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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends and news

: Ten to Seven

Thursday's "Ten to Eight".

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight

Family Prayers

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: SOUNDS FISHY

Some tales of fish that didn'get away from EDWARD CAST in the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Reg Kennedy

Contributors

Produced By: Reg Kennedy

: A World of Sound

The Penny
Gaff JOHN EAST looks at the birth of the film industry with the voices of: CECIL HEPWORTH
COL. A. C. BROMHEAD DAVE AYLOTT
BERT C. WYNNE CHRISSIE WHITE
A BBC Sound Archives production by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Gaff John
Unknown: Cecil Hepworth
Unknown: Col. A. C. Bromhead
Unknown: Dave Aylott
Unknown: Bert C. Wynne
Unknown: Chrissie White
Production By: John Powell

: PROTEST

GWYN THOMAS, the novelist and playwright, has strong views on many aspects of British life. In six programmes illustrated from the BBC Sound Archives he comments corrosively upon them
3: Pets
Produced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 99
Thee will I love, my God and King (BBC H.B. 314)
Psalm 118, vv. 13-24
St. Luke 6, vv. 39-49
Christian, seek not yet repose
(BBC H.B. 340)

: DEATH TO THE FRENCH

A novel of the Peninsular War by C. S. FORESTER
5: Two with a convoy
Readers, ARTHUR BOLAND BRYDEN MURDOCH
Broadcast on April 7

Contributors

Unknown: C. S. Forester
Readers: Arthur Boland
Readers: Bryden Murdoch

: TRAVELLING TUNES

KEN SYKORA traces folk songs of the British Isles through some of their travels abroad.
Guest folk singer. HELEN GRANT
Produced by David Allan
A BBC World Service production

Contributors

Produced By: David Allan

: JUST FOR FUN

RICHARD MURDOCH plays some records he hopes will give you a laugh
Today's programme includes:
TONY HANCOCK
NiCHOLS AND MAY
PETER SELLERS

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock

: LISTENING POST

Tim MATTHEWS 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 arc invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London, W.I.

Contributors

Introduces: Tim Matthews

: 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: John Keir Cross

: 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

Today's story: Mollie under the apple tree ' by RUTH AINSWORTH

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
1 What makes your child try?: a personal viewpoint from CHRISTOPHER JARMAN
Behind the Voice: JANET
TEISSIER DU CROS in conversation with MARJORIE ANDERSON
Look on it as my Home:
WENDY DEWAR-DURIE looks at the work of the Abbeyfield Society in providing homes for old people in Belfast
A corner of a foreign field:
LINDSAY EVANS recalls a visit to Rupert Brooke 's grave
Merry-go-round reports events on the lighter side
ANTHONY JACOBS reads The Boy with a Sling by JONATHAN WADE
Sixth of ten instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Christopher Jarman
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Wendy Dewar-Durie
Unknown: Lindsay Evans
Unknown: Rupert Brooke
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Jonathan Wade

: MODERN DRUGS

Written and narrated by STEPHEN GRENFELL
This programme deals in the main with the use of the powerful new drugs which have become a feature of medical treatment since the spectacular breakthrough made by Sir Alexander Fleming with penicillin, and with the tremendous advances made by the pharmaceutical industry.
Produced by Alan Burgess
A shortened version of the programme first broadcast on November 19, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Sir Alexander Fleming
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: RICHARD II

A personal portrait based on the anecdotes and reminiscences of the men of his own time, including Froissart, Adam of Usk, Walsingham, and Creton
Compiled by HAROLD F. HUTCHISON
Produced by NESTA PAIN
Henry VIII

Contributors

Unknown: Harold F. Hutchison
Produced By: Nesta Pain
Unknown: Henry Viii

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
Farnham, Surrey
Produced by Phyllis Robinson
An extended version of Sunday's broadcast
The Antrim Coast Road, Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Books Galore: by EVELYN JAMES
The Last Post: a talk by CHARLES GARLAND
A Personal Reminiscence: by SHEILA ST. CLAIR
Life's Little Experiments: a talk by GEORGE NASH
Guitar solos played by NORMAN WATSON
Introduced by MAURICE O'CALLAGHAN from Northern Ireland

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn James
Talk By: Charles Garland
Talk By: George Nash
Played By: Norman Watson
Introduced By: Maurice O'Callaghan

: STORY TIME

And a Bottle of Rum
A serial play by A. R. Rawlinson in six parts with Richard Hurndall and Hugh Janes
Trelawney has bought the trawler Walrus to search for the treasure: Revlis turned out to have an artificial leg, so he has been likened to Long John Silver !
3: Council of War
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
Richard Hurndall and Charles Leno are in ' Hostile Witness ' at the Haymarket Theatre, London

Contributors

Play By: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Hugh Janes
Unknown: John Silver
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Produced By: Richard Hurndall
Produced By: Charles Leno
Tom Trelawney: Richard Hurndall
John Revlis: Gerik Schjelderup
Jim Hawkins: Hugh Janes
Willis: Leonard Henry
Shopkeeper: Basil Jones
Lord Frensham: Derek Prentice
Lady Frensham: Mary Wimbush
Harry Aldington: Kim Grant
Linda Aldington: Miriam Margolyes
Captain Urcott: Charles Leno
Miriam Urcott: Jo Manning Wilson

: 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
Produced by the South-East news unit

: Home to Music

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

: THE END OF THE SMALL SHOPKEEPER?

The abolition of retail price maintenance, and the price-cutting of supermarkets and chain-stores offer a serious threat to the future of small shops.
SONYA CALLINGHAM has conducted an enquiry into what they are doing to maintain their position, and what the general public might lose if the small grocer, tobacconist. off-licence, and others were to go out of business
Produced by Neil Crichton-Miller

Contributors

Produced By: Neil Crichton-Miller

: BRIGITTE BARDOT

introducing music of her. choice
Recorded in Paris
See facing page

: THE RED NAVY ENSEMBLE

Artistic director. BORIS BOGOLEPEV
The Singers and Orchestra of the Soviet Navy Ensemble of Sebastopol
Assistant conductor, IVAN SAMOFATOV
Recorded at the Odeon Theatre. Liverpool. during the Red Navy Ensemble's recent European tour. by arrangement with Victor Hoch hauser

Contributors

Director: Boris Bogolepev
Arrangement With: Victor Hoch

: LET'S LAUGH AGAIN

with Tony Hancock in Hancock's Half-hour featuring
SIDNEY JAMES. BILL KERR HATTIE JACQUES and KENNETH WILLIAMS
Written by ALAN SIMPSON and RAY GALTON
Produced by TOM RONALD
First broadcast on May 27. 1958 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Sidney James.
Unknown: Kerr Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Produced By: Tom Ronald

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND tHow 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 ROBERT REID

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Reid

: AS OTHERS SEE US

A journalist from abroad looks at Great Britain this week

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Brat Farrar by JOSEPHINE TEY adapted for broadcasting by Robert Goodyear
Read by DAVID SPENSER
Tenth of fifteen instaiments

Contributors

Unknown: Josephine Tey
Broadcasting By: Robert Goodyear
Read By: David Spenser

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

Excerpts from
Such Sweet Thunder with DUKE ELLINGTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA on a gramophone record
11.45* Forecast for coastal waters

: Closedown









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