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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-

: Programme Parade

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

: Today

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

: Lift Up Your Hearts

A series of readings from the Book of Proverbs by the Rev. W. A. Whitehouse
Ch. 6, vv 6-11; and 24. vv. 30-34


Unknown: Rev. W. A. Whitehouse

: 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: June Jay

: Children of Paul's

by John George
Before teaching in a Cathedral Choir School, Mr. George had observed choristers only from a seat in a pew. From that viewpoint he concluded that they were made of 'ice and spice.' He reconsiders that conclusion after a year at close quarters with them.


Speaker: John George

: Piano Recital

by Dennis Murdoch

Romance in F sharp; Romance in B - Schumann
Pastorale and Capriccio - Arnold van Wyk (First broadcast performance in this country)


Pianist: Dennis Murdoch

: This Week's Composer

Records of excerpts from
' St. Paul' and ' Elijah '

: The Daily Service

Rejoice, O land, in God thy might (BBC H.B. 433) New Every Morning, page 64
Psalm 119. part 2 (Broadcast Psalter) 2 Timothy 2. vv. 15-26
O God of earth and altar (BBC H.B. 394)


Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra


Unknown: Tommy Kinsman

: Marches and Waltzes

on gramophone records

: Parents and Children

A programme for mothers and fathers
Too Many Cooks! by Antonia Ridge
The mother of a boy and girl now grown up looks back on a time when she suffered from too much advice.
Children's Poems by Robert Gittings
'If poetry comes not as naturally as leaves to a tree it had better not come at all,' Keats said It does come naturally to a number of children even when they are quite young. Robert Gittings discusses the significance of children's poems and the way in which parents can best help a child who likes poetry and likes to make up its own verses.
Poems read by Anne Greenland and Frank Duncan
Arranged by Eileen Molony and Janet Walters


Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Unknown: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Robert Gittings
Read By: Anne Greenland
Read By: Frank Duncan
Arranged By: Eileen Molony
Arranged By: Janet Walters

: On Your Farm

An agricultural weekly
H. M. Mizen, Chairman of the Tomato and Cucumber Marketing Board, Colonel Lionel Leach, of the Lea Valley, and Donald Frampton, of the Worthing area, discuss the present position of the tomato industry.
News commentary by John Walker
Chairman: Denys Bullard


Unknown: H. M. Mizen
Unknown: Colonel Lionel Leach
Unknown: Donald Frampton
Commentary By: John Walker
Unknown: Denys Bullard

: The Weather

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

: Ray's a Laugh

[Starring] Ted Ray
with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor
Laidman Browne
Pat Coombs
Script by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont


Unknown: Kitty Bluett
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Pat Coombs
Script By: Bernard Botting
Script By: Charles Hart
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont

: Alan Clare

at the piano

: Drums and Drummers

by Jocelyn Bradford
Drums have hammered out their message to mankind for untold centuries. They are to be found in legend and romance.' In this talk, Jocelyn Bradford speaks of their historic importance and interest, with particular reference to the drums and drummers of the British Army.


Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford

: Canada and Spain

A Musical Encounter
Peter Lloyd (flute)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by George Hurst


Flute: Peter Lloyd
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: George Hurst

: Wednesday Matinee: Double Bill

by Shaun Sutton
[Starring] June Tobin and Anthony Viccars
Other parts played by Betty Baskcomb and David March
3.45 app. 'CHRISTMAS FOR THE DAFTIES' by Ian H. Finlay
Plays produced by R. D. Smith


Unknown: Shaun Sutton
Played By: Betty Baskcomb
Played By: David March
Unknown: Ian H. Finlay
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Mary Wetherall: June Tobin
John Wetherall: Anthony Viccars
Mrs Grantham John's mother: Catherine Salkeld
Carol: Jane Asher
Murchison: Peter Claughton
Mrs Verney: Ella Milne
Dr Jameson: Duncan McIntyre
Old Jean: Dorothy Smith
Maggie: Nan Manriott-Watson
Annie: Joan Scott
Mrs MacDonald: Joan Matheson
The Inspector: Duncan McIntyre

: Choral Evensong

from Durham Cathedral
Preces (Armes)
Psalms 47, 48, and 49 First Lesson: 1 Samuel 7, vv. 1-17 Magnificat (Murrill in E)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 3, vv. 1-22 Nunc dimittis (Murrill in E)
Creed, Suffrages, Responses (Armes) Collects
Anthem: Almighty God , the Fountain of all wisdom (Ernest Farrar )
The Grace

: Indian Summer

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Indigestion: Some more advice from the doctor
Musical Evenings: 'Some were musical and others thought they were,' says Margaret Prance


Presented by: Douglas Smith

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages
'The Seven Days'
A series of seven stories written and told by Barbara Sleigh
3-Wednesday's child is full of woe
5.15 For Older Children
A new radio serial by John Darran featuring security, officers Greg Vaughan and 'Rocky' Mountain in their latest assignment
'The Chargos Affair'
Other parts played by Ieuan Rhys Williams and D. L. Davies
Production by Ifan O. Williams
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
The Bishops Come to London Five talks on the meaning of the Lambeth Conference
2-The Church in Asia by the Bishop of Kurunagala
(Ceylon) the Rt. Rev. Lakdasa de Mel


Told By: Barbara Sleigh
Unknown: John Darran
Unknown: Greg Vaughan
Played By: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Played By: D. L. Davies
Production By: Ifan O. Williams
Unknown: Rt. Rev. Lakdasa de Mel
Lt Cmdr Gregory Vaughan R N: Noel Johnson
James Mountain: Dillwyn Owen
Pat Marshall: Gwenyth Petty
Colonel Spear: Ivor Maddox
Mrs Annie King-Jones: Dilys Davies
Big Bill: Brinley Jenkins
Captain Rex Masters: Edgar Harrison

: 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

: Country Dancing

Country Ceili
From Magherahoney, Co. Antrim
The Jackie Hearst Quartet
Songs by Jimmy Kennedy
Kenny Thompson (accordion)
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Sloane
Produced by Sam Denton


Songs By: Jimmy Kennedy
Accordion: Kenny Thompson
Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: Eugene Ysaye

An impression of the celebrated Belgian violinist and composer presented, with records, by Felix Felton with a recorded message from Ysaye's son, Antoine.


Unknown: Felix Felton

: My Word!

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
In the umpire's chair Jack Longland


Devised by: Tony Shryane
Devised by: Edward J. Mason
Panellist: E. Arnot Robertson
Panellist: Frank Muir
Panellist: Nancy Spain
Panellist: Denis Norden
Umpire: Jack Longland

: Return to Stepney Green

Written and narrated by Bernard Kops
A young playwright returns and records his impressions of the place of his birth.
John Barrard, Peter Claughton, Betty Hardy, Patricia Hayes, Anthony Jacobs, Hilda Schroder, June Tobin, Harold Young, Cyril Shaps, Joe Sterne, Children of Stepney Jewish School.


Writer/Narrator: Bernard Kops
Unknown: John Barrard.
Unknown: Peter Claughton
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: June Tobin
Unknown: Harold Young
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Joe Sterne
Producer: Eileen Capet

: Greetings from Austria

Records of popular music presented by Hilde Breitkreuz.


Presented By: Hilde Breitkreuz

: Science Review

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 a contribution from John Sykes, who reports on the recent meeting in Paris of the International Conference on Large Electric Systems.


Unknown: John Sykes

: News Summary

followed by 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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