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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Light Orchestra
(Leader, William Mclnulty )
Conductor, David Curry

Contributors

Leader: William McLnulty
Conductor: David Curry

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE SPA ORCHESTRA

Directed by Tom Jenkins

Contributors

Directed By: Tom Jenkins

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Readings from parables in St. Matthew's Gospel: The Treasure and the Pearl (13, w. 44-46), with comment by the Rev. Ernest Ker , Edgehill College, Belfast

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Ernest Ker

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmer.s and shipping

: MORNING MUSIC

Guy Daines and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Guy Daines

: FAURE

Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 played by The Richards Piano Quartet:
Irene Richards (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello) Terence Beckles (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Irene Richards
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Bernard Richards
Piano: Terence Beckles

: SERVICE FOR SCHOOLS

Prayer
Once in Royal David's city (S.P. 368
(omitting vv. 3 and 4): A. and M. 329. C.H. 69 (omitting vv. 3. 4, and 6): Tune, Irby)
Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 1-20 Carols:
Unto us a boy is born
Angels from the realms of glory
Prayers: the Prayer of Thanksgiving; the Lord's Prayer
0 little town of Bethlehem (S.P. 79
(omitting vv. 2 and 4): A. and M. 642, C.H. 48 (omitting v. 2): Tune, Christmas Carol)
Blessing

: VOICES OVERHEARD

Talk by Michael Figgis
Scraps of overheard conversation are interesting to all of us, and to no one more than a writer of stories, to whom they sometimes suggest a character or a ' plot.'

Contributors

Talk By: Michael Figgis

: FOR THE SCHOOLS

News commentary

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Come, thou Holv Spirit, come (BBC
Hymn Book 152)
New Every Morning, page 47 Psalm 20 (Broadcast Psalter)
Wisdom 6, vv. 12-24
God save our gracious King (BBC
Hymn Book 392)

: MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Michael Freedman and his Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Michael Freedman

: TOP OF THE BILL

Today's Variety on records introduced by Paul Martin

Contributors

Introduced By: Paul Martin

: PIANO RECITAL

Margaret Good

: Workers' Playtime

From a factory canteen in Bangor, North Wales
with Billy (Uke)Scott, Cardew Robinson
Mervyn Saunders, and Sylvia Welling
James Moody at the piano
Presented by Alun Williams

Contributors

Musician: Billy (Uke) Scott
Comedian: Cardew Robinson
Singer: Mervyn Saunders
Actress: Sylvia Welling
Pianist: James Moody
Presenter: Alun Williams

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MUSIC-HALL

(Shortened version of last Saturday's recorded broadcast)

: Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's production of ' THE TALES OF HOFFMANN'

A fantastic opera by Offenbach
English libretto by Dennis Arundell with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor:
Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
A radio adaptation by Stephen Williams from the sound-track of the London Films presentation, starring Moira Shearer , Leonide Massine , and Robert Helpmann
Introduced by Stephen Williams Produced by Thurstan Holland

Contributors

Unknown: Dennis Arundell
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Moira Shearer
Unknown: Leonide Massine
Unknown: Robert Helpmann
Introduced By: Stephen Williams
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Rugby Union Football OXFORD v. CAMBRIDGE

Commentary by Rex Alston on the second half of the University match, with a summary by Howard Marshall
From Twickenham

Contributors

Commentary By: Rex Alston

: LEON GOOSSENS

(oboe) on gramophone records

: Choral Evensong

from St. George's Chapel Windsor Castle on the anniversary of the King's accession
Sentences: Confession and Absolution
Versicles and Responses (Morley)
Psalms 20 and 121
First Lesson: Joshua 1, vv. 1-9
Magnificat (Walford Davies in E flat)
Second Lesson: Revelation 21, v. 22, to 22. v. 3
Nunc dimlttis (Walford Davies in E flat)
Creed: Suffrages; Collects
Anthem: O Lord grant the King a long life (Thomas Weelkes )
O Lord, grant the King a long life: that his years may endure throughout all generations. Let him dwell before thee for ever: O prepare thy loving mercy and faithfulness, that they may preserve him. So shall we always sing and praise thy Name. Amen
Prayers
National Anthem
Organ Voluntary: Fantasia in G (Parry)

Contributors

Organist and Master of the Choristers: Dr. William H. Harris

: ' THE GREAT ELOPEMENT'

Movements from Suites 1 and 2 (Handel-Beecham) played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A nursery sing-song with Billy Scott-Coomber and Gwen
' The Run-Away Mince Pie '
A story by Alys Myers
Told by Gwen

Contributors

Unknown: Billy Scott-Coomber
Story By: Alys Myers

: ' Posting and Packing for Christmas'

A talk by F. W. Yeomans , a London postman

Contributors

Talk By: F. W. Yeomans

: Current Affairs

Ronald Fredenburgh discusses the news of the day with four young friends

Contributors

Unknown: Ronald Fredenburgh

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts,

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

John Mills discusses with Roy Plomley (in a recorded programme) the records he would choose to have with him if he were condemned to spend the rest of his life on a desert island
(John Mills is now appearing in Figure of Fun ' at the Aldwych Theatre, London)

Contributors

Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Roy Plomley

: First House VARIETY AHOY!

The Song Pedlars
Percy Edwards
Josephine Crombie
Harold Berens
Harold Smart at the organ
James Moody at the piano
From the Royal Training Establishment at Shotley, near Ipswich
Presented by John Foreman

Contributors

Unknown: Percy Edwards
Unknown: Josephine Crombie
Unknown: Harold Berens
Unknown: Harold Smart
Presented By: John Foreman

: BACH

Mass in G minor
Estelle Applin (soprano)
Jean Austin Dobson (contralto)
Max Worthley (tenor) Trevor Anthony (bass) Charles Spinks (organ)
Gerald Gover (harpsichord)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
Welbeck Orchestra (Leader, Vera Kantrovitch )
Conducted by Walter Goehr

Contributors

Soprano: Estelle Applin
Contralto: Jean Austin Dobson
Tenor: Max Worthley
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Bass: Charles Spinks
Harpsichord: Gerald Gover
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conducted By: Walter Goehr

: The French Speak Their Mind

From the villages and from the towns of France men and women give their opinions on the problems facing them.
For a month Ewan Butler roamed about France. He spoke to scores of French people of every class and in most parts of the country: he listened to their conversations, visited their homes, and took note of what he saw and heard. In this programme they are overheard in their favourite cafes, in their own living-rooms, in railway compartments, factories, and farmyards.
Ewan Butler writes on page 5

Contributors

Programme written by: Ewan Butler
Producer: Marjorie Banks

: THE WORLD TODAY

Arms Race-or Inspection? by the Rt. Hon.
Philip Noel-Baker M.P. Mr Noel-Baker , Minister of Fuel and Power from 1950 to 1951, has for many years given particular attention to armament control and inspection. He was personal assistant to Arthur Henderson from 1931-33 during the disarmament discussions at the League of Nations. Tonight he talks about the possibility of using international inspection as a means of bringing about disarmament, and what armament control implies.

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Noel-Baker M.P.
Unknown: Mr Noel-Baker
Unknown: Arthur Henderson

: Richard Murdoch and Kenneth Home in ' OVER TO YOU'

with Sam Costa
Maurice Denham , Diana Morrison

Contributors

Unknown: Sam Costa
Unknown: Maurice Denham
Unknown: Diana Morrison

: A WORKING FAITH

4-At Work by George Wilkle
The Rev. George Wilkie was an industrial chaplain for about two years. In this capacity he saw something of the difficulties that men face in trying to live out their Christian faith at work. He was not satisfied, however, that he had yet got close enough to the problem to understand it. He therefore gave up his chaplaincy and became a dockyard labourer for several weeks. After a time the men accepted him, and he felt in his own life the tension betwfxn Christian principles and daily work. He is now the minister of an industrial parish in Glasgow.
Tonight he discusses the problems raised in previous talks in this series from a practical point of view. He asks himself * How does a working faith really work? *

Contributors

Unknown: George Wilkle
Unknown: Rev. George Wilkie

: THE UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

A summary of today's proceedings in Paris by the BBC United Nation* correspondent, Bernard Moore

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Moore








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