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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by Arthur Foster

Contributors

Talk By: Arthur Foster

: 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

Contributors

Talk By: 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

Contributors

Introduced By: Wallace Greenslade

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news
Compiled and read by Anne Wild

Contributors

Read By: Anne Wild

: Q NEWS

: THE MOONLIT FOREST

by Norah Burke
Norah Burke has made her name as a writer of stories of wild life and of the Indian jungle where she spent her childhood. The Moonlit Forest,' however, is not a story but a talk. In it she describes the forest in England where she goes to meet roe deer, badgers, foxes, and other wild animals.

Contributors

Unknown: Norah Burke
Unknown: Norah Burke

: RECITAL

Mary Valentine (piano)
Hyman Bress (violin)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Mary Valentine
Violin: Hyman Bress
Piano: Frederick Stone

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES FROM WORLD HISTORY. Sun Yat Sen. Script by Garry Lyle. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Script By: Garry Lyle.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Father, in whom we live (BBC H.B.
166)
New Every Morning, page 50 Psalm 150 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 7, vv. 7-25
Who would true valour see (BBC
H.B. 371)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Sidney Davey and his Players

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Davey

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT ii, by Marjorie Eele
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS. ' La Machine Infernale ' de Jean Cocteau. Aujourd'hui nos auditeurs auront l'occasion d'entendre, presente par l'auteur, un extrait du deuxieme acte: ' La Rencontre d'CEdipe et du Sphinx '

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Le Sphinx: Maria Casares
Anubis: Jean Topart
CEdipe: Bernard Noël

: CRICKET

Derbyshire v. Middlesex
Sussex v. Glamorgan
First Day
Commentary by Rex Alston from Mona Road Ground , Burton upon Trent, and Brian Johnston from the County Ground, Hove

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Unknown: Mona Road Ground
Unknown: Brian Johnston

: MIXED GRILL

A selection of gramophone records for lunchtime listening
Introduced by John Hobday

Contributors

Introduced By: John Hobday

: ON YOUR FARM

An agricultural weekly
Introduced by Bryan Platt
DR. W. P. BLOUNT talks to two American scientists, DR. HANS ABPLANALP and DR. PAUL STURKIE , about present-day research in poultry science. (BBC recording)
D. S. LONGLEY , who farms at Cranbrook in Kent. describes how a group of Channel Island milk producers make and distribute cream in Kent and Sussex.
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Bryan Platt
Talks: Dr. W. P. Blount
Unknown: Dr. Hans Abplanalp
Unknown: Dr. Paul Sturkie
Unknown: D. S. Longley
Produced By: John Greenslade

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH

(cello)
Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)
Gramophone records, including music by Chopin and Rachmaninov

Contributors

Piano: Alexander Dedyukhin

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

let's JOIN IN. 'The Unhappy Dragon': a humorous fantasy by Leah Maizel
2.20 adventures IN music Singing in the Choir: illustrated talk by Hervey Alan.
2.40 modern HISTORY. New Zealand: Edward Gibbon Wakefield. Script by John Tully
The programme tells how Christchurch, New Zealand, was founded no years ago, and describes Wakefield's career.

Contributors

Unknown: Leah Maizel
Talk By: Hervey Alan.
Unknown: Edward Gibbon Wakefield.
Script By: John Tully

: Wednesday Matinee Double Bill ' AND ONE MAKES TWO '

A play for radio by Gale Pedrick
Produced by Betty Davies
Two men meet just before they leave the country for a day-trip to France. One of them has a secret.

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Betty Davies
Leo Hacker: Trevor Martin
Richard Collett: Malcolm Hayes
Det -Insp Glass: Norman Claridge
Det -Sgt Wallace: Haydn Jones
Detective-Constable: John Bryning
Narrator: George Hagan

: Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley in ' THE DISAPPEARANCE OF LADY FRANCES CARFAX'

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised for radio by Michael Hardwick
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Martyn C. Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Michael Hardwick
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Sherlock Holmes: Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson: Norman Shelley
Jules Vibart: John Hollis
Marie Devine: Cecile Chevreau
The Hon Philip Green: John Humphry
Herr Dietrich: George Merritt
Peters: Michael Turner

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Salisbury Cathedral
Preces and Responses (Tomkins) Psalms 59. 60. and 61 First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30 Magnificat (Purcell in B flat)
Second Lesson: Acts 17, vv. 16-end Nunc dimittis (Purcell in B flat) Creed; Lesser Litany
The Lord's Prayer (Stone) Responses (Tomkins)
Anthem: Let all the world (Vaughan
Williams)
Prayers: Blessing
Organist and Master of the Choristers:
Christopher Dearnley
Assistant Organist: Richard Lloyd

Contributors

Organist: Richard Lloyd

: CRICKET

Derbyshire v. Middlesex
Sussex v. Glamorgan
Further commentaries

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Listeners
'The Macdonnell of Ulster'
A serial play in six episodes by Charles Witherspoon and James Boyce
1 —' The Blue Grogram Cloak '
Other parts played by: Charles Witherspoon , Denis Scott and Dawson Manning
Produced by Cicely Mathews
See Junior Radio Times
5.30 The Sailor's Way
A programme of verse and music about pirates, ships, and the sea
Compiled by Geoffrey Dearmer with music chosen and arranged by David Lloyd James
Readers:
Jill Balcon and Robert Harris
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
'The Undiscovered Country
Four talks by the Rev. Elsie Chamberlain
2—' Living Dangerously'

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Witherspoon
Unknown: James Boyce
Played By: Charles Witherspoon
Played By: Denis Scott
Played By: Dawson Manning
Produced By: Cicely Mathews
Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Arranged By: David Lloyd James
Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Robert Harris
Unknown: Rev. Elsie Chamberlain
Ludar Macdonnell: Robin Graham
Humphrey Dexter: Norman Stevenson
Queen Elizabeth: Gwyndolyn Stewart
Peter Stoupe: Ronald Dwyer
Jeanette Walgrave: Marilyn Fox
Rose O'Neill: Kathleen O'Donnell
Meg: Mina Dornan
Captain Merriman: James Boyce
Sergeant Markham: James Parr

: 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

: THE DANCING ENGLISH

visits Nottingham for a programme of folk songs and dances with Isla Cameron , Eric Foxley and Fred's Folk Five
Arranged and introduced by Kenneth Clark

Contributors

Unknown: Isla Cameron
Unknown: Eric Foxley
Introduced By: Kenneth Clark

: LET THE PEOPLE SING

The fourth of ten programmes in the national competition
MALE VOICE CHOIRS:
Glasgow Philharmonic Choir
Conductor, John Rankin
The Silurian Singers
Conductor, Glynne Jones
YOUTH CHOIRS:
Aberporth Youth Choir
Conductor,
L. M. Tegryn Davies BelfastGirl Singers
Conductor, Kay Simpson
SCHOOL CHOIRS:
Guildford County School for Girls' Choir
Conductor, Llywela Vernon Harris
Kendal High School Choir Conductor. Margaret Hine
Introduced by Leslie Regan
Produced by Charles Beardsall
The finalists in each class will take part in a nation-wide broadcast on Tuesday, June 28.

Contributors

Conductor: John Rankin
Conductor: Glynne Jones
Conductor: L. M. Tegryn Davies
Conductor: Kay Simpson
Conductor: Margaret Hine
Introduced By: Leslie Regan
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: MY FRIEND MR. FONG

by Darrell Bates
When the author was a boy, Mr. Fong came as a paying guest to the family house by the sea. Darrell helped to complete his Chinese friend's education.

Contributors

Unknown: Darrell Bates

: 'FIDELIO'

: NEWS

: 'FIDELIO'

Act 2

: THE ROAD TO DOUNREAY

by Peter Cook
Narrator, James McKechnie
On the shore of the Pentland Firth at Dounreay, the fast breeder reactor, which ' went critical' early in the winter, has been shut down according to programme. Scientists and engineers are at work inside the huge steel sphere carrying out modifications to the core, to pave the way for a further series of experiments in nuclear reaction.
Peter Cook traces the chain of scientific discovery that made Dounreay possible, and members of the Atomic Energy Authority's staff describe what they are doing and what they hope to achieve.

Contributors

Narrator: Peter Cook
Narrator: James McKechnie

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

St. Cecilia Trio:
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Norman Jones (cello) Robin Wood (piano)
Wednesday, May 25: Schubert's Quintet in A (The Trout), played by the Melos Ensemble

Contributors

Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Cello: Norman Jones
Piano: Robin Wood

: Close Down









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