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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

Christian Aid Week
2 : Hunger For Food
Speaker,John Green

Contributors

Unknown: John Green

: 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

Pigs
' The Pig-Mother' by John Pole
' Pigs As Pets ' by G. K. Chesterton read by Stanley MacKenzie
Introduced by Jack Singleton

Contributors

Unknown: John Pole
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Read By: Stanley MacKenzie
Introduced By: Jack Singleton

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

The strife is o'er (S.P. 147: C.H.
122. S.H. 172, both omitting- v. 4; D.S. 64: P.H. 73: Tune, Victory— S.P. 147)
Interlude: Jesus appearsi in Galilee Prayers: the Prayer of Dedication; the Lord's Prayer
All creatures of our God and King
(S.P. 439. C.H. 13. P.H. 10, S.H. 3. all omitting vv. 4, 5, 6; D.S. 16. omitting v. 4: Tune, Lasst uns erfreuen—C.H. 13)

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interval music
10.0 EARLY STAGES IN FRENCH
A Versailles: Francois and Denise Dubois have arrived at Versailles. You hear what happens to them when they leave the famous Chateau.
A programme in simple French in which listeners are invited to take part
Script by Leslie Horwood

Contributors

Unknown: Denise Dubois
Script By: Leslie Horwood

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Enthrone thv God, within thy heart
(BBC H.B. 320)
New Every Morning, page 93 Psalm 138 (Broadcast psalter) Hebrews 7. vv. 17-28
For the beauty of the earth (BBC
H.B. 272)

: LISZT

Au bord d,'une source
Consolation No. 3, in D flat Gnomenreigen
Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104
St. Francis walking on the waters played by Valerie Tryon (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Valerie Tryon

: 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 o)t Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 GENERAL SCIENCE
How land animals develop
The third of five programmes on reproduction and development by Richard Palmer
11.40 THE NEW ENGLISH BIBLE
3: The New Translation
Readings from the New English Bible and the Authorised Version in the series The Christian Religion and its Philosophy '

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray
Unknown: Richard Palmer

: CRICKET

Yorkshire v. The Australians at Bradford
Surrey v. Worcestershire at The Oval
Third and last day
Commentary by E. W. Swanton and Bob Richardson from Bradford, and by Rex Alston from
The Oval

Contributors

Commentary By: E. W. Swanton
Unknown: Bob Richardson
Unknown: Rex Alston

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Scottish Orchestra Led by Esmé Haynes
Conducted by James Lockhart

Contributors

Unknown: Esmé Haynes
Conducted By: James Lockhart

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS ?

A spontaneous discussion by Ralph Wightman
Frank Cousins , Anne Allen Viscount Lambton , M.P.
Travelling Question-Master Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen From the Village Hall, Wintsford. Somerset
Recording of last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Ralph Wightman
Unknown: Frank Cousins
Unknown: Anne Allen
Unknown: Viscount Lambton
Arranged By: Michael Bowen

: For the Schools

STORIES AND RHYMES
The Piskey Purse
A Cornish legend retold by Enys Tregarthen. and adapted for broadcasting by Margaret J. Miller
2: Farmer Vivian to the rescue
2.20 POEMS BY JOHN CLARE
A story of the Northamptonshire peasant-poet and his poems
Reader, John Arlott
Introduced by Robert Gittings
A Poets and Poetry programme
2.40 Interval music
2.45 NATURE STUDY
1: Herons
Mr. Collins and Tony watch the young herons from a 'hide' high in the tree-tops in Heron Wood.
Script by Christine Dudley

Contributors

Unknown: Enys Tregarthen.
Unknown: Margaret J. Miller
Unknown: John Clare
Reader: John Arlott
Introduced By: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Heron Wood.
Script By: Christine Dudley

: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

by CHARLES DICKENS Adapted for radio in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box Episode 4
Produced by Robin Midgley Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Robin Midgley

: CRICKET

Yorkshire v. The Australians from Bradford
Surrey v. Worcestershire from The Oval
Further commentary

: RING UP THE CURTAIN

A programme of opera, operetta and ballet played by the BBC Concert Orchestra Leader. William Armon
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Robert Thomas (tenor)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Tenor: Robert Thomas

: FALSTAFF AND FREEDOM-FIGHTERS

Ernest Atkinson has come across some interesting aspects of the arts in Yugoslavia

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Atkinson

: 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 Eric Rayner
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 win realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Talk By: Eric Rayner
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
HAL 5 and the Haywards
The book by Henry Donald
Edited for broadcasting by Ian Wishart
Read by Leonard Maguire
2: A Happy Family

Contributors

Book By: Henry Donald
Broadcasting By: Ian Wishart
Read By: Leonard Maguire

: FAMILY NEWSREEL

May Edition including
This Month in Your Garden by Fred Loads
Young People's Guide to
Current Affairs by Robert Reid
Sports NEWS by Kenneth Wolstenholme London News by Judith Chalmers Here and There
General news by Alan Dixon Edited and introduced by Michael Barton

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Wolstenholme
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Michael Barton

: TO BE CONTINUED....

The Girl Called Moses
Ann Petry's> biography of Harriet Tubman abridged by Donald Bancroft read, by June Tobin 8: The Last Years
In the years just before the American Civil War, Harriet Tubman continued her work; the Authorities discovered her identity and offered a reward of 12,000 dollars for her capture.

Contributors

Unknown: Harriet Tubman
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: June Tobin
Unknown: Harriet Tubman

: 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 Cricket
Yorkshire v. The Australians at Bradford
Surrey Y. Worcestershire at the Oval
Close of play summary
6.35 Fred Streeter Advises
A weekly talk to gardeners in the South-East
6.45 Power in the Wind
There are few working windmills left in the south-east today. That at Cranbrook in Kent has recently been restored. ROBERT GUNNELL was taken on a tour of the mill by REX WAILES , the expert who directed the work.
637 London Stock Market Report

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Robert Gunnell
Unknown: Rex Wailes

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Berlioz
Gramophone records of excel pts from
' The Damnation of Faust' and ' The Trojans '

: THE WAY WE LIVE NOW

Survival
See top of page

: DANGER-MOULTING PLUMAGE

A short story by S. J. Perelman read by Guy Kingaley Poynter

Contributors

Story By: S. J. Perelman
Read By: Guy Kingaley Poynter

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by James Blades
Joan and Valerie Trimble
(two pianos)
BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, Peter Gibbs
Conductor, Norman Del Mar
Before an invited audience- in the BBC studios-, Broadcasting House, Glasgow

Contributors

Introduced By: James Blades
Unknown: Valerie Trimble
Leader: Peter Gibbs
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: THE TUESDAY TALK

On the eve of the unveiling of the Commonwealth War
Memorial in Athens
Sir Compton Mackenzie reflects on the presence of the Forces of the British Commonwealth in the worldfs most famous battleground during two world wars

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S SHORT STORY

The Locked House by Elizabeth Guise Ward read by June Tobin

Contributors

Read By: June Tobin

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MARKET TRENDS

Today's overseas commodity and financial news, and the London Stock Market closing report

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart
Divertimento in F (K.247)
English Chamber Orchestra Conducted by Colin Davis on a gtramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Colin Davis

: Closedown









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