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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Guy Daines and his Orchestra with Four Hands in Harmony
(Tony Lowry and Clive Richardson at two pianos)


Unknown: Guy Daines
Unknown: Tony Lowry
Unknown: Clive Richardson


G. Kitson Clark writes on page 3


Unknown: G. Kitson Clark


Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, in G
(Bach): Danish State Broadcasting Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mogens Wlodike , with Leo Hansen (violin) and Poul Birkelund and Johan Bentzon (flutes)
Royal Hunt and Storm (The Trojans,
Act 3) (Berlioz): London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.
Music for strings, percussion, and celesta (Bartok): Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Herbert von Karajan on gramophone records


Conducted By: Mogens Wlodike
Violin: Leo Hansen
Violin: Poul Birkelund
Flutes: Johan Bentzon
Flutes: Royal Hunt
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan


by Geoffrey Boumphrey
4-The Land Travelling
Exhibition now at Manchester


Unknown: Geoffrey Boumphrey


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Contents :
' Elgar and Youth,' by Basil Maine Wigmore Hall (opened May 31. 1901).' by William Mann
' Edmund Rubbra (born May 23. 1901),' by Hubert Foss


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Basil Maine
Unknown: Wigmore Hall
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Edmund Rubbra
Unknown: Hubert Foss


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by John Summerson
12.11 Books: Elspeth Huxley
12.20 Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith
1228 Art: J. M. Richards
12.37 Films: Dilys Powell
12.45 Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Dilys Powell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Vale of Avalon
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson and played by the Harold C. Gee Sextet
Singer, Rita McKerrow
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Rita McKerrow
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


Dennis Arundell presents, with gramophone records, excerpts from well-known and lesser-known operas first produced in t'he same year
The Year of Thomas' ' Hamlet'


Unknown: Dennis Arundell


A programme of practical and scientific interest to gardeners and stock-keepers
Chelsea Flower Show Edition
Introduced by Roy Hay
C. T. Buckhurst describes his experiences in preparing an exhibit for the show
Russell Page describes the formal and informal gardens and the rock gardens that were on view at Chelsea
John Sambrook talks about some plants that particularly interested him in this year's show
Fred Streeter gives some impressions of Chelsea and some advice on the week's work in gardens generally


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: C. T. Buckhurst

: Festival World Theatre presents Donald Wolfit and Catherine Lacey in ' THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH'

by William Shakespeare
A radio interpretation produced by Raymond Raikes with music composed and directed by John Hotchkis
Characters in order of speaking: and (Continued in next column)
and and Scene: Scotland and England in the early eleventh century


Unknown: William Shakespeare
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Directed By: John Hotchkis
Three Weird Sisters: Marjorie Westbury
Three Weird Sisters ,: Anthony Jacobs
Three Weird Sisters: Gladys Spencer
Macbeth Thane of Glamis, a General: Donald Wolfit
Banquo a General: Richard Williams
Thane of Ross: Stephen Jack
Duncan I King of Scotland: Laidman Browne
Malcolm, his elder son: David Peel
Lady Macbeth: Catherine Lacey
Seton attendant on Macbeth: Martin Benson
Fleance son of Banquo: Denise Bryer
A porter in Macbeth's castle at Inverness: Lan Sadler
Macduff Thane of Fife: Michael Hordern
Lennox a young Scots Thane: Antony Kearey
Donalbain younger son of Duncan: Douglas Leach
Two Murderers: Alex McCrindle
Two Murderers: Eric Anderson
A gentlewoman, attendant on Lady Macbeth: Jean Cadell
Thanes of Scotland:Menteith: J Hubert Leslie
Caithness: Archie Duncan
A Doctor in Macbeth's castle at Dunsinane: John Rae
Two messengers at Dunsinane: Richard Hurndall
Two messengers at Dunsinane: Eric Anderson


Sena Jurinac (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Programme devised by Harold Neden


Soprano: Sena Jurinac
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Unknown: Harold Neden


'Jennifer's Journeys '
by Howard Jones
2—' Jennifer in Buckinghamshire' with Jane Fergus as Jennifer and Patience Collier, Oliver Burt
John Glyn-Jones , Shirley Bagrit
Paul Jago , Charles Lefeaux John Baker , Stephen Jack and Richard Bebb
Produced by David Davis
Now on her second visit to her mother's homeland, American-born Jennifer today journeys into Buckinghamshire. She hears the story of Stony Stratford's two famous inns and the legend of the biggest, boldest boar in Britain. In the Chiltern Hills she meets John Ham'pden, whose stand against the demand for Ship Money was a prelude to the Civil War. Jennifer helps to unravel the mystery of the great barn at Jordans and ends her journey with a visit to Stoke Poges-the ' country churchyard ' of Gray's Elegy.


Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Jane Fergus
Unknown: Oliver Burt
Unknown: John Glyn-Jones
Unknown: Shirley Bagrit
Unknown: Paul Jago
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: John Baker
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Richard Bebb
Produced By: David Davis


' An Object in View '
Talk by Hugh Barty-Kin .g
5 — ' Mrs. Atkine sets a holiday '


Talk By: Hugh Barty-Kin

: The Weather

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

: Sunday Symphony Concert

BBC Symphony Orchestra
'The Golden Spinning-Wheel' is based on a folk poem by Erben. This tells of a king who fell in love with a girl he saw in the forest. But the girl's stepmother tried to persuade him to marry her own daughter instead, and when he refused, murdered her stepdaughter. The king failed to notice the deception when the stepmother presented her daughter, disguised, as his bride. But when he rode off to war a stranger came to the castle with a golden spinning-wheel, a distaff and spindle. all of which he offered to exchange for the feet, eyes. and hands of the murdered girl. By a magic spell she was then restored to life. On the return of the king the spinning-wheel told the tale of the crime; and when he searched in the forest he found his true-love and lived happily ever after.


Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham


A series of broadcasts illustrating the worship and work of various Christian congregations
Methodist Central Hall, Tonypandy, South Wales
Call to Worship
Love divine all loves excelling
(M.H.B. 431: Tune. Love divine)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
For the might of thine arm we bless thee (M.H.B. 715: Tune, Mountain Christians)
' The Apostles in Action': a story from Acts 16. presented in dramatic form by young people of the Church
Father, who on man dost shower
(M.H.B. 894: Tune. Quem pastores laudavere)
Sermon by the Minister, the Rev. Kenneth G. Greet
Thou God of truth and love (M.H.B.
716: Tune, St. Godric)
Organist. Clarice Lloyd
Choirmaster, Edward Lloyd


Unknown: Rev. Kenneth G. Greet
Organist: Clarice Lloyd
Choirmaster: Edward Lloyd


Appeal on behalf of the Church of England Soldiers', Sailors', and Airmen's Institutes, by Admiral of the Fleet Sir Algernon Willis G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Church of England Soldiers',Sailors', and Airmen's Institutes, founded in 1891, aim at providing a home from home for men and women belonging to the three Services in most of the principal stations at home and abroad. Within the Institutes can be found refreshment, rest, and relaxation, with spiritual comfort in times of need; and all are welcome without distinction of creed or colour.


Unknown: Sir Algernon Willis G.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.
Unknown: Sir Algernon Willis


by Anthony Trollope
A new adaptation for broadcasting in ten episodes by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Howard Rose
Episode 2
When Archdeacon Grantly and his father-in-law, the Rev. Septimus Harding, make their courtesy call on the new Bishop of Barchester they find the weak, hen-pecked Bishop himself, his domineering wife, and his canting chaplain a trio not at all to their liking. The compliment is fully returned. The new set at the palace clearly mean to reform the old order; and war between it and the established cathedral chapter, under the banner of Archdeacon Grantly, is already declared.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Produced By: Howard Rose
Narrator: André Morell
Archdeacon Grantly: Deryck Guyler
The Rev Septimus Harding: Arthur Ridley
Mr Slope: Ralph Truman
First Prebendary: John Turnbull
Second Prebendary: Harry Hutchinson
Dean: Howieson Culff
Mrs Proudie: Gladys Young
Bishop Proudie: Eric Berry
Mrs Eleanor Bold: Elizabeth London
Mary Bold: Belle Chrystall
Charlotte Stanhope: Joan Hart
Dr Stanhope: Martin Lewis
Bertie Stanhope: David Peel
Netta Proudie: Ruth Trouncer
Olivia Proudie: Sarah Leigh
Signora Neroni: Denise Bryer


by J. B. Priestley
Thefourth in a series otsix talks in which Mr. Priestley gives his reflections on the England of the Festival period


Unknown: J. B. Priestley


Sonata in G, Op. 30 No. 3 played by Jean Pougnet (violin) Wilfrid Parry (piano)


Violin: Jean Pougnet
Piano: Wilfrid Parry


' Jesus Christ is Lord '
Psalm 145, vv. 1-13 (Broadcast
Philippians 2, w. 1-13
Alleluya, sing to Jesus (Tune
1 Timothy 1, v. 17


Unknown: Jesus Christ

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