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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 JACK de MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: SHOPPING LIST

Food news from
HAROLD WILSHAW followed by an interlude

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Seeing Life Whole
A series of talks by THE REV. D. R. THOMAS
3: Getting or giving

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. D. R. Thomas

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: SHOPPING LIST

Second hearing of the broadcast at 7.40

: THESE RUINS ARE INHABITED

by MURIEL BEADLE read by MARY WIMBUSH Eighth of ten Instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Muriel Beadle
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: THE NEWS

: THE HORKEY

† CEDRIC MAYS recalls an old East Anglian Harvest Festival in the tap-room of the Bonnet, and some characters who gathered there

Contributors

Unknown: Cedric Mays

: RECITAL

ALAN ROWLANDS (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Alan Rowlands

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 76
O help us, Lord (BBC H.B. 336) Psalm 67
Hosea 4, vv. 1-10
Thine arm. 0 Lord, in days of old (BBC H.B. 382)

: The Classical Language of Architecture: 1: The Essentials of Classicism

Six talks introducing classical architecture as a great visual language by Sir John Summerson.
Broadcast on May 29 in Network Three

For details of accompanying booklet, see page 46

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Summerson

: FOR SCHOOLS AIR AND WATER

1: Air is everywhere by HARRY ARMSTRONG Junior Science series

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Armstrong

: TIME AND TUNE

Written by William Murphy Introduced by JOHN CAMBURN

Contributors

Written By: William Murphy
Introduced By: John Camburn

: THE MODERN WORLD

A Current Affairs programme for older children

: Country Dancing

Traditional music and song from a square dance party at Charmouth in Dorset
Singer and Caller, PAT SHAW
THE JOLLY WAGGONERS BAND
Led by NAN FLEMING-WILLIAMS
M.C. , BERNARD FISHWICK Produced by BRIAN PATTEN

Contributors

Singer and caller: Pat Shaw
Musicians: The Jolly Waggoners Band
Leader: Nan Fleming-Williams
M.C.: Bernard Fishwick
Producer: Brian Patten

: ON YOUR FARM

Introduced by BRYAN PLATT
The Hertfordshire Harvest
MICHAEL PERCY , Vice-Principal of the Hertfordshire Institute of Agriculture, reports on the corn harvest and the prospects for root crops
Potatoes in 1964 HEW WATT, who farms near Orsett in Essex, discusses the necessary soil preparations and seed care to ensure a good crop
Produced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: Bryan Platt
Unknown: Michael Percy
Produced By: John Greenslade

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: THE NAVY LARK

A chronicle of events aboard H.M.S. Troutbridge
with Richard Caldicot, Janet Brown
Ronnie Barker , Tenniel Evans
Michael Bates. Robin Boyle
Written by LAWRIE WYMAN
Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON Broadcast on May 3 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Caldicot,
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Tenniel Evans
Unknown: Michael Bates.
Unknown: Robin Boyle
Written By: Lawrie Wyman
Produced By: Alastair Scott Johnston
as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee: Jon Pertwee
as Lieut Murray, the No 1: Stephen Murray
as Sub-Lieut Phillips: Leslie Phillips

: MIDWEEK

The Wednesday magazine
Introduced by RONALD FLETCHER

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Fletcher

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WHALE

Two tales by Pauline Pidgeon ' The Whale who wanted a Waistcoat ' and 'The Whale who wanted to Work' with music composed by Ann Driver
Let's Join In series

Contributors

Unknown: Pauline Pidgeon
Composed By: Ann Driver

: THE GREAT STORM

from ' God Made Sunday ' by Walter Macken Books, Plays, Poems series

Contributors

Unknown: Walter MacKen

: HEDGEHOGS

Written by Christine Dudley Nature Study series

Contributors

Written By: Christine Dudley

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

A Flat Near the Station by Michael Brett with Leslie Phillips
When Guy Wayne unexpectedly succeeded to the title, his matrimonial plans became a subject of acute interest to his relations and in particular to his formidable Uncle Henry who had ideas of his own for consolidating the family fortunes.
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL Broadcast on February 27 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brett
Unknown: Leslie Phillips
Unknown: Guy Wayne
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Guy Wayne, twelfth LordStoneleigh: .....Leslie Phillips
Henry Wayne, his uncle: Earle Grey
Susan, his ex-wife: Jennifer Wright
Freddie Escott, her friend: Michael Spice
Jennifer, Guy's cousin: Elizabeth Morgan
Parsons, his butler: Lee Fox
Railway Porter: Anthony Hall

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Norwich Cathedral
Anthem: Awake, put on thy strength (Michael Wise)
Preces and Responses (Byrd) Psalms 93 and 94 Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
(Stanford in C)
Hymn: Fast sinks the sun to rest (A. and M. 37)
Lessons: Nehemiah 1; St. John
6, vv. 41-71
Organist and Master of the Choristers. Heathcote Statham
Assistant Organist, Reginald Bolton

Contributors

Organist: Reginald Bolton

: THE TYRANNY OF PETS

EDDIE Williams , who speaks from experience, includes a parrot and a hedgehog among the tyrants

Contributors

Unknown: Eddie Williams

: FOR THE YOUNG NINE-DAY SPECIAL

Griff and Tommy
A book by JOHN GRIFFITHS adapted for radio by Evelyn Williams
† Reader, John DARRAN
5: The Outing

Contributors

Book By: John Griffiths
Radio By: Evelyn Williams
Reader: John Darran

: VIERA

sings songs from many lands

: SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT

Run for Cover
A new six-part serial by GEOFFREY MORGAN
5:Ask for Mr. Messenger
Steve and Penny have found Ann's uncle bound and gagged in a hut on Romney Marsh , but no sooner have they released him than their pursuers arrive. Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Morgan
Unknown: Romney Marsh
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Steve Conroy: John Bentley
Penny Paige: June Spencer
Ann Lorrimer: Ysanne Churchman
Francis Delaney: Charles E. Stidwill
Mark Simpson: Eric Anderson
Alec McKenzie: Stephen Jack
Philip Long: Peter Bartlett
Reception Clerk: David Terence

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: IN THE SOUTH-EAST

South-East News

: The Search

Henry is a skilled craftsman, but his skin is dark and he has four children. This is the story of his search for a permanent home for his family in London.
It is told in the form of a calypso, together with the voices of Henry, his family, and those of some of the people he might have met.
Calypso composed and sung by JOY HYMAN
Material compiled by THENA HESHEL Produced by ROBERT GUNNELL

Contributors

Sung By: Joy Hyman
Unknown: Thena Heshel
Produced By: Robert Gunnell

: DATE WITH A DISC

ALAN DELL introduces a choice of gramophone records for the family circle

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

from the Assembly Hall, Worthing
ANONA WINN , JOY ADAMSON
JACK TRAIN, RICHARD DIMBLEBY
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by Tom RONALD

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: , Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train,
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: HALLE ORCHESTRA

Leader, Martin Milner Conductor,
SIR JOHN BARBIROLLI
Part 1 revised version 1919

Contributors

Leader: Martin Milner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

: * The Interval ALWAYS GIVE THE PUBLIC WHAT IT WANTS

† FRANK DOBBS explains how he played second trumpet to Tommy and got involved in some of the strange ramifications of the dance-band business

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Dobbs

: * Concert

Part 2

: BRITAIN AT WORK

The chance they missed
Men without a trade
An enquiry Produced by JOHN DEKKER

Contributors

Produced By: John Dekker

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: An Ordinary Little Journey

by Shirley Duff-Gray
with Brenda Bruce
'I love travelling. Even an ordinary little journey like this is interesting. I'm glad I'm never bored. A journey is an experience.'

Contributors

Writer: Shirley Duff-Gray
Producer: Betty Davies
Woman: Brenda Bruce
Girl: Jo Manning Wilson
Boy: John Baddeley
Man: Peter Pratt

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Nine Coaches Waiting by MARY STEWART abridged by Barbara Henderson read by OLIVE GREGG
Thirteenth of fifteen instalments 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

played by ELIZABETH POWELL (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Elizabeth Powell

: Closedown









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