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: Bright and Early

Marcel Gardner and his Serenade Orchestra


Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


(Leader, William Mclnulty )
Conductor, David Curry


Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry


A series of talks for All Saints' Tide by Professor John Foster
2-St. Columba, Apostle of Scotland
(A. D. 663)


Unknown: Professor John Foster

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Eric Jupp and his Orchestra


Unknown: Eric Jupp


from Totnes Parish Church, Devon. Celebrant: the Rev.
Gordon H. Samuel
The Saints of God! (A. and M. 428) The Lord's Prayer Collect for Purity Three-fold Kyrie
Collects for All Saints' Day
Epistle: Revelation 7. vv. 2-12
Gradual Hymn: Let saints on earth in concert sing (A. and M. 221)
Gospel: St. Matthew 5, w. 1-12 Creed
Offertory Sentence and hymn Prayer for the Church
Invitation: Confession: Absolution;
Comfortable Words
Sursum Corda ; Proper Preface
Prayer of Humble Access; Prayer of Consecration
Agnus Dei \
During the Communion of the people:
Bread of heav'n (A. and M. 318)
The Lord's Prayer; Prayer of Thanksgiving
Gloria in excelsis Deo
For all the saints (A. and M. 437)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Gordon Brown


Unknown: Gordon H. Samuel
Unknown: Sursum Corda
Choirmaster: Gordon Brown


Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him (S.P. 624 and P. and H. 222. both omitting v. 3: A. and M. 292; C.H. 35: Tune, Austrian Hymn)
Interlude: ' The Founding of the Kingdom ' -
Prayers; the Prayer for Purity; the Lord's Prayer
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty
(S.P. 187: A. and M. 160; C.H. 1; P. and H. 2, all omitting v. 2: Tune, Nicaea)


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 Sonia Windsor . (BBC recording)
Scene: En voiture. Madame Lepic and Pierre take the métro: they are going to spend the evening in Montmartre.


Script By: Sonia Windsor
Unknown: Madame Lepic


Feast of All Saints
0 what their joy and their glory must be (BBC H.B. 252)
New Every Morning, page 76 Canticle 8 (Broadcast psalter) Hebrews 11, v. 32, to 12 v. 2
For all the saints who from their labours rest (BBC H.B. 227)


Jack Nathan and his Band
(Jack Nathan and his Band are appearing at the Coconut Grove, London)


Unknown: Jack Nathan
Unknown: Jack Nathan


music AND MOVEMENT I, by Marjorie Eele
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE. Sound. 7-' Echoes and Echo-sounding.' (BBC recording)
11.40 RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. Moral Choice. 7 - Conscience.' L. A. Reid , Professor of the Philosophy of Education in the University of London, discusses what is meant by obeying one's conscience


Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Unknown: L. A. Reid


for twenty-five minutes of gramophone records introduced by Harry Parry


Introduced By: Harry Parry

: Workers' Playtime

from a canteen in Crawley, Sussex
with Dorothy Reid, Bobby Limb, Lee Lawrence, Derek Roy
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates


Unknown: Dorothy Reid
Unknown: Bobby Limb
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
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


A spontaneous discussion
Ralph Wightman Ted Leather , M.P.
Morgan Phillips, Sam Pollock
From Trowbridge , Wiltshire


Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Ted Leather
Unknown: Sam Pollock
Unknown: From Trowbridge


STORIES AND RHYMES... 'The Hallowe'en Party,' by Agnes Campbell (pen-name Una ni Cathill). Adapted by Sam Langdon
2.20 SENIOR ENGLISH II. W. H. Davies : a biographical programme with some of his poems. including ' Sheep ' and ' A Winter's Night.' Script by Antony Brown
2.40 nature CALENDAR.
2.45 nature STUDY. ' Creatures with Shells.' by G. E. Hutchings. (BBC recording)


Adapted By: Sam Langdon
Unknown: H. Davies
Script By: Antony Brown
Unknown: G. E. Hutchings.


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Radio: Tom Hopkinson Book: Margaret Lane
Art: Denis Mathews
Film: George Campbell Dixon Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace

: 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. North Region
Round 1
Cedric Cliffe , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Dennis Chapman , W. Lyon Blease
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding
(The recorded broadcast of August 10 in the Light Programme)


Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Gilbert Harding


by Henry Bentinck
Among the almost impenetrable scrub of the West Coast of Tasmania, which has a hundred inches of rain a year, are the abandoned silver mines of Zeehan. Mr. Bentinck describes how he visited this strange neighbourhood and reflects on what he found there.


Unknown: Henry Bentinck


A nursery sing-song with Doris and Trevor and Mabel Hardy at the piano
1 A Fire for Guy Fawkes '
A story by Margaret Airedale told by Heather Gratrix


Unknown: Mabel Hardy
Unknown: Guy Fawkes
Story By: Margaret Airedale
Told By: Heather Gratrix

: Children's Newsreel

November edition

Here and There
General news by Alan Dixon
London News by Nan Macdonald
Sports News by Kenneth Wolstenholme
This Month in Your Garden by Fred Loads
Countrywide Reports from Children's Newsreel Observers
Edited and introduced by John Musgrave


Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Introduced By: John Musgrave

: The Weather

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


The 1955 Fruit Crop by George W. Stewart
Mr. Stewart, who is the general manager of a farmers' co-operative fruit packing station in Kent, talks about the current season's hard fruit crop, and the lessons to be learned from the fruit shows now being held.


Unknown: George W. Stewart


You are invited to dance to the music of Victor Silvester and his Ballroom Orchestra
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Victor Silvester
Produced By: David Miller

: Northern Variety Parade presents Brian Recce who introduces MIXED BLESSINGS

A Variety magazine containing
Reece and Events
' The Song that made the Star '
This week : David Hughes
Tony Quinn as ' My Friend Mike '
' I've Heard that Song Before '
1 The Better Half ' in which a well-known comedian's wife introduces her husband
' Scored for the Screen '
The story and theme music from a recent film
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Script by Jack Bradley and Ray Davies
Produced by Ronnie Taylor
(David Hughes is appearing in Variety at the Empire Theatre, Sunderland)


Unknown: David Hughes
Unknown: Tony Quinn
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Script By: Jack Bradley
Script By: Ray Davies
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor
Unknown: David Hughes


Fifty Years Ago
A Year of Revolution-the Mov- ing Pictures-Votes for Women- The Gibson Girl-Bernard Shaw and ' White Slavery '-England wins the Ashes-Derby Day
Programme written and compiled by Leslie Baily
Music arranged and composed by Alan Paul
The voices of Lord Rosebery.
Bernard Shaw
C. B. Fry , Albert Chevalier
Florrie Forde , Arthur Barrett
Harry de Metz with Clive Morton , Frances Rowe
Russell Napier , Lockwood West
Helen Clare , John Rorke
Olwen Brookes , Clarence Wright
Erin Anderson , Ella Milne
Margaret Anderson , Oliver Burt Billie Whitelaw , Sidney Vivian
Jack Howarth , Alec Ross
Leslie Baily
Pages turned by Freddy Grisewood
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Alan Paul
Production by Vernon Harris
(Clwe Morton and Frances Rowe are appearing in ' Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon' at the Duchess Theatre, London)


Unknown: Gibson Girl-Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Composed By: Alan Paul
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: C. B. Fry
Unknown: Albert Chevalier
Unknown: Florrie Forde
Unknown: Arthur Barrett
Unknown: Harry de Metz
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: Frances Rowe
Unknown: Russell Napier
Unknown: Lockwood West
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: John Rorke
Unknown: Olwen Brookes
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Erin Anderson
Unknown: Ella Milne
Unknown: Margaret Anderson
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Sidney Vivian
Unknown: Jack Howarth
Unknown: Alec Ross
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Production By: Vernon Harris
Unknown: Clwe Morton
Unknown: Frances Rowe


Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan in ' Foiled by President Fred '
Two poverty-stricken foreign devils, Sefior Grytpype-thynne and Count Moriarty, skint to the wide, are one day watching TV in their chicken-run in a King's Cross back alley when Neddie Seagoon arrives to empty the gas meter. Staggering under the weight of a sack bursting with coppers he foolishly accepts an offer to join them in a quarter-bottle of Maurice Ponk 's doped apple-jack. While still reeling from the effects of this vicious carousal he is introduced to Gladys Knees , a dia- phanous spy and part-time dustwoman, who induces him to sink further into the abyss of vice by partaking of a portion of heavily loaded smoked haddock. Before he lapses into unconsciousness he overhears the mysterious Count Jim booking reservations for South America, and he realises that once again he has become enmeshed in the plot to kidnap President Fred and relieve him of his historic portion of the International Christmas Pudding.
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer. Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan
Production by Peter Eton


Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Sefior Grytpype-Thynne
Unknown: Neddie Seagoon
Unknown: Maurice Ponk
Unknown: Gladys Knees
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Peter Eton

: Big

Ben Mmute


Unknown: Ben Mmute


A twice-weekly survey of current affairs
Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issue."* of today and tomorrow


Ballade in A flat. Op. 47
Nocturne in E flat, Op. 55
Impromptu in G flat, Op. 51 Three Studies, Op. posth. Scherzo in E, Op. 54 played by Natalia Karp (piano)


Played By: Natalia Karp

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


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

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