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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Monday's 7.50 talk

: 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

Bible reading and comment by THE REV. EDWIN ROBERTSON

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Edwin Robertson

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: TODAY'S PAPERS

followed by an interlude

: THESE RUINS ARE INHABITED

by MURIEL BEADLE abridged by Barbara Crowther read by MARY WIMBUSH Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Muriel Beadle
Abridged By: Barbara Crowther
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE NEWS

: TWO OF A KIND

Brothers
HARRY SECOMBE , C.B.E., and THE Rev. FREDERICK SECOMBE , Vicar of St. Peter's, Cockett, Swansea talk about their diverse paths and common heritage Introduced by JACK SINGLETON

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Unknown: Rev. Frederick Secombe
Introduced By: Jack Singleton

: ORGAN RECITAL

by ALAN HARVERSON From the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Islington, London

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Harverson

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Bach
Movements from the English
Suite No. 2, in A minor played by RALPH KIRKPATRICK (harpsichord) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Harpsichord: Ralph Kirkpatrick

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50
Father, in whom we live (BBC
H.B. 166)
Canticle 1. vv. 1-15 Acts 28, vv. 16-31
At the name of Jesus (BBC
H.B. 120)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

CECIL NORMAN
AND THE RHYTHM PLAYERS

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Norman

: SONGS ACROSS THE SEA

Choral exchanges between Welsh and European choirs
ACADEMISKA SANGFORENINGEN Finland
Conductor, ERIK BERGMAN exchange musical greetings with the PENARTH LADIES' CHOIR
Conductor, HUBERT C. WILLIAMS
Introduced by GEORGE OWEN
Produced by ALWYN JONES Broadcast on May 10 in the Welsh Home Service

Contributors

Conductor: Erik Bergman
Conductor: Hubert C. Williams
Introduced By: George Owen
Produced By: Alwyn Jones

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by ERIC HOBBIS , ERNEST NEAL and RALPH Wightman
Question-Master. VINCENT WAITE Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Ernest Neal
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Vincent Waite

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by MAURICE MILES

Contributors

Conducted By: Maurice Miles

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: VINTAGE BRAINS TRUST

DONALD MCCULLOUGH uncorks a selection of favourite recordings from the cellars of the BBC Sound Archives
He invites you to savour again the wit and wisdom of: ST. JOHN ERVINE WALTER ELLIOT PHILIP GUEDALLA
SIR JULIAN HUXLEY
PROFESSOR C. E. M. JOAD SIR MALCOLM SARGENT FRANK SWINNERTON
Edited by DENYS GUEROULT Last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Donald McCullough
Unknown: John Ervine
Unknown: Walter Elliot
Unknown: Philip Guedalla
Unknown: Sir Julian Huxley
Unknown: Professor C. E. M. Joad
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Frank Swinnerton
Edited By: Denys Gueroult

: PEOPLE TODAY

Robert Hawkings auctioneer
An expert in the antique trade, who has conducted auction sales for over thirty years. talks about his life and work Broadcast on July 9

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Hawkings

: Marching and Waltzing

Gramophone records

: BLEAK HOUSE

by Charles Dickens
9: Oh My Child, My Child Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens

: HOTHOUSE CHILDREN

An investigation by ALAN BLAIKLEY
Recently a full-time school for child musicians was opened in London. Similar schools for budding actors and dancers already existed. Is it fair on a child to segregate him, perhaps at the age of six or seven, in such a school? What sort of general education does he get? How many children fulfil their parents' hopes or their own youthful promise? Broadcast on August 12 in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Blaikley

: DORIS ARNOLD

introduces
These you have loved
A weekly sequence of favourite music chosen from records made by great artists

: THE SILVER LINING

STUART HIBBERD introduces a talk by David SCOTT BLACKHALL

Contributors

Introduces: Stuart Hibberd
Talk By: David Scott Blackhall

: FOR THE YOUNG NINE DAY SPECIAL

Criff and Tommy
A book by JOHN GRIFFITHS adapted for radio by Evelyn Williams
†Reader, JOHN DARRAN
1: Having a took round

Contributors

Book By: John Griffiths
Reader: John Darran

: SPORTSREEL

September Edition bringing you news and views of all sorts of sport
At the sportsdesk. ALAN DIXON What's News: KENNETH WOLSTEN HOLME looks at various sports
Tennis: MAX ROBERTSON reports on the Junior Lawn Tennis Championships of Great Britain, now taking place at Wimbledon
Highland Games: JAMESON CLARK visits the famous gathering at Braemar
Fishing: ALICK HAYES takes a young friend for a day's sport at Marbury Mere in Cheshire
Cycling: BENNY FOSTER talks to TOMMY SIMPSON , the British Champion, at a recent Northern meeting
Some of the items are recorded

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Dixon
Unknown: Kenneth Wolsten
Unknown: Max Robertson
Unknown: Jameson Clark
Unknown: Alick Hayes
Unknown: Tommy Simpson

: PLAY OUT

THE ROBERT WALTON Trio

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: Fred Streeter Advises

A weekly talk to gardeners

: Town and Country

Comment, controversy and character

: THE CLITHEROE KID

Jimmy Clitheroe in We All Make Mistakes with PETER SINCLAIR
PATRICIA BURKE
LEONARD WILLIAMS
DANNY Ross
DIANA DAY
BRIAN TRUEMAN
Written and produced by JAMES CASEY Broadcast on December 3,
1962, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Clitheroe
Unknown: Peter Sinclair
Unknown: Patricia Burke
Unknown: Leonard Williams
Unknown: Danny Ross
Unknown: Diana Day
Unknown: Brian Trueman
Produced By: James Casey

: Scrapbook for 1953

Coronation Year
Written and compiled by Leslie Baily
Narrators:
Freddy Grisewood, Gordon Davies
News reader: Alvar Liddell
with the voices of: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Thomas Beecham, Sir John Hunt, Sir Edmund Hillary, Roger Bannister, Gilbert Harding, Kenneth More, John Gregson, Kathleen Ferrier, Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, Kenneth Horne and Richard Murdoch, Vivian Blaine, Shirley Abicair, Jimmy Edwards, Wallas Eaton, The Western Brothers, Billy Cotton, Doreen Stephens, Johnny Ray, Patti Page
(Broadcast on June 26)

Contributors

Writer/Compiled by: Leslie Baily
Narrator: Freddy Grisewood
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Newsreader: Alvar Liddell
Producer: Vernon Harris

: PIANO RECITAL

by MARIA DONSKA

Contributors

Unknown: Maria Donska

: A PLAYGROUND IN TIGER BAY

by Jo Joseph
Cardiff's cosmopolitan dock-land seen through the eyes of childhood with reminiscences from
Richard BURTON , SHIRLEY BASSET STAN STENNETT , TESSIE O'SHEA STANLEY BAKER , JOE ERSKINE Produced by Brian EVANS
See page 28

Contributors

Unknown: Jo Joseph
Unknown: Richard Burton
Unknown: Shirley Basset
Unknown: Stan Stennett
Unknown: Tessie O'Shea
Unknown: Stanley Baker
Produced By: Brian Evans

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: THE SOLITARY WASP

Hunting wasps are charming to look at, they are hardworking and conscientious mothers, but they are the ogresses of the insect world. Written and produced by NESTA PAIN
Music composed and conducted by ANTONY HOPKINS

Contributors

Produced By: Nesta Pain
Narrator: Michael Hordern
Commentator: David King-Wood
Fabre: Carleton Hobbs
Mrs Peckham: Gwen Day Burroughs
Naturalist: Heron Carvic
Lubbock: Lionel Harris

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Nine Coaches Waiting by MARY STEWART abridged by Barbara Henderson read by OLIVE GREGG
Seventh of fifteen instatments A new production of the serial broadcast in January 1960 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stewart
Abridged By: Barbara Henderson
Read By: Olive Gregg

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

CLARENCE MYERSCOUGH (violin)
FREDERICK STONE (piano)
Suite populaire espagnole.Falla Songs and dances of the Crimean Tartars arr. Mostras and Lobachev

Contributors

Violin: Clarence Myerscough

: Closedown









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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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