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 an Edinburgh studio. Conducted by the Rev. David Read , Chaplain to Edinburgh University
The Church under Judgment
Wake, awake! For night is flying
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
Praise sung by the Edinburgh University Singers
The Rev. Ian Pitt Watson
Rev. Ian Pitt
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
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.
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
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
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
His character illustrated by records from Mussorgsky's opera
In this special number several prominent horticulturists defend their choice if they were allowed to grow only one kind of flower
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
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
Marion Studholme (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Leighton Lucas
Programme devised by Harold Neden
Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old
Birmingham Calling Lausanne
A Christmas programme of carols and singing games
Children's Choir of the Conservatoire
Conducted by Roger Girard
Children from Chailly-Lausanne play the games
Conducted by Otto Osterwalder
Introduced by Claude Pahud with the help of Philippe de Vargas and Claude Anex
Produced by Frank Guibat
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.
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
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.
Aqui Esta Encerrada
Mrs. Julia H.
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
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
Rev. A. Kingsley
C. H. L.
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.
by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for broadcasting in eleven parts by H. Oldfield Box
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.
Rev Josiah Crawley:
Rev Mark Robarts:
Rev Caleb Thumble:
Rev Septimus Harding:
Dowager Lady Lufton:
Rev Mr Snapper:
A play cycle on the Life of Our Lord by Dorothy L. Sayers
1—' Kings in Judaea'
A new production by Peter Watts
Ballade in F, Op. 38
Four Preludes, Op. 28
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