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: FARMING TODAY

Magazine edition
Introduced by JOHN GREENSLADE

Contributors

Introduced By: John Greenslade

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

from THE REV. P. PARRY OKEDEN

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. P. Parry Okeden

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time look at life around the country and across the world
Introduced by Brian JOHNSTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Johnston

: TEN TO EIGHT

The Meaning of Obedience
DOM AELRED WATKINS , a monk of Downside, talks to Peter Firth about the relevance of his vows in today's permissive society

Contributors

Unknown: Dom Aelred Watkins
Unknown: Peter Firth

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition of the breakfast-time magazine

: A WORLD OF SOUND

JOHN EBDON continues his investigation of the BBC Sound Archives, but once again comes to no serious conclusion

Contributors

Unknown: John Ebdon

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE EYE-WITNESS

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

: FOR SCHOOLS BRITISH HISTORY: DECISIVE EVENTS

The Death of Charles I
What happened between the end of the Civil War in 1645. when the Parliamentary army had scattered all the King's forces, and 1649. when its leaders brought Charles I to the scaffold? The broadcast describes this political crisis, and how Charles played the army false. as well as the quiet dignity with which he met his end.
Script by Stephen Usherwood and John Tully

Contributors

Script By: Stephen Usherwood
Script By: John Tully

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 87 0 splendour of God's glory bright (BBC H.B. 409)
Psalm 147, vv. 1-12
PhHippians 1, vv. 1-11
Lead, kindly light (BBC H.B. 306)

: FOR SCHOOLS WIE ' STILLE NACHT ' ENTSTAND

Written by Stephen Kanocz
Intermediate German series
10.46 FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS
Lesson 11: Le chien blessé
Written by Raymond Escoffey
A radiovision programme
11.1 SINGING TOGETHER by WILLIAM APPLEBY
Requests
11.20 DRAMA WORKSHOP
The Island of Prospero DEREK BOWSKILL presents the last programme of the term. This develops a class improvisation based on the opening scene of Shakespeare's Tlie Tempest.
11.40 MUSIC SESSION II
Overtures (x)
Presented by JOHN OWEN
Produced by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Written By: Stephen Kanocz
Written By: Raymond Escoffey
Unknown: William Appleby
Unknown: Prospero Derek Bowskill
Presented By: John Owen
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN NOVEMBER

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a Natural History contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Jacques Loussier : pianist discusses with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Pianist: Jacques Loussier
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: 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

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Today's story: ' Margaret moves House' by E. Cowen

Contributors

Unknown: E. Cowen

: FOR SCHOOLS KING WENCESLAS

Written by Diana Ross
Springboard series
A radiovision programme

Contributors

Written By: Diana Ross

: THE MUSIC BOX

by GORDON REYNOLDS
Produced by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: NOT COMPETING

The Cross-country Race: an excerpt from John Wain 's novel, The Contenders
Speak series

Contributors

Unknown: John Wain

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS
Shape making: Historical Pageant final performance
Produced by Vera Gray

Contributors

Unknown: Glyn Harris
Produced By: Vera Gray

: FRESH START

Women and Work
A series of five programmes for married women who are thinking of taking up full-time or part-time work.
4: At Work
A look at the challenges and disciplines of a job. An employer talks about his attitude to female labour and what he values in the married woman worker.
Written and introduced by FLORENCE ELLIOTT
Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Introduced By: Florence Elliott
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Mr. Gillie by James Bridie
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: James Bridie

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A family magazine
Introduced by POLLY ELWES and including:
Shopping — Purpose or Pleasure?: DR. PETER HALL and ANN BODY discuss the need for method in buying food and provisions
A Smell of the Sea: St.
John Howell talks to CDR. JOHNNY HOWARD-MERCER about his greatgrandfather Lieutenant Thomas Wells who served in H.M.S. Victory and whose letters he has preserved
Books, books, books: STELLA
RODWAY recommends some recent titles

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Unknown: Dr. Peter Hall
Unknown: Ann Body
Talks: John Howell
Unknown: Dr. Johnny Howard-Mercer
Unknown: Lieutenant Thomas Wells

: STORY TIME

The Snow Queen by Hans Andersen freely adapted for radio in four parts by BERTHA LONSDALE
1: Two Fragments of the Sorcerer's Looking Glass
In which you hear how the Sorcerer's magic mirror came to be smashed into a million billion pieces, and what Kay saw through the hole he melted with a warm halfpenny in his ice-bound bedroom window.
Produced in the North of England by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: Hans Andersen
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Storyteller: Ronald Baddiley
Gerda: Francine Bramwell
Kay: William Marsh
The Snow Queen: Elizabeth Tyrrell

: 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 Tim GUDGIN
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Brooke
Introduced By: Tim Gudgin

: The Archers

Contributors

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

: PETTICOAT LINE

Listeners' letters and points of difference aired by RENTE HOUSTON
ADAMSON JOY
BETTINE LE BEAU
BARBARA BLAKE
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: Rente Houston
Unknown: Adamson Joy
Unknown: Bettine Le Beau
Unknown: Barbara Blake
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: John Cassels

: WALES IN THE WORLD OF OPERA

DOUGLAS CRAIG introduces
JANET PRICE (soprano)
HELEN WATTS (contralto)
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA CHORUS Chorus-Master, David Sutton
BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, Colin Staveley
Conducted by ERIC WETHERELL
Produced by .1. Alwyn Jones

Contributors

Introduces: Douglas Craig
Contralto: Helen Watts
Chorus-Master: David Sutton
Leader: Colin Staveley
Conducted By: Eric Wetherell

: CLAUDIUS THE GOD

The novel by Robert Graves adapted by ERIC EWENS with Marius Goring
Patrick Magee and Marjorie Westbury
('ast in order of speaking:
Soldiers and Senators:
Nigel Anthony , Peter Baldwin
Nigel Clayton , Anthony Jackson LeRoy Lingwood
Produced by R. D. SMITH

Contributors

Novel By: Robert Graves
Adapted By: Eric Ewens
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Patrick Magee
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Nigel Anthony
Unknown: Peter Baldwin
Unknown: Nigel Clayton
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Unknown: Leroy Lingwood
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Claudius: Marius Goring
King Herod Agrippa: Harold Kasket
Xenophon, a doctor: Lockwood West
Polybius Claudius' secretary: Haydn Jones
Engineer: Duncan McIntyre
Callistus, Public Treasurer: Ralph Truman
Messalina, Claudius' wife: Illona Llnthwaite
Vinicius: Frank Henderson
Rufrius, commander of the guards: Humphrey Morton
Plautius: Inigo Jackson
Vespasian: Rolf Lefebvre
Captain: Leo Maguire
Soldier: Nigel Clayton
Old woman: Betty Hardy
Caractacus: Patrick Magee
Calpurnia, a prostitute: Marjorie Westbury
Narcissus: Antony Viccars
Vitellius: Geoffrey Wincott
Pallas: Norman Wynne
Axrippina: Lyn Carson

: TEN O'CLOCK

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST
WALTER JAMES 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 late letters you can ring (01)-[number removed]. extension 3030. and dictate your message.'

Contributors

Introduces: Walter James

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

Imperial Incense by PRINCESS DER LING abridged by Margot Heath Read by OLIVE GREGG
Produced by John Cardy
First of ten instalments
Life at the court of that fearsome old woman the last ruling Empress of China was bizarre, exotic, even dangerous if you had a careless tongue. But it had its funny moments too. A fabulous adventure for the armchair traveller.

Contributors

Abridged By: Margot Heath
Produced By: John Cardy

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Telemann
Concerto in A major, for oboe d'amore and string orchestra
Concerto in B flat major, for two flutes, oboe, violin, and string orchestra
MUNICH PRO ARTE ORCHESTRA Conducted by KURT REDEL with BERNHARD WALTER and FRITZ KIRSCHNER (flutes) MANFRED CLEMENT
(oboe and oboe d'amore) EDUARD MELKUS (violin) gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Kurt Redel
Unknown: Bernhard Walter
Flutes: Fritz Kirschner
Oboe: Manfred Clement
Violin: Eduard Melkus

: Closedown









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