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: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the minute guide for your listening and vie-wing

: TODAY

A breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by Wallace Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Wallace Greenslade

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by Hugh Redwood

Contributors

Talk By: Hugh Redwood

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: 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

: Victor Silvester brings MEMORIES FOR YOU

See Light Programme

: NEWS

: LETTER FROM DUBLIN

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins

: DEBUSSY

Estampes:
Pagodes
La soiree dans Granade Jardins sous la pluie
Reflets dans l'eau played by Raymond O'Connell (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Granade Jardins
Piano: Raymond O'Connell

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Praise the Lord! ye heavens, adore him (BBC H.B. 16)
New Every Morning, page 87
Psalm 147, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 12, vv. 1-9
O heavenly Word, eternal Light (BBC
H.B. 37)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

11.20 the WORLD OF work. The Railway Worker: interviews by Herbert Hunter.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE French. ' Les Prisonniers ': dramatisation du conte de Guy de Maupassant. Adaptation d' Andre Maranne.

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Herbert Hunter.
Unknown: Guy de Maupassant.
Unknown: Andre Maranne.

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Maurice Miles
Ross Pratt (piano)

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Maurice Miles
Piano: Ross Pratt

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Liberace
(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: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: For the Schools

People, Places, and Things: Karkarook the fire-maiden
An aboriginal tale. The last of four programmes about life in Australia. Script by Russell Bavington

2.0 The Music Box
by Gordon Reynolds

2.10 Orchestral Concerts: The Concerto
The second of two talks by Joseph Cooper.

2.30 The Jacksons: The Car Accident
Script by Richard Wortley

2.50 Prose and Verse Readings. 'Christmas at Sea' by R.L. Stevenson, and 'John Winter' by Laurence Binyon

Contributors

Script By: Russell Bavington
Unknown: Joseph Cooper.
Script By: Richard Wortley
Unknown: R. L. Stevenson
Unknown: John Winter
Unknown: Laurence Binyon

: John Westbrook in * A HERO OF OUR TIME'

by M. Y. Lermontov adapted for radio by Malcolm Stewart from the translation by Reginald Merton
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Cedric Messina

Contributors

Unknown: M. Y. Lermontov
Unknown: Malcolm Stewart
Translation By: Reginald Merton
Produced By: Cedric Messina
Peehorin: John Westbrook
Gruschnitzky: Geoffrey Mathews
Werner: Rolf Lefebvre
Captain: Hugh Dickson
Serge: Jon Rollason
Ivanoff: Hugh Manning
Vera: June Tobin
Princess Ligovsky: Nan Munro
Mary: Hilda Schroder

: SONG RECITAL

Evelyn Cuthil ,1 (mezzo-soprano)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Evelyn Cuthil
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Follow the Guide: Harold Metcalfe describes a hobby-and a future career.
Portrait of My Father: Elsie Campbell draws a well-loved outline
Presented by John Dunn

Contributors

Presented By: John Dunn

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junior Theatre presents
'The Grey Bird'
A serial in six parts set on the Suffolk Coast
Written by George Ewart Evans
4-' Diamonds are not all '
Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.30 'On Record'
Roy Bradford reviews a mixed bag of recent records
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Suffolk Coast
Written By: George Ewart
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Roy Bradford
David Peters: Jonathan Margetts
Elizabeth Peters: Mary Chester
Johnny Carver: John Stirling
Mr Peters: Geoffrey Lewis
Mr Cretton: Peter Wilde
Plant: Arnold Peters

: 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

: Today's Sport

: Abroad in London

The voices of Malayans giving their reactions to life in the city
Produced by Stewart WaveU

Contributors

Produced By: Stewart Waveu

: CAVALCADE OF THE FIFTIES

A series of programmes reviewing year by year the most memorable events in a decade of entertainment
1955
Narrator. HENRY SHEREK
EAMONN Andrews. Miles Mallkhon RICHARD Findlater. HUGH BURDEN
PETER Jeffrey , DAVID LEWIN
Selections from the shows of the year:
' Kismet '
' The Water Gypsies ' ' The Pajama Game ' and featuring on gramophone records the recorded voices of Jane Powell. Howard Keel
Judy Garland. Frank Sinatra
Gene Kelly , Dora Bryan and Peter Graves with The George Mitchell Choir
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Roy Plomley
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Jeffrey
Unknown: David Lewin
Unknown: Jane Powell.
Unknown: Howard Keel
Unknown: Judy Garland.
Unknown: Frank Sinatra
Unknown: Gene Kelly
Unknown: Dora Bryan
Unknown: Peter Graves
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
C. GORDON Gi.over
'Is That Bath Oil Really Necessary?'
Tom WALDRON
This Little Piggy
JOCELYN BRADFORD
* An Uncle of Sorts '
PIERS STEPHENS and Paul McDowELL
The Long Hullo .
NAT GUBBINS
'Letter to Ivy' read by Edward Chapman
Richard BAKER and Angus WRIGHT
• Song of the Telly by Miles Wootton
ROBERT KEMP • Our Flood'
IVOR CUTLER
' Songs of an O.M.P.'
Felix Felton
Selenic Tours '
Charlotte MITCHELL
' Nice Girl '
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Waldron
Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Read By: Edward Chapman
Read By: Richard Baker
Read By: Angus Wright
Unknown: Miles Wootton
Unknown: Robert Kemp
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: NEWS

: 'HIS HOUSE IN ORDER'

by Arthur Wing Pinero
Adapted for broadcasting by Donald B. Edwards and Archie Campbell
Pianist. Cicely Hoye
Produced by Archie Campbell

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Donald B. Edwards
Unknown: Archie Campbell
Pianist: Cicely Hoye
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Hilary Jesson: Godfrey Tearle
Filmer Jesson, M P: Ivan Samson
Nina: Avice Landon
Derek Jesson: Jeremy Spenser
Sir Daniel Ridgeley: John Turnbull
Pryce Ridgeley: Noel Dryden
Major Maurewarde: Patrick Waddington
Dr Dilnott: Sidney Monckton
Harding: Malcolm Graeme
Forshaw: Alan Reid
Butler: Bryan Powley
Lady Ridgeley: Winifred Oughton
Geraldine Ridgeley: Violet Coleman
Mile Thom £: Ilona Ference

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by Monique Berard (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Monique Berard

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