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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by Father Agnellus Andrew. o.f.m.

Contributors

Talk By: Father Agnellus Andrew.

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by Father Agnellus Andrew , O.F.M.

Contributors

Talk By: Father Agnellus Andrew

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A New Window on the Universe by H. S. W. Massey , F.R.S.
Professor of Physics in the University of London

Contributors

Unknown: H. S. W. Massey , F.R.S.

: GRIEG

Sonata No. 3, in C minor played by Tessa Robbins (violin)
Robin Wood (piano)
The last of four programmes of music by Grieg

Contributors

Violin: Tessa Robbins
Piano: Robin Wood

: THE PLEASURES OF TERROR

Random reflections on reading ghost stories by Canon Norman G. Matthews

Contributors

Stories By: Canon Norman G. Matthews

: The Daily Service

Father, O hear us, seeking now to praise thee (BBC H.B. 260)
New Every Morning, page 7
Psalm 65 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 21, vv. 27-36
O dearest Lord, thy sacred head (BBC H.B. 358)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Fred Alexander and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Alexander

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Symphony in D (Mica) : Prague
Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Vaclav Smetacek
Movements from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (Strauss): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Vaclav Smetacek
Conducted By: Wolfgang Sawallisch

: 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

: Dennis Price, Jon Pertwee Leslie Phillips join in 'THE NAVY LARK'

by Laurie Wyman being a weekly and surely fictitious account of events in a naval detachment only loosely connected with the Senior Service. with assistance from
Michael Bates , Ronnie Barker and Tenniel Evans
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Lieut Price, the No 1: Dennis Price
Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
Sub-Lieut Phillips: Leslie Phillips
Commander Povey: Richard Caldicot
Heather: Heather Chasen

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Robert Farnon
discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Farnon
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Latest results and commentary by Rex Alston and Max Robertson , with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the All England Club

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Alf Chave

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

* Hugo, the Piper'
A play by Guida Crowley with music by Havelock Nelson
Produced by Cicely Mathews

Contributors

Play By: Guida Crowley
Music By: Havelock Nelson
Produced By: Cicely Mathews
Traveller: Maurice O'Callaghan
Hugo: Derek Bailey
Yvette: Kathleen O'Donnell
Head Robber: James Boyce
Spirit of the Horn: Maurice Taylor
Tailor: Wolsey Gracey
Cecile: Catherine Gibson
Germaine: Margaret D'Arcy
Guard: Charles Owens
Fairies: Joyce Ann Henry,
Fairies: Margaret White
Fairies: Maria Kinkead
Narrator: John Mecavert

: 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
Latest scores and a summary of the highlights in the first-class matches, with special reference to those involving south-eastern counties
Lawn Tennis
Fred Perry reviews the Wimbledon Championships at the halfway stage
Athletics
Neil Allen reports on the match between Great Britain ' B ' and Norway at Hull
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
6.50app -6.55 VHF : Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s)
for the South Coast
Area sports results

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Sidney Burchall (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Waltz; Military Twostep; Esperano Barn Dance; Gainsborough Waltz; Isle of Man Tango; Over the Top; Crinoline Gavotte

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Sidney Burchall
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Ernest Popplewell , C.B.E., M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Popplewell , C.B.E., 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
Billy Burden , Doreen Murray
Barbara Howett , Rowland Jones
'The Trials of Life'
14—' Redecorating '
Written by Johnny Speight
Emile Phillippe
What Would You Do
A mystery drama with a problem for you to solve, written and introduced by Ernest Dudley
14—' The Chinese Cafe '
The George Mitchell Choir
Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds
William Dickie , Gerald Davies
David Tree , Norman Lumsden
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Production by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Conducted By: Billy Burden
Conducted By: Doreen Murray
Unknown: Barbara Howett
Unknown: Rowland Jones
Written By: Johnny Speight
Written By: Emile Phillippe
Introduced By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Leslie Randall
Unknown: Joan Reynolds
Unknown: William Dickie
Unknown: Gerald Davies
Unknown: David Tree
Unknown: Norman Lumsden
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Production By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Himself: Vic Oliver
First decorator: Tenniel Evans
Second decorator: Ronnie Barker
Foo: Ronnie Barker
First Policeman: Tenniel Evans
Second Policeman: Leigh Crutchley

: Party Political Broadcast on behalf of the Labour Party THE FACELESS MEN

Who are they?
What are they doing?
How powerful are they in Britain today?
An investigation by the Labour Party

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Harry Oakes and Belle Chrystall in 'CROCKS'

A comedy for radio by Arnold Ridley
Produced by Hugh Stewart
Other parts played by Leslie Dunn. John Turner Harry Stubbs , John Hollis
Anthony Viccars. Sam Woodward
Arnold Ridley , Peggy Hughes
The play is set in one of the pottery towns in Staffordshire.

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Played By: Leslie Dunn.
Played By: John Turner
Played By: Harry Stubbs
Played By: John Hollis
Unknown: Anthony Viccars.
Unknown: Sam Woodward
Unknown: Arnold Ridley
Unknown: Peggy Hughes
Jonas Hargraves: Harry Oakes
Douglas Hargraves: Philip Garston-Jones
Charles Hargraves: Peter Wilde
Edith Hargraves: Belle Chrystall
Cynthia Hargraves: Angela Good
Henry Bladwell: Geoffrey Matthews
Eli Hawker: Denis Folwell
Eddie Hawker: Errol MacKinnon
Amos Rowan: Chris Gittina

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Canon Roy McKay

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon Roy McKay

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra Conductor. Karl Münchinger
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. in F
(Bach)
Holberg Suite (Grieg) on gramophone records








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