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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 JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: 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
0 worship the King (Tune,
Hanover)
Interlude: Sayings and Parables of Jesus. The empty house (Matthew 12, v. 43; Luke 11, vv. 24-26)
The Prayer for Understanding Be thou my guardian and my guide (Tune, Abridge)
Wednesday's Service

: A WORLD OF SOUND

All that glitters ...
ANNE BING looks at the fascination engendered by precious stones, with the help of material selected from the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by John F. Muir

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Bing
Produced By: John F. Muir

: FOR SCHOOLS MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Stage 2, by RACHEL PERCIVAL Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Wednesday's broadcast

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Gray

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 58
Ye watchers and ye holy ones
(BBC H.B. 288)
Psalm 119, vv. 17-24
Acts 9, vv. 19-31 (N.E.B.)
Come, labour on (BBC H.B.
388)

: THE YEARS GONE BY

ALAN KEITH presents a selection of listeners' requests from the BBC Sound Archives
Second broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Keith

: FOR SCHOOLS FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 30:
Colette et Jean a bicyclette
Written by Raymond Escotfey
A programme for use with the special film strip

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escotfey

: PAST AND PRESENT

7: Man Communicates
Written by Henry Marshall

Contributors

Written By: Henry Marshall

: GINGER AND BATTY BILLY

by Prudence Andrew
2: The Secret of the Cottage
Listening and Writing series

: THREE THOUSAND MILES THROUGH CHINA

GEORGE GLOVER , who has been spending four years in the Far East. recalls a very recent journey around what he calls the Canton-HanKchow-Shanghai-Peking-Hankow circuit.

Contributors

Unknown: George Glover

: Announcements

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK 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, 11.15a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: 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

Thursday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' The Surprise in the Piano ' by Stella Palmer

Contributors

Unknown: Stella Palmer

: FOR SCHOOLS BRER RABBIT AND THE TAR BABY

The traditional story telling how Brer Rabbit tricked Brer Fox.
Let's Join In series

: SUFFERING AND EVIL

2: The Power to Hurt and to Heal
Script by Donald Hudson
The Bible and Life series

Contributors

Script By: Donald Hudson

: FRIKK AND HIS FIDDLE

A story from Norway
In return for his kindness to a troll, Frikk receives a magic fiddle. adapted for broadcasting by Alan Boucher
Stories and Rhymes series

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Alan Boucher

: LAWN TENNIS

The London Grass Court
Championships
Commentary by MAX ROBERTSON during the semi-finals, with summaries by FRED PERRY
From the Queen's Club. London

Contributors

Commentary By: Max Robertson

: ANY ANSWERS?

A radio correspondence column in which listeners add their comments to some of the views expressed in last Friday's Any Questions ?
Thursday's broadcast (Light)

: CORONARY THROMBOSIS

Coronary artery disease is one of the commonest causes of death in the Western world today. In this programme doctors working on the problems of this modern scourge discuss what has been discovered so far and what each of us should know about it.
Narrator, HUGH BURDEN
Compiled and produced by EILEEN CAPEL
Broadcast on April 28

Contributors

Produced By: Eileen Capel

: Home This Afternoon

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind. including:
Time to Stand and Stare: When KAY GARRETT left London to retire to Brixham she found a new tempo to life.
As long as you tear 'em up: PEGGY ARCHER talks to GEORGE ENDACOTT, the retired village postman of South Zeal, near Exeter, whose voice may be familiar to many listeners over forty.
Friendship at Nether Stowey: Wordsworth and Coleridge shared a friendship in North Somerset during which they produced the joint work The Lyrical Ballads. MALCOLM HAZELL talks of the background to this partnership.
The Old Order Changeth: GLADYS SMITH recalls a scene in her childhood at Haccombe House, the stately home of Lady Carew, that illustrates how times have changed over the years.
Harping: JENNIFER ROGERS was taught as a child to play the harp and wishes she had not given it up as a bad job.
Introduced by RALPH WIGHTMAN from the West of England

Contributors

Unknown: Kay Garrett
Talks: Peggy Archer
Talks: Malcolm Hazell
Unknown: Gladys Smith
Harping: Jennifer Rogers
Introduced By: Ralph Wightman

: STORY TIME

The Shield by Arthur Swinson
Second of six programmes written with the cooperation of H.M. Customs and Excise to illustrate some of the work carried out to detect and circumvent the activities of those who wish to break the law to their own financial advantage.
2: The Leak
Smuggling refined oil is no bad way of adding to your income if you can get away with it.
Principal characters:
Other parts played by Patricia Gallimore. Nigel Clayton and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Swinson
Played By: Patricia Gallimore.
Played By: Nigel Clayton
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
John Carbrook: Victor Lucas
Mark Rutter: Douglas Hankin
Henry Fields: Patrick Barr
Mr Harrison: Hector Ross
Mrs MacNeill: Molly Weir
Mr Ross: Allan McClelland
Sergeant Black: Eric Woodburn
Wilson: Fraser Kerr
Mrs Ross: Molly Rankin

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news — The stories behind the headlines — This week's main talking point put in Perspective — Road Traffic Report — Scotland Yard Calling - Sports Spot - FRED STREETER on Gardening
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 played by the BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor, JACK LEON with JIMMY BLAIR (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Jack Leon
Accordion: Jimmy Blair

: The World Dances

on records
Introduced by Roy WILLIAMSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Williamson

: WHO KNOWS?

Answers to listeners' questions about science and technology
In the chair,
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS
Panel:
A. COMFORT
University College, London
A. HUNTER
Royal Greenwich Observatory
J. R. NAPIER
Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine
P. J. NEWBOULD
University College, London
Arranged by Archie Clow

Contributors

Unknown: Professor G. P. Wells
Arranged By: Archie Clow

: SIR ALEC GUINNESS

reads some favourite poems from his L.P.
A Personal Choice

: YORK FESTIVAL

with Isaac Stern who plays and directs a section of the London Symphony Orchestra Leader, John Georgiadis with NELSON COOKE (cello) ROGER LORD (oboe)
ROGER BIRNSTINGL (bassoon) From York Minster
Part 1

Contributors

Unknown: Isaac Stern
Leader: John Georgiadis
Cello: Nelson Cooke
Cello: Roger Lord
Bassoon: Roger Birnstingl

: * The Interval ELECTION AGENT

DAVID MAHLOWE took over the job in a by-election

Contributors

Unknown: David Mahlowe

: * York Festival

Part 2

: 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 DOUGLAS BROWN

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Brown

: AS OTHERS SEE US

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

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Joanna and Ulysses by MAY SARTON
Read by MARY WIMBUSH
Last instalment

Contributors

Read By: Mary Wimbush

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

FATS NAVARRO, TADD DAMERON and others on gramophone records
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Tadd Dameron

: Closedown









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