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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews followed by MORNING MUSIC

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Advent means Coming
A talk by Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.
Christ comes to a failure

Contributors

Talk By: Father Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news
Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: NINE DAYS IN ALBANIA

by Barbara Wace
'As far as I know no ordinary tourist had ventured into the Land of the Eagles since Mussolini took over in 1939. For me it had the attraction of the forbidden, so when I saw the advertisement in the Personal Column ...'

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Wace

: RECITAL

Watson Forbes (viola) Josephine Lee (piano)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Piano: Josephine Lee

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. William Tell (1307). Script by Phyllis Dray -son.

Contributors

Script By: Phyllis Dray

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 for a heart to praise my God (BBC
H.B. 334)
New Every Morning, page 41
Psalm 119. part 4 (Broadcast psalter) Revelation 2, vv. 12-29
Christian, unflinching stand (BBC
H.B. 350)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Felix King and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Felix King

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT II, by Marjorie Eele
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS II
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. ' Les Communautes étrangères en France.' Texte de Lilly Doblhoff. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele

: MUSIC FOR DANCING

Requests from overseas listeners
See Light Programme

: FARM FARE

An agricultural weekly
Reports at the Smithfield Show and Agricultural Machinery Exhibition, the National Poultry Show, and the Farmers' Club Dinner
Introduced by Denys Bullard

Contributors

Introduced By: Denys Bullard

: The Weather

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

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in A LIFE OF BLISS

Script by Godfrey Harrison
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of June 18)

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Elspeth Hobden: Sulwen Morgan
Mrs Hobden: Molly Rankin
Mr Hobden: Humphrey Morton

: BRAHMS

Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale played by Arthur Whittemore and Jack Lowe
(two pianos) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Chorale
Played By: Arthur Whittemore
Played By: Jack Lowe

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

LET'S JOIN IN. The Story of the Nativity, retold by Sam Langdon. with Christmas music including the carol ' How far is it to Bethlehem.'
2.20 ADVENTURES IN music. ' Amahl and the Night Visitors ': an abridged version of Menotti's television opera
2.40 modern HISTORY. Brindley. Script by Maurice Whitbread

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Langdon.
Script By: Maurice Whitbread

: Wednesday Matinee Double Bill 'THE OLD ONES'

by John Wilkie
3.20 app. ' THE
HITCHHIKERS ' by Glyn Frewer
Both plays produced by Patrick Dromgoole
(s)

Contributors

Unknown: John Wilkie
Unknown: Glyn Frewer
Produced By: Patrick Dromgoole
Narrator: Molly Rankin
Emma: Phyllis Smale
Ted: Hedley Goodall
Richard: Nicholas Selby
Dorothy: Yvonne Bonnamy
Bill: Emrys James
Foster: Robert Cartland
Rose: June Barrie
Driver: Lewis Gedge
Driver's mate: Michael Cox
First police officer: Norman Tyrrell
Second police officer: Clive Batchelor

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Lancaster Priory
Preces and Responses (Ferial) Psalms 22 and 23 First Lesson: Isaiah 10, vv. 5-19 Magnificat (Carolus Andreas ) Second Lesson: Revelation 8
Nunc dimittis (Carolus Andreas ) Creed, Lesser Litany. Collects
Anthem: 0 Lord, the Maker of all thing (Mundy)
Prayers
0 Holy Spirit, Lord of grace (A. and M. Rev. 231)
The Blessing
Organist, Henry Walmsley

Contributors

Unknown: Carolus Andreas
Unknown: Carolus Andreas
Organist: Henry Walmsley

: INDIAN SUMMER

Working at your own level-1: Mary Cox offers some advice to those who find ' bending about' difficult
Know then: Grace Stuart profits from Samuel Johnson
Presented by Douglas Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Grace Stuart
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Presented By: Douglas Smith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Two by Two'
Some true stories about animals
2—' Khu-khi, a Squirrel' by Pearl Davies
5.10 ' Deep Down '
A serial play in four parts
A free adaptation by Tony Chambers of the book by R. M. Ballantyne
2—' Down, Down, Down '
Other parts played by Denis Raymond
Produced by Mollie Austin
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. Donald McFarlan

Contributors

Unknown: Pearl Davies
Book By: R. M. Ballantyne
Played By: Denis Raymond
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Unknown: Rev. Donald McFarlan
Oliver Trembath: David Enders
Tom Donnithorne: Dudley Rolph
Mrs Donnithorne: Mollie Tapper
Captain Dan: Bernard Fishwick
David Trevarrow: George Cornelius
James Penrose: Leslie Johns
John Cock: Norman Daniel
Zackey Maggot: Basil Jones
Boy Zackey: J Barrie
Mrs Maggot: Irene Hall
Grace Maggot: Genefer Elliot
Trezise: Geoffrey Russell

: 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
6.15-6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: BARN DANCE

Roll back the carpet and join in the fun with Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Denis Weatherley sings
Wilf Ashman calls the tune
From Stockton-on-Tees,
County Durham
Arranged by Richard Kelly

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Armstrong
Unknown: Denis Weatherley
Unknown: Wilf Ashman
Arranged By: Richard Kelly

: LOTTE LEHMANN

Impressions of the distinguished soprano presented, with records, by Ivor Newton

Contributors

Unknown: Ivor Newton

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Midland Region
Round 5
London:
Cedric Cliffe , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master,
Lionel Hale Midlands:
Professor Thomas Bodkin
Bert Howard
Quiz-Master, Lionel Gamlin

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Professor Thomas Bodkin
Unknown: Bert Howard
Unknown: Lionel Gamlin

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Donald Wolfit as William Blake in 'A MAN WITHOUT A MASK'

A study of William Blake 's struggle against the satanic mills of the industrial revolution by J. Bronowski
Adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon with a commentary by J. Bronowski
The lyrical poems read by Janette Richer with Jonathan Field
Godfrey Kenton , Hugh Manning David March. Frank Partington
Lockwood West
Production by Douglas Cleverdon
(: a new production of the programme first broadcast on September 6. 1946)

Contributors

Unknown: William Blake
Unknown: J. Bronowski
Broadcasting By: Douglas Cleverdon
Commentary By: J. Bronowski
Read By: Janette Richer
Unknown: Jonathan Field
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Hugh Manning
Production By: Douglas Cleverdon
William Blake: Donald Wolflt
Gilchrist: Carleton Hobbs
Mrs Blake: Thea Wells

: - DEBUSSY

Violin Sonata played by Ginette Neveu (violin)
Jean Neveu (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Ginette Neveu
Piano: Jean Neveu

: SCIENCE REVIEW

A monthly programme in which scientists report and comment on the events of the past month in the world of science and technology
The programme includes comments on The First Earth Satellites by H. S. W. Massey, F.R.s.
Quain Professor of Physics at University College in the University of London and The Sky in December by J. G. Porter, Ph.D., F.R.A.S.

Contributors

Unknown: H. S. W. Massey, F.R.S.
Unknown: J. G. Porter, Ph.D., F.R.A.S.

: 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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