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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Preparing for Whitsun

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MORNING MELODY

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Preparing for Whitsun
The Bishop of Woolwich compares the New English Bible with the Authorised Version
6: Romans 8, vv. 26-28

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news

: THE NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Work in the world of science
A ('OSMIC EXPERIMENT by H. Elliot
Imperial College, London
G. D. Rochester , F.R.S. University of Durham and J...G. Wilson
University of Leeds
The earth is being bombarded continually by cosmic rays of very great energy, some of which produce showers of particles in the atmosphere. The speakers describe a large inter-university experiment which they are to carry out at Haverah Park, near Harrogate.
They will study the largest showers, to find out something about their nature, and the origin of the cosmic rays which produce them.
Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: G. D. Rochester

: RECITAL

Jack Rothstein (violin)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Jack Rothstein
Piano: Ernest Lush

: THE RIVER

by Henry Williamson
In May the smolt, the young salmon born in the headwaters of rivers, make their journey to the sea. This is a wonderful time for them and the fisherman.

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Williamson

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Christ, whose glory fills the skies
(BBC H.B. 137)
New Every- Morning, page 22 Psalm 9 (Broadcast psalter) Acts 1, vv. 1-14
The Lord ascendeth up on high
(BBC H.B. 133)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

E<Mie Cat toll and his Music

Contributors

Unknown: Mie Cat

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Symphonic poem: VHava (Ma Vlast)
(Smetana)
Benlin Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Ferenc Fricsey
The Shrove-tide Fair (Pelrushka)
(Stravinsky)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra Conducted by the composer
Some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ferenc Fricsey

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reportsfrom Britain and oversees

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by Bill Hartley
CROSS-ROADS
Listeners' motoring questions are answered by Gerry Lush
Pat Gregory , Leonard Cottrell

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Gerry Lush
Unknown: Pat Gregory
Unknown: Leonard Cottrell

: IN TOWN TODAY

Stars and personalities who are In Town Today
Introduced by Non Winton and Antony Bilbow Produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Introduced By: Non Winton
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: BEYOND OUR KEN

Kenneth Home in a fort of radio show with Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick. Betty Marsden
Bill Pertiwee , Janet Waters
The Hornets
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, Paul' Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braden Script by Eric Merriman
Prodtucedr by Jacques Brown
The recorded broadcast of December 8 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Paddick.
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Bill Pertiwee
Leader: John Jezard
Music By: Edwin Braden
Script By: Eric Merriman
Unknown: Jacques Brown

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Adam Faith in a recorded programme discusses with. Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on April 24

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SATURDAY MATINEE

Hoist North Cone by CHARLES THORNTON
When Ted, the Scots Third Mate on S.S. Lebanon, learnt the First Book of Kings by heart as a boy he did not imagine that his knowledge would one day be put to the test in such unusual circumstances.
Production by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Thornton
Production By: William Glen-Doepel
Harry: Douglas Blackwell
Boatman: John Bryning
Ted: Ian MacNaughton
Max: Henry Kay
Spider: J Joe Sterne
Ben: Haydn Jones
Ropey: John Hollis
Slim: Derek Birch

: PICK OF THE WEEK

Gale Pedrick selects highlights from BBC sound and television
Introduced by John Ellison , Edited by L. A. Woolard

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: L. A. Woolard

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Katllieen Kay (contralto)
BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Brian Priestman

Contributors

Contralto: Katllieen Kay
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Brian Priestman

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

For children under five with music by Ann Driver and John Hosier
Peter Hawkins introduces today's items which include ' Johnny get your hair cut ' based on an American folk song and ' Oh dear what can the matter be? '

Contributors

Music By: Ann Driver
Music By: John Hosier
Introduces: Peter Hawkins

: ZOO QUEST

by David Attenborough
In 1956 David Attenborough travelled through the islands of Indonesia in search of rare and interesting animals for BBC Television. In addition to a camera he also took with him a tape recorder. In this programme he describes his adventures and introduces some of the recordings he made. Introduced by Harold Rogers
The recordr-d broadcast of March 21, 1957, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: David Attenborough
Introduced By: Harold Rogers

: VISITING DAY

Cliff Morgan visits Crossways Hospital, Cowbridge, and talks to some of the young patients inviting them to choose a record they would like to hear

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Morgan

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Athletics
Harold Abrahams on the British Games at the White City
Lawn Tennis
Fred Perry on the French Championships in Paris
Cricket
Latest scores and a summary of the highlights in today's first-class matches with a special reference to those involving south-eastern counties
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Abrahams
Unknown: Fred Perry
Introduced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Robert Manthew , 31. P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Manthew

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Ranken Bushby (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Melody Twostep: Waltz Camay: Ideal Scliottisehe: Empress Mazurka: Lola Tango : Waltz
The songs: The Admiral's Broom; How 'ya gonna keep 'em diown on the farm
Tickets for this series are available on Application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Ranken Bushby
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco
Unknown: Lola Tango

: HOLIDAY MUSIC-HALL

in which
Cyril Fletcher invites the family to listen to
' Mrs Shufflewick '
Kenneth MacDonnld
Margo Henderson
Larry Adler
Roberta D'Esti
Terry Scott
Country Calendar Percy Edwards
Calypso Time with Cy Grant
Memories in Music with Rawicz and Landauer
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams BBC Variety Orchestra
Leader, John Jezard Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Mrs Shufflewick
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonnld
Unknown: Margo Henderson
Unknown: Larry Adler
Unknown: Roberta D'Esti
Unknown: Terry Scott
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Cy Grant
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Body Below
The novel by HOWARD MASON freely adapted for radio by Norman Edwards with Jack Hetlley
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Night. Club music by Alan Paul played by Ray Dempsey (guitar) Tim Ball (bass) and Alan Paul (piano)
Words and song written by Gloria Nugent
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY.

Contributors

Novel By: Howard Mason
Unknown: Norman Edwards
Unknown: Jack Hetlley
Music By: Alan Paul
Guitar: Ray Dempsey
Bass: Tim Ball
Bass: Alan Paul
Written By: Gloria Nugent
Produced By: David H. Godfrey.
Henri Dubois: Eric Anderson
Edwardi Hurd: Jack Hedley
Mariette Hilary: June Tobin
Charles Cox-Smith: Trevor Martin
Captain Hilary: Ralph Truman
Inspector Lemoineau: Julian Somers
' Dutchy ' Boon: John Bryning
Commandant Dulac: Anthony Viccars
Amed Suliman: Garard Green
Huntingiord: Charles Simon
Rossiter: Wilfred Babbage
De Savigny: Philip Leaver

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations, and interviews
Osbert Lancaster speaks on ' Too few pictures tell a story '
Introduced by Robin Holmes

Contributors

Unknown: Osbert Lancaster
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. Paul Oestreicher

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Paul Oestreicher

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Rondo in C, Op. 51 No. 1 Sonata in D, Op. 28 played by. Lamar Crowson (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Lamar Crowson

: Closedown









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