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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

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

BISHOP STEPHEN NEILL on the Outreach of the Church
5: The Uganda martyrs and a new ideal of unity

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Neill

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory Music

: THE SERVICE

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (Tune, Lobe den Herren)
Interlude: Christ in St. John's
Gospel. 10: My Lord and my God
The Prayer of Dedication
Be thou my Guardian (Tune,
Abridge)
Previously broadcast on Wednesday

: A WORLD OF SOUND

From the BBC Sound Archives
The Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences opened by Queen Victoria on March 29.1871,
A brief history by C. GORDON GLOVER
Produced by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

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

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 68
Souls of men, why will ye scatter (BBC H.B. 20)
Canticle 6, part 2
St. Matthew 23, vv. 15-26
0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC H.B. 14)

: FOR SCHOOLS DER MANN MIT DEN MESSERN

A short story by Heinrich Böll adapted for broadcasting by Milo Sperber

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Milo Sperber

: FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 22
Une visite désagréable
An audio-visual course for secondary schools
Written by Raymond Escoffey

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: HOW THINGS BEGAN

10: The mountains of Pharaoh
Written by Leonard Cottrell
Observer sequence by Rhoda Power and Leonard Cottrell

Contributors

Written By: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Rhoda Power
Unknown: Leonard Cottrell

: MEET MY FOLKS

Some family poems read and discussed by TED HUGHES
My Brother Bert. Uncle Dan, Grandma, Grandpa, Mother, My Father
Listening and Writing series

Contributors

Unknown: Ted Hughes

: Talks for Sixth Forms: War Requiem

The last of four talks in which Alec Robertson discusses the development of the Requiem Mass and its use in Britten's "War Requiem".

Contributors

Speaker: Alec Robertson

: LISTENING POST

POLLY ELWES 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: Polly Elwes

: 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

: 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: '
Benjamin Bear and Muffet the Kitten have a Picnic ' by URSULA HOURIHANE

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Bear

: FOR SCHOOLS FISHING AND FARMING IN ICELAND

Written by Alan Boucher
Travel Talks series

Contributors

Written By: Alan Boucher

: BEFORE AND AFTER MARRIAGE

Four programmes on the personal problems of young people in the years leading up to marriage and in the early years of marriage itself
3: Being in love
† The Bible and Life series

: THE FISH HOOK

A story from Japan retold for broadcasting by MARGARET J. MILLER Stories and Rhymes series

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Margaret J. Miller

: A SECOND START

Women and Work
Facts and guidance for teachers and other women who are thinking of returning to professional work
20: Women abroad
A discussion of the position of women in Holland. India, U.S.A., Japan, and U.S.S.R. with INEZ DURING CASPERS a Dutch archaeologist
HOMAI JAL MOOS Education Officer,
The High Commission of India, London
LOUISE COCHRANE author of The U.S.A. and her People
CHIEKO YOKOYAMA post-graduate student from Japan
IRINA KIRILLOVA
Lector in Russian Studies, University of Cambridge
Introduced by IRENE HILTON

Contributors

Unknown: Louise Cochrane
Unknown: Chieko Yokoyama
Introduced By: Irene Hilton

: 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

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
R.A.F. Lyneham
(Transport Command) broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specialty in mind, including:
The Broken Bits: SHEILA MILNE , who repairs china, talks to MATT SPICER about putting Humpty together again
† It's me for the Highlands:
DOROTHY BLACK explains why she prefers living in the North
Scots Fiddle Music: played by WILLIAM MACPHERSON
Introduced by ALEX ALLAN from Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Milne
Unknown: Matt Spicer
Played By: William MacPherson
Introduced By: Alex Allan

: STORY TIME

The Toilers of the Sea
A radio play in fifteen parts by LANCE SIEVEKING based on the novel by VICTOR HuGO
Lethierry received a letter via the ' Ocean Letterbox ' telling him that the money which was stolen from him some years ago by Alphonse Rantaine had been handed over to Captain Clubin.
Part 13
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
Gilllatt: Nigel Graham
Déruchette: Jo Manning Wilson
Grace: Jane Wenham
Madame Vinchelez: Gladys Spencer
Mère Audibert: Hilda Kriseman
Pierre: Antony Viccars
Francois: Peter Bartlett
Douce: Patricia Leventon
Sieur Landoys: Hamlyn Benson
The Rev Elihu Hérode: James Thomason
Lethierry: David March
The Rev Joseph Caudray: Gordon Gardner

: 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

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter

: 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: Terence Lovett

: CHALLENGING BRASS

A radio competition for bands
Round 2
From the North:
CARLTON MAIN FRICKLEY COLLIERY BAND
Conductor, JACK ATHERTON
From the South-East:
LUTON BAND
Conductor, ALBERT COUPE
The Judges:
HARRY MORTIMER and GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Atherton
Conductor: Albert Coupe
Unknown: Harry Mortimer
Unknown: Gilbert Vinter

: FINISHING 'EDWIN DROOD'

Did John Jasper murder his nephew Edwin Drood ? Where is Neville Landless , who was suspected?
MOLLIE HARDWICK , who adapted Dickens's unfinished novel for the recent broadcast, discusses the matter with FELIX AYLMER. whose book The Drood Case appeared recently
Introduced by RAYNER HEPPENSTALL
See page 11

Contributors

Unknown: John Jasper
Unknown: Edwin Drood
Unknown: Neville Landless
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Felix Aylmer.
Introduced By: Rayner Heppenstall

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Margaret Johnston (contralto)
City of Belfast Orchestra Led by Maurice Brett Conducted by Sir Arthur Bliss and Maurice Miles
Part 1
Bliss conducts Bliss
Set of Act Tunes and Dances
Purcell-Bliss
8.10* Scena: The Enchantress
8.25* Suite: Checkmate
Recorded fn the Ulster Hall. Belfast. on February 12 See facing page
8.50* The Interval
MAKING MY MUSIC
SIR ARTHUR BLISS talks to
HOWARD FERGUSON about the background to some of his compositions, including the works played in this concert

Contributors

Contralto: Margaret Johnston
Unknown: Maurice Brett
Conducted By: Sir Arthur Bliss
Talks: Sir Arthur Bliss
Unknown: Howard Ferguson

: * Concert

Part 2 Conducted by Maurice Miles

: 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 BOOK AT BEDTIME

Flight of the Witch by ELLIS PETERS abridged by Madge Hart read by GARY WATSON
Fifth of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Gary Watson

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

KING OLIVER'S
CREOLE JAZZ BAND
LEROY CARR
FATS WALLER
LESTER YOUNG
AND HIS ORCHESTRA and NAT ADDERLEY on gramophone recorda

Contributors

Unknown: Leroy Carr

: Closedown









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