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: A Thought for the Week

Speaker, C.A. Joyce

Contributors

Speaker: C.A. Joyce

: 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.

: Lift Up Your Hearts: Christian Unity and Some Common Sayings: 1: Looking after Number One

During this week, which is increasingly widely observed as a Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, the Rev. Kenneth Slack, General Secretary of the British Council of Churches, talks about Christian Unity on the basis of some commonly heard sayings.

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: News

: 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

Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: RECITAL

Stephen Nye (oboe)
James Walker (piano)

Contributors

Oboe: Stephen Nye
Piano: James Walker

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HOW THINGS BEGAN. 2-A Family of Cave-dwellers. Script by Rhoda Power.

Contributors

Script By: Rhoda Power.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Away with our fears (BBC H.B. 147) New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 139 (Broadcast psalter) 1 Corinthians 10, vv. 14-31
0 King enthroned on high (BBC
H.B. 158)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

BBC Northern Ireland 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. Working in the Retail Trade: Rita Udall interviews young workers.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. ' La tempete de neige.' Texte d'Emile Harven.
Malgre I'annonce de mauvais temps, Aline et Maurice s'entetent a vouloir partir en excursion, car ils veulent profiter jusqu'a la derniere de leur sejour en montagne.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Rita Udall

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conductor, George Hurst

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Osborne
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
See page 4

Contributors

Unknown: John Osborne
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PEOPLE, places, AND THINGS. Elephants in the Jungle: the first of three programmes about animals that work for man, with readings from ' Elephant Bill' by J. H. Williams
2.0 THE music box, by Gordon Rey nolds.
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. British Light Music: second of two illustrated talks by Charles Mackerras.
2.30 THE JACKSONS. Tree Trouble. Script by Phillip Mann. (BBC recording)
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. ' David and Jonathan ' from the First Book of Samuel

Contributors

Unknown: J. H. Williams
Unknown: Gordon Rey
Unknown: Charles MacKerras.
Script By: Phillip Mann.

: Marjorie Westbury and David Spenser in ' MR. ROWL'

The novel by D. K. Broster
Adapted by Cyril Wentzel with members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Noel Iliff

Contributors

Novel By: D. K. Broster
Adapted By: Cyril Wentzel
Produced By: Noel Iliff
Mr Bentley: Baliol Holloway
Lord Fulgrave: Hugh Miller
'Mr Rowl: David Spenser
Juliana Forrest: Marjorie Westbury
Sir Francis Mulholland: William Fox
Mr Bannister: Duncan McIntyre
Captain Lamotte: Peter Wilde
Officer: John Scott
Samuel Creedy: Jeffrey Segal
Captain Barrington: Ralph Truman
Mrs Jeremy: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Jeremy: Philip Cunningham
Miss Barrington: Betty Baskcomb
Sergeant of Marines: George Merritt

: MUSIC I LIKE

Marjorie Westbury introduces her choice of light music played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Alexander Young (tenor)
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Introduces: Marjorie Westbury
Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Tenor: Alexander Young
Produced By: Eric Arden

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
* First Term at Fernielaw * by Theodora Caldwell
3 — ' Mystery of the Cupboard Key '
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
Jane and Grizelda are settling down at Fernielaw. Lessons and games come first at most schools-and they do at this Scottish boarding school. However, there appears to be a ' mystery in the house ' -which upsets the routine considerably.
5.30 For Children of All Ages
Musical Calendar
Songs and tunes for the winter with The Arden Singers
Conductor, William Bennett
Vernon Adcock and his Music
Introduced by Bernadette Hodgson
Produced by Graham Gauld

Contributors

Unknown: Theodora Caldwell
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
Conductor: William Bennett
Conductor: Vernon Adcock
Introduced By: Bernadette Hodgson
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Jane Seton: Hilary Paterson
Grizelda Grant: Joan Fitzpatrick
Jinty: Denise Coffey
Rowena: Lesley Fraser
Kay: Angela Lowe
Sybil: Margaret Love
Mary Ross: Moira Pedersen
Stella King, head girl: Eileen McCallum
Matron: Nell Ballantyne
Miss Nightingale: Maud Risdon

: 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

: Let the People Sing

(Third Year)
A weekly contest between 140 choirs from all over the United Kingdom Second of seven programmes in the South-East Regional elimina- tion
YOUTH CHOIRS
Highgate School Choir
Conductor, Edward T. Chapman
St. Angela's
Ursuline Convent Choir
Conductor, Miss D. Nicholson
MIXED VOICE CHOIRS
Hither Green Choral Society
Conductor, Ronald Taylor
Bexhill Choral Society
Conductor, Harold Partridge
Programme introduced by John Hobday
Produced by Charles Beardsall
The winners in each class of the national contest will be invited to take part in a final concert at the Royal Festival Hail, London, on Saturday, June 20.

Contributors

Conductor: Edward T. Chapman
Conductor: Miss D. Nicholson
Conductor: Ronald Taylor
Conductor: Harold Partridge
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: ' MADAM BUTTERFLY'

An opera in two acts
Libretto by Luigl Illica and Giuseppe Giocosa
Music by Puccini
(sung in Italian)
Cho Cho San 's relatives and friends
Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Douglas Robinson )
Covent Garden Orchestra (Leader, Charles Taylor )
CONDUCTED BY BRYAN BALKWILL
From the Royal Opera House,
Covent Garden
(by arrangement with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.)
The action takes place at Nagasaki at the beginning of the twentieth century.
ACT 1
Outside a Japanese house on a hill over- looking Nagasaki harbour

Contributors

Unknown: Luigl Illica
Unknown: Giuseppe Giocosa
Unknown: Cho Cho San
Chorus-Master: Douglas Robinson
Leader: Charles Taylor
Conducted By: Bryan Balkwill
Cho Cho San (Madam Butterfly): Sena Jurinac
Suzuki, her servant: Josephine Veasey
Lieutenant F B Pinkerton, of the U.S. Navy: Charles Craig
Sharpless, U S Consul at Nagasaki: Jess Walters
Goro, a marriage broker: David Tree
The Imperial Commissioner: Ronald Firmager
The Official Registrar: Keith Raggett
The Bonze, Cho Cho San's uncle: Rhydderch Davies
Prince Yamadori: David Allen
Kate Pinkerton: Margreta Elkins

: THE CRUISE OF H.M.S. ' CONFLICT'

Commander W. Ibbett gives some further extracts from the vivid personal diaries of F. T. Pendleton-an assistant naval engineer about 100 years ago

Contributors

Unknown: W. Ibbett
Unknown: F. T. Pendleton-An

: MADAM BUTTERFLY'

Acr 2, Part I
The interior of Butterfly's house: an after- noon three years later

: NEWS

: 'MADAM BUTTERFLY*

Act 2, Part 2
The following morning

: Aubrey Woods Denys Blakelock and Susan Westerby in ' A MAN IN THE ZOO'

A play for radio by Giles Cooper based on the novel by David Garnett
Production by Robin Midgley

Contributors

Unknown: Giles Cooper
Novel By: David Garnett
Production By: Robin Midgley
John Cromartie: Aubrey Woods
Josephine Lackett: Susan Westerby
Curator of the Zoo: Denys Blakelock
Mr Wollop: Frank Windsor
Chairman: Baliol Holloway
Collins, keeper of the monkey house: Haydn Jones
Barret, keeper of the small cats house: Michels Robbins
Gwen: June Tobin
Lottie: Hilda Schroder
Sid: Kenneth Collins
Sid's Mum: Beryl Calder
Sid's Dad: John Cazabon
General Lackett: Leigh Crutchley
A pollster: Sheila Grant
A citizen: Frederick Treves
A bus conductor: John Hollis
Joe Tennison. a West Indian gentle-man: James Clarke
Most of the animals: Percy Edwards

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Artur Rubinstein (piano)
Chopin
Polonaise No. 1. in C sharp minor
Nocturne in B flat minor. Op. 9 No. 1 Nocturne in E fiat. Op. 9 No. 2 Scherzo No. 4, in E on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Artur Rubinstein

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