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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: A THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE REV. REGINALD BEDFORD

: 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

THE REV. ROGER HALL asks some questions about Christian names
1: What's in a Name?

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Roger Hall

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

This Was News with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives
† JOHN SNAGGE re-creates the dramatic story of the Flying Enterprise
Script and research by Anthony Chivers

Contributors

Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Anthony Chivers

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by NAN WINTON and MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by RICHARD DINGLEY
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Produced By: Richard Dingley

: AN ADDITION TO WITHERBY

Witherby's Handbook of British
Birds may or may not include a specimen much discussed in the hearing of STANLEY CERELY

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

5: Budgeting
Introduced by JEFFREY SEGAL

Contributors

Introduced By: Jeffrey Segal

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 54
My God, mv King, thy various praise (BBC H.B. 13)
Canticle. 6, vv. 1-13
Genesis 2, vv. 1-9, 15-17
For the beauty of the earth
(BBC H.B. 272)

: FOR SCHOOLS NAPOLEON

Written by Odette Lhenry
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Written By: Odette Lhenry

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Kitty of Coleraine El Vito
Captain Morgan

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: FOR TECHNICAL COLLEGES EVERYONE IS A CRITIC

A series of five illustrated programmes to stimulate a critical approach to the language of literature by EDWARD BLISHEN
5: Understanding People-how novelists present character
Broadcast on March 11, 1963, in the Third Network

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

: FOR SCHOOLS THE BEGGAR'S OPERA

First of three talks by DAVID FRANKLIN
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin

: Announcements

: 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

: The Archers

Friday'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

: Desert Island Discs

Gale Pedrick, scriptwriter, journalist and broadcaster discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Guest: Gale Pedrick
Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' The Scarecrow who wanted to fly ' by URSULA HOURIHANE

Contributors

Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

John Gully , the prizefighter who became a Member of Parliament
Written by Graeme Kent
First of two programmes about famous sportsmen

Contributors

Unknown: John Gully
Written By: Graeme Kent

: The Music Box

by Gordon Reynolds

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Reynolds

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

A Ride Through Spain from Selected Writings by Truman Capote

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

For the nine- to eltven-yearolds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A Second Start

The National Extension College in Cambridge has recently started a correspondence course designed to equip women to enter or return to teaching
BRIAN JACKSON sets out the aims of the course, and some of the students, with their local tutor, explain what they are getting out of it.

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Jackson

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Corn is Green by Emlyn Williams adapted for radio by DAFYDD GRUFFYDD with Rhoda Lewis
Miss Moffat, a school teacher of high intelligence and imagination, opens a village school in a remote North Wales village and in Morgan Evans, an illiterate miner, she discovers genius.
Producer, HERBERT DAVIES
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Dafydd Gruffydd
Unknown: Rhoda Lewis
Producer: Herbert Davies

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Argument: third in a series of conversations on an issue of the day
Wee Georgie Wood : TONY VAN
DEN BERGH continues his conversation with the famous music-hall artist
For Your Library List: some recommendations from MAR-JORY TODD
Lay a Little Egg for Me: or how not to build a chicken run for your wife, by Bruce KNAPP
Today's Exercise: by a doctor
You asked us to play.... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Georgie Wood
Unknown: Tony Van
Unknown: Den Bergh
Introduced By: Steve Race

: MUSIC CLUB

Young musicians from Northern Ireland
THE EMERALD CEILI BAND
MAUREEN REDMOND (soprano) MARTIN CLEMENTS (treble) MARIAN ROWAN (piano)
JEAN WHITE and IRENE KINGSTON (song duets)
Accompanist, HAVELOCK NELSON
Introduced by CICELY MATHEWS

Contributors

Soprano: Martin Clements
Piano: Marian Rowan
Piano: Jean White
Unknown: Irene Kingston
Accompanist: Havelock Nelson
Introduced By: Cicely Mathews

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Sport-From the Local Press Produced by the South-East news unit

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

Scottish Dance Music played by JIM JOHNSTONE AND his BAND

Contributors

Played By: Jim Johnstone

: AN OCTOGENARIAN LOOKS BACK

GEORGE BAKER recalls, with records, his long career as a singer

Contributors

Unknown: George Baker

: RING UP THE CURTAIN

VILEM TAUSKY conducts the BBC CONCERT Orchestra Leader, Arthur Leavins in highlights from operetta, opera, and ballet with MARGOT BARRY (soprano)
ROBERT SAVOIE (baritone)
THE JOHN MCCARTHY SINGERS
Introduced by JOHN DUNN
Produced by ALAN ABBOTT including excerpts from

Contributors

Leader: Arthur Leavins
Soprano: Margot Barry
Singers: John McCarthy
Introduced By: John Dunn
Produced By: Alan Abbott

: THE WALL OF SILENCE

by Paolo Messina translated and adapted for radio by VIRGINIA KENT with Eithne Dunne
Cast in order of speaking:
Singer,
MAUREEN KENNEDY-MARTIN
Produced by R. D. Smith
See lacing page

Contributors

Unknown: Paolo Messina
Unknown: Eithne Dunne
Singer: Maureen Kennedy-Martin
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Narrator: Peter Marinker
Mother: Eithne Dunne
Antonio: Leo Maguire
Flavia: Aileen Harte
Giacomo: John Hollis
Leonardo: Paul KermacK
Andrea: Nigel Clayton

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
WALTER JAMES 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.1,

Contributors

Introduces: Walter James

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Adam Bede by GEORGE ELIOT divided into three parts of fifteen Instalments each adapted by P. J. R. Wright read by GABRIEL WOOLF
Part 2: 1-On the Way to the Birthday Feast
The third part of ' Adam Bede ' will be read in the summer.

Contributors

Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot
Adapted By: P. J. R. Wright
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Bax
Legend-Sonata played by FLORENCE HOOTON (cello)
WILFRID PARRY (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Cello: Florence Hooton

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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