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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from ' The Spirit of Prayer ' by William Law
Read by Adza Vincent

Contributors

Read By: Adza Vincent

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Michael Krein with Olive Rees and Mary Madden
(two pianos)

Contributors

Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Unknown: Olive Rees
Unknown: Mary Madden

: MORNING SERVICE

From Woodville Road Baptist Church, Cardiff, conducted by the Rev. D. R. Griffiths , Tutor at the Baptist College, Cardiff
Invocation
Holy, Holv. Holy, Lord God Almighty
(Rev. B.C.H. 33; Tune, Nicaea)
Reading: St. John 6. w. 26-40
0 Thou who earnest from above (Rev.
B.C.H. 373: Tune, Hampstead)
Prayers.
I hunger and I thirst (Rev. B.C.H.
502; Tune. Guildford)
Sermon
Jesus, thou jov of loving hearts (Rev.
B.C.H. 154: Tune, Holley)
Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster,
Gareth Jenkins

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. D. R. Griffiths
Choirmaster: Gareth Jenkins

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

with Peter Pears (tenor)
Dennis Brain (horn)
Paul Tortelier (cello)
Overture, Idomeneo (Mozart): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Serenade for tenor, horn, and strings
(Britten): Peter Pears (tenor), Dennis Brain (horn), and the Boyd Neel String Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Don Quixote —Fantastic Variations on a Theme of Knightly Character (Richard Strauss ): Paul Tortelier (cello) and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Becchani Bt. ,on gramophone records

Contributors

Tenor: Peter Pears
Horn: Dennis Brain
Cello: Paul Tortelier
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik
Tenor: Peter Pears
Horn: Dennis Brain
Unknown: Don Quixote
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Cello: Paul Tortelier
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Becchani Bt.

: PERSONAL STORY

Across China by Leonard Constantine
In 1945, in the chaotic conditions left by the war with Japan, Leonard Constantine returned, with the university at which he taught, from a village in South-West China to Wuchang in Central China. He describes how the journey was accomplished and what he saw in the course of it.

Contributors

Unknown: Leonard Constantine
Unknown: Leonard Constantine

: FRED ALEXANDER

and his Players

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Roger Manvell
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones
Radio: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Art: Denis Mathews
Films: Paul Dehn

Contributors

Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: Paul Dehn

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

A General Number
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Singer: Francis Collinson
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: OPERA AT HOME

Gramophone records of distinguished singers presented by Derek Aylward

Contributors

Presented By: Derek Aylward

: VICTORIAN ALBUM

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 the Ballad Singers and Gladys Ripley (contralto) and music played by Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra
Memories recalled by Freddy Grisewood
The album presented by Campbell Ricketts

Contributors

Contralto: Gladys Ripley
Played By: Mark Lubbock
Presented By: Campbell Ricketts

: Maire O'Neill and Harry Hutchinson in 'THE WELL OF THE SAINTS'

A play in three acts by John Millington Synge
Radio adaptation by Harry Hutchinson
Production by Raymond Raikes
(Continued in next column)
The action of the play takes place in some lonely mountainous district in the east of Ireland one or more centuries ago
Act 1: Autumn Act 2: Winter
Act 3: Spring

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Hutchinson
Production By: Raymond Raikes
Martin Doul, a blind beggar: Harry Hutchinson
Mary, his wife, ugly and blind too: Maire O'Neill
Timmy, a smith: Stephen Jack
Molly Burne, a fine looking girl: Doreen Keogh
Bride, another handsome girl: Joan Plunkett
Mat Simon: Robert Mooney
The Saint, a wandering friar: William Devlin

: BRAILOWSKY

(piano) on gramophone records

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Francis de Wolff as Humphrey Chetham
(1580-1653)
Founder of the Chetham Hospital School and Chetham Library
Programme written for broadcasting by Bertha Lonsdale and produced by Trevor Hill , and

Contributors

Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Humphrey Chetham
Broadcasting By: Bertha Lonsdale
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Narrator: Hugh Morton
Humphrey Chetham,a boy: Alan Rothwell
Humphrey Chetham, a youth: Philip Jenkinson
Humphrey Chetham,a man: Francis de Wolff
Jane Chetham, his mother: Doris Speed
Henry Chetham, his father: Fred Fairclough
Edmund Chetham, his brother, as a youth: Robert Kayley
George Chetham, his brother, as a man: Tom Harrison
Boys: Tony Simpson
Boys: Clive Barrie,
Boys: Brian Hodgson
Boys: John Kitching
Mrs Euphemia Winterside: Norman Wilson
Samuel Tipping, a Manchester merchant: Norman Partriege
Daniel, a scullion boy: Brian Trueman
Roger, Humphrey Chetham's servant: Herbert Smith
James Walmsley. his steward at Turton Hall: Reginald Waithman
Jennet, his housekeeper: Violet Carson
John Lightbown, his friend: John Wardte
Bess Taylor: Joyce Palin

: The Weather

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

: THE PENNINE WAY

Six talks by Colin Wills
5—Where the Helm Wind Blows
In this talk the speaker continues his journey from Dufton, along the Eden Valley, hears about the demons who live on Cross Fell, and comes down to .the village of Garrigiil.
Produced by Arthur Swinson

Contributors

Produced By: Arthur Swinson

: CHAMBER ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Thomas Hemsley (baritone)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard
When Bach was writing his Cantata ' Aeolus ' for the name-day of one August Miiller, John Eccles was already seventy-five, in honourable retirement from the post of Master of the King's Musick, and Charles Avison was still in his teens.
Avison was a Tynesider who studied under Geminiani, and like his master wrote a good deal of concerted music for strings. This concerto is a fine example. Eccles on the other hand being a Londoner was tempted to the theatre and for twenty years wrote music for the London stage, once collaborating with Purcell, and often working for Congreve. After his Royal appointment he published many of these songs, including tonight's settings of Mathew Prior, Congreve, and John Dennis. The third song happily echoes Bach's cantata, in which the wind-god Aeolus is threatening to end the summer early by letting his tempestuous charges out of their bag. Then he is reminded that it would spoil Muiler's party-which is of course in August-and he relents. Michael Whewell

Contributors

Baritone: Thomas Hemsley
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Unknown: Michael Whewell

: Evening Service

from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Conducted by the Rev. W. S. Pears
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts (S.P.
549)
Prayers
Psalm 121
First Lesson: from Ecclesiastes 2
Magnificat
Second Lesson: from St. John 3 Nunc dimittis
Creed and Collects
0 life that makest all things new
(S.P. 602)
Sermon
Prayers and Blessing
Immortal love (S.P. 536)
Organist, John Churchill

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. S. Pears
Organist: John Churchill

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the British Council for Aid to Refugees, by Miss Nathalie Benckendorff , a former displaced person
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The British Council for Aid to Refugees was formed in 1950 to promote co-ordination between British voluntary organisations working for refugees. The Council maintains in London a hostel for forty-eight elderly refugees who are supported by voluntary funds from the general public, and there are also hostels in Bristol and Cardiff. The main work of the Council is the welfare of refugees who have come to this country since the war and who have made a contribution to our economy by their work in the undermanned industries. Refugees are advised on employment and personal problems, and where necessary financial assistance is given.

Contributors

Unknown: Miss Nathalie Benckendorff

: Isabel Dean and Flora Robson in 'NO NAME'

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial for radio in twelve parts by Howard Agg
10—' In Hiding '
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey
The intimacy between Noel Vanstone and Magdalen is progressing, and the only obstacle in the way of their marriage is
'Mrs. Lecount, who falls prey to a trick by Wragge and goes abroad to the bedside of a supposedjy dying brother.

Contributors

Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Narrator: David Garth
Captain Wragge: Felix Felton
Magdalen Vanstone: Isabel Dean
Mrs Wragge: Gladys Spencer
Mr de Bleriot: John Serret
Clerk: Norman Mitchell
Mrs Lecount: Flora Robson
Miss Garth: Susan Richards
Norah Vanstone: Sarah Leigh

: Marie Ney and James McKechnie in 'THEY'

A story by Rudyard Kipling
Dramatised for broadcasting by Giles Cooper
Produced by Hugh Stewart

Contributors

Story By: Rudyard Kipling
Broadcasting By: Giles Cooper
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Miss Florence: Marie Ney
The driver: James McKechnie
Madden: Frank Ttckle
Mrs Madehurst: Nancy Nevinson
The doctor: Douglas Hayes
Jenny: Virginia Winter
A woman: Rosamund Greenwood
Turpin: Nicholas Parsons

: TIME FOR VERSE

A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Pauline Letts

Contributors

Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Pauline Letts

: THE EPILOGUE

' The Teaching of Jesus '
Many Things in Parables
Psalm 119, part 3 (Broadcast psalter) St. Mark 4. w. 1-20
Almighty God , thy word is cast (BBC
Hymn Book, 188)
1 Corinthians 2, w. 14-15

Contributors

Unknown: Almighty God








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