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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

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Christmas readings selected and read by David Scott Blackhall

Contributors

Read By: David Scott Blackhall

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: THE NEWS

: TWICE ROUND THE WORLD WITH THE RUSSIAN BALLET

by Arnold Haskell
Between the years 1936 and 1939 Arnold Haskell travelled with the Russian Ballet twice round the world. He recalls these journeys and the dancers-Toumanova, Riabouchinska, Baronova, Woizikovski, and Lichine.

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Haskell

: CAROLS FOR THE YOUNG

London Co-operative Central Children's Choir
Conductor, Graham Treacher

Contributors

Conductor: Graham Treacher

: TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM

by Nevil Shute
Abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by Derek Hart
The fifth of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Nevil Shute
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart

: THE DAILY SERVICE

On Jordan's bank the Baptist's cry
(BBC H.B. 38)
New Every Morning, page 33 Psalm 20 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 61. vv. 1-11
Christ, above all glory seated (BBC
H.B. 121)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by The Jimmy Leach Organolian Quartet

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Leach

: SING US THE OLD SONGS

A programme of old favourites sung by Mary Condon (contralto) with Ruby Taylor (piano)
Dudley Savage (organ) and a chorus from the Western Opera Players
Chorus-Master, Colin Shiner

Contributors

Contralto: Mary Condon
Piano: Ruby Taylor
Piano: Dudley Savage
Chorus-Master: Colin Shiner

: I AM BLIND

by Graeme Edwards
Mr. Edwards, an Australian journalist, has been blind since infancy. In this programme he describes in detail-illustrating where possible with recordings-his own impressions of living without sight; his solutions to the problems it raises; the fears, consolations, and resentments that are linked with blindness. It is a personal picture of a widespread disability.
The recorded broadcast of Aug. 16

Contributors

Unknown: Graeme Edwards

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader. Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Meredith Davies
Michael Dobson (oboe)

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Meredith Davies
Oboe: Michael Dobson

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
LONDON v. NORTH
Round 3
London
Denis Brogan Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North
W. Lyon Blease Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Stephen Potter
Arranged by Patrick Harvey
Wednesday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Dennis Chapman
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: ELLEN TERRY

1906-1928
A biography by CHRISTOPHER ST. JOHN Read by Marie Lohr
Arranged for broadcasting in six episodes by Mollie Greenhalgh Produced by Audrey Cameron
CHAPTER 6
Chapter 5 told of Ellen Terry 's sudden failure of health in 1926. A serious illness struck her down, followed by a tragic period in which the darkness' descended on her in the form of loss of memory. Restored to her beloved country home at Smallhythe, she recovered her lost happiness, and showed many flashes of her old charm and humour before the July day in 1928 when she had a paralytic stroke, and those about her knew that she could not live much longer.

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher St. John
Read By: Marie Lohr
Unknown: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Ellen Terry

: LIEDER RECITAL

Bryan Drake (baritone) Frederick Stone (piano)
Waldesgespräch; Mondnacht; Belsazar; Wenn durch die Piazzetta
Schumann
Ballad: Der verlorene
Haufen Schoenberg
. Die Nacht; Nichts: Ach, Lieb. ich muss nun scheiden;
Zueignung Strauss

Contributors

Baritone: Bryan Drake
Piano: Frederick Stone
Unknown: Haufen Schoenberg
Unknown: Zueignung Strauss

: MUSIC QUESTIONS

A series of programmes in which well-known musicians discuss questions sent by listeners
This week's panel
James Gibb
Trevor Harvey
David Willcocks
Chairman, Robert Irwin
The recorded broadcast of Aug. 7

Contributors

Unknown: James Gibb
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: David Willcocks
Unknown: Robert Irwin

: GRAND HOTEL

Jack Byfield and the Palm Court Orchestra Led by David Wolfsthal
Visiting artist, Ella Cheshire

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: David Wolfsthal
Artist: Ella Cheshire

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Walter Allen
Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Conducted By: Walter Allen

: TROPICAL FIESTA

Records from the Latin-American countries
Compiled by Nigel Hunter
Introduced by Roy Williamson

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Hunter
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.0 JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights Come along and Join onr Song with Phyllis Kinney and Maimie Noel Jones
The storyteller, Angela Day, tells ' The Little Christmas Bell ' by Mavis Connelly
Introduced by Evelyn Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Phyllis Kinney
Unknown: Maimie Noel Jones
Unknown: Mavis Connelly
Introduced By: Evelyn Williams

: ('HRISTMAS IN THE SUN

Dorita y Pepe sing Christmas songs from LatinnAmerlca

: ON RECORD

Roy Bradford reviews a mixed bag of recent records

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Bradford

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News

: Town and Country

Comment, controversy and character for listeners in' London and the counties of the South-East

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Elgar
Alan Loveday (violin)
Leonard Cassini (piano)
Sonata in E minor
La capricieuse

Contributors

Violin: Alan Loveday
Piano: Leonard Cassini

: THE VERDICT OF THE COURT

Reconstructions of famous trials with postscripts by ' Dudley Perkins
7: Regina v.
Dudley and Stephens
Murder: 1884
The four survivors of a shipwrecked yacht, the Mignonette, were adrift on the high seas in an open boat with little hope of landfall. Supplies of food and water exhausted, the weakest of them was killed by their captain. Unexpectedly rescued, two of them were charged with murder, the third having turned Queen's evidence. The defence * murder by necessity ' failed but in circumstances that made legal history.
Script by C. R. HEWITT
Production by Joe Burroughs

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins
Script By: C. R. Hewitt
Production By: Joe Burroughs
The Mayor of Falmouth: Stephen Jack
Mr Tilley: John Graham
Baron Huddleston: Laidman Browne
The Lord Chief Justice: Carleton Hobbs
Edmund Brooks: William Eedle
Jury Foreman: Preston Lockwood
Narrator: Edward Ward

: HANSEL AND GRETEL

Scenes from
Humperdinck's opera
The cast includes:
ELISABETH GRUMMER as Hansel and ELISABETH SHWARZKOPF as Gretel with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan Records introduced by Arthur Jacobs

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Grummer
Unknown: Elisabeth Shwarzkopf
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan
Introduced By: Arthur Jacobs

: MATTERS OF MOMENT

The Future of British Railways
An examination of the Government's proposals

: CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM ITALY

Introduced by Roberto Cardinali on gramophone records

Contributors

Introduced By: Roberto Cardinali

: TEN O'CLOCK The News

and Comment from at home and abroad

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: app-MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mendelssoh n
Trio in C minor, Op. 66 played by the London Czech Trio
Jack Rothstein (violin.) Karel HoritK (cello)
Lisa Marketta (piano)
Part of the recorded broadcast of July 16 in the Third Programme

Contributors

Violin: Jack Rothstein
Cello: Karel Horitk
Piano: Lisa Marketta

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