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: - FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Monday'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

By Request
Listeners' choice in music and speech

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A STOIC

by JOHN GALSWORTHY
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
Second of eight instalments

Contributors

Unknown: John Galsworthy
Read By: Gabriel Woolf

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Introductory music
† 9.35 THE SERVICE
Jesus, good above all other
(Tune, Quern Pastores Lau davere—S.P. 540)
Story: Care of the rejected
Gladys Aylward
The Prayer of Thanksgiving
The King of love my Shepherd is (Tune, St Columba—S.P. 654)

Contributors

Unknown: Quern Pastores Lau
Unknown: Gladys Aylward

: OVER TO YOU

Fighting Talk
Written by John Malone

Contributors

Written By: John Malone

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 80
Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC H.B. 263)
Psalm 34, vv. 1-10
Revelation 1, vv. 4-18
God is my strong salvation
(BBC H.B. 453)

: FOR SCHOOLS ALLONS-Y!

25: Une lettre de Paris
Written by Emile Harven
An audio-visual programme

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: Interlude

: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I

by RACHEL PERCIVAL
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Repeated: Thursday, 9.55 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Rachel Percival
Arranged By: Vera Gray

: MUSIC WORKSHOP II

The transistor sings the twins to sleep and then wakes them up
Songs: Lullaby; Wake-up
Introduced by JOHN Huw DAVIES

Contributors

Introduced By: John Huw Davies

: READ ON FROM HERE

PHILIP HOPE-WALLACE introduces readings on record
First of five programmes

: CRICKET

M.C.C. v. India
Third and final day
Commentary by ROBERT HUDSON and PURSON SURITA
From Lord's

Contributors

Commentary By: Robert Hudson

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN, Joy ADAMSON
NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery voice and KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by Bobby Jaye
Last Wednesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Norman Hackforth
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: 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

Monday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' A Tale of Three Little White Ducks ' by Dorothy Wise

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Wise

: FOR SCHOOLS THE PILGRIM FATHERS 1620

Written by Leslie Reade
World History series

Contributors

Written By: Leslie Reade

: MUSIC SESSION ONE

Pawley's Peepholes
A radio opera based on a story by John Wyndham
Music by David Lord
Libretto by Eric Allen
A small town of today is invaded by tourists from 2067
WILLIAM APPLEBY teaches the music
Produced by Jcnyth Worsley

Contributors

Story By: John Wyndham
Music By: David Lord
Unknown: Eric Allen
Unknown: William Appleby
Produced By: Jcnyth Worsley

: IN FOLK MOOD

PAUL PLUMB introduces songs and dance tunes from all over the world

: THE CLAYHANGER FAMILY

by Arnold Bennett
PART 2: ' ' Hilda Lessways '
Edwin and Hilda meet again after eleven years. She has arrived to see her young son, George Edwin , taken ill while staying with the Orgreaves. She explains that she is not a married woman-George Cannon was a bigamist. Edwin is the only person she has ever cared for.
6: Hilda's Start in Life
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Arnold Bennett
Unknown: Hilda Lessways
Unknown: George Edwin

: CRICKET

M.C.C. v. India
Further reports from Lord's

: OWEN BRANNIGAN

(who is recorded) with a singer's favourite records

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Carnaby Street: JOHN Tusa takes a walk down the trendiest street in town and meets some of the shopkeepers and customers
Peel's Progress: each week
JOHN PEEL talks about people and places he has come across as he walks from Land's End to John o' Groats. (3) The Borderlands of Wales
† ' The Ring of Truth
CANON J B. PHILLIPS answers some more of the questions raised in his series of conversations with Ronald Allison
Drop Us a Line: your news, views, and memories
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Canon J B. Phillips
Unknown: Ronald Allison
Introduced By: Ken Sykora

: STORY TIME

Great Sporting Events
A series about famous characters and occasions in the world of sport
Selected by Derek Parker
4:First Four Minutes
An account of the training and events which led to Roger Bannister 's breaking of the mile record from First Four Minutes by ROGER BANNISTER
Read by DAVID SPENSER

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Parker
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Unknown: Roger Bannister
Read By: David Spenser

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS and RADIO NEWSREEL

Introduced by RICHARD WHITMORE and MICHAEL CLAYTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Richard Whitmore
Introduced By: Michael Clayton

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news — The stories behind the headlines-Tonight's Name in the News-Scotland Yard Calling—South-East Sport
Introduced by Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: MARRIAGE LINES

A series based on the mutual love and mistrust of a young married couple with GEOFFREY SUMNER , DIANA KING
EDWARD DE SOUZA
FREDERICK TREVES
ROBERT McBAIN
WILFRED BABBAGE
Written by RICHARD WARING
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
Sunday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Sumner
Unknown: Diana King
Unknown: Edward de Souza
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Unknown: Robert McBain
Unknown: Wilfred Babbage
Written By: Richard Waring
Produced By: Charles Maxwell
George Starling: Richard Briers
Kate Starling: Prunella Scales

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

BBC NORTHERN
SYMPHONY Orchestra
Leader, Reginald Stead
Conductor, GEORGE HURST
Given before an invited audience in the Town Hall, St. Helens
Next programme, June 6: BBC Welsh Orchestra, conductor
John Carewe

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conductor: George Hurst
Conductor: John Carewe

: THE WORLD OF BOOKS

Introduced by KENNETH ALLSOP
JOHN COLEMAN on new fiction
RICHARD FINDLATER reviewing 'Neath the Mask, the story of the popular late nineteenth-century theatres run by John M. East , told by his grandson; and interviewing GILES PLAYFAlR about the early nineteenth-century boy-actor, ' Betty,' The Prodigy
FRANCES DONALDSON talks about her neighbour, EVELYN WAUGH
HENRY WILLIAMSON on The Sea Years of Joseph Conrad by Jerry Allen
Produced by Jocelyn Ferguson

Contributors

Introduced By: Kenneth Allsop
Introduced By: John Coleman
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: John M. East
Unknown: Giles Playfalr
Talks: Frances Donaldson
Unknown: Evelyn Waugh
Unknown: Henry Williamson
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: Jerry Allen
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: MY WORD!

A panel game from the Midlands devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
DILYS POWELL and FRANK MUIR challenge
ANNE SCOTT-JAMES and LIONEL HALE
In the chair, JACK LONGLAND

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Anne Scott-James
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Jack Longland

: FOCUS on ADEN AND SOUTHERN ARABIA

What is happening in Aden, Egypt, and the Yemen today? The second of two programmes investigating what is going on in the troubled areas of Southern Arabia
Introduced by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Produced by Alan Burgess

Contributors

Introduced By: Edgar Lustgarten
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Giles Playfair

: CANADA TODAY

A series of five programmes in which well-known Canadians talk about aspects of contemporary Canada or Canadian life.
2:One Nation or Two?
Perhaps one of the most intractable problems in Canada today is that of the relations between its English- and French-speaking citizens. Recent developments in Canada have altered the terms of the problem without solving it.
The issue is considered by GEORGE FERGUSON , Editor-in-Chief of the Montreal Star, in conversation with ROBERT MCKENZIE

Contributors

Unknown: George Ferguson
Unknown: Robert McKenzie

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Wrecking of Offshore Five by RONALD JOHNSTON
Read by SIMON LACK
Fifth of thirteen lnstalments

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Johnston
Read By: Simon Lack

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

A sequence of piano music played by PETER KATIN
Second broadcast

Contributors

Played By: Peter Katin

: Closedown









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