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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Wednesday'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

Private Collection
ATHENE SEYLER with a brief anthology

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

An occasional series of programmes on aspects of child-care
2: More about Growth and Development
Among the points discussed are: diet and growth; the too-small or too-large child; physical maturity and intellectual development: ' growing-pains.'
Speakers:
DR. W. A. MARSHALL
Senior Lecturer in Growth and Development at the Institute of Child Health, University of London
A CONSULTANT PAEDIATRICIAN who also takes the chair and three mothers: MRS. DAY LEWIS MRS. GREENHALGH MRS. WISTRICH
Produced by Barbara Crowther

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. W. A. Marshall
Unknown: Mrs. Day Lewis
Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: THE TRAVELLERS

Behind the Great Wall
The Great Wall of China was once a physical barrier to the invading hordes from across the steppes of Asia. Today China is entrenched behind an ideological barrier that restricts the traveller from the West and makes real contact with the people difficult.
MARY ADAMS , ROBERT BOLT DELIA JENNER , and PROFESSOR JOAN ROBINSON have recently been in China. where they succeeded in observing much more than the ordinary tourist
They discuss their impressions with LESLIE SMITH
Produced by John Blunden
Broadcast on August 14

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Adams
Unknown: Robert Bolt
Unknown: Delia Jenner
Unknown: Professor Joan Robinson
Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: John Blunden

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 83
God's law is perfect, and converts (BBC H.B. 456)
Psalm 119, part 6 Malachi 1, vv. 1-11
Spread, 0 spread, thou mighty word (BBC H.B. 182)

: THE SHIELD

by Arthur Swinson
The third of four programmes written with the co-operation of H.M. Customs and Excise.
3: The Dupe
A Swiss businessman is unwittingly used as an agent of a highly organised watch-smuggling organisation.
Principal characters:
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
Broadcast on July 15

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Swinson
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
John Carbrook: Victor Lucas
Jim Evans: Noel Howlett
Schmidt: Tim Seely
Mr Kinglake: Preston Lockwood
Duggan: Patrick Barr
Delfour: Wolfe Morris
Caldwell: Ronald Baddiley

: EDMUND HOCKRIDGE

(who is recorded with some favourites from his record collection

: THE FUTURE OF THE CIRCUS

Is the circus declining from its high position in the entertainment world?
ROSEMARY DAVIS discusses this Question and others relating to it with directors and artists
Those takinopart:
BERNARD MILLS.ALBERT SCHUMANN
JOSEPHDUBSKI PAT. RICHARD. and CAROLINE BAKER JOE GANDEY ,RONALDSMART
LEN (SPIDER) and ALBY AUSTIN VICTOR, CELLA, and Trro (;AONA ROBEKT FOSSETT
Produced by Maurice Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Davis
Unknown: Albert Schumann
Unknown: Josephdubski Pat.
Unknown: Caroline Baker
Unknown: Joe Gandey
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: CALL MY BLUFF

A duel of words and wit between
WYNFORD VAUGHAN-THOMAS with Liz FRASER , CY GRANT and PETER JONES with EVELYN LAYE , DEREK Nimmo
Referee, DON DAVIS
Call My Bluff devised by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman
Produced by David Carter
Derek Nimmo is in ' Charlie Girl' at the Adelphi Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown: Liz Fraser
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Derek Nimmo
Unknown: Don Davis
Unknown: Mark Goodson
Unknown: Bill Todman
Produced By: David Carter
Produced By: Derek Nimmo

: PETTICOAT LINE

Listeners' letters and points of difference aired by RENÉE HOUSTON, ISOBEL BARNETT
SHEILA SCOTT , DEBBIE BOWEN
In the chair. ANONA WINN
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Produced by John Cassels

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Sheila Scott
Unknown: Debbie Bowen
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: John Cassels

: 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

Wednesday'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: ' What is Christmas?'
by Phyllis Bradley

Contributors

Unknown: Phyllis Bradley

: MATINEE MUSIC

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
† Conductor, MARCUS DODS

Contributors

Conductor: Marcus Dods

: ONCE A YEAR

What is Christmas really like, for a child? with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives, DEREK PARKER tries to remember
Produced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Parker
Produced By: Denys Gueroult

: THE CRITICS

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting, and art
This week:
KENNETH ALLSOP , RONALD BRYDEN
DILYS POWELL , BRYAN ROBERTSON
In the chair,
PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE
† Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Allsop
Unknown: Ronald Bryden
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Bryan Robertson

: MY WORD!

Midland Region's popular panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
ANNE SCOTT-JAMESand DENIS NORDEN
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND
Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-Jamesand
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Jack Longland

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Hear ye:
PROFESSOR A. E. Gimson introduces and reads versions of the Bible from before Chaucer to King James I
How to annoy me: BASIL
BOOTHROYDwith some down-to-earth hints. 2: The hotel proprietor
Your Letters
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Introduces: Professor A. E. Gimson
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

I am David
A dramatised reading by OLIVE SHAPLEY from the award-winning book by ANNE HOLM translated from the Danish by L. W. KINGSLAND with Edward McMurray as David David is twelve years old and has spent all his life in a concentration camp. One night he is reteased and, in constant fear of being sent back, he tries to make his way to Denmark by way of Salonika and up through Italy. He has many adventures and encounters on the way.
3: The First Clue
Produced by TREVOR HILL from the North of England

Contributors

Reading By: Olive Shapley
Book By: Anne Holm
Unknown: Edward McMurray
Unknown: David David
Produced By: Trevor Hill
The Narrator: Neil Freeman
Maria: Margaret Dew
The Mother: Edythe French
The Father: Colin Edwynn
Sophie Bang: Daphne Oxenford
The Frenchman: John Daglish

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines-Rush-hour Road Traffic Report -Name in the News-Scotland Yard Calling-Focus on St. Albans-South-East Sport—Preview
Introduced by DEREKPARKER Produced by the South-East news unit

: HOME TO MUSIC

played by the LONDON STUDIO STRINGS
Leader, Reginald Leopold Conducted by BRYAN KELLY with the DAVID MCKINNON
SAXOPHONE QUARTET
Introduced by MICHAEL MURRAY

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Leopold
Conducted By: Bryan Kelly
Unknown: David McKinnon
Introduced By: Michael Murray

: CAROL CONCERT

Ann Pashley (soprano)
Liverpool Philharmonic Choir
Royal Liverpool
Philharmonic Orchestra
Leader, Clifford Knowles
Conducted and introduced by J. E. Wallace
From the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool

Contributors

Leader: Clifford Knowles
Introduced By: J. E. Wallace

: THE HI-JACKERS

Almost every day of the week somewhere in Britain the hi-jackers are at work. Drivers are beaten up, unattended lorry loads stolen from streets. Nothing escapes their attention ... they steal everything from offal to whisky or cigarettes.
Narrated by PETER MARINKER Written by Maurice DENNING
Produced by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Marinker
Written By: Maurice Denning
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: VIEW FROM A PSYCHIATRIST'S SHELF

A retired consultant looks at psychiatry today

: WHO KNOWS?

A programme that sets out to answer listeners' scientific and technological questions
In the chair:
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS
Panel:
IAN CHEESEMAN
National Gas Turbine Establishment
ALEX COMFORT
University Collese, London
ROBERT HARRIS
Imperial Cancer Research Fund
HARRY ROSENBERG
Ctarendon Laboratory, Oxford
If you have a question to put to the panel, send it on a postcard to Who Knows?, BBC. Broadcasting House. London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Harris

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
GILBERT PHELPS introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Dean's Watch by ELIZABETH GOUDGE
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY
Fourteenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Goudge
Read By: Norman Shelley

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

GEORGE MACDONALD (clarinet)
DAPHNE IBBOTT (piano)

Contributors

Clarinet: George MacDonald

: 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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