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Creswell Colliery Band
Conductor, P. E. Woodhouse


Conductor: P. E. Woodhouse

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


and his Rio Tango Band


' Wear and Tear in Daily Life '
Talks by Canon Stephen McGill , Rector of St. Mary's Roman Catholic College, Blairs, Aberdeen
3-Forgive and forget


Unknown: Canon Stephen McGill

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


A bulletin of food news
Compiled by Louise Davies


Unknown: Louise Davies


The Ernest Tomlinson
Light Orchestra


by Marjorie Taylor
Dora was a Bantu servant girl who worked for Mrs. Taylor and her family in South Africa. How and why she became so dear to them that leaving her seemed like leaving a very cherished friend Mrs. Taylor explains in this talk.


Unknown: Marjorie Taylor


Eiluned Davies (piano)
Pamela Weston (clarinet)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Piano: Eiluned Davies
Clarinet: Pamela Weston
Piano: Ernest Lush

: This Week's Composer

Records of his Manfred Overture and the Konzertstiick for piano and orchestra


Be near us. Holy Trinity (BBC H.B.
New Every Morning, page 50 Psalm 150 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 24, vv. 10-27
Fair waved the golden corn (BBC
H.B. 436)

: Music While You Work

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


Maurice Denham reads selections from
' Charlotte's Web' the story by E. B. White
Arranged in three parts
2—' Some Pig! '


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


Music played by The Consort of Reeds
Directed by C. W. Harding with contributions from
The Chameleons
Directed by Ron Peters and David Buchan at the piano


Directed By: C. W. Harding
Directed By: Ron Peters
Directed By: David Buchan


by H. Rider Haggard
Abridged by Jocelyn Bradford
Read by Derek Birch
13—' Good's Discomfiture '


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


A general knowledge contest

: Farm Fare

An agricultural weekly
Topical talks of interest to farmers and country people
News commentary by Clifford Selly
Introduced by Alastair Dunnett


Commentary By: Clifford Selly
Introduced By: Alastair Dunnett

: The Weather

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


Reports from Britain and overseas

: Elton Hayes in ' A TINKER'S TALES '

9 — ' The Tinker's Quest ' with Anthony Baird
Judy Bruce , Felix Felton
Louise Gainsborough
Jack Howarth , George Merritt Myrtle Reed. Leonard Trolley
A section of the BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman
Produced by Alfred Dunning


Unknown: Anthony Baird
Unknown: Judy Bruce
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Louise Gainsborough
Unknown: Jack Howarth
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: Myrtle Reed.
Unknown: Leonard Trolley
Conducted By: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Felix Felton
Script By: Susan Ashman
Produced By: Alfred Dunning


Directed by David Wolfsthal with David Branson (piano)


Directed By: David Wolfsthal
Piano: David Branson

: Wednesday Matinee

Double Bill
' THE JAR' by Luigi Pirandello
Translated and adapted for radio by Michael Hyde with members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company and Greta Wood .
Produced by Helena Wood
3.30 ' THE PRAM' by George Charles Brown
Produced by Michael Bakewell


Unknown: Luigi Pirandello
Unknown: Michael Hyde
Unknown: Greta Wood
Produced By: Helena Wood
Unknown: George Charles Brown
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
Pe: Norman Wynne
Don Lollo: Brewster Mason
Signor Scime: Hamilton Dyce
Zi Dima: Allan McClelland
Mrs Jarman: Molly Rankin
Susie: Valerie Turner
Alice: Janette Richer
Tommy: Richard Bellaers
Mr Dexter: Robert Sansom
Mrs Dexter: Kathleen Helme


from Winchester Cathedral
Introit: Blessed be the Holy Trinity
Exhortation; Confession; Absolution; the Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalms 6. 7. and 8 First Lesson: Deuteronomy 8, vr.
Magnificat (Alan Gray in F minor)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 13. vr.
Nunc dimittis (Alan Gray in F minor) Creed; Lesser Litany; the Lord's
Versicles and Responses Collects
Anthem: Lord, it belongs not to my care (H. W. Rhodes)
Prayers; the Grace
Organ Voluntary: Chorale Prelude on Urbs beata (Healey Willan)
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
R.Alwyn Surplice


Unknown: R.Alwyn Surplice


Advice and entertainment for retired people and elderly people generally, and a meeting-place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Bungalows for Elderly Residents: A visit to Chesham to describe a special housing scheme.
Presented by Richard Baker


Presented By: Richard Baker


For Children of All Ages
' Green Sailors to the Rescue!' by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
3 — ' Loopy Takes a Hand '
Production by Josephine Plummer
' I expect some of you may remember Loopy. He's the young man who twice jolly nearly wrecked Rag Doll when he came sailing with us, but in spite of his habit of meaning well and doing badly, we all like him very much indeed. Well, it was some time since we'd seen him-when suddenly he turned up at Mill Creek. Uncle George had gone off for the day on one of his visits to various boatyards, in search of the new boat he was going to' buy when Rag DoU had been sold, and we were having our usual discussion about what to do with ourselves while he was away ...'
(Mary Green)
(John Glen is appearing in ' The Trip to Bountiful ' at the Arts Theatre, London)
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Clifford Smith
I-No Lions in Africa?


Unknown: Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: John Glen
Unknown: Rev. Clifford Smith
Uncle George: Norman Shelley
Mark: Harold Reese
Mary: Rosamond Barnes
Binnie: Teresa Brooke
Ben: Glyn Dearman
Loopy Lomas: John Glen
Mr Dooks: Peter Claughton
Aggie: Mollie Maureen
Mr Causeway: Allan Jeayes
Police Constable Jenvey: Stephen Jack
Mr Peters Guy: Kingsley Poynter

: The Weather

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


Music and songs from a West-Country square dance party
Dancing to the Jolly Waggoners
Square Dance Band
Master, of Ceremonies,
Bernard Fishwick Caller:
Pat Shaw and songs from Pat Shaw with Michael Watson (guitar)
From the United Front Youth Centre
Redfield, Bristol
Produced by Brian Patten


Unknown: Bernard Fishwick Caller:
Unknown: Pat Shaw
Unknown: Pat Shaw
Guitar: Michael Watson
Produced By: Brian Patten

: Dick Bentley in ' I FLEW WITH BISMARCK'

(or ' 'Little Women ')
A personal confession with music
Chapter 1
I am born-Nobody believes me-I decide, agains: advice, to breathe—I meet my first adult-' Is oo my daddy? '—I receive my first kick in the teeth-Life in Old Heidelberg, or wherever it was —I am introduced to my mother and several other new acquaintances including:
Kitty Bluett
Miriam Karlin , Georgia Brown
Graham Stark
Certain songs are sung accompanied by the BBC Revue Orchestra
Jonductor. Harry Rabinowitz
My music is arranged by Malcolm Lockyer
And my script by David Climie
I am produced by Roy Speer
See page 6


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Georgia Brown
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Arranged By: Malcolm Lockyer
Script By: David Climie
Produced By: Roy Speer


Part 1
See panel, and page 4


Trouble in Tibet
Recent newspaper reports have indicated that there have been signs of revolt in Tibet against the Chinese Occupation, but such reports have been difficult to confirm and the extent of the unrest is unknown. George Patterson , who returned from Kalimpong a few weeks ago, is one of the few Englishmen who have an up-to-date knowledge of the country. He is questioned on the latest developments by men who knew Tibet in the past.
Dr. Rupert Clarke
Medical missionary with the China Inland Mission, stationed on the Tibetan-Chinese border until 1953
Hugh Richardson C.I.E., O.B.E., D.S.O.
Officer in charge of the British Mission to Lhasa in 1946. and represented the Indian Government there from 1947 to 1960
Eric Shipton
Consul-General at Kashgar 1946-48. and leader of many expeditions to the Himalayas, including the 1951 Mount Everest Reconnaissance Expedition
George Patterson
Free-lance missionary in Eastern Tibet 1947-50. and at Kalimpong until 1956
Chairman, Peter Fleming -, O.B.E.


Unknown: George Patterson
Unknown: Dr. Rupert Clarke
Unknown: Hugh Richardson C.I.E., O.B.E., D.S.O.
Unknown: Eric Shipton
Unknown: George Patterson
Unknown: Peter Fleming

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


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

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