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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

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

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: 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
2-Keeping a Course

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 followed by MORNING MUSIC
(Continued)

: OVER THE REEF

by Nancy Phelan
' It all happened so quickly that there was no time to feel frightened, but a curious sharp feeling of inevitability came over me.....' This is a common experience in moments of sudden danger but in Nancy Phelan 's case the situation was not common: she was crossing the reef of a Pacific island at the time.

Contributors

Unknown: Nancy Phelan
Unknown: Nancy Phelan

: FRENCH SONGS

Derek Hammond-Stroud
(baritone)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Derek Hammond-Stroud
Piano: Ernest Lush

: This Week's Composer

ELGAR
Records of movements from his Serenade for Strings and Violin Concerto

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The race that long in darkness pined
(BBC H.B. 496)
New Every Morning, page 37 Psalm 98 (Broadcast psalter)
St. John 1, vv. 19-28
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee (BBC
H.B. 374)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: AMERICAN AND BRITISH MUSIC

played by the Eastman
Symphonic Wind Ensemble
Conductor, Frederick Fennell on gramophone records
Frederick Fennell , a leading American expert on music for wind instruments, founded this ensemble of virtuoso players in order to perform all types of music from the Wind Serenades of Mozart to Marches by Sousa. This programme of music written for wind ensemble includes a Chorale and Alleluia by Howard Hanson , director of the Eastman School of Music, Rochester, U.S.A.

Contributors

Conductor: Frederick Fennell
Unknown: Frederick Fennell
Unknown: Howard Hanson

: EARTHQUAKE

Comparatively few people in this country, where serious earth tremors are rare, will have lived through a frightful earthquake causing widespread death and destruction. PAT SHARPE did-in India some years ago.

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Sharpe

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead)
Conducted by George Hurst
This work depicts a witches' sabbath on a mountainside. Towards the end a church bell is heard from the valley below and, as dawn breaks, the evil spirits scatter and flee.

Contributors

Conducted By: George Hurst

: The Weather

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

: Colin Maclnnes introduces SPINNING FOR LAUGHTER

Records to appeal to your sense of fun

: ' THE RULING PASSION ...'

ANGUS MAUDE , having read the new edition of Sir Henry Taylor 's The Statesman published in 1836, speculates on whether the aims and qualities of our rulers have changed very much since then.

Contributors

Unknown: Angus Maude
Unknown: Sir Henry Taylor

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Serenade No. 6. in D (K.239) (Mozart):
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Otto Klemperer
Concerto for oboe and string orchestra
(Pergolesi, arr. Barbirolli): Evelyn Rothwell (oboe), with the Hallg Orchestra, conductor. Sir .
John Barbirolli
Suite, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme
(Richard Strauss ): Berlin Philhar monic Orchestra, conducted by Ferdinand Leitner on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Otto Klemperer
Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Unknown: John Barbirolli
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Berlin Philhar
Conducted By: Ferdinand Leitner

: HEALTH IN THEIR HANDS

A programme dealing with the work of the World Health Organisation
Compiled by Louis MacNeice
Narrator, Michael Redgrave
The World Health Organisation, a specialised agency of the United Nations. has a remarkable record of varied achievement during the last decade. This programme, which includes the voices of experts and field workers, attempts to suggest the range of that achievement.
Produced in collaboration with the United Nations
(Originally broadcast on April 7 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the World Health Organisation)

Contributors

Narrator: Michael Redgrave

: THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP'

by Charles Dickens
2—' Flight'

: LIGHT MUSIC OF MANY LANDS

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by C. A. Joyce
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London W.I. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Talk By: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
A Nursery Sing-Song with Doris and Trevor and Mabel Hardy at the piano
' Johnny Not-There '
A story by Sylvia Brunt told by Herbert
5.25 For Listeners of All Ages
Children's Newsreel
September Edition
Here and There
General news by Alan Dixon
London News by Nan Macdonald
Sports News by Kenneth Wolstenholme
This Month in Your Garden by Fred Loads
Countrywide Reports from Children's Newsreel Observers
Young People's Guide to Current Affairs by Robert Reid
Edited and introduced by Michael Barton

Contributors

Unknown: Mabel Hardy
Story By: Sylvia Brunt
Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Unknown: Robert Reid
Introduced By: Michael Barton

: 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

: RECITAL

Peter Element (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Peter Element

: AN OPERA MOSAIC

on records introduced by Robert Irwin

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Irwin

: ' THEIR FINEST HOUR'

An account of the German air attacks upon our towns and cities during the winter and spring of 1940-41 Composed entirely of recordings from the BBC's Library
What happened and what was said about it at the time by Mr. T. H. Alderson of Bridlington, first winner of the George Cross: and by people from Clydeside, Croydon, Coventry. Merseyside, London, Plymouth, Sheffield, and Wimbledon, and visitors to London from Canada. Jamaica, and the United States of America
Introduced by an extract from the recording of the broadcast by the Prime Minister of the day
The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill
C.H., M.P. on June 18, 1940 and linked from time to time by the sounds of the blitz on London
Compiled by M. A. Carter

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. T. H. Alderson
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill
Unknown: M. A. Carter

: THE GRACIE FIELDS STORY

The story of ' Our Gracie' told by Bob Danvers Walker with Lillian Aza , Tommy Fields
Jack Hylton , Phil Park also the recorded voice of Gracie Fields and The Linden Singers Soloist, Esme Smith
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader, John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Written by Phil Park
Produced by Michael North
The seventh programme in the series

Contributors

Told By: Bob Danvers Walker
Unknown: Lillian Aza
Unknown: Tommy Fields
Unknown: Jack Hylton
Unknown: Phil Park
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Written By: Phil Park
Produced By: Michael North

: 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

: CHAMBER MUSIC

played by the London Piano Quartet: Emanuel Hurwitz (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola)
Vivian Joseph (cello) James Gibb (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Vivian Joseph
Piano: James Gibb

: Hugh Burden in 'DARK IS A LONG WAY'

The experience of a man who went blind in hospital
Written by David Scott Blackhall
Ysanne Churchman , Anne Cullen Narrator. Bernard Hepton
Produced by David Thomson

Contributors

Written By: David Scott Blackhall
Unknown: Ysanne Churchman
Narrator: Anne Cullen
Narrator: Bernard Hepton
Produced By: David Thomson
The patient: Hugh Burden
The nurses: Ann Chatterley,

: 'MIND DISTURBED'

A short story by William Hannagan
Read by Lockwood West

Contributors

Story By: William Hannagan
Read By: Lockwood West

: 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








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