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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE REV. KENNETH SLACK

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: TEN TO EIGHT

Twentieth-century Christians Mgr. Ronald Knox recalled by MAGDALEN ELDON

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Knox
Recalled By: Magdalen Eldon

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Things Was Different Then
† STANLEY ELLIS introduces recordings of country people talking about their' youth at the turn of the century from the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Introduces: Stanley Ellis

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas
Extended version of Sunday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS THE WORLD OF WORK

6: The Growth of Trade Unions
Written and introduced by BARRY CARMAN

Contributors

Introduced By: Barry Carman

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 76
Through all the changing scenes of life (BBC H.B. 481)
Psalm 67
St. Mark 3, vv. 7-19
Dear Lord and Father of mankind (BBC H.B. 351)

: FOR SCHOOLS L'OCCUPATION 1940-1944

Compiled and introduced by RAYMOND ESCOFFEY
French for Sixth Forms series
10.50 Interlude
11.0 SINGING TOGETHER by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Miller's flowers
Begone dull care Loch Lomond

Contributors

Introduced By: Raymond Escoffey
Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Loch Lomond

: CONTINENTAL STYLE

Twenty minutes of continuous light music from the Continent
Arranged by Bev Phillips

Contributors

Arranged By: Bev Phillips

: FOR SCHOOLS THE MARK OF THE GOAT

by HARRISON BIRTWISTLE and ALAN CRANG
Part 4
Produced by Albert Chatterley
Orchestral Concerts series

Contributors

Unknown: Harrison Birtwistle
Unknown: Alan Crang
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: 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

Marie Collier, soprano, discusses with Roy Plomley, in a recorded programme devised by him, the gramophone records she would take to a desert island.

Contributors

Guest: Marie Collier
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
1 Introduced by WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
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
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Nelson Gabriel: Jack May
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Polly Mead: Hilary Newcombe
Valerie Trentham: Jenny Lee
Roger Patillo: Jeremy Mason
Aunt Laura Archer: Gwenda Wilson
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story:
' Strange Letter-box by Mary Cockett

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Cockett

: FOR SCHOOLS SPRINGBOARD

The church and its bells
Written by Wilfred Harrison
Last of three programmes about places in the street

Contributors

Written By: Wilfred Harrison

: The Music Box

by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presenter: Albert Chatteftley

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

Collecting the Goats from This Time Next Week by Leslie Thomas

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Thomas

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

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

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A Second Start

Behaviour and Learning
16: Mind and Body by PROFESSOR BRIAN Foss of the University of London Institute of Education

Contributors

Unknown: Professor Brian Foss

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Captain's Daughter by Alexander Pushkin translated and adapted by NICHOLAS BETHELL with Philip Bond , John Hollis and Elizabeth Proud
Produced by R. D. SMITH
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Pushkin
Adapted By: Nicholas Bethell
Unknown: Philip Bond
Unknown: John Hollis
Produced By: R. D. Smith

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Russian Salad Days:
DR. HERBERT SWANN , father of DONALD SWANN , talks to JACK SINGLETON about how his ancestors came to Russia and about his early life in St. Petersburg
Looking at Books:
David BUCKMAN recommends Oliver Onions
Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Herbert Swann
Talks: Donald Swann
Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: David Buckman
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett arranged as a dramatised reading in six instaments by Nan Macdonald
Springtime is coming and with it the growing things are changing the Secret Garden—and the garden itself is making great changes in Colin.
PART 5: In the Garden
Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Garden By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Produced By: Herbert Smith
The Reader: Wilfred Pickles
Mary: Margaret Dew
Dickon: Trevor Lorains
Colin: Peter Landon
Mrs Sowerby: Mary Kilduff

: 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 BRIAN PERKINS

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Perkins

: PROFESSOR PETER SCHICKELE

presents
P. D. Q. Bach (1807-1742)?
A concert of recently discovered works by the last but least of J. S. Bach 's many scions on gramophone records
Fourth of five comedy programmes

Contributors

Unknown: J. S. Bach

: The Western Reserve

by Sheila Cregeen
The Isle of Man: 1825.

It is strange that the Isle of Man is still relatively unexplored territory so far as the playwright is concerned. For though tiny it is filled with its own highly individual folklore and legend. Sheila Cregeen has drawn on some of this rich material for her play tonight.
It is 1825. The Manxman of this period was generally either a herring fisherman or a farmer - a tough man who knew that work meant food and food meant survival. At this period conditions on the island were far from idyllic. The Manx Government was powerful and unpopular. The fisherman paid dearly for his catch through the tithes he was forced to pay. The farmer, too, found his precious potato crop decimated by the Government collectors. Many were reduced to such poverty by exorbitant taxes that they were reluctantly forced to look for escape.
From the New World reports were filtering back of a land of rich harvests, a stretch near Lake Erie known as the Western Reserve. Emigrants began to depart but others determined to fight for a better life on the island that each regarded as his own.
Sheila Cregeen describes one such man's battle. She tells how Daniel Redmond, a simple farmer, fought a government. But perhaps more important, she gives us a glimpse of a stranger, proud, individual people and their way of life. (Alan Ayckbourn)

Contributors

Writer: Sheila Cregeen
Producer: Alan Ayckbourn
Old Chalse: Tony Quinn
Christian Quirk: Peggy Marshall
Grandad: P.G. Stephens
Gorry: Stephen Thorne
Nele Faragher: Brian Phelan
Jane: Sara Aimson
Redmond: Barry Keegan
Paddy: Rio Fanning
Buller: Harry Towb
Lawyer Kinly: John Bott
Henry Cashen: Jim Wiggins
Mistress Faragher: Ruth Holden
Turnkey: Jack Cunningham
Other parts played by: Robert Wallace
Other parts played by: George Canavan
Other parts played by: Stuart Deans
Other parts played by: Philip Oakley

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
WALTER TAPLIN 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: Walter Taplin

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Story of a Life by KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKY adapted and read by ALAN WHEATLEY
The Midshipman
Sixth of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Alan Wheatley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Boccherini
Cello Sonata in A major ANTONIO JANIGRO (cello) EUGENIO BAGNOLI (piano)
11.29' String Quartet in A major
CARMIRELLI QUARTET
Pina Carmirelli (violin)
Montserrat Cervera (violin) Luigi Sagrati (viola)
Arturo Bonucci (cello) on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Eugenio Bagnoli
Violin: Pina Carmirelli
Violin: Montserrat Cervera
Viola: Luigi Sagrati
Cello: Arturo Bonucci

: Closedown









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