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: Bright and Early

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Frederick Lunnon
[Orchestra] conductor: Frank Cantell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: The Commonwealth Games

A preview of the day's events.

: Morning Music

See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Loving our neighbours as ourselves: 6 - Prayer

Talks by the Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks, D.D., Principal of Western College, Bristol.


Speaker: The Rev. H. F. Lovell Cocks

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-thp-minute guide for your listening and viewing.

: The Commonwealth Games

A preview of the day's events.

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: Pleasure Domes: 3 - Hastings and St. Leonards in 1912

Four talks by Lance Sieveking in which he remembers some of the places of wonder and enchantment he knew in his youth.

(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 20)


Speaker: Lance Sieveking

: Bach

French Suite No. 1 in D minor Allemande; Courante: Sarabande
Minuets 1 and 2: Gigue
French Suite No. 5 in G
Allemande: Courante: Sarabande Gavotte; Bourree; Loure; Gigue
played by Eric Harrison (piano).
The last of three programmes of Bach's six French Suites.


Pianist: Eric Harrison

: The Old Tusker

by Bill Harcourt.
Shooting an elephant might seem a romantic notion in the middle of an English winter-but in reality...?


Writer: Bill Harcourt

: The Daily Service

We come unto our Father's God (BBC H.B. 255)
New Every Morning, page 96
Psalm 82 (Broadcast psalter)
Ephesians 3, vv. 14-21
Thy kingdom come! On bended knee (BBC H.B. 28)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band


Musicians: Bernard Monshin and his Rio Tango Band

: Music Market

Tunes for sale from Ulster.
Songs by Muriel Galway
Havelock Nelson and May Turtle (two pianos)
Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye)
Conductor, David Curry
Introduced by Victor Price.


Singer: Muriel Galway
Pianist: Havelock Nelson
Pianist: May Turtle
Musicians: Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Henry Tye
[Orchestra] conductor: David Curry
Presenter: Victor Price

: News Summary; The Man and his Music

A mosaic of melody woven from the life and tunes of Harold Arlen.
with Kay Armen, Judy Garland, Anne Shelton, Bing Crosby, Dick Haymes, Oscar Peterson.
and the orchestras of Tex Beneke, Percy Faith and Ray McKinley.
Compiled and presented by Paul Martin.

(BBC recording)


Composer: Harold Arlen
Singer: Kay Armen
Singer: Judy Garland
Singer: Anne Shelton
Singer: Bing Crosby
Singer: Dick Haymes
Singer: Oscar Peterson
Orchestra leader: Tex Beneke
Orchestra leader: Percy Faith
Orchestra leader: Ray McKinley
Compiled and presented by: Paul Martin
Producer: Harold Rogers

: The Ted Heath Show

See Light Programme


Presenter: Ted Heath

: Sound-Track Serenade

A programme of film music compiled and introduced by Gordon Gow.
Including excerpts from the films 'Oklahoma', 'Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'Rose Marie' starring Shirley Jones, Gordon MacRae, Juanita Hall and Ann Blyth.



Compiled and introduced by: Gordon Gow
Programme edited and produced by: Alfred Dunning

: The Weather

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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams
(The recorded broadcast of January 28 in the Light Programme)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald
[Actor]: Tony Hancock
[Actor]: Sidney James
[Actor]: Bill Kerr
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams

: Desert Island Discs Turns Turtle

Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme) discusses with Eamonn Andrews 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.
(Previously broadcast on May 12)


Castaway: Roy Plomley
Presenter: Eamonn Andrews
Producer: Monica Chapman

Blog post that mentions this programme:

The Sunday Post: 75 Years of Desert Island Discs 29 January 2017

: Saturday Matinee presents: Something About Arthur

A new comedy for radio by J. Potter Brown.
[Starring] Hamilton Dyce and Marjorie Westbury
with Molly Rankin, Cyril Shaps and Jeffrey Segal
Other parts played by Charles Kay and members of the cast

(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 26)


Writert: J. Potter Brown
Incidental music composed and played by: Alan Paul
Production: Audrey Cameron
Arthur: Hamilton Dyce
Mrs. Ward: Kathleen Helme
Miss Hume: Molly Rankin
Ford: Peter Wilde
Durrant: John Graham
Dengate: Godfrey Kenton
Rosberg: Cyril Shaps
Macmillan: Jeffrey Segal
Mrs. Carter: Una Venning
Mavis: Hilda Schroder
Shirley: Marjorie Westbury
Colonel: Eric Anderson
Partner: Will Leighton
Millie: Beryl Calder
Joe: John Bryning
Mrs. Cornford: Ella Milne
Graham: Robert Sansom
English Commentator: Leigh Crutchley
Irish Commentator: Donal Donnelly
Froggy, the dog: Frank Atkinson
Other parts played by: Charles Kay

: Lawn Tennis: The Davis Cup: European Zone-Semi-final: Great Britain v. France

Commentary by Basil Curtis on the final day's play.
From the Northern Lawn Tennis Club, Manchester.


Commentator: Basil Curtis

: The Saturday Concert

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by George Hurst
Symphony No. 3, in E flat (Eroica)


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Reginald Stead
[Orchestra] conducted by: George Hurst

: Return to the Himalayas

A radio travelogue.
Written and narrated by Bill Cowley.
Bill Cowley was a member of the Indian Civil Service from 1939 to 1947 and knows the area of the Western (Punjab) Himalayas extremely well. In 1957 he led a Yorkshire expedition to the Punjab Himalayas, and in this programme he recalls the sights and sounds of the country and people he revisited.
(BBC recording)


Writer/narrator: Bill Cowley
Producer: John Powell


For Younger Listeners
' The Adventures of Clara Chuff ' by Harry Harrison
' The Affair of Superior Suitcase '
Produced by May Jenkin
6.25 For Older Children
' I Want To Be ... '
A series of programmes about careers for boys and girls
10-A Merchant Navy
Ship's Engineer
Written by Alastair Dunnett
Produced by Claire Chovil


Unknown: Harry Harrison
Written By: Alastair Dunnett
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Peter: John Richards
Pinkie: Barbara Leigh Hunt
Clara Chuff: Marion Glyn-Evans
Forty-Fifty: Hedley Goodall
Patrick: Harry Hutchinson
Terence: Johnny Morris
Lucy Leghorn: Mollie Tapper
Irate lady: Mollie Tapper
William Goat: Bernard Fishwick
Flip: Gillian Rowles
Flop: Gillian Andrews
Stationmaster: Harry Carter

: The Weather

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



Sports Session
The day's sport reviewed for listeners in South-East England
Today's programme includes:
Racing Results
Latest scores, a summary of the highlights in all first-class fixtures, and reports on selected matches concerning counties in South-East England Empire and Commonwealth Games
A round-up of the latest news and prospects for next week from Cardiff
Lawn Tennis
A report on the last day's matches in the Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and France at Manchester
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities in South-East England express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries


Introduced By: Jacob de Vries


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist,
Stanley Riley (bass)
Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes Flirtation Twostep: Empress Promenade Waltz; Seaside Saunter; Midnight Tango; Waltz Superbe; Gay Paree Onestep


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Bass: Stanley Riley
Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden


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


Unknown: George Craddock M.P


Interesting people who are at The Brussels Exhibition 1958
Interviewer, John Ellison
Edited and produced by Peter Duncan (in co-operation with the I.N.R., Brussels)


Interviewer: John Ellison
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: Cyril Fletcher introduces HOLIDAY PLAYHOUSE

with something for everyone in a holiday mood with The George Mitchell Glee Club
A Family Saga
' Life with the Burkes '
Roving reporter, Tom Mennard
Songs provided by: Inia Te Wiata, Joan Butler
This week's visitor, Ted Ray
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Incidental music by Edwin Braden Sketch material by Johnny Speight
Continuity by Bill Kellie and Arthur Lay
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Reporter: Tom Mennard
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Music By: Edwin Braden
Unknown: Johnny Speight
Unknown: Bill Kellie
Unknown: Arthur Lay
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Mrs Emma Burke: Marjorie Rhodes
Grandma: Gladys Dawson
Sally: Nan Kenway
Albert Burke: Cyril Fletcher
Erbie Burke: Cyril Fletcher


: Saturday-Night Theatre

Howard Marion-Crawford in ' DOUBLY DEAD'
A novel by Belton Cobb
Adapted for radio by Rex Rienits
Produced by Charles Lefeaux


Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Novel By: Belton Cobb
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Police Sergeant: Peter Claughton
Inspector Cheviot Burmann: Howard Marion-Crawford
Sergeant Kimber: George Merritt
Peter Thornton: Gordon Gardner
Dr Charles Hadly: Richard Hurndall
Nancy Thornton: Susan Maryott
Dudley Perm: Tenniel Evans
Miss Corley: Ella Milne
Janet Jones: Dilys Laye
Constable Wilson: Harold Young


(piano) plays Liszt's transcription of the Miserere from ' II Trovatore ' on a gramophone record


Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Canon Roy McKay


Unknown: Rev. Canon Roy McKay

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Close Down

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