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Listings

: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Monday's 7.50 talk

: 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

Motives
Talks by THE REV. JOHN HUXTABLE
2: Everyone else does it

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Huxtable

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: BOOTHROYD AT BAY

J. B. BOOTHROYD on The Difficulty of Avoiding Difficulties
2: V.I. P. Treatment with DORIT WELLES and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Broadcast on April 9

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd
Unknown: Dorit Welles
Produced By: John Bridges

: THE STORYTELLER

† JAMES McMANUS reads
Man in a Pub by ROBERT HARBINSON
' I know what I'm talking about. There's nothing you can tell me about panto in the Midlands.'

Contributors

Unknown: James McManus
Unknown: Robert Harbinson

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Bach
Excerpts from the St John Passion sung by AGNES GIEBEL , MARGA HÖFFGEN ERNST HAEFLIGER and HANS-OLAF HUDEMANN with the CHOIR OF ST. THOMAS' CHURCH and the LEIPZIG GEWANDHAUS ORCHESTRA
Conductor, GÜNTHER RAMIN on gramophone records

Contributors

Sung By: Agnes Giebel
Unknown: Nther Ramin

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 4
Come, ye faithful, raise the strain (BBC H.B. 102)
Psalm 19, vv. 1-11 Acts 27, vv. 14-26
Guide me, 0 thou great
Redeemer (BBC H.B. 140)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

STAN REYNOLDS AND HIS OCTET

Contributors

Unknown: Stan Reynolds

: STUDIO PORTRAIT

WATSON FORBES introduces
The Aeolian String Quartet Sydney Humphreys (violin) Raymond Keenlyside (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello) who play
Beethoven
String Quartet in F minor, Op.
95
Second of six programmes by and about British String Quartets
Colin Sauer introduces the Dartington String Quartet

Contributors

Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson
Unknown: Colin Sauer

: MONEY FOR A NEW ROPE

A play for radio by Michael Milne
Bill Foster is enjoying his lunch-time drink when it is knocked over by a stranger. Is this an accident or is it the start of something sinister?
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Milne
Unknown: Bill Foster
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Bill Foster: Frank Partington
Steve Carter: Alan Haines
Barman: Timothy Harley
Ronnie Steeple: Malcolm Hayes
Mike Lewis: John Boxer
Detective-Inspector Parrott: Patrick Barr
Detective-Sergeant Harris: Eric Anderson
Constable Miller: John Baker
Mr Bloom: Gabriel Woolf
Joe Greggs: Peter O'Shaughnessy
MacGregor: Fraser Kerr

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by ARWEL HUGHES

Contributors

Conducted By: Arwel Hughes

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TAKE IT FROM HERE

Jimmy Edwards , Dick Bentley and June Whitfield with WALLAS EATON
THE KEYNOTES
BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA
Conductor, HARRY RABINOWITZ Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
Broadcast on March 27, 1957, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Edwards
Unknown: Dick Bentley
Unknown: June Whitfield
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz
Script By: Frank Muir
Script By: Denis Norden
Produced By: Charles Maxwell

: CHILDREN TALKING

HAROLD WILLIAMSON talks to gypsy children at Appleby Horse Fair, Cumberland

Contributors

Talks: Harold Williamson

: CHILDREN SINGING

' What will a child learn sooner than a song? ' Pope
CROSS FLATTS PARK
JUNIOR GIRLS SCHOOL CHOIR
Conductor, WINIFRED MOSELEY
DEARNSIDE GIRLS
SECONDARY SCHOOL CHOIR
Conductor, BARBARA SENIOR
LAWNSWOOD HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR Conductor, AGNES CLAYTON
PRESTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL CHOIR Conductor, BRIAN CRYER

Contributors

Conductor: Winifred Moseley
Conductor: Agnes Clayton
Conductor: Brian Cryer

: SONGS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

This week: England
† sung by CYNTHIA GLOVER (soprano) with THE JAMES MOODY ENSEMBLE

Contributors

Soprano: Cynthia Glover

: PABLO CASALS

cello records including music by Bach, Boccherini and Granados

: HOWARDS END

by E. M. Forster
Episode 5
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: E. M. Forster
Produced By: William Glen-Doepel

: L.P. PARADE

A sound guide to the latest long-playing records of popular music
Introduced by Roy BRADFORD

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Bradford

: LISTENERS ANSWER BACK

Death on the Roads
LORD CHESHAM
Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Transport answers questions and comments from an invited audience in the North End County Secondary School, Eastleigh, Hampshire
Chairman, BILL GRUNDY
Produced by ANTHONY MONCRIEFF
Last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme
Shops-Lower Prices or Personal Servicef with 0. B. Miller , Chairman, John Lewis Partnership , from Canterbury

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Grundy
Produced By: Anthony Moncrieff
Unknown: B. Miller
Unknown: John Lewis Partnership

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Your Letters
Singing for Pleasure: South-
WARK OLD PEOPLE'S Choir
Silver Lining: ' To love and to cherish '-the second of three talks on marriage, by THE REV. HUGH JONES
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: NATURE PARLIAMENT

Your questions answered by MAXWELL KNIGHT
ERIC ENNION
GWYNNE VEVERS
Chairman, DEREK MCCULLOCH (Uncle Mac)
Questions should be sent to: Nature Parliament. BBC. Broadcasting House. Bristol 8

Contributors

Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Eric Ennion
Unknown: Derek McCulloch

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

News, comment controversy and character from town and country

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Get there with PETER MARTIN and the BBC WEST OF ENGLAND PLAYERS Leader, William Reid

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Martin
Leader: William Reid

: LAWRENCE TIBBETT

Records of the celebrated American baritone
Introduced by IAN WALLACE

Contributors

Introduced By: Ian Wallace

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by JOHN LADE BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, GEORGE HURST
Before an invited audience in the Memorial Hall, Northwich introduced by Robert Irwin. Derek Collier (violin); BBC Welsh Orchestra, conductor Rae Jenkins

Contributors

Introduced By: John Lade
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst
Introduced By: Robert Irwin.
Violin: Derek Collier
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA Winn. JOY
ADAMSON JACK TRAIN, RICHARD DIMBLEBY KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by Humphrey BARCLAY
Last Thursday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Jack
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Humphrey Barclay

: LE QUATORZE JUILLET

Records in a holiday mood from France
Introduced by LILIAN DUFF

Contributors

Introduced By: Lilian Duff

: SUNDAY, THE FIRST OF MAY

by Rhys Adrian
The first of a series of seven plays specially commissioned for radio with Raymond Huntley as the Elder Man and John Wood as the Younger Man
A young man trespasses into an old man's garden. At the end of their meeting they are convinced that they have been able to help each other.
Produced by JOHN TYDEMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Rhys Adrian
Unknown: Raymond Huntley
Unknown: John Wood
Produced By: John Tydeman

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: LISTENING POST

KENNETH KENDALL introduces a new programme specially de signed to reflect listeners' comments on current issues
Correspondents are invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.l

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

David Copperfield : The Final Phase from David Copperfield by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft read by GARY WATSON
Second of twenty instalments

Contributors

Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gary Watson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

MICHAEL DAVIS (violin)
PAUL HAMBURGER (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Michael Davis

: 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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