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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Friday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Thoughts on the Old Testament by MARY STOCKS
6: The Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sirach

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by GILES. PLAYFAIR: extracts read by JOHN SNAGGE

Contributors

Read By: John Snagge

: SOUTH-EAST SPECIAL

The Greater London Council
One hundred councillors will be elected to the new authority on April 9. Many more will be elected four weeks later as councillors of the London boroughs. What are their purposes and their powers? And in what way will these elections differ from all previous ones?
† DICK LEONARD answers factual questions put to him by a group of potential voters
Obstacle Race
The scene is Fulham Hospital, and the race one of life against death. The illness is cancer in one of its rarest forms, and the patients are young girls.
A report by SONYA CALLINGHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Dick Leonard
Unknown: Sonya Callingham

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Earthquake Window by H. I. S. THIRLAWAY of A.W.R.E.. Aldermaston
The shapes of earthquake waves, as they travel through the earth. are usually modified by the structure of the earth's interior. But scientists have recently discovered a ' window ' around every earthquake, through which the waves can pass with little distortion.
In the second of two talks on modern seismology, Dr. Thirlaway describes how this ' window ' is revealing the character of earthquakes.
Last Tuesday's broadcast in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: H. I. S. Thirlaway

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 93
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (BBC H.B. 90)
Psalm 100
St. Matthew 25, vv. 31-46
To Christ, the Prince of peace
(BBC H.B. 94)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

THE ALBANY STRINGS
Directed by REG PURSGLOVE

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove

: RECENT RELEASES

Records of organ music by Merulo, Sweelinck, Buxtehude, Mendelssohn, Widor, de Klerk, and Messiaen and of guitar studies by Sor

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
Members of the Horticultural Society of a firm of pharmaceutical chemists in Newcastle upon Tyne, put their problems to FRED Loads, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL
Last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by ROBIN RICHARDS The International Salon, Geneva
The first of this year's Motor Shows as seen by: ROBERT BRAUNSCHWEIG
Editor of Revue Automobile
GEOFFREY HANCOCK
Motoring Journalist,
Birmingham Mail and Despatch RAYMOND BAXTER
BBC Motoring Correspondent
Recorded in the studios of Swiss Radio. Geneva
Road Conditions: a review of the week ahead
Friday's broadcast in the Third
Network

Contributors

Introduced By: Robin Richards
Unknown: Geoffrey Hancock
Unknown: Despatch Raymond Baxter

: In Town Today

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by Nan Winton and Michael Smee

Contributors

Presenter: Nan Winton
Presenter: Michael Smee
Research Assistant: Tony Aspler
Producer: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: Does the Team Think?

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to
Jimmy EDWARDS
TED RAY
TOMMY THINDER
RICHARD MURDOCH
In the chair, McDONALD HOBLEY
Guest, Jack de Manio
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
Thursday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Thinder
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: LORD BOOTHBY AT HOME

You are invited to meet the distinguished politician in his London home, and, with J. W. LAMBERT as your guide, to, hear some records
Produced by JOHN LADE
Broadcast on March 2

Contributors

Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Produced By: John Lade

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Knight Has Been Unruly
An Edwardian comedy for radio by John Graham with Ralph Truman
Duncan Mclntyre and David March
There have been many burglaries in Edwardian London, and Sir Joseph Volume , a gentleman of independent means, decides to show up the police. But ...
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON

Contributors

Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Joseph Volume
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Mr Parker, the butler: James Thomason
Mrs Branch, the housekeeper: Margaret Wolfit
Polly, a maid: Sheila Grant
Crewett, a club steward: Peter Bartlett
Sir Joseph Volume: Ralph Truman
Rattray Skene: Duncan McIntyre
Lavinia, Sir 's Joseph wife: Mary O'Farrell
Inspector Bales: David March
Assistant at Ostrey's: Garard Green
Police Sergeant: John Boxer
Benjamin Saltz, a pawnbroker: Gordon Faith
Mr Parkinson: Anthony Viccars
Mr Beamish: Glyn Dearman
A traveller: Peter Bartlett

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: THE WALLACE - COLLECTION

IAN WALLACE invites ypu to browse with him through a variety of records

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Wallace

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present
ROBERT TURLEY considers some town manners and country customs
Last Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Turley

: FOR THE YOUNG LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A programme for the under-fives
Introduced by PETER HAWKINS
5.15 FIRST PERFORMERS
CHRISTINE CLARK (cornet)
Accompanist, FREDERICK STONE
ROSEMARY SHEPHERD (piano)
SALLY SUDIC (piano)
5.25 DOWNBEAT
A personal selection of jazz records
Introduced by MICHAEL BOWEN

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Christine Clark
Accompanist: Frederick Stone
Introduced By: Michael Bowen

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: South-East News

: SPORTS SESSION

Introduced by GERALD SINSTADT
Produced by GODFREY Dixey

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Sinstadt
Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

SIR HARRY LEGGE-BOURKE , K.B.E., MP. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Harry Legge-Bourke

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

HARRY DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Introduced by REX PALMER
Master of Ceremonies CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ANDREW GOLD
The Dances: Waverley Two-step; Veleta; Eva Threestep ; Classic Gavotte: Progressive Tango; Saunter Regalia; Idaho Foxtrot

Contributors

Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Produced By: Andrew Gold
Unknown: Eva Threestep

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The Singers
Janet Coster
Michael Langdon
Duncan Robertson
The first broadcast of Anthony Mott
Comedy from Dick Bentley
Ronnie Stevens
Dilys Laye
Drama from
Evelyn Laye and Frank Lawton
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by VIC OLIVER
Script by Carey Edwards and Bob Block
Produced by TOM RONALD
Michael Langdon broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden Ltd.

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Janet Coster
Singers: Michael Langdon
Singers: Duncan Robertson
Unknown: Anthony Mott
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: Ronnie Stevens
Unknown: Dilys Laye
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Frank Lawton
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Tom Ronald
Produced By: Michael Langdon

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Thou Shell of Death by Nicholas Blake adapted for broadcasting by MOLLIE HARDWICK with Richard Hurndall
Nigel Strangeways , private detective. is invited to join the Christmas house-party of a famous wartime pilot. Fergus O'Brien , who has been receiving threatening letters. The final one says he will be murdered on Boxing Day!
Other parts played by members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Repeated on Monday at 3.0
See page 7

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Blake
Broadcasting By: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Nigel Strangeways
Unknown: Fergus O'Brien
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Nigel Strangeways: Richard Hurndall
Lady Marlinworth: Olga Lindo
Lord Marlinworth: Raf de la Torre
Sir John Strangeways: James Thomason
Arthur Bellamy: Anthony Viccars
Fergus O'Brien: Frederick Treves
Mrs Grant: Isabel Rennie
Philip Starling: Kenneth Hyde
Lucilla Thrale: Barbara Mitchell
Cyril Knott-Sloman: Rolf Lefebvre
Georgia Cavendish: Margaret Wolfit
Edward Cavendish: Simon Lack
Inspector Bleakley: Kenneth Dight
Jimmy Hope: William Fox
Mrs Nolan: Mary O'Farrell

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News and views on books from PETER DUVAL SMITH , W. N. EWER JULIAN JEBB , JOHN MORRIS and ELIZABETH Bowen talking to ROBERT WALLER about her novel The Little Girls
Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: W. N. Ewer
Unknown: Julian Jebb
Unknown: John Morris
Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Robert Waller
Introduced By: John Hobday

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening prayers conducted by THE REV. JOHN OWEN JONES with the North Wales Singers Conductor, James Williams
Organist, William Bacon

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones
Organist: William Bacon

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Brahms
Clarinet Quintet in B minor,
Op. 115 played by THE MELOS ENSEMBLE
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Terence Weil (cello)
Broadcast on December 26, 1963

Contributors

Clarinet: Gervase de Peyer
Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil

: 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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