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: Bright and Early

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra

(Leader. Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Michael Collins

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Michael Collins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

A talk by Hugh Redwood

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Redwood

: HINTS FOR HOUSEWIVES

by Ruth Drew.

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Drew.

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Charles Mackerras

Contributors

Conducted By: Charles MacKerras

: RECITAL

Robert Koner (piano)
Elizabeth Allen (contralto)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Robert Koner
Contralto: Elizabeth Allen
Piano: Josephine Lee

: FAREWELL TO LAIKIPIA

Hugh Samson tells the story of Dicksi, the only African elephant in the London Zoo

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Samson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Marjorie Eele

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele

: The Daily Service

Father, we praise thee, now the night is over (BBC H.B. 405)
New Every Morning, page 54
Psalm 107, w. 31-42 (Broadcast Psalter)
Galatians 2, vv. 1-10
Give to our God immortal praise (BBC H.B. 6)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RHYTHM AND MELODY, by Gladys Whit red.
11.20 GEOGRAPHY. The British Isles. The Vale of Oxford. Script by Colin Jackson.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. Franz Schubert. Heute hSren Sie etwas iiber das Leben des berUhmten Komponisten. Manuskript von Else Johannsen-Wagner.

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Whit
Script By: Colin Jackson.
Unknown: Franz Schubert.

: FROM MY POST-BAG

Listeners' requests introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Played By: Sandy MacPherson

: Workers' Playtime

from a factory canteen, Langley Moor
with Ken Platt, John Hanson, Leslie Adams, The Barry Sisters
The Jimmy Leach Organ Trio
Introduced by Randal Herley
Produced by James Casey

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Platt
Unknown: John Hanson
Unknown: Leslie Adams
Introduced By: Randal Herley
Produced By: James Casey

: The Weather

General weather forecast for land areas, followed by regional forecasts for South-East England

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS!

Harry Davidson 's Orchestra and his Folk Dance Band
Guest, Sylvia Cecil (soprano)
Introduced by Frederick Allen
Master of Ceremonies, Stan Ross
Caller, Peter Kennedy
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Sylvia Cecil
Introduced By: Frederick Allen
Unknown: Stan Ross
Unknown: Peter Kennedy
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

ADVENTURES IN ENGLISH. Poetry Programme: Making Your Own Poetry Book. Script by Robert Gittings. (BBC recording)
2.20 HISTORY i. America-Sixteenth to Eighteenth Century. No. 2— ' Raleigh's Virginia.' Script by Joan Eley
2.40 SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY. Science and the Larder. 2-Enriching the Soil. Script by Geoffrey Hall

Contributors

Script By: Robert Gittings.
Script By: Joan Eley
Script By: Geoffrey Hall

: STARS OF OPERA

Gordon Whelan introduces gramophone records of famous opera singers past and present

Contributors

Introduces: Gordon Whelan

: Edward Chapman and James McKechnie in THE FIELDING STORY'

by James Edgar
Produced by Archie Campbell
Cast in order of speaking:

Contributors

Unknown: James Edgar
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Alec Lennox. editor of The Daily Comet: James McKechnie
Jennings. news editor of The Daily Comet: Malcolm Hayes
Ruth Frohman, reporter on The Daily Comet: Angela Wood
John Proctor ('J.P.'), proprietor of The Daily Comet: Edward Chapman
Paul Rocca: Leonard Sachs
Passer-by: Michael Turner
Kitty Lacey( Kitty Fielding ): Marjorie Mars
Arthur Lacey, her husband: Frank Atkinson
Molly Lacey, her daughter: Jill Raymond
Ralph Drewson, Molly's fiance: Simon Lack
Editor, The Daily Argus: Eric Anderson
Maynard, news editor of The Daily Argus: James Thomasoh
Fleet Street reporters:Boyle: Leonard Trolley
Fleet Street reporters:Naismith: Hamilton Dyce
Fleet Street reporters:Kyle: Charles Hodgson
Detective-Inspector Reynolds: Norman Wynne
Worsley, assistant editor of The Daily Comet: Rolf Lefebvre

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
David tells
' The Magic Walnut Tree '
A short story by Barbara Euphan Todd
5.10 For Children of Most Ages
A Straight Bat
Three programmes in which Brian Johnston gives hints to young cricketers
1-The Batsman
5.30 For Older Children
' As I before my cottage door'
Random rural thoughts by C. Gordon Glover
Produced by David Davis
' It was a summer evening,
Old Kaspar's work was done,
And he before his cottage door Was sitting in the sun,
And bv him sported on the green His little grand-child Wilhelmine'

Contributors

Story By: Barbara Euphan Todd
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: David Davis

: The Weather

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

: THURSDAY COMMENT

A speaker with special knowledge comments on a subject of topical interest and importance

: A RENDEZVOUS

with Vanessa Lee and Bruce Trent

Contributors

Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Bruce Trent

: THE LORD'S TAVERNERS LUNCHEON

to the Australian Test Team
Speeches by Field-Marshal Earl Alexander of Tunis, K.G.
President of M.C.C.
Ian Johnson
Captain of the Australian Test Team and Tommy Trinder
President of the Lord's Taverners
The scene described by Rex Alston
Edited recordings made earlier today from the Tavern at Lord's

Contributors

Unknown: Earl Alexander
Unknown: Ian Johnson
Unknown: Tommy Trinder

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A weekly programme about work in the world of science
Dating the Past by R. J. C. Atkinson
Department of Prehistoric Archaeology, in the University of Edinburgh The speaker describes some of the methods used in modern archaeology for dating the past, and, particularly, ways in which the archaeologist is helped by the scientist.

Contributors

Unknown: R. J. C. Atkinson

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

The Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble:
Leonard Brain (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Cecil James (bassoon)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Manoug Parikian (violin)
Lamar Crowson (piano)
Sonata in E flat (K.481), for violin and piano
Rondo in A minor (K.511), for piano Quintet in E flat (K.452). for piano and wind instruments
Third of a series of nine weekly concerts of chamber music to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Mozart. Given before an audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London. Tickets may be obtained from Ticket Unit, Broadcasting House. London, W.l

Contributors

Oboe: Leonard Brain
Clarinet: Stephen Waters
Bassoon: Cecil James
Horn: Dennis Brain
Violin: Manoug Parikian
Piano: Lamar Crowson

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn, Joy Adamson, Jack Train, and Kenneth Horne ask all the questions and Gilbert Harding knows some of the answers
Presented by C.F. Meehan

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Presented by: C. F. Meehan

: AMERICA IN ELECTION YEAR

' The Fifty-One Society ' the Northern Discussion Group welcomes back to Manchester
Herbert Agar as the guest speaker at the last meeting of their 1955-56 session
In the chair, Niel Pearson

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Agar
Unknown: Niel Pearson

: Work Songs, Railroads and Blues

Josh White discusses with Charles Chilton the evolution of American Negro folk music assisted by The George Mitchell Choir and Jack Fallon (bass)
Second of four programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Chilton
Bass: Jack Fallon

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areaa

: MARKET TRENDS

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








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