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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 viewing

: TODAY

A breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by Wallace Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Wallace Greenslade

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Use of Freedom '
Talks by the Rev. Richard Hanson
1-Freedom from and freedom for

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Richard Hanson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Each day this edition may indude some of the items from the first edition.

: Victor Silvester brings MEMORIES FOR YOU

See Light Programme

: 0 NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins

: SONG RECITAL

Frederick Harvey (baritone)
Evelyn Amey (piano)
Armstrong Gibbs
Nightfall; Silver; The cherry tree: By a hier-side; Danger: Impromptu; The scarecrow; The splendour falls

Contributors

Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Piano: Evelyn Amey

: THE DAILY SERVICE

God is working his purpose out (BBC
H.B. 177)
New Every Morning, page 61 Canticle 7 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 5, vv. 26-42
Lift up your heads (BBC H.B. 178)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Cecil Norman and the Rhythm Players

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

SINGING TOGETHER, by William Appleby
11.20 THE WORLD OF WORK. Work and the Law. Script by Ronald Smurth waite.
11.40 INTERMEDIATE FRENCH: Actualites Franchises. Aujourd'hui, Ie micro apportera a nos, auditeurs quelques renseignements et commentaires sur ce qui se passe actuellement en France. Texte d'Emile Harven

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Script By: Ronald Smurth

: Concert Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Carlina Carr (piano)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Piano: Carlina Carr

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Julian Slade
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Slade
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS. Spiders: the third of three programmes about small creatures of the summer garden. Script by Leslie Wolff
2.0 the music BOX, by Gordon Reynolds
2.10 ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS. The Symphony: second of three talks by Trevor Harvey
2.30 THE JACKSONS. Ken and Harry help with the harvest. Script by Garry Lyle
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE READINGS. The Hollow among the Ferns ' from ' Far from the Madding Crowd ' by Thomas Hardy

Contributors

Script By: Leslie Wolff
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Script By: Garry Lyle
Unknown: Thomas Hardy

: WIMBLEDON

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: Ina de la Haye and Robert Rietty in 'A LITTLE SOUTH OF HEAVEN'

by D'Arcy Niland and Ruth Park
Production by William Glen-Doepel (The recorded broadcast of April 30)

Contributors

Unknown: D'Arcy Niland
Unknown: Ruth Park
Production By: William Glen-Doepel
Mamma Chiapetta: Ina de ]a Haye
Primo Chiapetta: Robert Rietty
Father Felix: Malcolm Hayes
Eddie: Alan Trevor
Ruby: Philippa Baker
Mrs Stringer: June Jago
Franki: David Spenser
Serena: Sheila Grant
Fatty: Tom Bowman
Radio announcer: Keith Williams
First voice: Michael Turner
Second voice: Nigel Anthony

: INDIAN SUMMER

Makeshift Manager: F. S. Leonard ruminates on lessons learned during his wife's absence
The Block: A. H. Chesworth tells how the 1914 war scattered a group of friends and sent two of them to fresh adventures in the Royal Flying Corps
Presented by John Dunn
(The second item is recorded)

Contributors

Unknown: F. S. Leonard
Unknown: A. H. Chesworth
Presented By: John Dunn

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Further reports

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Junior Theatre presents
Said the Cat to the Dog'
A series of ten plays about Mompty and Peckham by Martin Armstrong
2—'Peckham minds his own business'
Produced by Graham Gauld followed by Music for Cats and Dogs
5.30 For Children of Most Ages
' Write me a Letter '
The Children's Hour correspondence column of the air edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Martin Armstrong
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Mompty, the cat: Vivienne Chatterton
Peckham, the dog: Stephen Jack
Mum: Mary O'Farrell
Dad: Wilfred Babbage
Diana: Elwyn Stock
Ronnie: Andrew Beeching
Cookie: Gwen Day Burroughs
Mr Barlow, the sweep: Geoffrey Wincott
Narrator: Lewis Stringer

: 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

: The Millenary of Croydon

A brief recorded history introduced by Harold Rogers who writes on page 2

Contributors

Introduced By: Harold Rogers

: CAVALCADE OF THE FIFTIES

The most memorable events in a decade of entertainment
1959
Narrator. ANTHONY KIMMINS
IVOR BROWN. JOAN PLOWRIGHT
BRENDA PETERS. NAN MARRIOTT-WATSON
RONALD WILSON , DILYS POWELL with selections
:rom the shows of the year:
Valmouth '; The Crooked Mile ' and featuring on gramophone records:
Elisabeth Welch. Millicent Martin Louis Jourdan , Maurice Chevalier and Danny Kaye
The George Mitchell Choir and the BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Julien Gaillard )
Conductor. Harry Rabinowit *
. Script by Roy Plomley
Production by Tom Ronald

Contributors

Narrator: Anthony Kimmins
Narrator: Ivor Brown.
Unknown: Joan Plowright
Unknown: Brenda Peters.
Unknown: Nan Marriott-Watson
Unknown: Ronald Wilson
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch.
Unknown: Millicent Martin
Unknown: Louis Jourdan
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conductor: Harry Rabinowit
Script By: Roy Plomley
Production By: Tom Ronald

: Richard Hurndall introduces MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME

A selection of music and humour
C. GOROON GLOVER
Laughter in the next inn
Allan McCLELLAND )
' Roadworthy '
Piers STEPHENS and PAUL McDoWELL
' The eye of a small beholder '
ARTHUR MARSHALL
Females of the species
SEAMUS ENNIS
Bold fisherman'
IVOR CUTLER
' Songs of an O.M.P.'
BERNARD BRADEN
' They're funny over there
MARJORIE RIDDELL
' A question of values'
Produced by Nesta Pain
DOMINIC FLESSATI
' Theatre-in-the-Middle '
CHARLOTTE MITCHELL
' Happy ending '
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin Edited and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Unknown: C. Goroon Glover
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Unknown: Piers Stephens
Unknown: Paul McDowell
Unknown: Arthur Marshall
Unknown: Seamus Ennis
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: O.M.P.' Bernard Braden
Unknown: Marjorie Riddell
Produced By: Nesta Pain
Produced By: Dominic Flessati
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: NEWS

: Coral Browne in 'THE SECOND MRS. TANQUERAY'

by Arthur Wing Pinero

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Varella Cid (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Varella Cid

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