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: News

Time, Big Ben: News.

Programme Parade.

: Orchestral Music

Orchestral Music on gramophone records .

Prelude in G minor (Rachmaninoff): Boston Promenade Orchestra. conducted by Arthur Fiedler.

Dreams (Wagner - Thomas): Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Frederick Stock.

Rustic Waltz (Four Characteristic Waltzes: Coleridge-Taylor): New Light Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ainslie Murray.

Capriol Suite (Warlock): Constant Lambert String Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert

Cortege des nobles (Mlada: Rimsky-Korsakov): London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Albert Coates.


Music: Boston Promenade Orchestra
Conducted by: Arthur Fiedler.
Music: Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by: Frederick Stock.
Music: New Light Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by: Ainslie Murray.
Music: Constant Lambert String Orchestra
Conducted by: Constant Lambert
Music: London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by: Albert Coates.

: Listen to the Band!

Chopwell Colliery Band: conductor, Thomas Dixon.

March of the Bowmen (Suite: Robin Hood) - Curzon

Overture: Carnival - Suppé

Selection: Semiramis - Rossini

Waltz: Polar Star - Waldteufel

(BBC recording)


Music: Chopwell Colliery Band
Conductor: Thomas Dixon

: National Music: No. 5 - Russia

No. 5 - Russia: gramophone records of music by Glinka, Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Borodin, and Stravinsky.

: News

Time, Greenwich: News

Programme Parade.

: Morning Service

Conducted by the Rev. Eric Fenn.

Last of a series of six services dealing with "The Nature and Work of the Church".

Sentences and Prayer:

Mine eyes have seen the glory (S.P. 578; C.H. 155)

Address: "The Church and the Future"

Come down. O love divine (S.P. 177; C.H. 191)

Lesson: Jeremiah 31, vv. 31-34; 1 Corinthians 3, vv. 1-16


Christ is made the sure foundation (S.P. 190: Part II: C.H. 207)

Thanksgiving and Intercession

O come, O come. Emmanuel (S.P. 66; C.H. 149)



Conducted by: Rev. Eric Fenn

: Bach

Violin Sonata No. 1, in B minor played by Winifred Small (violin) and Esther Fisher (piano)


Violin: Winifred Small
Piano: Esther Fisher

: Music While You Work

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra.


Musicians: Harry Davidson and his Orchestra

: Music-Lover's Calendar: Christmas Carols and their History

Time, Big Ben.

"Christmas Carols and their History": talk by the Rev. Dom. J. B. McElligott, O.S.B.

Illustrations recorded by the BBC Singers.


Talk by: Rev. Dom. J. B. McElligott, O.S.B
Music: The BBC Singers

: Alban Berg

Violin Concerto played by Louis Krasner, with the Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Artur Rodzinski.

(Gramophone records)


Violin: Louis Krasner
Music: The Cleveland Orchestra
Conducted By: Artur Rodzinski

: Play-Time

Music for children and the young in heart, played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra: conductor, Rae Jenkins.


Music: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor: Rae Jenkins

: Piano Music

played by Frank Laffitte

Souer Monique - Couperia
Le coucou - Daquin
Les barricades mysterieuses - Couperin
Le Tic-toc-choc - Couperin
Prelude: Chorale and Fugue - Franck

Soeur Monique - Couperin
Le coucou - Daquin
Les barricades mystérieuses - Couperin
Le Tic-toc-choc - Couperin
Prelude. Chorale and Fugue - Franck


Piano: Frank Laffitte

: The Weeks' Films

by Matthew Norgate.


Host: Matthew Norgate

: News

Time, Greenwich: News

: Country Magazine: Programme 69: Northern Ireland

No. 69 of a fortnightly programme from the countryside: "Northern Ireland".


Edited By: David Thomson
Introduced By: Desmond Hawkins
Produced By: James Mageean

: Worth Hearing

Gramophone records chosen and introduced by Joy Worth.


Host: Joy Worth

: In Your Garden

C. H. Middleton


Presenter: C. H. Middleton

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

(Leader, Paul Beard): conductor. Sir Adrian Boult.

Concert given in collaboration with Harold Holt .

Part 1
Overture: Semitramis - Rossini
2.45 app. Symphony No. 4 in G - Dvorak

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.


Music: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted by: Adrian Boult

: Christian News and Commentary

Review of recent religious books, by the Very Rev. F. A. Iremonger, D.D., Dean of Lichfield.


Presenter: Very Rev. F. A. Iremonger, D.D.

: BBC Symphony Orchestra

(Leader, Paul Beard ): conductor, Sir Adrian Boult, Ida Haendel (violin).

Concert given in collaboration with Harold Holt.

Part 2

Violin Concerto in E minor - Mendelssohn

Siegfried's Journey to the Rhine (Twilight of the Gods): The Ride of the Valkyrie (The Valkyrie) - Wagner.

From the Royal Albert Hall, London.

Violin Concerto in E minor - Mendelssohn
Siegfried's Journey to the Rhine (Twilight of the Gods); The Ride of the Valkyries (The Valkyrie) - Wagner


Music: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted by: Adrian Boult
Violin: Ida Haendel

: Music While You Work

Band of the 13/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary's Own): conductor, Mr. S. T. Vinnicombe.
(BBC recording)


Musicians: Band of the 13/18th Royal Hussars
Conductor: Mr. S. T. Vinnicombe

: Time, Greenwich; Mudandod Y Mor

Rhaglen ddramatig gan Nan Davies, wedi ei seilio ar gyfieithiad Ambrose Bebb o'r stori Ffrangeg "Le Silence de la Mer"; yn croniclo hanes teulu a wybu'r pronad o gydfyw a'r gorchfygwr drwy gyfnod maith dioddefaint eu gwlad.

(Welsh dramatic programme)


Story by: Ambrose Bebb
Dramatised by: Nan Davies

: Children's Hour: The Christ Child

"'The Christ Child": a Christmas devotion.

Programme by the Cardiff High School for Girls choir and orchestra.


Music: Cardiff High School for Girls choir and orchestra

: News

Time, Greenwich: News

and National Savings announcements

: BBC Northern Orchestra

Conductor, Charles Groves.

Egyptian ballet - Luigini
Intermezzo: Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Waltz: Fairy Tales from the Orient - Johann Strauss


Conductor: Charles Groves

: Travellers' Tales: Travelling Showman in Africa

C. Denier Warren of "Kentucky Minstrels" describes the adventures of his father's company touring in South Africa in the pioneering days of the 1890's, the days of bullock-waggon journeys across the veldt.
Produced by Leslie Baily, with Macdonald Parke as Mr. Charles Warren and Joan Young as Mrs. Warren, also Edwin Ellis, Richard Lilienfeld, Norman Shelley, Tony Quinn, Patricia Hayes, Ike Hatch, C. H. Taljaard, Christina Coetzes and George Elliott (guitar). Introduced by Norman Wooland. Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Alan Crooks.


Narrator: C. Denier Warren
Produced By: Leslie Baily
Mr. Charles Warren: MacDonald Parke
Mrs. Warren: Joan Young
[Actor]: Edwin Ellis.
[Actor]: Richard Lilienfeld
[Actor]: Norman Shelley
[Actor]: Tony Quinn
[Actor]: Patricia Hayes
[Actor]: Ike Hatch
[Actor]: C. H. Taljaard
[Actor]: Christina Coetzes
Guitar: George Elliott
Introduced By: Norman Wooland
Conducted By: Alan Crooks

: Yet More Songs of the West Indies

Edric Connor sings more songs he has discovered.


Host and Music: Edric Connor

: Evening Service

conducted by the Right Rev. A.N. Mukerjee, Assistant Bishop of Lahore, and recorded in the studios of All India Radio, New Delhi: introduced by the Rev. Campbell S. Milford, Secretary for India (Church Missionary Society), formerly Vice-Principal of St. Paul's College, Calcutta.


Come. let us join our cheerful songs (A. and M. 299; C.H. 175)

Thanksgiving and Confession

Lesson: Ephesians 4, vv. 1-13 (read by the Rev. A. Haider Ali, Palwal Baptist Church, Punjab)

Indian Bhajan - Jai Jai Yesu


Address by Dr. R. B. Manikam (Secretary, National Christian Council of India, Burma, and Ceylon)

Jesus shall reign (A. and M. 220; C.H. 388)



Conducted by: Rev. A. N. Mukerjee
Introduced by: Rev. Campbell S. Milford
Reading by: Rev. A. Haider Ali
Address by: Dr. R. B. Manikam

: Week's Good Cause: The Royal Free Hospital

Appeal on behalf of the Royal Free Hospital, by Michael Redgrave

Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed].


Narrator: Michael Redgrave

: Bleak House: Episode 10

Adapted from Charles Dicken 's novel, by Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg.

Produced by Howard Rose. Episode 10.

(Angela Baddeley broadcasts by permission of Robert Donat; James Dale by permission of Frith Shepherd; Richard George by permission of Ealing Film Studios; Milton Rosmer by permission of Una Plays, Ltd. Jonathan Field is now appearing in "The Magistrate")


Written by: Charles Dickens
Adapted by: Mabel Constanduros
Adapted by: Howard Agg.
Produced by: Howard Rose
Esther: Angela Baddeloy
Mrs Bagnet: Blanche Fothergill
Mr Bagnet: William Trent
Mr George: Richard George
Mr Bucket: Milton Rosmer
James, a footman: Frank Partington
Sir Leicester: Leo Sheffield
Lady Dedlock: Gladys Young
John Jarndyce: James Dale
Mrs Rouncewell: Josephine Shand
Mr Guppy: Jonathan Field
Woolwich Bagnet: Frank Cochrane

: News

Big Ben Minute: News

When the News is followed by a War Report and this involves programme alterations, these will be announced at the microphone.

: Sunday Rhapsody: Home to Verdi

Music from his most popular operas, with Eva Turner, Frank Titterton, the BBC Theatre Chorus, and the BBC Theatre Orchestra: conductor, Stanford Robinson.

Script written by Harold Neden and spoken by Deryck Guyler.

(BBC recording)


Singer: Eva Turner
Singer: Frank Titterton
Music: the BBC Theatre Chorus
Music: the BBC Theatre Orchestra
Conductor: Stanford Robinson.
Written By: Harold Neden
Spoken By: Deryck Guyler.

: The Epilogue: Thy King Cometh

"Thy King Cometh."

Psalm 27; St. John 1, vv. 1-14;

Ye servants of the Lord (A. and M. 268); Luke 12, v. 37

: Reading Aloud: The Sacred Theory of the Earth: 6: The Last Day and the Bonfire of the World

Passages from Thomas Burnet's seventeenth-century classic "The Sacred Theory of the Earth", read by Charles E. Stidwill.


Author: Thomas Burnet
Read By: Charles E. Stidwill

: Evening Melodies

played by Reginald King at the piano, with his Quintet


Piano: Reginald King
Music: Reginald King Quintet

: Beethoven

Quintet in C. Op. 29, played by the Lener String Quartet and William Primrose. (Gramophone records)

: News

Midnight - 12.20am.

Time, Greenwich: News

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