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: A Thought for the Week

(BBC recording)


Speaker: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: Today: First edition

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

: Lift Up Your Hearts

A series of talks by C. A. Joyce, Headmaster of the Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes.
Repeated on Tuesday at 6.50 a.m.


Speaker: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: Today: Second edition

A breakfast-time magazine.
Each day this edition includes some recorded items from the first edition.
followed by
Melody on the Move
See Light Programme

: The Service of Holy Communion

from the Parish Church of St. Mary, Sunbury-on-Thames; Celebrant: the Vicar, the Rev. David Savill, assisted by the Rev. S.H.A. Johnson

O come, all ye faithful (A. and M. 69)
Our Father and Collect for Purity
The Summary of the Law
Collect, Epistle, and Gospel for Christmas Day
Before the Gospel: Love came down at Christmas (S.P. 92)
Nicene Creed
Brightest and best of the sons of the morning (A. and M. 643)
The Prayer for the Church Confession and Absolution
Preface and Sanctus
The Prayer of Consecration
At the Communion: In the bleak midwinter (S.P. 75)
Our Father and Prayer of Thanks-giving
Hark! the herald-angels sing (A. and M. 60)


Celebrant: The Rev. David Savill
Assisted by: The Rev. S.H.A. Johnson
Organist: Llewellyn Whittington

: Interlude

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: The Daily Service

O little town of Bethlehem (BBC H.B. 66)
New Every Morning, page 90
Carol: In dulci jubilo
1 John 2, vv. 1-11 and 15-17
The wise may bring their learning (BBC H.B. 370)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Musicians: The Banjoliers
Banjoliers directed by: Jack Mandel

: Greenwich Time Signal; Lou Preager and his Orchestra

(Lou Preager and his Orchestra are appearing at the Hammersmith Palais, London)


Musicians: Lou Preager and his Orchestra

: See You Round the Bend: 1: Desiring and Acquiring

Man and the Motor-Car in three easy instalments by J. B. Boothroyd.

(Second instalment: Thursday at 11.40)


Speaker: J. B. Boothroyd

: Concert Hour: BBC Northern Orchestra

(Leader, Reginald Stead)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Musicians: BBC Northern Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Reginald Stead
Orchestra conducted by: Stanford Robinson

: The Weather

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

: Desert Island Discs

Sandy Macpherson (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.


Castaway: Sandy Macpherson
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: This Year of Space

Written and presented by Audrey Russell including some of the sounds, the music, the voices, and the happenings that make up her personal review of 1958.
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Writer/presenter: Audrey Russell
Producer: Arthur Phillips

: English Songs

Gerald English (tenor), Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Tenor: Gerald English
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell

: Mexican Magic

Popular songs and dances from Mexico on gramophone records

: Body Below

The novel by Howard Mason.
Freely adapted for radio by Norman Edwards.
[Starring] Noel Johnson and Anthony Sagar
(Last Saturday's recorded broadcast)

A ship with a valuable cargo has foundered on a reef off Martinique. The circumstances are not quite clear and the insurance company has sent Edward Hurd to find out more.


Author: Howard Mason
Adapted by: Norman Edwards
Night club song written by: Gloria Nugent
Night club song written by: Alan Paul
Producer: R.D. Smith
Henri Dubois: John Hollis
Edward Hurd: Noel Johnson
Charles Cox-Smith: Philip Cunningham
Captain Hilary: Anthony Sagar
Inspector Lemoineau: Peter Claughton
Hendrik Boon: Frank Windsor
Mariette Hilary: Corinne Langston
Commandant Dulac: Jacques Brunius
Amed Suliman: James Clarke
Huntingford: Godfrey Kenton
Rossiter: Leigh Crutchley
De Savigny: Keith Pyott
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: Music I Like

Mark Lubbock introduces his choice of light music.
played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon)
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
with John Mitchinson (tenor).


Presenter: Mark Lubbock
Musicians: The BBC Concert Orchestra
Orchestra leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Producer: Eric Arden

: Children's Hour

For Listeners of Most Ages

The Dragon and the Rose: 6: The Prince Francesco
Written by David Scott Daniell.

A story of high adventure in Old Tuscany.
Produced by Peggy Bacon

5.30 Steep Holm
An uninhabited island
Last summer Roy Hayward went there and made recordings for this programme describing what is being done on the island by groups of boys and girls from the mainland.
(BBC recording)

5.50 The week's programmes


Writer (The Dragon and the Rose): David Scott Daniell
Producer (The Dragon and the Rose): Peggy Bacon
Carlo Rovero: Glyn Dearman
Benedetto Salvi: Martin Lewis
Iacopo Salvi: Oliver Burt
The Princess Fiorella: Nona Blair
Count Paolo: Bernard Hepton
Renaldo: Geoffrey Lewis
Don Arrigo: Andrew Faulds
Pietro: Wilfrid Downing
Signora Catarina Rovero: Christine Lindsay
The Abbess: Nancie Jackson
Presenter (Steep Holm): Roy Hayward
Producer (Steep Holm): Mollie Austin

: 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

: Croydon Calling

Written and narrated by Harold Rogers.
The story of Croydon Airport 1915-1958 told by men and women who have been closely associated with the airport since its early days.
Including the recorded voices from the past of Jean Batten, Amy Johnson, G. Woods Humphrey, Air Vice-Marshal Sir W. Sefton Brancker, F/O A. Clouston, and V. Ricketts.
(BBC recording)
See page 6

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


Writer/narrator: Harold Rogers

: Music to Remember

Robert Irwin introduces Music to Remember
Royal Opera House Orchestra
(Leader, Charles Taylor)
Conducted by Hugo Rignold
Music from the Ballets:
Recorded before an invited audience in the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, by permission of the General Administrator
Next week: BBC Scottish Orchestra, conductor Ian Whyte, with Ross Pratt (piano), from Glasgow


Presenter: Robert Irwin
Musicians: Royal Opera House Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Charles Taylor
Orchestra conducted by: Hugo Rignold

: Workshop

Kenneth Harris introduces Workshop
A magazine about Britain at work.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Kenneth Harris

: The Goon Show

with Peter Sellers, Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray
(BBC recording)

(Peter Sellers is in "Brouhaha" at the Aldwych Theatre, London, Harry Secombe in 'Large as Life' at the Opera House, Manchester)
Repeated on Wednesday at 9.30 (Light)


Comedian: Peter Sellers
Comedian: Harry Secombe
Comedian/Script: Spike Milligan
Musicians: The Ray Ellington Quartet
Harmonicist: Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Producer: John Browell

: A Passage to India

by E. M. Forster.
Dramatised for radio by Lance Sieveking.
Place: Chandrapore, in India, near the River Ganges.
Time: A few years before the English left.
(The recorded broadcast of October 24, 1955)
Edgar Hall writes on page 7


Author: E.M. Forster
Dramatised for radio by: Lance Sieveking
Producer: Donald McWhinnie
Dr. Aziz: Roger Delgado
Hamidullah a barrister: Garard Green
Mahmoud Ali, a barrister: Paul Whitsun-Jones
Hamidullah Begum: Jill Nyasa
Syed Mohammed, Assistant Engineer: Bakshi Prem
Mrs. Callendar: Beatrice Gilbert
Mrs. Lesley: Annette Kelly
Mrs. Moore, Ronny's mother: Gladys Young
Adela Quested: Mary Wimbush
Turton, Head of the District Establishment: Richard Williams
Ronny Heaslop, City Magistrate: Peter Howell
Cyril Fielding, Head of the Government College: Manning Wilson
Mrs. Turton: Marjorie Mars
Professor Godbole, Fielding's assistant: Hugh David
The Nawab Bahadur, a leading Mohammedan landowner: Garard Green
His chauffeur: Geoffrey Matthews
McBride, District Superintendent of Police: Ewan Roberts
Major Callendar, Civil Surgeon: Hamilton Dyce
Mr. Das, Local Magistrate: Bakshi Prem
Amritrao, a barrister: Geoffrey Matthews
[Actor]: D. Devahuti
[Actor]: Sujata Khanna
[Actor]: Gyan Kaushik
[Actor]: Zia Mohyeddin

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

Alan Loveday (violin), Leonard Cassini (piano)
Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2
(BBC recording)


Violinist: Alan Loveday
Pianist: Leonard Cassini

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