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: Bright and Early

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today: First edition

A breakfast-time magazine.
followed by
Morning Music
See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Hymns and the Daily Round: 6: I think, when I read that sweet story of old

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

(BBC recording)


Compiled and read by: June Jay

: Morning Music


: Caddy in Waiting

J. C. Robertson talks about his youth in upper Deeside and how he obtained his first paid job at Balmoral.


Speaker: J. C. Robertson

: Haydn: Sonata in A flat

(Haydn Society No. 46) played by Joyce Rathbone (piano).


Pianist: Joyce Rathbone

: This Week's Composer: Berlioz

Records of excerpts from 'The Damnation of Faust'.

: The Daily Service

Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC H.B. 276)
New Every Morning, page 4
Psalm 47 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 2. vv. 6-22
Thou whose almighty word (BBC H.B. 185)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Jack Nathan and his Band


Musicians: Jack Nathan and his Band

: Greenwich Time Signal; Masters of Melody

Directed by Alec Firman


Musicians: Masters of Melody
Directed by: Alec Firman

: Edinburgh International Festival: Mendelssohn - Octet in E flat, Op. 20

played by the New Edinburgh Quartet: Robert Cooper (violin), Anne Crowden (violin), Christopher Martin (viola), Ian Hampton (cello)
Lyra String Quartet: Granville Casey (violin), John Crossan (violin), John Linn (viola),
John McInulty (cello)
From the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh.


Violinist (The New Edinburgh Quartet): Robert Cooper
Violinist (The New Edinburgh Quartet): Anne Crowden
Viola (The New Edinburgh Quartet): Christopher Martin
Cellist (The New Edinburgh Quartet): Ian Hampton
Violinist (Lyra String Quartet): Granville Casey
Violinist (Lyra String Quartet): John Crossan
Viola (Lyra String Quartet): John Linn
Cellist (Lyra String Quartet): John McInulty

: Worthington Sits Tight

told by Antony Bilbow.
(Originally broadcast on April 14, 1956, in the Light Programme)
Tomorrow: 'Worthington's Luck'


Storyteller: Antony Bilbow

: Ballet Music

Suite: Casse Noisette (Tchaikovsky)
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt
on a gramophone record


Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham

: 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] Margaret Lane, Richard Wollheim, W. W. Robson, Anthony Quinton
Question-Master: Robert Kee


Panellist: Margaret Lane
Panellist: Richard Wollheim
Panellist: W. W. Robson
Panellist: Anthony Quinton
Question-Master: Robert Kee

: There's Music in the Air...

provided by Wally Stott and his Orchestra.

(BBC recording)


Musicians: Wally Stott and his Orchestra
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Beau Geste: 8 - A Viking's Funeral

by P. C. Wren.
Freely adapted by Lester Powell.
[Starring] Simon Lack

(The recorded broadcast of January 19, in the Light Programme)


Author: P. C. Wren
Adapter: Lester Powell
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Beau Geste: Simon Lack
Digby Geste: Gordon Gardner
John Geste: David Spenser
Cordier: John Ruddock
St. Andre: Frank Windsor
Sgt. Major Lejaune: Richard Williams

: Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)

on gramophone records.


Pianist: Gyorgy Cziffra

: Movie-Go-Round

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

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages
The Little White Horse: 2 - Robin Again
by Elizabeth Goudge.
Abridged for broadcasting in six parts by Mollie Austin.
Read by John Baddeley.
(BBC recording)
(John Baddeley is touring in 'Free as Air')

5.20 For Older Children
Castle Gay: 2 - Exile of a Great Man
by John Buchan.
freely adapted as a serial play in six parts by Ian G. Ball.

Mr. Craw has been kidnapped by some students involved in a Rectorial Election. It is, unfortunately for Mr. Craw, a case of mistaken identity. Two other young men on a tramping holiday, Jaikie and Dougal, seek hospitality at the house in which Mr. Craw is being held prisoner. They find themselves acting as messengers for the unfortunate man when they discover that Mr. Craw does not want anyone to know what has happened to him.


Author (The Little White Horse): Elizabeth Goudge
Abridged by (The Little White Horse): Mollie Austin
Reader (The Little White Horse): John Baddeley
Author (Castle Gay): John Buchan
Adapter (Castle Gay): Ian G. Ball
Producer (Castle Gay): Kathleen Garscadden
Dougal Crombie, a young journalist: David Webster
Jaikie Gait, a Cambridge student: Neil Brown
Tibbets, reporter of the Daily Wire: Bryden Murdoch
Alison Westwater: Joan Fitzpatrick
Robin Charvil, an Australian, Alison's cousin: Arthur Boland
Mr. Craw, owner of a chain of newspapers: Ian Sadler
The Hon Frederick Barbon, Mr. Craw's secretary: Leonard Maguire

: 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 for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

(VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s))

: Today's Sport

followed by A weekend preview.
Introduced by John Snagge.


Presenter: 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, Geraldo and his Orchestra.

(A shortened version of Wednesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Presenter: Jack Watson
Organist: Reginald Dixon
Singers: The Littlewood Songsters
Musicians: Geraldo and his Orchestra
Producer: John Ammonds

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Gina Bachauer (piano)
Halle Orchestra
(Leader, Laurance Turner)
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
Symphony No. 8. in F
Piano Concerto No. 5, in E flat (Emperor)
Overture: Leonora No. 3
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Butterworth - Symphony No 1
Denis Stevens writes on page 25


Pianist: Gina Bachauer
Musicians: Halle Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Laurance Turner
[Orchestra] conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

: 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 Fleur Cowles, Lady Pakenham, John Betjeman,
Robert Helpmann, Geoffrey Grigson, Alan Melville.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Roy Plomley
Panellist: Lady Pakenham
Panellist: John Betjeman
Panellist: Robert Helpmann
Panellist: Geoffrey Grigson
Panellist: Alan Melville
Based on an idea by: Nancy Spain
Producer: Pat Dixon

: The Friday Recital: Wolf

A selection from The Italian Songbook.
sung by Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano), Bruce Boyce (baritone), Frederick Stone (piano).


Mezzo-soprano: Flora Nielsen
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Pianist: Frederick Stone

: Johnny's Jaunt 1958

[Starring] Johnny Morris
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.
(BBC recording)
Sixth of eight programmes to be broadcast on Tuesdays and Fridays


Presenter: Johnny Morris

: Greenwich Time Signal; 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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