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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Place Prepared ' Friday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: ANTAL DORATI

conducts the Philharmonia Hungarica
Records of music by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Respighi and Bartok

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' The Place Prepared '
Talks by Lincoln RALPHS
8: In the Father's House

: 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

Dancing with the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet
An English ballerina BERYL GREY looks back on her Russian tour

: THE NEWS

: SHIPS AND THE SEA

Introduced by SIR IVAN Thompson

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Ivan Thompson

: BRAHMS

Sommerfaden
Herbstgefiihl
Variations in D minor (String
Sextet in B flat major)
Two Songs. Op. 91, with viola obbligato
Gestillte Sehnsucht
Geistliches Wiegenlied
THE VOICE AND VIOLA Trio
Maureen Lehane (contralto) Victor Manton (viola)
Susan Bradshaw (piano)
Last of three programmes

Contributors

Contralto: Maureen Lehane
Viola: Victor Manton
Piano: Susan Bradshaw

: LAND OF OUR FATHERS

Huw BALLARD THOMAS talks about what it is to be a Welshman

Contributors

Talks: Huw Ballard Thomas

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 58 My spirit longs for thee (BBC
H.B. 331)
Psalm 146
St. John 15, vv. 12-27
At the name of Jesus (BBC
H.B. 120)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

HAROLD C.GEE and his MARITZA PLAYERS

Contributors

Unknown: Harold C.Gee

: HOLST

Ballot Music:
The Perfect Fool
Egdon Heath played by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
A recent gramophone record

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by BILL HARTLEY
The new Road Traffic Bill: DENIS O'Neill of the Ministry of Transport reports on the present position
Transatlantic Roads:
KEN PITMAN talks about his recent visit to North America
The Specialist: DICK WATSON an expert on the clutch
Your Letters: a selection from the Post-Bag Last Friday's broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Denis O'Neill
Talks: Ken Pitman
Unknown: Dick Watson

: IN TOWN TODAY

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Unknown: Alex MacIntosh
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
Vic Oliver as Oscar
Jack Hulbert as Henry
Joan Benham asAmanda
Also taking part: David Graham
Rosalind Knight. Ivan Samson George Hagan , Janet Burnell Script by Bob Block Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Vic Oliver
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Unknown: Joan Benham
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Rosalind Knight.
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: George Hagan
Unknown: Janet Burnell
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston

: 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 Broadcast on August 20
Edith Day is In Sail Away' at the Savoy Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Weather for Murder by Philip Levene with Marie Hey and Barbara Couper
Elsie Pierce helps her sister to run the village tea-shop, and in her spare time enjoys writing detective novels. Suddenly she finds fiction becoming alarmingly like fact!
Produced by ROBIN MIDGLEY Broadcast on April 18 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Levene
Unknown: Marie Hey
Unknown: Barbara Couper
Unknown: Elsie Pierce
Produced By: Robin Midgley
Mr Wrayton: Derek Blomfield
Sarah Pierce: Barbara Couper
Milly: Peggy Butt
Elsie: Pierce Marieney
Sergeant Foster: Julian Somers
Mrs Clarke: Vivienne Chatterton
Mr Everitt: Derek Birch
Mrs Everitt: Stella Tanner
Miss Brown: Zibba Mays
Coroner: John Bryning
Mr Jenkins: William Eedle
Mr Potter: Lewis Stringer
Connie: Angela Piper
Costumier: Donald McKillop

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK selects highlights from BBC sound and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Last Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Introduced By: John Ellison

: L.P. PARADE

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

† PETER HAWKINS introduces songs and music for the under fives, including Simple Simon'
Tim GunciN tells the story of ' Henny Penny' with music by Ann Driver

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Tim Guncin
Music By: Ann Driver

: RAILWAY ROUND-UP

Arranged by JOHN ADAMS and PATRICK WHITEHOUSE
Slow Goods to Liandovery
Spotting at Paddington
Some Railway Anecdotes
Spotters' Notebook Introduced by SHIRLEY FRANKLIN

Contributors

Arranged By: John Adams
Introduced By: Shirley Franklin

: SING HIGH, SING LOW

Introducing young people's choirs from all over Britain
11: SCOTTISH JUNIOR SINGERS Conductor. AGNES DUNCAN
Introduced by IAN WISHART

Contributors

Introduced By: Ian Wishart

: 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 OCHESTRA
JOY HOLMAN (soprano)
Introduced by IVAN SAMSON
Master of Ceremonies, HOLLAND BROOKBANK
Produced by Andrew Gold
The dances: Boston Twostep; Waltz; Square- Tango; Clarendon Saunter; Classic Gavotte; Bradford Barn Dance; Pride of Erin: Eva Threestep; Mill-brook Foxtrot
The songs: Love's garden of roses; Daddy wouldn'buy me a bow-wow
Tickets for this programme are available on application to [address removed] enclosing stamped addressed envelope

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Soprano: Joy Holman
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Holland Brookbank
Produced By: Andrew Gold

: HOLIDAY MUSIC-HALL

Cyril Fletcher introduces
Chris Carlsen
Clive Lythgoe
Graham Stark
William Dickie
Janie Marden
David Kossoff and Libby Morris
Script bv David Cumming and Derek Collyer
Richard Murdoch
Kenneth Home
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; Chris Carlsen is in ' The Fol de Rols ' at the White Rock Pavilion, Hastingi

Contributors

Introduces: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: Chris Carlsen
Unknown: Clive Lythgoe
Unknown: Graham Stark
Unknown: William Dickie
Unknown: Janie Marden
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Libby Morris
Unknown: David Cumming
Unknown: Derek Collyer
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Bill Worsley
Produced By: Cyril Fletcher

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Epitaph for a Dead Actor by Dulcie Gray adapted from her novel of the same name with Colin Gordon , Gudrun Ure Eileen Peel , Mary Wimbush
When a famous actor is found shot in a television rehearsal room, police suspicion falls on his fellow actors and actresses — particularly on the actresses, because Robert Strang could never resist a pretty face. Cost in order of speaking: Produced by AUDREY CAMERON

Contributors

Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Colin Gordon
Unknown: Gudrun Ure
Unknown: Eileen Peel
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Robert Strang
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Louise Ferrar: Gudrun Ure
Mrs Leonard, her housekeeper: Barbara Mitchell
John Foster, a TV producer: Colin Gordon
David Elliott: John Pullen
Robert Strang: Denys Hawthorne
June Mavor, Foster's secretary: Peggy Butt
Artie Brown, Foster's assistant: Anthony Hall
Gladys Burnage: Janet Burnell
Anita Weston: Elizabeth Morgan
Mervyn Bush: Kenneth Hyde
Kenneth Regan: Michael Deacon
Superintendent Cardiff: Derek Blomfield
Sergeant Tyler: Michael Spice
Det Chief Supt Braddell: George Hagan
Hall porter: Will Leighton
Joyce Furness: Mary Wimbush
Ann Strang: Eileen Peel
Desk Sergeant (Porky): Anthony Viccars
Mrs Cardiff: Barbara Mitchell
Nurse: Peggy Butt

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News of books and their makers in reviews, quotations, and interviews
H. R. F. KEATING talks on Crime, Corsets and Convolvulus Introduced by MICHAEL VOWDEN

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Vowden

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by THE REV. DOUGLAS STEWART

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Douglas Stewart

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schubert
Sonata in E flat major (D 568) played by ROSEMARIE WRIGHT (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Rosemarie Wright

: Closedown









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