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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MELODY

The Richard Crean Orchestra
Peter Haysom and Alan Wayne
(two pianos)

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Wayne

: CHARLES HADDON SPURGEON

A personal reminiscence of the great preacher (1834-1892) recorded by the Rev. W. Lomax Mackenzie, President of Spurgeon's College Old Students' Association
MORNING SERVICE from the Methodist Church, Artillery Street, Colchester, conducted by the Rev. H. Jesse Lawrence. Preacher, the Rev. P. W. Evans , D.D., Principal of Spurgeon's College
(Continued in next column)
Sweetly the holy hymn (M.H.B. 732) Invocation and the Lord's Prayer
Lesson: Isaiah 45, vv. 17-25 (read by* the Rev. Harry Sutton )
Jesus, we on the word depend
(M.H.B. 275)
Permon
And can it be that I should gain
(M.H.B. 371)
Prayers
Come. thou fount of every blessing
(M.H.B. 417)
Blessing
Choirmaster, Edward Lawrence
Organist, Joan Sparrow
Oh January 6, 1850, Charles Haddon Spurgeon was converted in the little Primitive Methodist Chapel from which this service comes. A snowstorm prevented him from going to his usual place of worship and that same storm kept the preacher away from this chapel. It was, therefore, a last-minute substitute who preached to a congregation of little more than a dozen and whose word converted the young Spurgeon. A Methodist lay-preacher gave to the Baptists and to England the greatest preacher of the time.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. Lomax
Unknown: Rev. H. Jesse
Unknown: P. W. Evans
Unknown: Rev. Harry Sutton
Choirmaster: Edward Lawrence
Organist: Joan Sparrow
Unknown: Charles Haddon

: SUNDAY-MORNING PROM

Overture, II Signot Bruschino
(Rossini): NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
Piano Concerto No. 5. in E fiat
('Emperor') (Beethoven): Walter Gieseking (piano) with Vienna Phil harmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Walter
Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )
(Britten) : Concertgebouw Orchestra, conducted by Eduard van Beinum on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Piano: Walter Gieseking
Unknown: Vienna Phil
Conducted By: Bruno Walter
Unknown: Peter Grimes
Conducted By: Eduard van Beinum

: OPEN ON SUNDAY

by Geoffrey Boumphrey
2 — The Zoological Gardens in Regent's Park, London
N

Contributors

Unknown: Geoffrey Boumphrey

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Contents:
' Jean de Reszke (born January 14. 1850).' by Dudley Scholte
' The Winter Proms,' by W. W. Thompson
' Reinhold Gliere (born January 11. 1875).' by Edward Clark
' The Pipers' Guild." by Margaret James

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Dudley Scholte
Unknown: W. W. Thompson
Unknown: Reinhold Gliere
Unknown: Edward Clark
Unknown: Margaret James

: THE CRITICS

Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Basil Wright
12.11 Theatre: Philip Hope- Wallace
12.20 Books: William Plomer
12.28 Radio: Giles Romilly
12.37 Art: Christian Barman
12.45 Films: Connery Chappell

Contributors

Conducted By: Basil Wright
Unknown: William Plomer
Unknown: Giles Romilly

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

The Aran Islands
County Galway, Ireland
Speakers introduced by Robert Flaherty
Production by David Thomson

Contributors

Unknown: Aran Islands
Introduced By: Robert Flaherty
Production By: David Thomson

: Opera at Home BACK WHERE THEY BELONG

2-Gramophone records of well-known scenes from ' Rigoletto ' and ' Faust'
Introduced by Norman Del Mar

Contributors

Introduced By: Norman Del Mar

: IN YOUR GARDEN

' Trees in the Garden ' by W. P. K. Findlay , D.sc.
In this talk. Dr. Findlay, who is on the staff of Forest Products Research Laboratories, gives some advice on the best way to deal with trees, whether planting them, pruning them, or felling them.

Contributors

Garden By: W. P. K. Findlay

: BACKS TO THE LAND

' The Care of Orchard Soils' by Leslie Clarke
Correct soil management is an important part of orchard cultivation, and in this talk Leslie Clarke , Horticultural Secretary of the Essex Farmers Union and himself a small fruitgrower, talks about manuring, cover crops, and mulching for both top and soft fruits.

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Clarke
Unknown: Leslie Clarke

: The Tragedy of Pompey the Great

Stephen Williams writes on page 9

: BBC OPERA ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Stanford Robinson
BBC Opera Chorus
(trained by John Clements )
Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
Music of Sullivan
Overture: Iolanthe My dearest heart
Allegretto from Symphony in E (The
Irish)
The long day closes
Dance of the Nymphs and Reapers
(The Tempest)
Introduction to Scene 2 (The Golden
Legend)
Slowly up the wall (The Golden
Legend)
0, gladsome light (The Golden
Legend)
Overture: Di Ballo

Contributors

Unknown: John Clements
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Serenade for Children
John Meams (poetry reader)
Nigel Jamieson (young flautist)
Evelyn Center (singer)
Elizabeth Adair (storyteller)
Aberdeen Arion Junior Choir
Conductor,
May Carruthers Greig
Albert Haslum (accompanist)
Eddfe Fraser (narrator)
The story is ' Tronda the Troll' by Sheila M. Clouston

Contributors

Unknown: John Meams
Reader: Nigel Jamieson
Singer: Elizabeth Adair
Unknown: Carruthers Greig
Accompanist: Albert Haslum
Narrator: Eddfe Fraser
Unknown: Sheila M. Clouston

: SAVING AND SPENDING

' The Christmas Present' by Hugo O'Hear

Contributors

Unknown: Hugo O'Hear

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: IMAGINARY CONVERSATIONS

'Maisie'
Some considerations affecting the origins and subsequent history of a character in fiction
Written for broadcasting by.V. S. Pritchett
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall with Felix Aylmer as Henry James
The cast also includes Malcolm Hayes , Anthony Jacobs , Joyce Latham. Peter Madden , Janet Morrison , and Gladys Spencer

Contributors

Unknown: S. Pritchett
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
Unknown: Felix Aylmer
Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Joyce Latham.
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Janet Morrison
Unknown: Gladys Spencer

: PHYLLIS SELLICK

(piano)
Second of a series of Sunday-evening piano recitals

: COUNTER-ATTACK

A series of six youth broadcasts from different parts of England. Conducted by Bryan Reed and members of youth organisations 4
-Objectivein which members of youth clubs in Birmingham report on their Christmas activities
From Bromsgrove

Contributors

Conducted By: Bryan Reed

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Church of England Children's Society by Margaret Lockwood
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The object of the Society is to care for children who have been deprived through any cause whatever of normal home life and family affection by giving them the best possible substitute. The Society aims to ensure, by fostering a true understanding of Christian ethics, that the children will leave its care with the self-reliance and judgment necessary to enable them to lead a good life. The children are treated as individuals and independence is fostered in every way. The greatest care is taken to avoid anything that savours of an institution.
The Society remains as always a voluntary organisation and is not State supported. The present upward trend in the cost of all essentials is causing the Society's expenditure to exceed income to a very serious extent and funds are urgently needed to maintain the existing work and resist, a very real threat of curtailment.

Contributors

Unknown: Margaret Lockwood
Unknown: Miss Margaret Lockwood

: THE VIRGINIANS '

A radio dramatisation by John Keir Cross of the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
2-In which one of the Virginians visits home
Produced by Peter Watts
At the end of last year's serial play, Henry Esmond, we heard how the hero of it, Esmond himself, was compelled to leave England because of his Jacobite sympathies and was settled in Virginia. In the new serial-which is in the nature of a sequel to Esmond, although it is still, of course, completely self-contained-the story of the family of the Esmonds of Castlewood is continued.
Last Sunday's episode introduced the Warringtons, Henry Esmond's descendants in the mid-eighteenth century, at their palatial home in Virginia: the widowed Rachel Warrington, Henry Esmond's daughter, and George and Harry her twin sons-who are indeed the Virginians of the title. Thackeray himself presented the story, which told of the quarrel between George, the slightly older of the twins, and young Colonel George Washington of Mount Vernon. The rivalry between them was revealed as being due to a complete misunderstanding, however, and the instalment concluded with a reconciliation between the two young men and with George Warrington's departure for the French campaign under the man who was later to become the great American General. John Keir Cross

Contributors

Unknown: John Keir Cross
Novel By: William Makepeace Thackeray
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: John Keir Cross
William Makepeace Thackeray: Sebastian Shaw
Harry Warrington: Howard Marion-Crawford
Eugene Viscount Castlewood: David Enders
Lady Maria Esmond: Molly Rankin
Will Esmond: Peter Assinder
Lady Castlewood: Beryl Ede
Parson Sampson: Hugh Manning
The Baroness Bernstein: Marjorie Westbury
A footman: Preston Lockwood
Lady Fanny: Margaret Vines

: NEWS

: PERSONAL PLEASURES

2-The Long Furrow by the Rt. Hon.
Walter Elliot , M.c, M.P.

Contributors

Unknown: Walter Elliot

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
No symphony was ever more eagerly awaited than Brahms' First. For years his friends had urged him to write such a work; and although he had had it in mind for a long time, and had shown the opening movement to Clara Schumann as early as 1862. it was not until 18"6. when he was forty-three, that it was finally produced at Karlsruhe. With its nobility, grandeur, and depth of feeling it created a tremendous impression and was hailed as ' the Tenth,' partly perhaps because the great tune in the finale bears a resemblance to the one in Beethoven's Ninth.
In March of the following year Brahms'
Symphony was performed, for the first time In this country, at Cambridge. Joachm conducted, and Stanford, who deserves the credit for organising it. said that the event attracted almost every musician of importance in England and ' set an imperishable keystone ' on Brahms' fame here. Harold Rutland

Contributors

Conducted By: Clarence Raybould

: THE EPILOGUE

' A Light of the Peoples '
Psalm 36
St. Matthew 2. w. 1-12
From the eastern mountains (S.P.
388)
St. Luke 1, w. 78-79

: News Summary

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