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: Bright and Early

BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Antony Gilbert
[Orchestra] conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: 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 research chemist.


Speaker: A research chemist [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: June Jay

: Morning Music


: My Tame Wild Birds

Since he was a boy, R. P. Bagnall-Oakeley, Norfolk naturalist and nature photographer, has saved from destruction many injured and orphaned birds, including gulls, kingfishers, swallows, various finches, rooks, and magpies. He has reared and tamed these birds, thus giving himself the opportunity of observing their character and habits without subjecting them to any form of restraint. The talk is an account of some of these experiences.
(The recorded broadcast of June 17 in the Midland Home Service)


Speaker: R. P. Bagnall-Oakeley

: Song Recital

Gordon Honey (baritone), Frederick Stone (piano)


Baritone: Gordon Honey
Pianist: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer: Tchaikovsky

Records of some of his songs and instrumental music, including the Andante Cantabile for string quartet.

: The Daily Service

There is a green hill far away (BBC H.B. 92)
New Every Morning, page 26
Psalm 22 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 26. vv. 1-13
Jesu. grant me this I pray (BBC H.B. 517)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Musicians: Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

: Greenwich Time Signal; London Salon Orchestra

Conducted by Jean Pougnet


Musicians: London Salon Orchestra [Orchestra] conducted by: Jean Pougnet

: People Today: A Welsh Miner

A gallery of portraits in close-up of British individuals and their design for living today.

Glyn Morris fought the war at the coal-face. In 1945 he was disabled, with dust on the lungs. Now he is a commissionaire...
Edited and presented by John Griffiths.
(Recording of the broadcast of June 16)


Subject/interviewee: Glyn Morris
Editor/presenter: John Griffiths

: 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] Kenneth Walker, Professor Harry Johnson, Goronwy Rees, Sir Julian Huxley, F.R.S.
Question-Master, Robert Kee
Produced by Catherine Dove
Questions should be addressed to 'The Brains Trust', [address removed]


Panellist: Kenneth Walker
Panellist: Professor Harry Johnson
Panellist: Goronwy Rees
Panellist: Sir Julian Huxley
Question-Master: Robert Kee
Producer: Catherine Dove

: Interlude

: There's Music in the Air...

provided by Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra.
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra
Producer: John Simmonds

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Beau Geste: 9 - Flight into the Desert

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 26 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
Maris: Hugh Manning
Major Henri de Beaujolais: Haydn Jones
St. Andre: Frank Windsor
A Ship's Captain: Frank Partington

: Artur Rubinstein

Gramophone records of piano music by Chopin and Brahms.


Pianist: Artur Rubinstein

: Movie-Go-Round

A sound approach to the cinema.
Introduced by Peter Haigh.
(Sunday's broadcast in the Light Programme)


Presenter: Peter Haigh


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
3—' Sir Wrolf and Black William'
5.20 For Older Children
' Castle Gay ' by John Buchan freely adapted as a serial play in six parts by Ian G. Ball
3—' Trouble on Two Fronts '
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
Mr. Craw, who was mistakenly kidnapped by some students in a Rectorial Rag, is still a prisoner. Further, he is being sought by some monarchists from a little republic called Evallonia. Jaikie Gait has been sent to take Mr. Craw out of the way of his enemies, while Alison and Dougal keep the newspaper reporters and the Evallonians at bay.


Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Unknown: Mollie Austin
Read By: John Baddeley
Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Ian G. Ball
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Unknown: Jaikie Gait
Alison Westwater: Joan Fitzpatrick
Mr Craw: Lan Sadler
Bannister Mr Craw's butler: Douglas Murchie
The Hon Frederick Barbon, Mr Craw's secretary: Leonard Maguire
Count Casimir: Ian Sadler
Prince Odalchini: Bill Crichton
Professor Jagon: Henry Donald
Jaikie Gait, a student.: Nell Brown
Dougal Crombie, a young journalist: David Webster
Tibbets a reporter: Bryden Murdoch
A landlady: Jean Faulds
Mrs Catterick: Joan Fitzpatrick

: 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


followed by A weekend preview
Introduced by John Snagge


Introduced By: John Snagge



Eileen Joyce (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Beethoven Overture: Fidelio
Piano Concerto No. 4. in G
Symphony No. 6. in F (Pastoral)
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Piano: Eileen Joyce
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent



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
Honor Balfour Audrey Russell
Count Alexis Bobrinskoy
T. E. B. Clarke
Paul Dehn
Ross McWhirter
Based on an idea by Nancy Spain
Produced by Pat Dixon


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Count Alexis Bobrinskoy
Unknown: T. E. B. Clarke
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Ross McWhirter
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Produced By: Pat Dixon


Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 played by The JuiIIiard String Quartet
Robert Mann (violin) Isidore Cohen (violin) Raphael Hillyer (viola)
Claus Adam (cello)


Violin: Robert Mann
Violin: Isidore Cohen
Viola: Raphael Hillyer
Cello: Claus Adam

: 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.
Presented by Brian Patten
Last of eight programmes


Presented By: Brian Patten

: 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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