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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Ϯ Monday'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

A talk for Holy Week by THE RT. REV. JOOST DE BLANK

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: OLIVER GRAHAM JONES

Senior Veterinary Officer of the London Zoo
Can you give an elephant cough mixture? How do you operate on a lion? How do you anaesthetise buffalo? These are some of the questions Mr. Jones answers in a conversation with DAVID POWELL.
Produced by Dorothy Baker
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: David Powell.
Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: THE BELOVED SON

Four talks for Holy Week by THE REV. JOHN BURNABY sometime Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Cambridge
2: The temptation of Jesus

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Burnaby

: DAILY SERVICE

With joy we meditate the grace
(BBC H.B. 134)
Psalm 91
St. Matthew 27, vv. 11-26
Lord, who throughout these forty days (BBC H.B. 83)

: THE ELIZABETHAN NATION

Eight lectures given by JOEL HURSTFIELD
Astor Professor of English History, University of London, at the University of East Anglia 3: The Elizabethan Church and its Critics
In his third lecture Professor Hurstfield considers the challenge to the Elizabethan Church settlement from the Roman Catholics and the Puritans.
Broadcast on January 25 in Study Session
A paperback is available

: TROPICAL FIESTA

Records from the Latin-American countries compiled by Nigel Hunter
Introduced by Roy WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Unknown: Nigel Hunter
Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: The Day I Robbed a Bank

A new play by Maurice Levinson with David March, James McManus and Anthony Hall
If you were going to rob a bank would you have a car outside with its engine running.... or would you have a taxi?

What do his fellow taxi-drivers in London think of Maurice Levinson, whose first play for radio The Day I Robbed a Bank can be heard this morning? 'They think I'm a bit of a freak,' he admits wryly, 'and I can see their point of view.' For while he has been cruising through the streets of the West End-more than thirty years Mr. Levinson has been making quite a name for himself as a prolific author of novels, short stories, and articles and, before that, as a painter.

He is probably best known for his book Taxi, one of the best-sellers of 1963, and for his autobiographical The Woman of Bessarabia published last year. 'I've so many ideas for novels and plays,' he says, 'that I'd like to give up the taxi altogether now to concentrate on them. But although I'm driving only for an hour or two in the evening these days, I find it does seem to stimulate my writing.'

Contributors

Play By: Maurice Levinson
Unknown: David March
Unknown: James McManus
Unknown: Anthony Hall
Produced By: John Powell
The Taxi Drivers - Bert Hoskins: David March
The Taxi Drivers - Mike: James McManus
The Taxi Drivers - Chick: Anthony Hall
The Bank Robbers - Joe Utrillo: Frederick Treves
The Bank Robbers - Harry Sparks: Leroy Lingwood
The Bank Robbers- Charlie: Garard Green
The Police Officers - A Constable: Wilfrid Carter
The Police Officers - A Sergeant: Hami Yn Benson

: LISTENING POST

JOHN ELUSON introduces this midday edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics

Contributors

Introduces: John Eluson

: 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

Monday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: LIKE OLD TIMES

JIMMY HANLEY and a scrapbook of memories
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Hanley
Produced By: John Powell

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: 'Jacky's Night
Ride' by MARIE GRANT

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Grant

: IT DEPENDS WHAT YOU MEAN BY MOSS

Cecil Lewis was a fighter pilot in the first world war, one of the founder members of the British Broadcasting Company, and a pioneer in commercial television This programme is the second of two parts in the People Today series, concerned with the life of a man who in between other occupations was a scriptwriter in Holly-wood. beachcombed in Tahiti, and farmed in South Africa.
Introduced by TONY VAN DEN BERGH
Produced by John Bridges
Broadcast on Sept. 27, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Introduced By: Tony van Den Bergh
Produced By: John Bridges

: IN SEARCH OF MUSIC

Introduced by PAUL MARTIN
Produced by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Introduced By: Paul Martin
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: THE MAN BORN TO BE KING

A cycle of twelve plays by Dorothy L. Sayers
10: The Princes of this World
Sunday's broadcast followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers

: THERE IS A PLAY TONIGHT

The second of two programmes compiled from recordings in the Sound Archives examining the plays of Shakespeare in performance
Part 2: To be or not to be
Some reflections on the part of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark with the voices and opinions of: LAURENCE OLIVIER
HERBERT BEERBOHM TREE
PETER O'TOOLE , ERNEST MILTON BEATRICE FORRES-RODERTSON JOHNSTON FORBES-ROBERTSON
RALPH RICHARSON , FRANK BENSON MICHAEL BENTHALL. TYRONE GUTHRIE LESLIE HOWARD
HARLEY GRANVILLE BARKER ALEXANDER MOISSI GUSTAV GRÜ
NDGENS WILLIAM EMPSON. HENRY DONALD EDWARD GORDON CRAIG
HENRY AINLEY
DONALD WOLFIT MICHAEL REDGRAVE , JOHN GIELGUD
Narrator, John Pullen
Reader, Godfrey Kenton
The narration written by Derek Parker
The programme devised and produced-by JOHN POWELL
Broadcast on August 28, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Olivier
Unknown: Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Ernest Milton
Unknown: Beatrice Forres-Rodertson
Unknown: Johnston Forbes-Robertson
Unknown: Ralph Richarson
Unknown: Frank Benson
Unknown: Michael Benthall.
Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Unknown: Leslie Howard
Unknown: Harley Granville Barker
Unknown: Ndgens William Empson.
Unknown: Henry Donald
Unknown: Edward Gordon Craig
Unknown: Henry Ainley
Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: Michael Redgrave
Narrator: John Gielgud
Narrator: John Pullen
Reader: Godfrey Kenton
Written By: Derek Parker
Produced-By: John Powell

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including
Musick Making: DIBBS MATHER meets CARL DOLMETSCH and listens to some of the instruments he has made
Alan Melville renects
Silver Lining: a talk by C. A. JOYCE on overcoming depression
Your Letters
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Talk By: C. A. Joyce
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Did you ever hear ... ?
Stories in prose and verse selected by Terence Tiller
An Arabian Night in Park Lane by J. B. PRIESTLEY
The Voyage of Maeldune by ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
Readers, GORDON GARDNER and BASIL JONES
Introduced by JOHN SPURLING

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Tiller
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Readers: Gordon Gardner
Introduced By: John Spurling

: 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

played for you by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor. JACK COtES

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon

: THE BALLAD MAKERS

Their songs and ballads sung by KENNETH BOWEN (tenor)
DENIS DOWLING (baritone)
FREDERICK STONE (piano)
Introduced by ALAN DENT
Produced by Anthony Philpott

Contributors

Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Baritone: Denis Dowling
Introduced By: Alan Dent
Produced By: Anthony Philpott

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by BERNARD KEFFFE
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by MAURICE MILES at the Paget Rooms, Penarth

Contributors

Introduced By: Bernard Kefffe
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conducted By: Maurice Miles

: A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE

by Lukas Heller adapted by NICHOLAS BETHELL with Leo McCabe as Father Parry
Produced by HUGH STEWART

Contributors

Unknown: Lukas Heller
Adapted By: Nicholas Bethell
Unknown: Leo McCabe
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Smith: Basil Jones
Patrick: Allan McClelland
Anderson: Lewis Stringer
O'Connor: Wilfrid Carter

: INTERNATIONAL PIANISTS

Sviatoslav Richter
Prelude No.3, in B flat major,
Op. 23 No. 2 (Rachmaninov)
9.4* Papillons (Schumann)
9.19* La soirée dans Grenade
(Estampes) (Debussy)
9.24* Prelude and Fugue No. 15, in D flat major (Shostakovich) on gramophone records
Next Tuesday in this series Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven and Chopin. and later programmes include the duettists Walter and Beatrice Klien <Fauré's Dolly Suile), John Ogdon , Wilhelm Kempff , and Horowitz.

Contributors

Unknown: Sviatoslav Richter
Unknown: Claudio Arrau
Unknown: John Ogdon
Unknown: Wilhelm Kempff

: BRITAIN AT WORK

The Gentlemen Builders
Do the bricklayers and joiners who work for the local council enjoy better conditions than their counterparts in the rest of the building industry?
BOB HOULTON enquires into the advantages and the disadvantages of the direct labour system and its effects on the building trade workers
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Houlton

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
GILES PLAYFAIR introduces a programme specially designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics.
Letters on public affairs and policy are specially welcome for these broadcasts

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: 2-The Tidings

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by SIMON STREATFEILD (viola) ELIZABETH WINSHIP (piano)
Second of four programmes Includwhich are for clarinet or viola.

Contributors

Viola: Simon Streatfeild
Piano: Elizabeth Winship

: Closedown









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