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Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye )
Conductor, David Curry


Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


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


' A Letter and a Motto '
Talk by The Very Rev. C. I. Peacocke
Dean of Belfast


Unknown: Very Rev. C. I. Peacocke

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


Second edition


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


Read By: Louise Davies


George Elrick introduces your request records


Introduces: George Elrick


Bruno Schrecker (cello)
Norah Newby (piano)


Piano: Norah Newby


All praise to thee, who safe hast kept
(BBC H.B. 401)
New Every Morning, page 64
Carol: Good Christian men, rejoice St. Luke 2. vv. 15-21
0 thou. whom neither time nor space
(BBC H.B. 430)


Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players


Unknown: Cecil Norman


A gramophone record of his
Violin Sonata and Tzigane played by Devy Erlih (violin) and Maurice Bureau (piano)


Violin: Devy Erlih

: 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
Umpire, John Arlott


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: John Arlott

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners


An agricultural weekly
D. A. Hole , of the Agricultural Land Service, discusses the Farm Improvement Scheme
Introduced by the Farm Fare vet
News commentary by Clifford Selly


Unknown: D. A. Hole
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'

with Donald Sinden
Script by Godfrey Harrison
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Donald Sinden
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
Phil Bender: Donald Sinden


Overture. Prince Igor (Borodin, orch.
Glazunov): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Nicolai Maiko
Violin Concerto No. 2. in D minor
(Wieniawski) : Isaac Stern (violin). Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Efrem Kurtz
Symphony No. 5. in E minor (Tchaikovsky): Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Evgeni Mravinsky on gramophone records


Conducted By: Nicolai Maiko
Violin: Isaac Stern
Conducted By: Efrem Kurtz
Conducted By: Evgeni Mravinsky

: Wednesday Matinee 'THE GREY ROOM'

The novel by Eden Phillpotts adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Novel By: Eden Phillpotts
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Henry Lennox: Gordon Davies
Sir Walter Lennox: Martin Lewia
Captain Tom May: Leon Peers
Mary May: Vanessa Thornton
Felix Michell: Will Leighton
Millicent Michell: Peggy Forbes-Robertson
Caunter: Anthony Viccars
Dr Mannering: Duncan McLntyre
Peter Hardcastle: Godfrey Kenton
Inspector Frith: Manning Wilson
Signor Manetti: John Bryning


from Liverpool Cathedral
Introit: Break forth 0 beauteous heavenly light (Bach)
Opening Prayers
Versicles and Responses (Smith) Psalm 8
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30 Magnificat (Dunhill in G)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2. vv. 21-40 Nunc dimittis (Dunhill in G) Creed, Responses. Collects
Anthem: All this night (Gerald Finei ) Prayers
The Grace
Voluntary: Prelude and Fugue in B minor (Bach)
Organist, Noel Rawsthorne
Choirmaster, Ronald Woan


Unknown: Gerald Finei
Organist: Noel Rawsthorne
Choirmaster: Ronald Woan


Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting-place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Night Cramp: a physician gives some advice about this troublesome complaint
Making Your Own Music: Margaret Coleman describes a hobby she took up when she was confined to the house
Presented by Douglas Smith


Music: Margaret Coleman
Presented By: Douglas Smith


For the Younger Ones
' The Story of Little Black Sambo by Helen Bannerman
Told by David
Once upon a time there was a little black boy, and his name was little Black Sambo. And his Mother was called
Black Mumbo, and his Father was called Black Jumbo.'
5.10 For Older Children
' The Pirate Captain'
A new serial play by Constance Teear
1—' The Stolen Letter '
Other parts played by Rachel Thomas. Lorna Davies
Moses Jones , Emrys Cleaver
Production by Ifan 0. Williams
In the autumn of 1720 the Rev. Hugh Morgan , Rector of Pendown in the Gower Peninsula, with his friepd Richard Bassett became involved in a perilous adventure. Benjamin Lewis had returned to his old home bringing with him a sea chest containing treasure. Benjamin Lewis had been a pirate, and his enemies had followed to seek revenge. They had enlisted the help of Ambrose Watkins , leader of a gang of wreckers known as ' the wolves of the Bristol Channel.'
Constance Teear writes on page 33
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
First of five talks by the Rev. Austen Williams
Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields,


Unknown: Helen Bannerman
Played By: Rachel Thomas.
Played By: Lorna Davies
Played By: Moses Jones
Played By: Emrys Cleaver
Unknown: Rev. Hugh Morgan
Unknown: Richard Bassett
Unknown: Benjamin Lewis
Unknown: Benjamin Lewis
Leader: Ambrose Watkins
Unknown: Constance Teear
Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Hugh Morgan, Rector of Pendown: John Darran
Tomos Jones, his manservant: Prysor Williams
Richard Bassett: Dillwyn Owen
Johnny Spanish: Malcolm Hayes
Idris butler to Squire Lewis: T. H Evans
Jane Lewis, the Squire's daughter: Gwenyth Petty
Margaret Lewis, the Squire's wife: Vera Meazey

: The Weather

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


A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Marke.t report
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast":
Area news and weather summary

: Scottish Dance Music

played by Jimmy Shand and his Band


Played By: Jimmy Shand


Impressions of the celebrated soprano presented, with records, by Colin Shreve


Unknown: Colin Shreve


London v. North Region
Round 4
Cedric Cliffe , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Professor W. Lyon Blease
Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding


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


(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Sidonie Goossens (harp)
Charles Spinks (harpsichord)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Harp: Sidonie Goossens
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Piano: Clifton Helliwell


Fifty Years Ago
' This here Progress, it keeps on.'-Mr. Smallwavs in ' The War in the Air' by H. G. Wells , 1908.
Written and compiled by Leslie Baily
Music composed and arranged by Alan Paul
Lord Brabazon of Tara a motorist in a cloth cap
Miss Dollis Brooke of the Pelissier Follies
Mr. L. R. Willdridge representing the otdinary man and the voices of: Mr. Griffith Brewer the first English aeroplane passenger
Miss Florrie Forde star of 'he Music-Hall in an Edwardian Scrapbook with the songs, suffragettes and news stories' of 1908 with Gladys Young , Andrew Faulds
Deryck Guyler. Helen Clare
Dudley Rolph. Clatence Wright
Oliver Burt
Erie Phillips , Gordon Davies Betty Hardy , Margaret Leigh
Pages turned by Freddy Grisewood
BBC Revue Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Alan Paul
Production hv Vernon Harris


Unknown: H. G. Wells
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Arranged By: Alan Paul
Unknown: Miss Dollis Brooke
Unknown: Miss Florrie Forde
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Deryck Guyler.
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Dudley Rolph.
Unknown: Clatence Wright
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Erie Phillips
Unknown: Gordon Davies
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Margaret Leigh
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Unknown: Vernon Harris


Oboe Quartet in F (K.370) played by Marcel Tabuteau (oboe)
Isaac Stern (violin)
William Primrose (viola)
Paul Tortelier (cello) on a gramophone record


Oboe: Marcel Tabuteau
Violin: Isaac Stern
Viola: William Primrose
Cello: Paul Tortelier


A monthly programme in which scientists report and comment on events of the past month in the world of science and technology
The programme includes
The Sky in January by J. G. Porter , Ph.D., F.R.A.S.


Unknown: J. G. Porter

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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