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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The New Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with Douglas Cameron (cello)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Cello: Douglas Cameron


Three pictures of the Church in the world today
2-In Central Africa
Graham Hyslop and Sheila Jenkinson (of Student Movement House, London), discuss the Church in Africa with Florence Wamala (Uganda), Edward Francois (Gold Coast), Oluwole Coker (Nigeria), Christian Baeta (Gold Coast), and O. Kesandu Ogan (Nigeria)
Act of Worship conducted by the Rev. Christian Baeta , O.B.E. , Presbyterian Church of the Gold Coast
As with gladness (A. and M. 79) Introduction
General Confession Act of Penitence Psalm 67
Lesson: 1 Kings 8. vv. 22-25. 28-30.
Hills of the North, rejoice (A. and M. 269)
Lesson: Acts 10, vv. 34-45 Act of Thanksgiving
When morning gilds the skies (A. and M. 223)
Closing Prayer
Canon: Praise God Almighty
Organist: Fela Sowande. A.R.C.O.


Unknown: Graham Hyslop
Unknown: Sheila Jenkinson
Unknown: Florence Wamala
Unknown: Edward Francois
Unknown: Oluwole Coker
Unknown: Christian Baeta
Unknown: O. Kesandu Ogan
Unknown: Rev. Christian Baeta , O.B.E.


March in D (K.249) (Mozart): Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Overture, Nina pazza per amore
(Paisiello): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.
(Continued in next column)
Concerto for oboe and strings
(Cimarosa, arr. Benjamin). Leon Goossens (oboe), with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Symphony No. 4, in B flat
(Beethoven) : Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler on gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham.
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Conducted By: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler


9-1 Call on the Dalai Lama by Sir Basil Gould , C.M.G., C.I.E.
The speaker describes the day in 1940 when, as representative of His Majesty's Government, he arrived in Lhasa to pay his respects to the little boy of four who last summer became actual ruler of Tibet.


Unknown: Sir Basil Gould


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by John Amis , Trevor Harvey and Desmond Shawe-Taylor


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Desmond Shawe-Taylor


Conducted by Basil Wright
12.11 Radio: Stephen Bone
12.20 Art: Eric Newton
12.28 Films: Freda Bruce Lockhart
12.37 Theatre: Eric Keown
12.45 Books: William Plomer


Conducted By: Basil Wright
Unknown: Stephen Bone
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: William Plomer

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight , and Ralph Wightman
Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coysh


Songs and scenes of invitation to the minuet, the gavotte, and, principally, the waltz: Philip Hope-Wallace presents operatic excerpts on gramophone records


A programme of practical and scientific interest to gardeners and stock-keepers
Introduced by Roy Hay
'Sorting Out the Rabbits : some points on rabbit breeding by W. King Wilson , of Harper Adams Agricultural College
Fred Streeter gives some advice on the week's work in the garden
J. S. Cracknell makes some suggestions about ordering vegetable seeds
J. C. P. M. Davis. President of the National Sweet Pea Society, talks about sweet peas


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: W. King Wilson
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: J. S. Cracknell
Unknown: J. C. P. M. Davis.


A play by Gale Pedrick with music by Alan Paul
Production by Martyn C. Webster
Other parts played by Bill Staughton and Malcolm Hayes


Play By: Gale Pedrick
Music By: Alan Paul
Production By: Martyn C. Webster
Played By: Bill Staughton
Played By: Malcolm Hayes
Kurt Spiegel: Sebastian Shaw
Eva Bonner: Catherine Campbell
Stanislaus Bonner: Leon Quartermaine
Carl Jungheim: Philip Cunningham
Todd: Charles Leno
Maxie: David Kossoff
Laporte: Alastair Duncan
Lipinski: Raf de la Torre
Kettle: Allan McClelland
Brandt: James E Thompson
C S M Battle: Richard Williams
Captain Quiller: Martin Lewis
Mayer: Arthur Ridley


Elsie Morison (soprano)
Raymond Nilsson (tenor)
Marian Nowakowski (bass)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
From Russian Opera
Programme devised by Harold Neden


Soprano: Elsie Morison
Tenor: Raymond Nilsson
Bass: Marian Nowakowski
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Harold Neden


Gladys Young as Mary Kingsley in ' Umbrella in Africa '
A programme based on Mary Kingsley 's travels in West Africa by Howard Jones
Produced by David Davis
Incidental music recorded by Natalie James (cor anglais) and James Blades (timpani)
Everyone over ten or eleven who enjoys adventure should listen to this tale of Mary Kingsley , niece of the author of The Water Babies, who went off alone to the West Coast of Africa-a country to which return tickets were not issued because few people ever came back-armed only with an umbrella and an indomitable courage.


Unknown: Gladys Young
Unknown: Mary Kingsley
Unknown: Mary Kingsley
Unknown: Howard Jones
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Natalie James
Unknown: James Blades
Unknown: Mary Kingsley
Mary Kingsley: Gladys Young
Anne: Wendy Jenner
Captain of the ' Batanga': Howard Marion-Crawford
Monsieur Forget: Howard Marion-Crawford
Herr Luecke: Howard Marion-Crawford
Bolo: Roger Snowdon
Kefalla: Roger Snowdon
Kiva: Norman Shelley
Monrovia boy: Norman Shelley
Jacot: Peter Claughton
French Ca ptain: Peter Claughton
Chief of Egaja: Peter Claughton
Madame Forget: Janet Bruce


The Standard of Living
First of six talks in which Honor Croome makes some general suggestions on the management of income. (BBC record'ing)

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed oy a detailed forecast tor South-East England


Franz Osborn (piano)
BBC Northern Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Groves
Beethoven was himself the soloist when his Piano Concerto in C minor was performed for the first time in Vienna in 1803. He had begun to make sketches for the work some six years before, and it was completed in 1800. The opening theme bears a certain resemblance to the Piano Concerto by Mozart in the same key, but although Beethoven is known to have admired this, his own Concerto differs considerably in style. It is sturdy and forthright for the most part, especially in the opening movement. The Largo, in the remote key of E major, is magical in its effect; and the final Rondo, which abounds in high spirits, culminates in a gay Presto in six-eight time.
Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D was a great favourite with the composer himself, who would break through his usual reserve to speak of it with warmth and enthusiasm. Before it was completed he wrote to a friend: ' In the course of the winter I will let you hear a symphony which sounds so cheerful and delightful that you will think I wrote it especially for you, or rather your young wife. Written at Portschach, a village by the Wdrthersee in the Austrian Alps, the Symphony received its first performance in Vienna in 1877. Harold Rutland


Piano: Franz Osborn
Conductor: Charles Groves


by young people of Sheffield, from Carver Street Methodist Church. Organist, T. B. Bowker. Introduced by the Rev. Wilfrid Garlick ,. Vicar of St. George's, Stockport
O worship the King Immortal, invisible
My God. how wonderful thou art
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven


Organist: T. B. Bowker.
Unknown: Rev. Wilfrid Garlick


The first of four services for. Under-Twenties on ' What must I believe to be a Christian? '
Conducted by the Rev. Wilfrid Garllck
From Sheffield
Next broadcast, from Newport, Isle of Wight: February 11


Unknown: Rev. Wilfrid Garllck


Appeal on behalf of the British Home and Hospital for Incurables by the President, Colonel W. Churchill Hale , O.B.E., M.C
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The British Home and Hospital for Incurables, founded in 1861 and maintained entirely by voluntary contributions, extends its benefits to all parts of the United Kingdom.
Three hundred men and women-all of them middle-class people-who have had the misfortune to contract incurable diseases are cared for; some of them are in the Home at Streatham. others able to be with friends or relatives are provided with pensions of 15s. a week for life.


Unknown: Colonel W. Churchill Hale , O.B.E., M.C

: The Life and Death of 'THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE'

A story of a man of character by Thomas Hardy
Dramatised for broadcasting by Desmond Hawkins
Music composed for the serial by Ralph Vaughan Williams
2 — ' A Journey to Casterbridge'
BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Redman
Produced by Owen Reed
In the BBC's West of England studios
As a young man Michael Henchard was given to savage, drunken humours which culminated in the evil moment when he auctioned his wife and infant daughter on a fairground and sold them to a sailor for five guineas. His efforts to trace them when he came to his senses were unsuccessful. Overcome with remorse he took an oath to avoid all strong drink for twenty-one years. When twenty of these years had passed Susan Henchard set out to look for her husband who had discarded her in such shameful circumstances. The sailor who treated her very kindly had been recently lost at sea. Susan's only companion was her daughter Elizabeth-Jane who knew nothing of her mother's marriage to Henchard.


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Broadcasting By: Desmond Hawkins
Unknown: Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conducted By: Reginald Redman
Produced By: Owen Reed
Unknown: Michael Henchard
Unknown: Susan Henchard
Elizabeth-Jane: Barbara Jefford
Susan: Beatrice Bevan
The furmity woman: Vivienne Chatterton
A Casterbridge woman: Doris Nichols
Longways: Lewis Gedge
Coney: Douglas Horner
Buzzford: Preston Lockwood
Michael Henchard: Hedley Goodall
Donald Farfrae: Nigel Stock


2-The Schoolmaster by T. H. J. Davies
The Headmaster of a boys' secondary modern school in South London talks about some of his aims for the children under his care and the obstacles that impede their full realisation.


Unknown: T. H. J. Davies

: James McKechnie with Abraham Sofaer and Barbara Lott in 'AFGHAN ADVENTURE'

A record of a year* spent in the British Legation, Kabul, in 1924 Written and narrated by Muriel Miller
Other parts played by Sheila Moloney , Peter Street , Alexander Gauge
Produced by Christopher Syket


Unknown: Muriel Miller
Played By: Sheila Moloney
Played By: Peter Street
Played By: Alexander Gauge
Produced By: Christopher Syket
Sandy Miller: James McKechnde
Muriel Miller: Barbara Lott
Sheikh Sahib: Abraham Sofaer
Geoffrey Stranger: Kenneth More
Mrs Stranger: Isabel Dean


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


Violin: David Martin
Piano: Iris Loveridge


' We Beheld His Glory'
Psalm 138 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. John 12, w. 20-32 and 36-41 My song is love unknown (S.P. 127) St. John 1, v. 14

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