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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: HUGH JAMES

and his Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Kindly Virtues '
Talk by Father Gordon Albion

Contributors

Talk By: Father Gordon Albion

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: MORNING MUSIC

Masters of Melody
Directed by Alec Firman

Contributors

Directed By: Alec Firman

: OUT OF TERM

' Pheidippides and the Battle of Marathon '
(490 B.C.)
Script by Rhoda Power

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power

: CARTER STRING TRIO

Mary Carter (violin) Anatole Mines (viola)
Eileen McCarthy (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Mary Carter
Viola: Anatole Mines
Cello: Eileen McCarthy

: This Week's Composer

WALTON
Records of his Comedy Overture ' Scapino ' and Sinfonia Concertante for piano and orchestra

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 God. our help in ages past (BBC
H.B. 467)
New Every Morning, page 80
Psalm 34. vv. 1-10 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 24, vv. 1-15
God is my strong salvation (BBC
H.B. 453)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Fredric Cooper

: 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

: Central Band of the ROYAL AIR FORCE

Conducted by Wing Cm dr. A. E. Sims , O.B.E. Organising Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Wing Cm
Conducted By: Dr. A. E. Sims , O.B.E.

: Midday Music-Hall

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Gerald Davies, Garth Neade
Thunderclap Jones
Billie Anthony, George Martin
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Conductor: Gerald Davies
Unknown: Garth Neade
Unknown: Thunderclap Jones
Unknown: Billie Anthony
Unknown: George Martin
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: VISIT TO THE BALLET

by Gwen Dunn
Mrs. Dunn tells how she took the children of her Suffolk country school to see a performance of Coppelia.

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Dunn

: 'REBECCA'

by Daphne du Maurier
Abridged by Carol Vincent
Read by Jill Balcon
First of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Daphne du Maurier
Abridged By: Carol Vincent
Read By: Jill Balcon

: Muriel Smith introduces THE WHOLE WORLD IN HER HANDS

A portrait in words and music
Marian Anderson
Written and produced by Humphrey Burton

Contributors

Unknown: Marian Anderson
Produced By: Humphrey Burton

: I ALWAYS FORGET A FACE

by Dilys Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: John Hopkins

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: BAKWIN ON BABIES

A discussion between
Dr. Harry Bakwin the American children's doctor
Dr. Nathalie Masse of the International Children's Centre and two English doctors took place on a recent visit to this country of Dr. Bakwin
A selection from the subjects discussed is presented this afternoon

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Harry Bakwin
Unknown: Dr. Nathalie Masse

: STRINGS TO THEIR BOW

Audrey Russell in a series of conversations with distinguished people of many interests
4-Lady Cynthia Colville
Lady-in-Waiting and Justice of the Peace

Contributors

Unknown: Audrey Russell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' Home Help for Tittymouse and Tattymouse '
A play by Rosalind Vallance
Produced by David Davis
And we won't have a bustling bee,
For we'd rather be Two than Three.
(Tittymouse: Collected Poems)
5.30 For Older Listeners
Adventure in Space
A discussion about space travel, in which three Fellows of the British Interplanetary Society give authentic answers to your questions about man's great pioneering efforts to achieve the conquest of space
In the chair, L. J. Carter
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Play By: Rosalind Vallance
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: L. J. Carter
Tittymouse: Patricia Field
Tattymouse: Virginia Winter
Mrs Toad: Gladys Young
Maria Toad: Norma Griffin
The Butterfly: Jacqueline Wall
The Bee: Leslie French

: 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 followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report

: JOHNNY'S JAUNT 1957

Johnny Morris , with his caravan companions George and Leslie, is travelling from Bristol to the Mountains of Mourne
His fourth report comes from the Isle of Man

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: THE LAUGHTERMAKERS

A light-hearted enquiry in which famous stars of modern comedy step out of character and discuss their personal approach to the serious business of dispensing the precious commodity of laughter
The Art of Cicely Courtneidge
Script by Gale Pedrick
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Script By: Gale Pedrick
Production By: Tom Ronald

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Norma Procter (contralto)
Peter Katin (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Brahms
Part 1
Tragic Overture

Contributors

Contralto: Norma Procter
Piano: Peter Katin
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: 'EWART AND GRACIE'

or ' The Long Romance ' by Denis Constanduros
Cost in order of speaking:
Produced by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Ewart: Richard Waring
Briggs, the butler: George Hagan
Gracie: Kathleen Helme

: 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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