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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 BRIAN JOHNSTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Johnston

: SHOPPING LIST

Food news from LOUISE DAVIES followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Davies

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Resurrection and the Life
Talks by Dom CHRISTOPHER BUTLER , O.S.B. Abbot of Downside
3: An Act of God

Contributors

Unknown: Dom Christopher Butler

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

Second hearing of the broadcast at 7.40

: THE NEWS

: HUGE HEROINE

The story of Lizzie
† by DAVID BETTS
Lizzie is an Indian elephant who during the floods in North Bengal in 1954 rescued more than 150 people by ' plucking them from the branches of trees, lifting them out of silt and off the tops of houses.'

Contributors

Unknown: David Betts

: SONG RECITAL

ANNA REYNOLDS (mezzo-soprano)
REX STEPHENS (piano)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Anna Reynolds
Piano: Rex Stephens

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Stravinsky
Records of his Suite No. 1 and Symphony in three movements

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 64
The Lord is King! Lift up thy voice (BBC H.B. 26)
Psalm 119, vv. 1-8 Wisdom 5, vv. 1-8
Breathe on me. breath of God
(BBC H.B. 148)

: Music While You Work

BAND OF THE ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS
Conducted by LT.-COL. L. D. BROWN , M.B.E. Director of Music

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt.-Col. L. D. Brown

: VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted bv
CLEMENS KRAUSS
Music by Joseph and Johann Strauss on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Clemens Krauss
Unknown: Johann Strauss

: ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

by Lewis Carroll adapted in four parts by MOLLIE HARDWICK
Music specially written by ALAN PAUL played by HAROLD SMART at the organ
ALAN PAUL at the piano with Prunella Scales as Alice
Other parts played by: ERIC ANDERSON
WILFRED BARRAGE
JOAN HICKSON , STEPHEN JACK
IVAN SAMSON , GEOFFREY WINCOTT
Narrated and produced by DAVID DAVIS
4: Curiouser and Curiouser Broadcast on June 18, 1962

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Written By: Alan Paul
Played By: Harold Smart
Unknown: Alan Paul
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Played By: Eric Anderson
Played By: Wilfred Barrage
Played By: Joan Hickson
Played By: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Produced By: David Davis

: THE WEDDING

of Her Royal Highness
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA
OF KENT and THE HON. ANGUS OGILVY in Westminster Abbey

Contributors

Unknown: Princess Alexandra
Unknown: Angus Ogilvy

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: MY WORD!

DILYS POWELL and FRANK Muir challenge
NANCY SPAIN and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with contributions by BRENDAN O'DOWDA and THE GRANVILLE SINGERS AND PLAYERS
Conducted by Lou WHITESON
Introduced by Rov WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Unknown: Brendan O'Dowda
Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Introduced By: Rov Williamson

: ARTUR RUBINSTEIN

Records of music by Chopin

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Against Dark Velvet by Ella Adkins with Mary Wimbush and Richard Hurndall
' These diamonds-I hold them to the light. Do they attract? No, because there is too much light. But when I place them thus-against dark velvet-they are irresistible! '
Cast in order of speaking: Produced by BETTY DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Ella Adkins
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Produced By: Betty Davies
Dorothy Mansfield: Mary Wimbush
Nigel Brent: Richard Hurndall
Peter Fenshaw: Norman Claridge
Christine Mansfield: Nicolette Bernard
Mrs Evans: Betty Lloyd Davies
Charles Wilmot: Timothy West
Angela Wilmot: Dorit Welles
Paul Sheringham: Denys Hawthorne

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Bath Abbey
Psalm 119, vv. 1-32
Lessons: Ezekiel 1, vv. 1-14;
Acts 12, v. 1, to 13, v. 13
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
(Stanford in A)
Anthem: 0 Unity of Threefold Light (Gordon Lawson )
Organist and Master of the Choristers, Ernest Maynard

Contributors

Organist: Gordon Lawson
Unknown: Ernest Maynard

: MY LAND AND MY PEOPLE

Memoirs of His Holiness
The Dalai Lama of Tibet edited by DAVID HOWARTH abridged by Eileen Capel Seventh of ten readings by GARY WATSON

Contributors

Unknown: Dalai Lama
Edited By: David Howarth
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Unknown: Gary Watson

: FOR THE YOUNG MYSTERY TOUR

PAT WOODHOUSE is your guide on an aeroplane trip to an unknown foreign country

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Woodhouse

: MISTER MIDNIGHT

A serial thriller in six episodes by HOWARD JONES with Frank Duncan as Doctor John Haddon
6: Undersea Gold
Music by Alan Paul played by HAROLD SMART (organ) and ALAN PAUL (piano)
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Music By: Alan Paul
Played By: Harold Smart
Played By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Sammy Winter: Keith Banks
Anna Zyssen: Prunella Scales
Mr Midnight: Heron Carvic
Sir Walter Swain: Philip Cunningham
Peter Wernher: Denis Goacher
Bella: Patricia Hayes
Joseta Alves: Patricia Bendall
Airport Official: Peter Augustine
Bernardo do Fora: Fred Yule

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: Let the People Sing

Seventh Year
The fourth of eight programmes in a weekly contest between amateur choirs from the South-East region
Youth Choirs
PALMER'S SCHOOL FOR Boys GRAYS
Conductor,
JOHN MOORE LONDON CO-OPERATIVE CENTRAL GIRLS CHOIR
Conductor. MALCOLM CRAPP
Male Voice Choirs
THURROCK MALE VOICE CHOIR Conductor,
ARTHUR JONES WEYBRIDGE MALE VOICE CHOIR Conductor, ROBERT FARROW
Ladies Choirs
ROBINSWOOD SINGERS FARNBOROUGH, HANTS
Conductor, MARGARET E. JONES
FLORIAN LADY SINGERS WANDSWORTH
Conductor, DR. F. T. DURRANT
Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY
Produced by ANDREW GOLD
The choirs are recorded

Contributors

Conductor: John Moore London
Conductor: Malcolm Crapp
Conductor: Arthur Jones Weybridge
Conductor: Robert Farrow
Conductor: Margaret E. Jones
Conductor: Dr. F. T. Durrant
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Andrew Gold

: PIANO AT SEVEN

Balakirev
Sonata in B flat minor, Op. 5 played by Louis KENTNER

Contributors

Played By: Louis Kentner

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Scotland Round 5
London:
DENIS BROGAN , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master,
LIONEL HALE Scotland:
SIR JAMES FERGUSSON JACK HOUSE
Quiz-Master, PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Sir James Fergusson
Unknown: Jack House
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: LENINGRAD PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Conducted by GENNADI ROZHDESTVENSKY
MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (cello)
Part 1
Ballet Suite: Cayaneh
(Khachaturyan)
Variations on a rococo theme, for cello and orchestra (Tchaikovsky)

Contributors

Conducted By: Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

: * The Interval THE GRIM REALITY

† BASIL BOOTHROYD of Punch gives another talk on the pains, perils, and pitfalls of public speaking

Contributors

Unknown: Basil Boothroyd

: * Concert

Part 2
Symphonic Poem: Francesca da Rimini (Tchaikovsky) on gramophone records

: THE WEDDING

of Her Royal Highness
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA
OF KENT and THE HON. ANGUS OGILVY in Westminster Abbey tA shortened version of this morning's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Princess Alexandra
Unknown: Angus Ogilvy

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: MUSIC FOR A WHILE

ELISABETH SCHWARZKOPF (soprano) with WALTER GIESEKING (piano) sings a group of songs by Mozart on a gramophone record

Contributors

Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Piano: Walter Gieseking

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Edwardians by V. SACKVILLE-WEST abridged by Eve Howland read by JUNE TOBIN Third of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: V. Sackville-West
Abridged By: Eve Howland
Read By: June Tobin

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Smetana
Quartet No. 1. in E minor
(From my Life) played by the SMETANA STRING Quartet Jiri Novak (violin)
Ljubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello) Fifth broadcast

Contributors

Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Ljubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout

: Closedown









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