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: MARKET REPORT

for farmers

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: 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

Following Christ
Talks by Mgr. H. Francis Davis

Contributors

Unknown: Mgr. H. Francis Davis

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition
Introduced by Jack de Manlo

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manlo

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and present
BEX ALSTON REMEMBERS
The well-known commentator recalls some of the outstanding events with which he has been associated.
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Bex Alston
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 discusses a work or theme of current interest

: 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

Father most holy, merciful and loving (BBC H.B. 167)
New Every Morning, page 50 Canticle 2 1 Corinthians 1, vv. 18-31
Take up thy cross, the Saviour said
(BBC H.B. 369)

: THE DRUNKEN FOREST

by Gerald Durrell abridged by Mary Vincent read by Richard Hurndall Sixth of fifteen instalments
Richard Hurndall is appearing in The Affair' at the Strand Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: Mary Vincent
Read By: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Richard Hurndall

: MORNING STAR

Maria Stader (soprano) sings Mozart's motet ' Exsultate, jubilate' with the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Berlin Conducted by Ferenc Fricsay on a gramophone record

Contributors

Soprano: Maria Stader
Conducted By: Ferenc Fricsay

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by William Appleby

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Elsie Marley: Thomas Dunhill
Bonnie Dundee: Scottish Song
Heart of Oak: William Boyce

: THE WORLD OF WORK

What is a good job?
A nursery nurse and a photographer discuss with a boy and girl school leavers what they mean by ' a good job '
Material compiled and introduced by Neville Williamson

Contributors

Introduced By: Neville Williamson

: LE MEDECIN APPELE D'URGENCE

It is fine and Dr. Iriart is about to take Madame Iriart for a leisurely drive in his new car when the telephone rings-an urgent call from a patient the other side of Paris.
Listeners are invited to join in the singing of ' Les neuf filles ' with Jan Rosol to the accompaniment of his guitar
Script by Emile Harven
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Unknown: Madame Iriart
Unknown: Jan Rosol
Script By: Emile Harven

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC Welsh Orchestra Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: NEWS AND WEATHER

for the North of England VHF Pontop Pike only: For the North-East
261 m.: For the North-East, Cumberland. and Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Pontop Pike

: THE NEWS

: Desert Island Discs

Sir John Gielgud, in a recorded programme, discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island.

Sir John Gielgud broadcasts by permission of the Governors of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
See page 18.

Contributors

Guest: Sir John Gielgud
Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

Hermann Geiger
The story of the Swiss glacier pilot Script by Marie Burg

Contributors

Unknown: Hermann Geiger
Script By: Marie Burg

: THE MUSIC BOX

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

: THE STORY OF THE ORCHESTRA

The Classical Orchestra
An illustrated talk by Harry Newstone
Orchestral Concert series

Contributors

Talk By: Harry Newstone

: THE JACKSONS

Judy enters a competition
Knowledge and neatness are required to win a prize. Tom helps Judy with her competition entry.
Script by Margaret J. Miller

Contributors

Script By: Margaret J. Miller

: PROSE AND VERSE

Chanticleer and the Fox
A shortened version of The Nun's Priest's Tale from Chaucer's ' Canterbury Tales ' translated by Nevill Coghill

Contributors

Translated By: Nevill Coghill

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Richard Hurndall a8 Albert Campion with Alan Gilford and Philip Leaver In
Mystery Mile by MARGERY ALLINGHAM adapted and produced by Audrey Cameron
Saturday's recorded broadcast
Richard Hurndall is appearing in ' The Affair ' at the Strand Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Albert Campion
Unknown: Alan Gilford
Unknown: Margery Allingham
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Unknown: Richard Hurndall

: INDIAN SUMMER

Early Days in the Film Industry: More memories from F. Oswell-Jones
Take it to the Old People's Club: Florence Priestley reports on gifts, welcome and unwelcome
Sweet are the Uses of Adversity: John SIee philosophises
A Story for my Daughter: Dorothy Holmes-Gore reads the first instalment of a true story by Mary Belitzky
Presented by John Dunn
The first and fourth items are recorded

Contributors

Unknown: F. Oswell-Jones
Unknown: Florence Priestley
Unknown: John Siee
Unknown: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Story By: Mary Belitzky
Presented By: John Dunn

: JUNIOR TIME

A programme for the fives to eights
The Adventures of Pinocchio
The story by CARLO COLLODI adapted in thirteen parts by Barbara Sleigh
5: The Beautiful Child with Blue Hair
Pinocchio had been rescued from the robbers more dead than alive, so the Beautiful Child with Blue Hair summoned the most famous doctors in the land.
Produced by David Davis

Contributors

Story By: Carlo Collodi
Unknown: Barbara Sleigh
Produced By: David Davis
Pinocchio: Patricia Hayes
Child: Rosamond Barnes
A Crow: Timothy Bateson
An Owl: Ella Milne
A Talking Cricket: Preston Lockwood
Storyteller: Mary O'Farrell

: THE IRON DUKE

Henry Bentinck and David Lloyd James explore
Apsley House, Piccadilly the home of the first Duke of Wellington guided by H. V. Percival and Charles Gibbs-Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Bentinck
Unknown: David Lloyd James
Unknown: H. V. Percival
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith

: STORIES FROM THE BALLET

The story of Giselle told by Philip Cunningham to the music of Adolphe Adam on gramophone records
Script by Ursula Roseveare Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Told By: Philip Cunningham
Unknown: Adolphe Adam
Script By: Ursula Roseveare
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: 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 Giants in the South-East
The advantages and disadvantages of the super-grid are described and discussed in this programme, recorded on location in Kent
Introduced by Robert Hudson
Produced by Richard Burwood
6.50 From the Local Press
A weekly review of what the papers in South-East England are saying
6.67 London Stock Market Report

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Debussy
Albert Ferber (piano)
Ballade Berceuse héroïque
Suite: Children's Corner
Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum; Jimbo's lullaby; Serenade for the doll; The snow is dancing; The little shepherd; Golliwogg's cake-walk

Contributors

Piano: Albert Ferber

: MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME

A selection of recorded wit, music, and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd of 'Punch' including
William Clauson
Charles Simon and Julian Somers 'Tea Up'
Al Krinbill
' Man in the Window '
*
John Bryning and Derek Blomfleld ' About George '
Nadia Cattouse *
Philip Leaver
' Mediatrics ' or ' The Proper Care of the Middle-Aged.' 6: The Secret of Enjoyment
Piers Stephens and Mitzi McDowell 'Arrest this Beast'
The Dennis Brain Wind Ensemble
Ivor Cutler
' Agitated Pianist '
Michael Spice and Donald McKillop ' Legs Eleven '
Peter Bull
'Simple Stories'
Jonathan Scott and Hilda Kriseman ' Silver Mink'
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin Edited and produced by John Bridges
Peter Bull is appearing in Luther' at the Phoenix Theatre, London

Contributors

Introduced By: Basil Boothroyd
Unknown: William Clauson
Unknown: Charles Simon
Unknown: Julian Somers
Unknown: Al Krinbill
Unknown: John Bryning
Unknown: Derek Blomfleld
Unknown: Philip Leaver
Unknown: Piers Stephens
Unknown: Mitzi McDowell
Unknown: Ivor Cutler
Unknown: Donald McKillop
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Unknown: Hilda Kriseman
Unknown: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges
Produced By: Peter Bull

: NATIONAL THEATRE OF THE AIR

Hugh Burden , Godfrey Kenton and June Tobin in The Lamentable and True Tragedy of Master
Arden of Faversham in Kent
Who was most wickedly murdered, by the means of his disloyal and wanton wife, who, for the love she bare to one Mosbie, hired two desperate ruffians, Black Will and Shakebag, to kill him. Wherein is shewed the great malice and dissimulation of a wicked woman, the unsatiable desire of filthy lust, and the shameful end of all murderers.
Author Unknown: First printed 1592
Continued in next column
Characters in order of speaking:
Period: The summer and winter of the year 1551.
Radio adaptation and production by RAYMOND RAIKES
See page 18

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: June Tobin
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Franklin, friend to Thomas Arden: Philip Morant
Alice, wife of Thomas Arden: June Tobin
Thomas Arden, Gentleman, of Faversham: Godfrey Kenton
Adam Fowle, landlord of the ' Flower-de-Luce ': .Derek Blomfield
Michael, Arden's servant: John Forrest
Mosbie, formerly a tailor, now Lord Clifford's steward.: Hugh Burden
Dick Greene, agent for Sir Antony Ager's land: Michael Spice
Bradshaw, a goldsmith: Kenneth Dight
Murderers: Black Will: Valentine Dyall
Shakebag: Norman Shelley
Lord Cheney: John Pullen
A ferryman: William Eedle
Mayor of Faversham: Earle Grey

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: TONIGHT'S STORY

Miss Nimrod by James Langham read by Joan Hart

Contributors

Unknown: James Langham
Read By: Joan Hart

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart
Overture: Lucio Silla
Notturno for four orchestras (K.286) played by the London Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Peter Maag on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Lucio Silla
Conducted By: Peter Maag

: Closedown









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