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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE REV. A. F. KITCHING

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. F. Kitching

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JOHN TIMPSON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: TEN TO EIGHT

H. A. WILLIAMS
Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge reads from his book The True Wilderness
3: Repentance

Contributors

Unknown: H. A. Williams

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Recordings from the past and the present
Then What Happened?
EDWARD CAST with the aid of the BBC Sound Archives, explores the culmination of some alarmmg adventures

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Introduced by NAN WINTON and MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by Trafford Whitelock
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By: Nan Winton
Unknown: Michael Smee
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock

: A USE FOR TIME

by DONALD BOYD
Two men came to lay Mr. Boyd's floor. From what he learned about them he wondered if they ever stopped working.

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Boyd

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

5: Do Manners Matter?
Written by Colin Finbow

Contributors

Written By: Colin Finbow

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 58
Jesu, our hope, our heart's desire (BBC H.B. 126)
Psalm 146
2 Kings 4, vv. 8-23
Crown him with many crowns
(BBC H.B. 124)

: FOR SCHOOLS CLAUDE MONET

Written by Max Bellancourt
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Written By: Max Bellancourt

: Interlude

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
When I am a-roaming White Paternoster My Normandy

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: AN EXPERIMENT IN EDUCATION

The last 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
Fifth Movement: Shepherds' Hymn
Produced by Maurice Brown

Contributors

Talks: Sybil Marshall
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: FOR SCHOOLS THE CONCERTO: BEETHOVEN

Second of two illustrated talks by HUGH BEAN
Orchestral Concerts series

: 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: David Turner
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Joseph Szigeti international violinist discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Szigeti
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' The Great Big
Red Thing ' by JILL BURNET

Contributors

Unknown: Jill Burnet

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

The death of William Rufus
Written by Alan Boucher
Second of four programmes about Hampshire

Contributors

Unknown: William Rufus
Written By: Alan Boucher

: The Music Box

by Gordon Reynolds

Contributors

Presenter: Gordon Reynolds

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

Claudius among the Cloches from ' Menagerie Manor by Gerald Durrell

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: MEN ALONE

by DAVID ATTENBOROUGH
Four talks about solitary men he has met in remote corners of the world
2: Toy Trains in the Jungle
Broadcast on December 22, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Big Killing by Philip Mackie adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Jack Watling and Monica Grey Peter Ashbury has money difficulties. He agrees to commit the apparently perfect murder-but things go wrong.
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Philip MacKie
Unknown: Peggy Wells
Unknown: Jack Watling
Unknown: Monica Grey
Unknown: Peter Ashbury
Produced By: Audrey Cameron

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to aU with older listeners specially in mind, including: tI've gotta horse: at the beginning of Derby Week, ANNE BRUNTON remembers Derby Day sixty years ago, and ROSEMARY HART takes a look at Epsom today
For Your Library List: URSULA
BLOOM has written several books about her family. She discusses the latest one, Price Above Rubies, a portrait of her mother, with JACK SINGLETON tCan you tell me?: a new fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play.... record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Brunton
Unknown: Rosemary Hart
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin adapted for radio in five episodes by AILEEN MILLS
In Riverboro, Rebecca fell once again from grace in Aunt Miranda's eyes by smuggling the smallest Simpson baby into the house to take care of. Now, after a few years and many adventures, Rebecca is fourteen, and about to leave her aunts to go to the Wareham Academy for Young Ladies....
Episode
Produced by BRIAN MILLER from the West of England

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Produced By: Brian Miller
Narrato: Tucker McGuire
Aunt Jane: Tucker McGuire
Rebecca: Josefina Ray
Adam Ladd: Ronald Wilson
Aunt Miranda: Mavis Villiers
Miss Maxwell: Mavis Villiers

: 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
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

Contributors

Introduced By: Margaret Hubble

: CALL THE TUNE

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

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD

by J. M. Synge adapted for broadcasting by W. R. RODGERS with Siobhan McKenna
Eamonn Keane , Liam Redmond
Milo O'Shea , Anna Manahan and Jack Cunningham
Greatness is about to begin. In a little room
Men will walk and talk like KingS for a while
And explore
The wide and windu acres of words.
A country girl will comport herself in the style of a Queen of note,
A penny potbot4 take on the golden tongue of a poet
W. R. RODGERS
Cast in order of speaking:
Villagers by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Opening narration by PATRICIA LEVENTON and ALLAN MCCLELLAND
Produced by RONALD MASON
Eamonn Keane broadcasts by arrangement with Radio Eireann
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: J. M. Synge
Broadcasting By: W. R. Rodgers
Unknown: Siobhan McKenna
Unknown: Eamonn Keane
Unknown: Liam Redmond
Unknown: Milo O'Shea
Unknown: Anna Manahan
Unknown: Jack Cunningham
Unknown: W. R. Rodgers
Unknown: Patricia Leventon
Unknown: Allan McClelland
Produced By: Ronald Mason
Produced By: Eamonn Keane
Margaret Flaherty, called Pegeen Mike.: Siobhan McKenna
Shawn Keogh, a farmer: Milo O'Shea
Michael James Flaherty a publican: Liam Redmond
Small farmers: Jimmy Farrell: Patrick McAlinnet
Small farmers: Philly Cullen: Barry Keegan
Christopher Mahon: Eamonn Keane
Widow Quln: Anna Manahan
Village girls: Susan Brady: Barbara Adair
Village girls: Honor Blake: Maggie Fitzgerald
Sara Tansey: Kate Binchy
Old Mahon, a squatter: Jack Cunningham

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Mayor of Casterbridge by THOMAS HARDY abridged by Denis Constanduros
Read by PAUL ROGERS
Sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Abridged By: Denis Constanduros
Read By: Paul Rogers

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Ravel
String Quartet in F major played by the STUYVESANT STRING QUARTET Sylvan Shulman (violin) Bernard Robbins (violin) Ralph Hersh (viola)
Alan Shulman (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Bernard Robbins
Viola: Ralph Hersh
Cello: Alan Shulman

: Closedown









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