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A reading for Sunday morning from ' Waiting on God ' by Simone Weil
Read by Jill Balcon


Unknown: Simone Weil
Read By: Jill Balcon

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Guy Daines and his Orchestra with Charles Smart (organ)


Unknown: Guy Daines
Unknown: Charles Smart


from Holy Trinity Church, Hampstead, conducted by the vicar, the Rev. D. W. Cleverly Ford
Christ, our Food
Ye servants of God (A. and M. 704) Confession and Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 23
Lesson: St. John 6. w. 1-14 Jubilate (Psalm 100)
Creed, Suffrages, Collects
To my humble supplication, Lord, give ear and acceptation (Gordon Jacob )
I hunger and I thirst (A. and M. 716) Sermon
Alleluia, sing to Jesus (A. and M.
Organist, Leslie Ruse


Unknown: Gordon Jacob
Organist: Leslie Ruse


Overture. Beatrice and Benedict
(Berlioz): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Paul Kletzki
Concertante Sinfonie in E flat, K.364, for violin, viola, and orchestra (Mozart): Albert Sammons (violin), Lionel Tertis (viola), with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Hamilton Harty
Suite, Iberia (Debussy): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch on gramophone records


Conducted By: Paul Kletzki
Violin: Albert Sammons
Viola: Lionel Tertis
Conducted By: Sir Hamilton Harty
Conducted By: Charles Munch


Palmyra to Tiflis by Lady Kelly
The speaker describes how she first acquired an interest in archaeology, and how this has led her, throughout her husband's diplomatic career, to travel far afield and look below the surface in the countries where she has found herself. Her most recent travels were in Russia, where she was able to visit places as far apart as Leningrad, Astrakhan, Kiev, and Tiflis.


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
' Ernst von Dohnanyi ,' by Scott Goddard
' Music Magazine remembers ... Sir Henry Wood and the first Promenade Concert,' by Agnes Nicholls
' John Field and the Nocturne,' by Julian Herbage


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Ernst von Dohnanyi
Unknown: Scott Goddard
Unknown: Sir Henry Wood
Unknown: Agnes Nicholls
Unknown: John Field
Unknown: Julian Herbage


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones
Radio: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: Edgar Anstey
Theatre: T. C. Worsley


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: T. C. Worsley

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


News of today's events
From the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki


The Vale of Pickering
Introduced by James R. Gregson
Singer, William Robinson
Music arranged by Frank Wade
Produced by Ray Lakeland
From the Black Swan Hotel, Helmsley


Introduced By: James R. Gregson
Singer: William Robinson
Arranged By: Frank Wade
Produced By: Ray Lakeland


Gramophone records of distinguished singers presented by Dennis Arundell


Presented By: Dennis Arundell


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
A. W. Gray gives some more advice on the use of electricity in the garden Will Ingwersen talks about some reliable herbaceous plants
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: A. W. Gray
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


by Norman Ginsbury
Adapted for broadcasting by Cynthia Pughe in collaboration with the author
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright


Unknown: Norman Ginsbury
Broadcasting By: Cynthia Pughe
Produced By: Norman Wright
Alicia Sheridan: Beryl Calder
Charles Sheridan: David Oxley
Richard Brinsley Sheridan: Peter Coke
Thomas Sheridan: Harry Hutchinson
Thomas Linley: John Wyse
Amelia: Margaret Courtney
Mary Linley: Nan Marriott-Watson
Elizabeth Linley: Jeanette Tregarthen
Captain Mathews: Brian Haines
Nathaniel Brassey Halhed: Richard Bebb
Dr Priestley: Wyndham Milligan

: A radio version of Act 2 of 'MADAM BUTTERFLY'

by Puccini
BBC Opera Chorus
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Narrator, Andrew Faulds
Scene: Inside Butterfly's house overlooking Nagasaki. Time: About 1904


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Narrator: Andrew Faulds
Madam Butterfly (Cho-Cho-San): Joyce Gartside
Suzuki, her servant: Audrey Brice
Goro, a marriage broker: Jan van Der Gucht
Sharpless, United States Consul at Nagasaki: Arnold Matters
Prince Yamadori: Emrys Lloyd


Walter Allen
This week he talks about ' Solitary Confinement ' by Christopher Burney ; ' Peter Moen 's Diary ' translated from the Norwegian by Kate Austin-Lund ; and ' The White Rabbit ' by Bruce Marshall.


Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Christopher Burney
Unknown: Peter Moen
Unknown: Kate Austin-Lund
Unknown: Bruce Marshall.


' Jennifer's Journeys '
(Third Series) by Howard Jones
4—' Jennifer in Richmond with Jane Fergus as Jennifer and Dervck Guyler. Peter Claughton
Ivor Barnard. Deering Wells
Vivienne Chatterton .Stephen Jack
Susanna Hogan. Mollie Maureen
Joe Sterne , Joan Henley
Production by David Davis
Following her journeys through three London boroughs, Jennifer today travels to the Royal Manor of Richmond, Surrey, eight miles from Hyde Park Corner. She hears the story of Henry VII's magnificent riverside palace (a part of which still exists) and what happened when Queen Elizabeth died there. She looks in at old Richmond Wells, long forgotten; tastes Maid of Honour tartlets, a Richmond delicacy with a strange history; and learns how beautiful Richmond Park was founded by an autocratic king against the advice of ministers and friends. She discovers the glories of Ham House; and, following the towpath back through Richmond, ends her journey with a visit to the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.


Unknown: Howard Jones
Unknown: Jane Fergus
Unknown: Dervck Guyler.
Unknown: Peter Claughton
Unknown: Ivor Barnard.
Unknown: Deering Wells
Unknown: Vivienne Chatterton
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Unknown: Susanna Hogan.
Unknown: Mollie Maureen
Unknown: Joe Sterne
Unknown: Joan Henley
Production By: David Davis

: The Weather

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


News of the afternoon's events
From the Broadcasting Centre at the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki


A series of six programmes in which Colin Wills tells of his experiences along the Way
1—Kinder Scout and Bleaklow
Produced by Arthur Swinson


Unknown: Colin Wills
Produced By: Arthur Swinson


George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Riddick String Orchestra
(Leader, Vera Kantrovitch )
Conductor, Kathleen Riddick
All Bach's harpsichord concertos are arrangements of works for other instruments: No. 5 in F minor is a transcription of a violin concerto in G minor which has been lost. It is in three movements: the central Largo was also used by Bach as the opening Sinfonia to Church Cantata No. 156.
The Serenade for strings was one of the earliest of Dvorak's works to become known abroad. It was written in 1875, a year that proved to be a turning-point in his career, for he was awarded a State grant for ' young, poor, and talented artists and musicians in the Austrian half of the Empire,' and won the friendship of Brahms, who was a member of the jury responsible for the award. The Serenade consists of five movements.
Roussel's Sinfonietta was written in 1934, three years before his death, and first performed that year in Paris. One of the finest achievements in his later style, it has been described by a French critic as ' classical in the broadest sense of the word, and consequently immune from changing fashion.' There are three movements; the second leads straight into the finale. Deryck Cooke


Harpsichord: George Malcolm
Harpsichord: Riddick String
Leader: Vera Kantrovitch
Conductor: Kathleen Riddick
Harpsichord: All Bach'S
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


4-The Mass, Family Prayer. and Personal Devotions in the Roman Catholic Church
Evening service conducted by Father George Dwyer , D.D., with Father James Crichton and Father Patrick Peyton
The Mass and the Blessed Sacrament:
When the patriarch was returning
Address by Father Crichton Agnus Dei (Mass: Stella Matutina )
Reading from the Apologia of St.
Justin Jesus ! thou art coming (O.W.H. 160)
Family Prayers:
Address by Father Peyton
Act of Consecration of the Family Ave Maria! OMaiden, OMother
(W.H. 183)
Personal Spiritual Life:
Address by Father Dwyer Prayers Blessing
O Sacred Heart (W.H. 88)
Music recorded by the Ogilvie Singers
Conductor, James McGuire


Conducted By: Father George Dwyer
Unknown: Father James Crichton
Unknown: Father Patrick Peyton
Unknown: Father Crichton Agnus Dei
Unknown: Stella Matutina
Unknown: Justin Jesus
Conductor: James McGuire


acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Grenfell Association, founded by the famous ' Labrador Doctor' Sir Wilfred Grenfell , continues its struggle against disease and poverty among the gallant men of British race who inhabit the 1,000 mile ice-bound coastline of Northern Newfoundland and Labrador. In this high and Christian endeavour it has founded hospitals, nursing stations, hospital ships, a supply vessel, two boarding schools, a day school, and a children's home, together with industrial and agricultural centres.
But this appeal is primarily on behalf of two pressing needs: a new sanatorium for tuberculosis patients and a dormitory for a remote boarding school. These projects have the active support of the Federal Government of Canada and the Provincial Government of Newfoundland.


Unknown: Leonard Brockington
Unknown: Leonard Brocking
Unknown: Sir Wilfred Grenfell

: Isabel Dean and Flora Robson in ' NO NAME'

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial for radio in twelve parts by Howard Agg
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey
After initial hesitation Magdalen Vanstone agrees to Captain Wragge's suggestion that he should be her manager and agent. He is about to enquire into the whereabouts of Michael Vanstone on her behalf, when the death of the latter places the fortune in the hands of his son, Noel Vanstone , who is traced to a small residence in London where he is in the constant company of a formidable housekeeper, Mrs. Lecount. It is to London that Magdalen proceeds with the wretched Mrs. Wragge in search of further information.


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Howard Agg
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Unknown: Magdalen Vanstone
Unknown: Michael Vanstone
Unknown: Noel Vanstone
Narrator: David Garth
Mrs Perkins: Margaret Ward
Magdalen Vanstone: Isabel Dean
Maid: Audrey Mendes
Mrs Lecount: Flora Robson
Noel Vanstone: Alan Wheatley


Another programme in the new series showing how the law works
Narrator, James McKechnie
Others taking part include:
Kathleen Harrison , Mary O'Farrell Carleton Hobbs , Franklyn Bellamy
Richard Williams
Harry Lockwood West Ronald Sydney Arthur Young
Written and produced by Jenifer Wayne


Narrator: James McKechnie
Unknown: Kathleen Harrison
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Carleton Hobbs
Unknown: Franklyn Bellamy
Unknown: Richard Williams
Unknown: Harry Lockwood West
Unknown: Ronald Sydney
Unknown: Arthur Young
Produced By: Jenifer Wayne


Marjorie Avis , John Duncan
Betty Hutchings , Reginald Mitchell
Joan Cairns , Victor Utting
Kathleen Kay , Roland Izzard
Conductor, Leslie Woodgate


Unknown: Marjorie Avis
Unknown: John Duncan
Unknown: Betty Hutchings
Unknown: Reginald Mitchell
Unknown: Joan Cairns
Unknown: Victor Utting
Unknown: Kathleen Kay
Conductor: Roland Izzard
Conductor: Leslie Woodgate


Chopin's Waltzes
Edward Sackville-West compares different interpretations, on records, of Chopin's waltzes


Unknown: Edward Sackville-West


' The Secret of Life '
Blessed are the merciful
Psalm 103, w. 1-13 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. John 8, w. 1-11
Lord, as to thy dear Cross (BBC
Hymn Book 293)
Ephesians 4, vv. 31-32

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