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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

A meditation for Ash Wednesday with The Rev. Eric James.

Contributors

Speaker: Rev. Eric James

: 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

Today's "Ten to Seven"

Contributors

Speaker: Rev. Eric James

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by ERIC HOBBIS , ERNEST NEAL and RALPH WIGHTMAN
Question-Master, DEREK JONES
A shortened version of Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Ernest Neal
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Derek Jones

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory music
9.35 THE Service
Lord of all hopefulness (Tune,
Slane)
Interlude: Enemies and Allies.
Doubt, challenge, and acceptance: part 2
The Prayer for Guidance
Fight the good fight (Tune,
Duke Street)
Repeated: Friday, 9.5 a.m.

: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2 by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated: Friday, 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

Ash Wednesday
New Every Morning, page 72
Lo, now is our accepted day
(BBC H.B. 342)
Canticle 5
Isaiah 58, vv. 1-14
Christian, seek not yet repose
(BBC H.B. 340)

: FOR SCHOOLS CLAUDINE CHERCHE UN NOUVEAU POSTE

Written by Emile Harven
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: Interlude

: SOUND

1: The sounds we hear by HARRY ARMSTRONG
Junior Science series

: MUSIC WORKSHOP

More circus animals and some rather complicated musical activities
Songs: Listen to the band Here come the animals
Introduced by JOHN Huw DAVIES
Written and produced by William Murphy

Contributors

Introduced By: John Huw Davies
Produced By: William Murphy

: THE MODERN WORLD

The British Overseas in the 1960s
This week:
PETER REYNOLDS looks at
The British in North America

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Reynolds

: MIDDAY STORY

Some Women Are Lucky by BERYL SANDWELL
Read by NORMA WILSON
Bargain hunting was one of Olive Denning 's hobbies but she never knew what made her decide to drive the forty-odd mites to Oxcliffe to a house sale. What she found out there made her realise how easily an unsuspected bargain slips through the fingers,

Contributors

Unknown: Beryl Sandwell
Read By: Norma Wilson
Unknown: Olive Denning

: HOLIDAY HOUR

You are invited to visit the Bahamas with ROBERT REID , and to hear about a holiday in Oban from NIGEL MURPHY
Travel experts TED APPLETON , BILL CORMACK , and PETER WHELPTON are on hand with up-to-the-minute items of holiday interest
Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELRIANN
Produced by Arthur Phillips
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Reid
Unknown: Ted Appleton
Unknown: Bill CormacK
Unknown: Peter Whelpton
Introduced By: Franklin Engelriann
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: 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

Tuesday'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:
' The Donkey House' by Peggy Worvill

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Worvill

: FOR SCHOOLS THE TROUBLES OF MAN

3: Rabbits
Pets that became a plague Written by A. L. Lloyd
Exploration Earth series
2.20 OTHELLO by William Shakespeare adapted by Robert Gittings
Part 3
Other parts played by Alaric Cotter , Godfrey Kenton and Stephen Thorne
Produced by David Lyttle
Books. Plays. Poems series

Contributors

Written By: A. L. Lloyd
Unknown: William Shakespeare
Adapted By: Robert Gittings
Played By: Alaric Cotter
Played By: Godfrey Kenton
Played By: Stephen Thorne
Produced By: David Lyttle
Narrator: Edward Jewesbury
Othello: Russell Napier
Desdemona: Meg Wyn Owen
Iago: Patrick Troughton
Cassio: Philip Guard
Emilia: Freda Dowie

: CROCUS

Written by Oliver Gilbert
Nature series

Contributors

Written By: Oliver Gilbert

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Part-Song by Kenneth Ross with Mary Wimbush , Michael Bates and Sylvia Coleridge
' You don'know what it's like seeing everything you've lived for ... your whole life ... just disappear.'
Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Ross
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Michael Bates
Unknown: Sylvia Coleridge
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Elsie Gould: Mary Wimbush
Sandra, her daughter: Amanda Haisman
Vi, her sister: Sylvia Coleridge
Harry: Michael Bates
Mrs Denbigh: Miriam Margolyes
Barney: Anthony Hall
Agnes: Patricia Gallimore
Mr Pink: Hector Ross

: Choral Evensong

from The Chapel of King's College, Cambridge
Introit: Lord for thy tender mercy's sake (Hilton)
Versicles and Responses (Byrd)
Psalms: 143. 130
Lessons: Isaiah 57, vv. 15-21
St. Mark 2. vv. 18-22
Office Hymn: The fast, as taught by holy lore (E.H. 65)
Canticles (J. Farrant in the Dorian Mode)
Anthem: Remember not, Lord, our offences (Purceli)
Miserere (Psalm 51) (Allegri)

Contributors

Director of Music: David Willcocks

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

The Stone of Scone:
JACK SINGLETON recalls, with recordings of those involved, the taking of the Coronation Stone from Westminster Abbey fifteen years ago
That Song Reminds Me:
ELISABETH WELCH tells KEN SYKORA about people she has met during her career and introduces some of their records
Date with a Doctor
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Singleton
Unknown: Elisabeth Welch
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

The Island of Sheep by John Buchan adapted as an eight-part serial by Felix Felton and Susan Ashman with Malcolm Hayes
6: Council of War
Produced by STEWART CONN in the BBC's Glasgow studios
Felix Felton and Malcolm Hayes broadcast by permission of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company. Edinburgh

Contributors

Unknown: John Buchan
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Susan Ashman
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Produced By: Stewart Conn
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Richard Hannay: Malcolm Hayes
Lombard: Leon Sinden
Mary: Pekoe Ainley
Peter John: Sheila Donald
Haraldsen: Ian Dewar
Sandy: Felix Felton
Anna: Jean Hastings

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news — Scotland Yard Calling—MICHAEL BROOKE looks at listeners' letters in Postscript
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke
Introduced By: Derek Parker

: HOME TO MUSIC

played for you by the ORCHESTRA
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, TERENCE LOVETT with a variety of songs on gramophone records
Introduced by BRIAN PERKINS

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conductor: Terence Lovett
Introduced By: Brian Perkins

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

Five-round contests between London and the Regions
London v. Northern Ireland
Round 1
London:
SIR DENIS BROGAN CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
Northern Ireland:
JAMES BOYCE , RONALD GREEN
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by Patrick Harvey
Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Denis Brogan
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: James Boyce
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: SZERYNG PLAYS THE BEETHOVEN CONCERTO

Henryk Szeryng (violin)
London Mozart Players Leader, Robert Masters
Conductor, Harry Blech
From the Royal Festival Hall, London
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Conductor: Harry Blech

: * The Interval THREE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH CHINA

† GEORCE GLOVER , who has been spending four years in the Far East, recalls a recent journey around what he calls the Canton - Hangchow - Shanghai-Peking-Hankow circuit

Contributors

Unknown: Georce Glover

: * Concert

Part 2

: 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

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Story of a Life by KONSTANTIN PAUSTOVSKY adapted and read by ALAN WHEATLEY
Kean
Eighth of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Alan Wheatley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

HOWARD FLETCHER (organ),
From the Church of St. John the Baptist. Holland Road, London

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Fletcher

: Closedown









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