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: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: THE ORCHESTRA DANCES

Music by Donizetti Waldteufel , Faure and Malcolm Arnold on gramophone records

Contributors

Music By: Donizetti Waldteufel
Unknown: Malcolm Arnold

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by BERYL STATHAM

Contributors

Talk By: Beryl Statham

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC FOR A HOLIDAY

Records of music by Chabrier and Albeniz

: SELECTED AT SIX

by JOAN GOLDMAN abridged by Eileen Capel read by SHEILA MITCHELL First of ten instalments
Twenty-four backward six-year-olds must learn to read and write in a year, and gaily and grimly teacher and tots get to work.

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Goldman
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT THE PROMS

ALEC ROBERTSON Sunday's broadcast in Network
Three

Contributors

Unknown: Alec Robertson

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Mendelssohn
Records of the overture ' Ruy Bias ' and the Rondo brillant for piano and orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Ruy Bias

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 47
The Church of God a kingdom is (BBC H.B. 183)
Psalm 126
Acts 16, vv. 16-34
Breathe on me (BBC H.B. 148)

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

Sir Learie Constantine His Excellency
The High Commissioner for Trinidad and Tobago talks to
REX ALSTON and DOUGLAS BROWN about his career as a cricketer, lawyer, and politician Broadcast on May 1

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Learie Constantine
Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Douglas Brown

: LAUGH WITH ME

BASIL BOOTHROYD plays some light-hearted gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Basil Boothroyd

: THE ENCHANTED APRIL

A serial in five parts dramatised by Thea Holme from the novel by the author of ' Elizabeth and Her German Garden '
Part 5: The end of the story
Produced by MOLLIE HARDWICK Broadcast in October 1960

Contributors

Dramatised By: Thea Holme
Produced By: Mollie Hardwick
Lotty Wilkins: Janet Burnell
Rose Arbuthnot: Thea Holme
Lady Caroline Dester: Penelope Lee
Mrs Fisher: Kathleen Helme
Francesca: Gladys Spencer
Domenico: Lee Fox
Mr Briggs: Keith Buckley
Frederick: Philip Morant
Mellersh: Haydn Jones

: VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA

STEVEN STARYK (violin)
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Maurice Handford

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Desert Island Discs

Ian Fleming novelist and journalist discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme) the eight records he would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Guest: Ian Fleming
Presenter/Host: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: CRANBOURN TOWERS

You are invited to look in on this select private hotel at Westbourne-on-Sea to meet the two old gentlemen and other friends as portrayed by ERIC BARKER
KENNETH CONNOR
DERYCK GUYLER
PEARL HACKNEY CHARLOTTE MITCHELL
Script by ERIC BARKER Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Barker
Unknown: Kenneth Connor
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Pearl Hackney
Unknown: Charlotte Mitchell
Script By: Eric Barker
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

Scenes from
Offenbach's operetta
The cast includes:
JUNE BRONHILL as Eurydice
KEVIN MILLER os Orpheus
JON WEAVING as Pluto and ERIC SHILLING as Jupiter with the SABLER'S WELLS THEATRE CHORUS and ORCHESTRA
Conducted by ALEXANDER FaRIS on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Kevin Miller
Unknown: Eric Shilling
Conducted By: Alexander Faris

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Cruel Sea by Nicholas Monsarrat adapted for radio by STEPHEN GRENFELL with Jack Hawkins
The men are the stars of this story; the only heroines are the ships; the only villain is the cruel sea itself.
Main characters in order ot speaking:
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX assisted by Amna Smith and Desmond Briscoe Third broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Monsarrat
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Jack Hawkins
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Assisted By: Amna Smith
Assisted By: Desmond Briscoe
Lt -Cmdr George Eastwood Ericson , R.N.R: Jack Hawkins
Sub-Lieut Keith Lockhart R.N.V.R: Laurence Payne
Sub-Lieut Ferraby, R N V R: Martin Starkie
Lieut James Bennett, R A N V R: Russell Napier
Chief E R A Watts: Andrew Crawford
Petty Officer Tallow: Deryck Guyler
Leading Signalman Wells: Victor Maddern
Vice-Admiral Sir Vincent Murray-Forbes, K C B , D S O, R N: Kynaston Reeves
A B Gregg: Peter Howell
Sub-Lieut Morell, R N V R: Brian Haines
Second Officer Julie Hallam W.R.N.S: Heather Stannard
Fourth Officer John Ericson: Barry McGregor

: INDIAN SUMMER

For retired and older people and those concerned for their welfare
A special Bank Holiday edition from the Midlands
Introduced by BOB ARNOLD Produced by MICHAEL FORD

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Arnold
Produced By: Michael Ford

: FOR THE YOUNG COUNTRY DANCE PARTY

from the County Secondary School, Cirencester
Master of Ceremonies, BERNARD Fishwick
Caller, NIBS MATTHEWS
Songs from PAT SHAW
THE JOLLY WAGGONERS BAND
Led by NAN FLEMING-WILLIAMS Produced by BRIAN PATTEN

Contributors

Produced By: Brian Patten

: PONY PARADE

A magazine for pony-lovers everywhere
Introduced by HILARY PATERSON Riding Number
ANNELI DRUMMOND HAY on ' Riding to the Top'
A visit to a Pony Club camp in the Borders
News from the Royal International Horse Show
' The Trials of Thomas ' by GEORGIE HENSCHEL
4: Thomas loses his temper

Contributors

Introduced By: Hilary Paterson
Unknown: Anneli Drummond

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: Sports Session

Introduced by BRIAN MOORE
Produced by GERALD SINSTADT

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Moore
Produced By: Gerald Sinstadt

: SHANTY TIME

Shanties, songs and a tale of the sea with FREDERICK HARVEY
CYRIL TAWNEY
UFFA Fox
COMMANDER TOM THOMPSON
THE Looe SHANTYMEN
Conductor, BERT MIDDLETON
ALF EDWARDS (concertina)
EDDIE FARGE (accordion)
Introduced by ALAN GIBSON
Produced by BRIAN PATTEN Broadcast on April 27 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Harvey
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Unknown: Uffa Fox
Unknown: Commander Tom Thompson
Conductor: Bert Middleton
Conductor: Alf Edwards
Accordion: Eddie Farge
Introduced By: Alan Gibson
Produced By: Brian Patten

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Verdi
Requiem Mass
PAULINE TINSLEY (soprano)
ANNA REYNOLDS (mezzo-soprano) Richard LEWIS (tenor)
DAVID WARD (bass)
PHILHARMONIA CHORUS
Chorus-Master, Wilhelm Pitz
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Bean
Conducted by CARLO MARIA GIULlNI
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1

Contributors

Soprano: Pauline Tinsley
Tenor: Richard Lewis
Chorus-Master: Wilhelm Pitz
Leader: Hugh Bean
Conducted By: Carlo Maria Giullni
Unknown: Albert Hall

: * The Interval AN ITALIAN VISIT

and other poems about
Verdi's and Giulini's country chosen and read by C. DAY LEWIS and his wife, JILL BALCON

Contributors

Read By: C. Day Lewis
Unknown: Jill Balcon

: * Requiem Mass

Part 2 followed by an interlude

: JOHNNY MORRIS

in Johnny's Jaunt
The first of two programmes describing his journey through Spain last September
The Costa Brava to Valencia A shortened version of the programme broadcast last December

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: A CRICKET ANTHOLOGY

A programme of quotations from English, Australian, and West Indian writers on cricket in the West Indies and exciting matches in England and Australia
Produced by ALVA CLARKE Originally broadcast in the BBC General Overseas Service

Contributors

Produced By: Alva Clarke

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Childhood of David Copperfield by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft read by GARY WATSON Eleventh of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gary Watson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

STUTTGART CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Conducted by KARL M√úNCHINGER
Marcia alia francese (Divertimento in D major, K.251) (Mozart)
Concertino No. 2, in G major
(attrib. Ricciotti)
Concerto Grosso No. 8, in G minor (Christmas Concerto) (Corellt) on gramophone records

: Closedown









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