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: - FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Thursday'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

Prayer and Meditation
Led by THE Rev. GEOFFREY AINGER

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Geoffrey Ainger

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE UNBEARABLE BASSINGTON

by SAKI
Read by RICHARD HURNDALL
Fifth of ten instalments
Broadcast in July 1950

Contributors

Read By: Richard Hurndall

: THE NEWS

: JOHNNY MORRIS

in Johnny's Jaunt-U.S.A.
Six programmes in which he recalls his adventures and impressions of a visit to North America last October
5: Detroit and Chicago
Broadcast on March 16

: A WORLD OF SOUND

No Man Is An Island
Doctors estimate that more than fifty per cent of their patients are suffering from nervous strain, or physical and mental illnesses arising from it: and this figure continues to increase. Obviously something is wrong-but what? Does the fault lie with our society, the pressures and tempo of modern living, our attitude to life and to .ach other? And what can be done about It?
JOHN CRANE takes a look at the problem of social inadequacy today and finds a particular relevance in the words of John Donne
Produced by Sylvia Cartner and Harold Rogers

Contributors

Unknown: John Crane
Unknown: John Donne
Produced By: Sylvia Cartner
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: A MATTER OF COMMITMENT

Is any commitment, to any cause. better than none?
DAVID WADE describes a holiday experience that forced him to face this question

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 11
Lord of all being, throned afar
(BBC H.B. 11)
Psalm 103, vv. 1-13
St. Luke 9, vv. 37-50
Thou to whom the sick and dying (BBC H.B. 383)

: TRAVELLERS' TALES

Donald Wolfit reads
The Bishop's Last Journey trom The Last Journal of James Hannington , Bishop of East Equatorial Africa, 1885
Introduced by WALTER FITZGERALD
Broadcast on June 7. 1966

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Wolfit
Unknown: James Hannington
Introduced By: Walter Fitzgerald

: COUNTRY DANCING

from the South and West
Songs and music in traditional style with PAT NELSON , DICK WITT
THE GREENSLEEVES BAND led by DENNIS DARKE and the dancers of Plymtree, Devon
Produced by Brian Patten

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Nelson
Unknown: Dick Witt
Unknown: Dennis Darke
Produced By: Brian Patten

: AS OTHERS SEE US

A weekly conversation between
THOMAS BARMAN and three foreign journalists about the British people and their political, economic, and social preoccupations during the past seven days

: Announcements

: PICK OF THE WEEK

GALE PEDRICK selects items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Edited version: Sunday, 11.30 a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by WILLIAM DAVIS

Contributors

Introduced By: William Davis

: The Archers

Thursday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Willy Mouse's
Holiday ' by Alison Jezard

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Jezard

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Visitor from Hiroshima: VERA Rice entertained Shimoe San in her home
Children in the Picture: HARRY
STEAD, a professional photographer, talks about working with children
You have been warned: ELAINE GOLDMAN describes the installation of her central heating
Reading Your Letters
A Marriage Counsellor looks at Money and Obsessions: GERALD SANCTUARY
Showpiece: a monthly glance at the world of entertainment
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi by RUDYARD KIPLING abridged by Donald Bancroft
Read by LEO MCCABE

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Vera Rice
Unknown: Shimoe San
Unknown: Elaine Goldman
Abridged By: Donald Bancroft
Read By: Leo McCabe

: THE STORY OF A STAR

A profile of Harry Secombe
Written and spoken by JOHN HEMPENSTALL
Produced by Brian Evans
Broadcast on May 20. 1966. in the Welsh Home Service

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Secombe
Spoken By: John Hempenstall
Produced By: Brian Evans

: FROM MUSIC MAGAZINE

JULIAN HERBAGE introduces his selection, both topical and retrospective, from earlier editions

Contributors

Introduces: Julian Herbage

: HOW TO LIVE IN A STATELY HOME AND MAKE MONEY

Lord Montagu of Beaulieu suggests some ways and means of keeping a stately roof over one's head, and quotes The Duke of Bedford The Marquess of Bath
The Marquess of Hertford and other stately-home owners from recordings in the BBC Sound Archives
Compiled by Robert Stannage
Produced by Helen Fry

Contributors

Produced By: Helen Fry

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Down Memory Lane:
Tom Coyne reminisces with The Street Singer, ARTHUR TRACY , and plays one or two of his most popular songs, including ' Marta ' which sold more than eight million records
300-miles-an-hour Pelicans!: the Red Pelicans are an R.A.F. aerobatic team from the Central Flying School at Great Rissington. PETER COLBOURNE is behind the controls to tell their story
Hearts and Flowers: actor-writer JOHN M. EAST talks to Keith Ackrill about his grand-father-also John M. East-the famous theatrical manager who presented melodramas all over Great Britain at the turn of the century
Introduced by DAVID STEVENS from the Midlands

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Coyne
Singer: Arthur Tracy
Unknown: Peter Colbourne
Talks: John M. East
Unknown: Keith Ackrill
Unknown: John M. East-The
Introduced By: David Stevens

: STORY TIME

Peggy Ashcroft reads
Persuasion by Jane Austen abridged by Eileen Capel in seven parts
Captain Wentworth and the young people from Uppercross are all on a short visit to Lyme. While there Anne Elliot receives admiring looks from a strange gentleman who turns out to be her cousin and heir to her father.
PART 4
Broadcast in March 1965 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Peggy Ashcroft
Unknown: Jane Austen
Abridged By: Eileen Capel
Unknown: Anne Elliot

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SOUTH-EAST

Latest regional news — The stories behind the headlines-Perspective on a talking point of the moment-Scotland Yard Calling-Weekend Road Report -Sports Spot—FRED STREETER on Gardening
Introduced by PADDY FEENY
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Streeter
Introduced By: Paddy Feeny

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: ANYTHING TO DECLARE?

KENNETH HARRIS with LADY BARNETT
SIR LEARIE CONSTANTINE and CHRIS CHATAWAV discuss observations and conclusions about Britain and the British offered by visitors from the rest of the world
Produced by John Bridges
Pre-recorded at The Paris. Lower
Regent Street. London. S.W.l

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Harris
Unknown: Lady Barnett
Unknown: Sir Learie Constantine
Unknown: Chris Chatawav
Produced By: John Bridges

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

TESS MILLER (oboe)
APRIL CANTELO (soprano)
PATRICIA KERN (mezzo-soprano) YVONNE MINTON (contralto) LESLIE FRY (tenor)
JOHN WAKEFIELD (tenor) JOHN NOBLE (baritone) STAFFORD DEAN (bass)
BBC CHORUS
DESMOND DUPRÉ and ROBERT SPENCER
(lutes and chitarrones) JOHN MARSON (harp) continuo:
RAYMOND LEPPARD and LESLlE PEARSON (harpsichords)
HAZEL VIVIENNE (chamber organ) ANITA LASKER and PETER WILLISON (cellos) JOHN WALTON and RODNEY STEWART (double-basses)
ENGLISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Leader. Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted by RAYMOND LEPPARD From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part I
7.54* Monteverdi
Final duet (II ritorno d'Ulisse in patria)
Orfeo's aria and Messenger Scene
(Orfeo)
Ariadne's Lament (Arianna)
Coronation scene and Love duet
(L'incoronazione di Poppea)

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Patricia Kern
Contralto: Yvonne Minton
Tenor: John Wakefield
Tenor: Robert Spencer
Harp: John Marson
Unknown: Raymond Leppard
Harpsichords: Leslle Pearson
Cellos: Peter Willison
Cellos: John Walton
Double-Basses: Rodney Stewart
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conducted By: Raymond Leppard
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: * The Interval

COMING IN LAST ...
HUGH BEAN recalls some interesting and amusing experiences on and off the rostrum

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2 followed by an interlude

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How the dailies have handled the week's news analysed by BRIAN CONNELL

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Connell

: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BY-LINE

Each evening this week an interview by JOHN TUSA with a well-known journalist
5: Martha Gellhorn , reporter of many wars

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Martha Gellhorn

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Memoirs of an Infantry Officer by SIEGFRIED SASSOON
Read by BASIL JONES
Fifth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: Basil Jones

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

GRAHAM COLLIER SEPTET
JIMMY SMITH and WES MONTGOMERY
Luis RUSSELL AND HIS ORCHESTRA
YUSEF LATEEF , BILL EVANS gramophone records
Introduced by JOHN DUNN

Contributors

Unknown: Graham Collier Septet
Unknown: Jimmy Smith
Unknown: Wes Montgomery
Unknown: Luis Russell
Unknown: Yusef Lateef
Unknown: Bill Evans
Introduced By: John Dunn

: Closedown









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