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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends, and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

,Friday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ON YOUR FARM

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Introduced by DAVID BUTLER f Produced by ANTHONY PARKIN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Butler
Produced By: Anthony Parkin

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

THE REV. KENNETH SLACK sums up the findings of the first British Conference on Faith and Order

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: SOUNDS TOPICAL

STEVE RACE reflects on some of the week's happenings
A Sound Archives production

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by JOHN CONNELL ; extracts read by JOHN SNAGGE

Contributors

Reviewed By: John Connell
Read By: John Snagge

: SOUTH-EAST SPECIAL

The Fur Trade
London has long been recognised as the leading fur trade capital of the world, and buyers from all countries attend the four seasonal sales at the auction houses off Skinners Lane. Many of them speak in this programme, together with merchants, brokers, auctioneers, and others concerned in an industry whose annual turnover exceeds fifty million pounds.
Written and produced by ROBERT POCOCK

Contributors

Produced By: Robert Pocock

: THE ROCKS REMAIN

by GAVIN MAXWELL abridged by Donald Bancroft read by GABRIEL WOOLF
Fifth of seven weekly instalments
Broadcast in January

Contributors

Unknown: Gavin Maxwell
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 61
Blest are the pure in heart
(BBC H.B. 318)
Psalm 145, vv. 1-13 St. John 6, vv. 27-40
Father, we thank thee who hast planted (BBC H.B. 201)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

THE ALBERT DELROY SEXTET

: AROUND EUROPE

Records of light orchestral music from the Continent
3: Spain

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
FRED Loads , BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL answer questions put to them by members of the Culcheth and District Horticultural Society, near Warrington
Last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

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

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

Introduced by BILL HARTLEY
In Defence of the Old Driver: by MAY HANKEY
Insurance of the Older Driver: by JOHN GASELEE , Editor of Insurance Record
New Fashions in Trim: by KENNETH GARRETT , Editor of Automobile Engineer
Red Cross in Action: BILL HARTLEY talks to voluntary helpers from roadside First Aid Posts
Friday's broadcast in the Third Network and The latest Road Traffic News

Contributors

Introduced By: Bill Hartley
Unknown: John Gaselee
Unknown: Kenneth Garrett
Talks: Bill Hartley

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by NAN WINTON and MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: THE KEN DODD SHOW

with Ken Dodd
DUNCAN MACRAE , JUDITH CHALMERS
WALLAS EATON , PERCY EDWARDS
PATRICIA HAYES , PETER HUDSON and VAL DOONICAN
BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA
Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conducted by MALCOLM LoCKYER
Script by Eddie Braben and Ken Dodd
Produced by BILL WORSLEY
Broadcast on May 24 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Ken Dodd
Unknown: Duncan MacRae
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Wallas Eaton
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Patricia Hayes
Unknown: Peter Hudson
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Script By: Eddie Braben
Script By: Ken Dodd
Produced By: Bill Worsley

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Russell Brockbank artist and cartoonist 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

Artist: Russell Brockbank
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Press Gang
A play for radio by Vian Smith with William Eedle
Barrie Ingham , Denys Graham
To Parnell, editor of the Provincial Herald, his job means power, whereas Willie Whittaker , a columnist, sees his as a vocation. The clash of their personalities reaches a crisis over Creedy, who had been Whittaker's teacher at his slum school.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPFL
Broadcast on January 8 In the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Vian Smith
Unknown: William Eedle
Unknown: Barrie Ingham
Unknown: Denys Graham
Unknown: Willie Whittaker
Produced By: William Glen-Doepfl
Switchboard girl: Petronella Barker
Willie Whittaker: William Eedle
Guy Parnell: Barrie Ingham
Secretary: Eva Haddon
Joe: Henry Stamper
Creedy: Denys Graham
Aunt Nance: Molly Rankin
Daventry: Peter O'Shaughnessy
Reekdale: Kevin Flood
Stella: Shirley Cooklin
Helen: Margaret Wolfit

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
An extended version of Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: CAUGHT IN THE ACT

MARCEL STELLMAN Introduces records of 'live' performances by some of the world's star artists

Contributors

Introduces: Marcel Stellman

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA
Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by BRYDEN THOMSON

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Bryden Thomson

: 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 with RANKEN BUSHBY
Introduced by REX PALMER
Master of Ceremonies, HOLLAND BROCKBANK
The dances: Rosetta Twostep; The Veleta; On Leave Foxtrot; Sunny Side Saunter; Classic Gavotte; Hesitation Waltz; Midnight Tango; Felice Foxtrot; Manhattan Blues
The songs: Shipmate o' Mine; Waiting for the Robert E. Lee

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Introduced By: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Holland Brockbank

: Starlight Hour

Introduced by Kenneth Horne
Singing Stars
Kenneth Macdonald
Katinka Seiner
The George Mitchell Singers
Radio Debut
Maureen Keetch
Celebrity Pianist Valerie Tryon
The World of Comedy
Kenneth Connor
June Whitfield
Ronnie Barker
Special Guest Star Moira Lister
with the BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conducted by MALCOLM LOCKYER
Script by Carey Edwards and Bob Block
Produced by BILL GATES
Kenneth Macdonald broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; Kenneth Connor is in 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum' at the Strand Theatre, London

Contributors

Introduced By: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: Maureen Keetch
Pianist: Valerie Tryon
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Moira Lister
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Malcolm Lockyer
Script By: Carey Edwards
Script By: Bob Block
Produced By: Bill Gates
Produced By: Kenneth MacDonald
Unknown: Kenneth Connor

: SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Black Plumes by Margery Allingham adapted for radio by FELIX FELTON ? and SUSAN ASHMAN
Harjorie Westbury as Gabrielle Ivory with Patrick Barr and Duncan Mclntyre
Meyrick Ivory goes abroad and leaves his son-in-law, Robert, in charge of his art gallery. Robert is murdered in mysterious circumstances and suspicion falls upon a number of people.
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
A new production of the play originally broadcast on April 7, 1956

Contributors

Unknown: Margery Allingham
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Susan Ashman
Unknown: Harjorie Westbury
Unknown: Gabrielle Ivory
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Duncan McLntyre
Unknown: Meyrick Ivory
Produced By: Audrey Cameron
Gabrielle Ivory: Marjorie Westbury
Frances Ivory: MomcA Grey
Miss Dorset: Betty Hardy
David Field: John Pullen
Robert Madrigal: Godfrey Kenton
Henry Lucar: David March
Norris: Timothy Harley
Phillida Madrigal: Mary Wimbush
Dorothea: Ella Milne
Divisional Detective InspectorBridie: Duncan McIntyre
' Dolly ' Godolphin: Patrick Barr
P C Randall: Arthur Lawrence
P C Withers: Hamlyn Benson
Doctor: Glyn Dearman
Meyrick: Ivory Normanclaridge

: THE NEWS

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

News and views on books from EDWARD BLISHEN
MAURICE CRANSTON and DESMOND MORRIS
JOHN WAIN in conversation with LIONEL HALE about The Living World of Shakespeare and C. V. WEDGWOOD on The Tragedy of Charles I
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen
Unknown: Maurice Cranston
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: John Wain
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers
Conducted by THE REV. ADRIAN CAREY

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Adrian Carey

: NEWS SUMMARY

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schumann
Intermezzi, Op. 4
11.21* Three Fantasy Pieces,
Op. Ill
11.32' Arabeske in C major.
Op. 18
† played by ESTHER FISHER (piano)
Eleventh of a series of twelve weekly programmes of Schumann piano music

Contributors

Piano: Esther Fisher

: Closedown









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