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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Fred Alexander and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme
The programme will be interrupted at
7.30 for a two-minute news summary

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

'Asking the Wrong Questions'
A series of talks by Canon Roy McKay

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Roy McKay

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

(Continued)
See Light Programme
The programme will be interrupted at
8.30 for a two-minute news summary

: OUT OF TERM

Fishing and Farming in Norway
Script by A. L. Lloyd
(The recorded broadcast of June 27)

Contributors

Script By: A. L. Lloyd

: Recital

Lilian Edmonds (piano)
Barbara Lane (soprano)
Esmé Sanford (contralto and piano)

Contributors

Piano: Lilian Edmonds
Soprano: Barbara Lane
Contralto: Esmé Sanford

: This Week's Composer SCHUBERT

Records of some of his incidental music to 'Rosamunde'

: The Daily Service

"Where high the heavenly temple stands" (BBC H.B. 498)
New Every Morning, page 80
Psalm 90, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast psalter)
St. Luke 2, vv. 21-40
"O for a closer walk with God" (BBC H.B. 333)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ronnie Munro and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Munro

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with contributions by
Bradbridge White and Seamus Ennis
The Granville Singers and Players
Directed by Cecil Woods
Introduced by Ian Stamp
Produced by Travers Thorneloe

Contributors

Unknown: Bradbridge White
Unknown: Seamus Ennis
Directed By: Cecil Woods
Introduced By: Ian Stamp
Produced By: Travers Thorneloe

: Band of the ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

(By permission of the Commandant)
Conducted by Lt.-Colonel David McBain

Contributors

Unknown: Colonel David McBain

: Albert Whelan introduces MUTUAL FRIENDS

on gramophone records

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
with Dorothy Reid, Pauline Shepherd, 'Mrs. Shufflewick', Michael Holliday, Terry Scott
Presented by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Dorothy Reid
Unknown: Pauline Shepherd
Unknown: Michael Holliday
Unknown: Terry Scott
Presented By: Bill Worsley

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Alma Cogan
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Programme produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Alma Cogan
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: THE GREAT WESTERN LINE

by C. Hamilton Ellis and Sir William Stanier
The engines of the Great Western Railway, and now of the Western Region, have long had their own special look. This was largely created by George Jackson Churchward, who was born in 1857 and was for many years chief mechanical engineer of the G.W.R. Mr. Hamilton Ellis talks about his contributions to the design of railway engines.
Sir William Stanier, who was Churchward's assistant before he became chief mechanical engineer of the L.M.S., contributes some recorded reminiscences of Churchward.

Contributors

Unknown: C. Hamilton Ellis
Unknown: Sir William Stanier
Unknown: George Jackson Churchward
Talks: Mr. Hamilton Ellis
Unknown: Sir William Stanier

: Orchestral Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

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

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: The War Came Down on Us Here

by Nesta Roberts
Hugh Burden, Jill Bennett and Hugh David
Others taking part:
Peter Claughton, Bee Duffell, Sheila Raynor, Raymond Rollett, David Spenser, James Thomason, Leonard Trolley, Nan Marriott-Watson, Anthony Woodruff
Produced by Eileen Capel
In the spring of 1939 two young journalists - a man and a woman - were working on a local newspaper. When war broke out the man became an R.A.F. officer.
The programme describes their feelings towards themselves, each other, and the war.

Contributors

Writer: Nesta Roberts
Star [actor]: Hugh Burden
Star [actress]: Jill Bennett
Star [actor]: Hugh David
Others taking part: Peter Claughton
Others taking part: Bee Duffell
Others taking part: Sheila Raynor.
Others taking part: Raymond Rollett
Others taking part: David Spenser
Others taking part: James Thomason
Others taking part: Leonard Trolley
Others taking part: Nan Marriott-Watson
Others taking part: Anthony Woodruff
Produced by: Eileen Capel

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: MELODY ON STRINGS

Directed by Max Jaffa

Contributors

Directed By: Max Jaffa

: A GOOD CRY

Crystal Herbert and Lionel Hale discuss, digress, and disagree on moments musical, literary, theatrical, and cinematic that have brought a tear to their eye

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Hale

: 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
2: "Sophia hides in the big bell"
Production by Eve Burgess
Naughty Sophia has lived up to her name and behaved very badly, so now she is banished from her castle to live in the town of Wunderheim with a poor toymaker and his son, Hans. Strange things begin to happen in the Royal Court and poor Sophia learns that she has few friends left, but fortunately one of them is the powerful Jocasta, Queen of the Jackdaws.

5.30 For Older Children
"Now Showing in London"
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays

5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Author/adaptor ("Naughty Sophia"): W. M. Letts
Production ("Naughty Sophia"): Eve Burgess
Reviewer ("Now Showing in London"): Eric Gillett
Sophia ("Naughty Sophia"): Mollie Maureen
Master Johan, the toymaker ("Naughty Sophia"): Deering Wella
Babina, his wife ("Naughty Sophia"): Hilda Davies
Hans, their son ("Naughty Sophia"): Harold Reese
Jocasta, Queen of the Jackdaws ("Naughty Sophia"): Vivienne Chatterton
Caspar von Franksberg ("Naughty Sophia"): Philip Cunningham
Max von Franksberg ("Naughty Sophia"): Alan Reid
Storyteller ("Naughty Sophia"): 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

: DAVID BRANSON

(piano)

: 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
In the umpire's chair, Jack Longland

Contributors

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

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Ralph Holmes (violin)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Steven Staryk )
Conducted by Basil Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Part 1: Tchaikovsky
Cossack Dance (Mazeppa)
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No. 6, in B minor (Pathétique)
Part 2 at 9.15 (Third)

Contributors

Violin: Ralph Holmes
Leader: Steven Staryk
Conducted By: Basil Cameron

: NEWS

: The Egoist

by George Meredith
Adapted for radio by Jean Morris
Peter Wyngarde with Clare Austin and Hilary Mason in...

Contributors

Author: George Meredith
Production: by Mary Hope Allen
Mrs. Mountstuart Jenkinson: Lydia Sherwood
Lady Busshe: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Lady Culmer: Hester Paton Brown
Sir Willoughby Patterne: Peter Wyngarde
Laetitia Dale: Hilary Mason
Clara Middleton: Clare Austin
The Rev. Dr. Middleton: Carleton Hobbs
Lt.-Col. de Craye: Frank Windsor
Vernon Whitford: William Fox
Crossjay Patterne: Robin Willet
A porter: Trevor Martin

: The Torrents of Spring: Part One: An Interrupted Journey

by Ivan Turgenev
A new translation from the Russian by Dragoslav Ranchitch and Martin Starkie
Arranged for broadcasting in ten instalments

Contributors

Author: Ivan Turgenev
Translation: Dragoslav Ranchitch
Translation: Martin Starkie
Reader: Martin Starkie

: 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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