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: Bright and Early

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra

Conductor, Jack Leon

Contributors

Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
Conductor: Jack Leon

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A series of talks by the Rev. Austen Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: ABOUT THE HOUSE

Answers to this week's questions from listeners about household problems.

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor, Vilem Tausky

Contributors

Conductor: Vilem Tausky

: CABBAGE TREES AND WIREBIRDS

by Norman Kerr
Remote islands have a special interest for naturalists because plants and animals may go unrecorded for a very long time. While Norman Kerr was Education Officer on St. Helena, he determined to find some of the island's rarities; he describes some of the difficulties he encountered.

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Kerr
Unknown: Norman Kerr

: ARENSKY

Piano Trio No. In D minor. Op. 32 played by The Beaufort Trio:
Felix Kok (violin)
Alexander Kok (cello) Daphne Ibbott (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Felix Kok
Cello: Alexander Kok
Piano: Daphne Ibbott

: This Week's Composer

VIVALDI
Records of his Gloria in D

: THE DAILY SERVICE

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
(BBC H.B. 38)
New Every Morning, page 22 Psalm 9 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 52, v. 13 to 53, v. 6
God of mercy, God of grace (BBC
H.B. 455)

: Music While You Work

Isy Geiger and his Viennese Music

Contributors

Unknown: Isy Geiger

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HEALTH WEEK FOR SCHOOLS. 4-Food and Health. Script by Honor Wyatt . Introduction and commentary by a doctor.

Contributors

Script By: Honor Wyatt

: SID PHILLIPS

and his Band

: SUNDAY AT SEA

The third 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

Contributors

Reader: R. H. Dana
Reader: John Glen

: WILLIAM DA VIES

at the BBC theatre organ
Selection: Sweet and Swing

: Workers' Playtime

From a factory canteen in Wolverhampton
The King Brothers, Ida Shepley, George Martin, Dorothy Squires
Harry Engleman (piano) Vic Mortiboys (bass) Bob Mansell (drums)
Introduced by Philip Garston-Jones
Produced by James Pestridge

Contributors

Singers: The King Brothers
Unknown: Ida Shepley
Comedian: George Martin
Singer: Dorothy Squires
Pianist: Harry Engleman
Bassist: Vic Mortiboys
Drummer: Bob Mansell
Introduced By: Philip Garston-Jones
Produced By: James Pestridge

: The Weather

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

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Diane Dubarry (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies. Syd Black
Producer, Stanton Jefferies

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Diane Dubarry
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Producer: Stanton Jefferies

: GLIDING

Three of England's leading glider pilots discuss the pleasures and complexities of engineless flight
Mrs. Ann Welch
Manager of the British Gliding Team at this year's World Championships and one of the foremost instructors in the country
Cmdr. Nicholas Goodhart, R.N. who holds the absolute altitude record and is present World Champion in the two-seater class
Philip Wills
Chairman of the British Gliding Association and World Champion in the single-seater class in 1952 Chairman, Peter Scott
(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 16)

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Ann Welch
Unknown: Peter Scott

: OPERA ALPHABET

A series of record programmes presented by Maurice Elvey
This week:
' Pagliacci ' to ' The Seraglio '

Contributors

Presented By: Maurice Elvey

: BLIND DATE'

The novel by Leigh Howard adapted for radio by Stephen Grenfell
Storyteller, Stephen Grenfell
Produced by David H. Godfrey

Contributors

Novel By: Leigh Howard
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Elderly woman: Barbara Shotter
Taxi-driver: Morris Sweden
Del Monkton: Brian Haines
Katherine: Mary Wimbush
Constable: Philip Levene
Sergeant: Denis Goacher
Det -Insp Northam: Peter Claughton
Det -Sgt Westover: Douglas/hayes
Mr Wilkinson: Ronald Sidney
Mrs Pirie: Elsa Palmer

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Country Dance Party from the Peveril Secondary School, Aspley, Nottingham with the Birmingham Square Dance Quartet and Eric Blythe (solo fiddle)
Introduced bv Sibyl Clark of the English Folk Dance and Song Society The programme includes the ToUerton Plough Play and songs and dances from Nottingham.
5.30 For Children of Most Ages
' Now is there frost upon the hill' *
Verse and music for the season chosen and presented by Georgie Henschel and Herbert Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Blythe
Unknown: Sibyl Clark
Presented By: Georgie Henschel
Presented By: Herbert Smith

: The Weather

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

: POST HASTE

Talk by Dr. the Rt. Hon. Charles Hill MJ.
Postmaster-General

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Charles Hill Mj.

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

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

: HIGHGATE SCHOOL BOYS' CHOIR

Conductor, Edward T. Chapman

Contributors

Conductor: Edward T. Chapman

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Accidents by James M. Mackintosh M.D., LL.D. ,
We hear plenty about death on the roads, but more people are involved in fatal accidents in and around the house than in all forms of transport put together. The safest place of all to be is at work. Professor Mackintosh, who has been intimately connected with W.H.O. studies of accidents, reflects on some of its findings.

Contributors

Unknown: James M. MacKintosh M.D., Ll.D.

: THE THURSDAY CONCERT

Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
The Aeolian String Quartet:
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)
Before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House. London. Tickets may be obtained from Ticket Unit. Broadcasting House, London, W.l

Contributors

Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson

: BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE

by Jane Smith
As a Juvenile Court magistrate, Jane Smith sees the effect of insecurity and deprivation on the children appearing before her as delinquents. At home, as a foster mother looking after three younger children also deprived of normal parental care, she encounters the same basic need at close range; and finds the two functions, mother and magistrate, hard to reconcile.

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Smith
Unknown: Jane Smith

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan and Larry Stephens
Production by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Unknown: Max Geldray
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Script By: Larry Stephens
Production By: Pat Dixon

: THE NATIONS UNDER THE CHARTER

What are in fact the provisions of the Charter, and how can these be adapted or made to work in such a way as to make the United Nations more effective?
The Rt. Hon. Walter Elliot
Conservative Member of Parliament
The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Younger
Labour Member of Parliament
Sir Charles Webster until recently Professor of History at the London School of Economics; a member of the British delegation at the Conference of Paris in 1918, and also at the San Francisco Conference which established the United Nations in 1945 Lord Strang
Permanent Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign Office until 1953
Major-General L. 0. Lyne who held wartime commands in the Middle East, North Africa, and Italy, and was Military Governor of the British Zone of Berlin in 1945; now Chairman of the Executive Committee of the United Nations Association of Great Britain
These five speakers contribute their views to a programme linked by Robert McKenzie who lectures on Political Institutions at the London School of Economics

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Charles Webster
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: DIVERTISSEMENT

BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
Marion Studholme (soprano)
(Marion Studholme broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Soprano: Marion Studholme
Unknown: Marion Studholme

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

The Incas of Peru
In the last of three programmes on American archaeology, H. J. Braunholtz describes the early civilisations which developed on « the West Coast of the South American continent
Produced by John Irving

Contributors

Unknown: H. J. Braunholtz
Produced By: John Irving

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land area*

: MARKET TRENDS

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








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