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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: Ten to Seven

Wednesday's "Ten to Eight".

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by John TIMPSON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: TEN TO EIGHT

Private Collection
MARY STOCKS with a brief anthology

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A PRISONER OF THE CAUCASUS

by LEO TOLSTOY adapted for broadcasting from the translation by Doreen Preston
Read by JOHN WESTBROOK
Fourth of five instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Leo Tolstoy
Translation By: Doreen Preston
Read By: John Westbrook

: THE NEWS

: WHAT'S IN A NAME ?

Johnny Morris investigates his kith and kin
Produced by Steve Allen
Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris
Produced By: Steve Allen

: FROM FOREIGN PARTS

BBC Correspondents all over the world talk about the places in which they live and work
Introduced by Peter LATHAM

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Latham

: IS WIMBLEDON NECESSARY ?

LAURENCE KITCHIN talks about the history of the tournament and some of the problems which face it today

Contributors

Talks: Laurence Kitchin

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 83
Away with our fears (BBC H.B.
147)
Psalm 119, vv. 41-48 Acts 9, vv. 1-19
0 Spirit of the living God (BBC
H.B. 159)

: DESTlNATION-FIRE!

Stories of a Fire Investigator The series written by PHILIP LEVENE with Robert Beatty
Burning Intent
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Broadcast on April 12, 1964, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By: Philip Levene
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Florence Purvis: Vivienne Chatterton
Amy Purvis: Nora Nicholson
Mr Farley: Lewis Stringer
Mr Sherwood: Frank Partington
Fire Officer Hodgson: Will Leighton
' Q ' Barnaby: Robert Beatty
Valerie Chrane: Gudrun Ure
Inspector Hackett: Duncan McIntyre

: RHYTHM IN THE SUN

Records from many countries introduced by LILIAN DUFF

Contributors

Introduced By: Lilian Duff

: JOURNEY TO THE EAST

H.R.H.
The Duke of Edinburgh talks about his impressions of his recent tour in Asia and Australia to
PATRICK KEATLEY
Commonwealth Correspondent of The Guardian and RICHARD HARRIS
Asian specialist of The Times
Previously broadcast in the BBC
World Service on May 2 and in the Home Service on May 7

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Harris

: LISTENING POST

ANNE ALLEN 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.l.

Contributors

Introduces: Anne Allen

: 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

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Wednesday's broadcast followed by an interlude

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story:
' The Bright Red Steamroller' by MRS. M. M. COATMAN

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. M. M. Coatman

: TOYTOWN

A series of four of the plays by S. G. Hulme Beaman
3: A Sea Voyage
Produced by CLAIRE CHOVIL
Broadcast in January 1963

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By: Claire Chovil
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Mayor's Secretary: Norman Shelley
Captain Salt: Norman Shelley
The Magician: Norman Shelley
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
The Bo'sun ,: Ivan Samson
The Inventor: Ivan Samson
Mr Growser: John Glyn-Jones
The Doctor: Preston Lockwood

: RECORDS AT LEISURE

LIONEL GAMLIN plays some personal favourites

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin

: SOUNDS WE LOVE

NELLIE and LUDWIG KOCH recall recorded memories from the past
A Sound Archives production by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Production By: Harold Rogers

: THE CRITICS,

Chairman, WALTER ALLEN
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Allen

: LAWN TENNIS

The Davis Cup
European Zone: third round
GREAT BRITAIN v. SOUTH AFRICA
Commentary by MAX ROBERTSON during the first day's play: the Singles
From Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
See page 41

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including: tJust John Ebdon
I will arise and go now ... :
HENRY Scott HOLLAND dreams of what happened when Yeats's lines were uttered in unusual places
Read by Michael McClain
Nelson Lee : MARJORIE BILBOW talks to EDWY SEARLES Brooks , who created the famous boys' magazine detective fifty years ago this week
Your Letters
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWKS

Contributors

Unknown: John Ebdon
Unknown: Henry Scott Holland
Read By: Michael McClain
Read By: Nelson Lee
Talks: Marjorie Bilbow
Unknown: Searles Brooks
Introduced By: Polly Elwks

: STORY TIME

The Dragon Star
A science-fiction serial by Angus MacVicar
If Luna becomes a satellite of earth, a cataclysm will follow. How can Jeremy and the Professor warn the inhabitants of Tiahuanaco?
5: The Methane Corridors
Produced by IAN WISHART

Contributors

Unknown: Angus MacVicar
Unknown: If Luna
Produced By: Ian Wishart
Professor Johnson: Moultrie Kelsall
Jeremy Grant: Stuart Henry
Tamanaque: Alec Monteath
Morduk: Douglas Murchie
Astronomer: John Young
Civic Guard: Brian Marjoribanks
Shamhazai: Arthur Boland
Azazel: James Crampsey
Ishtar: Gwyneth Guthrie

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Name in the News-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 PEPPINO PRINCIPE (accordion)

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: WHO KNOWS?

Answers to listeners' questions about science and technology
The Panel:
BRIAN FOSS institute of Education University of London
ALAN HUNTER
Royal Greenwich Observatory
DAVID NEWTH
Middlesex Hospital Medical School
PETER SYKES
University Chemical Laboratory Cambridge
In the chair,
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS
Arranged by Archie Clow
If you have a question to put to the panel, send it on a postcard to: Who Knows?. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.1.

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: BATH FESTIVAL

Caspar Cassado (cello)
Michael Dobson (oboe)
Archie Camden (bassoon) Robert Masters (violin) Derek Simpson (cello)
Festival Orchestra
Leader, Robert Masters
Conducted by Yehudi Menuhin
From the Assembly Rooms, Bath
Part 1

Contributors

Cello: Caspar Cassado
Oboe: Michael Dobson
Bassoon: Archie Camden
Cello: Derek Simpson
Conducted By: Yehudi Menuhin

: * The Interval MR. POPE GOES TO BATH

MAURICE HUSSEY talks about Alexander Pope 's connections with the city, and DOUGLAS LEACH quotes from his writings

Contributors

Talks: Maurice Hussey
Unknown: Alexander Pope
Unknown: Douglas Leach

: * Bath Festival

Part 2 followed by an interlude

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News followed by LISTENING POST tKENNETH KENDALL 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

: AFRICAN CHEQUERBOARD

JUDITH LISTOWEL reports on a visit to four African countries
3: The Silent Revolution in Tanzania
' Silent Revolution ' is PRESIDENT NYERERE'S phrase. Judith Listowel talked to him and his Vice-President.
What does it consist of? How safe is Nyerere's position? What progress has been made in the union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar? Can a one-party state be democratic? What about Chinese influence?
Land Settlement in Kenya: Friday at 10.45 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Listowel

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Mayor of Casterbridge by THOMAS HARDY abridged by Denis Constanduros
Read by PAUL ROGERS
Fourteenth of fifteen Instalments

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by PENELOPE LYNEX (Cello)
PETER CROSER (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Penelope Lynex
Piano: Peter Croser

: Closedown









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