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London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Overture: Portsmouth Point (Walton)
The Banks of Green Willow (Butterworth)
Sun Dance (The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1) (Elgar)
English Dances (Set 1) (Malcolm Arnold) on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By:
Sir Adrian Boult

House of Many Secrets
Written by STEPHEN GRENFELL with Mary Wimbush
Edith Urch has always believed that talking about humanitarian problems is an academic exercise. To assist the homeless and the hopeless has been her life-long policy. In this programme some of the highly individual methods she has used in her * Ladyeholme' project are dramatised.
Produced by ALAN BURGESS
Recorded broadcast of December 5, 1961, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Written By:
Stephen Grenfell
Unknown:
Mary Wimbush
Unknown:
Edith Urch
Produced By:
Alan Burgess
Edith Urch:
Mary Wimbush
Harry Wren:
Peter Claughton
Anne:
Dorit Welles
Mrs Urch:
Ella Milne
Specialist:
Anthony Woodruff
Stella:
Beverley Dunn
Agent:
Noel Dryden
Jackson:
William Eedle
Doris:
Brenda Dean
Matron:
Janet Burnell
Soames:
Andrew Irvine
Narrator:
Stephen Grenfell

Cross Flatts Park
Junior Girls School. Leeds Conductor, Winifred Moseley
Kendal High School
Conductor, Margaret Hine
Lincoln Gardens Junior School, Scunthorpe
Conductor, Gwenda Jones

Contributors

Conductor:
Margaret Hine
Conductor:
Gwenda Jones

James Kenney , William Eedle and Carleton Hobbs in Counsel for the Defence
A radio play by FELIX FELTON adapted from the novel by Jeffrey Ashford
David Adams refuses to act as Counsel for the Defence in a bank robbery trial, but is later obliged to do so by force.....
Main characters in order of speaking:
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Contributors

Unknown:
James Kenney
Unknown:
William Eedle
Unknown:
Carleton Hobbs
Play By:
Felix Felton
Novel By:
Jeffrey Ashford
Novel By:
David Adams
Produced By:
Charles Lefeaux
William Brane:
Keith Williams
George Clover:
James Kenney
Detective-Inspector Dreaslev:
Haydn Jones
David Adams:
Wiliam Eedle
Gwen Adams:
June Town
Jane Adams:
Anna Bentinck
Mr Casgo:
Norman Shelley
Mr Justice Learning:
Carleton Hobbs
Mr Pride:
William Peacock
Amelia Weston:
Joan Hickson
Mrs Brane:
Mary O'Farrell
Mrs Ash:
Diana Olsson
Mr McMenton:
Douglas Storm

Advice and entertainment for retired and older people, and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Adam Delves: Albert Butler solves a ' back ' problem
Beauty, the Calf: Antonia Young remembers a holiday of her childhood
Hill Farmer's Recipe: Harry Soan on becoming sixty
Period Piece: The second reading from Gwen Raverat's book by Peggy Butt
Introduced by John Dunn

Contributors

Book By:
Peggy Butt
Introduced By:
John Dunn

Six plays by E. LUCIA TURNBULL
3: Skyhigh and Cloudbeard based on a traditional story from Finland
In a large forest, tar away among the wastelands of Finland, there stood close together two tall fir trees. Not far from where they grew stood a small cottage where a poor peasant lived with his wife and two children.
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD

Contributors

Produced By:
Graham Gauld
Sylvia:
Ysanne Churchman
Sylvester:
David Lott
Cloudbeard:
Ivan Samson
Skyhigh:
Wilfred Babbage
Father:
Peter Augustine
Mother:
Annest William
King:
Heron Carvic
Queen:
Lydia Sherwood
Storyteller:
Charles E Stidwill

Regional Variations (7)

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

News

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News

BBC Home Service North

News

BBC Home Service Welsh

News. Round-up of events

BBC Home Service South and West

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Midland

South-Eastern News
6.30 Sports Session
Racing
Results from Kempton Park, * Newcastle, and Birmingham
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
Kugby Union
News of games played by London and south-eastern teams
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Gerald Sinstadt
Produced by Jacob de Vries

Contributors

Introduced By:
Gerald Sinstadt
Produced By:
Jacob de Vries

A weekly contest between amateur choirs
The fourth of twelve programmes in the national competition
Introduced by JOHN HOBDAY with a summary of the adjudicators' comments from MAURICE JACOBSON
Continued in next column
YOI'TH CHOIRS
Grosvenor High School Choral Society
Conductor,
Ronald Lee Helston Grammar School Madrigal Society
Conductor, Ronald Cleak
MALE VOICE CHOIRS
British United Male Voice Choir Conductor, Stanley Asher Bromlev and District Male Voice Choir
Conductor, Sidney Smith
LADIES CHOIRS
Gwent Madrigal Singers Conductor, Jean Adams
Bedford Singers, Stoke-on-Trent Conductor, May Walley
Produced by John Fawcett Wilson Choirs taking part are recorded

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Hobday
Conductor:
Ronald Lee Helston
Conductor:
Ronald Cleak
Conductor:
Stanley Asher
Conductor:
Sidney Smith
Conductor:
Jean Adams
Conductor:
May Walley
Produced By:
John Fawcett Wilson

Regional Variations (4)

BBC Scottish Orchestra, conducted by Bernard Keeffe: Learmont Drysdale; Schumann

BBC Home Service Scottish

Meet The Bands: a series on Midland bands. 1: G.U.S. (Footwear) Band

BBC Home Service Midland

Y Sgwlyn: serial play

BBC Home Service Welsh

A selection of recorded wit, music, and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd of Punch including
Philip Leaver and Derek Blomfield 'Follow that Car'
*
Godfrey Kenton and Denys Hawthorne
'Direction Finders'
*
Vronsky and Babin
*
Ivor Cutler of Y'Hup, O.M.P. 'Not Again!'
*
Piers Stephens and Douglas Livingstone 'Tea Break'
Walter Flesher
'Forecasts and Prophesies'
Dorothy Warenskjold
*
June Tobin and Grizelda Hervey 'Night on a Bare Mountain'
*
George Hagan and Godfrey Kenton 'Ticking Over'

Scripts by: CHARLES NEWKY, KENNETH HARKER, IVOR CUTLER, Douglas LIVINGSTONE ANTHONY MCMAHON, JILL Hyem
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by John Bridges

Contributors

Introduced By:
Basil Boothroyd
Unknown:
Philip Leaver
Unknown:
Derek Blomfield
Unknown:
Godfrey Kenton
Unknown:
Denys Hawthorne
Unknown:
Ivor Cutler
Unknown:
Piers Stephens
Unknown:
Douglas Livingstone
Unknown:
Walter Flesher
Unknown:
Dorothy Warenskjold
Unknown:
Grizelda Hervey
Unknown:
George Hagan
Unknown:
Godfrey Kenton
Unknown:
Charles Newky
Unknown:
Kenneth Harker
Unknown:
Ivor Cutler
Unknown:
Douglas Livingstone
Unknown:
Anthony McMahon
Unknown:
Jill Hyem
Unknown:
Robert Irwin
Produced By:
John Bridges

The Merry Wives of Windsor by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE adapted for broadcasting by Cedric Messina with Jimmy Edwards , Moira Lister Beryl Reid , and June Tobin
The comedy by Shakespeare which tradition holds was written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanted to see a play with ' Falstaff in love.'
Cast in order of speaking:
Sharpers attending on Falstaff:
The choir of the Ealing Grammar School for Boys Conductor. John Railton
Produced by CEDRIC MESSINA

Contributors

Unknown:
William Shakespeare
Broadcasting By:
Cedric Messina
Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Unknown:
Moira Lister
Unknown:
Beryl Reid
Unknown:
June Tobin
Conductor:
John Railton
Produced By:
Cedric Messina
Narrator:
Leslie Perrins
Shallow, a country justice:
Timothy Bateson
Slender, cousin to Shallow:
John Bennett
Sir Hugh Evans, a Welsh parson:
Hayon Jones
Page, gentleman dwelling at Windsor:
Godfrey Kenton
Sir John Falstaff:
Jimmy Edwards
Bardolph:
Tom Watson
Pistol:
James Cossins
Nym:
Nigel Davenport
Simple, servant to Slender:
Anthony Hall
Anne Page, daughter to Page:
Dorit Welles
Host of the Garter Inn:
Trevor Martin
Mistress Quickly, servant to Dr Caius:
Beryl Reid
Rugby, servant to Dr Caius:
Donald McKillop
Doctor Caius, a French physician:
Malcolm Hayes
Fenton a gentleman:
John Pullen
Mistress Page:
Moira Lister
Mistress Ford:
June Tobin
Ford gentleman living at Windsor:
John Humphry
William Page, a boy son to Page:
Nigel Anthony

Bach
Concerto in C major, for three harpsichords and string orchestra
Eileen Joyce , Thurston Dart
George Malcolm (harpsichords) The Pro Arte Orchestra
Conducted by Boris Ord on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown:
Eileen Joyce
Unknown:
Thurston Dart
Harpsichords:
George Malcolm
Conducted By:
Boris Ord

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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