Programme Index

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Birds in Other Skies
David Attenborough , Robert Spencer , and Michael Tweedie swap yarns about interesting birds they have observed from Finland to Paraguay, and the Black Sea to the Pacific
In the chair, Stewart Wavell
Recorded broadcast of May 9


David Attenborough
Robert Spencer
Michael Tweedie
Stewart Wavell

Le Petit Café
A farcical comedy by TRISTAN BERNARD translated and adapted by Norman Ginsbury and Jacques Sarch
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER Saturday's recorded broadcast


Comedy By:
Tristan Bernard
Adapted By:
Norman Ginsbury
Adapted By:
Jacques Sarch
Produced By:
Martyn C. Webster

Advice and entertainment for retired and older people and a meeting place on the air for those concerned for their welfare
Sound and Fury: Dora Taylor throws a challenge to the scientists
A Garden in a Room: John Slee with some practical advice
The Bank: Kathleen Nesbitt on ' a gentle ribbon of road '
The Chapel Trip: Madeline Allen remembers an outing with a moral
Introduced by John Dunn The third item is recorded


Dora Taylor
John Slee
Kathleen Nesbitt
Madeline Allen
Introduced By:
John Dunn

by W. M. LETTS adapted for broadcasting in six episodes by the author
6: Sophia goes back to the Vi'underhnt
You may have noticed that ' naughty' Sophia is not being naughty any more. She is far happier than a queen, and content to stay on the mountain for the rest of her life. But her happy days cannot last for ever, alas.
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD


W. M. Letts
Produced By:
Graham Gauld
Betty Hardy
Mollie Maureen
Harold Reese
Prince Fritz:
Colin Campbell
Jocasta, Queen of the Jackdaws:
Barbara Couper
Master Johan, the Toymaker:
John Ruddock
Babina, his wife:
Ann Codrington
Rosalie Von Hegel:
Ysanne Churchman

A magazine for pony lovers
Edited and introduced by Hilary Paterson
Ponies of Britain: 10
A talk on the Shetland pony by Mrs. Maurice Cox
The Vet discusses more minor complaints
Lady Mary Rose Williams describes the first stages in jumping
Royal International Horse Show
Henry Riddell describes some of the pony classes and interviews a famous rider
Some of the items are recorded


Introduced By:
Hilary Paterson
Mrs. Maurice Cox
Lady Mary Rose Williams

Regional Variations (7)

News. Stock Market Report

BBC Home Service Welsh


BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News. Round-up of events

BBC Home Service South and West

News. Stock Market Report

BBC Home Service Midland

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish


BBC Home Service North

South-Eastern News
6.30 Opera on the Move
The Future of Sadler's Wells
Points of view presented by Veronica Slater
6.50 From the Local Press
A weekly review of what the papers in South-East England are saying
6.57 London Stock Market Report


Presented By:
Veronica Slater

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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