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: Bright and Early

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conducted by Arwel Hughes
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Arwel Hughes

: 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.
followed by
Morning Music
See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: My Faith and My Job

by a geologist.


Speaker: A Geologist [name uncredited]

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today: Second edition

followed by
Morning Music

: A Pilgrim to Mecca

Mir S. Khan, who comes from Afghanistan, tells of his journey to the famous Moslem shrine and the various observances and ceremonies in which pilgrims take part.


Speaker: Mir S. Khan

: Songs of Australasia

Elizabeth Allen (mezzo-soprano), Marcel Lorber (piano)


Mezzo-Soprano: Elizabeth Allen
Pianist: Marcel Lorber

: This Week's Composer: Tchaikovsky

Records of movements from his Violin Concerto and his Fifth Symphony.

: The Daily Service

Thou art the Way (BBC H.B. 338)
New Every Morning, page 22
Psalm 27, part 1 (Broadcast psalter)
Isaiah 25, vv. 1-9
God of mercy (BBC H.B. 465)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Promenade Players
Conductor, Sidney Bowman


Musicians: The Promenade Players
Conductor: Sidney Bowman

: Greenwich Time Signal; Ballet Music

Prelude, Nocturne, Waltz, and Mazurka (Les Sylphides) (Chopin, arr. Douglas): Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, conducted by Robert Irving.

Suite, Sylvia (Delibes): members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Pierre Monteux.
on gramophone records


Musicians: Royal Opera House Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Robert Irving
Musicians: Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Pierre Monteux

: The Colours of the Regiment

Every day as the Guard mounts at Buckingham Palace you will see hats being raised as the Queen's Colour of the New or Old Guard passes by. Jocelyn Bradford tells something of the story of the Colours of the British Army.
(Recording of the broadcast on May 8)


Speaker: Jocelyn Bradford

: Concert Hour

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conducted by Colin Davis
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: J. Mouland Begbie
[Orchestra] conducted by: Colin Davis

: The Weather

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

: Announcements

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson's Orchestra
Conducted by Sidney Davey
Guest artist, Dennis Stephenson (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.


Musicians: Harry Davidson's Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Sidney Davey
Tenor/guest artist: Dennis Stephenson
Presenter: Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Geoffrey Brand

: Clifford Curzon

Gramophone records of piano music by Schubert.


Pianist: Clifford Curzon

: Families on the Move

Demolition squads and building contractors are changing the face of London's East End. The slum houses are going, the local families are being uprooted and moved either to new flats in the same district or to areas right outside London. But what about the old way of life-the friendly pubs, the street markets, the neighbourliness and solidarity-is all this going too?
Peter Willmott and Michael Young, both sociologists, describe what is happening in the Borough of Bethnal Green and introduce the recorded voices of people who live there.

(The recorded broadcast of May 14)


Presenter: Peter Willmott
Presenter: Michael Young
Producer: Sasha Moorsom

: Grand Hotel

Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist, Gordon Clinton
(BBC recording)


Violinist: Max Jaffa
Musicians: The Palm Court Orchestra
Baritone: Gordon Clinton

: The Critics

Conducted by Walter Allen.
Radio: John Metcalf; Book: Helen Gardner; Art: Colin MacInnes; Film: Edgar Anstey; Theatre: J. W. Lambert
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Conductor: Walter Allen
Critic (Radio): John Metcalf
Critic (Book): Helen Gardner
Critic (Art): Colin MacInnes
Critic (Film): Edgar Anstey
Critic (Theatre): J. W. Lambert

: Boris Christoff (bass)

A gramophone record of arias from operas by Verdi.


Bass: Boris Christoff

: Impressions of Japan in 1899

by Sir Arthur Richmond.
Japan sixty years ago was still largely a medieval country. When Sir Arthur Richmond was plunged into it he found a completely alien world. Fires were still coped with by invocations to the Fire God, though this was no odder than the proceedings that accompanied his taking a bath.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Sir Arthur Richmond


For Children of Most Ages
For Your Bookshelf
' I'm sure you would like these '
Geoffrey Dearmer reviews his choice of the new books
5.25 ' May We Recommend ....'
' Black Beauty ' by Anna Sewell and ' Tom Brown's Schooldays ' by Thomas Hughes
Excerpts from these two books chosen and dramatised by Marion MacWilliam and Ian G. Ball
. Those taking part include:
Bryden Murdoch , Joan Fitzpatrick
Moira Pedersen , Arthur Boland
Angela Lowe. Neil Brown
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden


Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Unknown: Anna Sewell
Unknown: Tom Brown'S
Unknown: Thomas Hughes
Dramatised By: Marion MacWilliam
Dramatised By: Ian G. Ball
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Unknown: Joan Fitzpatrick
Unknown: Moira Pedersen
Unknown: Arthur Boland
Unknown: Angela Lowe.
Unknown: Neil Brown
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden

: 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



Organised by the Society of British Aircraft Constructors
Charles Gardner introduces recordings of some of the highlights of the show-one of the world's greatest displays of aircraft-held at the Royal Aircraft Establishment at Farnborough, Hampshire


Introduces: Charles Gardner


Unforgettable memories throughout the years recalled by Freddy Grisewood and played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry with Marion Lowe
Patricia Bredin , Laurie Payne and Eric Maschwitz to revive some special memories
Programme written by Dick Richards
Produced by John Tylee
The programme includes music from ' La Boheme,' ' Free as Air,' ' The King and I,' and ' L.e Cid '


Recalled By: Freddy Grisewood
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry
Unknown: Marion Lowe
Unknown: Patricia Bredin
Unknown: Laurie Payne
Unknown: Eric Maschwitz
Written By: Dick Richards
Produced By: John Tylee

: The Thursday Play Clifford Evans in 'CHARIOT OF FIRE'

by Jon Manchip White
Production by Emyr Humphreys
The play is set in the small port of Cardiff in the middle of the sixteenth century.


Unknown: Jon Manchip White
Production By: Emyr Humphreys
Anthony Kitchin, Bishop of Llandaff: Martin Lewis
Felipe de Castro, envoy of Cardinal Pole: Charles Hodgson
Rawlins White, fisherman: Clifford Evans
Lucy, his daughter: Gwenyth Petty
Betsi Morgan, his servant: Dilys Davies
Rhodri Vaughan, captain of White's ship, the Marigold.: Brinley Jenkins
Walters, the Bishop's butler: Moses Jones
Head gaoler: Prysor Williams



A monthly programme, the only regular one of its kind, in which radio is used to link speakers in London and other world centres to exchange views on important issues of common interest
Chairman in London,
Bruce Miller
The subjects dealt with in Radio Link are always highly topical. They, and the names of the speakers, are announced only shortly before each broadcast.


Unknown: Bruce Miller


Mary Thomas (soprano) Sheila Bromberg (harp) Edward Rubach (piano)
The London Studio Players Conducted by Gilbert Vinter
Produced by Charles Beardsall


Soprano: Mary Thomas
Harp: Sheila Bromberg
Piano: Edward Rubach
Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter
Produced By: Charles Beardsall


by Raymond Postgate
' He was not tall-about five feet eight, I suppose; he had a round head with rather prominent blue eyes which could fix you vwith a disconcerting stare, especially if you were a small boy; he had a curious angular jaw, bushy eyebrows, and a heavy moustache which curled over his rather thick lips, so that they could not be seen. The only two direct criticisms of him which I ever heard my mother make were, firstly, that she disliked the liquid way in which he wiped off or squeezed out this moustache after drinking tea and, secondly, that she was discomposed by the enormous noise he made when he sneezed.'


Unknown: Raymond Postgate

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas


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