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BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz


Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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


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


Loving our neighbours as ourselves
Talks by the Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D ,


Unknown: Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks D.D

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


Second edition
A breakfast-time magazine


by D. B. Carlisle , Ph.D. of the Marine Biology Laboratory, Plymouth
It was while voyaging as a ' supernumerary ' on the Beagle that Charles Darwin collected much of the material on which he based his theory of evolution.
Dr. Carlisle, who makes a hobby of the study of early voyages and navigations and has been studying old documents, reports, surveys, and so on, associated with the Beagle, talks about some of his discoveries.


Unknown: D. B. Carlisle
Unknown: Charles Darwin


Eight songs from the cycle by Arthur Somervell to poems' by A. E. Housman
Loveliest of trees, the cherry now When I was one-and-twenty
There pass the careless people
The street sounds to the soldiers' tread
On the idle hill of summer
White in the moon the long road lies Think no more, lad ; laugh, be jolly The lads in their hundreds sung by Arthur Copley (baritone) with Josephine Lee (piano)


Unknown: A. E. Housman
Baritone: Arthur Copley
Piano: Josephine Lee

: This Week's Composer

Records of some of his instrumental music and a song


Lord, thv word abideth (BBC H.B.
New Every Morning, page 83
Psalm 119, part 6 (Broadcast psalter) Ephesians 1, vv. 11-23
0 Jesus. I have promised (BBC H.B.


Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Unknown: Ken Beaumont


and The Alfred Cave Trio in a programme of melody and romance


Oxford v. Cambridge
Last day
Commentary by E. W. Swanton
From Lord's


Commentary By: E. W. Swanton


(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Glenice Halliday (mezzo-soprano)


Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Mezzo-Soprano: Glenice Halliday

: The Weather

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

: 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, Jack Longland


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland


Scenes and characters from the world of operetta on gramophone records


Overture, Waldmeister (
Johann Strauss ): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Willi Bos kovsky
Scottish Fantasy for violin and orchestra (Max Bruch ): Michael Rabin (violin). Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
English Dances (Sets 1 and 2) (Malcolm Arnold ) : Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Robert Irving on gramophone records


Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Willi Bos
Unknown: Max Bruch
Violin: Michael Rabin
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Malcolm Arnold
Conducted By: Robert Irving


Oxford v. Cambridge
Further commentary


by L. P. Hartley
Adapted and produced as a serial in ten parts by Archie Campbell
4—' Angels on Horseback '


Unknown: L. P. Hartley


played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser


A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by a doctor's wife
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.1. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.


Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: Children's Hour

For Younger Listeners

A Nursery Sing-Song
with Doris and Herbert and Nancy Harris at the piano.

The Joke that Never Was
A story written and told by Miranda Lawrence.

5.25 For Children of Most Ages

Help the Author
Adrian Thomas gives the results of the new competition he set on June 17.

One Swallow

A true story by May Munroe.
'My brother took a paper bag out of his pocket; something inside it rustled slightly. He extracted a live mealworm which he held gently over Oliver's head and the baby bird's beak opened at once...'

(BBC recording)


Pianist (A Nursery Sing-Song): Nancy Harris
Writer/storyteller (The Joke that Never Was): Miranda Lawrence
Presenter (Help the Author): Adrian Thomas
Writer (One Swallow): May Munroe

: 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 for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary
(VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s)

: Sweet Refreshing Rain

A short anthology of poetry, prose, and music for St. Swithun's Day.
June Barrie (reader), Douglas Leach (narrator), John Oxley (tenor), Jean Mallandaine (piano)
(BBC recording)
See page 5


Reader: June Barrie
Narrator: Douglas Leach
Tenor: John Oxley
Pianist: Jean Mallandaine

: International Concert Hall

with Gerty Herzog (piano) on gramophone records.

Symphony No. 29 in A (K.201) (Mozart): L'Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande, conducted by Peter Maag

Piano Concerto No. 2 (1952) (Boris Blacher): Gerty Herzog, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hans Rosbaud

The Enchanted Lake (Lyadov): Halle Orchestra, conductor, Sir John Barbirolli

Rapsodie espagnole (Ravel): L'Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande, conducted by Ernest Ansermet


Pianist: Gerty Herzog
Musicians: L'Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande
[Orchestra] conducted by: Peter Maag
Musicians: The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Hans Rosbaud
Musicians: Halle Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
[L'Orchestre de la Suisse-Romande] conducted by: Ernest Ansermet

: The Man with the Scarf

The story of Jean Moulin
from the book 'Four in the Shadows' by Eric Piquet Wicks.
Adapted for radio by Marjorie Ward.

In 1943, the man the Germans most wanted to capture, Jean Moulin, was at large in France. He was the leader chosen by General de Gaulle to organise the vast network of underground workers. This is the story of his extraordinary activities and courage.
Marjorie Ward writes on page 2


From the book 'Four in the Shadows' by: Eric Piquet Wicks
Adapter: Marjorie Ward
Narrator: Edward Ward
Producer: Alan Burgess

: At Home and Abroad

A twice-weekly 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

Vocal and chamber music recorded during June at the Aldeburgh Festival of Music and the Arts.
Peter Pears (tenor), Benjamin Britten (piano), Julian Bream (guitar), Aurele Nicolet (flute)
The Zorian String Quartet: Olive Zorian (violin), Marjorie Lavers (violin), Rosemary Green (viola), Eleanor Warren (cello)
The Purcell Singers
Conducted by Imogen Hoist
The programme introduced by John Lowe.
The programme is drawn from concerts given during the Festival in halls and churches in the district and includes


Tenor: Peter Pears
Pianist: Benjamin Britten
Guitarist: Julian Bream
Flutist: Aurele Nicolet
Violinist (The Zorian String Quartet): Olive Zorian
Violinist (The Zorian String Quartet): Marjorie Lavers
Viola (The Zorian String Quartet): Rosemary Green
Cellist (The Zorian String Quartet): Eleanor Warren
Singers: The Purcell Singers
[Singers] conducted by: Imogen Hoist
Presenter: John Lowe

: Greenwich Time Signal; 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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