Readings for Sunday morning
and forecast for farmers and shipping
London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein with Wilfrid Parry (piano)
from Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. W. 0. Cole. Preacher, the Rev. Kenneth Wadsworth
Stand up and bless the Lord (Cong.
Reading: Deuteronomy 8, w. 1-18
Have mercy upon me, 0 God (Cong.
Reading: 1 Corinthians 1. v. 18, to
2, v. 5
Join all the glorious names (Cong.
My gracious Lord (Cong. H. 492) Prayers and the Lord's Prayer Eternal God (Cong. H. 220) Blessing
Organist, B. Gibson
Overture. Alceste (Gluck): Berlin
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by WilheVm Furtwängler
Violin Concerto in C (Haydn): Szymon Goldberg (violin), Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind
Symphony in C (Balakirev): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan on gramophone records
Himalayan Hotiday by Kenneth Snelson
The speaker gives an account of his attempt last year to climb Panch Chulhi. a mountain in the Himalayas more than twice as high as Mont Blanc.
Directed by Leslie Jeffries
Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell
12.11 Radio: Giles Romilly
12.20 Art : Eric Newton
12.28 Films: Basil Wright
12.37Theatre: T. C. Worsley
12.45 Books: J. D. Scott
and forecast for farmers and shipping
The upper reaches of the Tawe River in the hinterland of Swansea
Programme edited by Isllwym Williams
Produced by David J. Thomas
Fourth in a series of gramophone programmes in which Harold Rosenthal introduces some different operatic characters who share the same name
Directed by Michael Spivakovsky withOlive Groves (soprano)
Nancy Evans (mezzo-soprano)
Frederick Stone (accompanist)
Gareth Morris (flute)
Sidney Sutcliffe (oboe)
Stephen Waters (clarinet)
Marie Korchinskta (harp)
Aeolian String Quartet: Alfred Cave (violin), Leonard Dight (violin), Watson Forbes (viola), John Moore (cello)
Roy Watson (double-bass)
String Quartet No. 1. in G
"In the Morning"
"I heard a piper piping"
"On the Bridge"
"Rann of Wandering"
Nonet for string quartet, double-bass, wind, and harp
Marjorie Stuires (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Programme devised by Harold Neden
by Howard Jones
5 — ' Jennifer in Cambridgeshire ' with Jane Fergus as Jennifer and Patience Collier .
Edward Fairbrother , John Glyn-Jones
Stephen Jack. Norman Shelley
Joan Duan. Paul Jago
Rosamond Barnes. Leslie Perrins and Ralph Hurcombe
Produced by David Davis
Continuing her series of Festival Year journeys, Jennifer today finds herself in Cambridgeshire — county ceaseless in its vigil against flood waters.' She hears how three hundred years ago a great Dutchman drained the fens and ruined himself in the process; she visits some famous Cambridge colleges and Ely's fine Cathedral. She meets the giants, genial Gog and Magog, and is a privileged listener to the big fight commentary between Magog and the blacksmith's boy. She hears, too, how Here-ward the Wake took refuge in the fen-lands and defied William the Conqueror.
Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
Reports from Britain and overseas
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
Galanta, a small Hungarian market-town between Vienna and Budapest, possessed for many years a famous band of gypsy musicians. Kodaly spent part of his childhood in the town, and this gypsy band was the first orchestral music that h, heard. His Suite of Dances, written foi the eightieth anniversary of the Philharmonic Society of Budapest in 1934, is based on themes found in a book published in Vienna about 1800 which contained music after several gypsies from Galanta.'
Stravinsky's Concerto in D for string orchestra was written in 1946 and dedicated to the Basle Chamber Orchestra and its conductor Paul Sacher , who first played it in the following year. The opening movement Vivace is in six-eight time, and contains dancing quavers for the lower strings and an insistent theme for the violins. A middle section in D flat Moderato has syncopated chords played by the violins divided into three parts. An Arioso follows, whose general style reminds one of Stravinsky's ballet Apollon Musagete. The work ends with a Rondo (Allegro) in which, amid the scurry of semiquavers, echoes of earlier themes are heard. Harold Rutland
from St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Versicles and Responses Psalm 84
First Lesson: Jeremiah 18, w. 1-6 Magnificat
Second Lesson: Ephesians 6. w. 10-18 Nunc dimittis
Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Soldiers of Christ, arise (S.P. 641) Sermon
The day is past and over (A. and M.
Organist and Choir-Master,
Appeal on behalf of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (registered under the War Charities Act 1940), by The Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill , O.M.,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The R.A.F. Benevolent Fund exists to reheve distress among serving and ex-Strvict members of the R.A.F. and W.R.A.F., their families and dependants. The Fund was founded by Marshal of the Royal Air Force Lord Trenchard in 1919, and it has spent four million pounds on all forms of help since that time-more than two million pounds during the last three years. More than 140,000 cases have been assisted.
Help is given in many ways-for example: business assistance, support in time of sickness and trouble, and housing for disabled ex-Servicemen. Education is one of the most important fields of assistance; during 1950 nearly £ 100,000 was spent, affecting 1,439 families.
Increased public support is essential if the Fund, faced with rising demands and with further increases expected, is to maintain its proud reputation for unfailing assistance to all deserving cases.
A radio play in twelve parts by Peter Creswell founded en the novel ' Romance ' by Joseph Conrad and F. M. Hueffer
8 —' Fate Strikes Again'
Anthony Jacobs Richard Taylor
Produced by Frederick Bradhum
Having escaped from the Casa Riego, John Kemp and Seraphina, with Tomas Castro. have taken to a small boat and rowed through a heavy fog towards where a becalmed English ship is said to be lying off Rio Medio. Suddenly they find themselves surrounded by a flotilla of pirate boats, under the leadership of Manuel-del-Popolo, going [0 attack the ship. Guided by the sound they follow the pirates, and when the attack begins Kemp creates a diversion; the pirates are beaten off leaving Manuel a prisoner on board. Kemp learns that the ship is the Lion, bound for Havana and commanded by his old acquaintance from Jamaica, Captain Williams, who however receives him with some constraint. Kemp learns that the reason for his somewhat unfriendly reception is the presence in the ship of Mrs. Williams, who is gravely troubled about the proprieties. Sebright, the mate, starts to reassure him when Mrs. Williams herself approaches along the deck of the Lion.
Five talks by Patrick O'Donovan a correspondent of The Observer
1--Cotony of Contrasts
Impressions of Kenya Colony where the English way of life rubs uneasy shoulders with traditional Africa
See Patrick O'Donovan 's article
An adaptation of Pierre Clostermann's book
• The Big Show '
Translation by Oliver Berthoud
Radio dramatisation and production by Alan Burgess
Pierre Clostermann , D.F.c, was a Free French fighter pilot who served first with the famous Alsace Squadron and then with various Spitfire and Tempest units of the R.A.F. He flew 420 operational sorties. His book, in diary form, recounts the daily life of every fighter pitot: it tells of fighter sweeps and bomber escorts, of the shooting-up of VI sites, of the Normandy landing, and of the tremendous air battles-never accurately revealed to the public-between Allied and German fighter planes, which raged until the very end of the war.
Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 101 played by the Harry Isaacs Trio:
Leonard Hirsch (violin) James Whitehead (cello)
Harry Isaacs (piano)
' Blessed are the persecuted '
Psalm 9 broadcast Psalter)
2 Corinthians 5, v. 20, to 6, v. 10
How are thy servants blest (Tune,
St. John 16. v. 33