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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Andrew Fenner at the BBC theatre organ

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Fenner

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Frederick Lunnon )
Conducted by Anton

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Bible reading and comment on ' The Parable of the Sower ' by Richard Brayshaw

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Brayshaw

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany including some of the latest issues

: JUST LOOKING AROUND

by Gordon Wharton
A substantial part of the antique dealer's business comes from people who are ' just looking around.' To Gordon Wharton the phrase seemed to apply equally well to his own career in the antique trade.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Wharton
Unknown: Gordon Wharton

: RECITAL

Margaret Kitchin (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Margaret Kitchin

: This Week's Composer

BRAHMS
Records of movements from his First and Fourth Symphonies and the Academic Festival Overture

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC H.B. 481)
New Every Morning, page 76 Psalm 118 (Broadcast psalter) Acts 23, vv. 25-35
Lead us. heavenly Father, lead us
(BBC H.B. 307)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with contributions by Alfred Swain
Seamus Ennis
The Well-Tempered Singers and The Granville Players directed by Cecil Woods
Introduced by Ian Stamp
Produced by Travers Thorneloe

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Swain
Unknown: Seamus Ennis
Directed By: Cecil Woods
Introduced By: Ian Stamp
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: Deryck Guyler in ' INSPECTOR SCOTT INVESTIGATES'

4—' The Affair at the Hotel Magnificent'

: Listen to the Band

Fairey Aviation Works Band
Conducted by Leonard Lamb

Contributors

Musicians: Fairey Aviation Works Band
Conductor: Leonard Lamb

: The Weather

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

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton and featuring
Sidney James , Bill Kerr and Kenneth Williams
Theme and incidental music composed and conducted by Wally Stott
Produced by Dennis Main Wilson

Contributors

Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ralph Wightman
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee presents ' NEIGHBOURS '

by Allan Prior
Cast in order of speaking:
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Allan Prior
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Jack Mercer: Hamilton Dyce
Alice Mercer: Kathleen Helme
Tom Mercer: Geofffrey Matthews
Robert Naylor: Eric Anderson
Debbie Naylor: Annette Kelly
Edith Naylor: Molly Rankin

: The Saturday Concert BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Lawrence Leonard

: 'Popie' presents some GAIETY MEMORIES

with records of songs and music by some of the original artists from shows that were staged at this famous London theatre. which is now being demolished
Introduced by W. Macqueen-Pope

Contributors

Introduced By: W. MacQueen-Pope

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
'The Boy with the Green Thumb '
A series of eight stories
Written by Barbara Euphan Todd and told by Eve
2—' The Green Donkey '
Mr. Sprott, the owner of Nero the donkey, was having a bad season. Nobody seemed to want donkey rides, and it looked as though poor Nero would have to be sold. But Fred Martin decided that this was a time to be extravagant with magic. He used his green thumb again and the result this time was.... a very happy ending.
5.15 For Children of Most Ages
Saturday Excursion
A magazine programme introduced by Margaret Hubble
Mistral-Force 8!
Alun Williams travels from London to Lyons, and reports on his journey between Paris and Dijon at an average speed of over 80 m.p.h., in the ' Mistral ' — the French Railways' fastest train
Produced by John Lane

Contributors

Written By: Barbara Euphan Todd
Unknown: Fred Martin
Introduced By: Margaret Hubble
Unknown: Alun Williams
Produced By: John Lane

: The Weather

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

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

Sports Session
The day's sport reviewed in results, reports, and summaries, for listeners in South-East England
Today's programme includes:
6.15 Racing Results
Athletics
Harold Abrahams reports on the Senior Relays and the A.A.A. Junior Championships at Hurlingham
6.30 app. Cricket
Close of play score in the Fourth Test Match between England and the West Indies at Leeds: latest scores of all first-class fixtures and reports and comments on selected matches concerning South-Eastern Counties
Sports Forum
Comments on topics of the moment by leading sportsmen, administrators, and journalists
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist: Sidney Burchall (baritone)
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Producer, Eric Arden

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Sidney Burchall
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Harold Hayman M.P ,. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Hayman M.P

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan
Interviewers: t
John Ellison and Pauline Tooth

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Duncan
Unknown: John Ellison

: George Martin welcomes you to HOLIDAY PLAYHOUSE

A summer season of Variety starring Jimmy Wheeler
with Inia Te Wiata
The Hedley Ward Trio
Margaret Ashton
Keith Caldwell and featuring Billy Burden with the visitor of the week at 'Martin's Inn'
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams
Ron Goodwin and his Orchestra
(Leader, Ralph Elman )
Script by Eric Merriman and George Martin with additional sketch material by Eddie Maguire
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Wheeler
Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Unknown: Margaret Ashton
Unknown: Keith Caldwell
Unknown: Billy Burden
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Directed By: Ron Goodwin
Leader: Ralph Elman
Script By: Eric Mprriman
Script By: George Martin
Unknown: Eddie Maguire
Produced By: John Simmonds

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Maurice Denham and Brewster Mason in ' MUCH IN EVIDENCE'

by Henry Cecil
A comedy for radio adapted by the author from his new novel with Ronald Simpson , David Kossoff Denys Blakelock , Monica Grey
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by H. B. Fortuin

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Cecil
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Denys Blakelock
Unknown: Monica Grey
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Andrew Brent: Brewster Mason
Mr Richmond: Maurice Denham
Radio Announcer: Andrew Sachs
Burglar: Malcolm Hayes
His mate: John Bryning
Miss Clinch: Kathleen Heime
Mr Waite: Robert Sansom
Mr Tewkesbury: Hamilton Dyce
Mr Stanmore: Hugh Manning
Mr Justice Soames: Denys Blakelock
Bank Manager: Lockwood West
Magistrate: John Ruddock
Police Constable: Trevor Martin
Sally: Joan Sanderson
Inspector Howard: John Graham
Vivienne: Monica Grey
Mr Justice Short: Ronald Simpson
Sibyl: Rosamund Greenwood
Mr Brown: David Kossoff

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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