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: A Thought for the Week

(BBC recording)


Speaker: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: Today: First edition

A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews.

: Interlude

: Lift Up Your Hearts: 1: Stupid Cupid

The Rev. Matthew Byrne on current popular songs.

Repeated on Tuesday at 6.50 a.m.


Speaker: The Rev. Matthew Byrne

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today: Second edition

Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition.
followed by
Melody on the Move
See Light Programme

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: Recital: Music from Wales

Joan Cohen (piano), Esme Lewis (soprano), Mabel Draper (piano)


Pianist: Joan Cohen
Soprano: Esme Lewis
Pianist: Mabel Draper

: For the Schools: How Things Began: 7: Living Things Change

(BBC recording)


Material compiled by: Richard Palmer
Dramatic presentation: Honor Wyatt

: The Daily Service

Awake our souls (BBC H.B. 300)
New Every Morning, page 99
Psalm 118 vv. 15-24
St. John 12. vv. 34-50
Oh happy band of pilgrims (BBC H.B. 335)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams)
Conductor, David Curry


Musicians: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry

: For the Schools

Singing Together
by William Appleby.

11.20 The World of Work: More Jobs in the Open Air
Herbert Hunter talks with a forester and a postman, and introduces recorded interviews made at a market garden.
(BBC recording)

11.40 Intermediate French: Une erreur tragique
tout Ie monde peut se tromper: mais lorsque Madame Durand, pharmacienne, fait une erreur, il importe de la reparer au plus vite. Texte d'Emile Harven.
(BBC recording)


Singer/presenter (Singing Together): William Appleby
Presenter (The World of Work): Herbert Hunter
Interviewee (The World of Work): A forester [name uncredited]
Interviewee (The World of Work): A postman [name uncredited]

: Concert Hour

BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Harold Clarke (flute)


Musicians: BBC Midland Orchestra
Leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conducted by: Leo Wurmser
Flautist: Harold Clarke

: The Weather

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

: Desert Island Discs

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


Castaway: Edmundo Ros
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: For the Schools

People, Places, and Things: Getting About - in 1891: Richard Chantrey goes into Kent
The first of three programmes about travel and transport in the past seventy years.

2.0 The Music Box
by Gordon Reynolds.
(BBC recording)

2.10 Orchestral Concerts
Concert on gramophone records
Polovtsian Dances (Prince Igor) (Borodin)
Promenade: Ballet of the Chickens (Pictures from an Exhibition) (Mussorgsky-Ravel)
Dance of the Tumblers (The Snow Maiden) (Rimsky-Korsakov)

2.30 The Jacksons: Uncle Bert Home Again
(BBC recording)

2.50 Prose and Verse Readings: Catching a Crocodile
from The Life of Mary Kingsley by Stephen Gwynn.


Script (People, Places, and Things): Freda Lingstrom.
Presenter (The Music Box): Gordon Reynolds
Script (The Jacksons): Phillip Mann
Author (Catching a Crocodile from The Life of Mary Kingsley): Stephen Gwynn

: Young Mother Hubbard

A comedy by Robert Kemp.
[Starring] Marjorie Westbury and Deryck Guyler

(Recording of Saturday's broadcast)


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

: The Fine Song for Singing

Jan van der Gucht introduces The Fine Song for Singing
with Margaret Ashton, John Hauxvell
The Pavilion Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey


Presenter: Jan van der Gucht
Singer: Margaret Ashton
Singer: John Hauxvell
Musicians: The Pavilion Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Reginald Kilbey
Producer: John Fawcett Wilson


* Brogeen of the Stepping Stones '
A dialogue story by Patricia Lynch
5-' The Jolly Beggarman '
Produced by Cicely Mathews
Songs to the Guitar by Roy Johnston


Story By: Patricia Lynch
Produced By: Cicely Mathews
Unknown: Roy Johnston
Narrator: Kathleen O'Donnell
Brogeen: H J Blaney
Onion Woman: Nita Hardie
The Man: Maurice O'Callaghan
Beggar: Jack Gavin
Driver: Charles Owens

: For Older Children

Now Showing in London
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays


Review By: Eric Gillett

: 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

: Today's Sport

: The Naturalist's London

David Lloyd James introduces recordings made at the London Natural History Society's Centenary Exhibition at the Royal Exchange


Introduces: David Lloyd James

: Denis Stevens introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

April Cantelo (soprano)
Alexander Young (tenor)
BBC Scottish Choral Society
BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie ) Conducted by Colin Davis
Music from the opera: Idomeneo
Before an invited audience in the BBC Studios. Broadcasting House, Glasgow


Tenor: Alexander Young
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Conducted By: Mozart


A group of Welsh people talk about a sudden religious change of heart they have experienced, and how it has influenced their way of life
Presented by Paul Ferris
Produced by Aled Vaughan


Presented By: Paul Ferris
Produced By: Aled Vaughan


with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan
Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Produced By: John Browell


: Faith Brook, Lyndon Brook Clare Austin, Phil Brown and Warren Stanhope in ' THE KIDDERS'

by Donald Ogden Stewart adapted for radio by Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced by Robin Midgley
See page 4


Unknown: Donald Ogden Stewart
Unknown: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Robin Midgley
Taxi-driver: David March
Agnes Potter: Faith Brook
Chase Allen: Bill Nagy
Jennie Potter Hughes: Clare Austin
Dan Hughes: Lyndon Brook
Eddie Sanborn: Warren Stanhope
Steve Bucknell: Phil Brown

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land area?


Christopher Bunting (cello)
Peter Wallfisch (piano)


Piano: Peter Wallfisch

: Close Down

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