Readings for Sunday morning
and forecast for farmers and shipping
London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Michael Krein with Eric Hope (piano)
on the Feast of the Epiphany
From the parish church of Holy Trinity, Waltham Cross
Carol: The First Nowell Prayers of Preparation The Commandments
Collect of the Epiphany
Kpistle: Ephesians 3. vv. 1-12
Bethlehem, of noblest cities (E.H. 40) Gospel : St. Matthew 2, vv. 1-12 - Nicene Creed
Sermon by the Rev. John Catterick
At the Offertory: As with gladness
At the Communion:
Alleluya, sing to Jesus (E.H. 301) Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour (E.H. 319)
The Lord's Prayer and Thanksgiving Gloria in excelsis Blessing
Brightest and best (E.H. 41)
Celebrant, the Rev. John Catterick (vicar) assisted by the Rev. Francis Williams (Brotherhood of the Holy Cross). Commentary by Brother Martin B.H.C.
Service sung to the music of John Merbecke
Organist, Olive Price
The parish church of Waltham Cross was built rather more than a hundred years ago to meet the spiritual needs of a small village that grew up around the ancient Queen Eleanor Goss. Owing to the horticultural industry of the Lea Valley and the nearness of London, this once small village has now giown into a large industrial and dormitory parish. Holy Trinity Church has been enlarged and a daughter church has been added to serve a population of some 10,000 people.
Overture, Luisa Miller (Verdi): The
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Igor Markevitch
Des Grieux 's Dream (Act 2); Recit:
I am alone; Aria: Ah! Begone, vision fair (Act 3) (Manon) (Massenet): Walter Midgley (tenor), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind
Piano Concerto in A minor (Orieg):
Walter Gieseking (piano), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan on gramophone records
I-James Agate by Paul Dehn
Paul Dehn , the great dramatic critic's godson, has the liveliest memories of his " sitter' from their first conversation
(when Mr. Dehn was five) to their last a few days before Mr. Agate's death.
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Winter Proms,' by Felix Felton
' French Song-Gounod and his Successors.' recorded talk by Dorel Handman , illustrated by Pierre Bernac
' For Your Music Shelf.' by John Lade , illustrated by Jean Mackie
Conducted by John Summerson
Art: Colin MacInnes
Films: George Campbell Dixon Theatre: Harold Hobson
Books: William Plomer
Radio: Frank Tilsley
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Godfrey Baseley introduces:
Fred Earp Mrs.Dexter,
Peter Field Richards
W. C. Bolton Mrs. Merry ,
Algar Boswell , Bernard Gibbins
Music arranged by Ben Burrows and played bv the Albert Webb Quartet
Singer, Ethel Williams
Produced by Philip Donnellan
William Mann introduces records from operas set in lands foreign to their composers
1-The Far East
How does your garden grow?
Roy Hay discusses with the Hon. David Bowes-Lyon , Frank Phillips , Joe Brayshaw , and Fred Streeter some of the problems of light and heavy soils
They exchange views upon successes and failures under widely differing conditions
by Marian Hemar
Translated from the Polish by F. B. Czarnomski
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Norman Wright
Elsie Morison (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Both Grieg and Sibelius have composed incidental music for the theatre that has found a permanent place in the concert repertory of the world. Grieg devoted his attention to the poetic drama of Scandinavia, but Sibelius wrote several important scores for foreign plays, notably for Maeterlinck's Pelleas and Melisande and Shakespeare's The Tempest.
This afternoon's programme includes music from Peer Gym, for the most part lesser-known passages-in all, Grieg composed twenty-three pieces for this drama. From Sibelius' music for The Tempest come ' Juno's Blessing ' and ' Where the Bee Sucks,' which is so very different in style from Arne's version, but not less attractive. Harold Neden
Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old
What Can We Do to Help?
Sir Ben Bowen Thomas , Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, explains the UNESCO gift coupon scheme, in the hope that many schoolchildren will like to help
' The Coming of the Kings '
A play for Epiphany by Dora Nash
Production by David Davis
' And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.'
Sir Ben Bowen
The Money Business
A series of talks by Gordon Cummings
I-How do banks earn their living? The speaker, who is a financial journalist, considers some aspects of finance that are both topical and of general interest.
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
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
for the Feast of The Epiphany
From Emmanuel Congregational Church, East Dulwich; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. G. K. Hawes ; preacher, the Rev. Cecil Northcott , Secretary of the United Council for Missionary Education
Treasure from Africa
From all that dwell below the skies
(Cong. H. 769)
Chant: Psalm 67 (Cong. H. 783) Lesson: from Isaiah 60
Angels from the realms of glory
(Cong. H. 83)
Hark, the song of jubilee (Cong. H.
Organist, C. H. Minett
Mr. Northcott has recently returned from a visit to British West Africa, where he went to study the rise of the new democracies. On this day, which commemo, ates the visit of the Wise Men with their gifts, he speaks about some of the gifts that Africa has to offer today.
Rev. G. K.
Appeal on behalf of the Bedford Institute Association by May Scott, one. of the Association's workers
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed] The Bedfo.d Institute Association is closely linked with the Society of Friends (Quakers) and takes its name from Peter Bcdiord , a remarkable Quaker social reformer who had his business and home in the East End of London eai ly last century.
The Association now has six centres, one of which is especially nolabte for its adult educational p.og.amme, which attracts many of its seven hundred members from a distance. The others, which are mostly in the inner part of East London, aim at being neighbourhood centres, offering friendship and opportunities for a fuller life to local people of all ages. There are play centres for the children, and-for the older boys and girls — clubs with very varied programmes including summer camps and holiday parties. For the adults there are social clubs, drama groups, and handiciaits, and the old folk also find entertainment, warmth, hobbies, and companionship.
by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio in twelve parts by Giles Cooper
1 — ' The Parish Orphan '
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
Man with the White Waistcoat:
2-The New Imagination
J. Bronowski , scientist and writer, has been invited to say what he would put into a letter intended for our descendants i)f A.D. 2052
Next Sunday: Joyce Cary
A tribute to Louis Braille on the centenary of his death
Louis Braille (1809-1852) died thinking that his invention of an alphabet that the blind could read by touch was a failure. In this programme the blind themselves show how completely he had succeeded
John Jarvis and Wyn Griffith introduce
Hazel Winter , Nina Barrett Rupert Cross. Sydney Jones together with the pupils of Worcester College for the Blind
Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind
Sunshine Home Nursery School,
' The true light now shineth'
Reading from William Law
Jesus is this dark world's light (BBC
Hymn Book 519)
St. Luke 1, vv. 78-79