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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Charlie Katz and his Novelty Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Katz

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Talk by Hugh Redwood

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Redwood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

Ron Goodwin and his Concert Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ron Goodwin

: RECITAL

Pamela Page (piano)
William Krasnik (viola)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Pamela Page
Viola: William Krasnik
Piano: Ernest Lush

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interval Music

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Ye holy angels bright (omitting v. 2)
(S.P. 701; A. and M. 546; C.H. 39; P. and H. 226: Tune, Darwall's 148th)
Interlude: Famine and Slavery-1' Prayers: the Prayer for Friends; the Lord's Prayer
0 God, our help in ages past (omiting v. 4) (S.P. 598; A. and M. 166; C.H. 601; P. and H. 26: Tune, St. Anne)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interval Music
10.0 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH. A programme in simple French, in which listeners are invited to take an active part. Script by Emile Harven. (BBC recording)
Scene: Au Secours! Pierre and his mother, walking along the banks of the Seine, hear cries of distress. Fortunately, Pierre takes action.

Contributors

Script By: Emile Harven.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Be thou my guardian and my guide
(BBC H.B. 135)
New Every Morning, page 76 Psalm 67 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 8, vv. 26-40
How are thy servants blest, 0 Lord
(BBC H.B. 305)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Syd Dean and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Syd Dean

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I. by Marjorie Eele
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE. Sound. 2-High Notes and Low Notes , bi, F. R. Elwell.
11.40 RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. Moral Choice. 2 — ' The Shape of One's Life.' Contributions by Claud Morris and William Paton.

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: Low Notes
Unknown: F. R. Elwell.
Unknown: Claud Morris
Unknown: William Paton.

: WORKERS' PLAYTIME

from a canteen at Cambridge with Jack Emblow , Bill Maynard
Lita Roza , Derek Roy
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Emblow
Unknown: Bill Maynard
Unknown: Lita Roza
Unknown: Derek Roy
Piano: James Moody
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

: NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Jack Longland
Rt. Hon. Hector McNei M.P.l ,
David Ormsby-Gore M.P. ,
Isobel Barnett
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From a factory canteen at
Tiverton, Devon

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Hector McNei M.P.L
Unknown: David Ormsby-Gore M.P.
Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Michael Bowen

: Interlude

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES AND RHYMES. ' The Little Wooden Doll,' by Margaret Gore
2.20 SENIOR ENGLISH ii. ' The Star': a story by H. G. Wells
2.40 NATURE CALENDAR.
2.45 NATURE STUDY. Curlew and Lapwing, by Jennifer Walker. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Gore
Story By: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Jennifer Walker.

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Radio: Naomi Lewis
Book: John Connell
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Theatre: Ivor Brown

Contributors

Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Ivor Brown

: MELODY MIXTURE

Tuneful and rhythmic with the distinctive flavours of The Spa Orchestra
Directed by Tom Jenkins and the Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins
Unknown: Billy Mayerl

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of four-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Wales
Round 4
London:
Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master,
Lionel Hale Wales :
T. I. Ellis , Wyn Griffith
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale Wales
Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: I WENT TO POLAND

by Vivien Ingham
Miss Ingham recalls the eccentricities and tragedies of a feudal family in 1931, and talks outspokenly of its anachronisms.
Second of two talks

Contributors

Unknown: Vivien Ingham

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Once upon a time ...'
Fairy tales from Sweden
(translated by Irma Kaplan )
7—' The Little Mouse ' told by May Jenkin (Elizabeth)
5.25 ' The Apes of Gibraltar ' a talk by John D. Stewart
Songs recorded by Coleraine
Intermediate School Choir

Contributors

Translated By: Irma Kaplan
Told By: May Jenkin
Talk By: John D. Stewart

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: INDUSTRY TODAY

A comment on the current industrial scene

: Sport

: BBC DANCING CLUB

Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: 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
The Augmented
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

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

: Lt.-Colonel F. Spencer Chapman, D.S.O. presents a story of courage and adventure 'ROUND TRIP-MALTA'

From ' Down in the Drink ' by Ralph Barker
Written for radio and produced by Arthur Swinson
Aircraft are often captured in the air in fiction, but seldom in reality. This is the story of how the crew of an R.A.F. bomber who had been shot down while on a mission from Malta and rescued by the Italians, captured the plane that was taking them to captivity.

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Barker
Produced By: Arthur Swinson
Narrator: Carl Bernard
Strever: Leonard Sachs
Dunsmore: Desmond Carrington
Brown: Harold Jamieson
Wilkinson: Russell Napier
Spitfire Pilot: Herbert Smith
Guard: Max Brimmell
Captain Chifari: Eric Phillips
Italian Wireless Operator: Rudolph Offenbach
Italian 1 0: Lewis Stringer
Captain Mastrodrasa: Robert Rietty

: THE GOON SHOW

Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in ' The Secret Escritoire '
Especially written for the wireless by Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes
The ghastly story of a sinister plot laid bare by the nimble discovery of a dreaded corpse in an empty match-box (obviously not safety matches). It tells of a man's desperate hunt to clear his name of a fearful stigma (his name is Bert Stigma). It also reveals the true truth behind the last of the great chained escritoires in Piccadilly Circus and the fiendish contents it contained.
This and other secrets will be revealed for the first time as Neddie Seagoon's zealous hunt for the escritoire and its noisome kidnappers ranges from a deserted Chinese coffin refinery in Hither Green to the arid steam laundries of Malay (exit Mr. Crun hotly pursued by Sax Rohmer in an experimental cardboard pullover).
(Escritoire: a bureau modified with tiroirs and pigeon-holes-Fred Oxford's dictionary)
Cast in order of speaking:
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade -
Production by Peter Eton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Eric Sykes
Unknown: Sax Rohmer
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Production By: Peter Eton
Mr Henrv Crun: Peter Sellers
Miss Minnie Bannister: Spike Milligan
Neddie Seagoon: Harry Secombe
Mr Grytpype-thynne: Peter Sellers
Moriarty: Spike Milligan
Bert Stigma: Harry Secombe
Major Bloodnok: Peter Sellers
Eccles: Spike Milligan
Bluebottle: Peter Sellers

: NEWS

: 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

: CATHEDRAL MUSIC

Osborne Peasgood (organ)
Westminster Abbey Choir
Conductor, Sir William McKie

Contributors

Unknown: Osborne Peasgood
Conductor: Sir William McKie

: PRIMARY SCHOOLING 1955

Last of three programmes on primary education in England today
Introduced by Norman Fisher
Many difficulties, of over-large classes, insufficiently trained teachers, and old buildings, are already on the way to solution. There is, too, the problem of rural schools. What is done and what still needs to be done are discussed by: Mrs. E. M. Williams
Principal of Whitelands College, Putney
G. H . Sylvester
Chief Education Officer for Bristol and Honor Ellidge a parent

Contributors

Introduced By: Norman Fisher
Unknown: Mrs. E. M.
Unknown: G. H . Sylvester
Unknown: Honor Ellidge

: A RENDEZVOUS

with Anne Ziegler and Webster Booth accompanied by Arthur Tatler at the piano

Contributors

Soprano: Anne Ziegler
Tenor: Webster Booth
Accompanist: Arthur Tatler

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

A review of today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

: Close Down









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