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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 fifth of six reflections 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

Rebirth of Faith
A series of personal statements about belief
1: ARCHBISHOP ANTHONY BLOOM

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Bloom

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

All in a Lifetime
STEVE RACE looks at some of the changes that have taken place during his lifetime

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas
Revised edition of Sunday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS BRITISH HISTORY: DECISIVE EVENTS

Drake's Voyage round the World Drake's attack on the Spanish settlements on the Pacific coast of America was no mere act of piracy Spanish writers affirm the courtesy of their enemy, and his skill as a navigator. His daring proved a lasting inspiration to British seamen, who were late-comers to the art of ocean navigation. The story of his voyage (1577-80) is dramatically retold in this broadcast.
Script by Henry Marshall

Contributors

Script By: Henry Marshall

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 44
Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly
Dove (BBC H.B. 150)
Psalm 86
Acts 24, vv. 1-16
Breathe on me, breath of God
(BBC H.B. 148)

: FOR SCHOOLS UND DER HUND MIR MACH

Written by Milo Sperber
Intermediate German series

Contributors

Written By: Milo Sperber

: FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS

Lesson 9: L'annivcrsaire de Monsieur Dupont
Written by Raymond Escoffey
A radlovision programme

Contributors

Written By: Raymond Escoffey

: SINGING TOGETHER

by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Songs: Merrily to Bethlehem; He is born; Here we come

Contributors

Unknown: William Appleby

: DRAMA WORKSHOP

The Earth and the Sea
DEREK BOWSKILL presents the fifth of a unit of programmes on the theme of The Elements: Air, Fire, Water, Earth, man's living environment

: MUSIC SESSION TWO

Overtures (viii) presented by VERONICA CLAYTON and BRIAN PRIMMER
Produced by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Presented By: Veronica Clayton
Presented By: Brian Primmer
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: THE LIVING PAST

Ramsay MacDonald
The first Labour Prime Minister
A character sketch and an interpretation by LORD ELTON
Produced by Leslie Perowne

Contributors

Unknown: Ramsay MacDonald
Produced By: Leslie Perowne

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Warren Mitchell : actor discusses with Roy PLOMLEY In a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Warren Mitchell
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: 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

Friday evening's broadcast

Contributors

Written by: Bruno Milna

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: 'The House that
Granny Made ' by Eileen Hyde

Contributors

Unknown: Eileen Hyde

: FOR SCHOOLS COWBOYS

Written by Chris Burgess
The life of a modern cowboy compared with the legendary heroes of the American West. tSpringboard series

Contributors

Written By: Chris Burgess

: THE MUSIC BOX

tby GORDON REYNOLDS

: PLAYING A PART

3: Using the Method
The last of three programmes illustrating different kinds of role-playing in improvised and scripted plays Speak series

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS
Archaeological dig: Historical Pageant
Produced by Vera Gray

Contributors

Produced By: Vera Gray

: FRESH START

Women at Work
A series of five programmes for married women who are thinking of taking up full-time or part-time work
2: Adjustments
A look at the effects on the family of a wife with a job and advice on where to find help in caring for dependants.
Written and introduced by FLORENCE ELLIOTT
Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Introduced By: Florence Elliott
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Father and Son by Alexander Baron with Edward Burnham as Johann Strauss the Father and Martin Jarvis as Johann Strauss the Son
Produced by DAVID GEARY
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alexander Baron
Unknown: Edward Burnham
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Unknown: Martin Jarvis
Unknown: Johann Strauss
Produced By: David Geary

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
At Your Invitation:
DAVID ATTENBOROUGH , chosen by listeners to be their guest on the programme, answers the questions they have sent in to him
In my Good Books: C. GORDON
GLOVER recommends some enjoyable reading
It was the Cat: a slight case of misunderstanding by MARY COURSE
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown: David Attenborough
Introduced By: Steve Race

: STORY TIME

Danny Fox by David Thomson
Told in three instalments by DAVID DAVIS
2: Danny flies away and Is marooned
Danny's bridge across the sea 'Sniff, sniff,' said Danny 'Sniff, sniff. I can sniff an eagle! And even if the shadow of that eagle is ten times as big as the eagle, I'm going to hide here till he's gone.'

Contributors

Unknown: Danny Fox
Unknown: David Thomson
Unknown: David Davis

: 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 COLIN HAMILTON
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke
Introduced By: Colin Hamilton

: The Archers

Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 p.m.

Contributors

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

: PETTICOAT LINE

Listeners' letters and points of difference aired by RENÉE HOUSTON, CHARMIAN INNES ANN MEO , LUCY BARTLETT
In the chair, ANONA WINN
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Produced by John Cassels
Pre-recorded at the Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue. London. W.C.2
Shortened version: Thurs., 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Ann Meo
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: John Cassels

: WALES IN THE WORLD OF OPERA

DOUGLAS CRAIG introduces
ELIZABETH VAUGHAN (soprano) GILLIAN HUMPHREYS (mezzo-soprano)
DAVID GWYNNE (bass)
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS Chorus-Master, David Sutton
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, Colin Staveley
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
The first in a series of six programmes featuring Welsh solo artists, together with the Welsh National Opera Chorus who perform excerpts from those operas which have brought them to the forefront in the world of opera. tProduced by J. Alwyn Jones
Elizabeth Vaughan broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Craig
Soprano: Elizabeth Vaughan
Mezzo-Soprano: Gillian Humphreys
Bass: David Gwynne
Chorus-Master: David Sutton
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: J. Alwyn Jones
Unknown: Elizabeth Vaughan

: Listener with the Pop-Up Toaster

by Joseph Musaphia
With Deryck Guyler
James Arnott was unrepentantly 'square' - he liked good, old-fashioned music with a tune you could hum - but his New Zealand radio gave him an overdose of 'yelping teenagers.' Until he discovered a secret weapon...

Contributors

Writer: Joseph Musaphia
Commercial jingle composed and played by: Alan Paul
Electronic effects by: The BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Producer: Betty Davies
James Arnott (Dad): Deryck Guyler
Robby Fielding: Peter Tuddenham
Sue Fielding: Sian Davies
Major Martin: Geoffrey Wincott
Ray Mann: Alan Dudley
Terry Groove: Lee Peters
Other parts: Sheila Whittingham
Other parts: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET

See top of page

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
WALTER JAMES introduces letters from today's postbag

Contributors

Introduces: Walter James

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

A Thread in the Tapestry by SARAH CHURCHILL abridged by Mary Cathcart Borer
Read by MOLLY RANKIN
Produced by John Cardy
First of seven instalments
A famous man has gone and his daughter remembers. In her book Sarah Churchill recalls events in Sir Winston's life as she witnessed them.

Contributors

Unknown: Sarah Churchill
Abridged By: Mary Cathcart
Read By: Molly Rankin
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: Sarah Churchill

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Suite: The Water Music. Handel
BATH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA conducted by YEHLIDI MENUHIN gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Yehlidi Menuhin

: Closedown









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