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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Richard Crean Orchestra with the Michael Krein
Saxophone Quartet


Unknown: Richard Crean Orchestra
Unknown: Michael Krein


Morning Service from Huddersfield Parish Church. Conducted by the Rev. Martin Jarrett-Kerr , C.R.
The Divine Society
Readings: St. Matthew 16. v. 18; St.
John 14, vv. 15-18, 25-27; 20, vv. 21-23; Acts 2. vv. 1-4
When God of old came down from
Heaven (A. and M. 154, omitting vv. 3 and 4) Reading: Revelation 21, w. 2 and 3 The Church of God a kingdom is (A. and M. 675)
Psalms 133 and 134 Prayers
Anthem: If ye love me (Tallis)
Let saints on earth in concert sing
(A. and M. 221)
Organist, A. H. Lawrence
The Christian lives both in the Church and in the world. His life in the Church informs and directs everything he does. But what is this Church to which he belongs? Why is it called 'The Divine Society'? That question is the subject of this morning's sermon. On the next few Sundays the preachers will deal with those practices-Prayer, Bible-Reading, Public Worship-that distinguish the Christian's life in the Church and sustain his life in the world.


Unknown: Rev. Martin Jarrett-Kerr
Unknown: H. Lawrence


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 (Riisager): George Esk dale (trumpet), with the Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Jensen
Symphonic Poem: The Golden Spinning Wheel (Dvorak): Royal Phil harmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records


Conducted By: Basil Cameron
Unknown: George Esk
Conducted By: Thomas Jensen
Unknown: Royal Phil
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham


Portrait of Jack Adams by Colin Wills
Lord Adams of Ennerdale is the son of a Cumberland miner who was killed in the pit when Lord Adams was a boy. Colin Wills knows him very well, and has watched his work for miners and Cumberland for some years.


Unknown: Jack Adams
Unknown: Colin Wills
Unknown: Colin Wills


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Rcbertson
' Bloch and " Schelomo " ' by John Amis
' Verdi's La Forza del Destino,' by William Mann
' For Your Music Shelf,' by John Lade. illustrated by Jean Mackie


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Rcbertson
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: John Lade.
Illustrated By: Jean MacKie


Conducted by Basil Wright
Books: C. V Wedgwood
Radio: Tom Hopkinson
Art: Hugh Scrutton
Films: Paul Dehn
Theatre: A. V. Cookman
at 3.0


Conducted By: Basil Wright
Unknown: Hugh Scrutton
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: V. Cookman

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Upper Clydesdale
Introduced by Alastair Borthwick
Music arranged by Francis Collinson
Produced by Robin Richardson
From Crawford Hotel


Introduced By: Alastair Borthwick
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Robin Richardson

: Stephen Williams presents HE WROTE THE STORY

Victor Hngo -
Gramophone records of music from operas based on his works


Unknown: Victor Hngo


A gardening weekly
Roy Hay chats with J. C. P. M. Davis , who gives some hints for success with sweet peas. and N. Stewart about current work in hard fruit growing
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: J. C. P. M. Davis
Unknown: N. Stewart
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Nancy Price in ' DONA CLARINES '

by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero
Translated by Helen Granville-Barker and Harley Granville-Barker
Adapted for broadcasting by Nan Macdonald
Produced by Hugh Stewart
(Esmé Percy is appearing in ' Colombe ' at the New Theatre, London)


Unknown: Joaquin Alvarez Quintero
Translated By: Helen Granville-Barker
Unknown: Harley Granville-Barker
Broadcasting By: Nan MacDonald
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Dona Clarines: Nancy Price
Don Basilio: Esme Percy
Tata: May Hallatt
Miguel: Terence Alexander
Marcela: Sarah Leigh
Dr Lujan: Richard Williams
Escopeta: Raymond Young
Daria: Jenny Lovelace

: Scenes from 'THE FORCE OF DESTINY'

by Verdi
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Produced by Harold Neden
Act 1: Act 2 Scene 2; Act 4, Scenes 1 and 2


Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Produced By: Harold Neden
The Marquis of Calatrava: Appleton Moore
Donna Leonora, his daughter: Joan Hammond
Don Carlo di Vargas his son: Emrys Lloyd
Don Alvaro (in love with Leonora): Frank Titterton
Curra, Leonora's maid Watson: Mildred Watson
Father Guardiano, Father Superior of the Monastery of the Madonna of the Angels: Trevor Anthony
Brother Melitone, Friar of the Monastery: Appleton Moore


Walter Allen gives his weekly talk on books new and old


Unknown: Walter Allen

: Children's Hour

'The Way of Sacrifice'
A Bible play
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard

In the last story you heard how Jesus spent the beginning of the last week of his life - the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the cleansing of the temple, and the many things that he told his disciples in parables. Today you hear about the preparation for the Last Supper, the treachery of Judas, the arrest in the garden of Gethsemane, and the way in which Peter denied his Lord.


Writer/Producer: J. Stanley Pritchard

: Children's Service

From Newtonmore Parish Church. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. James S. Wood
Let us Worship God
Come, children, join to sing (C.H. 177) Prayers
Far round the world thy children sing their song (C.H. 373)
Gospel readings: St. Matthew 5, w.
13-16; St. John 8, v. 12; St. John 15, vv. 9-14
Offering, and Act of Dedication Jesus bids us shine (C.H. 671)
Prayers for others, and Prayers of thanks; the Lord's Prayer
Saviour, while my heart is tender
(C.H. 495: Tune, Shipston)


Unknown: Rev. James S. Wood


The Bank and its Customers
Two talks by a branch manager of one of the nationally-known banks. 1-' A Manager's Job '
In this programme the speaker explains his twofold responsibilities towards his bank and towards his customers.

: The Weather

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


from Haven Green Baptist Church, Ealing, London. Conducted by Dr. Theodore Robinson , formerly of University College, Cardiff
The blood o/ the covenant
Prayer of Invocation The Lord's Prayer
Praise to the Holiest (B.C.H. 72) Reading: St. Mark 14, vv. 12-25 That mystic word (B.C.H. 309) Prayer
Eternal Light (B.C.H. 74) Sermon
When I survey the wondrous Cross
(B.C.H. 112)
Organist, C. S. Smallman
Why did Jesus die? Tonight's sermon finds the answer in words spoken by Jesus at the Last Supper: ' This cup is the new covenant in my blood.' From his Old Testament studies Dr. Robinson makes the point that in Jewish thought a covenant does not imply a bargain but the uniting of two parties through the life of a third, and he interprets the words of Jesus in the light of this fact.


Unknown: Dr. Theodore Robinson

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the Bermondsey Children's Flats, by Annette Mills
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Annette Mills, Bermondsey Children's Flats, [address removed]
The Bermondsey Children's Flars were begun seven years ago as an experiment to help family life where home conditions were cramped. Two flats, each consisting of two or three small rooms, were opened on the ground floor of a tenement. Here, during the evening, children of many differen* ages and interests can come from the neighbouring flats and, under the guidance of a leader, play, pursue their hobbies, or read in the Quiet Room. In this way the parents are relieved from the anxiety that the children may be playing in the streets. Twice a week someone is in charge in the afternoon to look after the under-fives while the mothers are shopping.


Unknown: Annette Mills


by Charles Dickens
Adapted for radio by Giles Cooper
8-' Nancy decides '
Produced by Charles Lefeaux
Oliver, wounded in the attempted burglary at Chertsey, is lovingly tended in Mrs. Maylie's house. He recovers slowly. Fagin, furious at the loss of the boy, plots his recapture in a conversation with Monks which is ' overheard by Nancy. Monks decides to go to Oliver's birthplace to find out whether any proofs of his parentage exist. When he arrives there he meets Mr. Bumble, now married to Mrs. Corney, a state which he heartily regrets. The beadle brings his wife to a disused warehouse where the locket and ring worn by Oliver's mother are sold to Monks and destroyed. Meanwhile Noah Claypo'e and Charlotte, having rifled the Sowerberrys' till, are on their way to London.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Giles Cooper
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Mr Losberne: Ballard Berkeley
Oliver Twist: Wilfrid Downing
Hunchback: Nigel Clarke
Maid: Daphne Atherton
Rose Maylie: Denise Bryer
Harry Maylie: David Peel
Bill Sikes: Ralph Truman
Nancy: Helen Shingler
Bullseye: Bryan Powley
Fagin: John Gabriel
Monks: Richard Hurndall
Porter: Bryan Powley
Charlotte: Gabrielle Blunt
Noah Claypole: Michael John


A play cycle on the life of Our Lord by Dorothy L. Sayers
3-' A Certain Nobleman'
A new production by Peter Watts


Unknown: Dorothy L. Sayers
Production By: Peter Watts


in F minor, Op. 57 played by Edith Vogel (piano)
The programme also includes Brahma' Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel, Op. 24
Beethoven's Sonata 'Pathétique' played by Maria Donska : March 30


Piano: Edith Vogel
Played By: Maria Donska


' The Way of the Cross '
When Jesus Christ was yet a child
(BBC Hymn Book 542)
1 Corinthians 1, vv. 18-31
Beneath the Cross of Jesus (BBC
Hymn Book 301)
1 Corinthians 1, w. 23-25


Unknown: Jesus Christ

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