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A Portrait of my Aunt by Frederick Oughton
In that back street of terraced houses in Birmingham they thought of her as a sublime combination of Dr. Barnardo, the R.S.P.C.A., a free lawyer, and their universal provider in time of need. As a matter of fact, she was a professional money lender.


Frederick Oughton

LET'S JOIN IN. ' Bear Princess': an adaptation of Ruth Ainsworth's Red Indian tale about a tomboy who won the admiration of her tribe
2.20 ADVENTURES IN MUSIC. ' La BOUtique Fantasque': first of two illustrated talks by John Hosier on the ballet
2.40 HISTORY II. Poverty and Crime in London. Script by Jo Manton


John Hosier
Script By:
Jo Manton

by Rowland Garforth
Other parts played by John Barrie
Alison Bayley , Pauline Lund Brian Mosley , Renee Stanton
Plays produced by Colin Shaw in the BBC's North of England studios


Rowland Garforth
Played By:
John Barrie
Played By:
Alison Bayley
Pauline Lund
Brian Mosley
Renee Stanton
Produced By:
Colin Shaw
Fred Oldroyd:
Robert Wallace
Annie Oldroyd:
Mildred Dyson
Richard Kendal:
Donald Avison
Bessie Oldroyd:
Louise Jervis

from St. John's College,
Versicles and Responses (Tomkins) Psalms 32, 33, and 34 First Lesson: Isaiah 55
Magnificat (Noble in B minor)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 6, vv. 19-end
Nunc dimittis (Noble in B minor) Creed, Suffrages. Collects
Anthem: 0. Lord, make thy servant
Elizabeth (Byrd)
Prayers Blessing
Hymn: Sing alleluya forth In loyal praise
Organist and Choirmaster,
George Guest
Organ student, Peter White


Peter White

' The Goat Pablito'
Serial story for younger children by John D. Stewart read by Cicely
5—' Pablito meets some Friends '
5.10 For Older Children
' The Mystine Mutation'
A new adventure of Professor Mallory
Written for broadcasting in six episodes by Marjorie Wynn-Williams
5 — 'The Search'
Production by Lorraine Davies
Professor Mallory and his friends have found that the missing research student, Lee Cantrill, has been secretly experimenting with Mystine, a new narcotic drug which also acts as a growth promoter. However, from a bundle of papers written in Spanish Mallory learns that Mystine was actually discovered by a South American scientist more than ten years ago. Greatly interested in Cantrill's experiments is a certain Dr. Zeist; also Milo de Rivas, another research worker. And when the existence of a tribe of double-sized rats proves that the increased growth can be inherited, the Professor suddenly realises that Mystine has the most alarming possibilities.
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by Canon Eric Heaton


John D. Stewart
Marjorie Wynn-Williams
Production By:
Lorraine Davies
Conducted By:
Canon Eric Heaton
Professor Roger Mallory:
Ivor Maddox
Jane, his niece:
Gwenyth Petty
Philip Lorn:
John Darran
David Gray:
Basil Jones
John Jenkins:
Jack Walters
Professor Taylor:
Michael Aspel
Inspector Daniels:
Prysor Williams
Milo de Rivas:
Dennis Charlton
Miss Wilson:
Ennis Tinnusche
Dr Zeist:
Michael C Browne

The Industrial Revolution
A series of six programmes by Asa Briggs
Professor of Modern History in the University of Leeds 5-Human Relations in a New Industrial Society
Professor Briggs introduces T. C. Barker , Lecturer in Economic History in the London School of Economics, and they discuss how the new social institutions such as the industrial town and the factory affected the people. Were they better or worse off? Was there much unemployment? Did the new factories raise problems of discipline? What problems faced the town-dwellers?


Asa Briggs
Professor Briggs
T. C. Barker

Evelyn Cheesman, David Attenborough, Gerald Durrell
Chairman, James Fisher
The zoos and natural history museums of the world owe much to those enterprising and disinterested collectors of animals and insects, who travel far afield and exercise the greatest initiative in capturing, feeding, and 'bringing them back alive.'


Evelyn Cheesman
David Attenborough
Gerald Durrell
James Fisher

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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