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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

' Builders '
Talks by the Provost of Coventry
2: Building to a plan

: 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

On Tour
' Big Top in Little Fields' by Richard Easton
' Landladies I Have Met' by Joseph Stanton
Introduced by Jack Singleton
Interval music for Schools at 9.30

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Easton
Unknown: Joseph Stanton
Introduced By: Jack Singleton

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer-
Praise my soul, the King of heaven
(S.P. 623; C.H. 21 (omitting v. 4); D.S. 25; P.H. 24: S.H. 142: Tune, Praise my soul-S.P. 623)
Interlude: Paul before Agrippa
Prayers; the Prayer of St. Richard; the Lord's Prayer
Fight the good fight (S.P. 491; C.H.
517; D.S. 69; P.H. 121; S.H. 39: Tune. Duke Street-S.P. 491)
Blessing

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

Interval Music
10.0 FRANÇOlS ET DENISE DUBOIS Le Phare de Cordouan
Francois, Denise, and Madame Dubois take a trip in a motor boat from Royan to the lighthouse of Cordouan. The approach to the lighthouse is dangerous, except at low tide. Woe betide those who linger too long!
Script by Georgette Morisset Early Stages in French series

Contributors

Unknown: Madame Dubois
Script By: Georgette Morisset

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Lord of all, to whom alone (BBC
H.B. 294)
New Every Morning, page 72 Psalm 142 (Broadcast psalter) Acts 16. v. 35. to 17. v. 9
Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire
(BBC H.B. 126)

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Prokofiev
Quartet No. 2 played by the Quartet Pro Musica Patrick Halling (violin) Ernest Scott (violin)
Gwynne Edwards (viola) Peter Hailing (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Musica Patrick Halling
Violin: Ernest Scott
Viola: Gwynne Edwards

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

MUSIC AND MOVEMENT by Rachel Percival
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
For five and six-year-olds encouraging them to move to music
Repeated on Thursday at 9.55 a.m.
11.20 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Intelligence in Mammals by Desmond Morris
Some animals are able to learn to carry out actions which do not come to them instinctively. In today's programme you hear examples of these.
General Science series
11.40 THE PLACE OF THE LION
A programme on a modern myth based on Charles Williams 's novel
Sixth Form series. The Christian Religion and its Philosophy
Script by Hugh Ross Williamson

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Charles Williams
Script By: Hugh Ross Williamson

: CONCERT HOUR

See column 4

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: LOOKING BACK ON ANY QUESTIONS ?

Freddy Grisewood recalls some of the highlights from the thirteen-year-run of this discussion programme
Recording of last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Freddy Grisewood

: ALBENIZ

Prelude: Under the Palm Tree;
Cordoba; Seguidillas (Cantos de España) played by Leonard Pennario (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Leonard Pennario

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

STORIES AND RHYMES
' The Farthing Bundle '
A dramatised story by Mary Cockett about children in the East End of London
2.20 POETS AND POETRY
An anthology of poems written by schoolchildren who have been listening to this series during the term
Readers,
Ann Greenland and Gary Watson
2.40 Interval music
2.45 NATURE STUDY
Nature Quiz
Paper and pencil are needed for this programme, in which Mr. Collins asks Tony some questions about this term's broadcasts.
Script by Frank Tyson

Contributors

Story By: Mary Cockett
Readers: Ann Greenland
Readers: Gary Watson
Script By: Frank Tyson

: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

by CHARLES DICKENS
Adapted for radio in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box with James Hayter
Norman Shelley and Hugh Dickson as Pip
Episode 12
Produced by ROBIN MIDGLEY Sunday's recorded broadcast fames Hayter is in ' My Fair Lady at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London

Contributors

Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Unknown: James Hayter
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Hugh Dickson
Produced By: Robin Midgley

: WIMBLEDON

Lawn Tennis
Championships
Latest results and commentary by Max Robertson and Raymond Glenderning , with summaries and comments by Bea Walter
From the All England Club

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson
Commentary By: Raymond Glenderning
Unknown: Bea Walter

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all 'in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness or any other adversity '
Stuart Hibberd introduces the first of two talks by the Rev. Norman Motley
Listeners' letters are very welcome as thty give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , c/o 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: Norman Motley
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
Macpherson
The book by Lavinia Derwent read by W. H. D. Joss
2: A Princess to the Rescue

Contributors

Book By: Lavinia Derwent
Read By: W. H. D. Joss

: NATURE PARLIAMENT

Your questions answered by Peter Scott , L. Hugh Newman Maxwell Knight
Chairman,
Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: L. Hugh Newman
Unknown: Derek McCulloch

: TO BE CONTINUED ...

The Boy at the Window
The novel by E. W. Hildick abridged by Neville Teller read by Jean England
1: A Hint of Trouble
Young David Case, confined to bed after an attack of polio, has a lot of time to look through his window at the street outside. Some of the things he sees sets him thinking.

Contributors

Novel By: E. W. Hildick
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Jean England

: 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 Fred Streeter Advises
A weekly talk to gardeners in the South-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

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Listen to the Band

The Fairey Band
Conducted by Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Conducted By: Harry Mortimer

: IN OUR TIME

Roosevelt's Hundred Days
A programme to mark
American Independence Day
See top of page and page 30

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by Joan Cross
Elizabeth Fretwell (soprano) William McAlpine (tenor)
BBC Scottish Choral Society
BBC Scottish Orchestra
Leader, Peter Gibbs
Conducted by James Lockhart
Excerpts from the Operas
Before an invited audience in the BBC studios. Broadcasting House. Glasgow

Contributors

Introduced By: Joan Cross
Soprano: Elizabeth Fretwell
Tenor: William McAlpine
Leader: Peter Gibbs
Conducted By: James Lockhart

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Kenneth Home knows some of the answers
Produced by C. F. Meehan
'Twenty Questions ' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick
Tickets for this series are available on application to [address removed] enclosing stamped addressed envelope

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Produced By: C. F. Meehan
Arrangement With: Maurice Winnick

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S STORY

Encounter by B. R. Gibbs read by Peter Wilde

Contributors

Unknown: B. R. Gibbs
Read By: Peter Wilde

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Oiseau-Lyre
Orchestral Ensemble conducted by Louis de Froment
Caprice No. 2, in G minor (Lalande) Suite: Le temple de la Paix (Lully) on gramophone records

: Closedown









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