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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Wednesdays ' 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

Well-known words from the Bible taken from gramophone records t4: The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep ANDREW CRUICKSHANK and LOCKWOOD WEST read from John 10 and DAME FI.ORA ROBSON from John 19 (N.E.B.)

Contributors

Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Ora Robson

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE NEWS

: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

An occasional series on aspects of child care
Punishment and Reward
Schools have rules. so do many families. What should happen when piles are flouted? Should the emphasis be on punishment, incentives, rewards?
LESLIE SMITH questions parents and others concerned professionally with the bringing-up of children
Produced by Barbara Crowther

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: THE IMMORTALS

Sound biographies tracing the lives and careers of the ' greats ' of the film world as chosen by listeners
4: Marilyn Monroe
Illustrated by excerpts from her important motion pictures Compiled and introduced by PETER MATTHEWS
Produced by John Dyas

Contributors

Unknown: Marilyn Monroe
Introduced By: Peter Matthews
Produced By: John Dyas

: ROOTS IN THE PAST

PAUL BARON introduces some of the stories associated with historical buildings

Contributors

Introduces: Paul Baron

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning. page 93
Come, ye people, rise and sing
(BBC H.B. 270)
Psalm 138
St. Luke 8, vv. 22-25
0 Love. who formedst me to wear (BBC H B 361)

: KING SOLOMON'S MINES

by H. RIDER HAGGARD adapted as a serial reading in eight parts
7: The Place of Death
Broadcast on May 26. 1966

Contributors

Unknown: H. Rider Haggard

: GEORGE MELACHRINO

AND HIS ORCHESTRA
The Cliff Adams Singers
Records introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: GIGLI

A portrait of the great operatic tenor, based on The Memoirs of Beniamino Gigli , and illustrated with gramophone records
Compiled and introduced by Felix FELTON

Contributors

Unknown: Beniamino Gigli
Introduced By: Felix Felton

: DAVID NIXON

with some Souvenirs' musical and otherwise
Produced by Sheila Anderson
Broadcast on Nov. 15. 1966 (Light)

Contributors

Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: THE FORSYTE SAGA

by John Galsworthy adapted for broadcasting in forty-eight parts by MURIEL LEVY
1: The Man of Property
Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: John Galsworthy
Unknown: Muriel Levy

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by LEONARD PARKIN

Contributors

Introduced By: Leonard Parkin

: The Archers

Wednesday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Charlie's Big Red Bus '
by Jean Sutcliffe

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Sutcliffe

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
Another sort of Creation: ELIZABETH BUTLER , an artist, describes her feelings on having a baby
Reading Your Letters
No Longer A Luxury: DOREEN FORSYTH describes a visit to the lace industry of Calais
Our Hired Television: HARRIET WARDEN was asked to accept a deferment in the rental reduction due to her this year
Bird's-nest soup and Orangutans: FRANCES BERTHELSEN 'S recollections of a visit to Sabah ( Recording)
MARTIN JARVIS reads
The Last Enemy by Richard HILLARY
Second of five Instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Elizabeth Butler
Unknown: Doreen Forsyth
Unknown: Harriet Warden
Unknown: Frances Berthelsen
Unknown: Martin Jarvis

: PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The Public Schools are one of Britain's ' peculiar institutions.' At the present time. the Government has set up a Public Schools Commission to devise ways of integrating them into the state educational system. The existence of the Commission is itself a tribute to the reputation of these scKools.
A visit to some leading Public Schools to ask what the unique advantages are of this expensive, segregated, boarding system
Narrated by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Produced by Keith Hindell
Broadcast in the series Focus on February 21

Contributors

Unknown: Edgar Lustgarten
Produced By: Keith Hindell

: THE CRITICS

Sunday's broadcast
I

: LONDON v. DUBLIN QUIZ

The third of four contests
London:
BARRY CARMAN , CEDRIC CLIFFE
Quiz-Master,
LIONEL HALE Dublin:
NOEL PEART. NIALL SHERIDAN
Quiz-Master, PATRICK HARVEY

Contributors

Unknown: Barry Carman
Unknown: Cedric Cliffe
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Noel Peart.
Unknown: Niall Sheridan
Unknown: Patrick Harvey

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all. with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Talking Point: Does an accent matter? Discussed by PROFESsors RANDOLPH QUIRK and A. C. Gimson of University College, London
1 The Laugh's On Me: MAC
DONALD HASTINGS recalls amusing moments from his overflowing life. 5: How I took my driving test with a team of sleigh dogs
Portrait of a Great Gardener:
ELIZABETH SEAGER talks about Betty Massingham 's biography of Gertrude Jekyll
Drop Us a Line: Your news, views, and memories
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Unknown: Randolph Quirk
Talks: Elizabeth Seager
Unknown: Betty Massingham
Unknown: Gertrude Jekyll
Introduced By: Polly Elwes

: STORY TIME

Gulliver's Travels
The world-famous story by Jonathan Swift 1667-1745
Read in six parts by Max Adrian
3: Brobdingnag
So great is Gulliver's thirst for travel he sets out on another voyage. But soon has cause to reKret it ...
Adapted and produced by DAVID A. TURNER from Northern Ireland

Contributors

Story By: Jonathan Swift
Unknown: Max Adrian
Produced By: David A. Turner

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: 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 Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

Repeated: Friday, 1.30 p.m

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: The Candle of Darkness: Part 3

A serial thriller in six parts by Edward Boyd
With Teddy Johnson
The homicidal maniac in the little Scottish town Steve Gardiner is visiting is no nearer discovery. His friend Jimmy Morton suggests it might be his father, the father appears to suspect his son, while the servant in the Morton household, Delia, has ideas of her own.
(Teddy Johnson is in "The Queen's Show" at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool)

Contributors

Writer: Edward Boyd
Producer: Eddie Fraser
Steve Gardiner: Teddy Johnson
Delia Dewar: Effie Morrison
Jimmy Morton: Jimmy Logan
Wilfred Morton: Leonard Maguire
Lindy Marshall: Hannah Gordon
Det-Insp Gordon: Moultrie R. Kelsall
An old lady Jean: Taylor Smith
Romilly Foster: Douglas Murchie
A drunk: Phil McCall
Bill Williams: Glen Michael

: NELSON EDDY

His life and career traced by PETER NOBLE including the voice of the late Nelson Eddy in interview, on record, and on soundtrack from his films
Produced by John Dyas

Contributors

Unknown: Nelson Eddy
Produced By: John Dyas

: JANE AUSTEN AT CHAWTON

by Thea Holme with Prunella Scales as Jane Austen
Otherstaking part: Owen Berry Patricia Gallimore
Thea Holme , Noel Hood
Alexander John , Hilda Schroder Rosalind Shanks , Ralph Truman Narrator. DAVID MARCH
SIR ZACHARY COPE, F.R.C.S., makes a personal contribution to the programme
Produced by Dorothy Baker
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Prunella Scales
Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Owen Berry
Unknown: Patricia Gallimore
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Noel Hood
Unknown: Alexander John
Unknown: Hilda Schroder
Unknown: Rosalind Shanks
Narrator: Ralph Truman
Narrator: David March
Produced By: Dorothy Baker

: AS I REMEMBER....

Lady Asquith in conversation with KENNETH HARRIS
Still perhaps better remembered as Lady VIOLET BONHAM Carter , Baroness Asquith celebrated her eightieth birthday on April 15.
In this programme she recalls luncheon with Mr. Gladstone when she was six ... talks about her father, who became Prime Minister in 1908 ... about Lloyd George who succeeded him in 1916 ... and about Winston Churchill whom she first met as a girl of nineteen.
Recording of the programme shown on BBC-1 on April 13: produced for television by Margaret Douglas

Lady Asquith Kenneth Harris writes:
I DO NOT know how many people were looking at BBC-1 at 9.30 p.m. on April 13 when Baroness Asquith of Yarnbury began to answer questions from me about her recollections of her life and times; but when the programme ended fifty minutes later seven million viewers were listening to her.
What she said in that programme can be heard again this evening. If my mail bag is anything to go by, many who watched the programme on television will be listening again on radio. Lady Violet is one of those rare people who are history in person. She knew several prime ministers well. She had her own yardstick by which to judge them, being the daughter of a prime minister, having lived for several years in No. 10 Downing Street. Some of her anecdotes are charming, some funny, some pungent, some moving in the extreme-above all those about Winston Churchill, who became an intimate friend of hers when she was a girl, and remained one of her closest friends till the day he died.
Talking to her on four successive afternoons, I could never take my eyes off her; her face, so dramatic, so mobile, so hypnotic, added an extra significance to everything she said. I wondered then whether vision here did some disservice to the sound, pictures almost distracting the listener from the narrative. I wondered whether sound radio may not have been the better medium for her. I look forward to finding out.

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Harris
Unknown: Lady Violet Bonham Carter
Television By: Margaret Douglas

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

It's an Old Country by J. B. PRIESTLEY
Read by ANTHONY OLIVER
Fourteenth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Priestley
Read By: Anthony Oliver

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

played by RAYMOND COHEN (violin) ANTHYA RAEL (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Raymond Cohen
Piano: Anthya Rael

: Closedown









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