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Regional Variations (4)

The Old Man of Hoy Climb

BBC Home Service Scottish

' Nic a Nico ' by Audrix and Fontugne. translated by Sian Evans-3

BBC Home Service Welsh

The West at Westminster

BBC Home Service South and West
on BBC Home Service Basic

Introduced by Roy HAY featuring items of news, views, replies to listeners' queries, and topical advice to help the amateur gardener
Produced by John Greenslade

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roy Hay
Produced By:
John Greenslade
on BBC Home Service Basic

A Sixth Sense in Plants
DR. J. W. HANNAY
Department of Botany and Plant Technology,
Imperial College. London talking to Archie Clow
If you are a plant it is extremely helpful to know before it comes that winter is on its way. Plants hrve an extra sense, different from any of our reputed live, that gives them this sort of information. It is based on phytochrome, a bluish-green pigment extraordinarily sensitive to small quantities of light.

Contributors

Unknown:
Archie Clow
on BBC Home Service Basic

Introduction to Chinese
A course of ten lessons in spoken Mandarin for complete beginners.
Programme 7
Introduced by Lucia LIU
Tuesday's broadcast (Study)
A booklet and record are available

Contributors

Introduced By:
Lucia Liu

Everyday German by Radio
A series of twenty programmes for listeners with a basic knowledge of the language, based on Erich Kastner 's novel Drei Manner im Schnee.
17: Zukunftspläne
Introduced by SABINE MICHAEL and DIETER GEISSLER
Wednesday's broadcast (Study)
A booklet and records are available

Contributors

Unknown:
Erich Kastner
Introduced By:
Sabine Michael
Introduced By:
Dieter Geissler

A series of fifteen magazine-type programmes, including French songs and readings from the Penguin book of French Short Stories and The Penguin Book of French Nineteenth - Century Verse, for listeners with some knowledge of French.
Programme 4
Baudelaire: A une dame Creole Les bottes de sept lieues-4 La belle Arabelle Blues
Speakers, PAULETTE PRENEY
PAUL COUSTER , Louis BLONCOURT
Thursday's broadcast (Study)

Contributors

Unknown:
Paulette Preney
Unknown:
Paul Couster

Indication of Intention: SAM HENRY makes some personal comments on other drivers' signals
A Queer Case of Parking: RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE explains a recent court case concerning parking together with topical news and the latest Road Conditions
Introduced by BILL HARTLEY
Produced by Jim Pestridge

Contributors

Unknown:
Sam Henry
Unknown:
Rupert Townshend-Rose
Introduced By:
Bill Hartley
Produced By:
Jim Pestridge

Members of the public and invited personalities put questions to
Jimmy EDWARDS , TED RAY TOMMY TRINDER
CARDEW ROBINSON
In the chair, McDoNALD HOBLEY
Special guest, Jimmy TARBUCK from an idea by Jimmy Edwards
Produced by Edward Taylor
Broadcast on March 26 (Light)
Jimmy Edwards is in ' Big Bad Mouso ' at the Shaftesbury Theatre. London

Contributors

Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Unknown:
Ted Ray
Unknown:
Tommy Trinder
Unknown:
Cardew Robinson
Unknown:
Jimmy Tarbuck
Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards
Produced By:
Edward Taylor
Unknown:
Jimmy Edwards

Regional Variations (3)

Record requests for the sick and housebound

BBC Home Service Midland

From Me To You: Forces' record requests!

BBC Home Service North

Henry Longhurst golfing journalist, author, and broadcaster discusses with ROY PLOMLEY in a recorded programme devised by him the gramophone records he would take to a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman
Last Monday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Henry Longhurst
Unknown:
Roy Plomley
Produced By:
Monica Chapman

The BBC Drama
Repertory Company in Beware a Dark Stranger
A play for radio by Bryan Cooper
' You know what I think about fortune - telling? It's all a big fake! '-but when Vera stands in for her mother one evening, things begin to happen....
Produced by JOHN POWELL

Contributors

Unknown:
Bryan Cooper
Produced By:
John Powell
Gladys Pringle, a fortune-teller:
Barbara Mitchell
Vera, her daughter:
Rosalind Shanks
Fred, Vera's boy-friend:
Anthony Jackson
Bill, an electrician:
Nigel Clayton
Bert, his assistant:
Alexander John
Clients of Gladys:Miss Ponsonby:
Anna Burden
Mrs Perkins:
Betty Hardy
Mr Jones:
Alexander John
on BBC Home Service Basic

A Saturday supplement to Woman's Hour
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson.
To Live and Die Without Hatred or Anger: a conversation with Archbishop Anthony Bloom, Head of the Russian Orthodox Church in London.
Venice Preserved: Monica Sims describes her impressions of "The Serenissima".
Wouldn't it be luvverly: a collection of small luxuries from Ba Mason, Anne Jones, Charles Crichton, and others.
Cash for Cash: Kenneth Fairhead talks to Bob Forbes about coins in daily use.
Behind the Scenes: Gordon Snell meets people responsible for the Son et Lumiere spectacle at the Tower of London.

Contributors

Presenter:
Marjorie Anderson
Speaker:
Archbishop Anthony Bloom
Reporter:
Monica Sims
Reporter:
Ba Mason
Reporter:
Anne Jones
Reporter:
Charles Crichton
Speaker:
Kenneth Fairhead
Reporter:
Bob Forbes
Reporter:
Gordon Snell

Regional Variations (2)

Gwyn Williams talks to Welsh pop star Helen Wyn

BBC Home Service Welsh
on BBC Home Service Basic

'twixt
ISOBEL BARNETT
ELEANOR SUMMERFIELD and RICHARD MURDOCH , DAVID NIXON with some tune-twisters from STEVE RACE
In the chair, Roy PLOMLEY
Devised and written by IAN MESSITER
Produced by Charles Maxwell
Last Sunday's broadcast (Light)

Contributors

Unknown:
Isobel Barnett
Unknown:
Eleanor Summerfield
Unknown:
Richard Murdoch
Unknown:
David Nixon
Unknown:
Roy Plomley
Written By:
Ian Messiter
Produced By:
Charles Maxwell

MARCUS DODS conducts the BBC CONCERT ORCHESTRA Leader, Arthur Leavins in a programme of music for all the family with YVONNE MINTON (contralto)
RAYMOND COHEN (violin)
Introduced by ALEXANDER MOVES Produced by Gareth Walters
The programme includes music from Orpheus (Gluck) and The Marriage of Figaro (Mozart); Fantasy on themes from Carmen by Sarasate, and Tchaikovsky's Italian Caprice.
Yvonne Minton broadcasts by permission of the Gen. Administrator. Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Contributors

Unknown:
Marcus Dods
Leader:
Arthur Leavins
Contralto:
Yvonne Minton
Violin:
Raymond Cohen
Introduced By:
Alexander Moves
Produced By:
Gareth Walters
Unknown:
Yvonne Minton

A Horseman Riding By by R. F. Delderfield
In this the second of three complete plays from Delderfield's novel about rural Devonshire life, Pauls second marriage, to Claire, has to cope with the problems and heartaches of England during the first world war years. with William Lucas Josephine Tewson and Hilda Schroder
2: Wind in the East
Produced by Guy VAESEN

Contributors

Unknown:
R. F. Delderfield
Unknown:
William Lucas
Unknown:
Josephine Tewson
Unknown:
Hilda Schroder
Produced By:
Guy Vaesen
The:
Shallowfordian Wilfredbabbage
Paul Craddock:
William Lucas
Claire Craddock:
Josephine Tewson
Maureen Rudd:
Eileen Kennally
James Grenfell:
Preston Lockwood
John Rudd:
Rolf Lefebvre
Henry Pitts:
Antony Viccars
Edward Derwent:
Harold Kasket
Smut Potter:
Malcolm Young
Will Codsall:
Henderson Tate
Meg:
Potter Sheelahwillcocks
Sam Potter:
Donald Pelmear
Ikey Palfrey:
Nigel Anthony
Grace Lovell:
Hilda Schroder
Norman Eveleigh:
Alan Dudley
Rachel Eveleigh:
Beth Boyd
Elinor Codsall:
Margaret Robertson
Francis Willoughby:
Brian Hewlett
Professor Scholtzer:
Ronald Herdman
Hazel Potter:
Joanna Tope
Keith Horsey:
Leroy Lingwood
Lane Phelps:
Douglas Hankin
Ambulance driver:
Beth Boyd
Simon:
Christopher Bidmead

Regional Variations (2)

Ulster Sports Report

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Edith Ramsay selects the five years 1935-1940 when she was working in many different ways with the people of London's East End to improve social and educational standards and the relations between their different communities. She ends her story in the year when the Blitz began and when the qualities of the old East End were most fully demonstrated.
Others taking part include: PHYLLIS GERSON and C. R. HEWITT
Produced by Hallam Tennyson
Shortened version of last Sunday's broadcast

Contributors

Unknown:
Edith Ramsay
Unknown:
Phyllis Gerson
Unknown:
C. R. Hewitt
Produced By:
Hallam Tennyson

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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