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A weekly magazine for amateur gardeners
Introduced by FRED WHITSEY including the fifth in a monthly series on making a new garden: this week further advice on the selection of shrubs and on the construction of a patio
GEORGE GILLARD gives advice on the week's work
Produced by George Sigsworth

Contributors

Introduced By:
Fred Whitsey
Unknown:
George Gillard
Produced By:
George Sigsworth

Second Year Russian
Twenty lessons in spoken Russian, planned in conjunction with the University of Essex
Written and presented by L. M. O'TOOLE
13: Valya has telephoned with MARINA RYAN, TANIA KELIM MARIA SABUSSKY. VICTOR GREGORIY
Last week's broadcast (Study on 3)

Contributors

Presented By:
L. M. O'Toole
Unknown:
Tania Kelim
Unknown:
Maria Sabussky.

A series about English writing and writers, planned in conjunction with a National Extension College correspondence course.
13: ' The Tempest '
DAVID GRUGEON relates this play to the tragedies that preceded it: TREVOR NUNN discusses the effects of the move of Shakespeare's company to an indoor theatre.
Script by Jack Roberts
Last week's broadcast (Study on 3)

Contributors

Unknown:
Trevor Nunn
Script By:
Jack Roberts

Two stories by GEORGES SIMENON , dramatised in twenty episodes by Paul Couster , are combined with language practice for those who already know some French. with PIERRE VALMER as Maigret Le chien jaune
Part 1: A well-known resident of Concarneau is shot on a dark winter night and Maigret is called in to investigate.
Introduced by KATIA ELLIS and Louis BLONCOURT with Emile de Harven
Georges Lambert , René Goujon
Last week's broadcast (Study on 3) This week's Study on 3 and accompanying publications: page 36

Contributors

Stories By:
Georges Simenon
Unknown:
Paul Couster
Unknown:
Pierre Valmer
Introduced By:
Katia Ellis
Unknown:
Louis Bloncourt
Unknown:
Emile de Harven
Unknown:
Georges Lambert

BILL HARTLEY introduces:
JOHN J. LEEMING on his book Road Accidents - Prevent or Punish
JOHN B. TURNER , j.p., of the Magistrates' Association on the treatment of motoring offenders
PAT GREGORY of the R.A.C. with some helpful motoring 'don'ts'
MONTY GOOD, an expert on brake linings, on development and maintenance together with topical news and the latest traffic information
Produced by Jim Pestridge

Contributors

Introduces:
Bill Hartley
Unknown:
John J. Leeming
Unknown:
John B. Turner
Unknown:
Pat Gregory
Produced By:
Jim Pestridge

A spontaneous discussion by RT. HON. ANTHONY BARBER, M.P
LORD SOPER
ANNE ALLEN
DR. JOHN RAE
Chairman, DAVID JACOBS
Produced by Michael Bowen from Jubilee Hall , Stoke Canon. Devon
Last Friday's broadcast (Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Rt. Hon. Anthony Barber, M.P
Unknown:
Lord Soper
Unknown:
Anne Allen
Unknown:
Dr. John Rae
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Produced By:
Michael Bowen
Unknown:
Jubilee Hall

by David Bartlett
with Barbara Mitchell and Bryan Pringle

One thing about being dead and alive at the same time ... you get to know what's what about who's who.

(Bryan Pringle is in "Close the Coalhouse Door" at the Fortune Theatre, London)

Contributors

Writer:
David Bartlett
Producer:
Gerry Jones
Mary Baxter:
Kathleen Helme
Tom Baxter:
Bryan Pringle
Frank Baxter:
Nigel Lambert
Pete:
Sean Arnold
Dan:
John Pullen
Fred:
Brian Hauines
Melissa:
Barbara Mitchell
Joe:
John Bryning
Bob Matthews:
Lockwood West

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Guest:
Rt. Rev. Trevor Huddleston , C.R. Bishop of Stepney
A room's new lease of life
ADRIENNE SPANIER
You and your dustbin
JOHN WHITELEY
A new book on the temperance movement
NORMAN LONGMATE, KAY EVANS
The works of J. B. Priestley
IRENE THOMAS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Marjorie Anderson
Unknown:
Rev. Trevor Huddleston
Unknown:
Adrienne Spanier
Unknown:
John Whiteley
Unknown:
Kay Evans
Unknown:
J. B. Priestley
Unknown:
Irene Thomas

Scotland v. Wales
Commentary by ALUN WILLIAMS and JOHN DOWNIE during the second half of today's game from Murrayfield
The first half can be heard on Radio 3 (Sport)
See page 32

Contributors

Commentary By:
Alun Williams
Commentary By:
John Downie

A radio competition for bands
Round 1: Programme 6
Hammond Sauce Works Band
Conductor, GEOFFREY WHITHAM v.
St. Dennis Silver Band
Conductor, E. J. Williams
Adjudicators: HARRY MORTIMER CAPTAIN TREVOR L. SHARPE FRANK WRIGHT
Introduced by JOHN DUNN
Produced by William Relton

Contributors

Conductor:
Geoffrey Whitham
Conductor:
E. J. Williams
Unknown:
Harry Mortimer
Unknown:
Captain Trevor L. Sharpe
Unknown:
Frank Wright
Introduced By:
John Dunn
Produced By:
William Relton

A male reply to Petticoat Line CYRIL FLETCHER , DAVID FRANKLIN HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BRIAN MATTHEW take the masculine point of view in answer to the Petticoat Line broadcast last week
In the chair, MICHAEL SMEE
Produced by John Cassels
Pre-recorded at The Playhouse.
Northumberland Ave... London. W.C.2
Shortened version: Tues., 12 noon

Contributors

Unknown:
Cyril Fletcher
Unknown:
David Franklin
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Brian Matthew
Produced By:
John Cassels

The third of four programmes of music performed by members of the Strauss family during their visits to this country. This week covers the first visit in 1885 by Eduard Strauss.
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, MARCUS DODS
Introduced by IRÈNE PRADOR
Produced by Allan Giles
Before an invited audience in the Camden Theatre, London. Tickets can be obtained from [address removed], enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown:
Eduard Strauss.
Produced By:
Allan Giles

Time and the Conways by J. B. Priestley
' No, Time's only a kind of dream, Kay. If it wasn't it would have to destroy everything - the whole universe - and then remake it again every tenth of a second. But Time doesn't destroy anything. It merely moves us on - in this life - from one peephole to the next.'
Cast in order of speaking:
Acts 1 and 3 take place on an autumn night in 1919: Act 2 on an autumn night in 1938
Produced by ALAN AYCKBOURN
Repeated: Monday, 3.15 p.m.
See page 34
'Bright Shadow' by J. B. Priestley: Sunday at 2.30

Contributors

Unknown:
J. B. Priestley
Unknown:
J. B. Priestley
Hazel:
Ellzabeth Bell
Mrs Conway:
Penelope Lee
Carol:
Stephanie Turner
Alan:
Colln Edwynn
Madge:
Elizabeth Ashton
Kay:
Heather Stoney
Joan Helford:
Patricia Doyle
Gerald Thornton:
John Linstrum
Ernest Beevers:
Douglas Fielding
Robin:
David Valla

ANNA FORD
JOHN HARGREAVES
ANTONY JAY join BRIAN REDHEAD in a late-evening conversation
Produced by John Musgrave

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Ford
Unknown:
John Hargreaves
Unknown:
Antony Jay
Unknown:
Brian Redhead
Produced By:
John Musgrave

Mozart
Sonata in F major (K.497) played by CELIA ARIELI and PETER WALLFISCH (piano duet)
Twelfth and last of a series of programmes of Mozart's piano music.

Contributors

Played By:
Celia Arieli
Piano:
Peter Wallfisch

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