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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein with Dorothy Pouishnoff (piano)


Conducted By: Michael Krein
Piano: Dorothy Pouishnoff


from Purley . Congregational Church. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. John G. Weller. Introduced and explained by the Rev. E. H. Robertson
The Word Spoken
Imtroit: Jesus said, Fear not
(Walford Davies )
Prayer of Invocation and Confession How pleased and blest was I (Cong.
H. 231)
Old Testament Lesson: Deuteronomy
6, vv. 4-9; 8. vv. 1-3
Psalm 24 (Cong. H. 800)
New Testament Lesson: St. John 6, w. 1-14 and 32-35 Intercession
Join all the glorious names (Cong. H.
Sermon: Jesus took bread Offertory
The Word Enacted
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
(Cong. H. 282; A. and M. 190)
Words of Institution and Comfortable
Prayer of Thanksgiving; the Lord's
The Communion
Prayer of Commitment and Commemoration
Come, let us join .our cheerful songs
(Cong. H. 154; A. and M. 299)
Organist: Richard Aldiridge


Unknown: Rev. John G. Weller.
Unknown: Rev. E. H. Robertson
Unknown: Walford Davies
Organist: Richard Aldiridge


Tragic Overture (Brahms): BBC
Symphony Orchestra, conducted, by Arturo Toscanini
Symphony. No. 2, in D (Sibelius):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records


Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham


Crossing the Sahara by Car by Michael Ross
During the course of a 2, 000-mile journey from Algiers to Tamanrasset in the Atakor K'Hoggar Atountains , the speaker with his two companions was stranded in the desert for four days and ultimately rescued by the Societe Africaine des Transports Tropicaux. In this talk be describes his impressions of the journey and in particular a visit to a nomadic Touareg school.


Unknown: Michael Ross
Unknown: Hoggar Atountains


Light Music String Ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa with Elsie Morison (soprano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Unknown: Elsie Morison


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell
12.11 Theatre: T. C. Worskey
12.20 Books: J. D. Scott
12.28 Radio: Tom Hopkinaon
12.37 Art: Eric Newton
12.45 Films: Basil Wright


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: T. C. Worskey
Unknown: J. D. Scott
Unknown: Tom Hopkinaon
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Basil Wright

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A general number from London
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson and played by the Wynford Reynolds Sextet
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced by David Thomson


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: David Thomson


Second in a series of gramophone programmes in which Harold Rosenthal introduces you to some different operatic characters who share the same name


Introduces: Harold Rosenthal


Wynford Vaughan Thomas introduces interesting places in the largest city in the world
Produced by Philip Treleaven
6—All the King's Horses


Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Produced By: Philip Treleaven

: Edinburgh International Festival RECITAL

Zino Frarcescatti (violin)
Robert Gasadesus (piano)
From the Freemasons' Hall,
During the interval, at 3.45.'
' A Visiting Critic's Notebook ' by Arthur Jacobs


Violin: Zino Frarcescatti
Piano: Robert Gasadesus
Unknown: Arthur Jacobs


(Leader, John. Sharpe )
Conducted by Warwick Braithiwaite


Leader: John. Sharpe
Conducted By: Warwick Braithiwaite


' Apostle of England
The story of St. Aidan
A programme to commemorate his death on August 31, thirteen hundred years ago
Written by R. T. Brooks
Inoidentail music played by Mary Rowland on the celtic hanp
Produced by Herbert Smith


Written By: R. T. Brooks
Played By: Mary Rowland
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: R T Brooks
Corman: John Broadbent
Seguine: Graham Tennant
Aidan: Harold Wightman
Dduma: Geoffrey Banks
Cadallan: Fred Fairclough
Noble: George House
Oswald: George Hagan
Cedd -: John Ward
Chad ,: David Eagles
Cedric: Tom Harrison
Oswin: Randal Herley

: The Weather

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

: The Eye-Witness

Reports from Britain and overseas
(BBC recornding)


The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good)
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
The Spider's Banquet, one of the first works to establish the reputation of Roussel, was produced in Paris-in 1913. The scene of the ballet is a garden where a spider is sitting in her web watching for her prey. Some ants arrive on the scene and discover a fallen rose petal, which they carry away. Then a butterfly appears, and flutters about in the sunshine, but before long the spider invites the butterfly to come nearer to her web. Suddenly she finds herself entangled in its meshes and, after a struggle, the spider pounces on the butterfly and devours her. Next, a mayfly is hatched out, and after flying about for a while, soon suffers the same fate as the butterfly. The ants come back, and bury the mayfly, while a funeral march is played. At the end, night falls on the now deserted garden. Harold Rutland


Unknown: Leighton Lucas
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


Service from the Parish Church of Bamtourgh, Northumberland. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. S. F. J. Dennett
Versicles and Responses Psalm 1
First Lesson: Isaiah 6, w. 1-8 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. Mark 4, vv. 26-32 Nunc dimittis Creed
Versicles and Responses; Collects
For thy dear saint, 0 Lord (A. and M. 448, vv. 1-4)
Sermon by the Bishop of Newcastle The Church of God a kingdom is (A. and M. 675)
Organist. Mildred Herbertson.
Oh August 31 in the year 651 a rough tent was made by fixing a piece of cloth to a wooden post against the outside wall of a church near the king's castle at Bamburgh. Beneath this shelter, Aidan, Bishop of Northumbria, died. He had been the first missionary successfully to spread the Christian faith among the Anglo-Saxons of the North of England. On Lindisfarne (afterwards to be called Holy Island) he left a religious community from which the Gospel was carried further and further afield. One authority says. * Augustine was the Apostle of Kent, but Aidan was the Apostle of England.'


Organist: Mildred Herbertson.


Appeal on behalf of the Council for the Order of Deaconesses' Home for Retired Deaconesses, by the Rev. Joseph McCullocb
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Close[address removed] was opened in June 1949 by the Council for the Order of Deaconesses as a home for retired deaconesses of the Church of England. At present it accommodates fifteen of these women who have worked for many years in the parishes of England and in the overseas mission field. Each of them has her own bed-sittmg room and there is also a chapel, a dining-room, and common rooms. The Council has plans for converting some good outbuildings into an annexe which will provide additional rooms and also a sick bay where residents can be nursed in times of sickness, except in those cases where hospital treatment is essential. A sum of £ 13,000 is required in order to pay off a mortgage on the house, to complete the annexe, and to provide an endowment fund.


Unknown: Rev. Joseph McCullocb
Unknown: Rev. Joseph McCulloch


A radio play in twelve parts by Peter Cresrwell founded on the novel Romance ' by Joseph Conrad and F. M. Hueffer
6 —'The House of Death '
Other parts played by Ella Milne , Susan Richards , Gladys Spencer , David Kossoff , and Ronald Sidney
Produced by Frederick Bradnum
At the Casa Riego John Kemp finds that Don Carlos Riego is dying. He learns how O'Brien, who has been made Judge of the Supreme Court in Havana, uses the Rio Medio pirates to further his own ends. From Seraphina, John hears that many of the great household act as spies for O'Brien, whose shadow, owing to his influence with the aged Don Balthasar, lies heavy and threatening over the Riegos. Kemp's betrothal to Seraphina is solemnised at the bedside of Carlos and he swears his undying loyalty. O'Brien, returning from Havana, is defied by Kemp; late at night O'Brien visits Kemp in his room at the Casa Riego.


Unknown: Peter Cresrwell
Unknown: Joseph Conrad
Unknown: F. M. Hueffer
Played By: Ella Milne
Played By: Susan Richards
Played By: Gladys Spencer
Played By: David Kossoff
Played By: Ronald Sidney
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
John Kemp: Andrew Faulds
Seraphina: Yvonne Mitchell
Tomas Castro: Abraham Sofaer
Don Carlos Riego: David Peel
Don Ralthasar Riego: Edmund Willard
Juez O'Brien: Harry Hutchinson
Manuel-del-Popolo Isturiz: Roger Delgado
A Major-domo: Victor Platt
Father Antonio: Noel Morris
Father Sebastiano: Howieson Culff


by Tyrone Guthrie
The speaker, who has recently taken over the Directorship of the Old Vic , talks about the State as a patron of the arts and, in particular, of the theatre.


Unknown: Tyrone Guthrie
Talks: Old Vic

: The Battle of Worcester: 1: The Crowning Mercy

(See top of page and page 5)
(Part 2: Wednesday at 9.30)

The Battle of Worcester
Two programmes commemorating the three-hundredth anniversary of the end of the English Civil Wars

The Battle of Worcester is usually regarded in the shorter history books as an anti-climax, a foregone conclusion, yet Cromwell himself wrote of it that it was 'as stiff a contest for four or five hours as ever I have seen.' This programme is concerned not only with the battle itself and the events that led up to it, but with the mental climate of England at the end of those turbulent years, which began with a skirmish on the very same ground at Worcester that saw this final battle in 1651.


Music composed by: Kenneth Pakeman
Conductor: Harold Gray
Written and produced by: Edward Livesey


Franz Reizensitein (piano)


Piano: Franz Reizensitein


' Blessed are the pure in heart
Psalm 119, w. 9-16
St. Mark 7, vv. 1-23
Blessed are- the pure in heart (Tune,
Psalm 24. w. 3-4

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