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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

From Many Lands
Talk by the Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
I-Australia said it with flowers

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. Townley Lord

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Conductor, Leighton Lucas

Contributors

Unknown: Leighton Lucas
Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: BEETHOVEN and BRAHMS

Maria Lidka (violin)
Peter Gellhorn (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Maria Lidka
Piano: Peter Gellhorn

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: This Week's Composer BACH

Records of some of his keyboard music, including the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC H.B. 186)
New Every Morning, page 99
Carol: Good Christian men rejoice St. Matthew 4, vv. 12-26
0 thou, whom neither time nor space
(BBC H.B. 430)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

on gramophone records
Overture, Egmont (Beethoven):
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Piano Concerto in E flat (K.449)
(Mozart): Grete Scherzer (piano) with the London Baroque Ensemble, conductor. Karl Haas
Tales from the Vienna Woods (
Johann Strauss ): Vienna Symphony Orchestra. conducted by Rudolf Moralt

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Piano: Grete Scherzer
Conductor: Karl Haas
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Rudolf Moralt

: BEE-EATERS IN BRITAIN

During the past summer a new and exotic species of bird from Africa and the Mediterranean-the bee-eater-has successfully nested in Britain for the first time
Eric Simms introduces
Peter Conder , James Ferguson-Lees , Philip Brown , and Kate Barham who tell the story of this unique event in British bird-watching
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Introduces: Eric Simms
Unknown: Peter Conder
Unknown: James Ferguson-Lees
Unknown: Philip Brown
Unknown: Kate Barham
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: RECORD EXPRESS

Jack Train's
See page 6

: MIDDAY MUSIC.HALL

Augmented
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, George Deason )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
TV: Cherry Wainer
Variety: Len Marten
Theatre: Bryan Douglas
Radio: Robert Moreton
In Town Today: Barbara Lyon
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: George Deason
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Cherry Wainer
Unknown: Len Marten
Unknown: Bryan Douglas
Unknown: Robert Moreton
Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Laurence Harvey
(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 of his life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Harvey
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: CROSSING BRIDGES

by F. Kingdon-Ward , O.B.E.
During one of his plant-hunting expeditions in Assam, the speaker had an altercation with the Mishmi tribe over a rope bridge. The story is an exciting one and has an interesting denouement, for passing that way five years later, Mr. Kingdon-Ward was given cause to remember that Mishmis never forget.

Contributors

Unknown: F. Kingdon-Ward

: MASTERS OF MELODY

Directed by Alec Firman with June Moss (soprano)

Contributors

Directed By: Alec Firman
Soprano: June Moss

: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

(piano)
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat (Chopin) Nocturne in D flat, Op. 27 No. 2
(Chopin)
Capriccio in B minor (Brahms) Masques (Debussy) on gramophone records

: Show People

Masters of the past recalled by the entertainment world of today
The Story of George Robey with Robert Atkins, Jympson Harman
Pat Hillyard, Gillie Potter Sax Rohmer, A. E. Wilson
Narrator, Leslie Henson
Music arranged and conducted by Peter
Akister
Written by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Alfred Dunning
(The recorded broadcast of August 4 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Subject: George Robey
Guest: Robert Atkins
Guest: Jympson Harman
Guest: Pat Hillyard
Guest: Gillie Potter
Guest: Sax Rohmer
Guest: A. E. Wilson
Narrator: Leslie Henson
Music: Peter Akister
Writer: Gale Pedrick
Producer: Alfred Dunning

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of All Ages
' Winnie-the-Pooh * by A. A. Milne
Adapted for broadcasting by David Davis . with music by H. Fraser-Simson
1-' Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees '
At the piano, Gwenn Knight
Production by Josephine Plummer
' Once upon a time, a very long time ago now, about last Friday, Winnie-the-Pooh lived in a forest all by himself under the name of Sanders. One day when he was out walking, he came to an open place in the middle of the forest, and in the middle of this place was a large oak tree, and, from the top of this tree, there came a loud buzzing noise...

Contributors

Unknown: A. A. Milne
Broadcasting By: David Davis
Music By: H. Fraser-Simson
Piano: Gwenn Knight
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Winnie-the-Pooh: Norman Shelley
Christopher Robin: Douglas Hankin
Storyteller: Charles E Stidwill

: Schoolboys' Own Exhibition

Brian Johnston and Raymond Baxter join the crowds at this annual exhibition at the Horticultural Halls in Westminster, and tell you about some of the things to be seen

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Raymond Baxter

: The Weather

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

: THE WORLD AND OURSELVES

Richard Scott comments on events abroad and our relations with other countries
Richard Scott is diplomatic correspondent of the Manchester Guardian. He was with the Foreign Office for seven years, and has also worked on The Spectator.

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Scott
Unknown: Richard Scott
Unknown: Manchester Guardian.

: WEST END

The last in the present series of programmes of favourite melodies from London shows with Vanessa Lee , Bruce Trent
BBC Midland Chorus and the Albert Webb Orchestra
Conductor, Albert Webb including music from:
' Salad Days ' ; ' Guys and Dolls'
' The Water Gipsies '
Script by Roy Plomley
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Peter Haysom Craddy

Contributors

Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Bruce Trent
Unknown: Albert Webb
Conductor: Albert Webb
Script By: Roy Plomley
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Peter Haysom Craddy

: The Starlings

A comment on the efforts to rid Trafalgar Square of starlings.
Written for radio by Spike Milligan
The action takes place in Trafalgar Square; in Major Bloodnok's dustbin; at a Murmansk Beard Refinery; and in a lonely girls' residential school on Romney Marsh
Any resemblance to a 'Goon Show' is due to the laxity of the producer, Peter Eton.
(The recorded broadcast of August 31, 1954)

Contributors

Writer: Spike Milligan
Producer: Peter Eton
'Overcoat' Charlie, a beard refiner: Andrew Timothy
The Rt. Hon Spurgeonbuckle Bladdock: Harry Secombe
Major Denis Bloodnok: Peter Sellers
Miss Throat: Spike Milligan
Mr Henry Crun: Peter Sellers
Miss Bannister: Spike Milligan
Sgt Spinewracker: Harry Secombe
Field-Marshal Scotball: Peter Sellers
Scrongleshot Bowser: Harry Secombe
Jim 'Tigernuts' Bluebottle: Peter Sellers
Fred: A Horse

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Paul Jennings introduces
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Heather Harper (soprano)
Cyril Preedy (piano) Before an invited audience at Nuffield
House. Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Contributors

Introduces: Paul Jennings
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Soprano: Heather Harper
Piano: Cyril Preedy

: RAY'S A LAUGH

Ted Ray in by Sid Colin , Talbot Rothwell and George Wadmore
13-' Money Isn't Everything ' and the Peter Akister Players
Produced by Roy Speer

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Sid Colin
Unknown: Talbot Rothwell
Unknown: George Wadmore
Unknown: Peter Akister
Produced By: Roy Speer
Mary: Diane Hart
Harold: Kenneth Connor
Wally Pink: John Blythe

: HAYDN

Trio No. 28, in G played by Jean Fournier (violin) Antonio Janigro (cello)
Paul Badura-Skoda (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Jean Fournier
Piano: Paul Badura-Skoda

: 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








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