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: Lift Up Your Hearts: 3: Make me as one of thy hired servants

The Rev. B.M.G. Reardon, Rector of Kelly in Devon comments on St. Luke 15, vv. 11-32.

(Recording of Wednesday's broadcast)


Speaker: The Rev. B.M.G. Reardon

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: Today

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

: Lift Up Your Hearts: 4: Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him

The Rev. B.M.G. Reardon, Rector of Kelly in Devon comments on St. Luke 15, vv. 11-32.

(To be repeated on Friday at 6.50 a.m.)


Speaker: The Rev. B.M.G. Reardon

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Truth to Tell

(BBC recordings)


Storyteller: Roy Redford
Storyteller: John Sturt

: Recital

Watson Forbes (viola), Josephine Lee (piano)


Viola: Watson Forbes
Pianist: Josephine Lee

: For the Schools: Music and Movement: I

by Rachel Percival.
(Tuesday's recorded broadcast)


Presenter: Rachel Percival

: The Daily Service

Beneath the cross of Jesus (BBC H.B. 301)
New Every Morning, page 26
Canticle 5 (Broadcast psalter)
St. John 16, vv. 16-24
It is a thing most wonderful (BBC H.B. 81)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Musicians: The Banjoliers
Banjoliers directed by: Jack Mandel

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools

Rhythm and Melody
by Gladys Whitred.
(BBC recording)

11.20 Geography: Canada: The Eskimos
(BBC recording)

11.40 Intermediate German: Johann Sebastian Bach in Potsdam
Manuskript von Else Johannsen-Wagner.
Am 11 Mai 1747 meldete eine Berliner Zeitung: "Aus Potsdam vernimmt man, dass daselbst verwichenen Sonntag der beruhmte Kapellmeister aus Leipzig, Herr J.S. Bach, eingetroffen ist".
(BBC recording)


Presenter (Rhythm and Melody): Gladys Whitred
Script (Geography): Ritchie Calder
Script (Intermediate German): Else Johannsen-Wagner

: Concert Hour

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

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

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. Midland Region: Round 2

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

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

: Mischa Elman (violin)

with Joseph Seiger (piano)
on a gramophone record


Violinist: Mischa Elman
Pianist: Joseph Seiger

: For the Schools

Adventures in English: The Garden: 2: Hatty
from "Tom's Midnight Garden" by Philippa Pearce.

2.20 Science and the Community: The Fight Against Germs: 8: Germs in Sewage

2.40 Stories from British History: The Earl's Cat: The Essex Rebellion


Author (Tom's Midnight Garden): Philippa Pearce
Script (Science and the Community): James McCloy
Script (Stories from British History): Jo Manton

: Grand Hotel

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist: Moreton Street
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Singer: Moreton Street

: Boarding School or Day School?

Malvern College
Donald Lindsay, Headmaster; Michael Theobald, Head Boy

Watford Grammar School
Harry Ree, Headmaster; John Mepham, Head Boy

Chairman, Walter James, Editor, The Times Educational Supplement

Whether or not to send a boy to boarding school is a difficult decision for parents to make. Many considerations must be taken into account, including family income, the temperament of the boy, and the circumstances at home. It may, however, be of assistance to parents in making a decision to hear the views of headmasters and head boys from both types of school.
(The recorded broadcast of September 29 in Network Three in the series 'Parents and Children')


Panellist (Malvern College): Donald Lindsay
Panellist (Malvern College): Michael Theobald
Panellist (Watford Grammar School): Harry Ree
Panellist (Watford Grammar School): John Mepham
Chairman: Walter James

: The Critics

Conducted by Paul Dehn.
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio: James Kennaway
Book: Elspeth Huxley
Art: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film: Roger Manvell
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Presenter: Paul Dehn
Theatre critic: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio critic: James Kennaway
Book critic: Elspeth Huxley
Art critic: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film critic: Roger Manvell

: Children's Hour

"Mouse House" by Rumer Godden.
Told by Jo.
Once upon a time there was a little mouse house. It was like a doll's house, but not for dolls, for mice. Its walls were painted red, with tines for bricks. Its roof was grey, with painted tiles and a red chimney. The roof lifted up, and in the house was a hall with a front door, a sitting-room, and a bedroom, each with a window. Over the front door was a notice that said, Mouse House.

5.25 For Older Listeners: The Conquest of the Continents: 2: Beckoning Horizons
Written in three parts by James Gleeson.
John Snagge narrates The Conquest of the Continents
The story, from the earliest times to the present day, of man's efforts to explore and develop the vast land masses of the world.


Writer (Mouse House): Rumer Godden
Writer (The Conquest of the Continents): James Gleeson
Narrator (The Conquest of the Continents): John Snagge
Producer: Graham Gauld

: 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 Town and Country
A magazine for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East.

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

: Music Tapestry

Ranken Bushby (baritone), Roger Lord (oboe), Edward Rubach (piano)
with the London Studio Players
Conducted by John Hollingsworth


Baritone: Ranken Bushby
Oboist: Roger Lord
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Musicians: The London Studio Players
Players conducted by: John Hollingsworth
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Thursday Play: The Second Man

by Edward Grierson.
[Starring] Rosalie Crutchley, Peter Coke and Peggy Thorpe-Bates

(The recorded broadcast of November 8, 1956, in the Home Service)


Writer: Edward Grierson
Producer: Norman Wright
Irvine: Peter Coke
Hesketh: Emerton Court
Belle: Annette Kelly
Serpell: Jack May
Fenney: Robert Sansom
Marion Kerrison: Rosalie Crutchley
Jaggers: Morris Sweden
Clive: Brian Haines
John Maudsley: Bruce Beeby
Perks: Haydn Jones
Judge: John Wyse
Kenyon: Ivan Samson
Jane Birman: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Thomas Oldfield: Leonard Trolley
Lord Benson: Martin Lewis
Marcus Green: Trevor Martin
Brooks: Eric Francis
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Matters of Moment

A programme in which a question of current concern or interest will be argued or investigated.

: Latin-American Way

featuring Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra.
(The Orchestra broadcasts by permission of Edmundo Ros' Club, London)


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra

: Poems

by Robert Frost.
Read by Bernard Braden.
(BBC recording)


Poet: Robert Frost
Reader: Bernard Braden

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

Raymond O'Connell (piano)
Sonata in G minor
Novelletten. Op. 21: No. 1 in F; No. 4 in D
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Raymond O'Connell

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