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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. REGINALD KISSACK of Liverpool

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Reginald Kissack

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: KING SOLOMON'S RING

by KONRAD Z. LORENZ
Read by CARLETON HOBBS
5: The Covenant
Last of five instalments: first broadcast in June 1952

Contributors

Unknown: Konrad Z. Lorenz
Read By: Carleton Hobbs

: THE NEWS

: V.S.O. Voluntary Service Overseas

Every year about 1.500 young men and women recruited by Voluntary Service Overseas have been leaving the United Kingdom to spend a year or more in overseas countries helping in the development of the emergent nations.
This programme gives the recorded impressions of a cross-section of V.S.O. cadets, graduates, and apprentices who between them have served all over the world.
Introduced by MICHAEL ADAMS
Produced by David Woodward
Broadcast on June 1

Contributors

Introduced By: Michael Adams
Produced By: David Woodward

: A WORLD OF SOUND

Homo Aquaticus
The invasion of man under the sea is a recent one which has opened up important possibilities.
Sea ' farming,' mining, and underwater transport could have a beneficial effect on the economic welfare of mankind, plus the bonus of unexplored areas for archaeology and scientific research.
ANGELA CROOME examines the difficulties and possibilities of homo aquaticus with illustrations from the BBC Sound Archives
The programme also features the voices of GEORGE NAISH of the National Maritime Museum and members of the Royal Naval Diving teams.
Produced by Pat McLoughlin

Contributors

Unknown: George Naish
Produced By: Pat McLoughlin

: HOW TO BECOME A FREELANCE

by FREDERICK OUGHTON
All you have to do is go to a morning press reception on an empty stomach, then buy yourself an expensive record player and a desk ...

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Oughton

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 26
My song is love unknown (BBC
H.B. 84)
Canticle 5
St. Luke 18, vv, 1-17
It fell upon a summer day
(BBC H.B. 71)

: OAK, ASH. AND THORN

The Puck of Pook's Hill stories by Rudyard Kipling dramatised by A. R. RAWLINSON
5: A Centurion of the Thirtieth
Broadcast on January 14, 1966

Contributors

Stories By: Rudyard Kipling
Dramatised By: A. R. Rawlinson

: COUNTRY DANCING

from Kilkeel, Co. Down
MCCUSKER BROTHERS CEILI BAND
THE COUNTRY Boys
TERESA CLIFFORD (folk-singer)
DEREK KINNEN (baritone)
Master of Ceremonies, JACK SLOANE
Produced by Sam Denton

Contributors

Unknown: Teresa Clifford
Baritone: Derek Kinnen
Unknown: Jack Sloane
Produced By: Sam Denton

: 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 makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Edited version: Sunday, 11.15 a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By: John Ellison

: CRICKET

Commentaries and reports on the vital matches in the fight for the County Championship

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

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

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Thursday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' James and his Red Tricycle ' by Patricia Croton

Contributors

Unknown: Patricia Croton

: PARENTS AND CHILDREN

A series of programmes on aspects of child-care
Time out of School
What should children be doing when they are not at school? Should more activities be organised for them. and if so, by whom? Or perhaps they should have more time for doing nothing?
Speakers:
DR. W. D. WALL
Director, National Foundation for Educational Research
KEITH HILL
Warden. Manchester University Settlement
JOHN CHALK
Headmaster of a London primary school
MRS. JUNE JAY
Chairman, LESLIE SMITH
Produced by Barbara Crowther
Broadcast on April 6

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Smith
Produced By: Barbara Crowther

: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

the Astronomer-Poet of Persia translated into English Verse by Edward FitzGerald 1809-1883
Read by Robert Harris from indeed is gone with all its
Rose,
And Jamshyd's Sev'n-ring'd Cup where no one knows;
But still the Vine her ancient Ruby yields,
And still a Garden by the Water blows
Broadcast on August 22

Contributors

Unknown: Omar Khayyam
Unknown: Edward Fitzgerald

: CRICKET

Further commentaries and reports

: FROM MUSIC MAGAZINE

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

Contributors

Introduces: Julian Herbage

: GOLDEN CORN

JOHN BETJEMAN selects and introduces a programme of popular poetry
Read by JOHN BETJEMAN and BRUCE BEEBY
Broadcast on May 28 followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown: John Betjeman
Read By: John Betjeman
Read By: Bruce Beeby

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

from Scotland
Introduced by HOWARD LOCKHART including two major events which this year celebrate anniversaries
Edinburgh Festival: a look at the history and the highlights of the first twenty-one years of this international event
Braemar Gathering: The Braemar Royal Highland Society is 150 years old. Home This Afternoon traces its origins and talks with some of the people who know the gathering and its setting on Deeside

Contributors

Introduced By: Howard Lockhart

: STORY TIME

The Kon-Tiki Expedition by Thor Heyerdahl translated by F. H LYON and abridged by NAN MACDONALD
A series of ten readings by GARY WATSON
2: The Crew and the Raft
Produced by Bennett Maxwell from the South and West

Contributors

Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Translated By: F. H Lyon
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Gary Watson
Produced By: Bennett Maxwell

: 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 Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Edward J. Mason

: ANYTHING TO DECLARE?

KENNETH HARRIS with LADY BARNETT
LORD SOPER and NORMAN ST. JOHN-STEVAS, M.P. discuss observations and conclusions about Britain and the British offered by visitors from the rest of the world
Produced by John 1 Bridges
Pre-recorded at The Paris, Lower
Regent Street. London. S.W.1

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Harris
Unknown: Lady Barnett
Produced By: John 1 Bridges

: HENRY WOOD PROMENADE CONCERT

Henryk Szeryng (violin)
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam
Leader, Herman Krebbers
Conductor, Bernard Haitink
From the Royal Albert Hall , London Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Henryk Szeryng
Leader: Herman Krebbers
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Unknown: Albert Hall

: * The Interval ESCAPED LONDONER

A progress from Kennington to new towns recalled by SIR FREDERIC OSBORN
2: City Clerk
"... the City, which I'd been led to believe was the heart and brain of the greatest empire that ever was. But I describe it as it appeared to me then. My first job was a dead-end job. So was my next.'

Contributors

Recalled By: Sir Frederic Osborn

: * Promenade Concert

Part 2: Bruckner
Symphony No. 9, in D minor

: THE KELABITS OF BORNEO

Tom Harrisson
Recorded in 1949 Introduced by LESLIE PEROWNE

Contributors

Unknown: Tom Harrisson
Introduced By: Leslie Perowne

: 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, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street are analysed by DOUGLAS BROWN

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Brown

: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BY-LINE

Each evening this week an interview by John TUSA with a well-known journalist
S: John Carthew
Foreign Correspondent of the Daily Mail

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: John Carthew

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Royal Escape by GEORGETTE HEYER abridged by James Langham Read by GARY WATSON
Produced by John Cardy
Last of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Georgette Heyer
Abridged By: James Langham
Read By: Gary Watson
Produced By: John Cardy

: JAZZ AT NIGHT

DUKE ELLINGTON, FRANKIE NEWTON HAMPTON HAWES , J. J. JOHNSON BUSTER BAILEY on gramophone records
Introduced by JOHN DUNN

Contributors

Unknown: Frankie Newton
Unknown: Hampton Hawes
Unknown: J. J. Johnson
Unknown: Buster Bailey
Introduced By: John Dunn

: Closedown









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