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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends, and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Thursday'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

: O THE NEWS

8.10 South-East News

: TODAY

Second edition

: MENAGERIE MANOR

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

Contributors

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

: THE NEWS

: A World of Sound

From the BBC Sound Archives
Travelling Hopefully
In a jet-age world more and more people turn to outmoded or bizarre means of travel as an end in itself
Compiled by Jean Stroud
Introduced by John HOBDAY
Produced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Stroud
Introduced By: John Hobday
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: ON THE BRIGHTON LINE

by KATHLEEN LEONARD read by CARLETON HOBBS
Broadcast in October 1960 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Leonard
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

The Earliest Representation of Christ in Britain?
Last autumn in a Dorset village archaeologists excavated an elaborate fourth-century Roman mosaic. Its central feature is a portrait bust upon the Chi-Rho Christian symbol
Speakers:
JOHN WHITE , blacksmith, on whose land the mosaic was found
PROFESSOR JOCELYN TOYNBEE , Of Cambridge University, expert in early Christian art
Introduced by JOHN IRVING
Broadcast on September 13 followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: John White
Unknown: Professor Jocelyn Toynbee
Introduced By: John Irving

: THE DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 47
Hail. thou source of every blessing (BBC H.B. 66)
Psalm 47
St. Matthew 4. v. 25 to 5, v. 16
Blest are the pure in heart
(BBC H.B. 318)

: 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 4: How the Yellow Cog Fought the Two Rover Galleys
Produced by TREVOR HILL

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Sir Nigel Loring: Stanley MacKenzie
Samkin Aylward: Victor Lucas
Alleyne Edricson: David Spenser
Hordle John: James Luxton
His Mother: Rosalie Williams
Peter Terlake a squire: Brian Trueman
Waltet Ford, another squire: Keith Buckley
The Mayor of Lepe: Tom Harrison
Sir Oliver Buttesthorn: Graham Tennant
Goodwin Hawtayne, a master shipman: Bert Parnaby
Black Simon of Norwich: Roy Minton
The Chronicler: Ronald Harvi

: SCANDINAVIAN SERENADE

Musical impressions after his travels in the North by DUDLEY GLASS
2: Sweden and Denmark
Produced by HELEN FRY

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Glass
Produced By: Helen Fry

: ORBIT

A new holiday magazine especially for children aged nine to eleven
Introduced by Ken SYKORA with FRANCIS CHICHESTER
PERCY EDWARDS
STANLEY UNWIN , ROBERT ORNBO
JUDITH CHALMERS , PADDY FEENY
Produced by ELIZABETH BROWN Have your copy of the Orbit magazine with you when you listen to the programmes

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Francis Chichester
Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Stanley Unwin
Unknown: Robert Ornbo
Unknown: Judith Chalmers
Unknown: Paddy Feeny
Produced By: Elizabeth Brown

: 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

Thursday'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

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Repeated on Saturday at 3.15

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story:
' The Two Little Men and the Toad and Billy Wind by ANDREW M. WILKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Wind
Unknown: Andrew M. Wilkinson

: A GOLDEN TREASURY OF MUSIC AND SONG

with contributions by DUNCAN ROBERTSON
THE WELL-TEMPERED SINGERS and THE GRANVILLE PLAYERS
Directed by Lou WHITESON
Introduced by JOHN SPURLING

Contributors

Unknown: Duncan Robertson
Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Introduced By: John Spurling

: COMMAND PERFORMANCE

3: La Traviata
MARK LUBBOCK introduces records of his favourite interpreters of principal roles in Verdi's opera

: A SCHOOLGIRL TO RUSSIA

A seventeen-year-old London schoolgirl CHRISTINE BOWLER, talks to DANIEL COUNIHAN , Of the BBC's Diplomatic Staff, about her recent visit to Russia
Broadcast on November 4

Contributors

Unknown: Daniel Counihan

: ANY ANSWERS ?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in Any Questions;
Thursday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: ALL KINDS OF MUSIC

Gramophone records
Introduced by C. B. REES

Contributors

Introduced By: C. B. Rees

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including
Poor Teacher!: DELIA MARY SMITH describes some dealings with the Income Tax authorities
Clara Butt remembered: with some more of her well-loved songs
Odd Book Out: ERIC GILLETT talks about the oddest of all Victorian novels which he picked up in a Bath bookshop more than thirty years ago
When the Poets are Funny about Food: some poems chosen by NORMAN BRAMPTON from his collection
Introduced by RALPH WIGHTMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Delia Mary
Unknown: Clara Butt
Talks: Eric Gillett
Unknown: Norman Brampton
Introduced By: Ralph Wightman

: THE TOILERS OF THE SEA

A radio play in fifteen parts by LANCE SIEVEKING based on the novel by VICTOR HUGO
Old Lethierry , a rich boat-owner, lives with his niece, Deruchette, in St Peter Port, Guernsey. His partner, Alphonse Rantaine. hopes to marry Deruchette one day. In a small cottage outside the town lives Gilliatt, a strange young man whom the fisherfolk say practises witchcraft.
Part 2
Theme music by RONALD BINGE
Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Novel By: Victor Hugo
Novel By: Old Lethierry
Unknown: Alphonse Rantaine.
Music By: Ronald Binge
Produced By: John Powell
Storyteller: Antony Viccars
Lethierry: David March
Captain Clubin: Malcolm Terris
D6ruehette: Jo Manning Wilson
Douce: Patricia Leventon
Grace: Jane Wenham
Gilliatt: Nigel Graham
Mme Vinchelez: Gladys Spencer
Cruel man: Geoffrey Wincott
Alphonse Rantaine: Bruce Beeby

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

In the region today-news, sport, comment, controversy

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader, David Adams
Conducted by ARTHUR ANTON

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conducted By: Arthur Anton

: CHALLENGING BRASS

A radio competition for bands
Round 1
From the North:
CRESWELL COLLIERY BAND
Conductor, ERNEST WOODHOUSE
From Wales:
PARK AND DARE BAND
Conductor, HARRY NurrALL
The Judges,
HARRY MORTIMER and GILBERT VINTER
See facing page

Contributors

Conductor: Ernest Woodhouse

: THE TEDDY BOYS GREW UP

tJOHN HAMMOND asks Teddy
Boys, and some of those who remember them, what they were like in their heyday and what they have become

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

BOURNEMOUTH
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Leader, Gerald Jarvis
Conducted by JAMES LOUGHRAN
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Gerald Jarvis
Conducted By: James Loughran

: The Interval TESTING TIME IN A FRENCH VILLAGE

tEvery so often ALAN C. JENKINS returns to a small village in the foothills of the Pyrenees and takes an oblique look at the local people, whose methods of handling a foreigner he finds both ingenious and in vigorating

Contributors

Unknown: Alan C. Jenkins

: Concert

† Part 2
Symphony No. 40, in G minor
(K.550) Mozart

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

Benny Goodman
King of Swing in conversation with KENNETH ALLSOP , RUTH INGLIS and STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Benny Goodman
Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Ruth Inglis
Unknown: Steve Race

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND tHow the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street, are analysed by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardcastle

: ABOUT THE HOUSE

Out to Grass
† Sir KENNETH THOMPSON. Bt., who had been one of Liverpool's M.P.s since 1950 but was defeated in October's General Election, describes his feelings about Parliament now that he is on the side-lines again
10.59 Weather forecast

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Kenneth Thompson.

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Ever Such a Nice Lady by MARJORY TODD abridged by Eileen Capel read by SHEILA MITCHELL
Fifth of ten instalments: originally broadcast last May

Contributors

Unknown: Marjory Todd
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Read By: Sheila Mitchell

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

with COUNT BASIE
BESSIE SMITH
GERRY MULLIGAN
MUGGSY SPANIER
MILES DAVIS
MEADE Lux LEWIS and CHARLIE CHRISTIAN on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Count Basie
Unknown: Bessie Smith
Unknown: Gerry Mulligan
Unknown: Muggsy Spanier
Unknown: Miles Davis
Unknown: Meade Lux Lewis
Unknown: Charlie Christian

: Closedown









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