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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

A talk by JOHN WREN-LEWIS Friday's 7.50 talk

Contributors

Talk By: John Wren-Lewis

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Religion for the Space Age
A talk by JOHN WREN-LEWIS
6: Space for Living

Contributors

Talk By: John Wren-Lewis

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

8.10 South-East News

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news and its background

: EARLY DAYS OF BROADCASTING

FLOTSAM (B. C. Hilliam )
From the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Unknown: C. Hilliam

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by WILLIAM HARD -CASTLE with extracts read by JOHN SNAGGE

Contributors

Reviewed By: William Hard
Read By: John Snagge

: SOUTH-EAST SPECIAL

For Dead Lions Only The only great literary lions seem to be the dead ones. That is one of the discoveries JOHN HAMMOND has made in his investigation of the Societies. Clubs and Fellowships that exist to keep green the memories of famous writers
Catch Me a Bittern
+ C. GORDON GLOVER takes a stroll through the Wildlife Reserve at Stansted, Essex

Contributors

Unknown: John Hammond
Unknown: C. Gordon Glover

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Chimney and the Law by FRANK GREENAWAY of the Science Museum
This year sees the centenary of the first ' Alkali Act '-legislation passed to protect the public from the pollution arising from the early chemical industry. Thursday's broadcast in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Greenaway

: DAILY SERVICE

Feast of All Souls
New Every Morning, page 102
Disposer supreme, and Judge of the earth (BBC H.B. 226)
Psalm 40
Genesis 18, vv. 20-27. and v. 32
0 God of truth (BBC H.B. 359)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

THE ALBANY Strings Directed by REG PURSGLOVE

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove

: ROBERT MAYER CHILDREN'S CONCERT

given in the presence of H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother at the Royal Festival Hall, London
TRUMPETERS OF THE ROYAL MILITAFIY SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Conducted by LT.-COL. BASIL H. BROWN , M.B.E.
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by TREVOR HARVEY who also introduces the music
The complete 1947 version of ' Petrushka ' will be broadcast at 3.58 app. in the Third Network followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: H.M. Queen Elizabeth
Conducted By: Lt.-Col. Basil H. Brown
Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Trevor Harvey

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by NAN WINTON and Tom GLAZER Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Introduced By: Tom Glazer
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: CROWTHER'S CROWD

LESLIE CROWTHER , RONNIE BARKER and JUNE WHITEFIELD engage in an illustrated argument on the fallibility of human nature as revealed by a study of The Public Service with MICKIE MOST and THE MINUTE MEN
At the piano, BERT WHITTAM
Script by George Evans and Derek Collyer f Produced by AI.ASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: June Whitefield
Script By: George Evans
Script By: Derek Collyer
Unknown: Astair Scott Johnston

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Bernard Cribbins light-comedy actor discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the eight records he would take to a desert island
Broadcast on October 7

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Cribbins
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Neither Use Nor Ornament by D. D. Wellman
Because he can no longer work in the coal mine, Wallace Warbey rebels bitterly against being ' neither use nor ornament.' Only when his favourite niece contracts polio is he able to come to terms with his own life. Produced by HUGH STEWART in the BBC's Midland Studios envelope

Contributors

Unknown: D. D. Wellman
Unknown: Wallace Warbey
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Angela Craxton: Mary Chester
Wallace Warbey: Eric Ball
Annie Craxton: Vera Ashe
Beryl Warbey: Jean Lanyon
Fred Tuppock: Ralph Lawton
The Rev Martin Way: Edward J. Webb
Announcer and Commentator: Eric Reynolds

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: DORIS ARNOLD

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

: WORDS, WORDS. WORDS

Some literary points of view from the Sound Archives
Introduced by STEVE RACE
Produced by JOHN POWELL Broadcast on Oct. 3, 1962

Contributors

Introduced By: Steve Race
Produced By: John Powell

: FOR THE YOUNG LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A programme for the under-fives Introduced by Tim GUDGIN

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: FIVE-FIFTEEN

A magazine for everybody
Introduced by GRAMAM GAULD Lost Civilisations : LEONARD COTTRELL
Profile:
Colonel John Glenn by REGINALD TURNILL
I like it, I like it: Your top discs
Remember, Remember: by BARBARA HOOPER
Hinges of History: F. R. BUCKLEY
Ancient Coins: R. J. Martin
Three Men in a Boat to say nothing of the dog! Jerome K. Jerome 's book abridged by Honor Wyatt read by CHARLES HODGSON 4: Harris acts as a Guide
Postcards should be sent to Five-Fifteen. BBC. Broadcasting House. London, W.1

Contributors

Introduced By: Gramam Gauld
Unknown: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Colonel John Glenn
Unknown: Reginald Turnill
Unknown: Barbara Hooper
Unknown: F. R. Buckley
Unknown: R. J. Martin
Unknown: Jerome K. Jerome
Abridged By: Honor Wyatt
Read By: Charles Hodgson

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: South-East News

: SPORTS SESSION

Introduced by GERALD SINSTADT
Produced by GODFREY DIXEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Sinstadt
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA with GEOFFREY CHARD
Introduced by REX PALMER
Master of Ceremonies, CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ANDREW GOLD
The dances : Waltz; Marine Fourstep: Midnight Tango; On Leave Foxtrot; Victoria Gavotte; Western Schottischo; First and second figures of the Quadrilles; Waltz Martine ; Gay Paree Onestep
The songs: Up from Somerset; In the shade of the old apple tree
Tickets for this series are available on application to Ticket Unit, BBC. Broadcasting House, London, W.l, r enclosing stamped addressed

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Unknown: Geoffrey Chard
Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Andrew Gold
Unknown: Waltz Martine

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers:
Elizabeth Vaughan Janet Coster
Forbes Robinson
The George Mitchell Choir
First broadcast of: Roy Betts
Comedy from:
Dick Bentley
Ronnie Stevens
Dilys Laye
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic OLIVER Script by Carev Edwards and Alastair Foot Produced by Tom RONALD

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Elizabeth Vaughan
Singers: Janet Coster
Singers: Forbes Robinson
Unknown: George Mitchell
Unknown: Roy Betts
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Ronnie Stevens
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carev Edwards
Script By: Alastair Foot
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: Saturday Night Theatre: Meeting at Night

[Starring] Pitlochry Festival Theatre Company
A comedy by James Bridie
The play opens in a flat in fog-bound London, and moves to a snow-bound hotel in Argyll.

Contributors

Author: James Bridie
Stage production for Pitlochry Festival Theatre by: Richard Mathews
Produced for radio by: James Crampsey
Connie Triple: Colette O'Neil
Hector Maclachlan: Roy Spencer
George Triple: Frank Mills
Inspector Flatt: Martin Heller
Mrs Maclachlan: Sheila Keith
Sandy: Alec Monteath

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News and views of books by MAURICE CRANSTON , DIANA ATHILL DONALD BOYD , RUMER GODDEN GORDON Gow and IVOR BROWN on Shakespeare
1 Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice Cranston
Unknown: Diana Athill
Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: Rumer Godden
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Introduced By: John Hobday

: BEFORE THE ENDING OF THE DAY

A Form for Compline

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Sonata in B flat major, Op. 106
(Hammerklavier) played by MARIA DONSKA (piano) Broadcast on June 8, 1961, in the Third Programme

Contributors

Piano: Maria Donska

: Closedown









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