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The Jaws of Hell
The story of the hunt for and sinking of the German battle-ship Bismarck twenty-five years ago, told by some of those who took part including:
REAR-ADMIRAL WAKE-WALKER First Cruiser Squadron
CAPTAIN DALRYMPLE-HAMILTON H.M.S. Rodney
CAPTAIN BOVELL
H.M.S. Victorious
LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER GUERNSEY H.M.S. King George V
LIEUTENANT PARKER H.M.S. Dorsetshire
PILOT-OFFICER BRIGGS
Catalina Z. R.A.F. 209 Squadron
SIGNALMAN BRIGGS, H.M.S. Hood and LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER JUNACH Bismarck
Introduced by RODNEY M. BENNETT
Produced by John F. Muir
See facing page

Contributors

Introduced By:
Rodney M. Bennett
Produced By:
John F. Muir

Regional Variations (3)

Pawb a'i Farn: Brains Trust from Aberystwyth

BBC Home Service Welsh

Cricket; Gloucestershire v. Hampshire from Bristol: third day

BBC Home Service South and West
on BBC Home Service Basic

GALE PEDRICK makes a personal selection of items from the many broadcasts on BBC radio and television during the past seven days
Introduced by JOHN ELLISON
Extended version: Sunday 11.15 a.m.

Contributors

Introduced By:
John Ellison
on BBC Home Service Basic

The Case of the Marconi Contract in which Mr. Godfrey Isaacs sued Mr. Cecil Chesterton : 1913 written by ARTHUR SWINSON
Produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON
Broadcast on March 16

Contributors

Unknown:
Mr. Godfrey Isaacs
Unknown:
Mr. Cecil Chesterton
Written By:
Arthur Swinson
Produced By:
Stanley Williamson
Sir Edward Carson, K C , M P:
David Mahlowe
Herbert Samuel:
Roger Delgado
Rigby Swift, K C:
Ronald Harvi
Mr Justice Phillimore:
Richard Carey
Sir Rufus Isaacs:
Anthony Jacobs
Ernest Wild, K c:
Alan Wheatley
Godfrey Isaacs:
Jeffrey Segal
Cecil Chesterton:
Gordon Faith
Narrator,:
Geoffrey Banks

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Early Birds: BRUCE MAYNE talks to pioneer aviator C. H. WATKINS
The Thompson Foundation:
BRIAN HoEY investigates a service to overseas journalists
The Old Stick Oven:
BRENIG OWEN remembers that special smell of home-baked
Introduced by HARRY SOAN from Wales

Contributors

Unknown:
C. H. Watkins
Unknown:
Brian Hoey
Unknown:
Brenig Owen
Introduced By:
Harry Soan
on BBC Home Service Basic

Eagle over the Sea by Michael Hardwick
and Mollie Hardwick
Dr. Locksmith's delight at the successful performance of his flying machine is turned to dismay when it becomes clear that his French ' hosts ' are in fact holding him prisoner, and that Napoleon plans to use the flying machine as a weapon of war.
PART 6 with Austin Trevor and David Valla
Produced by BETTY DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown:
Michael Hardwick
Unknown:
Mollie Hardwick
Unknown:
David Valla
Produced By:
Betty Davies
Napoleon:
William Eedle
Orceval:
John Bryning
Meurles:
Tim Seely
Victor Chardin:
Austin Trevor
Madeleine Chardin:
Brigit Paul
Jeremy Locksmith:
David Valla
Mrs Gregg:
Anna Burden
Jane Locksmith:
Cécile Chevreau
Amelia Locksmith:
Eva Haddon
Billy Meakins:
Peter Claughton
Louis Spark:
Kevin McHugh
Michael Rourke:
Tommy Duggan
Ben:
Eric Anderson

Regional Variations (7)

Voice of the North: regional magazine

BBC Home Service North

News. Round-Up

BBC Home Service South and West

News. Stock Market Reports. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

Round-Up

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

News

BBC Home Service Midland
on BBC Home Service Basic

Latest regional news-The stories behind the headlines-This week's main talking point put in Perspective - Road Traffic Report-Scotland Yard Calling — Sports Spot — FRED STREETER on Gardening
Introduced by BOB HOLNESS
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown:
Fred Streeter
Introduced By:
Bob Holness

Regional Variations (4)

Comment: topical discussion

BBC Home Service Welsh

Summary of debates in the Northern Ireland Parliament

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Anglers' Corner

BBC Home Service Midland
on BBC Home Service Basic

Scottish Dance Music
BBC SCOTTISH VARIETY ORCHESTRA
Conductor, JACK LEON with ARCHIE DUNCAN (accordion)

Contributors

Conductor:
Jack Leon
Accordion:
Archie Duncan
on BBC Home Service Basic

Answers to listeners' scientific and technological questions
In the chair,
PROFESSOR G. P. WELLS
Panel:
KEVIN CONNOLLY psychologist
HARRY ROSENBERG Physicist
PETER SYKES chemist
GWYNNE VEVERS loologist
Arranged by Archie Clow
If you have a question for the panel, send it on a postcard to: Who Knows?. BBC, Broadcasting House, London. W.I.

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor G. P. Wells
Unknown:
Kevin Connolly
Unknown:
Harry Rosenberg
Unknown:
Peter Sykes
Unknown:
Gwynne Vevers
Arranged By:
Archie Clow
on BBC Home Service Basic

Margherita Casals-Mantovani
(soprano)
Nedda Casei (mezzo-soprano)
Gaetano Bardini (tenor)
Eduardo Cittanti (bass-baritone)
East Berlin Radio Chorus
Leipzig Radio Chorus and Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Herbert Kegel
Recording made available by courtesy of East German Radio

Contributors

Mezzo-Soprano:
Nedda Casei
Tenor:
Gaetano Bardini
Bass-Baritone:
Eduardo Cittanti
Conducted By:
Herbert Kegel

Regional Variations (2)

Play: ' Whom the Gods Love.' by Hector Donald Campbell

BBC Home Service Scottish

Grammar Schools
After 700 years of history, the future of the Grammar Schools looks insecure. In this century they have grown and changed enormously, yet they provide for only a minority-a chosen few. Are they excellent training grounds for an elite or hard treadmills of scholarship?
MELVILLE HARDIMENT, himself a teacher in a Comprehensive, shows what pupils and teachers think of their own schools from recordings made at Raine's Foundation Grammar School in Stepney, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, and Manchester Grammar School

on BBC Home Service Basic

The News
Background to the News
People in the News followed by NEWS-STAND
How the dailies have handled the week's news, the opinions they have expressed, and current trends in and out of Fleet Street are analysed by DOUGLAS BROWN

Contributors

Unknown:
Douglas Brown

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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