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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

THE Rev. ROGER HALL asks some questions about Christian names
3: A Priest?

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Roger Hall

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: VOICES

From the BBC Sound Archives
5: Sir Max Beerbohm

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm

: 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
Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Blishen

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory Music
9.35 THE SERVICE
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (Tune, Ratisbon)
Interlude: Christ in St. John's
Gospel. 5: The Light of the World
The Prayer for Knowledge and Love
Thine arm, 0 Lord, in days of old (Tune, St. Matthew)
Repeated on Friday at 9.5 a.m.

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

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

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 61
Dear Shepherd of thy people, hear (BBC H.B. 259)
Psalm 145, vv. 1-21
Genesis 3, vv. 6-19, 23, and 24 Not for our sins alone (BBC
H.B. 345)

: FOR SCHOOLS PROGRAMME VARIE

Written by Emile Harven
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS YOUR CHANGING BODY

5: Keeping the body clean by HARRY ARMSTRONG
Junior Science series

: MUSIC WORKSHOP

Now the Vicar takes a dislike to the grandfather clock
Songs:
The Village
The Predicament At the Vicarage
Written by William Murphy
Introduced by JOHN Huw DAVIES

Contributors

Written By: William Murphy
Introduced By: John Huw Davies

: RUSSIA IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

4: Stalin
Written by Philip Holland
The Modern World series

Contributors

Written By: Philip Holland

: LISTENING POST

tAUDREY RUSSELL introduces this midday 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 broadcasts
Correspondents are Invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London, W.I.

Contributors

Introduces: Taudrey Russell

: 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

Tuesday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: PETTICOAT LINE

Listeners' letters answered and points of difference aired by RENtE HOUSTON, SHEILA VAN DAMM
JILL ADAMS , MAUREEN CLEAVE
In the chair, ANONA WINN
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian C. Messiter
Produced by BOBBY JAYE

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila van Damm
Unknown: Jill Adams
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian C. Messiter
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: 'The timid little black hen ' by MRS. E. E. ELLSWORTH. Part 2

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. E. E. Ellsworth.

: FOR SCHOOLS SLITHERY SLIDER

by M. K. RICHARDSON
It was springtime, and all the mother birds were hatching out their eggs. But why was there no one to care for the fifteen tiny creamy-brown eggs beneath a pile of leaves in the wood?
Let's Jotn In series

Contributors

Unknown: M. K. Richardson

: HAMLET

by William Shakespeare adapted by ROBERT GITTINGS with Michael Bryant
Jill Balcon , Philip Guard and Andrew Faulds
5: The Duel
Produced by DAVID LYTTLE
Books, Plays. Poems series

Contributors

Unknown: William Shakespeare
Adapted By: Robert Gittings
Unknown: Michael Bryant
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Produced By: David Lyttle
Narrator: Godfrey Kenton
Hamlet: Michael Bryant
Laertes: Philip Guard
Gertrude: Jill Balcon
Claudius: Andrew Faulds
Horatio: James Grout
A Lord: Alaric Cotter
Fortinbras: John Westbrook

: ROBINS

by CHRISTINE DUDLEY
Nature Study series

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Dudley

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Double Bill
Isn'That a Girl's Locket?
A new play for radio by Pat Connell with Denys Hawthorne and Mary O'Farrell
Produced by EILEEN CULLEN

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Connell
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Produced By: Eileen Cullen
Robert Gunn: Denys Hawthorne
Bridget: Mary O'Farrell
Alice Richards: Jill Cary
Dr Richards: Bruce Beeby
Mrs Dent: Margaret Wolfit
Mrs Smithers: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Baxter: Shirley Cooklin

: * Guiding Star

by Helen Likeman
Produced by HUGH STEWART

Contributors

Unknown: Helen Likeman
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Arnold: Neal Arden
Beatrix: Margaret Lang

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from Liverpool Cathedral
Introduction
Versicles and Responses
Psalm 89
Magnificat (Byrd-Second Service)
First Lesson: Genesis 8, v. 15, to 9, v. 17
Nunc dimittis (Byrd-Second
Service)
Second Lesson: Romans 3
Lesser Litany
Anthem: 0 be joyful in the Lord (Britten)
Prayers
Organist, NOEL RAWSTHORNE Master of the Choristers, RONALD WOAN

Contributors

Organist: Noel Rawsthorne
Unknown: Ronald Woan

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Music by Lamplight:
David FRANKLIN introduces gramophone records of the songs and tunes you would have heard at musical evenings with Franz Schubert
Where to put Granny?:
MRS. R. L. GUNSTONE tells how her son solved the problem
Away To It All: ANNE MARSH and ADRIAN THOMAS compare notes on living in caravans
Today's Exercise: by a doctor
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Introduces: David Franklin
Unknown: Franz Schubert
Unknown: Mrs. R. L. Gunstone
Unknown: Anne Marsh
Unknown: Adrian Thomas
Introduced By: Steve Race

: SIR ALAN COBHAM

introduces
The Air Adventurers
A review in sound of some of the great adventurers in flying Research by Joan Bailey Written by PETER LAWSON
Produced by BRIAN WILLEY
Broadcast on July 28, 1961

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Bailey
Written By: Peter Lawson
Produced By: Brian Willey

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

on gramophone records

: PLAY ON

A non-stop musical mixture compiled by LESLIE PEROWNE

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Perowne

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Northern Ireland
Round 1
London:
SIR DENIS BROGAN , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
Northern Ireland:
JAMES BOYCE , RONALD GREEN
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by Patrick Harvey
Repeated on Thursday at 1.10

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: James Boyce
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: INSPIRATION FROM PERU

SIR Harry LUKE during his visits to Lima became absorbed in the details of the life of a young eighteenth-century beauty of mixed Spanish and Indian blood
He recounts the various forms her legend has taken and compares them with the real mestizo, Micaela Villegas , better known as La Perrichoti.
Introduced by Carl Wildman
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Harry Luke
Unknown: Micaela Villegas
Unknown: La Perrichoti.
Introduced By: Carl Wildman

: LA PERICHOLE

Excerpts from
Offenbach's operetta on gramophone records Introduced by PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE
The cast includes:
SUZANNE LAFAYE in the title role
RAYMOND AMADE as Piquillo and Louis NOGUÉRA as The Viceroy with the RENÉ Duclos Chorus and the LAMOUREUX Orchestra Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH

Contributors

Introduced By: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Suzanne Lafaye
Unknown: Raymond Amade
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch

: PEOPLE TODAY

Ann Dolphin
Warden of Denman College, the Women's Institute Adult Education Centre talks to TONY VAN DEN BERGH
Produced by JOHN BRIDGES

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Dolphin
Unknown: Tony van Den
Produced By: John Bridges

: 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

Contributors

Introduces: Walter James

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Adam Bede by GEORGE ELIOT read by GABRIEL Woolf
Part 2: 3-The Garnet

Contributors

Unknown: Adam Bede
Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schumann Liederkreis , Op. 24
11.38* Belsatzar
JOHN NOBLE (baritone)
FREDERICK STONE (piano)
Broadcast on Dec. 13, 1963

Contributors

Unknown: Schumann Liederkreis

: Closedown









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