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A weekly magazine for amateur gardeners
Introduced by FRED WHITSEY including:
Making a New Garden
In the sixth of the monthly series for young gardeners IAN GREENFIELD gives advice on sowing the lawn
GEORGE GILLARD with the week's work
Produced by George Sigsworth
Gardening with Percy Thrower : page 39

Contributors

Introduced By:
Fred Whitsey
Unknown:
Ian Greenfield
Unknown:
George Gillard
Produced By:
George Sigsworth
Unknown:
Percy Thrower

Second Year Russian
Twenty lessons in spoken Russian. planned in conjunction with the University of Essex.
Written and presented by L. M. O'TOOLE
17: On the Steamer
Last week's broadcast (Study on 3)

Contributors

Presented By:
L. M. O'Toole

A series about English writing and writers, planned in conjunction with a National Extension College correspondence course.
17: The Waste Land
DAVID GRUGEON talks about the cultural and historical setting of T. S. Eliot 's poem. Two teachers, PETER HEWETT and ALAN JONES. discuss, from the Humanist and Christian points of view. the relevance of the poet's comments on life for contemporary readers.
Last week's broadcast (Study on 3)

Contributors

Unknown:
T. S. Eliot
Unknown:
Peter Hewett
Unknown:
Alan Jones.

Two stories by GEORGES SIMENON. dramatised in twenty episodes by Paul Couster , are combined with language practice for those who already know some French.
Le chien jaune: part 5
Last week's broadcast (Study on 3) This week's Study on 3 and accompanying publications: page 44

Contributors

Stories By:
Georges Simenon.
Unknown:
Paul Couster
Actor:
Pierre Valmer

The New Highway Code
BILL HARTLEY leads a discussion with The Minister of Transport
RT. HON. RICHARD MARSH M.P. ,
COURTENAY EDWARDS
Motoring Correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph
Roy DANIELL former Road Safety Officer
MRS. ELWYN REED driving school proprietor and instructor together with topical news and latest road traffic information
Produced by Jim Pestridge

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Hartley
Unknown:
Rt. Hon. Richard Marsh M.P.
Unknown:
Courtenay Edwards
Unknown:
Roy Daniell
Unknown:
Mrs. Elwyn Reed
Produced By:
Jim Pestridge

A spontaneous discussion by CHRISTOPHER CHATAWAY LADY ANTONIA FRASER JOHN MACKINTOSH M.P. , JACK LONGLAND
Chairman. DAVID JACOBS
Produced by Michael Bowen from Wolverhampton Grammar School
Last Friday's broadcast (Radio 2)

Contributors

Unknown:
Christopher Chataway
Unknown:
Lady Antonia Fraser
Unknown:
John MacKintosh M.P.
Unknown:
Jack Longland
Unknown:
David Jacobs
Produced By:
Michael Bowen

Cloth of gold do not despise
Though thou art matched with cloth of frize.
Cloth of frize be not too bold
Though thou art matched with cloth of gold
An account of the secret marriage of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, with the younger sister of Henry VIII, the Princess Mary Rose
Compiled from contemporary documents by ALISON PLOWDEN
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS
Broadcast on May 27. 1965

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Plowden
Produced By:
Joe Burroughs
Princess Mary:
Prunella Scales
eharles Brandon:
Charles Hodgson
Thomas Wolsey:
Alan Wheatley
Narrator ,:
Richard Hurndall

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Guest:
The Very Rev. Martin Sullivan Dean of St. Paul's
First-hand account of a shipwreck
ELIZABETH CURZEN and LYN MACDONALD
Mah Jong enthusiast
GEOFFREY CHESSUM
The tourist attraction of Wales TERESA MCGONAGLE
Care of the Feet: corns and callouses
A CHIROPODIST and VERONICA PAPWORTH
All because the Museums were shut written and read by JAMES MCMANUS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Marjorie Anderson
Unknown:
Very Rev. Martin Sullivan
Unknown:
Elizabeth Curzen
Unknown:
Lyn MacDonald
Unknown:
Mah Jong
Unknown:
Geoffrey Chessum
Unknown:
Wales Teresa McGonagle
Unknown:
Veronica Papworth
Read By:
James McManus

A radio competition for bands
Round 2: Programme 2
Cowpen and Crofton Workmen's Band
Conductor, JOHN CARR v.
Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band
Conductor, JACK ATHERTON
Adjudicators, HARRY MORTIMER CAPTAIN TREVOR L. SHARPE FRANK WRIGHT
Introduced by JOHN DUNN
Produced by William Relton

Contributors

Conductor:
John Carr
Conductor:
Jack Atherton
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
DANNY BLANCHFLOWER COLONEL Sammy Lohan HUMPHREY LYTTELTON BERNARD SPEAR 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:
Danny Blanchflower
Unknown:
Colonel Sammy Lohan
Unknown:
Humphrey Lyttelton
Unknown:
Bernard Spear
Produced By:
John Cassels

St. David's Festival of Music
GARETH DAVIES conducts the BBC WELSH ORCHESTRA Leader, John Bacon in a programme of music for all the family
Maureen Guy (mezzo-soprano) THE GENTLEMEN SONGSTERS
Introduced by IWAN THOMAS Produced by Arnold Lewis and John Meloy
Beforo an invited audience in the Concert Hall, Broadcasting House, Llandaff
Including music from The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart) and Faust (Gounod): A Welsh Rhapsody (German): and a specially commissioned work by Gareth Davies.

Contributors

Unknown:
Gareth Davies
Leader:
John Bacon
Mezzo-Soprano:
Maureen Guy
Introduced By:
Iwan Thomas
Unknown:
Arnold Lewis
Unknown:
John Meloy
Unknown:
Gareth Davies.

Investigation by McGregor Urquhart and Cecil Madden adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS
A successful detective unexpectedly finds himself the chief suspect in an ' unofficial ' enquiry into a twenty-year-old murder mystery.
Produced by MARTIN JENKINS
Katherine Parr is in ' The Secretary Bird ' at the Savoy Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown:
McGregor Urquhart
Unknown:
Cecil Madden
Unknown:
Peggy Wells
Produced By:
Martin Jenkins
Produced By:
Katherine Parr
Supt Falcon:
Allan Clthbertson
Janet Griersmead:
Aline Waites
Harry Griersmead:
Michael Spice
Mrs Griersmead:
Katiierine Parr
Cyril Lungar:
John Bentley
Det. Chief Insp. Canin Roob:
Colin Douglas
Sarah Hopkins:
Frances Jeater

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