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The Continental Drift by S. K. Runcorn
Professor of Physics. King's College, University of Durham
For many years, it has been suspected that the continents have been moving apart over the earth's surface. Recent magnetic observations have supported this theory: but it is not clear how the movement could take place. Professor Runcorn has suggested a theory to account for this.
Last Thursday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Unknown:
S. K. Runcorn

Regional Variations (2)

Your M.P. at Westminster

BBC Home Service Midland
on BBC Home Service Basic

When They Crucified My Lord?
Six talks for the mornings of Holy Week by Canon Matthew McNarney Priest in Charge of St. Benedict's Roman Catholic Church, Mirehouse, Whitehaven
6: Yes, I was there also when he rose again
He was delivered up for our sins and rose again for our justification
(Romans 4, v. 125)

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon Matthew McNarney

Introduced by Bill Hartley
Training for Safety: Lord Chesham, Parliamentary Secretary, the Ministry of Transport, talks about the new Road Safety Campaign and its importance to the motorist
First-aid for the Car: Barry Bucknell gives some useful advice on getting going again after a breakdown on the road
Accessories Before: Geoffrey Stephenson takes a look at a motorists' catalogue of half a century ago
Produced by James Pestridge
Last Friday's recorded broadcast in Network Three

Contributors

Introduced By:
Bill Hartley
Produced By:
James Pestridge

Regional Variations (3)

Ulster Band: Ravenhill Temperance Flute Band

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

The West at Westminster

BBC Home Service South and West
on BBC Home Service Basic

Celebrities and personalities of -the week who are in London today Introduced by Polly ELWES and ALEX MACINTOSH
Produced by JOHN SIMMONDS

Contributors

Introduced By:
Polly Elwes
Unknown:
Alex MacIntosh
Produced By:
John Simmonds
on BBC Home Service Basic

A sort of radio show written by Eric Merriman with Kenneth Home
Kenneth Williams
Hugh Paddick , Betty Marsden
Bill Pertwee ,Jill Day
The Fraser Hayes Four
BBC Variety Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Incidental music by Edwin Braden
Sort-of-announcer, Douglas Smith Produced by JACQUES BROWN
Recorded broadcast of December 14, 1961, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By:
Eric Merriman
Unknown:
Kenneth Home
Unknown:
Kenneth Williams
Unknown:
Hugh Paddick
Unknown:
Betty Marsden
Unknown:
Bill Pertwee
Unknown:
Jill Day
Leader:
John Jezard
Conductor:
Paul Fenoulhet
Music By:
Edwin Braden
Announcer:
Douglas Smith
Produced By:
Jacques Brown

Raymond Glendenning one of Britain's best-known sports commentators discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme the eight gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Plomley
Produced By:
Monica Chapman

A Touch of the Sun by G. K. SAUNDERS
Having lived it up in Australia, Charlie Fenton bounces back to his humble home in Brighton, and sets about improving his parents' way of life and cleaning-up a local coffee-bar gang. But Mum and Dad and the Kids hit back!
The Fentons:
The Coffee-bar Gang:
The Film Stars:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown:
G. K. Saunders
Unknown:
Charlie Fenton
Produced By:
Norman Wright
Mum:
Kathleen Helme
Dad:
Malcolm Hayes
Charlie:
Bruce Stewart
Siddy:
Nigel Anthony
Joe:
John Baddeley
Jerry:
William Eedle
Chuck:
Donald McKillop
Fred:
Andrew Irvine
Nancy:
Peggy Butt
Monica:
Diana Olsson
Warren:
Michael Spice
Linda:
Jean Marlow
Mr Berry:
Andrew Salkey
on BBC Home Service Basic

Gale Pedrick selects highlights from the many broadcasts on BBC sound and television during the past seven days Introduced by John Ellison Edited by Richard Burwood 's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Ellison
Edited By:
Richard Burwood

Another adventure of Nick and Jenny of The Clarion by SALLY MARTIN
When Nick is sent out to cover a Sale of Work which is being opened by a famous ventriloquist with a mechanical dummy, he doesn't expect it to be the first step in a series of intriguing happenings.
Produced by IAN WISHART

Contributors

Unknown:
Sally Martin
Unknown:
When Nick
Produced By:
Ian Wishart
Nick:
Michael Elder
Jenny:
Mary Riggans
Editor:
Henry Donald
Wayne, a ventriloquist:
John Shedden
Harold, his dummy:
John Shedden
Stallholder:
Meta Maltman
Organiser:
Isobel Paton
Doorman:
Colln MacKay
Bert:
Bill Simpson
Joe:
John Young

Regional Variations (7)

News, Sport

BBC Home Service Midland

News. Sports Medley

BBC Home Service Welsh

News. Ulster Sports Report

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Sport in the West

BBC Home Service South and West

News Sport Spotlight

BBC Home Service North

News

BBC Home Service Scottish
on BBC Home Service Basic

Racing
Results from Stockton, Warwick, and Kempton Park
Association Football
Results, reports, and comments on matches of south-eastern clubs
Minor Leagues
Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, and Southern Leagues
Rugby Union
News of frames played by London and south-eastern teams
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries Produced by Gerald Sinstadt

Contributors

Introduced By:
Jacob de Vries
Produced By:
Gerald Sinstadt

Regional Variations (2)

'Farmer's Boy': adapted and read by John R. Allan—4

BBC Home Service Scottish

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Introduced by Ivan Samson Master of Ceremonies, Charles Crathorn
Produced by Andrew Gold
The dances: Military Twostep; Royal Saunter: Heather Waltz ; White Rose Tango: Crinoline Gavotte: Fifth figure of the Lancers; Royal Highland Schottische
Repeated on Friday at 3.0
Tickets for this programme and for the recording which will follow 'this transmission (and will be broadcast next Friday) are available on application to [address removed], enclosing stamped addressed envelope.

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Davidson
Introduced By:
Ivan Samson
Unknown:
Charles Crathorn
Produced By:
Andrew Gold
Unknown:
Heather Waltz

Introduced by Dennis Price
The singers
Heather Begg
Jon Weaving
The George Mitchell Choir
The horn played by Alan Civil
The first broadcast of Elizabeth Rust
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther , Ronnie Barker
This month's comedy guests Leslie Randall and Joan Reynolds
This month's storyteller Paul Daneman
Variety Playhouse Orchestra Leader. John Jezard
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Script by Carey Edwards and Leslie Crowther Short story by Robert Rietty
Produced by ALASTAIR SCOTT JOHNSTON

Contributors

Introduced By:
Dennis Price
Singers:
Heather Begg
Singers:
Jon Weaving
Unknown:
George Mitchell
Played By:
Alan Civil
Unknown:
Leslie Crowther
Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Leslie Randall
Unknown:
Joan Reynolds
Unknown:
Paul Daneman
Leader:
John Jezard
Conductor:
Paul Fenoulhet
Script By:
Carey Edwards
Script By:
Leslie Crowther
Story By:
Robert Rietty
Produced By:
Alastair Scott Johnston

Marius Goring with Hermione Mannen and Howard Marion-Crawford in A Quiet Corner
A play in three acts by HERMANN SUDERMANN
English version by Basil Ashmore
The scene is the house of Georg Wiedemann, the schoolmaster of a small Bavarian village. He is devoted both to his work and to his charming wife Elisabeth, whom he met when he was tutor in the household of Baron Rocknitz and she was living at the castle. The time is 1895 during the summer drought.
Characters in order of speaking:
Other parts plaved by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Production by RAYMOND RAIKES

Contributors

Unknown:
Marius Goring
Unknown:
Hermione Mannen
Unknown:
Howard Marion-Crawford
Unknown:
Hermann Sudermann
Production By:
Raymond Raikes
Helene Wiedemann:
Beryl Calder
Elisabeth Wiedemann, her step-mother:
Hermione Hannen
Herr Dangel:
John Hollis
Dr Orb, a school inspector:
Philip Leaver
Georg Wiedemann:
Marius Goring
Rosa, maid at the Wiedemanns':
Hilda Schroder
Baron Rocknitz:
Howard M Marion-Crawford
Bettina Rocknitz his wife:
Marjorie Westbury

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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