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: Morning Music

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: Lift Up Your Hearts: The Life of Faith: 6: History is Now

Talks by Canon Roy McKay.
(To be repeated on Sunday at 7.50 a.m.)


Speaker: Canon Roy McKay

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news.

: Science Survey: Biochemistry: A Heroic Age

by Magnus Pyke, Ph.D., F.R.S.E.
(Recording of Friday's broadcast in Network Three)


Speaker: Magnus Pyke

: John Ireland

William Parsons (baritone), Frederick Stone (piano), John Davies (clarinet), Else Cross (piano)
Songs of a Wayfarer:
Memory; When daffodils begin to peer; English May; I was not sorrowful; I will walk on the earth
Fantasy-Sonata for clarinet and piano
Songs: I have twelve oxen; Sea fever; Hope the hornblower
(BBC recording)


Baritone: William Parsons
Pianist: Frederick Stone
Clarinettist: John Davies
Pianist: Else Cross

: Land of the Lion

John Hillaby describes some amusing and interesting encounters with lions, including the experience of an African who fell off his bicycle into the middle of a family of six of them.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: John Hillaby

: The Daily Service

Feast of All Saints
Who are these, like stars appearing? (BBC H.B. 236)
New Every Morning, page 96
Canticle 8 (Broadcast psalter)
Hebrews 11, v. 32, to 12. v. 2
O dear and heavenly city (BBC H.B. 251)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra


Musicians: Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

: Greenwich Time Signal; A Deal in Ostriches

by H. G. Wells.
(Tuesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Author: H. G. Wells

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Music for Millions

A popular concert by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Led by Frederick Parrington)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
William Armon (violin)
Introduced by Charles Brewer.


Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Frederick Parrington
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Violinist: William Armon
Presenter: Charles Brewer

: 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 May 13 in the Light Programme)


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

: Desert Island Discs

Hephzibah Menuhin (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have on a desert island.
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 26)


Castaway: Hephzibah Menuhin
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill: The Stranger

by Norman Edwards.


Writer: Norman Edwards
Harry: Charles Leno
Maxwell Manfred: Leigh Crutchley
Mike: John Cazabon
Dr. Simmonds: Harold Young
Mrs. Simmonds: Sylvia Coleridge

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill: The Man in the Ditch

by Jonathan Burke.

(BBC recordings)


Writer: Jonathan Burke
Plays produced by: John Gibson
Miriam Harker: Judy Bailey
Walter Harker: Gabriel Woolf
Phyllis: Hilda Schroder
Stephen: Harold Young
Charlie: John Bryning
Bert: Baliol Holloway
Children's Officer: John Boddington
Doctor: Peter Wilde
Proprietor: John Cazabon
Other parts: Members of the cast

: Music of the Masters

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Led by Ben Horsfall)
Conducted by George Hurst


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra led by: Ben Horsfall
Orchestra conducted by: George Hurst

: Rita: Episode 5

A serial in six episodes adapted by Margaret Gore-Brown from the novel by Hamilton Aide.
[Starring] June Tobin
with Sylvia Coleridge, Malcolm Graeme and Nicolette Bernard
(BBC recording)


Author: Hamilton Aide
Adapted by: Margaret Gore-Brown
Producer: R.D. Smith
Rita: June Tobin
Mrs. Percival: Sylvia Coleridge
Colonel Percival: Malcolm Graeme


For Children of Most Ages
'The Cruise of the Toytown Belle'
Part 1
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer
5.30 For Older Children
First Attempts
Young artists making their first broadcast
From Bangor:
James Williams introduces
The Choir of Grove Park Grammar School for Girls, Wrexham
Conductor, Mabel Wilfrid Jones
From Belfast:
Cicely introduces
Central Primary School
Percussion Band
From London:
Claire introduces
Terry O'Brien (violin)
Christopher Van Kampen (cello)
Anthony Hymas (piano)
David Oily (treble)
At the organ. Charles Smart


Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Conductor: Mabel Wilfrid Jones
Violin: Terry O'Brien
Cello: Christopher van Kampen
Piano: Anthony Hymas
Piano: David Oily
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Mr Growser: Ralph de Rohan
The Magician: Norman Shelley
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Inventor: Ivan Samson
Peter Brass: Ivan Samson

: 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 Rugby Union
Results and a summary of the highlights of major club fxtuies
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vriea


Introduced By: Jacob de Vriea


Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist:
Sidney Burchall (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Anniversary Twostep; Veleta: Donella Tango: Progressive Waltz; Barn Dance; Manhattan Blues


Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Sidney Burchall
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden


Hubert Ashton , M.C., M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament


Unknown: Hubert Ashton , M.C., M.P.

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

or ' The King of Barataria ' by Gilbert and Sullivan with chorus and orchestra Conductor, Isidore Godfrey


Conductor: Isidore Godfrey

: Ted Ray introduces VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

with Variety Playhouse Pocket Theatre starring Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert in ' A Matter of Taste ' written by Jack Hulbert
' Nidge of the News '
A saga of Fleet Street with Ted Ray
Ronnie Barker , Patricia Hayes
Jimmy Gay , Edgar Evans
Tollefsen, Jon Pertwee
Joyce Blackham
The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
(Continued in next column)
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: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Jimmy Gay
Unknown: Edgar Evans
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Unknown: Joyce Blackham
Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Music By: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Unknown: Terry Nation
Unknown: John Junkin
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Marjorie Westbury and Deryck Guyler in 'YOUNG MOTHER HUBBARD'

A comedy by Robert Kemp
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Archie Campbell


Comedy By: Robert Kemp
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Peggie, a secretary who tells the story: Ysanne Churchman
Commissionaire: Peter Claughton
Actors engaged in The Doults tele vision serial: Ted Gradeley: Eric Anderson
Actors engaged in The Doults tele vision serial: Una Gradeley: Virginia Winter
' Fruity ' Cummings: Deryck Guyler
Felicity: Judy Bailey
Nigel: William Eedle
Rory Erskine, a television producer: Denis Goacher
Mrs Hubbard, who writes The Doults: Marjorie Westbury
Big Bill Hutton, a television Big Shot: Tommy Duggan
Waiter: John Scott

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


Hermann Tottcher (oboe)
Ingrid Heiler (harpsichord)
Munich Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Carl Gorvin
Johann Stamitz
Oboe Concerto in C
Trio in A for orchestra on gramophone recorda


Oboe: Hermann Tottcher
Harpsichord: Ingrid Heiler
Conducted By: Carl Gorvin
Oboe: Johann Stamitz

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