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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 Evelyn Rothwell (oboe)


Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Oboe: Evelyn Rothwell


A Service from the studio, conducted by the Rev. E. H. Robert son. Preacher, Bishop Eivind Berggrav, of Norway
0 worship the Lord (BBC Hymn Book
Reading: Isaiah 42, vv. 1-10a A safe stronghold (BBC Hymn Book
The Apostles' Creed
Reading: St. Luke 18, w. 2-5
Spread. 0 spread, thou mighty word
(BBC Hymn Book 182)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer Blessing
Praise to the Lord (BBC Hymn Book
Hymns sung by the BBC Singers
Organist, Dr. George Thalben-Ball
In his sermon Bishop Berggrav deals with another of the issues of world peace. In the search for justice between the nations is there, he asks, a common standard which will be accepted by them all as final and authoritative? The Bishop's resistance to the Nazi invaders has made his name honoured throughout the world. He is visiting this country to take part in meetings of the Executive of the World Council of Churches.


Unknown: Rev. E. H. Robert
Unknown: Bishop Eivind
Organist: Dr. George Thalben-Ball


Danse Slave (Chabrier): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Jorda
Piano Concerto No. 3, in C (Prokofiev): Prokoflev (piano) with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Piero Coppola
Symphony No. 2, In B minor (Borodin) Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Nicolai Malko on gramophone records


Conducted By: Enrique Jorda
Unknown: Piero Coppola
Unknown: Nicolai Malko


5-Sir Charles Cochran by Fred Majdalany
As a young man the speaker was for some years on the publicity staff of C. B. Cochran , and, as he says himself, his post was more nearly that of a personal A.D.C. He knew the great showman as a man as well as a great public figure, and the two were not quite the same thing.


Unknown: Sir Charles Cochran
Unknown: Fred Majdalany
Unknown: C. B. Cochran


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Mendelssohn and the Orchestra,' by Spike Hughes
' Opera Fifty Years Ago,' by Harold Rosenthal
' For Your Music Shelf,' by John Lade , illustrated by Jean Mackie


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Spike Hughes
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal
Unknown: John Lade
Illustrated By: Jean MacKie


Conducted by Geoffrey Agnew
Radio: Frank Birch
Art: J. M. Richards
Films: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones


Conducted By: Geoffrey Agnew
Unknown: Frank Birch
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Hartland, North Devon
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
From the New Inn, Hartland with music arranged by Francis Collinson
Singer, Bernard Fishwick
Produced by David Thomson


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Singer: Francis Collinson
Singer: Bernard Fishwick
Produced By: David Thomson


William Mann introduces records from operas set in lands foreign to their composers
5-Romantic Italy


Introduces: William Mann


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Labour saving in the garden is a subject that interests all gardeners .ii these times
Harvey Langham discusses planning and planting the garden to economise in the work of upkeep
John Sambrook describes some labour-saving devices
Fred Streeter contributes to the discussion and outlines the week's work Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Harvey Langham
Unknown: John Sambrook
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Robert Thompson

: Gordon Heath in ' THE EMPEROR JONES '

by Eugene O'Neill
The action of the play takes place on an island as yet not self-determined by White Mariners. The form of native government is, for the time being, an Empire
Scene 1
Audience Chamber in the Emperor's Palace
Scene 2
Nightfall: the Forest
Scene 3
The Edge of the Forest
The play adapted and produced by R. D. Smith


Unknown: Eugene O'Neill
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Smithers, a Cockney trader: Frank Atkinson
Old native woman: Nan Marriott-Watson
The Emperor Jones: Gordon Heath
Jeff: Errol Hill
Convict: Errol John
Prison guard: Eddy Reed
Auctioneer: Oliver Burt
Congo witch-doctor: Ian Catford
Lem: Eric Lugg

: Act 2 of 'TOSCA'

by Puccini
A section of the Covent Garden Opera Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Dougtas Robinson )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor. Stanford Robinson
Produced by Harold Neden
Scene: A room in the Farnese Palace in Rome, 1800. Nightfall
(Rowland Jones and Rhys Williams broadcast by permission of the Governors of Sadler's Wells; and Otakar Kraus and Alan Hobson by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covenl Garden, Ltd.)


Chorus-Master: Dougtas Robinson
Leader: John Sharpe
Produced By: Harold Neden
Unknown: Rowland Jones
Unknown: Rhys Williams
Unknown: Otakar Kraus
Unknown: Alan Hobson
Floria Tosca a celebrated singer: Victoria Sladen
Mario Cavaradossi, a painter: Rowland Jones
Baron Scarpia Chief of Police: Otakar Kraus
Spoletta, a police agent: Rhys Williams
Sciarrone, a gendarme: Alan Hobson


Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old


Unknown: Walter Allen


' Many Things in Parables'
A series of Bible plays
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard


Produced By: J. Stanley Pritchard

: Children's Service

From Lylesland Church, Paisley. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. D. F. Macdonald
Let us Worship God
Invocation Prayer: Jesus, stand among us (C.H. 248, v. 1)
Metrical Psalm 121: I to the hills will lift mine eyes
Who would true valour see (C.H. 576)
Prayers for others and prayers of thanks
Dedication prayer: We give thee but thine own (C.H. 346. v. 1)
Far round the world thy children sing their song (C.H. 373)


Unknown: Rev. D. F. MacDonald


The Money Business by Gordon Cummings
5-The Sterling Area
The speaker is a financial journalist. In his talks he considers some aspects of finance that are both topical and of general interest.


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor; Sir Malcolm Sargent
Respighi was a Roman born and bred, and three of his finest symphonic poems take us on sight-seeing tours round the Eternal City, to admire its fountains, its pine trees, and its church windows. ' The Fountains of Rome,' written in 1916, shows us four beauty spots during the course of a single day: the fountain of the Valle Giulia at dawn, the Triton fountain in the morning, the fountain of Trevi at midday, and the fountain of the Villa Medici at sunset.
According to a note on the score, Elgar's
Second Symphony was begun in another Italian city, Venice, six years before Respighi's symphonic poem. But here the similarity ends: the symphony, completed at Tintagel in the following year, paints an English scene, and that an inward rather than an outward 'bne. True, it is dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII , and is usually regarded as an epitome of the Edwardian age; but pre-occupation with external features of this kind should not blind us to the warm and sensitive humanity that lies hidden within. Deryck Cooke


Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Valle Giulia
Unknown: King Edward Vii
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


from Bournville Parish Church, Birmingham. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Robnett Walters
Jesus shall reign (S.P. 545) Versicies and Responses Psalm 67
First Lesson: Isaiah 42, w. 1-4, and 49. vv. 1-6
Magnificat (Walmisley in D minor) Second Lesson: Ephesians 2, vv. 11-22 Nunc dimittis (Walmisley in D mtnor)
Creed, The Lord's Prayer, Versicles and Responses, Collects
In Christ there is no east or west
(S.P. 537)
Sermon a Thou whose almighty Word (S.P. 303) Blessing
Organist, J. N. Soutliall


Unknown: Rev. Robnett Walters
Organist: J. N. Soutliall


Appeal on behalf of the London Gardens Society, by Nancy Price, C.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The London Gardens Society aims at beautifying London and providing an interest for those with little opportunity for self-expression. Its aims are achieved by the formation of Gardening Guilds, by advice and literature, and by judging the All-London Competitions for which trophies and certificates are provided. This voluntary Society organises the distribution of thousands of plants through Settlements, Old Peoples' Welfare Committees, and other organisations. Her Majesty the Queen, the Patron, takes a deep personal interest in the little gardens which the sees on her annual tour.


by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by Giles Cooper
5—* A Robber's Apprentice'
Characters in order of speaking:
Piodaced by Charles Lefeaux
While Oliver is lying ill in Mr. Brownlow's house, Fagin is frantic with worry, partly lest the boy should betray him, and partly for fear of Monks who threatens to inform against him shou!d Oliver not be found. All the band, including Bill Sikes the housebreaker, take part in the hunt, and the boy is eventually traced. A watch is kept on the house. After several weeks, when Oliver is well enough to walk, Mr. BrownJow determines to question him about his origin. He is curious about the boy because of a resemblance he bears to a piciure of a girl, Agnes, which hangs in the house. Just as ne is about to begin his questioning he is interrupted by an old friend, Mr. Grimwig, who expresses mistrust of Oliver. His protector, anxious to prove the child's honesty, sends him on an errand. Oliver walks straight into the arms of Nancy and Bill Sikes. While his friends sit waiting for him to return, be is hustled away with threats and curses.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Bill Sikes
Unknown: Bill Sikes.
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Nancy: Helen Shingler
Bill Sikes: Ralph Truman
Oliver Twist: Wilfrid Downing
The Artful Dodger: Brian Smith
Charley Bates: Barry MacGregor
Fagin: John Gabriel
Mr Brownlow: John Turnbull
Mr Grimwig: Arthur Ridley
Mrs Mann: Barbara Trevor
M - Bumble: Cecil Trouncer
Dick: Dorothy Gordon
Mrs Bedwin: Elsa Palmer
Bullseye: Bryan Powley


6-The Rebellion of Youth
Leslie Paul says what he would put into a letter intended for our descendants of A.D. 2052
Next Sunday: Mary Scrutton


Unknown: Leslie Paul
Unknown: Mary Scrutton


A Story of a Tea House
Music by Sidney Jones with additional music by Lionel Monckton
Words and lyrics by Owen Hall and Harry Greenbank
Adapted for broadcasting by Elizabeth Braund with Elsie Morison
Betty Huntley-Wright
Frederick Harvey. Stanley Mason
Dudley Rolph
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. Frank Thomas )
Conductor. Gilbert Vinter
The story told by Hugh Morton
Produced by John Tylee
See page 3


Music By: Sidney Jones
Music By: Lionel Monckton
Unknown: Owen Hall
Unknown: Harry Greenbank
Broadcasting By: Elizabeth Braund
Unknown: Elsie Morison
Unknown: Betty Huntley-Wright
Unknown: Frederick Harvey.
Leader: Frank Thomas
Told By: Hugh Morton
Produced By: John Tylee


A poetry notebook
Edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Marius Goring


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Marius Goring


' The true light now shineth '
Psalm 122
From Revelation 21 and 22 0 dear and heavenly city (BBC Hymn
Book 251)
St. Luke 1, vv. 78-79

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