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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Ye know the grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ '
An introit and hymn sung by the BBC Singers
Reader, Canon Roy McKay

Contributors

Reader: Canon Roy McKay

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Behold I stand at the door and knock'
An introit and hymn sung by the BBC Singers
Reader, the Rev. Hubert Hoskins

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Hubert Hoskins

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Job and the Workert
Can Science Help ? by D. E. Broadbent
Director of the Medical Research Council Unit of Applied Psychology, Cambridge

Contributors

Unknown: D. E. Broadbent

: GRIEG

Sonatina in A minor played by Eileen Croxford (cello)
David Parkhouse (piano)
The first of four programmes of music by Grieg

Contributors

Played By: Eileen Croxford
Piano: David Parkhouse

: COUSIN JOEL AND THE IRISHMAN

A. W. RowE recalls an incident from his childhood in St. Ives, Cornwall.

Contributors

Unknown: A. W. Rowe

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Let all the world (BBC H.B. 275) New Every Morning, page" 33 Canticle 12 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Peter 5, vv. 1-11
Thy hand, 0 God (BBC H.B. 187)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture, The Sicilian Vespers
(Verdi): NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
Waltz (Giselle, Act 1) (Adam, arr.
Jacob) and Pas de deux (Casse-Noisette) (Tchaikovsky): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Irving
Children's Dance, Introduction to
Act 2. and Maypole Dances (Menry Mount) (Howard Hanson ): Eastman-Rochester Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Conducted By: Robert Irving
Unknown: Howard Hanson

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MUSIC IN THE AIR

A non-stop sequence of melodies played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conducted by Jack Coles
The Jack Emblow Sextet
Fitzroy Coleman and his guitar
BBC Studio Choir
Produced by Charles Beardsall
(The Jack Emblow Sextet , Fitzroy Coleman , and the BBC Studio Choir's items are recorded)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Jack Coles
Unknown: Jack Emblow Sextet
Unknown: Fitzroy Coleman
Produced By: Charles Beardsall
Unknown: Jack Emblow Sextet
Unknown: Fitzroy Coleman

: The Weather

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

: THE AL READ SHOW

Al Read turns life round to show us the funny side and introduces some friends from the world of music along with The Allegros and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor
(The recorded broadcast of October 20, 1958, in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ernest Thesiger
(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: Ernest Thesiger
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: SCARLET IN THE CITY

A second series of talks by Jocelyn Bradford on London's military splendours and pageantry
1-The Household Cavalry
The Household Cavalry are the centre-piece of military grandeur, and the Regular troops nearest the Throne itself. They are the scarlet- or blue-uniformed Cavalry who still electrify London's bubbling crowds on all great ceremonial occasions. Major Bradford goes a step further, and tells, among other things, how they were once nearly electrified themselves.

Contributors

Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five
Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury. and Maurice Bevan include 'The Ticket Collector's Song ' and a musical version of ' The House that Jack Built ' in a programme introduced by John Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury.
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduced By: John Webster

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
'Tinker and Tapp, Inc.'
A general ' knock-up ' with Fred Fairclough on the one side
Herbert Smith on the other
Doris Gambell in the middle
Script by Muriel Levy
Incidental music written by Ray Martin and Frank Barber and played by a section of the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Produced by Trevor Hill
5.15 For Children of Most Ages
Regional Round
An inter-regional general knowledge contest concocted by Geoffrey conducted by David and cheerfully contested by competitors in all seven regions

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Doris Gambell
Script By: Muriel Levy
Written By: Ray Martin
Written By: Frank Barber
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: The Weather

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

: SPORTS SESSION

Results, reports, and reviews of the day's outstanding events
Today's programme includes:
6.15 Racing and Association Football Results
Association Football
England v. Scotland: Geoffrey Green reports on the international at Wembley
Football League: a review of this afternoon's matches and eye-witness accounts of selected games
Minor Leagues: results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, Kent, and Southern Leagues
6.30 app. Rugby Union
Results and a summary of the highlights of major club fixtures
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist,
Rene Soames (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Marine Fourstep; Progressive Waltz; Trelawney Tango; Pride of Erin; Barn Dance; Dinkie Onestep

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: Rene Soames
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Dinkie Onestep

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

John Tilney, M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: John Tilney, M.P.

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

presents
London
Its People and its Visitors
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Vic Oliver presents VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

and introduces the BBC Revue Orchestra (Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Vic Oliver
Avril Angers
The George Mitchell Choir
' The Trials of Life'
3—' Booking a Holiday'
Written by Johnny Speight
Heather Harper
Gwent Lewis
John Hargreaves
Sybil Michelow
' What Would You Do? '
A mystery drama with a problem for you to solve, written and introduced by Ernest Dudley
3—' The Fire '
Anthony Gilbert
Max Wall
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Written By: Johnny Speight
Written By: Heather Harper
Unknown: Gwent Lewis
Unknown: John Hargreaves
Unknown: Sybil Michelow
Introduced By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Anthony Gilbert
Unknown: Max Wall
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Himself: Vic Oliver
Travel Agent: Ronnie Barker
Fire Officer: Ronald Baddiley
Wife: Vanda Vale
Police Officer: Peter Wilde
Fireman: Malcolm Hayes

: Saturday-Night Theatre

presents
Monica Grey , Mary Wimbush
Patrick Troughton and David March in 4 THE OTHER
MISS EVANS'
A play for radio by Felix Felton from the novel by Elisabeth Kyle
Characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Gladys Spencer , John Bennett and members of the cast
Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Monica Grey
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: David March
Unknown: Felix Felton
Novel By: Elisabeth Kyle
Played By: Gladys Spencer
Played By: John Bennett
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Jon Curtis: David March
Marko Stupica, tourist office clerk: Douglas Storm
Lesley Evans: Monica Grey
Draga Valetta: Mary Wimbush
Restaurant Manager: Ronald Baddiley
Ali, a Turkish shopkeeper: John Gabriel
Milan Valetta: Patrick Troughton
Josip a fisherman: Geoffrey Matthews
Prince von und zu Hohenstauffen: Denis Goacher

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Elsie Chamberlain

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Two Cantatas sung by Elisabeth Verlooy (soprano) with Ulrich Grehling (violin)
Johannes Koch (vioia da gamba)
Walter Gerwig (lute)
Robert Ewerhart (harpsichord)
Diane et Actéon( Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
)
L'Impatience (Rameau) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Soprano: Elisabeth Verlooy
Violin: Ulrich Grehling
Violin: Johannes Koch
Unknown: Walter Gerwig
Harpsichord: Robert Ewerhart
Unknown: Joseph Bodin de Boismortier








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