' Design for Bidding '
A new book by the late S. J. Simon , . Design for Bidding,' has recently been published. Terence Reese discusses the book with leading players, some of whom hold views on bidding which Simon strongly criticises
Introduced by Henry Riddell
by Lionel Brown
Produced by David H. Godfrey
with Jessie Matthews
Noel Gay and others associated with the production
The BBC Chorus and the Augmented BBC Variety Orchestra, conducted by Charles Shadwell
Radio script by Keith Ayling. Produced by Ronald Waldman
The fifth of a series of musical programmes devised by Leslie Baily
See the article on p.
19-Polling the Experts
' You hold Spades 3, Hearts 8 4, Diamonds A 9 6 4 2, Clubs K Q 7 5 3. Your partner bids 1 S, you respond 2 D, partner says 2 H. What do you bid now?' This is one of the questions which Terence Reese puts to the experts
Introduced by Stewart MacPherson
by Alastair Dunnett
Alastair Dunnett , an agricultural journalist, talks about farming in Orkney. He describes how the small holdings there have become among the most intensively farmed and highly mechanised in Britain.
by George Eliot
Dnamatised as a serial in twelve parts by Howard Agg
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
3 — ' The Widening Rift '
Cast in order of speaking:
Music arranged and conducted by Mark Lubbock
Mr. Tulliver's plans for Tom's education being settled, it is only right that vanous relatives of Mrs. Tulliver should be informed Aunt Pullet and Aunt Glegg, Mrs. Tulliver's sisters, are invited to tea to hear the news. This is ill received by Aunt Glegg, who prophesies ruin from such extravagance. Unfortunately Mr. Tulliver has borrowed £ 500 from Aunt Glegg, and pride insists that he return it.
The difficulty of raiising the money it at first sight not very great, for Mr. Tulliver holds an 1.0 U for £ 300 borrowed by his sister's husband Moss. Moss is an unsuccessful farmer with a large family, and when Mr. Tulliver asks for payment it is clear rhat the consequences would be disastrous But Mr. Tulliver is firm in the matter, though as he rides home again his conscience is not wholly at ease.
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
John Green will be a talk on some aspect of small-holding or Every Saturday there will be a talk on some aspectof small-holding or 'backyard farming lne feeding of the nation in times like these rests not only with the Government, but with the industry, skill and enterprise of the small property owner on the home front.
' Midland Smallholding': H. R. C. Kennedy , of the Staffordshire Farm Institute, introduces A. T. Jenks. an ex-Serviceman smallholder from Penkridge
A. T. Jenks has been working on a smallholding for 18 years. He is an ex-Serviceman from the last war whose disablement prevented him
-carrying on his normal occupation as blacksmith. He first took a seven-acre holding and worked it part-time, and then decided to take on a County Council 27-acre holding. He now works 47 acres. Mr. Jenks had no previous experience, when he started
by Bill Cowley
In a talk last December Bill Cowley spoke of changing a life in the Indian Civil Service for one on a moorland small-holding in Yorkshire. He now tells how after three years he left his small-holding and with two friends bought a two-hundred-acre farm on the Cleveland Plain.
A. P. Thompson
A. P. Thompson is well known as a broadcaster on small-holding problems, and today he will come to the microphone with practical advice to that ' farmer of the town', the backyard produce-grower and poultry-keeper. He is editor of The Feathered World and an expert on the problems, aims, and difficulties of the small poultry-keeper.
' The Leversuch Family at War' by Stephen Potter
In ' Air Raid ' three months ago listeners heard Mr. Leversuch holding forth on the subject, of A.R.P., and Mrs. Leversuch complaining that it was interrupting her Thursday bridge evenings: Now the war has started, the Leversuch family are settling down and grappling with such major problems as How to fill up a Form, and whether or not Mr. Leversuch could claim extra petrol for that 'journey to fix up that business point which surely might be considered of national importance.
(To be broadcast again on Thursday at 1.0)
A love sitory by John van Druten
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Characters in order of speaking:
Problems of Small Farm Management by B. W. L. Veysey
If a small farm is to be run profitably, using labour to the best advantage in view of its high cost, there must be proper planning-just as much as there is on the large, mechanised holding. Mr. Veysey, who examines some of these management problems, is the Estate Manager on the Land Settlement Association's farm in Bedfordshire.
The Times has recently published in pamphlet form the correspondence which arose out of the decision to use the University Church in Cambridge for Billy Graham's Mission to the University. The correspondence aroused wide interest in the question whether it was possible to carry on effective evangelism without holding a fundamentalist attitude to the Bible.
In this discussion three men of different views talk about the issues raised by the correspondence.
The Rev. George Duncan
Vicar of Christ Church, Cockfosters, who strongly supported Billy Graham's Greater London Crusade
The Rev. John Huxtable
Principal of New College, London who is Chairman of the British
Council of Churches' Committee on Evangelism
The Rev. Dennis Nineham
Professor of Theology at London University who sees the question from the point of view of the student of theology
Three talks by Charles Cape
2-The Immemorial Enemy
A plague of locusts descended on the small-holding of one of Charles Cape 's Indian friends and the impression made on his mind at the time is fresh after more than forty years.
Appeal on behalf of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists by Miss Leslie Caron
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and, should be addressed; to Miss Leslie Caron [address removed]
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is responsible for setting and maintaining a high standard of practice throughout the Commonwealth by supervising the training of doctors after qualification and by holding examinations both for specialists and for general practitioners who intend to practise midwifery. The College also sponsors research, which is urgently needed, on the causation and cure of many conditions responsible for death and disability in both mother and child.
' Looking ahead on the holding' by Geoffrey Tawell
Geoffrey Tawell has another talk with growers, discussing plans for the future and some of the lessons he learnt during a difficult season in Bedfordshire.
A number of men and women holding strong- views on this controversial subject speak their minds in a specially extended number of ' Woman's Page '
Why do the shipping interests want to run air services? How can they promise to do so without subsidy? What will be done to make flying possible for the ordinary person? These topics are discussed by John Booth , Chairman of a holding group of five shipping companies, and Capt. A. G. Lamplugh , Chairman of the Independent Committee on Civil Aviation