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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Hope: the Cinderella Virtue by Father Gordon Albion

Contributors

Unknown: Father Gordon Albion

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: PAUL KLETZKI

conducts the Phi!harmonia Orchestra
Jota Aragonesa (Glinka) Andante cantabile
(Tchaikovsky, arr. Schmid)
Suite: Tsar Saltan
(Rimsky-Korsakov) on gramophone records

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Hope : the Cinderella Virtue
Father Gordon Al 'bion speaks about Hope as the. Christian remedy for aU our amxietiee

Contributors

Unknown: Father Gordon Al

: 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

: SHIPS AND THE SEA

SIR IVAX THOMPSON introduces a magazine programme about new ships and old ships, biK ships and little ships, sailors and shipping men, and the sea that is their life

Contributors

Introduces: Sir Ivax Thompson

: BEETHOVEN

Sonata in D, Op 28 played by Eve Fisher (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Eve Fisher

: SILENT LAUGHTER IN JAPAN

by Alex Hurst
Mr. Hurst was a prisoner of war in Japan, where he was made to work in a shipyard. Life there and in camp was made more bearable by a continual series of jokes at the expense of his captors.

Contributors

Unknown: Alex Hurst

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Lord of all being (BBC H.B. 11) New Every Morning, page 1 Psalm 99 (Broadcast psalter) Acts 20. vv. 28-38
Lord. thv word abideth (BBC H.B.
190)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Harold C. Gee and his Maritza Players

Contributors

Unknown: Harold C. Gee

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Ravel
Alborada del gracioso
Suisse Romande Orchestra
Conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Piano Concerto in G
Samson Francois (piano)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra Conducted by Andre Cluytene
Some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Piano: Samson Francois
Conducted By: Andre Cluytene

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

. Introduced by Bill Hartley
The Night Drive: a discussion between Geoffrey Hancock and the Doctor
The Ethics of ('ar Salesmanship: some first-hand comments from Fred Richter
The Road Research Laboratory: three visits by Jim Pest ridge; 1— Traffic congestion
The Insurance Consultant: private arrangements in minor accidents Produced by David Glencross
Network Three

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Unknown: Fred Richter
Produced By: David Glencross

: IN TOWN TODAY

The magazine programme of the air which invites you to meet some of the sitars and personalitieswho are In Town Today
Introducedby Nan Winton and Antony Bilbow Produced by Peter Duncan

Contributors

Unknown: Introducedby Nan Winton
Produced By: Peter Duncan

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Beyond Our Ken

Kenneth Horne in a sort of radio show with Kenneth Williams, Hugh Paddick, June Whitfield, Bill Pertwee, Janet Waters, The Hornets
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braden
Script by Eric Merriman
Produced by Jacques Brown
The recorded broadcast of February 16, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Bill Pertwee
Unknown: Janet Waters
Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Music By: Edwin Braden
Script By: Eric Merriman
Produced By: Jacques Brown

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Dr. W. Grey Walter in a recorded programme discusseswith Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to sipend the rest of his life on a desert island
Produced, by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on June 19

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. W. Grey Walter
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Keep Off the Grass by ALBERT JEANES
When Leander was drowned swimming the Hellespont, coming to his beloved Hero, that might have been the end of the story. But perhaps it was only the beginning. Produced by ROBIN MIDGLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Jeanes
Produced By: Robin Midgley
Leander: Piers Stephens
Hero: Elizabeth Weaver
Hoskins: Keith Williams
Lady Jane: Betty Hardy
Freda: Margaret Ward

: PICK OF THE WEEK

From the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television during the past sieven days Gale Pedirick selects highlights that listeners may have missed or might like to hear again
Introduced by John Ellison
Edited by Richard Burwood

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedirick
Introduced By: John Ellison
Edited By: Richard Burwood

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Waclaw Niemczyk (violin)
BBC Northern Orchestra Leader, Reginald; Stead
Conductor, George Hurst

Contributors

Violin: Waclaw NiemcZyk
Conductor: George Hurst

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A programme for chdldren under five with music by Ann Driver and John Hosier
Peter Hawkinsintroduces today's items which include ' Johnny Get Your Hair Cut ! ' based on an American folk song

Contributors

Music By: Ann Driver
Music By: John Hosier
Unknown: Peter Hawkinsintroduces

: LET'S GO TOTHEZOO

Philip Waddilove and Tievor Hill talk to
George Mottershead and Reg B 'oom about the many interesting animate at Chester Zoo
Herbert Smith has words with Philip Gallop about the gardens

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Waddilove
Unknown: Tievor Hill
Unknown: George Mottershead
Unknown: Reg B
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Philip Gallop

: VISITING DAY

John Ellisonvisits the Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grin-stead. Sussex, and invites some of the young patientsto choose a record

Contributors

Unknown: John Ellisonvisits

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Racing
Results from Ascot Heal h, Hamilton Park. Chepstow , Ripon, and Wolverhampton
Athletics
The A.A.A. Championships at the White City
Cycling
A progress report on the Tour de France which ends tomorrow
Swimming
Great Britain v. East Germany at Blackpool
Cricket
Latest scores and a summary of the highlights in today's first-class matches, with a special reference to those of south-easterncounties
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries Produced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Unknown: Hamilton Park. Chepstow
Introduced By: Jacob de Vries
Produced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Tom Williams , M.P. gives- his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Williams

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
William Parsons (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Military Twostep: Progressive Waltz; Square Tango: The Milbrook Foxtrot: Inspiration Gavolte: Polka
The songs: In an old-fashioned town: Let the great big world keep turning
Tickets for this programme are available on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: William Parsons
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: HOLIDAY MUSIC-HALL

in which
Cyril Fletcher invites the family to listen to
Gerry Gibson
Laurie Payne
George Martin Tollefsen
Lucille Graham
Beryl Reid
Country Calendar Percy Edwards
Calypso Time with Cy Grant
The Adam Singers
Directed by Cliff Adams BBC Revue Orchestra Leader. Julien Gaillard
Conducted by Malcolm Lockyer Produced by Bill Worsley

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Gerry Gibson
Unknown: Laurie Payne
Unknown: George Martin Tollefsen
Unknown: Lucille Graham
Unknown: Beryl Reid
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Directed By: Cliff Adams
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: Saturday-Night Theatre: A Noise of Hunters

by Patrick Campbell
with Jill Bennett and Donald Sinden
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

Jill Bennett and Donald Sinden in A Noise of Hunters
Family loyalty or public duty? How far should adherence to the one conflict with the obligation imposed by the other? This was Ruth Vale's dilemma, made all the more agonising in her case since the crime she was asked to condone was a particularly cold and callous one.
At 8.30

A sailor is knifed on Putney Heath while protecting his fiancée from three young thugs. The girl cannot give an adequate description of the attackers, and the only clue the police have to go on is a button torn from a black leather jacket. The clue is followed up and leads ultimately to the killer. But a complication arises when the inspector working on the case falls in love with the sister of the murderer.

It would be unfair to give away any more of the plot of A Noise of Hunters. Suffice it to say that Patrick Campbell's theme is the kind of agonising personal problem that can present itself when conscience, family loyalty, and duty toward's one's neighbour are in violent conflict.

Jill Bennett (Ruth Vale) won overnight fame in the whaling film Hell Below Zero. Now one of our leading screen, stage, and television actresses, she likes playing characters that are 'different,' and the radio productions in which she has been heard range from Sea-Wife to Ibsen's The Wild Duck. Donald Sinden (Mark), who began his stage career at Stratford-on-Avon, has played leading roles in the West End, on the screen (the 'Doctor' films, The Sidney Street Siege), and on television. Leonard Cracknell (Jim Vale), who is only twenty, got his first acting chance with Hornchurch Repertory Company and has lately been concentrating on television plays.

Contributors

Writer: Patrick Campbell
Producer: Archie Campbell
Station Sergeant: Will Leighton
P.C. Sims: Anthony Viccars
Superintendent Whittaker: Derek Birch
Detective Inspector Kilsey: Donald Sinden
P.C. Thompson: Tom Watson
Ruth Vale: Jill Bennett
Charles Gordon: Godfrey Kenton
Miss Morris: Sheila Grant
Jim Vale: Leonard Cracknell
Detective Sergeant: Michael Turner
Hicks, a dustman: Peter Claughton
Mrs Maggs: Gladys Spencer
Judge: Charles Simon
Laura Gordon: Grizelda Hervey
Police switchboard operator: Dorit Welles

: THE NEWS

: P. G. WODEHOUSE

An act' of homage and reparation
A t,alk for the year of the eminent humorist's eightieth birthday by Evelyn Waugh followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by Father Patrick McEnroe with the Barlow Singers under the direction of Michael Callaghan

Contributors

Conducted By: Father Patrick McEnroe
Unknown: Michael Callaghan

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

St. Cecilia Trio
Sydney Humphreys (violin) Norman Jones (cello) Robin Wood (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Norman Jones
Piano: Robin Wood

: Close Down









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