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: Dramatic Ballads

Sung by Webster Booth and Dennis Noble on gramophone records

: News

and a short summary of the day's programmes

: The Hanwell Silver Band


Conductor: J. C. Dyson

: The BBC Scottish Orchestra


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Guy Warrack

: A Religious Service

from Lichfield Cathedral
The Bells
Order of Service
Introit, Lead me, Lord, lead me in thy righteousness; make thy way plain before my face (Farrant)
Hymn, As with gladness men of old (A. and M. 79; S.P. 83; Rv. C.H. 63)
Act of Worship
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Psalm, xlviii
Lesson, Deuteronomy xxx, 8-14, 19, 20
The Creed
The Collects
Hymn, God of mercy, God of grace (A. and M. 218 ; S.P. 170; Rv. C.H. 379)
Address by the Very Rev. F.A. Iremonger, D.D., Dean of Lichfield
Hymn, All as God wills, who wisely heeds (S.P. 438)


Speaker: The Very Rev. Dr. F.A. Iremonger
Organist and Master of the Choristers: Ambrose P. Porter

: Fredric Bayco

at the organ of the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London


Organist: Fredric Bayco

: In My Good Books: The Mill on the Floss

by George Eliot
Well-known broadcasters read scenes from the novels that they have most enjoyed. This week's reading is from George Eliot 's "The Mill on the Floss" and the reader is Eric Gillett.


Author: George Eliot
Reader: Eric Gillett

: Montague Brearley and his Orchestra

Old King Cole (Nursery Rhyme Suite) - Baynton-Power
Down in the Forest - Landon Ronald, arr. Beaver
God send you back to me - Adams, arr. Montague Brearley
The Oak and the Rose (English Fantasy) - Ronald Hammer
Spanish Serenade - Glazunov
Flute Serenade - Marc Roland
The Merry Middy - Lee Spence
Selection of Easthope Martin's Songs - arr. Geehl


Musicians: Montague Brearley and his Orchestra

: Reunion

Devised by and recorded under the supervision of Peter Thomson and Alan Melville
A recorded feature programme bringing together the members of a Glasgow family who have been separated by the war.

It is hoped that the programme will include messages from relatives serving with the B.E.F., recorded in France by the BBC recording unit.


Devised by/Recording supervised by: Peter Thomson
Devised by/Recording supervised by: Alan Melville

: Chopin: Sonata in B minor

Op. 58
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Scherzo: Molto vivace
3. Largo
4. Presto non tanto null tanto
played by Howard-Jones (pianoforte)


Pianist: Howard-Jones

: Besses o' th' Barn Band

1. Pioneers
2. Memory
3. Pride of Race


Conductor: W. Wood

: Fred Hartley

with the Novelty Septet and Brian Lawrance
All items arranged by Fred Hartley


Musicians: Fred Hartley with the Novelty Septet
Singer: Brian Lawrance
Arranger: Fred Hartley

: In Your Garden

C. H. Middleton


Speaker: C. H. Middleton

: Sunday Orchestral Concert

The BBC Orchestra (Section A), led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Thelma Reiss (violoncello)


Musicians: The BBC Orchestra (Section A)
Leader: Marie Wilson
Conductor: Clarence Raybould
Violoncello: Thelma Reiss

: Strange to Relate

In which radio brings to life curious events of the past and present


Compere: Ronald Waldman
Editor/Producer: C. F. Meehan

: The Universal Week of Prayer

The Rev. J. W. Ewing , D.D., Moderator of the National Council of the Evangelical Free Churches


Presenter: Rev. J. W. Ewing

: Louis Levy

directing the Concert Orchestra (leader, Boris Pecker) in a Popular Sunday Concert with Esther Coleman, Ronnie Hill, the Georgettes
Presented by Douglas Lawrence


Director: Louis Levy
Leader: Boris Pecker
Performer: Esther Coleman
Performer: Ronnie Hill
Presenter: Douglas Lawrence

: The Children's Hour: A Great Music: The Story of Handel's "Messiah"

by L. du Garde Peach
The play will be followed by a short Epilogue.


Author: L. du Garde Peach
Handel: Norman Shelley
Charles Jennens: Bruce Winston
The Rev. Mr. Pooley: Ewart Scott
Manservant: Richard Goolden
Mrs. Cibber: Barbara Couper

: A Religious Service in Welsh

Broadcast in Welsh on 261.1 m.
Gwasanaeth Crefyddol o Eglwys y Plwyf, Llanllechid, Sir Gaernarfon.
Cymerir y gwasanaeth gan y Ficer, y Parch. Gwilym Davies, a phregethirgan Esgob Llanelwy (Gwir Barchedig W. T. Havard, D.D.)

: Acting for All

Geoffrey Whitworth

: The Twilight Hour

Another of these popular Sunday programmes arranged and presented by Sandy Macpherson at the theatre organ, with Mario ('Harp') Lorenzi.


Musician: Sandy MacPherson
Presenter: Sandy MacPherson
Musician: Mario Lorenzi

: Football Posers

London Referees v. Manchester Referees in a four-a-side competition with S. P. Rous, F. Howarth, and J. R. Witty as judges

: Antonio Brosa


Violinist: Antonio Brosa

: A Religious Service

Order of Service
Hymn, Father, let me dedicate all this year to thee (A. and M. 74; Rv. C.H. 606)
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer
Psalm cxxi
Lesson, Ecclesiasticus ii
Hymn, God moves in a mysterious way (A. and M. 373; S.P. 503; Rv. C.H. 31)
Address by the Rev. S.J. Marriott, Canon of Westminster
Carol, We three kings of Orient are (Oxford Book of Carols 195)


Speaker: Rev. S.J. Marriott

: The Week's Good Cause

An appeal on behalf of the Finland Fund by Tancred Borenius , Ph.D., D.Lit.
Universal sympathy has gone out to Finland in her terrible ordeal; and a fund called 'The Finland Fund ' is being raised by voluntary subscriptions, the intention being to use the money thus collected in the first instance for the purchase of Red Cross supplies and for the provision of ambulances.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]


Presenter: Tancred Borenius

: Making Your Own Music

Sir Walford Davies


Presenter: Sir Walford Davies

: Theatre Composers: No. 8: Rudolf Friml, The Man and his Music

An illustrated musical biography compiled by M. Willson Disher, Gwen Williams, and Mark H. Lubbock
The singers: Joan Cross, Billie Baker, Derek Oldham, Morgan Davies
The BBC Theatre Chorus (trained by Charles Groves), the BBC Theatre Orchestra (leader, Tate Gilder), conducted by Mark H. Lubbock
Compere, Ivan Samson


Compiler: M. Willson Disher
Compiler: Gwen Williams
Compiler: Mark H. Lubbock
Singer: Joan Cross
Singer: Billie Baker
Singer: Derek Oldham
Singer: Morgan Davies
Singers: BBC Theatre Chorus
Singers trained by: Charles Groves
Musicians: BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Mark H. Lubbock
Compere: Ivan Samson
Presentation/Production: Gordon McConnel

: Who Killed Matthew Corbin?: Part 2: The Trial

A detective problem by John Dickson Carr


Writer: John Dickson Carr
Production: John Cheatle
Dr Gideon Fell: Gordon McLeod
Mary Stevenson: Thea Holme
Helen Gates: Barbara Couper
John Corbin: Geoffrey Wincott
Arnold Corbin: Valentine Dyall
The Judge: Bryan Powley
Mr Raeburn, K.C., the Prosecutor: D A Clarke-Smith
Sir Charles Wolfe, the Counsel for the Defence: Ivor Barnard
Other roles: Betty Astell
Other roles: Malcolm Graeme
Other roles: Philip Cunningham
Other roles: William Trent

: Epilogue

"The Master Saith": 1: "Have Faith in God"
Psalm lxii, 1-2, 5-8
St. Mark ix, 14-24
How are thy servants blest, O Lord! (S.P. 522)
Romans xv, 13

: A Vocal Recital

by Laelia Finneberg with the Orchestra conducted by Gordon Thorne


Singer: Laelia Finneberg
Conductor: Gordon Thorne

: A. J. Powell and his Banjo Octet

Popular Medley


Musicians: A. J. Powell and his Banjo Octet

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