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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Trouble in the House ' Friday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI

conducts the Hallé Orchestra
Records including music by Nicolai. Grieg , and Puccini

Contributors

Music By: Nicolai. Grieg

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Trouble in the House '
THE Rev. MATTHEW BYRNE talks on the Epistle to the Philippians
4: For Cod's Sake

Contributors

Talks: Rev. Matthew Byrne

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST

Lord Rutherford the human side of a great scientist
A talk by SIR HENRY TIZARD , F.R.S. First broadcast in Dec. 1945

Contributors

Talk By: Sir Henry Tizard

: THE NEWS

: SHIPS AND THE SEA

Introduced by SIR IVAN THOMPSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Ivan Thompson

: THE COMPOSER AT THE PIANO

Geoffrey Bush with DAVID GALLIVER (tenor) and IAN WILSON (oboe)
Three Elizabethan Songs
Fire! Fire!
Sweet, stay awhile
Sigh no more, ladies
Dialogue for oboe and piano first broadcast performance
Three songs of Ben Jonson
Echo's lament for Narcissus The kiss A rebuke
October 13: Franz Reizenslein

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Tenor: David Galliver
Oboe: Ian Wilson
Unknown: Ben Jonson
Unknown: Franz Reizenslein

: Youth Encounters Death

Ann Dally vividly recalling her young doctor-self alone one weekend in a hospital, found death fell into its place.
(Broadcast in October 1961)

Contributors

Speaker: Ann Dally

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 37 The race that long in darkness pined (BBC H.B. 496)
Psalm 122
St. John 13, vv. 1-15
Sing to the Lord a joyful song (BBC H.B. 19)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by THE ALBANY STRINGS
Directed by REG PURSGLOVE

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove

: RECITAL

ELISABETH SÖDERSTRÖM
(soprano)
JANET BAKER (contralto)
PETER PEARS (tenor)
THOMAS HEMSLEY (baritone)
GEOFFREY PARSONS (piano)
From Leith Town Hall, Edinburgh
Part 1: Schumann
Spanisches Liederspiel , Op. 74:
Erste Begegnung; Intermezzo; Liebesgram; In der Nacht: Es ist verraten; Melancholic: Gestandnis; Botschaft; Ich bin geliebt ; Der Contrabandiste
11.30* During the Interval HENRY DONALD reads from Lord
Cockburn's Memorials, some of the judge's comments on Edinburgh and its buildings in the 1830s
11.40* Recital
Part 2: Shostakovich
Eleven Jewish Songs, Op. 79:
Lament for the dead child: The anxious mother and aunt; Cradle song; Before a long parting; The warning; The rejected father: A song of want; Winter; A lovely life; Girl's song; Happiness followed by an interlude

Contributors

Soprano: Elisabeth Söderström
Contralto: Janet Baker
Tenor: Peter Pears
Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Piano: Geoffrey Parsons
Unknown: Spanisches Liederspiel
Unknown: Ich Bin Geliebt
Unknown: Henry Donald

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities Introduced by NAN WINTON and ALEX MACINTOSH Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: DISCORD IN THREE FLATS

with Cicely Courtneidge as Katie Hendrick
Vic Oliver as Oscar Hendrick
Jack Hulbert as Henry Ashford
Joan Benham as Amanda Studd
Others taking part: David Graham
Rosalind Knight Patricia Kneale Ronald Baddiley
Script by Bob Block Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Katie Hendrick
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Oscar Hendrick
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Henry Ashford
Unknown: Joan Benham
Unknown: Amanda Studd
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Rosalind Knight
Unknown: Patricia Kneale
Unknown: Ronald Baddiley
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Lionel Tertis the greatest violist of our day discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the eight gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman Broadcast on August 13

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Tertis
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Old Lags' League
A play for radio by Norman Ginsbury freely adapted from the short story ' Oh, Liberty! ' by W. PETT RIDGE Time: 1903
Two old lags arrange to help an escaped prisoner from Dart-moor, but when he leaves them they get a surprise.

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Ginsbury
Mrs Bass: Ella Milne
Mr Tiger: Brian Haines
Mr Moor: Peter Pratt
Mr Steak-Pudden: Michael Segal
Clerk: Jonathan Scott

: One Man and his Dog

A play for radio by Andrew Sachs
Terence Pringle is opposed to gambling, but strange things happen when his landlady's son puts him on to a dog that is a ' dead cert.'
Plays produced by David H. Godfrey

Contributors

Writer: Andrew Sachs
Produced by: David H. Godfrey
Maggie Pringle: Barbara Mitchell
Terence Pringle: Jonathan Scott
James Longden: Brian Haines
Gaylord: Harold Reese
Mrs Clamp: Kathleen Helme
Charles Clamp: John Baddeley
Dr Franz Hubermann: George Herbert
David Clamp: Andrew Irvine

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK selects high-lights from BBC sound and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Produced by JOHN HASLAM Last Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison
Produced By: John Haslam

: L.P. PARADE

A sound guide to long-playing records of popular music Introduced by KEN SYKORA
Produced by JACK DABBS

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Produced By: Jack Dabbs

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

PETER HAWKINS introduces songs and music for the under fives, including ' One, two, buckle my shoe,' and tells the story of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker'

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Hawkins

: REGIONAL ROUND

Inter-Regional general knowledge contest Arranged by GEOFFREY DEARMER
Question- Master. DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Arranged By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Question Master: David Davis

: SING HIGH, SING LOW

Introducing young people's choirs from all over Britain
10: The Choir of SOLlHULL HIGH SCHOOL for Girls, Warwickshire
Conductor, MARGARET WHARAM
Accompanist, Pamela Turner

Contributors

Accompanist: Pamela Turner

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SPORTS SESSION

Introduced by GERALD SINSTADT
Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Sinstadt
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

HARRY DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA with RANKEN BUSHBY (baritone)
Introduced by IVAN SAMSON
Master of Ceremonies, CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ANDREW GOLD
The dances: Military Two-step; Waltz Cotillion; Crinoline Gavotte: Oriental Mazurka; Dream Saunter; Lilani Tango; Imperial Waltz; On Leave Fox-trot
The Songs: The Admiral's Broom; Old Folks at Home
Tickets for this programme are available on application to [address removed] enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Produced By: Andrew Gold

: HOLIDAY MUSIC-HALL

Cyril Fletcher introduces
Peter Kent
Rawicz and Landauer
Hax Wall
Robert Earl
Julia Shelley
David Kossoff and Libby Morris
Script by David Cumming and Derek Collyer Frankie Howerd
THE ADAM SINGERS
BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor, PAUL FENOULHET Produced by BILL WORSLEY
Cyril Fletcher is In ' Summer Masquerade ' at the Royal Hippodrome. Eastbourne; David Kossoff and Libby Morris are in ' Come Blow Your Horn ' at the Prince of Wales Theatre. London; Robert Earl is in ' The Hughie Green Spectacular' at the Winter Gardens. Margate.

Contributors

Introduces: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Peter Kent
Unknown: Hax Wall
Unknown: Robert Earl
Unknown: Julia Shelley
Unknown: David Kossoff
Script By: David Cumming
Script By: Derek Collyer
Unknown: Frankie Howerd
Produced By: Bill Worsley
Produced By: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Libby Morris
Unknown: Robert Earl

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Somewhere for the Night by Bill Naughton with Maurice Kaufmann
Joan O'Hara , William Marlowe Murray Melvin , Anne Mulvey
Other parts plaved by members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Harmonica played by ALFIE KAHN Produced by JOHN Gibson

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Naughton
Unknown: Maurice Kaufmann
Unknown: Joan O'Hara
Unknown: William Marlowe
Unknown: Murray Melvin
Unknown: Anne Mulvey
Played By: Alfie Kahn
Produced By: John Gibson
Eileen O'Grady: Anne Mulvey
Patrick O'Grady: Richard McCarthy
Bridie O'Grady: Lynn Howard
Maurice O'Grady: Alan Hayes
Jamesay: Harry Webster
Mrs O'Grady: Shela Ward
Tosh: Murray Melvin
Joe: William Marlowe
Nellie Bishop: Janet Burnell
Kitty: Joan O'Hara
Eddie: Maurice Kaufmann

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations, and interviews
STEPHEN SPENDER talks on the Creative and Critical Mind Introduced by MICHAEL VOWDEN

Contributors

Talks: Stephen Spender
Introduced By: Michael Vowden

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by THE REV. RAYMOND A. SHORT assisted by eight members of the BBC Northern Singers

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Raymond A. Short

: THE NEWS

: Music at Night

John Ireland (1879-1962) Piano Trio No.3, in E major
THE JUDY HILL TRIO
Judy Hill (violin)
Olga Hegedus (cello)
Bernard Roberts (piano)

Close Down at 11.35*

Contributors

Violin: Judy Hill
Cello: Olga Hegedus
Piano: Bernard Roberts








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