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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

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Things We Say '
Talks by the Rev. Dr. F. Lovell Cocks
2: Was my face red!

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Dr. F. Lovell Cocks

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: FROM TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: THE NEWS

: TWO OF A KIND

Ship's. Company
Cat : by Jack Ivester Lloyd
Parrot: by Commander Ibbett
Introduced by Jack Singleton

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Ivester Lloyd
Introduced By: Jack Singleton

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
AlleJuya, sing- to Jesus (BBC Supplement 1; S.P. 260; C.H. 138. omitting v. 3: Tune. Hyfrydol— S.P. 260)
Interlude: The Resurrection-In the Garden
Prayers; the Prayer of Erasmus: the Lord's Prayer
Lord of all hopefulness (BBC Supplement 13; S.P. 565; D.S. 79: Tune, Slane-S.P. 565)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interval music
10.0 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH
Joli Tambour: a dramatisation of the French song ' Joli Tambour ' Script by Jean Driant

Contributors

Script By: Jean Driant

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Mark
Spirit of inercy, truth, and love
(BBC H.B. 163)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 143 (Broadcast psalter) Ephesians 4, vv. 7-16
Father of mercies, in thy word
(BBC H.B. 189)

: Beethoven

Für Elise
Prelude in F minor
Sonata in E flat, Op. 31 No. 3, played by Lamar Crowson (piano)
BBC recording

Contributors

Pianist: Lamar Crowson

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I by Rachel Percival
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
A programme encouraging children to move to music
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE
What are you made of? The first of five programmes on reproduction and. development by Richard Palmer
11.40 THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE
1: The Need for a New Translation
The Rt. Rev. Donald Coggan. D.D., Bishop of Bradford and Archbishop-designate of York. speaks in the series ' The Christian Religion and its Philosophy '

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray
Unknown: Richard Palmer
Unknown: Rev. Donald Coggan.

: CONCERT HOUR

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

Contributors

Conducted By: Meredith Davies
Oboe: Michael Dobson

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

A spontaneous discussion by Mary Stocks
Sir John Wolfenden
David Price, M.P.
Raymond Gunter , M.P.
Travelling Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen
From the Shaftesbury Theatre, Dawlish, South Devon
Recording of last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Raymond Gunter
Arranged By: Michael Bowen

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES AND RHYMES
'A Day in the Country': freely adapted from an original tale by Margaret Kent
The story of a Sunday-school outing
2.20 ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA
A poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. modernised and introduced by Robert Gittings
Reader. Andrew Faulds
A ' Poets and Poetry ' programme
2.40 Interval music
2.45 NATURE STUDY
1: The Cuckoo
Mr. Collins and Tony make some interesting discoveries about this summer visitor which usually arrives from Africa in April.
Script by Christine Dudley

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Kent
Unknown: Geoffrey Chaucer.
Introduced By: Robert Gittings
Reader: Andrew Faulds
Script By: Christine Dudley

: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

by CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted for radio in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box
Episode 2
Produced by Robin Midgley Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Robin Midgley

: RING UP THE CURTAIN

A programme of opera, operetta, and ballet played by the BBC Concert Orchestra Leader. William Armon
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Raimund Herincx (baritone)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Baritone: Raimund Herincx

: HOW DIFFERENT FOR AUNT ELLEN

One hundred and two years ago Aunt Ellen emigrated to New Zealand. VERA COLEBROOK compares Aunt Ellen's voyage, described in her letters, with her own journey there.

Contributors

Unknown: Aunt Ellen
Unknown: Vera Colebrook

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness or any other adversity'
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by Canon C. W. Hutchinson
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.I. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme' for the fives to eights
Two by Two
An alphabetical Noahfs Ark
Stories, poems, and facts about animals whose names begin with G
' The Goose Chase': a story by Dora Castley
'Giraffes': a talk with Gilbert Fisher
' Grasshopper Green ': poem" Introduced by Hilary Paterson
5.15 STORIES FROM
THE BALLET
The story of The Lady and the Fool told by Philip Cunningham to the music of Verdi on gramophone records
Script by Ursula Roseveare
Produced by Shirley Franklin
5.40 TO BE CONTINUED ...
The Girl Called Moses
Ann Petry 's biography of Harriet Tubman abridged by Donald Bancroft read by June Tobin
4: (<o on or Die
In 1849 Harriet Tubman ran away from the plantations, and set out on the hazardous journey to freedom in the northern states of America. She was helped by an underground organisation of white people, and eventually reached freedom in Pennsylvania.

Contributors

Story By: Dora Castley
Unknown: Gilbert Fisher
Introduced By: Hilary Paterson
Told By: Philip Cunningham
Script By: Ursula Roseveare
Produced By: Shirley Franklin
Unknown: Ann Petry
Unknown: Harriet Tubman
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: June Tobin
Unknown: Harriet Tubman

: Weather Forecast

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News
6.30 Fred Streeter Advises
A weekly talk to gardeners in the Southi-East
6.40 Town and Country
Comment, controversy and character for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East
6.57 London Stock Market Report

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Weber
A gramophone record of excerpts from Der Freischiitz

: THE DAYS OF THE GREAT KILLING

by Peter Greave
See top of page and page 29

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Greave

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by Daniel Jones
BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader. Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins
Hervey Alan (bass-baritone)
Before an invited audience at the Cory Hall, Cardiff

Contributors

Introduced By: Daniel Jones
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Bass-Baritone: Hervey Alan

: THE TUESDAY TALK

Jerzy Peterkievricz the novelist considers
EMOTIONAL BLACKMAIL
* All sincerity tends to provoke emotional blackmail: it is the chips on the shoulder which the expert blackmailer hammers in.'

Contributors

Unknown: Jerzy Peterkievricz

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S SHORT STORY

A Lily by H. E. Bates read by Richard Hurndall

Contributors

Unknown: H. E. Bates
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather* forecast

: aPP-MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Quintet in E flat for piano and wind instruments Op. 16 played by Walter Panhoffer (piano) with members of the Vienna Octet

Contributors

Piano: Walter Panhoffer

: Closedown









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