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: Lift Up Your Hearts: 5: The elder son was angry, and would not go in

The Rev. B.M.G. Reardon comments on St. Luke 15. vv. 11-32.

(Recording of Friday's broadcast)


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

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Morning Music

See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: 6: Thy brother was dead, and is alive again

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

Repeated on Sunday at 7.50 a.m.


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

: 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: Watching the Sun

by Mervyn Ellison, SC.D., Professor of Astronomy in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
(Friday's recorded broadcast in Network Three)


Speaker: Mervyn Ellison

: Song Recital

Wilfred Brown (tenor), Gordon Clinton (baritone), Clifton Helliwell (piano)
(BBC recording)


Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell

: Acting with Irving and Ellen Terry

by Beatrice Forbes-Robertson.
The speaker, who is a niece of Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson, went on tour as the youngest member of Sir Henry Irving's company in the autumn of 1900.
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 17)


Speaker: Beatrice Forbes-Robertson

: The Daily Service

All hail the power of Jesus' name (BBC H.B. 118)
New Every Morning, page 33
Psalm 20 (Broadcast psalter)
St. John 17, vv. 1-11
Jesu, our hope (BBC H.B. 126)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra


Musicians: Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra

: They

by Rudyard Kipling.
[Starring] Hester Paton Brown and Richard Hurndall
(Tuesday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme)


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Miss Florence: Hester Paton Brown
Driver: Richard Hurndall

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Saturday Concert Hall

Music for Everybody.
played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
with Ian Black (oboe).
Introduced by Charles Brewer.


Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Oboist: Ian Black
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 27 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

Alicia Markova (in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have on a desert island.
(Previously broadcast on Sept. 23)


Castaway: Alicia Markova
Presenter: Roy Plomley

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill: Secret Message

by Iain Mackenzie.
Adapted from the short story by Charles Gibbs-Smith.


Author: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Adapted by: Iain Mackenzie
Group-Captain (John): Rolf Lefebvre
Adjutant (Peter Ainslie): John Graham
Diana Harvey: Joan Matheson
Wing-Commander Harvey (Jack): Frank Windsor
Adam: Kenneth Collins
Jones: John Graham
Grandfather: James Thomason
Mrs. Watson: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Mrs. Baynes: Hilda Schroder
Corporal: John Hollis
Sergeant: Frederick Treves

: Saturday Matinee Double Bill: Save the Standard

by Victor Lucas.

(BBC recordings)


Writer: Victor Lucas
Plays produced by: Charles Lefeaux
Fred: John Hollis
Councillor Harry Henderson: Godfrey Kenton
Lavinia Dane: June Tobin
Councillor Bessie Watson: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Harry Battersbee: Deryck Guyler
Mr. Tansley: Frederick Treves
Miss Grant: Sylvia Coleridge
Miss Danby: Ella Milne

: Music of the Masters

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie)
Conductor, Ian Whyte


Musicians: BBC Scottish Orchestra
Orchestra leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: Namesake Towns: 1: Newcastle upon Tyne, England and Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Radio bridges 12,000 miles of ocean to bring together representative citizens of these two namesake towns.

From Newcastle, England: Esther McCracken, Sir Claude Gibb, John McNair, Robert Tindall

From Newcastle, Australia: Joan Cairnes, D. L. McLarty, Professor Renwick, Dr. Howard Warner

- meet in a friendly exchange of knowledge about each other's town and country, and talk about their own work and interests as they reflect the life of the towns.
Chairmen, David Griffin and Wynford Vaughan Thomas
This programme, which is arranged in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, is produced jointly by the ABC and the BBC

(The recorded broadcast of Nov. 8 in the BBC's General Overseas Services)


Panellist (Newcastle, England): Esther McCracken
Panellist (Newcastle, England): Sir Claude Gibb
Panellist (Newcastle, England): John McNair
Panellist (Newcastle, England): Robert Tindall
Panellist (Newcastle, Australia): Joan Cairnes
Panellist (Newcastle, Australia): D. L. McLarty
Panellist (Newcastle, Australia): Professor Renwick
Panellist (Newcastle, Australia): Dr. Howard Warner
Chairman: David Griffin
Chairman: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Programme compiled by: John P. Wynn
Producer in Australia: Keith Adam
Producer in England: Joan Clark

: Children's Hour

For Listeners of Most Ages: Father Mole-Cricket: 2
A Malayan legend very freely adapted for broadcasting by Willis Hall.
In which Father Mole-Cricket is sent to the war.

5.25 For Older Children: I Want To Be...: A Laboratory Technician
Written by Frederick Laws.
A series of programmes about careers for boys and girls.


Adapter (Father Mole-Cricket): Willis Hall
Producer (Father Mole-Cricket): Graham Gauld
Father Mole-Cricket: Oliver Burt
Mrs. Mole-Cricket: Courtney Hope
Master Mole-Cricket: Leonard Monaghan
Indera Maya: Geoffrey Lewis
Chancellor: Arnold Peters
Sergeant: John Baddeley
Corporal: Denis Folwell
Storyteller: Bernadette Hodgson
Writer (I Want To Be...): Frederick Laws
Producer (I Want To Be...): Claire Chovil

: 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 F.A. Cup and League 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 are invited to 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: Margaret Eaves (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson.

The programme includes: Marine Fourstep: Lilac Waltz; Tango Fascination; Saunter: Imperial Jubilee Waltz; Liberty Twostep
(To be repeated on Friday at 12.15)


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Soprano: Margaret Eaves
Presenter: Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: The Week in Westminster

Sir John Barlow, Bt., M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament.


Speaker: Sir John Barlow

: In Town Tonight

London: Its People and its Visitors and 'Sing a Song of London' with Elton Hayes.
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann.


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)
(John Hargreaves broadcasts by permission of the Sadler's Wells Opera Company)


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: Nicholas Parsons
Guest: John Hargreaves
Guest: Alan Loveday
Guest: Bernard Miles
Guest: Victoria Sladen
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

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents: The Celebrated Mr. Barrington

A play for radio by Rex Rienits.
[Starring] Allan McClelland, James Thomason, June Tobin
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Monday at 3.0


Writer: Rex Rienits
Producer: Wilfrid Grantham
George Barrington: Allan McClelland
Captain Malley: Will Leighton
Governor Hunter: John Graham
Charles: Peter Claughton
Robert: Ronald Baddiley
Lucy: Sheila Manahan
Peg: Barbara Greenhalgh
John Price: John Bryning
Captain Hudson: Hugh Manning
Lord Kildare: Denis Goacher
Harry James: James Thomason
Lady Draper: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Sir William Draper: Denis McCarthy
Lord Mexborough: Frederick Treves
Elizabeth West: June Tobin
Prince Orloff: Bernard Rebel
Other parts played by: Owen Berry
Other parts played by: P.G. Stephens
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by Father Patrick McEnroe.
with the Barlow Singers conducted by Michael Callaghan


Prayers conducted by: Father Patrick McEnroe
Singers: The Barlow Singers
Singers conducted by: Michael Callaghan

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

Late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night: Brahms Sonata No. 1 in G

Played by Szymon Goldberg (violin), Artur Balsam (piano) on a gramophone record.


Violinist: Szymon Goldberg
Pianist: Artur Balsam

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