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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, Canon Wilfrid Garlick

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Wilfrid Garlick

: 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 Rev. Stuart W. McWilliam says ' This is your life'
1: A gift from God

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Stuart W. McWilliam

: 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 the present
DESMOND CARRINGTON is in STUDIO 53 to recall personalities and events from the world of entertainment
Written and compiled by Desmond Carrington
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Unknown: Desmond Carrington
Produced By: John Powell

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke
Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins

: FOR SCHOOLS TIME AND TUNE

Songs to sing and music to listen to Introduced by Kay Foster

Contributors

Introduced By: Kay Foster

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come down, 0 Love divine (BBC
H.B. 149)
New Every Morning, page 44 Psalm 86 (Broadcast psalter) St. Matthew 20, vv. 17-34
Our blest Redeemer (BBC H.B. 160)

: A Twig is Bent

by Estelle Thompson, abridged by Barbara Henderson, read by Beverley Dunn
Fourth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Author: Estelle Thompson
Abridged by: Barbara Henderson
Read by: Beverley Dunn

: MORNING STAR

Solomon (piano) on a gramophone record

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by William Appleby

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: THE WORLD OF WORK

How important is training?
An office worker, an apprentice gas-fitter, a dressmaker, and an engineering apprentice talk to John Evernden about their training

Contributors

Unknown: John Evernden

: TOUFOU DANS LA RUE

The Iriarts' dog, Toufou, dashing across the road after the concierge's cat. causes a minor accident.....
Jan Rosol , sings 'Faïdoli' to the guitar and invites you to join in Script by Paule-Aline and John Dent
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Unknown: Jan Rosol

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Northern Orchestra Led, by James Davis
Conductor, George Hurst

Contributors

Conductor: James Davis
Conductor: George Hurst

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Desert Island Discs

Rupert Davies, in a recorded programme, discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island.

Contributors

Guest/Interviewee: Rupert Davies
Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE. PLACES, AND THINGS

Lighthouses
The firsit of two programmes about dangers of the sea
Scriptwriter, John Merrett

Contributors

Scriptwriter: John Merrett

: The Music Box

Gordon Reynolds introduces ten minutes of music for six-year-olds

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Reynolds

: MUSIC AND THE DANCE

Kenyon Emrys-Roberts talks about two burlesques of popular dances: WaMz from Divertissement (Ibert): Popular Song from Facade (Walton) Orchestral Concert series

: THE JACKSONS

Betty Moves In
Ken and Tom help to get a new flat ready for Betty and Johnnie Bates Script by Rita Udall

Contributors

Script By: Rita Udall

: PROSE AND VERSE

A Battle of Giants from ' The Land of Seals' by J. M. Scott
A bear and a walrus fight a battle to the death, while a small Eskimo boy watches and wonders which will be the victor

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Scott

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Abraham Lincoln by JOHN DRINKWATER adapted for radio and produced by Hugh Stewart with James McKechnie as the Great President
One hundred years ago this year saw the outbreak of the American Civil War.
Saturday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Abraham Lincoln
Unknown: John Drinkwater
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Unknown: James McKechnie

: IVOR GURNEY

Songs sung by Anthony Strange (tenor)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)
Desire in spring; Sleep; The fields are full; Ploughman singing; Snow; Bread and cherries

Contributors

Tenor: Anthony Strange
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: INDIAN SUMMER

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place oni the air for those concerned for their welfare
Buying Food: Claire Rayner offers some advice to those with a small budget
Rubbish Thursday: Elizabeth Muntz tells a story which proves time has us in its grip
Presented by John Dunn

Contributors

Unknown: Claire Rayner
Unknown: Elizabeth Muntz
Presented By: John Dunn

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame adapted by Felix Felton
7: The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
It was past ten o'clock at night, but the sky still clung to some lingering skirts of light from the departed midsummer day. The Mole lay stretched on the bank. He had been on the river with some companions.
Produced and narrated by David Davie

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Adapted By: Felix Felton
Unknown: David Davie
The Walter Rat: David March
The Mole: Chales E Stidwill

: FOR YOUR BOOKSHELF

ELIZABRTH BRESFORD chooses books for the youngest readers
DAVID LLOYD JAMES talks to
KATHLEEN PICKARD-SMITH about her book ' Living with Reptiles '
H. M. BURTON reviews novels for older readers

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabrth Bresford
Talks: David Lloyd James
Unknown: Kathleen Pickard-Smith
Unknown: H. M. Burton

: MOSTLY JAZZ

with Harry Hayward and his Sextet Douglas Lester (drums) Harold Earle (bass)
Harry Hayward (piano) Bert Brown (trumpet)
Gordon Forsyth (tenor sax)
Ernie Waite (alto and clarinet) Introduced by Peter Wheeler

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hayward
Bass: Harold Earle
Piano: Harry Hayward
Piano: Bert Brown
Tenor: Gordon Forsyth
Unknown: Ernie Waite
Introduced By: Peter Wheeler

: 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 The Happy Wanderers
The story of London's most famous buskers' band told by- Jimmy Armstrong
George Franks '. Bill' Longman Stan Roper , Arthur Stahi Len Stahl , Victor Stahl
Introduced by Harold Rogers
6.50 From the Local Press
A weekly review of what the papers in South-East England are saying
6.57 London Stock Market Report

Contributors

Told By: Jimmy Armstrong
Told By: George Franks
Unknown: Longman Stan Roper
Unknown: Arthur Stahi
Unknown: Len Stahl
Unknown: Victor Stahl
Introduced By: Harold Rogers

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat, Op. 47 played by the Robert Masters Piano Quartet Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (vioia) Muriel Taylor (cello) Rosis Pratt (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Rosis Pratt

: MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME

. A selection of recorded wit, music, and humour
Introducedby
Basil Boothroyd of * Punch * including
Stephens and McDowell ' Portrait of the artist as a motor-bike '
John Bryning
' Not Very Convenient '
*
Mercedes Bolder ' Twilight Star
Sheila Grant and Hilda Kriseman
' Was that ih-e Bell
C. Gordon Glover
' Five A-Levels in a Coffee Bar '
*
Derek Birch and Andrew Irvine
' A Very Slight Mod,'
Bronislav Gimpel
Kathleen Helme
' Rub me over with garlic '
*
Derek Birch
' The Umbrella '
*
James Drake
* Egg on Nothing '
Ivor Cutler of Y'Hup, O.M.P. ' Jellypocket ' *
Guy Kingsley Poynter
' Memories of D. H. Lawrence '
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by John Bridges

Contributors

Unknown: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: John Bryning
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Derek Birch
Unknown: Andrew Irvine
Unknown: Bronislav Gimpel
Unknown: Kathleen Helme
Unknown: Derek Birch
Unknown: James Drake
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges

: LES NOCES DE JEANNETTE

by Victor Masse
Renée Doria (soprano)
Robert Massard (baritone)
BBC Chorus
Trained by Alan G. Melville
BBC Concert Orchestra Leader. William Armon
Conducted by Jesus Etcheverry The story adapted by Mark Lubbock
Introduced by John Hobday
Produced by John Tylee

Contributors

Baritone: Robert Massard
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Jesus Etcheverry
Adapted By: Mark Lubbock
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: John Tylee

: THE LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET

The Prime Minister
The Rt. Hon.
Harold Macmillan , M.P. replies to the toast of Her Majesty's Ministers proposed by The Rt. Hon.
The Lord Mayor of London at the traditional Banquet in Guildhall in the City of London
Scene described by Wynford Vaughan Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S STORY

Latei for Matins written and read by Michael Pickering
'"When I moved the Isle of Wight, I did so for two reasons-the first patriotic, the second purely selfish....'

Contributors

Read By: Michael Pickering

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Margaret Kitehin (piano) This is the last in a series of seven programmes including lesser-known piano variations by Beethoven
Close Down at 11-40 app.

Contributors

Piano: Margaret Kitehin

: Close Down









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