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: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE REV. JOSEPH MCCULLOCH

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Joseph McCulloch

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

From the ridiculous to the sublime
Talks by ROBIN DENNISTON
1: God is good

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Denniston

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present with SHIRLEY LORD who puts the feminine point of view

Contributors

Unknown: Shirley Lord

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

DERYCK COOKE
Sunday's broadcast in the Third Network followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Deryck Cooke

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

2: Minding your own business
Written and introduced by PETER HOAR

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Hoar

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 87
The race that long in darkness pined (BBC H.B. 496)
Psalm 147, vv. 1-12
St. Matthew 19, vv. 13-22
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee
(BBC H.B. 374)

: FOR SCHOOLS LECTURE EXPLIQUEE

Comment and appreciation of a passage from A la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust
Written by Jean Mouton
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Unknown: Marcel Proust
Written By: Jean Mouton

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
The Glendy Burk
It was late, it was dark The happy clown

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Glendy Burk

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

Shop Steward
F. J. GORE talks to
GEOFFREY STUTTARD about his work as a shop steward at London Airport
Broadcast on April 21

Contributors

Talks: F. J. Gore
Unknown: Geoffrey Stuttard

: FOR SCHOOLS CHOPIN

Second of two talks by SIDNEY HARRISON
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: CONCERT HOUR

tBRONWEN JONES (piano)
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, GEORGE HURST

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Rex Alston sports commentator discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Alston
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: THE STORYTELLER

BERNARD CRIBBINS reads
The Woollen Bank Forgeries by KEITH WATERHOUSE
' Now then, Newbould. what have you been telling your mother about your bank book not being marked up? '-' Pardon, sir? '—' Your bank book, laddy, your bank book! '' Don'know. sir.'-' Don'know, of course you know. What have you done with that money? '' Lost it, sir.'-' Come along, Newbould, you'll have to do better than that.'

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Cribbins

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

A Danish Smallholding by NANCY MARTIN
The second of four programmes about Denmark

Contributors

Unknown: Nancy Martin

: MUSIC BOX

by GORDON REYNOLDS

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Reynolds

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

The Queen's Jubilee from Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson

Contributors

Unknown: Flora Thompson

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Devil Wore Scarlet
Adapted from her novel of the same name by Dulcie Gray with Joan Matheson , William Fox and Lilly Kann
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Dulcie Gray
Unknown: Joan Matheson
Unknown: William Fox
Produced By: Audrey Cameron

: MENDELSSOHN

Variations serieuses. Op. 54
Song without words, in A major.
Op. 102 No. 5 played by JOHN BRENNAN (piano)

Contributors

Piano: John Brennan

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, but with older listeners specially in mind including:
You asked us to play ... record requests
JAMES MASON talks to
KEITH HARRISON
For your library list: by EDWARD BLISHEN
Wembley Cup Final 1923:
BRIAN JOHNSTON meets some who were there
Winning choir at Blackpool
Introduced by GEOFFREY EARLE

Contributors

Talks: James Mason
Unknown: Keith Harrison
Unknown: Brian Johnston
Introduced By: Geoffrey Earle

: MUSIC CLUB

A weekly meeting with young musicians
This week:
The Young Musicians of THE ROYAL ARTILLERY BAND (by permission of the Officers, R.A.)
Conductor,
WARRANT OFFICER N. H. TROTMAN
Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY
Produced by CHARLES BEARDSALL

Contributors

Unknown: N. H. Trotman
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

News, comment controversy and character from town and country

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Scottish Dance Music played by THE CAMERON KERR Scottish DANCE BAND

: PIANO AT SEVEN

Rauel Menuet
sur Ie nom d'Haydn
7.2* Gaspard de la nuit
Ondine; Le gibet; Scarbo played by DAVID PARKHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Rauel Menuet
Unknown: Gaspard de La
Played By: David Parkhouse

: RING UP THE CURTAIN

VILEM TAUSKY conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins in highlights from operetta, opera, and ballet with JANET COSTER (mezzo-soprano) BRYAN DRAKE (baritone)
THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS
Introduced by DAVID BROWN
Produced by ALAN ABBOTT
Including excerpts from:

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Mezzo-Soprano: Janet Coster
Baritone: Bryan Drake
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: David Brown
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: THE BOSTONIANS

A radio play by Brian Deakin and Martin Starkie from the novel by Henry James with Rosalie Crutchley Ernest Milton
Meg Wynn Owen and Peter Marinker
Cast in order of speaking:
Organist, WILLIAM DAVIES
Other parts played by Isabel Rennie , Wilfrid Carter Norman Claridge
Peter O'Shaughnessy
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL

Contributors

Play By: Brian Deakin
Play By: Martin Starkie
Novel By: Henry James
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley
Unknown: Ernest Milton
Unknown: Meg Wynn Owen
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Organist: William Davies
Played By: Isabel Rennie
Played By: Wilfrid Carter
Played By: Norman Claridge
Unknown: Peter O'Shaughnessy
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel
Mrs Luna: Elizabeth London
Basil Ransom: Peter Marinker
Olive Chancellor: Rosalie Crutchley
Miss Birdseye: Gladys Spencer
Dr Prance: Margaret Wolfit
Mrs Farrinder: Olga Lindo
Verena Tarrant: Meg Wynn Owen
Matthias Pardon: Stephen Thorne
Dr Tarrant: Ernest Milton
Mrs Tarrant: Catherine Willmer
Henry Burrage -: Glyn Dearman
Mr Gracie: Gabriel Woolf
Mrs Burrage: Betty Bowden

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: SPRING SONG

First of four programmes of seasonal verse
GABRIEL WOOLF reads poems by Surrey, Spenser, William Drummond of Hawthornden. Wordsworth, Herrick and Blake
Programme arranged by Rayner Heppenstall

Contributors

Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: William Drummond
Arranged By: Rayner Heppenstall

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Lonely Life
The autobiography of BETTE DAVIS adapted for broadcasting read by MARY WIMBUSH
Eleventh of fifteen instalments
Broadcast in October 1963

Contributors

Unknown: Bette Davis
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

MELVIN KAPLIN (oboe)
RONALD ROSEMAN (oboe)
MORRIS NEWMAN (bassoon)
ALBERT FULLER (harpsichord) THE JACOBEAN ENSEMBLE
Directed by THURSTON DART (organ)
Trio-Sonata No. 6, in D major, for two oboes and continuo (Handel)
11.25* Trio-Sonata No. 6, in G minor (set of ten) (Purcell)
11.34* Trio-Sonata No. 4, in F major, for two oboes and continuo (Handel) on gramophone records

Contributors

Oboe: Melvin Kaplin
Bassoon: Morris Newman
Directed By: Thurston Dart

: 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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