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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

The Archbishop of York talks about Witness

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manio

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

Conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Overture: The Silken Ladder
{Rossini)
Dance of the Persian Slaves
(Khovanshchina) (Mussorgsky)
Rhapsody: Espana (Chabrier) on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan

: THE NEWS

: ALL ON HIS OWN

Old Bussy
For more than forty years Henry Filmer was a conductor in the East End of London. He recalls the days when horse-buses were giving way to the petrol ' pirates' and introduces some of his rarer passengers.
Introduced by Jack Singleton

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Filmer
Introduced By: Jack Singleton

: SONG RECITAL

Patricia Kern (mezzo-soprano)
Viola Tunnard (piano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Patricia Kern
Piano: Viola Tunnard

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Debussy
A gramophone record of some of his songs sung by Gerard Souzay (baritone) accompanied by Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Gerard Souzay
Piano: Dalton Baldwin

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Blessed Jesus, at thy word (BBC
H.B. 257)
New Every Morning, page 90 Psalm 23 (Broadcast psalter) Jeremiah 18, vv. 1-11
Thou, whose almighty word (BBC
H.B. 185)

: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY

by Sheila Burnford abridged by Honor Wyatt read by Ronald Wilson Last of ten instalments
: first broadcast in September 1961

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Burnford
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Ronald Wilson

: MORNING STAR

Kathleen Ferrier (contralto) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult Arias by Bach and Handel on gramophone records

Contributors

Contralto: Kathleen Ferrier
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: THE SOUTH SEA SERENADERS

Directed by Ernest Penfold

Contributors

Directed By: Ernest Penfold

: INTERNATIONAL SERVICE

Voluntary Service Overseas
More and more young people are seeking opportunities to give service in under-developed countries. With the ending of National Service those who have a year or more between school and university are eager to use this time in assisting projects overseas.
Can V.S.O. hope to compete with the vast resources of Kennedy's Peace Corps? Is it merely ' the white man's burden' in a new guise? Will International Service replace National Service?
Programme compiled and narrated by WILFRED DE'ATH
Produced by Robert Pocock

Contributors

Produced By: Robert Pocock

: CONCERT HOUR

Peter Lloyd (flute)
BBC Northern Orchestra Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, George Hurst

Contributors

Flute: Peter Lloyd
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: ANY QUESTIONS

A spontaneous discussion by Mary Stocks , James Cameron
C. A. Joyce , Godfrey Winn
Travelling Question-Master, Freddy Grisewood
Arranged by Michael Bowen From The Guildhall, Saltash, Cornwall
Recording of last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stocks
Unknown: James Cameron
Unknown: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Godfrey Winn
Arranged By: Michael Bowen

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by Alec Robertson

Contributors

Introduced By: Alec Robertson

: WEBER AND LISZT

Gordon Watson (piano)
Sonata in D minor. Op. 49...Weber St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves ............................Liszt

Contributors

Piano: Gordon Watson
Unknown: Weber St.

: PENDENNIS

by WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY dramatised as a serial for broadcasting in thirteen parts by Howard Agg
2: Bearding the Lion
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER Sunday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: FREDDY GRISEWOOD AT HOME

with some favourite records which listeners have helped him to choose

: SYLLABUB IN AMERICA

AIDAN PHILIP , ' Syllabub ' of The Observer, recently paid his first visit to America. This is a programme of impressions and interviews he brought back, with special reference to his favourite subject-food.
Edited and produced by Dorothy Baker

Contributors

Unknown: Aidan Philip
Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: THE SILVER LINING

A message of comfort and cheer for all ' in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness, or any other adversity'
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by the Rev. Leslie Kingsbury
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they 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: Rev. Leslie Kingsbury
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
Up the Street and Down the Street
A programme of singing games on gramophone records arranged by Desmond MacMahon
Introduced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Arranged By: Desmond MacMahon
Introduced By: Peggy Bacon

: TO BE CONTINUED ...

Gumble's Yard by JOHN ROWE TOWNSEND abridged in six parts by Mary Hope Allen read by Barry Foster
2: A Home from Home
'0 Dick,' said Sandra, ' we couldn't go there, why it's in an awful state and there wouldn't be any light or water. Besides, it's a long way from anybody, we wouldn't feel safe.'

Contributors

Unknown: John Rowe Townsend
Unknown: Mary Hope Allen
Read By: Barry Foster

: JANUARY NEWSREEL

including
This Month in your Garden by Fred Loads
Young People's Guide to Current Affairs by Robert Reid
Sports News by Kenneth Wolstenholme London News by Judith Chalmers
Here and There
General News by Alan Dixon Edited and introduced by Michael Barton

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Alan Dixon
Introduced By: Michael Barton

: 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

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Bartok
Thomas Rajna (piano)
Gyorgy Melis (baritone)
Paul Hamburger (piano) Folk songs:
I left my fair homeland; I long to cross the river Tisza; Far from the withered branch; As I walked down the village street; My love is ploughing
Dialogues 2 and 4 (Nine Little
Pieces)
Suite, Op. 14 Folk songs:
Mother dear: The cherries are crisp and ripe: In Doboz the snow has long since fallen; Yellow stalk of maize; Wheat, wheat, wheat
Recorded broadcast of Aug. 16. 1961 The folk songs are sung in Hungarian.

Contributors

Piano: Thomas Rajna
Baritone: Gyorgy Melis
Piano: Paul Hamburger

: THE TRIAL OF ESSEX

Westminster Hall, 1601
Script by Bryan Bevan
Production by JOE BURROUGHS
See page 30

Contributors

Script By: Bryan Bevan
Production By: Joe Burroughs
The Earl of Essex: Frank Duncan
The Earl of Southampton: David March
The Lord Chief Justice Popham: Geoffrey Wincott
Sir Edward Coke, Attorney General: Norman Shelley
Sir Francis Bacon: James McKechnie
Sir Robert Cecil: Derek Birch
The Lord High Steward: James Langham
Queen Elizabeth: Nicolette Bernard
Narrator: Wilfrid Thomas

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by John Russell
. David Wilde (piano)
BBC Scottish Orchestra Led by Granville Casey
Conductor, Norman Del Mar
Nextweek:FrederickGrinke,violin; BBC Welsh Orchestra; from Cardiff, introduced by Maurice Hardy

Contributors

Introduced By: John Russell
Piano: David Wilde
Conductor: Granville Casey
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: THE TUESDAY TALK

by Martin Green
Popularisation
Everyone agrees that a narrow specialist education is inadequate nowadays; but many educated people are still prejudiced against reading broad popularised treatments of those subjects in which they are not specialists: for instance science for the layman. Dr. Green discusses some of the forms of this prejudice that he has come up against, and speculates about its origins.

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: IVOR GURNEY

Gordon Clinton (bass-baritone)
James Walker (piano)
Black Stichel ; Desire in Spring; Nine of the Clock; Edward, Edward

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Piano: James Walker
Piano: Black Stichel

: AN OLD CAPTIVITY

by Nevil Shute abridged by Terry Gompertz read by Gabriel Woolf
Seventh 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

Douglas Whittaker (flute) Wilfrid Parry (piano) the first broadcast in this country

Contributors

Flute: Douglas Whittaker
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: Closedown









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