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: Bright and Early!

The Jack Nathan Quintet


Musicians: Jack Nathan Quintet

: The Weather

Forecast for ]and areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing

: Today

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine followed by Morning Music
See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts

'Dead-End Codes '
Talks by the Rev. A. E. Gould
2: —I'm not going to be a doormat


Speaker: Rev. A. E. Gould

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today

Second edition

: Flat in Rome

by Frank Driscoll
By mid-February most people in Britain will sympathise with the Driscolls' determination not to spend another winter in London. That was a year ago. Mr. Driscoll explains why they chose Rome, and why he is back in London.


Unknown: Frank Driscoll

: Service for Schools

Let us, with a gladsome mind (S.P. 12 and P. and H. 8, omitting vv. 4. 6 7; BBC Sup. 12: C.H. 11. omitting vv. 5. 6. 7: Tune, Monk-land)
Interlude: 'Peter recognises Jesus as Messiah '
Prayers; the Prayer of Thanksgiving; the Lord's Prayer
Bail to the Lord's anointed (S.P. 87 and P. and H. 37. omitting vv. 2, 4, 6; A. and M. 219, omitting v. 3; C.H. 154, omitting vv. 2, 4; Tune, Cruger)

: For the Schools

Interval music
10.0 Early Stages in French. A programme in simple French in which listeners are asked to take an active part. Script by Emile Harven.
Scene: Dimanche matin. Tante Rose and Jacques do their Sunday shopping.


Script By: Emile Harven.

: The Daily Service

Lo, God is here! (BBC H.B. 264) New Every Morning, page 1 Psalm 63 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 14, w. 1-12 God moves in a mysterious way
(BBC H.B. 8)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Musicians: Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

: For the Schools

Music and Movement: I, by Olive Rees
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 General Science. Growing Up. 5: —Why aren't we all alike? by Richard Palmer.
11.40 Religion and Philosophy. Forgiveness and Reconciliation. 8: —Do we need God's forgiveness? Script by Michael Stancliffe.


Unknown: Olive Rees
Unknown: Richard Palmer.
Script By: Michael Stancliffe.

: Concert Hour: BBC Welsh Orchestra

Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Laelia Finneberg (soprano)


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Soprano: Laelia Finneberg

: The Weather

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

: Any Questions?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman, Sir Gurney Braithwaite, Bt., Dr. Donald Soper, Bernard Levin


Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Panellist: Sir Gurney Braithwaite
Panellist: Dr. Donald Soper
Panellist: Bernard Levin

: For the Schools

Stories and Rhymes: 'Little Mukrah': a two-part adaptation by Richard Bebb of the story in Hauff's Tales. Part 1
2.20 Senior English: II. 'Green Mansions': a romance of the tropical forest, by W. H. Hudson. 1:— 'The Mysterious Voice '
2.40 Nature Calendar.
2.45 Nature Study. 5: Floods. Script by Christine Dudley.


Adapter (Little Mukrah, Stories and Rhymes): Richard Bebb
Author (Green Mansions, Senior English): W. H. Hudson.
Script (Nature Study): Christine Dudley.

: Watery Pleasures

Donald Boyd remembers some of the pleasures and excitements of swimming in the sea, in swimming baths, and in rivers, both in this country and abroad.


Speaker: Donald Boyd

: Jean-Pierre Rampal

(flute), Robert Veyron-Lacroix (harpsichord) Sonata In E minor, Book 1, No. 6 (Leclair): on a gramophone record

: The Silver Lining

Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by the Rev. McEwan Lawson.


Presenter: Stuart Hibberd
Speaker: Rev. McEwan Lawson

: Portrayed in Music

BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by George Hurst


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor: George Hurst

: Children's Hour

"Once Upon a Time..."
Stories from 'The Olive Fairy Book'
Collected by Andrew Lang
3:— 'Madschun' told by Claire Chovil and 'The Billy Goat and the King' told by David
6.25 For Listeners of All Ages
Children's Newsreel
February edition
Here and There
General news by Alan Dixon
London News by Nan Macdonald
Sports News by Kenneth Wolstenholme
This Month In Your Garden by Fred Loads
Countrywide Reports from Children's Newsreel Observers
Young Person's Guide to Current Affairs by Robert Reid
Edited and introduced by John Musgrave


Unknown: Andrew Lang
Told By: Claire Chovil
Unknown: Billy Goat
Unknown: Alan Dixon London
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Garden By: Fred Loads
Unknown: Robert Reid
Introduced By: John Musgrave

: 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

: Ravel

Piano Sonatina played by John Clegg


Pianist: John Clegg

: Your Concert Choice

Jan van der Gucht introduces...
A request programme of records Symphony (Ode for St. Cecilia's Day)
(Purcell): Kalmar Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Michael Tippett
Capriol Suite (Warlock): The Boyd Neel Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel
Requiem (Fauré), Franchise Ogeas (soprano). Bernard Demigny (baritone), and the French National Radio Chorus, with J. Baudry-Godard (organ), and the Champs-Elysees Theatre Orchestra, conducted by D. E. Inghelbrecht


Conducted By: Michael Tippett
Soprano: Bernard Demigny
Unknown: D. E. Inghelbrecht

: Famous Trials: 2: The Parnell Case

by Donn Russell
In 1889 Parnell was cited as co-respondent in a divorce suit for his adultery with Kitty O'Shea. The scandal brought about the ruin of his political career and the destruction of a cause.
•Lord Birkett speaks at the end of the programme.


Writer: Donn Russell
Speaker: Lord Birkett
Producer: Nesta Pain

: 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.

: The Tuesday Concert

Adele Leigh (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin), Trevor Williams (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), Derek Simpson (cello)
Before an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, London. Tickets may be obtained from Ticket Unit, [address removed]


Soprano: Adele Leigh
Piano: Frederick Stone
Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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