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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE Rev. A F. KITCHING

Contributors

Unknown: F. Kitching

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

The morning magazine
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: TEN TO EIGHT

People and Passages
Bible readings chosen by listeners interviewed at home

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Second edition

: A World of Sound

December Diary
A diverting dossier of dates and doings
Introduced by HAROLD ABRAHAMS with the help of the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Introduced By: Harold Abrahams

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: IN TOWN TODAY

Celebrities and personalities
Saturday's broadcast

: LUNCH WITH KIPLING

Irish novelist and playwright
PATRICK KIRWAN , who knew Rudyard Kipling in his later days of seclusion, talks informally about the man, his home, his dogs, and his work

Contributors

Unknown: Patrick Kirwan
Unknown: Rudyard Kipling

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

12: Your Questions Answered
A Youth Employment Officer, a welfare supervisor in a factory, and a member of the personnel staff in a large firm answer questions sent in by schools

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 22
Hills of the north, rejoice (BBC
H.B. 33)
Psalm 27, part 1
Obadiah, vv. 1-4, 8-15, 17-21
Lead us, 0 Father, in the paths of peace (BBC H.B. 308)

: FOR SCHOOLS HERNANI

Excerpts from the play by Victor Hugo
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Play By: Victor Hugo

: LES ELECTIONS PRESIDENTIELLES

A commentary from Paris on the French presidential elections
French for Sixtn Forms series followed by an interlude

: SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
All the songs in this programme have been requested by schools

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: CONTINENTAL STYLE

Twenty minutes of continuous light music from the Continent
Arranged by Reg Kennedy

Contributors

Arranged By: Reg Kennedy

: FOR SCHOOLS THE SYMPHONY

Arnold: last of three illustrated talks by JOHN OWEN
† Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: John Owen

: CABBAGES AND KINGS

The time has come, the Walrus said, To talk of many things:
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, 01 cabbages and kings.
-LEWIS CARROLL
CECIL LEWIS invites the opinions of four young people
Produced by David Hatch

Contributors

Unknown: Lewis Carroll
Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Produced By: David Hatch

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Hanson star of musical comedy discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: John Hanson
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: 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

Friday's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lilian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Jill Archer: Patricia Greene
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Dawn Kingsley: Patricia Bendall
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Roger Patillo: Jeremy Mason
Andrew Sinclair: James Grant
Sally Stobeman: Anne Chatterley
Christine Johnson: Joyce Gibbs

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' 'Sally and her
Dog ' by ELIZABETH REPATH

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Repath

: FOR SCHOOLS SPRINGBOARD

Musicians
Written by A. L. Lloyd
Last of three programmes about people who entertain us

Contributors

Written By: A. L. Lloyd

: The Music Box

by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presenter: Albert Chatterley

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

A Snowy Day, from
Maidens' Trip by Emma Smith

Contributors

Unknown: Emma Smith

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds
† by GLYN HARRIS

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A Second Start

Behaviour and Learning
A series of talks on those aspects of psychology that are particularly relevant to education.
10: Individual differences in skills by PETER MITTI. ER
Lecturer in Psychology at Birkbeck College

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Mitti.

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Escapade by Roger MacDougall adapted by CYNTHIA PUGHE with Hubert Gregg
Nicolette Bernard and Ralph Truman
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Roger MacDougall
Adapted By: Cynthia Pughe
Unknown: Hubert Gregg
Unknown: Nicolette Bernard
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Produced By: Norman Wright

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
For Your Present List:
DAVID DAVIS suggests some books for giving to children
A Revelation: What happened when, in 1908, ALICE MAY COLLIS replied to an advertisement: ' Intelligent girl wanted to make herself useful and learn West End blouse-making ' tArgument: an issue of the day
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by STEVE Race

Contributors

Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Alice May
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver by Michael Ende translated by RENATA SYMONDS arranged as a dramatised reading by OLIVE SHAPLEY
EPISODE 3
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Jim Button
Unknown: Michael Ende
Translated By: Renata Symonds
Reading By: Olive Shapley
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: Fanny Carter
Jim Button: Peter Landon
Luke: Tom Harrison
Nepomuk: Geoffrey Banks

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Holness

: HOME TO MUSIC

The Stage Revolves
A round of entertainment provided by the finest orchestras. singers, and instrumentalists on records
Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY

Contributors

Introduced By: John Hobday

: THE LIVES OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

A new and revised production of the radio biography in six parts written by Leslie Baily with Clive Morton as W. S. Gilbert
Richard Hurndall as Arthur Sullivan
Part 1: How They Began
Other parts played by Joan Morrow , Derek Lamden
Wilfred Babbawe , Humphrey Morton
The Narrator, HUGH BURDEN
THE NEW RADIO ORCHESTRA Leader, Julien Gaillard
AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Conducted by ALAN PAUL
Excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas taken from long-playing gramophone records
Produced by VERNON HARRIS
Peter Pratt is in ' A Month in the Country ' at the Cambridge Theatre, London

Contributors

Written By: Leslie Baily
Unknown: Clive Morton
Unknown: W. S. Gilbert
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: Arthur Sullivan
Played By: Joan Morrow
Played By: Derek Lamden
Unknown: Wilfred Babbawe
Unknown: Humphrey Morton
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Produced By: Peter Pratt
Mrs Sullivan: Ella Milne
Tom Sullivan: Eric Phillips
F C Burnand: Philip Guard
German Reed: Ralph Truman
Frederick Clay: Dudley Rolph
Rachel Scott Russell: Christina Gray
John Hollingshead: Peter Pratt

: MANUELA

The novel by William Woods adapted by DICK CROSS with Patrick Barr Jo Manning Wilson
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Novel By: William Woods
Adapted By: Dick Cross
Unknown: Patrick Barr
Unknown: Jo Manning Wilson
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Watkins, British shipping agent, Bahia, Brazil: Peter Bartlett
Mr Bliss, Second Officer, S S Conway Castle: Roy Spencer
Captain James Prothero, Master: Patrick Barr
Hansen, ship's steward: Charles Lamb
Mario Constanza, Chief Engineer: Tom Bowman
Manuela Hunt: Jo Manning Wilson
Mr Evans, first: Douglas Blackwell
Quatermaster: David Charlesworth
Pereira, Harbour pilot, Bahia: David Lawton
Riddle, the ship's bos'un: Gordon Faith
Consul's clerk: John Boxer
Sammy Byles: Henry Kay
Lottie: Betty Huntley-Wright

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
KENNETH KENDALL introduces this evening's edition

Contributors

Introduces: Kenneth Kendall

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Woman in White by WILKIE COLLINS divided Into three parts abridged by Donald Bancroft
Part 2
Reader, MARY WIMBUSH
Sixth of twenty instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Reader: Mary Wimbush

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Trio-Sonata in A major, Op. 1
No. 3 (Albinoni) BAROQUE Trio OF MONTREAL
Mario Duschenes (flute) Melvin Berman (oboe)
Kelsey Jones (harpsichord)
11.23* Five old French Dances
(Marais)
BRUNO GIURANNA (viola) EGIDA GIORDANI SARTORI
(harpsichord)
11.36* Trio-Sonata in D minor
(Sammartini)
BAROQUE TRIO OF MONTREAL on gramophone records

Contributors

Oboe: Melvin Berman
Harpsichord: Kelsey Jones
Viola: Bruno Giuranna
Harpsichord: Egida Giordani Sartori

: 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.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

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