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: Bright and Early

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


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

: 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: 3 - Through all the changing scenes of life

Comment by the Rev. H. G. Bawtree-Williams.


Speaker: The Rev. H. G. Bawtree-Williams
Singer: Geoffrey Clifton

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Shopping List

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper.

(BBC recording)


Compiled and read by: June Jay

: Morning Music


: Drama Every Tuesday

by Mary Orchard.
'Two golden youngsters of seventeen or so came up to me hand in hand, looking like large but charming Babes in the Wood'. So began Miss Orchard's adoption by a rather haphazard youth club drama group. She recalls their four-year association and some of its more dramatic interludes.


Speaker: Mary Orchard

: Recital

Georgina Dobree (clarinet), Ernest Lush (piano)


Clarinetist: Georgina Dobree
Pianist: Ernest Lush

: This Week's Composer: Berlioz

Records of his song 'Absence', the 'King Lear' Overture, and 'Queen Mab' Scherzo.

: The Daily Service

Lord. it belongs not to my care (BBC H.B. 355)
New Every Morning, page 102
Canticle 10 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 1. vv. 1-4 and 10-20
How bright these glorious spirits shine (BBC H.B. 492)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra
(Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra are now appearing at the Grand Hotel, Torquay)


Musicians: Ronnie Pleydell and his Orchestra

: Greenwich Time Signal; Tropical Fiesta

Records to conjure up the magic of Latin America and the Caribbean.

: Edinburgh International Festival: Schubert - Octet in F, Op. 106

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


Clarinetist (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Alfred Burkner
Bassoonist (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Oskar Rothensteiner
Horn (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Gunter Kopp
Violinist (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Hans Gieseler
Violinist (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Rudolf Hartmann
Viola (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Hermann Bethmann
Cellist (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet) : Wilhelm Posegga
Double-Bass (The Berlin Philharmonic Octet): Rainer Zepperitz

: The Opening of the National Radio Show 1958

See column 2 and page 3

: The Weather

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

: Beyond Our Ken

Kenneth Horne insists that nothing is Beyond Our Ken
and to prove it Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, Betty Marsden, Ron Moody, Patricia Lancaster and Stanley Unwin support him in a sort of radio show.
with The Malcolm Mitchell Trio

BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(The recorded broadcast of July 8 in the Light Programme)


Script: Eric Merriman
Script: Barry Took
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Producer: Jacques Brown
Comedian: Kenneth Horne
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams
[Actor]: Hugh Paddick
[Actress]: Betty Marsden
[Actor]: Ron Moody
[Actress]: Patricia Lancaster
Comedian: Stanley Unwin
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Antony Gilbert
[Orchestra] conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: James Milligan

introduces and sings some Negro spirituals.
with Josephine Lee at the piano.
(BBC recording)


Presenter/singer: James Milligan
Pianist: Josephine Lee

: Odds and Ends: 3: Who was Little Boy Blue?

by Hugh Ross Williamson.
Certain nursery-rhyme characters can be identified without any reasonable doubt. For instance, the little girl with a little curl right in the middle of her forehead was Edith Longfellow, the daughter of the poet Henry Longfellow; and the brave old Duke of York who had ten thousand men was King George Ill's son, Frederick. But Little Boy Blue?
(Recorded broadcast of Nov. 21, 1957)


Presenter: Hugh Ross Williamson

: Musical Encounters: Music from Finland and Ireland

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Janet Fraser (contralto)
Next week: Austria and Sweden


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Contralto: Janet Fraser

: Wednesday Matinee: Double Bill: The Oldest Gladiator

by Tom Espie.

(Recording of the broadcast of May 2, 1957 in the Midland Home Service)


Writer: Tom Espie
Producer: Peter Dews
Harry Triffit: Herbert Smith
The Governor: Ralph Hallett
Other parts played by: Jeffrey Denton
Other parts played by: Leslie Dunn
Other parts played by: Philip Garston-Jones
Other parts played by: Judith Hackett
Other parts played by: Emrys James
Other parts played by: Arnold Peters
Other parts played by: Graham Rigby
Other parts played by: Peter Wilde

: Wednesday Matinee: Double Bill: Fame and the Farringdons

A comedy by Mark Bevan.

[Starring] Edward Chapman
(The recorded broadcast of February 28, 1957 in the Midland Home Service)


Writer: Mark Bevan
Producer: Peter Dews
Arthur Farringdon: Edward Chapman
Mary his wife: Violet Carson
Phyllis his daughter: Tilsa Page
Perry, his son: Brian Trueman
James Garston his son-in-law: Geoffrey Matthews
Miss Smithson: Margaret Butt
Ronnie Burton: Wilfrid Downing
Sir Wilfred Wortley: Arthur Ridley
Herbert Oakroyd: Joby Blanshard
Clem Cavendish: Tony Church

: Edington Music Festival: Choral Evensong

from Edington Priory Church.
Antiphon: O bone Jesu (Philip Radcliffe)
Sentences; Exhortation: Confession; Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses (William Smith)
Psalms 126-131
First Lesson: 2 Kings 8, vv. 1-16
Office hymn: O blest creator of the light (Plainsong)
Magnificat: Second evening service (Byrd)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 24, vv. 13-53
Hymn: To thee before the close of day (Plainsong)
Nunc dimittis: Second evening service (Byrd)
Creed Suffrages, Responses (William Smith)
Anthem: My God, my God look upon me (John Blow)
Organ Voluntary: Fantasia on 'Komm, heiliger Geist' (Bach)

The Edington Music Festival takes place annually. The Festival Choir consists mainly of lay clerks and choristers from Cathedral and College choirs.


Director of Music: Warren Green
Organist: Simon Preston
Singers: The Festival Choir

: Indian Summer

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare.

The Charm of Croquet: Dorothy Horton recommends a game, more popular nowadays than one might think.

Write It Down: George Ewart Evans puts in a plea for memories.

Presented by Douglas Smith.


Item presenter (The Charm of Croquet): Dorothy Horton
Item presenter (Write It Down): George Ewart Evans
Presenter: Douglas Smith


For Children of Most Ages
' Yarns of a Shellback'
' Treasure Ships '
Douglas V. Duff comes to the studio to spin the last of three yarns about the odd and exciting things that happen at sea,
5.15 ' A Doctor for the King'
A Scots fairy play by John B. Logan based on the fourteenth-century story, 'Fearchar the Leech,' as told in ' The Lure of the Kelpie ' by Helen Drever
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by J. Stanley Pritchard


Unknown: Douglas V. Duff
Play By: John B. Logan
Unknown: Helen Drever
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Conducted By: J. Stanley Pritchard
Fearchar, a young drover from Caithness: Iain Cuthbertsdn
Malcolm a rich middle-aged magician from Inverness: W. H. D Joss
Jess an old woman of Perth: Grace McChlery
Princess Marjory, daughter of the King of Scotland: Lesley Fraser
A Doctor, an elderly Court physician: Leonard Maguire

: 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



from a West-Country Square Dance Party
Callers :
Nibs Matthews and Pat Shaw
Songs from Pat Shaw
Music by the Jolly Waggoners
Master of Ceremonies,
Bernard Fishwick
Produced by Brian Patten
From Southampton, Hampshire


Unknown: Nibs Matthews
Unknown: Pat Shaw
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Produced By: Brian Patten

: Edinburgh International Festival: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail

See top of page and page 2
Act 1


Some poems chosem and read by Walter Keir


Read By: Walter Keir


: Science and Business: A Balanced Partnership

by Sir Alexander Fleck K.B.E., F.R.S.
The British Association for the Advancement of Science 120th Annual Meeting Glasgow, August 27-September 3
A shortened version of the Presidential Address


Speaker: Sir Alexander Fleck K.B.E., F.R.S.


A programme of popular records presented by Roy Bradford


Presented By: Roy Bradford


by Cecil Roberts
Some confessions of an audacious young man of the twenties


Unknown: Cecil Roberts

: 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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