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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 bringing you news, views, and interviews
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Talk By: C. A. Joyce

: 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 Jack de Manio
Each dav this edition mav include some of the items from the first edition.

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: 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

SIBELIUS
A gramophone record of some of his songs sung by Kirsten Flagstad (soprano), with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by 0ivin Fjeldstad

Contributors

Sung By: Kirsten Flagstad

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Immortal, invisible, God only wise
(BBC H.B. 10)
New Every Morning, page 7
Canticle 6. part 1 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 3, vv. 1-13
0 dearest Lord, thy sacred head
(BBC H.B. 358)

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by The Jimmy Leach
Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: OPERA MATINEE

Gramophone records of scenes from favourite operas
This week:
Mozart's
' The Marriage of Figaro'

: A DAY AT SCHOOL

A series of four programmes
4-A Convent School
'Good morning, Sister.' The girls change into indoor shoes. In the hall the headmistress makes the Sign of the Cross. 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

: v NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Gladys Young
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: IN SEARCH OF THE ESSEX WITCHES

Eric Maple describes what he has discovered of an age-old craft among the Essex marshes

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Maple

: A CENTURY OF LIGHT MUSIC

played by the BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky

: 'COUNTRY AIR'

A play for radio by Lionel Brown
Characters in order of speaking:
Pianist. Arthur Dulay
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Village life, despite its quiet, is not always without its hazards, especially when gossiping tongues begin to wag.

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Brown
Pianist: Arthur Dulay
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Rodney Allen: Simon Lack
Ian Grant: Duncan McIntyre
Henry Leaton-Knowles (Badger): Keith Williams
Sophonisba Leaton-Knowles (Nisba): Mary O'Farrell
Gertrude West: Molly Rankin
Mrs Morland: Valerie Hanson
The Rev Philip Morland: Trevor Martin
Mary Morland: Penelope Lee
Walter Norton: George Hagan
Tommy Reynolds: Peter Wilde
Mavis Roberts: June Tobin
Dick Biggs: Wilfred Babbage
Archdeacon: Howieson Culfl

: SONG RECITAL

Philip Hattey (baritone)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Philip Hattey
Piano: Ernest Lush

: 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
' Remember': stories of an impromptu competition at an Old People's Club, told by Anne Jordan
Picture of an Army Officer: Colonel Duncan tells John Dunn about how he got involved in a new career after his retirement
Presented by John Dunn
(The second item is recorded)

Contributors

Unknown: John Dunn
Presented By: John Dunn

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junior Theatre presents
' The Carved Lions '
A play in four parts by Alice de Grey from the book by Mrs. Molesworth
2-' Gathering Clouds '
Produced by David Davis
5.30 For Older Children
Music Room
' Da Capo '
Three talks by Helen Henschel in which she looks 'back to the beginning,' recalling some of the great musicians she remembers as a child
5.50 The week's programmes

Contributors

Unknown: Alice de Grey
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Helen Henschel
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
Lydia: Norma Griffln
Miss Aspinall: Betty Hardy

: 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 Changing Coastline of South-East England

At many points round our south-eastern shores the sea is making alarming inroads into coastal land; at other places it is building up huge shingle banks which are slowly forming new land. This programme gives an up-to-date account of the situation based on recordings made on the spot.
Presented by Richard Burwood

Contributors

Presented By: Richard Burwood

: Inia Wiata introduces ' THE MOST HAPPY FELLA '

Excerpts from the gramophone record of the musical play by Frank Loesser now running in London
Script by Gordon Gow
Programme produced by Denys Jones

Contributors

Play By: Frank Loesser
Script By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Denys Jones

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

See top of page
Part 1

: Interlude

: NEWS

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Part 2

: Mary Steele Denys Hawthorne, John Ruddock in 'THE GRASSHOPPER'

by Anton Chekhov
The story translated and adapted for radio by David Tutaev
The pianist. Josephine Lee Produced by H. B. Fortuin

Contributors

Unknown: Anton Chekhov
Unknown: David Tutaev
Pianist: Josephine Lee
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Dr Korostolev: John Ruddock
Dr Osip Dymov: Denys Hawthorne
Olga Ivanovna: Mary Steele
Ryabovsky: Heron Carvic
Darya Alexandrovna: Catherine Doian
Farforov: Douglas Storm
The actor: Lee Fox
The dressmaker: Kathleen Helme
The maid: Eva Stuart

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Margerie Few (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Margerie Few

: Close Down









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