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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 including Olympic report direct from Rome
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Upon the Road '
Talks by the Rev. Jack Withers
I-Choosing the Route
Repeated on Tuesday at 6.50 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Jack Withers

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: TODAY

Second edition including Olympic report direct from Rome
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Victor Silvester brings MEMORIES FOR YOU

See Light Programme

: NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT THE PROMS

Alec Robertson introduces some of the music to be broadcast from the Promenade Concerts during the coming week

Contributors

Introduces: Alec Robertson

: This Week's Composer

HANDEL
Gramophone records of some of his sonatas, including the Violin Sonata in E played by Campoli

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Enthrone thy God within thy heart
(BBC H.B. 320)
New Every Morning, page 93 Psalm 138 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 1, vv. 1-18
Dear Master, in whose life I see (BBC
H.B. 319)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Jimmy Leach
Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: OPERA MATINEE

Gramophone records of scenes from favourite operas
This week:
Rossini's
' The Barber of Seville '

: A DAY AT SCHOOL

A series of four weekly programmes
3-A Secondary Modem School
Accompanied by recorders and plastic trumpets, 600 boys sing a hymn. The headmaster reads the notices and, to the sound of a Mozart concerto, the boys file off to their classrooms. So begins another day at school.
This is an attempt to portray a school through the events of its daily life, in the classroom, the staffroom, and on the playground.
Compiled and produced by Owen Leeming

Contributors

Produced By: Owen Leeming

: Concert Hour BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conducted by Bryden Thomson

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Paul Beard
(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: Paul Beard
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: THE THREE CHOIRS

in Elgar's Time
A personal reminiscence by Herbert Howells
On the second day of the Three Choirs Festival held this year at Worcester the distinguished composer recalls his earliest memories of the Festival, when Elgar was its dominant personality and The Dream of Gerontius had become a central work in each year's programme.
Herbert Howells, who knew Elgar well and has himself had several works commissioned for the Three Choirs, illustrates his talk with recorded excerpts of Elgar's music.
It is just sixty years ago this October that The Dream of Gerontius was first performed under Richter in Birmingham.

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Howells

: A CENTURY OF LIGHT MUSIC

played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon ) Conductor, Jack Coles

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Jack Coles

: THE GLORIOUS UNCERTAINTY'

by Brinsley MacNamara adapted for broadcasting by John Tydeman
Produced by John Gibson

Contributors

Unknown: Brinsley MacNamara
Broadcasting By: John Tydeman
Produced By: John Gibson
Julia Cunneen: Barbara Mullen
Sam Price: Patrick McAlirmey
Gabriel Cunneen: Norman Wynne
Susie Cunneen: Patricia Leventon
Andy Whelehan: Harry Towb
Mortimer Clyne: Tommy Duggan
Simon Swords: Allan McClelland
Montague Smith-Willoughby: John Westbrook
Sylvester Seery: Jack Cunningham

: SONG RECITAL

Andrew Gold (tenor)
Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: Andrew Gold
Piano: Frederick Stone

: 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
Thoughts from an Invalid Chair: George Ellidge offers a few ideas to those who don't quite realise what it feels like to be ' chair-bound '
Chatsworth Theatricals: King Edward VII was there, and so was Mary Abbott, now in her eighty-eighth year
Presented by John Dunn

Contributors

Presented By: John Dunn

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Junior Theatre presents
' The Carved Lions'
A play in four parts
. by Alice de Grey from the book by Mrs. Molesworth
1—' Coming Events '
Produced by David Davis
' It is alreadv a long time since I was a little girl: nearly seventy years. And yet I think young people are still very much the same as they were in those far-off days, and that they will readily understand the rather strange and unusual things that happened to me, so many years ago.'
See Junior Radio Times
5.30 For Older Children
Now Showinl! in London
A review by Eric Gillett of some of the new films and plays
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Alice de Grey
Produced By: David Davis
Review By: Eric Gillett
The Old Lady: Winifred Oughton
The Carved Lions: Rex: Timothy Bateson
The Carved Lions: Leo: David Kossoff
Geraldine: Ann Totten
Haddon: Patricia Hayes
Mamma: Curigwen Lewis
Papa: William Eedle
Mr Cranston: Eric Anderson
Miss Fryer: Hester Paton Brown

: 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

: Room to Wed ?

Bill GRINDLAY has been investigating the difficulties young married people have in finding accommodation in the south-east.
Produced by Julia Bearder

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Grindlay
Produced By: Julia Bearder

: JOHNNY'S JAUNT. 1960

Johnny Morris recently journeyed to Greece to consult the Oracle at Delphi
He travelled by road through France, Switzerland, and Italy, and in four episodes he describes his adventures.
4-Greece

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Ivana Tosini (soprano)
Anna Maria Rota (contralto)
Richard Lewis (tenor)
Raffaele Arie (bass)
BBC Choral Society
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Royal Choral Society
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
George Hurst
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1 conducted by George Hurst :

Contributors

Soprano: Ivana Tosini
Contralto: Anna Maria Rota
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Bass: Raffaele Arie
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: George Hurst
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall
Conducted By: George Hurst

: NEWS

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Part 2

: Dear Miss Prior

[Starring] Richard Hurndall and Beryl Colder

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by Wilfrid Parry (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Close Down









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