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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Jack Leon

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Jack Leon

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Bread of Life '
Talk by the Rev. Ella Gordon

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Ella Gordon

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

How Deep?
A discussion between
Sir Edward Bullard , F.R.S. and Maurice Hill , Ph.D. of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics
In the University of Cambridge

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Edward Bullard
Unknown: Maurice Hill

: BRAHMS

Sonata in F minor, Op. 5 played by Edith Vogel (piano)
The last of three programmes of Brahms's Piano Sonatas

Contributors

Piano: Edith Vogel

: PASSING FOR BLACK

by Sylvester Stein former editor of the African magazine Drum
Insight into life in the segregated African areas of Johannesburg is not easy for a European. Mr. Stein once tried the extreme method of becoming a non-European (with the aid of permanganate and a new hair style). He describes his adventures.

Contributors

Unknown: Sylvester Stein

: THE DAILY SERVICE

All hail the power of Jesus' name
(BBC H.B. 118)
New Every Morning, page 33 Psalm 24 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 17, vv. 14-27
Firmly I believe and truly (BBC
H.B. 168)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Mandel

: COME INTO THE PARLOUR

See Light Programme

: LET THE PEOPLE SING

A weekly contest between forty-eight choirs from all over England

: THE TED HEATH SHOW

See Light Programme

: MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema
(Shortened version of Sunday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE SATURDAY SHOW

Cyril Stapleton and his Show Band
David Jacobs and The Stargazers
The Adam Singers
Harold Smart
Marie Benson
Michael Desmond
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: David Jacobs
Singers: Harold Smart
Unknown: Marie Benson
Unknown: Michael Desmond
Produced By: John Browell

: Saturday Matinee 'BOOM TIDDLY BATCH CAKE'

A new radio play by Leslie Halward
Music arranged and directed by Gerry Alvarez
Musical associate, Alan Waterman
Production by Victor Menzies

Contributors

Play By: Leslie Halward
Directed By: Gerry Alvarez
Unknown: Alan Waterman
Production By: Victor Menzies
Harry King: Lphilip Garston-Jones
Freddie Watkins: Ronald Baddiley
Laura: Eileen Barry
Reg Norton: Arnold Peters
Mr Hargreaves: Leslie Dunn
Tram conductor: Geoffrey Lewis
Teddy Musgrove: Geoffrey Lewis
Mrs Norton: Elspeth Duxbury
Waitress: Elspeth Duxbury
Light Programme announcer: John Hobday
Pianist: John Hannah
Drummer: Pete Troman
Violinist: George Gilson
Sax player: Gerry Alvarez

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Earl Hines
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Earl Hines
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: The Saturday Concert BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
A Message for Thinking Day from the Deputy Chief Commissioner,
Girl Guides ,
Mrs. Robert Bernays , J.P.
5.5 ' Line of Fire '
An adventure of Norman and Henry Bones the boy detectives
Written for Children's Hour by Anthony C. Wilson
Production by Josephine Plummer
(A new production of the play originally broadcast on March 25, 1954)

Contributors

Unknown: Girl Guides
Unknown: Mrs. Robert Bernays
Unknown: Henry Bones
Unknown: Anthony C. Wilson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry Bones, his cousin: Patricia Hayes
Mrs Bones: Ann Codrington
Miss Norah Kingsley, her sister: Susan Richmond
Mr Dawson Manager of Modern Products Ltd: Richard Williams
Abinger, his secretary: Preston Lockwood
Walter Case, signalman at Holmoor: Charles E. Stidwill
Mr Hopper, stationmaster: Lockwood West
Sidney Rix, blacksmith: Malcolm Hayes
Billings, Miss Kingsley's gardener: Frank Atkinson
Telephone operator: Olive Kirby

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

Sports Session
Today's programme includes:
6.15 Racing and Association Football Results
Association Football
Football League: A review by Clifford Webb with reports on south-eastern matches
F.A. Amateur Cup.' A review of the Fourth Round including reports on south-eastern ties
Minor Leagues: Results of matches played by south-eastern clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, Kent, and Southern Leagues
6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results of important games and special reports and comments on selected matches
Roving Report
Bill Latto looks behind the scenes of sporting activities in the South-East
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities in South-East England express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Review By: Clifford Webb
Unknown: Bill Latto
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest, John Hanson (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Imperial Jubilee Waltz ; Liberty Twostep; Diana Tango ; Florentine Waltz ;Esperano Barn Dance; and Hieland Schottische

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: John Hanson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Jubilee Waltz
Unknown: Diana Tango
Unknown: Florentine Waltz

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Ben Parkin, M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Ben Parkin, M.P.

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Interesting people who are
In Town Tonight
Interviewed by John Ellison and Pauline Tooth
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Interviewed By: John Ellison
Unknown: Pauline Tooth
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Ted Ray rings up the curtain on VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

presenting
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert with Billy Burden , Andy Cole
Ronnie Barker , Patricia Hayes
Daphne Spottiswoode
Muriel Cooke , Arthur Haynes
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Continuity and Ted Ray 's sketch by Terry Nation and John Junkin
' Pocket Theatre ' written by Jack Hulbert
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Billy Burden
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Daphne Spottiswoode
Unknown: Muriel Cooke
Unknown: Arthur Haynes
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Terry Nation
Unknown: John Junkin
Written By: Jack Hulbert
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Ernest Milton in ' THE BRIDGE'

by Lionel Shapiro adapted by Cynthia Pughe
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Shapiro
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Peter Watts
Henri Gutzmann, an innkeeper: Eric Anderson
Gaetien, the waiter: Ronald Sidney
Albert Bonneval, a gendarme: Hugh Manning
Vlasta Karlene: Joan Hart
Nason, Clayfield's secretary: Haydn Jones
Justin Clayfield, an oil tycoon: MacDonald Parke
Philip Channing, a foreign correspondent: John Glen
Giselle Notta: June Tobin
Simon Aleksandrow, an adventurer: Frederick Treves
Gregor Karlene: Ernest Milton
Bilotte, an employee of Aleksandrow: Frank Windsor
Nicolai Endor: John Scott

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Martin Willson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Martin Willson

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Close Down









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