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J. B. BOOTHROYD on The Difficulty of Avoiding Difficulties
9: Prize Performance with DORIT WELLES and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company
Produced by JOHN BRIDGES
Broadcast on May 28

Contributors

Unknown:
J. B. Boothroyd
Unknown:
Dorit Welles
Produced By:
John Bridges
on BBC Home Service Basic

Hugh Dickson reads "The Quincunx"
A short story by Walter de la Mare

When Walter Beverley inherited a house from his eccentric aunt. Miss Lemieux. he was irritated by his failure to discover the hiding place of her money. He did eventually find it, but in very unusual circumstances.....

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Dickson
Story By:
Walter de la Mare

by Cynthia Wilmot with Retirement can often brim; fear of loneliness-a sense of frustration to the young at heart. But there are rewards to be found-even in the quiet backwaters of life.
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Cynthia Wilmot
Produced By:
Archie Campbell
Sadie McArthur:
Nora Nicholson
Marge:
Patricia Leventon
Mr Chalmers:
Norman Claridge
Mrs Barnes:
Molly Rankin
Herbert:
Michael Kilgarriff
Girls' voices.:
Valerie Kirkbright
Girls' voices.:
Eva Stuart
Girls' voices.:
Jo Manning Wilson
on BBC Home Service Basic

Worcestershire v. Nottinghamshire at Worcester
Hampshire v. Surrey at Bournemouth
Middlesex v. Northamptonshire at Lord's
Third and final day
Reports by ALAN GIBSON. JOHN ARLOTT , and REX ALSTON

Contributors

Unknown:
Alan Gibson.
Unknown:
John Arlott
Unknown:
Rex Alston
on BBC Home Service Basic

Symphony No. 6, in F major
(Pastoral) played by the BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA Leader, Reginald Stead
Conducted by STANFORD ROBINSON

Contributors

Leader:
Reginald Stead
Conducted By:
Stanford Robinson
on BBC Home Service Basic

Jimmy Edwards , Dick Bentley and June Whitfield with WALLAS EATON
THE KEYNOTES
BBC REVUE ORCHESTRA
Conductor, HARRY RABINOWITZ
Script by Frank Muir and Denis Norden
Produced by CHARLES MAXWELL
Broadcast on Feb. 5, 1959

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Unknown:
Dick Bentley
Unknown:
June Whitfield
Unknown:
Wallas Eaton
Conductor:
Harry Rabinowitz
Script By:
Frank Muir
Script By:
Denis Norden
Produced By:
Charles Maxwell
on BBC Home Service Basic

by E. M. Forster adapted for broadcasting in thirteen episodes by LANCE SIEVEKING
Episode 12
Produced by WILLIAM GLEN-DOEPEL
Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
E. M. Forster
Unknown:
Lance Sieveking
Produced By:
William Glen-Doepel

Scenes from Glinka's opera with CHORUS OF THE
BELGRADE NATIONAL Opera and the LAMOUREUX ORCHESTRA
Conducted by IGOR MARKEVITCH on gramophone records
Introduced by CEDRIC WALLIS

Contributors

Conducted By:
Igor Markevitch
Introduced By:
Cedric Wallis
Antonida:
Teresa Stich-Randall
Bogdan Sobinin:
Nicolai Gedda
Ivan Susanin:
Boris Christoff

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Your Letters
Silver Lining: THE REV.
DOUGLAS SMITH deals with another aspect of loneliness
Me and My Dog: NAN Mac
DONALD visits the training centre for guide dogs for the blind at Leamington Spa
Breathing Space: two minutes with CAPT. W. P. KNOWLES, M.C.
Just John Ebdon
Introduced by STEVE RACE

Contributors

Unknown:
Douglas Smith
Introduced By:
Steve Race

Regional Variations (7)

News. Stock Market Reports. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

(434 m.) Voice of the North. Light Music. (261 m.) North-East News. Light Music

BBC Home Service North

News. Round-up

BBC Home Service South and West

News

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Midland

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish
on BBC Home Service Basic

In the region today-news, comment, controversy

Smoking
It has recently been made clear that the difference between what doctors personally think about smoking and what the public thinks is very large and could be dangerous.
'Six times as many people die each year of cigarette smoking as die on the roads.'
' Bronchitis, lung cancer, and heart disease are the killers.'
' The case against cigarettes is not scientifically proved.'
An enquiry conducted by RENE CUTFORTH
Produced by FRANCIS DILLON

Contributors

Conducted By:
Rene Cutforth
Produced By:
Francis Dillon
on BBC Home Service Basic

From The Depot,
Royal Marines, Deal
ANONA WINN , JOY ADAMSON
JACK TRAIN, RICHARD DIMBLEBY
KENNETH HORNE in the chair
Produced by HUMPHREY BARCLAY
Last Thursday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Anona Winn
Unknown:
Joy Adamson
Unknown:
Jack Train,
Unknown:
Richard Dimbleby
Unknown:
Kenneth Horne
Produced By:
Humphrey Barclay

by David Campton
Jean Anderson as Brcnda
Ella Milne as Coral
Jane Eccles as Lily with GEORGE WOOLLEY as the doctor
Produced by ANTHONY CORNISH
Fourth in a series of seven plays specially commissioned for radio

Contributors

Unknown:
David Campton
Unknown:
Jean Anderson
Unknown:
Ella Milne
Unknown:
Jane Eccles
Unknown:
George Woolley
Produced By:
Anthony Cornish

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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