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: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today: First edition

A breakfast-time magazine.
followed by
Morning Music
See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: The Broad Way and the Narrow Way: 5: In his Will is our peace

by the Rev. Douglas Stewart.

Repeated on Saturday at 6.50 a.m.


Speaker: The Rev. Douglas Stewart

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Shopping List

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper.

(BBC recording)


Compiled and read by: Louise Davies

: Melody on the Move

See Light Programme

: Service for Schools

Father, hear the prayer we offer
(BBC Supplement 9: S.P. 487; P.H. 120: Tune, Gott will's machen)
Interlude: The Temptation of Jesus
Prayers: the Prayer for Today; the Lord's Prayer
Soldiers of Christ, arise (S.P. 641 and C.H. 534, both omitting v. 4; A. and M. 270. omitting v. 6; P. and H. 128. omitting v. 2 second part: Tune, St. Ethelwald)

: Recital

Patricia Flory (piano), Edward Darling (tenor), Josephine Lee (piano)


Pianist: Patricia Flory
Tenor: Edward Darling
Pianist: Josephine Lee

: For the Schools: Music and Movement II

by Marjorie Eele.
(Recording of Wednesday's broadcast)


Presenter: Marjorie Eele

: The Daily Service

All people that on earth do dwell (BBC H.B. 450)
New Every Morning, page 4
Psalm 96 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. John 6. vv. 60-71
O Lord, thou art my God and King (BBC H.B. 470)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Musicians: Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

: For the Schools

Time and Tune, by Kay Foster.
(BBC recording)

11.20 Current Affairs I
(BBC recording)

11.40 Talks for Sixth Forms: Recent Russian History: 2: The Russian Revolution
by M. Philips Price, M.P. (BBC recording)


Presenter (Time and Tune): Kay Foster
Speaker (Talks for Sixth Forms): M. Philips Price

: Scarlet in the City: 1: Regimental Headquarters of the Foot Guards

A series of four talks by Jocelyn Bradford.

Many factors contribute to London's military pageantry. They reach their zenith in the Queen's annual Birthday Parade on Horse Guards Parade.
Major Jocelyn Bradford, in this series of four talks, takes you to some well-known and some, at times, unconsidered aspects of this display of military splendour. Today in particular he tells of the origin of the five Regiments of Foot Guards, and about the trophies and treasures hidden in their Regimental Headquarters at Wellington Barracks.


Speaker: Jocelyn Bradford

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra, James Durban (bass-baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.
The programme includes Waltz; Boston Twostep; Midnight Tango; The Caledonians; Veleta; Crown Twostep


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

: The Weather

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

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Musicians: BBC Midland Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conducted by: Stanford Robinson

: For the Schools

Travel Talks: Norwegian Fishermen of the Lofoten Islands
(BBC recording)

2.20 The Bible and Life: St. Matthew's Gospel: 2: A Divided Family
(BBC recording)

2.40 Senior English I: Songberd's Grove: 2: The Battle Begins
by Anne Barrett, adapted for broadcasting by Charles Connell.


Script (Travel Talks): A. L. Lloyd
Script (The Bible and Life): Margaret Boys
Author (Senior English: Songberd's Grove): Anne Barrett
Adapter (Senior English: Songberd's Grove): Charles Connell

: Any Answers?

A radio correspondence column.
(Recording of Thursday's broadcast in the Light Programme)

: Francisco Cavez and his Latin-American Rhythm

with Stuart Gordon.
(Francisco Cavez and his Latin-American Rhythm are appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London)

Next week: Kings of the Keyboard


Musicians: Francisco Cavez and his Latin-American Rhythm
Singer: Stuart Gordon
Producer: Geoffrey Owen

: The Brains Trust

A sound recording of Sunday's television programme.
[With] Jacquetta Hawkes, Marghanita Laski, Professor A.J. Ayer, F.B.A., Noel Annan
Question-Master, Norman Fisher


Panellist: Jacquetta Hawkes
Panellist: Marghanita Laski
Panellist: Professor A.J. Ayer
Panellist: Noel Annan
Question-Master: Norman Fisher
Producer: John Furness

: Saint-Saens: Clarinet Sonata

played by Ulysse Delecluse (clarinet), Jacques Delecluse (piano).
on a gramophone record


Clarinetist: Ulysse Delecluse
Pianist: Jacques Delecluse


David tells
* The Story of the Treasure Seekers by E. Nesbit
(born August 19, 1858)
The adventures of the Bastable children in search of a fortune
1 — ' The Council of Ways and Means '
5.25 Tony Britton and Pat Pleasance in -' Lorna Doone '
The book by R. D. Blackmore dramatised for broadcasting in seven episodes by Ronald Gow
1-' The Warpath of the Doones '
Also taking part:
Douglas Leach and Clive Batchelor
Production by Mollie Austin


Unknown: E. Nesbit
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: Pat Pleasance
Unknown: Lorna Doone
Book By: R. D. Blackmore
Unknown: Ronald Gow
Unknown: Douglas Leach
Unknown: Clive Batchelor
Production By: Mollie Austin
John Ridd: Tony Britton
a boy J Barrie: John
John Fry: Richard Grant
John Fry,: Richard Grant
Mrs Ridd: Ruby Luscombe
Sir Ensor Doone: Carleton Hobbs
Counsellor Doone: Eric Anderson
Annie Ridd: Ysanne Churchman
Lorna Doone: Pat Pleasance
Betty Muxworthy: Ethel Coleridge
Lizzie Ridd: Margot Hole

: The Weather

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


6.15 Local news and London Stock Market report
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and Weather summary


followed by A weekend preview


Osian Ellis introduces a programme of harp music and songs


Introduces: Osian Ellis


Records of popular choirs including
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians
The Voices of Walter Schumann
The Roger Wagner Chorale The Michael Sammes Singers
.n favourite tunes of yesterday and today
Introduced by Andrew Timothy


Unknown: Fred Waring
Unknown: Roger Wagner
Singers: Michael Sammes
Introduced By: Andrew Timothy


Recorded excerpts from a public performance of readings of Dylan Thomas 's works given by Emlyn Williams at the Bishop Gore School, Swansea
(Originally broadcast in the Welsh Home Service on December 30, 1955)


Unknown: Dylan Thomas
Unknown: Emlyn Williams


William Armon
Vilem Tausky
Peter Katin
Part 1
From St. George's Hall, Bradford
Part 2 at 9.15 (Light)


Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Piano: Peter Katin


A twice-weekly survey of current affairs


Gloria Davy (soprano) Peter Gellhorn (piano)


Soprano: Gloria Davy
Piano: Peter Gellhorn


Being an evocation of Jack Jones old-time furnaceman and pianist
Written by Jack Raymond Jones with Prysor Williams , Evan Morgan
Ol,ive Michael ,Mari Richards
Harriet Lewis , D. C. Mills-Davies Michael C. Browne , Bruce Mayne
Production by John Griffiths


Unknown: Jack Jones
Written By: Jack Raymond Jones
Unknown: Prysor Williams
Unknown: Evan Morgan
Unknown: Ol,ive Michael
Unknown: Mari Richards
Unknown: Harriet Lewis
Unknown: D. C. Mills-Davies
Unknown: Michael C. Browne
Unknown: Bruce Mayne
Production By: John Griffiths
Jack Jones: John Darran
Ed,ie, his wife: Eileen Llewelyn Jones
Dai: D L Davies
Tom: Elwyn Williams
Narrator: Dillwyn Owen


Sonata in B flat (K.358)
Paul Badura-Skoda and Joerg Demus (piano duet) on a gramophone record


Unknown: Paul Badura-Skoda
Piano: Joerg Demus

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas


Geoffrey Gilbert (flute) Frederick Riddle (viola) Maria Korchinska (harp)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Harp: Maria Korchinska

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