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: NEWS SUMMARY

: FARMING TODAY

East Anglian edition
Introduced by GORDON MOSLEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Gordon Mosley

: THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

from STANLEY KIRK

: 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
7.45 TODAY'S PAPERS

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack de Manio

: TEN TO EIGHT

Thinking Aloud
3: Reflections from a biochemist

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition

: ANIMAL FUN

Johnny Morris selects the stories and adds a few of his own

Contributors

Unknown: Johnny Morris

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FOR SCHOOLS FRISCH BEGONNEN ...

German for Beginners
17: Der schwarze Wagen
Written and produced by Stephen Kanocz
A radiovision programme recorded in collaboration with West German Radio

Contributors

Produced By: Stephen Kanocz

: BRITISH HISTORY

Decisive Events
The Indian Mutiny, 1857
Here the fighting at Meerut and Delhi is presented as typical of the terrible events which suddenly shattered a period of comparative peace and unprecedented material progress.
Script by Margaret J. Miller

Contributors

Script By: Margaret J. Miller

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 7
0 Lord of heaven and earth and sea (BBC H.B. 14)
Psalm 8
Luke 15, vv. 1-10 (N.E.B.)
Come, labour on! (BBC H.B. 388)

: FOR SCHOOLS ALLONS-Y !

17: L'espoir de Furet
Written by Emile Harven Second-year French
An audiovisual programme
10.45 Interlude

Contributors

Written By: Emile Harven

: NOUS VOICI!

17: Nathalie a disparu
Written by Charlotte Crozet tThird-year French

Contributors

Written By: Charlotte Crozet

: SINGING TOGETHER

Introduced by WILLIAM APPLEBY Songs: Black Sir Harry ; Mallow
Fling; John Barleycorn ; Blow the man down
Produced by Douglas Coombes

Contributors

Introduced By: William Appleby
Songs: Black Sir Harry
Unknown: John Barleycorn
Produced By: Douglas Coombes

: DRAMA WORKSHOP

Man and the Seasons
7: The spirit of Spring
Introduced by DEREK BOWSKILL

Contributors

Introduced By: Derek Bowskill

: IT TAKES ALL SORTS

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
Millionaire Barrow-boy
Frank Brierley is now the millionaire boss of a string of cut-price stores in the East Midlands. But he started his working life at the age of thirteen selling from a tiny market stall. Today he talks to TOM COYNE about how his flair for selling earned him his fortune.

Contributors

Unknown: Frank Brierley
Unknown: Tom Coyne

: A WORLD OF SOUND

One-ninth above Bloomsbury
The British Museum world-famous but still as one writer expressed it ' only one-ninth above Bloomsbury,' is facing crucial changes and has recently renewed itself at the top level of its personnel.
H. ROONEY Pelletier talks to SIR JOHN WOLFENDEN , the new Director, and with the aid of the BBC Sound Archives looks into the Museum's more than 200 years of history and wonders about its future
Produced by Sheila Anderson

Contributors

Talks: H. Rooney Pelletier
Unknown: Sir John Wolfenden
Produced By: Sheila Anderson

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Zena Skinner cookery broadcaster discusses with Roy PLOMLEY In a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records she would take to a desert island
Produced by Ronald Cook
Repeated: Wednesday, 7.0 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Zena Skinner
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Ronald Cook

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE WORLD AT ONE

The News and Voices and Topics in and behind the headlines
Introduced by JACK PIZZEY

Contributors

Introduced By: Jack Pizzey

: The Archers

Friday evening's broadcast

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Story: ' The Dragon of Kaa
Ling ' by Daphne Sounes

Contributors

Unknown: Daphne Sounes

: FOR SCHOOLS SPRINGBOARD

Odysseus encounters the Sirens and the Cyclops

: THE MUSIC BOX

by GORDON REYNOLDS with Mari GRIFFITH (guitar)
Produced by Albert Chatterley

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Reynolds
Guitar: Mari Griffith
Produced By: Albert Chatterley

: SAYING YOUR SAY

Three programmes on the presentation of ideas in talk and readings
3: Working with words
Speak series

: MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND MIME

for the nine-to-eleven-year-olds by GLYN HARRIS
Battle in movement and sound; Adventure story: rehearsal of story so far.

: PROBLEMS OF LEARNING

A series of ten programmes
Introduced by CHRIS CUTHBERTSON
Written by Steve Lutman
8: The Idea of Subjects
How are areas of subjects divided up, say into history, philosophy, politics? The development of specialisation of subjects is paralleled by the development of specialised jobs; for example, the process which began 200 years ago with the Industrial Revolution.
Accompanying publication: p. 44

Contributors

Introduced By: Chris Cuthbertson
Written By: Steve Lutman

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Investigation by McGregor Urquhart and Cecil Madden
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: McGregor Urquhart
Unknown: Cecil Madden

: Home This Afternoon

A family magazine introduced by Tim Gudgin and including:
'Mame' at the Lane: Derek Parker looks at the history of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, and its current production.
Reward for crime: Gordon Gow talks to authors and critics about the books that have won the Crime Writers' Association Gold and Silver Dagger awards.
She made her own moleskin slippers: Dodo Abbott, ex-Women's Land Army, turns over some back numbers of The Land Girl.
My card, sir: visiting cards are still de la mode in Singapore, says Mike Williams.
The Lambing Torch: Barbara Joseph recalls a wild night in mid-Wales

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Gudgin
Unknown: Derek Parker
Talks: Gordon Gow
Talks: Silver Dagger
Unknown: Mike Williams
Unknown: Barbara Joseph

: STORY TIME

Alcestis
The bold and boastful Admetus discovers that he cannot even preserve his own life without the help of his wife and friends.
DAVID DAVIS reads the third of four legends retold by ANTHEA DAVIES taken from her book
A White Horse with Wings

Contributors

Unknown: David Davis
Unknown: Anthea Davies

: 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 MERYL O'KEEFFE
Produced by the South-East news unit

: The Archers

Repeated: Tuesday, 1.30 p.m.

Contributors

Writer: Bruno Milna

: A LIFE OF BLISS

Being the biography of bachelor Bliss
PERCY EDWARDS , DERYCK GUYLER DAVID GRAHAM
LEONARD BROCKWELL in this week's story: The Modest Hero
Written by Godfrey Harrison
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
Pre-recorded at The Paris, Lower
Keyent Street. London. S.W.I.
Repeated: Sunday, 12.25 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: David Graham
Unknown: Leonard Brockwell
Written By: Godfrey Harrison
Produced By: Edward Taylor
David Bliss: George Cole
Anne: Brenda Bruce
Tony: Colin Gordon
Tina: Muriel Pavlow

: HENRY WOOD CENTENARY

Verdi
REQUIEM
Anne Evans (soprano)
Oriel Sutherland (mezzo-sop) Stuart Kale (tenor)
Brian Rayner Cook (bass)
Choir and Orchestra drawn from the ROYAL ACADEMY OF MUSIC ROYAL COLLEGE OF MUSIC
GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC
AND DRAMA
TRINITY COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Given in the Royal Albert Hall, London in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and H.R.H. Princess Anne
Concert promoted by the Henry Wood Concert Society
In association with the Henry Wood National Memorial Trust The National Anthem (arr. Wood)
See page 43

Contributors

Soprano: Anne Evans
Soprano: Oriel Sutherland
Tenor: Stuart Kale
Bass: Brian Rayner Cook
Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli

: * The Interval THE ALBERT HALL

DAVID FRANKLIN-who himself took part in the Proms-chats about Sir Henry Wood , the Proms, and the Royal Albert Hall , and some of the odd things that have happened in concerts there.

Contributors

Unknown: David Franklin-Who
Unknown: Henry Wood
Unknown: Royal Albert Hall

: THE WHALER 'DIANA'

of Hull
In 1866 the Diana was trapped for the winter in the Arctic ice
MICHAEL HYDE has compiled from the journal of the ship's surgeon the story of her feat of endurance
GEOFFREY BANKS as Narrator COLIN EDWYNN as C. E. Smith
Broadcast in ' Talkabout ' (Radio
4: North) on December 8. 1968

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Hyde
Narrator: Colin Edwynn

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Walter Taplin

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A Book at Bedtime

No Leading Lady by R. C SHERRIFF
Read by NOEL HOWLETT
Sixth of ten instalments

Contributors

Read By: Noel Howlett

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Franz Anton Hoffmeister
Piano Concerto in D major WILHELM NEUHAUS
COLOGNE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA cond. HELMUT MÜLLER-BRUHL gramophone record

Contributors

Piano: Franz Anton Hoffmeister

: Closedown









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