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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, C. A. JOYCE

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TEN TO EIGHT

Twentieth-century Christians
DR. HELEN ROSEVEARE remembering Bill McChesney

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Helen Roseveare
Unknown: Bill McChesney

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: DAVID COPPERFIELD AND STEERFORTH

Readings by GARY WATSON from David Copperfield by CHARLES DICKENS abridged by Donald Bancroft
Broadcast in A Book at Bedtime. 1963

Contributors

Unknown: Gary Watson
Unknown: David Copperfield
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas
Sunday's broadcast

: CABBAGESAND KINGS

The lime has come, the Walrus said To talk of many things:
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax
CECIL LEWIS invites the opinions of four young people -and vice versa
Produced by David Hatch

Contributors

Unknown: Cecil Lewis
Produced By: David Hatch
Of cabbages and kings: Lewis Carroll

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 33
A great and mighty wonder
(BBC H.B. 41)
O little town of Bethlehem
(BBC H.B. 532)
Ruth 4, vv. 1-6, 13-17
To us in Bethlem city (BBC
H.B. 315)

: THE PICKWICK PAPERS

by Charles Dickens
A series of nine dramatic readings selected and arranged by MOLLIE HARDWICK
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY
1: A Shoot and a Cricket Match
Broadcast on July 5, 1965
Cast for the week: Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Arranged By: Mollie Hardwick
Produced By: David H. Godfrey

: GREAT SINGERS

4: Gigli on gramophone records

: AN ENGLISHCALENDAR

Anatole de Grunwald examines some annual events in the fields of sport and entertainment which particularly appeal to him
Produced by Rodney M. Bennett
Broadcast on July 3 in the BBC World Service

Contributors

Produced By: Rodney M. Bennett

: NONSENSE AT NOON

JOHN EBDON presents some conclusions from three years of undisciplined investigation of the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Denys Gueroult
See lacing page

Contributors

Unknown: John Ebdon
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: DESERT ISLANDDISCS

Professor W. E. Swinton
Director of the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto and an authority on dinosaurs 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
Extended version: Sat., 1.40

Contributors

Unknown: Professor W. E. Swinton
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 LUDOVIC KENNEDY

Contributors

Introduced By: Ludovic Kennedy

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' More about Brigid and Ben ' by JACQUELINE ADKINS

Contributors

Unknown: Jacqueline Adkins

: FREDERIC BRANDON

in conversation with JOSEPH COOPER recalls, with records. some great pianists of the past
Broadcast on February 8. 1965

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper

: THE COUNTRIESOF THE ANDES

by JUNE GRIMBLE
In this programme Miss Grimble talks about ' the other South America ' formed by the countries which are separated from their neighbours by the Andes. These, she suggests, have special characteristics of their own. Among them she includes the particularly strong Spanish tradition of Chile, the presence of an Indian majority in Peru, and in Venezuela the challenge of mineral wealth. with readings by JOHN GLEN
Produced by Adrian Johnson
Broadcast on March 30. 1965
(Study)
A booklet Is available

Contributors

Unknown: John Glen
Produced By: Adrian Johnson

: RUDYARD KIPLING

1865-1936
The last of three programmes of his poems
Introduced by BONAMY DOBRÉE and read by HUGH DICKSON , PENELOPE LEE and DAVID SPENSER

Contributors

Introduced By: Bonamy Dobrée
Read By: Hugh Dickson
Read By: Penelope Lee
Read By: David Spenser

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

SOMERSETMAUGHAM
1874-1965
*
The Letter adapted for radio and produced by RAYMOND RAIKES with Googie Withers
Stephen Murray , Carleton Hobbs The action takes place on a plantation in the Malay Peninsula and in Singapore. Period: about 1920.
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Googie Withers
Unknown: Stephen Murray
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specialty in mind, including:
Conversation with Claudia-1:
CLAUDIA McNEIL , star of the Negro play Amen Corner, talks to JACK SINGLETON about her early life
The Fabulous Lackington:
FREDERICK GILL talks about an illiterate shoemaker's apprentice who became one of the biggest booksellers in the world
Argument: another in the series of conversations on an issue of the day
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Unknown: Claudia McNeil
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Talks: Frederick Gill
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

The Rose and The Ring
A fireside pantomime by W. M. Thackeray adapted as a dramatised reading in three parts by BARBARA SLEIGH
1: The Three Christenings
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: W. M. Thackeray
Unknown: Barbara Sleigh
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Storyteller: David Davis
Fairy Blackstick: Grizelda Hervey
King Valoroso: Wilfred Babbage
The Queen: Patricia Gallimore
Princess Angelica: Brigit Paul
Countess Gruffanuff: Valerie Taylor
Princess Rosalba: Ann Totten
Prince Giglio: Peter Marinker
Porter: Geoffrey Matthews
Lorenzo: Anthony Jackson

: 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 Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: HOME TO MUSIC

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Bryan Martin

: THE LIVES OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN

A new and revised production of the radio biography in six parts written by Leslie Baily with PART 4: The First Quarrel
Other parts played by Ralph Truman. Olwen Brookes and Christina Gray
The Narrator, HUGH BURDEN
THE RADIO ORCHESTRA
Leader, Julien Gaillard
Conducted by ALAN PAUL
Excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas taken from long-playing gramophone records
Produced by VERNON HARRIS
Peter Pratt is appearing tn . A Month in the Country ' at the Cambridge Theatre. London

Contributors

Written By: Leslie Baily
Played By: Ralph Truman.
Played By: Olwen Brookes
Played By: Christina Gray
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Vernon Harris
Produced By: Peter Pratt
W S Gilbert: Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan: Richard Hurndall
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Alan Wheatley
Mrs Gilbert: Fanny Rowe
George Grossmith: Peter Pratt

: SMOKE

The novel by Ivan Turgenev adapted for broadcasting by BARBARA BRAY from the translation by CONSTANCE GARNETT with Rachel Gurney , Lyndon Brook and Norman Shelley
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT
See facing page

Contributors

Novel By: Ivan Turgenev
Broadcasting By: Barbara Bray
Translation By: Constance Garnett
Unknown: Rachel Gurney
Unknown: Lyndon Brook
Unknown: Norman Shelley
Produced By: Norman Wright
Narrator: Denis McCarthy
Bambaev: Garard Green
Grigory (Grisha) Mihalovich Litvinov: Lyndon Brook
Gubaryov: Allan McClelland
Matrona Semyonovna Suhanchikov: Gladys Spencer
Sozont Ivanich Potugin: Norman Shelley
Irina Pavlovna Ratmirov: Rachel Gurney
Valerian Vladimirovich Ratmirov: Patrick Barr
Boris: Gordon Faith
Andrei: Preston Lockwood
Kapitolina Markovna ShestoV: Noel Hood
Tatyana (Tanya) Petrovna Shestov: Patricia Leventon
Maid: Patricia Gallimore

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: John Thompson

: A THOUSAND DAYS

An account of the Kennedy Administration by ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER JR. abridged by Helen Arbuthnot The Bay of Pigs
Read by JOHN GLEN
Sixth of fifteen excerpts

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
Abridged By: Helen Arbuthnot
Read By: John Glen

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The House of Elrig by GAVIN MAXWELL abridged by Elizabeth Brewer
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
First of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Gavin Maxwell
Abridged By: Elizabeth Brewer
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Trio for oboe, bassoon, and piano (Poulenc)
PIERRE PIERLOT (oboe)
MAURICE ALLARD (bassoon) FRANCIS POULENC (piano)
11.28* Piano Trio in D minor
(Martinu)
ALEXANDER PLOCEK (violin) SASA VECTOMOV (cello)
JOSEF PALENICEK (piano) on gramophone records

Contributors

Oboe: Pierre Pierlot
Bassoon: Maurice Allard
Piano: Francis Poulenc
Violin: Alexander Plocek
Cello: Sasa Vectomov
Piano: Josef Palenicek

: Closedown









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