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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein with Helen Pyke and Paul Hamburger (piano duets)


Conducted By: Michael Krein
Unknown: Helen Pyke
Piano: Paul Hamburger


From the Baptist Church, Rugby. Conducted by the Rev. Dr. L. G. Champion
The Lord is King (B.C.H. 519) Prayer of Thanksgiving
The Testimony of the Gospels: St.
John 20, vv. 19-29
I to the hills will lift mine eyes
(B.C.H. 64)
The Testimony of the Epistles:
1 Corinthians 15. v. 1-11
The strife is o'er, the battle done
(B.C.H. 129)
Sermon: ' Did Christ rise? What does it mean? '
Prayers of Intercession
Saviour, who exalted high (B.C.H.
Blessing Organist, M. J. F. Taylor


Organist: M. J. F. Taylor


Overture, Les francs juges (Berlioz):
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Sinfonia Concertante in E flat for violin. viola, and orchestra (K.364) (Mozart): Albert Sammons (violin) and Lionel Tertis (viola) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty
Scherzo (A Midsummer Night's
Dream) (Mendelssohn): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Introduction and Bridal Chorus
(Lohengrin. Act. 3) (Wagner): Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hembert von Karajan on gramophone records


Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Violin: Albert Sammons
Violin: Lionel Tertis
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik
Conducted By: Hembert von Karajan


First of three talks in which
Louis Golding recalls adventures he has had and days he has enjoyed under the Mediterranean sun


Unknown: Louis Golding


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' An Operatic Discovery,' by Boyd Neel
Some French musical criticism of fifty years ago, read by Martin Cooper
' The Music of Janacek,' by Leonard Cassini


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Boyd Neel
Read By: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Leonard Cassini


Conducted by Roger Manvell
12.11 Art: Colin Maclnnes
12.20 Films: Virginia Graham
12.28 Theatre :T. C. Worsley
12.37 Books : Walter Allen
12.45 Radio : Frank Tilsley


Conducted By: Roger Manvell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Introduced by William Aspden
Music arranged by Francis Collinson and played by a String Quartet
Singer, Robert Irwin
Programme produced by John Bridges


Introduced By: William Aspden
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges


Big moments in the lives of operatic heroes and heroines
Operatic excerpts on records
Presented by Desmond Shawe-Taylor


Presented By: Desmond Shawe-Taylor


A programme of practical and scientific interest to gardeners and stock keepers
Introduced by Roy Hay
Joan Frankland , speaking from Leeds, discusses from the goat-keeper's point of view some problems that arise during the breeding season
(Continued in next column)
R. B. Dawson , Director of St. Ives Research Station, Bingley, also speaking from Leeds. talks about some principles of lawn management
Michael Haworth-Booth suggests how a succession of flowers may be obtained from garden shrubs
Fred Streeter gives some advice on the week's work in the garden


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Joan Frankland
Unknown: R. B. Dawson
Unknown: Michael Haworth-Booth
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Dorothy Smith in 'JEANNIE'

by Aimee Stuart
Adapted for broadcasting by Martyn C. Webster
Other parts played by Erik Chitty Howieson Culff Malcolm Hayes , Basil Jones
JiJl Nyasa. Ronald Sidney
Production by Ayton Whftaker


Unknown: Aimee Stuart
Broadcasting By: Martyn C. Webster
Played By: Erik Chitty Howieson Culff
Played By: Malcolm Hayes
Played By: Basil Jones
Unknown: Jijl Nyasa.
Unknown: Ronald Sidney
Production By: Ayton Whftaker
Father: Ian Sadler
Jeannie: Dorothy Smith
Mrs Whitelaw: Betty Hardy
Bessie: Joy Adamson
Maggie: Margot MacAlaster
Stanley Smith: Frank Partington
The Blonde: Irene Prador
The Count: Olaf Olsen
The Mistress: Nell Ballantyne


Victoria Sladen (soprano)
Stanley Pope (baritone)
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Shakespeare in Opera
The programme includes items from Beatrice and Benedict (Berlioz); Romeo and Juliet (Gounod); Hamlet (Thomas); The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai); Falstaff, Othello, and Macbeth (Verdi)
Programme devised by Harold Neden


Soprano: Victoria Sladen
Baritone: Stanley Pope
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Harold Neden


(Request Week)
'The Just So Stories' by Rudyard Kipling
Adapted for broadcasting by Maurice Brown
'The Butterfly that Stamped'
Production by Josephine Plummer


Unknown: Rudyard Kipling
Broadcasting By: Maurice Brown
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Suleiman-bin-Daoud: Valentine Dyall
Balkas: Catherine Salkeld
Butterfly: Hedley Briggs
Butterfly's wife: Lydja Sherwood
Queens: Margaret Vines,
Queens: Beryl Calder
Queens: Joan Hart
Animal: William Trent
Storyteller: Lionel Gamlin

: Nature Parliament

Your questions answered by the resident members L. Hugh Newman, Peter Scott, and James Fisher with Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac) in the chair


Unknown: L. Hugh
Unknown: Derek McCulloch


' An Over-all Picture '
Robert Cant looks at the nation's needs from a family man's point of view.

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
With his Symphonic Studies, produced at the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Warsaw in 1939. Alan Rawsthorne established himself as one of the most important composers of the younger generation. The work, which is dedicated to John Ireland, consists of a series of connected movements, each based on the short theme B—E—C sharp, heard at the outset. Harold Rutland


Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne


From St. Andrew's Church, Minehead, conducted by the Rev. R. D. Grange-Bennett , Vicar of Minehead
Sentence; Confession; Absolution; the Lord's Prayer
Versicies and Responses Psalm 67
First Lesson: Isaiah 52, v. 7-12 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. Luke 24. v. 13-35 Nunc dimittis Creed
Lesser Litanv and Collects
The Head that once was crowned with thorns (A and M 301; S.P. 175)
Alleluia! sing to Jesus! (A. and M. 316: S.P. 260)
Organist W. J. Amherst


Unknown: Rev. R. D. Grange-Bennett
Organist: W. J. Amherst


Appeal on behalf of the Hostel of St. Luke, by Athene Seyler
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Hostel of St. Luke was founded in 1893 as a gift from the laity to provide medical and surgical treatment and nursing for the clergy of the Church of England and their families. Treatment and nursing is free for those who cannot afford to pay. and at a cost within their means for those who can. The Hostel of St. Luke is outside the scope of the National Health Service, and it is estimated that ₤15,000 a year is needed to cover the running costs, of which a great proportion has to be obtained from voluntary sources.


Unknown: Miss Athene Seyler


by Charles Dickens
A new series of seven programmes, by John Keir Cross , of scenes and characters from ' Pickwick Papers'
3—' Concerning Mr. Pickwick's journey to Ipswich and his romantic adventure with a middJe-aged lady in yellow curl-papers ' The Presenters:
Production by Cleland Finn


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Keir Cross
Production By: Cleland Finn
Mr Pickwick: Frank Pettingell
Augustus Snodgrass: Rolf Lefebvre
Tracy Tupman: Wensley Pithey
Nathaniel Winkle: David Peel
Mr Perker: Eric Anderson
Sam Weller: Billy Thatcher
Tony Weller: Charles Leno
Dodson: Hamilton Dyce
Fogg: Martin Lewis
Peter Magnus: Charles Lefeaux
Miss Witherfleld: Ella Milne
Mr Chapman: Keith Pyott
Mr Hatt: Richard Hurndall


Five talks by Julian Duguid
Julian Duguid , explorer, writer, and broadcaster, has iust returned from a journey made in Pakistan on behalf of the BBC. He arrived in the country by air, and calls his first talk:
' Camels at the Airport'
Introductory article on page 5


Unknown: Julian Duguid
Unknown: Julian Duguid


A tribute to the pioneer women who brought help and healing to the miners' homes of South Wales
Script by Mabel Muuens
Production by Elwyn Evane
An elderly nurse recalls the pathos, the humour, and the tragedy that surrounded her when at the age of twenty two she first came to the small town where she was destined to remain all her life with Aileen Needham. Margaret James
Jack Payn. Marion Glyn Evans
David Close-Thomas
Edwina Eleanor Davies
Evan Morgan. Rachel Thomas Lorna Davies. Dillwyn Owen Norman Wynne. John Darran andPrysor Williams


Script By: Mabel Muuens
Production By: Elwyn Evane
Unknown: Aileen Needham.
Unknown: Margaret James
Unknown: Jack Payn.
Unknown: Marion Glyn Evans
Unknown: David Close-Thomas
Unknown: Edwina Eleanor Davies
Unknown: Evan Morgan.
Unknown: Rachel Thomas
Unknown: Lorna Davies.
Unknown: Dillwyn Owen
Unknown: Norman Wynne.
Unknown: John Darran
Unknown: Prysor Williams
Nurse: Jacqueline Thompson
Mrs Prosser: Harriet Lewis
Mrs Morgan: Madge Jones
Toothache sufferer: Jack James
Kelly, the chemist: Donald Welqs
Dr Stevens T: H Evans
Mr Morgan: D Moses Jones


In the Mists played by Leonard Cassini (piano)


Piano: Leonard Cassini


' Christ is Risen'
Psalm 16 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 24. vv. 13-35
Christ the Lord is risen again (A. and M. 136)
St. Matthew 28. v. 20b

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