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on BBC Home Service Basic

The Island of Prospero
ā€  DEREK BOWSKILLpresents the last programme of the term
Today's broadcast develops a class improvisation based on the opening scene of Shakespeare's The Tempest.

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Bowskillpresents

Regional Variations (2)

Gaelic News

BBC Home Service Scottish

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
The Orchestra Game
Hugh Bean. Leader of the New Philharmonia Orchestra, meets Edward Lee , the man in charge of moving the London Philharmonic Orchestra from concert to concert
They talk to DEREK PARKER about their work and problems t- Produced by George Angell

Contributors

Leader:
Hugh Bean.
Unknown:
Edward Lee
Unknown:
Derek Parker
Produced By:
George Angell

Regional Variations (2)

Byd Natur: Naturalists' Brains Trust

BBC Home Service Welsh

Captain John Ridgway and Sergeant Chay Blyth the two paratroopers who recently crossed the Atlantic in a rowing boat discuss with Roy PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records they would take to a desert island
Produced by Michael Hall
Repeated: Saturday, 1.40 p.m.

Contributors

Unknown:
Captain John Ridgway
Unknown:
Sergeant Chay Blyth
Unknown:
Roy Plomley
Produced By:
Michael Hall
on BBC Home Service Basic

Speaking and Writing
A series of ten programmes designed to help and encourage those who wish to express themselves more effectively or recapture old skills in the spoken and the written word.
10: Listeners' Forum
Written and introduced by GILBERT PHELPS
Produced by Peggy Bacon

Contributors

Introduced By:
Gilbert Phelps
Produced By:
Peggy Bacon
on BBC Home Service Basic

Home at Seven by R. C. Sherriff with Patrick Barr
Isabel Dean , James Thomason Had David Preston lost his memory during the twenty-four hours that he was missing?
Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Patrick Barr
Unknown:
Isabel Dean
Unknown:
James Thomason
Unknown:
Had David Preston
Produced By:
Martyn C. Webster

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
With Posterity in Mind:
Miss COMPTON COLLIER , now an active seventy-seven, talks to DEREK PARKER about her fifty years as a society photographer
I Looking at Books: URSULA
BLOOM suggests some new books about, or in search of, arfimals
Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play record requests
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown:
Miss Compton Collier
Unknown:
Derek Parker
Introduced By:
Ken Sykora
on BBC Home Service Basic

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley adapted as a six-part serial reading by THEA HOLME
PART 2: Prince Abu AH, son and heir of the Emperor Aladdin, sets out to seek the hand of Silver Bud. the jeweller's beautiful daughter, and to redeem from its aimless wanderings through space the Land of Green Ginger.
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown:
Noel Langley
Reading By:
Thea Holme
Produced By:
Lorraine Davies
Honourable Reader:
Howieson Culff
Prince Abu Ali:
David Spenser
Prince Tintac:
Peter Bartlett
Shah of Persia:
Frank Henderson
Prince Rubdub:
Glyn Dearman
Small Slave:
Carol Marsh
Omar Khayyam:
Leonard Henry

Regional Variations (7)

Voice of the North: regional magazine

BBC Home Service North

News. Round-Up

BBC Home Service South and West

News

BBC Home Service Midland

Round-Up

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News. Stock Market Reports: News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

News Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish
on BBC Home Service Basic

Latest regional news ā€” The stories behind the headlines-Scotland Yard Calling-Personal Column with DAVID GEARY-A news personality returns to a place of special memories-South-East Sport-From the Local Press
Introduced by MICHAEL MURRAY Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Unknown:
David Geary-A
Introduced By:
Michael Murray

Regional Variations (3)

Science Survey: Safety on the Roads: I

BBC Home Service South and West

The Week Ahead: preview

BBC Home Service North
on BBC Home Service Basic

played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA
Leader, David Adams
Conductor, TERENCE LOVETT with a variety of songs on gramophone records
Introduced by MICHAEL MURRAY

Contributors

Leader:
David Adams
Conductor:
Terence Lovett
Introduced By:
Michael Murray

Regional Variations (3)

BBC Scottish Orchestra. conducted by James Loughran; James Durrant. viola

BBC Home Service Scottish

Cwmbach United Male Choir

BBC Home Service Welsh

A Dutch musical incident
Book bv PAUL RUBENS and AUSTEN HURGON
Lyrics and music by Paul Rubens
THE RITA WILLIAMS SINGERS
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Moores
Derek Hammond-Stroud broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Co.
Repeated as a stereophonic broadcast: Friday, 2.0 p.m. (Music)
' The Opera Ball ': December 19

Contributors

Unknown:
Paul Rubens
Unknown:
Austen Hurgon
Music By:
Paul Rubens
Leader:
Arthur Leavins
Conducted By:
Vilem Tausky
Produced By:
Elizabeth Johnson
Produced By:
Michael Moores
Produced By:
Derek Hammond-Stroud
Sally:
Elisabeth Robinson
Mina:
Marjorie Westbury
Bandmaster Van Vuyt:
Alfred Hallett
Ludwig Schnapps:
Derek Hammond-Stroud
Simon Slinks:
Michael Wakeham
on BBC Home Service Basic

by Gwen Cherrell adapted from her television play with Barbara Bolton , Maria Charles Sheila Grant , and June Tobin
' Do you know what that is? The Madam? its the lie that people believe because they want to believe it. All the lies they have to believe, because without them they can'go on living....'
Produced by BETTY Davies
See facing page

Contributors

Unknown:
Gwen Cherrell
Unknown:
Barbara Bolton
Unknown:
Maria Charles
Unknown:
Sheila Grant
Produced By:
Betty Davies
Anna:
Barbara Bolton
Ginny:
Sheila Grant
Kilby:
Wilfrid Carter
Bennett:
Robert Powell
Leonie:
Maria Charles
Sandy:
Frank Duncan
Molly:
Kathleen Helme
Paula:
June Tobin

Regional Variations (2)

News. Forecast for fishermen

BBC Home Service Scottish
on BBC Home Service Basic

The Dean's Watch by ELIZABETH GOUDGE abridged by Nan Macdonald
Read by NORMAN SHELLEY
First of fifteen insta]ments
Who could have guessed that that first encounter between the austere bean and a humble watchmaker would lead to such changes in the great cathedral city?

Contributors

Unknown:
Elizabeth Goudge
Abridged By:
Nan MacDonald
Read By:
Norman Shelley

Regional Variations (2)

Eileen Gavin. contralto: Havelock Nelson, piano: Purcell, Handel. Britten

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland
on BBC Home Service Basic

Dvorak
String Quartet in D minor.
Op. 34
THE JANACEK QUARTET
Jiri Travnicek (vielin) Adolf Sykora (violin) Jiri Kratochvil (viola) Karel Krafka (cello) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown:
Jiri Travnicek
Viola:
Jiri Kratochvil
Cello:
Karel Krafka

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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