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: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, the Very Rev.
George Reindorp

Contributors

Unknown: George Reindorp

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: 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
See page 4

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Television Types'
The Rev. Ronald Falconer talks about some members of the television team who help to bring programmes to the public
I-The Team

Contributors

Talks: Rev. Ronald Falconer

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Australia v. England
Summary by E. W. Swanton cricket correspondent of the Daily Telegraph

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

Second edition
Each day this edition may include some of the items from the first edition. followed by MELODY ON THE MOVE
See Light Programme

: NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

The Northern Consort:
Barbara Yates (soprano) Cynthia Scott (contralto)
Owen Wynne (counter-tenor)
Raymond Locke (tenor) Leslie Auger (baritone) Edgar Parkinson (bass)
Director, Owen Wynne
Marjorie Clementi (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Barbara Yates
Contralto: Cynthia Scott
Contralto: Owen Wynne
Tenor: Raymond Locke
Baritone: Leslie Auger
Bass: Edgar Parkinson
Director: Owen Wynne
Piano: Marjorie Clementi

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HOW THINGS BEGAN. 1-Man the Tool-maker. Script by Rhoda Power. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

JesU. the very thought of thee (BBC
H.B. 322)
New Every Morning, page 22
Psalm 119, part 8 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Corinthians 3, vv. 10-23
God of mercy, God of Grace (BBC
H.B. 455)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Light Orchestra
(Leader, David Adams )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: David Curry

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. The Need for Training: a discussion between John Evernden and four young workers.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: ' En route pour la Savoie': Aline et Maurice Durand quittent Paris pour la Savoie, où ils esperent trouver Ie soleil et la neige. et faire du ski. Text d'Emile Harven.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: John Evernden
Unknown: Maurice Durand

: THIRD TEST MATCH

Brian Johnston and Jack Fingle ton discuss the day's play

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Jack Fingle

: Concert Hour BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Philip Whiteway ) Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ronald Searle
(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
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Searle
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PEOPLE. PLACER, AND THINGS. Feeding the birds. Script by W. G. Teagle
2.0 THE music Box, by Gordon Reynolds.
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. British Light Music: first of two illustrated talks by Charles Mackerras. (BBC recording)
2.30 THE JACKSONS. The Jacksons at the Circus. Script by D. J. Saint .
2.60 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' The Football Match ' from ' Tom Brown 's Schooldays' by Thomas Hughes

Contributors

Script By: W. G. Teagle
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds.
Unknown: Charles MacKerras.
Script By: D. J. Saint
Unknown: Tom Brown
Unknown: Thomas Hughes

: The Hollow Man

Norman Shelley and Barbara Couper with Lockwood West and David March in...
A shortened dramatic version for radio by John Keir Cross of the mystery novel by John Dickson Carr.

Contributors

Author: John Dickson Carr
Dramatised by: John Keir Cross
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Ted Rampole: David March
Dr Gideon Fell: Norman Shelley
Boyd Mangan: David Spenser
Professor Grimaud: Anthony Viccars
Stuart Mills: John Scott
Pierre Fley: John Graham
Superintendent Hadley, CID: Lockwood West
Madame Ernestine Dumont: Barbara Couper
Sergeant Betts: John Graham
Drayman: Duncan McIntyre
Sergeant Somers: David Spenser
O'Rourke: Ronald Baddiley

: MUSIC I LIKE

Harry Rabinowitz introduces his choice of light music played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Inia Te Wiata (bass)
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Introduces: Harry Rabinowitz
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Bass: Inia Te Wiata
Produced By: Eric Arden

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
'First Term at Fernielaw by Theodora Caldwell
2—'The Grey Lady Returns '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
Jane Seton , daughter of a missionary in Africa, said goodbye to her parents and to her ayah before setting off for school in far-off Scotland. Grizelda Grant, whose people are also on a mission station, is already a pupil of Fernielaw, and she is Jane's travelling companion.
5.30 For Older Children
Music Room
A series of monthly talks edited and introduced by David
GIACOMO PUCCINI
(born December 22, 1858)
A series of three programmes written by Philip Hope-Wallace , with musical illustrations
1-' La Boheme
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Theodora Caldwell
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Produced By: Jane Seton
Introduced By: Giacomo Puccini
Written By: Philip Hope-Wallace
Jane Seton, a new girl: Hilary Paterson
Grizelda Grant, her friend: Joan Fitzpatrick
Miss Lockie, a school teacher: Effie Morrison
Miss Swan, a new teacher: Ella Rowman
Miss Nightingale, head mistress: Maud Risdon
Miss Jack, games mistress: Mary Riggans
Mademoiselle Daudet, French mistress: Jean Faulds
The School Matron: Nell Ballantyne
Stella King, head girl: Eileen McCallum
Isobel Brown, a prefect: Gwyneth Guthrie
Marv Ross, a timid girl: Moira Pedersen
Jinty, a sporting type: Denise Coffey
Rowena, fond of acting: Lesley Fraser
Kay: Angela Lowe
Sybil: Margaret Love

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

6.15 Local news and London Stock Market report
6.30 Today's Sport
6 35 Let the People Sing
(Third Year)
A weekly contest between 140 choirs from all over the United Kingdom First of seven programmes in the South-East Regional elimination
CHILDREN’S CHOIRS
Orpington Children's Choir Conductor, Sheila Mossman
Ashlyns School Choir
Conductor, Basil Cuthbert
MALE VOICE CHOIRS
Thurrock Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Arthur Jones
City of London Police
Male Voice Choir
Conductor, George Stearn Scott
Programme introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Charles Beardsall
The finalists in each class of the national contest will be invited to take part in a final concert at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Saturday, June 20.
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

Contributors

Conductor: Sheila Mossman
Conductor: Basil Cuthbert
Conductor: George Stearn Scott
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: Gordon Clinton introduces MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, George Hurst
Walton Symphony in B flat minor
Before an invited audience in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst

: PEOPLE TODAY

16-P.R.O.: Alan Eden-Green
' There's been public relations work going on ever since there's been a civilisation. But the war undoubtedly gave an enormous fillip to organised public relations work simply because the authorities realised how frightfully important it was.'
Script and narration by Gordon Cruickshank
Produced by Graham Jackson

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Eden-Green
Unknown: Gordon Cruickshank
Produced By: Graham Jackson

: THE GOON SHOW

with Peter Sellers
Harry Secombe , Spike Milligan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Max Geldray
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer, Wallace Greenslade
Script by Spike Milligan
Produced by John Browell

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Sellers
Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Spike Milligan
Conducted By: Wally Stott
Announcer: Wallace Greenslade
Script By: Spike Milligan
Produced By: John Browell

: NEWS

: 'THE MILK OF PARADISE'

See top of page and page 6
(: a new production of the broadcast of January 29, 1956, in the Third Programme)

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Reginald Kell (clarinet)
Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Clarinet: Reginald Kell
Piano: Josephine Lee

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