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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 MRS. MARY STOCKS recalling
Archbishop William Temple

Contributors

Unknown: Christians Mrs.
Unknown: William Temple

: 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

: FATHER'S TALES

JUNE GRIMBLE, daughter of the late Sir Arthur Grimble who was a Colonial officer in the Pacific Islands for nineteen years and the author of A Pattern of Islands, recalls, with recordings, her father as a storyteller and broadcaster
Reader, Garard Green
Produced by Rodney M. Bennett
Broadcast on September 26. 1965

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble
Produced By: Rodney M. Bennett

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 50
The Son of God his glory hides
(BBC H.B. 68)
Psalm 150
1 John 1, v. 1, to 2, v. 2 (N.E.B.) Earth has many a noble city
(BBC H.B. 64)

: THE PICKWICK PAPERS

by Charles Dickens
A series of nine dramatic readings selected and arranged by MOLLIE HARDWICK 5: The Middle-aged Lady in Curl Papers
Broadcast on July 12. 1965
Cast for the week: Friday

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Arranged By: Mollie Hardwick

: GREAT SINGERS

5: Elisabeth Schumann on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann

: THE EATING BUSINESS

Do the British care enough about foodf How do our restaurants compare with those of other countries? tThese are some of the questions ROGER SNOWDON discusses with, among others, the proprietors of a working man's café, a smart West End restaurant, a five-star hotel, and the head of one of the largest catering chains in this country
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Snowdon

: NONSENSE AT NOON

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

Contributors

Unknown: John Ebdon
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: Desert Island Discs

Patience Strong, writer of verse, discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme, devised by him, the gramophone records she would take to a desert island.
Repeated: next Saturday, 1.40

Contributors

Presenter: Roy Plomley
Producer: 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: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
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
Aunt Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Mabel Larkin: Kay Hudson
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Roger Patillo: Jeremy Mason
Polly Mead: Hilary Newcombe
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story:
' The Canary who wouldn'sing ' by DOROTHY STUCKY

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Stucky

: KREISLER

Records of the great violinist
Introduced by ALFREDO CAMPOLI
Broadcast on January 25, 1965

Contributors

Introduced By: Alfredo Campoli

: BRAZIL

by GILBERT PHELPS
After independence, Spain's American Empire split into nineteen republics. The provinces of Portuguese Brazil, on the other hand, emerged as a single nation, to become the largest of the Latin American countries both in area and population.
Mr. Phelps discusses some of the unique characteristics of modern Brazil in the light of her past history. with readings by John Glen and Peter Bartlett
Produced by Adrian Johnson A booklet is available
Broadcast on April 6. 1965 (Study)

Contributors

Unknown: John Glen
Unknown: Peter Bartlett
Produced By: Adrian Johnson

: FATHER JOSEPH

The portrait of a priest in Sicily by JAMES MCNEISH

Contributors

Unknown: James McNeish

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Death in a Sleeping City by John Wainwright
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: John Wainwright

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Conversation with Claudia—2:
JACK SINGLETON talks to CLAUDIA McNeil , star of Amen Corner , about her work in hospitals and with young people
Over the Coffee Cups:
ALAN WALLBANK talks about collecting coffee cups and cans
' Cheese for all at two o'clock ': FLORENCE EDWARDS describes her experiences in a grocer's shop during World War 1
Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Talks: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Claudia McNeil
Unknown: Amen Corner
Talks: Alan Wallbank
Unknown: Florence Edwards
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: 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
The ring which makes the wearer seem entrancinsly beautiful has passed to the hideous Countess Gruffanuff. So, bowing and smiling at all the compliments paid to her, the Countess has taken her place behind her royal master and mistress, to await the arrival of the Prince of Crim Tartary. 2: A Little Misfortune
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Unknown: W. M. Thackeray
Produced By: Graham Gauld
Storyteller: David Davis
Prince Bulbo: Anthony Jackson
King Valoroso: Wilfred Babbage
The Queen: Mary Henry
Princess Angelica: Brigit Paul
Prince Giglio: Peter Marinker
Countess Gruffanuff: Valerie Taylor
Princess Rosalba: Ann Totten
Hedzoff: Geoffrey Matthews

: 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 DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker

: 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 5: The Summit of Success
Other parts played by Ralph Truman , Russell Napier Dudley Rolph , Bruce Beeby David Nettheim , Ian Frost
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 In A Month in the Country ' at the Cambridge Theatre. London

Contributors

Written By: Leslie Baily
Played By: Ralph Truman
Played By: Russell Napier
Played By: Dudley Rolph
Played By: Bruce Beeby
Played By: David Nettheim
Played By: Ian Frost
Leader: Julien Gaillard
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Produced By: Vernon Harris
W S Gilbert: Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan: Richard Hurndall
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Alan Wheatley
Mrs Gilbert: Fanny Rowe
George Grossmith: Peter Pratt
Queen Victoria: Marjorie Westbury
Mrs Ronalds: Madi Hedd

: THE SUN IN SPLENDOUR

No one is going to care for my father's crown better than I shall. No one is going to rub it on his sleeve except me! by Lydia Ragosin with Robert Hardy , William Squire and Maurice Denham
The action takes place in England and France between 1461 and 1471. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Lydia Ragosin
Unknown: Robert Hardy
Unknown: William Squire
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Edward. Earl of March, after wards Edward IV: Robert Hardy
Sir William Hastings: Brian Smith
Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: William Squire
Monseigneur de Lannoy, the French Ambassador: Geoffrey Matthews
Anthony Woodville, Lord Scales: Julian Glover
Elizabeth Woodville, Lady Grey: Mary Wimbush
George, Duke of Clarence: Gordon Gardner
Richard. Duke of Gloucester (Dickon), afterwards Richard III: Douglas Hankin
Louis XI, King of France: Maurice Denham
Jasper Tudor, Earl of Pembroke: Wilfrid Carter
John de Vere, Earl of Oxford: Hector Ross
Henry Tudor, afterwards Henry VII: Anthony Hall
John Neville, Marquess of Montagu.: Geoffrey Matthews

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
† GILES PLAYFAIR 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: Giles Playfair

: A THOUSAND DAYS

An account of the Kennedy Administration by ARTHUR M. SCHLESINGER JR. abridged by Helen Arbuthnot Berlin and the Wall
Read by JOHN GLEN
Eleventh of fifteen excerpts

Contributors

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
Sixth of ten instalments

Contributors

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

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mendelssohn
Piano Trio No. 1, in D minor played by the BEAUX ARTS TRIO
Daniel Guilet (violin)
Bernard Greenhouse (cello) Menahem Pressler (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Daniel Guilet
Cello: Bernard Greenhouse

: Closedown









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