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Mrs. Betts, who lives in the north-west corner of Essex, has thrown her home open during the last fifteen years to more than a thousand children of all races, creeds, and colours, of all shapes and all sizes. Why and how does she do it?
MARGARET BETTS talks to Sonya Callingham

Contributors

Talks:
Margaret Betts
Unknown:
Sonya Callingham

by Frances Hodgson Burnett arranged as a dramatised reading in six instalments by NAN MACDONALD
Every beautiful morning now in the Secret Garden. Magic is worked by Mary and Dickon and Colin. Each day Colin grows stronger and can walk more steadily, and each day his belief in his Magic grows stronger.
6: Magic!
Produced by HERBERT SMITH
Broadcast on February 28

Contributors

Unknown:
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown:
Nan MacDonald
Produced By:
Herbert Smith
The Reader:
Wilfred Pickles
Mary:
Margaret Dew
Dickon:
Trevor Lorains
Colin:
Peter Landon
Mrs Sowerby:
Mary Kilduff

Regional Variations (2)

Gaelic News

BBC Home Service Scottish

A series in which you meet interesting and unusual people from all walks of life
With a Sweet Smile and a Ready Answer
LILLIAN DONETT , CAROLINE LANG -DON, and CATHERINE BLAIR earn their living communicating with people
The first is a telephonist on the G.P.O. Inter-Continental Exchange; the second is a courier for a well-known travel agency; and the third works in a leading theatre ticket agency
They talk about their lives and their work to GORDON WATTS
Produced by George Angell

Contributors

Unknown:
Lillian Donett
Unknown:
Caroline Lang
Unknown:
Catherine Blair
Produced By:
George Angell

The Devil's Disciple
A melodrama by Bernard Shaw with Keith Hichell and Max Adrian
The action takes place in the town of Websterbridge, New Hampshire, in the year 1777
Produced by STEWART CONN
Saturday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Bernard Shaw
Unknown:
Keith Hichell
Unknown:
Max Adrian
Produced By:
Stewart Conn

A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind, including:
Turning Points: JOHN ELLISON talks to ÐILYS POWELL
Looking at Books: NEVILLE
BRAYBROOKE suggests some books to give or buy with tokens
Can You Tell Me?: a fortnightly series answering listeners' queries
You asked us to play ... record requests
Introduced by POLLY ELWES

Contributors

Talks:
John Ellison
Introduced By:
Polly Elwes

The Land of Green Ginger by Noel Langley adapted as a six-part serial reading by THEA HOLME
Part 4
Prince Abu Ali and the wicked Princes Tintac and Rubdub are all in love with the beautiful Silver Bud. In order to decide who will marry her, the three suitors are set Difficult Tasks to perform. Prince Abu Ali , who has the most difficult Task, sets out on his donkey-not forgetting that he is still searching for the Land of Green Ginger....
Produced by LORRAINE DAVIES

Contributors

Unknown:
Noel Langley
Reading By:
Thea Holme
Unknown:
Prince Abu Ali
Produced By:
Lorraine Davies
Honourable Reader:
Howieson Culff
Prince Abu Ali:
David Spenser
Prince Tintac:
Peter Bartlett
Prince Rubdub:
Glyn Dearman
Mouse:
Elizabeth Proud
Boomalakka Wee:
Clive Merrison
Abanazar:
Arthur Lawrence
Sinbad:
Tim Seely
Nosi Parka:
Douglas Hankin

Regional Variations (7)

Round-Up

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News

BBC Home Service Midland

Voice of the North: regional magazine

BBC Home Service North

News. Round-Up

BBC Home Service South and West

News. Sport

BBC Home Service Scottish

News. Stock Market Reports. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

Latest regional news - The stories behind. the headlines-Rush-hour Road Traffic Report —Scotland Yard Calling-A news personality returns to a place of special memories-South-East Sport-From the Local Press
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Parker

Regional Variations (3)

The Week Ahead: preview

BBC Home Service North

Science Survey: Safety on the Roads: 3

BBC Home Service South and West

played by the BBC NORTHERN IRELAND ORCHESTRA
Leader. David Adams
Conducted by JAMES HOWE with a variety of songs on gramophone records
Introduced by Michael MURRAY

Contributors

Leader:
David Adams
Conducted By:
James Howe
Introduced By:
Michael Murray

Regional Variations (3)

Pontarddulais Male Voice Choir. conductor Noel Davies

BBC Home Service Welsh

BBC Scottish Orchestra. conducted by James Loughran; Tom Rowlette, violin. Hindemith. Bach. Mozart

BBC Home Service Scottish

Operetta in three acts by VICTOR LÉON and H. VON WALDBERG adapted from the farce Les Dominos Roses by Delacour and Hennequin English lyrics by NORMAN MCCANN
Music by Richard Heuberger
BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins
Conducted by VILEM TAUSKY
Produced by Elizabeth Johnson and Michael Moores
Margaret Neville broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Opera Company

Contributors

Unknown:
H. von Waldberg
Unknown:
Norman McCann
Music By:
Richard Heuberger
Conducted By:
Vilem Tausky
Produced By:
Elizabeth Johnson
Produced By:
Michael Moores
Unknown:
Margaret Neville
Hortense:
Lucille Graham
Angèle:
Margaret Neville
Marguerite:
Ellen Dales
Madame Beaubuisson:
Margaret Burton
Henri:
Margaret Cable
Georges:
John Mitchinson
Paul:
Michael Wakeham
Monsieur Beaubuisson:
John Frost

by Giles Cooper
French ballads sung by BRIAN HEWLETT with Tim WALKER (guitar)
Produced by DOUGLAS CLEVERDON
See facing page followed by an interlude

Contributors

Unknown:
Giles Cooper
Sung By:
Brian Hewlett
Guitar:
Tim Walker
Produced By:
Douglas Cleverdon
The Duke of Wellington:
Stephen Murray
Lt -Col John T Jones:
Frank Duncan
Louis Dillon:
Brian Hewlett
Dick Jervis:
Clive Merrison
Ned Errington:
Tim Seely
Private Day:
John Dearth
Private Flynn:
George Hagan
Private Oates:
Stephen Jack
Sergeant Thirkettle:
Hector Ross
Flag Annie:
Barbara Mitchell
Tinder:
Anne Thompson
Sal Leggatt:
Cecile Chevreau
Ensign Blake:
Tim Seely
Captain Dakers:
Wilfred Babbage
Colonel Alabaster:
Anthony Jackson
Major-General Picton:
Basil Jones
Surgeon-General McGrigor:
Arthur Lawrence

Regional Variations (2)

Maureen Lemon, soprano: David Adams, violin: Havelock Nelson, piano+

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Duo in B flat major (K.424)
(Mozart)
JOSEF SUK (violin)
MILAN SKAMPA (Viola)
11.35' Piano Trio in B flat major, Op. posth. (Beethoven)
BEAUX ARTS TRIO
Daniel Guilet (violin)
Bernard Greenhouse (cello) Menahem Pressler (piano) gramophone records

Contributors

Viola:
Milan Skampa
Violin:
Daniel Guilet
Cello:
Bernard Greenhouse

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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