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: Bright and Early

Fred Alexander and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

* Wear and Tear in Daily Life'
Talks by Canon Stephen McGill , Rector of St. Mary's Roman Catholic College, Blairs, Aberdeen
2--It's hard to forgive

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Stephen McGill

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

Eric Jupp and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Jupp

: COUNTRY CONCERTS

R. R. Johnston describes how as an undergraduate he spent his leisure in touring Northern Ireland with a quartet of amateur musicians

Contributors

Unknown: R. R. Johnston

: RECITAL

Mary Valentine (piano)
Solange de la Motte (soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Mary Valentine
Soprano: Solange de la Motte
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: This Week's Composer

SCHUMANN
Records of songs and instrumental music, including movements from the Piano Quartet

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, Holy Ghost (BBC H.B. 608) New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 143 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 24, vv. 1-15
0 holy Spirit, Lord of grace (BBC
H.B. 167)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Phil Tate and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Phil Tate

: OUT OF TERM

Maurice Denham reads selections from
' Charlotte's Web ' the story by E. B. White
Arranged for broadcasting in three parts
1—' Wilbur is Lonely '

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Denham
Story By: E. B. White

: HANDEL

Sonata No. 6, in E played by Campoli (violin)
George Malcolm (harpsichord) on gramophone records

Contributors

Violin: Campoli
Harpsichord: George Malcolm

: 'ALLAN QUATERMAIN'

by H. Rider Haggard
(to be read in twenty instalments) Abridged by Jocelyn Bradford
Read by Derek Birch
12 — ' At Dread of Night'

Contributors

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

: Cricket FOURTH TEST MATCH

England v. Australia
Last day
Commentaries by Rex Alston , John Arlott , and Michael Charl ton, with summaries by E. W. Swanton
From Old Trafford, Manchester

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Michael Charl
Unknown: E. W. Swanton

: Workers' Playtime

from the British Sailors' Society, East London
with Jack Simpson, Bernard Spear, Elizabeth Larner, Ethel Revnell
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)
Presented by Bill Gates

(Elizabeth Larner is appearing in "Kismet" at the Stoll Theatre; Bernard Spear in ' "Plain and Fancy" at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London; Jack Simpson in "Lighting Up the Town" at the Hippodrome, Brighton)

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Simpson
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Unknown: Elizabeth Larner
Unknown: Ethel Revnell
Pianist: James Moody
Guitarist: Bert Weedon
Drummer: Max Abrams
Presented by: Bill Gates

: The Weather

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

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in 'A LIFE OF BLISS '

Script by Godfrey Harrison
BBC Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 28)

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Conducted By: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Mrs Griffin: Gladys Henson
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards

: Audrey Russell's Diary ALL IN THE DAY'S WORK

A commentator's programme about people and places

: CRICKET

Lunchtime scoreboard

: CROSBY FAVOURITES

Introduced and sung by Bing Crosby on gramophone records

Contributors

Sung By: Bing Crosby

: HOMES TO MEND

Written and produced by Eileen Capel
Narrator, Hugh Burden
Those taking part:
Sir Basil Henriques C.B.E.
J.P. Ysanne Churchman , Eric Francis
Patricia Hayes , Doreen Keogh
Charles Leno , Molly Rankin
James Thomason , Michael Turner and Marjorie Westbury
There are nine members of the Robinson family. They live unhappily in two rooms. This is the story of the work of the Family Service Units who help the Robinsons and other families like them.
(The recorded broadcast of April 10)

Contributors

Narrator: Eileen Capel
Narrator: Hugh
Unknown: Sir Basil Henriques C.B.E.
Unknown: J.P. Ysanne Churchman
Unknown: Eric Francis
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Doreen Keogh
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: James Thomason
Unknown: Michael Turner
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' Once Upon a T!me ...'
Stories from
' The Blue Fairy Book '
Retold by Andrew Lang
3-' Felicia and the Pot of Pinks '
Read by Jo
5.25 For Older Children
' As I Before my Cottage Door ...'
Random Rural Thoughts by C. Gordon Glover
Produced by David Davis

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Lang
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: David Davis

: The Weather

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

: HOME FOR MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Introduced by Douglas Smith
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Introduced By: Douglas Smith
Produced By: Frank Hooper

: Northern Variety Parade presents VARIETY FANFARE

with The Kordites
Tom Mennard , Tommy Reilly
Chic Murray and Maidie Joan Regan
Morecambe and Wise
Augmented
BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced by Alan Clarke
Produced by Eric Miller

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Mennard
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Chic Murray
Unknown: Maidie Joan Regan
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Introduced By: Alan Clarke
Produced By: Eric Miller

: James McKechnie in 'HOME TO THE CITY'

A return journey to Bath by Robert Pocock
Other parts played by Bernard Fishwick , Noel Johnson
Edgar Harrison , William Eedle and Billy Poeton
Produced by Peter Duval Smith in the BBC's West of England studios
(: a new production of the programme broadcast in the West of England Home Service on February 9)

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Pocock
Played By: Bernard Fishwick
Played By: Noel Johnson
Unknown: Edgar Harrison
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Billy Poeton
Produced By: Peter Duval Smith
The author: James McKechnie
Young Bobby: David Spenser
Will Burge: Wilfred Babbage
Old Sammy: Geoffrey Wincott
Harry Benson: Frank Duncan
Doreen: June Barrie
Connie: Pat Pleasance
The Editor: Francis Lunt
Denis Clarke: Geoffrey Matthews
Goldie: Douglas Leach

: PYGMALION'S FRENZY

A talk about our attitudes towards spoken English by Randolph Quirk Ph.D. ,
Reader in English in the University of Durham
'Here,' said Francis Bacon in The Advancement of Learning, ' is the first distemper of learning, when men study words and not matter..... It seems to me that Pygmalion's frenzy is a good emblem ... of this vanity.'

Contributors

Unknown: Randolph Quirk Ph.D.
Unknown: Francis Bacon

: Bernard Braden in BACK WITH BRADEN

with Benny Lee , Annie Ross
Franklyn Boyd
Nat Temple and his Orchestra
Announcer. Ronald Fletcher
Script by Ray Gatton and Alan Simpson
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: Franklyn Boyd
Unknown: Nat Temple
Announcer: Ronald Fletcher
Script By: Ray Gatton
Script By: Alan Simpson
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs

: SCHUMANN

Song Cycle: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 sung by Peter Pears (tenor) with Benjamin Britten (piano)

Contributors

Sung By: Peter Pears
Piano: Benjamin Britten

: 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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