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: Bright and Early

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Ivor Emert

and his Orchestra

: Lift Up Your Hearts

A series of talks by the Rev. Austen Williams


Speaker: Rev. Austen Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Morning Music

Reginald Leopold and his Orchestra


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and his Orchestra

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Piano Recital

by Peter Element


Pianist: Peter Element

: This Week's Composer: Vivaldi

Records of some of his concertos, including 'Spring' and 'Summer' from 'The Seasons'.

: The Daily Service

God is love: let heaven adore him (BBC H.B. 7)
New Every Morning, page 11 Psalm 66 Isaiah 50, vv. 4-11
Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC H.B. 30)

: Music While You Work

Anton and his Orchestra

: For the Schools: Health Week for Schools: 1: Good Habits in Public Places

Script by Honor Wyatt. Introduction and commentary by a doctor.


Script: Honor Wyatt

: A Tinker's Tales: 12: Smuggler's Gold

[Starring] Elton Hayes
with Anthony Baird, Judy Bruce, Felix Felton, Louise Gainsborough, Jack Howarth, Allan McClelland, George Merritt, Myrtle Reed and 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: Allan McClelland
Unknown: George Merritt
Unknown: Myrtle Reed
Conducted By: Harry Rahinowitz
Script By: Felix Felton
Script By: Susan Ashman
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: Landsman and Sailor

The first of three pictures of life aboard a merchant brig in the 1830s, taken from 'Two Years Before the Mast' by R.H. Dana
Reader, John Glen
Tomorrow: 'The Gale'


Author: R. H. Dana
Reader: John Glen

: Peter Sinclair's Record Date

An invitation to the young at heart to share his choice of gramophone records.

: Midday Music-Hall

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
with The Five Dallas Boys, Edric Connor, Betty Marsden, Shirley Bassey, Derek Roy
Presented by Bill Worsley
See page 6


Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Edric Connor,
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Derek Roy
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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


Spike Milligan
(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
See page 6


Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman


A talk on skating in Holland by Niko Tinbergen
Dr. Tinbergen forgets the damp grey-ness of the English winter and reflects on the fever that grips his native Holland when the ice holds.


Unknown: Niko Tinbergen


(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Franz Reizenstein (piano)


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Piano: Franz Reizenstein


by René Cutforth
1-Frank Richards: old soldiers never die'
In this series of programmes Rene Cutforth presents four half-hour sketches of people he knows whose characters are typical strands in the British social fabric.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 26)


Unknown: René Cutforth
Unknown: Rene Cutforth

: Moment Musical

An entertainment presented by Osian Ellis (harp)
The Cecilian Quartet
Joyce Gow (soprano)
Silvia Beamish (mezzo-soprano)
Eric Barnes (tenor) Owen Grundy (bass)
Virtuoso Wind Quintet:
Edward Walker (flute) Leon Goossens (oboe) Sidney Fell (clarinet) Ronald Waller (bassoon) John Burden (horn)


Harp: Osian Ellis
Soprano: Joyce Gow
Mezzo-Soprano: Silvia Beamish
Tenor: Eric Barnes
Bass: Owen Grundy
Flute: Edward Walker
Flute: Leon Goos.
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Bassoon: Ronald Waller
Horn: John Burden


A life by Edward Sackville-West
The tenth of twelve readings by Gladys Young
Edited by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Edward Sackville-West
Unknown: Gladys Young
Edited By: Mary Hope Allen


and his Music


For Children of Most Ages
' Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm ' by Kate Douglas Wiggin Adapted as a serial play in six parts by H. Oldfield Box
6—' Rebecca Represents the Family '
Produced by Graham Gauld
There "were many occasions when Rebecca found herself thinking longingly of her old home at Sunnybrook Farm. And perhaps more than anything else she missed Mira, her baby sister. It was this longing which led to her next big transgression.
5.30 For Older Children
' Songs My Mother Taught Me '
Three illustrated talks, mainly about old traditional songs and tunes, by Mark Lubbock
3—' For Queen and Country '
5.50 The week's programmes


Unknown: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Rebecca: Molly Weir
Aunt Miranda: Joan Young
Aunt Jane: Natalie Lynn
Mrs Robinson: Brenda Dunrich
Mr Burch: Richard George
Mr Milliken: Ronald Wilson

: The Weather

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


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

: Ludwig Koch suggests that ELEPHANTS NEVER FORGET

and tells the story of the elephant
Produced by Harold Rogers


Produced By: Harold Rogers

: Robert Irwin introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson
Gordon Watson (piano)
(Alexander Gibson broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Lid.)


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson
Piano: Gordon Watson
Unknown: Alexander Gibson


by Hallam Tennyson
Hallam Tennyson talks about what it feels like to be the great-grandson of Alfred, Lord Tennyson : some of the embarrassments and some of the ways in which he thinks it has affected his own development.


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Talks: Hallam Tennyson

: Ted Ray and June Whitfield in THE SPICE OF LIFE

A carefree mixture of comedy and music also featuring
Deryck Guyler , Gene Crowley
Therese Burton and including:
At the Launderette
A radio strip cartoon
The Friendly Voice of Michael Holliday
For the Record
A new singing discovery in search of a hit disc
Do You Know Your Music?
Quiz-Master, Harry Rabinowitz
1-2-3-4-Five in Harmony
The Coronets
Many Questions
Topics of the day aggravated by the panel of experts
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Gene Crowley Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Therese Burton
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Harry Rabinowitz
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Roy Speer

: The Twisted Lane

[Starring] Noel Johnson
(Patsy Byrne is appearing at the Guildford Repertory Theatre)
Reginald Moore writes on page 4

The action takes place somewhere in Europe; the time is the present.
A play for broadcasting by Jerome P. Hanrally AREA H.Q. STAFF: Area Commanding Officer Basil Digrtam Assistant to A.C.0 ................................................ Leonard Trolley Corps Officer Inglekas, Senior Area Personnel Officer... Patrick Waddington Corps Officer Herbov, No. 9 Air Police Centre Hamilton Dyce Captain Kitza Noel Johnson Section Officer Kjumin Peter Howell Escha, Corporal Typist Patsy Byrne Police Clerk Leonard Trolley Personnel Clerks: Karl Sam Kvdd Jan Eric Francis Max Frank Partington NO. 7 FLIGHT BASE STAFF: Commander Krojic, Commanding Officer..........................Seymour Green Corps Officer Seeman, 261 Corps, Leader ........................... Trevor Martin Corporal Janette Richer CIVILIANS: Doctor Norman Wynne Mrs. Kormendi Molly Rankin Jessi.......................................Janefte Richer PRODUCTION BY DONALD MCWHINNIE * at 9.15


Unknown: Palsy Byrne
Unknown: Reginald Moore

: 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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