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: FARM BULLETIN

News, information, and market trends for farmers

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Six Christians in the Witness Box
1: A Director of a Bank

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: PATIENTS OF A SAINT

by ROBERT TIBBER abridged by P. J. R. Wright read by RICHARD HURNDALL
Third of twelve instalments Broadcast in August 1961

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Tibber
Abridged By: P. J. R. Wright
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA '

by ALISTAIR COOKE Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT THE PROMS

† ALEC ROBERTSON introduces some of the music to be broadcast this week
Repeated in Network Three at 7.0 p.m.

Contributors

Introduces: Alec Robertson

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Debussy
A gramophone record of some of his piano music

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 83 Jesus, good above all other
(BBC H.B. 72)
Psalm 50
St. John 8, vv. 31-45
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (BBC H.B. 204)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by MAURICE ARNOLD and his SEXTET

Contributors

Played By: Maurice Arnold

: JACK NATHAN

AND HIS BAND
Jack Nathan and his Band are appearing at the Pigalle Restaurant. London

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Nathan

: LONDON v. DUBLIN QUIZ

The last of four contests
London:
DENIS BROGAN , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master,
LIONEL HALE Dublin :
NOEL PEART , NIALL SHERIDAN
Quiz-Master, PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale Dublin
Unknown: Noel Peart
Unknown: Niall Sheridan
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: CONCERT HOUR

WALTER GERHARDT (viola)
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway Conducted by MANSEL THOMAS

Contributors

Viola: Walter Gerhardt
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Mansel Thomas

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Edith Day
American-born star of many celebrated musical comedies, including The Desert Song and Rose-Marie discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the eight gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman Edith Day is in ' Sail Away ' at the Savoy Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman
Produced By: Edith Day

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

Dr. Benjamin Spock is questioned by SIRIOL Hugh-Jones and JONATHAN MILLER Broadcast on August 8

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Benjamin Spock
Unknown: Jonathan Miller

: DISCORAMA

A programme of news and reviews for record enthusiasts
Introduced by JOHN LADE
Contributors this week:
EDWARD LOCKSPEISER
CEDRIC WALLIS
B. J. WEBB

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Unknown: Edward Lockspeiser
Unknown: Cedric Wallis
Unknown: B. J. Webb

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Night Roundup Paris
A play for radio by JOHN WHALE with Hugh Burden and Nicolette Bernard
When Owen Sangster takes a temporary job as Paris representative of a London newspaper, everyone assures him nothing is likely to happen-but a British minister in Paris disappears
Produced by R. D. SMITH Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: When Owen Sangster
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: INDIAN SUMMER

For retired and older people and those concerned with their welfare Telephones: DOREEN BESWICK Residential Homes: MAUD DAY
Kites: DONALD BANCROFT
† David Copperfield : an extract read by PRESTON Lockwood Introduced by JOHN DUNN

Contributors

Unknown: Doreen Beswick
Unknown: David Copperfield
Read By: Preston Lockwood
Introduced By: John Dunn

: THE ROAD TO AGRA

The book by AIMEE SOMMERFELT adapted as a radio play in two parts by WILLIAM JOHNSON
2: The Grey Elephant
Other parts played by members of the cast Produced by SHIRLEY FRANKLIN

Contributors

Book By: Aimee Sommerfelt
Unknown: William Johnson
Produced By: Shirley Franklin
Narrator: Arnold Peters
Lalu: Jean England
Maya: Mary Chester
Jhandu: Philip Morant
POLICEMAN: Philip Garston-Jones
Signalman: Denis Folwell
Signalman's Wife: Brigid Hodgson
Rogue: Leslie Dunn
Innkeeper: Eric Skelding
Dr Prasad: Eileen Barry

: DOWNBEAT

A personal selection of jazz records Introduced by MICHAEL BOWEN

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Bowen

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: The City Watch

† by VAL CLERY
Who stays in the City of London after the offices close down? Caretakers, firemen, City police, the Guards Detachment at the Bank of England, the Wardens of the Tower, the Excise Eater-Guard, the telephone and telegraph operators on Overseas exchanges — the City Watch. Val Clery takes you through a night in the City of London

Contributors

Unknown: Val Clery
Unknown: Val Clery

: SOMEWHERE A VOICE IS CALLING

Ballads of all times sung by URSULA CONNORS
EDWARD DARLING
Accompanist,
FREDERICK STONE
Introduced by ALAN DENT Produced by John Tylee
Repeated: Thursday, 10.30 p.m.
See page 20

Contributors

Sung By: Ursula Connors
Accompanist: Edward Darling
Introduced By: Alan Dent
Produced By: John Tylee

: THE PROMS

DAVID WILDE (piano)
AMBROSIAN SINGERS Chorus-Master, John McCarthy
BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Leader, Peter Gibbs
Conductor, NORMAN DEL MAR
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1

Contributors

Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Leader: Peter Gibbs
Conductor: Norman Del Mar
Unknown: Albert Hall

: * CARTOONISTS

ILLINGWORTH of the Daily Mail and Punch compares notes with VICKY of the Evening Standard and New Statesman Second broadcast

: * THE PROMS

Part 2
The Phoenix and the Turtle for chorus and orchestra
Thea Musgrave commissioned by the BBC: first performance
See page 20

Contributors

Unknown: Thea Musgrave

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News

: NIGHT-CAP

Selections from
Monday Night at Home
Introduced by BASIL BOOTHROYD of Punch Produced by JOHN Bridges

Contributors

Introduced By: Basil Boothroyd
Produced By: John Bridges

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Cranford by MRS. GASKELL abridged by Mollie Hardwick read by JUNE TOBIN Sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Mollie Hardwick

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Concerto in C major for two oboes, two clarinets, bassoon, and string orchestra (Vivaldi) Symphony in A major (Tartini)
London BAROQUE ENSEMBLE
Conductor, KARL HAAS on a gramophone record

Contributors

Conductor: Karl Haas

: Closedown









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