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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

: A THOUSAND GAGS

Jimmy Jacobs
London West End night-club owner and comedian talks about his life as an entertainer to HAROLD ROGERS

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Rogers

: A World of Sound

The Mushroom Shadow
Twenty years after the first atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, FERGUS MONTGOMERY introduces a programme which looks back to the event and developments since, and forward to the future peaceful uses of atomic energy
A BBC Sound Archives production by Rodney M. Bennett
See facing page

Contributors

Production By: Rodney M. Bennett

: PROTEST

GWYN THOMAS , the novelist and playwright, has strong views on many aspects of British life. In six programmes illustrated from the Sound Archives he comments corrosively upon them
5: New Communities
Produced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Unknown: Gwyn Thomas
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: DAILY SERVICE

The Transfiguration
New Every Morning, page 41
My God, how wonderful thou art (BBC H.B. 12)
Psalm
Luke 9, vv. 27-36 (N.E.B.)
From glory to glory advancing
(BBC H.B. 244)

: REBECCA OF SUNNYBROOK FARM

by KATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN adapted for radio in five episodes by AILEEN MILLS
In Riverboro. Rebecca fell once again from grace in Aunt Miranda's eyes by smuggling the smallest Simpson baby into the house to take care of ... Now, after a few years and many adventures, Rebecca is fourteen, and about to leave her aunts to go to the Wareham Academy for Young Ladies....
Episode 5
Produced by BRIAN MILLER from the West of England
Broadcast on May 31

Contributors

Unknown: Kate Douglas Wiggin
Produced By: Brian Miller
Narrator: Tucker McGuire
Aunt Jane: Tucker McGuire
Rebecca: Josefina Ray
Adam Ladd: Ronald Wilson
Aunt Miranda: Avis Illiers
Miss Maxwell: Avis Illiers

: TRAVELLING TUNES

KEN SYKORA traces folk songs of the British Isles through some of their travels abroad
Guest folk singer,
MARTIN CARTHY
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

: 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 invtted to write to: Listening Post.' BBC, Broadcasting House. London. W.I.

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

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:
' The Sunday School Outing 'by E. R. HUTT

Contributors

Unknown: E. R. Hutt

: WOMAN'S HOUR

with a holiday flavour from Plymouth
Introduced by PEGGY ARCHER
Now and Then:
MICHAEL CANNEY looks at holidays in St. Ives today; and GEOFFREY EARLE talks of holidays in Torquay at the turn of the century
The Landlady Answers Back:
What do seaside landladies think of holidaymakers? HUGH SCULLY finds out
Star Gazy Pie: BRENDA HAMIL
TON talks about traditional West-country food-some of it unlikely to appear on any hotel menu
Does it do you good? a consultant psychiatrist and a general practitioner discuss with TOM SALMON the value of holidays
They Dared To Be Doctors The book by MARY ST. JOHN FANCOURT abridged by Eve Burgess Read by FLORA ROBSON
Last instalment

Contributors

Introduced By: Peggy Archer
Unknown: Michael Canney
Talks: Geoffrey Earle
Unknown: Hugh Scully
Unknown: Brenda Hamil
Book By: Mary St.
Book By: John Fancourt
Abridged By: Eve Burgess
Read By: Flora Robson

: STEWART MACPHERSON

recalls some personal memories of the friends and contemporaries with whom he worked during his fourteen years at the BBC
A BBC Sound Archives production by Adrianne Allée

: THOMAS CRAMMER

by JASPER RIDLEY
A personal portrait of Archbishop Thomas Cranmer compiled from the letters, anecdotes. and reminiscences of those who knew and worked with him, among them his secretary, Ralph Morice , Archbishop Harper, Nicholas Harps -field, John Foxe , and Alan Cope
Produced by NESTA PAIN
Shortened version of programme
(Third)

Contributors

Unknown: Jasper Ridley
Unknown: Thomas Cranmer
Unknown: Ralph Morice
Harper: Nicholas Harps
Unknown: John Foxe
Produced By: Nesta Pain

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLIN ENGELMANN recently visited
Corsham, Wiltshire
Produced by Phyllis Robinson
An extended version of Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
The Other Birmingham Studio: KEITH ACKRILL looks at the work of the Birmingham Hospitals Broadcasting Association, which supplies about forty hours of programmes to twelve thousand patients in hospital tThe Changing Face of Uncle:
BARNEY BAMFORD talks to CHARLES TILDSLEY , who has been a pawnbroker in Stoke-on-Trent for sixty-four years Eric Roberts looks back at the way getting a job has changed Introduced by DAVID STEVENS from the Midlands

Contributors

Unknown: Keith Ackrill
Unknown: Charles Tildsley
Unknown: Eric Roberts
Introduced By: David Stevens

: STORY TIME

And a Bottle of Rum
A serial play by A. R. Rawlinson in six parts with Richard Hurndall and Hugh Janes
While digging for the treasure, Miriam gets cut off from the others-by Revlis and his men!
5: The Enemy's Camp
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
Richard Hurndall and Charles

Contributors

Play By: A. R. Rawlinson
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Hugh Janes
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Produced By: Richard Hurndall
Jim Hawkins: Hugh Janes
Captain Urcott: Charles Leno
Tom Trelawney: Richard Hurndall
John Revlis: Gerik Schjelderup
Miriam Urcott: Jo Manning Wilson

: 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

: HOME TO MUSIC

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

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Katharina Wolpe (piano)
Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano) Maureen Lehane (contralto) Benjamin Luxon (baritone)
BBC Chorus
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent Peter Gellhorn
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 1 conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent

Contributors

Piano: Katharina Wolpe
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Contralto: Maureen Lehane
Baritone: Benjamin Luxon
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Peter Gellhorn
Unknown: Albert Hall
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: * The Interval LADY VIOLET REMEMBERS

Interviewer, JOHN CONNELL
2: Coming Out
Her days in the schoolroom over. LADY VIOLET BONHAM CARTER (BARONESS ASQUITH) recalls her * pure joy ' at coming out into the social world of the time; her intense pleasure at going to live at No. 10 Downing Street ' in which I spent eight of the most glorious years of my life '; and. later, of the anxious days before the outbreak of the 1914-1918 war. when Downing Street was ' thronged with silent, watching, waiting crowds.'

Contributors

Interviewer: John Connell
Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2 conducted by Peter Gellhorn
See facing page followed by an interlude

Contributors

Conducted By: Peter Gellhorn

: 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

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Strode Venturer
The new novel by HAMMOND INNES abridged by Marjorie Norris
Read by Guy STANDEVEN

Contributors

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

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

SHORTY ROGERS
FATS WALLER
JIMMY AND TOMMY DORSET
RED AND MIFF'S STOMPERS and others on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Tommy Dorset

: 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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