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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: ISY GEIGER

and his Viennese Music

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Bible reading and comment by the Rev. Alan Cooper
This same Jesus
1 ... calls us friends St. John 20, vv. 24-29

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Alan Cooper

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

Reginald Leopold and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Margaret Barton (piano)
Bela Dekany (violin)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Margaret Barton
Violin: Bela Dekany
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HOW THINGS BEGAN. Egypt: 2-Floats and Ships. Script by Rhoda Power.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Awake, our souls (BBC H.B. 300) New Every Morning, page 99
Psalm 91. vv. 1-11 (Broadcast psalter) Hebrews 7, vv. 1-3 and 11-19 Lord, while for all mankind we pray
(BBC H.B. 432)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Mandel

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. At the Airport. Ivor Jones interviews people who work at an airport. (BBC recording)
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. Jean-Pierre a une rage de dents. Texte. d'Emile Harven.
Jean-Pierre a une dent cariee. II faut after chez le dentiste.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Ivor Jones

: Kenneth Wolstenholme presents JUST FOR THE RECORD

in which he plays his choice of records and includes the choice of a record-making sports personality
This week: John Goddard , Captain of the West Indies Cricket Touring Team

Contributors

Unknown: John Goddard

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Douglas Maynard
'Mrs. Shufflewick'
Teddy Johnson and Pearl Carr
Tony Fayne and David Evans
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Douglas Maynard
Unknown: Teddy Johnson
Unknown: Pearl Carr
Unknown: Tony Fayne
Unknown: David Evans
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Victor Borge
(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

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Borge
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PEOPLE, places, AND THINGS. Carey's Ride. Script by Rhoda Power

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

THE MUSIC box, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL concerts. Special Effects: the second of two illustrated talks by Lawrence Leonard. (BBC recording)
2.30 THE JACKSONS. The Jacksons go for a picnic. Script by Philippa Pearce.
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS... Pip and the Convict ' from ' Great Expectations ' by Charles Dickens

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Lawrence Leonard.
Script By: Philippa Pearce.
Unknown: Charles Dickens

: MEN OF ANTARCTICA

2 — Commonwealth Contact
For the past four months, the two halves of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition have been established on either side of the continent which Dr. Vivian Fuchs hopes to cross later this year. They are now in regular radio communication, and this programme is devoted mainly to the New Zealand half of the Expedition wintering on Ross Island under the leadership of Sir Edmund Hillary. It tells of their recent dog journeys up on to the Polar plateau from Scott Base, and explains their part in the coming pincer-movement on the Pole.
Introduced by Donald Milner

Contributors

Introduced By: Donald Milner

: Orchestral Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: * FRIENDS AND RELATIONS'

by Elizabeth Bowen
The seventh of twelve readings by Avice Landone
Edited for broadcasting by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Broadcasting By: Mary Hope Allen

: MAX JAFFA

and his Orchestra

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The Patchwork Quilt
A family adventure in four parts by Barbara Sleigh
3 — ' The Two Cushions '
Produced by Eve Burgess
The Martletts have now discovered that they have sent off their precious clues for Aunt Tryphena's treasure to the Sale of Work. The vital pieces of cardboard have been sewn inside two patchwork cushions. Today you hear the embarrassing and awkward things that happen when Filly and Steve turn detectives and try to get the cushions back.
5.30 Write Me A Letter
The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.50 This week's programmes

Contributors

Produced By: Eve Burgess
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Mr Martlett: Preston Lockwood
Mrs Martlett: Joyce Moore
Their children:Filly: Ursula Hirst
Their children:Steve: Patricia Hayes
Their children:Moggy: Verity Edmett
Their children:Sim: John Hall
Miss Robson: Mary O'Farrell
Major Wilkinson: Anthony Woodruff
Mrs Wilkinson: Ann Codrington

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas. followed bv 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 followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report

: ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION

The Hon. Adlai E. Stevenson speaks at a reception given in his honour at Dartmouth House, London
Scene described by Hardiman Scott

Contributors

Unknown: Adlai E. Stevenson
Unknown: Hardiman Scott

: Sir Steuart Wilson introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Norma Procter (contralto)
Southern Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Charles Taylor )
Conductor, Herbert Menges
Elgar
March: Pomp and Circumstance No.
5, in C (1930)
Music from ' The Wand of Youth'
(1869. arr. 1907-8)
Four Sea Pictures, for contralto and orchestra (1899)
Overture: Cockaigne (1900)
Before an invited audience in the Dome, Brighton
Ernest Bradbury writes on page 6

Contributors

Contralto: Norma Procter
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conductor: Herbert Menges

: THE UNEQUIPPED

by Ted Child
Ted Child , a cockney in his early twenties, has no permanent job. He has worked as a sticker-on of stamps in an export office, as a stage-hand, as an ice-cream vendor, and a tearer-up of boxes in a shoe shop. This preference for casual work is part of his design for living, the main purpose of which is to write. Sometimes the system threatens to fail down and in this talk he tells of one summer when he felt particularly unequipped to face the hazards inherent in his chosen way of life.

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Child
Unknown: Ted Child

: PASSING PARADE

A magazine programme introducing
Bill Kerr with a few observations
Valerie Tryon the distinguished pianist in Music Page'
Larry Forrester presenting a real-life feature
' Chance in a Million'
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann
The men of the moment
Eric Barker with Pearl Hackney
' Carrying On '
The Bill Shepherd Singers
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Valerie Tryon
Unknown: Larry Forrester
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Donald Swann
Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: HOROWITZ

(piano) on gramophone records
Chopin
Nocturne in F minor. Op. 55 No. 1 Scherzo No. 1, in B minor

: 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 financial news








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