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: NEWS SUMMARY

: FARMING TODAY

Market trends, news, weather

: Thought for the Week

from Stanley Pritchard

Contributors

Speaker: Stanley Pritchard

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

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

Contributors

Introduced By: Tim Matthews

: TEN TO EIGHT

The Teaching of Jesus told by SIR BERNARD MILES

Contributors

Told By: Sir Bernard Miles

: WEATHER

and Programme News

: THE NEWS

: TODAY

Revised second edition

: SILAS MARNER

by GEORGE ELIOT
Read by ALEC MCCOWFN
Sixteenth of twenty instalments: originally broadcast in 1967

Contributors

Unknown: George Eliot
Read By: Alec McCowfn

: THE NEWS

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE
†Sunday's broadcast

: THE EYE-WITNESS

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

: PLAIN SAILING

For the expert, the novice, and people who simply like ' messing about in boats'
Introduced by PETER WHEELER
Produced by Don Mosey

Contributors

Introduced By: Peter Wheeler
Produced By: Don Mosey

: DAILY SERVICE

New Every Morning, page 80
Where high the heavenly temple stands (BBC H.B. 498)
Psalm 90. vv. 1-6, 12-17 St. John 7. vv. 37-52
A safe stronghold our God is still
(BBC H.B. 297)

: MORNING MELODY

ORCHESTRA
Leader, Maurice Brett
Conductor, STANLEY BLACK with PETER ELEMENT (piano)
Introduced by PETER BARKER

Contributors

Leader: Maurice Brett
Introduced By: Peter Barker

: THE ADVENTURES OF DAVID BALFOUR

from Kidnapped and Catriona by ROBERT Louis STEVENSON abridged for reading in thirteen parts
11: The Bass
' Dwelling in that isolated place, in the old falling ruins of a prison. and among endless strange sounds of the sea and the sea-birds, I thought I perceived in my jailers the effects of superstitious fear.'
Read by BRYDEN MURDOCH
Broadcast on October 24. 1968

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Read By: Bryden Murdoch

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN AUGUST

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

Olivia Manning : novelist 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

Contributors

Unknown: Olivia Manning
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 WILLIAM HARDCASTLE

Contributors

Introduced By: William Hardcastle

: The Archers

Friday evening's broadcast

: LISTEN WITH MOTHER

for children under five
Story: 'The Little Cuckoo
Clock ' by Margaret Pollen

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Pollen

: INVITATION TO MUSIC

BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader. Arthur Leavins
Conductor, Marcus Dods COLOGNE RADIO ORCHESTRA
Conducted by CURT CREMER Recording made available by courtesy of West German Radio

Contributors

Conducted By: Curt Cremer

: THE HOLLOW HILLS

Primitive man found a home in the hill caves of the Dordogne valley and in them painted aspects of the life he saw around him. C. GORDON GLOVER recalls a journey to Lascaux only a few years after these paintings came to light.

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Glover

: AFTERNOON THEATRE

Flowering Cherry by Robert Bolt with Michael Denison and Dulcie Cray
Apple trees in blossom, with a few white hens on the grass and some high white clouds in a blue sky; it's a sight for the gods, it's Shangri-la.
Produced by RONALD MASON
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Denison
Produced By: Ronald Mason

: HOME THIS AFTERNOON

A family magazine introduced by POLLY Ei. wes and including:
At Your Invitation:
Fanny Cradock , chosen by listeners as this month's guest. answers questions sent in The liberation of Paris: on the twenty-fifth anniversary HARRY HUBNER talks to Bob Ross about his four-year internment in St. Denis prison
From the library van: ELIZABETH SEAGER recommends three novels that have kept her riveted
Life in the miners' rows: JAN WEBSTER recalls a Lanarkshire childhood

Contributors

Introduced By: Polly Ei.
Unknown: Fanny Cradock
Unknown: Bob Ross
Unknown: Elizabeth Seager
Unknown: Jan Webster

: STORY TIME

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe abridged by NEVILLE TELLER as an eight-part reading
Read by NORMAN RODWAY
Part 8: In which I relate the final journeyings of an old man, and all that occurred when I travelled by land from China to The Hague, and thus home to England to spend my last years in blessed peace.
Produced by Ronald Mason
Broadcast on Oct. 7, 1965

Contributors

Unknown: Robinson Crusoe
Unknown: Daniel Defoe
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Read By: Norman Rodway
Produced By: Ronald Mason

: 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 BOB HOLNESS
Produced by the South East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By: Bob Holness

: The Archers

Contributors

Written By: Bruno Milna

: TWENTY QUESTIONS

ANONA WINN, JOY
ADAMSON NORMAN HACKFORTH , PETER GLAZE with a mystery guest and DAVID FRANKLIN in the chair
Produced by Bobby Jaye
Pre-recorded at The Paris, Lower
Regent Street. London, S.W.I

Contributors

Unknown: Adamson Norman Hackforth
Unknown: David Franklin
Produced By: Bobby Jaye

: The Proms: Verdi Requiem

from the Royal Albert Hall London
PILAR LORENGAR (soprano) JANIS MARTIN (mezzo-soprano) CHARLES CRAIG (tenor) DAVID WARD (bass)
BBC CHORUS
BBC CHORAL SOCIETY
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Eli Goren
Conducted by LORIN MAAZEL

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano: Janis Martin
Leader: Eli Goren
Conducted By: Lorin Maazel

: FIFTY-FIVE COLUMNS

by Usha Priyamyada adapted by JAMES BRABAZON with Zohra Segal , Rani Dube and David Spenser
Fifty two—fifty three—fifty-four— fifty-five: fifty-five columns. You come out here and count the columns when something's wrong.
Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Unknown: Usha Priyamyada
Adapted By: James Brabazon
Unknown: Zohra Segal
Unknown: Rani Dube
Unknown: David Spenser
Produced By: David Davis
Sushma: Rani Dube
Meenoo: Eva Haddon
Neel: David Spenser
Mother: Zohra Segal
Miss Shastri: Margaret Wolfit
Mrs Rai ChaudSri: Esme Sen
Mother-in-law: Kathleen Helme
Bhanvari: Heather Emmanuel

: TEN O'CLOCK

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

Contributors

Introduces: Antony Brown

: Accidents Don't Happen, They Are Caused: 1: The Way We Die Now

A series of five programmes in which Angela Pain enquires into the causes of road accidents and the measures which might be taken to slow down their apparently inexorable increase.
Road accidents are a major cause of death and maiming in Great Britain - and for that national burden of guilt we tend to find a scapegoat in the person of the car-driver. Is this a valid view of the situation?

: NEWS SUMMARY

: A BOOK AT BEDTIME

The Land God Gave to Cain by HAMMOND INNES abridged by Nan Macdonald
Read by HENRY STAMPER Produced by John Cardy
First of fifteen instalments
A cry for help sent out over the air from the most desolate place on earth. Had Ian Ferguson 's father really picked up that SOS in London? Or had he imagined it?

Contributors

Unknown: Hammond Innes
Abridged By: Nan MacDonald
Read By: Henry Stamper
Produced By: John Cardy
Unknown: Ian Ferguson

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

GERARD CARTIGNY
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Gerard Cartigny

: Closedown









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