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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: RAYMOND AGOULT

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Who is my neighbour? '
Talk by Monsignor R. L. Smith

Contributors

Talk By: Monsignor R. L. Smith

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Ray Martin and his Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Martin

: RECITAL

Kathleen Kay (contralto)
Vincent Groves (viola)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Kathleen Kay
Viola: Vincent Groves
Piano: Josephine Lee

: BYE-WAYS IN CEYLON

Talk by E. K. Perera
Mr. Perera, a Sinhalese journalist, describes some unfamiliar aspects of the 'land of the hyacinth and ruby.'

Contributors

Talk By: E. K. Perera

: This Week's Composer MOZART

Records of movements from his symphonies

: THE DAILY SERVICE

O help us, Lord; each hour of need
(BBC Hymn Book 336)
New Every Morning, page 76 Psalm 130 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 1, vv. 13-26
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
(BBC Hymn Book 307)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: PIANO RECITAL

by Joseph Cooper

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: THE GOLDEN BUTTERFLY'

by Walter Besant and James Rice
Dramatised as a serial in ten parts by Howard Agg
7—' Art and Power '
For cast see Monday at 11.30 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Besant
Unknown: James Rice

: CRICKET

Middlesex v. Surrey
Last day
Commentary by Peter West
From Lord's

Contributors

Commentary By: Peter West

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen at Belvedere, Kent
with The Keynotes, Laurie Johns, Georgia Brown, Johnny Lockwood
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates
(Johnny Lockwood is appearing in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Finsbury Park)

Contributors

Guitar: Bert Weedon
Guitar: Max Abrams
Presented By: Bill Gates
Presented By: Johnny Lockwood

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

R. C. Sherriff
(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 his life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: C. Sherriff
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Ludwig Koch introduces MUSIC OF THE SEA

A sound picture without words
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: Orchestral Hour WELBECK ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Vcra Kantrovitch )
Conductor, Maurice Miles
Kyla Greenbaum (piano)
Margaret Kitchin (piano)
Robin Wood (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Vcra Kantrovitch
Conductor: Maurice Miles
Piano: Kyla Greenbaum
Piano: Margaret Kitchin
Piano: Robin Wood

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by the Band of the Corps of Royal Engineers (Chatham)
Conducted by Major A. Young
Director of Music
The waltzes played by the Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conducted By: Major A. Young
Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: CRICKET

Middlesex v. Surre)
Further commentary

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For younger listeners A nursery sing-song with Vi, Trevor and Denis Decibal
'The King of High Rock' A story by Margaret Airedale told by Rosalie Williams
5.25 For children of most ages
'Name This Flower' Edward H. F. Mills gives the results of the competition he set on July 26
and 'Floating Under France ' by C. Gordon Glover. An account of an eerie journey in one of the huge barges which, hawsered together, move through the tunnels of the St. Quentin Canal for seven silent miles, one hundred and fifty feet below the surface.
(BBC recording)

: The Weather

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

: BANDS ACROSS THE SEA

Central Band of the Royal Canadian Air Force
Conducted by Squadron-Leader A. E. Kirkwood Director of Music. Royal Canadian Air Force (The recorded broadcast of August 30. 1954, in the Light Programme

: RACE RELATIONS

Talk by the Ven. E. Aldington-Hunt Archdeacon Emeritus of Matabelelend Last week Dr. Webb, a South African Methodist, spoke about the good in the working of the Bantu Education Act. Dr. Aldington-Hunt has different views about race relations, and he expresses them with his special background in the Central African Federation.
(BBC recording)

: BLACKPOOL NIGHT

A visit to the seaside to join stars from the world of show business Introduced by Jack Watson with Reginald Dixon Littlewoods Girls' Choir
Augmented BBC Northern Variety Orchestra Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Eric Miller (A shortened recorded version of the broadcast of August 17 in the Light Programme)

: QUEEN VICTORIA VISITS PARIS

The programme describes Queen Victoria's visit to Paris and its accom­panying celebrations from three points of view: that of the man in the street, that of the leaders of Government and society who took part, and that of our­selves who look back to these events across a century.
with Mary Wimbush and Robert Eddison
and Olive Gregg. John Glen Roger Snowdon, Alexander Gauge George de Warfax. Armand Guinll Brian Haines Programme written by David Woodward
Produced by Christopher Sykes (BBC recording)
To be repeated on Sept. 2. at 3.0

: LA VIE PAR1SIENNE

Records of music by Auber and Meyerbeer

: THINKING ABOUT ANTARCTICA

Talk by E. W. Kevin Walton
Mr. Kevin Walton, who spent three years in Graham Land as a member of the Falkland Islands Dependencies Sur­vey, believes that success in Polar expedi­tion depends no leu on careful planning and sound equipment than on human Courage and endurance.

: Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin are STARSTRUCK

by Dulcie Gray and Michael Denison Cyril Fletcher and Betty Austell
Frankie Vaughan Prank Chacksfleld and his Tunesmiths
Written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin Production by Pat Dixon (BBC recording)

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A survey of current affairs

: RECITAL

Iris Loveridge (piano)
Suite in C..Poulews
Pour le pianoDrbu-'xy
Prelude: Sarabande; Toccata

: Fay Compton in 'The Death of a Town"

by Kay Cicellis
The Storyteller
Howard Marion-Crawford
Elvira GorgorinlPay Comptoti
Kitso Battistato..Anthony Jacobs
Marino Debonera
Richard Wordsworth Napoleon Bourdouvano
Francis de Woolf
Father RusselloLaurence Paysa
Rub ma Bonanou
Nan Marriott-Watson Music composed by Elisabeth Lutyeat and conducted by Edward Clark, Produced by Peter Duval Smith
On August 11 and 12, 1953, the town of Lixouri, in Cephalonia, was entirety destroyed by the earthquake that devas­tated the Ionian islands of Greece. Three months later Kay Cicellis revisited the town where she had spent her child­hood. ' The Death of a Town * is her imagined impression of the catastrophe and its aftermath told in the recollections of six of the survivors. <A new production of the prog Brat broadcast in the Third gramme on January 18. 1964)
(BBC recording)

: Greenwich Time Signal, News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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