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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Tuesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SEVEN O'CLOCK

The News

: Today

The morning magazine
Introduced by MICHAEL VOWDEN

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Vowden

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Against the Stream
Talks by THE REV. W. S. MAGEE
3: Against Religion-2

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. S. Magee

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: EIGHT O'CLOCK

The News

: Today

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: PILGRIMAGE TO ABU SIMBEL

† JOAN MONYPENNY travelled nearly 1,000 miles up the Nile to see this ancient temple in its original setting before the site is flooded by the waters of the new dam

: RECITAL

EDWARD DARLING (tenor)
PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)

Contributors

Tenor: Edward Darling
Piano: Paul Hamburger

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

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

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 58
Jesus calls us! O'er the tumult
(BBC H.B. 354)
Psalm 146
I Corinthians 11, vv. 17-28
For all thy saints, 0 Lord
(BBC H.B. 228)

: AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT

4: Studying the universe
Light and radio waves from long ago and far away
Speakers:
F. GRAHAM SMITH Mullard Radio
Astronomy Observatory, Cambridge University
MARTIN RYLE , F.R.S.
Professor of Radio Astronomy Cambridge University
JOHN BALDWIN
Cavendish Laboratory Cambridge University Broadcast on May 8 In the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: F. Graham
Unknown: Martin Ryle

: FOR SCHOOLS LIVING ON EARTH

1: Our earth is round 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 NEW AFRICA

2:The Problem of Poverty
Script by Norman Longmate The Modern World series

Contributors

Script By: Norman Longmate

: Country Dancing

Scottish dance music played by The East Neuk Band.

: 0N YOUR FARM

Introduced by ROGER MASSEY
Economical Milk Production
NORMAN COWARD, of the Milk Marketing Board's Low Cost Production Service, reviews the first year's working of the scheme
Beef with a difference
PHILIP WRIXON , the manager of a farm at Middle Aston, Oxford, talks about the production of beef from Charollais crosses and young bulls
Produced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: Roger Massey
Unknown: Philip Wrixon
Produced By: John Greenslade

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: Let's Find Out

from Dr. Richard Beeching
Chairman of the British Transport Commission
Dr. Desmond Morris, Curator of Mammals at the London Zoo
Four teenagers ask the questions
Chairman, Peter Haigh
(Broadcast on September 7, 1962 in the Light Programme)

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Richard Beeching
Unknown: Dr. Desmond Morris
Chairman: Peter Haigh
Producer: Edward Taylor

: MIDWEEK

The Wednesday radio magazine
Introduced by RONALD FLETCHER

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Fletcher

: FOR SCHOOLS THE SIXPENCE THAT ROLLED AWAY

An amusing fantasy about a family of coins by Louis MacNeice Let's Join In series

: THE CITY BOY

by Herman Wouk adapted by Philippa Pearce Growing up in America
3:The Holiday Camp
Books. Plays, Poems series

Contributors

Unknown: Herman Wouk
Adapted By: Philippa Pearce

: MOULDS

Written by F. R. Elwell Nature Study series

Contributors

Written By: F. R. Elwell

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Chairman's Wife
A play for radio by Rosemary Timperley with Austin Trevor
Nicolette Bernard , Jack Allen
Robert Gareth , Chairman of a large newspaper, is unhappily married and is secretly in love with Alice Gaynor , a reporter on the paper. Then his wife commits suicide ...
Cast in order of speaking
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Timperley
Unknown: Austin Trevor
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: Jack Allen
Unknown: Robert Gareth
Unknown: Alice Gaynor
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Patrick King, chief sub-editor: James Thomason
Peggy, a typist: Jo Manning Wilson
Leonard, sub-editor: John Baddeley
Jack, a photographer: Fraser Kerr
Robert Gareth (R G ), Chairman...............: Austin Trevor
Edna Gareth, his wife: Mary Ofarrell
Tom Brace, editor: Jack Allen
Alice Gaynor, a reporter: Nicolette Bernard
Dr Marsh: Norman Claridge

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from St. Michael's College,
Tenbury Introit : Cantate Domino
(Pitoni)
Preces and Responses (Smith)
Psalm 104
Canticles (Murrill in E)
Lessons: Ecclesiastes 5; Acts
4, v. 32. to 5. v. 11
Anthem: Beati Quorum Via
(Stanford)
Choirmaster and organist Lucian Nethsingha

Contributors

Unknown: Tenbury Introit
Unknown: Cantate Domino
Organist: Lucian Nethsingha

: JACK JONES

recalls characters and incidents from some of his novels
2: A Town is Born
This reading from Choral Symphony introduces the Welsh 'King Coal,' John Francis the First

Contributors

Unknown: John Francis

: FOR THE YOUNG CEEDY MAN AND THE MUSIC FESTIVAL

A story written and read by BERRY BAINBRIDGE

Contributors

Read By: Berry Bainbridge

: MOONFLEET

by JOHN MEADE FALKNER dramatised as a serial in five parts by MORNA STUART
1:In Moonfleet Village
Grace Maskew...SUSAN MAUDSLAY
Produced by BRANDON ACTON-BOND

Contributors

Unknown: John Meade Falkner
Unknown: Morna Stuart
Unknown: Susan Maudslay
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond
John Trenchard: John Bown
Mr Maskew: Hedley Goodall
Revenue officer: Geoffrey Matthews
Elzevir Block: Philip Morant
Aunt Jane: Daphne Heard
Sexton Ratsey: Norman Tyrrell
Parson Glennie: George Holloway

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

News, comment, controversy, and character from town and country

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

played for you this evening by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Midlands
Round 3
London:
BARRY CARMAN CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE Midlands:
DAVID FRANKLIN
GEOFFREY JAGGARD
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY Arranged by PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Geoffrey Jaggard
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

NELL GOTKOVSKY (violin) BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire Conductor,
Antal Dorati
From the Albert Hall , Nottingham
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Nell Gotkovsky
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Unknown: Albert Hall

: * The Interval A LOVER'S VIEW OF NORWICH

A talk by JANET HITCHMAN

Contributors

Talk By: Janet Hitchman

: * Concert

Part 2

: COFFEE WITH ' Q '

† VIVIAN FRANK who was an undergraduate in the 1920s remembers
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch the notable Professor of English Literature at Cambridge ' Q,' novelist, essayist, critic, poet, and writer of parodies, was born 100 years ago tomorrow.

Contributors

Unknown: Vivian Frank
Unknown: Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: HANDEL

Concerto Grosso No. 20 in F minor, Op. 6 No. played by YEHUDI MENUHIN (violin) and the BATH FESTIVAL
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Yehudi Menuhin

: THE NEWS

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

David Copperfield and Steerforth by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft read by GARY WATSON Thirteenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mendelssohn
Fantasy in F sharp minor.
Op. 28
Prelude and Fugue In A flat major, Op. 35 No. 4
Scherzo a capriccio in F sharp minor played by JEAN MACKIE (piano)
Eighth of thirteen weekly programmes including some of Mendelssohn's chamber music, piano music and songs
Vocal duets sung by the Benvenuto Duo: November 25

Contributors

Piano: Jean MacKie

: 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.

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