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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Tuesday'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

Enjoying a job
A foster-mother

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: COUNTRY PARLIAMENT

Sunday's broadcast

: THAT TAKES ME BACK

Sound memories from the recorded archives of the BBC
Introduced by POLLY ELWES
Compiled by Valentine Britten
Produced by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: THE SINGING SHIP

JOCELYN HAY remembers a voyage in 1940 when she was one of 500 schoolchildren evacuated to Australia on the MIS Batory

Contributors

Unknown: Jocelyn Hay

: DAILY SERVICE

St. Thomas's Day
New Every Morning, page 80
0 food of men wayfaring (BBC
H.B. 209)
Psalm 90. vv. 1-6. 12-17
St. John 20, vv. 19-29
0 sons and daughters, let us sing (BBC H.B. 110)

: THE SHIELD

by Arthur Swinson
A series of four programmes written with the cooperation of H.M. Customs and Excise.
2: the Tunnel
There are many places aboard ship to hide many things. In this case, dope ...
Principal characters:
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
Broadcast on July 8

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Swinson
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
John Carbrooke: Victor Lucas
Mr Kinwlake: Preston Lockwood
Richard Wilson: Nigel Clayton
Bill Chuter: Nigel Anthony
Mr Porter: Tim Seeley
Ranjit Singh: Garard Green
Donkeyman: Leigh Crutchley
Tyler: John Dearth

: THE GLENDOWER SINGERS

with ROBERT JOYCE (organ) sing for you a programme of part-songs and carols from their repertoire
Introduced by NEIL DAVIES
Conducted and produced by ARNOLD LEWIS

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Joyce
Introduced By: Neil Davies
Produced By: Arnold Lewis

: MOVIETIME

How to Steal a Million starring
AUDREY HEPBURN , PETER O'TOOLE and HUGH GRIFFITH
Introduced and adapted by GORDON Gow
Produced by Tony Luke
Recording: broadcast on September 23 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Audrey Hepburn
Unknown: Peter O'Toole
Unknown: Hugh Griffith
Adapted By: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Tony Luke

: NONSENSE AT NOON

JOHN EBDON presents further conclusions from three years of undisciplined investigation of the BBC Sound Archives

Contributors

Unknown: John Ebdon

: DOWN YOUR WAY

FRANKLINENGELMANN recently visited
Consett, Co. Durham
Sunday's broadcast

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAMHARDCASTLE

: The Archers

Tuesday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By: John Keir Cross

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story:
' Oliver Owl's Carol Party ' by Ursula Hourihane

Contributors

Unknown: Ursula Hourihane

: 'V.W.'

A portrait in words and music of Ralph Vaughan Williams
Written by MICHAEL KENNEDY
PETER WALKER (baritone)
VINCENTBILLINGTON (piano)
Liverpool CITY POLICE BAND Director of Music, Charles Marriott
THE CHOIR AND Boys or CHETHAMS HOSPITAL SCHOOL Conductor and organist, John Gittins
Recorded in Manchester Cathedral by permission of the Dean and Canons
BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader. Reginald Stead
Conducted by MAURICE HANDFORD
Narrator. DAVID MAHLOWE
Other parts spoken by Marah Stohl , Geoffrey Banks
Produced by WILLIAM RELTON and STANLEY WILLIAMSON
Broadcast on April 14

Contributors

Written By: Michael Kennedy
Baritone: Peter Walker
Unknown: Charles Marriott
Conducted By: Maurice Handford
Spoken By: Marah Stohl
Produced By: William Relton

: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

starring
Wilfrid Brambell as Scrooge
A musical version of Charles Dickens 's story of the miser who is haunted into changing his ways
THE NIGEL BROOKS SINGERS
The Orchestra conducted by DAVID FRANCIS
Music and lyrics, IWAN WILLIAMS
Special arrangements, David Francis
Stage adaptation; RONALD MAGILL tAdapted for radio and produced by BOBBY JAYE
Wilfrid Brambell is in Robinson Crusoe ' at the New Theatre. Bromley: Cheryl Kennedy in ' Jorrocks ' at the New Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Singers: Nigel Brooks
Conducted By: David Francis
Unknown: Iwan Williams
Unknown: David Francis
Unknown: Ronald Magill
Produced By: Bobby Jaye
Produced By: Wilfrid Brambell
Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Unknown: Cheryl Kennedy
Bob Cratchit: Ronald Herdman
Fred: Michael McClain
Charitable Gentleman Marley: Walter Fizgerald
Spirit of Christmas PAst: Ronald Herdman
Fezziwig: Felix Felton
Dick: Ian White
Young Scrooge: Gordon Gardner
Mrs Fezziwig: Gudrun Ure
Belle: Cheryl Kennedy
Belle's husband: Anthony Jackson
Spirit of Christmas Present: Felix Felton
Mrs Cratchit: Carole Boyd
Peter: Darryl Read
Tiny Tim: Trevor Wood
Old Joe: Benny Lee
Mrs Dilber: Patricia Hayes
Lad: Peta Bartlett

: CHORAL EVENSONG

from the Abbey and Cathedral Church of St. Alban, Herts Responses (William Byrd )
Psalm 106
The eternal gifts (E.H. 175)
Lessons: Ecclesiasticus 2
1 Peter 1. vv. 3-9
Canticles (Purcell m G minor)
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord alway (Purcell)
When came in flesh (E.H. 13)
Organist and Master of the Choristers, PETER HURFORD Assistant Organist, John Freeman

Contributors

Unknown: William Byrd
Unknown: Peter Hurford
Organist: John Freeman

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

including:
Christmas in Finland: ERKKI
TOIVANENintroduces some Finnish carols and describes how Christmas is celebrated back home
A Step Ahead?: ROBERT GUNNELL talks to SHOLTO COOKE, Clerk of the Parliaments of Northern Ireland, about the government of the province. Could this be a forerunner of regional government for Great Britain? PROFESSOR KEITH LUCAS comments
The night my fan-belt went:
MURIEL RENNOLDSON describes an adventure on the Great North Road
' Starving' for Thirty Guineas a Week: NANCY Wise reports on a visit to a Health Farm
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Talks: Robert Gunnell
Unknown: Professor Keith Lucas
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

Tumbledown Dick
The book by Howard Spring adapted for radio in four parts by J. R. GREGSON with Wilfred Pickles
Dick has made good friends in Smithfield Market with young Tom Figgis and Alf Eckersley. Tonight he is off with Uncle Oswald Tubbs to meet the stranse characters who live with Alfs Guv 'nor ' Old Last Chance.'
3: Invitation to the Dance
Trombone. BRAM FISHER
Produced by HERBERT SMITH in the North of England

Contributors

Book By: Howard Spring
Unknown: J. R. Gregson
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Tom Figgis
Unknown: Alf Eckersley.
Unknown: Oswald Tubbs
Unknown: Alfs Guv
Unknown: Bram Fisher
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Dick, the man: Brian Trueman
Dick the boy: Peter Landon
Uncle Oswald Tubbs: Wilfred Pickles
Lady Mayoress: Norma Wilson
Uncle Henry: Geoffrey Banks
Aunt Maria: Ella Atkinson
Master Tom Figgis: William Cosham
' Guv'nor Eckersley: Robert Wallace
Alf Eckersley: Frank Poynter
Harry: Tom Harrison
Gentleman George: John Daglish
Young Walsingham: Peter Mellor

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: South-East

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines - Rush-hour Road Traffic Report - Scotland Yard Calling - South-East Sport - Football: Emrys Walters with the non-Leaguers - Michael Brooke looks at listeners' letters in Postscript
Introduced by Derek Parker
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke
Introduced By: Derek Parker

: HOLST

A record of Suite No. 1, in E flat major for military band

: ROUND BRITAIN QUIZ

The first of two rounds in a contest between
Wales and The West of England
Wales:
T. I. ELLIS , WYN GRIFFITH
Quiz-Master, LIONEL HALE
West:
VIVIAN OGILVIE , VINCENT WAITE
Quiz-Master, Roy PLOMLEY
Arranged by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: T. I. Ellis
Unknown: Wyn Griffith
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Vivian Ogilvie
Unknown: Vincent Waite
Arranged By: Patrick Harvey

: Messiah

Handel
Elizabeth Simon soprano
Barbara Robotham contralto
Kenneth Bowen tenor
John Cameron bass
Alan Stringer trumpet
Keith V. Rhodes organ
Huddersfield Choral Society Chorus-Master, Eric Chadwick
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Clifford Knowles
Conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
PART 1
A public concert from the Town Hall, Huddersfield

Contributors

Soprano: Elizabeth Simon
Contralto: Barbara Robotham
Tenor: Kenneth Bowen
Bass: John CameronTrumpet: Alan Stringer
Unknown: Eric Chadwick
Leader: Clifford Knowles
Conducted By: Eric Chadwick

: * The Interval TWO BRITANNIAS

† PETER HIRD remembers the chain of events which followed after he gave a penny to a Turkish boy in a small village on the Gallipoli Peninsula

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Hird

: * Messiah

PART 2

: 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
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY
Thirteenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Read By: Norman Shelley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

ROSEMARIE WRIGHT (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Rosemarie Wright

: Closedown









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