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BBC Third Programme

The BBC Third Programme was a national radio service produced and broadcast by the BBC from 1946 until 1967, when it was replaced by BBC Radio 3. It first went on the air on 29 September 1946 and became one of the leading cultural and intellectual forces in Britain, playing a crucial role in disseminating the arts, it was the BBC's third national radio network, the other two being the Home Service and the Light Programme, principally devoted to light entertainment and music. When it started in 1946, the Third Programme broadcast for six hours each evening, from 18.00 to 24.00, although its output was cut to just 24 hours a week from October 1957, with the early part of weekday evenings being given over to educational programming. This situation continued until the launch, on 22 March 1965, of the BBC Music Programme, which began regular daily broadcasts of classical music on the Network Three/Third Programme frequencies between 7.00 and 18.30 on weekdays, 8.00 and 12.30 on Saturdays, 8.00 and 17.00 on Sundays.

The Third Programme continued as a distinct evening service, this continued to be the case for a short while after the inception of Radio 3 in 1967, before all the elements of the BBC's "third network" were absorbed into Radio 3 with rebranding effect from Saturday 4 April 1970. The Third's existence was controversial from the beginning because of perceived "elitism" – it was sometimes criticised for broadcasting programmes of "two dons talking" – and for the cost of its output relative to a small listener reach, its existence was against Reithian principles, as Reith himself had, during his time at the BBC, been against segmenting audiences by splitting programming genres across different networks. From the start though, it had prominent supporters: the Education Secretary in the Attlee government, Ellen Wilkinson, spoke rather optimistically of creating a "third programme nation"; when it faced those 1957 cuts, the Third Programme Defence Society was formed and its leaders included T. S. Eliot, Albert Camus, Sir Laurence Olivier.

The network was broadly cultural, a Leavisite experiment dedicated to the discerning or "high-brow" listener from an educated, minority audience. Its founders' aims were seen as promoting "something fundamental to our civilisation" and as contributing to "the refinement of society", its musical output provided a wide range of serious classical music and live concerts, as well as contemporary composers and jazz, popular classical music such as Beethoven and Tchaikovsky remained on the Home Service until 1964. Voice formed a much higher proportion of its output than the Radio 3, with specially commissioned plays, poetry readings and documentaries. Nationally known intellectuals such as Bertrand Russell and Isaiah Berlin on philosophy or Fred Hoyle on cosmology were regular contributors; the network became a principal patron of the arts. It commissioned many music works for broadcast by the BBC Music Department, playing a crucial role in the development of the career of composers such as Benjamin Britten.

Notable were its drama productions, including the radio plays of Samuel Beckett, Henry Reed, Harold Pinter, Wyndham Lewis, Joe Orton and Dylan Thomas, whose Under Milk Wood was written specially for the Programme. Philip O'Connor discovered Quentin Crisp in his radio interviews in 1963. Martin Esslin, BBC Director of Drama, was associated with the network's productions of European drama, Douglas Cleverdon with its productions of poetry and radio plays; the Programme's contribution to contemporary poetry and criticism was outstanding, under producers and presenters such as John Wain, Ludovic Kennedy, George MacBeth and Patrick Dickinson. The Third Programme was for many years the single largest source of copyright payments to poets; the decision to close down the Third Programme was opposed by many within the BBC, some of them senior figures. Within the music division, a'BBC rebellion' gathered force, with its most vocal members including Hans Keller and Robert Simpson. However, the attempt to prevent the culture-conscious Third being replaced by what Keller called "a daytime music station" proved unsuccessful.

1946–48 George Barnes 1948–52 Harman Grisewood 1953–58 John Morris 1959–67 Howard Newby Patrick Butler Patricia Hughes Alvar Lidell Christopher Pemberton Philip O'Connor BBC Third Programme Scripts catalogue The collection of Douglas Cleverdon, a leading talks and drama producer for the Third, at the University of Delaware Library. The Third Programme – 60 Years On at BBC Online

The Menace (1932 film)

The Menace is a 1932 American pre-Code American crime drama film directed by Roy William Neill. The screenplay by Roy Chanslor, Dorothy Howell, Charles Logue is based on the 1927 novel The Feathered Serpent by Edgar Wallace. Englishman Ronald Quayle was accused of murdering his father and, based on testimony offered by his stepmother Caroline, was found guilty and imprisoned. Managing to escape, he fled to the United States and found work in an oil field, where an explosion scarred his face. After undergoing plastic surgery, he returns home under the alias Robert Crockett, determined to prove Caroline and her lover Jack Utterson killed his father. Having squandered her inheritance, Caroline has put the Quayle home on the market. Pretending to be a potential buyer, Ronald introduces himself to Caroline. Meanwhile, Scotland Yard Inspector Tracy has assigned Ronald's former fiancée Peggy Lowel to inventory the contents of the house in the hope she will find evidence to clear Ronald's name. Ronald initiates a romance with Caroline and, announcing his plan to elope to New York City with her, presents her with a magnificent necklace.

At a Halloween party, Ronald plants the necklace on Caroline's cohort Sam Lewis, killed by Jack. He conceals the body in a sarcophagus, after Ronald finds it he reports his discovery to Inspector Tracy. During the ensuing investigation of the crime and Jack fight near a statue of a feathered serpent, which falls on Jack; as he lies dying, he confesses to murdering Ronald's father and implicates Caroline. Ronald is exonerated, he and Peggy make plans to marry and settle in Quayle Manor. H. B. Warner as Inspector Tracy Walter Byron as Ronald Quayle / Robert Crockett Bette Davis as Peggy Lowell Natalie Moorhead as Caroline Quayle William B. Davidson as John Utterson Crauford Kent as Sam Lewis Halliwell Hobbes as Phillips Charles K. Gerrard as Bailiff Murray Kinnell as Carr When Columbia Pictures purchased the film rights to Edgar Wallace's novel The Feathered Serpent, the author was working as a screenwriter at the studio, but the film adaptation's budget was so small it did not allow for Wallace to write the script at the salary he was drawing at the time.

The film was shot in only eight days. Upon its completion, studio executives decided its title might mislead audiences into thinking it was an action adventure film instead of a murder mystery, so it was changed, first to The Squeaker and The Menace. Bette Davis, under contract to Universal Pictures, was loaned to Columbia for the small supporting role of Peggy Lowell. In the cast was Murray Kinnell, who recommended Davis to his close friend George Arliss when he was searching for an actress for the ingenue role in The Man Who Played God, acknowledged as the film that brought the actress to the attention of critics and the movie-going public. Andre Sennwald of The New York Times stated, "The imaginative adaptation and sorrowful dialogue are to blame for the shortcomings of this film, for the situation has elements of suspense... The cast is quite satisfactory... But The Menace is hardly adult entertainment." The Menace on IMDb

Secunderabad–Dhone section

Secunderabad–Dhone section is a non-electrified single track railway section in Hyderabad railway division of South Central Railway zone. It connects Hyderabad of Telangana with Dhone in Andhra Pradesh; the section is a part of Train Collison Avoidance System.project This line construction was started in 1922 and completed in 1929 as a Meter Gauge railway line during British Era. This Meter Gauge line was converted into Broad Gauge railway line in between 1993–98; this route starts from Secunderabad Junction and passes through Mahbubnagar, Kurnool City and joins Dhone

2016 Labour Party (Netherlands) leadership election

The 2016 Labour Party leadership election was called to elect the new Leader of the Labour Party after incumbent Diederik Samsom announced a leadership election to select the Lijsttrekker for the Dutch general election of 2017. Lodewijk Asscher beat Samsom by 54.5% to 45.5%. The final list of candidates was published on 7 November, voting started on 28 November and closed on 8 December. A day after, the results were announced; each of the party's ca. 45,000 members were given a vote in the leadership election. Additionally, any Dutch citizen was able to purchase a temporary membership for 2 euros and gain access to the election within days of their registration

1965 NHL Amateur Draft

The 1965 NHL Amateur Draft was held at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec. For the first time the eligibility rules were changed for the 1965 Draft; the minimum age criterion was increased, to 18 from 16 years. Clubs were not permitted to begin negotiations with the selected players until they reached 19 years of age, the date from which they were ineligible due to being on club sponsorship lists was pushed back from May 23 to April 1; the NHL reached an agreement with the AHL, CHL and WHL, allowing their clubs to participate in the draft. After the NHL clubs made their selections the clubs from the other three leagues were permitted to make their own selections; each AHL and WHL club was allowed three picks. The general consensus on the part of each participatory club was that the talent pool from which to draft was exceptionally poor; the majority of amateur players falling within the new age rules had been sponsored, if not turned professional. A paltry 11 picks were made, which to this date remains the lowest in an NHL Draft.

Only two players played in the NHL: Pierre Bouchard and Michel Parizeau. The pool of available player talent was considered so poor that the Toronto Maple Leafs elected not to participate whatsoever; the only non-NHL club to exercise their right to make a selection was the Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL, who picked Junior C player Gary Beattie with the 11th, final pick. Below are listed the selections in the 1965 NHL Amateur Draft. 1965–66 NHL season List of NHL players Diamond, Dan. Total Hockey. New York: Total Sports Publishing. P. 286. ISBN 0-8362-7114-9. 1965 NHL Amateur Draft player stats at The Internet Hockey Database

Keenyn Walker

Keenyn Tyler Walker is a professional baseball outfielder, a free agent. Walker was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 16th round of the 2009 MLB Draft, after attending Judge Memorial Catholic High School but did not sign. Walker was drafted again this time by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 38th round of the 2010 MLB Draft but did not sign, he attended Central Arizona College. Walker was drafted for the third year in a row, by the Chicago White Sox in the 1st round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Walker started his baseball career in 2011 at the Rookie level with the Great Falls Voyagers and was promoted to Class A Kannapolis Intimidators. In 2011 combined, Walker hit.257 in 222 at-bats with 8 2Bs, 3 3Bs, 0 HRs, 41 Runs, 24 RBI, 21 BBs, 81 Ks and 21 SBs. In 2012, Walker started the year at Kannapolis but was promoted to Class A-Advanced Winston-Salem Dash. In 2012 combined, Walker hit.267 in 409 at-bats with 22 2Bs, 6 3Bs, 4 HRs, 84 Runs, 55 RBI, 74 BBs, 143 Ks and 56 SBs. Before the 2013 season, Walker was ranked the White Sox #8 prospect.

Walker was promoted to Double-A Birmingham Barons before the start of the 2013 season. Walker spent the entire season there and he batted.201 in 462 at bats with 16 2Bs, 5 3Bs, 3 HRs, 77 Runs, 32 RBI, 69 BBs, 153 Ks and 38 SBs. Walker was released by the White Sox on April 4, 2017. On February 1, 2018, Walker signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, he was released on June 1, 2018. Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference