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: Lift Up Your Hearts: 5: In his Will is our peace

(Recording of Friday's broadcast)

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Big Ben; News

: Morning Music

See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: The Broad Way and the Narrow Way: 6: I am the Way

by the Rev. Douglas Stewart.

(Repeated on Sunday at 7.50 a.m.)


Speaker: The Rev. Douglas Stewart

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news and its background.

: Melody on the Move

See Light Programme

: Science Survey: Taking Viruses to Pieces

by R. J. C. Harris, A.R.C.S., Ph.D. of the Division of Experimental Biology and Virology, Imperial Cancer Research Fund.
(Recording of Friday's broadcast in Network Three)


Speaker: R. J. C. Harris

: Brahms and Chopin

John Vallier (piano)

Intermezzo in B flat, Op. 76 No. 4
Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2
Capriccio in C. Op. 76 No. 8

Impromptu in A flat
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68 No. 4
(first performance of original version)
Three Preludes: E flat, No. 19: C minor. No. 20; A flat, Op. posth.


Pianist: John Vallier

: Cock Chit-Chat and Man Friday

A. W. Rowe grew up in St. Ives, Cornwall, and most of his family were sailors or fishermen. This is the last of three stories he tells about life in St Ives in the old days.

(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 14)


Speaker: A. W. Rowe

: The Daily Service

All creatures of our God and King (BBC H.B. 2)
New Every Morning, page 7
Psalm 65 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. John 7, vv. 1-13
Forth in thy name (BBC H.B. 406)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Musicians: The Banjoliers
Banjoliers directed by: Jack Mandel

: Greenwich Time Signal; Lord Mountdrago

A play by Paul Dehn.
Adapted from the short story by Somerset Maugham.
[Starring] Ralph Truman
(Friday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Author: Somerset Maugham
Adapted by: Paul Dehn
Lord Mountdrago: Ralph Truman

: The Eye-Witnesses

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Music for Millions

A popular concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra.
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Michael Krein (saxophone)
Introduced by Charles Brewer.
(BBC recording)


Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Saxophonist: Michael Krein
Presenter: Charles Brewer

: The Weather

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

: Hancock's Half-Hour

[Starring] Tony Hancock
(The recorded broadcast of April 15 in the Light Programme)


Tony: Tony Hancock

: Desert Island Discs

Wilfrid Hyde White (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island.

(Previously broadcast on July 14)


Castaway: Wilfrid Hyde White
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill: Saturday Afternoon

Adapted by H. Oldfield Box.
From a short story by Dorothy Whipple.


Author: Dorothy Whipple
Adapted by: H. Oldfield Box
Mrs. Thorpe: Ella Milne
Muriel: June Tobin
George: James Thomason
Inspector: Frank Windsor

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill: Burglar's Bounty

A comedy for radio by Redmond Macdonogh.
[Starring] Charles Leno and Miriam Karlin
(BBC recording)
(Miriam Karlin is in 'For Adults Only' at the Strand Theatre, London)


Writer: Redmond Macdonogh
Plays produced by: Betty Davies
Bill Bounty: Charles Leno
Mrs. Bounty: Miriam Karlin
Harry Bounty: Glyn Dearman
Archie de Woolfe: David March
Bank Manager: Philip Cunningham
Butler: James Thomason
Duke: Jeffrey Segal
Policeman: Frank Windsor

: Music of the Masters

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Led by Ben Horsfall)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Ben Horsfall
Orchestra conducted by: Stanford Robinson

: Rita: Episode 1

A serial in six episodes adapted by Margaret Gore-Brown.
From the novel by Hamilton Aide.

[Starring] June Tobin
with Gladys Young, Sylvia Coleridge, Malcolm Graeme
and Nicolette Bernard

(BBC recording)


Author: Hamilton Aide
Adapted by: Margaret Gore-Brown
Producer: R.D. Smith
Rita: June Tobin
Colonel Percival: Malcolm Graeme
Mrs. Percival: Sylvia Coleridge
Betsy: Betty Linton
Lady Greybrook: Nicolette Bernard
Aunt Mary: Gladys Young
Miss Lateward: Catherine Salkeld
Barley: Joe Sterne
Mr. Rochford: Anthony Viccars
M. Barac: Gerik Schjelderup


For Children of Most Ages
* The Conversion of Mr. Growser
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer
The Magician is asked by some of the prominent citizens of Toytown to turn Mr. Growser into a benevolent old gentleman. He is no mean Magician, ' but,' he says, ' I never attempt the impossible.' Listeners to Toytown will understand the Magician's reply, but nothing is too much for Larry ...
5.30 For Older Children
First Attempts
Young artists making their first broadcast
From Edinburgh:
Kathleen introduces the Hawick Boys' Brigade Pipe Band
Pipe-Major, Robert Short
From Manchester:
Herbert introduces
Billy Leary (violin)
Accompanist, Mabel Hardy
From London:
Claire introduces
Sheila Moir (piano)
At the organ, Charles Smart


Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Unknown: Robert Short
Violin: Billy Leary
Accompanist: Mabel Hardy
Piano: Sheila Moir
NarratorLambe: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
Mr Growser: Ralph de Rohan
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Magician: Stephen Jack

: The Weather

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



Results, reports, and reviews of the day's outstanding events
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 selected games
Minor Leagues
Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, Kent, and Southern Leagues
6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results and a summary of the highlights of major club fixtures
A report on the Gleneagles Hotel Amateur - Professional Foursomes Tournament
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries


Introduced By: Jacob de Vries


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Margot Andersen (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
Including: Waltz; Progressive Barn Dance; Square Tango; Oriental Mazurka; La Rinka; On Leave Fox-trot ; La Mascotte; Dinkie Onestep


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Margot Andersen
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: George Baker introduces records of The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company (by permission of Bridget D'Oyly Carte) in scenes from ' IOLANTHE '

or The Peer and the Peri' by Gilbert and Sullivan
Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor, Isidore Godfrey


Conductor: Isidore Godfrey
The Lord Chancellor: Martyn Green (baritone)
The Earl of Mountararat: Eric Thornton (bass)
Earl Tolloller: Leonard Osborn (tenor)
Private Willis, of the Grenadier Guards: Fisher Morgan (bass)
Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd: Alan Styler (baritone)
Fairy Queen: Ella Halman (contralto)
lolanthe, a fairy, Strephon's mother: Ann Drummond-Grant
Celia Joyce: Hill (soprano)
Leila: Yvonne Dean (mezzo-Soprano)
Phyllis, an Arcadian shepherdess and ward -in-Chancery: Margaret Mitchell (soprano)

: Ted Ray introduces VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

with Variety Playhouse Pocket Theatre starring Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert in ' Five Women and Mr. Frith '
2—' Mrs. Benson '
Written by Jeremy Bullmore
' Nidge of the News ' A saga of Fleet Street with Ted Ray, Ronnie Barker, Patricia Hayes
Guests: Billy Burden , Frederick Harvey
Marion Lowe , Osian Ellis
Jewel and Warriss
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Incidental music by Edwin Braden
Announcer, Robin Boyle
Continuity and press sketch by Terry Nation and John Junkin
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston


Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Written By: Jeremy Bullmore
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Billy Burden
Unknown: Frederick Harvey
Unknown: Marion Lowe
Unknown: Osian Ellis
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Music By: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Terry Nation
Unknown: John Junkin
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston


: The Rt. Hon. Viscount Hailsham, Q.C.

A Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Conservative Party


Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Viscount Hailsham

: Saturday-Night Theatre Noël Coward Festival

Maxine Audley ,Robert Eddison Malcolm Keen , Heron Carvic in ' THE QUEEN
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham


Unknown: Maxine Audley
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: Malcolm Keen
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Nadya: Maxine Audley
Sabien: Heron Carvic
Zana: Eva Huszar
General Krish: Malcolm Keen
Miss Phipps: Beryl Calder
Court Usher: John Bryning
Prince Keri of Zalgar: Robert Eddison
The Grand Duchess Emilie of Zalgar: Sylvia Coleridge

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


The Litany sung to the music of Thomas Tallis


Unknown: Thomas Tallis

: Close Down

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