Readings for Sunday morning
and forecast for farmers and shipping
The New Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with Charles Smart (organ)
A service for Advent from St. Paul's Parish Church, Leith. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. David R. Easton
Sheep and Goats
Scottish Paraphrase 63: Behold th' amazing gifts of love
Call to Prayer: Prayers
Epistle: Colossians 1. vv. 9-20
Gospel: St. Matthew 13, vv. 24-30, and 36-43 Of the Father's love begotten (C.H.
Who is on the Lord's side? (C.H. 619) Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Lo! He comes, with clouds descending
(C.H. 160; E.H. 7)
Organist, Alexander MacKenzie
Symphony No. 94 in G (The Surprise)
(Haydn): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Closing Scene from Koanga (Delius):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (with chorus), conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky):
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Igor Markevitch on gramophone records
Flood in the Desert by Francis Noel-Baker
In May 1944 the speaker, who was then stationed in Egypt, was with a small party in the desert to the East of Cairo. They were encamped at the bottom of a Wadi beside the only tree in sight. Without warning in the middle of the night they were suddenly flooded out and marooned.
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Julian Herbage
" La Traviata,' by Philip Hope-Wallace
' Miscellaneous records for December,' by Boyd Neel
' The Mastersingers,' by Harold Rosenthal
Conducted by John Summerson
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Books: William Plomer
Radio: Frank Tilsley Art: Colin Maclnnes
Films: Edgar Anstey
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis
Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh
Her character illustrated with gramophone records from Wagner's ' Die Walkiire '
A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
R. H. Stoughton , D.SC., talks about some interesting facts and associations of the evergreens used at Christmas
David Lowe discusses soft fruits
Joe Brayshaw puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work
by Mazo de la Roche
Produced by Hugh Stewart
de la Roche
Joan Hammond (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Programme devised by Harold Neden
Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old
A Carol Service
See columns 2 and 3
Shipping and general weather forecasts, a detailed forecast for South-East England
A weekly report on the proceedings of the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris
THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE
A review of the work of the Consultative Assembly of the Council of Europe at Strasbourg
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Imogen Hoist , the composer's daughter, has said that as soon as he read the Sterling lines of Whitman's ' Ode to
Death 'he knew that he had found the right poem for what many people considered to be one of his most beautiful work*.' It was written in 1919, and was included in the memorial concert of Hoist's works given by the BBC a few days after he died in 1934. When Richard Strauss' gigantic tone poem, based on Nietzsche's ' Thus Spake Zarathustra,' was produced in 1896, it created an immense stir, not only because of its grandeur and ingenuity, but because ed the bold attempt to ' set philosophy to music.' Bu: Nietzsche's book is as much poetry as philosophy, and it is this aspect of it that Strauss has reflected, from the apostrophe to the sun that opens the work, through the manifestations of longing, joy, passion, and resignation, to the ' midnight of the soul ' at the end, with its clash of B major (high up in the strings and Woodwind) and C major in the bass.
from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
The advent of our God (S.P. 68) Confession and Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 76
Lesson: St. Luke 3, w. 1-18 Magnificat
Creed and Collects
On Jordan's bank (S.P. 67) Sermon Pravers
0 come, 0 come, Emmanuel (S.P. 66) Blessing
Organist, John Churchill
Rev. L. M.
Appeal on behalf of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Fund by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles -Edwards
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
St. Martin's Christmas Appeal is not an appeal for St. Martin's but an appeal by St. Martin's. It is a special appeal whereby St. Martin's becomes both a receiver and a distributor; receiving the gifts of listeners and distributing them to many people throughout the British Isles who, through ill-fortune or illness, are in need. St. Martin's knows where the need is greatest and where the help is most required, and it is not an exaggeration to say that for years this special Christmas effort has brought comfort and joy to thousands for whom life has become hard and difficult. It is called the St. Martin's Christmas Fund because it is designed to make the spirit of Chsistmas a reality.
Rev. L. M.
by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for broadcasting in eleven parts by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Archdeacon Grantly , in his interview with Grace Crawley at Framley Parsonage, his been so agreeably impressed both by her beauty and by her behaviour, and so touched by her declaration that she will never marry his son Henry so long as her father remains under suspicion of theft, that he, in return, has promised to withdraw all his opposition should Mr. Crawley be cleared of the charge against him.
Feeling that there is no longer any reason why Henry should proceed with the sale of his house, the Archdeacon has commissioned his wife to induce him to cancel it, assuring him that his income is now in no danger. Henry, however, learning of Grace's pledge, and certain that his father must have extracted it unfairly, has declared that the sale shall proceed as arranged.
At the palace the Bishop remains shut up in gloomy silence, refusing to have anything to do with Mrs. Proudie. The commission to enquire into Mr. Crawley's conduct hae met, and has decided to advise the Bishop that he should proceed against Mr. Crawley under ecclesiastical law should he be found guilty at the Assizes.
Rev Josiah Crawley:
Rev Caleb Thumble:
by Lord Radcliffe of Werneth,
7 — On the nature of power and the problem of its control
WhaT is the source of power and where does sovereignly lie? In the last of his series ot seven lectures, Lord Radcliffe summarises various answers to these questions and concludes by considering the British attitude to political power.
A dramatic biography of the Rev. Sydney Smith a great reformer and a great wit with Betty Baskcomb , Michel Bazalgette
Bruce Belfrage , Derek Birch
George Bishop , Oliver Burt
Julia Hand. Carleton Hobbs
Michael Hordern , J. Hubert Leslie
Betty Linton , Duncan Mclntyre
Elsa Palmer , Molly Rankin
Written and produced by R. D. Smith who writes in this issue
' Messengers of Salvation'
Benedictus (Canticle 9, Broadcast
2 Corinthians 5, v. 14, to 6, v. 10
Lord. pour thy Spirit (BBC Hymn
1 Thessalonians 5. w. 12-13