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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Bible reading and comment by the Rev. E. H. Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. H. Robertson

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manto

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manto

: SHOPPING LIST

Food news, comment and suggestions for the household shopper from Louise Davies including a Special Report on a particular product

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: THE NEWS

: DOCTORING IN LABRADOR

by John Gray
To visit his patients, John Gray must often travel many miles by boat and by dog team. In winter he may have to thaw out his frozen nose before he can examine his patient.

Contributors

Unknown: John Gray
Unknown: John Gray

: BEETHOVEN

Sonata in C. Op. 2 No. 3 Bagatelles, Op. 126
No. 3. in E flat; No. 4, In B minor played by Susan Tunnell (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Susan Tunnell

: TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM

by NEVIL SHUTE
Abridged by Donald Bancroft Read by Derek Hart
First of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Blest be the everlasting God (BBC
H.B. 486)
New Every Morning, page 102
Psalm 34, vv. 11-22 (Broadcast
Psalter)
Isaiah 55, vv. 1-11
0 day of God, draw nigh (BBC
H.B. 24)

: Music While You Work

Band of the Royal Corps of Signals
Conducted by Lt.-Col. John L. Judd, M.B.E., Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt.-Col. John L. Judd

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

HEALTH TALKS FOR SCHOOLS
3: Do my habits affect other people? A doctor talks about general cleanliness, coughs and sneezes, good habits in public places

: FATS WALLER

on gramophone records

: GETTING A MOVE ON

The story of Britain's new motorways told by some of the people who are planning, building, and using them
Programme compiled by Nan Macdonald
Produced by Michael Barton
A new version of the programme first broadcast in Children's Hour on June 23

Contributors

Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Michael Barton

: BARN DANCE

Join in the fun with Jack Armstrong and his Barnstormers
Bill Robinson
Kathleen Moralee
Michael Shields
Master of Ceremonies, Bill Cain
From All Saints' Hall, Fulwell, Sunderland
Arranged by John Musgrave

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Armstrong
Unknown: Bill Robinson
Unknown: Kathleen Moralee
Unknown: Michael Shields
Unknown: Bill Cain
Arranged By: John Musgrave

: ON YOUR FARM

Introduced by Alastair Dunnett
Modern Egg Production : Hugh Finn , a farmer from Kent, Malcolm Head , a nutrition scientist, and Eric Maddison , a statistician and geneticist, describe the work involved in establishing a strain of laying birds and talk about the combining of knowledge and resources that has taken place between them
Turkeys Move into Modern Marketing: John Lintern , one of the leading turkey growers and processers, discusses the vast changes in the Christmas market with Alice Harri son, a London housewife
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Alastair Dunnett
Unknown: Hugh Finn
Unknown: Malcolm Head
Unknown: Eric Maddison
Unknown: John Lintern
Unknown: Alice Harri
Produced By: John Greenslade

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: MY WORD !

E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Denis Norden
Umpire, Jack Longland
Last Friday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: MINDRU KATZ

piano plays music by Prokofiev, Ravel, and Faur6 on a gramophone record

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

LET'S JOIN IN
The Nativity Play
The carols include ' I saw three ships come sailing by ' and Watt'a Cradle Song

: MUSIC FOR STRINGS

Twentieth Century Ensemble Leader, Hans Geiger Conductor,
Hans-Hubert Schonzeler

Contributors

Leader: Hans Geiger
Conductor: Hans-Hubert Schonzeler

: WEDNESDAY MATINEE

Try Anything Once by T. C. THOMAS
This is the last of four radio comedies in which T. C. Thomas pokes gentle fun at some of the trials and errors of his early career as a schoolmaster in a country village.
4: Sinking Lower!
Production by John Griffiths
The recorded broadcast of July 28 in the Welsh Home Service

Contributors

Unknown: T. C. Thomas
Unknown: T. C. Thomas
Production By: John Griffiths
The Narrator: Brinley Jenkins
Anne his wife: Margaret John
George Lewis: Jack Walters
Johnny Jones: Peter French
Fred Parry: Dillwyn Owen
Frankie the Wern: Howell Evans
Mrs Jenkins: Harriet Lewis
Gwilym Thomas: Islwyn Morris
Dew, the Diviner: Trevor Nicholas
Man from the Exchange: John Darran

: The Voice of the Peanut

by Barry Bermange
Fame overnight; that is what Barney dreams of when he is chosen to star in a TV commercial. But his dreams quickly fade when he learns more about the part he has to play.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

Contributors

Writer: Barry Bermange
Production: Michael Bakewell
Barney Bucket: Keith Williams
Solly de Paris: Malcolm Hayes
Daisy: Freda Dowie
Corporal Beaver: Wilfred Babbage
TV Sponsor: William Eedle
TV Producer: Douglas Storm
Mrs Scrum: Kathleen Helme
Barmaid: June Tobin

: Choral Evensong

From
Magdalen College, Oxford
Introit: We will rejoice (Rose)
Prayers
Responses (Rose)
Psalms 73 and 74
First Lesson: Isaiah 45, vv. 14-45
Magnificat (Collegium Magdalenae, Leighton)
Second Lesson: Revelation 20
Nunc dimittis (Collegium Magdalenae, Leighton)
The Creed;
Responses (Rose)
The Lord's Prayer (Rose)
Collects
Anthem: Bring us, O Lord God (Harris)
Prayers: The Grace

Contributors

Organist and Instructor In Music: Bernard Rose, D.MUS.
Organ scholar: Christopher Gower

: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MUNGO PARK

by Richard Owen
2: Towards the Great Rapids
This is the final talk describing a journey across Africa following the route taken 150 years ago by the first of the great African explorers. The journey ends in the 6oo-mile rapids of the Niger, once the scene of countless attacks by hostile tribes, in which Mungo Park ultimately met his death.
TBC recording

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Owen

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.0 JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights
Spin Me a Story
Records introduced by Claire Chovil
5.15 THE GBEY COCKADE
An-adventure in six parts by Aubrey Feist
5: Numcro Dix
'No! Do not move! I have you covered. You see — I am Numéro Dix !
Produced by David Davis

Contributors

Introduced By: Claire Chovil
Unknown: Aubrey Feist
Produced By: David Davis
Major March: John Glen
Jan, his wife: Carol Marsh
Jean-Paul Renard: Lewis Stringer
Papa Morrel: Ronald Baddiley
Manon , his daughter: Ursula Hirst
Casca Dubosc: Cyril Shaps
Sergeant Bucheron: Ronald Baddiley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News

: Wildfowler

Roger Fritih remembers
Walter Linnett of Bradwell-Juxta-Mare
6.45 Jazzmaroo
Jo Adam Joseph talks to some of the West Indiana in Brixton who organise what they call jazzmaroos to mitigate their loneliness
6.57 London Stock Market Report

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Fritih
Unknown: Walter Linnett

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Bartok
Suite Op. 14
Six Rumanian Folk Dances Three Burlesques, Op. 8c
Sonatina
Allegro barbaro played by Andor Foldes (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Played By: Andor Foldes

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests
LONDON v. MIDLANDS
Round 2
London:
Denis Brogan , Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North:
W. Lyon Blease
Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Stephen Potter
Arranged by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: W. Lyon Blease
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: PEOPLE TODAY

A gallery of portraits in close-up
Gosta Kruse elephant trainer
The celebrated Swedish presenter of performing elephants talks, with the assistance of his wife Joan, of his life and work in the circus and of the animals he loves.
Script and narration by Rosemary Davis
Edited and produced by Maurice Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Gosta Kruse
Unknown: Rosemary Davis
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN

Records of scenes, from Offenbach's operetta
Introduced by Philip Hope-Wallace

Contributors

Introduced By: Philip Hope-Wallace

: THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

Only Nine More Shopping Days To Christmas
An enquiry into the attitudes towards the celebration of the Feast of Christmas
Conducted by Rene Cutforth
Produced by Francis Dillon See page 38

Contributors

Conducted By: Rene Cutforth
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: TEN O'CLOCK The News

and Comment from at home and abroad

: SCIENCE, POETRY, AND THE INCARNATION

Four talks for Advent by Kenneth Barnes
Headmaster of Wennington School, Wetherby
3: The Deepening of Perception

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Barnes

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Bach
Three-part Inventions played by George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Part of the recorded broadcast of June 11 in the Third Programme

Contributors

Harpsichord: George Malcolm

: Close Down









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