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: Bright and Early

Fred Alexander and his Players


Unknown: Fred Alexander

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra

(Led by Henry Tye)
Conductor, David Curry
(BBC Recording)


Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry


St. Luke and Prayer
Readings from St. Luke and Acts
Reader. Gladys Young

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Eric Jupp and his Orchestra


Unknown: Eric Jupp


Peggy Stack (soprano)
Elizabeth Harding (piano)
Joan Spencer (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano)


Soprano: Peggy Stack
Piano: Elizabeth Harding
Violin: Joan Spencer
Piano: Frederick Stone


Now thank we all our God (S.P. 350;
A. and M. 379; C.H. 29; P. and H. 25: Tune, Nun danket)
Interlude: 'Deliverance from Slavery'
Prayers; the Prayer for Today; the Lord's Prayer
Lead us, heavenly Father (S.P. 555;
A. and M. 281; C.H. 563; P. and H. 156: Tune, Mannheim)


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 salon de thi. Today, Pierre and his mother are taken out to tea, a rare occurence for Parisians in general, and for them in particular.


Script By: Emile Harven.


Feast of St. Luke
Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old
(BBC H.B. 382)
New Every Morning, page 33 Psalm 24 (Broadcast Psalter) Ecclesiasticus 68, vv. 1-14
Father, who on man dost shower
(BBC H.B. 389)


Felix King and his Orchestra
(Felix King and his Orchestra are appearing at the Colony Restaurant, London)


Unknown: Felix King
Unknown: Felix King

: For the Schools

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Marjorie Eele
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE. Sound. 5-' Choir and Orchestra,' by F. R. Elwell.
11.40 RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. Moral Choice. 5-' Responsibility Towards Others ' : a discussion between Kathleen Bliss and J. F. Wolfenden.


Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: F. R. Elwell.
Unknown: Kathleen Bliss
Unknown: J. F. Wolfenden.

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Burslem, Staffordshire
Frances Taylor and Gerald Delmondi, Avril Angers, Johnny Brandon, Derek Roy
Harry Engleman (piano) Vie Mortiboys (bass) Bob Mansell (drums)
Introduced by Philip Garston-Jones
Produced by Richard Maddock


Unknown: Frances Taylor
Unknown: Gerald Delmondi
Unknown: Avril Angers
Unknown: Johnny Brandon
Unknown: Derek Roy
Piano: Harry Engleman
Bass: Vie Mortiboys
Bass: Bob Mansell
Introduced By: Philip Garston-Jones
Produced By: Richard Maddock

: The Weather

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


A spontaneous discussion by A. G. Street , Tom Driberg
S. J. McAdden M.P.
Lady Pakenham
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
From Plymstock, Devon


Unknown: A. G. Street
Unknown: Tom Driberg
Unknown: S. J. McAdden M.P.
Unknown: Lady Pakenham
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood


STORIES AND RHYMES. ' Moiro the Bull ': a Portuguese fairy-tale, retold for broadcasting by Norma Douglas Henry , and some poetry
2.20 SENIOR ENGLISH II. ' The History of Mr. Polly,' by H. G. Wells. Adapted for broadcasting bv Edward Blishen. Part 3. Narrator, Nigel Stock (Nigel Stock is appearing in 'My Three Angels at the Lyric Theatre, London)
2.45 NATURE STUDY... Toads,' by Professor W. S. Bullough.


Broadcasting By: Norma Douglas Henry
Unknown: H. G. Wells.
Unknown: Edward Blishen.
Unknown: W. S. Bullough.

: Melody Mixture

Tuneful and rhythmic with the distinctive flavours of The Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson and the Freddie Phillips Quintet


Directed By: Lou Whiteson


London v. Midland Region
Round 3
Cedric Cliffe , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
: Midland
H. E. Howard , Thomas Bodkin
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: H. E. Howard
Unknown: Thomas Bodkin
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


by J. W. Robertson Scott , ch.
Mr. Robertson Scott , well known for his active and literary championship of liberal ideas and country life, is still at work as his ninetieth birthday approaches; he looks back on a full life and forward with a vigorous optimism which gives a new colour to the word ' old.'


Unknown: J. W. Robertson Scott
Unknown: Mr. Robertson Scott


For Younger Listeners
A Nursery Sing-Song with Vi and Trevor
' Jack Rabbit Goes to fee the World '
A story written by Joyce Stranger and told by Herbert
5.25 For Listeners o.' Most Ages
' Pen Portraits '
Honor Wyatt gives the results of the competition she set on September 20 and 'Lords and Ladies in the Ditch '
A talk by Hugh Barrett
Lords and Ladies may be disguised as the wild arum or cuckoo-pint. It is wise to do what Hugh Barrett did: bow, and salute their bright berries as you pass. If he and his brothers had not done so Flossie would doubtless have been for it....


Written By: Joyce Stranger
Talk By: Hugh Barrett
Unknown: Hugh Barrett

: The Weather

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

: Farming Today

Agriculture in the Soviet Union by H. G. Sanders , Ph.D.
Dr. Sanders, Chief Scientific Adviser (Agriculture) to the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, was Deputy Leader of the British Agricultural Delegation, which returned from a visit to Russia last week. He talks about some aspects of farming in the U.S.S.R. which he found of particular interest.


Unknown: H. G. Sanders


You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra featuring all that is best in ballroom dancing
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: Northern Variety Parade presents Jimmy Clitheroe as the CALL BOY

who takes you backstage at your Radio Music-Hall to meet:
Ted Lune , Louise Traill
Denis Goodwin , Martin Lukins
The Hindley Taylor Singers and the augmented
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor


Unknown: Ted Lune
Unknown: Louise Traill
Unknown: Denis Goodwin
Unknown: Martin Lukins
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor


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Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe
Spike Milligan in ' The Case of the Missing C.D. Plates'
Neddie Seagoon , a rich young metal bagpipe player, is washing his overcoat in a brook in Trafalgar Square when he is mysteriously run over by a steam roller with C.D. plates. Neddie, always the opportunist, demands recompense from the Lake Wanstead Embassy, the owners of the vehicle, who refuse to pay.
On his way to a hearing of the case,
Seagoon is mysteriously struck by a foreign piano also bearing C.D. plates. He reaches the court just in time to lose his deposit.
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer. Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan Production by Peter Eton


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Neddie Seagoon
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Peter Eton


A survey of current affairs


Ilse von Alpenheim (piano)


Piano: Ilse Von Alpenheim

: Elton Hayes in ' A TINKER'S TALE '

with and a section of the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Felix Felton
Script By: Susan Ashman
Produced By: Alfred Dunning
Landlord: Jack Howarth
Lucy: Myrtle Reed
Miller: Felix Felton
Miller's wife: Louise Gainsborough
Priest: Lockwood West
Raven: Peter Hawkins


Nancy Spain chooses
' The Good-Time Bad Girl' as played by Marlene Dietrich
Her prototype is Lola from The Blue Angel. She appears in Destry Rides Again as Frenchie; in Seven Sinners she appears as Bijou. She is very sultry and faintly tarnished, highly questionable, with a slight foreign accent. Love affairs are to her just a happy hobby ... until she herself falls in love ... This Amazing Blonde Woman, with the heart of a fallen angel.


Played By: Marlene Dietrich

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas


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

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