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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends, and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Tuesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Sending Bibles all over the world
Speaker, NORMAN BRATT

Contributors

Unknown: Norman Bratt

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: THE COLD AND THE HOT OF IT

by A. LAWRIE
The story of a fridge and a water heater for the British Vice-Consul in Harar, Ethiopia.

Contributors

Unknown: A. Lawrie

: MUSIC FOR OBOE AND VOICE

ESME LEWIS (soprano)
PHILIP JONES (oboe)
MARY KENDALL (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Mary Kendall

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

1 Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated on Friday at 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 64 Thy kingdom come, 0 God
(BBC H.B. 27)
Canticle 2
Isaiah 40, vv. 18-31
Hast thou not known, hast thou not heard (BBC H.B. 491)

: FOR SCHOOLS LE JOUR DU GRAND MATCH

Written by Michel Faure
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Written By: Michel Faure

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS LIVING ON EARTH

2: Why don'we fall off the Earth? by HARRY ARMSTRONG
Junior Science series

: MUSIC WORKSHOP

Final rehearsal for the end of teim concert, and revision of all songs taught this term with their ostinati
Written by William Murphy

Contributors

Written By: William Murphy

: THE LAND

3: Helping the Farmer
Written by Hugh Barrett
The Modern World series

Contributors

Written By: Hugh Barrett

: BARN DANCE

Roll back the carpet and join in the fun with JACK ARMSTRONG
AND his BARNSTORMERS
CHRISTINA SHORT
ALEX GLASGOW
From St. Cuthbert's Hall, Blyth, Northumberland
Produced by RICHARD KELLY

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Armstrong
Produced By: Richard Kelly

: GREAT CONDUCTORS

Ferenc Fricsay
Overture: The Italian Girl in Algiers (Rossini)
BERLIN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
12.39* Dances from Galanta
(Kodaly)
BERLIN RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Ferenc Fricsay

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's panel game
Last Friday's broadcast followed by an interlude

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: 'Jacko the Monkey and the Balls of Wool ' by JEAN SUTCLIFFE

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: FOR SCHOOLS PREPARATION FOR THE NATIVITY PLAY

Let's Join In series

: DR. ZHIVAGO

by Boris Pasternak adapted by Zoe Bailey
5: Lara
Books. flays. Poems series

Contributors

Unknown: Boris Pasternak
Adapted By: Zoe Bailey

: EVERGREEN TREES

by DEREK WATERS
Nature Study series

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Wine in the Afternoon by Roy Russell with Austin Trevor and Mary Wimbush
At forty. Mary Langley is struggling to remain a good wife and mother without the vitality of her marriage being lost. It takes old Colonel Mannering to teach her how to recapture it ...
Produced by BRIAN MILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Russell
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Mary Langley
Produced By: Brian Miller
Mary Langley: Mary Wimbush
John Langley: Alan Haines
Colonel Mannering: Austin Trevor
Betty Hadfleld: Jane Wenham
Stella Barnes: Margaret Wolfit
Cora: Hilda Schroder

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from the Cathedral Church of St. Mary (Scottish Episcopal), Edinburgh
Versicles and Responses
(Morley)
Psalms 12, 13, 14
Lessons: Isaiah 10, v. 33, to
11, v. 9; 2 Thessalonians, 2
Magnificat and Nunc dimittis
(Morley)
Anthem: All ye people
(Orlando Gibbons)
Organist and Master of Choristers, Dennis Townhill
Assistant Organist, Donald Cullington

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Townhill
Organist: Donald Cullington

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in -mind, including:
Off-Beat: ARTHUR JACOBS takes a new look at some familiar music
Going to the Pictures?:
JOHN STRATTEN recommends some films on general release and talks to a star
Date with a Doctor
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Jacobs
Unknown: John Stratten
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: THE WATER BABIES

by Charles Kingsley adapted as a narrative reading in two parts by MURIEL LEVY
The music composed by Henry Reed who conducts a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Composed By: Henry Reed
Produced By: Herbert Smith
The reader: Geoffrey Banks
Tom: M Dew

: 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

on gramophone records

: PIANO AT SEVEN

Schumann and Bartok played by KYLA GREENBAUM

Contributors

Played By: Kyla Greenbaum

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Midlands
Round 5
London :
MICHAEL AYRTON , BARRY CARMAN
Quiz-Master,
LIONEL HALE Midlands:
DAVID FRANKLIN
GEOFFREY JAGGARD
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by PATRICK HARVEY
Repeated on Thursday at 1.10

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: David Franklin
Unknown: Geoffrey Jaggard
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: BBC SYMPHONY CONCERT

ELIZABETH VAUGHAN (soprano)
JANET BAKER (contralto)
ALEXANDER YOUNG (tenor)
VICTOR GODFREY (bass-baritone)
BBC CHORUS
BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Franz-Paul Decker
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1
See page 43

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Vaughan
Contralto: Janet Baker
Bass-Baritone: Victor Godfrey
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: The Interval TERRY MASON, CLASSROOM LAWYER

EDWARD BLISHEN says they called him that because he was not only against education, but he argued that sending children to school was downright illegal-and one day he was going to prove it. In the meantime he did his best not to be taught anything.

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

: * Concert

Part 2
This performance Is from the original version edited by Robert Haas.
Elizabeth Vaughan and Victor Godfrey broadcast by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.

Contributors

Edited By: Robert Haas.
Edited By: Elizabeth Vaughan
Edited By: Victor Godfrey

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
Douglas BROWN introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on public affairs and policy
Correspondents are invited to write to Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.l.

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Brown

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Shiralee by D'ARCY NILAND abridged by Neville Teller read by GINA CURTIS
Thirteenth of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

Unknown: D'Arcy Niland
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Gina Curtis

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

ARNOLD RICHARDSON (organ) first broadcast performance in this country
From the Civic Hall. Wolverhampton

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Richardson

: Closedown









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