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A series of three talks on the North Atlantic voyages of the Norsemen by Gwyn Jones author of a new English translation of the Icelandic chronicle. Bgil's Saga
1-Westwards to Iceland
(circa 860)
Professor Jones describes how the accidental discovery of Iceland came about just in time to provide new homes and new estates for the dispossessed Norwegian barons whose lands were about to be overrun by King Harald Fairhair :

Contributors

Unknown:
Gwyn Jones
Unknown:
King Harald Fairhair

Harry Davidson 's Orchestra Conducted by Sidney Davey
Guest artist, Billie Baker
Introduced by Rex Palmer
Master of Ceremonies,
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Fredric Bayco
The dances: Waltz; Bradford Barn Dance: La Mascotte; Kingsway Sauntet ; Veleta: On Leave Foxtrot; Boston Twostep; Georgella Blues; Valse Superbe
The songs: The Desert Song; The Honeysuckle and the Bee

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Davidson
Conducted By:
Sidney Davey
Artist:
Billie Baker
Introduced By:
Rex Palmer
Unknown:
Charles Crathorn
Produced By:
Fredric Bayco

From the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television during the past seven days Gale Pedrick selects highlights that listeners may have missed or might like to hear again
Introduced by John Ellison
Edited by John Haslam

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Ellison
Edited By:
John Haslam

The second of three contests
London:
Denis Brogan , Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master,
Gilbert Harding Dublin:
Alec Newman , Noel Peart
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
Presented by Robert Gladwell

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Brogan
Unknown:
Cedric Cliffe
Unknown:
Gilbert Harding
Unknown:
Alec Newman
Unknown:
Noel Peart
Unknown:
Lionel Hale
Presented By:
Robert Gladwell

Regional Variations (3)

Cricket: Lancashire v. Sussex, Blackpool; Yorkshire v. M.C.C., Scarborough '

BBC Home Service North

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

A weekly exploration of the BBC Sound Archives
Listen
A monthly magazine of recordings from the past and present including
Gwyn Thomas, who considers some aspects of the Land of Song
Dylan Thomas, talking about the 'lecture circuit' in the United States
Edited and introduced by Denys Gueroult

Contributors

Unknown:
Dylan Thomas
Introduced By:
Denys Gueroult

For Children of Most Ages
'Treasure Island'
Robert Louis Stevenson 's adventure story abridged by Barbara Henderson and read in ten episodes by Derek McCulloch
10 (and last)-' Treasure hunt '
5.15 Clothed all in Green-Ho
Fifteen minutes of song and dance on ' that part of the spectrum which cometh between blue and yellow'
Presented on gramophone records by David
5.30 For Older Children
Down to the Sea
A magazine from East Anglia of ships and the sea
CAPTAIN F. B. LAW, Lowestoft Navigation School, on going to sea as an apprentice
JONAS OXLEY, cox'n of Walton-on-Naze Lifeboat, on his pet seal, Sammy JASPER GREENGRASS, trawlerman. on fishing up a basking shark
FRED GRICE, Lowestoft smacksman. on ship-spotting for profit and a sea song from NICKY BACK
Arranged and introduced by Roy Clark
Produced by Derek Dingle

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Louis Stevenson
Abridged By:
Barbara Henderson
Unknown:
Derek McCulloch
Introduced By:
Roy Clark
Produced By:
Derek Dingle

An enquiry into his existence and possible nature
Introduced and guided by Gerald Durrell with contributions and discussion by: H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece
Sir John Hunt . Ella Maillart
Odette Tchernine
Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf
Dr. W. C. Osman Hill
Ralph Izzard , Eric Shipton
C. R. Stonor
Reader, Hugh Manning
Programme produced by Terence Tiller

Contributors

Unknown:
Gerald Durrell
Unknown:
Sir John Hunt
Unknown:
Ella Maillart
Unknown:
Odette Tchernine
Unknown:
Professor C. von Furer-Haimendorf
Unknown:
Dr. W. C. Osman Hill
Unknown:
Ralph Izzard
Unknown:
Eric Shipton
Reader:
C. R. Stonor
Reader:
Hugh Manning
Produced By:
Terence Tiller

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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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