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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Archbishop of York talks about Witness

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: CARLO MARIA GIULINI

conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra
Suite: Children's Games (Bizet)
Psyche and Eros (Psyche) (Franck) Ballet Suite: The Three-Cornered
Hat (Falla) on gramophone records

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Archbishop of York talks about Witness

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news

: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

plays waltzes by Chopin on a gramophone record

: THE NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Work in the world of science
AN ALTERNATIVE TO SEX by Alan Roper
Professor of Genetics. University of Sheffield
Our method of bisexual reproduction is not the only one in nature-fungi, bacteria, and viruses, for instance, use a simpler method. But this simple method is inflexible : you can't ' breed ' new strains of fungi. Recently scientists have found a way round this difficulty, by making use of the ' parasexual cycle.'
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Roper

: RECITAL

Henriette Canter (violin)
Wilfrid Parry (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Henriette Canter
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: THE RUINED FOREST

by Leonard Clark
Trees have a special significance for Leonard Clark. The destruction of the Chestnuts Wood near his home in West Gloucestershire was like a massacre to him; and since then that part of the country has never been the same.
Recording of the broadcast of Oct. 12. 1961

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Clark
Unknown: Leonard Clark.

: THE DAILY SERVICE

The God of love my Shepherd is
(BBC H.B. 474)
New Every Morning, page 1 Psalm 63 (Broadcast psalter) Amos 1, vv. 1-2. 4-11
Help us to help each other. Lord
(BBC H.B. 378)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Marcel Gardner and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Gardner

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Simple Symphony (Britten)
Ballet Music: The Perfect Fool
(Hoist) played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent a recent gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by Bill Hartley CROSS ROADS
In which listeners' motoring questions are answered by The Insurance Consultant
Sammy Davis
Chief Superintendent Harvey Palmer City of Birmingham Police Michael Rose Produced by James Pestridge

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Sammy Davis
Unknown: Harvey Palmer
Produced By: James Pestridge

: IN TOWN TODAY

The magazine programme of the air which invites you to meet some of the stars and personalities who are In Town Today Introduced by Leslie Mitchell Produced by Richard Dingley

Contributors

Introduced By: Leslie Mitchell
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: WHACK-O!

Professor Jimmy Edwards submits a weekly school report with June Whitfield as Matron
Hugh McDermott as Major Delgardo Laidman Browne as Sir John Dalton
Roddy Maude-Koxby as Aubrey Potter
Frederick Treves as Alfred Tennyson
Wilfred Babbage as Mr. Bratby
Roger Shepherd as Lumley and David Lott and Richard McCarthy Script adapted by David Climie from an original by Frank Muir and Denis Norden Produced by Edward Taylor
Recorded broadcast of September 5, 1961, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Hugh McDermott
Unknown: Major Delgardo Laidman Browne
Unknown: Sir John Dalton
Unknown: Roddy Maude-Koxby
Unknown: Aubrey Potter
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Alfred Tennyson
Unknown: Wilfred Babbare
Unknown: Roger Shepherd
Unknown: David Lott
Unknown: Richard McCarthy
Adapted By: David Climie
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Bob Hope in a recorded programme discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Previously broadcast on Dec. 18, 1961

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Hope
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Donald Sinden with Philip Morant and Barbara Assoon in The Consolation Prize by BERKELY MATHER
Faldon visits Oiliphant's opulent country house with some memories of India that are to change both their lives.
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by ROBIN MIDGLEY
Recorded broadcast of October 25 1961. in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Sinden
Unknown: Philip Morant
Unknown: Barbara Assoon
Produced By: Robin Midgley
Faldon: Donald Sinden
Taxi driver: Blaise Wyndhnm
Butler: Arthur Gomez
Olliphant: Philip Morant
Sergeant: Will Leighton
Johnson: Charles Simon
Periera: Basdeo Pandav
Maureen: Barbara Assoon
Inspector Fisher: John Bryning

: RUGBY UNION FOOTBALL

Scotland v. France
Commentary by John Downie and Robert Hudson during today's International with summaries by Jock Wemyss From Murrayfleld

Contributors

Commentary By: John Downie
Commentary By: Robert Hudson

: L.P. PARADE

A sound guide to long-playing records of popular music
Introduced by Alan Dell Produced by. Jack Dabbs

Contributors

Introduced By: Alan Dell
Produced By: Jack Dabbs

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

For children under five with songs and music introduced by Tim Gudgin

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: JENNINGS AT SCHOOL

A new series of six plays about that silly little boy ' written by ANTHONY BUCKERIDGE
1: Jennings and- the Tide of Fortune
Produced by Graham Gauld

Contributors

Written By: Anthony Buckeridge
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Jennings: Hugh Janes
Darbishire: Adrian Walker
Mr Carter: Geoffrey Wincott
Mr Wilkins: Wilfred Babbage
Venables: David Robinson
Atkinson: Andrew Beeching
Temple: David Lott
Miss Tubbs: Beatrice Kane
Matron: Peggy Cameron

: LUCK OF THE DRAW

Your record requests 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 anas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Racing
Results from Birmingham, Haydock Park. and Sandown Park
Association Football
Results, reports. and comments on matches played by south-eastern teams
Minor Leagues
Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, and Southern Leagues
Rugby Union
Results of first-class matches and news of games played by London and south-eastern teams
Comment in Sport
Well-known sports personalities are invited to express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries Produced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries
Produced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra with Barbara Sumner (soprano) Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Military Twostep: Waltz: Tango Fascination: La Mascotte; Chrysanthemum Waltz; Shadow Saunter; Flirtation Twostep; Fifth figure of the Lancers; Dinky Onestep
The songs: Smiling through: Jolly good luck to the girl who loves a soldier
Repeated on Friday at 3.0
Tickets for this programme and for the recording which will follow this transmission (and will be broadcast next Friday) are available on application to [address removed] enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Barbara Sumner
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Fredric Bayco

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers
Marie Collier
Moyna Cope
Glenice Halliday
Angela Jenkins
Henry Danziger
Jan Jefferies
Donald Smith
The piano played by Eileen Broster
The first broadcast of Patricia Ridgway
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther , Ronnie Barker
This month's comedy guest Jon Pertwee
This month's storyteller Margaret Rawlings
Variety Playhouse Orchestra Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic Oliver
Script by Carey Edwards and Leslie Crowther Produced by Alastair Scott Johnston

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Marie Collier
Singers: Moyna Cope
Unknown: Glenice Halliday
Unknown: Angela Jenkins
Unknown: Henry Danziger
Unknown: Jan Jefferies
Unknown: Donald Smith
Played By: Eileen Broster
Unknown: Patricia Ridgway
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Jon Pertwee
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Leslie Crowther
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

The Children of Saturn
A new radio play by LYDIA RAGOSIN
See below

Contributors

Play By: Lydia Ragosin

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations and interviews
A Novelist's Notebook
Graham Greene reads from his journals
' In Search of a Character '
Introduced by Corbet Woodall

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Greene
Introduced By: Corbet Woodall

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers the Rev. Adrian Carey

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Adrian Carey

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven's Violin Sonatas
Sonata in C major (K.303) ....Mozart Sonata in A major, Op. 12 No. 2
Beethoven played by Hugh Maguire (violin) Joyce Rathbone (piano)
Second of ten weekly programmes comprising Beethoven's violin sonatas.
January 20: Sonata in E flat major Op. 12 No. 3, played by Brigid Ranger and Ian Lake

Contributors

Unknown: Mozart Sonata
Violin: Hugh Maguire
Piano: Joyce Rathbone
Played By: Brigid Ranger
Played By: Ian Lake

: Closedown









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