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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends and news

: Ten to Seven

Monday'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

By Request
Listeners' choice of readings that have helped them

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE SHABBY PARADISE

by EILEEN BAILLIE
Read by BARBARA Lott
Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Eileen Baillie
Read By: Barbara Lott

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: CONVERSATIONS WITH MY AUNT

A woman's forty years among Maoris in the King country based on recordings made in New Zealand and introduced by JAMES McNEISH
Somebody said to me the other day: ' You mean you went 12.000 miles just to talk to a belligerent old aunt? ' ' Of course not,' I said, ' but even if I had, it would have been worth it; otherwise I'd never have got the truth about the family ghost.'
Produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Introduced By: James McNeish
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: VOICES

from the BBC Sound Archives
Ludwig Koch bird-song collector and broadcaster
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By: Harold Rogers

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50
Be near us, Holy Trinity (BBC
H.B. 165)
Psalm 150
Luke 18, vv. 31-43 (N.E.B.)
The wise may bring their learning (BBC H.B. 370)

: THE YELLOWPLUSH PAPERS

by W. M. Thackeray
7: The Duel
Read by FRANK DUNCAN with BETTY HUNTLEY-WRIGHT ELIZABETH PROUD
WILFRID CARTER, PETER MARINKER
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall

Contributors

Unknown: W. M. Thackeray
Read By: Frank Duncan
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall

: JACK SALISBURY

and his Orchestra
Introduced by PETER LATHAM
Jack Salisbury and his Orchestra are appearing at the De La Warr 1 avilion, Bexhill-on-Sea

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Latham
Introduced By: Jack Salisbury

: THE MERRY MEN OF HALIFAX ROAD

by Leslie Darbon
Mrs. Nicholls is expecting her tenth baby, and Dr. Talbot insists that she spends a month in a convalescent home for food and rest. What to do with the children is the problem-until they decide to take matters into their own hands.
Produced by HERBERT DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Darbon
Produced By: Herbert Davies
Dr Talbot: William Fox
Joe Hodges: Hector Ross
Anne Hodges: Joan Matheson
Miss Young: Anna Burden
Mrs Nicholls: Betty Huntley-Wright
Mr Nicholls: Alan Haines
Alan Nicholls: Nigel Anthony
Roddy Nicholls: Brian Hewlett
Freddie Nicholls: Patricia Leventon
Mr Jenkins: Peter Marinker
Police Sergeant Tanner: Colin Campbell
Police Inspector Ramsey: Gabriel Woolf

: LISTENING POST

Ϯ 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.l.

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 WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Monday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: LIKE OLD TIMES

JIMMY HANLEY and a scrapbook of memories
Produced by John powell

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Hanley
Produced By: John Powell

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' The Lost
Boots - by ENID ROGERS

Contributors

Unknown: Enid Rogers

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by PAMELA CREIGHTON
Writers Talking: CECIL BEATON talks to TERESA MCGONAGLE about his latest volume of autobiography
Maternity Ward 3: VIOLET
KENNY recalls a hectic month as a nursing auxiliary
Reading Your Letters
Putting Your Savings to Work: investment advice from PAULINE GRAHAM
Childish Things: still enjoyed by JOYCE GRENFELL , CHARLES CRICHTON , and others
MARTIN JARVIS reads The Sheltered Days by DEREK LAMBERT
Second of five instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Pamela Creighton
Talks: Cecil Beaton
Unknown: Teresa McGonagle
Unknown: Pauline Graham
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Charles Crichton
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Derek Lambert

: STORIES IN VERSE

A series of thirteen programmes: 9
The Raven by EDGAR ALLAN POE
Read by TIMOTHY BATESON
Sunday's broadcast
Timothy Bateson is appearing at the Mermaid Theatre, London

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Allan Poe
Read By: Timothy Bateson
Unknown: Timothy Bateson

: THE MUSKETEER'S STORY

A radio serial in thirteen parts by FREDERICK BRADNUM freely dramatised from Dumas
9: In which various measurements are taken
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Bradnum

: John Snagge

with some favourite records

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

including:
To Kindle a Flame: DAVID
SQUIBB describes the work of the Rural Music School movement which has brought music into the lives of both young and old
Alan Melville reflects
Silver Lining: What good is religion anyhow?: the second of three talks by THE REV. DONALD CAIRNS of Belfast
Your Letters
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Cairns
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

Stories by Charles Dickens chosen and arranged for broadcasting by Mollie Hardwick 6: Two episodes from Martin Chuzzlewit
' Mr. Pecksniff is Forgiving ' Read by Eric ANDERSON
' Mrs. Harris Causes Trouble '
Read by DAPHNE OXENFORD

Contributors

Stories By: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Martin Chuzzlewit
Read By: Eric Anderson
Read By: Daphne Oxenford

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Controversy -Scotland Yard Calling-Sport Introduced by BOB HOLNESS Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Holness

: HOME TO MUSIC

for
Marching and Waltzing on gramophone records

: Orchestra

Leader, David Adams
Conductor, TERENCE LOVETT including music by Johann Strauss , Grieg, Aaron Copland. Ronald Binge , and Gounod

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: Terence Lovett
Music By: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Aaron Copland.
Unknown: Ronald Binge

: GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

PETER PRATT introduces records of excerpts from a D'Oyly Carte performance of The Mikado
CHORUS OF THE
D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY
NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF London
Conducted by ISIDORE GODFREY

Contributors

Introduces: Peter Pratt
Conducted By: Isidore Godfrey
The Mikado of Japan: Donald Adams
Nanki-Poo, his son: Thomas Round
Ko-Ko, Lord High Executioner: Peter Pratt
Pooh-Bah Lord High Every thing Else: Kenneth Sandford
Noble Lords: Pish-Tush: Alan Styler
Noble Lords: Go-To: Owen Grundy
Three Sisters: Yum-Yum: Jean Hindmarsh
Three Sisters: pitti-Sing: Beryl Dixon
Three Sisters: Peep-Bo: Jennifer Toye
Katisha, an elderly lady: Ann Drummond-Grant

: THE WORLD OF THE YOUNG

A series of five imaginary chapters of autobiography written by young people
4: Paradise for a Painter by FRANK WARD
Narrator, JON ROLLASON
Others taking part:
Nigel Anthony , Hamlyn Benson Colin Campbell , Wilfrid Carter Rio Fanning , Patricia Gallimore Gordon Gardner , Nigel Graham Alan Haines , Denys Hawthorne Brian Hewlett , Ian Lubbock
Humphrey Morton , Tim Seely Antony Viccars , Henry Webb Jane Wenham
Produced by R. D. SMITH
Frank Ward comes from the Black Country. Sometimes successful, sometimes down beyond the last farthing, he describes what it is like to be a young painter in the modern world, where, as he himself says. all he wants is the right to earn a living by his trade.

Contributors

Narrator: Frank Ward
Narrator: Jon Rollason
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Hamlyn Benson
Unknown: Colin Campbell
Unknown: Wilfrid Carter
Unknown: Rio Fanning
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Gordon Gardner
Unknown: Nigel Graham
Unknown: Alan Haines
Unknown: Denys Hawthorne
Unknown: Brian Hewlett
Unknown: Ian Lubbock
Unknown: Humphrey Morton
Unknown: Tim Seely
Unknown: Antony Viccars
Unknown: Henry Webb
Unknown: Jane Wenham
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Produced By: Frank Ward

: JUST FOR FUN

RICHARD MURDOCH plays some records he hopes will give you a laugh
Repeated on Friday at 11.30 a.m.

: CHINA OBSERVED

by ROBERT GUILLAIN
PROFESSOR Owen LATTIMORE and RICHARD HARRIS who discuss their impressions of the country and its people with GERARD MANSELL
Produced by John Tusa
Broadcast on January 4 (BBC
World Service)
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Guillain
Unknown: Professor Owen Lattimore
Unknown: Richard Harris
Unknown: Gerard Mansell
Produced By: John Tusa

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in' the News followed by LISTENING POST
WALTER TAPLIN introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics.

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: SOUTH AMERICAN JOURNEY

2: The Smugglers' Express
In the second of five talks
PETER DUVAL SMITH takes a meat plane to the town of La Paz in Bolivia, and from there, in the Smugglers' Express, to Corumba in Brazil Wednesday Brazil-The New People

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Duval Smith
Unknown: La Paz

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Lotus and The Wind by JOHN MASTERS abridged by Leonard Green Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
Seventh of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Leonard Green
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by IONA BROWN (violin) IAN BROWN (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Iona Brown
Piano: Ian Brown

: Closedown









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