MARKET INTELLIGENCE

Food facts from port and mart
Compiled by Philippa Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Philippa Hooper

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: RECITAL

Derek Simpson (cello)
Fiona Cameron (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Derek Simpson
Piano: Fiona Cameron

: MY LIFE AND DIETS

by Bob Keston
Mr. Keston, who has been on one diet or another for most of his adult life, finds the experience has been at least amusing, if not entirely beneficial.

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Keston

: This Week's Composer

WALTON
Records of an excerpt from
Belshazzar's Feast

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Away with our fears (BBC Hymn
Book 147)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 139 (Broadcast Psalter) 2 Kings 1. vv. l-17a Thine arm. 0 Lord, in days of old
(BBC Hymn Book 382)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Primo Scala and his Accordion Band

Contributors

Unknown: Primo Scala

: THE PROMENADE PLAYERS

Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: Celia Johnson in ' THE ENCHANTED APRIL'

A romance for radio in five parts
Adapted by Thea Holme from the novel by the author of ' Elizabeth and her German Garden '
5—' The Flowering of Mrs. Fisher '
Lotty watches the enchantment of San Salvatore working miracles with intractable material, and Lady Caroline finds herself inside the magic circle.

Contributors

Adapted By: Thea Holme

: CRICKET

Essex v. Kent
Last day
Commentary by Brian Johnston
From Clacton

Contributors

Commentary By: Brian Johnston

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Overture: Post Haste
Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
TV: The Maple Leaf Four
Radio: Shirley Norman
Variety:
Dan Douglas and Bob Colston
Records:
Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth
Late Extra
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Broadcaster: Shirley Norman
Variety double act: Dan Douglas and Bob Colston
Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Producer: David Miller

: The Weather

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

: TWO IN ONE

Plot the Spot : Figure It Out
Two new panel games devised and compiled by John P. Wynn
The Panel:
Hubert Gregg. Charmian Innes
Fred Cooke , Audrey Russell
Chairman, Michael Miles
Programme produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: John P. Wynn
Unknown: Hubert Gregg.
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Fred Cooke
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Michael Miles
Produced By: Joan Clark

: THE CORONETS

on gramophone records

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: JACK COLES

and his Orchestre Moderne featuring The Golden Strings

: CRICKET

Essex v. Kent
Further commentary

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Edward Walker (flute)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Flute: Edward Walker

: ' THE DANCE'

by Hugh Walpole
Adapted by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Michael Bakewell

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Adapted By: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Michael Bakewell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Listeners
' Dangerous Waters '
A serial story in six parts written by Jack Cox
4—' Attacked by a Frogman '
Reader, Basil Jones

Contributors

Written By: Jack Cox
Reader: Basil Jones

: 'The Adventures of Deadline Donovan

A serial play by W. B. Macmillan and Harold Ballantyne
4 — ' The Haunted House '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden

Contributors

Play By: W. B. MacMillan
Play By: Harold Ballantyne
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Charlie Curne, lift-man in the Mercury Office: Leonard Maguire
Visitors to the newspaper office:Boy: Gordon MacDonald
Girl: Joan Fitzpatrick
J B Tweed, the Editor: Douglas Robin
Steve Murray Chief Reporter: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Deadline Donovan, copy-boy: John Carlin
Concord Street twins:Andy Logan: Joan Fitzpatrick
Concord Street twins Jessie Logan: Effle Morrison
Fred Ample, Caretaker of Gowan Villa: Iain Cuthbertson
Three mysterious people:Leslie Stubbs: Arthur Boland
Three mysterious people Vi Morgan: Effle Morrison
Three mysterious people Harry Grimm: Douglas Murchie
The Awful Voice, the Ghost of Gowan Villa: Iain Cuthbertson

: The Weather

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

: Sport

Today's results and week-end preview
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Introduced By: John Snagge

: SWEET SINGING IN THE CHOIR

The third in a series of six recorded programmes dealing with the practical and musical problems facing those who wish to form and maintain amateur choral groups in rural or provincial districts
The programmes devised and presented by Michael Vickers

Contributors

Presented By: Michael Vickers

: GUILTY PARTY

You too can be a detective
Listeners are invited to join with a panel of experts in testing their powers of crime detection
' Frozen Asset'
Written by Edward J. Mason
Actors:
Jon Farrell , Hamilton Dyce
Noreen Baddiley
Philip Garston-Jones
Chris Gittins ,June Spencer
Panel of Experts:
John Arlott , F. R. Buckley
Robert Fabian
Devised and produced by Tony Shryane

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Jon Farrell
Unknown: Hamilton Dyce
Unknown: Noreen Baddiley
Unknown: Philip Garston-Jones
Unknown: Chris Gittins
Unknown: June Spencer
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: Robert Fabian
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERTS

William Herbert (tenor)
Henry Hoist (violin)
Rosalyn Tureek (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1: Beethoven
Finale from Ballet Music: Prometheus
7.40 app. Song with Orchestra:
Adelaide
7.48 app. Piano Concerto No. 2, in B flat
8.20 app. Symphony No. 7, in A

Contributors

Tenor: William Herbert
Violin: Henry Hoist
Piano: Rosalyn Tureek
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall

: GRANDE GINGOLD

Half an hour with Hermione
London's only lady witch
Also embroiled in these macabre proceedings:
Alexander Gauge , Kenneth Connor
Bob Harvey , David Jacobs
Peter Yorke and his Orchestra
Script by Sid Colin. Myles Rudge Frederic Raphael and Tony Becher
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Gauge
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Bob Harvey
Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Peter Yorke
Script By: Sid Colin.
Script By: Myles Rudge
Script By: Frederic Raphael
Script By: Tony Becher
Produced By: Roy Speer

: THE HAUNTS OF THE FLAMINGO

Recordings introduced by Eric Simms and George Yeates
The great area of the Camargue ia Southern France is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in Europe, and here is to be found in great numbers that strange and mysterious bird, the flamingo. In 1954 Eric Simms visited the Camargue with a mobile recording unit, and together with George Yeates , who first visited the colony in 1947, introduces recordings made in the haunts of the flamingo.
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Introduced By: Eric Simms
Introduced By: George Yeates
Unknown: Eric Simms
Unknown: George Yeates
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: A STAR REGAINED

by Jessie Kesson
In this talk Mrs. Kesson recalls her childhood conception of God-an unorthodox one which she built up from the unusual and conflicting influences surrounding her early life.

Contributors

Unknown: Jessie Kesson

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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