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: News

and summary of today's programmes for the Forces

: TUDOR SEXTET

and John Cockerill (harp)

Contributors

Harp: John Cockerill

: CHRISTOPHER STONE PRESENTS-

his weekly choice of gramophone records

: H. ROBINSON CLEAVER

at the theatre organ
Memories of Sullivan ; and Christmas favourites old and new

: NEWS

followed by Programme Parade
Some details about today's programmes

: SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE

Order of Service
Sentences
Praver of Invocation
Hymn: Holy, holy, holy! Lord God
Almighty (A. and M. 160 ; S.P. 187 ; Rv. C.H. 1)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Lesson: Joshua i, i-9; Romans viii,
35-39
Benedictus
Intercessions
Thy Kingdom come, 0 God (A. and M. 217 ; Rv. C.H. 152)
Address by Henry Brooke, M.P . Lift up your heads, ye gates of brass
(A. and M. 586; S.P. 301; Rv. C.H. 385)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Henry Brooke, M.P

: CHRISTMAS SONGS AND PIANO PIECES

Laurence Holmes (baritone)
John Wills (piano)

Contributors

Baritone: Laurence Holmes
Piano: John Wills

: Music While You Work

played by Mantovani and his Orchestra

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

Once again we stop the London traffic in order to introduce to you some of the interesting people who are In Town Tonight
Introducing personalities from every walk of life and Standing in the Shelter
(Interviews with the Man in the Shelter)
Edited and produced by C. F. Meehan

Contributors

Produced By: C. F. Meehan

: EDWARD ISAACS

plays a programme of piano music

: BY THE FIRESIDE

Devised and presented by Phil Green with the Three in Harmony ' ,

Contributors

Presented By: Phil Green

: - PARLOUR CAME

A Christmas game between a team of schoolmasters and a team of actors
Chairman, Alan Mackinnon

Contributors

Unknown: Alan MacKinnon

: EVERYMAN'S MUSIC

Sir Walford Davies

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Walford Davies

: PAUL ROBESON,

the Negro preacher's son
A gramophone biography written by Harry Alan Towers
Presented by Charles Maxwell

Contributors

Written By: Harry Alan
Presented By: Charles Maxwell

: FELA SOWANDE

at the theatre organ
The home scrapbook of songs
Two old carols (improvisation).

: IN YOUR GARDEN

C.H. Middleton

Contributors

Unknown: C.H. Middleton

: John Gielgud, Edith Evans, and Peggy Ashcroft in "The Importance of Being Earnest"

by Oscar Wilde
Characters:
John Worthing, J.P.; Algernon Moncrieff; Rev. Canon Chasuble D.D.; Lady Bracknell; Hon. Gwendolen Fairfax; Cecily Cardew; Miss Prism, governess
Scenes: 1. Algernon Moncrieff 's flat in Half Moon Street, W. 2. The garden at the Manor House, Woolton. 3. Drawing-room at the Manor House, Woolton
Produced by Barbara Burnham
By arrangement with H. M. Tennent , Ltd. (Edith Evans broadcasts by permission of Howard Wyndham and Bronson Albery )
'To true art - to Oscar Wilde'. So Sarah Bernhardt wrote on a photograph she gave to the author of "The Importance of Being Earnest". And nothing could have been truer. His brilliantly epigrammatical plays, his novels and poems and essays, his fairy tales (and surely "The Happy Prince" and "The Selfish Giant" are among the loveliest in our language) - whatever he wrote sparkled like a jewel polished to a shine.
In this radio version of Wilde's best-known comedy, John Gielgud will broadcast as John Worthing, Edith Evans as Lady Bracknell, and Peggy Ashcroft as Cecily Cardew - the parts they played in Gielgud's memorable production at the Globe in 1939.

Contributors

Author: Oscar Wilde
John Worthing: John Gielgud
Lady Bracknell: Edith Evans
Cecily Cardew: Peggy Ashcroft
Produced By: Barbara Burnham

: FROM A DEANERY WINDOW

A talk on recent religious books and events -by the Very Rev. F. A. Iremonger, D.D., Dean of Lichfield

: 'MESSIAH'

The second part of the oratorio by Handel
A performance by the Halle Concerts
Society
Isobel Baillie (soprano), Gladys Ripley (contralto), Webster Booth
(tenor), Norman Walker (bass)
Halle Chorus
Halle Orchestra
Leader, Laurance Turner
Conducted by Malcolm Sargent from a Northern concert hall

Contributors

Soprano: Isobel Baillie
Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Tenor: Webster Booth
Bass: Norman Walker
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Malcolm Sargent

: COR YR AELWYD

Cyfres o raglenni i ddwyn hen arferiad yn 61, wedi eu trefnu gan
Idris Lewis
Y Cor dan arweiniad E. J. Richards
(A talk in Welsh on hymns with the tunes sung)

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

5.15 ' Sir Franklin and the Little
Mothers', by E. V. Lucas
Adapted as a dialogue story by Audrey Lucas
5.45 Children's Hour Epilogue

Contributors

Unknown: E. V. Lucas
Story By: Audrey Lucas

: NEWS

followed by Interlude: records

: 'A HOMELY CHRISTMAS'

A talk by Edith Evans

Contributors

Talk By: Edith Evans

: We Enjoyed It Then

An hour with the musical comedies and revues of 1925-1928 with Eric Starling, Margaret Eaves, Gerry Fitzgerald, Helen Clare, Hugh Morton, George James
Chorus and orchestra conducted by Hyam Greenbaum
Compèred and produced by James Dyrenforth

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Starling
Unknown: Margaret Eaves
Unknown: Gerry Fitzgerald
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Hugh Morton
Unknown: George James
Conducted By: Hyam Greenbaum
Producer: James Dyrenforth

: LIVE QUESTIONS

An evening service for Youth
Introductory music
Order of Service
Sentences
Collect
Love Divine, all loves excelling
(A. and M. 520 ; S.P. 573 ; Rv. C.H. 479)
Prayers
Lesson: Ezekiel xxxvii, 1-10; St.
John xvii, 18-23
It came upon a midnight clear (S.P.
76 ; Rv. C.H. 47)
Address by the Rev. 0. S. Tomkins on ' What is God doing through the Church ? '
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord (S.P. 578 ; Rv. C.H. 155)
Intercessions
For all the saints who from their labours rest (A. and M. 437 ; S.P. 202 ; Rv. C.H. 220)
Blessing

: WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of the Waifs and-Strays Society by the Rt. Rev. the Lord Bishop of Bristol
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Bishop of Bristol, [address removed]

: The BBC presents EVA TURNER

with BBC Theatre Chorus
(Trained by Charles Groves )
BBC Theatre Orchestra
Leader, Tate Gilder
Conductor, Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Groves
Leader: Tate Gilder
Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: SHAKESPEARE DISCOVERY?

The exact account, reconstructed and re-enacted with the help of the discoverer by Stephen Potter , of Alan Keen 's find of a sixteenth-century copy of Hall's Chronicles with contemporary handwriting, which may be Shakespeare's, in the margin
Expert information edited by Noel Blakiston
Characters in the story impersonated by Betty Hardy , Cecil Trouncer , Carleton Hobbs , James McKechnie , Fred O'Donovan , Ronald Simpson , Antony Holies , Austin Trevor , and Alan Keen
Produced by Stephen Potter

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Alan Keen
Edited By: Noel Blakiston
Unknown: Betty Hardy
Unknown: Cecil Trouncer
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: James McKechnie
Unknown: Fred O'Donovan
Unknown: Ronald Simpson
Unknown: Antony Holies
Unknown: Austin Trevor
Unknown: Alan Keen
Produced By: Stephen Potter

: EPILOGUE

' Thy King cometh '
4 — ' Unto his own '
Psalm lxxxv, 1-7 ; St. John i, 1-14 ;
0 for a heart to praise my God (S.P. 113) ; Romans xiii, 12

: BBC SCOTTISH ORCHESTRA

Leader, J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor, Ian Whyte

Contributors

Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte

: BBC SALON ORCHESTRA

Leader, Jean Pougnet
Conductor, Leslie Bridgewater

Contributors

Leader: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Leslie Bridgewater








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