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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

Wise Men from the East
A talk by the Rev. Edwin Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Edwin Robertson

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: GERSHWIN

An American in Paris played by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Leonard Bernstein on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Leonard Bernstein

: THE NEWS

: THE ELEPHANT AND THE POSTAGE STAMP

by Richard Miers
* Have you ever stuck a postage stamp on a wild elephant? It sounds like a riddle or catch question, but believe it or not there are a very select few who have actually achieved this remarkable feat.' In this talk Richard Miers tells how once in Africa he nearly joined that ' select few.'

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Miers
Unknown: Richard Miers

: BIZET

Chants du Rhin played by Joyce Rathbone (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Joyce Rathbone

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Weber A gramophone record of excerpts from ' Der Freischiitz '

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Sing alleluia forth (BBC H.E. 282) New Every Morning, page 80 Psalm 11 (Broadcast psalter) Jeremiah 5, vv. 1-5, 9, 20-31
The Father's sole-begotten Son
(BBC H.B. 67)

: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

by Sheila Burnford read by Ronald Wilson Seventh of ten instalments
First broadcast in September 1961

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Burnford
Read By: Ronald Wilson

: MORNING STAR

Peter Katin (piano) plays music by Scarlatti, Schumann, and Brahma on a gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Peter Katin

: AT THE DROP OF A NEEDLE

Michael Flanders plays records for your enjoyment BBC General Overseas production

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Flanders

: THE BRIDGE AT WAILING WATERS

by PETER MIDDLETON with Bettina Dickson , Bill Kerr
Russell Napier
On Christmas Eve, 1953, as preparations in New Zealand to celebrate a Christmas graced by the presence of The Queen in Auckland were approaching their climax, an appalling railway disaster shocked the Dominion and the world. The story of that tragic event and the heroism displayed by men and women involved in it are reconstructed in this programme.
Narrator, WILFRID THOMAS
Produced by Joe Burroughs
Recorded broadcast of August 15. 1960, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Middleton
Unknown: Bettina Dickson
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Russell Napier
Produced By: Joe Burroughs

: CONCERT HOUR

Ilona Kabos (piano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra Led by Granville Casey
Conductor, Norman Del Mar

Contributors

Piano: Ilona Kabos
Conductor: Granville Casey
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests
LONDON v. WEST: Round 1
Wednesday's recorded broadcast

: FATHER AND SON

by EDMUND GOSSE read by Alec Clunes arranged for broadcasting in fifteen episodes by H. Oldfield Box PART 6
Part 5 told of the coming of ' Miss Marks,' to act both as governess and housekeeper, and of the move from Islington to the Devonshire village of Oddicombe, where the writer's father had purchased a newly built house, which he could afford only to half-furnish. And here a doleful winter had followed. The move was made on the writer's eighth birthday.

Contributors

Unknown: Edmund Gosse
Read By: Alec Clunes
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box

: THE HERMANOS DENIZ CUBAN RHYTHM BAND

The Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band is appearing at the Dominion Theatre, London

: Country Questions

answered by Eric Hobbis, Ernest Neal, Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Vincent Waite

(Recorded broadcast of November 5)

Contributors

Panellist: Eric Hobbis
Panellist: Ernest Neal
Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Vincent Waite
Producer: Bill Coysh

: SALOME

Closing scene from
Richard Strauss 's opera
Ljuba Welitsch (soprano)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Conducted by Fritz Reiner on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Strauss
Conducted By: Fritz Reiner

: THE CRITICS

Sunday's recorded broadcast

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artist,
Harold Blackburn
Edward Rubach (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Harold Blackburn
Piano: Edward Rubach

: DOWN CHANNEL

' Small boat cruising has been called the slowest and most uncomfortable means of transport devised by man.'
ANDREW PHELAN describes a cruise in a small boat from Chichester Harbour to Penzance.

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
Come Along and Join Our Song with Sassie Rees and Maimie Noel Jones
The musical story:
' The Jumping Cow ' written and told by Nesta Crossley
Introduced by Evelyn Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Sassie Rees
Unknown: Maimie Noel Jones
Told By: Nesta Crossley
Introduced By: Evelyn Williams

: A CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME

from the Theatre Royal, Toytown The Babes in the Wood by kind permission of Farmer Giles
Wild Beasts of the Forest kindly lent by Mr. Noah Thunder and Lightning and other effects by the Inventor Music by the Augmented Toytown Orchestra
Book of the words by S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Unknown: Mr. Noah Thunder
Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Production By: Josephine Plummer
The Babes:Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
The Cruel Baron:Arthur Growser: John Glyn-Jones
The Good Hired Assassin:His Worship the Mayor of Toytown: Howieson Culff
The Bad Hired Assassin:Bert Higgins: Norman Shelley
The Noble Butler:Police Constable Ernest: Stephen Jack
The Demon King:The Magician: Norman Shelley
The Fairy Queen:Amelia Goose: Mary . O'Farrell

: EASY STAGES

Build Your Own Model Theatre
A new competition set by W. R. Dalzell

Contributors

Unknown: W. R. Dalzell

: 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 Town and Country
Comment, controversy and character for listeners in London and the counties of the South-East
6.57 LondonStockMarketReport

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Beethoven
Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 (Rasumovsky) played by the Heutling String Quartet Werner Heutling (violin)
Oswald Gattermann (violin) Erich Bohlscheid (viola)
Bernhard Braunholz (cello)
Recorded broadcast of September 23, ]961, in the Third Programme

Contributors

Violin: Werner Heutling
Violin: Oswald Gattermann
Viola: Erich Bohlscheid
Cello: Bernhard Braunholz

: LIGHT MUSIC

played by the BBC Concert Orchestra Leader, William Armon
Introduced by the conductor, Vilem Tausky with Rosemary Brett-Davies and Marie Cooper (two pianos)
Michael Krein (saxophone)

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Rosemary Brett-Davies
Unknown: Marie Cooper
Pianos: Michael Krein

: CONFERENCE

The first programme in a new series which, week by week, will bring to the microphone personalities and issues before the public

: ON WINGS OF SONG

Records of famous singers
This week: Rosa Ponselle
Don Cossack Choir
Julius Patzak

Contributors

Unknown: Rosa Ponselle
Unknown: Julius Patzak

: WHO KNOWS?

First of a weekly series of programmes in which scientists answer listeners' questions on science and technology
In the chair:
Professor G. P. Wells , F.R.S.
Members of Panel: Donald Broadbent
Medical Research Council Unit of Applied Psychology
Tom Gaskell
Petroleum Geophysicist
Peter Sykes
University of Cambridge
Gwynne Vevers
Zoological Society of London Programme arranged by Archie Clow
If you have a question you would like to put to the Panel, please write it on a postcard, and address it to Who Knows?, BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.I.
See page 42

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: BEETHOVEN

Piano Sonata in F major, Op. 54
Bagatelles
C major. Op. 119 No. 2 C major. Op. Posth. No. A minor. Op. 119 No. 9 played by Janice Williams (piano)
Recording of the broadcast of August 8, 1961

Contributors

Piano: Janice Williams

: AN OLD CAPTIVITY

by Nevil Shute abridged by Terry Gompertz read by Gabriel Woolf
Fourth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Nevil Shute
Abridged By: Terry Gompertz
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by the Chamber Ensemble of the Hamburg Telemann Society
Trio No. 6, in D major (Boismortier) Concert Royal No. 3, in A major
(Couperin) on a gramophone record

: Close Down









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