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: Lift Up Your Hearts: 5: All I have to do is dream

The Rev. Matthew Byrne on current popular songs.

(Recording of Friday'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.

: Morning Music

See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: 6: The Common Touch

The Rev. Matthew Byrne on current popular songs.
Repeated on Sunday at 7.50 a.m.


Speaker: The Rev. Matthew Byrne

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: From Our Own Correspondent

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it.

: Science Survey: Over and under the Pole

by Kenneth Glyn Jones.
(Recording of Friday's broadcast in Network Three)


Speaker: Kenneth Glyn Jones

: Franck: Sonata

played by Henriette Canter (violin), Natalia Karp (piano).
(BBC recording)
The second of three programmes of French violin and piano sonatas.
December 6: Ravel


Violinist: Henriette Canter
Pianist: Natalia Karp

: The Parthenon Didn't Light Up

McDonald Prain talks about some of the people and places he knew during a recent visit to Athens.


Speaker: McDonald Prain

: The Daily Service

Souls of Men (BBC H.B. 20)
New Every Morning, page 11
Psalm 66
St. John 14, vv. 15-31
The Lord's my Shepherd (BBC H.B. 480)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Fred Alexander and his Players


Musicians: Fred Alexander and his Players

: The Time and the Place

by Philip Levene.
[Starring] Clare Austin and Frank Partington

(Tuesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Writer: Philip Levene
Producer: Robin Midgley
Jennie: Clare Austin
Arthur: Frank Partington

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: A Popular Concert

by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Ronald Smith (piano)
Introduced by Charles Brewer.


Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Pianist: Ronald Smith
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 and Kenneth Williams
(The recorded broadcast of May 20 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

Harry Belafonte (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island.
Previously broadcast on October 6


Castaway: Harry Belafonte
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee: The Bronze Cat

An Edwardian fantasy for radio by John Graham.
[Starring] Mary Wimbush and David March


Writer: John Graham
Production: Audrey Cameron
Vincent Mulberry: David March
Wilhelm van Breit: John Bennett
Sir Gregory Thrush: Baliol Holloway
Miss Catherine Thrush: Beryl Calder
Mr. Pennyfeather: John Graham
Mrs. Mallet: Ella Milne
Bubastis: Mary Wimbush
Mr. Kensal Green: John Hollis
Forbes: Will Leighton
Inspector Drugget: Godfrey Kenton

: Music of the Masters

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie)
Conducted by Colin Davis


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Orchestra conducted by: Colin Davis

: Rita: Episode 6

A serial in six episodes adapted by Margaret Gore-Brown from the novel by Hamilton Aide.
[Starring] June Tobin
with Catherine Salkeld and Anthony Viccars
(BBC recording)

In order to escape the marriage with the Marquis d'Ofort into which her father is trying to force her, Rita has agreed to elope with Lord Rawdon.


Author: Hamilton Aide
Adapted by: Margaret Gore-Brown
Producer: R.D. Smith
Rita: June Tobin
Lord Rawdon: David March
Landlord: Leigh Crutchley
Miss Lateward: Catherine Salkeld
Betsy: Betty Linton
Mr. Rochford: Anthony Viccars
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages: Songs of Africa sung by schoolchildren in Uganda.
(Recording by courtesy of the Uganda Broadcasting Service)


Programme arranged by: J.M. Jones

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages
The Adventures of Mog Madoc: 1: The Grandstand Ticket
A series of new plays for broadcasting by Tudur Watkins.

In this adventure Mog and his friend Evans the Post are involved in an International Rugby Match between England and Wales.


Writer: Tudur Watkins
Production: Ifan O. Williams
Mog Madoc: Dillwyn Owen
Evans the Post: Brinley Jenkins
Mr. Peters: Leonard Mayo
John Meredith: Michael Browne
Erasmus Beynon: J. Hugh Jones
Policeman: D.L. Davies
Sergeant: Ieuan Rhys Williams
Gateman: Prysor Williams

: The Weather

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

: Sports Session

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.

Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment.

Introduced by Jacob de Vries.

6.50 app.-6.55 for the South Coast: Area sports results
(VHF: Rowridge, 92.9 Mc/s)


Presenter: Jacob de Vries

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist: Frederick Harvey (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.
The programme includes Waltz; Boston Twostep; Bradford Barn Dance; Hesitation Waltz; Square Tango; Polka
To be repeated on Friday at 12.15 p.m.


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Presenter: Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: The Week in Westminster

Jack Diamond, M.P., gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament.


Speaker: Jack Diamond

: In Town Tonight

(New edition) presents
London: Its People and its Visitors and 'Sing a Song of London' with Elton Hayes.
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann.
Produced by Charles Chilton who writes on page 6


Guitarist (Sing a Song of London): Elton Hayes
Presenter: Franklin Engelmann
Producer: Charles Chilton

: Variety Playhouse

Ted Ray introduces Variety Playhouse
with Variety Playhouse Pocket Theatre
Written by Jeremy Bullmore.
Starring Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert

Nidge of the News
A saga of Fleet Street.
With Ted Ray, Ronnie Barker, Patricia Hayes.

The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert)
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Ted Ray
Writer (Variety Playhouse Pocket Theatre): Jeremy Bullmore
[Actress]: Cicely Courtneidge
[Actor]: Jack Hulbert
[Actor] (Nidge of the News): Ted Ray
[Actor] (Nidge of the News): Ronnie Barker
[Actress] (Nidge of the News): Patricia Hayes
Guest: Peter Goodwright
Guest: John Cameron
Guest: Leonard Cassini
Guest: Ken Platt
Guest: Jacqueline Delman
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
Musicians: BBC Revue Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Antony Gilbert
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Incidental Music: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Robin Boyle
Continuity and press sketch: Terry Nation
Continuity and press sketch: John Junkin
Producer: Alastair Scott-Johnston

: Scrapbook for 1918

Written and compiled by Leslie Baily.
See top of page
(BBC recording)


Written and compiled by: Leslie Baily

: Horowitz (piano)

Music by Scarlatti, Schumann and Moszkowski on a gramophone record.


Pianist: Vladimir Horowitz

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Canon Roy McKay.


Prayers conducted by: The Rev. Canon Roy McKay

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

Pierre Pierlot (oboe)
Oiseau-Lyre Orchestral Ensemble
Conducted by Louis de Froment
Oboe Concerto in D minor (Albinoni)
Suite: Nobles Jeunesses (Georg Muffat)
Allegro from Oboe Concerto in C minor (Alessandro Marcello)
on gramophone records


Oboist: Pierre Pierlot
Musicians: Oiseau-Lyre Orchestral Ensemble
Musicians conducted by: Louis de Froment

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