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Reading for Sunday morning from ' John Ingtesant ' by J. H. Shorthouse
7-' Inglesant pardons his brother's murderer'
Read by Rose Wilson


Unknown: John Ingtesant
Unknown: J. H. Shorthouse
Read By: Rose Wilson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Michael Krein with Max Salpeter (violin)


Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Violin: Max Salpeter


A service for Advent, from Wootton Parish Church, Berkshire. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. M. F. Gibbs. Preacher. Bishop Geoffrey Allen , Principal of Ripon Hall
Hark. the glad sound (E,H. 8) Versieles and Responses Psalm 11
First Lesson: Isaiah 5, vv. 1-7 Benedicite
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 25. vv.
Creed, Suffrages, Collects On Jordan's bank (EH. 9) Sermon
Come down. 0 Love divine (E.H. 152) Blessing
Organist, Elizabeth A. Greene
After being Fellow and Chaplain of Lincoln College. Oxford, Bishop Allen taught for nine years a.t Union Theological College in South China. For the last five years he has been Bishop of Egypt, and has recently returned to Oxford as Principal of Ripon Hall.
His sermon today begins from the text
' Judgment must begin at the house of God’ and maintains that only a Church that is penitent can call people into its fellowship.


Unknown: Rev. M. F. Gibbs.
Unknown: Geoffrey Allen
Organist: Elizabeth A. Greene
Unknown: Bishop Allen


Overture, La Cenerentola (Rossini):
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
Piano Concerto No. 12. in A (K.414)
(Mozart): Louis Kentner (piano), with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt...
Symphony No. 8, in B minor (The
Unfinished) (Schubert): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt. on gramophone records


Piano: Arturo Toscanini
Piano: Louis Kentner
Unknown: Thomas Beecham
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham.


' Mrs. Gamp' by Charles Dickens
Read by Gladys Young
Script by Elizabeth Jenkins


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Script By: Elizabeth Jenkins


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
‘Bertioz’ Sacred Trilogy The Childhood o/ Christ,' by Alec Robertson
‘The Chamber Music of William Walton ,' by Alan Rawsthorne
' Waldeutel and the Waltz,' by Mark Lubbock


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: William Walton
Unknown: Alan Rawsthorne
Unknown: Mark Lubbock


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Walter Allen
Books: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Radio: David Cleghorn Thomson
Art: J. M Richards
Films: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Theatre: Alan Dent


Conducted By: Walter Allen
Unknown: David Cleghorn Thomson
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Alan Dent

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


General Welsh Number
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Produced by Nan Davies


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Produced By: Nan Davies


Due for Revival
Philip Hope- Wallace presents records from operas sometimes neglected here or better known in their own countries


Town Garden
A broadcast from the BBC's garden near Oxford Circus
Frank Knight advises on the problem of clothing the walls with shrubs
Fred Streeter concentrates on planting some fan-trained peach trees
Members of the BBC staff describe the work they are doing in the garden Programme introduced by Roy Hay


Unknown: Fred Streeter
Introduced By: Roy Hay


Directed by Lionel Falkman


Directed By: Lionel Falkman

: The Mystery of the Empty Ship

by Lance Sieveking
A radio drama in three parts based on the novel 'The Wrecker' by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne
Part l
Other parts played by: Hugh Manning, Tony Quinn, Cyril Saxon, Mary Wimbusb
Production by Cleland Finn
Lance Sieveking writes on page 6


Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Played By: Hugh Manning
Played By: Tony Quinn
Played By: Cyril Saxon
Production By: Cleland Finn
Loudon Dodd: Guy Kingsley Poynter
James Pinkerton: John Glen
Maimie McBride: Gwen Dante
Ma Longhurst: Joan Young
Harry D Bellairs: Roger Delgado
The Englishman: Hamilton Dyce
Borden, the auctioneer: Gordon Tanner
Captain Nares: Stuart Nichol
Johnson: Philip Vickers


Webster Booth (tenor)
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Suite: Othello
Song: Eleanore
Three Dream Dances
Song: Onaway!, awake, beloved (Hiawatha)
Ballet Music: Hiawatha


Tenor: Webster Booth
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


Graham Hough
Tibia week he talks about books for children: 'Our Exploits at West Poley ' by Thomas Hardy ; 'The Lost Island ' by Eilis Dillon ; ' Companions of Fortune ' by Rene Guillot ; and A Mountain of Gold ' by Adrian Seligman.


Unknown: Graham Hough
Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Eilis Dillon
Unknown: Rene Guillot
Unknown: Adrian Seligman.


' Who Would True Valour See '
A series of Bible plays on St. Paul
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard
4—‘ Rejected '


Produced By: J. Stanley Pritchard
Saul of Tarsus: John McColl
Judas, the Pharisee: James Sutherland
Jacob, his son: Fraser Kerr
A servant: Rikki Fulton
Ananias: Tom Fleming
Mary his wife: Ethel Glendinning
Barnabas: Bryden Murdoch
Philip of Tarsus: Leonard Maguire

: Children's Service

From Montrose Old Church. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Frederick Kennedy. The praise is led by the Sunday School Choir The Lord's my shepherd (Psalm 23:
Tune. Wiltshire)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Lesson: St. Matthew 25, w. 31-40
Come, children, join to sing (C.H. 117) Lesson: St. Matthew 25. vv. 41,45
Jesus, friend of little children (C.H.
Looking upward every day (C.H. 674) Benediction
Organist, James Clarke


Unknown: Rev. Frederick Kennedy.
Organist: James Clarke


Shopping for Christmas
Four talks by Steven Hamilton
In his third talk the speaker examines some suggestions sent by listeners
Listeners' contributions to the programme should be addressed to [address removed]


Unknown: Steven Hamilton

: The Weather

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


The BBC's team of correspondents in New York report on the week's proceedings


by Hallam Tennyson
The speaker spent two years in an Indian village working on a project for the Society off Friends and living as nearly as possible in the Indian way. There were moments of comedy, but he and his wife found it a satisfying and highly civilised way. The village water tank is only one example of how the pattern of life is fitted together.


Unknown: Hallam Tennyson


The Everlasting Word
A service for Bible Sunday conducted in the studio by the Rev. Professor T. W. Manson , D.D., Dean of the Faculty of Theology in the University of Manchester
Sentences and Invocation
Hail, gladdening light (BBC Hymn
Book 514)
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 6, vv. 1-9 Teach me, 0 Lord, the perfect way
(BBC Hymn Book 473)
Second Lesson: St. John 12, vv. 44-50 Prayers
Eternal Ruler of the ceaseless round
(BBC Hymn Book 321)
0 Word of God incarnate (BBC Hymn
Book 191)
Music sung by a section of the Barnby Choir
Conducted by Gordon Thorne


Unknown: Professor T. W. Manson
Conducted By: Gordon Thorne


Appeal on behalf of Ely Cathedral Restoration Fund, by Donald McCullough
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Ely Cathedral looks like a great ship riding securely at anchor on the Fens-but it is faced with destruction or restoration, as the timbers of the roof, which extends for 537 feet, are being devoured by the death-watch beetle. The danger is greatest in the immense beams that support the Lantern-that marvel of medieval building. If the trouble here is not dealt w;th now, the whole four hundred tons of wood and stone wiJI crash to the ground, bringing enormous destruction with it. £ 60,000 is needed to make the building safe. That sum will save the Lantern, the transept roofs with their angel hammer beams, the choir roof, and the west tower. The work has begun, but the money is needed to ma'ntain it. Half a million pounds wouid hardly restore the structure it the Lantern fell.


Unknown: Ely Cathe
Unknown: Donald McCullough
Unknown: Donald McCullough


by Anthony Trollope
Adapted in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box
Episode 5
Produced by Archie Campbell
Frank Greystock , now duly engaged to Lucy Morris , has been resrored to old Lady Fawn's favour. But Frank, still in debt and still reluctant to g.ve up his present expensive way of living, is already half regretting the engagement. Furthermore he has promised his rich and beautiful cousin Lizzie to take her part against her fiance, Lord Fawn, and against Mr. Camperdown, in the affair of the Eustace Diamonds. Frank, who has not told Lizzie of his own engagement, now begins to see her almost daily.
Lord Fawn, for his part, has told Lizzie that he will end their engagement unless she returns .the Eustace Diamonds to the trustees of her late husband's estate. Lizzie is determined that his lordship shall not escape her so easily. She is, however, perfectly prepared to throw him over if Frank will ask her to marry him. And this she is determined to make him do.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Unknown: Frank Greystock
Unknown: Lucy Morris
Narrator: Geoffrey Lewis
Frank Greystock: Lewis Stringer
Lord Fawn: Bryan Coleman
Lizzie Eustace: Belle Chrystall
Lucy Morris: Patricia Field
Lady Fawn: Helen Haye
Lydia: Denise Bryer
Augusta: Jeanette Tregarthen
Sarah, Lizzie's maid: Mary Williams
Miss Macnulty: Rosamund Greenwood
William: Douglas Hayes
Mr Camperdown: Martin Lewis

: The Reith Lectures THE WORLD AND THE WEST

by Arnold Toynbee
4-The Far East
In this talk Professor Toynbee speaks on the way in which Far Eastern peoples have reacted to aspects of western civilisation in different ages. He suggests that it was far easier for them to accept western technology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries Than to accept a strange religion in the sixteenth century.
Next Sunday:
The Psychology of Encounters
These lectures are being printed in ' The Listener '


Unknown: Arnold Toynbee


Symphony No. 2, in D played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Clarence Raybould


Conducted By: Clarence Raybould


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Cecil Trouncer


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Cecil Trouncer


' The Word of the Lord '
Psalm 119, part 8 (Broadcast Psalter) From 1 Samuel 3
Lord, thy word abideth (BBC Hymn
Book 190)
Psalm 130, v. 5

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