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: Lift Up Your Hearts: Tiresome Types: 2: The Touchline Expert

Talks by the Rev. A.E. Gould.

(Recording of Tuesday's broadcast)


Speaker: The Rev. A.E. Gould

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Today

A breakfast-time magazine.

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Tiresome Types: 3: The Yes... But

Talks by the Rev. A.E. Gould.
Repeated on Thursday at 6.50 a.m.


Speaker: The Rev. A.E. Gould

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Shopping List

(BBC recording)


Compiled and read by: Louise Davies

: A Progress of Palaces

All Europe acclaimed the splendour and number of the palaces of Elizabeth I, and her summer 'progresses' to these and other great houses have left living legends throughout the country. Today few of the buildings survive at all, and probably no room remains as she saw it; but the Rev. Ian Dunlop tells of some he has re-created from contemporary accounts.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: The Rev. Ian Dunlop

: Recital

Sara Medina (piano), Patricia Grimshaw (mezzo-soprano), Frederick Stone (piano)
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Sara Medina
Mezzo-Soprano: Patricia Grimshaw
Pianist: Frederick Stone

: For the Schools: Stories from World History: Aristides the Just

(BBC recording)


Script: Kenneth Fawdry

: The Daily Service

Come, gracious Spirit (BBC H.B. 150)
New Every Morning, page 44
Psalm 86 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. John 18, w. 12-27
Our blest Redeemer (BBC H.B. 160)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Ken Beaumont and his Sextet


Musicians: Ken Beaumont and his Sextet

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools

Music and Movement II
by Marjorie Eele.
(To be repeated on Friday at 9.55 a.m.)

11.20 Current Affairs II

11.40 French for Sixth Forms: Une fete de cour sous Louis XIV
Texte d'Emile Harven.
(BBC recording)

The dates of the last two programmes in this term have been interchanged.


Presenter (Music and Movement): Marjorie Eele

: Music for Dancing

See Light Programme

: On Your Farm

An agricultural weekly.

Ian G. Reid of the Department of Agricultural Economics, Wye College, Kent, talks about the problems of the small farm on heavy land in the Weald of Kent and Sussex.

Herbage Seed Production: a report from the Cambridge Conference of the National Institute of Agricultural Botany.
News commentary by Bryan Platt.
Chairman, Hugh Finn.


Speaker: Ian G. Reid
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: 8: Britannia Mews carries on

A novel by Margery Sharp.
Dramatised as a radio serial in eight parts by Thea Holme.
[Starring] Peggy Cameron
(The recorded broadcast of March 30 in the Light Programme)


Author: Margery Sharp
Dramatised by: Thea Holme
Producer: Wilfrid Grantham
Adelaide: Peggy Cameron

: 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: The Sixpence that Rolled Away
by Louis MacNeice.
Specially adapted for broadcasting.

2.20 Adventures in Music: Hansel and Gretel
The first of two illustrated talks by Gladys Whitred on the opera by Humperdinck.

2.40 Modern History: How India won her Independence


Writer (Let's Join In): Louis MacNeice
Speaker (Adventures in Music): Gladys Whitred
Script (Modern History): Maurice Whitbread

: Wednesday Matinee: The Claverdon Road Job

by Willis Hall.
(Recorded broadcast of May 28, 1957)

Followed by an interlude


Writer: Willis Hall
Producer: Peter Dews
Police Sergeant Frank Cargill: Fred Fairclough
P.C. George Grayson: Noel Johnson
Miry Grayson: Judith Bradshaw
P.C. Samuel Thompson: Frank Atkinson
P.C. Thomas Benson: Graham Rigby
Det.-Insp. Workington: Ralph Hallett
Ernest Armitage: Alan Rothwell
Mrs. Armitage: Violet Carson
Cafe owner: Michael Shaw
Sheila: Sheila Johnson
Hilda Jennings: Thelma Barlow
Harry Armitage: Martin Starkie

: Choral Evensong

from the Parish Church of St. Michael, Cornhill.
Introlt: O most merciful (Wood)
Responses (Smith)
Psalms 96 and 97
First Lesson,: Isaiah 55
Magnificat (Wood in E flat)
Second Lesson: Revelation 2, w. 18-38
Nunc dimittis (Wood in E flat)
The Lord's Prayer (Stone)
Responses (Smith)
Anthem: The eyes of all wait upon thee (Harris)
Prayers Blessing
Organ Voluntary: Flourish for an occasion (Harris)


Organist and Director of Music: Harold Darke

: Indian Summer

This week's edition is designed to help those whose sight is failing.

William: Grace Stuart pays a tribute to a friend

Your Letters: advice from listeners in answer to the plea 'How can I occupy the time?'

Presented by Douglas Smith.
(BBC recording)


Speaker (William): Grace Stuart
Presenter: Douglas Smith

: Children's Hour

For Older Children: Masquerade: 3: Pomerel Place
An eighteenth-century romance in six episodes by Aubrey Feist.
Pomerel Place: Seat of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Blandon; situated in West Sussex near the village of North Harting; twelve courtyards; three hundred and seventy rooms; and the noble park, finely wooded, five miles in circumference.

5.50 Children's Hour prayers
Conducted by the Provost of Coventry.
Building a Cathedral: 3: The decorators who beautify it


Writer: Aubrey Feist
Producer: David Davis
Julian Ashby: David Peel
Miranda Bellamy: Prunella Scales
Tom Bligh: Basil Jones
Faulkner Bellamy: Simon Lack
Count Emilio Zeppi: Howard Marion-Crawford
Mr. Bounty: Cyril Shaps
Prayers conducted by (Children's Hour prayers): 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

6.30 Today's Sport

6.35 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 Advises): Fred Streeter

: Scottish Dance Music

Played by Jack Forsyth's Scottish Dance Band.


Musicians: Jack Forsyth's Scottish Dance Band

: Alfred Piccaver (1887-1958)

Impressions of the celebrated tenor presented, with records by Colin Shreve.


Presenter: Colin Shreve

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. Midland Region: Round 3

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

: Orchestral Concert

Ranken Bushby (baritone), Paul Beard (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Julian Herbage writes on page 6


Baritone: Ranken Bushby
Violinist: Paul Beard
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: Queen Elizabeth I

A radio portrait based upon contemporary accounts of her life and character.
Orchestra conducted by Douglas Robinson with a section of the Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
(BBC recording)
(Douglas Robinson and Chorus broadcast by permission of General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
The unfinished miniature by Isaac Oliver is in the Victoria and Albert Museum
Terence Tiller writes on page 8


Compiled and produced by: Terence Tiller
With the advice of: Sir John Neale
Music arranged by: Elizabeth Poston
Orchestra conducted by: Douglas Robinson
Singers: A section of the Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

: French Cabaret

Records of popular music presented by Maurice Belfer.


Presenter: Maurice Belfer

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

The Neaman Trio: Yfrah Neaman (violin), Eleanor Warren (cello), Lamar Crowson (piano)


Violinist: Yfrah Neaman
Cellist: Eleanor Warren
Pianist: Lamar Crowson

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