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: FARMING TODAY

Magazine edition
Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE REV. AUSTEN WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams

: 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

Among the Gifts of Christmas ...
Reflections from
THE REV. AUSTEN WILLIAMS
Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Here's How
ROBERT STANNAGE introduces a further miscellany of information and advice from the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Introduces: Robert Stannage

: 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

: THE MORE THE MERRIER

Mrs. Betts, who lives in the north-west corner of Essex, has thrown her home open during the last fifteen years to more than a thousand children of all races, creeds, and colours, of all shapes and all sizes. Why and how does she do it?
MARGARET BETTS talks to Sonya Callingham

Contributors

Talks: Margaret Betts
Unknown: Sonya Callingham

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 72
Come, let us to the Lord our
God (BBC H.B. 487)
Canticle 4
Micah 4, v. 11, to 5, vv. 2, 4,
10-15
Lo! he comes with clouds descending (BBC H.B. 35)

: THE SECRET GARDEN

by Frances Hodgson Burnett arranged as a dramatised reading in six instalments by NAN MACDONALD
Every beautiful morning now in the Secret Garden. Magic is worked by Mary and Dickon and Colin. Each day Colin grows stronger and can walk more steadily, and each day his belief in his Magic grows stronger.
6: Magic!
Produced by HERBERT SMITH
Broadcast on February 28

Contributors

Unknown: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Herbert Smith
The Reader: Wilfred Pickles
Mary: Margaret Dew
Dickon: Trevor Lorains
Colin: Peter Landon
Mrs Sowerby: Mary Kilduff

: LA BELLE SUISSE

Music from Switzerland played by CEDRIC DUMONT AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Recordings made available by courtesy of Swiss Radio

Contributors

Played By: Cedric Dumont

: ONCE UPON A TIME IN ARIZONA

The second of two programmes in which TONY THOMAS talks to cattlemen and miners who can remember the early pioneer days in Arizona

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
With a Sweet Smile and a Ready Answer
LILLIAN DONETT , CAROLINE LANG -DON, and CATHERINE BLAIR earn their living communicating with people
The first is a telephonist on the G.P.O. Inter-Continental Exchange; the second is a courier for a well-known travel agency; and the third works in a leading theatre ticket agency
They talk about their lives and their work to GORDON WATTS
Produced by George Angell

Contributors

Unknown: Lillian Donett
Unknown: Caroline Lang
Unknown: Catherine Blair
Produced By: George Angell

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Jack Brabham world champion racing driver discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Michael Hall

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Brabham
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Michael Hall

: 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

Friday'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: ' Winkle and the Christmas Tree '
by Ruth Ainsworth

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Ainsworth

: ELISABETH WELCH

with records of some of her favourite artists
Today's include:
MATTIWILDA DOBBS
DUKE ELLINGTON
JOSEPHINE BAKER , NAT KING COLE and the DE PAUR CHORUS

Contributors

Unknown: Mattiwilda Dobbs
Unknown: Duke Ellington
Unknown: Josephine Baker

: MATINEE MUSIC

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Leader, James Hutcheon
Conductor, GILBERT VINTER

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: THE TOOTH OF SISTER TRANQUILLITY

by BASIL PEACOCK
An enclosed nun with severe toothache in a remote part of the Pacific sent Basil Peacock his oddest and most treasured fee for dental services.

Contributors

Unknown: Basil Peacock

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Devil's Disciple
A melodrama by Bernard Shaw with Keith Hichell and Max Adrian
The action takes place in the town of Websterbridge, New Hampshire, in the year 1777
Produced by STEWART CONN
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Keith Hichell
Unknown: Max Adrian
Produced By: Stewart Conn

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to ÐILYS POWELL
Looking at Books: NEVILLE
BRAYBROOKE suggests some books to give or buy with tokens
Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Talks: John Ellison
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley adapted as a six-part serial reading by THEA HOLME
Part 4
Prince Abu Ali and the wicked Princes Tintac and Rubdub are all in love with the beautiful Silver Bud. In order to decide who will marry her, the three suitors are set Difficult Tasks to perform. Prince Abu Ali , who has the most difficult Task, sets out on his donkey-not forgetting that he is still searching for the Land of Green Ginger....
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Langley
Reading By: Thea Holme
Unknown: Prince Abu Ali
Produced By: Lorraine Davies
Honourable Reader: Howieson Culff
Prince Abu Ali: David Spenser
Prince Tintac: Peter Bartlett
Prince Rubdub: Glyn Dearman
Mouse: Elizabeth Proud
Boomalakka Wee: Clive Merrison
Abanazar: Arthur Lawrence
Sinbad: Tim Seely
Nosi Parka: Douglas Hankin

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news - The stories behind. the headlines-Rush-hour Road Traffic Report —Scotland Yard Calling-A news personality returns to a place of special memories-South-East Sport-From the Local Press
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Parker

: HOME TO MUSIC

played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA
Leader. David Adams
Conducted by JAMES HOWE with a variety of songs on gramophone records
Introduced by Michael MURRAY

Contributors

Leader: David Adams
Conducted By: James Howe
Introduced By: Michael Murray

: THE OPERA BALL

Operetta in three acts by VICTOR LÉON and H. VON WALDBERG adapted from the farce Les Dominos Roses by Delacour and Hennequin English lyrics by NORMAN MCCANN
Music by Richard Heuberger
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Moores
Margaret Neville broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Contributors

Unknown: H. von Waldberg
Unknown: Norman McCann
Music By: Richard Heuberger
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson
Produced By: Michael Moores
Unknown: Margaret Neville
Hortense: Lucille Graham
Angèle: Margaret Neville
Marguerite: Ellen Dales
Madame Beaubuisson: Margaret Burton
Henri: Margaret Cable
Georges: John Mitchinson
Paul: Michael Wakeham
Monsieur Beaubuisson: John Frost

: CARRIED BY STORM

by Giles Cooper
French ballads sung by BRIAN HEWLETT with Tim WALKER (guitar)
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
See facing page followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: Giles Cooper
Sung By: Brian Hewlett
Guitar: Tim Walker
Produced By: Douglas Cleverdon
The Duke of Wellington: Stephen Murray
Lt -Col John T Jones: Frank Duncan
Louis Dillon: Brian Hewlett
Dick Jervis: Clive Merrison
Ned Errington: Tim Seely
Private Day: John Dearth
Private Flynn: George Hagan
Private Oates: Stephen Jack
Sergeant Thirkettle: Hector Ross
Flag Annie: Barbara Mitchell
Tinder: Anne Thompson
Sal Leggatt: Cecile Chevreau
Ensign Blake: Tim Seely
Captain Dakers: Wilfred Babbage
Colonel Alabaster: Anthony Jackson
Major-General Picton: Basil Jones
Surgeon-General McGrigor: Arthur Lawrence

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
GILBERT PHELPS introduces letters from today's postbag

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Dean's Watch by ELIZABETH GOUDGE abridged by Nan Macdonald
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY
Eleventh of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Norman Shelley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Duo in B flat major (K.424)
(Mozart)
JOSEF SUK (violin)
MILAN SKAMPA (Viola)
11.35' Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. posth. (Beethoven)
BEAUX ARTS TRIO
Daniel Guilet (violin)
Bernard Greenhouse (cello) Menahem Pressler (piano) gramophone records

Contributors

Viola: Milan Skampa
Violin: Daniel Guilet
Cello: Bernard Greenhouse

: Closedown









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