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Readings for Sunday morning

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Guy Daines and his Orchestra with Charles Smart (organ)


Unknown: Guy Daines

: The Service of HOLY COMMUNION

From St. Stephen's Church, Rochester Row, Westminster
The King of Love (A. and M. 197) Prayers of Preparation
Christ's Summary of the Law
Collect for the Fifth Sunday after Trinity
Epistle: 1 Peter 3, vv. 8-15
Happy are they (A. and M. Rev. 261) Gospel: St. Luke 5, vv. 1-11 Sermon
At the Offertory:
Lord, enthroned, in heavenly splendour (A. and M. 555)
At the Communion:
Agnus Dei
And now, O Father (A. and M. 322)
The Lord's Prayer and Thanksgiving Gloria in excelsis
Fill thou my life (A. and M. 705)
Celebrant and preacher. the Rev. G. E. Reindorp
Commentary by a member of the congregation
Service sung to the music of John Merbecke
Organist. Charles Reeve
A hundred years ago a young girl of twenty-five, Angela Burdett-Coutts, built St. Stephen's, Rochester Row, within sound of Big Ben, to be the parish church of what was then the poorest part of Westminster. Now, owing to the bombing of its two neighbours (St. John's, Smith Square, and St. Andrew's, Asliley Place), it serves a densely packed area of 30,000 people. These come from every walk of life-four hospitals, several Government ministries, a police station and training college, housing estates and blocks of flats, a theological college, and four schools, all situated in the area between Victoria Street and the Thames.


Unknown: Rev. G. E. Reindorp
Organist: Charles Reeve
Unknown: Angela Burdett-Coutts


Overture (The Wand of Youth. Suite
No. 1) (Elgar): Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Piano Concerto No. 2 (Rawsthorne):
Clifford Curzon (piano), with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
Three Bavarian Dances (Elgar):
National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Boyd Neel on gramophone records


Piano: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Boyd Neel


Price of a Theatre Ticket by Jack McLaren
The speaker describes how, as a schoolboy in Melbourne, he became fascinated with the theatre though he had never been inside one, and how his passion led him to a step that determined his whole career -though he did not go on the stage.


Unknown: Jack McLaren


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced today by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Instrumental Records, by Felix Aprahamian
Vocal Records, by Philip Hope -Wallace
Orchestral Records, by Donald Mitchell


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Philip Hope
Unknown: Donald Mitchell


Conducted by Sir Hugh Casson
Theatre: T. C. Worsley
Books: John Connell
Radio: Antonia White
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: Edgar Anstey


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

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


85-The Octopus
Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers, Fred Noyon and Douglas Wilson
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Unknown: Fred Noyon
Unknown: Douglas Wilson
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


Gramophone records of distinguished singers, presented by Dennis Arundell


Presented By: Dennis Arundell


Introduced by Roy Hay
Terence Clare talks about growing alpines in stone sinks
John Sambrook reviews some of the latest gardening books
Joe Brayshaw puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Terence Clare


and his, Rococo Orchestra

: William Devlin in 'THE TALISMAN'

by Sir Walter Scott
Dramatised for broadcasting in three parts by Mabel Constanduros
Produced by Hugh Stewart
Part 3
Cast in order of speaking:
Sir Kenneth of the Leopard, banished by King Richard for deserting his post as guard of the English banner in the Crusaders' camp at Acre, has been given to Saladin's doctor, HI Hakim, for his slave. They have left the camp together.


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Narrator: Christopher Rhodes
El Hakim: Stephen Jack
Sir Kenneth of the Leopard: David King-Wood
Jocelyn: Aubrey Richards
King Richard, Coeur-de-Lion: William Devlin
Sir Henry Neville: Peter Howell
Queen Berengaria: Jane Barrett
Lady Edith Plantagenet: Maxine Audley
Lady Calista: Margaret Ward
Conrade, Marquis of Monserrat: Carl Bernard
The Grand Master of the Templars: Henry Oscar
Philip of France: Arthur Lawrence
Leopold, Archduke of Austria: Anton Diffring
Sir Thomas de Vaux: Hamilton Dyce
A priest: Roger Delgado
Nectabanus, a dwarf: Wiifred Babbage
Majordomo: Stanley Groome


A cantata
'dapted by Maurice Jacobson from the opera
' Hugh the Drover *
Words by Harold Child
Music by Vaughan Williams
Lorely Dyer (soprano) John Lanigan (tenor)
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
The men of the Cotsall: Sweet little linnet; Hugh's song of the road: Cove at first sight; The best man in England; Alone and friendless; The fight and its sequel; Hugh in the stocks; Mary escapes; Here, queen uncrown'd; Freedom at last


Unknown: Maurice Jacobson
Unknown: Harold Child
Music By: Vaughan Williams
Soprano: Lorely Dyer
Tenor: John Lanigan
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson


Walter Allen
This week he talks about ' The Revenge for Love,' ' The Writer and the Absolute,' and other works by Wyndham Lewis.


Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Wyndham Lewis.


' The Gift': a story by Kate Floyd Morton , told by Elizabeth


Story By: Kate Floyd Morton

: The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Impressions and recordings presented by David Last week the little town of Llangollen in North Wales was crowded with British and European soloists, instrumentalists, dancers, and choirs, all competing at the sixth annual music festival in the town. In this programme David gives his impressions of the week and presents recordings of some of the music he heard.


Presented By: David Last

: The Weather

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


Audrey Russell and Wynford Vaughan Thomas aboard the Norman Chamberlain
Settling-in and boatmanship at Tardebigge Wharf


Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Norman Chamberlain

: Chamber Orchestral Concert

Adele Leigh (soprano)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor. Anthony Bernard

In Mozart's day, serenades were often commissioned for family celebrations. When for instance Elisabeth Haffner, the daughter of the Burgomaster of Salzburg. was married in 1776, Mozart was asked to write a festive piece for the occasion. The result was fifty-odd minutes of symphonic movements and minuets, with a march and a complete violin concerto thrown in for good measure. Small wonder that when six years later the Haffners were raised to the nobility another serenade was commissioned. This latter was turned into a symphony the following year, when Mozart was at his wits' end for a novelty to play at a public concert, by the simple expedient of omitting its march and the extra minuet (now lost): we know it as the 'Haffner' Symphony.
Tonight Anthony Bernard, following this distinguished precedent, has bereft the wedding serenade of its extra minuet, the march, and the violin concerto. The result is offered as a work with surely no less claim to be known as a 'Haffner' Symphony. (Michael Whewell)


Soprano: Adele Leigh
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Michael Whewell


An Evening Service from Palmers Green Congregational Church; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. John Huxtable
Call to Worship
Eternal Light (Congregational Praise
Psalm 147 (C.P. 868)
Scripture readings
Come, Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire
(C.P. 226)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Hymn: Blest be the everlasting God
(Paraphrase 61; C.P. 392)
Organist, Leonard Henderson
Choirmaster, W. E. Pattenden
This service follows the traditional pattern of the Reformed Churches (comprising, in this country, the Baptists, Congregationalists, and Presbyterians), and the sermon examines the underlying principles of that tradition of worship.


Unknown: Rev. John Huxtable
Organist: Leonard Henderson
Choirmaster: W. E. Pattenden


Appeal on behalf of Royal Wanstead School by Hubert Ashton M.C., D.L., M.P. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Hubert Ashton, Esq., M.P., Royal Wanstead School, Wanstead, London, E.ll
Royal Wanstead School, founded in 1827, is conducted under its own private Act of Parliament and enjoys Royal Patronage. The function of the school is to provide a boarding-school education for fatherless or motherless boys and girls from infancy upwards. Whilst suitable consultation takes place with the Ministry of Education and local education authorities, the school remains entirely independent and is free from Government control. More than four hundred children, ranging in age from two to eighteen years, are being educated and maintained at the school. £ 75,000 is required annually for this work, of which £ 25,000 must be found from voluntary sources.


Unknown: Hubert Ashton M.C., D.L., M.P.

: Isabel Dean in 'NO NAME'

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial for radio in twelve parts by Howard Agg
5 — ' Vagabond Varnish '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey
The family home of Combe-Raven is left behind, and Magdalen Vanstone and her sister Norah go to live in London with Miss Garth Magdalen, however, depressed by circumstances, decides to try her fortune on the stage and leaves without a clue to her whereabouts. She has in fact gone to York, and it is here that the infamous Captain Wragge comes across her by chance and takes her to his lodgings where she is introduced to his wife, who is being driven to the borders of insanity by her bullying husband.


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Howard Agg
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Narrator: David Garth
Captain Wragge: Felix Felton
Magdalen Vanstone: Isabel Dean
Mrs Wragge: Gladys Spencer
Mr Pritchett: Geoffrey Wincott


Violin Concerto in E minor played by Kreisler and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Sir Landon Ronald on gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Landon Ronald


Sawston Hall and Bateman's
Henry Riddell at Sawston Hall, near Cambridge, and Max Robertson at Bateman's, Burwash, Sussex, describe some of the outstanding features of these historic houses
Sawston Hall has been the home of the Huddleston family for the last five hundred years; Bateman's was Rudyard Kipling's last home.


On the eve of the conference in London of the International Folk Music Council, Brian George presents some recordings of folk music made in recent years by the BBC in various parts of Great Britain and Ireland


Edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Valentine Dyall


Reader: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Valentine Dyall


' The Secret of Life '
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness
Psalm 63 (Broadcast Psalter) From St. John 4
Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts (BBC Hymn Book 323) Isaiah 55, v. 2

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