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: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
The Very Rev. George Reindorp

Contributors

Unknown: Very Rev. George Reindorp

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: 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 Wallace Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Wallace Greenslade

: Lift Up Your Hearts

A talk by Arthur Foster in charge of the World Council of Churches' refugee work in Austria.

Contributors

Speaker: Arthur Foster

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Wallace Greenslade
Each day this edition may include some of the items from the first edition.

Contributors

Introduced By: Wallace Greenslade

: NEWS

: LETTER FROM LONDON

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: RECITAL

Marjorie Clementi (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Marjorie Clementi

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Away with our fears (BBC H.B. 147) New Every Morning, page 44
Psalm 139 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 6, vv. 12-23
Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old
(BBC H.B. 382)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Maurice Arnold and his Sextet

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Arnold

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. The Post Office Worker: a discussion between Margaret Hotine and some young workers.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH. A la queue leu leu': Aline Durand et son frère prennent part a un rallye-automobile. Texte de Paule-Aline et John Dent.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Margaret Hotine

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader. J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Shirley Bassey
discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Shirley Bassey
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS. At school away from school: the second of four programmes about life in Australia. Script by G. K. Saunders
2.0 THE music Box. by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. The Overture: second of two talks bv Roger Fiske, with special attention to Beethoven's Overture, Coriolan
2.30 THE JACKSONS. Pigeons on the roof
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. 'The Vision of the Deadly Sins.' from ' Visions of Piers Plowman ' by William Langland

Contributors

Script By: G. K. Saunders
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: William Langland

: Comfort All The Way

by Jimmy Macready
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Michael Bakewell
'Have you ever longed to get away from it all-to be able to shrug off your everyday cares and take a holiday lasting nine glorious days, and visit eight entirely different and unique countries from the comfort of your seat on a luxury touring coach? Do you wish to make new friendships which will last you a lifetime? Be able to watch from a safe distance the quaint customs of the natives of the countries you will visit?'
So runs the brochure issued by Lazy Days Tours Abroad Ltd., but the six passengers who actually take the holiday find out that it doesn't quite live up to their expectations...

Contributors

Writer: Jimmy MacReady
Producer: Michael Bakewell
Franklin: Trevor Martin
Len Chitty: Aubrey Woods
Johnson: Haydn Jones
Mr Willetts: Norman Wynne
Mrs Willetts: Kathleen Helme
Mr Smith: Derek Birch
Mrs Smith: Gillian Webb
Miss Heawood: Mary O'Farrell
Mr Hewer: John Sharp
John: Nigel Clayton
Sally: Freda Dowie
Mr Harris: John Rye
Pierre: Malcolm Hayes
Gaston: John Bryning
Brigitte: Cecile Chevreau
Henri: Keith Williams
Sergeant: George Hagan
Constable: Wilfred Babbage
Inspector: Hugh Manning

: BALLET MUSIC

Waltz (Masquerade) (Khachaturyan) :
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Richard Blareau
Suite, Birthday Offering (Glazunov, arr. Irving): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Robert Irving on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Blareau
Conducted By: Robert Irving

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired and older people and a meeting-place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Gadgets in the Garden: Elizabeth Glanville hands on some tips for easy gardening
Family Affairs: Kathleen Strange puts family history into a wider context
Presented by John Dunn

Contributors

Presented By: John Dunn

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junior Theatre presents
' The Grey Bird '
An adventure serial in six parts set on the Suffolk Coast
Written by George Ewart Evans
2-' The Incident in the Tower '
Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.30 For Older Children
Music Room
' Russian Fairy Tale Operas
Three talks by Colin Gibson with illustrations
2-' Sadko'
Edited and introduced by David
-5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Written By: George Ewart
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Colin Gibson
David Peters: Jonathan Margetts
Elizabeth Peters: Mary Chester
Johnny Carver: John Stirling
Mr Peters: Geoffrey Lewis
Mrs Peters: Marigold Sharman
Tom Creasy: Peter Tuddenham
Mr Cretton: Peter Wilde
Plant: Arnold Peters
Van Meer: George Merritt
Dawes: Michael Shaw

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

Local news and London Stock Market report
6.30 Today's Sport

: An Eagle on the Thatch

H. A. L. CRAIG looks at the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing of the U.S. Air Force at Wethersfield in Essex, where English and Americans arc neighbours. What do they make of each other?
Produced by Julia Bearder

Contributors

Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Produced By: Julia Bearder

: CAVALCADE OF THE FIFTIES

A series of programmes reviewing year by year the most memorable events in a decade of entertainment
1953
Narrator. RICHARD TODD
Bossy Howes. DILYS POWELL
W. A. DARLINGTON .JOHN SNAGGE
Selections from the shows of the year: ' Wish you were here '
' Guys and Dolls'
' Paint your Wagon '
' The King and I ' and featuring on gramophone records the voices of Bruce Trent. Elizabeth Larner
Noël Coward . Margaret Leighton
Sacha Guitry. Valerie Hobson with The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Julien Gaillard )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Roy Plomley
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Narrator: Richard Todd
Unknown: Bossy Howes.
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: W. A. Darlington
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Bruce Trent.
Unknown: Elizabeth Larner
Unknown: Noël Coward
Unknown: Margaret Leighton
Unknown: Sacha Guitry.
Unknown: Valerie Hobson
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Roy Plomley
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Richard Hurndall introduces MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME

A selection of music and humour
ARTHUR MARSHALL
' Females of the Species '
RENE CUTFORTH
' Personal Comment '
PIERS STEPHENS and PAUL MCDOWELL ' Chinamen meet Elephant '-Part 2
C. GORDON GLOVER
' At the Razor's Edge '
IVOR CUTLER
' Songs of an o.m.f.
J. B BOOTH . ROYD
' View from Bouverie St.'
Bernard BRADEN
'They're funny over there'
DAVID FRANKLIN
* Do you mind if I am frank? '
Charlotte MITCHELL
• A Proper Lie-down
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Rene Cutforth
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: J. B Booth Royd
Unknown: Bernard Braden
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: NEWS

: Effie Morrison and Bryden Murdoch in ' WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS'

by J. M. Barrie
Other parts played by students of the Glasgow College of Dramatic Art
Produced by James Crampsey

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Barrie
Produced By: James Crampsey
Alick Wylie: James Gibson
David, his elder son: Iain Cuthbertson
James, his younger son: John Johnston
Maggie, his daughter: Effle Morrison
John Shand: Bryden Murdoch
The Comtesse de la Briere: Madeleine Christie
Lady Sybil Tenterden: Gwyneth Guthrie
Charles Veoables: Duncan McLntyre

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Eric Hope (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Eric Hope

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