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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader. William Mclnulty ) Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Lord's Coming'
A series of talks by Bishop Wand
2-The Sign

Contributors

Unknown: Bishop Wand

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: OLYMPIC GAMES

The day's results

: MORNING MUSIC

Ivor Slaney and his Orchestra

: RECITAL

William Coombes (baritone)
Albert Hardie (piano)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Angela Dale (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: William Coombes
Piano: Albert Hardie
Violin: Peter Mountain
Piano: Angela Dale

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Come. let us join our cheerful songs
(S.P. 472; A. and M. 299; C.H. 175; P. and H. 141: Tune. Nativity)
Interlude: ' The Feeding of the Multitude '
Prayers; the Prayer for Friends; the Lord's Prayer
Rejoice, the Lord is King (S.P. 632;
A. and M. 202: C.H. 135, omitting v. 6; P. and H. 150: Tune. Gopsal)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interval music
10.0 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH. A programme in simple French, in which listeners are invited to take an active part. Script by Jean-Jacques Oberlin.
Scène: 'Le Reveillon.' The Lefort family make preparations for their Christmas supper. An unexpected telegram brings them some excellent news.

Contributors

Script By: Jean-Jacques OBErlin.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Awake, our souls (BBC H.B. 300) New Every Morning, page 99
Psalm 118, vv. 15-24
Isaiah 40, w. 18-31
Ye servants of the Lord (BBC H.B.
372)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I, by Marjorie Eele
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE. Heat: 12-End of term revision programme. Script by L. J. Lawler. (BBC recording)
11.40 RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY. Jesus Christ: History, Interpretation, and Faith. 12-Faith and Knowledge: talk by Austin Farrer. Fellow and Chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford.

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Script By: L. J. Lawler.
Talk By: Austin Farrer.

: PETER YORKE

and his Miniature Orchestra

: Workers' Playtime

from a factory at Reading, Berkshire
with Bob Andrews, Tommy Reilly, Bernard Spear, The Stargazers
James Moody (piano) Bert Weedon (guitar) Max Abrams (drums)

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Tommy Reilly
Unknown: Bernard Spear
Singers: The Stargazers
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

: ANY QUESTIONS?

A spontaneous discussion by Mary Stocks , Graham Hutton
Anthony Crosland
Ernest Marples M.P. ,
Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
From Bloomfield Drive Social Club,
Bath

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: Graham Hutton
Unknown: Anthony Crosland
Question-Master: Ernest Marples M.P.
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES AND RHYMES. The Miracle of Hot and Cold ': a free adaptation of the French story by Henry Bordeaux
2.20 SENIOR ENGLISH II. Scenes from the Coventry Nativity Play, adapted by John Allen
2.40 NATURE CALENDAR.
2.46 NATURE STUDY. Nature Quiz. Script by Geoffrey Hall . (BBC recording)

Contributors

Story By: Henry Bordeaux
Adapted By: John Allen
Script By: Geoffrey Hall

: RAFAEL KUBELIK

conducts
Philharmonia Orchestra:
Overture, Don Giovanni (Mozart)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra: Three Slavonic Dances (Dvorak)
C; E minor; A
Symphony No. 4, in E minor
(Brahms) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Don Giovanni

: PRELUDE TO ACTION

by Eric Phillips
Eric Phillips tells how he volunteered for a special job in the last war.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Phillips
Unknown: Eric Phillips

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
'Once Upon a Time....'
Stories from
' The Red Fairy Book '
Collected by Andrew Lang 5
— ' The Seven Foals '
Told by Eve
Once upon a time there was a poor old couple who lived in a little hut in the woods. They had three sons, and it is the youngest of them who is the hero of this story. He was named Cinderlad because he did nothing but poke about in the ashes.....
5.25 For Children of Most Ages
Nature Parliament
Your questions answered by the resident members-James Fisher and L. Hugh Newman-and a guest speaker, Maxwell Knight , with Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) in the chair

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Lang
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: L. Hugh Newman-And
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Derek McCulloch

: The Weather

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

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news
6.25 Today's sport
6.30 Reports and comments

: NOCTURNE

A programme of continuous music played by the BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: 'THE BET'

A new radio play by Miles Malleson
Based on the story by Anton Chekhov
Produced by Charles Lefeaux

Contributors

Play By: Miles Malleson
Story By: Anton Chekhov
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
The Novelist: Alec Mango
The Banker: Miles Malleson
The Doctor: Arthur Ridley
The Lawyer: Owen Holder

: ORCHESTRAS OF THE WORLD

presenting
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Solti
Overture: The Barber of Seville
(Rossini)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conductor, André Cluytens with Aldo Ciecolini (piano)
Symphony on a French Mountain Song
(D'Indy)
Colonne Orchestra conducted by Louis Fourestier
Symphonic Poem: Phaeton
(Saint-Saens) on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Georg Solti
Conductor: André Cluytens
Piano: Aldo Ciecolini
Conducted By: Louis Fourestier

: GOLDEN AGE OF POPULAR SONG

(1918-1939)
5 — ' This Thing called Love ' with Benny Lee , Marie Benson
The George Mitchell Choir
Narrators: Alan Keith Guy Kingsley Poynter
Pianist, Malcolm Lockyer.
BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Written and produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Lee
Unknown: Marie Benson
Unknown: George Mitchell
Narrators: Alan Keith
Pianist: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Pianist: Malcolm Lockyer.
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs
Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issues of today and tomorrow

: BYRD

Mass for Four Voices sung by the BBC Midland Singers Conductor, John Lowe
From the Oratory, Birmingham
Second of three programmes in which Byrd's three masses are being sung

Contributors

Conductor: John Lowe

: WRITING FOR SOUND

A series of specially chosen programmes
11— 'By Air'
An impression of a passenger flight by Veronica Henriques
Organ music composed and played by Anthony Scott
Other parts plaved by Diana Chadwick Peter Claughton
Kristin Linklater , Anthony Woodruff
Produced by Sasha Moorsom
The series edited by David Thomson

Contributors

Unknown: Veronica Henriques
Played By: Anthony Scott
Unknown: Diana Chadwick
Unknown: Peter Claughton
Unknown: Kristin Linklater
Unknown: Anthony Woodruff
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom
Edited By: David Thomson
Jim: Michael Brill
Tom: Nicholas Selby
Jane: Dudy Nimmo
The mother: Diana Chadwick
The child: Douglas Hankin
The parson: Leon Quartermaine
The Army man: Anthony Woodruff
The psychic woman: Selma Vaz Dias

: 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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