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: NEWS

: London's Choice

Today all eyes and ears are upon London where the Festival of Britain is opened officially. In this programme Billy Cotton presents records chosen by Londoners.

Contributors

Host: Billy Cotton

: FIVE TO TEN

A story, a hymn, and a prayer

: ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

Neville Meale at the BBC theatre organ
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Unknown: Neville Meale

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: MUSIC FOR STATE OCCASIONS

BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Groves

Contributors

Conductor: Charles Groves

: CRICKET

Worcestershire v. The South Africans
Commentary on the second day's play by E. W. Swanton
From the County Cricket Ground.
Worcester

Contributors

Play By: E. W. Swanton

: QUEEN'S HALL LIGHT ORCHESTRA

on gramophone records

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Festival Number
Introduced by Jean Metcalfe including
' From Far Tottering to Oyster Creek': Mary Hill goes for a ride on the Emett railway with Rowland Emett , designer of the train. Their conversation and sensations are reported direct from the Festival Pleasure Gardens at Battersea
' From Bangor to Glasgow': Jean MetcaLfe calls up six BBC Regions to hear their Festival plans
' Back to London': a round-up of some of the voices and personalities behind the Festival
' Guest of the Day': Mrs. Roosevelt was interviewed, during her recent visit to London, by Olive Shapley , on some topics of particular interest to women on both sides of the Atlantic. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Introduced By: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Mary Hill
Unknown: Rowland Emett
Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Olive Shapley

: OLD FATHER THAMES

Music inspired by London's river played by Charles Ernesco and his Sextet with -Mervyn Saunders (tenor)

Contributors

Played By: Charles Ernesco
Tenor: Mervyn Saunders

: HOW THE WRITER DOES IT

6—' Giving It a Shape '
L. A. G. Strong talks about craftsmanship and arrangement in story-telling as they appear in two stories by . O Henry , ' A Harlem Tragedy ' and ' The Brief Debut of Tildy'
(Postponed from April 19)

Contributors

Talks: L. A. G. Strong
Stories By: O Henry

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Tommy Kinsman and his Dance Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Kinsman

: MRS. DALE'S DIARY

Mrs. Dale, the doctor's wife, records the daily happenings in the life of her family
Script by Joan Carr-Jones

Contributors

Script By: Joan Carr-Jones

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity '
Mrs. M. C. Kemball , J.P., gives the last of three talks in this series
Introduced by Stuart Hibberd
(Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to [address removed] Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally, but will try to deal icith their problems in the talks)

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. M. C. Kemball
Introduced By: Stuart Hibberd

: MAN ABOUT MUSIC

Piano reflections by Steve Race

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Race

: MUSIC OF THE BRITISH ISLES

BBC Scottish Variety Orchestra
(Leader, Jack Nugent )
Conductor, Kemlo Stephen
Janette Sclanders (soprano)
Alexander Carmichael
(bass-baritone)
Presented by Alastair Maclntyre

Contributors

Leader: Jack Nugent
Conductor: Kemlo Stephen
Soprano: Janette Sclanders
Bass-Baritone: Alexander Carmichael
Presented By: Alastair MacLntyre

: CRICKET

Worcestershire v. The South Africans
Further commentary on the second day's play by E. W. Swanton
From the County Cricket Ground.
Worcester

: LET'S GO

An out-of-doors magazine programme, introduced by Brian Vesey-FitzGerald , which invites you to explore the towns, the villages, and the countryside of Britain, and to find pleasure in our national heritage
Desmond Hawkins writes on page 9

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins

: The Archers

Written by Edward J. Mason and Geoffrey Webb.
A story of country folk.

Contributors

Writer: Edward J. Mason
Writer: Geoffrey Webb
Editor: Godfrey Baseley
Producer: Tony Shryane

: CRICKET

Worcestershire v.
The South Africans
Close of play scores

: Sport

including cricket close of play scores

: Eric Barker in ' JUST FANCY'

with Pearl Hackney
Patricia Gilbert
Deryck Guyler
John Warrington
Music by the Malcolm Mitchell Trio
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Patricia Gilbert
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: John Warrington
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: FRENCHMAN'S CREEK'

A serial in four parts by Kenneth Owen
Adapted for broadcasting from the novel by Daphne du Maurier
4—' To Be Hanged in the Morning'
Other parts played by Frederick Tresise and Norman Kendall
Produced by Owen Reed in the BBC's West of England studios

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Owen
Novel By: Daphne du Maurier
Played By: Frederick Tresise
Played By: Norman Kendall
Produced By: Owen Reed
Dnna St Columb: Beatrice Bevan
Harry St Columb, her husband: Malcolm Farquhar
Rockingham: Rolf Lefebvre
William: Charles E Stidwill
Lord Godolphin: Arthur Young
Zachariah: Lewis Gedge
Jean-Benoit Aubery: Raf de la Torre
Prue: Hilda Schroder

: FAMILY FAVOURITES

Chosen in Piccadilly Circus
See paragraph on page 8

: SONG OF BRITAIN

A festival of choirs from all parts of Britain
From Scotland
Glasgow Orpheus Choir
Conductor. Sir Hugh S. Roberton
From the North
Selling Male Voice Choir Conductor, T. H. Mearis with Crookhall Colliery Band
Maia Ladies' Choir
Conductor, Harold Dawber with Besseis Boys Band
From the Midlands
Tamworth Co-operative Choir
Conductor, Albert Knight with the Albert Webb String Players
From the South
Fleet Street Choir
Conductor, T. B Lawrence wit'h the Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
From the West
Mousehole Male Voice Choir
Conductor, R. J. Maddern-Williams
From Northern Ireland
Belfast Girl Singers
Conductor, Kay Simpson with the Light Orchestra
From Wales
Pontardulais Choral Society
Conductor, T. Haydn Thomas
Introduced from London by James McKeolinie
Produced by Michael North and John Simmonds

Contributors

Conductor: Sir Hugh S. Roberton
Conductor: T. H. Mearis
Conductor: Harold Dawber
Conductor: Albert Knight
Unknown: Albert Webb
Conductor: T. B Lawrence
Conductor: R. J. Maddern-Williams
Conductor: Kay Simpson
Conductor: T. Haydn Thomas
Unknown: James McKeolinie
Produced By: Michael North
Produced By: John Simmonds

: NEWS

: TOPIC FOR TONIGHT

To mark the opening of the Festival of Britain, this and a number of these broadcasts will be devoted to eye-witness reviews of special features of the Festival programme

: 'MAY I HAVE THE PLEASURE?'

A programme of old-time dance music played by Phil Cardew and his Orchestra with a lesson on the second figure of the quadrille by Cecil Ruault
Introduced by Michael Brooke
Produced by David Miller

Contributors

Played By: Phil Cardew
Unknown: Cecil Ruault
Introduced By: Michael Brooke
Produced By: David Miller

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

* The Flying Yorkshireman by Eric Knight
Reader, John Sharp
The end of the story

Contributors

Reader: John Sharp

: MOONLIGHT LULLABY

Joseph Seal at the organ of the Ritz Cinema, Belfast

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Seal

: News Summary

: Close Down









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