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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

The Malcolm Lockyer Quartet and Eddie Palmer at the novachord

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Lockyer
Unknown: Eddie Palmer

: 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

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper
Compiled by Louise Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: MORNING MUSIC

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

: OUT OF TERM

'Blow up with the Brig'
A story by Wilkie Collins from
'Tales of Suspense'
(Recording of the broadcast of June 5, 1956)

Contributors

Story By: Wilkie Collins

: RECITAL

Gordon Honey (baritone)
Robert Sutherland (piano)
Michael Davis (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Robert Sutherland
Violin: Michael Davis
Piano: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer SCHUBERT

Records of his 'Unfinished' Symphony

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Beloved. let us love (BBC H.B. 373) New Every Morning, page 93 Psalm 138 (Broadcast psalter) St. Luke 4. vv. 1-13
For the beauty of the earth (BBC
H.B. 272)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ronnie Pleydell

: The Time of My Life: 2: Nineteen Twenty to Nineteen Thirty

We are now living in the sixth decade of the twentieth century. Do our young people, now in their twenties, differ from the twenty-year-olds of 1910? Or of 1930? In six programmes René Cutforth examines the attitudes, assumptions, manners, and prejudices of the decades since 1900
Script by René Cutforth
The series edited and produced by Francis Dillon
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 22)

Contributors

Presenter/script: Rene Cutforth
Series edited and produced by: Francis Dillon

: TIME FOR MUSIC

The Billy Mayerl Rhythm Ensemble

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl

: NORMAN BURNS

and his Band with Dick James and Joan Small

Contributors

Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Joan Small

: MIDDAY MUSIC-HALL

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
The Reg Wale Four
Peter Sinclair
Lucille Graham
Harry Locke
Introduced by Leslie Adams
Produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Reg Wale Four
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Lucille Graham
Unknown: Harry Locke
Introduced By: Leslie Adams
Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: The Music Makers: 14: The Art of Dennis Brain

In which musical personalities of the day talk with some friends about their personal approach to the fashions in melody.

Contributors

Speaker: Dennis Brain
Script by: Gale Pedrick
Production by: John Simmonds

: ROMANCE FOR TWO

Gisele MacKenzie and Billy Eckstine on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Gisele MacKenzie
Unknown: Billy Eckstine

: Orchestral Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
David Cowsill (oboe)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry
Oboe: David Cowsill

: Riches of the Sahara

A discussion.
In addition to substantial deposits of oil, iron, and natural gas, many other minerals have recently been discovered in the French Sahara. How far France is likely to be able to exploit these discoveries commercially is the subject of a discussion between three distinguished Frenchmen:
Paul Marc Henri, Secretary General of the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa South of the Sahara
Theodore Monod, Professor of Zoology at the Museum of Natural History and Director of the Institut Français d'Afrique Noire in Paris
Gaston Palewski, at one time Minister charged with the co-ordination of defence-disarmament, atomic energy, and the exploitation of the resources of the Sahara
Chairman, Ritchie Calder, author of 'Men Against the Desert'
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 25)

Contributors

Speaker: Paul Marc Henri
Speaker: Theodore Monod
Speaker: Gaston Palewski
Chairman: Ritchie Calder

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: BRIEF ENCOUNTERS

by Sewell Stokes
Ellen Terry in a film studio; Mrs. Kendal in her drawing-room: Sewell Stokes recalls his meetings with these two famous actresses. The first, he says, 'a great darling'; the second, 'a person to command respect rather than affection.'

Contributors

Unknown: Sewell Stokes
Unknown: Ellen Terry
Unknown: Sewell Stokes

: 'THE CLAVERINGS'

by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for broadcasting in thirteen parts by H. Oldfield Box
Part 1
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Trollope

: Children's Hour

For Children of all Ages:
"The Borrowers Afield" by Mary Norton
abridged as a serial story in twelve instalments by Honor Wyatt and told by Jo
8: "Every Tide Has Its Ebb"
Mary Norton writes on page 44

5.15 For Children of Most Ages:
"Secret of the Rocks"
A six-part serial play set on the upper reaches of the River Severn nearly a hundred years ago
Written by Henry Garnett
2: "The Water Tunnel"
Produced by Graham Gauld
Last week Luke and Bunk acquired a rock house in which they propose to hide smuggled goods and Bunk had an accident with dynamite. The Quaker merchant, Cornelius Beale , does not know of the plots being made against him by Luke, who is posing as another merchant called William Chadwick.
followed by:
"On the Wing"
A series of six talks in which 'B.B.' tells you about birds and their various characteristics
2: Beaks and Bills

Contributors

Author ("The Borrowers"): Mary Norton
Abridged as a serial: Honor Wyatt
Storyteller: Jo
"Secret of the Rocks" written by: Henry Garnett
"Secret of the Rocks" produced by: Graham Gauld
Benny: Alaric Cotter
Martha: Dorothy English
Cornelius Beale: Ivan Samson
Luke: Denis Folwell
Bunk: Leslie Bowmar
Moses: Frank Singuineau
Simon: Eileen Barry
Tabernacle Joe: Lewis Gedge
Annie: Thelma Rogers
Speaker ("On the Wing"): B.B.

: 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

followed by A weekend preview
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Introduced By: John Snagge

: BLACKPOOL NIGHT

A visit to the seaside to join stars from the world of show business
Introduced by Jack Watson
with Reginald Dixon, The Raymond Woodhead Singers, Billy Ternent and his Orchestra
Produced by Geoffrey Wheeler
(A shortened version of Wednesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Watson
Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Singers: Raymond Woodhead
Singers: Billy Ternent
Produced By: Geoffrey Wheeler

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Andor Foldes (piano)
BBC Chorus
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard)
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Beethoven
Overture: Coriolan
Choral Fantasia
Symphony No. 3, In E flat (Eroica)
From the Royal Albert Hall, London

Contributors

Chorus Master: Leslie Woodgate
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: NEWS

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A twice-weekly survey of current affairs
Speakers in the studio in London and from regional and overseas centres contribute news and views on the issues of today and tomorrow

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Alan Loveday (violin)
Leonard Cassini (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Alan Loveday
Piano: Leonard Cassini

: THESE FOOLISH THINGS

Remind you of what?
Roy Plomley invites a reply from
Margaret Rawlings, Ginette Spanier, Gilbert Harding, Gerald Moore, Frank Muir, Dennis Norden
Based on an idea by Nancy Spain
Produced by Pat Dixon
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 2)

: The Torrents of Spring: 5: A Walk in the Park

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

(BBC recording)

Contributors

Author: Ivan Turgenev
Translation by: Dragoslav Ranchitch
Translation by: 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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