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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends and news

: Ten to Seven

Tuesday'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

Faith in Living
BROTHER THEODORE of the Society of St. Francis

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: THE SHABBY PARADISE

by EILEEN BAILLIE
Read by BARBARA LOTT
Second of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Barbara Lott

: THE NEWS

: THE NATURALIST

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw
Sunday's broadcast

: HOLIDAY BOOKS

Choices in paperback shared by MARCARET DRABBLE
FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
BERNARD HOLLOWOOD with lAIN HAMILTON in the deck-chair
Produced by Paul Humphreys

Contributors

Unknown: Marcaret Drabble
Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bernard Hollowood
Produced By: Paul Humphreys

: IN A MAN'S WORLD

Ϯ by MARY ROGERS
' ... My father, a retired Anglo-Indian Colonel, used to say that he could always judge a woman's poise by the way she walked across a barrack square. I have never had to do that, but arriving as a master's bride at a public school. I knew what he meant when I first had to cross the Quadrangle alone! '

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Rogers

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 54
High in the heavens, eternal
God (BBC H.B. 9)
Psalm 25, vv. 1-10
Luke 19. vv. 1-10 (N.E.B.)
The King of love my Shepherd is (BBC H.B. 475)

: THE YELLOWPLUSH PAPERS

by W. M. Thackeray
8: The Beginning of the End
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

: COUNTRY DANCING

Country Ceili from Whitecross, Co. Armagh
INTERNATIONAL CEILI BAND ANNIE Gray (folk singer) JAMES SHAW (baritone)
WILCIL McDoWELL (accordionist)
Master of Ceremonies, JACK SLOANE
Produced by Sam Denton

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: HAVE A GO!

with WILFRED PICKLES visits the burgh of Banchory. Kincardineshire with MABEL at ' the Table ' and HARRY HUDSON at the piano
Produced by Stephen Williams
Broadcast of February 16 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hudson
Produced By: Stephen Williams

: LISTENING POST

LESLIE SMITH 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 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

Tuesday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

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

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: JOHNNY MORRIS

in Johnny's Jaunts
This summer he has taken several different trips to various parts of the world
6: New York
The second part of Johnny's account of his visit to the U.S.A. and the last in the present series.
Produced by Brian Patten Repeated: Friday, 9.5 a.m. followed by an interlude

Contributors

Produced By: Brian Patten

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Barnaby's
Bus ' by ANN ELLIOTT

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Elliott

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by PAMELA CREIGHTON
The Search Goes On: one man's experience of trying to find a wife
Point of View: LESLIE TARGETT on accents and education
Interview: JOHN SCHLESINGER , director of the new film Darling, talking to GORDON Gow
The Cost of a Cabbage: JOAN PYPER follows one from field to kitchen
Air Letter from San Francisco: ANDRÉE MELLY gives her impressions of a recent visit. Recording
MARTIN JARVIS reads
The Sheltered Days by DEREK LAMBERT
Third of five instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Pamela Creighton
Unknown: Leslie Targett
Unknown: John Schlesinger
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Derek Lambert

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Holy Joe by Denis Constanduros
Produced by BRANDON ACTON-BOND in the BBC's Bristol studios
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond
Joe Cheeseman: Colin Douglas
Ted Luscombe: Michael Bradford
Mr Luscombe: William Robinson
Mrs Luscombe: Phyllis Smale
Dot, their daughter: Aileen Mills
Doctor: Bernard Padfield
Old Mrs Cheeseman: Betty Hardy
Mrs Gurd: Constance Chapman
Diane Smithers: Pat Heywood
Van driver: Jeremy Longhurst

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from
St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin
Preces and Responses (St.
Patrick's Cathedral Use)
Psalm 78
Lessons: Lamentations 2, vv.
10-19; St. John 4. vv. 1-26
Canticles (Hylton Stewart in the First Mode)
Anthem: Greater love hath no man (John Ireland )
Organist and Master of the Choristers, WILLIAM S. GRIEG

Contributors

Unknown: Hylton Stewart
Organist: John Ireland
Unknown: William S. Grieg

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all. with older listeners specially in mind. including:
Songs from the 'Forties: ERIC
MASCHWITZ recalls some of the musicals of the time
Laurens van der Post:
DON DAVIS talks to the famous author and traveller about his work for Africa after the war and his personal philosophy
Dream Cottage: ROBERT GUN-
NELL visits Pendomen. the dream cottage of WINIFRED GILMORE JONES , high in the hills of Wales
Date with a Doctor
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der
Talks: Don Davis
Unknown: Winifred Gilmore Jones
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

Westward Ho! by Charles Kingsley dramatised for radio in thirteen episodes by HOWARD AGG
4: Soldiers of Fortune
Amyas Leigh and Will Cary were soon off to Ireland to fight the Spanish, together with Captain Walter Ralegh. In one scuffle at dead of night Amyas took a Spanish prisoner-none other than the formidable Don Guzman de Soto ...
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by BRIAN MILLER from the West of England

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Unknown: Howard Agg
Unknown: Amyas Leigh
Unknown: Walter Ralegh.
Unknown: Don Guzman De Soto
Produced By: Brian Miller
Storyteller: Antony Viccars
Lord Grey: Stephen Jack
Walter Ralegh: David Lawton
Admiral Winter: Charles Bardell
Amyas Leigh: Jeffry Wickham
Colonel Sebastian: Geoffrey Matthews
Don Guzman de Soto: Kim Grant

: WEATHER

and programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Holness

: HOME TO MUSIC

played by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader. Arthur Leavins
Conducted by MARCUS DODS

Contributors

Conducted By: Marcus Dods

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

from The Music Room.
Assembly House, Norwich
ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON JACK TRAIN. NORMAN HACKFORTH with a Mystery Voice and KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by Humphrey Barclay Repeated: Thursday, 1.10 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Jack
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Humphrey Barclay

: BRITTEN, BARTOK AND BEETHOVEN

Gyorgy Sandor (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader. Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Harry Newstone
Part 1

Contributors

Piano: Gyorgy Sandor
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Harry Newstone

: * The Interval BEFORE THE FALL

tby MARCUS TOYNE
No child- tries to ' fill in time.' Whatever he is doing is completely absorbing and wholly worthwhile It is possible to remember in detail the activities of one's childhood. but not to recapture its spirit.

Contributors

Unknown: Marcus Toyne

: * Concert

Part 2

: LORD DAVID CECIL

describes, in the course of an interview with IRENE SLADE , his early life, his literary beliefs, and his attitude to past and present writing
Produced by Dorothy Baker

Contributors

Unknown: Irene Slade
Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
Ϯ WALTER TAPLIN 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 specialty welcome

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: SOUTH AMERICAN JOURNEY

3: Brazil-The New People
In the third of five talks
PETER DUVAL SMITH discovers the democratic qualities of the Brazilians-' the new people,' as he sees them, ' and it's their gift for living in the present that makes them new. They are the people with the knack-the knack of living.'
Thursday: The Amazon-On the River Sea

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Duval Smith

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Lotus and the Wind by JOHN MASTERS abridged by Leonard Green
Read by GABRIEL Woolf
Eighth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Abridged By: Leonard Green
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Sibelius
Quartet in D minor (Voces intimae) played by the LONDON STRING QUARTET Carl Pini (violin)
John Tunnell (violin)
Keith Cummings (viola) Douglas Cameron (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Carl Pini
Violin: John Tunnell
Viola: Keith Cummings
Cello: Douglas Cameron

: Closedown









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