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: News Summary

: Bright and Early

Ferodo Works Band
Conductor, George Hespe


Conductor: George Hespe

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: News

: Isy Geiger

and his Viennese Music

: Lift Up Your Hearts

"Why I am entering the Ministry"
Talk by a student

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: News

: Shopping List

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper.


Compiled by: Louise Davies

: Morning Music

Langham Light Orchestra
Conductor, Maurice Miles


Conductor: Maurice Miles

: Hardly Cricket

by John Harvey
John Harvey included the coaching of cricket among his many duties as a schoolmaster. The comparative failure of the school team convinced him that he could do with some lessons himself. He tells what happened when he and a friend attended a course in cricket coaching.


Unknown: John Harvey
Unknown: John Harvey

: Beethoven

Trio in B flat (Op. posth.) Trio in C minor. Op. 1. No. 3 played by The Harry Isaacs Trio: Leonard Hirsch (violin), Vivian Joseph (cello), Harry Isaacs (piano)


Unknown: Harry Isaacs
Violin: Leonard Hirsch
Cello: Vivian Joseph
Piano: Harry Isaacs

: This Week's Composer

Records of excerpts from ' Don Giovanni ,' ' The Marriage of Figaro,' and ' The Seraglio '


Unknown: Don Giovanni

: The Daily Service

O Spirit of the living God (BBC H.B. 159)
New Every Morning, page 80 Psalm 48 (Broadcast Psalter)
1 Corinthians 12, vv. 1-13
Holy Spirit, truth divine (BBC H.B. 155)

: Music While You Work

Bill Savill and his Orchestra


Musicians: Bill Savill and his Orchestra

: The Philharmonia Orchestra

on gramophone records
Overture: Susanna's Secret (Wolf-Ferrari) conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Symphony No. 6, in C minor (Beethoven) conducted by Otto Klemperer

: For the Schools

French for Sixth Forms. 'Le petit Prince' extraits dramatises du conte d'Antoine de Saint-Exupery. (BBC recording)

: The Music Makers

In which musical personalities of the day talk with some friends about their personal approach to the fashions in melody
2: The Art of Rawicz and Landauer whose friends include:
Harold Fielding, Greta Gynt, Henry Hall, Vera Lynn, Harry S. Pepper
Script by Gale Pedrick
Production by John Simmonds


Unknown: Greta Gynt
Unknown: Henry Hall
Unknown: Vera Lynn
Script By: Gale Pedrick
Production By: John Simmonds

: Farm Fare

An agricultural weekly
Topical talks of interest to farmers and country people
News commentary by Clifford Selly
Introduced by George Villiers


Commentary By: Clifford Selly
Introduced By: George Villiers

: The Weather

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

: News

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: In the Best of Circles

Wilfrid Thomas moves In the Best of Circles playing some of the latest gramophone records

: Orchestral Hour: BBC Scottish Orchestra

(Leadei. J Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis


Unknown: Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Wednesday Matinée

Double Bill
COMPULSION ? ' by William McArthur
Pianist. Ruby Duncan
' THE TRAVELLERS' by John-Farquhar McLay
Other parts played by students from the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art
Plays produced by Finlay J. Macdonald


Unknown: William McArthur
Pianist: Ruby Duncan
Unknown: John-Farquhar McLay
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Narrator: Moultrie R Kelsall
Mr Reginald Watts: Derek Walker
Mr James Temple: Bill Crichton
Miss Millicent Meadows: Ethel Glendinning
Agnes, her sister: Valerie Lush
Mr A J B Bellot, o c: Ian Gilmour
John: Ian McCaig
Mary: Pekoe Ainley
Dolly: Colette O'Neil
An Indian: Balfour Brown
A Drunk: Roddy McMillan
A Poet: Brian Carey
AMan: George Davies

: Choral Evensong

from Hereford Cathedral
Versicles and Responses (Smith) Psalms 65. 66, 67
First Lesson : Wisdom 9
Magnificat (Purcell in G minor) Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 3
Nunc dimittis (Purcell in G minor) Creed, Responses, Collects
Anthem: O Praise God in his Holiness (Whyte)
Prayers and Blessing


Organist and Choirmaster: Melville Cook

: Indian Summer

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting-place on the air for those concerned for their welfare.
Doorway to Friendship: John Gordge describes how to make friends without stirring a step.
Helping Your Doctor to Help You: some more advice from the physician.
Presented by Richard Baker


Unknown: John Gordge
Presented By: Richard Baker

: Children's Hour

For Older Children
'Counterspy' by John Darran featuring security officers Greg Vaughan and 'Rocky' Mountain in their latest assignment
'The Zolda Case'
6 - 'Showdown!'
Production by Lorraine Davies
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
'Let All the World in Every Corner Sing'
Some stories about great hymns written by Geoffrey and told at the piano by David
2- 'There is a green hill far away'


Unknown: John Darran
Unknown: Greg Vaughan
Production By: Lorraine Davies
Lt -Cmdr Gregory Vaughan, R N: John Darran
James Mountain: Michael Aspel
Colonel Spear: Ivor Maddox
Anna Krivas: Ennis Tinnusche
Pat Hammond: Gwenyth Petty
Wing-Commander Marriott: Leonard Mayo
Belzy Jones: Moses Jones
General Vargas: Michael Browne

: The Weather

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

: News

: 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

: Today's Sport

: Country Dancing

Music and songs from a West-Country Square Dance Party
Master of Ceremonies, Bernard Fishwick
Callers: Nibs Matthews and Pat Shaw
Songs from Pat Shaw and Michael Watson (guitar)
Dancing to the Jolly Waggoners Square Dance Band
From Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Produced by Brian Patten


Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Unknown: Nibs Matthews
Unknown: Pat Shaw
Guitar: Michael Watson
Produced By: Brian Patten

: On Your Marks

Alfred Marks invites you to get On Your Marks
Half an hour of entertainment featuring his wife, Paddie O'Neil his friends, Glyn Houston and Maxine Daniels his guest, Dick Bentley, his music played by Nat Temple and his Orchestra with the help of his scriptwriters, Dick Vosburgh and Brad Ashton and his producer, Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Paddie O'Neil
Unknown: Glyn Houston
Unknown: Maxine Daniels
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Played By: Nat Temple
Unknown: Dick Vosburgh
Unknown: Brad Ashton
Unknown: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Women Inside

by Erica Leys
Some weeks ago Cyril Ray broadcast a series of programmes about men's prisons entitled Men Inside. The problem of women's prisons is a smaller one since the proportion of women to men in prison is about one to twenty-four. Erica Leys, who is a magistrate, describes some of the ways in which women's prisons differ from men's and have their own special problems.


Speaker: Erica Leys

: Elgar Centenary: The Apostles: Part 1

Joan Chissell

Part 1 at 7.45
Prologue The Calling of the Apostles By the Wayside By the Sea of Galilee

Part 2 at 9.15
The Betrayal Golgotha At the Sepulchre The Ascension
Marjorie Thomas MARY MAGDALENE Owen Brannigan JUDAS
William Herbert ST. JOHN Richard Standen JESUS
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Leader, Paul Beard) Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent


Unknown: Joan Chissell


: Call the Tune

A musical quiz
Chairman, Joseph Cooper
Joyce Grenfell, Christopher Hassall, Stephen Potter
Guest, Kathleen Riddick
Arranged by Walter Todds


Chairman: Joseph Cooper
Panellist: Joyce Grenfell
Panellist: Christopher Hassall
Panellist: Stephen Potter
Guest: Kathleen Riddick
Arranged by: Walter Todds

: The State of France

A conversation between Paul Bareau, Francois Walter, and Bertrand de Jouvenel
Monsieur Mollet's government fell on May 21 on the question of economic policy. The present economic difficulties of France, their causes, and the proposed solutions have never been more anxious subjects of controversy than they are at present.
Francois Walter and Bertrand de Jouvenel have been invited to come over from France to discuss these questions with Paul Bareau, economic adviser to the News Chronicle. Francois Walter , who was for some years economic adviser to O.E.E.C. and is now making a study of the economic situation in France, approaches the subject as an economist. Bertrand de Jouvenel is a well-known French writer on political and economic subjects.


Unknown: Paul Bareau
Unknown: Francois Walter
Unknown: Francois Walter
Unknown: Bertrand De Jouvenel
Unknown: Paul Bareau
Unknown: Francois Walter
Unknown: Bertrand de Jouvenel

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: Market Trends

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

: Close Down

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