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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
Introduced by JACK DE MANIO

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: Ten to Eight: The Men of the Mountains

The Rev. Ronald Selby-Wright, D.D., with some reflections from his book of talks to schools and colleges: "Take Up God's Armour".

Contributors

Speaker: Rev. Ronald Selby-Wright

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: THE UNBEARABLE BASSINGTON

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

Contributors

Read By: Richard Hurndall

: THE NEWS

: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

In School Today-Mathematics The phrase ' new mathematics ' is becoming familiar to most parents of schoolchildren. What are ' new ' mathematics? And why are they thought necessary?
An enquiry compiled and introduced by EILEEN CAPEL
Produced by Barbara Crowther

Contributors

Introduced By: Eileen Capel
Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: THE IMMORTALS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Vivien Leigh
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 33
Come, ye faithful (BBC H.B. 123)
Canticle 12
St. Luke 10, v. 38, to 11, v. 4
Lord, teach us how to pray aright (BBC H.B. 344)

: MICAH CLARKE

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle dramatised as a seven-part serial by JOHN HALE with Patrick Troughton and Brian Jackson
Micah finds a soldier of fortune in the waters off Spithead who brings news from the Duke of Monmouth and so tempts Micah towards dangerous adventures.
1: A Letter from the Lowlands
Produced by BRANDON ACTON-BOND from the South and West
Broadcast on March 16. 1966
Part 2: Friday. 10.30 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown: John Hale
Unknown: Patrick Troughton
Unknown: Brian Jackson
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond
Reuben Lockarby: David Jackson
Micah Clarke: Brian Jackson
Decimus Saxon: Patrick Troughton
Joseph Clarke: Norman Tyrrell
Messenger: Brian Gear
Major Ogilvy: Ronald Baddiley
Ambrose: Terrence Hardiman

: MANUEL

AND HIS MUSIC OF THE MOUNTAINS
The Michael John Singers
Records introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: LOTTE LEHMANN

A portrait of the great operatic soprano, based on her memoirs Wings of Song and illustrated with gramophone records
Compiled and introduced by Felix FELTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Felix Felton

: DAVID NIXON

with some ' Souvenirs ' musical and otherwise
Produced by Sheila Anderson
Edited version of the broadcast on Nov. 29. 1966 (Light)

Contributors

Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: THE FORSYTE SAGA

by John Galsworthy adapted for broadcasting in forty-eight parts by MURIEL LEVY
3: The Buccaneer
Tuesday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: John Galsworthy

: 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

Wednesday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:' Philip and the Little Black Dog'
by Vivienne Wayman

Contributors

Unknown: Vivienne Wayman

: WOMAN'S HOUR

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Out of the News: involving a topic of interest
First go at surf-riding:
JANE BARKER , a non-swimming mum, describes what happened Reading Your Letters
Plays and Pictures: reviewed by MATTHEW NORGATE
Don'call them Hams:
ANNE SUTER explores the world of the radio amateur
Eight-thirty-five exactly: KAY Sheridan FOSTER reflecting on the transition from the world of academic Oxford to the world of business
ROSALIE CRUTCHLEY reads Two Flamboyant Fathers by NICOLETTE DEVAS
Second of eight instalments

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Jane Barker
Reviewed By: Matthew Norgate
Unknown: Anne Suter
Unknown: Kay Sheridan
Unknown: Rosalie Crutchley

: THE HEALTH KICK

All over Great Britain, health hydros, gymnasiums, and diet centres offer to remedy our ailments. What is the truth about their usefulness, their success, and their prices? Introduced by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Produced by Alan Burgess
Broadcast In the series Focus on January 10

Contributors

Introduced By: Edgar Lustgarten
Produced By: Alan Burgess

: THE CRITICS

Sunday's broadcast

: RUBY MILLER

recalls highlights of her career which began as a Gaiety girl more than sixty years ago Written by Robert Turley
Produced by Sheila Anderson
Broadcast on July 15 (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Robert Turley
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Point of Departure:
JAMES CAMERON talks to John Ellison about the turning points in his life as a writer and journalist
Singing on 2LO: MARY HAMLIN talks about her experiences with the Wireless Singers at Savoy Hill
The Laugh's On Me: MACDONALD
HASTINGS recalls amusing moments from his overflowing life. 6: A Dip in the Dead Sea
Drop Us a Line: your news, views, and memories
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Talks: James Cameron
Unknown: John Ellison
Talks: Mary Hamlin
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Gulliver's Travels
The world-famous story by Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Read in six parts by Max Adrian
5: Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg and Japan
His thirst for travel still as strong. Gulliver sets out again. This time he does not find an island. It finds him ...
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 COLIN HAMILTON
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin Hamilton

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna
Edited By: Godfrey Baseley
Produced By: Tony Shryane

: The Candle of Darkness: Part 5

A serial thriller in six parts by Edward Boyd with Teddy Johnson
Before her death the Kind Man's latest victim has gasped out the name of Jimmy Morton. and it appears that Inspector Gordon thinks he has at last found the Kind Man.
(Teddy Johnson is in "The Queen's Show" at the Queen's Theatre, Blackpool: Kalman Glass in "Wedding Fever" at the Grand Theatre, Blackpool; Jimmy Logan in "Wedding Fever" at the Metropole Theatre, Glasgow)

Contributors

Writer: Edward Boyd
Producer: Eddie Fraser
Steve Gardiner: Teddy Johnson
Constable Mackenzie: John Young
Constable Robertson: Kalman Glass
Lindy Marshall: Hannah Gordon
Jimmy Morton: Jimmy Logan
Wilfred Morton: Leonard Maguire
Det-lnsp Gordon: Moultrie R. Kelsall
Louisa Matthews: Nancy Mitchell
Romilly Foster: Douglas Murchie
Bill Williams: Glen Michael

: GROWING UP WITH MUSIC

The cellist
Sheridan Russell looks back, with records
Produced by John Lade

Contributors

Unknown: Sheridan Russell
Produced By: John Lade

: JOHN GALSWORTHY

born August 14, 1867 A portrait assembled from the reminiscences of people who knew him
His relatives:
RUDOLF SAUTER , VIOLA SAUTER the late FRANK GALSWORTHY HUBERT GALSWORTHY MURIEL GALSWORTHY
His chauffeur: the late ARTHUR GREEN
His housekeeper: MINNIE GREEN
His friends:
R. H. MOTTRAM ST. JOHN ERVINE the late DOROTHY ALLHUSEN the late ERIC ANDREWS
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES
Produced by Richard Keen in 1959 and revised for the centenary year

Contributors

Unknown: Rudolf Sauter
Viola: Sauter
Unknown: Frank Galsworthy
Unknown: Hubert Galsworthy
Unknown: Muriel Galsworthy
Unknown: R. H. Mottram
Unknown: Dorothy Allhusen
Introduced By: Robin Holmes
Produced By: Richard Keen

: THE SOMME AND THE KWAI

by BASIL PEACOCK
To have been in one of these valleys was surely enough for any man. Basil Peacock fought on the Somme and was a prisoner on the Kwai. Which was worse?

Contributors

Unknown: Basil Peacock
Unknown: Basil Peacock

: SCIENTIFICALLY SPEAKING

Portraits of top scientists drawn from their own mouths tDr. Sydney Jones,
M.I.E.E., M.I.Mech.E.
Research member of the Board of British Rail talks to MARY GOLDRING of The Economist and DAVID WILSON
BBC Science Correspondent
Dr. Jones was born in the Welsh valleys, school in Merthyr, university at Cardiff. The war took him away from schoolmastering into radar research and then to post-war missiles. Now his job is persuading innovation into a traditional industry.
A Science Unit production

Contributors

Unknown: Mary Goldring
Unknown: David Wilson

: 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

: PAKISTAN IN THE SIXTIES

Two talks by STEPHEN HUGH JONES
1: Domestic Divisions
In these talks Stephen Hugh Jones of The Economist describes the present circumstances of Pakistan. a country geographically divided by its recent enemy. India, and—with a conservative government-paradoxically the friend of China.

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Hugh Jones
Unknown: Stephen Hugh Jones

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

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

Contributors

Read By: Basil Jones

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

ERICH GRUENBERG (violin)
ERNEST Lush (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Erich Gruenberg
Piano: Ernest Lush

: Closedown









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