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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, MARY PERKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Perkins

: 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

Lent Series:
A talk for Holy Week by THE RT. REV. JOOST DE BLANK
This series of talks is available as a booklet, price Is. 6d, plus 3d. postage. It may be obtained by sending a crossed postal order to [address removed]

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second cdition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

This Was News
With the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives
JOHN SN AGGE retells the dramatic story of the Berlin Airlift in 1949 Script and research by Anthony Chivers

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Chivers

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM THE WORLD

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Saturday's broadcagt

: MRS. PATRICK CAMPBELL

DEREK PARKER introduces recorded reminiscences of the eminent actress by NANCY PRICE and W.ttlAM ARMSTRONG
A Sound Archives production

Contributors

Introduces: Derek Parker

: THE BELOVED SON

Four talks for Holy Week tby THE REV. JOHN BURNABY sometime Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge
1: The Baptism of Jesus

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Burnaby

: DAILY SERVICE

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended (BBC H.B. 500)
Psalm 25
St. Matthew 26, v. 69, to 27, v. 5
When I survey the wondrous
Cross (BBC H.B. 97)

: IN BRITAIN

A series of six programmes on Britain's coloured immigrants
3: If he's got a dirty skin he's not wanted ...
The issues involved in living and working together
Narrated by MICHAEl. SMEE with Robert Moore Sheila Patterson and Peter Wright
Produccd by Richard Hooper
î Broadcast on January 12 in Study Session

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Moore
Unknown: Sheila Patterson
Unknown: Peter Wright

: IAN STEWART

I and his Quartet
Ian Stewart is appearing at the Savoy Hotel, London

Contributors

Unknown: Ian Stewart

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by PHILIP IIOPE-WALLACE

Contributors

Introduced By: Philip Iiope-Wallace

: 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 THE EARL OF ARRAN

: The Archers

Last Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Dame Margot Fonteyn the 750th castaway discusses with Roy PLOMtEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Repeated on Saturday at 1.40

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Margot Fonteyn
Unknown: Roy Plomtey
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's Story:
' The Three Jolly Sailormen by Ursula Hourihane

Contributors

Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: SEPIA SERENADE

Songs and music on records by coloured artists
Introduced by EDRIC CONNOR

Contributors

Introduced By: Edric Connor

: JUNIOR MUSIC CLUB

EDINBURGH YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JAMES LOUGHRAN Last week the Orchestra held its second orchestral course under James Loughran. Recordings made during rehearsals and the dosing performance are introduced by ROBIN RICHARDSON

Contributors

Conducted By: James Loughran
Unknown: James Loughran.
Introduced By: Robin Richardson

: HEARTS AND MINDS

In the second of two talks on the British forces in Borneo, PETER DUVAL SMITH describes a few days he spent with the 845 Squadron, Royal Navy, and goes on to discuss the Hearts and Minds Carnpaign-a key-stone of Commonwealth policy in Borneo

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Duval Smith

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Partridge Dance by Ronald Mavor with Tom Fleming and Bryden Murdoch
Produced by JAMES CRAMPSEY
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Mavor
Unknown: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Bryden Murdoch
Produced By: James Crampsey

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
' Robert and Elizabeth ':
KEITH MICHEtL talks to JACK SINGLETON about his role as Robert Browning in the West End musical, and reads some of Browning's verse tFor Your Library List: some suggestions from CECIL NORTH-COTT
Away From It All:
LESLIE GARDINER describes holidays he has spent off the main tourist stream. 5: A Day at Delphi
You asked us to play.... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Talks: Keith Michetl
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Robert Browning
Unknown: Leslie Gardiner
Introduced By: Steve Race

: Story Time: The Borrowers: 2: Arrietty goes Borrowing

by Mary Norton, arranged as a dramatised reading in four parts by Bertha Lonsdale.
'The Borrowers' - Pod, his wife Homily, and their daughter Arrietty - are living happily in their home under the kitchen floor of Great Aunt Sophy's house until the day when Pod is 'seen' by an unknown boy during a borrowing expedition into the house upstairs. It is the first time for years that this has happened, and Pod and Homily decide it is time to warn Arrietty of the terrible dangers of being 'seen' by humans.

Contributors

Author: Mary Norton
Producer: Herbert Smith
Storyteller: Marah Stidhl
Homily: Rosalie Williams
Arrietty: Margaret Dew
Pod: Jack Woolgar
The Boy: Peter Landon

: 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 the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA Conductor, JACK LEON witn
ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: JOAN CROSS

recalls. with the help of records, her career in the opera house and the concert hall
First broadcast on November 6.1964

: CALL THE TUNE

with Joseph Cooper who introduces a programme of records of well-loved music

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: ABRAHAM LINCOLN

In commemoration of the centenary of his assassination A play by John Drinkwater adapted for radio by ANTHONY CORNISH with Michael Hordern and Mary O'Farrell
' Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.'
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH
See facing page

Contributors

Play By: John Drinkwater
Unknown: Anthony Cornish
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Produced By: Anthony Cornish
Chronicler: Douglas Storm
Susan: Pamela Craig
Timothy Cuffney: George Wootley
Samuel Stone: John Ruddock
Mrs Mary Lincoln: Mary O'Farrell
Abraham Lincoln: Michael Hordern
Johnson White: Peter Bartlett
Caleb Jennings: Peter Marinker
William Seward, Secretary of State: David March
Mr Slaney, Lincoln's secretary: John Ruddock
Montgomery Blair, Postmaster General: Anthony Woodruff
Salmon P Chase, Secretary of the Treasury: George Woolley
Gideon Welles, Secretary of the Navy: Stephen Thorne
Caleb B Smith, Secretary of the Interior: Tony Leary
Mrs Goliath Blow: Joan Sanderson
Mrs Otherly: Joanna Hopkins
Frederick Douglass: Frank Singuineau
Edwin Stanton, Secretary for War: John Ruddock
General Grant: Stephen Thorne
Captain Malins: Tony Leary
William Scott: Gordon Gardner
General Meade: Davld March
General Robert E Lee: Peter Bartlett
A Doctor: George Woolley

: 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 serif's designed to retlect listeners' own 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

Adam Bede by GEORGE ELIOT divided into three parts of fifteen instalments each adapted by P. J. R. Wright
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
Part 3: 1-The Quest

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart
Quartet in G major (K.387) played by the AMADEUS STRING QUARTET on a gramophone record

: Close Down









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