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

Talks by the Rev. A.E. Gould.
(Recording of Wednesday's broadcast)


Speaker: The Rev. A.E. Gould

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: Today

A breakfast-time magazine.

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Tiresome Types: 4: The Would-Be Reformer

Talks by the Rev. A. E. Gould.

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


Speaker: The Rev. A. E. Gould

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Crossing the Gulf Stream

We know that our climate is dependent on the Gulf Stream, but what is it like to cross it in a small sailing boat far out in the Atlantic? Ernle Bradford describes its steamy heat, its colour, its bundles of drifting weed, and the sudden electric storms that beset the sailor.
(Recording of broadcast on Aug. 8)


Speaker: Ernle Bradford

: Recital

Kenneth van Barthold (piano), Ellen Dales (soprano), Clifton Helliwell (piano)
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Kenneth van Barthold
Soprano: Ellen Dales
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell

: For the Schools: Music and Movement: I

by Rachel Percival.
(Tuesday's recorded broadcast)


Presenter: Rachel Percival

: The Daily Service

Love of the Father (BBC H.B. 522)
New Every Morning, page 47
Psalm 48 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. John 18. vv. 28-40
O Holy Spirit (BBC H.B. 157)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra


Musicians: Fredric Cooper and his Tipica Orchestra

: Greenwich Time Signal; For the Schools

Rhythm and Melody
by Gladys Whitred.
(BBC recording)

11.20 Geography: Canada: The Rocky Mountains
(BBC recording)

11.40 Intermediate German: Der Vetter aus England
Manuskript von Hilde-Maria Kraus.
(BBC recording)
Familie Schulz bekommt Besuch. Es ist Robert Schulz, der Neffe von Dr. Schulz und Vetter von Walter und Anna. Er ist in England aufgewachsen.


Presenter (Rhythm and Melody): Gladys Whitred
Script (Geography): John Usborne
Script (Intermediate German): Hilde-Maria Kraus

: Concert Hour

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


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Baritone: Maurice Bevan

: The Weather

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

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

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

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

: Albert Schweitzer (organ)

Sonata in D minor, Op. 65 No. 6 (Mendelssohn) on a gramophone record


Organist: Albert Schweitzer

: For the Schools

Adventures in English: The Garden: 3: The Clock
from "Tom's Midnight Garden" by Philippa Pearce.

2.20 Science and the Community: The Fight Against Germs: 9: Insects That Carry Germs: 1: Mosquitoes

2.40 Stories from British History: Sir John Eliot: The Man Who Defied the King


Author (Tom's Midnight Garden): Philippa Pearce
Script (Science and the Community): Philip Brown
Script (Stories from British History): Henry Marshall

: Grand Hotel

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


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Singer: Yvonne Newman

: Children's Religious Upbringing

Mrs. Sheila Cansdale, Mrs. Rose Hacker, Mrs. Gwen Julius, Dominic Bruce, John Hunt
In the chair, Vernon Sproxton
Two kinds of parents are exercised about the question of children's religious upbringing: the parent who is a convinced Christian but finds it difficult to explain his beliefs to a child, and the agnostic parent who knows he cannot deceive his child but is reluctant to bring him up outside the main Christian tradition. These questions are discussed by five parents whose own beliefs differ widely.
(The recorded broadcast of October 6, in 'Parents and Children' in Network Three)


Panellist: Sheila Cansdale
Panellist: Rose Hacker
Panellist: Gwen Julius
Panellist: Dominic Bruce
Panellist: John Hunt
Chairman: Vernon Sproxton

: The Critics

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


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

: Children's Hour

Sunning Green
The life, the people, and the daily happenings in a Northern village as written by Muriel Levy.
Guitar played by Dennis Newey

5.25 For Older Listeners: The Conquest of the Continents: 3: The World of Today and Tomorrow
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 (Sunning Green): Muriel Levy
Guitarist (Sunning Green): Dennis Newey
Production (Sunning Gree): Trevor Hill
'Brolly' the tramp: Fred Fairclough
The Vicar: Reginald Waithman
Old Man Wheeler: Herbert Smith
His son: Brian Trueman
Mrs. Crew: Norma Wilson
Tim: Gordon Pleasant
P.C. 22: Leonard Williams
Writer (The Conquest of the Continents): James Gleeson
Narrator (The Conquest of the Continents): John Snagge
Producer (The Conquest of the Continents): 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

Carmen Prietto (soprano), Sheila Bromberg (harp), Edward Rubach (piano)
with the London Studio Players
Conducted by John Hollingsworth


Soprano: Carmen Prietto
Harpist: Sheila Bromberg
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Musicians: The London Studio Players
Players conducted by: John Hollingsworth
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Thursday Play: To Comfort the Signora

by E.G. Cousins.
(The recorded broadcast of July 21, 1956)


Writer: E.G. Cousins
Producer: Wilfrid Grantham
Major Grail: Edward Jewesbury
Major Saxley: Garard Green
Major Ratson: Jack Allen
Prince Ahmed: Anthony Jacobs
Brigadier Polgrim: Howard Marion-Crawford
Sergeant Polter: Frank Partington
Ishaq: Emerton Court
Vanda Loring: Anne Godley
Sheila Saxley: Violet Loxley
Sergeant Major: Eric Anderson
Hewitt: Leonard Trolley
The Signora: Molly Rankin

: The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Montgomery

See top of page and page 7

: 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

: It Was a Lover and His Lass

A group of Elizabethan lyrics read by Anthony Jacobs, Olive Gregg and Charles Leno.
(BBC recording)


Reader: Anthony Jacobs
Reader: Olive Gregg
Reader: Charles Leno
Producer: Sasha Moorsom

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

Peter Element (piano)
Eglogue; Au bord d'une source; Les cloches de Geneve (Annees de Pelerinage, Book 1); Gnomenreigen; Un sospiro; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6. in D flat
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Peter Element

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