and forecast for farmers and shipping
The New Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with Jean Pougnet (violin)
for the Sunday after Christmas from the Church of St. Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich. Celebrant, Canon R. H. Babington , assisted by the Rev. P. A. Welsby
Angels from the realms of glory (A. and M. 482)
Prayers of Preparation
Christ's Summary of the Law
Collect for the Sunday after Christmas
Epistle: Galatians 4, vv. 1-7 Love divine (A. and M. 520)
Gospel: St. Matthew 1, w. 18-25 Creed (Martin Shaw , modal)
Sermon by Canon R. H. Babington In the bleak midwinter (S.P. 75)
Hymns at the Commumon:
Jesu, gentlest Saviour (A. and M.
Let all mortal flesh keep silence (A. and M. 390)
The Lord's Prayer and Thanksgiving Gloria in excelsis (Martin Shaw)
Carol: God rest you merry
Organist and Choirmaster,
T. Bates Wilkinson
Canon R. H.
Rev. P. A.
Canon R. H.
La maja y ed ruisenor (Goyescas)
(Granados): Victoria de los Angeles (soprano), Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Fifin-e at the Fair (Bantock): Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt. on gramophone records
de Los Angeles
Talk by Sir WilKam Hamilton Fyfe
The speaker remembers two days with pleasure: one when he was offered a Fellowship at Merton College, Oxfjrd. and another when he was appointed Head-master of Christ's Hospital.
Sir Wilkam Hamilton
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Francesco Tamagno (born December 28. 1850),' by Gordon Whelan
'Christmas Carols: 2-For larger choirs,' by Hubert Foss , with recorded illustrations by the BBC Singers
'Music Magazine's Sorapbook for 1950.' by Julian Herbage
Conducted by Basil Wright
12.11 Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
12.20 Books- William Plomer
12.28 Radio: M. R. Ridley
12.37 Art: Denis Mathews
12.45 Films: Freda Bruce Lockhart
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers:
Maurice Burton and J. Cox
Produced by Desmond Hawkins in the BBC's West of England studios
Scenes of arrival, greeting, imposing entrances, declarations, and first encounters: Philip Hope-Wallace presents operatic excerpts on gramophone records
Introduced by Roy Hay
C P. Raffill , Assistant Curator of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, talks about camellias
(Continued in next column)
Fred Streeter gives some advice on the week's work in the garden
Leslie J. Taylor discusses laying and other matters of interest to duckkeeipers
Howard Crane describes some apples of good flavour
A fairy-tale play for the New Year by Samuel Marshak
Translated by Mtchael Whittock
Music composed by John Buckland and directed by Alan Rawsthorne
Production by Donald MoWhinnie
The Humans: and The Months:
The action takes place on the last day of the old year and the first day of the new year
The Head Gardener:
The Western Ambaseador:
The Eastern Ambassador:
The Young Soldiier:
The Animals: The Wolf:
Ludwig Koch , Colin S. Butler , and Malcolm Smith introduce strange sounds from the world of nature, including the piping of the virgin queen bee, the voice of the midwife toad, and the unusual croaking of the nightingale
Introduced by Brian George
Produced by Bernard Lyons
(Leader, John Sharpe )
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Joan Cross (soprano)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Dennis Noble (baritone)
Music of Berlioz
The Damnation of Faust:
The Song of the Flea Dance of the Sylphs Marguerite 's Romance
Mephistopheles' Serenade and Dance of the Will o' the Wisps
March to the Scaffold
The Trojans in Carthage:
Iapas' Song: 0 Ceres, goddess fair Ballet Music
Duet (Dido and Aeneas): 0 sweet night
The Fall of Troy:
The Trojans' March
Programme devised by Harold Neden
' The Legend of Saint Basil '
A legend of Greece dramatised for radio by Antonia Ridge
' Begins the month. begins the year,
January again is here.
And see from Caesarea Town,
Good Saint Basil coming down.'
Production by Lorraine Davies
On New Year's Eve, Greek children go from house to house singing strange ancient carols in honour of Saint Basil. On New Year's Day, they proudly display the presents that Saint Basil has brought them, just as we do on Christmas Day. Today's play takes you back to the year of Our Lord 329, to Cappadocia. in the land we now call Turkey, to meet a schoolboy who was one day to become the most beloved of all Greek saints.
Basil, the boy:
Basil, the man:
Julian, the Emperor:
Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-east England
London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, George Stratton )
Conductor, Josef Krips
(Josef Krips broadcasts by permission of Harold Holt, Ltd.)
Tonight Josef Krips is directing the London Symphony Orchestra in a broadcast concert tor the first time since his recent appointment as conductor of the Orchestra. A Viennese musician, he studied under Mandyczewski and Weingartner, and began to make his reputation as a conductor when he was in his twenties. After the war he did much to help rebuild the musical life of Vienna; and since his visit here with the .Vienna State Opera in 1947 he has frequently been an honoured guest among us.
Appropriately, on New Year's Eve, the programme is made up of well-loved masterpieces. The Barber of Seville Overture at once strikes the festive note. And Mozart's ' Jupiter,' his last symphony, represents him at the height of his powers; the finale, in particular, is dazzling in its ingenuity and brilliance.
' Don Juan ' and the ' Enigma ' Variations were the first important orchestral essays of Strauss and Eigar respectively. Strauss was twenty-five when he introduced his tone poem to a Weimar audience in 1889. When, ten years later, Elgar compo-ed ' Enigma,' he was living at Malvern; and the work owed its origin to an evening spent at the piano, illustrating in music the characteristics of his friends.
for New Year's Eve, from Wesley's Chapel, City Road, London. Conducted by the Rev. W. E. Sangster , Ph.D., President of the Methodist Conference
Sing to the great Jehovah's praise
Invocation and the Lord's Prayer Joshua 1, w. 1-9
0 happy band of pilgrims (M.H.B.
618: A. and M. 224)
Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
Come le-t us anew (M.H.B. 956) Benediction
Organdst. Charles Cleall
Appeal on behalf of the Salvation Army. by Richard Dimbleby, O.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Richard Dimbleby, Esq., [address removed], or for Scotland to Richard Dimbleby , Esq., [address removed]
The work of the Salvation Army is world-wide, covering almost every phase ot human life. In Great Britain alone there are over two thousand Salvation Army centres with over six thousand fully trained officers at the call of the community. No matter what or where the need is, there the Salvation Army can be found.
Pioneering as it does in social service, the Army has experimented with a unique Home. The Mayflower, in Plymouth. where mothers convicted for neglecting their children are trained in housekeeping and child-welfare.
In addition. maternity homes and hospitals, approved homes and schools for girls, hostels for both sexes, eventide homes, goodwill centres (providing home care, clothing and bedding; mobile and other kitchens) operate in eighty towns and cities in these islands. The world over the same warm-hearted effective service is on call.
by Charles Dickens
Dramatised for broadcasting by Mabel Constanduros and Howard Agg
12-'John Harmon brings his wife home '
Produced by Hugh Stewart
(Richard Auenborough broadcasts by arrangement with the Boulting Brothers)
A mid-century anthology with Godfrey Tearle , Cecil Trouncer Reginald Tate , Valentine Dyall
Ernest Jay , Edgar Norfolk
Arthur Young, Robert Speaight and Michael Hordern
Narrator, Leo Genn
Commentary written by Christopher Sykes
Production by Laurence Gilliam and Maurice Brown
On New Year's Eve 1950 we are at a half-way house: the first fifty years of the twentieth century are over. Ten years of the half century have been spent in warfare between the enemies and the defenders of human freedom. The enemies who took arms against our ideal have been defeated, but freedom is not yet safe. What is this ideal to which we have dedicated such sacrifices? From the literature and oratory of the world, certain statements of this majestic and elusive theme are recalled.
(Cecil Trouncer is appearing in ' Ring round the Moon ' at the Globe Theatre)
Conducted by Lou Whiteson
' The Eternal God is Thy Refuge'
Psalm 90 (Broadcast psalter)
Hebrews 11. vv. 1-10. 13-16. and 32-40 Hebrews 12. vv. l-2a Awake, our souls! Away our fears!
Isarah 40. w. 28-31
(Leader, Maurice Clare )
Conductor, Boyd Neel
with Robert Donat including a reading from
Tennyson's ' In Memoriam '
Produced by D. G. Bridson
At midnight the chimes of Big Ben announce the arrival of 1951 A toast to the New Year by Robert Donat