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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends and news

: Ten to Seven

Wednesday'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: Meditation

Archbishop Anthony Bloom considers the Lord's Prayer

Contributors

Speaker: Archbishop Anthony Bloom

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE NEWS

: MOONSTRIKE

A series on the work of war-time agents on special operations in Occupied France
Written by ROBERT BARR with Richard Hurndall as Colonel Maurice Buckmaster
4: A sunday Morning
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
Broadcast on March 26 (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Robert Barr
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Colonel Maurice Buckmaster
Produced By: Charles Maxwell
Philippe: Jeremy Burnham
Marie: Ysanne Churchman
Caretaker's wife: Joan Sanderson
André: John Baddeley
Armand: John Graham
Paul: Bruce Beeby
Marcel: John Baker
Jean-Paul: Roger May
Gestapo Officer: Edward Chapman

: SHIPS AND THE SEA

A programme about ships. old and new. sailors and shipping men. and the sea which is their life
Introduced by SIR IVAN THOMPSON
Produced by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Introduced By: Sir Ivan Thompson
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: THE LOCUST OFFICER

by ERNEST RICHARDSON
Mr. Richardson's travels through Africa found him. at one stage. a sort of soldier in the continuing war against the locusts which, if unchecked, would soon bring much of East Africa to starvation.

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Richardson

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning. page 15
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven <BBC H.B. 15)
Psalm 111
St. Luke 8, vv. 1-15 (N.E.B.)
God the Father's only Son
(BBC H.B. 303)

: GRIFF AND TOMMY AND THE GOLDEN IMAGE

by JOHN GRIFFITHS
Idwal's holiday in Aber Gwyn has been upset by the mystery which Griff and Tommy have uncovered on their great-uncle's farm. The boys are determined to try to help the old man.
3: The Loft
Readers. GWENYTH PETTY and JOHN DARRAN
Produced by Evelyn Williams
Broadcast on May

Contributors

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

: GOLDEN DISCS

Some of the world's greatest and most popular records of past and present
Introduced by JACK PAYNE

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Payne

: WHO KNOWS?

Second hearings of the programme in which scientists and technologists answer listeners' questions
In the chair,
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS
Panel:
JOHN CARTHY
Department of Zoology,
Queen Mary ColleKe. London
DAVID DEWHIRST
Cambridge Observatories
BRIAN PIPPARD
Cavendish Laboratory. Cambridge
GWYNNE VEVERS
Zoological Society, London
Arranged by Archie Clow
Broadcast on December 10, 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: 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

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

Wednesday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: Twenty Questions

Anona Winn, Joy Adamson, Jack Train, Norman Hackforth with A Mystery Voice and Kenneth Horne in the chair
See facing page

Followed by an interlude

Contributors

Panellist: Anona Winn
Panellist: Joy Adamson
Panellist: Jack Train
Panellist: Norman Hackforth
Chairman: Kenneth Horne
Producer: Humphrey Barclay

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: 'Andrew and the pigeons ' by MARGARET PURCELL

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Purcell

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Winter Line: JEAN ROOK , fashion editor of the Sun, reports from Paris
Garden Visit: CHARLES CRICHTON and JIM MIDDLETON at Blickling Hall, Norfolk
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
† Taking the Plunge: retired from her job. DOROTHY DALY decided she would try for a new one in another country
† Advertising: JOHN PEARSON and GRAHAM TURNER talk about their recent book The Persuasion Industry
The Boy With a Sling JONATHAN WADE 'S book abridged by Barbara Crowther
Read by ANTHONY JACOBS
Last instalment

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Jean Rook
Unknown: Charles Crichton
Unknown: Jim Middleton
Unknown: Dorothy Daly
Unknown: John Pearson
Unknown: Graham Turner
Unknown: Jonathan Wade
Abridged By: Barbara Crowther
Read By: Anthony Jacobs

: THE CRITICS

. Chairman: J. W. LAMBERT
Book: RICHARD MAYNE
Art: EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH
Film: JOHN RUSSELL TAYLOR
Theatre: HAROLD HOBSON
Broadcasting: IAIN HAMILTON
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith
Unknown: John Russell
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Iain Hamilton

: LONDON v. DUBLIN QUIZ

The last of four contests
London:
SIR DENIS BROGAN. CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master.
LIONEL HALE : Dublin
DENIS DONOGHUE. NOEL PEART
Quiz-Master. PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Denis Brogan.
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Denis Donoghue.
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: RECORDS AT LEISURE

LIONEL GAMLlN plays some personal favourites

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specialty in mind, including:
Ingenuity Unlimited: ANGELA
PAIN describes how the experts devise aids to help the physically handicapped lead a normal life
Mrs. Heggs and the Occupation: JACK SINGLETON talks to GRACE HEGGS about her war-time experiences in Guernsey. 4: The carrot under the pillow Your Letters
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Talks: Jack Singleton
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Pigs Have Wings by P. G. Wodehouse abridged by Geoffrey Jaggard in six parts
Rivalry between Lord Emsworth and Sir Gregory Parsloe over whose pig will win at the Shropshire Show has now reached the state where their supporters have each stolen the other camp's contestant-those prize porkers. Empress of Blandings and Queen of Matchingham. have both disappeared....
PART
Read by BASIL JONES

Contributors

Unknown: P. G. Wodehouse
Abridged By: Geoffrey Jaggard
Abridged By: Sir Gregory Parsloe
Read By: Basil Jones

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

: HOME TO MUSIC

played for you by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader. James Hutcheon
Conductor. GILBERT VINTER and the HAROLD RICH QUARTET

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: Frankly Speaking

Lord Soper (The Rev. Donald Soper) answers questions from Norman St. John Stevas, M.P. and Ann Dally.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Donald Soper
Unknown: Norman St.
Unknown: John Stevas
Unknown: Ann Dally

: REPRODUCING PIANOS

In the 1920s you could buy. if you were rich enough. a piano which would automatically reproduce. without any assistance, the playing of masters of the keyboard Recently some of the piano-rolls made by great artists have been transcribed to tape for the BBC Sound Archives.
DERYCK COOKE introduces piano-rolls of the playing of JOSEF LHEVINNE
MORITZ ROSENTHAL
SERGEI RACHMANINOV RENNO MOISEIWITSCH LEOPOLD GODOWSKY MISCHA LEVlTSKI
Produced by Denys Gueroult
A BBC World Service production

Contributors

Introduces: Deryck Cooke
Unknown: Josef Lhevinne
Unknown: Moritz Rosenthal
Unknown: Sergei Rachmaninov
Unknown: Renno Moiseiwitsch
Unknown: Leopold Godowsky
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: EMPEROR NAPOLEON

Poste Restante , New York
After Waterloo, Napoleon set out for America. So confident was he of getting there that he took out subscriptions to the Paris papers to be sent to him Poste Restante , New York
Tonight's programme tells how he failed to make the journey with Felix Felton as Napoleon Written and produced by DAVID WOODWARD see facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Poste Restante
Unknown: Poste Restante
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Napoleon Written
Produced By: David Woodward

: ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS

An enquiry by LESLIE SMITH based on conversations recorded at of Animal Physiology: The National Institute for Medical Research; The National Institute for Research
Dairying; Pfizers Ltd.: The Physiological Department. University of Cambridge: Sandoz Ltd... Basle
By talking to the research workers who actually perform these experiments. not only do the techniques -and the intentions behind them-appear, but something of the attitudes of scientists themselves. It is not a programme about ethics. but an attempt to supply a basis of information on which each individual can make his own reasoned judgment on a subject riddled with illogicality and misconceptions.
Produced by Mick Rhodes

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Mick Rhodes

: 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

Presenter: Giles Playfair

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Brat Farrar by JOSEPHINE TEY
Read by DAVID SPENSER
Fourteenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: David Spenser

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Chopin
Preludes. op. 28
† played by YONTY SOLOMON (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Yonty Solomon

: Closedown









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