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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

' Do you remember ... ? '
A talk by C. A. Joyce , Head Master of the Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes , near Swindon

Contributors

Talk By: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Ashton Keynes

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

The Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: RECITAL

Gordon Farrall (bass-baritone)
Raymond Mosley (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Gordon Farrall
Violin: Raymond Mosley
Piano: Ernest Lush

: PEOPLE IN HOTELS

Adrian Brunei talks about some of the chance encounters he has made during his life as a film director

Contributors

Talks: Adrian Brunei

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

How THINGS BEGAN. 4-Learning to Count and Measure. Script by Rhoda Power.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Rogation Day
Praise the Lord! (BBC H.B. 16) New Every Morning, page 87
Psalm 147, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) Ephesians 1, vv. 1-10
To thee our God we fly (BBC H.B.
434)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Troise and his Banjoliers

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. The Steel-worker, by Arthur Appleton ; illustrated with recordings made at a steel works.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: " La France en Chansons.' Aujourd'hui, au cours d'un voyage imaginaire qui commencera en Provence, nos auditeurs auront l'occasion d'entendre quelques vieilles chansons de France. Texte de Jan Rosol

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Arthur Appleton
Unknown: Jan Rosol

: 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 with Arnie Kitson , Mrs. Shuffiewick
Dickie Bennett
The Western Brothers
Alma Cogan
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Arnie Kitson
Unknown: Dickie Bennett
Unknown: Alma Cogan
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Len 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
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

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

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

FOR COUNTRY SCHOOLS. ' Farming in Friesland,' by Joan and Henri Schoup

Contributors

Unknown: Henri Schoup

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

THE MUSIC box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. The Symphony: first of two illustrated talks by Lawrence Leonard
2.30 LET'S HEAR IT AGAIN. Minuet and Trio (Symphony No. 39) (Mozart); Minuet and Trio (Symphony No. 1) (Beethoven); Jamaican Rumba (Arthur Benjamin )

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Lawrence Leonard
Unknown: Arthur Benjamin

: THE DISTANT SCENE

A series of readings from books of travel and discovery
4-Captain Johnson's Counterpane from ' Travels in West Africa' by Mary Kingsley
Reader, Mary O'Farrell
In 1894 West Africa was called, with some justification, the White Man's Grave. White women rarely went there, and when Mary Kingsley set out quite alone to explore the unknown interior of French Gaboon her friends told her she was committing suicide. How nearly they were right is shown in this account of her journey down the River Rembwe in Captain Johnson's canoe.

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Kingsley

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PROSE and VERSE READINGS. ' The Chase,' from ' Reynard the Fox ' by John Masefield

Contributors

Unknown: John Masefield

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: THE BEST OF YESTERDAY

5—Childhood Days by James Stephens
The memories of this Irish poet's childhood are characteristically whimsical, centring round a cow named Mogue and her husband Nicodemus.
(: first broadcast on June 11, 1950)

Contributors

Unknown: James Stephens

: THE MAJESTIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Lou Whiteson with Bruce Trent

Contributors

Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Unknown: Bruce Trent

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
* Granny's Wonderful Chair by Frances Browne
Adapted as a serial play in six parts by Estelle Holt
2—'The Lords of the White and Grey Castles '
Produced by David Davis
This is the story of Woodwender and Loveleaves, the children of the White and Grey Castles, but how the Wonderful Chair knew it nobody knows.
5.30 For Older Children
' They Started Young'
Famous composers who began writing music at an early age
The second of a series of three illustrated talks by Antony Hopkins
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Frances Browne
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Antony Hopkins
The Chair: Carleton Hobbs
Snowflower: Patricia Field
King Winwealth: Wilfred Babbage
Princess Greedalind: Mollie Maureen
Queen Wantall: Phoebe Hodgson
The Lord of the White Castle: John Glyn Jones
The Lord of the Grey Castle: Ivan Samson
Woodwcnder: Patricia Hayes
Loveleaves: Elaine MacNamara
Reckoning Robin: Charles Leno
Warv Will: Heron Carvic
The Traveller: William Eedle
Lady Greensleeves: Barbara Lott

: The 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

: Stephen Williams introduces MUSIC FOR BALLET

The second of three gramophone programmes illustrating how composers have expressed movement in sound

: Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin are STARSTRUCK

again by Max Wall , Max Bacon
The Confrey Phillip Trio
Petula Clark
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Written by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Production by John Hooper

Contributors

Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Max Bacon
Unknown: Confrey Phillip Trio
Unknown: Petula Clark
Unknown: Nat Temple
Written By: Bob Monkhouse
Written By: Denis Goodwin
Production By: John Hooper

: WHY WE LAUGH

by Jeanne de Casalis
Miss de Casalis draws attention to one of the most widespread curiosities of human behaviour and suggests some of its implications and future trends.

Contributors

Unknown: Jeanne de Casalis

: Festival of Radio Drama

A survey by Val Gielgud
9 25 'DANGER' by Richard Hughes
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Frederick Bradnum

9.50 'THE SQUIRREL'S CAGE' by Tyrone Guthrie
Other parts played by Michael Walker, Cavan Malone, Max Miradin, and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Hugh Stewart

Contributors

Henry Wilson: Geoffrey Matthews
John, his father: Richard Williams
Rose, his mother: Marjorie Westbury
Mary, his aunt: Noel Hood
Ivy, his wife: Beryl Calder
Other parts by: Michael Walker
Other parts by: Cavan Malone
Leader of the Chorus: Eric Anderson
With: Molly Rankin, Anette Kelly, Betty Lynton, Janette Richer, Arthur Ridley, Brewster Mason, Denis Goucher and Max Meridin
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Author: Tyrone Guthrie
Production By: Hugh Stewart
.......................: .
Unknown: ?
Jack: Hugh Burden
Mary: Isabel Dean
Mr Bax: George Merritt
Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Richard Hughes

: 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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