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First edition
A breakfast - time magazine. bringing you news, views, and interviews
Peter Scott rocket-netting geese
The New Shakespeare Theatre
Shopping list
Introduced by Alan Skempton followed by MORNING MUSIC


Peter Scott
Introduced By:
Alan Skempton

Blest are the pure in heart (S.P. 455:
A. and M. 261; C.H. 478; P. and H. 136: Tune, Franconia)
Interlude: 'Solomon's Dream'
Prayers: the Prayer for Purity; the Lord's Prayer
Forth in thv name. 0 Lord. I go
(S.P. 29. A. and M. 8, C.H. 651. all omitting v. 2; P. and H. 174: Tune. Angels' Song)

TRAVEL TALKS. On the Steppes of Central Asia. Script by Basil David son.
2.20 THE bible AND LIFE. Everyday Life in the Time of the Prophets. 6-A Prisoner of War. Script by Margaret Boys
2.40 SENIOR ENGLISH I. ' The Elephants of Sargabal ' bv René Guillot, adapted for broadcasting by Philippa Pearce. Part 3


Script By:
Basil David
Broadcasting By:
Philippa Pearce.

5.00 'The Boy with the Green Thumb'
A series of six stories written by Barbara Euphan Todd and told by Eve
4: 'The People Plant'

5.15 For Older Children
Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley in 'The Red-Headed League'
The fourth of six Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Scene: London in the year 1890


Stories By:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Dramatised By:
Felix Felton
Martyn C. Webster
Sherlock Holmes:
Carleton Hobbs
Dr Watson:
Norman Shelley
Jabez Wilson, a pawnbroker:
Felix Felton
Peter Jones, of Scotland Yard:
Humphrey Morton
Duncan Ross, of the Red-Headed League:
Simon Lack
Vincent Spaulding:
Ian Holm
Mr Merryweather, a banker:
George Hagan

Regional Variations (4)

Scope: weekly review of people, places. and events.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Irish Rhythms: BBC Northern Ireland Light Orchestra; conductor, David Currv

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Llanrug and District Silver Prize Band: conductor. W. T. Davies: Elwyn Hughes (baritone): Frank Thomas (piano).

BBC Home Service Welsh

In a series of eight programmes Alan Lomax takes a look at folk music in Britain and introduces the local ballad singers, pipers, and fiddlers discovered by Peter Kennedy, Seamus Ennis, Hamish Henderson, and others.

A folk-song map of the British Isles with work-songs, love-songs, old ballads, and ditties from all the peoples of Britain
Introduced by Alan Lomax with Peter Kennedy and Seamus Ennis
Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Alan Lomax
Peter Kennedy
Seamus Ennis
Sasha Moorsom

A question and answer programme in which a panel of scientists replies to listeners' questions on science and technology
Guest of the week:
R. C. Sutcliffe. Ph.D., F.R.S.
Director of Research of the Meteorological Office
The Panel:
Robert Boyd , Peter Sykes
G. P. Wells
In the chair, Sam Pollock
If you have a question you would like to put to the panel please write it on a postcard and address it to * Who Knows?,' BBC, Broadcasting House, London, W.i.


Robert Boyd
Peter Sykes
G. P. Wells
Sam Pollock

is discussed by Sir Kenneth Clark , K.C.B.
Dr. Hilde Himmelweit
Reader in Social and Industrial Psychology at London University Dr. J. Bronowski and Dr. Glynne Wickham
Head of the Drama Department
Bristol University
Chairman, Robert McKenzie
Produced by Catherine Dove
This is a simultaneous broadcast with television and is one of its twenty-first birthday programmes.


Sir Kenneth Clark
Dr. Hilde Himmelweit
Dr. Glynne Wickham
Robert McKenzie
Produced By:
Catherine Dove

Regional Variations (2)

A Respectable Suit': new comedy by Huw Prys.

BBC Home Service Welsh

Pearl Hackney , Deryck Guyler and Kenneth Connor
Music under the direction of Peter Akister
Script by Eric Barker
Produced by Charles Maxwell


Pearl Hackney
Deryck Guyler
Kenneth Connor
Peter Akister
Script By:
Eric Barker
Produced By:
Charles Maxwell

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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