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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Michael Krein with the London Oboe Quartet


Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein


from the United Free Church, Pinner, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Douglas Stewart
Call to Worship
Come, let us to the Lord our God
(B.C.H. 236)
Old Testament Lesson: Isaiah 4 Psalm 90 (B.C.H. Chant 52)
New Testament Lesson: St. Matthew 7, vv. 21-29
Father, let thy kingdom come (B.C.H. 538)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Thou whose almighty Word (B.C.H. 534)
Organist, Irene Lemon


Unknown: Rev. Douglas Stewart
Organist: Irene Lemon


Invitation to the Dance (Weber, orch.
Berlioz) : Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden, conducted by Hugo Rignold
The Mirror Song (Thai's, Act 2)
(Massenet): Joan Hammond (soprano), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Stanford Robinson
Violin Concerto in G minor (Bruch):
Campoli (violin), with the New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Royalton Kisch
These Things Shall Be (John
Ireland): Hall Choir and Orchestra, cfpducted by Sir John Bar birolli. with Parry Jones (tenor) on gramophone records


Conducted By: Hugo Rignold
Unknown: Joan Hammond
Conducted By: Royalton Kisch
Unknown: Sir John Bar
Tenor: Parry Jones


Hitch-hike through Africa by Colin Jackson
Recently the speaker hitch-hiked from Capetown to Bulawayo. He was on the road almost a week, and his experience ranged from being given a lift by some very merry Boer farmers to being alone at the roadside for a whole day with no companion except a silent, motionless, and hopeful vulture.


Unknown: Colin Jackson


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Julian Herbage
' Benedict's The Lily of Killarney,' by Dennis Arundetl
' The Pipes of Scotland,' by Maurice Lindsay
' Gounod and the French Song,' by Dorel Handman , illustrated by Pierre Bernac


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Dennis Arundetl
Unknown: Maurice Lindsay
Unknown: Dorel Handman
Illustrated By: Pierre Bernac


Conducted by John Summerson
Radio: Frank Tilsley Art: Colin Maclnnes
Films: Edgar Anstey Theatre: Ivor Brown
Books: William Plomer


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

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers, John Gilmour and W. B. Turrill
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduces: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: John Gilmour
Unknown: W. B. Turrill
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Stephen Williams presents OPERATIC PROFILE

His character illustrated by gramophone records from various operas


A gardening weekly
Roy Hay chats with John Sambrook about some ilower seed novelties and recent introductions, and with Mary Aylett about the herb garden
Joe Brayshaw puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: John Sambrook
Unknown: Mary Aylett
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter


by A. A. Milne
Adapted for broadcasting by John Allan
Cast in order of speaking:
The scene is the Battersbys' cottage at Wych Trentham; the time, the nineteen-twenties
Produced by Archie Campbell


Unknown: A. A. Milne
Broadcasting By: John Allan
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Simon Battersby: Martin Lewis
Angela, his daughter: Isabel Dean
Jennifer: Joyce Barbour
Emily: Newsome McCormacK
Capt Robert Holt: Michael Kelly
Ethel Holt: Sarah Leigh
Mrs Faithfull: Susan Richards
Imogen: Sulwen Morgan
Dr Ainslie: Duncan McLntyre
Prince Michael: Ronald Ward
James Oliver: Terence Brook


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Leader: John Sharpe


Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old


Unknown: Walter Allen


' What the Donkey Saw '
A glimpse of the first Christmas
Programme written by Joseph McCulloch
Produced by Peggy Bacon
Supposing science could get us across time, as it can now get us across space, we could then see the events of the past just as they happened. But would that help us to understand them any better than the people who saw them as they were happening? Today a young scientist gets back to the first Christmas-though not by science, merely by falling asleep in a sermon. That is how he came to realise that donkeys sometimes see where the cleverest men are blind.


Written By: Joseph McCulloch
Produced By: Peggy Bacon

: The Weather

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


Alexander Young (tenor)
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
La Nuit was a short ballet included in C. B. Cochran's 1930 Revue at the London Pavilion. The music was by Henri Sauguet (whose best-known ballets are La Chatte and Les Forains), the scenario was by Boris Kochno, and the choreography by Serge Lifar, to whom Sauguet dedicated his score. The Suite is made up of five movements, played without a break: Prelude, La Femme, La Rue, Lc Jeune Homme, Valse and Coda.
It was Edmond Haraucourt who adapted
The Merchant of Venice for production at the Odeon, Paris, in 1889, under the title of Shylock, The Suite from the music that Faure wrote for it consists of six movements: Chanson, Entr'acte, Madrigal, Epithalame, Nocturne, and Final. In the Chanson and Madrigal there is a part for a tenor voice. The Nocturne, a particularly beautiful movement for strings only, was played at Faure's funeral service at the Madeleine in 1924. Honegger, though born in France in 1892, is of Swiss parentage; and his ' Pastorale d'ete,' composed in 1920, was suggested by a summer holiday spent in Switzerland. It is dedicated to Roland-Manuel, and the score is prefaced by a quotation from Rimbaud: ' J'ai embrassé l'aube d'été.’ Harold Rutland


Tenor: Alexander Young
Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


On this last Sunday of the old year the Archbishop of Canterbury conducts a family service from his home in the Cathedral precincts
Thp hymn" are sung by members of the Cathedral choir


Appeal on behalf of the Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association (Provision of Homes Fund), by the General Secretary, Major-General C. A. West, c.B., D.S.O., M.C.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
The RoyaJ United Kingdom Beneficent Association was founded in 1863 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1911 with the principal object ot granting annuities to gentlefolk, living in any part of the British Isies, who are physically incapacitated and unable to earn their own livelihood. and who have been reduced by ill-health or other misfortune to a state of extreme poverty
In 1949 the Association was granted a Supplemental Charter giving wide powers to p ovide homes for the aged or infirm among its beneficiaries. More than one hundred have already been placed in homes, but there are still five hundred on the waiting list and further funds are urgently needed.


by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for broadcasting in eleven parts by H. Oldfield Box
Episode 11
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Mrs. Proudie is dead and, beyond the Bishop himself (who feels strangely lost without her) and the gentle, saintlike Mr. Harding, no one appears to have any tears to shed for her.
Mr. Robaits, at the request of Dr.
Tempest, has tried to persuade Mr. Crawley to delay his resignation of his parish, at least until his trial is over. But Mr. Crawley, declaring that his resignation was made on principle and not because Mrs. Proudie wished it, has resisted Robarts' persuasions and has handed over his duties to the now very unwilling Mr. Thumble.
But on the following day Mr. Toogood, meeting Major Grantly, learns by telegram that Crawley is innocent; and that it was Mrs. Arabin, the Dean's wife, who gave him that disputed cheque.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Narrator: Noel Iliff
Rev Josiah Crawley: Stephen Murray
Mrs Crawley: May Agate
Grace Crawley: Dulcie Gray
Archdeacon Grantly: Norman Shelley
Mrs Grantly: Joan Henley
Major Grantly: Eric Anderson
Bishop Proudie: Eric Berry
Jane Crawley: Ruth Trouncer
Mr Toogood: Christopher Hodge
Mr Walker: Bryan Powley
Rev Septimus Harding: Arthur Ridley
Mrs Arabin: Elizabeth London


I by Lord Beveridge, K.c.B.
The speakers in this series of talks have been invited to say what they would put in a letter to our descendants of A.D. 2052


A masque for the New Year based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen
Music composed and conducted by Francis Collinson
Written and produced by Francis Dillon


Story By: Hans Christian Andersen
Conducted By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Francis Dillon
January: Noel Johnson
February: Betty Hardy
March: Geoffrey Wincott
April: Denise Bryer
May: Jill Raymond
June: Margaret Rawlings
July: Donald Gray
August: Marjorie Westbury
September: David Kossoff
October: John Sharp
November: Esme Percy
December: Felix Felton


' They seek a country'
Psalm 90 (Broadcast Psalter)
From Hebrews 11 and 12
Awake, our souts (BBC Hymn Book 300)
Isaiah 40, v. 31

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