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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

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

Contributors

Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: 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
MORNING MUSIC

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Living in the Country ' by the Rev. George Cromey
3-Grouse on a mountain road

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George Cromey

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news
Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: LIFE AS A CIRCUS ARTIST

by Jim Brent
During thirty years in the circus Jim Brent got to know the different facets of human nalure-above all its oddities. Although he experienced hardship and uncertainty, he relished the humours of circus life, in both England and Russia.

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Brent
Unknown: Jim Brent

: SONG RECITAL

Bryan Drake (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Bryan Drake
Piano: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer

DEBUSSY
Records of some of his piano music played by Gieseking

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire
(BBC H.B. 347)
New Every Morning, page 22 Psalm 9 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Kings 16, v. 29. to 17, V. 7
0 God of earth and altar (BBC H.B.
394)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Robin Richmond Trio

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Richmond

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by Band of the Royal Horse Guards
(The Blues)
Conducted by Capt. J. E. Thirtle
Director of Music
The waltzes played by The Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds

Contributors

Conducted By: Capt. J. E. Thirtle

: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

A programme for mothers and fathers
The Only Parent
Three widows discuss some of the problems they have encountered in bringing up their children
In the chair, H. H. Stern
Lecturer in Education at Hull University
Arranged by Eileen Molony
(The recorded broadcast of January 27, in Network Three)

Contributors

Unknown: H. H. Stern
Arranged By: Eileen Molony

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture on Russian Themes (Balakirev): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Lovro von Matacic
Lachian Dances (Janacek): Brno
Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Bretislav Bakala on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Lovro von Matacic
Conducted By: Lachian Dances
Unknown: Bretislav Bakala

: ON YOUR FARM

An agricultural weekly
F. S. Mitchell , of the National Institute of Agricultural Engineering, and Philip Hayward of Dunmow. Essex. give advice on methods of combining and drying, and the production of quality grain
C. V. Dadd. Regional Crop Husbandry Officer of the N.A.A.S.. Cambridge, talks about the wild oat and its control
News commentary by John Walker
Chairman, Denys Bullard

Contributors

Unknown: F. S. Mitchell
Unknown: Philip Hayward
Commentary By: John Walker
Unknown: Denys Bullard

: The Weather

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

: Ted Ray in RAY'S A LAUGH

with Kitty Bluett
Kenneth Connor , Laidman Browne
Script by Bernard Botting and Charles Hart
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont
(The recorded broadcast of January 10 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

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

: CONN BERNARD

at the piano

: THEY FOUND A VIXEN

by Gwen Dunn
'There was little I could do to ease Alec's isolation.' Mrs. Dunn talks about one of the boys at her country school in Suffolk.
(The recorded broadcast of Dec. 18)

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Dunn

: MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS

Music from
Australia and Czechoslovakia
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Wednesday Matinée Double Bill ' MAN TO MAN'

A play for radio by Lyn Arnold

Contributors

Unknown: Lyn Arnold
Miss Milligan: Betty Baskcomb
George Maybury: Godfrey Kenton
Helen Archer: Joan Malheson
Mrs Pritchett: Una Venning
Mr Pritchett: James Thomason
Maid: Sheila Manahan
Mr Foxton: Denis Goacher
Colin: Beryl Calder
Mrs Briggs: Catherine Salkeld
Mr Briggs: Ronald Baddiley

: < STROKE OF FATE'

A play for radio by M. B. Kingsland Both plays produced by Peggy Wells

Contributors

Unknown: M. B. Kingsland
John Davidson: Peter Howell
Laura: Sheila Grant
Harry Martin: John Bryning

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from the Cathedral Church of St. Columb, Londonderry
Sentence; Confession; Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses (Tallis) Psalms 147. 148, 149. and 150 First Lesson: Isaiah 6, vv. 1-8 Magnificat (Stanford in C)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 19, vv. 29-44 Nunc dimittis (Stanford in C)
Creed; Lesser Litany; Responses
(Tallis)
Collects
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord
(Redford)
Prayers
The Grace
Organist and Master of Choristers
Michael H. Franklin

Contributors

Unknown: Michael H. Franklin

: INDIAN SUMMER

Grandfather's New Career: Peggy Boyton gives a progress report on her father-in-law and his place in the family
An Eagle in My Arms: William Ramsay tells how he climbed a mountain to find an unusual immigrant.
Presented by Douglas Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Boyton
Unknown: William Ramsay
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
6—' Friday's child is loving and giving
5.15 For Listeners of All Ages
' Lanterns Over The Lune ' adapted by Kathleen Fidler from her book of the same title
1 — ' A Visitor by Night'
Production by Trevor Hill
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
The Bishops Come to London Five talks on the meaning of the Lambeth Conference
5-Epilogue by Canon J. R. Peacey
(Diocesan Missioner of the Diocese of Bristol)

Contributors

Told By: Barbara Sleigh
Adapted By: Kathleen Fidler
Production By: Trevor Hill
Unknown: Canon J. R. Peacey
Young Simon Corlett: Alan Rothwell
His stepmother: Violet Carson
Hannah, a maidservant: Kathleen Killip
Thomas Quirk a ship's chandler: Geoffrey Banks
Captain Skillicorn, of the Fenella: Richard Courtney
Mr. O'Neill, the visitor: Bryden Murdoch
Sam Crebbin: Geoffrey Matthews
Sailors: John Daglish
Sailors: Harold Rottesman,
Sailors: John Broadbent

: 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

: Scottish Dance Music

Andrew Rankine and his Scottish Dance Band

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Rankine

: Brian Haines in ' RIVER ENGAGEMENT'

by Morvan Lebesque translated from the French by Donald Watson adapted for broadcasting by Norman Wright
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright
Emile, a packer in a departmental store, fails to report for duty one morning and is absent the entire day without explanation. A trivial matter, perhaps, but his reasons for doing so are anything but ...

Contributors

Unknown: Morvan Lebesque
Unknown: Donald Watson
Broadcasting By: Norman Wright
Produced By: Norman Wright
The father-in-law: Brian Haines
Lina his daughter: Eva Huszar
Emile, her husband: Gabriel Wooif

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Liisa Linko (soprano)
Alan Loveday (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Sibelius Memorial Concert
PART 1
Festivo (Scenes historiques) The Swan of Tuonela
(cor anglais solo, Helen Gaskell )
Tone Poem for soprano and orchestra:
Luonnotar
Symphonic Poem: En Saga Violin Concerto in D minor

Contributors

Soprano: Liisa Linko
Violin: Alan Loveday
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Helen Gaskell

: DEAD OR ALIVE?

Some opinions on the state of our society
Do mass selling, mass journalism, and mass entertainment enfeeble our society? Are the readers of the popular press, the audience of television, a vast, silent mass'? '? Is criticism feared or stifled? Are politics infected with the same apathy? Is our democracy in danger? These questions are discussed by some critics of society and some defenders of it
Their views are assembled with comment by PAUL FERRIS
LINDSAYANDERSON. film director
STUART HALL , an editor of Universities and Left Review
LORD ALTRINCHAM. editor of The
National and English Review
MARK ABRAMS, a sociologist and expert in market research
HERBERT GUNN , editor of the Daily
Sketch
GEORGE Gale , on the staff of the Daily
Express
ALAN TARRANT, an ITV producer
GEOFFREY Rippon , a Conservative M.P. BEN PARKIN , a Labour
M.P. NORMAN CLARKE. a Conservative Mayor EDWARD MASTERS, a Labour Councillor

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Ferris
Unknown: Stuart Hall
Unknown: Herbert Gunn
Unknown: George Gale
Unknown: Geoffrey Rippon
Unknown: M.P. Ben Parkin
Unknown: M.P. Norman Clarke.

: 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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