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: FARMING TODAY

† Market trends and news

: Ten to Seven

Monday'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: Novel Truth

The final reading by Flora Robson from Rose Macaulay's book
"The Towers of Trebizond"

Contributors

Reader: Flora Robson
Author: Rose Macaulay

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news. its background, and the people who make it
Revised edition of Saturday's

: A Camel Called Sputnik

Ronald Lloyd introduces recordings of sound and music made during a visit to Tangier.

Contributors

Presenter: Ronald Lloyd
Producer: Richard Burwood

: VOICES

from the BBC Sound Archives
Gerald Durrell zoologist and writer
† Introduced by LESLIE PEROWNE

Contributors

Introduced By: Leslie Perowne

: DAILY SERVICE

Now Every Morning, page 7
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round (BBC H.B. 321)
Psalm 65
St. Luke 7, vv. 24-35 (N.E.B.)
Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my
God (BBC H.B. 271)

: GRIFF AND TOMMY AND THE GOLDEN IMAGE

by John Griffiths
Griff and Tommy persuade their parents to let them gO camping on their great-uncle's farm in West Wales. Little do they expect to find themselves embroiled in a mystery.....
1: The Tent
Readers, GWENYTH PETTY and JOHN DARRAN
Produced by Evelyn Williams
† Broadcast on April 21

Contributors

Unknown: John Griffiths
Unknown: John Darran
Produced By: Evelyn Williams

: SIDNEY BRIGHT

and his Music
Introduced by ANGELA BUCKLAND

Contributors

Introduced By: Angela Buckland

: YOU'VE GOT TO STAND UP

by Leslie Halward with Jon Rollason and Mary Chester
'The child is father to the man. How can he be. the words are wild '; but parents and children both often have. to learn life's lessons the hard way
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by R. D. SMITH in the BBC's Birmingham studios

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Halward
Unknown: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Mary Chester
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Gladys: Mary Chester
Percy: Jon Rollason
Eric their son: Martin Towey
Briggs Senior: Tom Knowles
Briggs Junior: Pepe Whibley
Porter: Walter Dalby
Master: Michael Bullock
Woman: Eva Stuart
Watson: Walter Dalby

: 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 are invited to write 10: Listening Post, BBC, [address removed]

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

Monday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: LIKE OLD TIMES

STEVE RACE and a scrapbook of memories
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown: Steve Race
Produced By: John Powell

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

fúr children under five
Today's story
' The Dolly that was Lost ' by MARJORIE MITCHELL

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Mitchell

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON tThe Relief of Pain: a Professor of Neurology considers a doctor's most important duty
Winter in Warsaw: VIOI.ETTE PORTHAM describes her visit to Poland
Answer and Comment
Learning for Leisure: MICHAEL FREEDLAND reports on an educational experiment
I am an Old Bensonian: NORA NICHOLSON remembers her early training in the theatre
ANTHONY JACOBS reads The Boy With a Sling by JONATHAN WADE
† Eighth of ten instaiments

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Michael Freedland
Unknown: Nora Nicholson
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs

: STORIES IN VERSE

A series of thirteen programmes 2: Sir Patrick Spens ANON.
Reader. JOHN LAURIE
The Dong with Luminous Nose by EDWARD LEAR
Reader. DAVID DAVIS
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Reader: John Laurie
Reader: David Davis

: The Musketeer's Story: 2: The Limping Councillor

A radio serial in thirteen parts by Frederick Bradnum freely dramatised from Louise de la Valliere and The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas with Patrick Troughton, Anne Cullen and Victor Lucas
D'Artagnan has recognised the mysterious prisoner in the Bastille as the twin brother of King Louis XIV, and in order to discover more, plans to become imprisoned himself in the guise of a law breaking provincial councillor.
(Sunday's broadcast)

Contributors

Dramatised by: Frederick Bradnum
From novels by: Alexandre Dumas
Producer: Norman Wright
[Actor]: Patrick Troughton
[Actress]: Anne Cullen
[Actor]: Victor Lucas

: JOHN SNAGGE

with some favourite records

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Private Railways. 3:
ROBERT GUNNELL takes a trip on the Festiniog Railway in North Wales
† Silver Lining: Hymns sung by EILEEN POULTER , introduced by THE REV. ELSIE CHAMBERLAIN
Mrs. Heggs and the Occupation: JACK SINGLETON talks to GRACE HEGGS about her war-time experiences in Guernsey. 2: Making do and mending
Your Letters
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Gunnell
Sung By: Eileen Poulter
Unknown: Rev. Elsie Chamberlain
Talks: Jack Singleton
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Five Tales of the Sea selected by Dorothy Baker
4: The Road by JAMES HANLEY
Read by BASIL JONES
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Baker
Unknown: James Hanley
Read By: Basil Jones
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Scotland Yard Calling-Sport
Produced by the South-East news unit

: HOME TO MUSIC

for
Marching and Waltzing on gramophone records
7.0 The Promenade
Orchestra i Conducted by SIDNEY BOWMAN

Contributors

Conducted By: Sidney Bowman

: GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

PETER PRATT introduces records of excerpts from the D'OYLY CARTE performance of Ruddigore
CHORUS OF THE
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
ORCHESTRA OF THE.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. COVENT GARDEN
Conducted by ISIDORE GODFREY
See facing page

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Pratt
Conducted By: Isidore Godfrey
Sir Ruthven Mllrgatroyd, disguised as Robin Oakapple, a young farmer: John Reed
Richard Dauntless, his foster- brother, a man-o'-war's man: Thomas Round
Sir Despard Murgatroyd of Ruddigore: Kenneth Sandford
Old Adam Goodheart Robin's faithful servant.: Stanley Riley
Sir Roderic Murgatroyd, the twenty-first Baronet: Donald Adams
Rose Maylmd, a village maiden: Jean Hindmarsh
Dame Hannah Rose's aunt: Gillian Knight
Zurah, professional bridesmaid: Mary Sansom
Mad Margaret: Jean Allister

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's popular panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and DENIS NORDEN
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: JUST FOR FUN

RICHARD MURDOCH plays some records he hopes will give you a laugh

: KINGSLEY MARTIN LOOKS BACK

KINGSLEY MARTIN for many years Editor of the New Statesman and Nation, discusses his formative years with C. R. HEWITT
1: Essays in Non-Conformity The first of a group of three autobiographical programmes
† Broadcast on April

Contributors

Unknown: C. R. Hewitt

: 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.

Contributors

Introduces: Giles Playfair

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Brat Farrar by JOSEPHINE TEY
Read byDAVID SPENSER
† Twelfth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: David Spenser

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

† DUO QUILLANCIA
Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)
Valda Aveling (harpsichord)

Contributors

Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell
Harpsichord: Valda Aveling

: 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.

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