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: FARMING TODAY

Magazine edition
Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

C. A. JOYCE with the fourth of six talks on Courtesy

Contributors

Unknown: C. A. Joyce

: 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

Easier Said than Done
7: ' Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might': reflections from PEARL BINDER

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A DISTANT SUMMER

by EDITH SAUNDERS abridged by Madge Hart
Read by OLIVE GREGG
Produced by John Cardy
First of ten instalments
The summer of 1855. Paris was decked out for the state visit of that staid young sovereign, Queen Victoria. Awaiting her arrival at Boulogne was the wily, philandering French Emperor Napoleon III.

Contributors

Unknown: Edith Saunders
Abridged By: Madge Hart
Read By: Olive Gregg
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: Napoleon Iii.

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas
Shortened and revised edition of Sunday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS BRITISH HISTORY-DECISIVE EVENTS

Edward I and the Conquest of Wales Written by Wynford Vaughan-Thomas
The story of Llywelyn's last campaign and Edward l's great castle-builder master, James of St. George. is dramaticaUy retold by a leading Welsh exponent of the art of radio

Contributors

Written By: Wynford Vaughan-Thomas

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 29
This is the day of light (BBC
H.B. 399)
Psalm 57
Acts 13, vv. 13-15, 43-52
Come, let us with our Lord arise (BBC H.B. 397)

: FOR SCHOOLS DAS GEREIMNIS DER ALTEN SCHEUNE

Written by Carl Duering
Intermediate German series

Contributors

Written By: Carl Duering

: FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 4:
Depart pour lecole
Written by Raymond Escoffey
A radiovision programme

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Songs: Lincolnshire Poacher; Bren-nan on the moor; Wi' a hundred pipers; Once a farmer and his wife

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: DRAMA WORKSHOP

Air
† Derek BOWSKILL presents the first of a unit of programmes on the theme of The Elements: Air, Fire, Water. Earth, man's living environment

Contributors

Unknown: Derek Bowskill

: MUSIC SESSION TWO

Overtures (iv)
Presented by GORDON REYNOLDS and VERONICA CLAYTON
Produced by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presented By: Gordon Reynolds
Presented By: Veronica Clayton
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: THE LIVING PAST

Meeting with Friends
This week sees the anniversary of the death ot Elizabeth Fry , the great Quaker reformer.
GEOFFREY HUBBARD looks at Quakers past and present and examines their relevance in modern society
Produced by Helen Fry

Contributors

Unknown: Elizabeth Fry
Unknown: Geoffrey Hubbard
Produced By: Helen Fry

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Andre Previn : conductor, pianist, and composer
Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Conductor: Andre Previn

: 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

Friday evening's broadcast

Contributors

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

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story:
' Peter the Puppy and David ' by L. Baverstock

Contributors

Unknown: L. Baverstock

: FOR SCHOOLS THE DONKEY

Written by Nancy Martin
The first of three programmes about beasts of burden. This programme includes the story of how a donkey in Ireland helps her master.
Springboard series

Contributors

Written By: Nancy Martin

: THE MUSIC BOX

by GORDON REYNOLDS
Produced by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: THE OTHER PERSON

' The Death of the Hired Man ' by Robert Frost Speak series

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Frost

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS
Mirror and symmetrical shape making. Archaeological dig: Roman Britain N
Produced by Vera Gray

Contributors

Produced By: Vera Gray

: FRESH START

Learning at Home
A guide to help those following up an interest in a serious way, perhaps by attending evening classes. or pursuing some course of study, whatever the subject.
2: Books and Libraries
CHRIS CUTHBERTSON looks at the problem of finding information. How can a library be used to best advantage? Which books should be chosen? How should they be used?

Contributors

Unknown: Chris Cuthbertson

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Fire, Burn !
The novel by John Dickson Carr adapted as a radio play by JOHN KEIR CROSS with Gladys Young
Richard Hurndall , June Tobin
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
Saturday's broadcast
*
RADIOVISION FOR SCHOOLS
To follow certain broadcasts described as ' radiovision programme ' or an audiovisual programme' it is necessary to have the accompanying filmstrip or pamphlet.

Contributors

Novel By: John Dickson Carr
Play By: John Keir
Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Produced By: Audrey Cameron

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
' Far from the Madding Crowd ':
The book: a new appraisal by LEONARD CLARK
The film: Elizabeth Francis talks to director JOHN SCHLE -SINGER and composer Richard RODNEY BENNETT about how the music tries to catch the romance, tragedy, and irony of Hardy's tale
Talking Point - Unidentified
Flying Objects: a discussion on flying saucers, optical illusions, hallucinations, or perhaps something else altogether
The Small Shopkeeper: ARCH
LoUGHTON has some advice for anyone thinking of starting his own business
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Clark
Talks: Elizabeth Francis
Singer: John Schle
Unknown: Richard Rodney Bennett
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

The Adventures of Clara Chuff by Harry Harrison
The Courage of Clara Chuff
The Interrupted Concert
Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN from the South and West
Shortened version of the broadcasts of April 1962 and March 1963

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Harrison
Produced By: Michael Bowen
Clara Chuff: Ann Codrington
First Truck: Johnny Morris
Mr Ponsonby: Johnny Morris
Bill: Johnny Morris
Second Truck: Douglas Leach
Third Truck: Harry Carter
Joe: Harry Carter
Henery: Norman Tyrrell
The Director: Norman Tyrrell
Charlie: Royston Brimble
Mr Entwhistle: Harold Reese
MrSmith: Harold Reese
Parrot: Johnny Morris
Dilly: Sarah Stannard
Dotty: Rostna Enright
Dolly: Angela Brooking
Mrs Smith: Angela Brooking
Burglar: Harry Carter

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SOUTH EAST

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines-Scotland Yard Calling-South-East Sport - MICHAEL BROOKE looks at listeners' letters in Postscript
Introduced by BOB HOLNESS
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke
Introduced By: Bob Holness

: The Archers

Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 p.m.

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: PETTICOAT LINE

Listeners' letters and points of difference aired by RENÉ́E HOOSTON, MARJORIE PRooPS
ROMANY BAIN , Lucy BARTLETT
In the chair, ANONA WINN
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Produced by John Cassels
Shortened version: Thursday, 12.0

Contributors

Unknown: Marjorie Proops
Unknown: Romany Bain
Unknown: Lucy Bartlett
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: John Cassels

: AN EVENING IN OLD VIENNA

A programme of records featuring
Viennese operettas, polkas, waltzes, and folk songs
Introduced by MARTIN MUNCASTER
Produced by Peter Chiswell

Contributors

Introduced By: Martin Muncaster
Produced By: Peter Chiswell

: HIGHWAY IN THE SUN

Adapted by Samuel Selvon from his novel A Brighter Sun a story set in Trinidad during the war years with Gordon Woolford
Barbara Assoon , Andrew Salkey Nadia Cattouse , Burt Kwouk and Frank Singuineau
Produced by BETTY DAVIES
See page 24

Contributors

Adapted By: Samuel Selvon
Unknown: Gordon Woolford
Unknown: Barbara Assoon
Unknown: Andrew Salkey
Unknown: Nadia Cattouse
Unknown: Burt Kwouk
Unknown: Frank Singuineau
Produced By: Betty Davies
Rita Martin: Nadia Cattouse
Sookdeo: Andrew Salkey
Tall Boy: Burt Kwouk
Tiger: Gordon Woolford
Urmilla: Barbara Assoon
Boysie: Horace James
Joe Martin: Frank Singuineau
Dr Wentworth: Harold Kasket
Indian doctor: Rudolph Walker
Creole doctor: Kenneth Herbert
John: Leroy Lingwood
Larry: Christopher Bidmead

: WILHELM BACKHAUS

piano gramophone records

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
Leslie SMITH introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome
For very )ate letters you can ring (01) [number removed], extension 3030, and dictate your message

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: ADEN MELTING-POT

KENNETH BRAZIER. formerly BBC correspondent in Aden, sets the current explosive situation in the. area against the background of its recent past
A Federation Still-born ?: Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Brazier.

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Duty Free by FRANCIS GAITE
Read by FRANK DUNCAN
Sixth of fifteen instalments

Contributors

Unknown: Francis Gaite
Read By: Frank Duncan

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mozart
Overture and Contretanze
(K.106)
Six Minuets (K. 599)
Gavotte in B flat major (K.300) March in D major (K.189)
VIENNA MOZART ENSEMBLE
Conducted by WILLI BOSKOVSKY gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Willi Boskovsky

: Closedown









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