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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: BERNARD MONSHIN

and his Rio Tango Band

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A series of talks on The Lord's Prayer by the Rev. Maurice Wood
1—' Our Father '

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Maurice Wood

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Eileen Poulter (soprano)
Arnold Ashby (cello)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Cello: Arnold Ashby
Piano: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer

MENDELSSOHN
Records of his Italian Symphony

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Holy, holy, holy (BBC H.B. 169) New Every Morning, page 1
Psalm 63 (Broadcast psalter) 1 Corinthians 1, w. 1-17
0 thou in all thy might so far (BBC
H.B. 312)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Kursaal Orchestra
Directed by Louis Voss

Contributors

Directed By: Louis Voss

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

on gramophone records
Overture, The Crown Diamonds
(Auber): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. conducted by Albert Wolff
Elegy (Suite: Gustav Adolf II)
(Alfven): Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, conducted by John Hollingsworth
Suite, Casse-Noisette (Tchaikovsky):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor. Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt .

Contributors

Conducted By: Albert Wolff
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt

: FAMILY PORTRAITS

Warden of the Forest by the Earl of Cardigan
Lord Cardigan, as the son of the twenty-eighth Hereditary Warden of Savernake Forest, explains how it came into his family's possession as the sole legacy left them by their ancestor, Protector Somerset, after his execution on Tower Hill.

Contributors

Unknown: Hereditary Warden

: TOLLEFSEN

plays his own accordion transcriptions of music from everywhere

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet with The Peter Crawford Trio
Monte Rey , Ann Lancaster
Kay Cavendish , Jon Pertwee
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Peter Crawford Trio
Unknown: Monte Rey
Unknown: Ann Lancaster
Unknown: Kay Cavendish
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

George Cansdale
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

Contributors

Unknown: George Cansdale
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SERGEANT RED AND UNCLE HANS

by Charles Roberts
Red Pitcher was Jewish and a sergeant in American Army intelligence; Hans was German and an ex-sergeant-major in the notorious Death's Head S.S.
The outcome of a meeting between these two was surprising.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Roberts

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: PEOPLE I KNOW

by René Cutforth
4-Edmund, a schoolboy: the young outlook
In this series of programmes Rene Cutforth presents half-hour sketches of people he knows whose characters are typical strands in the British social fabric. Edmund, the last in this series, is aged seventeen-and-a-half, a schoolboy at Eton who hopes to go up to Oxford in about a year's time.

Contributors

Unknown: Rene Cutforth

: SONG RECITAL

Glenice Halliday (mezzo-soprano)
Arthur Reckless (baritone)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Glenice Halliday
Baritone: Arthur Reckless
Piano: Frederick Stone

: Renee Asherson and Tony Britton in ' THE WOODLANDERS'

Thomas Hardy 's novel of the Wessex countryside adapted as a radio play in ten parts by Desmond Hawkins
2-'Grace Melbury Comes Home'
Other parts played by: Lewis Gedge and George Mattock
Music composed and conducted by Bruce Montgomery and played by the BBCWest of England Light Orchestra
Produced by Owen Reed

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Played By: Lewis Gedge
Played By: George Mattock
Conducted By: Bruce Montgomery
Produced By: Owen Reed
Grace Melbury: Renée Asherson
Giles Winterborne: Tony Britton
Mr Melbury: Hedley Goodall
Mrs Melbury: Gwen Howell
Grammer Oliver: Ethel Coleridge
Mrs Charmond: Pauline Letts
Robert Creedle: Charles E Stidwill

: MAX JAFFA

and his Orchestra

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of All Ages
' The Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame
Arranged for broadcasting in eight instalments by May Jenkin with music by H. Fraser-Siinson
2—'The Open Road'
At the piano, Helen Henschel
Production by Josephine Plummer
One bright summer morning the Rat was sitting on the river bank, singing a little song. He had just composed it himself, so he was very taken up with it, and would not pay proper attention to Mole or anything else. Since early morning he had been swimming in the river in company with his friends the ducks. And when the ducks stood on their heads suddenly, as ducks will, he would dive down and tickle their necks just under where their chins would be if ducks had chins, till they swam off in a hurry, spluttering and angry....
5.30 For Older Children
' Now Showing in London '
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Music By: H. Fraser-Siinson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Review By: Eric Gillett
Mole: Richard Goolden
Water Rat: Frank Duncan
Toad: Norman Shelley
The Storyteller: Mary O'Farrell

: 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

: LET'S GO

Johnny Morris offers some advice on what to do and where to go for a holiday
First of a series of eight programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: John Russell introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra
(Led by Alfred Jupp )
Conductor, Charles Groves
Julian Bream (guitar)
From the Winter Gardens,
Bournemouth

Contributors

Conductor: Alfred Jupp
Conductor: Charles Groves
Guitar: Julian Bream

: COMPULSORY PURCHASE OF LAND

Two talks by R. M. Jackson
Fellow of St. John's College,
Cambridge
I-The Power to Acquire
In this talk Dr. Jackson discusses the principles and procedure of compulsory purchase

Contributors

Unknown: R. M. Jackson

: 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 , Stanley Unwin and including
At the Launderette
A radio strip cartoon
A New Voice
Sylvia Drew
For the Record
A new singing discovery in search of a hit disc
Do You Know Your Music
Quiz-Master, Antony Hopkins
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

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Gene Crowley
Unknown: Therese Burton
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Antony Hopkins
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Roy Speer

: Against the Wind 'LORD OF THE FLIES'

A play by Giles Cooper based on the novel by William Golding
Produced by Archie Campbell Liul'uns:
A section of the Highgate School Choir
Choirmaster. Edward Chapman
Music and special effects composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen
The Place: An Island
The Period: Sometime, Never

Contributors

Play By: Giles Cooper
Novel By: William Golding
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Choirmaster: Edward Chapman
Conducted By: Christopher Whelen
Narrator: David Laing
Ralph a preparatory schoolboy: Anthony Valentine
Piggy, an evacuee: Robin Willett
Twins: Sam: Bernard Doe
Twins: Eric: Jonathan Swift
Members of Larchfield Cathedral Choir:Jack, choir leader: Oscar Quirak
Choristers: Maurice: Barry Martin
Choristers: Roger: Anthony Adams
Choristers: Simon: Nicky Edniett
Choristers: Robert: John Bull
Choristers: Walter: Vincent Daniels
Tommy: Colin Gibson
Percival: Ngaire Thomson
Two other Littl'uns: Viola Merrett
Two other Littl'uns: Peter Bartlett
Voice of ' The Head ': Cyril Shaps
Bates, a Naval Rating: David Laing
Naval Commander: Gerald

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MARKET TRENDS

London Stock Market closing report. and a review of today's overseas commodity and linancial news








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