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: Bright and Early

BBC Variety Orchestra
(Leader, John Jezard)
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: John Jezard
[Orchestra] conductor: Paul Fenoulhet

: 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: 6 - Why should I go to Church?

Three Oxford undergraduates answer questions that have been put to them.


Speaker: A Science Student [name uncredited]

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Shopping List

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper.

(BBC recording)


Compiled and read by: Louise Davies

: Morning Music


: The Rackets

by V. K. Wright.
Mr. Wright was taken prisoner by the Japanese at the capitulation of Singapore in February 1942. For the first six months it was a comparatively easy life, pilfering anything from tins of beans to sacks of pineapples under the eyes of indulgent Japanese guards.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: V. K. Wright

: Bax and Bruch

Keith Cummings (viola), Frederick Stone (piano)


Viola: Keith Cummings
Pianist: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer: Richard Strauss

Records of some of his songs, and music for wind instruments.

: The Daily Service

As pants the hart (BBC H.B. 451)
New Every Morning, page 90
Psalm 23 Amos 5. vv. 4-15
Jesus lives (BBC H.B. 106)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Syd Dean and his Band
(Syd Dean and his Band are appearing at the Orchid Ballroom, Purley)


Musicians: Syd Dean and his Band

: Greenwich Time Signal; The Entr'acte Players

Directed by Sidney Crooke
with John Faassen (baritone).


Musicians: The Entr'acte Players
[Players] directed by: Sidney Crooke
Baritone: John Faassen

: Down to the Sea: America's Cup edition

Roy Clark leads an exchange of talk about the sea and ships.
Lt.-Cmdr. Sam Brooks, R.N., technical adviser and temporary sailing master of Sceptre America's Cup challenger
Christopher Boardman, crew member of Endeavour Sopwith's 1934 challenger
Fred Grice, old Lowestoft smacksman
Captain F. L. Hemming, R.N., late Royal Indian Navy
with sea songs from Nicholas Back.
Arranged and introduced by Roy Clark.

(The recorded broadcast of June 27 in the Midland Home Service)


Arranged and introduced by: Roy Clark
Speaker: Lt.-Cmdr. Sam Brooks
Speaker: Christopher Boardman
Speaker: Fred Grice
Speaker: Captain F. L. Hemming
Singer: Nicholas Back
Producer: David Bryson

: Concert Hour

BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
[Orchestra] conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

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

: The Brains Trust

A sound recording of Sunday's television programme.
[Starring] Patrick Heron, John Berger, Roy Harrod, Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master, Robert Kee
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Patrick Heron
Panellist: John Berger
Panellist: Roy Harrod
Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Question-Master: Robert Kee
Producer: Catherine Dove

: There's Music in the Air

provided by Robert Farnon and his Orchestra.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Beau Geste: 7 - The Siege

by P. C. Wren.
freely adapted from the novel as a serial in ten episodes by Lester Powell.

[Starring] Simon Lack

(The recorded broadcast of January 12 in the Light Programme)


Author: P. C. Wren
Adapter: Lester Powell
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Beau Geste: Simon Lack
John Geste: David Spenser
St. Andre: Frank Windsor
Cordier: John Ruddock
Schwartz: Denis Goacher
Boldini: Allan McClelland
Glock: Trevor Martin
Sgt. Major Lejaune: Richard Williams

: Robert Wallenborn (piano)

A gramophone record of music by Couperin.


Pianist: Robert Wallenborn

: Movie-Go-Round

A sound approach to the cinema.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


For Children of Most Ages'
'The Little White Horse' by Elizabeth Goudge
Abridged for broadcasting
In six parts by Mollie Austin
Read by John Baddeley
1-' Moonacre Manor '
6.20 For Older Children
' Castle Gay by John Buchan freely adapted as a serial play in six parts by Ian G. Ball 1-' Introducing Mr. Craw '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden


Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Read By: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Ian G. Ball
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Dickson McCunn, a retired grocer from Glasgow: W H D Joss
Martha, his wife: Anna Donald
A rugby commentator: Robert Dunnett
Dougal Crombie, a young journalist: David Webster
Jaikie Gait, a Cambridge student: Neil Brown
Glasgow students: Sandy: Douglas Murchle
Harry: Henry Donald
Mr Craw, a newspaper magnate: Ian Sadler
Mrs Catterick a landlady: Joan Fitzpatrlck

: The Weather

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



A programme for listeners in the South-East of England
6.15 Local news
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


followed by A weekend preview
Introduced by John Snagge


Introduced By: John Snagge


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


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


Denis Matthews (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Overture: Leonora No. 1
Piano Concerto No. 3, in C minor Symphony No 2. in D
From the Royal Albert Hall , London


Piano: Denis Matthews
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Albert Hall



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


Remind you of what?
Roy Plomley invites a reply from
Nancy Spain
Ginette Spanier
Louis Burdet
Gilbert Harding
Eric Maschwitz
Ivan Staff
Based on an idea by Nancy Spain
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Unknown: Ginette Spanier
Unknown: Louis Burdet
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Eric Maschwitz
Unknown: Ivan Staff
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Produced By: Pat Dixon


Pierre Fournier (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Ernest Lush

: Johnny Morris in JOHNNY'S JAUNT 1958

After wandering round much of Britain in search of people, things, and places that take his fancy, Johnny tries travelling the easy way, on a sea cruise to the Mediterranean sun.
Fourth of eight programmes to be broadcast on Tuesdays and Fridays

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


London Stock Market closing report, and a review of today's overseas commodity and financial news

: Close Down

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