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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends, and current topics

: LIFT UPYOUR HEARTS

Thursday'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

Unity in Practice
5: In Devon
Speaker,
THE REV. DAVID WARDROP

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. David Wardrop

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory music
9.8 THE SERVICE
Hark the glad sound (Tune.
Bristol)
Interlude: Christ in St. John's
Gospel. 1: A Man Remembers
The Prayer for Today
Be thou my vision (Tune,
Slane)
Previously broadcast on Wednesday

: A World of Sound

From the BBC Sound Archives
Victoriana
DEREK PARKER compiles a patchwork of memories of the Victorian Age
(Queen Victoria died on January 22. 1901)
Produced by LESLIE PEROWNE

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Parker
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Wednesday's broadcast

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 91
Jesus, Lord, we look to thee
(BBC H.B. 374)
Psalm 121
Ephesians 4, v. 17, to 5, v. 2
Thy hand, 0 God. has guided
(BBC H.B. 187)

: FOR SCHOOLS DIE FAMILlE BAUMANN

Der Bankraub
Written by Heinrich Minden
Intermediate German series

Contributors

Written By: Heinrich Minden

: FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 13: La Tempête
An audio-visual course for secondary schools
Written by Raymond Escolfey

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escolfey

: HOW THINGS BEGAN

1: Man the toolmaker
Written by Leonard Cottrell Observer sequence by Rhoda Power

Contributors

Written By: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Rhoda Power

: EXTRAORDINARY LITTLE COUGH

by Dylan Thomas
Listentng and Writing series

Contributors

Unknown: Dylan Thomas

: TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS

Some Problems of Management
1: What makes a good manager? by JOHN MARSH

Contributors

Unknown: John Marsh

: LISTENING POST

† LESLIE SMITH introduces this morning's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on lively talking points of any kind are welcome for these midday broadcasts
Correspondents are invited to write

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: John Keir Cross
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 the many broadcasts on 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 Adventures of Pinger by MRS. P. MAY MILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. P. May Miller

: FOR SCHOOLS LIFE ON THE LIPARI ISLANDS

Written by Garry Lyle
Travel Talks series

Contributors

Written By: Garry Lyle

: SAYINGS AND PARABLES OF JESUS

1: The Splinter and the Beam
Written by Jack R. King
The Bible and Life series

Contributors

Written By: Jack R. King

: FRAGOLETTE AND THE WITCH'S SON

From the story by Edouard Laboulaye
Adapted for broadcasting by F. A. Carter
Stories and Rhymes series

: A Second Start

Women and Work
Facts and guidance for teachers and other women who are thinking of returning to professional work
11: Return to Nursing
COL. DOUGLAS DE CENT gives a general picture of the nursing services today
CHRISTINE BROWN considers ways of meeting the shortages and the need for further recruitment
ELIZABETH WEST talks about the use of part-timers and A MATRON describes her use of part-time staff
Introduced by IRENE HILTON

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Brown
Introduced By: Irene Hilton

: ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in Any Questionsf
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:
Playwright in Wales: N. C.
HUNTER talks to LINDSAY EVANS
Discovering Kilvert: HARRY
SOAN introduces the famous Victorian diarist
Songs with a guitar: from
ESME LEWIS
Introduced by PHILIP PHILLIPS from Wales

Contributors

Unknown: Lindsay Evans
Introduced By: Philip Phillips

: THE TOILERS OF THE SEA

A radio play in fifteen parts by LANCE SIEVEKING
Based on the novel by VICTOR HUGO
Part
Lethierry has discovered that Alphonse Rantaine has robbed him of his life savings-fifty thousand francs. He tells Captain Clubin of his dream of being the first to have one of the new steam-driven ships.
Other parts played by members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company
Theme music by RONALD BINGE
Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Novel By: Victor Hugo
Unknown: Alphonse Rantaine
Music By: Ronald Binge
Produced By: John Powell
Storyteller: Antony Viccars
Pierre: Kenneth Dight
Lethierry: David March
François: Peter Bartlett
Grace: Jane Wenham
Douce: Patricia Leventon
Gilliatt: Nigel Graham
Deruchette: Jo Manning Wilson
Mère Griffon: Cécile Chevreau
Captain Clubin: Malcolm Terris
Rev Elihu Herode: James Thomason
Sieur Landoys: Hamlyn Benson
Carteret: Wilfrid Carter
Mme Vinchelez: Gladys Spencer

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Sports Spot-FRED STREETER on Gardening
Produced by the South-East news unit

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: Music on the Move

Contributors

Orchestra: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: David Adams
Orchestra conductor: Arthur Anton

: CHALLENGING BRASS

A radio competition for bands
Round
From Scotland:
SCOTTISH C.W.S. BAND
Conductor,
ROBERT OUGHTON
From Northern Ireland: TEMPLEMORE AVENUE BAND
Conductor,
ALFRED E. BELL
The Judges:
HARRY MORTIMER and GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Conductor: Robert Oughton
Conductor: Alfred E. Bell
Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Gilbert Vinter

: TIME ON THEIR HANDS

When men are sent to prison their wives are left outside to fend for themselves and their children and to make what they can of their lives
Sonya Callingham talks to the wives of some of the prisoners in a London gaol

Contributors

Talks: Sonya Callingham

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Yfrah Neaman (violin)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Leader. John Georgiadis
Conductor, Hugo Rignold
†Part 1

Contributors

Leader: John Georgiadis

: * The Interval IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE

† VAUGHAN JEFFREYS on School Speech Days
Before he retired a few months ago, the speaker was Professor of Education at Birmingham University and consequently was often asked to present the prizes at various schools. He found that these occasions had their hazards

Contributors

Unknown: Vaughan Jeffreys

: * Concert

Part 2
Symphony No.8, in F major
Beethoven

: MY FAIR LADY

JOHN ROBINSON follows the transformation from stage to screen with Audrey Hepburn Rex Harrison
Wilfrid Hyde White
Stanley Holloway Gladys Cooper Cecil Beaton and a report from PETER NOBLE on last night's film première
Continuity by Lyn Fairhurst
Produced by BOBBY JAYE
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: John Robinson
Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Rex Harrison
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Stanley Holloway
Unknown: Gladys Cooper
Unknown: Cecil Beaton
Unknown: Peter Noble
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How 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

: AS OTHERS SEE US

A journalist from abroad looks at Great Britain this week

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A POTTER'S FIELD

A short story read by the author, JEAN STUBBS
An old lady loses her husband's life insurance money but regains her self-respect.

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Stubbs

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

with WOODY HERMAN 'S ORCHESTRA
THE MODERN JAZZ QUARTET
STAN GETZ
DJANGO REINHARDT and JIMMY WITHERSPOON on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Woody Herman
Unknown: Stan Getz
Unknown: Django Reinhardt
Unknown: Jimmy Witherspoon

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