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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Wednesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by ANDREW GEMMILL

Contributors

Introduced By: Andrew Gemmill

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by PATRICK HAMILTON Editor of The Layman

Contributors

Talk By: Patrick Hamilton

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: A WALTZ THROUGH THE HILLS

by G. M. GLASKIN abridged by Barbara Henderson read by BEVERLEY DUNN
Fourth of fifteen instalments
Broadcast in April 1962

Contributors

Unknown: G. M. Glaskin
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Beverley Dunn

: THE NEWS

: A PESHAWAR SMUGGLER

† by SIR HERBERT THOMPSON
For many years city magistrate of Peshawar, in India, Sir Herbert Thompson here describes an unusual escapade of his youth-a bit of cloak-and-dagger skulduggery with the ' Al Capone of the North-West Frontier '

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Herbert Thompson
Unknown: Al Capone

: BRITTEN

A Charm of Lullabies
A cradle song
The Highland Balou Sephestia 's lullaby A charm
The nurse's song
Come you not from Newcastle?
Little Sir William
Sweet Polly Oliver sung by RUTH LITTLE (contralto) with IAN PARTRIDGE (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Balou Sephestia
Sung By: Ruth Little
Piano: Ian Partridge

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Richard Strauss
Records of the symphonic poem ' Don Juan ' conducted by TOSCANINI, and excerpts from ' Der Rosenkavalier'

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Don Juan

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 99
The head that once was crowned with thorns (BBC H.B. 132)
Psalm 118, vv. 15-24
Acts 21, vv. 27-36
Who are these, like stars appearing (BBC H.B. 236)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by CHRIS ALLEN AND HIS SEXTET

Contributors

Played By: Chris Allen

: EDMUNDOROS

AND HIS
LATIN-AMERICAN ORCHESTRA
The Orchestra broadcasts by permission of the Edmundo Ros Club, London

: WHO KNOWS?

Answers to listeners' questions about science
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS , F.R.S. puts your questions to
T. E. ALLIBONE
J. W. L. BEAMENT
B. J. MASON
R. H. Nimmo-Smith
Arranged by ARCHIE CLOW
Broadcast on April 18

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Unknown: T. E. Allibone
Unknown: J. W. L. Beament
Unknown: B. J. Mason
Unknown: R. H. Nimmo-Smith
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: CONCERT HOUR

† JEANNETTE SINCLAIR (soprano)
BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Leader. Trevor Williams
Conductor, NORMAN DELMAR

Contributors

Soprano: Jeannette Sinclair
Conductor: Norman Delmar

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

From the Leas Cliff Hall , Folkestone
Wednesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Cliff Hall

: TWO OF A KIND

Exchange Teachers
GERALD BERGLUND of California, now teaching in London compares notes with ANTHONY CHAPMAN , a London teacher, recently returned from California
Introduced by JACK SINGLETON
Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Berglund
Unknown: Anthony Chapman
Introduced By: Jack Singleton

: SOMEWHERE A VOICE IS CALLING

Ballads of all times sung by ELLA CHESHIRE (soprano) JOHN MITCHINSON (tenor)
Accompanist, FREDERICK STONE
Introduced by ALAN DENT
Broadcast on June 3

Contributors

Sung By: Ella Cheshire
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Introduced By: Alan Dent

: MASTERS OF THE KEYBOARD

CLIFFORD CURZON (piano)
Impromptu in F minor (D.935,
No. 1) (Schubert)
Scenes from Childhood
(Schumann) on gramophone records

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, JOHN METCALF
Broadcasting: LIONEL HALE
Book: RICHARD MAYNE
Art: EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH
Film- EDGAR ANSTEY
Theatre: BARBARA BRAY
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: John Metcalf
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Barbara Bray

: GREAT CONDUCTORS

A series of gramophone programmes
Introduced by TREVOR HARVEY This week: Fritz Busch

Contributors

Introduced By: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Fritz Busch

: CHURCHILL

Painting as a Pastime from the book
Thoughts and Adventures by WINSTON S. CHURCHILL arranged by Michael Hardwick
Reader, PATRICK WYMARK
Sir Winston Churchill's celebrated essay on the delights awaiting anyone who takes up paint brush and oils for the first time.
Broadcast on June 3

Contributors

Adventures By: Winston S. Churchill
Arranged By: Michael Hardwick
Reader: Patrick Wymark

: FOR THE YOUNG SONGS AND STORY

Songs by CYRIL TAWNEY
1 ' Little Claws and the Prize
Piglet ' by THETIS SPALEK read by ROSINA ENRIGHT who introduces the programme

Contributors

Songs By: Cyril Tawney
Read By: Rosina Enright

: TAKE A TRIP

with ALUN WILLIAMS
In the fourth programme In the series you are invited to join the commentator on a journey aboard one of the newest forms of transport, the Hovercraft

Contributors

Unknown: Alun Williams

: RAILWAY ROUND-UP

Arranged by JOHN ADAMS and PATRICK WHITEHOUSE
Engines on the Romney, Hythe, and Dymchurch Railway
A Metre Gauge Mineral Line
Swan Song of the A4 Pacifies and Spot the Mistake!
Introduced by PEGGY BACON
Produced by SHIRLEY FRANKLIN

Contributors

Arranged By: John Adams
Arranged By: Patrick Whitehouse
Introduced By: Peggy Bacon
Produced By: Shirley Franklin

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: Town and Country

Comment, controversy, and character

: MUSIC FROM SCARBOROUGH

MAX JAFFA introduces and conducts
THE SPA ORCHESTRA with JACK BYFIELD at the piano
From the Spa Grand Hall

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Byfield

: THE STOOGE

by Peter Fraenkel with Lionel Ngakane
Denys Hawthorne
Song composed and sung by ISAIAH NAPOMA
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Fraenkel
Unknown: Lionel Ngakane
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Sung By: Isaiah Napoma
Produced By: John Tydeman
Assistant Establishment Officer: Denys Hawthorne
Phiri: Lionel Ngakane
Commissioner: George Merritt
Kapasu: Bloke Modisane
Burton: Timothy West
Nyirenda: Dudley Hunt
Mwase: Ramsey Blackwood
Chief Secretary: Ralph Truman
Basson: Rolf Lefebvre
Khunga: Frank Singuineau
Comptroller: John Boxer

: CONFERENCE

meets on Thursday, and brings leading figures to the Conference Table for the discussion of current issues

: A WORLD OF SONG

A non-stop selection of the world's best vocal music sung by THE GEORGE MITCHELL CHOIR with BENNY LEE. JOHN GOWER
NORMA HUGHES , TED DARLING
BBC VARIETY ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conductor, PAUL FENOULHET
Produced by CHARLES CHILTON

Contributors

Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Benny Lee.
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Norma Hughes
Leader: John Jezard
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: ITALIAN SERENADE

A programme of gramophone records Introduced by ROBERTO CARDINALI

Contributors

Introduced By: Roberto Cardinali

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: A DISH OF QUAILS

A play for radio by Antony Brown
This is a story that happened in Su Yen, which tells how H'Wen Kai , the Emperor's beloved, saved the life of Chou Wang , the lute player.
Music specially composed by WILLIAM BARDWELL and played on the lute by DESMOND DUPRE
Singer, KENNETH BOWEN
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Brown
Unknown: Wen Kai
Unknown: Chou Wang
Composed By: William Bardwell
Singer: Desmond Dupre
Singer: Kenneth Bowen
Produced By: John Tydeman
Storyteller: Denys Hawthorne
Emperor: Norman Claridge
H'Wen Kai: Jo Manning Wilson
Phwong: Michael Spice
H'Siao Che: Margaret Wolfit
Chou Wang: Philip Guard
Chung: James Thomason
Jailer: Stephen Thorne
Maid: Kathleen Helme
Ming Su: Timothy Harley

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Ice Station Zebra by ALISTAIR MACLEAN abridged by H. R. F. Keating read by RICHARD HURNDALL
Ninth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair MacLean
Abridged By: H. R. F. Keating
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Sonata in D major
(Carl Stamitz )
EMIL SEILER (viola d'amore) ILSE BRIX-MEINERT (viola)
Cassation in C major (Haydn)
WALTER GERWIG (lute)
ILSE BRIX-MEINERT (violin) JOHANNES KOCH
(viola da gamba) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Carl Stamitz
Viola: Emil Seiler
Viola: Johannes Koch

: Closedown









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