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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Thursday's 'Ten to Eight'

: 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

Prayer and meditation

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: FOR SCHOOLS AN ACT OF WORSHIP

Introductory music
9.8 THE SERVICE ,
For the beauty of the earth
(Tune, England's Lane)
Interlude: Five
Disciples Andrew , the intermediary
The Prayer for Goodwill
Happy are they, they that love
God (Tune, Binchester)
Wednesday's Service

Contributors

Unknown: Disciples Andrew

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Day of Decision
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune SHAKESPEARE
ANTHONY CHIVERS looks at some of those hours of decision, including the effect that the crash of the ill-fated airship Hindenburg, twenty-nine years ago today, had on the development of flight
Research by Martin Dier
Produced by David Allan

Contributors

Produced By: David Allan

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2
Wednesday's broadcast

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 19
When morning gilds the skies
(BBC H.B. 285)
Psalm 15
Isaiah 53, vv. 6-12
Jesus, my Lord, how rich thy grace (BBC H.B. 379)

: FOR SCHOOLS DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG

An adaptation by H. F. Garten of Wagner's opera: part 2
Intermediate German series

Contributors

Unknown: H. F. Garten

: FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 25
Colette aide la police
Written by Raymond Escoffey
A programme for use with the special filmstrip

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: PAST AND PRESENT

2: The Earth changes
Written by Henry Marshall

Contributors

Written By: Henry Marshall

: LEARNING TO THINK

A talk by TED HUGHES about the poet's way of thinking, including three poems: View of a Pig and Wodwo by Ted Hughes and Bare Almond Trees by D. H. Lawrence
Listening and Writing series

Contributors

Talk By: Ted Hughes
Unknown: Ted Hughes
Unknown: D. H. Lawrence

: TALKS FOR SIXTH FORMS

Crime and Criminals
1: Who are the criminals?
Ϯ by Tony Parker

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Parker

: Announcements

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRECK makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Extended repeat: Sunday, 11.15 a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: CRICKET

Worcestershire v.
West Indies
Last day
Reports by JOHN ARLOTT and Roy LAWRENCE from the County Ground. Worcester

Contributors

Unknown: John Arlott
Unknown: Roy Lawrence

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM DAVIS

Contributors

Introduced By: William Davis

: The Archers

Thursday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story:
' The little teddy-bear ' by Christine Madin

Contributors

Unknown: Christine Madin

: FOR SCHOOLS SEVEN SWANS A-SWIMMING

by M. K. RICHARDSON
Let's Join In series

Contributors

Unknown: M. K. Richardson

: HOW MEN WORSHIP

2: Worship in the Bible from primitive ritual to New Testament Christianity
Written by Hilary Jones
The Bible and Life series

Contributors

Written By: Hilary Jones

: THESEUS AND THE MINOTAUR

Part 1 : The Journey
Theseus sets out for Athens to find his father KinK Aegeus. He fights robbers and Kiants on the way. including Procrustes on whose bed travellers are cut to size.
Adapted for broadcasting by Edward Blishen
Stories and Rhymes series

: CRICKET

Worcestershire v. West Indies
Commentary by JOHN ARLOTT and Roy LAWRENCE from Worcester

Contributors

Commentary By: John Arlott
Commentary By: Roy Lawrence

: ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column
Thursday's broadcast (Light)

: NEAR THE STARS

I am often asked, did Niiinsku reallu leap so high — and my only reply is 'I don'know how far from the ground, but it was near the stars'
DAME MARIE RAMBERT
A portrait in words and music of the great male dancer
Nijinsky with contributions from:
DAME MARIE RAMBERT
TAMARA KARSAVINA
GRACE LOYAT FRASER
LYDIA SOKOLOVA , CYRIL BEAUMONT
STANISLAS IDZIKOWSKI
ARNOLD HASKELL
Compiled and introduced by Derek Parker
Produced by Robert Gunnell
Extended version of the broadcast on March 20

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Marie Rambert
Unknown: Tamara Karsavina
Unknown: Grace Loyat Fraser
Unknown: Lydia Sokolova
Unknown: Cyril Beaumont
Unknown: Stanislas Idzikowski
Unknown: Arnold Haskell
Introduced By: Derek Parker
Produced By: Robert Gunnell

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

Pushed Around: ROBERT GID-DINGS talks about his life in a wheel-chair
Old Enough to Be...... : ALAN WILLIAMS plays some records which show that opera stories are not all about lovers, dashing heroes, and village maidens
In a Convent: Ross SALMON is invited to spend a day with the nuns of Posbury St. Francis near Crediton in Devon
Introduced by RALPH WIGHTMAN from the West of England

Contributors

Unknown: Ross Salmon
Unknown: Posbury St.
Introduced By: Ralph Wightman

: STORY TIME

Eagle Over the Sea by Michael and Mollie Hardwick
The year is 1802 and there is an uneasy truce between England and France. Dr. Thomas Locksmith and his son Jeremy have accepted Victor Chard in's invitation to develop the doctor's invention, a flying-machine, in France at the expense of a French syndicate.
PART 3 with Noel Howlett , Austin Trevor and David Valla
Produced by BETTY DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Unknown: Victor Chard
Unknown: Noel Howlett
Unknown: David Valla
Produced By: Betty Davies
Jeremy Locksmith: David Valla
Dr Locksmith: Noel Howlett
Amelia Locksmith: Eva Haddon
Jane Locksmith: Cecile Chevreau
Mr Trelawney: Walter Fitzgerald
Victor Chardin: Austin Trevor
Michael Rourke: Tommy Duggan
Boy: Peter Marinker
Billy Meakins: Peter Claughton
Ben: Eric Anderson
Pierre: John Dearth
Orceval: John Bryning
Napoleon: William Eedle
Meurles: Tim Seely
Madeleine Chardin: Bright Paul

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Today's news and the stories behind the news — Scotland Yard Calling — This week's main talking point put in perspective — Sports Spot — FRED STREETER on Gardening-Road traffic report
Introduced by BOB HOLNESS
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter
Introduced By: Bob Holness

: Home to Music

Scottish Dance Music
BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor. JACK LEON
ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: The World Dances

on gramophone records
Introduced by Roy WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: SCIENCE REVIEW

Introduced by ARCHIE CLOW
News and comment on recent events in the world of science and technology

Contributors

Introduced By: Archie Clow

: THE BLACK MADONNA

This week is the 1,000th anniversary of the foundation of the Christian Church in Poland
Celebrations reach their climax at the monastery of Czestochowa. which enshrines an ancient painting of a black Virgin and Child. and is the scene of a pilgrimage in August every year. This programme, illustrated by recordings made in 1960 among 400.000 pilgrims, is about the history and significance of the famous painting and the pilgrimage. with Alan Barry. Nigel Clayton
Denis Goacher. Blaise Wyndham Written and introduced by JAMES McNEISH
Produced by David Thomson
Broadcast on August 24, 1962

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Barry.
Unknown: Nigel Clayton
Unknown: Denis Goacher.
Unknown: Blaise Wyndham
Introduced By: James McNeish
Produced By: David Thomson

: ENGLISH OPERETTA

Gramophone records including excerpts from Merrie England, Our Miss Gibbs, The Arcadians, and The Maid of the Mountains Broadcast on February 23 (Music)

: U THANT

interviewed in London
See column 3 and page 15
The soundtrack of Sunday's television broadcast on BBC-2: shortened version

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in' and out of Fleet Street are analysed by ERNEST ATKINSON

Contributors

Unknown: Ernest Atkinson

: AS OTHERS SEE US

A journalist from abroad takes a look at Great Britain this week

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Menagerie Manor by GERALD DURRELL
Read by HUGH DICKSON
Fifth of ten Instalments: ortglnallg broadcast in December 1964

Contributors

Unknown: Gerald Durrell
Read By: Hugh Dickson

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

LEE KONITZ , LENNIE TRISTANO
BILLY BAUER , Dizzy GILLESPIE
STAN KENTON AND HIS ORCHESTRA and others on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Lee Konitz
Unknown: Lennie Tristano
Unknown: Billy Bauer
Unknown: Dizzy Gillespie
Unknown: Stan Kenton

: Closedown









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