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Listings

: FARM BULLETIN

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Wednesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: The News

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by DAVID BROWN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Brown

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Enjoying It All
Talks by NORMAN NICHOLSON
4: The Seasons

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Nicholson

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: The News

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: A Slice of Life

Some personal opinions mixed with music
This week: Those Good Old Days
Introduced by Brian Matthew
with Arthur Rigby, Major Christopher Draper, Malcolm Muggeridge, Jack Le Vien, Jessie Matthews
(Broadcast on April 25)

Contributors

Presenter: Brian Matthew
Speaker: Arthur Rigby
Speaker: Major Christopher Draper
Speaker: Malcolm Muggeridge
Speaker: Jack Le Vien
Speaker: Jessie Matthews
Written and produced by: David Carter

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Purcell
Excerpts from The Fairy Queen and Dido and Aeneas on gramophone records

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 54
Immortal, invisible, God only wise (BBC H.B. 10)
Psalm 25, vv. 1-10
Colossians 1, vv. 11-23
How lovely are thy dwellings fair (BBC H.B. 458)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

LEW STONE AND HIS SEXTET

: SING US THE OLD SONGS

A programme of old favourites sung by GEORGE WALSH (bass) with RUBY TAYLOR (piano)
DUDLEY SAVAGE (organ) and a chorus from the BRISTOL MUSICAL COMEDY CLUB
Chorus Master, STEPHEN SHELDON
Introduced by DUDLEY SAVAGE

Contributors

Bass: George Walsh
Chorus Master: Stephen Sheldon
Introduced By: Dudley Savage

: THE NATURALIST

Bottom Ten
Extinction threatens many animals in the world. PETER SCOTT calls up Norway, Kenya, India, Japan, New Zealand, and the U.S.A. to find out how ten of the rarest species are surviving
Produced by RICHARD BROCK
Broadcast on April 19

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Scott
Produced By: Richard Brock

: CRICKET

The Carling
Single-Wicket Trophy
First day
Commentary by BRIAN JOHNSTON from Lord's
This is a Single-Wicket Knockout Competition between individual players who bat and bowl against each other and are given the assistance of a first class wicket-keeper and nine fieldsmen. This competition was a tremendous success at Scarborough last year where the winner was Somerset all-rounder Ken Palmer.
Among those competing are:
Ken Palmer , Brian Close , Fred Titmus. Peter Parfitt , Trevor Bailey

Contributors

Commentary By: Brian Johnston
Unknown: Ken Palmer.
Unknown: Ken Palmer
Unknown: Brian Close
Unknown: Fred Titmus.
Unknown: Peter Parfitt
Unknown: Trevor Bailey

: CONCERT HOUR

THOMAS RAJNA (piano)
BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA Leader, Trevor Williams
Conductor, NORMAN DEL MAR

Contributors

Leader: Trevor Williams
Conductor: Norman Del Mar

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN, Joy ADAMSON
JACK TRAIN, RICHARD DIMBLEBY
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by HUMPHREY BARCLAY
Repeated on Tuesday, 7.0 p.m.

Contributors

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

: ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND

by Lewis Carroll adapted in four parts by MOLLIE HARDWICK
Music written by ALAN PAUL played by HAROLD SMART (organ) ALAN PAUL (piano) with Prunella Scales as Alice
Other parts: Wilfred Babbage Eric Anderson
Joan Hickson , Stephen Jack
Ivan Samson , Geoffrey Wincott Narrated and produced by DAVID DAVIS
4: Curiouser and Curiouser
Broadcast on June 18. 1962

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Written By: Alan Paul
Played By: Harold Smart
Piano: Alan Paul
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Unknown: Eric Anderson
Unknown: Joan Hickson
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Produced By: David Davis

: MUSICAL ENCOUNTER

Brahms and Schumann
In 1853 Brahms, who was then twenty, was introduced by Joseph Joachim to Schumann. Some of the music that resulted from this meeting can be heard in this programme.
HUGH BEAN and DAVID PARKHOUSE play movements from
F. A. E. Sonata for violin and piano, jointly composed by Albert Dietrich , Schumann, and Brahms
WINIFRED DAVEY and JOSEPHINE LEE play
Variations on a theme of Schumann, for piano duet, by Brahms

Contributors

Introduced By: Joseph Joachim
Introduced By: David Parkhouse
Composed By: Albert Dietrich
Unknown: Winifred Davey
Unknown: Josephine Lee

: THE CRITICS

Last Sunday's broadcast

: A World of Sound

from the BBC Sound Archives
The Circus
EDWARD CAST brings you all the colour and thrills of circus life in sound and voice
Produced by PATIENCE BUNTING

Contributors

Produced By: Patience Bunting

: CRICKET

The Carling
Single-Wicket Trophy
Further commentary

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine with older listeners specially in mind, including
You asked us to play .... record requests
This week's bargain offer:
GORDON SNELL enquires how the older shopper reacts to the different shopping methods at the supermarket and the smaller grocer
Turning points; . 8—RUSKIN
SPEAR, R.A., talks to JOHN ELLISON

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Snell
Unknown: John Ellison

: BROTHER DUSTY-FEET

A chronicle of the road by ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF adapted in six parts by NAN MACDONALD
So it was a joyous Christmas after all. Argos's paw mended beautifully, and towards winter's end. Master Pennifeather and the Company strolled down through the Kentish orchards on their way to the coast
4: In the Stocks
Continued tn next column
Other parts played by Geoffrey Banks , Robert Wallace Jack Woolgar , John Blain
Incidental music composed by Thomas B. Pitfield and played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra
Conducted by John Hopkins
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Sutcliff
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Played By: Geoffrey Banks
Played By: Robert Wallace
Played By: Jack Woolgar
Played By: John Blain
Composed By: Thomas B. Pitfield
Conducted By: John Hopkins
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Storyteller: Deryck Guyler
Hugh Copplestone: John Thornley
Tobias Pennifeather: David Mahlowe
Jonathan Whiteleafe: Ronald Baddiley
Jasper Nye: Basil Jones
Benjamin Bunsell: Frank Poynter
Nicholas Bodkyn: Bruce Bould
Mr Trumpington: Norman Shelley
The Fine Gentleman: Ronald Harvi

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

News, comment, controversy and character from town and country

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

SIDNEY BRIGHT AND HIS Music

: MUSIC FROM SCARBOROUGH

Max Jaffa introduces and conducts THE SPA ORCHESTRA with JACK BYFIELD at the piano
From the Spa Grand Hall
Max Jaffa broadcasts by permission of Scarborough Corporation

Contributors

Introduces: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Jack Byfield

: THE MEMBER FOR WOODFORD

A programme to mark the imminent retirement of The Rt. Hon.
Sir Winston Churchill K.C., O.M., C.H., M.P. from the House of Commons after more than sixty years' service
Among those taking part are
LORD KILMUIR
LORD CHANDOS
THE RT. HON.
EMANUEL SHINWELL , M.P.
JENNIE LEE , M.P.
CHRISTOPHER CHATAWAY. M.P.
LADY VIOLET BONHAM CARTER , d.b.e.
Programme written and narrated by MAURICE EDELMAN , M.P.
Repeated on Monday at 1.40
See page «

Contributors

Unknown: Lord Kilmuir
Unknown: Emanuel Shinwell
Unknown: Jennie Lee
Unknown: Christopher Chataway.
Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Unknown: Maurice Edelman

: A LONG WAY OUT

by COLIN WILLS
The return of a native to Australia after twenty-five years: Colin Wills has brought back from his short visit some very personal impressions of continuity in change.

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Wills
Unknown: Colin Wills

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by FELIX FELTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Felix Felton

: EUROPEAN LIGHT MUSIC

Recordings from the Munich Festival
October 1963
Including contributions front DANISH STATE RADIO
FINNISH BROADCASTING COMPANY
SWEDISH
BROADCASTING CORPORATION made available by courtesy of the Bavarian Broadcasting Service

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: LISTENING POST

KENNETH KENDALL introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on current issues

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
Fourteenth of twenty instalments

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

ANDRE NAVARRA (cello)
JEANNE-MARIE DARRE (piano)
EDWARD VITO (harp)
Introduction and Polonaise brillante for cello and piano (Chopin)
11.25' Impromptu for harp
(Fauré)
11.32' Grand Duo Concertante on themes from Meyerbeer's Robert le Diable , for cello and piano (Chopin) on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Le Diable

: Closedown









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