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: Lift Up Your Hearts: 2: Lonesome Traveller

The Rev. Matthew Byrne on current popular songs.
(Recording of Tuesday's broadcast)


Speaker: The Rev. Matthew Byrne

: 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.

: Interlude

: Lift Up Your Hearts: 3: Don't Leave Me This Way

The Rev. Matthew Byrne on current popular songs.

(Repeated on Thursday at 6.50 a.m.)


Speaker: The Rev. Matthew Byrne

: 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

: The Russian Riviera

by Colin Jackson.
Mr. Jackson describes a holiday he recently spent at Yalta, one of the leading Russian summer resorts. He comments on the bathing and drinking problems of Russian holidaymakers, the popularity of military bands, and the present state of the famous conference hall which has been converted into a sanatorium for heart cases.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Colin Jackson

: Recital

Sally Ann Mays (piano), Laura Sarti (mezzo-soprano), Josephine Lee (piano)
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Sally Ann Mays
Mezzo-Soprano: Laura Sarti
Pianist: Josephine Lee

: The Daily Service

Lord of all being (BBC H.B. 11)
New Every Morning, page 1 Psalm 3 (Broadcast psalter)
St. John 13, vv. 16-30
A safe stronghold our God is still (BBC H.B. 297)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet


Musicians: The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools: Music and Movement II

by Marjorie Eele.
To be repeated on Friday at 9.55 a.m.


Presenter: Marjorie Eele

: For the Schools: French for Sixth Forms: Monsieur le medecin

Portrait professionel d'un medecin de campagne. Texte de Max Bellancourt.
(BBC recording)


Script: Max Bellancourt

: Music for Dancing

Requests from overseas listeners.
See Light Programme

: On Your Farm

An agricultural weekly.

For Poultry Keepers
W.N. Sweet, Manager of the Poultry Unit at a Research Centre in Oxfordshire, talks about experiments on high energy feeding.

Chicken Production: a report on the British Broiler Growers Association's Annual Conference.

Chairman, Hugh Finn


Speaker (For Poultry Keepers): W.N. Sweet
News commentary: Bryan Platt
Chairman: Hugh Finn

: The Weather

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

: Britannia Mews: 6: Transformation Scene

A novel by Margery Sharp.
Dramatised as a radio serial in eight parts by Thea Holme.
[Starring] Peggy Cameron
(The recorded broadcast of March 16 in the Light Programme)


Author: Margery Sharp
Dramatised by: Thea Holme
Producer: Wilfrid Grantham
Narrator: Joan Matheson
Adelaide: Peggy Cameron
Gilbert Lauderdale: Godfrey Kenton
Iris O'Keefe: Mary Wimbush
Mr. Bly: Owen Berry
Alice: Rosamund Greenwood
Freddy Baker: Frederick Treves
Dodo Baker: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Treff Culver: David Peel
Sonia Trent: Annabel Maule
The Blazer: Betty Baskcomb
Tommy Hitchcock: Peter Wilde
Other parts played by: Bernard Rebel
Other parts played by: Charles Hodgson
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: The Melody Lingers On

A record miscellany of music and song.
Introduced by Roy Williamson.


Presenter: Roy Williamson

: For the Schools

Let's Join In: Willie braves Ginger the Dinger
An amusing cat and mouse story by Mary M. Simpson.

2.20 Adventures in Music: The Emperor's New Clothes
The second of two illustrated talks by Matyas Seiber on the opera by Gyorgy Ranki.
(BBC recording)

2.40 Modern History: World War 2 in France: Dunkirk to D-Day


Writer (Let's Join In): Mary M. Simpson
Speaker (Adventures in Music): Matyas Seiber
Script (Modern History): Edgar Holt

: Wednesday Matinee Double Bill: Half Mile Off Shore

by Charles S. Thornton.


Writer: Charles S. Thornton
The Boatman: Peter Claughton
The Third Mate: Godfrey Kenton
The Chief Officer: John Bennett
The Master: George Merritt

: Wednesday Matinee Double Bill: The Whistle

by Aileen Burke and Leone Stewart.
(BBC recordings)

followed by an interlude at 3.50


Writer: Aileen Burke
Writer: Leone Stewart
Plays produced by: Charles Lefeaux
The Elf: Cyril Shaps
Detective-Sergeant Mike Andrews: Simon Lack
Susan Eldridge: June Tobin
Chief Inspector Levin: Frank Windsor
Rubber Duke: Frederick Treves
Bill: Rolf Lefebvre

: Choral Evensong

from Hereford Cathedral.
Confession: Sentences
The Lord's Prayer
Responses (Morley)
Psalms 27, 28. and 29
First Lesson: Ecclesiastes 5
Magnificat (Blow in the Dorian mode)
Second Lesson: Third Epistle of St. John
Nunc dimittis (Blow in the Dorian mode)
Creed; Lesser Litany; Collects
Anthem: God is gone up (Finzi)
Prayers: The Grace


Organist and Master of the Choristers: Melville Cook

: Indian Summer

Window Watching: Helen Salomon has established friendly relations with a certain sort of neighbour.
(BBC recording)

The Smug Family: another story from Kathleen Nesbitt.
(BBC recording)

Presented by Douglas Smith.


Speaker (Window Watching): Helen Salomon
Storyteller (The Smug Family): Kathleen Nesbitt
Presenter: Douglas Smith

: Children's Hour: For Older Children: Masquerade: 1: Lady in Distress

An eighteenth-century romance in six episodes by Aubrey Feist.

'And so we offer you a Masquerade.
'Tis all the mode. For oft your modern blade,
Seeking adventure or to woo the fair, Hides resolution 'neath the debonair.
Flippant he seems. Yet hearts can beat as high
In silken suits as in steel panoply.
But virtue's voice the venturer will chide, If simple honesty be not his guide... This tale of youth chasten'd by fortune's frown
May point a moral... and divert the town'.
Aubrey Feist writes on page 36


Writer: Aubrey Feist
Producer: David Davis
Julian Ashby: David Peel
Miranda Bellamy: Prunella Scales
Tom Bligh: Basil Jones
Chloe Nightingale: Elizabeth London
Faulkner Bellamy: Simon Lack

: Children's Hour

Children's Hour prayers
Conducted by the Provost of Coventry.

Building a Cathedral: 1: The architect who plans it


Prayers conducted by: The Provost of Coventry [Harold Williams]

: 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

: In the South-East: Fred Streeter Advises

A weekly talk to gardeners in the South-East.

6.15-6.25 for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary.
(VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s))


Speaker: Fred Streeter

: The Dancing English

visits Suffolk for a programme of folk songs and dances.
with Bob Roberts, Kay Graham, Dick Hewitt and the Waggoners Band.
Arranged and introduced by Kenneth Clark.
(BBC recording)
(Marjorie Shepherd and Kenneth Clark broadcast by permission of the English Folk Dance and Song Society)


Singer: Bob Roberts
Performer: Kay Graham
Performer: Dick Hewitt
Musicians: The Waggoners Band
Guest caller: Marjorie Shepherd
Arranged and introduced by: Kenneth Clark

: Julius Katchen

Impressions of the celebrated pianist presented, with records, by William Mann.


Presenter: William Mann

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. Midland region: Round 1

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions.

London: Cedric Cliffe, Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale

Midlands: Professor Thomas Bodkin, H. E. Howard
Quiz-Master, Gilbert Harding

(BBC recording)
Repeated on Thursday at 1.10


Contestant (London): Cedric Cliffe
Contestant (London): Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master (London): Lionel Hale
Contestant (Midlands): Professor Thomas Bodkin
Contestant (Midlands): H. E. Howard
Quiz-Master (Midlands): Gilbert Harding

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Ian Whyte


Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Orchestra conducted by: Ian Whyte

: North Region presents: The Fifty-One Society

At the first meeting of its 1958-1959 session the Society welcomes Tom Driberg, Television and radio critic of the New Statesman and invites him to discuss the question 'What Future for Sound Radio?'
Chairman, Niel Pearson
(BBC recording)


Guest: Tom Driberg
Chairman: Niel Pearson

: Italian Cabaret

Records of popular music presented by Paul Leach.


Presenter: Paul Leach

: The One That Nearly Got Away

by J. D. Jones, Curator of Carisbrooke Castle Museum.
Within a week of the discovery of the Gunpowder Plot, all except one of the conspirators had been killed or captured. Mr. Jones tells the story of Robert Winter, the one who nearly succeeded in escaping.


Speaker: J. D. Jones

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

London String Trio: Emanuel Hurwitz (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), Vivian Joseph (cello)
(BBC recording)


Violinist (London String Trio): Emanuel Hurwitz
Viola (London String Trio): Watson Forbes
Cellist (London String Trio): Vivian Joseph

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