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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends and news

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

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

Contributors

Unknown: R. Berkeley Cole

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: The News

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight

Old Memories and New Ways
More thoughts by Dr. Howard Williams from his Presidential address to the Assembly of the Baptist Union See page 24

Contributors

Speaker: Dr. Howard Williams

: THE NEWS

: A WORLD OF SOUND

From the past and present
July Jottings
More monthly memories from the BBC Sound Archives recalled by HAROLD ABRAHAMS

Contributors

Recalled By: Harold Abrahams

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Saturday's broadcast

: YOUR VERDICT

A series of legal problems devised and written by JOHN P. WYNN
Introduced by JOHN SNAGGE with a qualified legal opinion from F. W. BENEY , Q.c. and comments from a panel of everyday people from home and abroad
This week: The Legacy
Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
Broadcast on March 13 (BBC World
Service)

Contributors

Written By: John P. Wynn
Introduced By: John Snagge
Unknown: F. W. Beney
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Mrs Agnew: Nan Kenway
Sheila Metcalfe: Annette Andre
Peter Thorp: John Baddeley
Jeweller: Billy Milton
Vicar: John Cazabon

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 4
When all thy mercies, 0 my
God (BBC H.B. 22)
Psalm 47
St. Luke 7, vv. 11-23 (N.E.B.)
0 for a thousand tongues to sing (BBC H.B. 278)

: DEATH TO THE FRENCH

A novel of the Peninsular War by C. S. Forester
6: One Comes Back
Readers, BRYDEN MURDOCH ARTHUR BOLAND
Broadcast on April 14

Contributors

Readers: Bryden Murdoch

: ROYAL ISLAND

Her Majesty The Queen visits
The Isle of Wight
See panel

: CHANGE AND DECAY

in all around I see . . .
GILBERT PHELPS takes some recordings from the BBC Sound Archives to help illustrate various social changes, both serious and trivial, that have taken place since the turn of the century
4: Are you all right, Jack?
Produced by Rodney M. Bennett

Contributors

Produced By: Rodney M. Bennett

: 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 (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Annie Ross jazz singer and actress discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Annie Ross
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
† Today's story:'Dan Pig ' by PEGGY WORVILL

Contributors

Unknown: Dan Pig
Unknown: Peggy Worvill

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by PAMELA CREIGHTON
Showpiece: a monthly glance at the world of entertainment
The Dress Show: COMMANDER IBBETT recalls a visit to Paris
† Initiative: MARINA OLIVER started her own magazine
From Housewife to Health Visitor: EDITH BOWN describes her new work
Reading Your Letters
ANTHONY JACOBS reads The Boy with a Sting by JONATHAN WADE
Seventh of ten instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Pamela Creighton
Unknown: Edith Bown
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Jonathan Wade

: GREAT NOVELS OF THE WORLD

Beginning a series of five talks on five selected masterpieces of fiction from Ireland, France, Germany, Russia, and America 1: Ulysses by JAMES JOYCE discussed by ANTHONY BURGESS Excerpts read by DENIS MCCARTHY
Broadcast in the BBC World Service on November 22. 1964

Contributors

Unknown: James Joyce
Unknown: Anthony Burgess
Read By: Denis McCarthy

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Ladies in Retirement by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham
Adapted by CYNTHIA PUGHE
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Percy
Unknown: Reginald Denham
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Argument: a fortnightly series of conversations on an issue of the day
For Your Library List: some suggestions from ALBERT BUTLER
Mrs. Heggs and the Occupation: JACK SINGLETON talks to GRACE HEGGS about her war-time experiences in Guernsey. 1: Departure and arrival
You asked us to play.... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Butler
Talks: Jack Singleton
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell arranged as a dramatised reading in five parts by OLIVE SHAPLEY
4. The Horse Fair-Jeremiah Barker—Poor Ginger
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Sewell
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Black Beauty, who is the storyteller: Ronald Baddiley
Polly: Daphne Oxenford
Jeremiah Barker: Jack Woolgar
The Governor: Tom Harrison
Captain: Geoffrey Banks
Harry: Peter Landon
Dolly: Clare Thornley

: 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 from Scarborough

THE SPA ORCHESTRA
Conducted and introduced by MAX JAFFA
From the Spa Grand Hall by permission of Scarborough Corporation

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

The Ambrosian Singers (women's voices)
Chorus-Master, John McCarthy
Hallé Orchestra, Leader, Martin Milner
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
From the Royal Albert Hall, London
Part

Contributors

Chorus-Master: John McCarthy
Leader: Martin Milner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Unknown: Albert Hall

: * The Interval A MOMENT IN TIME

A Temple in the Western hills: China in 1920 CECIL LEWIS talks to SONYA CALLINGHAM
First of a group of five talks

Contributors

Talks: Cecil Lewis

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2
See facing page followed by an interlude

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
GILES PLAYFAIR 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: Giles Playfair

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Brat Farrar by JOSEPHINE TEY adapted for broadcasting by Robert Goodyear
Read by DAVID SPENSER
Eleventh of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: David Spenser

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mendelssohn
Trio No. 1, in D minor played by JACQUES THIBAUD (violin) PABLO CASALS (cello)
ALFRED CORTOT (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Jacques Thibaud
Cello: Pablo Casals
Piano: Alfred Cortot

: Closedown









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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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