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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

: LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

From Many Lands
Talk by the Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
2-Brazil called it beautiful

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. Townley Lord

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Chacksfield

: RECITAL

Barbara Lane (soprano)
Esme Sanford
(mezzo-soprano and accompanist)
Donald Andrew (oboe)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Barbara Lane
Mezzo-Soprano: Esme Sanford
Oboe: Donald Andrew
Piano: Frederick Stone

: THE DAPPER DETECTIVE

by Henry Rhodes
Alphonse Bertillon is a name respected wherever criminologists congregate. This immaculate Frenchman was Chief of the Identity Department of the Paris Prefecture nearly fifty years ago. He invented the first good system of criminal identification, and Henry Rhodes tells listeners not only something of the man, but, using illustrations from the detective's own case-book, shows the kind of problems he was up against.

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Rhodes
Unknown: Alphonse Bertillon
Unknown: Henry Rhodes

: This Week's Composer

Records of keyboard concertos for one and two instruments

: THE DAILY SERVICE

It came upon the midnight clear
(BBC H.B. 62)
New Every Morning, page 87 Carol: A Virgin unspotted St. Matthew 5, w. 1-16
To us in Bethlem city (BBC H.B. 316)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Phil Tate and his Orchestra
(Phil Tate and his Orchestra are appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, London)

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Tate
Unknown: Phil Tate

: JACK COLES

and his Orchestre Moderne

: Ludwig Koch introduces ANIMALS AS COMICS

Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: APPOINTMENT WITH WEIR

Frank Weir invites you to listen to his selection of gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Weir

: Workers' Playtime

from the British Sailors' Society, East London
with Reg Darnley, Gloria Alton, Alma Cogan, Max Wall
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates
(Alma Cogan is appearing in "Aladdin" at the Empire Theatre, Chiswick; Max Wall in "The Pajama Game" at the London Coliseum)

Contributors

Unknown: Reg Darnley
Unknown: Gloria Alton
Singer: Alma Cogan
Comedian: Max Wall
Pianist: James Moody
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Drummer: Max Abrams
Presented by: Bill Gates

: The Weather

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

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Mary Stocks
Denis Healey , M.P. Sir Miles Thomas
Gerald Nabarro , M.P.
Travelling Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood
Produced by Michael Bowen
From the William Blake Memorial Hall,
South Petherton. Somerset

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Denis Healey
Unknown: M.P. Sir Miles Thomas
Unknown: Gerald Nabarro
Produced By: Michael Bowen
Unknown: William Blake

: BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

Orchestral Hour
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
Vivian Joseph (cello)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes
Cello: Vivian Joseph

: Melody Mixture

Tuneful and rhythmic with the distinctive flavours of the Novelairs directed by Edward Rubach with Leonard Trolley as the storyteller in 'Dumpy in Disneyland' devised and arranged by Barry Gray and Tom Webster (marimba and vibraphone) accompanied by Billy Mayerl

Contributors

Directed By: Edward Rubach
Unknown: Leonard Trolley
Arranged By: Barry Gray
Arranged By: Tom Webster
Accompanied By: Billy Mayerl

: GRASSHOPPERS

Their language of song; their unusual mating behaviour and the dominant sex; their curious method of propagation and the struggle of the young grasshopper for life.
Written and produced by Nesta Pain
Music specially composed and conducted by Antony Hopkins

Contributors

Produced By: Nesta Pain
Conducted By: Antony Hopkins
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Commentator: David King-Wood
Fabre: Ronald Simpson
W H Hudson: Duncan Carse
Dr Muffet: Lionel Harris
Entomologist: Heron Carvic

: A RETURN TO THE ROCK

by Charles Causley
' Don't go back to the Rock,' said a friend, ' you'll destroy all your illusions.' But Mr. Causley, who served in Gibraltar during the war, went just the same, and so met the Barber of Seville. Now he knows what colour the Rock is, too.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Causley

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
Pedlar of Songs
John Runge with his guitar sings songs old and new

Contributors

Songs: John Runge

: Once Upon a Time ...

French Legends, Tales, and Fairy Stories
Retold by Barbara Leonie Picard
1-' The Ship that Sailed on Land'
Read by Eve
' A ship which will sail on the land! A ship which will sail on the land! ' said the magpie. And it flew away clacking, * A ship which will sail on the land! A ship which will sail on the land! '

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Leonie Picard

: For Listeners of All Ages: Children's Newsreel

(January 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

Contributors

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

: The Weather

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

: FARMING TODAY

Breeding for Profit by J. D. F. Green
Mr. Green, who is President of the National Pig Breeders' Association, is questioned by Clifford Selly , Agricultural Correspondent of The Observer, on the implications of the Howitt Report and other trends in the pig industry.

Contributors

Unknown: J. D. F. Green
Unknown: Clifford Selly

: BALLROOM MELODIES

in strict tempo played by Jack White and his Band
(Jack White and his Band are at the Astoria Dance Salon, London)

Contributors

Played By: Jack White
Unknown: Jack White

: MIXED BLESSINGS

Northern Variety Parade presents
Brian Reece who introduces
A Variety magazine containing
Reece and Events
' The song that made the star '
This week : Lee Lawrence
Tony Quinn as ' My Friend Mike '
'The Better Half in which a famous comedian's wife introduces her husband
' Scored for the Screen'
The story and theme music from the new Warner Brothers film
' Tiger in the Sky '
Littlewoods Girls' Choir
Augmented
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Script by Jack Bradley and Ray Davies Produced by John Ammonds
(BrianReeceisin' DickWhittington'at the Empire Theatre, Liverpool)

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Reece
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Unknown: Tony Quinn
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Script By: Jack Bradley
Script By: Ray Davies
Produced By: John Ammonds

: MEN OF CONSTANCY

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: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan
Production by Peter Eton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Production By: Peter Eton

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

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 issues of today and tomorrow

: The Royal Festival Hall Organ

Felix Aprahamian talks about the organ and the different styles of registration possible on it. Ralph Downes, who designed the instrument, plays examples by Frescobaldi, Gibbons, Clerambault, Franck, Vierne, and others, ending with Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor.

Contributors

Speaker: Felix Aprahamian
Organist: Ralph Downes

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

New Light on Bronze Age Funeral Customs by Nicholas Thomas
Curator of Devizes Museum
Produced by John Irving
Last summer, Nicholas Thomas 's excavation of a Bell Barrow on Snail Down in Wiltshire revealed important information on the burial rites of the inhabitants of Bronze Age Wessex and the way their barrows were constructed.

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Thomas
Produced By: John Irving
Unknown: Nicholas Thomas

: HARP RECITAL

by Henrik Boye on gramophone records
Sarabande d'amour (Buxtehude) La Capricciosa (Buxtehude) Gigue in D minor (Handel)
(All transcribed by Boye)

Contributors

Unknown: Henrik Boye

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

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








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