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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gerald Shaw at the BBC Theatre Organ

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Shaw

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Frederick Lunnon )
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Kindly Virtues '
Talk by Father Gordon Albion

Contributors

Talk By: Father Gordon Albion

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: RECORD ROUNDABOUT

A gramophone miscellany including some of the latest issues

: FROM MULES TO MISSILES

An account of one soldier's life by George Bartley-Denniss

Contributors

Unknown: George Bartley-Denniss

: RECITAL

Denis Matthews (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Denis Matthews

: This Week's Composer

WALTON
Records of part of ' Belshazzar's Feast' and of the Coronation March ' Orb and Sceptre' and the Te Deum, recorded during the Coronation on June 2, 1953

: THE DAILY SERVICE

We come unto our fathers' God (BBC
H.B. 255)
New Every Morning, page 96 Psalm 42 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 26. vv 12-23
Thy Kingdom come (BBC H.B. 28)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Sidney Davey and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Davey

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with contributions by Morris Barr
The Well-Tempered Singers and The Granville Players
Directed by Cecil Woods
Introduced by Ian Stamp
Produced by Travers Thorneloe

Contributors

Unknown: Morris Barr
Directed By: Cecil Woods
Introduced By: Ian Stamp
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: DIVERTISSEMENT

A musical entertainment given by Jeannette Sinclair (soprano)
Cyril Chapman (clarinet)
Josephine Lee (piano)
Quartet Pro Musica: Patrick Hailing (violin) Roger Raphael (violin)
Peter Sermon (viola) Peter Halling (cello)

Contributors

Soprano: Jeannette Sinclair
Clarinet: Cyril Chapman
Piano: Josephine Lee
Violin: Patrick Hailing
Violin: Roger Raphael
Viola: Peter Sermon
Cello: Peter Halling

: Deryck Guyler in ' INSPECTOR SCOTT INVESTIGATES '

A series of problems in detection by John P. Wynn
5-' The Record of Mr. Stepman '

Contributors

Unknown: John P. Wynn

: 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 with Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams
Themeand 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: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Produced By: Dennis Main Wilson

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Tommy Steele
(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: Tommy Steele
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill rTHE CAGED BIRD'

by Barbara Cartland
Adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
2.45 app. ' THE SPEAKER
IN THE HOUSE' by Eric Roberts
Plays produced by Patrick Dromgoole

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Cynthia Pughe
Unknown: Eric Roberts
Produced By: Patrick Dromgoole
Footman: Frank Partington
The Archduchess Sophie: Ella Milne
Maria, a chambermaid: Margaret Butt
Count Grunne: Hugh Manning
The Emperor Franz Joseph: David Garth
Count Imry Hunyadi: Frank Windsor
The Empress Elizabeth: Pamela Alan
Nursemaid: Sheila Allen
Baroness Welden: Joan Sanderson
Alfred Jackson: Arthur Young
Alan Edwards: Frank Windsor
Millicent Jackson: Joan Sanderson
Mildred: Ella Milne
Martin Swann: David Garth
Isobel Swann: Pamela Alan

: Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: INTIMATE SNAPSHOTS

by Lance Sieveking
1—G. K. Chesterton
As a godchild of G. K. Chesterton , Lance Sieveking knew him for forty years. He is therefore in a position to give some personal touches to a portrait which has been painted by many other hands

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Unknown: Lance Sieveking

: Listen to the Band

Scottish C.W.S. Band
Conductor, Elgar Clayton

Contributors

Conductor: Elgar Clayton

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Pistols for Two '
A Toytown Play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer
5.30 For Older Children
First Attempts
Young artists making their first broadcast
From the Isle of Man
Trevor introduces
Eric Watterson (treble)
Accompanist, Mabel Hardy
From Wales
Ifan introduces
The Coed Ely Colliery Band
From London
Barbara Sleigh introduces
Anne Purdom (piano)
At the organ: Felton Rapley

Contributors

Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Eric Watterson
Accompanist: Mabel Hardy
Piano: Anne Purdom
Unknown: Felton Rapley
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
Mr Growser x: Ralph de Rohan
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
The Mayor of Arkville: Lawrence Baskcomb
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Mayor's Secretary): Norman Shelley
The Inventor: Ivan Samson
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood

: 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
Great Britain v. France: Harold Abrahams reports from the White City on the afternoon's events
Yachting
Commander Tom Thompson reports on the opening day of the Cowes Regatta
(Continued in next column)
6.30 app. Cricket
The latest scores in all first-class fixtures and brief 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: Tom Thompson
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: James Durban
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

I. J. Pitman, m.p. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: I. J. Pitman, M.P.

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

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

Contributors

Produced By: Peter Duncan
Interviewers: John Ellison

: George Martin welcomes you to HOLIDAY PLAYHOUSE

A summer season of Variety starring Eric Barker with Max Jaffa
The Radio Revellers
Brendan O'Dowda
Shirley Low and featuring Billy Burden with the visitor of the week in 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
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Brendan O'Dowda
Unknown: Shirley Low
Unknown: Billy Burden
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Directed By: Ron Goodwin
Leader: Ralph Elman
Script By: Eric Merriman
Script By: George Martin
Produced By: John Simmonds

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Monica Grey in 'THE YOUNG IN HEART'

A radio play by John Keir Cross from the story by I. A. R. Wylie
Time: The 1930s
The incidental music arranged by Alan Paul and played by Olive Zorian (violin)
Eleanor Warren (cello)
Alan Paul (piano)
Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Play By: John Keir Crosa
Story By: I. A. R. Wylie
Arranged By: Alan Paul
Played By: Olive Zorian
Violin: Eleanor Warren
Piano: Alan Paul
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
George-Ann: Monica Grey
Richard (Ricky): John Bryning
Captain Seymour Carlyon (Sahib): Brewster Mason
Mrs Carlyon (Marmy): Betty Hardy
Duncan McGrath -: Simon Lack
Miss Ellen Fortune: Jean Taylor-Smith
General McGrath: Robert Sansom
Leslie Sanders: June Tobin
Mr Anstruther: Haydn Jones

: FOR ALL SORTS AND CONDITIONS OF MEN

The Litany sung to he music of Thomas Tallis

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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