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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Daily Encounter '
Talk by the Bishop of Coventry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Daily Encounter '
Talk by the Bishop of Coventry

: 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

Zoology in the Rocks by David Nichols of the Department of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy in the University of Oxford

Contributors

Unknown: David Nichols

: GRIEG

Alice Hallifax (soprano)
Josephine Lee (piano)
Nona Liddell (violin)
Daphne Ibbott (piano)
Sonata No. 2, in G, for violin and piano
Songs:
Den Aergjerrige (The ambitious one): Vond Dag (Sorrowful day): Takk for dit Rad (Thanks for thy counsel); Hytten (The hut); HSrer jeg sangen kiinge (Lost Happiness); En Fuglevise (A bird song)
The third of four programmes of music by Grieg

Contributors

Soprano: Alice Hallifax
Piano: Josephine Lee
Violin: Nona Liddell
Piano: Daphne Ibbott
Unknown: Den Aergjerrige

: WAYALESHI

Experiences of broadcasting' in Central Africa by Peter Fraenkel
1-Fourteen Million Ears and Nine Tongues
Working for ' the wireless' from 1950, Peter Fraenket saw broadcasting catch on and spread in Central Africa. At first it was necessary to discover what listeners wanted and how to provide it.

Contributors

Unknown: Central Africa
Unknown: Peter Fraenkel
Unknown: Peter Fraenket
Unknown: Central Africa.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove
(BBC H.B. 150)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 89 (Broadcast Psalter)
Acts 15. v. 36. to 16. v. 5
0 Spirit of the living God (BBC H.B.
153)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Danse (Debussy, orch. Ravel):
Suisse-Romande Orchestra , conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Tzigane, for violin and orchestra
(Ravel): Isaac Stern (violin) with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
Three Dances (The Three-Cornered
Hat) (Fallat: Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Albert Wolff some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Suisse-Romande Orchestra
Unknown: Ernest Ansermet
Violin: Isaac Stern
Unknown: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Albert Wolff

: 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 Ernest Tomlinson
Music Makers and Arthur Sandford at the piano
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conductor: Arthur Sandford
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: 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 friends from the world of music with The Allegros and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor
Last programme in the series

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ray Ellington
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have if he were condemned to spend the rest of hi? life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee 'THE DEVIL'S INSTRUMENT'

by W. O. Mitchell
Other parts played by Alan Pearce. Murray Westgate Douglas Master , Beth Lockerbie
Martin Andrews , Alan King
Robert Goodier , Edward Wilson
Music composed and directed by Morris Surdin
Produced by James W. Kent

Contributors

Unknown: W. O. Mitchell
Played By: Alan Pearce.
Played By: Murray Westgate
Played By: Douglas Master
Played By: Beth Lockerbie
Played By: Martin Andrews
Unknown: Alan King
Unknown: Robert Goodier
Unknown: Edward Wilson
Directed By: Morris Surdin
Produced By: James W. Kent
The Devil: Henry Comar
Jacob: Douglas Rain
The Stranger: John Vernon
Uncle Peter: John Drainie
Marta: Maxine Miller

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader. Reginald Stead)
Conductor, George Hurst
Serenade No. 4. in D (K.203)...Mozart

Contributors

Conductor: George Hurst

: VICTORIAN PORTRAIT PAINTER

' I want to paint the truth, but the truth seen with love,' was George Richmond 's reply when accused of flattering his sitters. SIR ARTHUR RICHMOND remembers his grandfather and talks about his romantic life and his friendship with William Blake.

Contributors

Unknown: George Richmond
Unknown: William Blake.

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A programme for children under five
Today's programme includes a musical story, ' The Little Tree '
Tim Gudgin introduces Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury , and Maurice Bevan

Contributors

Introduces: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Arkville Dragon '
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Claire Chovil
5.30 First Attempts
From London:
Barbara Sleigh introduces
Lynn Elkington (piano)
David Davis and Peter Trapp
(piano duets)
From Bristol:
Mollie introduces
Graham Kilsby (boy soprano) accompanied by Lois Turner
From Birmingham:
Sheila introduces
The Recorder Consort of The High School,
Kidderminster Margaret Smith (violin) accompanied by Elaine Hugh Jones
At the organ, Charles Smart

Contributors

Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Claire Chovil
Piano: Lynn Elkington
Piano: David Davis
Piano: Peter Trapp
Unknown: Graham Kilsby
Accompanied By: Lois Turner
Violin: Kidderminster Margaret Smith
Accompanied By: Elaine Hugh Jones
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Dereck McCulloch
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
Coach driver: Ivan Samson
Horse: Ivan Samson

: The Weather

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

: SPORTS SESSION

Today's programme includes:
6.15 Racing Results
Cricket: close of play score in the First Test Match between England and India at Nottingham; latest scores and a summary of the highlights in other first-class matches with special reference to those involving south-eastern counties
Golf: report on the last day of the Women's Commonwealth Tournament at St. Andrews; Tom Scott reports on the Golf Illustrated Gold Vase (Jubilee) competition at Sunningdale Rugby Union: review of the match between Australia and the British Isles at Brisbane
Comment on Sport: sports personalities are invited to express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries
6.50 app.-6.55 VHF : Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast : Area sports results

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Scott
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest, Donald Scott (tenor)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
Including Waverley Twostep: Waltz; White Rose Tango; La Mascotte; Allandale Waltz; Boston Twostep

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Tenor: Donald Scott
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Biggs-Davison

: 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
Ron Moody , Tommy Reilly
' The Trials of Life'
11 — ' Disposing of Garbage '
Written by Johnny Speight
Estelle Valery , Robert Thomas
' What Would You Do f '
A mystery drama written and introduced by Ernest Dudley
11—' The Fix '
The George Mitchell Choir
Derek Roy , Michael Langdon
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Conducted By: Ron Moody
Conducted By: Tommy Reilly
Written By: Johnny Speight
Written By: Estelle Valery
Written By: Robert Thomas
Introduced By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: Derek Roy
Unknown: Michael Langdon
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Himself: Vic Oliver
First Dustman: Ronnie Barker
Second Dustman: Tenniel Evans
Commissionaire: Ronnie Barker
Eddie Price: Peter Wilde
Manager: Leigh Crutchley
Bookie: Tenniel Evans

: Saturday-Night Theatre

presents
Mary Wimbush and Richard Hurndall with Jill Raymond in « NIGHT
WITHOUT SLEEP' by Sheila Hodgson adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
Characters in order of speaking:
and Production by Audrey Cameron

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Jill Raymond
Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Radio By: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Charles Mallory: Richard Hurndall
Maud Vickers, his mother-in-law: Kathleen Helme
Robert Vickers, her brother-in-law: Duncan McLntyre
Joan Mallory, her daughter: Jill Raymond
Pratt, a head porter: Keith Williams
Dr Lewis: Norman Claridge
Elsa Liebeck: Mary Wimbush
Craddock, a reporter: David Enders
Father Giffard: Douglas Storm
Fireman: Keith Williams
Fireman: Nicky Edmett

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Wind Quintet of the Czech Philharmonic
Minuet and Finale (Quintet on Czech folk-song themes) (Vaclav Trojan)
Wind Quintet, Op. 95 (Josef Bohuslav
Foerster) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Josef Bohuslav








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