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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with Iris Loveridge (piano)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Piano: Iris Loveridge

: Trinity Sunday MORNING SERVICE

from St. Helen s Church, Abingdon. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. A. E. Hayton. Preacher, Canon Leonard Hodgson ,
D.D. Versicles and Responses Psalm 29
First Lesson: Jeremiah 31. vv. 31-37 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. John 14. vv. 15-29 Jubilate (Psalm 100) Creed and Collects
Holy, Holy, Holy (A. and M. 160) Sermon Prayers
Lead us, heavenly Father (A. and M.
Organist. H. H. Fowler


Unknown: Rev. A. E. Hayton.
Unknown: Canon Leonard Hodgson
Unknown: D.D. Versicles
Organist: H. H. Fowler


Overture in C (in the Italian Style)
(Schubert): Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Violin Concerto (Bartok): Max Rostal
(violin), with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Scenes and Dances (The Three-
Cornered Hat) (Falla): London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Enrique Jorda on gramophone records


Violin: Malcolm Sargent
Violin: Max Rostal
Unknown: Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Enrique Jorda


Three talks about English houses by Sir Hugh Casson, R.D.I.. F.R.I.B.A
3-New Ways, Northampton
Built in 1926 and one of the first houses designed in the 'modern' style in this country.


Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson, R.D.I.. F.R.I.B.A


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Massenet's 'Werther,' by Harold Neden
' A Hugo Wolf Biography ,' by Mosco Carner
'The Music of Guy Ropartz ' (born June 15, 1864). by Norman Demuth


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Harold Neden
Unknown: Hugo Wolf Biography
Unknown: Mosco Carner
Unknown: Guy Ropartz
Unknown: Norman Demuth


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Eric Newton
Theatre : Eric Keown
Books: John Connell
Radio: Dilys Powell
Art: Stephen Bone
Films : E. Arnot Robertson


Conducted By: Eric Newton
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Sedgemoor including
Westmoor and Stanmoor,
Introduced by Ralph Wightman from the George Inn ,.Middlezoy with music arranged by Francis Collinson
Singer, Bernard Fishwick
Produced by David Thomson


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


Gramophone records of distinguished singers, presented by Gordon Whelan


Presented By: Gordon Whelan


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Frank Knight gives advice on pruning flowering shrubs
Tom Bolton talks about hardy ferns Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Frank Knight
Talks: Tom Bolton
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: The Women Have Their Way

by the Brothers Quintero
English version by Helen and Harley Granville-Barker
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
[Starring] Eliot Makeham with Denise Bryer and Roger Delgado
Scene: a small town in Andalusia
Stephen Williams writes on page 4


Authors: The Brothers Quintero
English version: Helen Granville-Barker
English version: Harley Granville-Barker
Radio Adaptation/Production: Raymond Raikes
Unknown: Stephen Williams
The guitar player: Julian Bream
The voice with a Spanish accent: William Fox
Dieguilla, a maidservant: Carmen Del Rio
Don Julian Figueredo, a parish priest: Eliot Makeham
Santita, his sister: Nan Marriott-Watson
Adolfo Adalid, a young lawyer from Madrid: Roger Delgado
Concha Puerto: Nancy Nevinson
Guitarra, her manservant: Nicholas Parsons
Santita's daughters: Angela: Sarah Leigh
Pilar: Louise Hutton
Pepe Lora, an Andalusian swain: Malcolm Hayes
Dona Belen Zurita de Gomez Valdivieso: Vivienne Chatterton
Juanita la Rosa her niece: Denise Bryer
Don Cecilio, a doctor: James Dale
A village girl: Molly Lawson
The Sacristan of San Antonio: William Fox

: Excerpts from 'WERTHER'

by Massenet
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor,Stanford Robinson
Narrator, Ivan Samson
Produced by Harold Neden


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Narrator: Ivan Samson
Produced By: Harold Neden
Charlotte: Joan Cross
Their father: Appleton Moore
His other children: Girls Of The Mary Datchelor School Choir
Werther: Rowland Jones


by Walter Allen
This week he talks about ' New Poems, 1952,' a P.E.N. anthology edited hy Clifford Dyment , Roy Fuller , and Montagu Slater ; 'Europa and the Bull,' by W. R. Rodgers ; and 'The Sailing Race,' by Patric Dickinson.


Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Clifford Dyment
Unknown: Roy Fuller
Unknown: Montagu Slater
Unknown: W. R. Rodgers
Unknown: Patric Dickinson.


' King Midas has Ass's Ears!'
A legend of Ancient Greece retold for broadcasting by Stanley Williamson
Incidental music played by Mary Rowland on the Celtic harp
Produced by Herbert Smith


Broadcasting By: Stanley Williamson
Played By: Mary Rowland
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: Hugh Morton
The King: Fred Fairclough
Apollo: George Hagan
Pan: Gioffrey Banks
The Barber: Norman Somers
The Barber's wife: Doris Gambell


The Romance of Money
A series of four talks by J. F. Eggleston
3-' Lenders and Borrowers of Money '
The speaker tells the story of usury and interest.

: The Weather

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


by Johnny Morris
In the coming weeks Johnny Morris will travel along the north coast of Devon and Cornwall to Land's End, following paths and tracks along shore and cliff-lop. This week he comes to the studio to talk about the Devon coa-tl ne north of the Taw and Torridge estuaries.


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Johnny Morris


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Ernest Bloch, who was born in Geneva in 1880, grew up in the heyday of the late romantic period: and his C sharp minor symphony, completed in 1902 when be was studying at the Frankfurt Conservatoire, belongs entirely to the German romantic tradition. It gives only an occasional hint of the Bloch of later years, who turned from romantic dreams to a passionate concern with the bitter realities of life; Bloch himself has described it, perhaps ironically, as ' my optimistic work.' Nevertheless, it is an astounding achievement for a young man, both in its grasp of large-scale form and its sure command of orchestration. The first of the four movements has an extended slow introduction which foreshadows the second main theme and recurs at the end as a coda. The slow movement begins with a peaceful theme for the four horns, which is interrupted by a dramatic episode, only to be resumed by the full strings. The scherzo recalls Mahler, with its brass and woodwind fanfare and its trio in pastoral style; the finale begins grimly, but ends in triumph, re-stating the main theme of the slow movement and the second theme of the first movement. Deryck Cooke


Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


for Trinity Sunday
Conducted by Father Illtud Evans , O.P., with the choirs of St. Francis, Manchester, and St. John, Salford
Firmly I believe and truly (W.H. 185) Readings from St. Matthew 3 and 28 Prayers in praise of the Holy Trinity Holy God-, we praise thy name (W.H.
Address: God's answer to man's need
Most ancient of all mysteries (W.H.
Address: Man's response to God by Faith
Act of Faith
Bone Pastor (Palestrina)
Our Father: Hail Mary: Glory be:
Evening Prayer
Before the day's last moments fly
' (W.H. 169)


Conducted By: Father Illtud Evans


Appeal on behalf of Student Movement House, by Donald McCullough
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Student Movement House, founded in 1917 by the Student Christian Movement as a memorial to students killed in the first world war, was the first international club in London to open its doors to students and ex-students of all races and all creeds. The House plays a vital part in promoting international understanding by bringing students from abroad into contact with their English temporaries. In its friendly atmosphere the barriers of race and colour are broken down, and overseas students are enabled to take back to their own countries a true appreciation of English life and values. The House, which has now more than one thousand members, depends almost entirely on voluntary gifts for its maintenance.


Unknown: Donald McCullough
Unknown: Donald McCullough

: Wendy Hiller and Paul Scofield in ' THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY'

A serial play for broadcasting by Frank Hauser and Donald McWhinnie from the novel by Henry James
Production by E. J. King Bull
Episode 10
(Wendy Hiller is appearing in 'Waters of the Moon ' at the Haymarhet Theatre; Paul Scofield in ' Much Ado About Nothing ' at the Phoenix Theatre)
Gilbert Osmond blames his wife for Lord Warburton's failure to propose to Pansy, and in so doing reveals to Isabd what kind of man she has married. Before she can learn the whole truth from the Countess Gemini, a telegram from Gardencourt arrives, to the effect that Ralph Touchett is on his deathbed. Isabel states her intention of leaving for England at once, but this is the occasion of an even deeper estrangement from her husband.
In spite of Isabel's remonstrances,
Pansy Osmond has been sent back to her convent for the time being, by her father's express orders. Isabel proposes to visit her there before her departure, but first she has something of final importance to bear from the Countess Gemini.


Broadcasting By: Frank Hauser
Broadcasting By: Donald McWhinnie
Novel By: Henry James
Production By: E. J. King
Unknown: Wendy Hiller
Unknown: Paul Scofield
Unknown: Gilbert Osmond
Unknown: Ralph Touchett
Unknown: Pansy Osmond
The American: Roger Delgado
Countess Gemini: Jill Balcon
Isabel Osmond: Wendy Hiller
Mother Catherine: Rosamund Greenwood
Mme Merle: Catherine Lacey
Pansy Osmond: Pamela Stirling
Henrietta Stackpole: Marjorie Westbury
Mrs Touchett: Betty Hardy
Ralph Touchett: Paul Scofield
Lord Warburton: Robert Harris
Caspar Goodwood: William Fox
Waiter: Bryan Powley


A Gilbertian chapter in real life
The story of how, after many years of popular performance, the famous Gilbert and Sullivan opera was suddenly banned by the Lord Chamberlain
Programme written by Leslie Baily
Music taken from records made by the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company
Production by Malcolm Baker-Smith
Leslie Baily writes on page 5


Written By: Leslie Baily
Production By: Malcolm Baker-Smith
Production By: Leslie Baily


Gerald Moore talks about the accompanying of stringed instruments and illustrates how (and how not) to achieve a perfect partnership
Violin illustrations played by Beryl Kimber


Talks: Gerald Moore
Played By: Beryl Kimber


Peasant Cantata
Phyllis Carlin (soprano)
Paul Matthen (bass-baritone) with members of the Cambridge Festival Orchestra Conducted by Daniel Pinkham on gramophone records


Soprano: Phyllis Carlin
Bass-Baritone: Paul Matthen
Conducted By: Daniel Pinkham


' With Angels and Archangels'
Blessed angel spirits (Tchaikovsky) Revelation 4
What tongue can tell thy greatness?
(BBC Hymn Book 541)
Psalm 95, vv. 6-7

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