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Queen's Hall Light Orchestra
Conductor, Sidney Torch and Charles Smart (organ)


Conductor: Sidney Torch
Unknown: Charles Smart


A service about the Christian's worship in church and its meaning for his daily life. Conducted by Monsignor R. A. Knox. From the Grail House, Sloane Street, London
Introductory talk
Self-abasement before God
Exodus 3. vv. 2-5
Kyrie Eleison (Byrd)
Attentiveness to God
Proverbs 8, vv. 32-36
Giving Ourselves
Romans 12, vv. 1 and 2 0 love which formedst me to wear
(N.W.H. 196)
Lifting up our Hearts
Isaiah 6. vv. 1-4 Sanctus (Byrd)
Apocalypse 7, vv. 9-12, and 8, v. 1
Isaiah 66. vv. 10-14
Where is love and loving-kindness
God is fain to dwell (N.W.H. 200)
Fhilippians 4. w. 7-9
0 God of earth and altar (N.W.H. 212) Prayers Blessing
Music sung by the Choir of Ealing Priory
Conductor, W. H. Bowyer


Conducted By: Monsignor R. A. Knox.
Conductor: W. H. Bowyer


Overture: Manfred (Schumann):
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
(Continued in next column)
Double Concerto in A minor (Brahms):
Jascha Heifetz (violin) and Ernest Feuermann (cello), with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
SymphonicSuite. Printemps (Debussy):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records


Unknown: Arturo Toscanini
Violin: Jascha Heifetz
Violin: Ernest Feuermann
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham


1-What Makes a Good Adventure by ' Popski '
(Lt.-Col. Vladimir Peniakoff ,
D.S.O., M.C.)
The feats of ' Popski's Private Army ' in the Western Desert during the last war have become a legend. There could hardly be anyone better qualified to open a series on travel and adventure. But Colonel Peniakoff himself judges what makes good adventure in an original and unexpected way.


Unknown: Lt.-Col. Vladimir Peniakoff


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Dame Myra Hess (born February 25. 1890) ': a birthday tribute by Howard Ferguson
' Haydn and his London Orchestra,' by Marion Scott
' Modern Piano Duets for All,' by John Lade , illustrated by Jean Mackie and Frederick Stone


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Dame Myra Hess
Unknown: Howard Ferguson
Unknown: Marion Scott
Unknown: John Lade
Illustrated By: Jean MacKie
Illustrated By: Frederick Stone


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art *
Conducted by Basil Wright
12.11 Radio: Frank Tilsley
12.20 Art: J. M. Richards
12.28 Films: Roger Manvell
12.37 Theatre: Eric Keown
12.45 Books: Malcolm Muggeridge


Conducted By: Basil Wright
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

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William Aspden introduces the speakers, James Fisher and Peter Scott
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduces: William Aspden
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: Peter Scott
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


A. series of gramophone programmes in which Denis Arundell describes how well-known operas were received when performed for the first time in this country
1 —Operas by Mozart


Unknown: Denis Arundell


' Gardeners' Questions ' by Roy Hay
On the last Sunday in the month, Roy Hay answers questions sent by listeners. He also mentions a few books of interest to gardeners.


Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Roy Hay


' Bee-Keeping ' by Reginald Gamble
The main theme of Mr. Gamble's talk for bee-keepers is common-sense Spring management. He deals with correct Spring feeding, the giving of water to the bees, and early manipulations.

: Cyril Cusack in ' FREDERIC GENERAL'

An extravaganza by Jacques Constant
Music composed by Claude Arrieu and conducted by Francis Collinson
English production by Francis Dillon
Frederic General won the First Award in the International Radio Competition for the Prix Italia held in Venice in September 1949.


Composed By: Claude Arrieu
Conducted By: Francis Collinson
Production By: Francis Dillon
Production By: Frederic General


BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by John Clements )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Heddle Nash (tenor)
Music of Edward Elgar
Sir Hubert Parry said of Elgar that ' he reached the heart of the people.' This tribute may well serve as an indication of the kind of music to be heard in this afternoon's programme, for Elgar. like Brahms and Schubert, wrote not only the full-scale work-the symphony, the concerto, the string quartet-but a wealth of shorter pieces calculated to appeal to the man-in-the-street. This music led to his being attacked in some quarters, but his answer was, ' I like to look upon the composer's vocation as the old troubadour did. I know that there are many people who like to celebrate events with music. To these people I have given tunes. Is that wrong? Why should I write a fugue or something that won't appeal to anyone, when people yearn for something that can stir them? '
It is from the rich store of Elgar's shorter works-marches, salon pieces, songs, and part-songs-that for the most part today's programme is drawn.


Conductor: John Clements
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Sir Hubert Parry


' Jennifer's Journeys '
A new series of programmes by Howard Jones
2—' Jennifer in Hertfordshire '
With Wilfred Babbage. Arthur Bush. Stephen Jack , Geoffrey Wincott Patience Collier , Molly Weir. and John Cavanah
Production by David Davis
Jennifer Justice, American-born daughter of an English mother....... is paying a first visit to her mother's old country, and discovering for herself the Home Counties. The first stage of her pilgrimage took her to Surrey. Today she visits Hertfordshire.


Unknown: Wilfred Babbage.
Unknown: Arthur Bush.
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Geoffrey Wincott
Unknown: Patience Collier
Unknown: Molly Weir.
Unknown: John Cavanah
Production By: David Davis
Jennifer: Jane Fergus


' The House that Jack Bought ' by Hugo O'Hear


Unknown: Jack Bought
Unknown: Hugo O'Hear

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Elizabeth Bowen on Anthony Trollope
Others taking part include Molly Rankin , Ann Codrington , Sebastian Cabot , Heron Carvic. Alan Blair , and Richard Williams
Produced by Peter Watts


Unknown: Elizabeth Bowen
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: Molly Rankin
Unknown: Ann Codrington
Unknown: Sebastian Cabot
Unknown: Heron Carvic.
Unknown: Alan Blair
Unknown: Richard Williams
Produced By: Peter Watts
The Narrator: Grizelda Hervey
Uncle Jasper: Ronald Simpson
William: Ronald Barton
Anthony Trollope: Cecil Trouncer


Eighth in a series of Sunday-evening piano recitals


Second of three services conducted by the Rev. J. Neville Ward from Wilpshire Methodist Church, near Blackburn
Theme: The Practice of Prayer
My God. the spring of all my joys
(M.H.B. 408)
Through all the changing scenes of life (M.H.B. 427, vv. 1-5; A. and M. 290)
Uesson : St. John 14. vv. 12-23
O Jesus Christ, grow thou in me
(M.H.B. 463. vv. 1-5)
Prayers; and the Lord's Prayer
Ere I sleep, for every favour (M.H.B.
Organist, Edgar Moon


Unknown: Rev. J. Neville
Organist: Edgar Moon


Appeal on behalf of the Farningham and Swanley Homes for Boys, by John Connell
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Queen Alexandra's first public engagement in this country was to lay the foundation stone, in 1866, of the Farningham and Swanley Homes for Boys, or the Homes for Little Boys, as they were then called. They were the first Cottage Homes in England. Their purpose today, as it was nearly ninety years ago, is to provide a home for boys who have no home, and to teach them a trade when they reach the school-leaving age. Surrounded by affection and understanding, they forget at Farningham and Swanley the sadness and misery that has so often been their lot until they came to the Homes. The boys live in separate houses, each of which accommodates a group of twenty or so. under a Home Mother. They have their own schools, plenty of games and sport, and ample facilities for following their hobbies.


Unknown: John Connell


A radio dramatisation by John Keir Cross of the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray
9 — ' Which Contains
Both Love and Luck'
Produced by Peter Watts
George Warrington, who was thought to have been killed in the French Wars of the 1750s, has come back and found Harry, his brother, in jail for debt in London, and has been able to rescue him not only from his immediate troubles, but from the many false friends he has made.
With Harry, George has gone the rounds of the various English relatives and friends of the Virginian Esmonds. To them all he has told the story of his adventures: how he was rescued from the battlefield, where he had been left for dead, by a young French officer; how he had been held a prisoner for many months in an enemy fort; and how he had escaped with the help of a young Indian squaw.
Thus the two young men are happdy together again and comfortably #ettled in Fngland. The only threat of disturbance remaining from the days of Harry's solitary sojourn in the fashionable world is the lingering affair of his unhappy betrothal to the Lady Maria. It seems, however, that even that troublesome matter will solve itself; for with George's return to life, Harry, of course, is no longer the direct heir to the Esmond estates as Maria had supposed. John Keir Cross


Unknown: John Keir Cross
Novel By: William Makepeace Thackeray
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: John Keir Cross
William Makepeace Thackeray: Sebastian Shaw
George Warrington: Roy Plomley
Harry Warrington: Howard Marion-Crawford
Colonel Lambert: Hugh Moxey
Mrs Lambert: Elsa Palmer
Theo: Gabrielle Blunt
Hetty: Juno Stevas
Castlewood: David Enders
Lady Maria: Molly Rankin


1-Plymouthby the Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot
A skilful portrait is as dependent upon the eye of the painter as on the subject of the painting. In this new series of talks about British cities, their buildings and way of life, speakers hope not only to give an impression of the cities concerned but to convey something of their own personal affection for them.


Unknown: Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Elgar was careful to point out that this symphonic study was a musical picture of the Falstaff of the historical plays, not the simple figure of fun in The Merry Wives of Windsor. In the words of an eighteenth-century writer, he is 'a man at once young and old, enterprising and fat, a dupe and a wit, harmless and wicked ... a knave without malice, a liar without deceit; and a knight, a gentleman and a soldier, without either dignity, decency or honour.'
The work, which is full of inventiveness and vitality, falls into four sections, which are linked together. At the opening Falstaff is portrayed ' in a green old age, mellow, gay, corpulent, and unprincipled '; and the scene is an apartment of the Prince, who escapes from the coldness and convention of his father's Court to the teeming life of'the London streets and the Boar's Head Tavern, where Falstaff is monarch. There follow midnight exploits at Gad's Hill, Falstaff's march with his ' scarecrow army and the return through Gloucestershire, the crowning and progress of the new King, the repudiation of Falstaff, and his death, when he ' babbled of green fields.'
In the course of the study there are two
Interludes for small orchestra. In the first, Sir John, asleep behind the arras in the tavern at Eastcheap, dreams of his boyhood when he was page to Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk. The second takes place in Justice Shallow's orchard in Gloucestershire. Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


' The Shadow of the Cross '
Psalm 103, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 53, vv. 1-12
My God, I love thee (S.P. 110) St. Matthew 16. vv. 24 and 25

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