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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

' Running Away from God '
Bible reading and comment by the Rev. John Tinsley
3-God as Guide

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Tinsley

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

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

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: RETURN TO LAGOS

CYPRIAN EKWENSI, the Nigerian writer, gives his impressions on returning to Lagos after an absence of five years in Britain

: RECITAL

Maurice Brett (violin)
Havelock Nelson (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Maurice Brett
Piano: Havelock Nelson

: This Week's Composer

BIZET
L'Arlésienne. Suite No. 1 on a gramophone record

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 Lord our God, arise (BBC H.B. 25) New Every Morning, page 61
Psalm 145, w. 1-13 (Broadcast Psalter) Revelation 7, w. 1-4 and 9-17 Ten thousand times ten thousand
(BBC H.B. 253)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Hal Graham and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Hal Graham

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HEALTH WEEK FOR SCHOOLS. 3-Health in the Home: a talk by a doctor.

: COR DE GROOT

(piano) on gramophone records
Polichinelle: Melody in E; Prelude in B minor (Rachmaninov)
Ballade in G minor. Op. 23 (Chopin) Allegro barbaro (Bartok)
Prelude, Op. 12 No. 7 (Prokofiev)
Sabre Dance (Gayaneh) (Khachaturyan)

: MANUSCRIPTS GALORE

by Frank Swinnerton
In the early days of his literary career Mr. Swinnerton worked as a publisher's reader. In this talk he tells of some of his trials and triumphs in this most specialised occupation. Always hoping that he might discover a masterpiece, he describes some of the qualities and faults that influence readers for or against the manuscripts they read.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Swinnerton

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners
See Light Programme

: FARM FARE

An agricultural weekly
William McKay talks about animal nutrition; Eric J. Boston discusses export problems in connection with artificial cattle breeding; and David Ensor gives his views on the show ring
Introduced by Denys Bullard
News commentary by Clifford Selly

Contributors

Talks: William McKay
Unknown: Eric J. Boston
Unknown: David Ensor
Introduced By: Denys Bullard
Commentary By: Clifford Selly

: 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

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Psyche, the dog: Percy Edwards
Mrs Bliss: Gladys Young
Mr Bliss: Carleton Hobbs

: TO COMFORT ALWAYS

It Happened to Me
Human stories by people who have suffered through mental breakdown
Narrator, James McKechnie
Interviewer, Jameson Clark
Scriptwriter. J. S. Campbell
Technical editing by P. R. Keene in the BBC's Scottish studios
Producer. Archie P. Lee

Contributors

Narrator: James McKechnie
Interviewer: Jameson Clark
Unknown: P. R. Keene
Producer: Archie P. Lee

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture, Preciosa (Weber): Bamberg
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Lehmann
Ballet music, Elverhaj (Kuhlau):
Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Frandsen
Intermezzo in B minor (Mussorgsky, orch. Rimsky-Korsakov): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind
Joyeuse Marche (Chabrier): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Fritz Lehmann
Conducted By: John Frandsen
Conducted By: Walter Susskind
Conducted By: Joyeuse Marche
Conducted By: Herbert Von

: Wednesday Matinée ' STING IN THE TAIL'

by Tom Purefoy
Produced by Ronald Mason

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Purefoy
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Joseph Bently: Michael Baguley
Mrs Stone: Doreen Hepburn
Bridget: Elizabeth Begley
Emily Bently: Monica Cardy
Louisa Hackett: Eileen Kennedy
Norah Despard: Georgine Anderson
Dr Bianconi: Harold Goldblatt
Mr Turtle: James Boyce

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Gloucester Cathedral
Antiphon: Oculi omnium (Wood) Versicles and Responses (Tomkins) Psalms 59, 60, and 61 First Lesson: Isaiah 29, w. 1-14 Magnificat (Watson in E)
Second Lesson: Revelation 14, w. 1-T Nunc dimittis (Watson in E)
Creed, Suffrages, Responses (Tomkins) Collects
Anthem: Behold, I come quickly
(Atkins)
Prayers
Final Responses (Naylor)
Thy kingdom come (E.H. 504) Blessing
Organ Voluntary: Rhapsody No. I
(Howells)
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Herbert Sumsion
Assistant Organist, Wallace Ross

Contributors

Organist: Wallace Ross

: INDIAN SUMMER

Working at Your Own Level-2: some more advice from Mary Cox to those who find' bending about' difficult
The Poetry of Places: H. P. Bonser investigates the fascination of place-names
Presented by Douglas Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Cox
Unknown: H. P. Bonser
Presented By: Douglas Smith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Two by Two '
Some true stories about animals
3-' I slept in it myself'by Peter Evans
'Cross-bred St. Bernard/Newfoundland puppies for sale '. It was just what he wanted. So he built a huge kennel, bought a big collar with brass studs on it, painted a BEWARE OF THE DOG notice above the kennel-and what happened no dog-lover with a sense of humour can afford to miss. 5.10 'Deep Down'
A serial play in four parts
A free adaptation by Tony Chambers of the book by R. M. Ballantyne
3 — ' Wheal Dooem '
Guitarist. Michael Watson Produced by Mollie Austin
An unpleasant stranger appears in St. Just and in this episode the name of an old mine takes on a new meaning' We'll do 'em.'
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
Conducted by the Rev. Donald M. McFarlan

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Evans
Book By: R. M. Ballantyne
Guitarist: Michael Watson
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Unknown: Rev. Donald M. McFarlan
Oliver Trembath: David Enders
Tom Donnithorne: Dudley Rolph
Mrs Donnithorne: Mollie Tapper
Rose: Genefer Elliot
Captain Dan: Bernard Fishwick
Mr Clearemout: Heron Carvic
Jack Muddle: Michael Watson
James Penrose: Leslie Johns
David Trevarrow: George Cornelius
Joe Tonkin: Denis Raymond
First Miner: Denis Raymond
Mr Hitchin: Norman Tyrrell
Second Miner: Norman Tyrrell
Jim Cuttance: Francis Lunt
Third Miner: Francis Lunt

: 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

: COUNTRY DANCING

Country Ceili from Rasharkin, Co.
Antrim St. Peter 's Ceiii Band with songs by Mattie McKane and Frank Ritchie (with guitar)
Master of Ceremonies. Jack Sloane
Produced by Sam Denton

Contributors

Unknown: Antrim St. Peter
Songs By: Mattie McKane
Songs By: Frank Ritchie
Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: FRITZ KREISLER

Impressions of the great violinist recalled, with records, by David McCallum

Contributors

Unknown: David McCallum

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. North Region
Round 1
London:
Cedric Cliffe , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North:
Professor W. Lyon BIease
Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Professor W. Lyon Biease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: THE BALFOUR DECLARATION

by Christopher Sykes and David Woodward
In 1917 the Foreign Secretary, Arthur James Balfour , officially informed Lord Rothschild that ' His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.'
This programme examines the origins of this unique act of State as they are recorded in books on the subject and in unpublished State papers. In addition the writers have had valuable help from Mr. Leonard Stein , whose massive researches have thrown much new light on the subject.
Taking part are: Hugh Burden
Valentine Dyall , John Gabriel
James McKechnie. Ivan Samson
Produced by Christopher Sykes

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Sykes
Unknown: David Woodward
Unknown: Arthur James Balfour
Unknown: Mr. Leonard Stein
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Valentine Dyall
Unknown: John Gabriel
Unknown: James McKechnie.
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Produced By: Christopher Sykes

: BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT

Shura Cherkassky (piano) BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Piano Concerto No. 3, in D minor
Rachmaninov
From the Royal Festival Hall, London

Contributors

Piano: Shura Cherkassky
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: MEN OF ANTARCTICA

8-The Push for the Pole
It is now a fortnight since Dr. Vivian Fuchs left his base on the Weddell Sea with the main party of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition on the first stage of his land crossing of the Antarctic Continent. Contact has been maintained through the air contingent left temporarily at Shackleton; and in this programme it is hoped to bring you news of the expedition's progress up to the ice-cap on the way to the Pole.
Programme introduced by Donald Milner who writes on page 3

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Vivian Fuchs
Introduced By: Donald Milner

: POPULAR MUSIC FROM SPAIN

A programme of records presented by Nina Epton

Contributors

Presented By: Nina Epton

: 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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