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(But he was very much more than that) by FRED SPEAKMAN and ALFRED CURTIS adapted by Leonard Green
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
First of ten instalments

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Speakman
Unknown:
Alfred Curtis
Adapted By:
Leonard Green
Read By:
Gabriel Woolf

Four stories of endurance
1: The Ship that Found Herself by RUDYARD KIPLING
Read by GABRIEL WOOLF
A fable in which the story of the running-in of a piece of machinery, in this case the different parts of an untried ship, the Dimbula, can also be taken as a light-hearted moral tale about human behaviour.

Contributors

Unknown:
Rudyard Kipling
Read By:
Gabriel Woolf

Throughout the world, as new countries reach full maturity, new national airlines are being established and require trained commercial pilots
This documentary describes how Britain trains young men from all over the world from the moment they begin their early training to their graduation to airliners like the VCIO
Produced and narrated by MICHAEL SUMNER
First broadcast in the BBC World
Service
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Sumner
on BBC Home Service Basic

Friday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Written By:
Edward J. Mason
Produced By:
Tony Shryane
Edited By:
Godfrey Baseley
Daniel Archer:
Monte Crick
Doris Archer:
Gwen Berryman
Jack Archer:
Denis Folwell
Peggy Archer:
June Spencer
Jennifer Archer:
Angel Piper
Lilian Archer:
Elizabeth Marlowe
Philip Archer:
Norman Painting
Tom Forrest:
Bob Arnold
Carol Grenville:
Anne Cullen
Harvey Grenville:
Ronald Baddiley
John Tregorran:
Philip Morant
Ned Larkin:
Bill Payne
Walter Gabriel:
Chris Gittins
Roger Patillo:
Jeremy Mason
Polly Mead:
Hilary Newcombe
Doughy Hood:
Arnold Ridley
Bill Sawyer:
Kenneth Garratt

An account of the events surrounding the mysterious death of Amy Robsart in September 1560
Compiled from contemporary sources by ALISON PLOWDEN with Betty Huntley-Wright
Noel Howlett , Arthur Lawrence
Michael McClain , Humphrey Morton Brian Poyser , Austin Trevor
Produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown:
Alison Plowden
Unknown:
Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown:
Noel Howlett
Unknown:
Arthur Lawrence
Unknown:
Michael McClain
Unknown:
Humphrey Morton
Unknown:
Brian Poyser
Unknown:
Austin Trevor
Produced By:
Joe Burroughs
Count de Feria:
Preston Lockwood
Queen Elizabeth:
Patricia Leventon
Bishop de Quadra:
Alan Wheatley
Amy:
Jane Wenham
Robert Dudley:
Frank Duncan
Thomas Blount:
Patrick Barr
Nicholas Throckmorton:
Henry Stamper
Narrator:
Richard Hurndall
on BBC Home Service Basic

Sounding Brass by Leslie Burgess adapted for radio by JAMES R. GREGSON
'I tell you-there's a new world coming, and coming quick. Railways all over England, changing the face of the land.' with Leslie Sands as George Hudson Production by VIVIAN A. DANIELS
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Leslie Burgess
Unknown:
James R. Gregson
Unknown:
Leslie Sands
Production By:
Vivian A. Daniels

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind. including:
Looking at Books:
NEVILLE BRAYBROOKE talks about Gandhi's autobiography, which has just been reissued
Zeppelin Joy Ride: CHARLES
RESTING describes a weekend jaunt round Britain in 1932 Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Talks:
Neville Braybrooke
Introduced By:
Ken Sykora
on BBC Home Service Basic

Toy Town
A series of six of the plays by S. G. HULME BEAMAN
1:Larry the Plumber
Produced by CLAIRE CHOVIL
Broadcast on October 15, 1962

Contributors

Unknown:
S. G. Hulme Beaman
Produced By:
Claire Chovil
Narrator:
Derek McCulloch
Larry the Lamb:
Derek McCulloch
Dennis the Dachshund:
Preston Lockwood
Mr Growser:
John Glyn-Jones
Peter Brass:
Norman Shelley
The Mayor's secretary:
Norman Shelley
Ernest the Policeman:
Peter Claughton
The Mayor of Toytown:
Felix Felton

Regional Variations (7)

Round-up

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Voice of the North: regional magazine

BBC Home Service North

News Sport

BBC Home Service Midland

News. Stock Market Reports. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

News. Kound-up

BBC Home Service South and West
on BBC Home Service Basic

Today's news and the stories behind the news-Scotland Yard Calling—Sport—From the Local Press
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Parker

Regional Variations (2)

BBC Scottish Orchestra. conductor. James Lougbran

BBC Home Service Scottish

A panorama of the musical theatre in Paris, London Vienna, and New York during the last hundred years.
Written by Bernard Grun
The story told by Irene Prador, Andre Maranne, Jon Curle
The music sung by Rae Woodland, Marion Grimaldi, John Mitchinson, Derek Hammond-Stroud, The Ambrosian Singers, directed by John McCarthy
BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson
(Derek Hammond-Stroud broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company)
(Broadcast on October 9, 1965)
(Music Programme)

Contributors

Writer:
Bernard Grun
Storyteller:
Irene Prador
Storyteller:
Andre Maranne
Storyteller:
Jon Curle
Singer:
Rae Woodland
Singer:
Marion Grimaldi
Singer:
John Mitchinson
Singer:
Derek Hammond-Stroud
Singers:
The Ambrosian Singers
Singers directed by:
John McCarthy
Musicians:
BBC Concert Orchestra
Leader:
Arthur Leavins
Conductor:
Vilem Tausky
Producer:
Elizabeth Johnson
on BBC Home Service Basic

by Ivan Turgenev
Adapted for broadcasting by BARBARA BRAY from the translation by CONSTANCE GARNETT
The year 1853. A charming picture of a typical Russian household and of a young Kirls undying love for her husband up to the moment of his death, and after.
Cast in order of speaking:
Other parts played by Brian Hewlett. Preston Lockwood
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT

Contributors

Unknown:
Ivan Turgenev
Broadcasting By:
Barbara Bray
Translation By:
Constance Garnett
Played By:
Brian Hewlett.
Played By:
Preston Lockwood
Produced By:
Norman Wright
Narrator:
Denis McCarthy
Pavel Yakovlitch Shubin:
John Pullen
Andrei Petrovitch Bersenyev:
Anthony Jackson
Zoya Nikitishna Müller:
Hilda Schroder
Elena Nikolaevna Stahov:
Patricia Leventon
Dmitri Nikanorovitch Insarov:
Nigel Graham
Nikolai Artemyevitch Stahov:
Philip Morant
Anna Vassilyevna Stahov:
Grizelda Hervey
Uvar Ivanovitch' Stahov:
George Merritt
on BBC Home Service Basic

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by LISTENING POST ANNE ALLEN introduces this evening's edition of a series designed to reflect listeners' own views on current topics. Letters on public affairs and issues of policy are specially welcome

Contributors

Introduces:
Anne Allen

Following almost in the footsteps of the famous Anna Leonowens. MALCOLM Hossick was for some time tutor to the Siamese Royal Family. He tells of his duties and the people he met.
Broadcast In the Scottish Home
Service on February 9

Contributors

Unknown:
Anna Leonowens.
Unknown:
Malcolm Hossick

Regional Variations (2)

Gerard Dinsmore. tenor: Thomas Davidson. piano; Sean Coyle, piano

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland
on BBC Home Service Basic

Trio-Sonata in D major
(Telemann)
MAXENCE LARRIEU QUARTET Maxence Larrieu (flute) Jacques Chambon (oboe) Bernard Fonteny (cello)
Anne-Marie Beckensteiner
(harpsichord)
11.22" Sonata No. 3, in G minor
(Bach)
DESMOND DUPRÉ
(viola da gamba)
THURSRON DART (harpsichord)
11.36* Trio-Sonata in E flat major (Telemann)
JACQUES CHAMBON (oboe) BERNARD FONTENY (cello)
ANNE-MARIE BECKENSTEINER
(harpsichord) on gramophone records

Contributors

Flute:
Maxence Larrieu
Oboe:
Jacques Chambon
Cello:
Bernard Fonteny
Harpsichord:
Anne-Marie Beckensteiner

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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