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: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Ten to Seven

Friday's 'Ten to Eight'

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ON YOUR FARM

A weekly review of the agricultural scene
Produced by George Sigsworth
Repeated: Wednesday, 12.25 p.m. (Midland and West Home Services)

Contributors

Produced By: George Sigsworth

: OUTLOOK

A Christian angle on the news

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: 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: Tuesday, 9.5 a.m.

: VOICES

from the BBC Sound Archives
Laurence Housman (1865-1959) on Cabbages and Kings
Introduced by LESLIE PEROWNE

Contributors

Introduced By: Leslie Perowne

: THE NEWS

: THE WEEKLY WORLD

What the weeklies think, illustrated from their editorials, is reviewed by NORMAN HUNT

Contributors

Reviewed By: Norman Hunt

: A CHOICE OF PAPERBACKS

by TONY BEAMISH
RICHARD GORDON
BARONESS WOOTTON
In the chair.
CLIFF MICHELMORE
Produced by Jocelyn Ferguson

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Beamish
Unknown: Richard Gordon
Unknown: Baroness Wootton
Produced By: Jocelyn Ferguson

: IN YOUR GARDEN

Introduced by Roy HAY featuring items of news, views, replies to listeners' queries, and topical advice to help the amateur gardener
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Produced By: John Greenslade

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 64
Lord, who in thy perfect wisdom (BBC H.B. 231)
Psalm 112
St. Luke 12, vv. 35-46
Ye servants of the Lord (BBC
H.B. 372)

: SCIENCE SURVEY

On Newton's Laws v.
A New Planet
Second of two astronomical talks by DR. MICHAEL HOSKIN
Whipple Science Museum, Cambridge
The discovery of the planet Neptune touched off one of the great rows in the history of science. Dr. Hoskin recounts the situation as it involved a young man, John Couch Adams , in Cambridge; the Astronomer Royal at Greenwich; an astronomer, U. J. J. Le Verrier. in Paris; and J. G. Galle of Berlin, then in charge of the greatest telescope of the time.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. Michael Hoskin
Unknown: John Couch Adams
Unknown: J. G. Galle

: STUDY SESSION

Music Questions
A series in which practising musicians discuss listeners' queries
THEA MUSGRAVE
DUNCAN JOHNSTON
Chairman, ALEC ROBERTSON
Produced by Peter Dodd

Contributors

Unknown: Thea Musgrave
Unknown: Duncan Johnston
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Produced By: Peter Dodd

: Dickens Today

Six programmes reflecting
Dickens's continuing popularity
2: The serial writer by SIMON NOWELL-SMITH with readings by GARY WATSON
Broadcast on Jan. 10 (Study)

Contributors

Unknown: Simon Nowell-Smith
Unknown: Gary Watson

: Divertissement Francais

A series of fifteen magazine-type programmes, including French songs and readings from the Penguin book of French Short Stories and The Penguin Book of French Nineteenth Century Verse, for listeners with some knowledge of French.
Programme 9
Speakers, PAULETTE PRENEY
LouIS BLONCOURT , PAUL COUSTER
Last Thursday's broadcast (Study)
No Study Session next Saturday

Contributors

Unknown: Paulette Preney
Unknown: Louis Bloncourt
Unknown: Paul Couster

: MOTORING AND THE MOTORIST

A weekly survey of the world of motoring
The Metropolitan Police
Traffic Department
A visit to New Scotland Yard by BILL HARTLEY and Jim PEST -RIDGE to meet some of the people concerned with the traffic problems of the Greater London Area
The latest news of Roads and Traffic

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Hartley
Unknown: Jim Pest

: ALL THE BEST FROM TODAY

Listen at leisure to selected star items from the week's editions of radio's famous breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: ROUND THE HORNE

Written by BARRY TOOK and MARTY FELDMAN starring Kenneth Home with Kenneth WILLIAMS , HUGH PADDICK
BETTY MARSDEN , BILL PERTWEE
Music by THE FRASER HAYES FOUR
EDWIN BRADEN
AND THE HORNBLOWERS
Announcer, Douglas Smith
Produced by JOHN SIMMONDS
Broadcast un February 19 (Light)

Contributors

Written By: Barry Took
Written By: Marty Feldman
Unknown: Kenneth Home
Unknown: Kenneth Williams
Unknown: Hugh Paddick
Unknown: Betty Marsden
Unknown: Fraser Hayes
Unknown: Edwin Braden
Announcer: Douglas Smith
Produced By: John Simmonds

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

The Rt. Hon.
Jeremy Thorpe , M.P.
Leader of the Liberal Party discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Last Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Jeremy Thorpe
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: Afternoon Theatre: The Breakers

by Leo Arthurs
with Glyn Houston
Tho play Is based on an incident which is, by now, part of the history of the South Wales coalfield. West countrymen are given work at Morfa Colliery to replace Welsh strikers. The trouble culminates in 'the Cornish explosion.'
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Writer: Leo Arthurs
Produced By: Lorraine Davies
John Oates: Malcolm Young
Philip Jones: Glyn Houston
William Bray: David Davies
Silas Oates: Norman Tyrrell
Anne Oates: Ruby Luscombe
Tom Quick: Michael Beint
Mam Jones: May Rees
Gwen Jones: Gaynor Morgan Rees
Jack McCoan: David Lyn
Rees Llewellyn: Ryan Davies
Sir Arthur Vivian: Michael David
Dai Beynon: Simon Cuff
Ifan Edwards: Ieuan Rhys Williams

: HOME FOR THE DAY

A Saturday Supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Out with Inhibitions: what DILYS POWELL , JEAN ROOK, Nico-LETTE LEE , STANISLAV HELLER , PAUL MAHER , and SIMON GOUGH would do if they didn'care what people thought
Wilfrid Hyde-White , who has been on the stage for forty-five years, talks to STUART RYDER
Sixteen Hours in Paris: HONOR WYATT has been on a special excursion
Martin Luther : PAUL OEST-REICHER considers the man who started the Reformation 450 years ago
Keep Britain Tidy — How?: PAULA HARRIS investigates aspects of the refuse problem

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Lette Lee
Unknown: Stanislav Heller
Unknown: Paul Maher
Unknown: Simon Gough
Unknown: Wilfrid Hyde-White
Unknown: Martin Luther
Unknown: Paula Harris

: MUSIC AT FOUR

gramophone record

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: South-East News

: SPORTS SESSION

Produced by Godfrey Dixey

Contributors

Produced By: Godfrey Dixey

: STEPTOE AND SON

in Pilgrim's Progress with LEON THAU , NORMAN MITCHELL ALAN DUDLEY , WENDY HALL
Written by ALAN SIMPSON and RAY GALTON adapted for radio by Gale Pedrick
Produced by BOBBY JAYE
Broadcast on June 18 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown: Leon Thau
Unknown: Norman Mitchell
Unknown: Alan Dudley
Written By: Alan Simpson
Written By: Ray Galton
Unknown: Gale Pedrick
Produced By: Bobby Jaye
Albert: Wilfrid Brambell
Harold: Harry H Corbett

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Trevor Williams
Conducted by James Loughran
From the Royal Albert Hall , London
Part 2 at 8.50 (Light)

Contributors

Conducted By: James Loughran
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: Saturday-Night Theatre: Sweet Sorrow

A play by Ronald Barnes adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
[Starring] Ruth Dunning and Hamilton Dyce
with Mary O'Farrell

(Broadcast on August 12, 1961)
(Repeated: Monday, 3.15 p.m.)

Contributors

Author: Ronald Barnes
Adapted by: Cynthia Pughe
Producer: Audrey Cameron
Violet Chesney: Beryl Calder
Lucy, the maid: Molly Rankin
Elizabeth Peal: Ruth Dunning
Mrs Chesney: Mary O'Farrell
William Chesney: Hamilton Dyce
Dr Graham: Duncan McIntyre
Sergeant Wild: George Hagan

: THE NEWS

: THE TIME OF MY LIFE

David Attenborough recalls a decade of travel in conversation with HAROLD ROGERS
During the period 1954-1964 his television Zoo Quests took him to Sierra Leone, British Guiana. Bali, Java. Borneo, Komodo, Paraguay, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Madagascar, the Northern Territory of Australia and the Zambesi. From behind his desk as Controller of BBC-2, David. AttenborouBh remembers some of the people, animals, and sounds he encountered during this 'time of his life.'
Produced by Harold Rogers
Shortened version of last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough
Unknown: Harold Rogers
Produced By: Harold Rogers

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers led by THE REV. JOHN OWEN JONES with the North Wales Singers
Conductor, James Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones
Conductor: James Williams

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mendelssohn
Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 49 played by the Boise TRIO
Hugh Bean (violin)
Eileen Croxford (cello)
David Parkhouse (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Hugh Bean
Piano: David Parkhouse

: Closedown









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