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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 led by FR. VINCENT COOPER , O.S.B.

Contributors

Unknown: Fr. Vincent Cooper

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Raymond Clendenning talks to REX ALSTON about his years as a radio commentator
Produced by Leslie Perowne from the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Talks: Raymond Clendenning
Unknown: Rex Alston
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: CROSSROADS

We make decisions every day but sometimes we are brought to a halt by a problem so serious that any decision we make must change our lives
SONYA CALLINGHAM and A PSYCHIATRIST listen to some real-life problems of this kind and consider the advice they would have offered
Produced by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Sonya Callingham
Produced By: Patrick Harvey

: HEALTH TALKS FOR SCHOOLS

Any Questions?
The Doctor answers a number of questions sent in by listening schools

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 64
0 come, 0 come, Immanuel
(BBC H.B. 36)
Psalm 112
Isaiah 35, vv. 1-10
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates (BBC H.B. 34)

: THE SECRET GARDEN

by Frances Hodgson Burnett arranged as a dramatised reading in six parts by NAN MACDONALD
Produced by HERBERT SMITH
5: In the Garden
Broadcast on February 21

Contributors

Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Herbert Smith

: SING US THE OLD SONGS

A programme of old favourites
DAPHNE EI.STON (soprano)
RUBY TAYLOR (piano)
DUDLEY SAVAGE (organ) and a chorus from the SALTASH OPERATIC SOCIETY
Conductor. HORACE Williams
Introduced by DUDLEY SAVAGE

Contributors

Introduced By: Dudley

: LEFT-HANDED MAN IN A RIGHT-HANDED WORLD

An enquiry into the history of sinistrality from the Bible to the Beatles together with an examination of the prejudice, constant throughout the centuries, and containing the reflections of certain living sinistrals
Script, research, and comment by MICHAEL BARSLEY (left-hander)
Produced by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Barsley
Produced By: Patrick Harvey

: 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
Shortened version: Sun., 11.30 a. 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 DAVIS

Contributors

Introduced By: William Davis

: The Archers

Thursday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Tony Shryane
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Penny, Tuppence, and Joey go to Christmas Tree Hill ' by Mary Walker

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Walker

: GUITAR CLUB

Introduced by KEN SYKORA
THE GUITAR CLUB GROUP lead by Ike Isaacs and guests:
TOM PAXTON , BERT JANSCH FRENESI WATSON
Produced by Bernie Andrews

Contributors

Introduced By: Ken Sykora
Unknown: Ike Isaacs
Unknown: Tom Paxton
Unknown: Bert Jansch
Unknown: Frenesi Watson
Produced By: Bernie Andrews

: EMIL GILELS

(piano)
Prelude and Fugue No. 5, in D major (Shostakovich)
2.34* Sonata in A minor (D.784)
(Schubert) gramophone records

: THE SHERWOOD LADS

At the height of the Napoleonic Wars another bitter struggle was taking place in the hosiery towns of the East Midlands
A radio portrait of the men behind the Luddite Rising, compiled from ballads and documents of the period
Narrator, TONY CHURCH
Ballads sung by Roy HARRIS Also taking part:
Don Birch , Giles Block
Roy Christian. Patrick Tull and Alf Bell tCompiled and produced in the BBC's Nottingham studios by DAVID POWELL

Contributors

Sung By: Roy Harris
Unknown: Don Birch
Unknown: Giles Block
Unknown: Roy Christian.
Unknown: Patrick Tull
Unknown: Alf Bell
Unknown: David Powell

: ANY ANSWERS?

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

: THE CHORISTERS

An account of the life, education, and training of boy singers recorded in the Cathedral and Choir School at Winchester
Compiled and introduced by LEIGH CRUTCHI. EY
† Produced by Maurice Brown

Contributors

Introduced By: Leigh Crutchi.
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
"appen so':a glossary of Yorkshire dialect by KATHLEEN BINNS
A Strange New World: HARRY BERRY tells BARRY CHAMBERS how he entered the world of the blind at the age of forty
My First Flight: ALICE BERRY-HART recalls an aeroplane trip which she went on, complete with a 'steamer trunk,' in 1923 Songs by THE FOUR FOLK
Introduced by BARRY CHAMBERS from the North of England
Some of the items are recorded

Contributors

Unknown: Kathleen Binns
Unknown: Harry Berry
Introduced By: Barry Chambers

: STORY TIME

Tales of the Supernatural by Rudyard Kipting dramatised for radio by A. R. RAWLINSON
2: The Return of Imray
' In the twilight we were alone in a house with a tenant with whom we didn'want to interfere. Curtains quivered as he passed through, chairs creaked as he sat in them. and wherever I went I felt he was waiting in the shadows....
Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Unknown: Rudyard Kipting
Unknown: A. R. Rawlinson
Produced By: David Davis
R K: Lockwood West
Strickland: John Slater
Bahadur Khan: Garard Green
Policeman: Charles Haggith
Servant: Charles Haggith

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines-Rush-hour Road Traffic Report -This week's main talking point put in Perspective-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
†BBC SCOTTISH
VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JACK LEON with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conducted By: Jack Leon
Accordion: Archie Duncan

: The World Dances

on gramophone records

: LISTEN TO THIS SPACE

with Nicholas Parsons
Written by ANTHONY MARRIOTT and ALISTAIR Foot and featuring
DENISE BRYER and Bos TOOD with BARRY CRYER and DAVID CUMMING
Music by the TONY OSBORNE GROUP
Produced by JOHN BRIDGES

Contributors

Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Written By: Anthony Marriott
Written By: Alistair Foot
Unknown: Denise Bryer
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: David Cumming
Unknown: Tony Osborne
Produced By: John Bridges

: SCRAPBOOK FOR 1936

with the voices of H.M. KING GEORGE V
H.R.H. THE DUKE OF WINDSOR
RT.HON STANLEY BALDWIN Prime Minister
RT. HON. ANTHONY EDEN Foreign Secretary
RT. HON. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN Chancellor of the Exchequer J. B. PRIESTLEY remembers the dole queues BILLY BUTLIN talks of his first Holiday Camp LESLIE THOMAS reporting from Geneva
JEAN BATTEN on her flight to New Zealand CHARLIE CHAPLIN , NOEL COWARD GERTRUDE LAWRENCE
FRED ASTAIRE. JESSIE MATTHEWS ELIZABETH COWELL. HELEN McKAY and Andrew Faulds. David Peel Dudley Rolph , John Graham
The Tunes of the Year: records of some of the Dance Bands of the Year
The Scrapbook written and compiled by LESLIE BAILY
The pages turned by FREDDY GRISEWOOD
Production by VERNON HARRIS
Broadcast on February 25. 1959

Contributors

Unknown: H.M. King George
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin
Unknown: Rt. Hon. Neville Chamberlain
Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Talks: Billy Butlin
Unknown: Leslie Thomas
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Noel Coward
Unknown: Gertrude Lawrence
Unknown: Fred Astaire.
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Elizabeth Cowell.
Unknown: Helen McKay
Unknown: Andrew Faulds.
Unknown: David Peel
Unknown: Dudley Rolph
Unknown: John Graham
Unknown: Leslie Baily
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Production By: Vernon Harris

: ORINTHIA

An Interlude from
The Apple Cart by Bernard Shaw with Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX
Onnthia's boudoir in London-sometime in the future.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Orinthia: Dorothy Tutin
King Magnus: Derek Waring

: IN THE PUBLIC EYE

The Rt. Hon. lain Macleod, M.p. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer talks to
ROBERT KEE and A. P. RYAN

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Kee
Unknown: A. P. Ryan

: 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 WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Unknown: William Hardcastle

: AS OTHERS SEE US

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

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Dean's Watch by ELIZABETH GOUDCE
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY
Tenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: Norman Shelley

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

JOHN KIRBY , HENRY ' RED ALLEN RUBY BRAFF, CAL TJADER ART TATUM gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: John Kirby

: Closedown









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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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