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PAUL TILLEY talks about mechanical music-making and introduces examples
Music machines have, many of them. a long and distinguished history. Paul Tilley describes some of the extraordinary inventions of ancient times, but those he plays mostly originate from the latter half of the last century which was perhaps the golden age of music produced in this manner.

Contributors

Talks:
Paul Tilley
Unknown:
Paul Tilley

BBC SCOTTISH RADIO ORCHESTRA Leader, Ian Tyre
Conductor, IAIN SUTHERLAND with songs from BELLE GONZALEZ
Introduced by DAVID DUNHILL

Contributors

Leader:
Ian Tyre
Conductor:
Iain Sutherland
Introduced By:
David Dunhill

by Simon Raven tA comedy series in six parts depicting some improbable aspects of life in a Cambridge College.
2: The Feast
Under the guidance of Lovelace Dunkerton, Tutor of Judas, College hospitality to two distinguished visitors takes a curious form.
Cast for the week: Friday

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Raven

Let Time Roll Backward
At the beginning of the year Richard Church has some observations on growing old, with the help of recordings from the BBC Sound Archives
Produced by Harold Rogers

Contributors

Produced By:
Harold Rogers

A family magazine introduced from Nottingham by Eric ROBERTS and including:
Writing in the Sun: CECIL ROBERTS invites Michael Gilliam to his Mediterranean home and talks about his life as an author
Three Books: KEN STOCKHAM , County Librarian for Nottinghamshire, picks three books published last year which he intends to re-read in this the new year
Beauty a la Carte: Roy GILLARD has a go at a Beauty Farm where clients of all ages can eat as much as they like, and enjoy manipulation under all kinds of machines

Contributors

Unknown:
Eric Roberts
Unknown:
Cecil Roberts
Unknown:
Michael Gilliam
Unknown:
Ken Stockham
Unknown:
Roy Gillard

Toytown
A series of the plays by S. G. Hulme Beaman
1. A Sea Voyage
Produced by CLAIRE CHOVIL
Broadcast on January 7, 1963

Contributors

Unknown:
S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By:
Claire Chovil
Larry:
Derek McCulloch
Narrator:
Derek McCulloch
Ernest:
Peter Claugiiton
Mayor:
Felix Felton
Mr Growser:
John Glyn-Jones
Inventor:
Ivan Samson
Magician:
Norman Shelley
Mayor's Secretary:
Norman Shelley
Doctor:
Preston Lockwood
Captain Salt:
Norman Shelley
Bosun:
Ivan Samson

Latest regional news-The stories behind the headlines-Scotland Yard Calling-South-East Sport - MICHAEL BROOKE looks at listeners' letters in Postscript
Introduced by BOB HOLNESS
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Brooke
Introduced By:
Bob Holness

Listeners' letters and points of difference aired by Renee Houston, Eleanor Summerfield, Pamela Townsend, Bettine Le Beau
In the chair, Anona Winn
Devised by Anona Winn and Ian Messiter
Announcer, Angela Buckland
Pre-recorded at The Playhouse, Northumberland Avenue, London. W.C.2.
(Shortened version: Thursday, 12.00)

Contributors

Panellist:
Renee Houston
Panellist:
Eleanor Summerfield
Panellist:
Pamela Townsend
Panellist:
Bettine Le Beau
Chairwoman:
Anona Winn
Devised by:
Anona Winn
Devised by:
Ian Messiter
Announcer:
Angela Buckland
Producer:
John Cassels

A portrait, with records, of the great operatic soprano, based on her memoirs Playing my Part
Compiled by Hilary Pym
Introduced by Felix FELTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Hilary Pym
Introduced By:
Felix Felton

by John Masefield
A radio adaptation of the play with
Shall the sins of the dead be visited upon the living, and is there no regret or compassion in the hearts of those who have gone on before?
The action takes place in the ancestral home of the Holtspur family during the early 1920s.
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
(Ronald Lewis is in 'The Flip Side' at the Apollo Theatre, London)
See page 20

Contributors

Author:
John Masefield
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
Produced By:
Ronald Lewis
Melloney:
Angela Thorne
Lonny Copshrews:
Ronald Lewis
Two elderly retainers - Kezia:
Marjorie Westbury
Two elderly retainers - Bethia:
Betty Hardy
Man in Armour:
John Wyse
Susan Jones:
Alexa Romanes
Myrtle West:
Alexa Romanes
Jake Holtspur:
Ralph Truman
Minnie Bracknell:
Beth Boyd
Aline Copshrews, Lonny's wife:
Cecile Chevreau
Lady Mento:
Lesley Dean
Bunny Mento her son:
Douglas Hankin
Jemima Jones:
Pauline Letts
Peter Jones:
Harry Patterson
Maria Jones:
Carol Marsh
Lenda Copshrews, Lonny's daughter:
Patricia Gallimore

Ten programmes concerned with the future of Man
1: Mankind can have a Future
Contributors include:
THE RT. HON.
PHILIP NOEL-BAKER , M.P.
PROFESSOR C. H. WADDINGTON
DR. ALEX COMFORT
DR. LINUS PAULING
DR. HERMANN BONDI
PROFESSOR G. M. CARSTAIRS
DR. FRANK FRASER DARLING
Programmes edited and introduced by LORD RITCHIE -CALDER
Series produced by Rex Keating of Unesco Radio
Recording
The Nature of Peace: Tuesday

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Noel-Baker
Unknown:
Professor C. H. Waddington
Unknown:
Dr. Alex Comfort
Unknown:
Dr. Linus Pauling
Unknown:
Dr. Hermann Bondi
Unknown:
Professor G. M. Carstairs
Unknown:
Dr. Frank Fraser Darling
Duced By:
Lord Ritchie -Calder
Produced By:
Rex Keating

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