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


Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Cello: Anthony Pini


from St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Croydon. Conducted by the Rev. Herbert Stephenson
Call to Worship and Lord's Prayer Glory be to God the Father (C.H. 7)
Old Testament Lesson: Genesis 28, w. 10-22
God is our refuge and our strength
(C.H. 747)
New Testament Lesson: Epheslans 2 Jesus, lover of my soui (C.H. 414) Prayers
Lord, thy word abideth (C.H. 199)
Sermon ' Almighty God, thy word is cast (C.H.
Organist, Arthur Baynon


Unknown: Rev. Herbert Stephenson
Organist: Arthur Baynon


Overture. Cosi fan tutte (Mozart):
BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
A Fairy Tale, Skazka (Rimsky-
Korsakov): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
(Medtner): Medtner (piano) with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon on gramophone records


Unknown: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: Constant Lambert
Unknown: George Weldon


2-The Nawab by Frances Mary Punnett
The speaker talks about an old-fashioned Indian ruler who looked like a small benevolent toad but had all the dignity of the world at his command on state occasions, plus a grand sense of humour.


Unknown: Frances Mary Punnett


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Julian Herbage
Record Review
'Old and New: Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, in A, and Schubert's 3ong-cycle " Die schbne MUllerin," ' by Mosco Carner
' Orchestral and Instrumental Records,' by Ronald Biggs
' Vocal Records for January,' by Mark Lubbock


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Mosco Carner
Unknown: Ronald Biggs
Unknown: Mark Lubbock


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by John Summerson
Films: George Campbell Dixon
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones Radio: Frank Tilsley Art: Colin MacInnes


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Colin MacInnes

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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


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coysh


William Mann introduces records from operas set in lands foreign to their composers
2-The Near East


Introduces: William Mann


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
F. W. Alesworth talks about some vegetable seed novelties and recent introductions
W. H. Sumpster describes the modern method of pruning roses in the dormant season
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: F. W. Alesworth
Unknown: W. H. Sumpster
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


A comedy by Roland Pertwee adapted for radio and produced by Frederick Bradnum
Time: the end of the last century
Place: a small provincial town


Comedy By: Roland Pertwee
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Louisa, the maid: Gladys Spencer
Rose Harding, the elder daughter: Marion Jennings
Tom Harding, her brother: Aubrey Richards
Daisy Harding, her young sister: Christina Hodgson
Prudence Daltry, their aunt: Sarah Leigh
Oswald Grey, in love with Rose: Garard Green
Hamilton Harding: Oliver Burt
Freda Lane, a chorus girl: Miriam Karlin

: Music for the RUSSIAN BALLET

BBC Opera Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Tchaikovsky's fairy ballet Casse Noisette is a full-length affair, holding the stage for an entire evening, and yet only a little more than twenty minutes of this enchanting music is known to the musical public at large-the world-famous ' Casse Noisette ' Suite. Anatole Fistoulari has helped to put this right by compiling a second ' Casse Noisette ' Suite, including a Pas de Deux for the Prince and the Sugar-Plum Fairy, and the Waltz of the Snow-flakes.
Fokine's ballet Carnaval was one of the Diaghilev Company's earliest and greatest successes. It had been originally produced at St. Petersburg in 1910 in connection with a charity entertainment, and Tamara Karsavina, who created the role of Columbine, recalls, ' We dancers had no permission to give our services, so there was a pretty pretence that we did not appear at all-in other words we all wore masks, and Schumann's music was played at that first performance by a brilliant young pianist, Leff Pouishnoff.' For the production in Western Europe the orchestration of Schumann's music was undertaken by no fewer than six Russian composers, including Glazunov, Tcherepnin, and Lyadov. Harold Neden


Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Anatole Fistoulari


Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books, old and new


Unknown: Walter Allen


Can Spring be far Behind?
A winter anthology of verse and music compiled by Benedict Ellis and spoken by Jill Balcon and Anthony Jacobs
5.30 Music for the Christmas holiday played on two pianos by Olive Rees and Mary Madden


Unknown: Benedict Ellis
Spoken By: Jill Balcon
Spoken By: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Olive Rees
Unknown: Mary Madden


A series of talks by Gordon Cummings
2-You and the Bank Rate
The speaker, who is a financial journalist, considers some aspects of finance that are both topical and of general interest.


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

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



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


Leon Goossens (oboe d'amore)
Riddick String Orchestra
(Leader, Vera Kantrovitch )
Conductor, Kathleen Riddick
Sir Donald Tovey believed that Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in A was originally intended for the oboe d'amore, an instrument built a minor third lower than the ordinary oboe, and much used by Bach. (It is rarely employed by composers nowadays, though it appears in Strauss' Sintonia Domestica.) Tovey accordingly made an arrangement — or rather a conjectural restoration-of the Concerto, which was first performed under his direction in Edinburgh some fifteen years ago with Leon Goossens as soloist.
Music for Strings, a characteristic example of Sir Arthur Bliss's incisive and resourceful style, dates from 1935, when it was played at the Salzburg Festival under the direction of Sir Adrian Boult. It was performed and broadcast for the first time in this country at a BBC Symphony Concert in November of the same year. The work comprises three movements, which are directed to be played without a break. Harold Ruiland


Oboe: Leon Goossens
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor: Kathleen Riddick
Unknown: Harold Ruiland


from Leicester Cathedral
Conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. H. A. Jones
Versicles and Responses Psalm 47
First Lesson: Genesis 28, w. 10 to 22 Magnificat (Wood in D)
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 2, w.
Nunc dimittis (Wood in D)
Creed. Versicles and Responses, Collects
Anthem: Come. my way, my truth, my life (Clifford Harker)
As with gladness men of old (A. and M 79)
Hail to the Lord's Anointed (A. and M. 219)
Organist, George C. Gray


Unknown: Very Rev. H. A. Jones
Organist: George C. Gray


Appeal on behalf of Queen Elizabeth's Training College for the Disabled, Leatherhead, and St. Loyes College for the Training and Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Exeter, by Peter Scott, M.B.E., D.S.C .
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Since these two Colleges opened (the first of their kind in this country) in 1935 and 1937 respectively, some 6,000 men, women, and juveniles, all physically handicapped, most of them with major disabilities, have been trained to hold their own in industry. They are thus helping to increase productivity, which is vital to the nation's recovery and well-being.
The Colleges are voluntary undertakings, deriving no benefit from the National Health Service. Funds are therefore urgently needed to meet rising costs, enable the Colleges to continue their constructive and humanitarian work. and expand their activities to meet the needs of every type of disabled person; but above all, to give an ever-increasing number of handicapped people a chance to become self-supportingi


Unknown: Peter Scott, M.B.E., D.S.C


by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio in twelve parts by Giles Cooper
2-1 Oliver Runs Away '
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
A child is born in a Midland workhouse to a poor creature who has staggered in from nobody knows where. A few minutes after the birth the mother dies and Mrs. Corney. the workhouse matron, leaves the laying-out of the body to an old pauper, Sally, who finds something of interest and value which she keeps. The boy becomes a ward of the parish under the care of Mr. Bumble, the beadle, who names him Oliver Twist. For his first nine years Oliver is farmed out to live a life of hunger and neglect at the parish nursery, and is then brought before the Board, who consign him to a life of equal neglect in the workhouse.
While there he is chosen by lot to approach the Master one dinner-time and ask for more. This rebellious conduct decides the Board that they must get rid of him at once. After an unsuccessful attempt to apprentice him to a chimney-sweep, he finds himself bound to Mr. Sowerberry, the local undertaker, where, on his first night, he is shown his bed in the workshop among the coffins.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Noah Claypole: Michael John
Oliver Twist: Wilfrid Downing
Charlotte: Gabrielle Blunt
Mrs Sowerberry: Mary O'Farrell
Mr Sowerberry: Peter Copley
Mr Bumble: Cecil Trouncer
Bayton: Harry Hutchinson
Old woman: Susan Richards
Dick: Dorothy Gordon
Vagrant: Hamilton Dyce
Woman: Ella Milne
Coachman: Malcolm Hayes
Passenger: Stanley Groome
Old lady: Dorothy Smith
Girl: Rosamund Greenwood
The Artful Dodger: Brian Smith
Charley Bates: Barry MacGregor
Fagin: John Gabriel



3-The Front Line
Joyce Cary , the novelist, has been invited to say what he would put into a letter intended for our descendants of A.D. 2052


Unknown: Joyce Cary


(Leader, Ronald Good )
Conductor, Leighton Lucas


Leader: Ronald Good
Conductor: Leighton Lucas


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, William Devlin


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: William Devlin


Four Sonatas
In F (L.384) in B minor (L.33) in D (L.461) in E (L.23) played by Joan Barker (piano)


Piano: Joan Barker


' The true light now shineth '
Psalm 36
From Isaiah 60
How brightly beams the morning star
(BBC Hymn Book 141)
SL Luke 1, w. 78-79

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