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: FARM BULLETIN

t News and market trends

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

t Speaker,
CANON WILFRID GARLICK

Contributors

Unknown: Canon Wilfrid Garlick

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

What's in a name?
Talk by CANON BRYAN GREEN

Contributors

Talk By: Canon Bryan

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present
John EBDON investigates some aspects of the BBC Sound Archives t Produced by DENYS GUEROULT

Contributors

Unknown: John Ebdon
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE t Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS t Sunday's broadcast in Network
Three

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Schumann
Scenes from Childhood played by CLIFFORD CURZON (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Clifford Curzon

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 19
The Father's sole-begotten
Son (BBC H.B. 67)
Psalm 15
Revelation 19, vv. 6-16
Jesus, good above all other
(BBC H.B. 72)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

DELMONDI AND HIS QUARTET

: SING US THE OLD SONGS

t A programme of old favourites sung by MARY CONDON (contralto) with RUBY TAYLOR (piano)
DUDLEY SAVAGE (organ) and a chorus from the CARMENIANS OPERATIC SOCIETY
Chorus-Master,
HORACE WILLIAMS
Introduced by DUDLEY SAVAGE

Contributors

Contralto: Mary Condon
Chorus-Master: Horace Williams
Introduced By: Dudley Savage

: ABROAD LAST SUMMER

A party of Old Age Pensioners go to Holland and Belgium
Introduced by MICHAEL BARTON t Broadcast on September 30 in the North of England Home Service

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Barton

: CONCERT HOUR

NONA LIDDELL (violin)
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway t Conducted by MEREDITH DAVIES

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Meredith Davies

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Desert Island Discs

AG Street - farmer and writer - discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme) the eight records he would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Host/Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: A CARGOOF TOMATOES

The Wreck of the Motor Vessel ' Heron
On September 16, 1961, a Dutch coaster, the m.v. Heron, was wrecked off the island of Jersey while on her way from St. Helier to Portsmouth with a cargo of tomatoes. The story of this little ship and of the rescue operations together make up a picture of the hazards and comradeship taken for granted by the seamen of all nations.
Written by TERRY JENNINGS
Narrator, ARTHUR BUSH t Produced by DAVID WOODWARD

Contributors

Written By: Terry Jennings
Narrator: Arthur Bush
Produced By: David Woodward

: Marching and Waltzing

on gramophone records

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz adapted from the novel Washington Square by HENRY JAMES with Ralph Richardson
Isabel Dean , Daniel Massey
' I can be very cruel. I have been taught by masters,' says the heiress when she is accused of indifference and heartlessness.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by CEDRIC MESSINA t Broadcast on March 24

Contributors

Unknown: Augustus Goetz
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Ralph Richardson
Unknown: Isabel Dean
Unknown: Daniel Massey
Produced By: Cedric Messina
Maria: Patricia Bendall
Dr Sloper: Ralph Richardson
Lavinia Penniman: Grizelda Hervey
Catherine: Isabel Dean
Mrs Almond: Vivienne Chatterton
Marian Almond: Dorit Welles
Arthur Townsend: Donald McKillop
Morris Townsend: Daniel Massey
Mrs Montgomery: Sheila Grant

: INDIAN SUMMER

For retired and older people, and those concerned for their welfare
My Diary: ELIZABETH GLAN-VILLE t The Lesson: ELLSYE FINNIE
1 Remember: Joanna Glis son's poems read by BARBARA MITCHELL
A Walk in the Rain: F. W. HAMMOND
Introduced by JOHN DUNN

Contributors

Unknown: Joanna Glis
Read By: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: F. W. Hammond
Introduced By: John Dunn

: OLAF AND THE ECHOING CAVE

by BJORN RONGEN adapted by PHILIPPA PEARCE
' Olaf was nine years old, rather small, but as strong as a bear. For his summer holidays he was going up to a dairy farm in the mountains! ' t Produced by ANNE CATCHPOLE

Contributors

Unknown: Bjorn Rongen
Adapted By: Philippa Pearce
Produced By: Anne Catchpole
Grandmama: Susan Richards
Inga: Rosemary Eadie
Anna: Julia Lang
Olaf ,: Carlo Cura
Father: Preston Lockwood
Neighbours: Harold Reese
Neighbours: David Lawton

: DOWNBEAT

A request programme of jazz records for younger listeners
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

: Sing and be joyful

Yesterday the eighth annual Carol Festival was held at Richmond, Surrey t ROBERT HUDSON describes the scene and introduces some of the carols, sung by choirs from local churches and schools

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hudson

: FRONTIER AMERICA

How the West Was Won
11: The Thundering Herds
ANDY COLE , JOHN GOWER
JOY HYMAN, JOHN BOULTER
THE GEORGE MITCHELL CHOIR
BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor, PAUL FENOULHET
Narrators:
ALEX MACINTOSH
GUY KINGSLEY POYNTER
D. C. MASON REED DE ROUEN t Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON
John Boulter is appearing in The Black and White Minstrel Show at the Victoria Palace, London

Contributors

Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: John Boulter
Unknown: George Mitchell
Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Unknown: Kingsley Poynter
Produced By: Charles Chilton
Produced By: John Boulter

: MUSIC HO!

Introduced and conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
ELIZABETH FRETWELL (soprano) WILLIAM McALPINE (tenor)
GILBERT WEBSTER (cimbalom)
JOHN SHARPE (violin)
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Directed by John McCarthy
Produced by ALAN ABBOTT

Contributors

Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Soprano: Elizabeth Fretwell
Tenor: William McAlpine
Tenor: Gilbert Webster
Violin: John Sharpe
Directed By: John McCarthy
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: WORLD THEATRE

Stephen Murray in The World's Great Stage by Calder6n
Newly translated by ELIZABETH JENNINGS and ROBERT PRING-MILL with music composed and conducted by ROBERTO GERHARD
Discretion: spoken by GRIZELDA HERVEY sung by MARY THOMAS
The Law of Grace: spoken by NICOLETTE BERNARD sung by HELEN WATTS t Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
Joss Ackland is appearing In Lock Up Your Daughters' at Her Majesty's Theatre, London
See page 20 followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Murray
Translated By: Elizabeth Jennings
Translated By: Robert Pring-Mill
Conducted By: Roberto Gerhard
Spoken By: Grizelda Hervey
Sung By: Mary Thomas
Spoken By: Nicolette Bernard
Sung By: Helen Watts
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Produced By: Joss Ackland
The Author: Stephen Murray
The World: William Eedle
The King: Joss Ackland
Beauty: June Tobin
The Peasant: John Gabriel
The Rich Man: David March
The Poor Man: Haydn Jones
The Boy: Roger May
The Voice: John Mitchinson

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: DEBUSSY

C'est 1'extase
II pleure dans mon coeur
(Ariettes Oubli6es)
Fetes Galantes, Set 2
Les ingénus Le faune
Colloque sentimental t sung by PATRICIA CLARK (soprano) with VIOLA TUNNARD (piano)

Contributors

Soprano: Patricia Clark

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Storm in the Village by 'Miss READ' abridged by Donald Bancroft read by MARJORIE WESTBURY t Sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Marjorie Westbury

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by I Musici
Rumanian Folk Dances (Bartok)
Adagio for Strings (Barber)
Rondo for violin and string orchestra (D.438) (Schubert)
FELIX AYO (violin) on gramophone records
.

: Closedown









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