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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Gramophone records

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: PETER YORKE

and his Miniature Orchestra

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Basic Beliefs'
A series of talks by the Rev. Mervyn Stockwood

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Mervyn Stockwood

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

The Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds
(Continued in next column)

: OUT OF TERM

Religion and Music
Five illustrated talks by Alec Robertson
I-What is Religious Music?

Contributors

Unknown: Alec Robertson

: RECITAL

Elizabeth Boyd (soprano)
David Wolfsthal (violin)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Boyd
Violin: David Wolfsthal
Piano: Josephine Lee

: This Week's Composer

DVORAK
Records of his
Serenade for string orchestra

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Praise ye the Lord. ye servants of the Lord (BBC H.B. 280)
New Every Morning, page 58 Psalm 146 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 1, vv. 5-25
Soldiers of the Cross, arise (BBC
H.B. 367)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with contributions by Bob Arnold and Silvia Beamish
The Granville Singers and Players
Directed by Cecil Woods
Introduced by Ian Stamp
Produced by Travers Thorneloe

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Arnold
Unknown: Silvia Beamish
Directed By: Cecil Woods
Introduced By: Ian Stamp
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: TOTTENHAM CITADEL SALVATION ARMY BAND

Conductor, Captain Ray Allen

Contributors

Conductor: Captain Ray Allen

: Albert Whelan introduces MUTUAL FRIENDS

on gramophone records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
The Confrey Phillips Trio
Percy Edwards
William Dickie
Patti Lewis
Arthur English
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: William Dickie
Unknown: Patti Lewis
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

David Farrar
(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
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: David Farrar
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: WE REALLY OUGHT TO START NOW!

by Beatrice Curtis Brown
Getting off for the holidays forty years ago was rather more of a ritual than it is today. Beatrice Curtis Brown recollects some of the peculiarities of family travel then, and also tells the story of another and very unconventional departure.

Contributors

Unknown: Beatrice Curtis Brown
Unknown: Beatrice Curtis Brown

: 'ADAM BEDE'

by George Eliot
Abridged by Terry Gompertz
Read by Gladys Young
The sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Abridged By: Terry Gompertz
Read By: Gladys Young

: EXILE IN SIBERIA

A dramatised account of a child's experiences of exile in Siberia during the years 1910-1912
Script by Stephen Grenfell
Production by Tom Waldron

Contributors

Script By: Stephen Grenfell
Production By: Tom Waldron

: HESKETH PEARSON

interviewed by C. R. Hewitt
Mr. Pearson answers questions on the writing of his books and recalls some of his experiences on the stage.

Contributors

Interviewed By: C. R. Hewitt

: Orchestral Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Claude Cavalotti and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Claude Cavalotti

: MELODY ON STRINGS

Directed by Max Jaffa

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa

: WHAT THE CUSTOMER WANTS

by George Pendle George Pendle , well known as a broadcaster on Latin America, has for many years been concerned with exports; and in this talk he shows that what his customers want is not always what he thinks they want.

Contributors

Unknown: George Pendle George Pendle

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Naughty Sophia' by W. M. Letts
Arranged for broadcasting in six episodes by the author from her book of the same name
1 — ' An Archduchess bites a Prince's leg'
Production by Eve Burgess
In a land of mountains, and lakes, and wild dark woods is an old, old town standing by a big river. Above the town on a rocky hill stands a great, old castle and there live the Prince Regent and his niece, the Archduchess Sophia. This is the story of how the little Archduchess got her name-Naughty Sophia--and of how she almost lost her kingdom by it.
5.30 'Write Me a Letter'
The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: W. M. Letts
Production By: Eve Burgess
Unknown: Dark Woods
Unknown: Archduchess Sophia.
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Sophia: Mollie Maureen
The Prince Regent, her uncle: Cecil Bellamy
Baron von Schly: Geoffrey Wincott
Prince Fritz: Glyn Dearman
Jocasta, Queen of 1 Tri. the Jackdaws: Vivienne Chatterton
Katinka, the Kitten: Vivienne Chatterton
Storyteller: Olive Gregg

: 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

: JOHNNY'S JAUNT, 1957

In July, Johnny Morris , with George and Leslie, set out for the Mountains of Mourne. This is their final report
Series presented by Brian Patten

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris
Presented By: Brian Patten

: Edinburgh International Festival La Piccola Scala, Milan production of 'LA SONNAMBULA'

Libretto by Felice Romani
Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Peasants. villagers, etc.
Chorus of La Piccola Scala
(Chorus-Master, Norberto Mola )
Orchestra of La Piccola Scala
(Leader. Enrico Ilinetti )
CONDUCTED BY ANTONINO VOTTO
Producer, Luchino Visconti
Director of production. Nicola Benois From the King's Theatre, Edinburgh The action takes place in Switzerland at the beginning of the nineteenth century
ACT 1, Scene 1

Contributors

Unknown: Felice Romani
Music By: Vincenzo Bellini
Chorus-Master: Norberto Mola
Leader: La Piccola Scala
Leader: Enrico Ilinetti
Conducted By: Antonino Votto
Producer: Luchino Visconti
Count Rodolfo: Nicola Zaccaria
Teresa, Amina's foster-mother: Fiorenza Cossotto
Amina, an orphan: Maria Meneghini Callas
Elvino, a young farmer: Nicola Monti
Lisa, an innkeeper: Greta Rapisardi
Alessio: Dino Mantovani
A notary: Franco Ricciardi

: Midland Region presents MY WORD!

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden
Umpire. Jack Longland

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: 'LA SONNAMBULA'

Act 1. Scene 2

: NEWS

: 'LA SONNAMBULA'

Act 2

: LISTENING TO GHOST STORIES

See column 4

: WALTER GIESEKING

(piano) on gramophone records

: 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

: Close Down









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