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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Gerald Crossman Players

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RAYMOND AGOULT

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' The way we talk about God by H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D ,
' The One Above '

Contributors

Unknown: H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Norrie Paramor

: RECITAL

Audrey Barratt (piano) Neville Marriner (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Audrey Barratt
Violin: Neville Marriner
Piano: Ernest Lush

: PARROT PERSONALITIES

by Nancy Price
Among the birds she has known, perhaps the most unusual was 'Boney ', the parrot who appeared with her in over 2 thousand performances of ' Whiteoaks who guarded her and her belongings and refused to be bribed.

: This Week's Composer RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

Records of orchestral music including the Spanish Caprice

: The Daily Service

My God, my King, Thy various praise (BBC Hymn Book 13)
New Every Morning, page 64
Psalm 107, vv. 31-42
2 Kings 4. vv. 18-37
Father all-seeing, friend of all creation (BBC Hymn Book 385)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Pleydell

: TWO-PIANO RECITAL

Harry Isaacs and York Bowen

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Isaacs
Unknown: York Bowen

: THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY'

by Walter Besant and James Rice
2—' The Luck of Gilead P. Beck'
For cast see Monday at 11.30 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Besant
Unknown: James Rice

: Workers' Playtime

from Langthorne Hospital, Leytonstone
with The Stargazers, Terry Scott, Vanessa Lee, Peter Sellers
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)

Contributors

Singers: The Stargazers
Comedian: Terry Scott
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Comedian: Peter Sellers
Pianist: James Moody
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Drummer: 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

Claire Bloom
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by the Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Conducted by Lieut. O. Birkin Director of Music
The waltzes played by The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conducted By: Lieut. O. Birkin Director
Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: Beatrice Lillie in Close-Up

A portrait of the internationally famous comedienne
Friends and associates helping to tell the story are:
Leslie Bricusse, Constance Carpenter, Andre Charlot, May Jacobs, Robert Morley, Kenneth Tynan
Narrator, Arthur Bush
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Derek Chinnery

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Bricusse
Unknown: Constance Carpenter
Unknown: Andre Chariot
Unknown: Mav Jacobs
Unknown: Robert Morley
Narrator: Kenneth Tynan
Narrator: Arthur Bush
Written By: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Derek Chinnery

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' Once Upon a Time *
Fairy Tales from Sweden
(translated by Irma Kaplan )
4— ' The Girl who could Spin Clay and Straw into Gold'
told by Vivienne Chatterton
Once upon a time there was a farmer who had a very beautiful daughter; but she was unusually lazy. The farm was rather a big one and there was plenty of work to do for everybody. But the farmer's daughter would sit for hours at her spinning-wheel without doing anything ...
5.25 For Children of Most Ages
Nature Parliament
Your questions answered by the resident members-Peter Scott , James Fisher , and L. Hugh Newman-with Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) in the chair

Contributors

Translated By: Irma Kaplan
Told By: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Members-Peter Scott
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: L. Hugh
Unknown: Newman-With Derek McCulloch

: The Weather

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

: BANDS ACROSS THE SEA

Band of the United States Marine Corps
Conducted by . Lt.-Col William F. Santelmann

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt.-Col William F. Santelmann

: THE BANTU EDUCATION ACT

Talk by J. B. Webb , D.D .
In our concern about apartheid, Dr. Webb thinks we have lost sight of what is good in the working of the Bantu Education Act. He explains it-from the point of view of a South African Methodist.

Contributors

Talk By: J. B. Webb , D.D

: BLACKPOOL NIGHT

A visit to the seaside to join stars from the world of show business
Introduced by Jack Watson with Reginald Dixon
The Littlewoods Girls' Choir
Augmented
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Watson
Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Eric Miller

: WANDERING GIRLS

The problem of girls in their teens who wander to London, and there often find themselves penniless, jobless, and homeless
They come to the city for many reasons: some are running away from their homes, others are searching for ' glamour,' many do not know why they come.
The programme shows what happens to some of them, and how they may find shelter in specially run hostels and are offered help by social workers
Script by Gordon Cruickshank
Production by Eileen Capel

Contributors

Script By: Gordon Cruickshank
Production By: Eileen Capel

: THE FIFTH SIDE OF THE PYRAMID

Talk by Rex Keating
In September 1940 Rex Keating had the exciting experience of exploring the great Step Pyramid-the only pyramid in which you can see the base from below. This fifth side is the bottom of King Imhotep's original mastaba tomb.

Contributors

Talk By: Rex Keating

: Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin are STARSTRUCK

by Derek Roy , Terry-Thomas Avril Angers , Edna Savage
Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Edna Savage
Unknown: Wally Stott
Written By: Bob Monkhouse
Written By: Denis Goodwin
Production By: Pat Dixon

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A 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

: CHORAL AND ORGAN MUSIC

An Anglo-Danish exchange programme
Copenhagen Boys' Choir
Conductor, Mogens Woldike
Finn Videro (organ)
From the Royal Chapel,
Christiansborg
Choir of St. George's Chapel,
Windsor Castle
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Sir William Harris
From St. George's Chapel,
Windsor Castle
From Denmark:
This programme, which is also being broadcast in Denmark, is the last of a series of exchange programmes organised by the BBC. It has been recorded with the co-operation of the Statsradiofonien, Copenhagen.

Contributors

Conductor: Mogens Woldike
Conductor: Finn Videro
Unknown: Sir William Harris

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

The Vikings
Glyn Daniel Introduces experts on this subject from Norway, Denmark, and the Isle of Man:
Professor Bjorn Hougen
Dr. Thorkild Ramskou
Basil Megaw
Produced by John Irving
Recent excavations have enlarged greatly our knowledge of the Viking period, once known only through the stories from the Nordic sagas.

Contributors

Introduces: Glyn Daniel
Unknown: Professor Bjorn Hougen
Unknown: Dr. Thorkild Ramskou
Unknown: Basil Megaw
Produced By: John Irving

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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