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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping



The New Casino Orchestra
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey with Charles Smart (organ)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Unknown: Charles Smart

: Morning Service THIS IS THE JUDGMENT

A service for Advent from an Edinburgh studio. Conducted by the Rev. David Read , Chaplain to Edinburgh University
The Church under Judgment
Wake, awake! For night is flying
(C.H. 162)
Call to Prayer; Prayers
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 62, vv. 1-10
Carol: The noble stem of Jesse
(Cowley Carol Book, 19)
New Testament Lesson: St. John 1, vv. 1-14
(Continued in next column)
The race that long in darkness pined
(C.H. 57; E.H. 43)
Hail to the Lord 's anointed (C.H.
154; E.H. 45)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Carol. In duici jubilo (Oxford Carol
Book, 86)
Praise sung by the Edinburgh University Singers
The Rev. Ian Pitt Watson


Unknown: Rev. David Read
Unknown: Lord
Unknown: Rev. Ian Pitt Watson


Overture, The Barber of Seville
(Rossmi): Florence Festival Orchestra, conducted by Tullio Serafin
Violin Concerto in D (Beethoven, cadenzas by Joachim): Ida Haendel (violin), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Danse macabre (Saint-Saens): L'Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Franchise, conducted by Edouard Lindenberg on gramophone records


Conducted By: Tullio Serafin
Violin: Ida Haendel
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik
Conducted By: Edouard Lindenberg


An Island Paradise by John Chandos
In the summer and autumn the speaker was staying with W. H. Auden on the Island of Ischia near Capri off the Italian coast. He says this island is the last lotus land.


Unknown: John Chandos
Unknown: W. H. Auden


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Casals (born December 29. 1876), a tribute for his seventy-fifth birthday,' by Sir Adrian Boult
' The Music of Edward MacDowell (1861-1908),' by Hubert Foss
' Children's Games,' by Spike Hughes


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Edward MacDowell
Unknown: Hubert Foss
Unknown: Spike Hughes


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio and art
Conducted by John Summerson
Books; William Plomer
Radio: Frank Tilsley Art: Colin Maclnnes
Films: Edgar Anstey Theatre: Ivor Brown


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: William Plomer
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Ivor Brown

: 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 Trio
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced by Edward Livesey


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Edward Livesey

: Stephen Williams presents OPERATIC PROFILE

11-Boris Godunov
His character illustrated by records from Mussorgsky's opera


Christmas Edition
In this special number several prominent horticulturists defend their choice if they were allowed to grow only one kind of flower
Taking part:
Montagu Allwood on the carnation Harry Wheatcroft on the rose
Fred Yule on the chrysanthemum with surprise packets from Joe Brayshaw and Fred Streeter
In the chair. Roy Hay


Unknown: Montagu Allwood
Unknown: Harry Wheatcroft
Unknown: Fred Yule
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay


by Robert Gittings
The Canterbury Festival play of 1951 Adapted for broadcasting by the author
Music composed and conducted by John Hotchkis
Cast, in order of speaking:
Production by John Allen


Unknown: Robert Gittings
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Production By: John Allen
Narrator: Duncan McLntyre
Rani: Cecil Trouncer
Thorkel: Ralph Truman
Canute: Michael Goodliffe
Olaf: Frank Duncan
Harek: Francis de Wolff
Thrym: John Slater
Stigand: Stanley MacKenzie
Aiphege: John Wyse
Woman: Susan Richards


Puppet Show
Marion Studholme (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Leighton Lucas
Programme devised by Harold Neden


Soprano: Marion Studholme
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Leighton Lucas
Unknown: Harold Neden


Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old


Unknown: Walter Allen


Birmingham Calling Lausanne
A Christmas programme of carols and singing games
In Lausanne:
Children's Choir of the Conservatoire
Conducted by Roger Girard
Children from Chailly-Lausanne play the games
Studio ensemble
Conducted by Otto Osterwalder
Introduced by Claude Pahud with the help of Philippe de Vargas and Claude Anex
Produced by Frank Guibat
In Birmingham:
The Choir of Solihull High School for Girls Conductor, Margaret Wharam
Children from Claverley, Shropshire, play the games
Orchestra conducted by Harold Gray
Introduced by Rosalind Homer with the help of Ellen Dryden and Christopher Long
Produced by Peggy Bacon
Programme edited by Harold Small
Broadcast in 'co-operation with Société Suisse de Radiodiffusion
Children in Britain and Switzerland meet ' on the air ' and share singing games of both countries. Swiss children talk about their own festivities and sing their favourite carols. Over here a boy and girt describe a typically English Christmas and introduce, among others, the lovely Coventry Carol.


Unknown: Birmingham Calling Lausanne
Conducted By: Roger Girard
Conducted By: Otto Osterwalder
Introduced By: Claude Pahud
Unknown: Philippe de Vargas
Unknown: Claude Anex
Produced By: Frank Guibat
Conductor: Margaret Wharam
Conducted By: Harold Gray
Introduced By: Rosalind Homer
Unknown: Ellen Dryden
Unknown: Christopher Long
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Edited By: Harold Small

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed bv a detailed forecast for South-East England



A weekly report on the proceedings of the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris


Campoli (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Charles Groves
Marcelle de Manziarly was born in 1899 of mixed Russian and French parentage. She studied composition with Nadia Boulanger langer from the age of twelve; she also studied conducting with Weingartner. Her 'Sonatc de Notre Dame ' was broadcast in the Third Programme last September.
As is well known, Elgar's Violin Concerto is inscribed with a quotation in Spanish: ' Aqui esta encerrada el alma de ' (' Herein is enshrined the soul of .....'). This has naturally prompted many people to speculate on the identity of the person who is unnamed. In the latest (1949) edition of her delightful book Edward Elgar : Memories of a Variation Mrs. Richard Powell (' Dorabella of the Enigma Variations) tells us that it is an American lady, Mrs. Julia H. Worthington , whom Elgar had met during his visit to America in 1905, and who was * most charming and kind.'
She came to England and spent some time with Elgar and* his wife in 1910, the year in which the Violin Concerto was produced.
Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Charles Groves
Unknown: Marcelle de Manziarly
Unknown: Nadia Boulanger
Unknown: Aqui Esta Encerrada El Alma
Unknown: Edward Elgar
Unknown: Mrs. Richard Powell
Unknown: Mrs. Julia H. Worthington


from Hendon Methodist Church, London, N.W.4. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. A. Kingsley Turner Come, thou long-expected Jesus
(M.H.B. 242; A. and M. 640)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer First Lesson: Isaiah 9, vv. 2-7
Mine eyes have seen the glory
(M.H.B. 260)
Second Lesson: Philippians 2, vv.
All glory to God in the skyJM.H.B. 902)
0 little town of Bethlehem (M.H.B. 125: A. and M. 642)
Organist, C. H. L. Crawley


Unknown: Rev. A. Kingsley Turner
Organist: C. H. L. Crawley


Appeal on behalf of the Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, by Richard Attenborough
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association, founded in 1885, has 15,000 voluntary workers, and 1,500 branches throughout the United Kingdom and in many other countries overseas. Its object is to be of use to the families of serving and ex-Service men and women by giving advice on all personal problems; helping to solve family troubles at home for men serving overseas; granting temporary financial help for those in misfortune, whose needs are not met by the State; investigating cases and administering grants for other Service and Regimental Funds; providing an emergency home for children when mothers are ill; supplying clothing when it is really needed; and administering a nursing service for Forces' families in overseas Commands.


Unknown: Richard Atten
Unknown: Richard Atten


by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for broadcasting in eleven parts by H. Oldfield Box
Episode 10
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
at 3.30 Mr. Crawley, having resolved that it is his duty to resign his living immediately, has informed Dr. Tempest personally of his decision, and has communicated it to the Bishop by letter.
The Bishop, receiving the letter, has taken no action-and desires to take none. But Mrs. Proudie, acting over his head. has sent Mr. Thumble to Hogglestock to arrange to take over the parish duties as from the following Sunday.
Learning of this, after Mr. Thufnble's departure, the Bishop has been roused to great anger. He has declared to his wife that he will cancel her instructions and will brook no further interference from her.
Following this stormy scene, Mrs.
Proudie (who, unknown to anyone else, has lately been suffering from heart trouble) retires to her room to lie down. And when, in the evening, her maid goes to call her-Mr. Thumble having now returned from Hogglestock-she finds the mistress of the palace dead at her bedside.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Narrator: Noel Iliff
Rev Josiah Crawley: Stephen Murray
Mrs Crawley: May Agate
Major Grantly: Eric Anderson
Archdeacon Grantly: Norman Shelley
Mrs Grantly: Joan Henley
Bishop Proudie: Eric Berry
Rev Mark Robarts: Alan Judd
Dr Tempest: Ronald Simpson
Rev Caleb Thumble: Erik Chitty
Jane Crawley: Ruth Trouncer
Mr Toogood: Christopher Hodge
Rev Septimus Harding: Arthur Ridley
Dowager Lady Lufton: Ella Milne
Mrs Draper: Rosamund Greenwood
Rev Mr Snapper: Malcolm Hayes



A play cycle on the Life of Our Lord by Dorothy L. Sayers
1—' Kings in Judaea'
A new production by Peter Watts


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Production By: Peter Watts


Moiseiwitsch (piano)
Ballade in F, Op. 38
Four Preludes, Op. 28
In G
In G minor
In D flat
In B flat minor
Barcarolle, Op. 60
Nocturne in E minor (Op. posth.) Scherzo in B minor, Op. 20


' The Promise of Salvation '
Psalm 96 (Broadcast Psalter)
Isaiah 40, vv. 1-11
0 come, Immanuel (BBC Hymn Book 36)
Zechariah 2, v. 10

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