A weekly radio magazine for young listeners
Edited and produced by Lionel Gamlin
Report in Rhythm
Billy Mayerl and the Fleeting Footnotes send you their latest musical greetings
How the Bang gets into the Cracker
Rose-Mary Sands investigates another everyday 'mystery'
* I'm On Your Side'
Frances Vaughan pays another friendly visit and invites you to argue with her afterwards if you feel like it!
Today: _' What a Mess!'
Such a Musical Creature
Michael Bell gives his fifth record round-up of familiar inhabitants' of the animal world who have had their portraits painted by famous musical artists
Today: Elephants and Mice (Continued in next column)
* Look Before You Leap *
A new adventure series by Geoffrey Morgan
The Conway Cousins tell you about another recent adventure, and want to know what you would have done!
Today: Broke in Brittany'
Peter Sellers , Harry Secombe and SpikeVMilligan in * The Affair of the Lone Banana '
Fred Nurke is missing! An over-ripe banana, in a deserted Cannon Street shipping office, is the only clue to his whereabouts. Inspector Ned Seagoon follows the trail to a British Embassy in South America, where he is iust in time to help the Embassy staff in a brush with the rebels. Why are Senor Gonzales Mess and his gang trying to cut down the only banana tree in the Embassy gardens and what is the connection between Fred Nurke and the over-ripe banana in Cannon Street?
Cast in order of speaking:
The Ray Ellington Quartet
Orchestra conducted by Wally Stott
Announcer. Wallace Greenslade
Script bySpike Milligan Production by Peter Eton
presented by Michael Flanders with the help of Julian Bream and his guitar
' Time for Leisure'
Peter Scott , sailing at Cowes. talks to Alan Rothwell of the fascination of messing about in'boats
' Iona Calls'
Judy Clarke introduces fellow-campers and members of the Iona Community who are re-building the twelfth-century cathedral and discussing how to translate the ancient faith into modern life
' Music Making'
From both sides of the Irish Sea: The Belfast Girls' Choir and the Ehenvale Singers of Cumberland
' Himself When Young'
Judy Clarke visits Mrs. Moss and Pat at their home in Tring, and learns what Stirling was like as a lad
' Worth Hearing Again'
Bernard Miles reads' The Western Islands,' a fantastic story by John Masefield
Wilfrid Hyde White and Richard Murdoch in Pirates of Lakeview Reservoir. with Roy DOTRICE , NORMA RONALD
JOAN SANDERSON , JOHN GRAHAM
Written by JOHNNIE MORTIMER. BRIAN COOKE , and EDWARD TAYLOR
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
Ashes to Ashes by Jack Grossman with Denys Hawthorne and Hector Ross ' What was it? !
' Probably a large piece of plastic.' ' Why should anyone want that in bed? '
' It was just a sticky mess covered in ash when I found it.'
† Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
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We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC
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