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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 Blackball

Contributors

Read By: David Scott Blackball

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: SHOPPING LIST

Food news, comment and suggestions for the household shopper from Louise Davies with a Quick Change recipe to add variety in a short time

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: THE NEWS

: THE DEAF EAR OF WITCHCRAFT

by Henry Seaton
A true story of troubled Kenya tribes-men, and a District Commissioner who found a surprising solution

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Seaton

: SONG RECITAL

Nancy Thomas (contralto) Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Contralto: Nancy Thomas
Piano: Josephine Lee

: TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM

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

Contributors

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

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates
(BBC H.B. 34)
New Every Morning, page 37 Psalm 84 (Broadcast Psatter) Isaiah 63. vv. 7-17
Behold the amazing gift of love
(BBC H.B. 484)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack White and his Band

Contributors

Unknown: Jack White

: MUSIC IN MINIATURE

Sybil Michelow (contraito)
Edward Walker (flute)
Francisco Gabarro (cello)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Ann Griffiths (harp)
Nigel Coxe (piano)
Choir of Emanuel School, London
Conductor, Donald Cashmore
Produced by John Manduell
The recorded broadcast of December 21, 1959

Contributors

Unknown: Sybil Michelow
Flute: Edward Walker
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Harp: Ann Griffiths
Piano: Nigel Coxe
Conductor: Donald Cashmore
Produced By: John Manduell

: ESCAPE FROM TANGIER

A short story by PHILIP BROWN
Dramatised by Wilfrid Grantham
When Jack Harris , alias Mansion, sought sanctuary in Tangier, that sun-soaked gateway to the continent of Africa, he thought that he was safe. Unfortunately, like other criminals before him, he had made one slight-but vital-miscalculation.
Produced by Archie Campbell
The recorded broadcast of October 18 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Story By: Philip Brown
Dramatised By: Wilfrid Grantham
Unknown: Jack Harris
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Spanish Barman: Gareth Morgan
Harris: Jeffrey Segal
' X: Wensley Pithey
'Y: William Eedle
Two drivers: Nicholas Edmett

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson
. and his Orchestra with Mary Denise (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Naval Threestep; Waltz; Balmoral Tango; Western Schottische: Dance of the Tumblers; Chrysanthemum Waltz; La Mascotte ; RoseMa Twostep; Fifth Figure of the Lancers ; Lilac Waltz
The songs: Love everfasting; Sing as we go

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Mary Denise
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: ANNOUNCEMENTS

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: PICK OF THE WEEK

From the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television during the past seven days Gale Pedrick selects highlights that listeners may have missed or might like to hear again
Introduced by John Ellison Edited by John Haslam

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: John Haslam

: A CHRISTMAS ANTHOLOGY

from the BBC Sound Archives
Chosen and introduced by The Rt. Rev. Stanley Betts Bishop of Maidstone
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: BEETHOVEN

Pierre Fournier (cello) Friedrich Gulda (piano)
Seven variations on the duet: Bet
MSnnern, from Mozart's Die Zauberflote
Sonata in D. Op. 102 No. 2 on gramophone records

Contributors

Cello: Pierre Fournier
Piano: Friedrich Gulda

: ANY ANSWERS ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to the views expressed in ' Any Questions ? '
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme

: A World of Sound

A weekly exploration of the BBC Sound Archives
MAINSTREAM
A Journey through Jazz
Written by Hector Stewart with Gary Cockrell as Muzz Munroe
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Written By: Hector Stewart
Unknown: Gary Cockrell
Unknown: Muzz Munroe
Produced By: John Powell

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC Northern Orchestra Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, George Hurst
Herbert Downes (viola)

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst
Viola: Herbert Downes

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.0 JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights
Alexander Armstrong A serial dialogue story by John D. Stewart
9: Preparing for Christmas
Introduced by Cicely Mathews

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Armstrong
Story By: John D. Stewart
Introduced By: Cicely Mathews

: Luck of the Draw

Vote for the winning discs! played by Graham Gauld
Postcards should be sent to Children's Hour, BBC, London, W.1

Contributors

Played By: Graham Gauld

: MYSTERY AT THE THEATRE

by Sally Martin
Produced by Ian Wishart
When Nick is sent by the editor of the Clarion to find out what go-'S on behind the scenes of the Majestic Theatre during the pantomime season, the last thing he expects to find is a first-class mystery.

Contributors

Unknown: Sally Martin
Produced By: Ian Wishart
Nick: Michael Elder
Jenny: Mary Riggans
Editor: Henry Donald
Mr Lee: Alex Alien
Jack Hastie: Brian Carey
Joiner: John Young

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News

: South-Eastern Sport

over the weekend

: Fishing Reel

Bill Latto comments on news and prospects for anglers in south-eastern waters

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Latto

: Preview

Events in the South-East during the week ahead

: DIE FLEDERMAUS

An operetta in three acts
Music by JOHANN STRAUSS
From Sadler's Wells Theatre, London
Act 1

Contributors

Music By: Johann Strauss

: app-WIND TALES

Elleston Trevor 's story tells of kites and telephone wires at dead of night
Read by Andrew Keir

Contributors

Unknown: Elleston Trevor
Read By: Andrew Keir

: DIE FLEDERMAUS

ACT 2

: EVERYTHING WILL BE ALL RIGHT

Michael Pickering reads his story about the sudden disappearance of the Bank of England

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Pickering

: DIE FLEDERMAUS

Act 3

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News and Comment from at home and abroad

: TAMAS VASARY

plays piano music by Liszt on a gramophone record

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Cyril Preedy (piano)
Sonata in E flat. Op. 120 No. 2
Brahms
Romance in A minor, Op. 94
Schumann
Recording of broadcast on July 29

Contributors

Piano: Cyril Preedy

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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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