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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


and his Cameo Orchestra


Beethoven's Symphony No. In C:
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York. conducted by Bruno Walter
Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March: Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent


Conducted By: Bruno Walter
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: Christianity: Believing or Doing?

A service from Romford Congregational Church.
Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Ronald M. Ward
Call to worship
"O worship the King" (Cong. H. 2; A. and M. 167)
Reading from Exodus 3
Psalm 62, vv. 5-12 (Cong. H. 818)
Reading: Acts 17. vv. 16-23
"Hark, my soul, it is the Lord" (Cong. H. 352; A. and M. 260)
"Whom should we love like thee?" (Cong. H. 59)
Prayers and Blessing
Organist, J. Shaw
Choirmaster, T. J. Dove


Minister: Rev. Ronald M. Ward
Organist: J. Shaw
Choirmaster: T.J. Dove


and his String Orchestra


Overture, Abu Hassan (Weber):
HallS Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty
Ciaconna Gotica (Cornelis Dapper ):
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Willem Mengelberg
Shéhérazade (Ravel): Suzanne Danco
(soprano) and Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Three German Dances (K.605)
(Mozart): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter
Symphony in C (Bizet): London
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone records


Unknown: Abu Hassan
Unknown: Hamilton Harty
Unknown: Ciaconna Gotica
Unknown: Cornelis Dapper
Soprano: Suzanne Danco
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Conducted By: Bruno Walter
Conducted By: Charles Munch


by Jim Phelan
Jim Phelan , author of ' We Follow the Roads ' and ' Bog Blossom Stories ' was born at Inchicore, Dublin, and spent many years tramping the roads of Great Britain, Ireland, and the United States. He describes an incident which occurred when he was living the life of a tramp and walking north from Fort Augustus through the mountains of Scotland.


Unknown: Jim Phelan
Unknown: Jim Phelan


A Midsummer Night's Dream
-Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky)
A record programme introduced by Frederick Allen


Introduced By: Frederick Allen

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by a team of experts: Brian Vesey-Fitz-Gerald, Eric Hobbis, and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland


Expert: Brian Vesey-FitzGerald
Expert: Eric Hobbis
Expert: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland


Directed by Reg Pursglove with Lionel Baker


Directed By: Reg Pursglove
Unknown: Lionel Baker

: In Your Garden

'Gardeners' Questions' by Roy Hay
On the last Sunday in each month Roy Hay answers a selection of questions sent by listeners on their gardening problems. He invites you to send your own queries, on a postcard addressed to the BBC. This week he also mentions some of the best of the recently published books for gardeners.


Presenter: Roy Hay


4 An English Grower in Northern Italy,' by G. C. Makin
G. C. Makin , a West-Country solicitor and part-time horticultural grower, describes something of what he saw of horticulture during a recent family holiday in Northern Italy.


Unknown: G. C. Makin
Unknown: G. C. Makin


sung by the BBC Chorus
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate
The Jolly Bachelors
Nightingale of France The Three Drummers The Vagabond's Song The Bird in his Cage
The Nightingale's Message The Song of Cider


Conductor: Leslie Woodgate

: Edinburgh International Festival RECITAL

Adolf Busch (violin)
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
From the Freemasons' Hall,


Violin: Adolf Busch
Piano: Rudolf Serkin


Doris Gambell (soprano)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra
Memories recalled by Freddy Grisewood


Soprano: Doris Gambell
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Mark Lubbock
Recalled By: Freddy Grisewood


' The Great Water-Beetle'
A story by Juliana Horatio Ewing
Dramatised by Ormerod Greenwood
Produced by May E. Jenkin
Songs by Sinclair Logan
W. R. Dalzell talks about looking at churches


Story By: Juliana Horatio Ewing
Dramatised By: Ormerod Greenwood
Produced By: May E. Jenkin
Songs By: Sinclair Logan
Talks: W. R. Dalzell
Beetle: Norman Shelley
Francis: Brian Smith
Molly: Peggy Cameron
Young Lady: Denise Bryer
Doctor: Bryan Powley

: General Weather Forecast

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by Alistair Cooke.


Unknown: Alistair Cooke.


with the BBC Opera Chorus
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Conductor: Stanford Robinson

: Evening Service

from St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Conducted by the Assistant Vicar, the Rev. Austen Williams
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Psalm 146
Lesson: Mark 5. vv. 24-34
Magnificat Creed
"There's a wideness In God's mercy" (S.P. 666)
"All as God wills" (S.P. 438)
"Lift up your hearts" (S.P. 560)


Service conducted by: Rev. Austen Williams
Organist: John Churchill

: Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, by the Hon. David J. Smith, Vice Chairman of the Society's Central Executive Committee
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to the Hon. David J. Smith [address removed]
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children not only rescues thousands of children yearly from the torment of ill-treatment and the miseries of neglect, but in addition it goes to the help of many families who are afflicted by misfortune. Its work is of a constructive nature: often by its timely intervention and wise counsel in cases of parental estrangement it prevents families from breaking up. Its work is publicised in the Press, but for every one of its cases that receives notice in the newspaper columns, more than forty-five are completed without publicity.


Speaker: David J. Smith


From the novel ' Is He Popenjoy?' by Anthony Trollope
Dramatised as a serial play by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
5 — ' The Marquis Returns '
Mary's move from Manor Cross to her own house in London has quickly introduced her into a gay whirl of social life. But her husband, Lord George, is a very worried man. He is jealous of Mary's friendship with the gay and handsome Captain de Baron. He strongly resents the growing control over his family affairs of his father-in-law, the Dean. He has become uncomfortably involved with his old love, Mrs. Adelaide Houghton. And why has his brother, the Marquis of Brotherton, lied about his marriage, and concealed for so long the birth of his son?


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Mr Trollope: Ronald Simpson
Dean Lovelace: Laidman Browne
Mary, wife of Lord Germain: Maxine Audley
Lord George Germain: Michael Hordern
Mrs Adelaide: Belle Chrystall
Marquis of Brotherton: Howieson Culff
Lady Sarah Germain: May Agate
Lady Susanna Germain: Ella Milne
Dowager Marchioness, their mother: Fanny Wright
Manservant: Malcolm Hayes

: The Living Goethe

A bicentenary appreciation by Professor L.A. Willoughby
Goethe was born two hundred years ago today. Many celebrations in different parts of the world have paid homage to the author of "Faust" in this anniversary year. At Frankfurt, his birthplace, there have been special celebrations, and it is from Frankfurt, appropriately, that Professor Willoughby broadcasts his talk.
L.A. Willoughby is Professor of German at London University, and as Secretary of the English Goethe Society has actively encouraged the study and appreciation of Goethe in this country.


Speaker: Professor L.A. Willoughby

: The Lost Pharaohs

A dramatic reconstruction of a great discovery.


Written and produced by: Leonard Cottrell
Narrator: John Slater


' Thy Kingdom come '
Psalm 98 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 11, vv. 1-9
Thou whose almighty word (A. and M. 360)
St. Luke 12, v. 32


4-Poetry, Prose, and Music on the Theme of Cats
Jill Balcon , Georgie Henschel
Compiled and produced by Noel Iliff


Readers: Jill Balcon
Readers: Georgie Henschel
Produced By: Noel Iliff

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