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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Richard Crean Orchestra with David Java (violin) accompanied by Henry Krein (accordion)


Violin: David Java
Accordion: Henry Krein


from Osterley Parish Church. conducted by the vicar, the Rev. R. F. Wright , Ph.D.
Praise, mv soul, the King of heaven.
(A. and M. 298)
Sentence and Prayers
Versicles and Responses Psalm 95
First Lesson: Genesis 28. vv. 10-17 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Luke 12, vv. 22-31 Jubilate (Psalm 100)
Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Breathe on me, breath of God (A. and M. 671)
Praise to the Lord (A. and M. 657) Blessing
Organist, Maurice Taylor


Unknown: Osterley Parish Church.
Unknown: R. F. Wright , Ph.D.
Organist: Maurice Taylor


Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 (Grieg):
London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Basil Cameron
Symphonic Dance No. 1 (Grieg) :
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted . by Issay Dobrowen
Concertino for Trumpet and String
Orchestra (RUsager): George Esk dale (trumpet), with the Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Jensen
Symphonic Poem: The Golden Spinning Wheel (Dvorak): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt. on gramophone records


Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Conducted By: Issay Dobrowen
Unknown: George Esk
Conducted By: Thomas Jensen
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.


Khama by Lewis Hastings
Khama, Chief of the Bamangwato, was the grandfather of Seretse Khama. Lewis Hastings , when a young man, not only knew Khama in his old age, but was so impressed by him that he gathered many stories of the great Chief's younger days.


Unknown: Lewis Hastings
Unknown: Seretse Khama.
Unknown: Lewis Hastings


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced this week by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Old and New — Schubert's 'Trout' Quintet and Mozart's ' Coronation ' Piano Concerto, by Trevor Harvey Vocal Records, by Basil Douglas
Orchestral and Instrumental Records, by Edmund Tracey


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Edmund Tracey


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Geoffrey Agnew
Films: Paul Dehn
Theatre: A. V. Cookman
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones
Radio: Frank Birch
Art: J. M. Richards


Conducted By: Geoffrey Agnew
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: A. V. Cookman
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Frank Birch
Unknown: J. M. Richards

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A fortnightly programme from the countryside
Epping Forest
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson and played by the Wynford Reynolds Trio
Singer, Robert Irwin
Edited and produced by John Bridges


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges


William Mann introduces records from operas set in lands foreign to their composers
' Ma hairt's in the hielands '


Introduces: William Mann


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
John Russell discusses the cultivation of ' room plants.' which has attained great popularity in Scandinavia
Angus Barber suggests some interesting ways of using annual flowers
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: John Russell
Unknown: Angus Barber
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


by R. C. Sherriff
Adapted for broadcasting by Kenneth Bayley
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Broadcasting By: Kenneth Bayley
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Mr Stevens: Charles Lloyd Pack
Mrs Stevens: Beatrice Varley
Mary: Margaret Lang
Dick: Alec Ross
Ernie: Cavan Malone
Mrs Huggett: Gladys Spencer
Jessica Marshall: Marjorie Westbury
Pat Mackenzie: Patrick MacNee
Mr Montgomery: Richard Williams
Mrs Williams: Ella Milne
Mr Wilkins: Eric Anderson

: Excerpts from ' PRINCE IGOR

by Borodin including the whole of Act 2
BBC Opera Chorus
(trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor. Stanford Robinson
Produced by Harold Neden


Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Harold Neden
Prince Igor: George Hancock
Princess Yaroslavna, his second wife: Nina Lenova
Vladimir Igorevich, son of Igor's first wife: René Soames
Konchak, a Polovtsian Khan: Ian Wallace
Konchakovna, his daughter: Marjorie Thomas
Ovlur, a converted Polovtsian: Keith Kennedy


Walter Allen
This week Walter Allen will probably talk about the novels of Geoiges Simenon


Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Geoiges Simenon


* The Great Garrick
A new play about the famous actor of the eighteenth century
Written by David Scott Daniell
Other parts played by: William Avenell , Michel Bazalgette
Arnold Peters. Jack May and Eric Skelding
Produced by Peggy Bacon
On March 2, 1737, two young men set out from their homes in Lichfield to seek fame and fortune in London. The elder of the two hoped to become a famous author; the younger was intended to study the Law. They both won fame and fortune in no uncertain measure. The elder of the pair was Samuel Johnson , who became the great Doctor Johnson; the other was David Garrick , who achieved his boyhood ambition and became an actor-the greatest of his age.


Written By: David Scott Daniell
Played By: William Avenell
Played By: Michel Bazalgette
Played By: Arnold Peters.
Played By: Eric Skelding
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: David Garrick
David Garrick the boy: D English
David Garrick, the man: Anthony Jacobs
Peter Garrick, the boy: J Nyasa
Peter Garrick, the man: Geoffrey Lewis
Magdalen Garrick (Lenny): Mary Webster
Jane Garrick (Jenny): ;june Spencer
Mrs Garrick: Elspeth Duxbury
Violette Garrick: Cecile Chevreau
Samuel Johnson: Arthur Young
Peg Wofflngton: Mary Wimbush


The Voluntary Effort by Lord Mackintosh of Halifax
Lord Mackintosh is the Chairman of the National Savings Committee. In his talk he shows the value of voluntary effort for a national need.

: The Weather

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


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Eugene Goossens
Eugene Goossens , who is conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and director of the New South Wales State Conservator:um of Music, is paying a short visit to this country, where he was born, and where so many of his earlier triumphs, both a% composer and conductor, took place. A Londoner, of Belgian descent, he belongs to a distinguished family of musicians. His father, who celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday last month, conducted the Carl Rosa Opera Company for many years; his sisters, Marie and Sidonie, are both well-known harpists; and his brother Leon has been called ' the prince of oboe-players.'
In his autobiography, Overture and Beginners, published last year, Eugene Goossens tells of his student days at Bruges, Liverpool, and subsequently at the Royal College of Music in London. He also describes his experiences as a violinist; as conductor of opera, ballet, and numberless concerts at which he brought forward new works; and as the composer of music of all kinds, including two operas, Judith and Don Juan de Mahara, for which Arnold Bennett wrote the libretti. Apocalypse is an oratorio, designed on a large scale, on which Goossens has been engaged for the past four years. Next Sunday, before he returns to Australia, he is to conduct the BBC Opera Orchestra in the Home Service.
Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Carl Rosa
Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Unknown: Harold Rutland


from Llandinam Presbyterian Church of Wales. Montgomeryshire, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. D. Reginald Thomas
Introit: Lead me, Lord (S. S. Wesley ) God reveals his presence (C.H. 234:
Tune. Arnsberg)
Reading: St. Luke 23. vv. 33-43 Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
Come Holv Ghost, our hearts inspire
(C.H. 196: Tune, St. Columba)
Today thy mercy calls us (C.H. 684:
Tune. Penlan)
Blessing tf Organist. Doris Benbow
Choirmaster, A. T. Dawes


Unknown: Llandinam Presbyterian Church Of Wales.
Unknown: Rev. D. Reginald Thomas
Unknown: S. S. Wesley
Organist: Doris Benbow
Choirmaster: A. T. Dawes


Appeal on behalf of totally disabled ex-Servicemen at the Star and Garter Home, Richmond, by John Mills
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Star and Garter Home at Richmond was opened in 1916 to provide a permanent home for ex-Servicemen disabled in war or in peace. The present building, which stands in a commanding position at the top of Richmond Hill , was erected by means of voluntaiy subscriptions from the women of the Empire and endowed by friends and sympathisers from all over the world.
The Home is not part of the National
Health Service, and still needs some £ 25,000 to close the gap between revenue and expenditure. Rising costs make more subscriptions essential if there is to be no drop in the high standards of comfort and medical care that have been kept up since its earliest days.


Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: John Mills
Unknown: Richmond Hill


by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by Giles Cooper
6—' A Proposal'
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
Oliver having been kidnapped by Nancy Sikesand Bill Sikes, is hurried away to Fagin's house where he is received with great glee. He tries unsuccessfully to escape. Nancy prevents Sikes from setting his dog on him and defies Fagin when he remonstrates with her. Meanwhile Mr. Brownlow has offered a reward for information about the boy, and the notice has been read by Mr. Bumble, who is visiting London. He tells Mr. Brownlow that Oliver has always been worthless and dishonest. Fagin and Bill Sikes plan a burglary at Cherbey. A boy is needed to enter by a small window, and the ' fence persuades Bill to use Oliver, knowing that once the boy is incriminated he will be in his power, thus satisfying his own ends and those of Monks. Nancy takes Oliver to Bill Sikes' house so that they shall be ready to start early the next morning.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Oliver Twist: Wilfrid Downing
Bill Sikes: Ralph Truman
Carter: Philip Ray
Toby Crackit: Tony Quinn
Barney: Eric Anderson
Rose Maylie: Denise Bryer
Mrs Maylie: Helen Haye
Giles: George Skillan
Brittles: Frank Atkinson
Mrs Corney: Gladys Young
Mr Bumble: Cecil Trouncer
Old Woman: Lola Duncan
Apothecary: Roger Delgado
Sally: Hilda Davies
Fagin: John Gabriel
The Artful Dodger: Brian Smith
Cook: Diana Lincoln


7-The Good Time
R. H. Ward says what he would put into a letter intended for our descendants of A.D. 2052


Unknown: R. H. Ward


(Leader, Edward Armstrong )
Conductor, Charles Groves
Albert Ferber (piano)


Leader: Edward Armstrong
Conductor: Charles Groves
Piano: Albert Ferber


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Anthony Quayle


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Anthony Quayle


played by Denis Matthews (piano)


Piano: Denis Matthews


' The Second Adam '
0 Lamb of God (BBC Hymn Book
Genesis 3, vv. 1-15
Praise to the Holiest (BBC Hymn
Book 88)
Romans 7, vv. 24-25

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