Programme Index

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COUNTERPOINT
Variations on matters musical arranged and introduced by John Amis
3: A Peach, a Bass, and a Twanging Guitar
The contributors include Dame Nellie Melba Beverley Nichols Feodor Chaliapin Ivor Newton
Julian Bream
Produced! by John Powell

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Amis
Unknown:
Dame Nellie Melba
Unknown:
Beverley Nichols
Unknown:
Feodor Chaliapin
Unknown:
Ivor Newton
Produced By:
John Powell

SINGING TOGETHER by William Appleby Revision
11.20 SCIENCE IS EVERYWHERE
Machines Around You
Simple experiments that explain the mechanism of machines used at home.
Script by Frank Blackwell Junior Science series
11.40 PREMIER JOUR
DES VACANCES
Today the Arnaud family-Madame Arnaud, Jeannine, and Jean-Paul-arrive for their holidays at the little fishing port of Pornic.
Script by Emile Harverr
Intermediate French series

Contributors

Unknown:
William Appleby
Script By:
Frank Blackwell
Unknown:
Arnaud Family-Madame
Script By:
Emile Harverr

Regional Variations (2)

I Ysgolion Cymru

BBC Home Service Welsh

PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS May Day in Olden. Times
The first of two programmes about holidays
Script by Sidney Carter
2.0 THE MUSIC BOX
Gordon Reynold 's introduces ten minutes of music for six-year-olds
2.10 WEST SIDE STORY
A modern American musical by Leonard Bernstein about gang warfare in tihe slums of West Side, New York
Second of two programmes introduced by Lawrence Leonard
Orchestral Concert series
2.30 THE JACKSONS Swarm in. June
Ken and Judy help Mr. Caswell wihh his swarm of bees
Script by Garry Lyle
2.50 PROSE AND VERSE
' Flannan Isle ' and ' The Dancing Seal'
Two poems by W. W. Gibson

Contributors

Script By:
Sidney Carter
Unknown:
Gordon Reynold
Unknown:
Leonard Bernstein
Introduced By:
Lawrence Leonard
Script By:
Garry Lyle
Unknown:
W. W. Gibson

Yeoman's Hospital
The novel by HELEN ASHTON adapted for radio by Jonquil Antony with Nonnan Shelley Cécile
Chevreau John Westbrook , June Tobin
Cast in order of speaking
Production by AUDREY CAMERON
Recorded broadcast of Dec. 6. 1959

Contributors

Novel By:
Helen Ashton
Unknown:
Jonquil Antony
Unknown:
Chevreau John Westbrook
Production By:
Audrey Cameron
The Voice:
Gabriel Woolf
Dolly Clark, staff nurse:
June Tobin
Joan Capper, a probationer:
Sheila Grant
Mr Pedlar, a patient:
Ronald Baddiley
Nurse Gow:
Eva Stuart
Nurse Miller:
Joan Matheson
Dr Hans Durich, resident surgical officer:
Rolf Lefebvre
Dr Neil Marriner, pathologist:
David March
Dr Arthur Cook, house physician:
Keith Williams
Sophia Dean, house surgeon:
Cécile Chevreau
Richard Groom, casualty officer:
John Weetbrook
Mrs Groom, Richard's mother:
Sylvia Coleridge
Philip Groom, senior surgeon,Richard's father:
Geoffrey Wincott
Hospital Sergeant:
Jeffrey Segal
A deaf girl:
Freda Dowie
Mrs Deacon:
Molly Lumley
Mrs Pedlar:
Kathleen Helme
Sister Abbott:
Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Dr. Thomas Shoosmith, Senior Physician:
Norman Shelley
Matron:
Janet Burnell
Mr Brewster:
Norman Claridge
Miss Farmer:
Joan Matheson
Sister Wilson:
Catherine Salkeld
Mr Burgese, a patient:
John Scott
Sister Harbinger:
Ella Milne
Sister Mercer:
Molly Rankin
Nurse Hooper:
Tobi Weinberg
Nurse Fisher:
Judy Bailey

Advice and entertainment for retired and older people and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Preventing Accidents: The doctor talks on ways of preventing the accidents' to which elderly people are particularly prone.
Theatre Addict: John Watt remembers early theatre-going days
Presented by John Dunn
The second item is recorded

Contributors

Unknown:
John Watt
Presented By:
John Dunn

A programme for the fives to eights The Big Pond written by Bertha Lonsdale
4: Farmer Tuckle in trouble again
Music for flute composed) and played by Bernard' Herrmann Produced by Herbeit Smith

Contributors

Written By:
Bertha Lonsdale
Produced By:
Herbeit Smith
Storyteller:
Trevor Hill
Nicholas:
Karal Gardner
Gamekeeper George:
Joseph Hancock
Mr Albert Fizzle:
Brian Trueman
Farmer Tuckle:
Tom Harrison

A monthly science magazine
7: Roman London
Leonard Cottrell talks to
Norman Cook
Keeper of the Guildhall Museum and John Morris
Lecturer in Ancient History at University College. London about the work of archaeologists in. digging up London's past

Contributors

Talks:
Leonard Cottrell
Unknown:
Norman Cook
Unknown:
John Morris

with The Harry Hayward Sextet Douglas Lester (drums) Harold Earle (bass)
Harry Hayward (piano) Bert Brown (trumpet)
Gordon Forsyth , (tenor sax)
Ernie Waite (alto sax and clarinet)
Introduced by Peter Wheeler

Contributors

Bass:
Harold Earle
Piano:
Harry Hayward
Piano:
Bert Brown
Tenor:
Gordon Forsyth
Unknown:
Ernie Waite
Introduced By:
Peter Wheeler

Regional Variations (3)

Cricket Club

BBC Home Service Midland

News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

Today more people than ever before enjoy their leisure on or beside the water both on the coast and inland.
Can the fisherman, the swimmer, the dinghy-sailor, and the fast motor-boat enthusiast take their pleasure without annoyance-or even danger to each other?
The subject is discussed by some of those involved
Chairman, Robert Gunnell

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert Gunnell

Regional Variations (2)

Byd Natur: Brains Trust

BBC Home Service Welsh

A selection of recorded wit, music, and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd of ' Punch including
C. GORDON Glover
' Simply a bottleneck '
Charles RICHARDSON
A Fable for Our Time ' by James Thurber
' Insomnia ' by Derek Strahan
Michael FLANDERS and DONALD SWANN
JOHN SEYMOUR
' Wonderful for the boil '
BRYAN KENDRICK
' How to tell your friends from the apes ' by Will Cuppy
CHARLOTTE MITCHELL ' Dear Mother ' by Teresa Baldwinson
PIERS STEPHENS
' Return to Bridesfeet
PETER BULL
'The Cavalier and the Roundhead' by Archibald Marshall
' Thank you. Doctor ' by Geoffrey Stephens
WALTER FLESHER
' Old Bill ' by John Tompkins and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin Edited and produced by John Bridges and Richard Thomas

Contributors

Introduced By:
Basil Boothroyd
Unknown:
Gordon Glover
Unknown:
Charles Richardson
Unknown:
James Thurber
Unknown:
Derek Strahan
Unknown:
Michael Flanders
Unknown:
Donald Swann
Unknown:
John Seymour
Unknown:
Bryan Kendrick
Unknown:
Teresa Baldwinson
Unknown:
Piers Stephens
Unknown:
Peter Bull
Unknown:
Archibald Marshall
Unknown:
Geoffrey Stephens
Unknown:
Walter Flesher
Unknown:
John Tompkins
Unknown:
Robert Irwin
Produced By:
John Bridges
Produced By:
Richard Thomas

by BRUNO TRAVEN adapted for broadcasting by Sam Wanamaker with William Sylvester , David- Knight Malcolm Hayes and John Glen
Continued in next column
Produced by CEDRIC MESSINA

Contributors

Broadcasting By:
Sam Wanamaker
Unknown:
William Sylvester
Unknown:
Malcolm Hayes
Unknown:
John Glen
Produced By:
Cedric Messina
Fat man:
Wilfred Babbage
Dobbs:
William Sylvester
Leader:
Arthur Gomez
Mestizo:
Tom Watson
Boy:
Nigel Anthony
Curtin:
David Knight
Clerk:
Julian Somers
Man:
Anthony Hall
Howard:
Malcolm Hayes
Stranger:
John Glen
Young man:
John Bryning

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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