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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

'The Bible is News'
Talks by Canon Edward Patey
3 — Reporter on the Spot

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Edward Patey

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews
Introduced by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Bible is News '
Talks by Canon Edward Patey
4-Correspondence Column

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Edward Patey

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Michael Brooke

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Brooke

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

See Light Programme

: OBERAMMERGAU'S PASSION PLAY

Elisabethe Corathiel describes what goes on behind the scenes in the two years that precede the fulfilment of a famous vow

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabethe Corathiel

: RECITAL

Charles O'Connor
(tenor and Irish harp)
Michael Dobson (oboe) Josephine Lee (piano)
William Taylor
The coasts of High Barbary

Contributors

Tenor: Charles O'Connor
Oboe: Michael Dobson
Piano: Josephine Lee
Unknown: William Taylor

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

music AND MOVEMENT i, by Rachel. Percival

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel. Percival

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, my soul. thou must be waking
(BBC H.B. 404)
New Every Morning, page 87
Psalm 147. vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 19. vv. 29-44
How brightly beams the morning star
(BBC H.B. 141)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart and his Quintet

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

RHYTHM AND MELODY, by Gladys Whitred 0
11.20 GEOGRAPHY. Market Gardening in Outer London. Script by Alastair Dunnett.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN. Hiindel und Haydn in London. Manuskript von Else Johannsen-Wagner. (BBC recordmg)

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Whitred 0
Unknown: Outer London.
Script By: Alastair Dunnett.

: Concert Hour BBC MIDLAND ORCHESTRA

(Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Sidney Fell (clarinet)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Clarinet: Sidney Fell

: The Weather

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

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

London v. Midlands
ROUND 2

: Gladys Young in readings from 'QUEEN MARY'

(1867-1953) by James Pope-Hennessy
Arranged for broadcasting in twenty episodes by Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced by Audrey Cameron
. EPISODE 3
Part 2 told of the childhood friendship of Princess May with her cousins and contemporaries. She was a shy, sensitive child, essentially serious-minded, and this period was one of the gayest of her life, spent between the great houses of England and those of German relations. In 1882 it became necessary for the Tecks to withdraw to the Continent for financial reasons.

Contributors

Unknown: James Pope-Hennessy
Unknown: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Audrey Cameron

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

ADVENTURER IN ENGLISH. The House of Sixty Fathers': a Chinese story from the book by Meindert DeJong , adapted by Sam Langdon. 3-' On the Road '
2.20 SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY. 7— Parsons and the Turbine. Script by Alan Hill
2 40 STORIES FROM BRITISH HISTORY. Round the World: the story of Drake's voyage. Script by Henry Marshall

Contributors

Book By: Meindert Dejong
Adapted By: Sam Langdon.
Script By: Alan Hill
Script By: Henry Marshall

: GRAND HOTEL

Jack Byfield and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist, Harold Blackburn
Introduced by Patricia Hughes
See page 4

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Artist: Harold Blackburn
Introduced By: Patricia Hughes

: ALL KINDS OF MUSIC

C. B. Rees reviews some new records

Contributors

Unknown: C. B. Rees

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Sir John Summerson
Theatre: Eric Keown
Radio: Jacques Brunius
Book: Margaret Lane
Art: Nigel Gosling
Film: Edgar Anstey

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir John Summerson
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Jacques Brunius
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Nigel Gosling
Unknown: Edgar Anstey

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Children
Trevor Harvey invites you to
Music Club and introduces news, interviews, and young musicians making their first broadcast performance
This week's guests:
From Glasgow:
Fiona Young (violin) accompanied by Neil Murray
From Birmingham :
Mary Wooltaston (soprano) accompanied by Albert Webb
From London
Rodney Chilcot (piano)
5.25 Our Day and Age
' Breakdown '
On the night of January 31, 1953, heavy north-westerly gales and an extraordinary spring tide hurled themselves upon the entire East Coast of Britain from King's Lynn to the Thames. East Anglia's most severe floods in living memory had begun.
The effect on the electricity distribution system was disastrous. Yet within forty-eight hours engineers of the Eastern Electricity Board had restored the supply to two-thirds of the consumers in the area. How this was achieved is described in this programme, which tells the story of hundreds of maintenance engineers through the eyes of one man, Len Hancox of Harwich.
Script and narration by Stephen Grenfell

Contributors

Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Accompanied By: Neil Murray
Soprano: Mary Wooltaston
Accompanied By: Albert Webb
Unknown: Len Hancox
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell

: The Weather

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

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

Local news and London Stock Market report
6.30 Today's Sport
6.35 Town and Country
A magazine for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East
6.15 6.25 VHF: Row ridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

: Adelc Leigh and James Pease in OUR WORLD IS MUSIC

A weekly miscellany of song and story
6—' Shakespeare in Music '
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Continuity by Pat Dunlop
Produced by Ronnie Hill

Contributors

Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Unknown: Pat Dunlop
Produced By: Ronnie Hill

: THE TRAVELLERS

Who Goes Where?
A second programme in which four travellers discuss and compare their answers to two questions. First, to. which place in the world, of all the many they have visited in the past, do they most wish to return. Second, to which place, of all those they have never visited, do they most wish to go.
Jack Longland (chairman)
Sir John Hunt C.B.E., D.S.O. ,
, Colonel Van der Post C.B.E. ,
Gerald Durrell

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Longland
Unknown: Sir John Hunt C.B.E., D.S.O.
Unknown: Colonel van Der Post C.B.E.
Unknown: Gerald Durrell

: Song of a Road

A radio ballad by Ewan MacColl and Charles Parker
See page 6

Contributors

Unknown: Ewan MacColl
Unknown: Charles Parker

: RADIO LINK

A monthly programme in which radio is used to link speakers in London and other world centres to exchange views on important issues of common interest
Chairman in London,
Robert McKenzie
The subjects dealt with in Radio Link are always highly topical. They, and the names of the speakers, will be announced shortly before each broadcast.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: Jean Pougnet introduces and conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA

(Leader, William Armon ) in a programme that includes music by Mozart Bizet , and Rimsky-Korsakov
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Music By: Mozart
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Preludes and Fugues, Book 1 Bach
No. 13, in F sharp; No. 14, in F sharp minor; No. 15, in G; No. 16, in G minor; No. 17, in A fiat; No. 19, in A
The third of nine programmes in which the Forty-Eight Preludes and Fugues are being played

Contributors

Harpsichord: George Malcolm








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