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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

'Upon the Road'
Talks by the Rev. Jack Withers
2-Fellow Travellers

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Jack Withers

: The Weather

Forecast for land areaa

: 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
3-No Parking
Repeated on Thursday at 6.50 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Jack Withers

: 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

: SHOPPING LIST

A bulletin of food news to guide the household shopper
Compiled and read by June Jay

Contributors

Read By: June Jay

: MORNING SERIAL

' Good Mornirig, Miss Dove' by Frances Gray Patton
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by David March
Sixth of twelve weekly instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Frances Gray Patton
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: David March

: NEWS

: A RECCE IN BRITISH GUIANA

BARRY DELMAINE was recently in British Guiana, both along the coast and in the hinterland; it was his job to search for film locations and he talks about his experiences.

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Delmaine

: MOZART

Sonata in F (K.332) played by Eileen Broster (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Eileen Broster

: This Week's Composer

HANDEL
Gramophone records of excerpts from his oratorios, including ' Samson ' and ' Messiah '

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The Saviour died, but rose again
(BBC H.B. 497)
New Every Morning, page 99
Psalm 118, vv. 15-24 (Broadcast
Psaiter)
St. John 1, vv. 29-42
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (BBC H.B. 186)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

The Gerald Crossman Players

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Crossman

: Marching and Waltzing

The marches played by Camborne Town Band
Conductor, F. J. Roberts
The waltzes played by Anton and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Camborne Town
Conductor: F. J. Roberts

: MR. A.-AND THE COMMON TOUCH

by Rosemary Timperley
' I saw a battered figure of medium height and width. It might have been a caretaker of the dilapidated sort who is kept on because no one has the heart to dismiss him.'
Rosemary Timperley was applying for a job as a teacher at a school, and in this talk she paints a portrait of a man whom she describes as ' an unexpected headmaster.'

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Timperley

: ON YOUR FARM

An agricultural weekly
Introduced by Bryan Platt
Paddock v. Zero Grazing: Two young Surrey farmers, Jim MILLER from Clay-gate, and John PLUMMER from Forest Green, Dorking, have set about increasing the grassland output on their under-too-acre farms by adopting different methods. They discuss the advantages of their systems and compare notes on the results they are obtaining.
Slatted Floors for Pigs: PETER BUCKLER talks about the advantages and disadvantages of housing pigs on slats.
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Bryan Platt
Talks: Peter Buckler
Produced By: John Greenslade

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train and Richard Dimbleby and Gilbert Harding

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH

(cello) with Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)
Music by Chopin and Rachmaninov on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Alexander Dedyukhin

: THE LANGHAM LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Maurice Miles

Contributors

Conductor: Maurice Miles

: Wednesday Matinee Double Bill 'SMALL WORLD'

A play for radio by William Eedle
A cup of oriental porcelain changes hands between two retired colonels, both of whom hope to make a somewhat dubious profit on the deal.

Contributors

Unknown: William Eedle
Alby: Derek Birch
Mildred: Gladys Spencer
Willie Finch: Norman Claridge
Myrtle Finch: Janet Burnell
Peter: Bryan Drew
Angela: Eva Stuart
Auctioneer: Lee Fox

: ' SAY GOODBYE TO THE LADY'

A play for radio by Laurie Wedlake
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
As soon as Frank Willison, the new Principal, takes up residence in the old convent which houses the Westershire School of Art, curious things happen. His nine-year-old son suddenly displays startling talents and takes to making strange remarks about the nature of Time.....
Plays produced by Wyn Knowles

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Wedlake
Produced By: Wyn Knowles
Frank Willison: Michael Turner
Janet Willison: Eva Stuart
Richard Willison: Anthony Reese
Jerry, the caretaker: Wilfred Babbage
John Knightson: William Eedle
Miss Lawley: Cecile Chevreau
Hospital Sister: Freda Dowie
Fireman: Norman Claridge

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Norwich Cathedral
Preces and Responses (Byrd) Psalm 37
First Lesson: 2 Kings 8. w. 1-15
The God whom earth and sea and sky (A. and M. Rev. 512)
Magnificat (Alan Gray in A)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 24, w. 13-35 Nunc dimittis (Alan Gray in A) Creed: Lesser Litany; Collects
Anthem: 0 praise God in his holiness (White)
Prayers; The Grace
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Heathcote Statham
Sub-organist, Reginald Bolton

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Bolton

: THE OTHER SIDE

by Marjory Todd
In Mrs. Todd's third and last talk of personal reminiscences she describes some little-known incidents of the General Strike seen from behind the counter of an East End labour exchange.

Contributors

Unknown: Marjory Todd
Unknown: In Mrs.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Railway Quiz between teams in Birmingham and Manchester
Question-Master, Patrick Garland
5.20 For Older Children
TRUE STORY
Barbara Kelly in ' Emergency, Flight 943'
Written by Bob Kesten
Produced by Alan Burgess
In October 1956, a modern airliner was cruising calmly above the Pacific on a routine night between Honolulu and San Francisco. Within a matter of minutes, and without warning, two engines suddenly ceased to function. It quickly became obvious to the pilot that he had no alternative but to ditch his plane and passengers in the Ocean.
5.50 Children's Hour prayers
Saying Your Prayers
Four talks by the Rev. Stanley McQuade
1-' What is praying? '

Contributors

Question-Master: Patrick Garland
Unknown: Barbara Kelly
Written By: Bob Kesten
Produced By: Alan Burgess
Patricia Reynolds: Barbara Kelly
Captain Ogg: Bud Knapp
Lee Haaker: Charles Richardson
Earle: Stuart Nichol
Mrs Dami: Judy Bailey
Mrs Dix: Natalie Lynn
Katharine Araski: Corinne Langston
Dr Touze: Bernard Rebel
Ken Strickler: Bob Kesten
Frank Garcia: Warren Stanhope
Dick Brown: Marvin Kane
Richard Gordon: Gordon Sterne

: 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

: Town and Country

A magazine for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East

: COUNTRY DANCING

Traditional music and songs from a square-dance party in Devon
Songs from Pat Shaw
Caller, Nibs Matthews
Music from the Jolly Waggoners Band
Master of Ceremonies,
Bernard Fishwick
Produced by Brian Patten
From the Guildhall, Dartmouth

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Produced By: Brian Patten

: I DISCOVERED MUSIC

in which a well-known musician recalls, with illustrations, his first musical experiences and his progress\ through the world of music
Tonight:
James Blades timpanist and percussion player

Contributors

Unknown: James Blades

: NEWS

: In Our Time LORD FISHER

Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fisher of Kilverstone, O.M., G.C.B., G.c.v.o., LL.D., was the formal title of the man known to his friends and his enemies alike in the Service and in the country as ' Jacky Fisher.'
Tonight's programme is based on his own recollections and letters and upon those of the people who knew him, together with official records of his time.
Script and production by David Woodward with Felix Felton
Noel Dryden , Robert Sansom
Christopher Rhodes , Laidman Browne
Alan Wheatley , John Ruddock Norman Claridge , Derek Birch

Contributors

Production By: David Woodward
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Noel Dryden
Unknown: Robert Sansom
Unknown: Christopher Rhodes
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Alan Wheatley
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Norman Claridge
Unknown: Derek Birch
Lord Fisher: Carleton Hobbs
Narrator: Arthur Bush

: JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH

Symphony in G minor
Op. 6 No. 6 played by the Saar Chamber Orchestra conducted by Karl Ristenpart on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Karl Ristenpart

: The British Association

for the Advancement of Science
122nd Annual Meeting, Cardiff
August 31-September 7
SCIENTISTS IN SESSION
A programme of interviews and discussions recorded at the Cardiff Meeting
Edited and introduced by Archie Clow

Contributors

Introduced By: Archie Clow

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 played by Suzanne Rosza (violin)
Paul Hamburger (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Suzanne Rosza
Piano: Paul Hamburger

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