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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Morning melodies by The Dave Shand Quintet

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Preparing for Christmas ' by the Rev. John G. Williams
Chaplain of Holy Trinity, Marylebone

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John G. Williams

: 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

: HOUSEWIVES' CHOICE

Jack Train introduces your request records

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Train

: HELEN PERKIN

Cello Sonata played by Florence Hooton (cello)
Helen Perkin (piano)
(first broadcast performance)

Contributors

Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Helen Perkin

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Shepherd divine, our wants relieve
(BBC H.B. 348)
New Every Morning, page 90
Psalm 121 (Broadcast psalter) Revelation 21, vv. 18-27
0 dear and heavenly city (BBC H.B.
251)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: Benjamin Britten A CEREMONY OF CAROLS

sung by the Choirboys of Canterbury Cathedral
Conductor, Sidney Campbell
Maria Korchinska (harp)
Procession: Wolcum Yule: There is no rose; The Yonge Child; Balulalow; As dew in Aprille; This little Babe; Interlude; In freezing winter night; Spring Carol; Deo Gracias; Recession
From Canterbury Cathedral

Contributors

Conductor: Sidney Campbell
Harp: Maria Korchinska

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

A series of interviews with well-known people
C. S. Forester answers personal questions put to him by Lionel Hale
Margaret Lane , Adrian Seligman

Contributors

Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Adrian Seligman

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

(Leader,, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: The Weather

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

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: Donald Wolfit and Michael Hordern in ' THE COVENTRY PLAY OF THE NATIVITY'

A new radio version of the Medieval Pageant of the Company of Shearmen and Tailors of Coventry
Cast in order of speaking:
Songs sung by the BBC Midland Singers directed by Philip Moore Produced by Peter Dews

Contributors

Directed By: Philip Moore
Produced By: Peter Dews
The Prophet Isaiah: Michael Hordern
The Angel Gabriel: Valentine Dyall
Mary: Denise Bryer
Joseph: Malcolm Keen
The Three Shepherds: Bob Arnold
The Three Shepherds: Bill Payne
The Three Shepherds: George Hart
The Two Angels: Charles Hodgson
The Two Angels: Geoffrey Lewis
The Two Priests: Keith Pyott
The Two Priests: Cyril Shaps
Calchas the Herald: Ralph Hallett
King Herod the Great: Donald Wolftt
King Melchior: David March
King Jaspar: Ralph Truman
King Balthasar: Errol John
The Two Soldiers: Hugh Dickson
: Geoffrey Lewis
The Women of Bethlehem: Eileen Barry
The Women of Bethlehem: Judith Hackett
The Women of Bethlehem: Georgie Henschel

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye )
Conductor, David Curry
News Summary at 3.30

Contributors

Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry

: 'SOAMES FORSYTE Esq.'

from John Galsworthy 's
' A Modern Comedy ' freely adapted for broadcasting by Muriel Levy
PART 3

Contributors

Unknown: John Galsworthy

: RECITAL

Lionel Solomon (flute)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Flute: Lionel Solomon
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column

: CHILDREN'S HOUR For Children of Most Ages

Violet Carson entertains with Songs from the North Country
5.15 'Black Banner Players'
from the book by Geoffrey Trease adapted by Nan Macdonald
1—'A Queer Customer and a Day to Remember'
Produced by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Violet Carson
Book By: Geoffrey Trease
Adapted By: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Bill Melbury: Ian Keill
Sue Melbury: Sandra Chalmers
Mrs Melbury: Madeleine Vacher
Tim Darren: Scot Finch
Penny Morchard: Karal Gardner
Mr Morchard: Herbert Smith
Ferguson: Keith Brooks
Fox: Paul Webster
Evington: Jeffrey Denton
Miller: Raymond Fitzpatrick
Tubby Taylor: Clive Barlow
Mr Burnaby: John Blain
Woman in the book shop: Daphne Oxenford

: 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

: TODAY'S SPORT

followed by A weekend preview
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Introduced By: John Snagge

: Acts 1 and 2 of 'THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO'

(Le Nozze di Figaro)
An opera in four acts
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Music by Mozart
English version by Edward J. Dent
Sadler's Wells Chorus
(Chorus-Master, David Tod-Boyd )
Sadler's Wells Orchestra
(Leader, John Ludlow )
CONDUCTOR, ALEXANDER GIBSON
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London (by arrangement with Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
Act 1
A room in the Palace of Count Atmaviva

Contributors

Unknown: Edward J. Dent
Chorus-Master: David Tod-Boyd
Leader: John Ludlow
Conductor: Alexander Gibson
The Count Almaviva: Raimund Herincx
The Countess Almaviva: Judith Pierce
Figaro, the Count's servant: Denis Dowling
Susanna, the Countess's maid: Patricia Howard
Cherubino, a page to the Count: Anna Pollak
Doctor Bartolo: Howell Glynne
Marcellina, his former housekeeper: Sheila Rex
Don Basilio, a music teacher: Gwent Lewis
Antonio, a gardener: Charles Draper

: BEAUMARCHAIS AND ' FIGARO

Talk by Cedric Wallis
Mozart's opera is based on a play by Beaumarchais, which tilts vigorously at the aristocracy and was a succès de scandale in Paris in 1784.

Contributors

Talk By: Cedric Wallis

: 'THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO'

Act 2
The Countess's boudoir

: AT HOME AND ABROAD

A 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

: Eric Barker in JUST FANCY

Pearl Hackney , Deryck Guyler
Ruth Porcher and Kenneth Connor
Music under the direction of Peter Akister
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Ruth Porcher
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Peter Akister
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Edith Vogel (piano)
Howard Ferguson wrote his Piano Sonata during the years 1938 to 1940, and dedicated it to the memory of Harold Samuel, who had died in 1937, and of whom he had been a pupil and a friend. It consists of three movements: the first has a powerful slow introduction, which generates much of the Sonata's thematic material, reappears at the end of the movement, and returns again to round off the work. D.C.

Contributors

Piano: Edith Vogel
Unknown: Howard Ferguson

: News Summary

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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