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: FARMING TODAY

News, market trends and current topics

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker.
THE ARCHDEACON OF LEICESTER
The Ven R. Berkeley Cole

Contributors

Unknown: Ven R. Berkeley Cole

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JOHN Timpson

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: TEN TO EIGHT

THE ABBOT OF DOWNSIDE reads from his book
Why Christ?

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: SIESTA

Short story by R. C. HUTCHINSON
Read by JOHN WESTBROOK

Contributors

Story By: R. C. Hutchinson
Read By: John Westbrook

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Saturday's broadcast

: THE PYRAMID INDUSTRY

GORDON SNELL describes some of the lesser-known tourist attractions around the Egyptian pyramids

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Snell

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

7: Making Your Voice Heard
Written and introduced by PETER HOAR

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Hoar

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 93
Happy are they, they that love
God <BBC H.B. 274)
Canticle 7
Revelation 18, vv. 1-5; 10-20
Judge eternal, throned in splendour (BBC H.B. 393)

: WHEN I WAS YOUNG

ALAN MELVILLE recalls the years 1940-1950 with the help of voices, sounds, and music from the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Denys Gueroult
See facing page

Contributors

Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: FOR SCHOOLS SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Son of the Muses
When I am a-roaming Drink to me only
Sam Sailor 's Shanty

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Sam Sailor

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
An Actor in a Changing World
WILFRID HYDE WHITE , who went on the stage more than forty years ago and has acted in scores of films, recollects some highlights of his life and work in conversation with EDWARD TAYLOR

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde White
Unknown: Edward Taylor

: FOR SCHOOLS THE CONCERTO: TCHAIKOVSKY

Second of two illustrated talks by SIDNEY HARRISON
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney Harrison

: 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 JAMES MOSSMAN

Contributors

Unknown: James Mossman

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast in the Light Programme

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ginette Spanter directrice of a famous Parisian fashion house discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Ginette Spanter
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

For children under five
Today's story: ' A Surprise for
Timothy ' by E. BUXTON

Contributors

Unknown: E. Buxton

: FOR SCHOOLS PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

A day on a Hampshire farm Written by Wilfred Harrison
Last of four programmes about Hampshire
2.20 THE MUSIC BOX
+ by GORDON REYNOLDS
2.30 PROSE AND
VERSE READINGS
The Wall from Fireman Flower and Other Stories by William Sansom
2.40 MUSIC, MOVEMENT
AND MIME for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Written By: Wilfred Harrison
Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Stories By: William Sansom
Unknown: Glyn Harris

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis
Championships
Commentary by MAURICE EDELSTON and MAX ROBERTSON from the Centre Court and No. 1 Court, with summaries and comments by TONY MOTTRAM and ALF CHAVE
Results and latest news from the other courts given by BASIL CURTIS
From the All England Lawn Tennis Club
See page 19

Contributors

Commentary By: Maurice Edelston
Commentary By: Max Robertson
Unknown: Tony Mottram
Unknown: Alf Chave

: Afternoon Theatre: William Conrad

by Pierre Boulle translated and adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
with Valerie Hanson, Jeffrey Segal, Clive Morton, Noel Johnson
William Conrad has escaped from Nazi Germany and is putting his literary talent at the disposal of the British Government. But there are some who doubt whether he is the patriot he appears to be.
(Broadcast on Dec. 29, 1962)
Pierre Boulle served with the Free French forces in Indo-China, was captured by the Japanese, escaped, and served with the British in India. He is the author of the novel The Bridge Over the River Kwai. William Conrad, written in 1950, was his first novel.

Contributors

Author: Pierre Boulle
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by: Cynthia Pughe
Producer: Norman Wright
Diana Goodfellow: Valerie Hanson
Marjorie Field: Janet Burnell
Colonel Field: Godfrey Kenton
Wallace Goodfellow: Noel Johnson
Peter Welsford: Charles Hodgson
William Conrad: Jeffrey Segal
Mr X: Clive Morton
Joan Barter: Margaret Wolfit
Malone: Will Leighton
Capt Arthur Patton: Michael Spice
Other parts played by: Timothy West
Other parts played by: David Valla

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Shades of Trinity: LEO LEYDEN talks to R. B. D. FRENCH about Trinity College, Dublin, and some of the famous men, from Dean Swift to Bram Stoker, who went there
For Your Library List: some recommendations from DONALD SWANN , with illustrations at the piano tCan you tell me?: a new fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Talks: Leo Leyden
Unknown: Donald Swann
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

The Turret by Margery Sharp adapted for radio in three episodes by THEA HOLME
The rescue of Mandrake from the ruined turret can only be carried out if the attention of the two grooms can be distracted. Miss Bianca lays her plans before the National favourite, Sir Hector.
3: The Escape
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: Margery Sharp
Unknown: Thea Holme
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
Sir Hector: Stephen Thorne
Miss Bianca: Ursula Hirst
Shaun: Timothy Harley
Bernard: Peter Marinker
Spokesman: Wilfrid Carter
Mrs Spokesman: Eva Haddon
Mice: Cécile Chevreau
Mice: Joan Matheson
George: Nigel Graham
Jack: Gordon Gardner
Mandrake: Stephen Jack

: WIMBLEDON

The Lawn Tennis Championships
Further news

: 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)
7.0 Music International
Recordings from all lands
Introduced by MARGARET HUDDLE

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan
Introduced By: Margaret Huddle

: CALL THE TUNE

with Joseph Cooper who introduces gramophone records of well-loved music, plays the piano, and interviews a guest celebrity

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: THE MURDERER

by Georges Simenon dramatised for radio by ANTHONY SKENE with ' It's not nice to see a man like you beinK made a fool of behind his back. I feel it my duty to inform you that each month when you go to Amsterdam your wife deceives you ... '
Cast in order of speaking:
Other Parts Played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Produced by HUGH STEWART

Contributors

Unknown: Georges Simenon
Unknown: Anthony Skene
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Dr Hans Kuperus: Alan Wheatley
Alice: Dorothy Gordon
Hilda: Elaine Mitchell
Cornelius de Schutter: William Fox
Willem: Garard Green
Zaalberg: Wilfrid Carter
Loos: Basil Jones
Franz van Malderan: Michael Kilgarriff
Lina Baard: Jane Wenham*
Superintendent: Eric Anderson
Karl Vorberg: Michael McClain
Anton Groven, the Magistrate: Heron Carvic
Jane van Malderan: Lesley Deane

: MOZART

Divertimento in F major
IK. 213) played by the London WIND SOLOISTS
Directed by JACK BRYMER on a gramophone record

Contributors

Directed By: Jack Brymer

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† JOHN THOMPSON 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: John Thompson

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

A Donkey in the Meadow by DEREK TANGYE abridged by Neville Teller Read by RICHARD HURNDALL
Sixth of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Tangye
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Richard Hurndall

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart
Cassation in B flat major (K.99) played by KARL MAYRHOFER (oboe) GÜNTHER LORENZ (oboe) JOSEF VELEBA (horn)
WOLFGANG TOMBÖCK (horn) with members of the VIENNA OCTET
Anton Fietz (violin)
Philipp Mattheis (violin)
Gunther Breitenbach (viola) Nikolaus Hiibner (cello)
Johann Krump (double-bass) on a gramophone record
11.45* Forecast for coastal waters

Contributors

Oboe: Karl Mayrhofer
Oboe: Nther Lorenz
Horn: Josef Veleba
Horn: Wolfgang Tomböck
Violin: Anton Fietz
Violin: Philipp Mattheis
Viola: Gunther Breitenbach
Cello: Nikolaus Hiibner
Double-Bass: Johann Krump

: Closedown









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