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Listings

: 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

Christian Aid Week
What's being done by youth
Rosemary Machin, a youth club member, reports

Contributors

Reporter: Rosemary Machin

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: HAYLEY MILLS

in conversation with KEITH HARRISON
Broadcast in On Films on April 5

Contributors

Unknown: Keith Harrison

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by DOUGLAS BROWN

Contributors

Reviewed By: Douglas Brown

: SOUTH-EAST SPECIAL

The Ghost Hunters
As Mrs. Beeton might have said, ' First catch your ghost.'
MICHELL RAPER talked to members of the London Ghost Club to find out how
Produced by RICHARD THOMAS

Contributors

Unknown: Michell Raper
Produced By: Richard Thomas

: SCIENCE SURVEY

Sylva; or a Discourse of Forest Trees by GEORGE ORDISH
Three hundred years ago, John Evelyn wrote a book whose inftuence on the English landscape may still be detected. It is the famous Sylva. George Ordish speaks about it, and about its place in the awakening interest in all things scientific in the middle years of the seventeenth century.
Last Tuesday's broadcast in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: George Ordish

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 83 Ye servants of God (BBC H.B.
287)
Psalm 33, vv. 1-12
Acts 13, v. 44, to 14, v. 7
Fight the good fight with all thy might (BBC H.B. 302)
News Summary at 10.30

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

ANTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA

: RECENT RELEASES

Gramophone records of some dances by Haydn, and of Strauss's Oboe Concerto

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL answer questions put by members of the Hillsborough and District Horticultural Society in Northern Ireland
Last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

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

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Crossroads
Recorded before an audience of the North-East London Group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, in Chigwell, Essex
Answering their questions:
W. A. MCCONNACH , M.B.E., Chief Constable of Southend-on-Sea
THE LAWYER
RONALD PRIESTLEY , Chief Instructor of a driving school
TONY BROOKS , motoring journalist and ex-racing driver
Chairman, BILL HARTLEY
Friday's broadcast in the Third Network and The Latest Road Traffic News

Contributors

Unknown: W. A. McConnach
Unknown: Ronald Priestley
Unknown: Tony Brooks

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by MARGARET JORDAN and MICHAEL SMEE
Research assistant, David Hatch
Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Margaret Jordan
Unknown: David Hatch
Produced By: 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 TRINDER , CYRIL FLETCHER
In the chair, MCDONALD HOBLEY
Guest, Tsai Chin
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
Broadcast on January 16 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Ted Ray
Unknown: Tommy Trinder
Unknown: Cyril Fletcher
Unknown: McDonald Hobley
Unknown: Tsai Chin
Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Produced By: Edward Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

David Jacobs disc jockey and compere discusses with Roy PLOMLEY
In a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Last Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: David Jacobs
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Now Look Here, Rich by Michael Corston and Ronald Holroyd with Anthony Hall
Eric Rich realises his ambition to be a bus driver, but he becomes involved in more than just traffic problems.
Other parts played by Jonathan Scott , Will Leighton Kathleen Helme , Lewis Stringer and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Broadcast on July 31, 1963, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Corston
Unknown: Ronald Holroyd
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Unknown: Eric Rich
Played By: Jonathan Scott
Played By: Will Leighton
Played By: Kathleen Helme
Played By: Lewis Stringer
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Eric Rich: Anthony Hall
Instructor: Malcolm Hayes
Watson: Simon Lack
Fred Ethelridge: Hucb Manning
Michael O'Shea: Denys Hawthorne

: 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

: TIME FOR LAUGHTER

Records of humour in words and music
Introduced by ROBERT ROBINSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Robinson

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

ROSEMARIE WRIGHT (piano)
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, GEORGE HURST

Contributors

Piano: Rosemarie Wright
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: South-East News

: Road Report

The latest news of traffic In the South-East

: SPORTS SESSION

Introduced by GERALD SINSTADT
Produced by LESLIE FINCHAM

Contributors

Introduced By: Gerald Sinstadt
Produced By: Leslie Fincham

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

HARRY DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Guest artist, CHERRY LIND
Introduced by REX PALMER Master of Ceremonies, CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ERIC ARDEN
The dances: Military Twostep; Waltz; Lola Tango ; The fifth figure of the Lancers; Oriental Mazurka; Dream Saunter; Bradford Barn Dance; Heather Waltz
The songs: The second minuet; Burlington Bertie

Contributors

Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Produced By: Eric Arden
Unknown: Lola Tango
Unknown: Heather Waltz

: VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers
Victoria Elliott
Janet Coster
John Wakefield
Raimund Herincx
The George Mitchell Singers
The violin played by Ralph Holmes
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther
June Whitfield
Ronnie Barker
Drama from
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic OLIVER
Script by Carey Edwards
Bob Block and Gene Crowley
Produced by BILL GATES

Contributors

Introduced By: Vic Oliver
Singers: Victoria Elliott
Singers: Janet Coster
Unknown: John Wakefield
Unknown: Raimund Herincx
Singers: George Mitchell
Played By: Ralph Holmes
Unknown: Leslie Crowther
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Jack Hulbert
Leader: John Jezard
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Bob Block
Script By: Gene Crowley
Produced By: Bill Gates

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Hail Hero!

A reinterpretation of history by Mary Stocks adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
With David March as Nero
and Gudrun Ure, Richard Hurndall, Mary O'Farrell

Nero is known as the perfect type of blood-thirsty tyrant. In his day, republican sentiment made any emperor fair game, of whom duty required that the worst possible should be said. This play shows how well-intentioned actions might give rise. in a capital seething with gossip, to the kind of stories 'history' records.
Cast in order of speaking:
Nero's fiddle music composed by ALAN PAUL played by WILLIAM MILLER
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
See page 9

Contributors

Unknown: David March
Unknown: Nero Ure
Unknown: Cudrun Ure
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Composed By: Alan Paul
Played By: William Miller
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
The Empress Poppaea, the Divine Augusta: Gudrun Ure
Phaon, Nero's freedman and secretary: Andrew Sachs
Petronius, the Arbiter of Elegance: Richard Hurndall
Neanthe slave-girl: Jane Wenham
Sentry: Stephen Thorne
The Emperor Nero: David March
Locusta, the poisoner: Mary O'Farrell
Thessalus, Court physician: John Ruddock
Seneca, Nero's former tutor: Philip Leaver
Cleon, a Greek man of business: Timothy Harley
Tigellinus, commander of the Praetorian Guard: Hamlyn Benson
Slave-girl: Jo Manning Wilson
Slave-girl: Valerie Kirkbright
Slave-girl: Patricia Leventon
Player: Gordon Gardner
Player: Garard Green
Player: Glyn Dearman

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News and views on books from VERNON SCANNELL
ANTHONY SMITH RALEIGH TREVELYAN
BERNARD MALAMUD interviewed by DAVID LYTTON talks about his new collection of short stories, Idiots First and ELSPETH HUXLEY on Albert Schweitzer
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown: Vernon Scannell
Unknown: Anthony Smith
Unknown: Raleigh Trevelyan
Unknown: Bernard Malamud
Interviewed By: David Lytton
Interviewed By: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Albert Schweitzer
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

A Meditation , led by STANLEY PRITCHARD

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Tibor VARGA (violin)
CLIFTON HELLIWELL (piano)
Broadcast in August 1961 in the Third Programme

Contributors

Violin: Tibor Varga
Piano: Clifton Helliwell

: 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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