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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


Presenter: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight: The Burning Bow: 3: Be ye perfect

Readings from the published papers of T. F. Coade of Bryanston

: Weather

and Programme News

: The News

: Today

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: The News

: For Schools Religious Service

Introductory Music
9.8 The Service
O praise ye the Lord (Tune,
Laudate Dominum: Parry-BBC Supplement 14)
Story: Care of the rejected
Mildred Cable
The Prayer of Dedication
In Christ there is no east or west (Tune, St. Stephens, p 250)
Tuesday's broadcast

: For Schools: Mathematics: 7: Reasoning


Writer: James Hawthorne

: Music and Movement

by Rachel Percival
Music selected and arranged by Vera Gray
Tuesday's broadcast


Writer: Rachel Percival
Music arranger: Vera Gray

: Daily Service

New Every Morning, page 26
Sing, my tongue, the glorious battle (BBC H.B. 90)
Canticle 5
Hebrews 4. v. 14, to 5, v. 10
(Jerusalem Bible)
Where high the heavenly temple stands (BBC H.B. 498)

: Travelling Light

A series of talks based on personal observation
From Trebizond to Tarsus by Barry Carman whose journey from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean took him across the Anatolian plains of Eastern Turkey


Speaker: Barry Carman

: For Schools: Music Workshop II

A practice broadcast in which John Huw Davies leads practice of activities begun in the Music Workshop


Presenter: John Huw Davies
Writer/Producer: William Murphy

: Time and Tune

John Camburn pilots the Time, Space and Tune Machine XK15 into the musical past and present
Written and produced by Jenyth Worsley
Time and Tune series


Presenter: John Camburn
Writer/Producer: Jenyth Worsley

: The Philippines

Inter-island Communications by D. J. Dwyer
Geography series


Writer: D. J. Dwyer

: Music Workshop I

Practice in musical activities begun in the Music Workshop


Writer/Producer: William Murphy

: Kangaroo Valley, S.W.5

by Wilfred De'ath
'Kim and Gordon, two soldiers of fortune, had but one thing in common apart from their Australian nationality: they were both extremely broke. In the United Kingdom, they believed, this would soon be put right.'

: Souvenirs

Barbara Mullen with some 'Souvenirs' musical and otherwise
Broadcast on March 28 (Light)


Presenter: Barbara Mullen
Producer: Sheila Anderson

: 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 Denis Norden
In the chair Jack Longland
Tuesday's broadcast


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

: Weather

and Programme News

: The World at One

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by William Hardcastle


Presenter: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Wednesday evening's broadcast


Writer: Bruno Milna

: Listen with Mother

for children under five
Today's story:
1. The Little Stopping Train by Eileen Mathias


Author: Eileen Mathias

: For Schools: A Stranger at Green Knowe: 1: The Forest

by Lucy Boston adapted by Silvia Goodall
Living Language series


Author: Lucy Boston
Adapter: Silvia Goodall

: 'A Joyfull Noise': 7: Children's Corner

Rare and unusual instruments introduced by Madeau Stewart


Presenter: Madeau Stewart
Producer: Denys Gueroult

: For Schools: Cooking a Meal: 3: Milk for Maintenance

Starting Points series


Writter: Elizabeth Kilham-Roberts

: Sir Compton Mackenzie

in conversation with Harold Rogers recalls some of his Friends and Contemporaries including:
Bernard Shaw, W. B. Yeats, H. G. Wells and Field-Marshall Earl Wavell and introduces recordings of their voices from the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Helen Fry
See facing page


Subject: Compton Mackenzie
Presenter: Harold Rogers
Producer: Helen Fry

: The Critics

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting, and art
This week:
John Bowen, Edward Lucie-Smith
Basil Taylor, Alexander Walker
In the chair, Dilys Powell
Sunday's broadcast


Panellist: John Bowen
Panellist: Edward Lucie-Smith
Panellist: Basil Taylor
Panellist: Alexander Walker
Presenter: Dilys Powell
Producer: Philip French

: Lawn Tennis

The Davis Cup
European Zone A Semi-Final
Great Britain v. Spain
Commentary by Max Robertson during the first day's play, the Singles, with summaries by Fred Perry
From Devonshire Park, Eastbourne
Commentary on the Doubles: Friday at 4.15 p.m.


Commentator: Max Robertson
Commentator: Fred Perry

: Home This Afternoon

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
A Liberal Man: John Ellison talks to The Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond, T.D., M.P., about the turning points in his life
The Laugh's on Me: Macdonald Hastings recalls amusing moments from his overflowing life. 2: Knife-thrower's target
Care of Christmas Presents: some gardening hints from Fred Loads
Drop Us a Line: your news, views, and memories
Introduced by Steve Race


Interviewer: John Ellison
Interviewee: Rt. Hon. Jo Grimond
Speaker: Macdonald Hastings
Speaker: Fred Loads
Presenter: Steve Race

: Story Time: Little Katia: 3: A great event and a long journey

Recollections of the life of a little girl in nineteenth-century Tsarist Russia by E. M. Almedingen arranged for broadcasting in six parts by Bertha Lonsdale
Read by Betty Hardy
Little Katia has been adopted by her father's cousin Sophie, after her mother's death. In the winter of 1837 yet another relative comes to stay at Trostnikovo - the beautiful Nastia. Although she is already a grown-up young lady, she proves to be a very gay and lively companion for the children.


Author: E. M. Almedingen
Adaptation: Bertha Lonsdale
Narrator: Betty Hardy

: The News and Radio Newsreel

Introduced by Richard Whitmore and Michael Clayton


Presenter: Richard Whitmore
Presenter: Michael Clayton

: South-East

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


Presenter: Bob Holness

: The Archers

Repeated: Friday, 1.30 pm.


Writer: Bruno Milna

: Third Degree

A knock-out quiz between students from universities throughout the British Isles Quarter Finals
Leeds v. Southampton
with Question-Masters Max Roberston in Leeds and John Anthony in Southampton


Question-master: Max Robertson
Question-master: John Anthony
Producer: Brian Skilton

: Orchestral Concert

BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader Colin Staveley
Conductor John Carewe

Overture: Fidelio - Beethoven
7.38* Summer Evening - Kodaly
7.57* Symphony No. 1, in B flat major (Spring) - Schumann


Orchestra leader: Colin Staveley
Conductor: John Carewe

: Britain into Europe: 4: Footing the Bill

The pessimists feel that entry into the European Economic Community could seriously threaten our role as sterling and world bankers, and foresee the possibility of losing our right to manage our own economy as we see fit. The optimists, particularly in merchant banking and insurance, look forward to a boom. What price might we have to pay for entry?

Colin Jones presents the views of British and Continental economic experts and questions W. A. P. Manser, commentator on Common Market affairs, and Peter Jay,
Economic correspondent of The Times
Last of four programmes


Presenter: Colin Jones
Expert: W. A. P. Manser
Expert: Peter Jay
Producer: John Musgrave

: Hamlet's German Tour

Gerald Goud, an Oxfordshire teacher, describes what happened when he took his school's production of Hamlet on a tour of German schools last year


Speaker: Gerard Gould

: Science Review

Introduced by Archie Clow
Interviews and comment from personalities who have been making the news in science and technology during the past weeks


Presenter: Archie Clow

: Ten O'Clock

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by
Walter James introduces letters from today's postbag


Presenter: Walter James

: News Summary

: A Book at Bedtime: The Wheels of Chance: 4

The Wheels of Chance by H. G. Wells
Read by Tony Bilbow
Fourth of twelve instalments


Author: H. G. Wells
Reader: Tony Bilbow

: Music at Night

Trio in D major, Op. 9 No. played by The Italian String Trio Franco Gulli (violin)
Bruno Giuranna (viola) Giacinto Caramia (cello)
Second broadcast. The second of three programmes of Beethoven's Op. 9 played by the Italian String Trio


Violin: Franco Gulli
Viola: Bruno Giuranna
Cello: Giacinto Caramia

: Closedown

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