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: News Summary

: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Variety Orchestra '
(Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenouthet

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenouthet

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: 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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Living in the Country ' by the Rev. George Cromey
5-Burning weeds

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George Cromey

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper
Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: NEWS

: OF NO FIXED ABODE

by Lavinia Derwent
Where are the wandering waifs who roamed the countryside before the era of hikers? Lavinia Derwent describes some of the strange visitors who entranced her as a child brought up on a farm in the Scottish Border country.

Contributors

Unknown: Lavinia Derwent
Unknown: Lavinia Derwent

: ITALIAN AND FRENCH MUSIC

Michael Dobson (oboe) Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Oboe: Michael Dobson
Piano: Josephine Lee

: This Week's Composer

DEBUSSY
A record of his Quartet

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The strife is o'er, the battle done
(BBC H.B. 114) '
New Every Morning, page 29 Canticle 8 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Kings 18, vv. 1-16
Brief life is here our portion (BBC
H.B. 241)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: SONGS OF ENGLAND

Sylvia Rowlands (soprano)
Llewelyn John (tenor)
The Cranford Singers
London Salon Orchestra
Conducted by James Turner
The programme introduced by Colin Doran

Contributors

Soprano: Sylvia Rowlands
Tenor: Llewelyn John
Conducted By: James Turner
Introduced By: Colin Doran

: DOWN TO THE SEA

Roy Clark leads an exchange of talk about the sea and ships between
Commander M. Cresswell, R.N.R. committee member of Cape Homers' Association
Godefroy Skelton one-time ship's engineer
Captain R. Beard master mariner
Hervey Benham yachtsman and nautical researcher
Arranged by Roy Clark
Produced by David Bryson
(The recorded broadcast of December 10 in the Midland Home Service)

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Clark
Unknown: M. Cresswell, R.N.R.
Unknown: Captain R. Beard
Arranged By: Roy Clark
Produced By: David Bryson

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Angela Rubini (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Soprano: Angela Rubini

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE BRAINS TRUST

A sound recording of Sunday's television programme
Sir George Thomson, F.R.S.
Sir Eric James
C. P. Snow
Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master, Michael Flanders
Produced by John Furness
Questions should be addressed to ' The Brains Trust,' BBC Television Centre, London. W.12.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir George Thomson, F.R.S.
Unknown: Sir Eric James
Unknown: C. P. Snow
Question-Master: Dr. J. Bronowski
Produced By: John Furness

: ' THERE'S MUSIC IN THE AIR....'

provided by Johnny Gregory and his Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Danny Levan ) featuring
The Lower Strings
The Cha-Cha Orchestra
The Michael Sammes Singers
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Provided By: Johnny Gregory
Leader: Danny Levan
Singers: Michael Sammes
Produced By: John Simmonds

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: Simon Lack in 'BEAU GESTE'

by P. C. Wren
Freely adapted from the novel as a serial in ten episodes by Lester Powell
4-War in the Desert and Produced by Martyn C. Webster
(The recorded broadcast of December 22 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Lester Powell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Beau Geste: Simon Lack
Digby Geste: Gordon Gardner
John Geste: David Spenser
Isobel Rivers: Beryl Calder
Claudia Rivers: Sheila Manahan
Boldini: Allan McClelland
Maris: Hugh Manning
Sergeant Major Lejaune: Richard Williams

: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

Gramophone records of piano music by Chopin and Brahms

: MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' The Eavesdroppers ' by Tudur Watkins told by John Hollis
I-Introducing Mr. Scurry
The story of a little family who live among the rafters and attics of an old village school, spending most of their time watching ' the people down below.'
5.15 * The Green Sailors
A holiday serial in four instalments written for Children's Hour by Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
2-' Things like that don't happen in real life'
Production by Josephine Plummer
(A new production of the programme first broadcast in September, 1950)
' Well, after the first lovely day's sail, Uncle started to teach us in earnest. For three days he had us hoisting and lowering the sails, getting under way, and coming back to our moorings. Sometimes he'd go away in the dinghy and watch us doing it alone. We made lots of mistakes at first, and nearly had some collisions; but after a while it suddenly became quite easy, and we felt it was time to be going further afield.' (Mary Green)

Contributors

Unknown: Tudur Watkins
Told By: John Hollis
Unknown: Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Uncle George: Norman Shelley
The Green Family: Mark: Harold Reese
The Green Family: Mary: Rosamond Barnes
The Green Family: Binnie: Verity Edmett
The Green Family: Ben: John Hall

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: 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

: TODAY'S SPORT

followed by A weekend preview
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Introduced By: John Snagge

: BLACKPOOL NIGHT

A star-spangled visit to the seaside
Jack Watson introduces stars from the world of entertainment with Reginald Dixon
The Littlewood Songsters
BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by John Ammonds
(A shortened version of Wednesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Watson
Unknown: Reginald Dixon
Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: John Ammonds

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

David Martin (violin)
Florence Hooton (cello)
Iris Loveridge (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conducted by Basil Cameron
Beethoven
Overture: Coriolan
Concerto in C. for violin, cello, piano, and orchestra
Symphony No. 7, in A
From the Royal Albert Hall , London

Contributors

Violin: David Martin
Cello: Florence Hooton
Piano: Iris Loveridge
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Unknown: Albert Hall

: NEWS

: 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.

: THESE FOOLISH THINGS

Remind you of what?
Roy Plomley invites a reply from
Isabel Dean, Margaret Lane
Rene Cutforth , Paul Dehn
Henry Sherek , Robert Henriques
Based on an idea by Nancy Spain
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Henry Sherek
Unknown: Robert Henriques
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: THE FRIDAY RECITAL

Ross Pratt (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Ross Pratt

: 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

: Close Down









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