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BBC West of England
Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon ) Conductor, Frank Cantell


Leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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


See Light Programme


Ex-sailor Leonard Pendlebury talks about a voyage
6-Making Port


Talks: Leonard Pendlebury

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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


BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it


by Barnett Potter
Many people fly for a living-Barnett Potter, because he likes travelling under his own power. After being the first man to cross the Congo forests on one engine he promised his wife (whom he had taken with him) never to fly again. But soon things took a different course.


Unknown: Barnett Potter


Music-For-A while Ensemble:
June Wilson (soprano)
Lily Kettlewell (contralto)
Andrew Gold (tenor)
Gordon Holdam (baritone)
Robert Keys (piano)


Soprano: June Wilson
Contralto: Lily Kettlewell
Tenor: Andrew Gold
Baritone: Gordon Holdam
Piano: Robert Keys


IAN RODGER describes some of the very old and curious ships discovered after land drainage work in Holland.


Unknown: Ian Rodger


Firmly I believe and truly (BBC H.B.
New Every Morning, page 50 Canticle 2 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 2, vv. 13-25
Who would true valour see (BBC
H.B. 371)


Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra


Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: Edinburgh International Festival

Zagreb Soloists' Ensemble
Radio Zagreb
Conductor and soloist,
Antonio Janigro
From the Freemasons' Hall, Edinburgh
Part 1


by Edward Boyd


Unknown: Edward Boyd


A programme of film music compiled and introduced by Gordon Gow including excerpts from: 'The Glenn Miller Story '
" Vertigo ' and ' The Brave One ' and the voices of Eddie Constantine , Deborah Kerr
Yul Brynner , Max Bygraves
Programme edited and produced by Alfred Dunning


Introduced By: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Glenn Miller Story
Unknown: Eddie Constantine
Unknown: Deborah Kerr
Unknown: Yul Brynner
Unknown: Max Bygraves
Produced By: Alfred Dunning

: The Weather

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

: Tony Hancock in HANCOCK'S HALF-HOUR

Sidney James , Bill Kerr
Hattie Jacques , Kenneth Williams
Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton
Produced by Tom Ronald
(The recorded broadcast of March 25 in the Light Programme)


Unknown: Sidney James
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald


Sarah Vaughan
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman


Unknown: Sarah Vaughan
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinée 'THE BOMBORA'

A play for broadcasting by Coral Lansbury


(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by George Hurst
Ivey Dickson (piano)


Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: George Hurst
Piano: Ivey Dickson

: Along the Road: Shropshire

A weekend journey from Bishops Castle to Knighton described by John Moore, Roy Christian and Jeremy Sandford.
Introduced by Paul Humphreys
(The recorded programme of Aug. 15 in the Midland Home Service)


Speaker: John Moore
Speaker: Roy Christian
Speaker: Jeremy Sandford
Presenter: Paul Humphreys

: Children's Hour

Cowleaze Farm: A Visit to the Show
by Ralph Whitlock.
(BBC recording)

5.25 The Merry Minstrel
A story based on one of Grimm's Fairy Tales.
told by Dillwyn Owen
with music by Grace Williams.
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conducted by Arwel Hughes

Followed by
Scenes for Young Listeners
Composed by Grace Williams for Children's Hour.


Writer (Cowleaze Farm): Ralph Whitlock
Producer (Cowleaze Farm): Mollie Austin
Anne: Sally Hall
Margaret: Amaryllis Burgoyne
Farmer Whitlock: Ralph Whitlock
Mrs. Whitlock: Constance Chapman
Jonas: Douglas Horner
Bill: Norman Kendall
Tommy: J. Barrie
Luke Merryweather: George Holloway
Joe Tagg: Victor Fawkes
Storyteller (The Merry Minstrel): Dillwyn Owen
Music (The Merry Minstrel)/Composer (Scenes for Young Listeners): Grace Williams
Musicians (The Merry Minstrel): BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Orchestra conducted by: Arwel Hughes
Producer: Ifan O. Williams

: The Weather

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

: Town and Country: Sports Session

Today's programme includes:

6.15 Racing and Association Football Results

Association Football
A review of this afternoon's matches and eye-witness accounts of games concerning teams from the South-East.

A report on the last day of the News of the World Match Play Championship at Walton Heath.

Harold Abrahams reports on the match between France and Great Britain in Paris.

6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results of important games, and special reports and comments on selected matches.

Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities in South-East England express their views on affairs of the moment.

Introduced by Jacob de Vries.


Presenter: Jacob de Vries
Reporter (Athletics): Harold Abrahams

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson and his orchestra
Edith Lewin (mezzo-soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.
Programme includes Waltz; New Empress Parade; Tango Magenta; Starlight Saunter; Quadrilles; Pride of Erin Waltz; Gay Gordons
To be repeated on Thursday at 1.15


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his orchestra
Mezzo-Soprano: Edith Lewin
Presenter: Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Geoffrey Brand

: Henry Wood Promenade Concerts

Joan Hammond (soprano), Eric Harrison (piano)
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
From the Royal Albert Hall, London


Soprano: Joan Hammond
Pianist: Eric Harrison
Musicians: BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky

: Holiday Playhouse

Cyril Fletcher introduces Holiday Playhouse
Something for everyone in a holiday mood.
with The George Mitchell Glee Club.
A Family Saga: Life with the Burkes
Songs provided by: Victoria Sladen, Andy Cole
This week's visitor: Maurice Denham
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(BBC recording)

(Tom Mennard is appearing in "Masquerade" at the Esplanade Theatre, Bognor Regis; Cyril Fletcher in "Masquerade" at the Pavilion, Sandown, Isle of Wight)


Presenter: Cyril Fletcher
Singers: The George Mitchell Glee Club
Mrs. Emma Burke (Life with the Burkes): Marjorie Rhodes
Grandma (Life with the Burkes): Gladys Dawson
Sally (Life with the Burkes): Nan Kenway
Albert Burke (Life with the Burkes): Cyril Fletcher
'Erbie Burke (Life with the Burkes): Cyril Fletcher
Roving reporter: Tom Mennard
Singer: Victoria Sladen
Singer: Andy Cole
Guest: Maurice Denham
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Sketch Material: Johnny Speight
Continuity: Bill Kellie
Continuity: Arthur Lay
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents: A Baton for the Conductor

An improbable comedy freely adapted for radio by Basil Douglas.
From the novel by T. L. W. Hubbard.
[Starring] Richard Hurndall
Other parts played by members of the cast
(BBC recording)


Author: T.L.W. Hubbard
Adapted by: Basil Douglas
Production: Martyn C. Webster
Miss Payne, a receptionist: Sheila Manahan
Bill Durrant-Atwill, a psychiatrist: Richard Hurndall
Helen Conway: Isabel Dean
George Conway, a civil servant: Denis Goacher
David Collins, his nephew: David Spenser
Miss Pettigrew, secretary to Sir Richard Parkington: Joan Matheson
Pierre Lavise, a train steward: John Hollis
Jean, another train steward: John Graham
Dr. Simolisk, Director of the Rykau Festival: Jeffrey Segal
Anna Klant: Beryl Calder
Dr. Klant, organist of Rykau Cathedral: John Cazabon
Sir Richard Parkington: Hugh Manning
Laventnik, leader of the Rykau Orchestra: David March
Mrs. Siebeline: June Tobin
Polish frontier guard: John Bennett

: Lighten Our Darkness

Words and Music on a Christian theme.
With the St. Martin's Singers.
(BBC recording)


Reader: The Rev. Austen Williams
Singers: The St. Martin Singers

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