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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey
Joan and Valerie Trimble at two pianos
Raymond Cohen (violin)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Unknown: Valerie Trimble
Violin: Raymond Cohen

: Looking Forward to Christmas

First of four morning services to Illustrate what the coming of Christ means today
1. From the Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, conducted by C. P. Groves, Professor of Missions, and overseas speakers
Call to worship
Hills of the North, rejoice (M.H.B. 815)
Reading: St. John 1. vv. 1-14
The Younger Churches speak:
Mr. S. Wang (China)
Praise to the Holiest in the height (M.H.B. 74)
The Younger Churches speak:
Miss M. Masillamani (India)
The Rev. E. J. Ndekhedehe (West Africa)
Hail to the Lord's anointed! (M.H.B. 245)
Organist, Bernard Brown
The Selly Oak Colleges, Birmingham, nine in number, are autonomous institutions, each having its own special aim with separate staffs and courses of study. They combine for a number of purposes and so form a single body, in some ways comparable with a university. The Department of Missions was established in 1936 when Dr. Edward Cadbury endowed a Central Chair of Missions.


Unknown: Mr. S. Wang
Unknown: Miss M. Masillamani
Unknown: Rev. E. J. Ndekhedehe
Organist: Bernard Brown
Unknown: Dr. Edward Cadbury


Overture: The Impresario (Mozart):
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Karl Bohm
Duet: Cheti, cheti, immantinente (Don Pasquale, Act 3) (Donizetti):
Mariano Stabile. Martin Lawrence , orchestra conducted by Alberto Erede
Symphony No. 3. in B flat (Schumann): National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola
Le tombeau de Couperin (Ravel):
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Jean Martinon on gramophone records


Unknown: Karl Bohm
Unknown: Mariano Stabile.
Unknown: Martin Lawrence
Conducted By: Alberto Erede
Conducted By: Piero Coppola
Conducted By: Jean Martinon


A story by George Moore
Read by Harry Hutchinson


Story By: George Moore
Read By: Harry Hutchinson

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Alec Robertson
Puccini (died November 29, 1924)
A commemoration for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, contributed by Mosco Carner, Spike Hughes, and Constant Lambert


Editor: Anna Instone
Editor: Julian Herbage
Presenter: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Mosco Carner
Unknown: Spike Hughes
Unknown: Constant Lambert


Conducted by John Summerson
12.11 Films: Dilys Powell
12.20 Theatre: Ivor Brown
12.28 Books: Alan Pryce Jones
12.37 Radio: Stephen Bone
12.45 Art: John Betjeman


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Alan Pryce Jones
Unknown: Stephen Bone
Unknown: John Betjeman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


From the Midlands
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson played by the Albert Webb Sextet
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced by Edward Livesey


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Unknown: Albert Webb
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Edward Livesey


Fifth of a series of gramophone programmes
Introduced by Philip Hope-Wallace


Introduced By: Philip Hope-Wallace


' Gardeners' Questions' by Roy Hay
Once a quarter, in addition to dealing with the usual month's batch of gardening questions sent by listeners, Roy Hay reviews some of the best of the recently published horticultural books.


Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Roy Hay


' Winter Spraying of Fruit' by Leslie Clark
Some of the pests that seriously reduce fruit crops can only be effectively dealt with by certain types of winter spraying of the trees. In this talk an Essex fruit grower-Leslie Clark, Horticultural Secretary of the Essex Branch of the N.F.U.describes the correct materials to use, as well as how and when to use them.


Unknown: Leslie Clark


Tylerstown Children's Choir Conductor, J. Elwyn Thomas


Conductor: J. Elwyn Thomas


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


A programme showing the law at work with scenes to illustrate the various stages of the case
Narrator, James McKechnie
Written and produced by Jenifer Wayne


Narrator: James McKechnie
Produced By: Jenifer Wayne


Tusker Takes a Hand': another story for the youngest listeners about the baby elephant. Written by Mollie Chappell and -told by John Darran
' The Face in the Rock'
A play in three parts written by Ronald Hadlington
Part 1
Production by Ifan O. Williams
Dafydd Jenkyn , a twelve-year-old boy, lives in a village in the mountains of North Wales. Near his home is a huge rock. and carved in it is the face of a man. An old legend says that some day a man will come to the village with a face exactly like the face in the rock. He will be a great man and will do fine things for all the people of Wales. Dafydd believes passionately in this old legend, and though he is ill he is always cheerful and looks forward eagerly to the day when he will meet the man with a face like the face in the rock.


Written By: Mollie Chappell
Told By: John Darran
Written By: Ronald Hadlington
Production By: Ifan O. Williams
Unknown: Dafydd Jenkyn
Mrs Jenkyn: Nesta Harris
Dafydd her son: Colin Whittall
Gwennle the little maid: Mary Dodd
Doctor Williams: E W Evans
Mr Rowlands, the minister: Emrys Cleaver
Mr Rees, the barber: Charles Williams
Uncle Thomas: Dick Hughes


' Financial Peace of Mind ' by W. S. Hill-Reid


Unknown: W. S. Hill-Reid

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A report on the week's proceedings of the General Assembly at the United Nations Headquarters, New York

: BBC Opera Orchestra

BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by John Clements)
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Bruce Boyce (baritone)
Music by Vaughan Williams
March on Sea Songs, The Water Mill, Linden Lea
My Bonnie Boy (Folk-Song Suite)
The Springtime of the Year
Just as the tide was flowing
The Turtle Dove
Overture: The Poisoned Kiss
The Vagabond (Songs of Travel)
The Roadside Fire (Songs of Travel)
Intermezzo (Homage to Henry Hall)
Sigh No More (Sir John in Loye)
The Wedding Chorus (Sir John in Love)
Overture: The Wasps


Unknown: John Clements
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Unknown: Linden Lea

: Ye Are All One

A Service for St. Andrew's-tide
Conducted by the Rev. J.W.C. Dougall, D.D., General Secretary of the Church of Scotland Foreign Mission Department
Speakers: Wilfred Moore, Presbyterian Training College, Akrepong, Gold Coast; and the Rev. Ellis O. Shaw of Madras, Church of South India
O God, thou art the Father (C.H. 454)
Address by Wilfred Moore
Lesson: Philippians 1, vv. 3-11
O Spirit of the Living God (C.H. 386; A. and M. 585)
Address by the Rev. E. 0. Shaw Lesson: Ephesians 3. vv. 1-12 Prayers
Thy hand, O God, has guided thy flock (C.H. 215; A. and M. 604)
Praise led by the BBC Scottish Singers
Conductor, John Hopkins


Unknown: Rev. J.W.C. Dougall, D.D
Unknown: Wilfred Moore
Unknown: Rev. Ellis O. Shaw
Unknown: Wilfred Moore
Conductor: John Hopkins


Appeal on behalf of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund. by Isobel Baillie
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Miss Isobel Baillie[address removed]


Unknown: Miss Isobel Baillie.

: The Card: 5: The Rescue of Dames

by Arnold Bennett
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by Olivia Manning

From humble beginnings Denry Machin had made his way in the world until he found himself as a rent collector and small property owner in Bursley. A holiday in Llandudno led him to break his engagement with Ruth Earp. but he established himself as a successful business man by buying an old lifeboat and running trips round the bay to view a wreck. He then started a Thrift Club and tried to enlist the support of the Countess of Chell at Sneyd Hall It was while on a visit to this local mansion that Denry accidentally got locked in one of the state apartments and had to make his escape through a broken window.

Produced by William Hughes in the BBC's Midland studios


Author: Arnold Bennett
Adapted by: Olivia Manning
Producer: William Hughes
Narrator: Charles E Stidwill
Denry Machin: Wilfred Pickles
Mrs Machin: Marjorie Westbury
Countess of Chell: Mary Wimbush
Sir Jehosophat Dain: Harry Oakes
Police Superintendent: Robert Mawdesley
Dr Stirling: Lester Mudditt
Other parts played by: Nora Morrey
Other parts played by: Winifred Hammond
Other parts played by: Gwen Berryman
Other parts played by: Ralph Dean


by J. B. Priestley
A cross-country journey


Unknown: J. B. Priestley


A radio biography in five parts by Christopher Hassall
Music transcribed and arranged by Julius Harrison
Music adviser, Julian Herbage
Produced by Howard Agg
2-1 The Man from Hanover '
Other parts played by Betty Hardy , Lockwood West , Hugh Fryce , Joseph O'Connor. James Mills. John Rorke
Singers: Emelie Hooke
Richard Lewis , Alfred Deller and Owen Brannigan
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
Philharmonia Orchestra (Leader. Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Harpsichord solos
by Lucille Wallace
Organist. Geraint Joney


Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Arranged By: Julius Harrison
Produced By: Howard Agg
Played By: Betty Hardy
Played By: Lockwood West
Played By: Hugh Fryce
Played By: Joseph O'Connor.
Played By: James Mills.
Singers: John Rorke
Singers: Emelie Hooke
Unknown: Richard Lewis
Unknown: Alfred Deller
Unknown: Owen Brannigan
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Solos By: Lucille Wallace
Organist: Geraint Joney
Narrator: Cecil Trouncer
Handel: Howard Marion-Crawford
Dorothea Handel: Blanche Fothergill
Jacob Heidegger: Hugh Miller
Joseph Addison: Carleton Hobos
J S Bach: Stephen Jack
Aaron Hill: Keith Pyott
John Gay: Roger Snowdon


' Prepare ye the way of the Lord ' Benedictus
Isaiah 40, w. 1-11
On Jordan's bank (A. and M. 50) 1 Samuel 7. v. 3


Violin Sonata in B flat (K.378) played by David Martin (violin) and Iris Loveridge (piano)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Iris Loveridge

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