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BBC Welsh Orchestra
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


First edition
A breakfast-time magazine followed by MORNING MUSIC


Ex-sailor Leonard Pendlebury talks about a voyage
4—A Safe Harbour


Talks: Leonard Pendlebury

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


Second edition followed by MORNING MUSIC


by Elizabeth Forster
A designer of handknitting patterns loses her luggage, including a dress of purple and blue tweed wool, on a birdwatching trip in Finland. Try explaining that in Finnish and you will know what this talk is about!


Unknown: Elizabeth Forster


Mary Murdoch (oboe)
Josephine Lee (piano) Pastoral: Romance: Capriccietto


Oboe: Mary Murdoch
Piano: Josephine Lee

: This Week's Composer

Records of excerpts from ' The Dream of Gerontius


Our Lord. his Passion ended (BBC
H.B. 161)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 89 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 1, vv. 43-51
0 God. whose will is life and good
(BBC H.B. 381)


Ralph Elman and his Bohemian Players


Unknown: Ralph Elman


Gramophone records ot music by Massenet and Delibes


by Jocelyn Bradford
Drums have hammered out their message to mankind for untold centuries. They are to be found in legend and romance.' In this talk Jocelyn Bradford speaks of their historic importance and interest, with particular reference to the drums and drummers of the British Army.


Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford
Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford


(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: The Weather

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


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist,
Dennis Noble (baritone) Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies.
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Geoffrey Brand
The programme includes Marine
Fourstep; Veleta;
Gainsborough Glide ; Seaside Saunter; Waltz
Cotillion; Georgella Blues- Western
Schottische: The Last Waltz


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Dennis Noble
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Geoffrey Brand
Unknown: Gainsborough Glide


The Maybrick Case by Stanley Clement Davies
In 1889 Florence Maybrick was accused of poisoning her husband. There is no doubt she had a lover and it is probable that she did in fact give arsenic to her husband, but was she guilty of his death?
Lord Birkett speaks at the end of the programme
Produced by Nesta Pain
(The recorded broadcast of April 8)


Unknown: Stanley Clement Davies
Unknown: Florence Maybrick
Produced By: Nesta Pain


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra This afternoon's visiting artist
Mary Thomas


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Mary Thomas


Edinburgh Festival Edition


A gramophone record of arias by Mozart and Rossini


LEONARD CLARK recalls from his Gloucestershire childhood some of the people who have mattered most in his life. Today's talk is the first of three and is about his schoolmaster, John Emery.


Unknown: Leonard Clark
Unknown: John Emery.

: Children's Hour

For Listeners of Most Ages

Particular Pets
Experts, pet-lovers, and pets introduced by Jim Pestridge.

Unusual Pets: Donald Risdon of Dudley Zoo talks about unusual pets such as monkeys, chinchillas, and bush babies.

Training your Dog: Peter Moxon talks about having a well-behaved puppy.

The Pets' Panel of Experts answer some of the questions sent by children about their pets.
(BBC recording)

5.30 Buttons and Bows
Michael Shaw introduces songs and tunes from the shows with Harry Engleman and his Players and Lucille Graham.


Presenter (Particular Pets): Jim Pestridge
Speaker (Unusual Pets): Donald Risdon
Speaker (Training Your Dog): Peter Moxon
Presenter (Buttons and Bows): Michael Shaw
Musicians (Buttons and Bows): Harry Engleman and his Players
Singer (Buttons and Bows): Lucille Graham
Producer (Buttons and Bows): Bernadette Hodgson

: 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))

: Tefilos Leyomin Noroim

(Prayers for the High Festivals)
sung by the London Jewish Male Choir.
Director, Emmanuel Fisher
(BBC recording)


Singers: The London Jewish Male Choir
[Choir] director: Emmanuel Fisher

: Do You Remember?

Programme written by Dick Richards.
Unforgettable memories throughout the years recalled by Freddy Grisewood and played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
with Joyce Gartside, Billie Baker, John Mitchinson.
The programme includes music from: 'Lohengrin', 'Carousel', 'Louise', and 'Evergreen'.


Writer: Dick Richards
Producer: John Tylee
Presenter: Freddy Grisewood
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: William Armon
[Orchestra] conductor: Vilem Tausky
Soprano: Joyce Gartside
Singer: Billie Baker
Tenor: John Mitchinson

: The Thursday Play: The Bombora

A play for broadcasting by Coral Lansbury.
Presented by arrangement with the Australian Broadcasting Commission
The action takes place ashore and off the north-west coast of the Australian continent.
(ABC recording)

BBC programmes designed primarily for the United Kingdom are frequently shared by Commonwealth listeners either in direct transmission or by means of special transcriptions.
Tonight's play, produced in the studios of the Australian Broadcasting Commission with an all-Australian cast, reverses this friendly flow of 'invisible' exports and gives listeners at home a rare opportunity of comparing the work being done in the field of radio drama by our overseas friends. This recorded programme is being broadcast in exactly the form in which the play was originally presented to listeners in Australia.
To be repeated on Saturday at 2.10
See page 4


Writer: Coral Lansbury Produced in Australia by: Leslie Rees
Arch Malone, an aeroplane pilot: Brian Anderson
Glen Blaker, an American: Joe McCormick
Beryl, his Australian wife: Madi Hedd
Bill Cunningham, an expert diver and trawler owner: Bruce Beeby
Old 'Tom'. another trawler owner: John Tate
Ahmed, an Indonesian diver: Keith Buckley

: Matters of Moment

A programme in which a question of current concern or interest will be argued or investigated.

: Musical Organ Clock

Eighteenth-century music played on a Musical Clock of about 1787 from the Rudolf Huebner Collection, Vienna on a gramophone record.

: Roy Campbell

by his friends Dame Edith Sitwell, D.B.E., Anna Cavero (his daughter), George Campbell (his brother), Louis MacNeice, Robert Lyle, Major S. C. Mason, Bill Payne, Tony Van den Bergh, Laurens van der Post.
Written and compiled by Robert Lyle.

(BBC recording)
See page 4


Speaker: Dame Edith Sitwell
Speaker: Anna Cavero
Speaker: George Campbell
Speaker: Louis MacNeice
Speaker: Robert Lyle
Speaker: Major S. C. Mason
Speaker: Bill Payne
Speaker: Tony Van Den Bergh
Speaker: Laurens van Der Post
Narrator: James Langham
Poems read by: Howard Marion-Crawford
Writer/compiled by: Robert Lyle
Producer: Eileen Molony

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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