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: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: GYORGY CZIFFRA

(piano)
A gramophone record of Schumann's Jest from Vienna'

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by the Rev. Frank Martin
Vicar of Mylor near Falmouth in Cornwall

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Frank Martin

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: GOUNOD

Ballet music from ' Faust ' played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: PATIENTS OF A SAINT

by ROBERT TLBBER abridged by P. J. R. Wright readi by Richard Hurodall
The first of twelve instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Tlbber
Abridged By: P. J. R. Wright
Unknown: Richard Hurodall

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke
Sunday's recorded broadcast

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

: RECITAL

Tessa Robbins (violin)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Sher; Yemenite Wedding; Hora

Contributors

Violin: Tessa Robbins
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Praise to the Lord (BBC H.B. 17) New Every Morning, pasre 68
Canticle 6, part 2
Acts 28, vv. 16-31
0 thou who earnest from above

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Handel
Gramophone records of the ' Music for the Royal Fireworks ' and of movements from ' The Water Music '

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ?

Franklin Engelmann is the Chairman of this general knowledge contest in which listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title ' Brain of Britain 1961'
WALES: 2
Michael Pountney, Glamorganshire Schoolboy
Russell Jenkins, Glamorganshire Schoolmaster
Jack Jones, Denbighshire Museum curator
The programme also includes ' Hear ! Hear : ' a test of memory for listeners at home and in the audience
The programme devised ind written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan ClarK

Contributors

Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: CONTENT TO BREATHE

A self-portrait for solo voice with Douglas Murchie as J ohm Poisons the banker
This is one of six programmes in which listeners ' overhear ' the village of Aberfindey being examined by its doctor, cross-examined by its lawyer, tested by its schoolmistress, assailed by its busybody, reported by its policeman.
Today they overhear the musings of the man with a finger on the purse, if not on the pulse, of Aberfindey.
Script by WILLIAM McARTHUR Produced by James Crampsey

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Murchie
Script By: William McArthur
Produced By: James Crampsey

: CONCERT HOUR

Joan Cross (narrator)
BBC Scottish Orchestra Leader, Peter Gibbs
Conductor, Norman Del Mar

Contributors

Narrator: Joan Cross
Leader: Peter Gibbs
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Desert Island Discs

Gerald Durrell in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island.

Contributors

Castaway: Gerald Durrell
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: SCRAPBOOK FOR 1910

Written and compiled by Leslie Baily
Death of King Edward VII ; the first flight from London to Manchester; the golden age of Musical Comedy—' The Arcadians,' ' The Chocolate Soldier,' ' Our Miss Gibbs'; the Lords versus the People; the Post-Impressionists; Sherlock Holmes and 'The Speckled Band'; the arrest of Doctor Crippen. with the voices of LORD MORRISON OF LAMBETH LADY VIOLET BONHAM CARTER CAPTAIN H. G. KENDALL
]MR. CLAUDE GRAHAME-WHITE MR. L. R. WILLDRIDGE MR. OLIVER DYER with Carleton Hobbs , Gordon Davies Olive Gregg , John Cameron
Helen Clare , Clarence Wright Anita Prynne , Oliver Burt
Leslie Perrins , Ronald Baddiley
Pages turned by Freddy Grisewood Music arranged by Alan Paul
BBC Revue Chorus and Orchestra Conducted by Alan Paul
Production by VERNON HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: King Edward Vii
Unknown: Sherlock Holmes
Unknown: Captain H. G. Kendall
Unknown: Mr. Claude Grahame-White
Unknown: Mr. L. R. Willdridge
Unknown: Mr. Oliver Dyer
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Gordon Davies
Unknown: Olive Gregg
Unknown: John Cameron
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Anita Prynne
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: Leslie Perrins
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Arranged By: Alan Paul
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Production By: Vernon Harris

: VIVA!

The music of Mexico played by Percy Faith and his Orchestra on gramophone records

Contributors

Played By: Percy Faith

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Devonshire Cream by EDEN PHILLPOTTS
This comedy concerns a farming Romeo and Juliet who defy the longstanding feud between Widecombes and Blanchards-and that on old Elias Widecombe's silver wedding day, too.
Music composed and arranged by Sidney Sager
Produced by Patrick Dromgoole

Contributors

Unknown: Eden Phillpotts
Arranged By: Sidney Sager
Produced By: Patrick Dromgoole
Elias Widecombe: Lewis Gedge
Amy Widecombe: Phyllis Smale
Beth Widecombe: Barbara Leigh-Hunt
Robert Blanchard: Patrick Troughton
William Blee: Hedley Goodall
Gregory Sweet: Victor Platt
Jenny Sweet: June Barrie
Joseph Munday: Peter Jeffrey

: VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Hans Knappertsfousch
Annen Polka (Johann Strauss)
Waltz: Bad'ner Mad'In (Komzdk)
Radetzky March (Johann Strauss,
Sr.) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Hans Knappertsfousch

: 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
Plain Jane: Joan Tate paints the portrait of a modest personality
Perry for Lunch: Sybil Birch describes a day at the ' big house ' years ago
Presented by John Dunn

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Tate
Unknown: Sybil Birch
Presented By: John Dunn

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the. fives- to eights
TINKER AND TAPP
Another series/ of programmes about the goings-on of our handymen, by Muriel Levy
2: Dippy
Music written by Frank Barber and played by a section of the Northern Dance Orchestra
Produced by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Muriel Levy
Written By: Frank Barber
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Mr Tinker: Leonard- Williams
Mr Tapp: Herbert Smith
Peter Parkinson: Doris Gambell

: REVIEW

Michael Flanders introduces a monthly look at current films, plays, and art exhibitions, and the people concerned with them
This month:
Edgar Anstey on films
J. W. Lambert on plays
Edward Lucie-Smith on art
Antony Bilbow interviews
June Randall , a continuity girl
Edited by Graham Gauld

Contributors

Introduces: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith
Unknown: Antony Bilbow
Unknown: June Randall
Edited By: Graham Gauld

: LUCK OF THE DRAW

Vote; for the winning discs! played by Graham Gauld
Postcards should be sent to:
Luck of the Draw, BBC, London, W.I.

Contributors

Played By: Graham Gauld

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: In the South-East

South-Eastern News
6.30 Sports Session
Racing
Results from Epsom, Folkestone, Newcastle, Chepstow, Ripon, and Wolverhampton Athletics
Great Britain, and Northern Ireland v. Hungary at the White City
Cricket
Latest scores and a summary of the highlights in today's first-class matches, with a special reference to those of south-eastern counties
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries
6.50 From the Local Press
A weekly review of what the papers in South-East England are saying

Contributors

Presenter: Jacob de Vries

: LARRY ADLER

playing music of his choice and talking about his friends' and personalities in the world of entertainment with the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Condtuctor, Paul , Fenoulhet
Produced by John BroweM

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Unknown: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Browem

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Henryk Szeryng (violin)
London Symphony Orchestra Leader. Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Basil: Cameron
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Leader: Hugh Maguire

: When Management Chooses Your Wife

Antonia Ridge, who herself has been seen to move in the highest management circles, expresses caustic views and serious fears, which may evoke listeners' fears also, of management's possibly increasing practice of saying: 'inspect the wife before you promote the man.'

Contributors

Speaker: Antonia Ridge

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Part 2
Academic Festival Overture..Brahms

: THE FANTASTICKES

A commentary on an Elizabethan day by Nicholas Breton read by Barbara Jefford and Robert Harris

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Breton
Read By: Barbara Jefford
Read By: Robert Harris

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the Newt
People in the News

: BEETHOVEN PIANO MUSIC

Sonata in G, Op. 79
Bagatelle in B minor, Op. 126 No. 4 played by Bernard Roberts
First of five daily recitals including short piano works' by Beethoven

Contributors

Played By: Bernard Roberts

: THE NUN'S STORY

by KATHRYN HULME abridged by Doris Macgowan read by Mary Wimbush
The first of thirteen instalments
See page 18

Contributors

Unknown: Kathryn Hulme
Abridged By: Doris MacGowan
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE NEWS

followed- by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by Daphne Down (clarinet)
Elizabeth Harding (piano)

Contributors

Clarinet: Daphne Down
Piano: Elizabeth Harding

: Closedown









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