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: FARMING TODAY

Magazine edition
Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Speaker,
THE REV. DR. HOWARD WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Dr. Howard Williams

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by JOHN TIMPSON

Contributors

Introduced By: John Timpson

: TEN TO EIGHT

Music for Living
Thoughts for a New Year from THE REV. JAMES WOOD of Aberdeen

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. James Wood

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: ASHENDEN-SECRET AGENT 1914-1918

Beginning a radio adaptation in five instalments of Giulia Lazzari a story by W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM dealing with the exploits of Ashen-den, a British secret agent during the first world war
Read by LEO GENN

Contributors

Story By: W. Somerset Maugham
Read By: Leo Genn

: 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

: ON THE MOVE

The Commuters
JEREMY NICKLIN enters the cramped world of the commuter and takes a look at the drawbacks, incentives, and rewards with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Sheila Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Nicklin
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 33
A great and mighty wonder
(BBC H.B. 41)
O Jesu so meek, O Jesu so kind (BBC H.B. 529)
St. John 2. vv. 12-22
The maker of the sun and moon <BBC H.B. 60)

: THREE MEN ON THE BUMMEL

by Jerome K. Jerome adapted as a dramatised reading in four episodes by MOLLIE HARDWICK
Those famous characters from Three Men m a Boat reappear. twelve years later-and this time they are on the bummel! 1: What we want is a change 'J ' ERIC ANDERSON Harris, and the rest JOHNGRAHAM
Produced by GUY VAESEN in the BBC Midland studios
Broadcast on Feb. 17. 1966

Contributors

Unknown: Jerome K. Jerome
Unknown: Mollie Hardwick
Produced By: Guy Vaesen

: LIGHT MUSIC FROM CZECHOSLOVAKIA

THE GREAT STRING ORCHESTRA Conducted by JAN FRYDA PRAGUE RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by FRANTlSEK DYK
CZECHOSLOVAK RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Conducted by JIRI WALDANS Recordings made available by courtesy of Czechoslovak Radio

Contributors

Conducted By: Jan Fryda Prague
Conducted By: Frantlsek Dyk
Conducted By: Jiri Waldans

: KATEMU AND HIS TWO WIVES

This is a true story told to Dr. John Beattie. an Oxford anthropologist. when he was working in a small village near Bunyoro, in Western Uganda. It tells what happens when a young man of the village decides, against all advice, to take a second wife.
Written and narrated by DR. JOHN BEATTIE with ANDRE DAKAR as Kuhambya and ISRAEL WAMALA as Tomasi

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. John Beattie.
Unknown: Dr. John Beattie
Unknown: Andre Dakar

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
Man of the Trees
Richard St. Barbe Baker , founder of the world society ' The Men of the Trees,' talks to JACK SINGLETON about his adventures in many lands, and his dream to conquer the Sahara

Contributors

Unknown: Richard St.
Unknown: Barbe Baker
Unknown: Jack Singleton

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Anne Sharpley journalist discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Michael Hall
Repeated: Saturday, 1.40 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Anne Sharpley
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

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Today's story: ' Katy Cush and Ginger ' by R. E. Godsland

Contributors

Unknown: Katy Cush
Unknown: R. E. Godsland

: ELISABETH WELCH

with records of some of her favourite artists
Today's include:
LENA HORNE. FATS WALLER LEONTYNE PRICE
THE FRATS QUINTET HENRI SALVADOR

Contributors

Unknown: Lena Horne.
Unknown: Henri Salvador

: MATINEE MUSIC

BBC MIDLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA Leader, James Hutcheon
Conducted by BRYAN KELLY

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Bryan Kelly

: TAKE TO THE BOATS!

by BOB HOLNESS
A holiday afloat on Britain's inland waterways — could anything be better? Well....

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Holness

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Raven (Et Cuervo) by Alfonso Sastre translated from the Spanish and adapted by JOE BURROUGHS
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alfonso Sastre
Adapted By: Joe Burroughs

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Looking at Books: HONOR
WYATT has some suggestions for your library list
Argument: a conversation on an issue of the day
Friday with Grandad: another boyhood reminiscence by ROBIN SMYTH
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Robin Smyth
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley adapted as a six-part serial reading by THEA HOLME
PART 6: Prince Abu Ali has now accomplished his Difficult Task and found the Land of Green Ginger.
Honourable Reader.HOWIESON CULFF
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown: Noel Langley
Reading By: Thea Holme
Unknown: Prince Abu Ali
Reader: Howieson Culff
Produced By: Lorraine Davies
Prince Abu Ali: David Spenser
Silver Bud: Carole Boyd
Sulkpot Ben Nagnag: Stephen Jack
Prince Tintac: Peter Bartlett
Prince Rubdub: Glyn Dearman
Mouse: Elizabeth Proud
Boomalakka Wee: Clive Merrison
Omar Khayyam: Leonard Henry
Abdul: Fred Yule
Gatekeeper and Jailer: Walter Fitzgerald
Kublai Snoo: Artuur Lawrence

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines-Tonight's Name in the News-Scotland Yard Calling-Personal Column with DAVID GEARY -South-East Sport-From the Local Press
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: David Geary
Introduced By: Derek Parker

: The Archers

Contributors

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

: A LIFE OF BLISS

being the biography of bachelor Bliss with and also
PERCY EDWARDS. PETER HAWKINS GERALDINE MOFFATT in this week's story: The Homecoming
Written by Godfrey Harrison
Produced by JOHN BROWELL
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Edwards.
Unknown: Peter Hawkins
Unknown: Geraldine Moffatt
Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: John Browell
David Bliss: George Cole
his sister, Anne Fellows: Brenda Bruce
his brother-in-law,: Colin Gordon
his girl friend, Tina: Muriel Pavlow

: BRIGADOON

A musical play
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS and the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins Conductor, MARcus DODS
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Moores

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Jay Lerner
Music By: Frederick Loewe
Singers: The Rita Williams
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conductor: Marcus Dods
Produced By: Elizabeth Johnson
Produced By: Michael Moores
Fiona MacKeith: Felicity Page
Meg Brockie: Eira Heath
Tommy Albright: Andy Cole
Charlie Cameron: Bernard Dickerson
Jeff Douglas: Jerry Stovin

: THE AMBASSADORS

by Henry James adapted for radio by DENIS CONSTANDUROS with John Justin , Maxine Audley Gillian Raine , Vivian Pickles and Edward Bishop
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by BRIAN MILLER

Contributors

Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Maxine Audley
Unknown: Gillian Raine
Unknown: Vivian Pickles
Unknown: Edward Bishop
Produced By: Brian Miller
Strether: John Justin
Miss Gostrey: Gillian Raine
Waymarsh: Haydn Jones
Little Bilham: Allan McClelland
Chad: Edward Bishop
Miss Barrace: Gudrun Ure
Jeanne de Vionnet: Carol Marsh
Mme de Vionnet: Maxine Audley
Sarah Pocock: Vivian Pickles
Mamie Pocock: Eva Haddon
Louise: Carole Boyd
Jim Poeock: Harold Kasket

: 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

: PARTNERS IN EUROPE

A series of talks on the Common Market countries
5: Italy-the domestic scene by PAOLO COLACICCHI of 11 Giornale d'ltalia
Tuesday:
Italy and the Common Market

Contributors

Unknown: Paolo Colacicchi

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Moon-Spinners by MARY STEWART. abridged by Neville Teller
Read by PATRICIA GALLIMORE
Fifth of fourteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Stewart.
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Patricia Gallimore

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Elgar
String Quartet in E minor
AEOLIAN STRING QUARTET
Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin) Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello) gramophone record

Contributors

Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson

: Closedown









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