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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by Jack de Manlo

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manlo

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Knowing His Name'
Talks by the Rev. George T. H. Reid, M.C.
4: Saviour

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George T. H. Reid, M.C.

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manto

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manto

: MELODY ON THE MOVE

See Light Programme

: THE NEWS

: SAPLING LOGGER

Maurice Gibbons who in an earlier talk recalled ' his first tottering steps towards manhood' on a remote farm in British Columbia, describes his initiation into a formidable adult world one year later.

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Gibbons

: PIANO DUETS

played by Liza Fuchsova and Paul Hamburger
Recorded broadcast of Oct. 28

Contributors

Played By: Liza Fuchsova

: TRUSTEE FROM THE TOOLROOM

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

Contributors

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

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Angels from the realms of glory
(BBC H.B. 42)
New Every Morning, page 44
Carol: Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
Philippians 2, vv. 1-11
The maker of the sunand moon
(BBC H.B. 60)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Ian Stewart and his Quartet

Contributors

Played By: Ian Stewart

: SING US THE OLD SONGS

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

Contributors

Baritone: Frederick Harvey
Piano: Ruby Taylor
Piano: Dudley Savage
Chorus-Master: Colin Shiner

: STEWART MacPHERSON

reminisces with John Snagge
2: 1945-1949
While visiting this country a few months ago, the Canadian commentator Stewart MacPherson talked to John Snagge about his broadcasting experiences with the BBC. Produced by Don Sayer
See page 38

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Stewart MacPherson
Unknown: John Snagge
Produced By: Don Sayer

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Scottish Orchestra Leader, Peter Gibbs
Conducted by Alexander Gibson

Contributors

Leader: Peter Gibbs
Conducted By: Alexander Gibson

: 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 4
Wednesday's recorded broadcast

: ON LOOKING BACK

The Memoirs of Sir Ralph Richardson read by himself
Arranged for broadcasting in six episodes by Mollie Greenhalgh Part 1

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Mollie Greenhalgh

: RECITAL

Frederick Grinke (violin)
Joseph Weingarten (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Frederick Grinke
Piano: Joseph Weingarten

: MUSIC QUESTIONS

A series of programmes in which well-known musicians discuss questions sent by listeners
This week's panel:
Racine Fricker
Denis Matthews
Boyd Neel
Chairman, Robert Irwin
The recorded broadcast of Aug. 14

Contributors

Unknown: Racine Fricker
Unknown: Denis Matthews
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Unknown: Robert Irwin

: GRAND HOTEL

Jack Byfield and the Palm Court Orchestra
Led by David Wolfsthal
Visiting artist, Donald Adams

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: David Wolfsthal
Artist: Donald Adams

: BIRDS THAT LISTEN IN THE DARK

by Lord Medway
Following the discovery of bat radar, it is now known that certain groups of birds use echo-location to find their way about in the dark. Lord Medway describes his studies of the Swiftlets of south-east Asia and introduces his own recordings made in their nesting caves in Borneo

: SOUNDS AND SWEET AIRS

A programme of music, poetry, and drama from productions at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
1960 (101st season)
Members of the Company
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon Peter Hall (director) Dorothy Tutin Max Adrian
Peter O'Toole Derek Godfrey Ian Richardson David Sumner
The Theatre Wind Band Leader, Alec Whittaker
Director of Music, Brian Priestman with the BBC Midland Singers Conductor, John Lowe
Musical and dramatic scena from As You Like It
The Merchant of Venice
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Twelfth Ntght
Troilus and Cressida The Winter's Tale
. The Taming of the Shrew
Programme devised and introduced by John Lowe with the assistance of John Barton

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hall
Director: Dorothy Tutin
Director: Max Adrian
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Derek Godfrey
Unknown: Ian Richardson
Unknown: David Sumner
Leader: Alec Whittaker
Music: Brian Priestman
Conductor: John Lowe
Introduced By: John Lowe
Unknown: John Barton

: 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

Request Week
5.0 THE KINGDOM OF CABBONBL by Barbara Sleigh
The Bed Mixture
Produced by David Davis
Recording of the broadcast on February 22
5.30 CHABTEB PILOT
Specially written for Request Week by Gilbert Dalton
The Whispering Gallery
Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Unknown: Barbara Sleigh
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Gilbert Dalton
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Rosemary: Kika Markham
John: Patricia Hayes
Carbonel: Godfrey Kenton
Mrs Cantrip: Winifred Oughton
Mrs Brown: Barbara Lott
Miss Maggie: Gladys Spencer
Mr Fudge: David March
Mike Dudley: Robert Marsden
Mrs Dudley: Elspeth Duxbury
Angela: Ysanne Churchman
John: John Stirling
Billy Perkins: Billy Thatcher
Jim Talbot: Bob Arnold
Dick Johnson: Alaric Cotter
Professor Charles Chaloux: Keith Buckley
Otito Berger: Gabriel Woolf

: WEATHER

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

: 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

Gershwin
Gramophone records including his Second Rhapsody and excerpts from his opera ' Porgy and Bess'

: THE THURSDAY PLAY

Abandon Ship
A comedy for radio by MICHAEL CORSTON and RONALD HOLROYD
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company David Wolfsthal (violin)
Production by MICHAEL BAKEWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Corston
Unknown: Ronald Holroyd
Violin: David Wolfsthal
Production By: Michael Bakewell
Capt Frank Somerton: John Dearth
Len Henshaw: William Eedle
Jock Ewan: Tom Watson
Sid Edwards: Aubrey Woods
' Dormouse ' Jones: Charles Hodgson
' Taffy ' Evans: Haydn Jones
Bosun Jack Anderson: Michael Turner
Gloria Aston: Sheila Grant
Second Officer Hopkins: Douglas Storm
Dutch Captain: George Hagan
Counsel for the Prosecution: Hugh Manning
Counsel for the Defence: Robert Mill
Judge: Charles Simon

: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

Excerpts from Mascagni's opera with BENIAMINOGIGLI as Turiddu
Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan conducted by the composer on a gramophone record

: MATTERS OF MOMENT

Africa's Year

: CATERINA VALENTE

invites you to listen to her singing diary
Records that she has made and collected during the past twelve months Produced by Lilian Duff

Contributors

Produced By: Lilian Duff

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News and Comment from at home and abroad

: SEGOVIA

guitar on gramophone records

: MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

by Gerald Durrell
Abridged by P. J. R. Wright Read by Richard Hurndall
The fourth of ten episodes

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: P. J. R. Wright
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

The Jacobean Singers Conductor, Barry Rose
From the Church of St. George the Martyr, Queen Square, London

Contributors

Conductor: Barry Rose

: Close Down









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