Programme Index

Discover 9,909,917 listings and 222,969 playable programmes from the BBC

including:
The Month in Parliament: a commentary by Princess Indira
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Getting it off my chest: Amy Thomas protests against the ever-increasing length of life. (BBC recording)
Lifting the Lid off the London Season: Ailsa Garland attends the debutante dress show at the Berkeley.
Pin-money from the Garden: 4-A mixed bag by W. P. A. Robinson
Serial:
' Minerva-The Story of an Owl ' by Angela Jeans
Abridged by May E. Jenkin
Read by Ann Greenland
The second of five instalments
Programme introduced by Marjorie Anderson

Contributors

Unknown:
Princess Indira
Unknown:
Amy Thomas
Unknown:
Ailsa Garland
Unknown:
W. P. A. Robinson
Unknown:
Angela Jeans
Abridged By:
May E. Jenkin
Read By:
Ann Greenland
Introduced By:
Marjorie Anderson

Sam Pollock puts listeners' questions to a panel of scientists in the first of a new series of programmes
Panel:
Robert Boyd , Harry Collier
Peter Sykes , G. P. Wells
What has been in the papers recently? Russian biologists sacked: cosmic rays interrupt radio again: a new flat TV tube: jet planes approach the heat barrier: the path of the Earth's first artificial satellite.
More information about such events, and what scientists themselves think about them, will be heard in the answers given to questions about science, technology, and so on, sent in by listeners.

Contributors

Unknown:
Sam Pollock
Unknown:
Robert Boyd
Unknown:
Harry Collier
Unknown:
Peter Sykes
Unknown:
G. P. Wells

sung by Doris Eaves and the BBC Singers
Conducted by Cyril Gell with Jack Coles and his Orchestre Moderne
Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Produced by Eric Arden

Contributors

Sung By:
Doris Eaves
Conducted By:
Cyril Gell
Unknown:
Jack Coles
Introduced By:
Marjorie Anderson
Produced By:
Eric Arden

Radio bridges eleven thousand miles of ocean to bring together undergraduates in Australia and In Britain in a weekly series of general knowledge contests
2-The University of Cambridge
T. The University of Tasmania
Chairman in London:
Robert McKenzie
Chairman in Tasmania:
Creighton Burns
This recorded programme, which is arranged in collaboration with the Australian Broadcasting Commission, is produced join-ly by the ABC and the BBC and broadcast simultaneously by the Light Programme and the General Overseas Service of the BBC. It will also be broadcast over the National Network in Australia.
Producer in Tasmania, Bill Newnham
Producer in London, Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown:
Robert McKenzie
Unknown:
Creighton Burns
Unknown:
Bill Newnham
Unknown:
Joan Clark

with Deryck Guyler , Edna Fryer
Len Lowe , Marian Miller and The Radio Revellers
BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader, Antony Gilbert )
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz
Script by Charles Hart and Bernard Botting
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont

Contributors

Unknown:
Deryck Guyler
Unknown:
Edna Fryer
Unknown:
Len Lowe
Unknown:
Marian Miller
Leader:
Antony Gilbert
Conductor:
Harry Rabinowitz
Script By:
Charles Hart
Script By:
Bernard Botting
Produced By:
Leslie Bridgmont

3-' Test Pilot '
On March to, 1956, thirty-five-year-old Peter Twiss , D.s.c, and Bar, became the first man to exceeti one thousand miles per hour in an aircraft in level flight over a measured course. The course lay between Chichester and Ford, Sussex, and the average speed of the Fairey Delta II for both official runs was 1,132 m.p.h. Tonight's programme, in which Peter Twiss himself appears, presents radio snapshots from this ex-Fleet Air Arm Pilot's life story, and dramatises one of the record flights.
Written and narrated by Stephen Grenfell
Introduced by Edward Ward Produced by Marjorie Ward

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Twiss
Unknown:
Peter Twiss
Unknown:
Stephen Grenfell
Introduced By:
Edward Ward
Produced By:
Marjorie Ward

... of light music
Presented by Vllem Tausky with Marjorie Westbury
The Singers:
Vanessa Lee. Inia Te Wiata
Monta Liter (piano)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
The Orchestra:
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
Produced by Neil Sutherland

Contributors

Presented By:
Vllem Tausky
Unknown:
Marjorie Westbury
Singers:
Vanessa Lee.
Piano:
Monta Liter
Chorus-Master:
Leslie Woodgate
Leader:
John Sharpe
Conductor:
Vilem Tausky
Produced By:
Neil Sutherland

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