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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Tuesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by RONALD FLETCHER

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Fletcher

: SHOPPING LIST

Food news from LOUISE DAVIES followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Church in the everyday world-because God cares
A talk by DOUGLAS BLATHERWICK

Contributors

Talk By: Douglas Blatherwick

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

Second hearing of the broadcast at 7.40

: DONKEY WORK

by DOREEM TOVEY abridged by Eve Howland read by MARY WIMBUSH
Third of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Doreem Tovey
Abridged By: Eve Howland
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE NEWS

: THE SERPENT OF BAUME-LATRONE

The story of a quest by DESMOND MORRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Desmond Morris

: CHAMBER MUSIC

THE ORIANA TRIO
Betty Mills (flute)
Richard Morgan (oboe)
Barbara Hill (harpsichord)

Contributors

Flute: Betty Mills
Oboe: Richard Morgan
Harpsichord: Barbara Hill

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

1 Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music arranged and selected by Vera Gray

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Unknown: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 26 My song is love unknown
(BBC H.B. 84)
Canticle 5
1 Corinthians 2. v. 14. to 3, v. 9
Hail the day that sees him rise
(BBC H.B. 125)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

FORD MOTOR WORKS MILITARY BAND
Conducted by KENNETH R. HORTON

Contributors

Conducted By: Kenneth R. Horton

: FOR SCHOOLS LIVING ON EARTH

HARRY ARMSTRONG talks about
4: Night and Day Junior Science series

Contributors

Talks: Harry Armstrong

: TIME AND TUNE

by KAY FOSTER

: WATER

4: Hard and soft water
Written by G. K. Saunders General Science series

Contributors

Written By: G. K. Saunders

: BARN DANCE

Roll back the carpet and join in the fun with ALF ADAMSON
AND his BORDER BAND
ELIZABETH PORTER
ALEX GLASGOW
Caller. BILL CAIN
Produced by RICHARD KELLY From Alston in Cumberland

Contributors

Unknown: Alf Adamson
Unknown: Elizabeth Porter
Unknown: Alex Glasgow
Unknown: Bill Cain
Produced By: Richard Kelly

: ON YOUR FARM

Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE
At Oaklands: The Principal of the Hertfordshire Institute of Agriculture, ERIC PELHAM, introduces some of the members of his staff, and is joined by farmers who discuss the farming policy
The Month on the Farm: BRYAN PLATT talks to some of the farm workers about the activities in progress
In these programmes direct from the farm, various new techniques and established methods of production will be examined, compared, and discussed.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade
Talks: Bryan Platt

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: THE FLYING DOCTOR

Stories based on the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
The Filibuster with JAMES McKECHNIE as Dr. Chris Rogers
BILL KERR as Tommy O'Donnell
ROSEMARY MILLER as Mary West
BETTINA DICKSON as Sally MacAndrew Frank Marshall
ALISTER WILLIAMSON
Irina Marshall. ........EVA STUART Major Taylor r......ROBERT HEWITT Written by Rex Rienits
Produced by VERNON HARRIS Broadcast on March 23, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Dr. Chris Rogers
Unknown: Bill Kerr
Unknown: Tommy O'Donnell
Unknown: Rosemary Miller
Unknown: Mary West
Unknown: Bettina Dickson
Unknown: Sally MacAndrew
Unknown: Frank Marshall
Unknown: Alister Williamson
Unknown: Irina Marshall.
Unknown: Eva Stuart
Unknown: Major Taylor
Unknown: Robert Hewitt
Written By: Rex Rienits
Produced By: Vernon Harris

: MID WEEK

The Wednesday radio magazine
Introduced by DAVID BROWN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Brown

: FOR SCHOOLS JONATHAN JOHN AND HIS WIFE

In this traditional tale husband and wife exchange work for a day, with disastrous results
Let's Join In series

: ALAN SILLITOE

'The General ' adapted by Robert Gittings Books, Plays, Poems series

Contributors

Adapted By: Robert Gittings

: SALMON

Written by Colin Willock Nature Study series

Contributors

Written By: Colin Willock

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Peter Jones as Ralph James in his play
The New Man adapted from his television comedy
The pathetic and hilarious story of a day in the life of a young and new door-to-door salesman Produced by HUGH STEWART in the BBC's Midland studios
See page 30

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Ralph James
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Mr Davis: Ralph Truman
Mr Alfred: Eric Ball
Kath: Julia Lang
Joy: Penelope Shaw
A smart man: Leslie Dunn
Simmonds: Bunny Reed
Mrs Drake: Elspeth Duxbury
A secretary: Moira Dawson
Grandma: Peggy Hughes
Mr Ryder: Geoffrey Wincott
Mason: Sam Woodward
Leslie: Philip Garston-Jones

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Lichfield Cathedral
Preces and Responses (Byrd)
Psalms 53 and 54 Lessons: Jeremiah 44, v. 15-30
St. John 13, vv. 1-20
Magnificat: Nunc dimittis
(Byrd. Three Minims)
Anthem: 0 what their joy and their glory must be (W. H. Harris )
Hymn: Holy Father, cheer our way (BBC H.B. 417)
Voluntary: Chorale Prelude:
Kyrie. Gott Heiliger Geist (Bach)
Organist and Master of the Choristers. Richard Greening Assistant Organist, Robert Green

Contributors

Unknown: H. Harris
Unknown: Gott Heiliger Geist
Organist: Robert Green

: The Bottom

Rose Thurburn's grocery business carries 3,500 items; the storeman is important, but who will take or keep this 'bottom' job?

: KIRSTI COMES HOME

AILI KONTTINEN'S book abridged for reading in three parts by Neville Teller
Reader, Mary Wimbush 2: On The Farm
Homesick for Sweden and her Swedish ' Mummy and Daddy ' Kirsti cannot settle down in Finland. Then, the mare gives birth to a foal ...

Contributors

Reader: Mary Wimbush

: INISHBAHN AND THE BIG RING

A serial play in six parts about the Donnelly family by CHARLES WITHERSPOON 5: The Innocent Dandy
1 Produced by CICELY MATHEWS

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Witherspoon
Produced By: Cicely Mathews
Brian Donnelly: Robin Graham
Paddy Donnelly: Marilyn Fox
Mrs Donnelly: Ann Maguire
Terry Bishop: Charles Witherspoon
Professo r O'Leary: Frank Reynolds
Dandy Dineen: Michael Duffy
Pete Wishart: Jack McQuoid
Dr Brownjohn: Denis Scott

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: The Square Mile

by Val Clery
Plagues and fires and wars have changed the face of the City of London many times, but have never slowed its pulse. It lives, as it has always lived, by the vitality of its markets-fish at Billingsgate, money at the Stock Exchange, tea and insurance, wool and metal.
Val Clery has been listening to city-dwellers talking about the living history of their ' Square Mile '

Contributors

Unknown: Val Clery

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A new series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Wales
ROUND 2
London:
CEDRIC CLIFFE , Barry CARMAN Quiz-Master,
LIONEL Hale Wales :
T. I. ELLIS , WYN GRIFFITH Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY Arranged by PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Lionel Hale Wales
Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: SWANSEA FESTIVAL OF MUSIC

Concert from the Brangwyn Hall
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by ANTAL DORATI
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Antal Dorati

: * The Interval THE NEED OF THE ARTIST

A talk by VERNON WATKINS
'An artist is someone whose life is incomplete and who is destined to complete it by his art.' From this premise the poet discusses this ' need ' of the artist and relates it to the work of two Welsh painters, Alfred Janes and Will Roberts

Contributors

Talk By: Vernon Watkins
Unknown: Alfred Janes
Unknown: Will Roberts

: * Concert from Swansea

Part 2

Symphony No. 5 - Shostakovich

: WHAT'S THE IDEA?

Pacifism
DR. DONALD Soper defends his views against JOHN CONNELL and RICHARD GooLD-ADAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Donald Soper
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Richard Goold-Adams

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News
Tonight's edition includes a survey direct from the Conservative Party Conference at Llandudno: extracts of debates. interviews, and a Liberal comment by MARK BONHAM CARTER

Contributors

Unknown: Mark Bonham Carter

: * GEORGE MALCOLM

harpsichord
Music by Bach on a gramophone record

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

One Man and his Dog by ANTHONY RICHARDSON abridged by Donald Bancroft read by JOHN GLEN Thirteenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Richardson
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: John Glen

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Grieg
Lyric Pieces, Op. 38
Cradle-song; Folk-song; Melody; Halling; Spring
\ dance; Elegy; Waltz; Canon played by KEITH BURROWS (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Keith Burrows

: Closedown









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