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: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing.

: Today: First edition

A breakfast-time magazine bringing you news, views, and interviews.
followed by
Morning Music
See Light Programme

: Lift Up Your Hearts: The Life of Faith: 4: The Faith is All in the Waiting

A series of talks by Canon Roy McKay.

(Repeated on Friday at 6.50 a.m.)


Speaker: Canon Roy McKay

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing.

: Today: Second edition

A breakfast-time magazine of news, views, and interviews.

: South African Memories

by Sir Arthur Richmond.
In 1902, when he was twenty-three, Sir Arthur Richmond joined the Colonial Service and was appointed to the Transvaal under Lord Milner. He took part in the work of restoration that followed the Boer War and recalls his first meetings with men whose names are associated with South African history.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: Sir Arthur Richmond

: Recital

Maureen Lehane (contralto), James Brown (oboe), Clifton Helliwell (piano)
(BBC recording)


Contralto: Maureen Lehane
Oboist: James Brown
Pianist: Clifton Helliwell

: For the Schools: Music and Movement: I

by Rachel Percival.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Rachel Percival

: The Daily Service

Christ, whose glory fills the skies (BBC H.B. 137)
New Every Morning, page 87
Psalm 147, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast psalter)
St John 12. vv. 12-19
Lighten the darkness of our life's long night (BBC H.B. 520)

: News Summary; Music While You Work

The Banjoliers
Directed by Jack Mandel


Musicians: The Banjoliers
Musicians directed by: Jack Mandel

: For the Schools

Rhythm and Melody
by Gladys Whitred.
(BBC recording)

11.20 Geography: Canada: The Prairies - Oil
(BBC recording)

11.40 Intermediate German: Ein Gluckstag in der Familie
Walter sagt 'Gluck hat man, wenn man glaubt, Gluck zu haben'.
Manuskript von Milo Sperber.
(BBC recording)


Presenter (Rhythm and Melody): Gladys Whitred
Script (Geography): Colin Jackson
Script (Intermediate German): Milo Sperber

: Concert Hour

BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader. Philip Whiteway)
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Desmond Bradley (violin)


Musicians: BBC Welsh Orchestra
Orchestra] leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Violinist: Desmond Bradley

: The Weather

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

: Round Britain Quiz: London v. Wales: Round 5

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions.

(Wednesday's recorded broadcast)

: Edwin Fischer (piano)

playing some of Schubert's Moments Musicaux.
on a gramophone record


Pianist: Edwin Fischer

: For the Schools

Adventures in English: Mikimoto, the Pearl King
A true tale by Kenneth Blakemore.

2.20 Science and the Community: The Fight Against Germs: 6: Clean Water

2.40 Stories from British History: Sir Richard Grenville
A sea-fight.


Writer (Adventures in English): Kenneth Blakemore
Script (Science and the Community): Alan Hill
Script (Stories from British History): Henry Marshall

: Grand Hotel

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This afternoon's visiting artist: John Lawrenson
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Singer: John Lawrenson

: The Rainbow Comes and Goes: 6: Nurse Manners

Passages from the autobiography by Lady Diana Cooper.
Read by Hermione Hannen.

(BBC recording)


Author: Lady Diana Cooper
Reader: Hermione Hannen
Arranged and produced by: Mary Hope Allen

: The Critics

Conducted by Paul Dehn.
Art: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film: Roger Manvell
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio: H.A.L. Craig
Book: Elspeth Huxley
(Sunday's recorded broadcast)


Conductor: Paul Dehn
Art critic: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film critic: Roger Manvell
Theatre critic: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio critic: H.A.L. Craig
Book critic: Elspeth Huxley

: Children's Hour

For Children of Most Ages

A Young People's Forum on Books
from Haileybury and Imperial Service College, Hertford.
The questions are asked by members of the audience and answered by Chairman, Ivor Brown, John Betjeman, Percy Cudlipp, Christopher Hollis, Mary Field.
The programme recorded in the School Hall in conjunction with W. H. Smith and Son, Ltd.
(BBC recording)

5.25 May We Recommend: Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Quentin Durward by Sir Walter Scott
More excerpts from books chosen and dramatised by Marion MacWilliam and Ian G. Ball.


Chairman (A Young People's Forum on Books): Ivor Brown
Panellist (A Young People's Forum on Books): John Betjeman
Panellist (A Young People's Forum on Books): Percy Cudlipp
Panellist (A Young People's Forum on Books): Christopher Hollis
Panellist (A Young People's Forum on Books): Mary Field
Editor (A Young People's Forum on Books): Trevor Hill
Chosen and dramatised by (May We Recommend): Marion MacWilliam
Chosen and dramatised by (May We Recommend): Ian G. Ball
Taking part (May We Recommend): Effie Morrison
Taking part (May We Recommend): Bryden Murdoch
Taking part (May We Recommend): Joan Fitzpatrick
Taking part (May We Recommend): Leonard Maguire
Taking part (May We Recommend): Douglas Murchie
Taking part (May We Recommend): Arthur Boland
Taking part (May We Recommend): Hilary Paterson
Taking part (May We Recommend): Gordon Jackson
Producer: Kathleen Garscadden

: The Weather

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

: In the South-East

6.15 Local news and London Stock Market report

6.30 Today's sport

6.35 Town and Country
A magazine for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East.

6.15-6.25 for the South Coast:
Area news and Weather summary
(VHF: Rowridge (92.9 Mc/s))

: Music Tapestry

Frederick Harvey (baritone), Raymond Cohen (violin), Edward Rubach (piano)
with the London Studio Players
Conducted by John Hollingsworth


Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Violinist: Raymond Cohen
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Musicians: The London Studio Players
Players conducted by: John Hollingsworth
Producer: Alan Owen

: The Thursday Play: The Toll-Gate

by Georgette Heyer.
Adapted for broadcasting by Cyril Wentzel.
[Starring] June Tobin and Denis Goacher

(Recording of the broadcast of March 8)


Author: Georgette Heyer
Adapted by: Cyril Wentzel
Producer: Norman Wright
Mrs. Staple: Una Venning
John Staple: Denis Goacher
Ben: Brian Smith
Joseph: John Graham
Nell Stornaway: June Tobin
Coate: Trevor Martin
Henry Stornaway: Lionel Gamlin
Winkfleld: Will Leighton
Gabriel Stogumber: Stephen Jack
Sir Peter Stornaway: Baliol Holloway
Chirk: Brian Haines

: Matters of Moment

A programme in which a question of current concern or interest will be argued or investigated.

: Latin-American Way

featuring Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra.
(The Orchestra broadcasts by permission of Edmundo Ros' Club, London)


Musicians: Edmundo Ros and his Latin-American Orchestra

: Poems

by Robert Browning.
Read by David Lloyd James.
(BBC recording)


Poet: Robert Browning
Reader: David Lloyd James

: Greenwich Time Signal; News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: Music at Night

Emile Philippe (piano)
(BBC recording)


Pianist: Emile Philippe

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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