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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: LIFT UPYOUR HEARTS

+ Wednesday'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

Talking about Ways of Prayer
DR. OLIVE Wyon considers the relation between prayer and life

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: ANATOLE DE GRUNWALD

recalls some of his
Friends and Contemporaries including:
LESLIE HOWARD , DUFF COOPER
BERNARD SHAW , TERENCE RATTIGAN ERNEST Bevin
ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY Bloom
A Sound Archives production by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Duff Cooper
Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Terence Rattigan
Unknown: Ernest Bevin
Unknown: Archbishop Anthony Bloom
Production By: Harold Rogers

: THE LONE SAILORS

/ would like to sail alone across the Atlantic or perhaps the Pacific or from Plymouth to ('ape Town ... What ought I to knowt What will happen to met
A symposium of answers from JOSHUA SLOCUM , ALAIN BOMBARD ANN Davison , HARRY PIDGEON FRANCIS CHICHESTER
The excerpts from their accounts read by: David Knight , Gordon Gardner Natasha Pyne , Marvin Kane Austin Trevor , Duncan Carse
Compiled and narrated by PHILIP HOLLAND
Produced by Francis Dillon
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Joshua Slocum
Unknown: Ann Davison
Unknown: Harry Pidgeon
Unknown: Francis Chichester
Read By: David Knight
Read By: Gordon Gardner
Read By: Natasha Pyne
Read By: Marvin Kane
Read By: Austin Trevor
Unknown: Philip Holland
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 1
0 thou in all thy might so far
(BBC H.B. 312)
Psalm 3
St. Matthew 26, vv. 33-46
Be thou my guardian and my guide (BBC H.B. 135)

: THE ELIZABETHAN NATION

Eight lectures given by JOEL HURSTFIELD
Astor Professor of English
History, University of London, at the University of East Anglia
2: The structure of society
In his second lecture Professor Hurstfield examines the effect of inflation on Elizabethan society.
Broadcast on January 18 in Study Session

: SIDNEY SAX AND HIS STRINGS

with Topic for Music

: THE MORE WE ARE TOGETHER

Songs and sounds from some of the warmer countries of the Commonwealth recorded and introduced by JOHN CORDEAUX
A choir of policemen in British Guiana: a Mauritian band; calypsos and Bach in Barbados; Spanish song in Gibraltar ... these are some of the items in John Cordeaux 's miscellany

Contributors

Introduced By: John Cordeaux
Unknown: John Cordeaux

: LISTENING POST

JOHN ELLISON 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.l.

Contributors

Introduces: John Ellison

: 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 THE EARL OF ARRAN

: The Archers

Wednesday's broadcast in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Scotland
Round 3
Wednesday's broadcast followed by an interlude

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: 'Pudding is rather Naughty ' by JANE ALAN

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Alan

: THE KING'S GREAT MATTER

An account of Henry VIII 's divorce of Catherine of Aragon compiled from contemporary documents by ALISON PLOWDEN By 1527 Henry VIII had been married to Catherine of Aragon. widow of his elder brother Arthur, for eighteen years. The marriage had provided no male heir to the Throne and Henry was now anxious to marry Anne Boleyn. In order to do so he set in train a series of events which profoundly affected the course of English history. The story is told as far as possible in the words of the people most immediately concerned.
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
Broadcast on March 19, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Anne Boleyn.
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
Henry VIII: Francis de Wolff
Catherine of Aragon: Rosalie Crutchley
Cardinal Wolsey: Alan Wheatley
Narrator: Richard Hurndall

: FROM FOREIGN PARTS

BBC Correspondents all over the world talk about the countries in which they live and work
Introduced by DAVID BROWN

Contributors

Introduced By: David Brown

: THE CRITICS

Chairman. JOHN METCALF
Broadcasting:
KATHARINE WHITEHORN
Book: KARL MILLER
Art: DAVID PIPER
Film: A. ALVAREZ
Theatre: LIONEL HALE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: John Metcalf
Unknown: Katharine Whitehorn
Unknown: Karl Miller

: GEORGE BAKER AT HOME

The well-known singer extends a weekly invitation to listen to some favourite records

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Lambs on the Downs:
ANNE CATCHPOLE talks to JOHN COLEMAN, a Sussex shepherd
† ' When fishes Hew... ':
NEVILLE BRAYBROOKE talks about G. K. Chesterton , and GABRIEL WOOLF reads Chesterton's Palm Sunday poem The Donkey
Cordon Rouge: GEORGE VILLIERS in the kitchen
Your Letters
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Talks: Anne Catchpole
Unknown: John Cole
Talks: Neville Braybrooke
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Unknown: Gabriel Woolf
Unknown: George Villiers
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

The Nebuly Coat by J. Meade Falkner adapted for radio by THEA HOLME with Peter Pratt
Peter Marinker and Carol Marsh
EPISODE 2: Westray has now settled into the Joliffe household; meanwhile another stranger arrives in Cullerne who may solve Westray's problems but appears to have a few of his own ...
Cast:
Organ played by EDWARD FRY at St. Monica's Chapel, Bristol
Produced by BRIAN MILLER from the West of England

Contributors

Unknown: J. Meade Falkner
Radio By: Thea Holme
Unknown: Peter Pratt
Unknown: Peter Marinker
Unknown: Carol Marsh
Played By: Edward Fry
Produced By: Brian Miller
Westray: Peter Marinker
Sharnall: Peter Pratt
Noot: Roland Richardson
Janaway: Robert Bashford
Lord BIandamer: John Barron
Anastasia: Carol Marsh
Miss Joliffe: Gladys Spencer
Canon Parkyn: Eric Anderson
Mrs Parkyn: Mersa Foster
Mrs Janaway: Ethel Coleridge

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

: SCOTLAND YARD CALLING

Can you help the Police or can they help you?

: MUSIC ON THE MOVE

with SIDNEY BRIGHT AND HIS MUSIC

: COUNTRY DANCING

with THE JOLLY WAGGONERS BAND led by NAN FLEMING-WILLIAMS
PAT SHAW , CYRIL TAWNEY BERNARD FISHWICK from Halsway Manor,
Crowcombe, Somerset
Produced by Brian Patten

Contributors

Unknown: Nan Fleming-Williams
Unknown: Pat Shaw
Unknown: Cyril Tawney
Unknown: Bernard Fishwick
Produced By: Brian Patten

: OUT OF THE WILDERNESS

Songs of the American Civil War
Narrators:
JOHN WESTBROOK
Guy KINGSLEY POYNTER
DAVID HEALY
EDDIE MATTHEWS
Songs by JOHN GOWER , CHARLES WEST COLIN KEMBALL
JOSEPHINE GORDON and the GEORGE MITCHELL CHOIR
Orchestra conducted by ALFRED RALSTON
1 Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON

Contributors

Narrators: John Westbrook
Narrators: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Unknown: David Healy
Unknown: Eddie Matthews
Songs By: John Gower
Songs By: Charles West
Songs By: Colin Kemball
Unknown: Josephine Gordon
Conducted By: Alfred Ralston
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Breakthrough

An occasional series of documentary programmes dealing with advances in various fields of modern medicine which may come to merit the description ' breakthrough '
Compiled and narrated by STEPHEN GRENFELL T: Artificial Aids

Contributors

Compiled by/Narrator: Stephen Grenfell
Producer: Alan Burgess

: THE OSTRICH GAME

by SHEILA TOBIAS who compares British and American attitudes to their colour problem and finds people here less prejudiced but too inclined to bury their heads in the sand.

Contributors

Unknown: Sheila Tobias

: WHO KNOWS?

A question and answer programme on science and technology
In the Chair: PROFESSOR
G. P. WELLS
Panel:
T. E. ALLIBONE
Central Electricity Generating Board
D. W. DEWHIRST
Cambridge Observatories
H. G. VEVERS
Zoological Society
W. T. WILLIAMS
University of Southampton
Programme arranged by Archie Clow
If you have a question to put to the panel, write it on a postcard to: Who Knows?. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: G. P. Wells
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† GILES PLAYFAIR introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

Contributors

Introduces: Giles Playfair

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Flight of a Witch by ELLIS PETERS abridged by Madge Hart
Read by GARY WATSON
Fourteenth of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Gary Watson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart
Piano Quartet in G minor
(K.478) played by the ST. CECILIA PIANO QUARTET
Sydney Humphreys (violin) Dorothy Hemming (viola) Norman Jones (cello) Robin Wood (piano)

Contributors

Viola: Dorothy Hemming
Cello: Norman Jones
Piano: Robin Wood

: Closedown









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