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: Farm Bulletin

News and market trends

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Thursday'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

From a reporter's notebook
Talks by IAN GREGORY
5: You get used to it

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Gregory

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THEATRE CALL

HECTOR STEWART introduces stories and memories from stage and screen
A Sound Archive production

Contributors

Introduces: Hector Stewart

: THE NEWS

: A COOL LOOK ROUND

at people and events that have enraged, bored, amused, or captivated you this past week
1 Produced by the Radio Newsreel Production Team

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Tchaikovsky
Records of scenes from his opera Eugene Onegin

Contributors

Unknown: Eugene Onegin

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 99
The Son of God goes forth to war (BBC H.B. 235)
Psalm 46
Hosea 4, vv. 1-10
Ye servants of the Lord (BBC
H.B. 372)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Ian Stewart
AND HIS QUARTET

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: MUSIC IN THE SUN

Tunes for a summer day
Introduced by MARCELLE MANOU with the » Metropole ORCHESTRA
Conducted by DOLF van DER LINDEN and round-the-world recordings
Produced by ALEX HENDERSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Marcelle Manou
Conducted By: Dolf van Der Linden
Produced By: Alex Henderson

: BACKGROUND TO INDIA

Six programmes, first broadcast before the death of Mr. Nehru, about some of the problems facing contemporary India
6: The Political Scene by W. H. Morris-Jones
Professor of Political Theory and Institutions,
University of Durham Illustrated by recordings made in India during 1963
Produced by GORDON CROTON
Broadcast on February 4 in the Third Network followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Morris-Jones
Produced By: Gordon Croton

: A DAY OUT OF SCHOOL

CYRIL HUGHES describes the educational visit that he and some of his boys paid to a local county cricket match

Contributors

Unknown: Cyril Hughes

: MID-DAY BALLET

Excerpts from
The Lady and the Foot (Verdi, arr. Mackerras)
The Two Pigeons (Messager) and Pineapple Poll
(Sullivan, arr. Mackerras) on gramophone records

: Announcements

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: WITHOUT A SONG

but with melodies from all parts of the world on gramophone records

: MELODY ON STRINGS

THE ALBANY STRINGS
Directed by REG PURSGLOVE

Contributors

Directed By: Reg Pursglove

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by MICHAEL STEYN

Contributors

Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Michael Steyn

: FIRST TRIP

Brian HUNGERFORD recalls his first trip as a cattle drover in New South Wales ' It's great to be in the saddle, in the bush you love with a passion. and you're thirteen.'

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Hungerford

: RETURN TO BEL CANTO

Records of operatic music by Auber, Rossini, Donizetti, and Verdi
The singers:
Joan SUTHERLAND MARILYN Horne RICHARD CONRAD with the LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RICHARD BONYNGE

Contributors

Singers: Joan Sutherland
Singers: Marilyn Horne
Unknown: Richard Conrad
Conducted By: Richard Bonynge

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Green Fingers: PERCY THROWER visits Miss M. DUNN in her garden in Shrewsbury
Adventure with purpose:
WENDY COOPER finds out about the exciting story of Youth Voluntary Service
Songs from the Cotswolds:
BOB ARNOLD talks about his home and sings some local songs, accompanied by DANNY SPIRE i- Custodian of the Major Oak:
MICHAEL GILLIAM talks to MRS. Louie MEAKIN about her unusual job
Introduced by DAVID STEVENS
From the Midlands

Contributors

Unknown: Miss M. Dunn
Unknown: Wendy Cooper
Talks: Bob Arnold
Accompanied By: Danny Spire
Talks: Michael Gilliam
Introduced By: David Stevens

: THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

by Alexandre Dumas adapted in thirteen parts by Eric Ewens with Gabriel Woolf as Edmond Dantes
6: The Challenge
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Eric Ewens
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Mercedes: Mary Wimbush
Haidee: June Tobin
Fernand: Frank Duncan
Danglars: Ronald Baddiley
Madame Danglars: Gwen Day Burroughs
Eugenie Danglars: Carol Marsh
Jacopo: Charles Leno
Albert de Morcerf: Nigel Anthony
Lucien Debray: John Glen
Monsieur Beauchamp: Peter Bartlett

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today-news, road report, sport. comment, controversy

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

BBC NORTHERN IRELAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader. David Adams
Conductor, DAVID CURRY

Contributors

Leader: David Adams

: BLACKPOOL NIGHT

JACK WATSON introduces the stars who are Beside the Seaside with the BBC NORTHERN Dance Orchestra Conductor, BERNARD HERRMANN
Produced by JAMES CASEY
Part of last Sunday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Introduces: Jack Watson
Conductor: Bernard Herrmann
Produced By: James Casey

: * The Interval KING-HALL REMEMBERS

Six autobiographical talks by a man who has been a naval officer, author, parliamentarian. broadcaster, playwright, and always independent in his opinions
2: Mediterranean meanderings
COMMANDER SIR STEPHEN KING -HALL recalls his years as Principal Intelligence Officer of the Mediterranean Fleet. He talks about a car-sick girl and explains how a midshipman got unusual leave

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Stephen King

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2

: LIONS DON'T SMOKE

A short story by CHARLES LYNAM
Read by HUGH BURDEN
A circus story-with the moral. Perhaps, don'monkey with the lions.

Contributors

Story By: Charles Lynam
Read By: Hugh Burden

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News

: NEWS-STAND

How the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street are analysed by ROBERT Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Robinson

: FRENCH FOLK SONGS

Songs of the Auvergne arranged by Canteloube and sung by NETANIA DAVRATH (soprano) with Orchestra conducted by PIERRE DE LA ROCHE on a gramophone record

Contributors

Arranged By: Canteloube
Sung By: Netania Davrath
Conducted By: Pierre De La Roche

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Cat Among the Pigeons by AGATHA CHRISTIE abridged by Neville Teller read by JOHN WESTBROOK
Fifth of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Agatha Christie
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: John Westbrook

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Sonata in C minor, Op. 30
No. 2 played by ELI GOREN (violin)
DOREEN STANFIELD (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Eli Goren
Piano: Doreen Stanfield

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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