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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends, and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Wednesday's 7.50 talk

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

7.10 South-East News

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Ways of Worship
Talk by THE REV. STEPHAN HOPKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Stephan Hopkinson

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

8.10 South-East News

: TODAY

Second edition

: MENAGERIE MANOR

by GERALD DURRELL abridged by Elizabeth Brewer read by HUGH DICKSON
Sixth of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: Elizabeth Brewer
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: THE NEWS

: JUST JOHNNY

Highlights of some of the programmes broadcast by Johnny Morris
4: Spain
The first part of Johnny's Jaunt, 1962

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: ABROAD IS DIFFERENT

A series in which each week a BBC Foreign Correspondent questions a woman in the territory which he covers about her daily life and the society to be found there
This week:
RONALD ROBSON interviews
Mrs. Rachel Kotzen in Salisbury, Rhodesia

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Robson
Unknown: Mrs. Rachel Kotzen

: ESSAYS IN SOUND

by RICHARD CHURCH
4: A Few Days of Silence from his book Calm October
Broadcast on October 22

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 44
Earth has many a noble city
(BBC H.B. 64)
Psalm 67
St. Matthew 4, vv. 12-24
Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old (BBC H.B. 382)

: THE WHITE COMPANY

A Chronicle of the Hundred Years War by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle arranged for broadcasting in nine episodes by NAN MACDONALD with and 3: How Hordle John Found a Man Whom He Might Follow
Produced by TREVOR HILL

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Hordle John
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Sir Nigel Loring: Stanley MacKenzie
Samkin Aylward: Victor Lucas
Alleyne Edricson: David Spenser
Hordle John: James Luxton
Lady Loring: Fanny Carter
Maude, her daughter: Sara Aimson
Bertrand, her page: Nigel Turner
Black Simon of Norwich: Roy Minton
Peter Terlake, a squire: Brian Trueman
A Bearward: Tom Harrison
The Chronicler: Ronald Harvi

: KING-HALL REMEMBERS

An autobiographical talk by a man who has been a naval officer, author, parliamentarian, broadcaster, playwright, and always independent in his opinions
M.P.s' Visit to Wartime Russia
COMMANDER SIR STEPHEN KING -HALL was one of a dozen Members of Parliament who spent several weeks on a goodwill visit in the Soviet Union at the beginning of 1945. He enjoyed a lifetime's ration of caviare and answered a Russian question: must a total abstainer be impotent?
Broadcast on August 25

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Stephen King

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN has been visiting
Worksop. Motts
Produced by KENNETH PRAGNELL
First broadcast on December 6

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Kenneth Pragnell

: LISTENING POST

† LESLIE SMITH introduces a midday edition reflecting listeners' reactions to all matters of concern, irritation, agreement, or approval
Correspondents are invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London, W.I.

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: THIS TIME OF DAY

A topical programme of sounds and voices to provoke midday listeners with minds of their own
Presented by the Radio Newsreel production team with WINSTON S. CHURCHILL

Contributors

Unknown: Winston S. Churchill

: The Archers

Wednesday's broadcast in the Light Programme.

Contributors

Written by: Edward J. Mason
Edited by: Godfrey Baseley
Produced by: Tony Shryane

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ROUND BRITAINQUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. North
Round 5
Wednesday's broadcast followed by an interlude

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' Rags and Bones' by MRS. E. M. WATERHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. E. M. Waterhouse

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

MARGARET PRICE (mezzo-soprano)
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, RAE JENKINS

Contributors

Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by PATRIC DICKINSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Patric Dickinson

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, SIR GERALD BARRY
Art: GEORGE MELLY
Film: ROGER MANVELL
Theatre: PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE
Broadcasting: H. A. L. CRAIG
Book: EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: H. A. L. Craig
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith

: FREDDY GRISEWOOD AT HOME

with some favourite records which listeners have helped him to choose

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Keeping in Touch:
ERIC CLEAVER and MARK WHEATLEY describe the unusual way in which contact is maintained with retired members of staff by the Midlands Region of the Central Electricity Generating Board
Armchair Gardener: some simple hints and tips from FRED LOADS
Filling the Bill: CYRIL MILLS talks about his travels to find circus acts
Your Letters
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Cleaver
Unknown: Mark Wheatley
Talks: Cyril Mills
Introduced By: Steve Race

: COUNTERSPY

A new serial play by John Darran featuring Security Officers Greg Vaughan and James ' Rocky ' Mountain
1: Sabotage
Produced by EVELYN WILLIAMS
See facing page

Contributors

Play By: John Darran
Unknown: Greg Vaughan
Produced By: Evelyn Williams
Col Spear: Ivor Maddox
Greg Vaughan: John Darran
' Rocky ' Mountain: Dillwyn Owen
Pilot: Ray Handy
Harry: Roger Nott
Air hostess: Esme Lloyd
Doctor: Donald Richards
Secretary: Annest Wiliam
Frank Carvallo: David Lawton
Constable Evans: Prysor Williams
Airport Officer: Ieuan Rhys Williams

: 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

with SIDNEY BRIGHT AND HIS MUSIC

: MAKE MINE COUNTRY STYLE

says
PAUL PLUMB
Produced by DAVID ALLAN

Contributors

Produced By: David Allan

: MY HUNDRED CHILDREN

by Lena Kuchler-Silberman
Adapted for radio by TONY VAN DEN BERGH
The story of the woman who led a small army of Jewish children from Poland to Israel
Lena Kuchler-Silberman played by ' MARGOT VAN DER BURGH
Others taking part:
Barbara Mitchell , Ann Murray Isabel Rennie , Margaret Wolfit Keith Banks , John Boxer
Arthur English , Michael Howe Malcolm Knight , Philip Leaver Leo Maguire , Peter Marinker Jonathan Scott , and Tony Van den Bergh
Produced by DOROTHY BAKER
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Lena Kuchler-Silberman
Unknown: Tony van Den Bergh
Unknown: Lena Kuchler-Silberman
Played By: Margot van Der
Unknown: Barbara Mitchell
Unknown: Ann Murray
Unknown: Isabel Rennie
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Unknown: Keith Banks
Unknown: John Boxer
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Michael Howe
Unknown: Malcolm Knight
Unknown: Philip Leaver
Unknown: Leo Maguire
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Jonathan Scott
Unknown: Tony Van
Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: YOUTH AND PROGRESS

† PATRICK CORBETT
Professor of Philosophy at Sussex University finds that many young people today do not accept technical progress with the kind of optimism SIR LEON BAGRIT expressed in his Reith Lectures

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Leon Bagrit

: SCIENCE REVIEW

Introduced by ARCHIE CLOW
News and comment on recent events in the world of science and technology

Contributors

Introduced By: Archie Clow

: FATHER FRANCK

A portrait in words and music of the composer Cesar Franck
Written by STANLEY WILLIAMSON
JEAN LANGLAIS at the organ of Ste. Clothilde,
Paris NORMA PROCTER (contralto)
REGINALD STEAD (violin)
VINCENT BILLINGTON (piano) BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON Narrator, GEOFFREY MATTHEWS
Other parts spoken by Geoffrey Banks , Daphne Oxenford , and Bert Parnaby Produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON and ARTHUR SPENCER
Broadcast on Nov. 3, 1963

Contributors

Unknown: Cesar Franck
Written By: Stanley Williamson
Written By: Jean Langlais
Contralto: Paris Norma Procter
Violin: Reginald Stead
Piano: Vincent Billington
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Narrator: Geoffrey Matthews
Spoken By: Geoffrey Banks
Spoken By: Daphne Oxenford
Produced By: Stanley Williamson
Produced By: Arthur Spencer

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
KENNETH KENDALL introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' comments on public affairs and policy

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: ABOUT THE HOUSE

One of Nine by JEREMY THORPE , M.P.
The small band of Liberals in the present House of Commons have their special problems. Apart from anything else they have to work exceedingly hard
10.59 Weather forecast

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Ever Such a Nice Lady by MARJORY TODD read by SHEILA MITCHELL
Fourth of ten Instalments: originally broadcast last May

Contributors

Unknown: Marjory Todd
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mussorgsky
Pictures from an Exhibition
MAURICE AITCHISON (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Maurice Aitchison

: 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.

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