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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Rev. R. T. Brooks comments on some of the Bible's figures of speech

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. T. Brooks

: 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 Rev. R. T. Brooks comments on some of the Bible's figures of speech

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. T. Brooks

: 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

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

See Light Programme

: THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT

And How to Exorcise It
The Problems of Getting Away From It All discussed in four frivolous jaunts by J. B. Boothroyd
4-Being There
(The recorded broadcast of May 10)

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd

: MUSIC FROM HUNGARY

Gizella Gondos (soprano)
Suzanne Rozsa (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Gizella Gondos
Violin: Suzanne Rozsa
Piano: Frederick Stone

: WHEN MY LIFE WAS SAVED BY A SHOWER OF RAIN

by A. G. Course
In 1916 Captain Course was a prisoner of war aboard the German raider Moewe and recalls anxious days when she was being chased by as many as five British cruisers at one time, all determined on her destruction.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The Lord of heaven confess (BBC
H.B. 478)
New Every Morning, page 7 Psalm 8 (Broadcast Psatter) St. Luke 6, vv. 1-11
Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my God
(BBC H.B. 271)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: FRONT PAGE

Stories behind the headlines told by the people who made them
6-The Great Occasion

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MUSIC IN THE AIR

A non-stop sequence of melodies played by Sidney Bowman and the Promenade Players with the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by Alan G. Melville and Arthur Sandford at the piano
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Played By: Sidney Bowman
Conducted By: Alan G. Melville
Conducted By: Arthur Sandford
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: The Weather

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

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

by Laurie Wyman
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 (The recorded broadcast of June 21 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Wyman
Unknown: Michael Bates.
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
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

Norman Fisher
(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: Norman Fisher
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee presents James McLoughlin in 'THE RATCATCHER'

by Clifton Robinson
Produced by R. D. Smith Cast in order of speaking:

Contributors

Unknown: Clifton Robinson
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Mulligan: James McLoughlha
D C Coleman: Frank Partington
Chief Secretary: Geoffrey Wincott
Dusty Miller: Joe Sterne
Francis: Lionel Ngakane

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Alexander Gibson
John Simons (piano)
Part 1: Mozart
Overture: The Impresario
Symphony No. 35, in D (K.385)
(Haffner)
Piano Concerto No. 25, in C (K.503)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson
Piano: John Simons

: THE GENTLE TAXI-MAN

by Barbara Lott
In this talk Barbara Lott describes an unusual experience on holiday in France in 1950, when she and her friend were driven in an ancient taxi from Perpignan to the village of Cerbere, three kilometres from the Spanish border.

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Lott
Unknown: Barbara Lott

: CONCERT

Part 2: Sibelius
Symphony No. 7, in C

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan
Tim Gudgin introduces today's items including
'The Sun Song' and ' The Little Tree'

Contributors

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

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
'Golf4 (Toytown Rules)
A Toytown play by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Claire Chovil
5.30 For Older Children
First Attempts
Young artists making their first broadcast
From Glasgow
Kathleen introduces
Bernard and Maureen Duffy
(violin and piano)
Jean Goodison (singer)
Accompanist, Barbara Laing
(Continued in next column)
From Cardiff
Ifan introduces
Caerphilly Boys Grammar School Choir
Conductor. John Samuel
From London
Barbara Sleigh introduces
Rosemary Jarvis (piano)
Gabrielle Wheatley (piano) At the organ, Charles Smart

Contributors

Play By: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Claire Chovil
Violin: Maureen Duffy
Singer: Jean Goodison
Accompanist: Barbara Laing
Piano: Rosemary Jarvis
Piano: Gabrielle Wheatley
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Mr Growser: John Glyn-Jones
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
Captain Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Magician: Norman Shelley
The Mayor of Toytown: Wilfred Babbage
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
The Inventor: Ivan Samson
The Porter: Ivan Samson

: 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
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. and Southern Leagues
Swimming
A report by Alun Williams on the last day of the National Championships at Blackpool
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Unknown: Alun Williams
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Alfred Swain (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
Including: Waltz; Liberty Twostep; Britannia Saunter: Western Schottische; Variety Foxtrot: Crinoline Gavotte: Saint Omer Waltz ; Alexandra Tango : Over the Top

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Alfred Swain
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Omer Waltz
Unknown: Alexandra Tango

: George Cole, Diana Churchill and Colin Gordon in ' A LIFE OF BLISS'

Script by Godfrey Harrison
' The Anniversary'
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Script By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne Fellows: Diana Churchill
Tony Fellows: Colin Gordon
Psyche the dog: Percy Edwards
Zoe Hunter: Sheila Sweet

: Cyril Fletcher invites the family to THE HOLIDAY MUSIC-HALL

To sing to you
Roberto Cardinal !
June BronhiU
To play to you
Monia Liter
To mystify you
Your resident magician,
David Berglas
To bring a smile Morris and Mich Miriam Karlin
Vic Oliver with Vanda Vale
His and Hers
A weekly glimpse into the domestic life of Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds
The Adam Singers
(Directed by Cliff Adams )
BBC Variety Orchestra (Leader. John Jezard )
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Roberto Cardinal
Unknown: Monia Liter
Unknown: David Berglas
Unknown: Mich Miriam Karlin
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Leslie Randall
Unknown: Joan Reynolds
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Brewster Mason, Brian Bedford and Lloyd Reckord in 'TAMARINDA '

A play by Hans Keuls adapted for broadcasting by William Glen-Doepel Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Cedric Messina

Contributors

Play By: Hans Keuls
Broadcasting By: William Glen-Doepel
Produced By: Cedric Messina
Narrator: Derek Smith
Jaja: Pearl Prescod
Saulus: Andre Dakar
Sjon Jan: Brewster Mason
Sjon Henrica: Janet Burnell
Maria: Kathleen Helme
Peter: Brian Bedford
Philip: Lloyd Reckord
Father Martens: Richard Williams
Hans Adams: John Glen

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Philip Levi (piano)
Liszt and Chopin

Contributors

Piano: Philip Levi








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