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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

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

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

: FOR SCHOOLS RELIGIOUS SERVICE

for Primary Schools
Introductory music
† 9.35 THE SERVICE
Lord of all hopefulness (Tune:
Slane-S.P. 565)
Story: Children in the Market
Place. 7: Losing and Finding
The Prayer for Forgiveness
Alleluya. sing to Jesus (Tune:
Hyfrydol-S.P. 260)
Repeated: Thursday, 9.5 a.m.

: OVER TO YOU

Programmes on general topics
This week: Guy Fawkes
Speaker, Roy WATERS

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every morning, page 4
Ye boundless realms of joy
(BBC H.B. 483)
Psalm 47
Acts 19, v. 34, to 20, V. 5
(N.E.B)
Think. 0 Lord, in mercy (BBC
H.B. 449)

: FOR SCHOOLS ALLONS-YI

7: Le reportage de Furet
Written by Emile Harven
A second-year audio-visual French course, fur use with the pamphlet

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: INSPECTING THE PRUSS IAN GUARD

† by TOM BERKLEY
As a prisoner of war, after being shot down, a young Royal Flying Corps lieutenant was given the unique privilege of inspecting his enemy's most famous regiment.

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Berkley

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 1
† by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
They Fight Like Cat and Dog! ANN CODRINGTON, a breeder of pedigree cats, and W. WADMAN TAYLOR, a breeder of pedigree dogs and veterinary surgeon, are brought together to discuss the breeding, character, and habits of two of our most favourite pets.
Referee, TONY VAN DEN BERGH Broadcast on June 28

Contributors

Unknown: W. Wadman

: FOR SCHOOLS CHRISTIAN ETHICS AND HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS

Ethics, Authority and Human Needs (i)
FR. HERBERT MCCABE , O.P., discusses with ROBERT C. WALTON some of the issues raised by these talks
The Sixth Form series: The Christtan Religion and its Philosophy

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert McCabe
Unknown: Robert C. Walton

: QUEST

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

Contributors

Produced By: David Allan

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

A series of five-round contests between
London and the Regions
London v. Wales: Round 5
London:
MICHAEL AYRTON , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
Wales:
T. 1. ELLIS, WYN GRIFFITH
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
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

Monday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

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

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
† Today's story:
' Simon's Sixpences by MRS. E. M. WATERHOUSE

Contributors

Unknown: Mrs. E. M. Waterhouse

: door SCHOOLS MARCO POLO AND THE GREAT KHAN

A journey to China and back in the thirteenth century Written by Rhoda Power
Stories from World History series

Contributors

Written By: Rhoda Power

: THE CABOTS AND NEWFOUNDLAND

The first of six programmes on the period 1497-1554
Much mystery surrounds the movements of the Venetian explorers John Cabot and his son Sebastian. This broadcast describes how, in 1497, with ships and crews supplied by Bristol merchants and a commission from Henry VII , they crossed to North America and bact. and so inspired many from the British Isles to seek their fortunes on the sea.
Written by Jane Godfrey History Work Units series

Contributors

Unknown: John Cabot
Unknown: Henry Vii
Written By: Jane Godfrey

: EXPLORING MUSIC

with JOHN HOSIER
7: Tunes and Play
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 EPISODE 3.
Theseus challenged Pirithoos. leader of the cattle-stealing Lapiths, to a fight-but found in the young prince a natural ally, and mutual liking soon blossomed into friendship.
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Renault
Unknown: Cedric Messina
Theseus: Keith Michell

: TED MOULT

(who is recorded) with records
Purely for Pleasure

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

The Man Behind the Cello: DONALD DARLING talks about his friendship with Pablo Casals tA Card for Christmas:
GORDON SNELL talks to some of those responsible for the Christmas cards that are now in the shops
† Silver Lining: first of three talks by MARY STOCKS about Mrs. Gaskell, the novelist, who .died 100 years ago this month. 1: The writer
Your Letters
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Talks: Donald Darling
Unknown: Pablo Casals
Talks: Gordon Snell
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

They Were There
A series of eye-witness accounts of remarkable events selected by Terence Tiller
5: Recollections of Waterloo by R. H. GRONOW
Many years after the event, Captain Gronow published one of the most vivid of all eye-witness accounts of this great battle.
Read by BASIL JONES

Contributors

Unknown: Terence Tiller
Unknown: R. H. Gronow
Read By: Basil Jones

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: HOME TO MUSIC

played for you by the BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER with piano solos from PETER MARTIN
Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Unknown: Peter Martin
Introduced By: John Hobday

: THE HOFFNUNG MUSIC FESTIVALS

Excerpts from records of the famous festivals of musical humour organised by the late Gerard Hoffnung

Contributors

Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung

: SCRAPBOOK FOR 1945

Written and compiled by LESLIE BAILY
Memories and emotions recalled from the last months of the war and the first months of peace including the voices of: HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE VI
THE RT. HON. WINSTON CHURCHILL PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT BENES
FIELD-MARSHAL MONTGOMERY GENERAL SIR WILLIAM SUM GROUP-CAPTAIN
LEONARD CHESHIRE,
V.C. TOMMY HANDLEY ARTHUR ASKEY
RICHARD MURDOCH , KENNETH HORNE VERA LYNN. JOYCE GRENFELL RICHARD DIMBLEBY
WYNFORD VAUGHAN THOMAS
STANLEY MAXTED. ED MURROW ROBERT BARR , RICHARD SHARP IAN WILSON , GODFREY TALBOT
EDWARD WAHD , HOWARD MARSHALL HOLLAND BENNETT and members of the BBC announcing staff with Billie Whitelaw , Andrew Faulds Geoffrey Lewis , Freda Bamford Denis McCarthy , Eric Phillips The pages turned by FREDDY GRISEWOOD
Produced by VERNON HARRIS
Broadcast on December 29. 1955
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Winston Churchill
Unknown: Franklin D. Roosevelt
Unknown: V.C. Tommy Handley Arthur Askey
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Vera Lynn.
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Stanley Maxted.
Unknown: Murrow Robert Barr
Unknown: Richard Sharp
Unknown: Ian Wilson
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Edward Wahd
Unknown: Howard Marshall
Unknown: Holland Bennett
Unknown: Billie Whitelaw
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Geoffrey Lewis
Unknown: Freda Bamford
Unknown: Denis McCarthy
Unknown: Eric Phillips
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Produced By: Vernon Harris

: FOCUS

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

Contributors

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

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
WILLIAM HARDCASTLE 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: William Hardcastle

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Woman in White by WILKIE COLLINS
Part 1: read by DEREK HART
† Twelfth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Read By: Derek Hart

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Twelve Variations on a theme from Mozart's The Magic Flute
11.25* Sonata in D major, Op.
102 No.2 played by EILEEN CROXFORD ) (cello) DAVID PARKHOUSE (piano)
Last of five weekly programmes for cello and piano

Contributors

Played By: Eileen Croxford
Piano: David Parkhouse

: 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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