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FRANK MUIR reads
The Purple Pileus by H. G. WELLS
A hag-ridden little man tries to end it all by eating a repulsive fungus. Little does he realise the properties of the Purple Pileus! Series arranged by Michael Hardwick

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Muir
Unknown:
H. G. Wells
Arranged By:
Michael Hardwick

Sir Harry Whitlohn, man of affairs, musician, mountaineer, and mystic, discusses with Roy Plomley in a recorded programme the eight records he would take to a desert island.

[NB note the date of this programmme...]

Contributors

Presenter:
Roy Plomley
Castaway:
Sir Harry Whitlohn [Henry Sherek]
Producer:
Monica Chapman

Scenes from Donizetti's opera
The cast includes:
JOAN SUTHERLAND as Lucia
RENATO CIONI as Edgardo with the CHORUS and ORCHESTRA of the ST. CECILIA ACADEMY, Rome
Conducted by JOHN PRITCHARD on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown:
Joan Sutherland
Unknown:
Renato Cioni
Conducted By:
John Pritchard

Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley adapted for broadcasting by NORMAN EDWARDS in the series
Murder for Pleasure with Richard Hurndall
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Broadcasting By:
Norman Edwards
Unknown:
Richard Hurndall
Produced By:
Martyn C. Webster

For retired and older people and those concerned for their welfare Strokes: a new outlook for treatment: by THE DOCTOR
Sharing Retirement: STANLEY LAUGHTON I've Got a Little List: JANE
STURDY Chaffinch Persistence:
WILLIAM RAMSAY
Introduced by ALEXANDER MOYES

Contributors

Unknown:
Stanley Laughton
Unknown:
William Ramsay
Introduced By:
Alexander Moyes

by HARRY HARRISON
The Shunting of Cissie Produced by MICHAEL BOWEN

Contributors

Unknown:
Harry Harrison
Produced By:
Michael Bowen
Pinkie:
Jane Callaway
Peter:
Paul Lavers
Forty-Fifty:
Hedley Goodall
Jumbo:
Hedley Goodall
Clara Chuff:
Ann Codrington
Jennie:
Elizabeth Ashley
Queen of the North:
Elizabeth Ashley
Ringmaster:
Harry Carter
Station Master:
Harry Carter
Halfred:
Johnny Morris
Circus Hand:
Johnny Morris
Cissie:
Rosina Enright

A magazine for pony-lovers everywhere
Introduced by HILARY PATERSON Colour in Ponies by R. S. SUMMERHAYS The Golden Palomino by a member of the BRITISH PALOMINO SOCIETY Grooming a Pony by CATHERINE HARRIS
† ' The Trials of Thomas' a series of stories by GEORGIE HENSCHEL
News and views

Contributors

Introduced By:
Hilary Paterson
Unknown:
R. S. Summerhays

played by the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, VILEM TAUSKY
JEANNETTE SINCLAIR (soprano)
THOMAS ROUND (tenor)
NICHOLAS BUSCH (horn)
THE AMBROSIAN SINGERS
Directed by JOHN MCCARTHY Produced by ALAN ABBOTT

Contributors

Conductor:
Vilem Tausky
Soprano:
Jeannette Sinclair
Horn:
Nicholas Busch
Directed By:
John McCarthy
Produced By:
Alan Abbott

by Simon Raven
A new radio play specially commissioned by the BBC
Staff and Pupils of Mcriton Preparatory School: Assistant Masters: and Other parts: Nicolette Bernard Elizabeth Morgan , David Valla Pianist, Viola Tunnard Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Simon Raven
Unknown:
Nicolette Bernard
Unknown:
Elizabeth Morgan
Pianist:
David Valla
Pianist:
Viola Tunnard
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
David Michaelson:
Michael Spice
Tom Mallory:
Barry Justice
Julian Turner (13) head boy:
Roger May
James Scott, M A Assistant Head:
Noel Howlett
Henry Stanforth, m a Head-master:
Peter Pratt
Peter Morrison (13):
Nicholas Roylance
Will Matthews (12):
Carlo Cura
Two schoolboys:
John Fletcher
Two schoolboys:
Paul Holdaway
Mrs. Stanforth, Headmaster's wife and School Matron:
Mary Wimbush
Commentator:
John Pullen
Bert Mays, a bus driver:
Andrew Sachs
Local Residents:Colonel Atwood:
Ralph Truman
The Rev Nicholas Robinson:
Austin Trevor
Mr Swanson:
John Pullen
Mrs Swanson:
Hilda Kriseman
' Farmer ' Poole:
Will Leighton
Village boys:George:
Glyn Dearman
Village boys:Jeff Grigson:
John Baddeley
Village boys:First youth:
Peter Bartlett
A father:
Anthony Hall

Partita in F major (Dittersdorf)
THE FRENCH WIND QUARTET
Octet (Stravinsky)
JAMES PELLERITE (flute)
DAVID OPPENHEIM (clarinet) LOREN GLICKMAN and ARTHUR WEISBERG (bassoons) ROBERT NAPEL and THEODORE WEIS (trumpets) KEITH BROWN and RICHARD HIXON (trombones) on gramophone records

Contributors

Clarinet:
Loren Glickman
Bassoons:
Arthur Weisberg
Bassoons:
Theodore Weis
Unknown:
Keith Brown
Unknown:
Richard Hixon

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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