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: FARMING TODAY

Ϯ News, market trends and current topics

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Ϯ Speaker,
THE REV. DEWI MORGAN

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Dewi Morgan

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight: Christian Aid Week

One of the winning songs composed for the Folk and Beat Festival

(See facing page)

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

This was news
With the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives
JOHN SNAGGE retells the dramatic story of the North Sea Floods of 1953 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

: THIS REPORTER

The broadcasting career of Edward R. Murrow , K.B.E. who died on April 27 surveyed by LEONARD MIALL former BBC War Correspondent and Correspondent in Washington with excerpts from Murrow's wartime and post-war broadcasts to Britain and the U.S.A.
Originally broadcast on March 23 followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Edward R. Murrow
Unknown: Leonard Miall

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

2: Living at Home
Written and introduced by Jeffrey Segal

Contributors

Introduced By: Jeffrey Segal

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 76
My Father, for another night
(BBC H.B. 407)
Psalm 67
Hebrews 10, vv. 11-27, 31
He that is down needs fear no fall (BBC H.B. 304)

: FOR SCHOOLS ACTUALlTÉS FRANÇAISES

A talk on current affairs in France given by AGNES TANGUY and HENRI APPIA French for Sixth Forms series

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Wraggle-Taggle Gypsies
Shenandoah
Drink to me only
When I am a-roaming

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: AN EXPERIMENT IN EDUCATION

The second of five programmes in which SYBIL MARSHALL talks to LEIGH CRUTCHLEY about the remarkable and productive effects a gramophone recording of Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony had upon her pupils in a small country school in Cambridgeshire
Second Movement: By the brook
Produced by Maurice Brown

Contributors

Talks: Sybil Marshall
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: FOR SCHOOLS THE CONCERTO

Vivaldi
An illustrated talk by NEVILLE MARRINER
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Talk By: Neville Marriner

: 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

Friday'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

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Hayley Mills young film actress discusses with Roy PLOMLEY 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: Hayley Mills
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN. WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' The Cowboy' by MONICA JARRETT

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES, AND THINGS

An Eisteddfod
Written by E. Eynon Evans Second of three programmes about British ceremonies

Contributors

Written By: E. Eynon Evans

: The Music Box

by Gordon Reynolds

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Reynolds

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

Learning to Plough from' Corduroy by Adrian Bel !

Contributors

Unknown: Adrian Bel

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

For the nine to eleven year olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: CARS, R.I.P.

by MICHAEL POLLARD
There is more than one way of getting rid of an old car.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Pollard

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Someone Waiting by Emlyn Williams with Norman Wynne
Fenn, a meek little man, is appointed tutor to Martin Nedlow , adopted son of John Nedlow , business tycoon. Who is the mys. terious Mr. Fenn whose subsequent behaviour disrupts and disintegrates the Nedlow household?
Produced by HERBERT DAVIES
Ϯ Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Emlyn Williams
Unknown: Norman Wynne
Unknown: Martin Nedlow
Unknown: John Nedlow
Produced By: Herbert Davies

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Ϯ Have you read this?:
JACK SINGLETON takes another dip into some of the entries in the competition recommending books for your library list
Argument: another in a series of conversations on an issue of the day
Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to ERIC ROBINSON
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Singleton
Talks: John Ellison
Unknown: Eric Robinson
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin adapted for radio in five episodes by AILEEN MILLS
EPISODE 2: Rebecca has left Sunnybrook Farm to go to live with her maiden aunts in Riverboro. But life there has not the freedom of her old home, and she has a difficult time settling down....
Produccd by BRIAN MILLER
From the West of England

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Unknown: Aileen Mills
Unknown: Brian Miller
Narrator, Aunt Jane: Tucker McGuire
Aurelia Randall: Mavis Villiers
Aunt Miranda: Mavis Villiers
Rebecca: Josefina Ray
Jeremiah Cobb: Ronald Wilson

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Scotland Yard Calling-Sport -From the Local Press
Produced by the South-East news unit

: Home to Music

Scottish Dance Music
Ϯ played by the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA Conductor, JACK LEON with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: Music International

Recordings from all lands Introduced by MARGARET HUBBLE
Produced by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Introduced By: Margaret Hubble
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: CALL THE TUNE

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

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: Repertory in Britain

The company of the Sheffield Playhouse in
Ask Me Tomorrow by Stan Barstow and Alfred Bradley
Produced by Geoffrey Ost
Produced for radio by Alfred Bradley
The Company broadcasts by arrangement with the Board of Management of Sheffield Repertory Company
See facing page

Ask Me Tomorrow
Tonight's play is the story of two young people searching for their own identities and a place in the world. At first, when Wilf Cotton leaves his mining village it is to find the anonymity and freedom from family pressures in which he can pursue his ambition to write. He becomes emotionally involved with an older woman in a relationship which is undemanding and, to him, ideal. But then Marguerite comes into his life, a frightened and unhappy girl fleeing from a mysterious past and hoping to find in the town where she was born some kind of foundation on which she can build her future. 'Why we're here is important,' he says to her one night, because it might help to explain the kind of people we are. 'But it's what happens after we meet that really matters.'
Ask Me Tomorrow, which was adapted from my novel by Alfred Bradley and myself, was first seen at the Sheffield Playhouse in February of last year. With the exception of Wilf Cotton, who is played by Brian Peck, the characters are re-created by those members of the Sheffield Playhouse Company who first played them on the stage.
(Stan Barstow)

Contributors

Unknown: Stan Barstow
Unknown: Alfred Bradley
Produced By: Geoffrey Ost
Wilf: Brian Peck
Marguerite: Angela Thorne
Poppy: Elspeth MacNaughton
Harry: Roger Rowland
Sylvia: Anne Stallybrass
Ronnie Bentley: Michael Warchus

Blog posts that mention this programme:

Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019
Tanner, Tewson and Thorne - Three Ts of Character Acting 25 January 2019

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Echo Sounding by RUTH ASPINALL abridged by Elizabeth Brewer Read by DAVID MARCH
Sixth of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Aspinall
Abridged By: Elizabeth Brewer

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Smetana
String Quartet No.1, in E minor (From My Life) played by the SMETANA QUARTET
Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin) Milan Skampa (viola) Antonin Kohout (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout

: Closedown









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