and summary of today's programmes for the Forces
Records of the International Novelty Orchestra
Popular artists and bands fall in for your entertainment on gramophone records
and summary of today's Home Service programmes
9.30 Order of Service Call to worship
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my God
(C.H. 30 ; A. and M. 705 ; S.P. 492)
Lesson: I Corinthians i, 19-31 Psalm c (C.H. 780) Prayers
As God wills (C.H. 476 ; S.P. 438)
Address by the Rev. H. E. B. Hillary
0 beautiful, our country ! (C.H.
562 ; S.P. 322)
Organist and Choirmaster,
G. R. C. Pfaff
Rev. H. E. B.
G. R. C.
played by Jan Berenska and his Orchestra
W. P. Matthew
Band of the Fifth Infantry Brigade, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (by permission of Brigadier 7. Hargest, D.S.O., M.C.) Conducted by Lieut. C. C. E. Miller
This all-brass band, recruited from amateur brass band players, is the first New Zealand band to visit this country since 1918. The conductor is well known in New Zealand as a brass band trainer.
Variations on an original theme,
Op. 21, No. 1 played by Frank Merrick (piano)
Conductor, Fred Bretherton
Sir Walford Davies
A programme of war songs from the Empire, recorded in Britain
Written and compiled by Brian Meredith, Cecil Madden, and Lionel Fielden
Narrators, Peter Pooley and Z. A. Bokhari
' Saving your own seeds '
Eva Turner (soprano) Orchestra conducted by Gideon Fagan
A talk by Dorothy L. Sayers
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
from a Cathedral in Scotland
Choral and orchestral music conducted by Ian Whyte
Community hymn-singing led by the Greenbank Co-operative Choir and conducted by Leslie Woodgate
There will also be stories told by David and Elizabeth
Noel Barber interviewing three speakers from the African colonies
The First Six Quartets-2
String Quartet in G, Op. 18, No. 2 played by The Virtuoso String Quartet: Marjorie Hayward (violin), Edwin Virgo (violin), John Yewe Dyer (viola),
Cedric Sharpe (cello)
An account by Eric Dunstan-with illustrations-of the BBC's search for a new interval signal
8.0 Order of Service
Eternal Father, strong to save (A. and M. 370 ; S.P. 336 ; Rv. C.H. 626)
Thanksgiving and Confession Psalm xliii
Lesson: St. Matthew xiii, 24-33;
Deus Misereatur Prayers
Through the night of doubt and sorrow ; onward goes the pilgrim band (A. and M. 274 ; S.P. 678 ; Rv. C.H. 214)
Address by the Rev. Pat McCormick ,
God that madest earth and heaven
(A. and M. 26; S.P. 46; Rv. C.H. 293)
An appeal on behalf of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, by Sir Robert Gower , K.C.V.O., O.B.E., M.P., Chairman
For the past 117 years, the R.S.P.C.A. has been working for animal welfare. In wartime the need for its services is intensified. The re-establishment of a Sick and Wounded Horses Fund (such as functioned so well during the Great War of 1914-18) ; assistance with the evacuation of farm stock and domestic animals from danger zones; advice and help in the proper management of poultry, pigs, goats,
. and so on ; the humane destruction of hopelessly injured or unwanted animals ; the salvaging of carcasses for human consumption-these are examples of the Society's wartime work, carried on in addition to normal peacetime activities.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Sir Robert Gower , [address removed]
Symphony No. 2, in D minor played by The BBC Orchestra (Section B) leader Paul Beard , conductor Sir Adrian Boult
by J. B. Priestley
Other characters :
Richard, their son ; Freda, their daughter ; George Noble ; Mr. Clay-ton ; a porter ; Albert Goop ; Tom ;
Morrison, a schoolmaster ; Don Quixote ; a barman; a doctor; various voices
Produced by Barbara Burnham
The play will be introduced by the author
This modern miracle play by the liveliest and most versatile of contemporary playwrights (as those who listened recently to When We are Married and listen again tonight will agree) was one of the big London successes of 1939, and Ralph Richardson 's performance of the dead Mr. Johnson was a theatrical tour de force. It would be difficult to estimate how much the success of the play owed to his remarkable performance.
This final act presents the third, but by no means the final, stage in the adventures after death of Johnson, the modern Everyman. It finds him, having passed the terrors of preliminary examination and the torments of a pleasurable hell, arrived in a temporary paradise where the final desires of his earthly life-his boyish love of books, his old friends, and his deepest love, return to him to re-enact the part they played in shaping his destiny, and also to prepare him for his further mysterious journeyings.
Jill, his wife:
' A very present help in trouble
12—'With the Lord there is mercy '
Psalm ciii, 8-17 ; St. Luke i, 46-55 ;
To mercy, pity, peace, and love (S.P. 682) ; St. Luke vi, 36
at the theatre organ in a ' Good-Night ' programme
Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater
Presented by M. H. Allen