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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker, David Lucas

Contributors

Unknown: David Lucas

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio.'s breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by ROBERT HUDSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert Hudson

: TEN TO EIGHT

The Meaning ofLove
JOSEPH O'CONOR speaks as an actor

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph O'Conor

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Memories of the Month from the BBC Sound Archives
May
Recalled by HAROLD ABRAHAMS

Contributors

Recalled By: Harold Abrahams

: 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

2: People are different
+ Written by Colin Finbow

Contributors

Written By: Colin Finbow

: THE DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 4
0 praise ye the Lord! (BBC
H.B. 279)
Psalm 96
Isaiah 50, vv. 4-10
The Lord doth reign (BBC H.B.
476)

: FOR SCHOOLS QUELQUES ROMANS D'AUJOURD'HUI

A talk by PROFESSOR SYLVÈRE MONOD
French for Sixth Forms series

Contributors

Talk By: Professor Sylvère Monod

: Interlude

: SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Songs :
The wandering miller
The drummer and the cook Maa bonny lad Gossip Joan

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Gossip Joan

: CONTINENTAL STYLE

Twenty minutes of light music from the Continent
Introduced by Maria Mauthner

Contributors

Introduced By: Maria Mauthner

: FOR SCHOOLS JAZZ

2: Instrumental tone colour
Second of nine illustrated talks by HUMPHREY LYTTELTON
Orchestral Concerts series

: WAS WALKING UP THE ROAD ...

Jimmy HANLEY recalls memories with friends and acquaintances
Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Unknown: Jimmy Hanley
Produced By: David Allan

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Lord Soper 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: 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 DAVIS Financial Editor of The Guardian

Contributors

Introduced By: William Davis

: The Archers

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Daniel Archer: Monte Crick
Doris Archer: Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer: Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer: June Spencer
Lillian Archer: Elizabeth Marlowe
Philip Archer: Norman Painting
Tom Forrest: Bob Arnold
Carol Grenville: Anne Cullen
John Tregorran: Philip Morant
Ned Larkin: Bill Payne
Walter Gabriel: Chris Gittins
Jack Woolley: Philip Garston-Jones
Polly Mead: Hilary Newcombe
Sid Perks: Alan Devereux
Mrs Perkins: Pauline Seville
Roger Patillo: Jeremy Mason
Gregory Salt: Gerald Turner
Doughy Hood: Arnold Ridley
Fred Barratt: Tommy Duggan

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Peter the little black kitten ' by Jean Sutcliffe

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: FOR SCHOOLS SPRINGBOARD

Birds in the garden
Written by R. M. Lockley
Second of three programmes about gardens

Contributors

Written By: R. M. Lockley

: The Music Box

by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presenter: Albert Chatterley

: PROSE AND VERSE READINGS

A Serpent Mystery from Far Away and Long Ago by W. H. Hudson

Contributors

Unknown: W. H. Hudson

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

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

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris

: A WAR WORTH WAGING

tLADY ALEXANDRA METCALFE , who recently returned from a tour of hospitals and refugee camps in India. Nepal, and Vietnam, talks to PAUL STEPHENSON
She describes what she saw of the endless struggle that is going on to counteract the effects of malnutrition. disease, and the ravages of war, particularly among children.

Contributors

Unknown: Lady Alexandra Metcalfe
Unknown: Paul Stephenson

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Last of Mrs. Cheyney by Frederick Lonsdale adapted for broadcasting by PEGGY WELLS featuring the members of the Company of the New Theatre, Bromley with Jane Hylton
Produced by RONALD MASON
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Lonsdale
Unknown: Jane Hylton
Produced By: Ronald Mason

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
The Bad Old Days: HARRY
SHORT talks about his life in East London sixty years ago
Looking at Books: OLIVE
SHAPLEY recommends three of her favourite novels by Evelyn Waugh tArgument: another in the series of conversations on an issue of the day
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Toytown
A series of six of the plays by S. G. Hulme Beaman
5: Tea for Two
Produced by JOSEPHINE PLUMMER
Broadcast on December 7, 1961

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By: Josephine Plummer
Narrator: Derek McCulloch
Larry the Lamb: Derek McCulloch
The Mayor of Toytown: Felix Felton
The Mayor's Secretary: John Sharp
Mr Growser: John Glyn-Jones
Mayor of Arkville's: Ivan Samson
Butler Porter: Ivan Samson
Ernest the Policeman: Peter Claughton

: 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 Roy WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: THE FOUR CITIES

A panorama of the musical theatre in Paris. London, Vienna, and New York during the last hundred years
Written by BERNARD CRUN
5: Enter-The Merry Widow
The story told by IRÈNE PRADOR , ROY WILLIAMSON
The music sung by APRIL CANTELO , PAMELA WOOLMORE MAX WORTHLEY , DENIS DOWLING
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson
Broadcast on November 13. 1965
(Music Programme)

Contributors

Written By: Bernard Crun
Told By: Irène Prador
Told By: Roy Williamson
Sung By: April Cantelo
Sung By: Pamela Woolmore
Sung By: Max Worthley
Sung By: Denis Dowling
Directed By: John McCarthy
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson

: MOBY DICK-REHEARSED

playing Captain Ahab and Father Mapple in the dramatisation by Orson Welles of the novel by Herman Melville and Claire Bloom as the young actress playing Pip, the cabin boy
A company of actors rehearse a dramatisation of Melville's story depicting the chase of a white whale by a crazed captain ano his crew. in the first half of the last century.
Music composed by TRISTRAM CARY olayed by VIOLA TUNNARD and .Iam?.s BLADES
Produced by H. B. Fortuik
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Orson Welles
Novel By: Herman Melville
Composed By: Tristram Cary
Viola: Tunnard
Produced By: H. B. Fortuik
as ' The Governor: Rod Steiger
Ishmael: Donald Houston
Starbuck: William Squire
Stubb: Allan McClelland
Flask: Brian Hewlett
Stage Manager: Brian Hewelett
Mr Peleg H: Harold Kasket
Carpenter: Harold Kasket
Tashtego: John Dear
Elijah :: John Dear
Dagoo: Tom Watson
Voice of the Bachelor: Tom Watson
Queequeg: David Spenser
Mastheader: David Spenser

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
Leslie SMITH 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: Leslie Smith

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Menagerie Manor by GERALD DURRELL abridged by Elizabeth Brewer Read by HUGH DICKSON
First of ten instalments: originally broadcast in December 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Abridged By: Elizabeth Brewer
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Divertissement No. 2, in A major (Field)
LAMAR CROWSON (piano) with the ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET Eli Goren (violin)
James Barton (violin) Patrick Ireland (viola) William Pleeth (cello)
11.24' String Quartet in F major (Glinka)
WESTWOOD STRING QUARTET Louis Kaufman (violin)
Joseph Stepansky (violin) Louis Kievman (viola) George Neikrug (cello) on gramophone records

Contributors

Piano: Lamar Crowson
Violin: Eli Goren
Violin: James Barton
Viola: Patrick Ireland
Cello: William Pleeth
Violin: Louis Kaufman
Violin: Joseph Stepansky
Viola: Louis Kievman
Cello: George Neikrug

: Closedown









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