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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by Peter Bryant

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Bryant

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Not by Bread Alone'
Comment and reading by the Rev. D. R. Thomas
3: I need adventure

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. D. R. Thomas

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Peter Bryant

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Bryant

: SHOPPING LIST

June Jay gives food news, comment, and suggestions for the household shopper

: THE NEWS

: THE FINNISH SAUNA

Donald Cook recalls a journey to Finland
He was nervous at first about taking one of the sauna baths, but when he did so he found it a most exhilarating experience, physically and mentally.

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Cook

: PIANO RECITAL

by Ian Lake

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Lake

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

A PYRRHIC VICTORY
How Pyrrhus. a king from northern Greece, paid too high a price for his victories over the Romans (280-275 B.C.)
A story from World History Script by Sam Langdon

Contributors

Script By: Sam Langdon

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. David
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(BBC H.B. 88)
New Every Morning, page 15 Psalm 111 (Broadcast psalter) St. Mark 9. vv. 30-37
The Church's one foundation (BBC
H.B. 184)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
Conductor, Jack Atherton

Contributors

Played By: Carlton Main
Conductor: Jack Atherton

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT II by Marjorie Eele
A programme encouraging children to move to music
11.20 CURRENT AFFAIRS
11.40 FRENCH FOR SIXTH FORMS
Voltaire à Ferney
Script by Odette Lhenry
A glimpse of the great author at the end of his life: though far from the centre of things, he is himself a centre of attraction to which all men of letters, culture, and intelligence are drawn.

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Eele
Script By: Odette Lhenry

: COUNTRY DANCING

Country Ceili from Castlewellan, Co. Down
The Vincent Lowe Ceili Band
Songs by Una O'Callaghan and Eric Hinds
Master of Ceremonies, Jack Sloane
Produced by Sam Denton

Contributors

Songs By: Una O'Callaghan
Songs By: Eric Hinds
Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: ON YOUR FARM

An agricultural weekly
Introduced by Roger Massey
Swine Fever: W. M. McKay , Ph.D., reports on the possible da.ngers to pig-keepers in this country from a virulent form of swine fever common in Africa
White Muscle Disease: A. D. Care, Ph.D., of the Farm Livestock Research Centre, Stock, Essex, talks about recent developments in the treatment and prevention of white muscle disease
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Roger Massey
Unknown: W. M. McKay
Produced By: John Greenslade

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: PAUL ROBESON

accompanied by Lawrence Brown
Produced by Bill Worsley
Sunday's recorded broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Accompanied By: Lawrence Brown
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: FRIEDRICH GULDA

piano
Music by Mozart, Chopin, and Debussy on gramophone records

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

LET'S JOIN IN
' The Forest Elves by Eileen Eastwood
The Elves help to rid a village of a disagreeable old miser.
2.20 THE LITTLE SWEEP
The short opera which forms the last act of Benjamin Britten 's entertainment for children ' Let's Make an Opera '
First of three programmes introduced by Arthur Langford
2.40 REFUGEES
The experiences of refugees In Europe during and after the second world war, including s made by child refugees at the time Modern History series

Contributors

Unknown: Eileen Eastwood
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Introduced By: Arthur Langford

: WEDNESDAY MATINEE

All My Own Work
A play for radio by SHEILA HODGSON
Two former art students resolve to go into partnership and open a portrait-painting studio. Their joint assets of artistic ability and charm of personality seem at first to be a prom sing combination, but difficulties lie ahead
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
3.30 app.
Agony on the Agenda
A play for radio by KESTON CLARKE with Norman Shelley and Gladys Spencer
The purchase of ' An Apple for Aphrodite,' a novel by Agony Baxter , is being considered by the local Libraries Committee, but its inclusion in the shelves is vigorously opposed by a local spinster.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Plays produced by David H. GODFREY

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Hodgson
Unknown: Keston Clarke
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Gladys Spencer
Novel By: Agony Baxter
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Ben Ruby: John Bryning
Mr James: Charles Simon
Padraic O'Nions: Tom Watson
Lady Lilian Sherman: Janet Burnell
Lord Oscar Sherman: Hugh Manning
Annette Sherman: Barbara Mitchell
Jeremy Twistle: Frederick Treves
Marjorie Frensham: Diana Olsson
Councillor Corke: Wilfred Babbage
Mortimer Grayle: Norman Shelley
Mrs Nadgett: Kathleen Helme
Agatha Twistle: Gladys Spencer
Ezra Nadgett: Rolf Lefebvre

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from St. David's Cathedral
Versieles and Responses (Byrd) Psalm 132
First Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 50, vr.
4-24
Office Hymn: Blessed City, heavenly
Salem (E.H. 169)
Magnificat (Harwood in A fiat)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 25, vv.
14-23
Nunc dimitt.is (Harwood in A flat)
Creed; the Lord's Prayer and Responses (Byrd)
Anthem: Beati quorum via (Stanford) Prayers
We praise thy name, all-holy Lord
(E.H. 211)
Organ Voluntary:
Fantasia: Ein' feste Burg 1st unser Gott (Reger)
Organist amd Master of the Choristers Peter Boorman

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Boorman

: BIRDS OF THE GREAT BOG

William Condry talks about the history and natural history of Tregaron Bog in Cardiganshire, a national Nature Reserve

Contributors

Talks: William Condry

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights
Mr. Peckew and Mr. Paygo Arnold Peters tells the second story in a new series by R. G. Walker 2: Mr. Peckew visits the Zoo
Introduced by Peggy Bacon
5.15 THE BANANA TREE
A fantasy for younger listeners by ROBERT BOLT
Other parts played by Douglas Horner , Douglas Leach and Johnny Morris
Produced by Mollie Austin
A shortened version of the recorded broadcast of March 10, 1956
5.40 THE HOBBIT
The book by J. R. R. Tolkien abridged by Barbara Henderson read in thirteen instalments by David Davis
9: Escape by Water

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Paygo Arnold Peters
Unknown: R. G. Walker
Introduced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Robert Bolt
Played By: Douglas Horner
Played By: Douglas Leach
Played By: Johnny Morris
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Book By: J. R. R. Tolkien
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Unknown: David Davis
Benedict: J Barrie
Boat: Hedley Goodall
Mr Gundle: George Holloway
Banana Tree: Heron Carvic
Narrator: Brenda Hamilton
McCready Rose: Kathleen Helme

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News
6.30 Let the People Sing
Fifth Year
A weekly contest between choirs from all over the United Kingdom
The fourth of eight programmes in the South-East regional competition
MIXED VOICE CHOIRS
Guildford Musical Society (Choral) Conductor, John Alldis
The Chiltern Choir
Conductor, Maurice Stretch
SCHOOL CHOIRS
Sturry Secondary School Girls Choir
Conductor.
George Vesey Bromley County Grammar School for Girls
Conductor, Margaret Collins Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson
6.57 London Stock Market Report

Contributors

Conductor: John Alldis
Conductor: Maurice Stretch
Conductor: George Vesey Bromley
Conductor: Margaret Collins
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: John Fawcett Wilson

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Smetana
String Quartet No. 1 in E minor (From My Life) played by the Smetana Quartet Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola)
Antonin Kohout (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Scotland
ROUND 3
London
Denis Brogan , Hubert Phillips
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale Scotland
Sir James Fergusson Jack House
Quiz-Master, Kevin FitzGerald
The programme arranged by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Hubert Phillips
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Sir James Fergusson
Unknown: Jack House
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Erna Spoorenberg (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Erich Leinsdorf
Part 1
S

Contributors

Soprano: Erna Spoorenberg
Conducted By: Erich Leinsdorf

: ANOTHER DRINKARD

ANTHONY SMITH spent two years in West Africa, and stumbled by chance on the delights of palm wine. This led him to the palm wine drinkard -Amos Tutuola.

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Amos Tutuola.

: "pp. SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2

: THE COMPLETE MAN

A view of the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner 1861-1925 and its expression in education
The programme includes recordings made at a Rudolf Steiner school voices of teachers and pupils and reminiscences by a former colleague Introduced by Canon A. P. Shepherd , D.D.

Contributors

Unknown: Rudolf Steiner
Introduced By: Canon A. P. Shepherd

: THE NEWS

: PARTY POLITICAL BROADCAST

on behalf of the LABOUR PARTY

: CHOPIN

Nocturne in G, Op. 37 No. 2
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 68 No. 4 played by Tania Achot-Haroutounian piano on a gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Tania Achot-Haroutounian

: WORDS THAT MATTER

Four talks for Lent by the Rev. Donald Kennedy about some key words in Christian belief
1: FAITH

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Donald Kennedy

: THE NEWS

followed by a late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schumann Humoreske played by Valerie Tryon (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Schumann Humoreske
Piano: Valerie Tryon

: Closedown









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