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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 EVENTFUL

People have their ups and downs in all walks of life, as EDWARD CAST has found in the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Reg Kennedy

Contributors

Produced By: Reg Kennedy

: A World of Sound

There's always a First Time
ROBERT TURLEY recalls some of the first moments of human achievement during the last century, and rellects on their significance in the modern world
A BBC Sound Archives production by Adrianne Allée

Contributors

Production By: Adrianne Allée

: 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
4: Planning
Produced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 19
To the name of our salvation
(BBC H.B. 284)
Psalm
St. Luke 8, vv. 16-25 (N.E.B.)
Eternal Father, strong to save
(BBC H.B. 384)

: GRIFF AND TOMMY AND THE GOLDEN IMAGE

by JOHN GRIFFITHS
As Griff and Tommy listened to the plotting of Marquess and Benny they realised that the men would stop at nothing in their efforts to gain possession of the ' image.'Tommy has escaped from their clutches. and in the ' den' he waits anxiously for Griff ...
4: To Look like an Accident
Readers, GWENYTH PETTY and JOHN DARRAN
Produced by Evelyn Williams
Broadcast on May 12

Contributors

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

: TRAVELLING TUNES

KEN SYKORA traces folk songs of the British Isles through some of their travels abroad
Guest folk singer, ALEX CAMPBELL
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
Tuesday's broadcast

: LISTENING POST

TIM MATTHEWS introduces this midday edition of a series designed to rellect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on lively talking points of any kind are welcome for these broadcasts to: Listening Post. BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.1.

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
0

: The Archers

Thursday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

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

: 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

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' Peggy goes on Holiday by PHYLLIS PEARCE

Contributors

Unknown: Phyllis Pearce

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Marjorie
Anderson introduces
Canadian edition including
Experiences of emigration from both sides of the ocean
Impressions from JEAN METCALFE and CLIFF MICHELMORE of their visit to the Calgary Stampede A feature by NANCY BACAL about young French Canadians and A report on poverty among affluence from MARGARET McLEAN
They Dared to be Doctors
MARY ST. JOHN FANCOURT 's book abridged by Eve Burgess Read by FLORA ROBSON
† First of six instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Cliff Michelmore
Unknown: Mary St.
Unknown: John Fancourt
Abridged By: Eve Burgess
Read By: Flora Robson

: CANCER

Written and narrated by STEPHEN GRENFELL
The single stark word Cancer embraces a number of diseases which range in their effect from the relatively harmless to the rapidly fatal. Today several of these groups of diseases can be cured. In this programme eminent specialists and research workers deal with recent and vitally important lines of research in this particular field of medicine.
Produced by Alan Burgess cast on January 28

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: HENRY VIII

by JASPER RIDLEY
A personal portrait of Henry VIII as he is reftected in the letters, anecdotes, and reminiscences of the men who knew him. among them Chapuys (the Emperor's ambassador), Giustiniani (the Venetian ambassador), Bishop Gardiner , and John Foxe
Produced by NESTA PAIN
Broadcast on September 23. 1964
(Third)

Contributors

Unknown: Jasper Ridley
Unknown: Henry Viii
Unknown: Bishop Gardiner
Unknown: John Foxe
Produced By: Nesta Pain

: DOWN YOUR WAY

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

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

including:
The Cross in the Sky: EDITH WHEELER talks about Cyril Maude , the well-known actor who ' retired ' to Devon in 1926 +The Importance of a Good
Finish: B. C. HILLIAM (Flotsam) gives some views on music
† It's the Poor who help the Poor: KAY GARRETT ]\ recalls her days as a shorthand-typist in the 'thirties
Sound Remembered: MALCOLM HAZELL plays tunes which set his memory working
Introduced by RALPH WICHTMAN from the West of England

Contributors

Talks: Edith Wheeler
Unknown: Cyril Maude
Unknown: Kay Garrett
Unknown: Malcolm Hazell
Introduced By: Ralph Wichtman

: STORY TIME

And a Bottle of Rum
A serial play by A. R. Rawlinson in six parts with Richard Hurndall and Hugh Janes
' Long John' Reviis and his men have captured the Walrus: in eluding them Trelawncy and Jim have landed on the wrong island -instead of treasure they find Captain Urcott and Miriam.
4: The First Blow
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Play By: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Hugh Janes
Produced By: Graham Gauld
John Revlis: Gerik Schjelderup
Deckhand: Alan Haines
Lord Frensham: Derek Prentice
Tom Trelawney: Richard Hurndall
Captain Urcott: Charles Leno
Miriam Urcott: Jo Manning Wilson
Jim Hawkins: Hugh Janes
Harry Aldington: Kim Grant

: 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 Report
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter

: HOME TO MUSIC

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

: Henry Wood Promenade Concert

Hallé Orchestra
Leader, Martin Milner
Conductor Sir John Barbirolli
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Martin Milner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli

: * The Interval LADY VIOLET REMEMBERS

Interviewer, JOHN CONNELL
1: A Statesman's Child
† LADY VIOLET BONHAM CARTER
(BAHONESS ASQUITH) cannot remember a time when she was not conscious of the importance of politics. Even as a small child, her father ('the greatest single influence in my life ') treated her as an adult when replying. verballv or by letter, to her searching questions.
In this interview Lady Violet remembers, among many other things. a luncheon with Mr. Glad-stone: her father's second marriage (to Margot Tennant ); and her bewilderment over religion and over the differences between rich and poor.
' Coming Out Friday, Aug. 6

Contributors

Interviewer: John Connell
Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham
Unknown: Margot Tennant

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2: Nielsen
Symphony No. (1916)
(L'inestinguibile)

: * ADVICE FROM THE QUEEN OF TONGA

tby JAMES SPILLIUS
Dr. Spillius, a social anthro pologist, went to Tonga with a United Nations mission to advise the Queen on improving conditions in the island. He found that one of the most fascinating parts of his experi ence was the advice the Queen of Tonga gave him.

Contributors

Unknown: James Spillius

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How 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 WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardcastle

: AS OTHERS SEE US

A journalist from abroad looks at Great Britain this week
10.59 Weather forecast

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

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

Contributors

Read By: David Spenser

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

NOBLE SISSLE and EUBIE BLAKE
THE BENNY GOOOMAN QUARTET
LIONEL HAMPTON 'S PARIS ALL STARS on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Eubie Blake
Unknown: Benny Goooman
Unknown: Lionel Hampton

: Closedown









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