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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Answer to Loneliness '

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Answer to Loneliness '
Talk by the Bishop of Coventry

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news its background, and the people who make it

: THE NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

A weekly programme about work in the world of science
What, if anything, is Instinct? by Niko Tinbergen
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
It used to be said that, while human behaviour is controlled by intelligence, animals are driven by instinct. Dr. Tinbergen shows how unhelpful this simple idea really is.
Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

: PIANO RECITAL

by Maureen Jackson

Contributors

Unknown: Maureen Jackson

: HOLIDAYS WITH UNCLE ALB

by Gwen Dunn
The last of four programmes in which Mrs. Dunn talks about the childhood days when she and her brother John used to go and stay with Aunt Em and Uncle Albert. The year they all went for a fortnight by the sea, Aunt Em made most thorough preparations.

Contributors

Unknown: Gwen Dunn

: THE DAILY SERVICE

0 God, our help in ages past (BBC
H.B. 467)
New Every Morning, page 80 Psalm 11 (Broadcast psalter) St. Mark 5, vv. 21-23 and 36-43 0 for a closer walk with God (BBC
H.B. 333)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Isy Geiger and his Orchestra

Contributors

Played By: Isy Geiger

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Overture: Abu Hassan (Weber)
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Symphony No. 1, in C (Beethoven)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Bruno Walter some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Abu Hassan
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Bruno Walter

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

A weekly magazine
Introduced by Bill Hartley
The Future of Rallies A discussion between
John Gott and Pat Gregory
The Insurance Consultant Notifying Accidents
The Case for Contract Hire by Courtenay Edwards
Produced by David Glencross

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: John Gott
Unknown: Pat Gregory
Produced By: David Glencross

: SING ME A SOUVENIR

with The Bowman-Hyde Singers and Players
Directed by Eric Wilson-Hyde

Contributors

Directed By: Eric Wilson-Hyde

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN TOWN TODAY

The magazine programme of the air, which invites you to meet .some of the stars and personalities who are In Town Today
Introduced by Nan Winton and Antony Bilbow Produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

The Beverley Sisters in a recorded programme discuss with Roy Plomley the gramophone records they would choose to have if they were condemned to spend the rest of their lives on a desert island'
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on January 16

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: SATURDAY MATINEE

Nothing to Do With Me A play for radio by JOHN RINGROSE ;
' I called him " Ginger," although really his hair was a sort of sandy colour, but most of the boys called him " Nutty," because of ginger nuts, you know, but it suited him in a way because he could be very odd sometimes.'
Other parts played by John. Baddiley. John Ringrose and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Robin MIDGLEY

Contributors

Unknown: John Ringrose
Played By: John. Baddiley.
Produced By: Robin Midgley
George: Aubrey Woods
Ginger: Frank Partington
Hester: Christine Pollon
Tobacconist: Janet Burnell
Café-owner: Charles Simon
Supervisor: Gladys Spencer

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

Ireland v. England
A commentary by Rex Alston and Sammy Walker on the whole of this international match with summaries1 by Harry Fry From Lansdowne Road, Dublin followed by A report by John Downie on the Scotland v. Wales International from Murrayfield followed by an interlude at 4.40

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston
Commentary By: Sammy Walker
Unknown: John Downie

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five with Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury and Maurice Bevan
Tim Gudgin introduces today's programme which includes
' The Old Woman and Her Pig '

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduces: Tim Gudgin

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Junior Theatre
THE CLITHEROE KID
Jimmy Clitheroe in Mother's Day-of Rest with Peter Sinclair. Patricia Burke
Leonard Williams , Danny Ross Diana Day. Peter Goodwright
Tony Melody
Theme music written by Alan Roper and played by the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra Directed by Alyn Ainsworth Written and produced by James Casey
Recorded broadcast of May 23, 1960. in the Light Programme
6.30 VISITING DAY
Charles Witherspoon visits the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, and invites young patients to choose a record

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair.
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Diana Day.
Unknown: Peter Goodwright
Written By: Alan Roper
Directed By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: James Casey
Unknown: Charles Witherspoon

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Association Football Results
Association Football
Patrick Campbell sums up the day's play, introducing reports and comments on matches played by south-eastern teams
Minor Leagues: Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, and Southern Leagues Rugby Union
Sammy Walker reports from Dublin on the match between Ireland and England; and results of first-class matches and news of games played by London and south-eastern teams Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries Produced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries
Produced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Tom Driberg. M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Driberg. M.P.

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Cherry Lind (soprano)
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Military Twostep; The Allandale Waltz: Trelawney Tango; Fifth figure of the Lancers; Sherrie Saunter; Boston Twostep
The songs: Can I forget you; Knocked 'em in the Old Kent Road
Admission by ticket on application to [address removed] enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Cherry Lind
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

in which
Vic Oliver introduces
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert and The singers:
Mary Wells , John Shaw
The George Mitchell Choir
The violin played by: Julien Gaillard
Comedy from:
Leslie Crowther , Ronnie Barker and Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds
BBC Revue Orchestra
Leader. Julien Gaillard Conducted by Vic Oliver
Script by Carey Edwards
Ronnie Barker , Leslie Crowther
Pocket Theatre written by Gavin Blakeney
Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Introduces: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Singers: Mary Wells
Played By: Julien Gaillard
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Leslie Randall
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Written By: Gavin Blakeney
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Auguste

A comedy.

Contributors

Writer: Raymond Castans
English version by: Joan Sutro
Adapted for radio by: Cynthia Pugh
Production by: H. B. Fortuin
Georges Flower, a Public Relations Consultant: Naunton Wayne
Jeanne, his efficient assistant: Barbara Shotter
Auguste Roussel, a bank clerk: Jimmy Thompson
Francoise Martin, starlet in the making: Fenella Fielding
The Old Gentleman (Boyer de L'Ain): Rolf Lefebvre
Albert Chevalier Auguste's brother-in-law: Julian Somers
Walter Dupont, a photographer: Kenneth Dight

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations and interviews
An author talks on a subject chosen by himself
Introduced by Robin Holmes

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

A selection of words and music presented by Kenneth Savidge Reader, Douglas Leach
Singer, John Alldis
Organist, Herbert Byard
From St. Stephen's Church, City, Bristol

Contributors

Presented By: Kenneth Savidge
Reader: Douglas Leach

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast-

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schubert
Fantasy in C played by Nona Liddell (violin)
Daphne Ibbott (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Nona Liddell
Piano: Daphne Ibbott

: Closedown









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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.

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