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Listings

: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Tuesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by John TIMPSON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Questions Boys Ask
Talks by THE Rev. TOM GARDINER

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Tom Gardiner

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: Ever Such a Nice Lady

Some incidents in the life of a probation officer by Marjory Todd, abridged by Eileen Capel, read by Sheila Mitchell
Third of ten instalments

Contributors

Author: Marjory Todd
Abridged by: Eileen Capel
Reader: Sheila Mitchell

: THE NEWS

: A HUNDRED THOUSAND MILES

with Johnny Morris
Third of five daily programmes recalling some of the highlights of his European jaunts in the last ten years
3: Train to Turkey

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: G. K. CHESTERTON

An intimate snapshot by LANCE SIEVEKING

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Sieveking

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Rachmaninov
Records of some of his orchestral music including the Adagio from the Symphony No. 2 in E minor

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50
Come, thou Holy Spirit, come
(BBC H.B. 152)
Canticle 1. vv. 1-15 Romans 8, vv. lit
0 king enthroned on high
(BBC H.B. 158)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

BAND OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY (WOOLWICH)
Conductor,
LT.-COL. S. V. HAYS , M.B.C.

Contributors

Conductor: Lt.-Col. S. V. Hays

: SCHUMANN

Piano Sonata in F sharp minor played by PAUL BAUMGARTNER

Contributors

Played By: Paul Baumgartner

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by JOHN MORRIS

Contributors

Introduced By: John Morris

: Scottish Dance Music

played by JOHNNIE HASTINGS
AND HIS
CALEDONIAN DANCE BAND with dancers before an invited audience from Edinburgh

Contributors

Played By: Johnnie Hastings

: ON YOUR FARM

Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE
Food for Thought
Is our food today as good as it used to be. especially that produced in this country?
BETTY LILLY thinks not, and she questions a housewife, JOAN PYPER , and a farmer, HEW WATT from Orsett in Essex, about its production. and REG AUSTIN, E. PASCOE and L. A. T. Moss on many aspects of the meat trade

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade
Unknown: Betty Lilly
Unknown: Joan Pyper
Unknown: E. Pascoe
Unknown: L. A. T. Moss

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: MANY A SLIP

'twixt
ISOBEL BARNETT
ELEANOR SUMMERRIELD and RICHARD MURDOCH LANCE PERCIVAL with some tune-twisters from STEVE RACE
In the chair, ROY PLOMLET
Tuesday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerrield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Lance Percival

: MIDWEEK

The Wednesday radio magazine Introduced by RONALD FLETCHER

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Fletcher

: SHOSTAKOVICH

Symphony No. 5. in D minor played by the LENINGRAD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by EUGENE MRAVINSKY
Recording made available by courtesy of the Soviet Radio followed by an interlude

Contributors

Conducted By: Eugene Mravinsky

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Wednesday's Child by Denis Constanduros
Everything seemed to be going well for the Lemmings-a good job, a house in the best part of the district. plenty of friends, yet to Lorna it appeared that her whole world was suddenly in danger when her daughter Vicky turned up unexpectedly from Switzerland.
Produced by BRANDON ACTON-BOND

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond
Lorna Lemming: Marion Matrie
Howard Lemming: Frank Middlemass
Granny Bateson: Phyllis Smale
Vicky Lemming: Angela Morant
Jean: Eithne Dunne
Cynthia: Peggy Ann Wood
Her husband: Ronald Russell
Mrs Barlow: Phyllis Hill
Vera: Mersa Foster
Isobel: Edith MacArthur
Mrs Chivers: Constance Chapman
Sister: Christine Shelley

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Bangor Abbey, Co. Down Preces and Responses (Ferial)
Psalm 104
Lessons: 1 Samuel 16, vv. 1-14;
1 Corinthians 3
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
(Peter Hurford )
Anthem: 0 Lord, give thy
Holy Spirit (Thomas Tallis )
0 thou who makest souls to shine (C.H. 257)
Organist and Choirmaster: Robb Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hurford
Unknown: Thomas Tallis
Choirmaster: Robb Anderson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

Music remembered: by ALEC ROBERTSON
Date with a doctor
Going to the pictures?:
JOHN STRATTEN recommends some films on general release and talks to a star
Introduced by GEOFFREY EARLE

Contributors

Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: John Stratten
Introduced By: Geoffrey Earle

: THE R.G. 3 DE LUXE

by MARfELAINE DOUGLAS and ANTHONY CHURCH
How would you react if pieces of intricate machinery arrived by every post?
Music and special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH in the BBC's Midland studios

Contributors

Unknown: Marfelaine Douglas
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Peggy Whittaker: Penelope Shaw
Ginny Whittaker: Catherine Crutchley
Fred Whittaker: Arnold Peters
Harry Platt: Sam Woodward
Delivery man: Reginald Bungay
Humphrey Pincroft: George Woolley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

News, comment controversy and character from town and country

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

on gramophone records

: NORTHERN BRASS

FODEN'S MOTOR Works BAND
Conductor, REX MORTIMER

Contributors

Conductor: Rex Mortimer

: BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
From Coventry Cathedral
Part 1
The National Anthem
BRAHMS Tragic Overture
MOZART Symphony No 39
ELGAR Symphony No 2

Tragic Overture - Brahms
7.46* Symphony No. 39, in E flat major (K.543) - Mozart

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli

: * The Interval JOHN CLARE IN THE ASYLUM

by Eric ROBINSON
Eric Robinson gives a new impression of the poet based on hitherto unpublished documents. They reveal his relations with W. S. Knight , Superintendent of Northampton Asylum-where Clare died a hundred years ago today —and with Knight's friend. Joseph Stenson. local ironmaster.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: Eric Robinson
Unknown: W. S. Knight
Unknown: Joseph Stenson.

: * Symphony Concert

Part 2

: WITHIN A YARD OF HELL

by Mary Jean Hasler from the book by Phyllis Thompson
This is the true story of Sister Doreen Gemmel. of the Church Army. who for more than thirty years has worked in various parts of the British Isles to help women in distress. Today she runs a centre called Bethany at Marble Arch
Other parts played by members of the cast
Produced by ALAN BURGIN

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Jean Hasler
Book By: Phyllis Thompson
Unknown: Doreen Gemmel.
Produced By: Alan Burgin
Sister Gemmel (present day): Mary O'Farrell
Violet: Hilda Schroder
Kathleen: Petronella Barker
Sister Gemmel, as a young woman: Daphne Jonason
Hugh Redwood: Norman Claridge
Aunt Pegs: Ella Milne
Church Army Chief: John Boxer
Sister: Eva Stuart
Grace: Ollve Gregg
Mortuary official: Fraser Kerr

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News

: KNICK KNACK PADDY WACK

by Norman Smithson
' Don'forget to keep clean today. I'm taking you to a wedding this afternoon.' Young Knocker doesn'remember his granny's words until he has been out with the gang, and by that time it's too late.
Cornet played by JAMES SHEPHERD
Produced by ALFRED BRADLEY
Broadcast on March 25 in the North of England Home Service

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Smithson
Played By: James Shepherd
Produced By: Alfred Bradley
Storyteller: Barbara Youno
Young Knocker: John Barlow
Grandmother: Marion Dawson
Mrs Whosit: Eileen Smith
Mrs Thingy: Gwen Hart
Old Ma Pearson: Nora Wigglesworth
Squibs: Michael Treece
Jebbers: Bruce Bould

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Leopards and Lilies by ALFRED DUGGAN abridged by Norman Painting read by MARY WIMBUSH
Third of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Duggan
Abridged By: Norman Painting
Read By: Mary Wimbush

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

The LINDEN SINGERS
Conductor, IAN HUMPHRIS

Contributors

Conductor: Ian Humphris

: Closedown









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