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by Frank W. Lane
A farmer in a cornfield is in more danger of being attacked by a pumpkin than a swimmer is of being attacked by an octopus.'
Mr. Lane, author of The Kingdom of the Octopus, disagrees with this opinion. From a study of the macabre experiences of frogmen and swimmers, he has concluded that octopuses are more dangerous than pumpkins.

Contributors

Writer:
Frank W. Lane

RHYTHM AND MELODY
Choir of Hendon County Grammar School
(Trained and conducted by Charles Western )
Winifred Davey (piano)
Programme introduced by Gladys Whitred
11.20 GEOGRAPHY. Syria-part of the United Arab Republic. Script by Edward Hodgkin .
11.40 INTERMEDIATE GERMAN: 'Erika und die scheme Aussicht eine Geschichte von Bergen, Sonne, und Nebel; und von Furcht und Freude. Manuskript von Milo Sperber. (BBC recording)

Contributors

Conducted By:
Charles Western
Piano:
Winifred Davey
Introduced By:
Gladys Whitred
Script By:
Edward Hodgkin

ADVENTURES IN ENGLISH. 'The Truants : an adventure story by J. C. Badcock
2.20 SCIENCE AND THE COMMUNITY. Science and Your Food. 10—Storing Food. Script by Thora James
2.40 STORIES FROM BRITISH HISTORY. Robert Falcon Scott. Script by Antony Brown

Contributors

Story By:
J. C. Badcock
Script By:
Thora James
Unknown:
Robert Falcon Scott.
Script By:
Antony Brown

Regional Variations (2)

Service in Gaelic.

BBC Home Service Scottish

The Championships at Wimbledon Latest results and commentary by Raymond Glendenning and Max Robertson , with summaries and comments by Alf Chave
From the All England Club
Henley Royal Regatta
Commentary by John Hinde and John Snagge
The Open Championship
Further news from Tom Scott

Contributors

Commentary By:
Raymond Glendenning
Commentary By:
Max Robertson
Unknown:
Alf Chave
Commentary By:
John Hinde
Commentary By:
John Snagge
Unknown:
Tom Scott

For Children of Most Ages
For Your Bookshelf
Holiday Reading
A review of some of the new books by Fielden Hughes
5.25 May We Recommend
' Clover ' by Susan Coolidge and 'The Splendid Spur ' by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Some episodes from these two books chosen and dramatised by Marion MacWilliam and Ian G. Ball
Taking part:
Effie Morrison , Bryden Murdoch
Joan Fitzpatrick , Leonard Maguire
Ian Sadler , Lesley Fraser
David Webster , Angela Lowe
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden

Contributors

Unknown:
Fielden Hughes
Unknown:
Susan Coolidge
Unknown:
Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
Dramatised By:
Marion MacWilliam
Dramatised By:
Ian G. Ball
Unknown:
Effie Morrison
Unknown:
Bryden Murdoch
Unknown:
Joan Fitzpatrick
Unknown:
Leonard Maguire
Unknown:
Ian Sadler
Unknown:
Lesley Fraser
Unknown:
David Webster
Unknown:
Angela Lowe
Produced By:
Kathleen Garscadden

Regional Variations (6)

News, sport

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News, sport.

BBC Home Service Midland

News. sport.

BBC Home Service Scottish

News, sport. News in Welsh.

BBC Home Service Welsh

News, sport.

BBC Home Service North

For the South-East of England
6.15 Local news followed by Reports and comments
6.37 app. London Stock Market report
6.15 6.25 VHF: Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s) for the South Coast:
Area news and weather summary

Regional Variations (2)

Festival of Wales. Trevor Anthony (bass), Granville Jones (violin); BBC Welsh Orchestra, conducted by Arwel Hughes.

BBC Home Service Welsh

Unforgettable memories throughout the years recalled by Freddy Grisewood played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky with Joan Butler
Philip Hattey , James Moody
BBC Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
Programme written by Dick Richards
Produced by John Tylee
The programme includes music from ' Ivanhoe.' ' Don Giovanni ,' ' The Belle of New York'; also the Warsaw Concerto

Contributors

Recalled By:
Freddy Grisewood
Leader:
William Armon
Conductor:
Vilem Tausky
Unknown:
Joan Butler
Unknown:
Philip Hattey
Unknown:
James Moody
Unknown:
Alan G. Melville
Written By:
Dick Richards
Produced By:
John Tylee
Unknown:
Don Giovanni

Nancy Price , Richard Hurndall and Denys Blakelock with Arthur Young in ' TURN OF
THE CENTURY'
A comedy for radio by Michael Brett
Produced by H. B. Fortuin

Contributors

Unknown:
Nancy Price
Unknown:
Richard Hurndall
Unknown:
Denys Blakelock
Unknown:
Arthur Young
Unknown:
Michael Brett
Produced By:
H. B. Fortuin
Stella:
Judy Bailey
Frederick Elton:
Arthur Young
George Maxwell:
Richard Hurndall
Hedge-trimmer:
Ronald Baddiley
Johnny:
Frank Windsor
Joyce:
Betty Hardy
Judith Mellowes:
Joan Matheson
Henry Mellowes:
Denys Blakelock
Sarah Mellowes:
Nancy Price
Mary Anderson:
Betty Hardy

A monthly programme, the only regular one of its kind, in which radio is used to link speakers in London and other world centres to exchange views on important issues of common interest
Chairman in London
Robert McKenzie
The subjects dealt with in Radio Link are always highly topical. They, and the names of the speakers, will be announced shortly before each broadcast.

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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About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More