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Regional Variations (3)

Round-up of events

BBC Home Service West

Signpost: East Midlands

BBC Home Service Midland

by Richard Musman
The nuns were all in prison, or hiding, and the Convent had been turned into a museum, with a guide who mocked. Richard Musman tells the tragic story of the Sisters of Santa Monica, Pueblo.

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Musman
Unknown:
Richard Musman

A radio play by PHILIP LEVENE with Tom Watson
Can Robert Craig really trust his manager, Alan Scott ? Were three accidents in which Robert narrowly escaped death merely coincidences?
Other parts played by Ian Sadler and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by Martyn C. Webster
The recorded broadcast of July 26 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Play By:
Philip Levene
Unknown:
Tom Watson
Unknown:
Robert Craig
Unknown:
Alan Scott
Played By:
Ian Sadler
Produced By:
Martyn C. Webster
Robert Craig:
Tom Watson
Lucy Craig:
Judy Bailey
Alan Scott:
Peter Wilde
Jim Palmer:
James Thomason

played by the Cameron Kerr
Scottish Dance Band
Reel: The Isle of Skye
Jig: The Earl of Errol's Reel
Strathspey: Haughs of Cromdale Reel: Soldier's Joy
Jig: The Rock and the Wee Pickle
Tow
Strathspey: This is no my ain hoose Reel: Jenny Dang the Weaver Highland Schottische

Contributors

Unknown:
Jenny Dang

Regional Variations (4)

The Farmer

BBC Home Service West

Farming and fishing news

BBC Home Service Scottish

A Living from the Land

BBC Home Service Midland

An agricultural weekly
Introduced by Bryan Platt
The Fifteenth
Oxford Farming Conference
' Food and Farming in a Changing World ' is the theme of this year's Farming Conference being held in the Town Hall, Oxford, January 2-4.
CLIFFORD SELLY, in the Oxford studio, discusses the Conference papers with some of the speakers and visitors. Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By:
Bryan Platt
Produced By:
John Greenslade

Toothless in Dixieland by PAUL LINCOLN
Leaving the town band to play with a jazz group makes Elwyn Richards , a Welsh miner, Rugby player, and trumpeter, unpopular. Damaged in a Rugby match, he almost loses his chances in a Dixieland competition.
3.30 app.
Back to the Roots by HENRY WILLIAMS
David, a young Welshman, caught in the rat race of the commercial world, has an opportunity of returning to his native country, Wales. Will he make the most of the opportunity?
Both plays produced by Herbert Davies s

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Lincoln
Unknown:
Elwyn Richards
Unknown:
Henry Williams
Produced By:
Herbert Davies
Ernie:
E. J Baldock
Sam Morris:
Leuan Rhys Williams
Cled Watkins:
Dillwyn Owen
Len Evans:
John Darran
Tom Protheroe:
Dewi Williams
Elwyn Richards:
Wyn Thomaa
Cohen:
Leonard Mayo
Paddy Ryan:
E J Baldock
Ebenezer Jenkins:
Prysor Williams
Margaret:
Margaret John
Mrs Richards:
Lorna Davies
Daniel:
D L Davies
M C:
Dillwyn Owen
David:
John Darran
Simpson:
Ivor Maddox
Ratcliffe:
E J Baldock
Merrick:
Leonard Mayo
Gwilym:
Ronnie Williams
Anne:
Branwen Lorwerth
Mrs Clarke:
Vera McGregor

from
Bath Abbey Sentence; Confession: Absolution Preces: Responses Psalms 22 and 23 First Lesson: Isaiah 66, w. 1-9 Magnificat (Noble in B minor)
Second Lesson: 1 Thessalonians 2. v. 17. to 3, v. 13
Nunc dimittis (Noble in B minor)
Creed; Lesser Litany: the Lord's
Prayer
Responses; Collects
Anthem: Expectans expectavl
(Charles Wood)
Prayers: the Grace
Voluntary: Carilion (Vierne)
Organist and Master of the Choristers Ernest Maynard

Contributors

Unknown:
Bath Abbey
Unknown:
Ernest Maynard

5.0 JUNIOR TIME
A programme for the fives to eights
Tom Tit Tot
An East Anglian fairy tale told by Eric Fowler
Introduced by Shirley Franklin
5.15 THEATRE QUIZ A contest between two teams of schoolchildren in Bristol and Coventry on questions about the theatre, cinema, radio, and television
Question-Masters: Ronald Russell in the Little Theatre, Bristol and Derek Newton in the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
5.40 THE HOBBIT
The book by J. R. R. Tolkien abridged by Barbara Henderson read in thirteen instalments by David Davis
1: An Unexpected Party
What is a hobbit? I suppose hobbits need some description nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big People, as they call us. They are small people, very much larger than lilliputians, but smaller than dwarfs -and they have no beVds. They are inclined to be fat in the stomach; they dress in bright colours-chiefly green and yellow; wear no shoes, because their feet grow natural leathery soles and thick brown hair like the stuff on their heads-which is curly; have long clever brown fingers, good-natured faces, and deep fruity laughs.

Contributors

Told By:
Eric Fowler
Introduced By:
Shirley Franklin
Question-Masters:
Ronald Russell
Question-Masters:
Derek Newton
Book By:
J. R. R. Tolkien
Abridged By:
Barbara Henderson
Unknown:
David Davis

Regional Variations (7)

News. Round-up of events

BBC Home Service West

News

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News, sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

News. Stock Market report. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

News. Stock Market report

BBC Home Service Midland

News

BBC Home Service North

South-Eastern News
6.30 From the Old Year
' In the South-East' looks back at some of the stories heard in 1960 Introduced by Patrick Harvey
6.57 London Stock Market Report'

Contributors

Introduced By:
Patrick Harvey

Regional Variations (4)

Ulster Farm

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Bandstand Special: Munn and Felton's (Footwear) Band; conductor, Stanley H. Boddington

BBC Home Service Midland

Band of the Scottish Gas Board; conductor, Dugald M. Macbrayne

BBC Home Service Scottish

Mozart
Quintet in D (K.593) played by the Amici String Quartet Lionel Bentley (violin,) Sylvia Cleaver (violin) Harold Harriott (viota) Joy Hall (cello) with Stephen Shingles (viola)

Contributors

Violin:
Lionel Bentley
Violin:
Sylvia Cleaver
Violin:
Harold Harriott
Cello:
Joy Hall
Viola:
Stephen Shingles

A series of five-round contests between London and the Regions
LONDON v. NORTH
ROUND 5
London:
Denis Brogan , Cedric Cliffe
Quiz-Master, Lionel Hale
North:
W. Lyon Blease
Dennis Chapman
Quiz-Master, Stephen Potter
Arranged by Patrick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown:
Denis Brogan
Unknown:
Cedric Cliffe
Unknown:
Lionel Hale
Unknown:
W. Lyon Blease
Unknown:
Dennis Chapman
Unknown:
Stephen Potter
Arranged By:
Patrick Harvey

A true story of life in the back country of Australia by Reginald L. Ottley
' For the moment, I thought I had the hawk beaten; but only for the moment. I could sense its intention. Boy, or no boy, it intended to get that budgie: and hawk or no hawk, I intended otherwise.'

Contributors

Unknown:
Reginald L. Ottley

Regional Variations (5)

Arts Review

BBC Home Service Scottish

Byd Diwydiant: Welsh industrial programme

BBC Home Service Welsh

The Brute Creation

BBC Home Service North

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Short story by PENELOPE MORTIMER
Read by Charlotte Mitchell
Acknowledged as an outstanding describer of domesticity, Mrs. Mortimer writes about the Brownings, Madge and William and their three daughters, two of them Madge's by a former marriage.
From the moment the parents wake in the morning, through a hilariously disastrous lunch, until night when the children are put to bed, we are given a complete picture of a household on a day of crisis.

Contributors

Story By:
Penelope Mortimer
Read By:
Charlotte Mitchell

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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