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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Light Orchestra
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Conductor: David Curry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

First edition
A breakfast-time magazine followed by MORNING MUSIC

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A poet's impression of The Lord's Prayer and a poem on ' Thy will be done ' by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Unknown: David Scott Blackhall

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news
Compiled and read by Louise Davies

Contributors

Read By: Louise Davies

: THE POTATOES OF LEBANON

by R. Murray Smith
' It could only have happened in the Army. After a desert skirmish I had to go to hospital, and when I was convalescing there appeared, in the orders of the day, a request for men who knew anything about vegetables to report for special duty. Three days later Corporal Murray Smith was on his way to the Lebanese frontier with authority to acquire or reject the potato crop of an entire nation.'

Contributors

Unknown: R. Murray Smith

: PIANO RECITAL

by Terence Beckles

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Beckles

: This Week's Composer

VIVALDI
Records of some of his sacred music

: THE DAILY SERVICE

On Jordan's bank (BBC H.B. 38) New Every Morning, page 61 Psalm 97 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 3, vv. 22-36
Jesus shall reign (BBC H.B. 460)

: ' SWEET SATURDAY NIGHT '

The voices of the original stars in a musical evening of sixty years ago
Introduced by Colin Maclnnes

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin MacLnnes

: RECOLLECTIONS OF QUEEN ALEXANDRA

by the Hon. Mrs. Mary Bell
Mrs. Bell, who was Maid of Honour to Queen Alexandra at the Coronation of 1902, recalls the formalities and gaieties of the Court at Windsor.
(The recorded broadcast of July 20 in the Third Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. Mary Bell

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture. The White Lady (Boieldieu):
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jean Martinon
Piano Concerto No. 2, in D minor
(MacDowelt): Vivian Rivkin (piano), Vienna State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Dean Dixon
Slavonic Dance No. 11. in F (Dvorak):
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Nicolai Maiko on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Jean Martinon
Piano: Vivian Rivkin
Unknown: Dean Dixon
Conducted By: Nicolai Maiko

: ON YOUR FARM

An agricultural weekly
W. H. Darling , who farms at Royston, Hertfordshire, talks about his recent study (as a Nuffield Scholar) of the sheep and grain industries in New Zealand and Australia
David Beal, Principal of Northampton Institute of Agriculture, discusses the most profitable time to lamb some of the common sheep breeds and crosses
P. A. Yeomans. an Australian, talks on the Keyline Plan of water conservation
News commentary by Leonard Amey
Chairman:
The ' On Your Farm ' Vet

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Darling
Unknown: P. A. Yeomans.
Commentary By: Leonard Amey

: The Weather

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

: Kenneth Horne insists that nothing is BEYOND OUR KEN

and to prove it
Kenneth Williams , Hugh Paddick
Betty Marsden , Ron Moody
Patricia Lancaster support him in a sort of radio show
(The recorded broadcast of July 29 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Ron Moody
Unknown: Patricia Lancaster

: EDMUNDO ROS

and his
Latin-American Orchestra
Produced by Frank Hooper

Contributors

Produced By: Frank Hooper

: MUSICAL ENCOUNTERS

Music from North America and Denmark
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Colin Davis

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Wednesday Matinee 'FAME AND MRS. ADAMS'

by Brock Williams and Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Produced by Betty Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Brock Williams
Unknown: Gilbert Hackforth-Jones
Produced By: Betty Davies
Mrs Adams: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Claire Adams: Beryl Calder
Hilda Adams: Sheila Manahan
George Adams: James Thomason
Donald: Frank Duncan
Leonard: Jeffrey Segal
Mr Sprules: Godfrey Kenton
Studio Representative: Peter Wilde
Charley: Harold Young

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh
Sentence: Confession; Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Preces; Responses (Tomkins) Psalm 89
First Lesson: Esther 6 and 7 Magnificat (Wood in C minor) Second Lesson: St. John 15
Nunc dimittis (Wood in C minor)
Creed; Lesser Litanv; Responses
(Tomkins)
Collects
Anthem: 0 pray for the peace of Jerusalem (Howells)
Prayers
The Grace
Organist and Master of Choristers,
F. G. Carter

Contributors

Unknown: F. G. Carter

: INDIAN SUMMER

Sitting-In: As an experienced grandmother, Isobel Marvin says there is no such thing. (BBC recording)
Opus 18 No. 2: Peter Quince remembers how he was first waylaid by Beethoven. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Marvin
Unknown: Peter Quince

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Younger Listeners
' The Adventures of Galldora '
Four more stories about Marybell's rag doll written for Children's Hour by Modwena Sedgwick told by Jo
3-' Galldora and the Big Business Man '
' Oh, Galldora,' said Marybell, ' you're a very naughty doll-I don't believe you listen to any of the lessons I give you. If you don't pay attention, I'll have to think of some other way of educating you.' And that was how it was that Galldora found herself one day in Marybell's father's brief-case.
5.20 ' The Barons' Hostage
An adventure serial in four parts by Geoffrey Trease
Adapted by the author from his book of the same name
3—' The Leopard Loose '
Produced by Graham Gauld
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rev. D. Jones-Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Modwena Sedgwick
Unknown: Geoffrey Trease
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Unknown: Rev. D. Jones-Davies
Hugo Best, who tells the story: Ivan Samson
Michael Vallier: Colin Campbell
Arlette de la Garde: Ysanne Churchman
Earl Simon de Montfort: Geoffrey Lewis
Countess de Montfort: Lydia Sherwood
Henry de Montfort, Simon's son: John Baddeley
Prince Edward: Noel Johnson
Thomas de Clare: Robin Lloyd
Lord Renfleld: Arnold Peters

: 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

: COUNTRY DANCING

from a West Country
Square Dance Party
Callers:
Nibs Matthews and Pat Shaw
Songs from
Tony and Peggy Palmer
Music by the Jolly Waggoners
Master of Ceremonies,
Bernard Fishwick
Produced by Brian Patten
From Yeovil, Somerset

Contributors

Unknown: Nibs Matthews
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Produced By: Brian Patten

: RADIO PORTRAITS

Rex Palmer introduces portraits in sound of famous broadcasting personalities compiled from the BBC library of recordings
C. H. Middleton
Produced by John Powell
(The recorded broadcast of July 22

Contributors

Introduces: Rex Palmer
Produced By: John Powell

: ' A FARAWAY COUNTRY'

The Munich Crisis of 1938 A documentary feature programme based on official records and on the recollections of those who endured or witnessed the ordeal of Czechoslovakia
Written by Francis Watson Produced by Robert Pocock

Contributors

Written By: Francis Watson
Produced By: Robert Pocock

: 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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