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: FARMING TODAY

Market tI ends and news

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Ϯ Speaker,
The Archdeacon of Leicester THE VEN. 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

First Things First
ROSEMARY HAUGHTON with pointers from her paperback Christian Responsibility

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Haughton

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A WORLD OF SOUND

This was News
With the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives JOHN SNAGGE retells the story of the escape in 1959 of the Dalai Lama to India
Script and research by Martin Dyer

Contributors

Unknown: Dalai Lama
Unknown: Martin Dyer

: 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:
Death of Columbus
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by TRAFFORD WHITELOCK
Broadcast on March 20 (BBC
World Service)

Contributors

Written By: John P. Wynn
Introduced By: John Snagge
Produced By: Trafford Whitelock
Kate Spring: Lesley Jackson
Tony Bell: Ronald Wilson
John Spring: John Cazabon
Forrester: Fred Yule

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 26
We sing the praise of him who died (BBC H.B. 95)
Canticle
Luke 8, vv. 40.56 (N.E.B.)
Brief life is here our portion
(BBC H.B. 241)

: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM

by Kate Douglas Wiggin adapted for radio in five episodes by AILEEN MILLS
Episode 1: Rebecca Randall leaves Sunnybrook Farm and goes to Riverboro on Mr. Cobb's stage-coach. to live with her two maiden aunts. But she finds their way of life is not what she has been accustomed to ...
Produced by BRIAN MILLER from the West of England
First broadcast on May 3

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Unknown: Rebecca Randall
Produced By: Brian Miller
Narrator: Tucker McGuire
Aunt Jane: Tucker McGuire
Jeremiah Cobb: Ronald Wilson
Aunt Miranda: Mavis Villiers
Aurelia Randall: Mavis Villiers
Rebecca: Josefina Ray

: JACK TRAIN

in holiday mood with records from here, there, and everywhere

: LET'S FIND OUT

from Otto Preminger the film director
Dick James
The Beatles' music publisher with four teenagers to ask the questions
In the chair, PETER HAIGH
Produced by Roger Ordish
Broadcast on July 29 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Otto Preminger
Unknown: Dick James
Unknown: Peter Haigh
Produced By: Roger Ordish

: 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

: CRICKET

Sussex v. Middlesex
Second day
Commentary by NEIL DURDEN-SMITH
From Hove

Contributors

Commentary By: Neil Durden-Smith

: The Archers

Last Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written by: John Keir Cross
Produced by: Tony Shryane
Edited by: Godfrey Baseley
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Harvey Grenville: Ronald Baddiley
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
John Tregorran: Phillp Morant
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Sue Bent: Linda Polan
Dawn Kingsley: Patricia Bendall
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan
Roger Patillo: Jeremy Mason

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Ambrose
Dance band leader discusses with ROY PLOMLEY the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children undcr five
Today's story: ' Tom Pussy 'by NETTA PROCTOR

Contributors

Unknown: Netta Proctor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by PAMELA CREIGHTON
Thoughts on Picnics: from
URSULA BLOOM, MOLLY WEIR , and KEVIN FITZGERALD tWriters Talking: DODIE SMITH talks to JOAN YORKE about her work as a dramatist and a novelist
God's Own Country: JAMES McNEISH reports on a return visit to his homeland, New Zealand, and introduces recordings from immigrants
Too Young at Fifty-nine: a report by JUNE GRIMBLE on an employment bureau for the over-sixties
Comic Strip Characterisation: film-maker JOSEPH LoSEY and actress MONICA VITTI strike out in a new direction. GORDON Gow talks to them
FLORA ROBSON reads
They Dared to be Doctors by MARY ST. JOHN FANCOURT
The second of six instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Pamela Creighton
Unknown: Molly Weir
Unknown: Kevin Fitzgerald
Talks: Dodie Smith
Unknown: Joan Yorke
Unknown: James McNeish
Unknown: Joseph Losey
Talks: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Flora Robson
Unknown: Mary St.
Unknown: John Fancourt

: CRICKET

Sussex v. Middlesex
Further commentary from Hove

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Napoleon in Love by R. F. Delderfield
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: R. F. Delderfield

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in m nd. including:
The Story behind the Story:
DEREK PAREER talks to ELIZABETH GouDGE about Green Dolphin Country tBecause it wa' Sunday:
BILL TAYLOR recalls another exploit from his Yorkshire childhood
Can you tell me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
Mrs. Heggs and the Occupation: JACK SINGLETON talks to GRACE HEGGS about her war-time experiences in Guernsey. 5: Nights without lights
You asked us to play.... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Talks: Derek Pareer
Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Unknown: Bill Taylor
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
5: Captain's Story-Jerry's New Year-My Last Home
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Anna Sewell
Unknown: Olive Shapley
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Black Beauty, who is the story teller: Ronald Baddiley
Polly: Daphne Oxenford
Jeremiah Barker: Jack Woolgar
Harry: Peter Landon
Dolly: Clare Thornley
Grandfather Thoroughgood: Tom Harrison
Joe Green: Ronald Harvi

: 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
BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor. JACK LEON
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

: Violet Carson,O.B.E.

A Talkabout profile
Talkabout, a North Regional production, regularly presents profiles-in-interview of people living in the North. In this Profile, Violet Carson talks about herself and her work to Brian Blake.
First broadcast on March 14 (North of England Home Service)

Contributors

Interviewee: Violet Carson
Interviewer: Brian Blake

: Josh White

The American Negro folk singer and guitarist in a programme of blues, ballads and other folk songs with The George Mitchell Choir and Jack Fallon (string bass)
Narrator, Guy Kingsley Poynter

Contributors

Singer: Josh White
Singers: The George Mitchell Choir
String bass: Jack Fallon
Narrator: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Producer: Charles Chilton

: WHITE FLAG

by Vladimir Tendryakov and K. Ikramov translated and adapted for radio by NICHOLAS BETHELL with David Markham
Ϯ Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Unknown: Vladimir Tendryakov
Unknown: K. Ikramov
Radio By: Nicholas Bethell
Unknown: David Markham
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Nicholas Ivanovitch Petrov: David Markham
Yarik, his son: Nigel Graham
Aunt Gustya,his housekeeper: Mary O'Farrell
Nina, a young girl: Patricia Leventon
Dmitri, a former colleague: Gabriel Woolf
Cleaner: Wilfrid Carter
Sports Commentator: Fraser Kerr

: SERGE PROKOFIEV

plays some of his own piano compositions on a gramophone record

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
Ϯ 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

The Strode Venturer
The new novel by HAMMOND INNES abridged by Marjorie Norris
Read by Guy STANDEVEN
First of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Novel By: Hammond Innes
Abridged By: Marjorie Norris
Read By: Guy Standeven

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Dvorak
String Quartet in D minor,
Op. 34 played by the JANACEK QUARTET
Jiri Travnicek (violin) Adolf Sykora (violin) Jiri Kratochvil (viola) Karel Krafka (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Jiri Travnicek
Viola: Jiri Kratochvil
Cello: Karel Krafka

: Closedown









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