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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Talks by Mary Stocks
5-' The disappointed revivatist'

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Talks by Mary Stocks
6—'Argument with an Archangel'

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-m.iniute guide for your Listening and viewing

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk abcut the newsi, its background, ard the peopLe who make it

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Penicillin Break-through
JOHN FARQUHARSON , D.SC., F.R.I.C., introduces scientists who talk about the problems they have had to solve.

Contributors

Unknown: John Farquharson

: ENGLISH FOLK SONGS

sung by Eileen Poulter (soprano)
John Lawrenson (baritone) with Ernest Lush (piano)
(!)
May 16:

Contributors

Soprano: Eileen Poulter
Baritone: John Lawrenson

: THE ITHON FLOWS

Talk by Richard Jones

Contributors

Talk By: Richard Jones

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Lift up your hearts (BBC H.B. 326) New Every Morning, page 58 Psalm 146 James 3. v. 13, to 4, v. 6
Lond, teach us how to pray aright
(BBC H.B. 344)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fred Alexander and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture, Leonora No. 3 (Beethoven),:
The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Willeim van Otterloo
Suite. The Love for Three Oranges
(Prokofiev): Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra; conductor, William Steinberg
Some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Willeim van Otterloo
Conductor: William Steinberg

: 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 )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
The Jack Emblow Sextet
Fitzroy Coleman and his guitar and the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by Jack Coles
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

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

: The Weather

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

: THE AL READ SHOW

AI Read turns life round to show us the funny side and introduces some frienda 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 27, 1958, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Malcolm Arnold
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island

Contributors

Unknown: Malcolm Arnold
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead. )
Conductor, George Hurst
Syibil Michelow (mezzo-soprano)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead.
Conductor: George Hurst
Mezzo-Soprano: Syibil Michelow

: SCARLET IN THE CITY

A second series of talks by Jocelyn Bradford on London's military splendours and pageantry
2-Royal Bodyguards
Jocelyn Bradford tells of the origin of the Queen's ' nearest ' Guard, her Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms, and of her even older Guard, The Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard.

Contributors

Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford
Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford

: Rugby Union Football IRELAND v. FRANCE

Commentary on the second half of the match by Rex Alston and Sammy Walker , with summaries by Bill McLaren
From Lansdowne Road, Dublin

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Sammy Walker
Unknown: Bill McLaren

: GEORGE GERSHWIN EVERGREENS

played by Frank Chacksfield and his Orchestra on gramophone records

Contributors

Played By: Frank Chacksfield

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

John Webster introduces today's musical programme for children under five
There are songs and music in this spring country walk, with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury , and Maurice Bevan.

Contributors

Introduces: John Webster
Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Doctor Peppercorn and the Golden Pomegranate'
The adventures of the Elizabethan alchemist and his son
Written by David Scott Daniell
Produced by Peggy Bacon followed by A rhythmic interlude
Harry Engleman at the piano

Contributors

Written By: David Scott Daniell
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Harry Engleman
Dr ErasmusPeppercorn: Carleton Hobbs
Robin Peppercorn: John Stirling
Captain Crispin Snipe: Wilfred Babbage
Alderman PeppercornHugo: Michael Shaw
Mrs Peppercorn: Kay Hudson
Aloysius Pooke: Arnold Peters
Sir John Cantrill: Eric Skelding

: The Weather

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

: SPORTS SESSION

Results, reports, and reviews
Today's programme includes:
6.15 Racing and Association Football Results
Association Football
F.A. Amateur Cup Final: Geoffrey Green reports on the match between Crook Town and Barnet at Wembtey
Football League: a review of this afternoon's matches affecting promotion and relegation 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
6.50-6.55 VHF : Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s)
For the South Coast :
Area sports results

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Billie Baker (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Liberty Twostep: Freesia Waltz: Progressive Tango: Heather Waltz; La Mascotte; Barn Dance

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Billie Baker
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Joe Champion, M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

: 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
Joe Church
Patricia Johnson
The Trials of Life '
4-' Getting to Sleep '
Written by Johnny Speight
Frederick Sharp , Ava June
' What Would You Do ? '
A mystery drama with a problem for you to solve, written and introduced by Ernest Dudley
4— ' The Police Message '
The George Mitchell Choir
Terry Scott
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Conducted By: Joe Church
Conducted By: Patricia Johnson
Written By: Johnny Speight
Written By: Frederick Sharp
Written By: Ava June
Introduced By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Mrs Finlay: Vanda Vale
Finlay the chauffeur: Ronald Baddiley
Mr Cartwright: Philip Cunningham

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Ursula Howells and Noel Johnson in ' LANDING EMERGENCY'

A play for radio by Kenneth Hayles
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Hayles
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Larry Cameron: Noel Johnson
Valerie Sheldon: Ursula Howells
Henry Sheldon: Geoffrey Lewis
Bill Harcourt: Hugh Manning
Reggie: Leigh Crutchley
Fred: Peter Wilde
Scotty: Fraser Kerr
Jack Arnold: Robin Ray
Robbie: Philip Cunningham
Receptionist: Eva Stuart
Benson: Anthony Viccars

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Hubert Hoskins

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Hubert Hoskins

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Spohr Octet in E, Op. 32 played by the Vienna Octet on a gramophone record








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