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Talking across Space
DEREK JEWELL examines some of the major developments in the history of communications
Produced by Steve Allen
Broadcast in the BBC World Service on January 2

Contributors

Unknown:
Derek Jewell
Produced By:
Steve Allen

A programme of old favourites MARY CONDON (contralto) with RUBY TAYLOR (piano)
DUDLEY SAVAGE (organ) and a chorus from the Bristol LIGHT OPERA CLUB
Conductor, VERNON JONES
Introduced by DUDLEY SAVAGE

Contributors

Contralto:
Mary Condon
Conductor:
Vernon Jones
Introduced By:
Dudley Savage
on BBC Home Service Basic

with Wilfred Pickles visits
The village of Kettlewell, Yorks with MABEL at ' The Table ' and BESSIE BACKHOUSE at the piano
Produced by Stephen Williams
Broadcast on Sept. 20. 1966 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown:
Wilfred Pickles
Unknown:
Bessie Backhouse
Produced By:
Stephen Williams

Regional Variations (3)

Trem: People and Events

BBC Home Service Welsh

Ulster Farm

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle adapted for radio by MICHAEL HARDWICK with Carleton Hobbs and Norman Shelley
The Three Garridebs
' If you can lay your hands upon a Garrideb, there's money in it,' says Sherlock Holmes ; and in one walks!
Insp. Lestrade...HUMPHREY MORTON
Produced by GRAHAM GAULD
Broadcast on Sept. 4. 1964 (Light)

Contributors

Unknown:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Unknown:
Michael Hardwick
Unknown:
Carleton Hobbs
Unknown:
Norman Shelley
Unknown:
Sherlock Holmes
Unknown:
Humphrey Morton
Produced By:
Graham Gauld
Dr Watson:
Norman Shelley
Sherlock:
Holmes Carletonhobbs
Mrs Hudson:
Janet Morrison
John Garrideb:
Eric Anderson
Nathan Garrideb CHARLES:
E Stidwill
Holloway:
Harold Reese

A searching look into the world of pop music, at the manipulators and the manipulated; the people behind it, in the forefront, and those hanging on all around it
Is it important, or just self important?
With Maureen Cleave, Pete Murray, Simon Dee, Ann Nightingale, Alan Freeman, Eddie Rogers, Tony Secunda and the pop stars themselves
Introduced by Nicholas Barrett
Produced by Sandra Harris and Nicholas Barrett
A World at One production

Pop goes a Person?
It is just ten years since Tommy Steele burst on to the Popular Music scene, and turned it, rather dramatically, into the Pop Music scene. 'Rock with the Caveman,' he shouted from a cafe under the arches near Waterloo station, and the whole country joined in the chorus. shouting, stamping and screaming.
The 'Moon,' 'June,' 'Sweet Dreams,' and 'Sweet-hearts' were sent, rather smartly, somewhere over the rainbow. Lyrics were suddenly no longer lyrical. A young man called Adam Faith invented a new word 'baybay.' A teenager called Harry Webb changed his name to Cliff Richard and steered us through the early 1960s with songs that, in retrospect seem rather dull. Then came 'the finest flowering of British pop music' - the Beatles. The North moved south, grinning broadly, and cocking a snook at any sort of distinction or discrimination it saw. Groups with strangely long hair arrived from Liverpool, from Manchester, and Newcastle upon Tyne, and, fresh from the Home Counties, the one we all love to hate, the Rolling Stones. 'It was a case of the cat looking at the King for the first time,' says Maureen Cleave. 'But now I think a rather dull phase has set in. I can't see what can happen now.'
Well what will happen? Is it important anyway? Are the pop singers personalities any more, or have they been swallowed up by the big-business machine? Are they less important than the records they make? Have sounds taken over from people? Today's programme takes a look behind the tinsel.
NICHOLAS BARRETT

Contributors

Unknown:
Maureen Cleave
Unknown:
Pete Murray
Unknown:
Simon Dee.
Unknown:
Ann Nightingale
Unknown:
Alan Freeman
Unknown:
Eddie Rogers
Unknown:
Tony Secunda
Introduced By:
Nicholas Barrett
Produced By:
Sandra Harris

Regional Variations (3)

Gaelic Service

BBC Home Service Scottish

Patricia Bird. recorder: Dinah Grant. virginals: Sheila Bond. mezzo-soprano: Jill Godsall.piano

BBC Home Service Midland

The Thames Valley — Richmond to Henley Local colour, personalities, stories, and advice for those who wish to enjoy the pleasure of the Thames
Compiled by Martin Chisholm from the recordings and writings of experts and amateurs Produced by Maurice Brown
Broadcast on January 29

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Chisholm
Produced By:
Maurice Brown

including:
China through Student Eyes:
Patricia Penn talks in Hong Kong to SARAH COLE of New Zealand and TONY BRANIGAN of Australia, who have recently been on a cultural visit to China
How to annoy me: BASIL BOOTHROYD with some down-to-earth hints. 9: Hitch-hikers
Caller Herrin':
ROSEMARY DAVIES talks to some fishermen in Cornwall and Yarmouth tDrop Us a Line: your news, views, and memories
Introduced by KEN SYKORA

Contributors

Unknown:
Sarah Cole
Unknown:
Tony Branigan
Talks:
Rosemary Davies
Introduced By:
Ken Sykora
on BBC Home Service Basic

Black Sheep by Rosemary Weir adapted as a dramatised reading in four parts
The action takes place in a lonely Welsh valley where great white mountains shut out the rest of the world....
1: Strange Arrival
Readers,
JOHN DARRAN , Nerys HUGHES
NICHOLAS EDMETT , LORNA DAVIES
Adapted and produced by EVELYN WILLIAMS

Contributors

Unknown:
Rosemary Weir
Readers:
John Darran
Readers:
Nerys Hughes
Readers:
Nicholas Edmett
Readers:
Lorna Davies
Produced By:
Evelyn Williams

Regional Variations (7)

(434 m ) From the North: news and topics. (261 m.) Voice of the North

BBC Home Service North

Round-Up

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

News. Stock Market Report. News in Welsh

BBC Home Service Welsh

News Round-Up

BBC Home Service South and West

News

BBC Home Service Scottish

News

BBC Home Service Midland
on BBC Home Service Basic

Latest regional news - The stories behind the headlines-Tonight's Name in the News-Scotland Yard Calling-South-East Sport-Preview
Introduced by DEREK PARKER
Produced by the South-East news unit

Contributors

Introduced By:
Derek Parker

Regional Variations (3)

In Business: And the Rich get Richi

BBC Home Service Welsh

Growers' Gulde

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland
on BBC Home Service Basic

A knock-out quiz between students from universities throughout the British Isles
Round 1: Exeter v. Bristol with Question-Masters
MAx ROBERTSON in Exeter and JOHN ANTHONY in Bristol
Produced by Brian Skilton

Contributors

Unknown:
John Anthony
Produced By:
Brian Skilton

Regional Variations (3)

Expo '67: an account of the settlement of Canada

BBC Home Service Scottish

Spectrum: monthly programme on the arts

BBC Home Service Welsh

by EDITH RUDINGER
Head of Publications,
The Consumers' Association
It is about ten years since the consumers of Britain began to shake off in earnest the postwar hangover of 'be grateful for what's given you.' Their War of Independence has been very successful-and has spread well beyond the bounds of the shopping list.
Postponed from February 2

on BBC Home Service Basic

from the University of Bradford
A programme that sets out to answer listeners' questions on science and technology
In the chair.
Professor G. P. Wells
Panel:
Professor D. Bijl physicist
Professor G. D. H. Leach pharmacologist
Professor E. Lees zoologist
Professor C W. Page chemical engineer
Arranged by David Paterson

Contributors

Unknown:
Professor G. P. Wells
Unknown:
Professor D. Bijl
Unknown:
Professor G. D. H. Leach
Unknown:
Professor E. Lees
Arranged By:
David Paterson
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

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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