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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by the Bishop of Coventry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Rain Like Bullets by F. P. Bowden, C.B.E., F.R.S. of the Research Laboratory for the Physics and Chemistry of Solids,
University of Cambridge

Contributors

Unknown: F. P. Bowden, C.B.E., F.R.S.

: ELGAR

Piano Quintet played by the Macgibbon String Quartet:
Margot Macgibbon (violin)
Lorraine du Val (violin)
Anatole Mines (viola) Lilly Phillips (cello)
Alan Richardson (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Margot MacGibbon
Violin: Lorraine du Val
Viola: Anatole Mines
Cello: Lilly Phillips
Piano: Alan Richardson

: THE END OF AN OLD CAR

by David Stone
David Stone thought he had found an excellent way of getting rid of his old unwanted car. But it wasn't so easy after all.

Contributors

Unknown: David Stone
Unknown: David Stone

: THE DAILY SERVICE

God is love; let heaven adore him
(BBC H.B. 7)
New Every Morning, page 11 Psalm 116 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 10, vv. 34-48
All as God wills (BBC H.B. 1)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Mandel

: MUSIC MARKET

Tunes for sale from Ulster
Gerard Campbell
(songs with guitar)
The Gilcurdon Trio
Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye )
Conductor, David Curry
Introduced by Duncan Hearle

Contributors

Conductor: Henry Tye
Conductor: David Curry
Introduced By: Duncan Hearle

: SOUND-TRACK SERENADE

A programme of film music compiled and introduced by Gordon Gow including excerpts from the films
' Merry Andrew.'
The Picasso Mystery' and ' Anchors Aweigh '
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning

Contributors

Introduced By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: The Weather

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

: THE SATURDAY SHOW

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

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Stapleton
Unknown: David Jacobs
Singers: Harold Smart
Singers: Marie Benson
Singers: Michael Desmond
Produced By: Geoffrey Owen

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Billy Mayerl
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Mayerl
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee 'THE FLIGHT TO VARENNES'

A sequence for broadcasting compiled by Robert Speaight from the ' Marie Antoinette ' of Hilaire Belloc

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Speaight
Unknown: Marie Antoinette
Unknown: Hilaire Belloc

: The Saturday Concert BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: LAWN TENNIS

London Grass Court Championships

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Adventures of Clara Chuff ' by Harry Harrison
' Ructions at Leftover Junction '
Produced by May Jenkin
5.25 For Older Children
, I Want To Be ... '
A series of programmes about careers for girls and boys
9-A Policewoman
Written by Celia Irving
Produced by Claire Chovil with the co-operation of the Metropolitan Police

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Harrison
Written By: Celia Irving
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Peter: John Richards
Pinkie: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Forty-Fifty: Hedley Goodall
Clara Chuff: Marion Glyn-Evans
Queen of the North: Mollie Tapper
Muscular Mike: Lewis Gedge
Diesel Dan: Johnny Morris
Welsh Coal Truck: Harry Carter

: The Weather

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

: TOWN AND COUNTRY

Sports Session
The day's sport reviewed for listeners in South-East England
Today's programme includes:
Racing Results
Cricket
Close of play score in the Second Test Match between England and New Zealand at Lord's; latest scores and summaries of highlights in all other first-class fixtures, with reports on selected matches affecting counties in South-East England
Lawn Tennis
A report on the last day's play in the London Grass Court Championships at Queen's Club
Association Football
The latest news from Stockholm about the World Cup matches to be played in Sweden tomorrow
Athletics
Harold Abrahams reports on the Southern A.A.A. Championships at Uxbridge
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

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist,
Harry Dawson (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes Waltz; Le Militaire; Eugene Tango ; Allandale Waltz ; Sherrie Saunter ; Manhattan Blues

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: Harry Dawson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Eugene Tango
Unknown: Allandale Waltz
Unknown: Sherrie Saunter

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

George Thomas, M.P . gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: George Thomas, M.P

: The BBC in association with the L.C.C. presents the LIGHT MUSIC FESTIVAL OF 1958

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Guest conductor:
Denis Wright
John Cameron (baritone)
George Swift (trumpet)
The programme includes
NEW MUSIC FOR BRASS featuring
The Band of the Year
Munn and Felton's
Conductor, Stanley Boddington
Programme presented by John Webster
Produced by Geoffrey Brand
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1
(conducted by the composer)
This part of the concert is being relayed by RIAS, Berlin
Part 2 at 8.45 (Light)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Denis Wright
Baritone: John Cameron
Baritone: George Swift
Conductor: Stanley Boddington
Presented By: John Webster
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand

: TOAST OF THE TOWN

A sparkling tribute to well-known personalities, outstanding new-comers and successes in London's world of entertainment
Toastmaster, Eamonn Andrews spotlights
Joan Hammond
World-renowned prima donna celebrating the centenary of Giacomo Puccini
Margaret Leighton with Jeremy Brett and Felicity Ross in a scene from
Terence Rattigan 's new play
VARIATION ON A THEME
Anne Shelton
. whose songs make records in more ways than one
Cyril Fletcher perpetrator-in-chief of the odd ode
Jimmy Thompson an * impressionable ' young funstar
The Town Criers
(Directed by Cliff Adams )
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Theme music by Ron Goodwin
Devised and produced by Trafford Whitelock

Contributors

Unknown: Eamonn Andrews
Unknown: Joan Hammond
Unknown: Giacomo Puccini
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Jeremy Brett
Unknown: Felicity Ross
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Anne Shelton
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Jimmy Thompson
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Music By: Ron Goodwin

: Saturday-Night Theatre 'A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE'

A play for radio by C. E. Webber
Production by Frederick Bradnum (The recorded broadcast of Feb. 24)
When an art connoisseur learns that his wife has sent his favourite picture to the church bazaar, and that it has been sold for five shillings, he simply tells her to go and buy it back. But he reckons without a ' man of principle.'

Contributors

Unknown: C. E. Webber
Production By: Frederick Bradnum
Sir Vincent Pewzey: Richard Williams
Lady Pewzey (Caroline): Sheila Manahan
George Foster: John Sharp
Martha Foster: Constance Fraser
Mrs Boscomb: Beatrix MacKey
Tony Groves: Laurence Payne
Judy Groves: June Tobin
Nora Figgis: Sheila Grant
Bertram: John Bryning
Mr Dart: Will Leighton

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

A meditation in words and music by Kenneth Savidge with the West Country Quartet and Douglas Leach (reader)

Contributors

Music By: Kenneth Savidge
Music By: Douglas Leach

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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