A reading for Sunday morning from ' Waiting on God ' by Simone Weil
Read by Jill Balcon
and forecast for farmers and shipping
The Richard Crean Orchestra with Peter Haysom and Alan Wayne
From Iona Abbey, with a congregation of islanders, members of the Iona Community, and holiday-makers. Conducted by the Rev. George F. MacLeod , M.c., D.D., Leader of the Iona Community
Metrical Psalm 8, w. 1-5: How excellent in all the earth (Tune, Caithness)
Call to Prayer: Prayers Lesson
Almighty Father, who dost give the gift of life (C.H. 491)
In the name of Jesus' (C.H. 178, omitting v. 4)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer Jesus shall reign (C.H. 388) Blessing
Choirmaster, Reginald Barrett-Ayres
Rev. George F.
with Hans Leygraf (piano)
Scapino: A Comedy Overture
(Walton): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Intermezzo from A Midsummer
Night's Dream (Mendelssohn): Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by Eduard van Beinum
Piano Concerto No. 2, in D minor
(Stenhammar): Hans Leygraf with the Goteborg Radio Orchestra, conducted by Sixten Eckerberg
Symphony No. 3. in F (Brahms):
Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, conducted by George Szell on gramophone records
The Sinking Ship by Hector MacQuarrie
The story of two days on a wrecked liner, R.M.S. Tahiti, in the Pacific Ocean
Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: Edgar Anstey Theatre: Ivor Brown
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones
Radio: Freda Bruce Lockhart
and forecast for farmers and shipping
Introduced by A. G. Street
Produced by Nan Davies
Today's programme is broadcast from Aberystwyth, the largest town in the county, where this year's National Eisteddfod of Wales opens tomorrow.
Gramophone records of distinguished singers presented by Derek Aylward
Directed by Reg Pursglove with Andrew Wolkowsky (domra) and Bert Weedon (guitar)
An invitation to the older folk to recall the days when children were seen but not heard and musical evenings were a family institution with songs by Dorothy Bond (soprano) and Owen Brannigan (bass) and music played by Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra
Memories recalled by Freddy Grisewood
The album presented by Campbell Ricketts
This week he talks about ' Selected Prose of Sir Walter Scott ' edited by J. G. Trewin , and Scott's novels in general.
'Under the Cherrywood Tree'
A programme of verse for summertime listening
Arranged and presented by Benedict Ellis with Frank Duncan and Nan Macdonald followed by Madrigals and devotional music of the sixteenth century sung by the choir of Solihull High School for Girls
Conductor, Margaret Wharam
Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
Six talks by Colin Wills
3-Malhamdale to Ribblesdale
Produced by Arthur Swinson
In this talk the. speaker describes his journey along the Way and his encounters with an artistic blacksmith, nature students by Malham Tarn, and farm folk on Tennent Gill.
New London Orchestra
(Leader, Leonard Hirsch )
Conductor, Alec Sherman
Beethoven's Second Symphony is the only one of his nine symphonies that is not bang broadcast from the Promenade Concerts, where they are being performed this season in numerical order. It is therefore-included in tonight's concert, so that the sequence may not be broken.
The vigour and brilliance of the work are more than ever astonishing when one calls to mind the circumstances in which it was written. By 1802, when he was thirty-one, Beethoven was forced to realise that his deafness was incurable and his career as a pianis-t at an end. Just about this time he fell in love with ' a dear, fascinating girl '-believed to be Giulietta Guicciardi-though he declared that he could not marry her because she was ' not of his station,' and there was the further handicap of his deafness. Eventually Giulietta herself put an end to their relationship by marrying Count Gallenberg. Meanwhile Beethoven, on the advice of his phys'cian. had decided to spend the summer of 1802 at Heiligenstadt, a small village just outside Vienna. There, amid the pleasant countryside with its views of the Danube and the Carpathian mountains, he sought relief from his troubles by building up an ideal world of the spirit; there, in fact, he wrote his Second Symphony. Harold Rutland
from Hove Parish Church, conducted by the Rev. Donald Car penter. Preacher, the Vicar, the Rev. V. K. Lippiett
Versicles and Responses Psalm 43
First Lesson: Exodus 24, vv. 12-18 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. Mark 9, vv. 2-8 Nunc dimittis
Creed. Suffrages, Collects
'Tis good, Lord. to be here (A. and M. 759)
0 day of rest and gladness (A. and M. 36)
Organist, A. V. Reynolds
Rev. V. K.
Appeal on behalf of the Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare, by the Chairman, the Rev. Cancn Norman Hook , Vicar and Rural Dean of Wimbledon
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Canon Norman Hook, The Guild House, 32 Worple Road, London, S.W.19
The foundations of the Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare were laid in 1870. Today its work includes the welfare of the aged (there are three residential homes, seven clubs, and an occupational therapy class for old people); practical advice and help in the hundreds of personal problems that are brought to the Citizens' Advice Bureau; a ' Meals-on- Wheels ' service for the sick and the house-bound; personal service to those in need through sickness or misfortune; the care of the disabled.
Rev. Cancn Norman
by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial for radio in twelve parts by Howard Agg
8—' Daggers Drawn '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Noel Vanstone leaves London for the Suffolk coast where, in company with his formidable housekeeper, Mrs. Lecount, he moves into a seaside villa. In order to be near them for further investigations, Captain Wragge takes a similar house nearby to which he, his wife, and Magdalen move under the assumed name of Bygrave. Magdalen's intention now is to achieve her purpose of wresting the fortune from Noel Vanstone by marrying him, and her actions from the moment of this decision have that end in view. It is not long before Mr. and Mrs. ' Bygrave ' and their ' niece ' get to know Noel Vanstone and Mrs. Lecount and are invited to their house.
by Sir Arthur Grimble
1—' The Old Man of the Colonial Office'
When Sir Arthur Grimble joined the Colonial Administrative Service in 1914, he was the first of the species cadet to be appointed a District Officer in the Central Pacific. In tonight's talk he describes his feeling when he attended a final interview at the Colonial Office, divided between a sense of his own inadequacy as a Kiplingesque leader of men and his romantic desire to explore the lagoon islands of the Pacific described by Robert Louis Steven son.
A documentary programme compiled from recordings made at the stations and on the trains
Narrator, Charles E. Stidwill
Produced by Brandon Acton-Bond in the BBC's West of England studios
Frederick Grinke (violin)
Edmund Rubbra (piano)
' The Secret of Life '
Blessed are the peacemakers
Psalm 34, w. 11-22 (Broadcast Psalter) St. James 3
0 brother man (BBC Hymn Book 376) Ephesians 6, vv. 13-15