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: NEWS SUMMARY

: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: TEN TO SEVEN

Monday's ' Ten to Eight '

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Radio's breakfast-time magazine
Introduced by BRIAN JOHNSTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Brian Johnston

: TODAYS PAPERS

: TEN TO EIGHT

By Request
Reflecting listeners' choice in music and speech

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition

: THE NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC Correspondents talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
Revised edition of Saturday's broadcast

: FOR SCHOOLS t A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Jesus. good above aU other (Tune.
Quern Pastores Laudavere-S.P. 540)
Story: The Shepherd Boys
The Prayer for Understanding
The Lord's my Shepherd (Tune.
Crimond-BBC H.P.S.N. 15, Teachers' edition)

: Interlude

: OVER TO YOU

September 1939 (ii)
Written by Stewart Love

Contributors

Written By: Stewart Love

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 11 Love divine (BBC H.B. 329) Psalm 103, vv. 1-13
Matthew 21. vv. 10-22
God of love and truth and beauty
(BBC H.B. 213)

: MUSICAL BRIDGE

from one country to another
Illustrated with recordings from the BBC Sound Archives

: FOR SCHOOLS HILDE SUCHT EINEN BERUF

Written by Milo Sperber
+ Intermediate German series

Contributors

Written By: Milo Sperber

: MUSIC AND MOVEMENT I t by Penny WHITTAM

Music selected and arranged by Vera Cray

Contributors

Arranged By: Vera Cray

: MUSIC WORKSHOP II

The children can'afford to buy anything at the December Fair-but there are other possibilities.
Songs: Three children; Chiistmas presents
1 Written and produced by William Murphy

Contributors

Produced By: William Murphy

: THE SANCTITY OF LIFE

ROSEMARY HAUGHTON. EDWIN Brooks , and a Doctor discuss some of the issues raised by euthanasia. abortion, and contraception.
Chairman, LESLIE SMITH
Sixth Form series Religion In Its
Contemporary Context

Contributors

Unknown: Rosemary Haughton.
Unknown: Edwin Brooks

: BE REASONABLE!

A mate reply to Petticoat Line
COL. Sammy LOHAN
HUMPHREY LYTTELTON
DAVID SYMONDS. JOHN TAYLOR
In the chair, MICHAEL Smee
Produced by John Cassels
Shortened version of Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Col. Sammy Lohan
Unknown: Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown: David Symonds.
Unknown: John Taylor
Unknown: Michael Smee
Produced By: John Cassels

: MANY A SLIP

'twixt
ISOBEL BARNETT
ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD and RICHARD MURDOCH , David Nixon with some tune twisters from STEVE RACE
In the chair, Roy PLOMLEY Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Produced by Tony Luke
Broadcast on June 16 (Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown: Isobel Barnett
Unknown: Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown: Richard Murdoch
Unknown: David Nixon
Unknown: Steve Race
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Written By: Ian Messiter
Produced By: Tony Luke

: 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

Monday evening's broadcast

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

Story: ' My Naughty Little
Sister and the BonBre Pud. ding ' by Dorothy Edwards

Contributors

Unknown: Dorothy Edwards

: FOR SCHOOLS MUCIUS THE LEFT-HANDED

A hero of the Roman Republic in its early days (507 B.C.)
Written by Rhoda Power
World History series

Contributors

Written By: Rhoda Power

: MUSIC SESSION ONE

GORDON REYNOLDS talks about Britten's opera A Midsummer Night's Dream and DORITA y PEPE teach a carol from Venezuela
Produced by Jenyth Worsley

Contributors

Talks: Gordon Reynolds
Produced By: Jenyth Worsley

: FINLAND

Forest Farmers
A visit to some ' cold farms ' near the Soviet border in Northern Finland to meet veterans of the Winter War (1939-48) between Finland and the U.S.S.R.
Script by Alex Hunter
Geography

Contributors

Script By: Alex Hunter

: THE HOBBIT

or There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
An epic of high adventure adapted as a serial for radio in eight parts by MICHAEL KILGARRIFF with music by DAVID CAIN starring
Paul Daneman as Bilbo Baggins with John Justin and Anthony Jackson
6: A Warm Welcome
Produced by JOHN POWELL
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: J. R. R. Tolkien
Unknown: Michael Kilgarriff
Music By: David Cain
Unknown: Paul Daneman
Unknown: John Justin
Unknown: Anthony Jackson
Produced By: John Powell

: FANNY CRADOCK'S

Invitatirm to Music with gramophone records

: THE CRITICS

A discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting, and art
Sunday's broadcast

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

Introduced by POLLY ELWES
It's All in the Bean:
ZENA SKINNER visits a coffee factory in Cireenford
True Tales: by Robert Rietty
10. The Alchemist's past
† Illness—a cheerful virtue?:
PETER FIRTH visits The Sisters of Jesus frunlied at Castle Cary in Somerset
Drop us a line

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Elwes
Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Peter Firth

: STORY TIME

The Black Cross by Arthur B. Reeve
† Reader. DAVID HEALEY
The seventh of eight
Stories of Crime and Detection selected and arranged for radio by Neville Teller
David Healey is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company

Contributors

Unknown: Neville Teller
Unknown: David Healey

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: SOUTH-EAST

Tonight's evening paper of the air
Reports from the region's news studios and Scotland Yard-Sportsdesk-Stop Press
Introduced by COLIN HAMILTON

Contributors

Introduced By: Colin Hamilton

: The Archers

Contributors

Written by: Brian Hayles

: THE HORNBLOWER STORY

Adapted for radio in twenty parts by Val Gielgud from four of the Hornblower books by C. S. Forester with John Westbrook as Horatio Hornblower and John Bennett as William Bush
BOOK 2: Lieutenant Hornblower
2: Sealed Orders
Music composed by Johnny PEARSON
Special effects prepared by David Fleming-Williams
Produced by TREVOR HILL

Contributors

Unknown: Val Gielgud
Unknown: C. S. Forester
Unknown: John Westbrook
Unknown: Horatio Hornblower
Unknown: John Bennett
Unknown: William Bush
Composed By: Johnny Pearson
Unknown: David Fleming-Williams
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Admiral Lord Hornblower (the storyteller) and Mr. Horatio Hornblower, Junior Lieutenant: John Westbrook
Mr William Bush: John Bennett
First Lieutenant Buckland: Geoffrey Matthews
Mr Roberts: John Linstrum
Mr Clive, the ship's Surgeon: Colin Edwynn
Wellard the young volunteer: Struan Rodger

: PETTICOAT LINE

Problems from listeners' letters discussed by RENÉE HOUSTON , CHARMIAN INNES NAN WINTON , Lucy BARTLETT
In the chair, ANONA WINN
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Produced by John Cassels
Pre-recorded at The Playhouse.
Northumberland Av., London. W.C.2.

Contributors

Unknown: Renée Houston
Unknown: Charmian Innes
Unknown: Nan Winton
Unknown: Lucy Bartlett
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Ian Messiter
Produced By: John Cassels

: MUSIC TO REMEMBER

GYÖRGY PAUK (violin)
BBC WEI.SH ORCHESTRA Leader, John Bacon
Conductor, JOHN CAREWE
Given before an Invited audience in the Concert Hall. Broadcasting House. Llandaff, Cardiff

Contributors

Conductor: John Carewe

: DEATH OF A CHOIR SCHOOL

In April this year the boys' choir of All Saints, Margaret Street, London, was disbanded: the church was famous all over the world for the quality of its music. One other famous choir school in this country has closed and others are handicapped through lack of funds.
LEIGH CRUTCHLEY investigates what could be a loss to English church music
Produced by Maurice Brown

Contributors

Presenter: Leigh Crutchley.
Produced By: Maurice Brown

: BACH

Trio-Sonata No. 6. in G major LIONEL ROGG
Organ of the Grossmunster, Zurich gramophone record

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Leslie Smith

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Singing Sands by JOSEPHINE TEY
Read by JOHN GRAHAM
Twelfth of rifteen instalments

Contributors

Read By: John Graham

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

A sequence including some fireworks with IGOR STRAVINSKY YEHUDI MENUHIN
JACK TEAGARDEN , and others on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Igor Stravinsky
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Unknown: Jack Teagarden

: * RACE TO THE WHITE HOUSE

As Presidential polling draws to a close across the United States the Ten O'Clock team returns with a Late Night Special linking London and New York Because of the time difference voting is still in progress, but this programme brings you up-to-date with the latest predictions, weight of the polling, and information about key results to watch out for.
In London: John TUSA and ANTHONY King
In New York: CHARLES WHEELER and comment from U.S. experts

Contributors

Unknown: John Tusa
Unknown: Anthony King
Unknown: Charles Wheeler

: Closedown









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