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: 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 David BROWN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Brown

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Perplexity and Faith
Talks by The REv. JOHN GIBBS
2: On sure ground

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Gibbs

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: ACROSS THE YEARS

PAUL MARTIN looks back on 1944 A Sound Archives production

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Martin

: THE NEWS

: BOOTHROYD AT BAY

J. B. BOOTHROYD on The Difficulty of Avoiding Difficulties
7: Among the Girls with DORIT WELLES and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by John Bridges
Broadcast on May 14

Contributors

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

: THE STORYTELLER

KEVIN FLOOD reads
The Flying Dutchman by ROBERT HARBINSON
' I found myself in a tourist four-berth cabin. There was a Dutch planter and another man whom I thought was French. Mr. SchellinK. the Dutchman, was a sad and resigned man ...

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Harbinson

: THIS WEEK'S COMPOSER

Handel
Records of two of his anthems for the coronation of King George II

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 4
Let all the world in every corner sing (BBC H.B. 275)
Psalm 19, vv. 1-11
1 Thessalonians 1, vv. 1-10
The Lord is King! lift up thy voice (BBC H.B. 26)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

played by LEW STONE AND HIS SEXTET

Contributors

Played By: Lew Stone

: MOZART

Clarinet Quintet in A major
(K.581) played by THE Melos ENSEMBLE
Gervase de Peyer (clarinet) Emanuel Hurwitz (violin) Ivor McMahon (violin) Cecil Aronowitz (viola) Terence Weil (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Violin: Ivor McMahon
Viola: Cecil Aronowitz
Cello: Terence Weil

: THE WOOING OF JONAS JAMES

A light comedy by Henry Williams
Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Comedy By: Henry Williams
Produced By: David Davis
Jonas: Denys Graham
Lloyd: Stephen Jack
Marion: Sally Adams
Mrs Evans: Mary Wimbush
Gideon: Basil Jones

: CONCERT HOUR

DAPHNE SPOTTISWOODE (piano)
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by

Contributors

Piano: Daphne Spottiswoode
Leader: Arthur Leavins

: 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 April 16, 1958, 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

: LONDON v. DUBLIN QUIZ

Last of four contests
London:
MICHAEL AYRTON , BARRY CARMAN
Quiz-Master,
LIONEL HALE : Dublin
BENEDICT KIELY , NOEL PEART
Quiz-Master, PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Benedict Kiely
Unknown: Noel Peart
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: SONGS OF THE BRITISH ISLES

This week: England
Sung by EDWARD DARLING with THE JAMES MOODY Ensemble

Contributors

Sung By: Edward Darling

: HENRYK SZERYNG

violin with CHARLES REINER (piano) plays music by Vitali Schumann and Wieniawski on a gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Charles Reiner
Music By: Vitali Schumann

: HOWARDS END

by E. M. FORSTER adapted for broadcasting in thirteen episodes by LANCE SIEVEKING
Episode 10
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

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

: LOHENGRIN

Scenes from Wagner's opera with ELISABETH GRUMMER as Elsa
CHRISTA LUDWIG as Ortrud
JESS THOMAS as Lohengrin DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU as Telramund
VIENNA STATE OPERA CHORUS
VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Conducted by RUDOLF KEMPE on gramophone records
Introduced by CEDRIC WALLIS

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Grummer
Unknown: Christa Ludwig
Unknown: Jess Thomas
Conducted By: Rudolf Kempe
Introduced By: Cedric Wallis

: SUCH SWEET THUNDER

by DAVID HUTCHINSON
A programme on the universality of Shakespeare, with recordings of Shakespeare performances in twenty-one different languages
Narrator, ROLF LEFEBVRE
Produced by BARBARA KENDRICK
Broadcast in the BBC European
English Service on April 22

Contributors

Unknown: David Hutchinson
Narrator: Rolf Lefebvre
Produced By: Barbara Kendrick

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Your letters
Silver lining: ELISABETH CHURCH talking about creative gifts
A chance of a home:
DEREK PARKER describes how housing associations can help to relieve the accommodation problems of older people
My Uncle Jim: by TOM SKILLEN
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Tom Skillen
Introduced By: Steve Race

: SHIPS AND THE SEA

A programme about ships, old and new, sailors and shipping men, and the sea which is their life
Introduced by SIR IVAN THOMPSON
Produced by TREVOR HILL

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Ivan Thompson
Produced By: Trevor Hill

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today-news, comment, controversy

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

played for you by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN , JOY ADAMSON
JACK TRAIN , RIRCHARD DIMBLEBY
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by HUMPHREY BARCLAY
1 Last Thursday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Rirchard Dimbleby
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Humphrey Barclay

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

WALTER TRAMPLER (viola d'amore)
BARRY TUCKWELL (horn)
BBC CHORUS
LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Erich Gruenberg
Conducted by BASIL CAMERON
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Part 1

Contributors

Viola: Walter Trampler
Horn: Barry Tuckwell
Leader: Erich Gruenberg
Conducted By: Basil Cameron

: * The Interval KING-HALL REMEMBERS

Six autobiographical talks by a man who has been a naval officer, author, parliamentarian. broadcaster, play-wright, and always independent in his opinions
3: The Beaver and the Admirals
COMMANDER SIR STEPHEN KING -HALL recalls working with Lord Beaverbrook in the wartime Ministry of Aircraft Production, subject to an hour's notice on either side
August 25: Wartime visit to Russia

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Stephen King

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News

: LISTENING POST

JOHN ELLISON introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on current issues '
Correspondents are Invtted to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.l

Contributors

Introduces: John Ellison

: COUNTRY LIFE

in Yorkshire sixty years ago recalled by JACK FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH
From the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Recalled By: Jack Fairfax-Blakeborough

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Cat Among the Pigeons by AGATHA CHRISTIE abridged by Neville Teller read by JOHN WESTBROOK
Seventh of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by PETER MOUNTAIN (violin) and ANGELA DALE (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Peter Mountain
Piano: Angela Dale

: Closedown









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