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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 MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: Ten to Eight: Private Collection

John-Francis Phipps with a brief anthology

Contributors

Speaker: John-Francis Phipps

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE CHILDHOOD OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by GARY WATSON
Ninth of fifteen instalments first broadcast in ' A Book at Bedtime in July and August 1963

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Gary Watson

: THE NEWS

: OLIVER GRAHAM JONES

Senior Veterinary Officer of the London Zoo
Can you give an elephant cough mixture? How do you operate on a lion? How do you anaesthetise a buffalo?
These are some of the questions Mr. Jones answers in a conversation with DAVID POWELL Produced by Dorothy Baker
Broadcast on, April 13

Contributors

Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: 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 NIGHT THE ZEPPELINS CAME

by JOHN RODGERS
' No one who lived in Warwick during that extraordinary occurrence could ever forget it. Though I was only eight at the time I still remember that night as the time when my granny was at her magnificent best. She spent a great deal of the rest of her life talking about it.'

Contributors

Unknown: John Rodgers

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 15
Lord of beauty, thine the splendour (BBC H.B. 327)
Psalm 33, vv. 13-21
Luke 15, vv. 1-10 (N.E.B.)
Christ for the world we sing
(BBC H.B 172)

: THE CANTERVILLE GHOST

A story by Oscar Wilde adapted by Mollie Hardwick with HAMLYN BENSON. DAVID LAWTON JEAN ENGLAND, FRANK DUNCAN
Produced by Herbert Davies

Contributors

Story By: Oscar Wilde
Adapted By: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Hamlyn Benson.
Unknown: David Lawton
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Produced By: Herbert Davies

: 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:
DONALD BROADBENT
Medical Research Council
Unit of Applied Psychology, Cambridge
CLIFFORD BUTLER
Department of Physics,
Imperial College, London
DESMOND MORRIS Zoological Society
SIR GRAHAM SUTTON Meteorological Office
Arranged by Archie Clow Broadcast on May 13

Contributors

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

: LISTENING POST

† LESLIE SMITH introduces this midday edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics
Correspondents are invited to write to: Listening Post. BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.1

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: 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 LUDOVIC KENNEDY

Contributors

Unknown: Ludovic Kennedy

: The Archers

Wednesday's broadcast (Light)

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

Wednesday's broadcast followed by an interlude

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story:
' Candy and Shrimp by GABRIELLE RUDDY

Contributors

Unknown: Gabrielle Ruddy

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by PAMELA CREIGHTON
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Are You Popular?: ANNE JONES offers her own answers
Reading Your Letters
Rickshaws and Races: RUBY
KINGCOME remembers Shanghai in the '80s
Coming to Heel: a visit to a dog training club
NICOLETTE BERNARD reads Nectar in a Sieve by KAMALA MARKANDAYA
Third of nine instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Pamela Creighton
Unknown: Anne Jones
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard

: THE CRITICS

Chairman. SIR JOHN SUMMERSON
Book: C. V. WEDGWOOD
Art: EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH
Film: DEREK PROUSE
Theatre: JOHN HOLMSTROM
Bruadcasting: JACQUES BRUNIUS Produced by Helen Rapp
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Summerson
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith
Unknown: John Holmstrom
Produced By: Helen Rapp

: CHILDREN TALKING

The young sons and daughters of London's ' Top People ' talk to HAROLD WILLIAMSON about their own futures
Produced by Michael Barton
August 8 In the North of England Home Service

Contributors

Produced By: Michael Barton

: THE GOLDEN AFTERNOON

An essay in literary deduction by Joanna Richardson for the centenary of Alice in Wonderland
Readers,
FRASER KERR , PETER BARTLETT Narrator, FRANK DUNGAN with recollections by MISS ETHEL HATCH
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON The illustrations are taken from the Argo recording of Alice in Wonderland with JANE ASHER as Alice and MARGARETIA SCOTT as the Storyteller.
Broadcast on July 8

Contributors

Unknown: Joanna Richardson
Readers: Fraser Kerr
Narrator: Peter Bartlett
Narrator: Frank Dungan
Unknown: Miss Ethel Hatch
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
Unknown: Jane Asher
Unknown: Margaretia Scott
Alice Liddell: Clare Asher
The Rev C L Dodgson: Denis Goacher
The Rev Robinson Duckworth: Peter Marinker

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including: tTurning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to BARBARA MULLEN
A Grand Memory for Forgetting: STANLEY LAUGHTON talks about his difficulty in remembering names tArmchair Gardener: some simple hints and tips from FRED LOADS
Your Letters
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Talks: John Ellison
Unknown: Barbara Mullen
Talks: Stanley Laughton
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
Read by NORMAN RODWAY abridged by Neville Teller as an eight-part reading
Part 3: In which in my solitude on the desert island I learn to perfect many useful arts.... and in which, after many years, I am presented with an entirely unexpected turn of events.

Contributors

Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Read By: Norman Rodway
Abridged By: Neville Teller

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: HOME TO MUSIC

played by the ALEXANDER FARIS ORCHESTRA Leader, Paul Collins
Conductor, ALEXANDER FARIS with songs from
JOY HYMAN and JENNIFER RICE with their guitars

Contributors

Leader: Paul Collins
Conductor: Alexander Faris
Unknown: Jennifer Rice

: MARCHING TO GLORY

1865-1965
A musical account of the founding of The Salvation Army
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO with ISABELLE LUCAS , JOHN GOWER ANDY COLE , CHARLES YOUNG
JOHN WESTBROOK , GEORGE SEWELL DELIA CORRIE and the GEORGE MITCHELL CHOIR
Brass band conducted by ALFRED RALSTON
Written and produced by CHARLES CHILTON
Broadcast on July 2

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio
Unknown: Isabelle Lucas
Unknown: John Gower
Unknown: Andy Cole
Unknown: Charles Young
Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: George Sewell
Unknown: Delia Corrie
Conducted By: Alfred Ralston
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: BREAKTHROUGH

8:General Research
The last in a series of documentary programmes dealing with the latest advances in various fields of modern medicine
Written and narrated by STEPHEN GRENFELL
Produced by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Produced By: Alan Burgess

: THE CHANGING FACE OF FLEET STREET

W. N. EWER, who was Diplomatic Correspondent of the Daily Herald for more than forty years, speaks of some of the changes he has seen in the newspaper world

: SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING

The last of four conversations with recently elected Fellows of the Royal Society
Dr. S. G. Hooker , F.R.S. Technical Director (Aero),
Bristol Siddeley Engines Ltd. talks to
DAVID WILSON and WAYLAND YOUNG

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. S. G. Hooker , F.R.S.
Unknown: David Wilson
Unknown: Wayland Young

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
KENNETH KENDALL 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: Kenneth Kendall

: LOOK TO THE FUTURE

Nine projects which may affect the way we live in Britain
8: The Logical Engines
† STAFFORD BEER
Managing Director of a company which exploits computers as an aid to industrial management interviewed by C. L. BoLTZ

Contributors

Interviewed By: C. L. Boltz

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The House of the Bittern by PAMELA ROPNER abridged by Neville Teller
Read by HUGH DICKSON
Ninth of ten instaiments

Contributors

Unknown: Pamela Ropner
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by ENID CLARKE (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Enid Clarke

: 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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