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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Monday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by DAVID BROWN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Brown

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Worship
A poem by WINIFRED GILL , a Quaker who talks about it and reads it

Contributors

Unknown: Winifred Gill

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: ACROSS THE YEARS

PAUL MARTIN looks back on 1953 1 A Sound Archive production

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Martin

: THE NEWS

: BOOTHROYD AT BAY

J. B. BOOTHROYD on The Difficulty of Avoiding Difficulties 5: Make me an offer With DORIT WELLES and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Broadcast on April 30

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd
Unknown: Dorit Welles
Produced By: John Bridges

: THE STORYTELLER

MARY O'FARRELL reads
The Cat and the Cornfield by BRYAN MACMAHON
' In Ireland, all you need to make a story is two men with completed characters-say, a parish priest and his sexton. There at once you have conflict. When. as a foil for the sexton, you throw in a mature tinker girl, wild and lissom, love interest is added to conflict ...'

Contributors

Unknown: Bryan MacMahon

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Beethoven
Records of his music for the stage, including excerpts from The Ruins of Athens and the ballet Prometheus

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 68
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (BBC H.B. 17)
Psalm 148
Colossians 3, vv. 12-21
0 Thou who earnest from above
(BBC H.B. 362)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

KEN BEAUMONT
AND HIS SEXTET

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Beaumont

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

ϯ HELEN JUST introduces the English String Quartet Nona Liddell (violin)
Eleanor St. George (violin) Marjorie Lempfert (viola) Helen Just (cello) who play
Mozart
Quartet in D major (K.575)
Fifth of six programmes by and about British string quartets

Contributors

Violin: Nona Liddell
Violin: Eleanor St. George
Viola: Marjorie Lempfert

: THE TRAGIC AFFAIR OF MEHITABEL MARTIN

by Anthony Sheppard with Elizabeth Morgan
Witches on broomsticks are one thing. but witches on vacuum cleaners and witches as secret weapons are quite another thing.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Sheppard
Produced By: R. D. Smith
George, her father: Patrick Barr
Anna her mother: Nicolette Bernard
Mehitabel: Ellizabeth Morgan
Bill: Brian Hewlett
Colonel: William Fox
General: Eric Anderson
Radar Corporal: Timothy Harley
Commentator: Bruce Beeby
Air Marshal: Wilfred Babbage
Announcer: David Brown
Voice: Godfrey Kenton

: CRICKET

Gloucestershire v. Somerset
Warwickshire v. Essex
Yorkshire v. Lancashire
Third and final day
Reports by JOHN ARLOTT at Bristol, PETER CRANMER at Edgbaston, and ROBERT HudSON at Leeds

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Peter Cranmer

: LUNCHTIME PROM

from Guildhall, London
JACK BRYMER (clarinet)
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY 12.22*12.31*12.40*
A lunchtime concert given In
Guildhall in the City of London by the BBC and the Corporation of London on July 30

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TAKE IT FROM HERE

Jimmy Edwards , Dick Bentley and June Whitfield with WALLAS EATON
THE KEYNOTES
BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA
Conductor, HARRY RABINOWITZ
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: LONDON v. DUBLIN QUIZ

The second of four contests
London :
MICHAEL AYRTON , BARRY CARMAN
Quiz-Master,
LIONEL HALE Dublin :
BENEDICT KIELY , NOEL PEART
Quiz-Master, PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Lionel Hale Dublin
Unknown: Benedict Kiely
Unknown: Noel Peart
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: JOSEF SUK

violin and JAN PANENKA (piano) play music by Schubert and Smetana on a gramophone record

: ROYAL NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD OF WALES 1964

Swansea and district
Crowning the Bard
The ceremony described by GWYN WILLIAMS from the Festival Pavilion
*
Coroni'r Bardd
Abertawe a'r
Cylch Ymweliad a phafiliwn y Brifwyl

Contributors

Unknown: Gwyn Williams
Unknown: Cylch Ymweliad

: SELECTION OF WELSH SONGS

sung by the TREOFTCHY MALE VOICE Choir
Conducted by JOHN HAYDN DAVIES on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: John Haydn Davies

: HOWARDS END

by E. M. Forster
Episode 8
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: E. M. Forster
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel

: CRICKET

Gloucestershire v. Somerset at Bristol
Warwickshire v. Essex at Edgbaston
Yorkshire v. Lancashire at Leeds
Reports and commentary

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Your Letters tWho Goes There': 4-The
Imperial War Museum
Silver Lining: THE
REV. HUGH JONES answers questions arising from his previous two talks
1914-18 Generals: A Worm's-eye View by WYN GRIFFITH. 1: Hunter-Bunter
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Hugh Jones
Unknown: Wyn Griffith.
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: SHIPS AMD THE SEA

A programme about ships, old and new, sailors and shipping men, and the sea which is their life
Introduced by SIR IVAN THOMPSON
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Ivan Thompson
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today-news, comment, controversy

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

played for you this evening by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON JACK TRAIN, RICHARD DIMBLEBY
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by HUMPHREY BARCLAY

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Jack
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Humphrey Barclay

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Fiftieth Anniversary of the First World War
HEATHER HARPER (soprano) PETER PEARS (tenor)
THOMAS HEMSLEY (baritone)
MELOS ENSEMBLE Conducted by BENJAMIN BRITTEN
BBC CHORUS
BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
BOYS FROM EMANUEL SCHOOL
Conductor,
Christian Strover LONDON PHILHARMONIC CHOIR
Conductor, Frederic Jackson
SIMON PRESTON
(organ and chamber organ)
BBC Symphony ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT MEREDITH DAVIES
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1: Vauohan Williams
Symphony No. 6, in E minor
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten
Conductor: Christian Strover London
Conductor: Frederic Jackson
Conductor: Simon Preston
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Meredith Davies
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: The Interval POETS OF THE SECOND WAR

Introduced by VERNON SCANNELL
' In the Second War-our war-there was no disillusionment because there had never been any illusion. We were the children of the General Strike-the Great Betrayal-and we were the first generation to have digested psychology. So the poetry of the Second War was largely private poetry.'
Reader, Harvey Hall

Contributors

Introduced By: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: General Strike-The Great
Reader: Harvey Hall

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2: Britten
War Requiem
Conducted by Meredith Davie * and Benjamin Britten

Contributors

Conducted By: Meredith Davie
Conducted By: Benjamin Britten

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: LISTENING POST

KENNETH KENDALL introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on current issues
Correspondents are invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.I.

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: SPREADING THE WORD

Jim GORDON PARR compares the artist, who can always be sure that his work is original, with the scientist who nowadays can only hope for the best

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Gordon Parr

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

David Copperfield : The Final Phase from David Copperfield by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft read by GARY WATSON
Seventeenth of twenty instalment*

Contributors

Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gary Watson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by JOHN WILLIAMS (guitar) 11.25*
Recorded at the 1963 Siena Festival

Contributors

Guitar: John Williams

: Closedown









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