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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

1 Prayer and Meditation
Led by MAJOR WILL PRATT of the Salvation Army

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: MR. BUNTING

by ROBERT GREENWOOD
Read by PETER CLAUGHTON
Fifth of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Greenwood
Read By: Peter Claughton

: THE NEWS

: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

A series of programmes reflecting some current opinions on aspects of child-care
Problems of Temperament and Behaviour
Speakers:
DR. DENNIS STOTT
Department of Psychology, University of Glasgow
' DR. GRAHAM ' a general practitioner
JOHN H. EVANS a London Junior School headmaster
A CONSULTANT PAEDIATRICIAN
Chairman. LESLIE SMITH
Produced by Barbara Crowther
Broadcast on January 13

Contributors

Unknown: John H. Evans
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: HOLIDAY BOOKS

in paperback shared by Kenneth ALLSOP
DANNY BLANCHFLOWER CLEO LAINE with JULIAN MITCHELL in the chair
Produced by Jocelyn Ferguson

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Danny Blanchflower
Unknown: Cleo Laine
Unknown: Julian Mitchell
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: ARE YOU A MICRONESOPHILE?

L. E. ROBSON starts with some involved definitions and then considers where a liking for reading odd books may lead

Contributors

Unknown: L. E. Robson

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 54
When all thy mercies, 0 my
God IBBC H.B. 22)
Psalm 36
Matthew 17. v. 24, to 18, v.
10 (N.E.B.)
Around the throne of God a band (BBC H.B. 237)

: POINTS OF DEPARTURE

A series of five plays based on unexpected moments in the lives of ordinary people 5:The Huntby Leonard Green
' I'm going right towards him ... try the other way ... they can see in the dark and if I stand still they can smell me. I've had it ...' with Melvyn Hayes as Sam Terry Scully as George Henry Stamper as Reg
' Where is Reg. by the way?
I haven'seen him since I got out of the wood last night.'
Special effects by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Produced by LESLIE MEGAHEY

Contributors

Unknown: Melvyn Hayes
Unknown: Sam Terry Scully
Unknown: George Henry Stamper
Produced By: Leslie Megahey

: COUNTRY DANCING

from Plumbridge, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
CHARLIE KELLY 'S CEILI BAND IMELDA McFEELY (soprano) WILLIAM LOUGHLIN (bass)
PAT MCGUIGAN (harmonica)
Master of Ceremonies, JACK SLOANE
Produced by Sam Denton

Contributors

Unknown: Charlie Kelly
Bass: William Loughlin
Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: THE EAST COASTERS

Written and narrated by PHILIP HOLLAND
The East Coast was once busy with ships from Flamborough to London, and round to Dover. There are still East Coasters today with the same expertise and craft. This programme was recorded among them.
Produced by Francis Dillon
Broadcast on June 2

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Holland
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: Announcements

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK selects items from BBC radio and television
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: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

+ Today's story:
The Caravan ' by B. M. Taylor Part 3-The Lighthouse

Contributors

Unknown: B. M. Taylor

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by PAMELA CREIGHTON
Why Aggression?: TONY CHURCH reports on the Annual Conference of the British Humanist Association held at Leicester
Was it a Poltergeist?: ISOBEL
PARGITER tells what happened in the hotel she runs
On the Rock: impressions of Gibraltar
This Month in the Garden: advice from JIM MIDDLETON
No Cure-Only Relief:
ANNE RAYNER has come to terms with arthritis
Madness in the King's Road: DAVID BATE. describes a reckless shopping spree
Bleak House
CHARLES DICKENS's book abridged by Eileen Ellenbogen read by MARJORIE ANDERSON and JOHN WESTBROOK
Last instalment

Contributors

Introduced By: Pamela Creighton
Unknown: Jim Middleton
Unknown: Anne Rayner
Unknown: David Bate.
Abridged By: Eileen Ellenbogen
Read By: Marjorie Anderson
Read By: John Westbrook

: THE CUSTER LEGEND

by TONY THOMAS
On June 25. 1878. General George Custer was killed by the Indians in the battle of the Little Big Horn in the Dakota Territory. Custer's famous ' last stand ' became a legend of the American West. In this programme the legend is reconsidered in the light of modern research.
Recording

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Thomas
Unknown: General George Custer

: ANY ANSWERS?

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

: COUNTING THE COST

Programmes on the way we deal (or could deal) with community problems
The Breath of Life
Bronchitis is a disease which kills between 30.000 and 40.000 people a year
Script by J. S. CAMPBELL
-Narrator, CARI.ETON HOBBS
Reader, HILARY PATERSON
Producer, ARCHIE P. LEE
Broadcast on June 30

Contributors

Script By: J. S. Campbell
Reader: Hilary Paterson
Unknown: Archie P. Lee

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all. with older listeners specialty in mind, including:
Threshing Day: JOAN MILLS describes the scene when the old steam threshing-mill visited her parents' farm in Aberdeenshire
How do I get to ... ?: WALTER PATTERSON , a retired policeman, recalls a crossroads puzzle
Scotland, the land of their fathers?: a talk by PATRICIA BAXENDINE , Secretary of the Scots Ancestry Research Society Portrait of a Grandfather: DR. STANLEY CURSITER. R.S.A., The Queen's Limner in Scotland. looks back to his childhood days on his grandfather's farm in Orkney
Introduced by HOWARD LOCKHART from Scotland

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Patterson
Talk By: Patricia Baxendine
Unknown: Dr. Stanley Cursiter.
Introduced By: Howard Lockhart

: STORY TIME

The Amateur Gentleman
A tale of Regency days by Jeffery Farnol adapted for radio as a serial in thirteen parts by Felix FELTON and SUSAN ASHMAN with and 8:Wagers and Warnings
Barnabas has entered the world of Fashion, and Mr. Chichester received an unpleasant shock when he learned the truth of Barnabass identity.
1 Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown: Jeffery Farnol
Unknown: Felix Felton
Unknown: Susan Ashman
Produced By: John Powell
as Barnabas Barty: Brian Hewlett
as The Storyteller: Anthony Jackson
Mr Chichester: Anthony Hall
Sir Mortimer Carnaby: Ronald Herdman
Viscount Devenham: Henry Stamper
The Marquis of Jerningham: John Justin
Pufton, a Gentleman-in-Powder: Michael McClain
John Peterby: Kevin McHugh
Jerry Tucker, the bo'sun: Ronald Herdman
Cleone: Eva Haddon
John Chumly: Basil Jones
The Duchess of Camberhurst: Noel Hood
Milo: Nigel Anthony

: 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
Produced by. the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Home to Music

Scottish Dance Music
BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA Conductor, IAIN SUTHERLAND with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor: Iain Sutherland
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: Music from Scarborough

MAX JAFFA introduces and conducts the SPA ORCHESTRA with JACK BYFIELD at the piano From the Spa Grand Hall
Max Jaffa broadcasts by permission of Scarborough Corporation

Contributors

Introduces: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Jack Byfield

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

From the Royal
Albert Hall ,
London
Part 1
Haydn
MASS in B flat major (Theresa)
MARGARET PRICE (soprano) MAUREEN LEHANE (contralto) ROBERT TEAR (tenor)
JOHN CAROL CASE (baritone)
BBC CHORUS
BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by PETER GELLHORN

Contributors

Unknown: Albert Hall
Contralto: Maureen Lehane
Tenor: John Carol
Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Peter Gellhorn

: * The Interval GIRL IN FLEET STREET

The last of a group of talks by OLGA FRANKLIN
4: The Pursuit of Kings

Contributors

Unknown: Olga Franklin

: Promenade Concert

Part 2
Beethoven SYMPHONY No. 9, in D minor (Choral)
HEATHER HARPER (soprano) JEAN ALLISTER (contralto) RONALD Dowd (tenor)
RAIMUND HERINCX (baritone)
BBC CHORUS
BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
CROYDON PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY Musical Director, Myers Foggin
ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY
WEMBLEY PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY Conductor, Rae Jenkins
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by SIR MALCOLM SARGENT
See facing page followed by an interlude

Contributors

Soprano: Heather Harper
Tenor: Ronald Dowd
Unknown: Myers Foggin
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: 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 COLIN VALDAR

Contributors

Unknown: Colin Valdar

: BRITAIN EAST OF SUEZ

A group of four talks
4: Big Brother's Keeper? by GEORGE K. TANHAM
The Deputy to the Vice-President of the Rand Corporation talks about the American view of what Britain's role in Asia should be

Contributors

Unknown: George K. Tanham

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man by SIEGFRIED SASSOON
Read by BASIL JONES
Tenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: Basil Jones

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

DUKE ELLINGTON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
SONNY GREER
AND HIS Memphis MEN
HUDDIF. LEADBETTER
BIX BEIDERBECKE
JIMMIE LUNCEFORD and others on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Bix Beiderbecke
Unknown: Jimmie Lunceford

: Closedown









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