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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 Charles Smart (organ)


Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Unknown: Charles Smart


from the Hull Methodist Mission, Queen's Hall, Hull. Conducted by the Rev. W. D. Watts
Christ, the Restorer of Lost Powers Praise, my soul, the King of heaven
(M.H.B. 12)
The Lord's Prayer
Hark the glad sound! the Saviour comes (M.H.B. 82)
Lesson: Isaiah 35
Let him to whom we now belong
(M.H.B. 382)
Lesson: St. John 5, w. 1-15 Prayers
0 come and dwell in me (M.H.B. 554) Sermon
Glorious things of thee are spoken
(M.H.B. 706)
Organist, William E. Branton


Unknown: Rev. W. D. Watts
Organist: William E. Branton


Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal's
Cave) (Mendelssohn): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Schiichter
Symphony No. 36. in C (K.425) (Linz)
(Mozart): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Karl Bbhm
Nocturnes (Debussy): Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Ernest Ansermet on gramophone records


Conducted By: Wilhelm Schiichter
Conducted By: Karl Bbhm
Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet


Three talks by Nikolaua Pevsner , Slade Professor of Fine Art in the University of Cambridge, about houses with battlements
3-Strawberry Hill, Twickenham,
Strawberry Hill is the country house that Horace Walpole built for himself at Twickenham from 1750 onwards, and whose name has come to stand for a certain type of imitation Gothic architecture.


Unknown: Nikolaua Pevsner
Unknown: Horace Walpole

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
'Wanda Landowska (born July 5, 1877)' by Hubert Foss
'Music Magazine Remembers ... '
'American Composers Today' by Aaron Copland
'For Your Music Shelf' by John Lade, illustrated by Jean Mackie


Edited by: Anna Instone
Edited by: Julian Herbage
Introduced by: Alec Robertson
Speaker: Hubert Foss
Speaker: Aaron Copland
Speaker: John Lade
Illustrated By: Jean MacKie


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Sir Hugh Casson
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: Edgar Anstey
Theatre: T. C. Worsley Books: John Connell
Radio: Antonia White


Conducted By: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Antonia White

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

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


Records of distinguished singers, presented by Dennis Arundell


Presented By: Dennis Arundell


Roy Hay introduces W. F. Bewley and Professor R. H. Stoughton , who investigate some gardening fallacies and misconceptions
Joe Brayshaw puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the -week's work


Introduces: Roy Hay
Unknown: W. F. Bewley
Unknown: Professor R. H. Stoughton
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Conducted by Lou Whiteson


Conducted By: Lou Whiteson

: William Devlin in 'THE TALISMAN'

by Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised for broadcasting in three parts by Mabel Constanduros
Produced by Hugh Stewart
Part 1
Cast in order of speaking:
The main action of the story takes place in the camp of King Richard on crusade in Palestine against the Saracens in the twelfth century
Part 2: next Sunday at 3.0


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Narrator: Christopher Rhodes
Sheerkohf: Stephen Jack
Sir Kenneth of the Leopard: David King-Wood
The Hermit of Engaddi: John Laurie
King Richard, Coeur-de-Lion: William Devlin
Sir Thomas de Vaux: Hamilton Dyce
El Hakim: Stephen Jack
Jocelyn: Aubrey Richards
Archbishop of Tyre: Michael Logan
A Scottish squire: Nicholas Parsons
Conrade, Marquis of Monserrat: Carl Bernard
The Grand Master of the Templars: Henry Oscar
Leopold, Archduke of Austria: Anton Diffring
Wallenrode: Stanley Groome


Sarah Menkes (soprano)
BBC Opera Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
From Il Trovatore :
Introduction to Act 1 Tacea la notte
From Aida ':
Prelude to Act 1 Ritorna vincitor
Grand March and Ballet Music 0 patria mia
Overture: La Battaglia di Legnano
Programme devised by Harold Neden
Sarah Menkes comes from the Argentine and this is her first broadcast for the BBC. When she appeared in Tosca at Covent Garden she won much applause for her rich tone and commanding style.


Soprano: Sarah Menkes
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Unknown: Harold Neden
Unknown: Sarah Menkes


Walter Allen
This week he talks about ' Conrad: « reassessment ' by Douglas Hewitt , and about some of Conrad's works.


Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Douglas Hewitt


Susan Tunnell (piano)
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Piano Concerto No. 2, in G minor
The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain consists of 121 young musicians between the ages of thirteen and nineteen. This recording of Saint-Saens' Second Piano Concerto was made during a recent concert at the Winter Gardens, Bournemouth.
5.20 app. Children's Service from Upcott House Preparatory School, Okehampton; conducted by G. P. W. Earle


Piano: Susan Tunnell
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Conducted By: G. P. W. Earle


The World Over
Two talks on the international importance of British insurance by Arthur Carr
2—' Invisible Exports
The speaker shows the important part played by British insurance in earning a foreign currency.

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts,


by Johnny Morris
Last week Johnny Morris travelled in Cornwall from Newquay .to St. Ives. Today he talks about the fifth stage of the iourney in which he is following along the shore and on the cliff-tops, by paths and tracks, the coastline from Somerset to Land's End.


Unknown: Johnny Morris
Unknown: Johnny Morris


BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
From his childhood days, when he first heard parts of Don Giovanni performed in the family circle, Tchaikovsky had an intense admiration for Mozart and once declared that it was because of him that he had devoted his life to music. The ' Jupiter ' Symphony he described (justly enough) as ' one of the wonders of symphonic music.' This love of Mozart is reflected in Tchaikovsky's work by his fondness for lyrical, rather Italianate melody; and both composers have the power to suggest the ' tears at the heart of things,' though Mozart does so with a classical restraint that is even more moving than the Russian composer's romantic, and sometimes flamboyant manner. But this manner has its own appeal, which is very much in evidence in the Fourth Symphony. Written at a particularly critical time in Tchaikovsky's life, the Symphony possesses an astonishingly vivid and compelling quality. He himself said that there was not a single bar in the work which he had not truly felt, and which was not an echo of his most intimate spiritual life.
Harold Rutland


Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Conductor: Ian Whyte
Unknown: Don Giovanni


I-The Holy Communion Service in the Church of England
An evening service from the Parish Church of All Saints, Lincoln. Conducted by the Rt. Rev. Colin Dunlop , Dean of Lincoln; assisted by the Vicar, Canon N. S. Harding
Let all mortal flesh keep silence
(E.H. 318)
The Lord's Prayer Collect for Purity Address
The Holy Gospel: St. Matthew 16, vv. 13-19
Sursum Corda
The Peace of God:
Organist, A. E. Hancock


Unknown: Rev. Colin Dunlop
Unknown: Canon N. S. Harding
Organist: A. E. Hancock


Appeal on behalf of The Sailors' Home and Red Ensign Club, by Captain Anthony Kimmins , O.B.E., R.N. (Retd.)
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and ' should be addressed to [address removed]
The Sailors' Home and Red Ensign Club was founded in 1830 by Naval Officers and friends for the welfare of Merchant
Seamen. It provides a residential club for 230 men, where the sailor with no other home, or during his stay ashore between voyages, is assured of good accommodation at a moderate cost. After 120 years of continuous service the premises need to be renovated and partly rebuilt. £ 185,000 was received as a result of an appeal made during the war, but £ 55,000 is still urgently needed to complete the first stage of the rebuilding scheme.


Unknown: Captain Anthony Kimmins
Unknown: Captain Anthony Kimmins

: Isabel Dean in 'NO NAME'

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial for radio in twelve parts by Howard Agg
3 — ' The Cruel Law '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey
(Austin Trevor is appearing in * The Pink Room at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith)
Magdalen Vanstone has fallen in love with Francis Clare , whom she met when taking part in amateur theatricals. She seeks her father's consent to marry Francis despite the fact that he is to be sent abroad. Mr. Vanstone meets with an untimely death in a railway accident before he is able to have an important discussion with Mr. Pendril, the family lawyer. This shock has a severe effect on Mrs. Vanstone, who is expecting another child, and it seems unlikely that she or the child will survive.


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Unknown: Francis Clare
Narrator: David Garth
Mr Pendril: Austin Trevor
Miss Garth: Susan Richards
Norah Vanstone: Sarah Leigh
Magdalen Vanstone: Isabel Dean


The story of a forced landing in the central wastes of Iceland
Written by Ernest Watkins
Produced by Alan Burgess


Written By: Ernest Watkins
Produced By: Alan Burgess
First narrator: Duncan McLntyre
Second narrator: Hugh Burden
Captain Hughson: Deryck Guyler
Flight Lieut Franklin: James McKechnie

: Act 1 of Puccini's 'MADAM BUTTERFLY'

(Sung in Italian) (soprano) (mezzo-soprano) (tenor) (baritone) (tenor) (bass)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Aceademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Conducted by Alberto Erede on gramophone records


Conducted By: Alberto Erede
Madam Butterfly: Renata Tebaldi
Suzuki: Nell Rankin
F B Pinkerton: Giuseppe Campora
Sharpless: Giovanni Inghilleri
Goro: Piero de Palma
Lo Zio Bonzo: Fernando Corero


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Mathew Crosse


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Mathew Crosse


' The Secret of Life '
Blessed are they that mourn
Psalm 146 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 53
Hark the glad sound (BBC Hymn
Book 490)
2 Corinthians 1, vv. 3 and 4

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