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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet

Contributors

Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by Hugh Redwood

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Redwood

: MORNING MUSIC

The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Conductor, Leighton Lucas

Contributors

Conductor: Leighton Lucas

: MUSIC FOR SHAKESPEARE'S BIRTHDAY

Cynthia Glover (soprano) Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Carter String Trio:
Mary Carter (violin) Anatole Mines (viola)
Eileen McCarthy (cello)

Contributors

Soprano: Cynthia Glover
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Violin: Mary Carter
Viola: Anatole Mines
Cello: Eileen McCarthy

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

how THINGS BEGAN. 2-Metalsmiths at Work. Script by Rhoda Power.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

St. George's Day
Away with our fears (BBC H.B. 147) New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 139 (Broadcast Psalter) Galatians 1, vv. 1-12
Lord. while for all mankind we pray
(BBC H.B. 432)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. Building: Herbert Hunter interviews trainees and those who train them. (BBC recording)
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. ' Excursion a Fontainebleau': la famille Morel decide de profiter d'un beau samedi apres-midi pour partir en excursion. Texte d'Emile Harven

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: DISC DOODLING

by Flotsam at the piano with the help of records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

Augmented
BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
George Fierstone and his Quintet
Maurice Allen , Tom Mennard
Barbara Lyon , Arthur English
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: George Fierstone
Unknown: Maurice Allen
Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Barbara Lyon
Unknown: Arthur English
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

General weather forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Neville
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
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: John Neville
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. ' Going Abroad.' Script by Henry Marshall
2.0 THE music box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. First Movement: second of two illustrated 'talks by John Russell
2.30 let's hear IT AGAIN. Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla. by Glinka: and movements from Bach's Suite No. 2, in B minor

Contributors

Script By: Henry Marshall
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: John Russell

: THE DISTANT SCENE

A series of readings from books of travel and discovery
2-'The Robbers of Mount Pindus 'taken from ' Visits to
Monasteries in the Levant' by Robert Curzon
Reader, -Valentine Dyall
In 1833 little was known about Albania except that it was in constant rebellion against the Turks and infested with bandits. Robert Curzon describes his adventures with these robbers who controlled the mountain passes he had to cross on his way to the remote monasteries of Meteora.

Contributors

Reader: Robert Curzon
Reader: Valentine Dyall

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' Christabel ' Part 1, by S. T. Coleridge

Contributors

Unknown: S. T. Coleridge

: THE MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Lou Whiteson with Laurie Payne

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Laurie Payne

: THE BEST OF YESTERDAY

3-The Zeebrugge Raid by Admiral Sir Roger Keyes
On the night of April 22, 1918, after months of anxious planning, Sir Roger Keyes led the Dover Patrol into this historic naval action which put an end to the enemy submarine menace in the Channel.

Contributors

Unknown: Admiral Sir Roger Keyes

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader.Reginald Stead
Conducted by Vilem Tausky

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
* The Reluctant Dragon ' by Kenneth Grahame
Arranged for broadcasting as a dialogue story
Produced by David Davis
' They set off up the hill arm-in-arm, the saint, the dragon, and the boy. The lights in the village began to go out, but there were stars and a late moon. Snatches of an old song were blown back on the night breeze. I can't be certain which of them was singing, but I think it was the dragon.'
5.30 For Older Children
' Now Showing in London
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Produced By: David Davis
Review By: Eric Gillett
The Storyteller: William Devlin
St George: Ivan Samson
The Boy: Douglas Hankin
The Shepherd: Derek Prentice
The Dragon :: Norman Shelley

: The Weather

General weather forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England

: THE WORLD AND OURSELVES W. N. Ewer

comments on events abroad and our relations with other countries

: David Jacobs puts the ACCENT ON STRINGS

with rhythmic records for the early evening

: Alec Robertson introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Olive Groves (soprano)
Music for St. George's Day

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Conductor: Olive Groves

: AN ABSENCE OF DRAGONS

An enquiry for
St. George's Day
Prosperity, speed, religion, politics — in this programme speakers express their opinions on these and other topics as they affect the English today
Arranged and produced by Colin Shaw

Contributors

Produced By: Colin Shaw

: Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin are STARSTRUCK

again by Arthur Askey , David Nixon
June Whitfield , Dickie Valentine
Geraldo and his Orchestra
Written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Askey
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Dickie Valentine
Written By: Bob Monkhouse
Written By: Denis Goodwin
Production By: John Hooper

: Dorothy Holmes-Gore and Harrictte Johns in * THE SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE'

by Emily Eden
Adapted for radio by Thea Holme
Cast in order of speaking:
Music arranged and composed by Lionel Salter
Pianist, Lionel Salter
Produced by Mary Hope Allen
The action takes place in the elegant suburb of Dulham on the Thames in the fifties of the last century.

Contributors

Unknown: Emily Eden
Unknown: Thea Holme
Composed By: Lionel Salter
Pianist: Lionel Salter
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator: Thea Holme
Lord Chester (Arthur): David King-Wood
Lady Chester (Blanche): Harriette Johns
Rose: Beth Boyd
Janet: Annette Kelly
Mrs Hopkinson, their mother: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Captain Hopkinson their father: Alban Blakelock
Charles Willis, the Hopkinson's son-in-law, a widower: Godfrey Kenton
Aileen Grenville, twin-sister to Lady Chester: Patricia Brent
Little Charlie: Elaine MacNamara
Baroness Sampson: Patience Collier
Baron Moses, her son: Hugh David
Rachel Monteneros, the Sampsons' niece: Janette Richer
Baron Sampson: Peter Bennett
Mr Greydon, curate at Dulham: Denis Goacher
Colonel Hilton: Allan Cuthbertson
Captain Harcourt: Hugh David

: News Summary

followed by 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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