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Speaker, C. A. Joyce


Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


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


'The Life of Faith '
A series of talks by Canon Roy McKay
1-Old men ought to be explorers


Unknown: Canon Roy McKay

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


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


Susan Tunnell (piano)
John Lawrenson (baritone)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Piano: Susan Tunnell
Baritone: John Lawrenson
Piano: Ernest Lush


HOW THINGS BEGAN. 6-Giant reptiles rule the world. Material compiled by Richard Palmer ; dramatic presentation by Honor Wyatt.


Unknown: Richard Palmer
Unknown: Honor Wyatt.


Be thou my guardian and my guide
(BBC H.B. 135)
New Every Morning, page 76 Psalm 130 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 11. vv. 45-57
Jesu, guide our way (BBC H.B.. 144)


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 in the Open Air: David Butler talks to some young people who work in farming.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: ' LeS soucis du bureau ': Aline Durand, deja débordée de travail, apprehende l'arrivée du nouveau directeur. Texte de Max Bellancourt.


Unknown: William Appleby
Talks: David Butler


(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis

: The Weather

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


Benno Moiseiwitsch
discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman


Unknown: Benno Moiseiwitsch
Produced By: Monica Chapman


PEOPLE. PLACES, AND THINGS. David the shepherd boy ': the Old Testament story retold for broadcasting in three parts by Jean Sutcliffe. 3-How David became King
2.0 THE music box, by Gordon Rey nolds.
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. Tchaikovsky: second of two illustrated talks ' by Charles Mackerras.
2.30 THE JACKSONS. Hidden Treasure. Script by Garry Lyle.
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. 'My Friend the Pig ' from ' The Book of a Naturalist' by W. H. Hudson


Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe.
Unknown: Gordon Rey
Unknown: Charles MacKerras.
Script By: Garry Lyle.
Unknown: W. H. Hudson

: Gordon Jackson James McKechnie in ' THE CONSTANT STAR'

The novel by George Blake made into a radio play by John Keir Cross
Other parts played by Joan Fitzpatrick
Derek Howat , Effle Morrison
Ian McCaig and Eileen McCallum
Flute played by John Wiggins
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
This is the story of the Oliphants, Julius and Mark, and of the women they married and the children they bred. But it is also a part of Clydeside history; of the vast change-over from sail to steam, of the coming of the first train, and of the great tea-clipper races. Here, too, is the tragedy of the cholera epidemic of last century.


Novel By: George Blake
Play By: John Keir Cross
Played By: Joan Fitzpatrick
Played By: Derek Howat
Played By: Effle Morrison
Played By: Ian McCaig
Flute: Eileen McCallum
Played By: John Wiggins
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Bob Rait: Eric Woodburn
John Dyce: Jameson Clark
Captain Ivie Oliphant: Andrew Keir
Grand-uncle Edward Oliphant: Ian Stewart
Julius Oliphant: Gordon Jackson
Mark Oliphant: James McKechnie
Grand-uncle Walter Oliphant: Bill Crichton
Aunt Sophie: Lorna Tarbat
Barbara Oliphant: Nora Laidlaw
Renten Cutler: Tony King
Aeneas Caldwell: Balfour Brown
Dr Walter Oliphant: Bryden Murdoch
Phoebe Craufurd: Toni McGettigan
George Leishman: Douglas Robin
Hospital orderly: John MacRitchie
The lady superintendent: Georgie Henschel

: Jan van der Gucht introduces THE FINE SONG FOR SINGING

with Pamela Woolmore
Stephen Manton
The Pavilion Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson


Unknown: Pamela Woolmore
Unknown: Stephen Manton
Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: Children's Hour

Brogeen of the Stepping-Stones: 4: On the Road with the Onion Woman
A dialogue story by Patricia Lynch.
(BBC recording)
Songs recorded by St. Clare's Primary School Choir Newry, Co. Down

5.30 For Children of Most Ages: Write me a Letter
The Children's Hour Correspondence Column of the air
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas.

5.50 The week's programmes


Writer (Brogeen of the Stepping-Stones): Patricia Lynch Producer (Brogeen of the Stepping Stones): Cicely Mathews
Singers (Brogeen of the Stepping Stones): St. Clare's Primary School Choir Newry, Co. Down
Narrator: Kathleen O'Donnell
Brogeen: H.J. Blaney
Carmel: Brenda Linden
Boy: Bill Trodden
Squirrel: Anne MacArtney
Onion Woman: Nita Hardie
Edited and introduced by (Write me a Letter): Adrian Thomas

: 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 Hoxton, North London
Stories of the Hoxton of forty years ago, recorded by the people who still live there; with some of the old street and music-hall songs.

(BBC recording)
See page 8

6.15-6.25 for the South Coast:

Area news and Weather summary
(VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s))


Compiled and narrated by (Hoxton, North London): Bob Walker
Compiled and narrated by (Hoxton, North London): Steve Allen
Producer (Hoxton, North London): Francis Dillon

: Music to Remember

John Russell introduces Music to Remember
Liverpool Music Group
(Leader, Peter Mountain)
Director, Fritz Spiegl
Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano)
Recorded before an invited audience at Heaton Hall, Manchester, by courtesy of the Manchester Corporation
(Josephine Veasey broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
Next week: BBC Scottish Orchestra and Choral Society conducted by Colin Davis with April Cantelo (Soprano), from Glasgow. First of two programmes introduced by Denis Stevens


Presenter: John Russell
Musicians: Liverpool Music Group
Leader, Liverpool Music Group: Peter Mountain
Director, Liverpool Music Group: Fritz Spiegl
Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Veasey

: People Talking: The Talking Streets

An impression of life and opinion in the back streets of a Northern city in the morning.


Research: Frank Shaw
Singer: Stan Kelly
Arranged and produced by: Denis Mitchell

: 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 1953)
(Next week: the first programme in a new series of 'The Goon Show')


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

: Plot on the Moon

A satire for broadcasting by Redmond Macdonogh.
The Time: Towards the end of the present century
Repeated on Monday, Nov, 10 at 3 p.m.


Writer: Redmond MacDonogh
Production: Val Gielgud
The Scientists: Herbert Holdern: Colin Gordon
The Scientists: Sergei Gluck: Anthony Jacobs
The Presidents: Robert E. Baron: Peter Claughton
The Presidents: Felix Porensky: Arthur Young
Security Omcers: Herman Kraut: George Merritt
Security Omcers: Gregor Schmidt: Philip Leaver
Security Omcers: Franz Hackenburger: Frederick Schiller
Security Omcers: Karl Pflugt: Godfrey Kenton
The Moon-People: An Old Man: Baliol Holloway
The Moon-People: A Girl: Annabel Maule
The Moon-People: A Girl: Sundry Insects
Other parts played by: Ronald Baddiley
Other parts played by: John Boddington
Other parts played by: John Bryning
Other parts played by: Denis Goacher
Other parts played by: Gabriel Woolf
Other parts played by: John Bennett
Other parts played by: Joan Matheson
Other parts played by: Eva Huszar
Other parts played by: Betty Baskcomb

: Ginette Neveu (violin)

with Jean Neveu (piano)
Burleska, Op 17 No. 4 (Suk); Tzigane (Ravel)
on gramophone records


Violinist: Ginette Neveu
Pianist: Jean Neveu

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

William Waterhouse (bassoon), Frederick Stone (piano)
(BBC recording)


Bassoonist: William Waterhouse
Pianist: Frederick Stone

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