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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: Ten to Seven

Wednesday's 7.50 item

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight: Private Collection

Kenneth Horne with a brief anthology

Contributors

Speaker: Kenneth Horne

: WEATHER

and Programme New.

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: FOR SCHOOLS RELIGIOUS SERVICE

For Primary Schools Introductory Music
9.8 THE SERVICE
For the beauty of the earth
(Tune, England's Lane; S.P. 494)
Story: The Lord's Prayer
2: Hallowed by thy name
Prayer: 0 God. take us this day and use us
Fairest Lord Jesus, Lord of all creation (Tune, Schönster Herr Jesu; Teachers' Notes)
Tuesday's broadcast

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS MATHEMATICS

2: Calculating 1: The Abacus by JAMES HAWTHORNE

Contributors

Unknown: James Hawthorne

: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

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

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 87
Hail, gladdening Light (BBC
H. B. 416)
Psalm 100
Hebrews 12, vv. 1-13
Thou, whose almighty word
(BBC H.B. 185)

: QUEST

' The Fascination of What's Difficult
GILBERT PHELPS takes the title of a poem by W. B. Yeats as his theme in examining, with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives, the various kinds of challenge faced by travellers and explorers in different parts of the world
2: Oceans
† Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Produced By: David Allan

: FOR SCHOOLS TIME AND TUNE

Written by Jenyth Worsley and introduced by JOHN CAMBURN

Contributors

Written By: Jenyth Worsley
Introduced By: John Camburn

: JAPAN

Electronics
Compiled and introduced by DEREK COOPER
Geography series

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Cooper

: Music Workshop

FOLLOW-UP
Practice in musical activities begun in the Music Workshop
Written by William Murphy

Contributors

Written By: William Murphy

: THE INSCRUTABLE HEADACHE

† PETER DUVAL SMITH describes some of the potions you can drink East of Suez

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Duval Smith

: LISTENING POST

† NAN WINTON 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.1.

Contributors

Introduces: Nan Winton

: 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

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON JACK TRAIN, CECIL LEWIS
KENNETH HORNE in the chair followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Jack
Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Unknown: Kenneth Horne

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: 'Toffee and the Grey Rabbit by JANE ALAN

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Alan

: FOR SCHOOLS POETRY PROGRAMME

A programme of poems by children
Introduced by ROBERT GITTINGS Adventures in English series

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Gittings

: GROWING UP

2: How water animals develop by RICHARD PALMER
Science Work Units series

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Palmer

: DOUGLAS BADER

Written by Duncan Taylor
Stories from British History series

Contributors

Written By: Duncan Taylor

: POLES APART

From the BBC Sound Archives
EDWARD CAST introduces tales of the Arctic and Antarctic
Produced by Helen Fry

Contributors

Produced By: Helen Fry

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, T. C. WORSLEY
Broadcasting: BARBARA BRAY
Book: CHRISTINE BROOKE ROSE
Art: GEORGE MELLY
Film: EDGAR ANSTEY
Theatre: LIONEL HALE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Christine Brooke
Unknown: George Melly
Unknown: Lionel Hale

: GEORGE BAKER AT HOME

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

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Just John Ebdon
† Mingling with the Mighty:
ANNE CATCHPOLE takes a look at the waxworks at Madame Tussaud's and talks to visitors and people who work there
Keeping a Pet: 4-How to took after a cage-bird. NICK HENDERSON gives some advice
Your Letters
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Catchpole
Unknown: Nick Henderson
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

The Dragon Star by Angus MacVicar
Jeremy Grant works in the department of Space-Research. After an experiment on Martian probes he is sent on holiday. An odd kind of holiday, to say the least
1: The Calendar Gate
Produced by IAN WISHART See facing page.

Contributors

Unknown: Angus MacVicar
Unknown: Jeremy Grant
Produced By: Ian Wishart
Earl Easterman: Bryden Murdoch
Secretary: Mary Riggans
Jeremy Grant: Stuart Henry
Professor Johnson: Moultrie R Kelsall
Cadet-Lieut de Léon: Arthur Boland

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

: HOME TO MUSIC

† played for you by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER and ROSEMARY BRETT DAVIES and MARIE COOPER (two pianos)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Conductor: Rosemary Brett Davies
Conductor: Marie Cooper

: CRIME, PUNISHMENT AND CURE

The authors of a new book with this title are GILES PLAYFAIR and DERRICK SINGTON
A group of people questions them about their views and their proposals, amongst which is included the abolition of punitive imprisonment
Introduced by WILLIAM PICKLES
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Derrick Sington
Introduced By: William Pickles

: MATRONS SUPERIOR

Huw BALLARD THOMAS recalls some Hospital Matrons he has known, and meditates on the source of their traditional superiority

Contributors

Unknown: Huw Ballard Thomas

: WHO KNOWS?

Answers to listeners' scientific and technological questions In the chair:
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS
Panel:
DONALD BROADBENT
Director of the Medical Research
Council Unit of Applied Psychology Cambridge
CLIFFORD BUTLER
Professor of Physics at Imperial College, London
SIR GRAHAM SUTTON
Director-General of the Meteorological Office
DESMOND MORRIS
Curator of Mammals,
Zoological Society of London
Programme arranged by ARCHIE CLOW
If you have a question you would like answered, send it on a postcard to: Who Knows BBC, Broadcasting House. London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Unknown: Donald Broadbent
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: WESTMORLAND MUSIC FESTIVAL

Benjamin Luxon (tenor)
The Festival Chorus
BBC Northern Orchestra Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, George Hurst
From St. George's Hall, Kendal See facing page

Contributors

Tenor: Benjamin Luxon
Conductor: George Hurst

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† LESLIE SMITH introduces this evening's edition of a programme 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
Read by DAVID MARCH
Ninth of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Aspinall
Read By: David March

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Arensky
Suite No.3, Op. 33
† played by TOM BROMLEY and MANTLE CHlLDE (two pianos)

Contributors

Played By: Tom Bromley

: Closedown









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