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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!

The Rev. Wilfrid Garlick , Vicar of St. George's, Stockport, reads and explains a passage from the Bible

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Wilfrid Garlick

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

International Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Mary Condon (contralto)
Lillian Warmington (cello)
Norah Newby (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Mary Condon
Cello: Lillian Warmington
Piano: Norah Newby

: This Week's Composer

RICHARD STRAUSS
Records of his Serenade for wind instruments, Op. 7, and of movements from 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme'

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire
(BBC H.B. 347)
New Every Morning, page 22
Psalm 119, part 8 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 21, w. 27-36
0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (BBC
H.B. 166)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Raymond Agoult and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Agoult

: OUT OF TERM

'The Mill on the Floss' by George Eliot
Adapted by Silvia Goodall
6—' Maggie Stays with Lucy Deane '

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: Silvia Goodall
Unknown: Lucy Deane

: DAVE SHAND

and his Orchestra with Annette Scott

Contributors

Unknown: Annette Scott

: * ALLAN QUATERMAIN '

by H. Rider Haggard
(to be read in twenty instalments)
Abridged by Jocelyn Bradford
Read by Derek Birch
6—' Fatal Shots'

Contributors

Unknown: H. Rider Haggard
Abridged By: Jocelyn Bradford
Read By: Derek Birch

: CRICKET

Sussex v. Kent
Second day
Commentary by Brian Johnston
From the Central Cricket Ground, Hastings

Contributors

Commentary By: Brian Johnston

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz with Arnie Kitson
Pauline Shepherd , Avril Angers 'Hutch' (Leslie A. Hutchinson )
Arthur English
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Arnie Kitson
Unknown: Pauline Shepherd
Unknown: Leslie A. Hutchinson
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Tex Ritter
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: RECOLLECTIONS OF UNIVERSITY LIFE

by Professor Arthur Hughes
Arthur Hughes is Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham, with which he was connected for nearly twenty years. He has also taught in Germany and at the University of Oxford where, as a student, he was a classical scholar. Professor Hughes is now eighty-three years old, and these memories were recorded in his house near Birmingham.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Arthur Hughes
Unknown: Arthur Hughes

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: CRICKET

Sussex v. Kent
Further commentary

: Valentine Dyall in 'THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO'

by Alexandre Dumas
From the version for broadcasting in twelve parts by Patrick Riddtll
12-' The Fifth of September '
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Patrick Riddtll
Produced By: Peter Watts
Gerard de Villefort: Brian Haines
Madame de Villefort: Belle Chrystall
Edmond Dantes Count of Monte Cristo: Valentine Dyall
Baron Danglars: Rolf Lefebvre
M de Boville: Arthur Ridley
Jacopo, a reformed smuggler: Jeffrey Segal
Mercedes, widow of Fernand Mondego: Marjorie Westbury
Maximilian Morrel, Captain of Spahis: John Westbrook
Valentine de Villefort his betrothed: Beryl Calder
Haydee, a Greek slave: Elizabeth London

: SIDNEY SAX

with the Voices of Strings and Duncan Robertson (tenor)

Contributors

Tenor: Duncan Robertson

: THE BEST OF YESTERDAY

13-Tears by Desmond MacCarthy
' There is in all of us,' says Desmond MacCarthy , 'a working handle to the mechanical pump of tears,' and he discusses society's changing moods towards its use in fiction and in fact.

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond MacCarthy
Unknown: Desmond MacCarthy

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' * by Lewis Carroll
(arranged as a dialogue story)
4-' Alice plays croquet with the Queen and meets the Mock Turtle'
Production by Fenella Scott
At last Alice managed to eat the right amount of mushroom so that she was small enough to creep into the garden. A large rose tree stood near the entrance : the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red. Alice thought this a very curious thing so she went to see what it was all about.....
5.30 ' Write Me a Letter'
The Children's Hour correspondence column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Production By: Fenella Scott
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Alice: Patricia Field
Cheshire Cat: Stephen Jack
Two of Spades }: Stephen Jack
The Queen of Hearts: Mary O'Farrell
The King of Hearts: Bryan Powley
Five of Spades: Bryan Powley
The White Rabbit}: Wilfred Babbage
Seven of Spades: Wilfred Babbage
The Mock Turtle: Fred Yule
The Ugly Duchess: Vivienne Chatterton
The Gryphon: Norman Shelley
Narrator: David Davis

: The Weather

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

: Dennis Brain presents ON A PERSONAL NOTE

and chooses some of his favourite records of horn music

: Moira Lister and Hugh Burden with James Hayter in 'SIMON AND LAURA'

Script written by Ted Taylor based on characters created by Alan Melville
Episode 3
Produced by Leslie Bridgemont

Contributors

Written By: Ted Taylor
Unknown: Alan Melville
Produced By: Leslie Bridgemont
Simon Foster: Hugh Burden
Laura Foster: Moira Lister
Wilson, the butler: James Hayter
Ian Harrison, the producer: Brian Oulton
Winifred Huggins, the scriptwriter: Eleanor Summerfield
Jonathan Mason: Richard Bellaers

: D. A. Clarke-Smith and Godfrey Kenton in 'FATHER, DEAR FATHER'

Some recollections of a suburban childhood by Denis Constanduros
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
The author, as a child: Douglas Hankln
The author, as the storyteller: Godfrey Kenton
Captain Wilson: Brewster Mason
The author's mother: Marjorie Mars
His father: D A Clarke-Smith

: 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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