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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 JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TEN TO EIGHT

By Request
Listeners' choice of readings that have helped them

: WEATHER

and programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A CAT IN THE WINDOW

by DEREK TANGYE
Read by ANTHONY HALL
Last of seven instalments first broadcast in 1962

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Tangye
Read By: Anthony Hall

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS RELIGIOUS SERVICE

for Primary Schools
Introductory music
† 9.35 THE SERVICE
As Jacob with travel was weary
(Tune: Jacob's Ladder)
Story: Children in the Market
Place
6: Entertaining Strangers
The Prayer for Goodwill
Father, hear the prayer we
,offer (Tune. Gott Will 's Machen: S.P. 487)
Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Gott Will

: FOR SCHOOLS OVER TO YOU

A series of programmes on general topics
This week: Hallowe'en
Speaker, Roy WATERS

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 87
Let us, with a gladsome mind
(BBC H.B. 461)
Psalm 119, vv. 33-40
Acts 18, vv. 18-28 (N.E.B.)
The star of morn has risen
(BBC H.B. 410)

: FOR SCHOOLS ALLONS-Y!

6: L'idée de Furet
† Written by EMILE HARVEN
A second-year audio-visual French course, for use with the illustrated

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: THE SCHOOLMARM OF WINNINGTON

† DAVID IREDALE discovered the story of pioneer Victorian schoolteacher Margaret Bell among the archives of a chemical firm

Contributors

Unknown: David Iredale
Unknown: Margaret Bell

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 1 by RACHEL PERCIVAL Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
The Magic Makers tBILLY MCCOMB and JUNE MERLIN. husband and wife. have for years entertained and amazed audiences with their magic and conjuring acts. They talk about their personal and professional life to LEIGH CRUTCHLEY

Contributors

Unknown: Leigh Crutchley

: FOR SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS

The Needs of Men and the Claims of Society
A comment on the preceding programmes by KENNETH BARNES
Headmaster of Wennington School
The Sixth Form series: The Christian Religion and its Philosophy

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Barnes

: QUEST

Travels and Adventure
GILBERT PHELPS introduces stories of unusual experiences in out-of-the-way places
Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Introduces: Gilbert Phelps
Produced By: David Allan

: Round Britain Quiz

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Wales: Round 4
London: MICHAEL AYRTON , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
Wales: T. I. ELLIS , WYN GRIFFITH
Quiz-Master, ROY PLOMLEY
Arranged by Patrick Harvey
Repeated: Wednesday, 9.30 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Contributors

Written by: Edward J. Mason
Produced by: Tony Shryane
Edited by: Godfrey Baseley

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' Tubby Ted 's Washing by URSULA HOURIHANE

Contributors

Unknown: Tubby Ted
Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: FOR SCHOOLS MAGELLAN'S MEN SAIL ROUND THE WORLD

(1519-22)
Written by Leslie Reade
Stories from World History series

Contributors

Written By: Leslie Reade

: WELLINGTON AND THE PENINSULAR WAR

Listeners to this history radio-vision broadcast in school will be watching a unique series of pictures in colour of the treasures of Apsley House and the National Army Museum, together with maps and prints of Wellington's campaigns in Portugal and Spain, 1809-1812.
Written by Leonard Cooper
Edited by Stephen Usherwood
History Work Units series

Contributors

Written By: Leonard Cooper
Edited By: Stephen Usherwood

: EXPLORING MUSIC

with JOHN HOSIER
Gramophone concert of music heard so far, including music from:
The Plow that Broke the Plains
(Thomson)
Capriol Suite (Warlock)
Symphonie Fantastique (Berlioz)
Folk Song Suite (Vaughan Williams)
Adventures in Music series

Contributors

Unknown: John Hosier

: THE BULL FROM THE SEA

by Mary Renault adapted as a serial for radio in eight episodes by CEDRIC MESSINA with Keith Michell as Theseus
Hearing that the great Bull from Crete is at large and ravaging the countryside. Theseus, the young King of Athens, has fought and recaptured it single-handed.
EPISODE
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Renault
Unknown: Cedric Messina
Unknown: Keith Michell
Produced By: Archie Campbell

: TED MOULT

with records
Purely for Pleasure

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
A Friend in Need: ANGELA
PAIN and her tape-recorder spent a day with a Health Visitor
Alan Melville reflects
Silver Lining: WYCLlFFE
NOBLE answers questions about helping the handicapped
Your Letlers
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

They Were There
A series of eye-witness accounts of remarkable events selected by Terence Tiller
4: Mungo Park and the Moors as told by him in his Travels
Read by ARTHUR LAWRENCE
In 1795, when the interior of Africa was hardly known to Europeans, Mungo Park succeeded in exploring territories controlled by fanatical enemies of his race and religion.

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Tiller
Read By: Arthur Lawrence

: 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

played for you by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER with THE HAROLD RICH QUARTET
Introduced by BRYAN MARTIN

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Introduced By: Bryan Martin

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

Introduced by NORMAN FULTON
ALFREDO CAMPOLI (violin)
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by WYN MORRIS
Before an Invited audience at the Assembly Rooms, City Hall. Cardiff November 9, from Doncaster:
BBC Northern Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Handford ; introduced by Norman Fulton

Contributors

Introduced By: Norman Fulton
Violin: Alfredo Campoli
Conducted By: Wyn Morris
Unknown: Maurice Handford
Introduced By: Norman Fulton

: THE RARE DEVICE

by John Mortimer
A story of George IV and his Pavilion at Brighton, and the foolish, gay, cruel life of which it was the scene. with Robert Hardy and 14ary Wimbush
PFoduccd by NESTA PAIN
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: John Mortimer
Unknown: Robert Hardy
George IV: Robert Hardy
Wilkins: Peter Claughton
Peel: Carleton Hobbs
Martha Gunn: Betty Huntley-Wright
Billingsgate: Cecile Chevreau
John Lade: Brian Hewlett
Fox: Garard Green
Mrs Fitzherbert: Mary Wimbush
Lady Jersey: Valerie Taylor
Beau Brummell: Peter Marinker
Wellington: Llewellyn Rees
Princess Charlotte: Patricia Gallimore
Figg: Allan McClelland

: CHILDREN TALKING

Young boys and girls in Northern Ireland give their views on what it must be like to be a member of the Royal Family
Interviewer, HAROLD WILLIAMSON
Produced by Michael Barton
First broadcast in ' Talkabout ' in the North of England Home. Service on August 1

Contributors

Interviewer: Harold Williamson
Produced By: Michael Barton

: FOCUS

Problems and realities of today
Introduced by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Production team: Alan Burgess Francis Dillon , Keith Hindell

Contributors

Introduced By: Edgar Lustgarten
Unknown: Alan Burgess
Unknown: Francis Dillon
Unknown: Keith Hindell

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Woman in White by WILKIE COLLINS
Part 1: read by DEREK HART
Seventh of fifteen instatments

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Read By: Derek Hart

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Variations on a theme from
Handel's Judas Maccabaeus
11.28* Sonata in C major. Op
102 NO.1 played by AMARYLLIS FLEMING (cello) PETER WALLFISCH (piano)
Fourth of five weekly programmes including all Beethoven's sonatas

Contributors

Unknown: Judas MacCabaeus
Played By: Amaryllis Fleming
Piano: Peter Wallfisch

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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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