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: Bright and Early

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent)
Conductor, Jack Leon
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Jack Nugent
[Orchestra] conductor: Jack Leon

: 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: Hymns and the Daily Round: 1: New every morning is the love

Comment by the Rev. H. G. Bawtree-Williams, Vicar of Witham Friary Parish Church, Somerset.


Speaker: The Rev. H. G. Bawtree-Williams
Singer: Wilfred Brown

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today - Second edition

Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition.

followed by
Morning Music

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: Song Recital

Eugene Busfield (bass-baritone), Alan Soulsby (piano)
(BBC recording)


Bass-Baritone: Eugene Busfield
Pianist: Alan Soulsby

: This Week's Composer - Berlioz

Records of his overture 'Les francs-juges' and of movements from 'Harold in Italy'.

: The Daily Service

Before the almighty Father's throne (BBC H.B. 452)
New Every Morning, page 96
Psalm 29 (Broadcast psalter)
Amos 7, vv. 7-15
O greatly blessed the people are (BBC H.B. 469)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Led by Henry Tye)
Conductor, David Curry


Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
[Orchestra] led by: Henry Tye
[Orchestra] conductor: David Curry

: Greenwich Time Signal; The Travellers: Tibet

A discussion.

H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark - first visited Tibet in 1938; has a home in Kalimpong from which he conducts research into the lives of the 20,000 Tibetans who visit the market there each year; was leader of the Danish Scientific Mission to Afghanistan and Central Asia in 1953.

Marco Pallis - musician, and author of a book about Tibet entitled Peaks and Lamas; has stayed and studied in a number of Tibetan lamaseries and published a book in Tibetan.

Hugh Richardson, C.I.E., O.B.E. - Officer in charge of the British Mission to Lhasa, 1936-40 and 1946-47, after that represented the Indian Government in Tibet; part-author of a Tibetan-English dictionary.

Chairman, Col. Laurens van der Post, C.B.E.

(A shortened version of the recorded broadcast of August 4)


Panellist: H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark
Panellist: Marco Palli
Panellist: Hugh Richardson
Chairman: Col. Laurens van der Post

: Edinburgh International Festival: Beethoven - Septet in E flat, Op. 20

played by members of the Berlin Philharmonic Octet: Alfred Burkner (clarinet), Oskar Rothensteiner (bassoon), Gunter Kopp (horn), Hans Gieseler (violin), Hermann Bethmann (viola), Wilhelm Posegga (cello), Rainer Zepperitz (double-bass).
From the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh
Maurice Lindsay writes on page 2


Clarinetist: Alfred Burkner
Bassoonist: Oskar Rothensteiner
Horn: Gunter Kopp
Violinist: Hans Gieseler
Viola: Hermann Bethmann
Cellist: Wilhelm Posegga
Double-Bass: Rainer Zepperitz

: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra

(The orchestra broadcasts by permission of Edmundo Ros' Club, London)


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra

: The Weather

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

: Desert Island Discs

Hephzibah Menuhin (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island.


Castaway: Hephzibah Menuhin
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: Worthington's Diet

Antony Bilbow tells the first of a series of five stories about the celebrated dog called Worthington.
(Originally broadcast on April 14 in the Light Programme)
Friday at 12.15: 'Worthington sits tight'
See page 5


Storyteller: Antony Bilbow

: Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, in F

Played by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Conductor, Karl Munchinger
on a gramophone record


Musicians: The Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Munchinger

: Kings of the Keyboard

Piano music in contrasting styles played by Lamar Crowson (concert pianist), Winifred Scott and Robin Wood (two pianos), Laurie Gray (Latin-American music), The Ralph Dollimore Quartet (rhythmic piano music).
Introduced by Alan Dell.


Pianist: Lamar Crowson
Pianist: Winifred Scott
Pianist: Robin Wood
Pianist: Laurie Gray
Musicians: The Ralph Dollimore Quartet
Presenter: Alan Dell
Producer: Jimmy Grant

: The Donkey's Crusade

A play for radio by Jean Morris.
[Starring] Nigel Stock
The music played by: James Blades (percussion), Joan Rimmer (psaltery), Stanley Taylor (treble recorder), Edward Selwyn (oboe), Lilly Phillips (cello), Geoffrey Gilbert (flute).

(The recorded broadcast of January 27)


Writer: Jean Morris
Music and songs composed by: Elizabeth Poston
Music and songs conducted by: Douglas Robinson
Percussionist: James Blades
Psaltery: Joan Rimmer
Treble recorder: Stanley Taylor
Oboist: Edward Selwyn
Cellist: Lilly Phillips
Flautist: Geoffrey Gilbert
Production: Mary Hope Allen
Jacques de Vitry, Bishop of Acre: Carleton Hobbs
The Prior: Eric Anderson
Thomas, a novice: Nigel Stock
Aubery, a boy: Sulwen Morgan
Aubery, a man: Geoffrey Matthews
James: Leonard White
First merchant: Peter Claughton
Second merchant: Raf de la Torre
First peasant: David March
First Mongol: Ralph Truman
Second Mongol: Frederick Treves
Second peasant: Raf de la Torre
Third peasant: Will Leighton
Fourth peasant: Peter Claughton
First girl: Kathleen Helme
Second girl: Hilda Schroder
Third girl: Sheila Grant
The Hermit: Will Leighton
The Abbot: John Ruddock
A boy: Douglas Hankin
The King: Ralph Truman

: Orchestral Concert

Overture, The Sicilian Vespers (Verdi): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ferenc Fricsay

Poeme for violin and orchestra (Chausson): Arthur Grumiaux (violin), and the Lamoureux Orchestra, conducted by Jean Fournet

Waltz from Serenade for String Orchestra (Tchaikovsky): Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ferenc Fricsay
on gramophone records


Musicians: Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Ferenc Fricsay
Violinist: Arthur Grumiaux
Musicians: The Lamoureux Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Jean Fournet


For Children of Most Ages
' Said the Cat to the Dog '
A series of plays about Mompty and Peekham and the Jackson family
Written for Children's Hour by Martin Armstrong
8—'Mrs,Kerry '
Production by Claire Chovil
In today's play the Jacksons invite a guest for tea. Their visitor is the handsome and effusive Mrs. Kerry, whom Peekham calls a Prehistoric, but whom some of you might call-just a cow. ' Just a cow? ' Well, she is a very gifted one for she can talk even more and faster than Dad.
5.30 'Write Me a Letter*
The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.50 The week's programmes


Unknown: Martin Armstrong
Production By: Claire Chovil
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Diana: Rosamond Barnes
Ronnie: Sam Jephcott
Mrs Kerry: Mary O'Farrell
Mompty the Cat: Vivienne Chatterton
Peekham the Dog: Stephen Jack
Narrator: Lewis Stringer

: 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 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



A series of farewell recordings made in Germany before the regiments assumed their new identities
6-The Dorsetshire Regiment
Introduced by Jack de Manio Produced by Harry Mortimer


Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Produced By: Harry Mortimer


in which Peter West encourages
Richard Murdoch and Sam Costa to vie with John Slater and Johnny Morris in giving fairly reasonable explanations of various noises got together by Edward J. Mason who devised this programme
Recorded before an invited audience at the Leicester Isolation Hospital
Produced by John Farrington


Unknown: Peter West
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: John Slater
Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: John Farrington

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Rayson Whalley (piano)
Hallé Orchestra (Leader, Laurance Turner )
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Mr. Charles Hallé's Grand Orchestral Concert


Piano: Rayson Whalley
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli




: Nymphs and Shepherds Go Away!

A new play by Caryl Brahms
Music by Geoffrey Wright

Buster Furnival is a genius who has come to the rain-swept fishing village of Saltings to find peace and quiet. His wife, Heidi, and her school chum, the Duchess of Eastmoreland, have different ideas. They organise a festival of Buster's music. The locals, who normally fish and feud in a happy state of gloom, are a little put about. But all things pass, even feuds and festivals.
AT 10.0


Writer: Caryl Brahms
Music: Geoffrey Wright
The story told by: Denys Blakelock
The story told by: Allan McClelland
Orchestra and singers, with a section of the BBC Chorus conducted by: Anthony Bowles
Production: H. B. Fortuin
Felicity Sparrowhawke: Rose Hill
Mrs Bossie: Una Venning
Mrs Marlingstaff: Sheila Grant
Mrs Trusty: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Grandad Marlingstaff: Arthur Young
Miss Pinfold: Mary Grew
Sal Trusty: Beryl Calder
Jim Marlingstaff: Albert Finney
Heidi: Monica Grey
Sebastian Furnival ('Buster'): William Eedle
Patsy Ann: Sheila Manahan
'Tiny' (The Duke of Eastmoreland): Denis Goacher
General Panting: James Thomason
Mrs Peggs: Betty Baskcomb
Other parts played by: Hilda Schroder
Other parts played by: Leigh Crutchley
Other parts played by: Anthony Viccars
Other parts played by: Peter Wilde
Other parts played by: Other members of the cast

: News Summary

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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