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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, the Rt. Rev. George Reindorp

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George Reindorp

: 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

' Looking at Life '
Talks by James Fairlie
1: The Gift of God

Contributors

Unknown: James Fairlie

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and tihe present
THE WAX MISEl'M
HECTOR STEWART opens an unfamiliar door of the BBC Sound Archives and intvites; you to listen to some odd. interesting, and historic recordings housed for posterity in the wax museum Programme compiled by Hector Stewart
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Hector Stewart
Unknown: Hector Stewart
Produced By: John Powell

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke
Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT THE PROMS

Alec Robertson introduces some of the music to be broadcast from the Promenade Concerts during the coming week
Repeated at 7.0 in Network Three

Contributors

Introduces: Alec Robertson

: RECITAL

Anatole Mines (viola) Daphne Ibbott (piano)

Contributors

Viola: Anatole Mines
Piano: Daphne Ibbott

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Who are these, like stars appearing
(BBC H.B. 236)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 126 (Broadcast psalter)
St Mark 10. vv. 35-45
The son of God goes forth to war
(BBC H.B. 236)

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Wagner
Gramophone records of excerpts from ' Die Walküre with Fiida Leider , Lauritz Melchior and Friedrich Schorr

Contributors

Unknown: Fiida Leider
Unknown: Lauritz Melchior
Unknown: Friedrich Schorr

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

The Entr'acte Players
Directed by Sidney Crooke
The Michael John Quartet and Mary Thomas who introduces and sings folk songs from France

Contributors

Directed By: Sidney Crooke
Unknown: Michael John Quartet
Unknown: Mary Thomas

: BIRDS IN BRITAIN

OWLS IN THE NIGHT
JAMES FISHER talks with five ornithologists who study owls in different parts of the country
R. P. BAGNALL-OAKELEY in Norwich on the Short-eared Owl
HARRY NEAL in Bristol on the Long-eared Owl
H. N. SOUTHERN in Oxford on the Tawny Owl
STUART SMITH in Manchester on the Little Owl
ARNOLD BENINGTON in Belfast on the Barn Owl
Produced by Jeffery Boswall
Recorded broadcast of July 10, 1960

Contributors

Talks: James Fisher
Unknown: R. P. Bagnall-Oakeley
Unknown: Stuart Smith
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader. Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Yvonne Mitchell in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records she would choose to have with her if she were condemned to spend the rest of her life on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Yvonne Mitchell
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: WHAT DO YOU KNOW ?

Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in wh'ch listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title'Brain of Britain, 1961 '
WALES: 1
Mrs. Dorothy Burrell Pembrokeshire
Roy Johnson , Monmouthshire Lecturer
Major David Pennant Cardiganshire Civil Servant
The programme also includes ' Hear' Hear! ' a test of memory for listeners at: home and in the audience
The programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark
Recorded broadcast of June 1. in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Mrs. Dorothy Burrell
Unknown: Roy Johnson
Written By: John P. Wynn
Produced By: Joan Clark

: L.P. PARADE

A sound guide to long-playing records of popular music
Compiled by Ken Sykora and Alan Dell
Introduced by Ken Sykora

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Sykora
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Action for Slander
A new radio play from the novel by MARY BORDEN
Adapted by Felix Felton with William Eedle , Carleton Hobbs and William Fox
A weekend party in a country house; five guests sit down to a game of poker -suddenly one of the players is accused of cheating.....
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
Saturday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Novel By: Mary Borden
Adapted By: Felix Felton
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: William Fox
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

: FAURE

Les berceaux; Green
Prison: La lune blanche
Mandoline: Nocturne sung by Mary Dunkley (mezzo-soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Mary Dunkley
Piano: Ernest Lush

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
How far back can you remember? William Ramsay issues a challenge
Kicks and Ha'pence: Kathleen Binns dicusses the pros and cons of living alone
Presented by John Dunn s

Contributors

Unknown: William Ramsay
Unknown: Kathleen Binns
Presented By: John Dunn

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
TINKER AND
TAPP
Another series of programmes about the goings-on of our handymen by Muriel Levy
1: Inferior Decorating
Music written by Frank Barber and played bv the Harry Hayward Trio
Produced by Trevor Hill
A new production of the programme first broadcast in November 1956

Contributors

Written By: Frank Barber
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Mr Tinker: Leonard Williams
Mr Tapp: Herbert Smith
Peter Parkinson: Doris Gambell
Mrs Parkinson: Violet Carson

: RAILWAY ROUND-UP

Devised by John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse including
. South Western, Greyhounds ' by Hamilton EHis
A visit to a signal box
Building a diesel at Derby and Spotters' Notebook
Introduced by Shirley Franklin

Contributors

Unknown: John Adams
Unknown: Patrick Whitehouse
Introduced By: Shirley Franklin

: LUCK OF THE DRAW

Vote for the winning discs! played by Graham Gauld
Postcards should be sent to:
Luck of the Draw, BBC, London, W.I.

Contributors

Played By: Graham Gauld

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-Eastern News

: Abroad in Kent

Eight Commonwealth students, here on a BBC Staff Training course, recently spent a weekend in the village of Charing, in Kent
PHILIP HOLLAND was with them to record their reactions to what was, for most of them, their first experience of living with English families in an English village
Compiled, edited, and introduced by Philip HoMand See page 18

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Holland
Introduced By: Philip Homand

: From the Local Press

A weekly review of what the papers in South-East England are saying

: LARRY ADLER

playing music of his choice and talking about his friends and personalities in the world of entertainment with the BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet Produced by John Biowell

Contributors

Leader: John Jezard
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: John Biowell

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Sybil Michelow (contralto)
Valerie Tryon (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra Leader. Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Colin Davis
From the Royal Albert Hall. London
Part 1 See page 18

Overture: Der Freischütz - Weber
Six Songs from Das Marienleben Gfburt Maria; Argwohn Josephs: Geburt Christ Rast auf der Flucht in Aegypten; Vor der Passion : Vom Tode Maria 3 - Hindemith
Piano Concerto No. 1. in C - Beethoven

Contributors

Contralto: Sybil Michelow
Piano: Valerie Tryon
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Colin Davis
Unknown: Albert Hall.

: CHILDREN AND THE MYTHS OF WAR

JOHN RAE notices that in war children are usually bystanders, but they absorb the propaganda of their own government, the lies and myths that are necessary to keep morale high. He remembers what it was like to be young in England during the last war and suggests that children are still brought up to think of war as a natural part of human experience.

Contributors

Unknown: John Rae

: PROMENADE CONCERT

Part 2 Colin Davis broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Davis

: WHEN I CAME LAST TO LUDLOW

Poems by A. E. Housman selected and read by Patrick Garland

Contributors

Unknown: A. E. Housman
Read By: Patrick Garland

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S STORY

A World Tour by Massimo Bontempelli translated by William Dale read by John Bluthal

Contributors

Unknown: Massimo Bontempelli
Translated By: William Dale
Read By: John Bluthal

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Bach
Sonata in F minor
Sonata in A played by Winifred Roberts (violin)
Geraint Jones (harpsichord)
Recorded broadcast of Oct. 8, 1960

Contributors

Violin: Winifred Roberts
Harpsichord: Geraint Jones

: Closedown









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