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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Welsh Orchestra (Leader, Philip Whiteway) Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: 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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Ex-sailor Leonard Pendlebury talks about a voyage
1—Making a Departure

Contributors

Talks: Leonard Pendlebury

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing

: TODAY

Second edition
Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition. followed by MORNING MUSIC
(Continued)

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Maurice Brett (violin)
Havelock Nelson (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Maurice Brett
Piano: Havelock Nelson

: This Week's Composer

ELGAR
Records of his overture Froissart, two of his Sea Pictures, and the Pomp and Circumstance March No. 3

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Look, ye saints, and see how glorious
(BBC H.B. 127)
New Every Morning, page 33 Psalm 24 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 1, vv. 1-18
The eternal gates lift up their heads
(BBC H.B. 131)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry

: FELIX KING

and his Orchestra

: PORTRAIT OF A PRIME MINISTER

Stanley Baldwin
A programme about the life and work of the statesman who was Prime Minister of Great Britain three times between 1923 and 1937 Written and narrated by Alan Bullock
Among the speakers are:
Lady Megan Lloyd George ,
m.p. Violet Markham ,
c.H. Earl Attlee , k.c. o.m. ,
C.H. Viscount Templewood , c.c.s.i.,
G.B.E. Viscount Davidson , g.c.v.o., c.H. The Rt. Hon. Hugh Dalton , M.P.
The Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Lloyd , M.P. and the recorded voice of Stanley Baldwin
Produced by Roger Cary
(The recorded broadcast of August 21: originally broadcast in the BBC's General Overseas Service)

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Alan Bullock
Speakers Are: Lady Megan Lloyd George
Speakers Are: M.P. Violet Markham
Unknown: C.H. Earl Attlee
Unknown: K.C. O.M.
Unknown: C.H. Viscount Templewood
Unknown: G.B.E. Viscount Davidson
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Hugh Dalton
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Geoffrey Lloyd
Produced By: Roger Cary

: Edinburgh International Festival FAURE

Piano Quartet No. 2, in G minor
Op. 45 played by the Pasquier Trio:
Jean Pasquier (violin) Pierre Pasquier (viola) Etienne Pasquier (cello) and Kathleen Long (piano)
From the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh

Contributors

Violin: Jean Pasquier
Viola: Pierre Pasquier
Cello: Etienne Pasquier
Piano: Kathleen Long

: 'AN' THEY A' DANCE THERE'

A programme of dances from Scotland on gramophone records

: The Weather

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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Percy Kahn
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Kahn
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: NATURALISTS' NOTEBOOK

Edited by Bruce Campbell and Maxwell Knight
Kenneth Williamson brings news from St. Kilda of one of our wild mammals that is still holding its own, the Soay Sheep
Maxwell Knight compares notes with Mrs. Joy Hilton on ways in which young or injured birds can be cared for successfully
Bruce Campbell discusses with R. K. Smith the destructive habits of house-sparrows
Dr. Maurice Burton describes the recently discovered ' self-anointing ' behaviour of hedgehogs
David McClintock talks about Channel Island plants
(Items in this programme have been previously broadcast in the monthly ' Naturalists' Notebook' series in Network Three)

Contributors

Edited By: Bruce Campbell
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Mrs. Joy Hilton
Unknown: Bruce Campbell
Unknown: R. K. Smith
Unknown: Dr. Maurice Burton
Talks: David McClintock

: KINGS OF THE KEYBOARD

Piano music in contrasting styles played by Peter Katin
(concert pianist)
Reub Silver and Marion Day
(two pianos)
Ronnie Aldrich
(Latin-American music)
The Dill Jones Quartet
(rhythmic piano music)
Introduced by Alan Dell
Produced by Jimmy Grant

Contributors

Played By: Peter Katin
Pianos: Ronnie Aldrich
Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Jimmy Grant

: Leo McKern and Richard Bebb with Mary Wimbush in ' THE HERITAGE'

A play for broadcasting by Stephen Grenfell
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by John Gibson
(The recorded broadcast of May 24)

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: John Gibson
Dr Roger Hadley: Leo McKern
Janet Hadley: Mary Wimbush
David Cartwright: Richard Bebb
David,a boy: Sulwen Morgan
Myra Cartwright: Joan Matheson
Convict: Leigh Crutchley
Eileen Condon: Sheila Manahan
Mrs Condon: Ella Milne
Dr Alan Summers: Robert Sansom
Murlith Condon: Janette Richer

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Symphonic Variations (Dvorak): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Polovtsian Dance No. 2 (Borodin, arr.
Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov): New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Dimitri Mitro poulos on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conductor: Dimitri Mitro

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Said the Cat to the Dog '
A series of plays about Mompty and Peckham and the Jackson family by Martin Armstrong
10—'Magic'
Production by Claire Chovil
' Magic,' says Mompty, 'is the thing that never happens. It is the opposite to commonsense, which is the thing that does happen.' Well, we shall see ...
6.30 For Older Children
Music Room
A series of monthly talks edited and introduced by Jo
Music at Random with Helen Henschel
3—' Festival in Hong Kong '
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Armstrong
Production By: Claire Chovil
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Diana: Rosamond Barnes
Ronnie: Sam Jephcott
Elsie: Norma Griffin
Mompty the Cat: Vivienne Chatterton
Peckham the Dog: Stephen Jack
Narrator: Lewis Stringer

: 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 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: MUSIC OF THE REGIMENTS

A series of farewell recordings made in Germany before the regiments assumed their new identities
8-The Queen's Royal Regiment
Introduced by Jack de Manio Produced by Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: SOUND IDEA

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
Before an invited audience in a Holiday Camp at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk
Produced by John Farrington

Contributors

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

Heather Harper (soprano)
Joan Davies (piano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
(Led by Arthur Davison )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
PART 1

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Piano: Joan Davies
Unknown: Arthur Davison
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Albert Hall

: Frances Cuka and Kenneth Cope in 'PROGRESS TO THE PARK'

A parade for radio by Alun Owen
Produced by R. D. Smith
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

Contributors

Unknown: Alun Owen
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Storyteller: Alun Owen
Captain Shinge: Jeffrey Segal
Bobby Laughlin: Kenneth Cope
Mag Keegan: Frances Cuka
Mrs Jones: Joyce Latham
Mr Laughlin: Patrick Magee
Mrs Laughlin: Bee Duffell
Mrs Keegan: Mary O'Farrell
Pat Jameson: Cecil Brock
Charlie Modryb: Keith Smith

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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