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Five programmes of gramophone records, illustrating the living tradition of the British ballad
Compiled and introduced by Peter Kennedy
4: Ballads of Work and Why Bother?
Songs concerned with that most romantic of occupations, the roving trade-the jolly tinkers, the pedlars with their packs, the hard-working tiradestmen who take to the open road
Production by Douglas Cleverdon

Contributors

Introduced By:
Peter Kennedy
Production By:
Douglas Cleverdon

Four scientists answer listeners' questions about science and technology
In the Chair
Professor G. P. WELLS , F.R.S.
Members of Panel
JOHN MAYNARD SMITH
University College, London SIR GRAHAM SUTTON, F.R.S. Director General of the Meteorological' Office
PETER SYKES
University of Cambridge J. M. TANNER
Institute of Child Health, University of London
Programme arranged, by Archie Clbw
Recorded broadcast of January 14

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor G. P. Wells
Arranged By:
Archie Clbw

4: French National
Radio Orchestra
Overture: The Barber of Seville
(Rossini) conducted by Igor Markevitch
Symphony in C (Bizet) conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2
(Villa-Lobos) conducted) by the composer on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By:
Igor Markevitch
Conducted By:
Sir Thomas Beecham

A message of comfort and cheer for all in trouble, sorrow, need, sickness or any other adversity '
Stuart Hibberd introduces a talk by the Rev. Brian Hession
Listeners' letters are very welcome as they give real help in planning these talks. Send them to Stuart Hibberd , c/o Silver Lining, Broadcasting House, London, W.I. Listeners will realise that speakers cannot reply personally but will try to deal with their problems in the talks.

Contributors

Introduces:
Stuart Hibberd
Unknown:
Rev. Brian Hession
Unknown:
Stuart Hibberd

by BILL NAUGHTON
Production by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
Recorded broadcast of November 8, 1960, in the Third Programme See page 26

Contributors

Unknown:
Bill Naughton
Production By:
Douglas Cleverdon
Harry Charnock, a barber in 1930:
John Sharp
Platty:
Jack Rodney
Rafe Edge:
Harry Markham
Jud Briggs:
Jack Howarth
Alan Howarth:
Martin Starkie
Mrs Haslam:
Violet Carson
Josh Ackers:
Bryan Hulme
Alec, lather boy:
Ian Piper
Welsh miner:
Denys Graham
Small girl:
Janette Richer
Ethel Charnock, Harry's wife:
Mary Quinn
Billy Charnock, his son As a boy in 1930:
David Jones
As a barber in 1960:
Brian Trueman
Cliff Pigott:
Brian Peck
Cyril Ackers:
Frank Partington

A gallery of portraits in close up
Big Bill Benny wrestler, theatrical agent, and night-club proprietor
Compiled by Norman Cresswell Produced by David Glencross
Recorded broadcast of October 18, 1960, in the Midland Home Service

Contributors

Unknown:
Norman Cresswell
Produced By:
David Glencross

Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Kenneth Home knows some of the answers
Produced by C. F. Meehan
Repeated on Thursday at 1.10
'Twenty Questions' is broadcast by arrangement with Maurice Winnick

Contributors

Unknown:
Anona Winn
Unknown:
Joy Adamson
Unknown:
Jack Train
Unknown:
Richard Dimbleby
Produced By:
C. F. Meehan
Arrangement With:
Maurice Winnick

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