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: Bright and Early

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor, Frank Cantell
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Morning Music

See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: A Structure of God's Design (1 Corinthians 3, v. 9): 6: The Cornerstone

A series of talks by Father Louis Hanlon.


Speaker: Father Louis Hanlon

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: From Our Own Correspondent

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

: The Little Black Bantam

by A. W. Rowe.
A. W. Rowe grew up in St. Ives, Cornwall, and most of his family were sailors or fishermen. This is the second of three stories about life in St. Ives in the old days.
(The recorded broadcast of August 7)
Next Saturday: Cock Chit-Chat and Man Friday


Speaker: A. W. Rowe

: Eighteenth-Century Music

The Tancibudek Trio: Trevor Jones (recorder), Jiri Tancibudek (oboe), John Champ (harpsichord)
(BBC recording)


Recorder: Trevor Jones
Oboist: Jiri Tancibudek
Harpsichordist: John Champ

: Mother of Nine

'There was something about mother when she was on the warpath....'
There was, indeed. David Scott Blackball recalls that her word was law-and yet she spoiled all nine of them.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: David Scott Blackball

: The Daily Service

Beloved, let us love (BBC H.B. 373)
New Every Morning, page 93
Psalm 119, part 7 (Broadcast psalter)
St. John 6, vv. 15-27
For the beauty of the earth (BBC H.B. 272)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Strings in Rhythm
Directed by Henry Croudson


Musicians: Strings in Rhythm
Musicians directed by: Henry Croudson

: Music Market

Tunes for sale from Ulster.
See Light Programme

: News Summary; The Man and His Music

A mosaic of melody woven from the life and tunes of Frank Loesser.
See Light Programme


Composer: Frank Loesser

: The Ted Heath Show

Ted Heath and his Music
with Tricia Payne, Bobbie Britton.


Presenter/bandleader: Ted Heath
Musicians: Ted Heath and his Music
Singer: Tricia Payne
Singer: Bobbie Britton
Producer: John Hooper

: Sound-Track Serenade

A programme of film music compiled and introduced by Gordon Gow.
Including excerpts from: 'Carmen Jones', 'Ice Cold in Alex', 'The March Hare' and the voices of Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, LeVern Hutcherson, Olga James and Gordon MacRae.



Compiled and introduced by: Gordon Gow
Programme edited and produced by: Alfred Dunning

: The Weather

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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

Written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
[Starring] Tony Hancock
featuring Sidney James, Bill Kerr, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams
(The recorded broadcast of April 8 in the Light Programme)


Writer: Alan Simpson
Writer: Ray Galton
Producer: Tom Ronald
[Actor]: Tony Hancock
[Actor]: Sidney James
[Actor]: Bill Kerr
[Actress]: Hattie Jacques
[Actor]: Kenneth Williams

: Desert Island Discs

Jean Pougnet (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island.

(Previously broadcast on July 21)


Castaway: Jean Pougnet
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee presents: This Year - Next Year

by Lionel Brown.
[Starring] Joan Swinstead

(The recorded broadcast of April 3, 1955, in the Light Programme)


Writer: Lionel Brown
Producer: David H. Godfrey
Paddy Armitage: Geoffrey Matthews
Nick Redwood: Olaf Pooley
Clare Armitage: Margaret Ward
Martin Armitage: Cyril Shaps
Dr. Julian Ross: Roderick Lovell
May Ross: Janet Burnell
Mrs. Armitage: Courtney Hope
Patricia Armitage: Joan Swinstead
Nurse Page: Annabel Maule

: The Saturday Concert

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by George Hurst


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Orchestra conducted by: George Hurst

: On Holiday

Reminiscences of holidays in the past.
A programme of recordings from the BBC Library.
Introduced by David Lloyd James.
(The recorded broadcast of Sept. 19)


Presenter: David Lloyd James
Producer: Harold Rogers

: Children's Hour

The Magic Blackboard
A story by Esther Wallace.
told by Claire.
(BBC recording)

5.15 The Ruttledge Inheritance
by Anthony C. Wilson.


Writer (The Magic Blackboard): Esther Wallace
Writer (The Ruttledge Inheritance): Anthony C. Wilson
Production (The Ruttledge Inheritance): Josephine Plummer
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry, his cousin: Patricia Hayes
Mr Bones: Leslie Perrins
Ken Freeman: Trader Faulkner
Eddy Freeman: Leon Peers
Mr. Fox (of Fox and Muspratt, Solicitors): Deering Wells
Haynes: Eric Lugg
Nursing-home sister: Gladys Spencer
Mr. Pinny: Frank Atkinson
Mrs. Pinny: Joan Clement Scott
Inspector Martin: Preston Lockwood

: The Weather

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

: Town and Country: Sports Session

6.15 Racing and Association Football Results

Association Football
A review of this afternoon's matches and eye-witness accounts of games in which teams from South-East England are concerned.

Minor Leagues
Results of matches played by South-Eastern clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, Kent, and Southern Leagues.

6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results of important games and special reports and comments on selected matches in which clubs in South-East England are concerned.

A report on the highlights of the match between England and Finland at the White City.

The latest news about the America's Cup races at Newport, Rhode Island.

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

6.50 app.-6.55 for the South Coast: Area sports results
(VHF: Rowridge, 92.9 Mc/s)


Presenter: Jacob de Vries

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist, James Durban (bass-baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.
The dances include: Waltz; Boston Twostep; Midnight Tango; Kingsway Saunter; The Caledonians; Veleta; Crown Twostep
To be repeated on Friday at 12.15


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Bass-Baritone: James Durban
Presenter: Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: The Pirates of Penzance

or 'The Slave of Duty'
See foot of page and page 3

: Variety Playhouse

Ted Ray introduces Variety Playhouse
with Variety Playhouse Pocket Theatre

Five Women and Mr. Frith: 1: The Girl in the Hut
Written by Jeremy Bullmore.
Starring Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert

Nidge of the News
A saga of Fleet Street.
with Ted Ray, Ronnie Barker, Patricia Hayes.

The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(BBC recording)
(Adele Leigh is appearing in "Large as Life" at the London Palladium)
See page 5


Presenter: Ted Ray
Writer (Five Women and Mr. Frith): Jeremy Bullmore
[Actress]: Cicely Courtneidge
[Actor]: Jack Hulbert
[Actor] (Nidge of the News): Ted Ray
[Actor] (Nidge of the News): Ronnie Barker
[Actress] (Nidge of the News): Patricia Hayes
Guest: Len Martin
Guest: James Johnston
Guest: Adele Leigh
Guest: Peter Katin
Guest: Leslie Randall
Guest: Joan Reynolds
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Incidental music: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Continuity and press sketch by: Terry Nation
Continuity and press sketch by: John Junkin
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Haul for the Shore

A comedy by Jean McConnell.
Adapted and produced by Patrick Dromgoole.
(BBC recording)
(Constance Chapman broadcasts by permission of Rupier Players Ltd.)


Author: Jean McConnell
Adapter/Producer: Patrick Dromgoole
Sarah Trowt: Constance Chapman
Jem Burden: Hedley Goodall
Richard Pengelly: Anthony Newlands
Polly Ipplepen: Margaret Tyzack
The Rev. Leslie Fox: William Devlin
Petrock Pook: Lewis Gedge
P.C. William Widdon: Frank Shelley
Maisie: June Barrie
Dr. Volumina Clifford: Vera Meazey
First Visitor: Paul Lorraine
Second Visitor: Eric Thompson
Villager: Denis Raymond

: Lyadov: Eight Russian Folk Songs

played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Nicolai Maiko
on a gramophone record


Musicians: The Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Nicolai Maiko

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. John Owen Jones.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. John Owen Jones

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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