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Speaker, C. A. Joyce


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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


First edition
A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews followed by MORNING MUSIC


' The Broad Way and the Narrow Way ' by the Rev. Douglas Stewart
1—Let's be broad-minded


Unknown: Rev. Douglas Stewart

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: Today

Second edition
Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition, followed by Melody on the Move


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


George Hancock (baritone)
Roger Lord (oboe)
Josephine Lee (piano)


Baritone: George Hancock
Oboe: Roger Lord
Piano: Josephine Lee


HOW THINGS BEGAN. 2-Why Fossils Are Found on Land. Material compiled by Richard Palmer ; dramatic presentation by Honor Wyatt . (BBC recording


Unknown: Richard Palmer
Presentation By: Honor Wyatt


Feast of St. Michael and All Angels
Stars of the morning (BBC H.B. 238) New Every Morning, page 96
Psalm 91. vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) 2 Kings 6, vv. 8-17
Around the throne of God (BBC H.B.


Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry


Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry


SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. Jobs with People: Herbert Hunter talks with young workers about their jobs. (BBC recording)
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. ' Une journee fatigante.' Nos auditeurs feront la connaissance de Madame Durand , pharmacienne, et de ses enfants Aline et Maurice. Texte d'Emile Harven .


Unknown: William Appleby
Talks: Herbert Hunter
Unknown: Madame Durand
Unknown: D'Emile Harven


(Led by Ben Horsfall )
Conducted by George Hurst


Unknown: Ben Horsfall
Conducted By: George Hurst

: The Weather

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


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


Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman


PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS. The Engine Driver: the second of three programmes about people who work for us. Script by Maurice Whitbread
2.0 THE MUSIC box, by Gordon Reynolds.
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. Borodin: an illustrated talk by Donald Leggat.
2.30 THE JACKSONS. Harry gets a Rise. Script by Charles E. Stidwill. (BBC recording)
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. The Battle of Otterburn,' from ' A Book of Narrative Verse ' compiled by V. H. Collins


Script By: Maurice Whitbread
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds.
Talk By: Donald Leggat.
Script By: Charles E. Stidwill.
Unknown: V. H. Collins


for the Blind from Witham Friary Parish Church, Somerset; conducted by the Rev. Arthur Ringwood , Vicar of St. Augustine's, Swindon. Preacher, the Rev. H. G. Bawtree -Williams, Vicar of Witham Friary
Lead me, Lord (S. S. Wesley)
Come, ye thankful people (A. and M.
Exhortation: Confession; Absolution Versicles and Responses Psalm 65
First Lesson: Joel 2, vv. 21-27
Second Lesson: St. Luke 12, vv. 22-34
Nunc dimittis
Creed; Responses; Collects
Anthem: 0 praise the Lord (
John Weldon )
Prayers and the Grace
We plough the fields (A. and M. 383) Address
Praise, my soul (A. and M. 298) Blessing
Organist. the Rev. H. G. Bawtree-Williams


Unknown: Rev. Arthur Ringwood
Unknown: Rev. H. G. Bawtree
Unknown: John Weldon
Unknown: Rev. H. G. Bawtree-Williams

: Miles Malleson in 'MR. BUTTERS WRITES A NOTICE'

by Gale Pedrick
Characters in order of speaking:
Production by H. B. Fortuin
(: a new production of the play originally broadcast in the Light Programme in 1950)


Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Production By: H. B. Fortuin
Wragg: Frederick Treves
Mr Folly: Arthur Young
Mr Russel: Hugh Manning
Mr Buyers: Miles Malleson
Sergeant: John Bennett
Constable: Philip Cunningham
Captain Gainsborough: Roger Snowdon
Lilla Kimberley: Cecile Chevreau
Major Northsea: John Cazabon
Chancellor: Jeffrey Segal

: Jan van der Gucht introduces THE FINE SONG FOR SINGING

with Joan Bramhall , John Mitchinson
The Pavilion Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Joan Bramhall
Unknown: John Mitchinson
Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Children's Hour

For Younger Listeners
The Crock of Gold
A play by Gwen Pierce.
Based on a Welsh folk tale.

5.30 For Listeners of Most Ages
The Hope of Glory
Written and introduced by F.R. Buckley.
A programme about the boyhood of Lord Nelson to mark the bicentenary of his birth at Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk, on September 29, 1758.

5.50 The week's programmes


Writer (The Crock of Gold): Gwen Pierce
Production (The Crock of Gold): Evelyn Williams
Ifan, the miller: Dic Hughes
Marged, his wife: Nesta Harris
Gwyn: Norman Owain Williams
Morgan, the smith: Charles Williams
Madoc, the tinker: Idris Gruffydd
Elfin King: Frederick Taylor
First Elf: Gwilym Owen Writer/Presenter (The Hope of Glory): F.R. Buckley
Producer (The Hope of Glory): Graham Gauld

: The Weather

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

: In the South-East

6.15 Local news and London Stock Market report

6.30 Today's sport

6.35 Band of the Essex Regiment
Bandmaster, Mr. R. W. Brown
(A shortened version of the recorded broadcast of August 11)

6.45 Election of the new Lord Mayor of London
An edited recording of today's ceremony in Guildhall.
The scene described by Wynford Vaughan Thomas.

6.15-6.25 for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary
VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s)


Musicians: Band of the Essex Regiment
Bandmaster (Band of the Essex Regiment): R. W. Brown
Commentator (Election of the new Lord Mayor of London: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: Music to Remember

John Russell introduces Music to Remember
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Maria Donska (piano)
Before an invited audience at Nuffield House, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham.
(October 13: BBC Scottish Orchestra, Max Rostal (violin): from Glasgow)


Presenter: John Russell
Musicians: BBC Midland Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conducted by: Leo Wurmser
Pianist: Maria Donska

: Flies So-Called

Written and produced by Nesta Pain.
The brief glory of the mayfly; the quiet horror of the tachinid larva's meal; the strange and seemingly resourceful courtship procedure of the empid fly.

(BBC recording)
(Michael Hordern broadcasts by permission of the Directors of the Old Vic Trust)


Writer/Producer: Nesta Pain
Music composed and conducted by: Antony Hopkins
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Commentator: Duncan Carse
Dr. Muffet: Lionel Harris
Naturalist: Heron Carvic
Melin: Gordon Chater

: The Goon Show

with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray.

(BBC recording: a new presentation of a programme first broadcast in 1954)


Script: Spike Milligan
Producer: Charles Chilton
Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Comedian: Spike Milligan
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade

: Noel Coward Festival: The Vortex

See above and page 7


Author: Noel Coward

: Straight from Conference

Today's events at the Labour Party Conference at Scarborough are the subject of this evening's debate between Maurice Edelman, M.P. (Labour) and Geoffrey Rippon, M.P. (Conservative).
Recorded extracts of many of the speeches will be heard.


Panellist (Labour): Maurice Edelman
Panellist (Conservative): Geoffrey Rippon

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

Late weather forecast for land areas.

: Music at Night

Barry Tuckwell (horn), Frederick Stone (piano)
(BBC recording)


Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Pianist: Frederick Stone

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