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AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Vicar Knows Best
A play for radio by Michael Pickering
To Jean the country vicarage seems ideal as soon as she sets eyes on it. Her husband Peter is less enthusiastic and subsequently comes to fear the hold the house, with its unexpected contents, has on his wife.
Produced by DAVID H. GODFREY
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AFTERNOON THEATRE

Farm on a Headland by Michael Davies
Josh Pritchard owns a small-holding near the sea, which becomes the scene of conflict when Harry Crossman tries to buy him out.
Produced by HERBERT DAVIES
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ON YOUR FARM

comes from Messrs. S. Mayall and Son's holding at Harmer Hill, near Shrewsbury
David RICHARDSON and David BUTLER pay an early morning call to the 600-acre organic farm which is geared to the production of milk, bacon, fat lamb, and cereals, and talk to SAM MAYALL , his family, and staff. The farm has used no chemical fertiliser for seventeen years.
Produced by Anthony Parkin
Revised edition: Wednesday at
12.25 in the Midland Hume Service
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MORNING PRAYER

from the British Embassy Church, Paris
The annual service of the Paris branch of the ROYAL SOCIETY OF ST. GEORGE
Conducted by The Embassy Chaplain,
THE Rev. R. J. W. MORRIS
Psalm 95, vv. 1-7
Lessons: Isaiah 26, v. 19, to 27. v. 1; Hebrews 11, vv. 1-16 read by H.E. THE BRITISH AMBASSADOR, SIR PATRICK REILY , K.C.M.G.
Jubilate (Lang in G)
Anthem: Lo. around the throne a Klorious band (Ley)
Hymns (A. and M. Rev.): God save our Kracious Queen (5771; Who would true valour see (293; To thee, 0 God. we fly (606)
Organist, John Ford
The Jubilate is led and the anthem sunK by a visiting choir of boys from Christ's HOSPITAL, Horsham. Sussex, under their Director of Music, MALCOLM MCKELVEY
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ON YOUR FARM

comes direct from the farm of TED MOULT at Ticknall on the borders of Derbyshire and Leicestershire
DAVID RICHARDSON and DAVID BUTLER pay an early morning visit to this 260-acre dairy and arable holding and talk to Mr. Moult, his family, and staff
Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
Revised edition: Wednesday, 12.25 p.m. in the Midland Home Service
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ON YOUR FARM

comes direct from the Land Settlement Association estate at Newent
DAVID BUTLER and DAVID RlCHARD-SON pay an early-morning visit to this group of horticultural holdings in Gloucestershire, where the tenants act co-operatively in producing and marketing their crops.
Arranged and introduced by ANTHONY PARKIN
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Saturday-Night Theatre: Pompey the Great

by John Masefield adapted for broadcasting by Peter Watts
featuring Stephen Murray with the BBC Drama Repertory Company
In the years 50 and 49 B.C., Pompey the Great contended with Julius Caesar, the popular leader, for supreme power in the state.
Pompey the Great
I STEPHEN MURRAY
Other parts portrayed by Nigel Anthony , Beth Boyd John Dearth , Alan Dudley
Nigel Graham. Noel Howlett Basil Jones. Godfrey Kenton Michael Kilgarriff
Arthur Lawrence , Carol Marsh Geoffrey Matthews Susan Maudslay
Michael McClain , Tim Seely
Produced by NORMAN WRIGHT
Repeated: Monday, 3.15 p.m.
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THE TOTTENHAM OUTRAGE

A Reconstruction written and presented at the microphone by Edgar Lustgarten of the remarkable series of events that followed a wages snatch outside a Tottenham factory on the morning of January 23, 1909
Produced by Joe Burroughs
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AFTERNOON THEATRE

The Flitting Run by Donald Shaw with Brian Peck
Other parts played by Judy Dickinson. Jack Butcher
Produced by BRIAN HULME in the BBC's Midland studios
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SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

Home and Beauty by W. Somerset Maugham adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS
' You see. in the beauty business you net to know all the ins and outs of married life, and my impression is that. in the long run, it don'really matter much who you marry.'
The Marlowe Company, Canterbury production by ANN STUTFIELD
Produced for radio by Guy VAESEN
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A DROP IN THE OCEAN

A voyage through the mists of memory and legend to the events surrounding the wrecking of the whisky ship S.S. Politician
The rescue of the spirit recalled by: SIR COMPTON MACKENZIE
JAMESON CLARK
REG VALLINTINE , BILL SMITH
DONALD J. MACDONALD
NORMAN MACMILLAN and other Islanders
Introduced by DONALD B. MACLEOD
Produced by Allan Rogers
See facing page
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MAHLER'S SIXTH SYMPHONY

BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi
See facing page followed by an interlude
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The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky

Translated, edited, and introduced by Romola Nijinsky
Music by Richard Rodney Bennett
Paul Scofield speaks Nijinsky's words
"We follow the mind of a genius as he releases his delicate hold on reality and, staggering along the outer verge of reason, glimpses truths about art and life, beauty and God, society and personality, which seem saner than our own logic."
Music played by the BBC Welsh Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conducted by Marcus Dods
The Diary abbreviated and produced by H.B. Fortuin
A shortened version of the programme first broadcast on April 11, 1965 (Third)
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SCIENCE SURVEY

Pacemaking by J. A. CARRUTHERS , D.phil. Head of System Development,
Unilever Limited
Getting a new venture started is easy (be it a house to build or a Polaris missile to make) but keeping the job moving at the best and most efficient speed is much more difficult. The more complex the job, then the more difficult it is to work out what part of it you should do next. One answer is what is called Critical Path Analysis.
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TRIAL BY INQUIRY

The Dardanelles Commission
An account of the inquiry held in 1916 to determine the reasons for the failure of the Gallipoli campaign
Written by ARTHUR SWINSON with Tom Harrison , Peter Schofield Produced by STANLEY WILLIAMSON
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A SECOND START

Social Work in Action
A series of twenty programmes on the nature and trends of social work in Britain
20: What the future holds
Three contributors to earlier programmes in the series take a look at recent developments in the field of social work and discuss what the future holds in store for social work and the social worker.
DAVID C. MARSH
Professor of Social Science University of Nottingham
MRS. KATE F. McDougall
Senior Lecturer, Mental Health Course, Department of Social Science and Administration, Lonc on School of Economics
TIMOTHY RAISON
Editor of New Society
Introduced by DAVID Hobhan
Produced by Dennis Simmons
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FOCUS

on THE SMALL TRADERS
Government legislation and taxes and the growth of the massive multiple stores are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of shop-keepers and small traders throughout Britain. What does the future hold for them? Have they a right to special support?
Introduced by EDGAR LUSTGARTEN
Produced by Alan Burgess
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THE McDONALD PAPERS

The first of a new weekly series in which BARBARA Mc DONALD examines the lives and attitudes of people today
1: Having a Baby
Two mothers talk of their approach to bringing a child into the world, the problems it raises, the joy and sadness it can produce.
Produced by Michael Barton
Broadcast tn ' Talkabout' on October 9. 1966, In the North of England Home Service
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PROMISE, LARGE PROMISE ...

series of four programmes in which WILFRED DE'ATH talks to well-known young writers about the course of their careers since their first books were published to critical predictions of ' a great future 1: Colin Wilson
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SATURDAY-NIGHT THEATRE

The Reluctant Peer by William Douglas Home adapted for radio by PEGGY WELLS with Athene Seyler , Griffith Jones and Faith Brook
Lord Lister's transfer from Lords to Commons and the premiership is even more complicated than the Nation realises. He has a mother. a wife, a daughter, and a butler! Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by RONALD MASON






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