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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. Joyce

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JOHN Timpson

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

The Book for All Seasons
People from different walks of life have been reading it
1: A parson and his wife
THE REV. WERNER PELZ and MRS. PELZ

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Werner Pelz

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present
ROBERT TURLEY considers some town manners and country customs
A Sound Archives production

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Turley

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

ANTONY HOPKINS discusses a work or theme of current interest
Sunday's broadcast in the Music Programme followed by an interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

7: Settling Down at Work
Written and introduced by RONALD SMURTHWAITE

Contributors

Introduced By: Ronald Smurthwaite

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 29
For those we love within the veil (BBC H.B. 243)
Canticle 8
1 Corinthians 15, vv. 35-38,
50-58
Think, 0 Lord, in mercy (BBC
H.B. 449)

: FOR SCHOOLS LA VIE POLITIQUE EN FRANCE

Talk by ROBERT MENGIN
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Talk By: Robert Mengin

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
The Bay of Biscay Fire down below
The twelve days of Christmas

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: FOR TECHNICAL COLLEGES PEOPLE, MONEY, AND INDUSTRY

A series of ten programmes for older students
GEOFFREY STUTTARD , with the help of those who work in it, looks at some of the characteristics and problems of British Industry
6: Industrial Relations-Your Questions Answered
Broadcast on February 18 in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Stuttard

: FOR SCHOOLS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Second of two talks by ROGER NORTH on the incidental music by Mendelssohn to Shakespeare's play
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: Roger North
Music By: Mendelssohn

: CONCERT HOUR

BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, RAE JENKINS
Overture: Doctor Miracle...Bizet
12.8* Divertimento for string orchestra..................William Mathias
12.21* Symphony No. 39, in E flat major (K.543)... Mozart

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: William Mathias

: BRITISH LEGION'S HAIG FUND

Sir FREDERICK LISTER , C.B.E., the first National Chairman of the Legion, talks about the work of the Fund

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Frederick Lister

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Sir Harry Brittain , K.B.E. discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman Repeated on Saturday at 1.40

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Harry Brittain
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' Gregory Goat and the old duck by MOLLY SOLE

Contributors

Unknown: Gregory Goat

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

The Merchant Adventurers' Hall of York by CAMERON MILLER
The second of four programmes about Yorkshire

Contributors

Unknown: Cameron Miller

: MUSIC BOX

by GORDON REYNOLDS

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Reynolds

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

Tea and Entertainment from Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee

Contributors

Unknown: Laurie Lee

: MUSIC. MOVEMENT, AND MIME

for the nine to eleven year olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A Second Start

Children at School
A weekly guide to research in education for women who might return to or enter teaching
Five talks on ability by PETER MITTLER
Lecturer in Psychology, Birkbeck College,
University of London
5: Measuring Intelligence

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Mittler

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Dolphin and the Swan
Adapted for radio by Lionel Hale from his stage play
Bring Up the Rainbow
Produced by KEITH WILLIAMS
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Hale
Produced By: Keith Williams

: Home This Afternoon

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
The Sooty Story: Harry Corbett tells Trevor Hill more about his life as a puppeteer
For Your Library List: Edward Blishen looks at a new series of large print books and talks to Frederick Thorpe who started them.
Edwardian Schooldays: Alan Paget recalls days at a 'Preparatory School for the Sons of Gentlemen'
You asked us to play... record requests
Introduced by Ken Sykora

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Corbett
Unknown: Trevor Hillmore
Unknown: Frederick Thorpe
Unknown: Alan Paget
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: MUSIC CLUB

A weekly meeting with young musicians
Recordings made at a public concert given by the NATIONAL YOUTH BRASS BAND OF SCOTLAND
Conductor, BRYDEN THOMSON
Trios by, three composers Mozart, Brahms, and Bach sung by JANIS McARTHUR
HELEN HANNAN , LINDSAY WATT
Introduced by IAN WISHART

Contributors

Sung By: Janis McArthur
Sung By: Helen Hannan
Sung By: Lindsay Watt
Introduced By: Ian Wishart

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today-news, comment, controversy

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Scottish Dance Music played by the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA Leader, Dennis McConnell
Conductor, JACK LEON with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Leader: Dennis McConnell
Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: THE PASSING OF THE REGIMENTS

Regimental marches and music past and present played by the BAND OF THE ROYAL MILITARY SCHOOL OF Music
(by permission of the Commandant) conducted by LT.-COL. BASIL H. BROWN , M.B.E.
Introduced by FRANK PHILLIPS

Contributors

Conducted By: Lt.-Col. Basil H. Brown
Introduced By: Frank Phillips

: RING UP THE CURTAIN

VILEM TAUSKY conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins in highlights from operetta, opera, and ballet with PATRICIA CLARK (soprano)
JOHN MITCHINSON (tenor)
THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS
Programme introduced by DAVID BROWN
Produced by ALAN ABBOTT

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Soprano: Patricia Clark
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: David Brown
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: NIGHT SEASON

by Kenneth Hill
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH in the BBC Midland studios See page 30

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Hill
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Mary-Mary: Eileen Barry
Alice: Isabel Rennie
Cindy: Chrys Salt
Our Mom: Eileen Baxter
Roy the Rebel: Ken Jonnart
Peter: Paul Harman
Harry Brook: John Flint

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
JOHN THOMPSON introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on current issues
Correspondents are invited to write to Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London, W.I.

Contributors

Introduces: John Thompson

: FOR ALL SOULS

A celebration talk by NINA EPTON based on the festivals she shared in Bali, Galicia, and especially in Japan

Contributors

Talk By: Nina Epton

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The River of Diamonds by GEOFFREY JENKINS abridged by Donald Bancroft read by DEREK HART
Sixth of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Jenkins
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Derek Hart

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Sonata in G minor, Op. 5 No. played by MSTISLAV ROSTROPOVICH (cello)
SVIATOSLAV RICHTER (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Mstislav Rostropovich
Piano: Sviatoslav Richter

: Closedown









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