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: Farm Bulletin

News and market trends.

: Lift Up Your Hearts

Friday's 7.50 talk.

: The News

7.10 South-East News

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas.

: Lift Up Your Hearts: 6: Because this is God's world...

John Frost says Because this is God's world...


Presenter: John Frost

: The News

8.10 South-East 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 Anthony King; extracts read by Joan Snagge.


Presenter: Anthony King
Reader: Joan Snagge

: South-East Special: The Second Channel

On April 20 BBC Television starts a second service. In this programme some of its intentions and ambitions are discussed by people working upon it.


Narrator: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Producer: Alan Burgess

: Science Survey: Undesirable Imports

by A. W. Downie, M.D.. F.R.S. Professor of Bacteriology, University of Liverpool.
Last Tuesday's broadcast in the Third Network


Presenter: A. W. Downie

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 61
O Love, how deep, how broad, how high (BBC H.B. 73)
Psalm 145, vv. 1-13
St. Matthew 17, w. 1-13
O for a heart to praise my God
(BBC H.B. 334)

News Summary at 10.30

: Music While You Work

The Albany Strings
Directed by Reg Pursglove


Musicians: The Albany Strings
[Musicians] directed by: Reg Pursglove

: Recent Releases

Gramophone records of music by Frescobaldi, Graun and Michael Haydn.

: Gardeners' Question Time

visits Shropshire
Members of the Oswestry and District Gardening and Chrysanthemum Society put their questions to Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell.
Question-Master, Franklin Engelmann
Last Sunday's broadcast


Panellist: Fred Loads
Panellist: Bill Sowerbutts
Panellist: Alan Gemmell
Question-Master: Franklin Engelmann

: Motoring and the Motorist

Introduced by Jim Pestridge.

Women and the Motor Car: A contentious comment by Ann Clayton.

A Magic Cure for Car Sickness: by Frances Garvey.

Car Sitter Wanted: A novel way round a common difficulty explained by Jean Bowden.

My Views on Road Safety: by Linny Linington, an experienced woman driver.

Road Conditions: a preview.

Last Friday's broadcast in the Third Network


Presenter: Jim Pestridge
Item presenter (Women and the Motor Car): Ann Clayton
Item presenter (A Magic Cure for Car Sickness): Frances Garvey
Item presenter (Car Sitter Wanted): Jean Bowden
Item presenter (My Views on Road Safety): Linny Linington

: In Town Today

Celebrities and personalities.
Introduced by Margaret Jordan and Michael Smee.


Presenter: Margaret Jordan
Presenter: Michael Smee
Research assistant: Tony Aspier
Producer: Richard Dingley

: The News

: Does the Team Think?

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to Jimmy Edwards, Ted Ray, Tommy Trinder, Cyril Fletcher.
In the chair, Peter Haigh
Guest, Tony Fayne
Broadcast on December 5, 1963, in the Light Programme


Panellist/from an idea by: Jimmy Edwards
Panellist: Ted Ray
Panellist: Tommy Trinder
Panellist: Cyril Fletcher
Chairman: Peter Haigh
Guest: Tony Fayne
Producer: Edward Taylor

: Desert Island Discs

Stan Barstow novelist discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.
Last Monday's broadcast


Guest: Stan Batstow
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: Afternoon Theatre: A Matter of Identity

A play for radio by Stephen Grenfell.
with Nigel Stock and Barbara Lott
Det. Inspector Bob Hayward was parted from his twin brother when they were children. He has always wondered whether he would know him should they meet.
Broadcast on May 8, 1963 in the Light Programme


Writer: Stephen Grenfell
Producer: John Tydeman
Stella Hayward: Barbara Lott
Robert Hayward: David Valla
Judge: Earle Grey
Det -Inspector Bob Hayward: Nigel Stock
Det -Inspector Dick Charlton: Peter Pratt
Gill: Ellzabeth Proud
Det -Sgt Peter Winstanley: Douglas Blackwell
Assistant Commissioner: George Hagan
Dr Oosthuizen: Austin Trevor
'Flossie' Foster: Frank Partington
Condon: Kenneth Hyde
'Bish' Bissett: Bill Horsley
Mallinson: Malcolm Hayes
Taxi-driver: Jonathan Scott
Det -Superintendent Birley: Norman Claridge
Doris: Shirley Cooklin

: Pick of the Week

Gale Pedrick makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television.
Introduced by John Ellison.
Last Friday's broadcast


Creator: Gale Pedrick
Presenter: John Ellison

: A Slice of Life: First nights, last nights

Written and produced by David Carter.
Some personal opinions mixed with music
This week: First nights, last nights
Introduced by Brian Matthew.
with Richard Wattis, Kenneth Horne, Jimmy Young, Moira Lister, Peter Haigh and Mrs. Mills.
Richard Wattis is in 'Six of One' at the Adelphi Theatre, London


Writer/producer: David Carter
Presenter: Brian Matthew
Guest: Richard Wattis
Guest: Kenneth Horne
Guest: Jimmy Young
Guest: Moira Lister
Guest: Peter Haigh

: Time for Laughter

Records of humour in words and music.
Introduced by Robert Robinson.


Presenter: Robert Robinson

: European Light Music

Recordings from the Munich Festival October 1963 made available by courtesy of the Bavarian Broadcasting Service.
Including contributions from Radio Zurich: the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation; Radio Frankfurt; and the Bavarian Broadcasting Service

: The News

6.10 South-East News

: Sports Session

Introduced by Vincent Duggleby.


Presenter: Vincent Duggleby
Producer: Godfrey Dixey

: The Week in Westminster

Paul Channon, M.P. gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament.


Presenter: Paul Channon

: Those Were the Days

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Introduced by Rex Palmer M.C., Charles Crathorn.
The dances: Military Twostep; Evergreen Waltz; Latchford Schottische; Crinoline Gavotte; Alexandra Tango ; Saunter Catalina; Donnybrook Party Dance
Tickets for this series are obtainable on application to [address removed] enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Presenter: Rex Palmer
Presenter: Charles Crathorn
Producer: Eric Arden

: Variety Playhouse

Introduced by Vic Oliver.
The Singers: Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Macdonald, Michael Langdon
The piano played by Valerie Tryon
The first broadcast of Rhonda Bruce
Comedy from Leslie Crowther, June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker
Drama from Rupert Davies
Variety Playhouse Orchestra
Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic Oliver

Michael Langdon broadcasts by permission of the General Adminstrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden; Leslie Crowther is in 'The Black and White Minstrel Show' at the Victoria Palace, London


Presenter/[orchestra] conducted by: Vic Oliver
Singer: Yvonne Minton
Singer: Kenneth Macdonald
Singer: Michael Langdon
Pianist: Valerie Tryon
Soprano: Rhonda Bruce
Comedian: Leslie Crowther
Comedienne: June Whitfield
Comedian: Ronnie Barker
[Actor]: Rupert Davies
Musicians: Variety Playhouse Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: John Jezard
Script: Carey Edwards
Script: Bob Block
Producer: Tom Ronald

: Saturday-Night Theatre presenting: A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare.
with the music of Mendelssohn arranged and conducted by the late John Hollingsworth.
with Virginia Maskell, Norman Shelley, Gabriel Woolf, Frank Duncan and Malcolm Keen.
Soloists: Eileen Poulter and Mary Thomas
The Ambrosian Singers
Sinfonia of London

See page 8


Author: William Shakespeare
Music of Mendelssohn arranged and conducted by: John Hollingsworth
Soloist: Eileen Poulter
Soloist: Mary Thomas
Singers: The Ambrosian Singers
Musicians: Sinfonia of London
Producer: Val Gielgud
Theseus, Duke of Athens: Malcolm Keen
Egeus father of Hermia: Earle Grey
Lysander: Michael Deacon
Demetrius both in love with Hermia: Timothy West
Philostrate, Master of the Revels to Theseus: Eric Anderson
Quince, a carpenter: Carleton Hobbs
Snug, a joiner: George Merritt
Bottom, a weaver: Norman Shelley
Flute, a bellows-mender: Norman Claridge
Snout, a tinker: Peter Pratt
Starveling, a tailor: Frank Partington
Hippolyta, Queen of the Ama zons, betrothed to Theseus: Janet Burnell
Hermia, daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander: Jennifer Wright
Helena, in love with Demetrius: Gudrun Ure
Oberon, King of the Fairies: Gabriel Woolf
Titania, Queen of the Fairies: Virginia Maskell
Puck: Frank Duncan
First Fairy: Elizabeth Morgan
Fairies: Peaseblossom: Jo Manning Wilson
Fairies: Cobweb: Valerie Kirkbright
Fairies: Mustardseed: Petronella Barker

: The News

: A Midsummer Night's Dream


: News Summary

: Lighten Our Darkness

Evening prayers conducted by The Rev. Adrian Carey.


Conductor: The Rev. Adrian Carey

: Closedown

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