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THE WAX MISEl'M
HECTOR STEWART opens an unfamiliar door of the BBC Sound Archives and intvites; you to listen to some odd. interesting, and historic recordings housed for posterity in the wax museum Programme compiled by Hector Stewart
Produced by John Powell

Contributors

Unknown:
Hector Stewart
Unknown:
Hector Stewart
Produced By:
John Powell

OWLS IN THE NIGHT
JAMES FISHER talks with five ornithologists who study owls in different parts of the country
R. P. BAGNALL-OAKELEY in Norwich on the Short-eared Owl
HARRY NEAL in Bristol on the Long-eared Owl
H. N. SOUTHERN in Oxford on the Tawny Owl
STUART SMITH in Manchester on the Little Owl
ARNOLD BENINGTON in Belfast on the Barn Owl
Produced by Jeffery Boswall
Recorded broadcast of July 10, 1960

Contributors

Talks:
James Fisher
Unknown:
R. P. Bagnall-Oakeley
Unknown:
Stuart Smith
Produced By:
Jeffery Boswall

Franklin Engelmann is the chairman of this general knowledge contest in wh'ch listeners from all over the British Isles compete for the title'Brain of Britain, 1961 '
WALES: 1
Mrs. Dorothy Burrell Pembrokeshire
Roy Johnson , Monmouthshire Lecturer
Major David Pennant Cardiganshire Civil Servant
The programme also includes ' Hear' Hear! ' a test of memory for listeners at: home and in the audience
The programme devised and written by John P. Wynn
Produced by Joan Clark
Recorded broadcast of June 1. in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown:
Franklin Engelmann
Unknown:
Mrs. Dorothy Burrell
Unknown:
Roy Johnson
Written By:
John P. Wynn
Produced By:
Joan Clark

Action for Slander
A new radio play from the novel by MARY BORDEN
Adapted by Felix Felton with William Eedle , Carleton Hobbs and William Fox
A weekend party in a country house; five guests sit down to a game of poker -suddenly one of the players is accused of cheating.....
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
Saturday's recorded broadcast

Contributors

Novel By:
Mary Borden
Adapted By:
Felix Felton
Unknown:
William Eedle
Unknown:
Carleton Hobbs
Unknown:
William Fox
Produced By:
Charles Lefeaux

Advice and entertainment for retired people and older people generally, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
How far back can you remember? William Ramsay issues a challenge
Kicks and Ha'pence: Kathleen Binns dicusses the pros and cons of living alone
Presented by John Dunn s

Contributors

Unknown:
William Ramsay
Unknown:
Kathleen Binns
Presented By:
John Dunn

A programme for the fives to eights
TINKER AND
TAPP
Another series of programmes about the goings-on of our handymen by Muriel Levy
1: Inferior Decorating
Music written by Frank Barber and played bv the Harry Hayward Trio
Produced by Trevor Hill
A new production of the programme first broadcast in November 1956

Contributors

Written By:
Frank Barber
Produced By:
Trevor Hill
Mr Tinker:
Leonard Williams
Mr Tapp:
Herbert Smith
Peter Parkinson:
Doris Gambell
Mrs Parkinson:
Violet Carson

Devised by John Adams and Patrick Whitehouse including
. South Western, Greyhounds ' by Hamilton EHis
A visit to a signal box
Building a diesel at Derby and Spotters' Notebook
Introduced by Shirley Franklin

Contributors

Unknown:
John Adams
Unknown:
Patrick Whitehouse
Introduced By:
Shirley Franklin

Sybil Michelow (contralto)
Valerie Tryon (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra Leader. Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Colin Davis
From the Royal Albert Hall. London
Part 1 See page 18

Overture: Der Freischütz - Weber
Six Songs from Das Marienleben Gfburt Maria; Argwohn Josephs: Geburt Christ Rast auf der Flucht in Aegypten; Vor der Passion : Vom Tode Maria 3 - Hindemith
Piano Concerto No. 1. in C - Beethoven

Contributors

Contralto:
Sybil Michelow
Piano:
Valerie Tryon
Leader:
Hugh Maguire
Conducted By:
Colin Davis
Unknown:
Albert Hall.

JOHN RAE notices that in war children are usually bystanders, but they absorb the propaganda of their own government, the lies and myths that are necessary to keep morale high. He remembers what it was like to be young in England during the last war and suggests that children are still brought up to think of war as a natural part of human experience.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Rae

BBC Home Service Basic

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