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Regional Variations (7)

William Parsons, baritone; Edna Blackwell, piano; Joan Newton, piano

BBC Home Service South and West

News review

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

The Week in the North and Industrial Report

BBC Home Service North

Scottish Magazine: a sound-picture of Skye Week

BBC Home Service Scottish

Our Own Correspondent!

BBC Home Service Welsh

Lord Cobham talking to Hugh Charles-Jones

BBC Home Service Midland

The Ghost Hunters
As Mrs. Beeton might have said, ' First catch your ghost.'
MICHELL RAPER talked to members of the London Ghost Club to find out how
Produced by RICHARD THOMAS

Contributors

Unknown:
Michell Raper
Produced By:
Richard Thomas

Regional Variations (2)

From Today's Papers

BBC Home Service South and West

Sylva; or a Discourse of Forest Trees by George Ordish

Three hundred years ago, John Evelyn wrote a book whose influence on the English landscape may still be detected. It is the famous Sylva. George Ordish speaks about it, and about its place in the awakening interest in all things scientific in the middle years of the seventeenth century.
(Last Tuesday's broadcast in the Third Network)

Contributors

Speaker:
George Ordish

Regional Variations (2)

Kathleen Garscadden with records for the not-so-young

BBC Home Service Scottish

Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL answer questions put by members of the Hillsborough and District Horticultural Society in Northern Ireland
Last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Introduced By:
Franklin Engelmann
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown:
Alan Gemmell

Crossroads
Recorded before an audience of the North-East London Group of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, in Chigwell, Essex
Answering their questions:
W. A. MCCONNACH , M.B.E., Chief Constable of Southend-on-Sea
THE LAWYER
RONALD PRIESTLEY , Chief Instructor of a driving school
TONY BROOKS , motoring journalist and ex-racing driver
Chairman, BILL HARTLEY
Friday's broadcast in the Third Network and The Latest Road Traffic News

Contributors

Unknown:
W. A. McConnach
Unknown:
Ronald Priestley
Unknown:
Tony Brooks

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to
Jimmy EDWARDS , TED RAY
TOMMY TRINDER , CYRIL FLETCHER
In the chair, MCDONALD HOBLEY
Guest, Tsai Chin
From an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by EDWARD TAYLOR
Broadcast on January 16 in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Unknown:
Ted Ray
Unknown:
Tommy Trinder
Unknown:
Cyril Fletcher
Unknown:
McDonald Hobley
Unknown:
Tsai Chin
Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Produced By:
Edward Taylor

Regional Variations (2)

' The Reality Lie ': play by Chilton Stockham

BBC Home Service Welsh

Now Look Here, Rich by Michael Corston and Ronald Holroyd with Anthony Hall
Eric Rich realises his ambition to be a bus driver, but he becomes involved in more than just traffic problems.
Other parts played by Jonathan Scott , Will Leighton Kathleen Helme , Lewis Stringer and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Broadcast on July 31, 1963, in the Light Programme

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Corston
Unknown:
Ronald Holroyd
Unknown:
Anthony Hall
Unknown:
Eric Rich
Played By:
Jonathan Scott
Played By:
Will Leighton
Played By:
Kathleen Helme
Played By:
Lewis Stringer
Produced By:
Martyn C. Webster
Eric Rich:
Anthony Hall
Instructor:
Malcolm Hayes
Watson:
Simon Lack
Fred Ethelridge:
Hucb Manning
Michael O'Shea:
Denys Hawthorne

Regional Variations (2)

What's On?

BBC Home Service South and West

HARRY DAVIDSON
AND HIS ORCHESTRA
Guest artist, CHERRY LIND
Introduced by REX PALMER Master of Ceremonies, CHARLES CRATHORN
Produced by ERIC ARDEN
The dances: Military Twostep; Waltz; Lola Tango ; The fifth figure of the Lancers; Oriental Mazurka; Dream Saunter; Bradford Barn Dance; Heather Waltz
The songs: The second minuet; Burlington Bertie

Contributors

Introduced By:
Rex Palmer
Produced By:
Eric Arden
Unknown:
Lola Tango
Unknown:
Heather Waltz

Regional Variations (2)

Choirs and bands: records

BBC Home Service Scottish

Introduced by Vic Oliver
The singers
Victoria Elliott
Janet Coster
John Wakefield
Raimund Herincx
The George Mitchell Singers
The violin played by Ralph Holmes
Comedy from
Leslie Crowther
June Whitfield
Ronnie Barker
Drama from
Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert
VARIETY PLAYHOUSE ORCHESTRA Leader, John Jezard
Conducted by Vic OLIVER
Script by Carey Edwards
Bob Block and Gene Crowley
Produced by BILL GATES

Contributors

Introduced By:
Vic Oliver
Singers:
Victoria Elliott
Singers:
Janet Coster
Unknown:
John Wakefield
Unknown:
Raimund Herincx
Singers:
George Mitchell
Played By:
Ralph Holmes
Unknown:
Leslie Crowther
Unknown:
June Whitfield
Unknown:
Ronnie Barker
Unknown:
Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown:
Jack Hulbert
Leader:
John Jezard
Conducted By:
Vic Oliver
Script By:
Carey Edwards
Script By:
Bob Block
Script By:
Gene Crowley
Produced By:
Bill Gates

A reinterpretation of history by Mary Stocks adapted for radio by Cynthia Pughe
With David March as Nero
and Gudrun Ure, Richard Hurndall, Mary O'Farrell

Nero is known as the perfect type of blood-thirsty tyrant. In his day, republican sentiment made any emperor fair game, of whom duty required that the worst possible should be said. This play shows how well-intentioned actions might give rise. in a capital seething with gossip, to the kind of stories 'history' records.
Cast in order of speaking:
Nero's fiddle music composed by ALAN PAUL played by WILLIAM MILLER
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON
See page 9

Contributors

Unknown:
David March
Unknown:
Nero Ure
Unknown:
Cudrun Ure
Unknown:
Richard Hurndall
Unknown:
Mary O'Farrell
Composed By:
Alan Paul
Played By:
William Miller
Produced By:
Audrey Cameron
The Empress Poppaea, the Divine Augusta:
Gudrun Ure
Phaon, Nero's freedman and secretary:
Andrew Sachs
Petronius, the Arbiter of Elegance:
Richard Hurndall
Neanthe slave-girl:
Jane Wenham
Sentry:
Stephen Thorne
The Emperor Nero:
David March
Locusta, the poisoner:
Mary O'Farrell
Thessalus, Court physician:
John Ruddock
Seneca, Nero's former tutor:
Philip Leaver
Cleon, a Greek man of business:
Timothy Harley
Tigellinus, commander of the Praetorian Guard:
Hamlyn Benson
Slave-girl:
Jo Manning Wilson
Slave-girl:
Valerie Kirkbright
Slave-girl:
Patricia Leventon
Player:
Gordon Gardner
Player:
Garard Green
Player:
Glyn Dearman

Regional Variations (2)

Ulster Sports Report

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News and views on books from VERNON SCANNELL
ANTHONY SMITH RALEIGH TREVELYAN
BERNARD MALAMUD interviewed by DAVID LYTTON talks about his new collection of short stories, Idiots First and ELSPETH HUXLEY on Albert Schweitzer
Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Unknown:
Vernon Scannell
Unknown:
Anthony Smith
Unknown:
Raleigh Trevelyan
Unknown:
Bernard Malamud
Interviewed By:
David Lytton
Interviewed By:
Elspeth Huxley
Unknown:
Albert Schweitzer
Introduced By:
Robin Holmes

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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