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: FARMING TODAY

News. market trends and current topics

: Ten to Seven

Thursday'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

Family Prayers

: WEATHER

and Programme New*

: 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
Last of five Instalments

Contributors

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

: THE NEWS

: THE CHOSEN CHILD

An enquiry into some human
. aspects of adoption considered from the point of view of the child, the natural mother, and the adoptive parents, and into the work carried out by voluntary societies, local authorities, and third party agencies
Compiled by Carmel Ross
Introduced by MARY ELLISON
Produced by Robert Pocock
Broadcast on March 28

Contributors

Unknown: Carmel Ross
Introduced By: Mary Ellison
Produced By: Robert Pocock

: VOYAGE OF DOROTHEA

PETER TANGVALD , a Norwegian who gave up engineering to become an ocean wanderer, tells the story of his five-year voyage round the world, which he completed last summer in an eleven-ton yacht built in England in 1932 Introduced by JOHN IRVING
Broadcast on January 29

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Tangvald
Introduced By: John Irving

: DAILY SERVICE

St. Barnabas's Day
New Every Morning, page 87
Holy Spirit, truth divine (BBC
H.B. 155)
Psalm 34, vv. 11-22 Acts 11, vv. 19-30
For all the saints (BBC H.B.
227)

: DESTINATION-FIRE!

Stories of a Fire Investigator
The series written by PHILIP LEVENE with Robert Beatty Old Flame
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Broadcast on March 22, 1964, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By: Philip Levene
Unknown: Robert Beatty
Lionel Paisley: Simon Lack
Marion Paisley: Mary Law
Sutcliff: John Pullen
' Q ' Barnaby: Robert Beatty
Valerie Chrane: Gudrun Ure
Gilbraith: Lee Fox
Ripley: Malcolm Hayes
Clive Vaughan: Michael Spice
Alec Groves: Anthony Hall

: READINGS ON RECORD

Introduced by PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE

Contributors

Introduced By: Philip Hope-Wallace

: LISTENING POST

ANNE ALLEN introduces this midday edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics.

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

Thursday'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

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Repeated on Saturday at 3.15

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story:
' The day Uncle George came ' by BETTY CHESKIN

Contributors

Unknown: Betty Cheskin

: TOYTOWN

A series of four of the plays by S. G. Hulme Beaman
4: The Arkville Dragon
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
Dennis the Dachshund: Preston Lockwood
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton
coach Driver: Ivan Samson
Horse: Ivan Samson

: RECORDS AT LEISURE

LIONEL GAMLIN plays some personal favourites

Contributors

Unknown: Lionel Gamlin

: A YEAR OF GRACE

Passages chosen and arranged to express a mood about God and man: VICTOR GOLLANCZ presents an adaptation for radio of his own Anthology
Part 4: The Relation of Man to Man beginning with the words of Dostoevsky: ' Compassion is the chief law of human existence ' and at the end the Finale of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the words of Schiller's Ode to Joy.
The anthology is read by: VANESSA REDGRAVE , OLGA LINDO
MARGARET WOLFIT , JOHN RUDDOCK JACK SHEPHERD , STEPHEN THORNE and GABRIEL WOOLF
Produced by PAUL OESTREICHER
Broadcast on October 23, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Victor Gollancz
Read By: Vanessa Redgrave
Read By: Olga Lindo
Unknown: Margaret Wolfit
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Jack Shepherd
Unknown: Stephen Thorne
Produced By: Paul Oestreicher

: ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in Any Questions'
Thursday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
Ramsey, Isle of Man
Produced by Richard Burwood tA shortened version of Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Richard Burwood

: LAWN TENNIS

The Davis Cup
European Zone: third round
GREAT BRITAIN V. SOUTH AFRICA
Commentary by MAX ROBERTSON on the second day's play: the Doubles
From Devonshire Park, Eastbourne

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Cats are Fun: a talk by KATHARINE L. SIMMS
Cooking for Retirement: by PAMELA FILBERY
O'Banion's Supermarket: a talk by JAMES CRICHTON
Velvet and Old Lace: by MENNA GALLIE
Songs to the guitar by JOHN HUGHES
Introduced by MAURICE O'CALLAGHAN from Northern Ireland

Contributors

Talk By: Katharine L. Simms
Unknown: Pamela Filbery
Talk By: James Crichton
Unknown: John Hughes
Introduced By: Maurice O'Callaghan

: STORY TIME

The Bird of Dawning
The novel by John Masefield dramatised for radio by JOHN KEIR CROSS with Trader Faulkner
The shipwrecked men of the clipper Blackgauntlet are fighting for their lives, stranded in a small open boat in mid-Atlantic.
PART 3
Produced by JOHN GIBSON

Contributors

Novel By: John Masefield
Unknown: John Keir
Produced By: John Gibson
Presenter: Russell Napier
Cruiser Trewsbury: Trader Faulkner
William Kemble: Patrick Barr
James Fairford: Ralph Truman
Chedglow: Peter Marinker
Coates: Timothy Harley
Stratton: John Hollis
Efans: Antony Viccars
Perrot: Alan Lawrence
Nailsworth: Basil Jones
Rodmarton: Anthony Hall
Edgeworth: Bruce Beeby
Bauer: Michael McClain
MacNab: Henry Stamper

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Scotland Yard Calling-Sports Spot - FRED STREETER on Gardening — Weekend Traffic Report
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter

: HOME TO MUSIC

The Stage Revolves
A round of entertainment provided by the finest orchestras, singers, and instrumentalists on records

: REMEMBER

Sir Henry Dale , O.M., F.R.S. talks to AUDREY RUSSELL of his student days at Cambridge in the 1890s; of his memories of Rutherford and Ehrlich; of the discoveries of X-rays, wireless waves, and insulin; and of his own scientific work for which he received a Nobel Prize in 1936 Produced by Nesta Pain
Shortened version of the broadcast on October 16. 1960
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Henry Dale
Unknown: Audrey Russell
Produced By: Nesta Pain

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Atarah Ben-Tovim (flute)
MargaretMoore (coranglais)
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra Leader, Peter Mountain
Conductor, Charles Groves
Part 1
From the Philharmonic Hall. Liverpool
See facing page

: * The Interval PROVINCIAL OPERA

CHARLES GROVES talks to OLIVE SHAPLEY about its past and its future

: * Concert

Part 2

: LISTEN TO THIS SPACE

with Nicholas Parsons and DENISE BRYER
Libby MORRIS , BOB TODD
THE TONY OSBORNE SEXTET
Written by ANTHONY MARRIOTT and ALISTAIR Foor
Research by Maxine A. Crosbie
Produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Nicholas Parsons is in Boeing-Boeing' at the Duchess Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Libby Morris
Unknown: Bob Todd
Unknown: The Tony Osborne
Written By: Anthony Marriott
Unknown: Maxine A. Crosbie
Produced By: John Bridges
Produced By: Nicholas Parsons

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street, are analysed by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardcastle

: AFRICAN CHEQUERBOARD

JUDITH LISTOWEL reports on a visit to four African countries
4: Land Settlement in Kenya
Kenya's stability depends heavily on success in transferring former white settlers' land to African farmers. Judith Listowel saw how the transfer is being organised, mainly by white administrators.

Contributors

Unknown: Judith Listowel

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Mayor of Casterbridge by THOMAS HARDY
Read by PAUL ROGERS
Last of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Read By: Paul Rogers

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

DUKE ELLINGTON AND his ORCHESTRA
SONNY GREER AND HIS MEMPHIS MEN
WILLIE SMITH , HUDDIE LEADBETTER
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD AND HIS ORCHESTRA
SIDNEY BECHET
Bix BEIDERBECKE
AND THE WOLVERINES on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Sonny Greer
Unknown: Willie Smith
Unknown: Huddie Leadbetter
Unknown: Jimmie Lunceford
Unknown: Sidney Bechet

: Closedown









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