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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine followed by MORNING MUSIC

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Ex-sailor Leonard Pendlebury talks about a voyage
5—Ships that pass

Contributors

Talks: Leonard Pendlebury

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: Lmlwig Koch presents FEATHERED MASTERSINGERS

Original recordings from his sound guide to bird-song published in 1935, with some more recent ones
Produced by Jeffery Boswall

Contributors

Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: SONG RECITAL

Elizabeth Simon (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Simon
Piano: Frederick Stone

: This Week's Composer

ELGAR
A record of his Violin Sonata

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Spirit of mercv, truth, and love (BBC
H.B. 163)
. New Every Morning, page 47
Psalm 126 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 2, w. 1-11
Mv soul, there is a country (BBC
H.B. 526)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Bill Savill and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Savill

: LONDON SALON ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Jean Pougnet

Contributors

Conducted By: Jean Pougnet

: THE NATURALIST

Homing and Navigation
MAXWELL KNIGHT discusses with W. E. SwiNTON and J. D. CARTHY the part played by various animal senses in homing and navigation.
Produced by Jeffery Boswall
(The recorded broadcast of June 15)

Contributors

Unknown: W. E. Swinton
Unknown: J. D. Carthy
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Colin Davis

Contributors

Conducted By: Colin Davis

: 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
Sir Julian Huxley ,
F.R.S. Dr. J. Bronowski
Alan Bullock , Sir Arthur Bliss
Question-Master, Norman Fisher

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Julian Huxley
Unknown: F.R.S. Dr.
Unknown: J. Bronowski
Unknown: Alan Bullock
Question-Master: Sir Arthur Bliss
Question-Master: Norman Fisher

: THERE'S MUSIC IN THE AIR ...

Robert Farnon and his Orchestra
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Farnon
Produced By: John Simmonds

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: Simon Lack in 'BEAU GESTE'

by P. C. Wren
Freely adapted by Lester Powell
10—' The End of the Journey '
Produced by Martyn C. Webster
(The recorded broadcast of February 2 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Adapted By: Lester Powell
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: FRIEDRICH GULDA (piano)

Music by Debussy and Ravel: records

: MOVIE-GO-ROUND

A sound approach to the cinema

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages
The Little White Horse: 4: Paradise Hill
by Elizabeth Goudge.
Abridged for broadcasting in six parts by Mollie Austin.
Read by John Baddeley.
(BBC recording)
(John Baddeley is touring in "Free as Air")

5.20 For Older Children
Castle Gay: 4: The Maker of Revolutions
by John Buchan.
Freely adapted as a serial play in six parts by Ian G. Ball.

Jaikie Gait and Dougal Crombie are still trying to straighten out the affairs of Mr. Craw and to hide him from Evallonian revolutionaries and reporters from a rival newspaper. One of these is Albert Tibbets, of the Daily Wire.

Contributors

Author (The Little White Horse): Elizabeth Goudge
Abridged by (The Little White Horse): Mollie Austin
Reader (The Little White Horse): John Baddeley
Author (Castle Gay): John Buchan
Adapter (Castle Gay): Ian G. Ball
Producer (Castle Gay): Kathleen Garscadden
Tibbets, reporter of the Daily Wire: Bryden Murdoch
Mr. McKell, his local assistant: Douglas Murchie
Casimir, an Evallonian count: Ian Sadler
Odalchini, an Evallonian prince: Bill Crichton
Jasper, their butler: Henry Donald
Mr Craw, a newspaper magnate: Ian Sadler
Barbon, his secretary: Leonard Maguire
Dougal Crombie, a young journalist: David Webster
Dickson McCunn, a retired grocer: W.H.D. Joss
Jaikie Gait, a Cambridge student: Neil Brown
Antrobus, an English acquaintance of Jaikie's: Arthur Boland
Alison Westwater: Joan Fitzpatrick

: 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))

: Today's Sport

Followed by a weekend preview.
Introduced by John Snagge.

Contributors

Presenter: John Snagge

: Blackpool Night

A star-spangled visit to the seaside.
Jack Watson introduces stars from the world of entertainment.
(A shortened version of Wednesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Presenter: Jack Watson

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert: Beethoven

Manoug Parikian (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Finale (Ballet music: Prometheus)
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony No. 5. in C minor
From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Contributors

Violinist: Manoug Parikian
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Orchestra conducted by: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: 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.

: These Foolish Things

Remind you of what?
Roy Plomley invites a reply from Beryl Grey, Diana Napier, George Campbell Dixon,
Lionel Hale, W. Macqueen-Pope, Roy Rich.

(BBC recording)

Contributors

Presenter: Roy Plomley
Panellist: Beryl Grey
Panellist: Diana Napier
Panellist: George Campbell Dixon
Panellist: Lionel Hale
Panellist: W. Macqueen-Pope
Panellist: Roy Rich
Based on an idea by: Nancy Spain
Producer: Pat Dixon

: The Friday Recital

Ronald Smith (piano)
Liszt's only sonata was completed on February 2, 1853, and was dedicated to Schumann in acknowledgment of the dedication of the latter's great Fantasia, Op. 17. In every way the sonata was an epoch-making work. It is undoubtedly one of Liszt's greatest compositions and on every page of it there is evidence of the immense imagination that went to its making.

Contributors

Pianist: Ronald Smith

: A Grand Night in Wallingford

A short story by Louis Golding.
Read by Derek Hart.
(BBC recording: originally broadcast on November 19, 1956)

Contributors

Author: Louis Golding
Reader: Derek Hart

: Greenwich Time Signal; 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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