said John Tyson blithely, 'in three weeks.' This sounded all very well as I watched him go ashore at Tilbury, leaving me alone on the liner with twenty-two crates and seventeen kit- bags stowed away in the hold. But what had I let myself in for?
JOHN EARLE answers his own question in this talk.
A selection of recorded wit, music, and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd of * Punch ' including
' The Scottie who knew too much by James Thurber
John BRYNING , DEREK BIRCH ROLF LEFEBVRE
' Who's got time for reading? ' by Gerald Holgate
' Spiral Staircase ' by Dim Pares
NIGEL ANTHONY and KEITH BUCKLEY ' She was bald, but ' by Derek Lowe
HERMIONE GINGOLD mehitabel finds a home by don marquis
' The Chair' by Peter Elliot
ROLF LEFEBVRE , WILFRED BABBAGE DEREK BIRCH
' Hold my briefcase ' by Donald Webster
' Nature is Wonderful by Nesta Pain
CHARLES SIMON and DEREK BIRCH
' Have a pinch ' by Geoffrey Stephens
KEITH WILLIAMS and HAYDN JONES ' Spriggs ' by Kenneth Campbell Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin Edited and produced by John Bridges and Richard Thomas
A selection of recorded wit, music and humour
Introduced by Basil Boothroyd of Punch including
John Fullen and Peggy Butt ' Fireman Prokhorcouck '
' What's Yours? '
Patrick Healy *
Andrew Irvine and Derek Birch ' Lost Property '
' Trouble with your Foundation '
Derek Blomfield and Diana Olsson ' Hospital Ca.se
St. Matthew's Singers of Northampton
Simple Stories: 'The Hold-Up' *
Betty Hardy , Alee Finter
Geoffrey Wincotl , Konald Fletcher Owen Berry
' The Critics '
Lewis Stringer and Andrew Irvine ' Death of Samson '
Scripts by VLADIMIR POLYAKOV , JEAN BLOOR WILL OWENS, S. J. PERELMAN
PAUL Cluderay , Christopher SYKES BARRY BERMANCE
Musical interludes on records chosen by Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by JOHN BRIDGES
The Merry Wives of Windsor by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE adapted for broadcasting by Cedric Messina with Jimmy Edwards , Moira Lister Beryl Reid , and June Tobin
The comedy by Shakespeare which tradition holds was written at the request of Queen Elizabeth I, who wanted to see a play with ' Falstaff in love.'
Cast in order of speaking:
Sharpers attending on Falstaff:
The choir of the Ealing Grammar School for Boys Conductor. John Railton
Produced by CEDRIC MESSINA
1888-1914 by WILFRID SCAWEN BLUNT arranged for broadcasting in eight episodes by Mollie Hardwick
Reader, Carleton Hobbs
Blunt holds strong views on the Empire's attitude to South Africa in the Boer War, and writes a violent letter to The Times. He travels to his Eastern home, Sheyk Obeyd , and rejoices in its beauty. 'The appearance of plenty and happiness does one good after the squalor of Europe.' The nineteenth century ends.
Honourable Gentleman by Huw Gargrave
Peter Godwin was a prisoner in Japanese hands for four years. He holds a responsible job in a woollen mill. His memories of the cruelty he suffered during the war are brought sharply into focus when he is told to arrange a deal with a Japanese business man.
Produced by James R. GREGSON Broadcast on March 20, North of England Home Service
by AGNES MAYLE
Mrs. Maylc suffers from disseminated sclerosis. She describes the slow advance of physical incapacity from its first small onset in 1939, and her reactions to it. The talk was recorded at her home, with the aid of a script typed on an .electric typewriter with a hammer she holds in her mouth.
by JOHN MEADE FALKNER dramatised in five parts by MORNA STUART
5: The Rescue
For the second and third time Blackbeard's diamond brinss a curse on those who hold it. John and Elzevir are forced into a heavy exile and seem likely never to see Moonfleet again. Produced by BRANDON ACTON-BOND
The television play by Arthur Hailey adapted for radio by MICHAEL HARDWICK with Ronald Wilson , Gudrun Ure John Glen , Alan Gifford
A Toronto bank is closing for the weekend. The strong-room door is closed, and Lucille Walker , waiting for her husband, finds that their six-year-old son is inside-with a time lock to hold him prisoner until Monday morning
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by AUDREY CAMERON Broadcast on November 21,
1962, in the Light Programme
Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Self Interview: JOHN FREEMAN
Villa to Let: PAMELA Deedes advises on renting a holiday house
Grandpa holds the Baby: CHARLES CREIGHTON recalls an experience
Behind the Scenes: of a fashion magazine
THE HON. MRS. VICTOR BRUCE talks to DAVID SHUTE about some of the most memorable experiences in a remarkable life
Mrs. Bruce has always enjoyed travelling at high speeds on land. at sea and in the air. She accomplished the first solo flight to Japan, holds seventeen world motoring records, and the record for the Channel crossing from Dover to Calais by motor-boat.
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came out of Holloway Prison one Tuesday morning last spring. Their combined sentences to date totalled 142 years. What sort of people were they. these hardened women criminals, and what did the future hold for them?
They were interviewed on release and again six months later —that is. those who were still available.
Programme compiled and introduced by Tony PARKER Produced by PAUL STEPHENSON
William Fellowes (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra ' Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by * Sir Malcolm Sargent 1 From the Royal Albert Hall , 1 London
Part 1: Gershwin
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Simple Wedding by Patrick Riddell
When it is a question of a wedding in the family, parents and grand-parents may hold very different views on the form it should take. So. indeed, may the two main participants!
Produced by ARCHIE CAMPBELL
A magazine of interest to all, with older listeners specially in mind including:
Come to the Opera:
DAVID FRANKLIN takes you with him on a visit to Covent Garden
' Washing Hands' in Strange
Places: NINA EPTON , author and traveller, recalls some interesting occasions
The Old Carpentarians: next month the ' Old Boys ' of the Carpenters' Company's Technical School hold their annual dinner, although the school itself was closed sixty years ago. The story of this unusual Association is told by some of the ' Old Boys' and their President, CMDR. ALAN PRESTON
The Common Cold:
SIR CHRISTOPHER ANDREWES , F.R.S., formerly in charge of the Common Cold Research Unit, talks about catching and curing a cold
Introduced by KEN SYKORA
Headlines for Henry by Harry Franklin
Cast in order of speaking: with Anthony Jackson
Produced by EILEEN CULLEN
Aubrey Woods is in Oliver!' at the New Theatre. London
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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
Introduced by BILL HARTLEY
What will 1966 hold for the motorist? Some forecasts by: STEPHEN SWINGLER , M.P.
Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport
Director General of the Motor Agents' Association
SIR PATRICK HENNESSY
President of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
JOSEPH LOWREY a technical writer on automobile engineering
Road conditions for the week ahead
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