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Reading for Sunday morning from Nicolas Berdyaev
Read by Kenneth Dight


Unknown: Nicolas Berdyaev
Read By: Kenneth Dight


London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Tom Jenkins )
Conducted by Michael Krein with Leonard Cassini (piano)


Leader: Tom Jenkins
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Piano: Leonard Cassini


for St. Paul's Day
From Chelmsford Cathedral.
Conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. Eric Gordon
Anthem: From the rising of the sun
From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles.
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer Psalms 95 and 42 Lesson: from Philippians 3 Jubilate (Psalm 100) Creed and Collects
When I survey the wondrous Cross
(A. and M. 108)
Soldiers of Christ, arise (A. and M.
Prayers and Blessing
Organist, W. Stanley Vann


Unknown: Very Rev. Eric Gordon
Organist: W. Stanley Vann


Overture, Le Carnaval Romain (Berlioz): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Paul Kletzki
Piano Concerto No. 1, in E minor (Chopin) : Alexander Brailowsky (piano) with the R.C.A. Victor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by William Steinberg
Ballet Music, Macbeth (Verdi): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Igor Markevitch
on gramophone records


Piano: Paul Kletzki
Piano: Alexander Brailowsky
Unknown: R.C.A. Victor Sym
Conducted By: William Steinberg
Conducted By: Igor Markevitch


by Colonel Charles Moses
General Manager of the Australian Broadcasting Commission From time immemorial Basque woodmen have held wood-chopping contests. Charles Moses, who is familiar with such contests in Australia where he is a member of the Axeman's Advisory Council, describes the Spanish Championship, which he witnessed in San Sebastian last December and which was won by Juan Jose Narvaiza.


Unknown: Colonel Charles Moses
Unknown: Juan Jose Narvaiza.


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Rutland Boughton (born January 23, 1878),' by Inglis Gundry
' The Bothy Ballad,' by Maurice Lindsay
' The Inevitable Editor. 4-The Harpsichord Problem,' by Sidney Harrison


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Rutland Boughton
Unknown: Inglis Gundry
Unknown: Maurice Lindsay
Unknown: Sidney Harrison


Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Art: Eric Newton
Films: Catherine de la Roche
Theatre: Eric Keown
Books: John Connell
Radio: Henry Reed


Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Catherine de la Roche
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Henry Reed

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: The Naturalist: 92: Naturalisation

Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers, Dr. L. Harrison Matthews and Peter Scott.


Presenter: Maxwell Knight
Speaker: Dr. L. Harrison Matthews
Speaker: Peter Scott
Producer: Desmond Hawkins


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


Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
W. F. Bewley , D.sc, talks about improving the condition of the soil with special reference to the results obtained by krilium
L. R. Emmans gives advice on the piopagation of chrysanthemums
Joe Brayshaw puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: W. F. Bewley
Unknown: L. R. Emmans
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Max Jaffa (violin)
Reginald Kilbey (cello)
Jack Byfield (piano)


Violin: Max Jaffa
Cello: Reginald Kilbey
Piano: Jack Byfield


John Raymond
This week he talks abou4 The Bedside " Guardian " ' edited by Ivor Brown.


Unknown: John Raymond
Edited By: Ivor Brown.


with Thor Heyerdahl
Thor Heyerdahl , author of the book ' The Kon-Tiki Expedition,' the film of which was recently. screened in London, visited Broadcasting House a short time ago and recorded an informal conversation with Eileen Molony.


Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Unknown: Thor Heyerdahl
Unknown: Eileen Molony.


Famous Scots
' Robert Burns'
(born January 25. 1759) by Edward Boyd
Produced by Kathleen Garscadder.


Unknown: Edward Boyd
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadder.
William Burness the poet's father: C. R. M . Brookes
Agnes, his wife: Effie Morrison
Betty Davidson, an old nurse: Meg Buchanah
Robert Burns, the boy: Lesley Fraser
Robert Burns, the man: Andrew Keir
Gilbert Burns, the poet's brother as a boy: Joan Fitzpatrick
Gilbert Burns, the poet's brother as a man: Pharic MacLaren
John Murdoch, a schoolmaster: John Taylor
Richard Brown, a sea-captain: John Taylor


Your Income Tax
A series of five talks on income tax allowances and deductions by Gordon Cummings
In his second talk Gordon Cumm ngs speaks about allowances for dependent relatives and for wives who are themselves earning money.
Le-tters should be addressed to 'Money
Matters,' BBC, London, W.I.


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by the composer
Introduction and Allegro
Brer Tarrypin; Mr. Buzzard (Suite: Uncle Remus)
Suite No. 3


Leader: John Sharpe

: Marjorie Westbury in 'THE LITTLE GOLD SHOE'

An entertainment for radio based on two hundred and eighty-seven versions of the story known in England as ' Cinderella '
Music arranged, composed and conducted by Francis Collinson
Written and produced by Francis Dillon


Conducted By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Francis Dillon
Storyteller: James Langham
Cinderella: Marjorie Westbury
Father: Felix Felton
William: John Sharp
Stepmother: Patience Collier
Petronella: Diane Langford
Finnclla: Janet Morrison
Bad Fairy: John Glyn Jones
Good Fairy: Malcolm Graeme
Prince Charming: Noel Johnson
Court Shoemaker: Wilfred Babbage
The White Bird: Veronica Laird
Chancellor: Rupert Davies


on Romans 3, vv. 19-31
Conducted by the Rev. W. G. Robinson , Principal of Lancashire Independent College
Sentences and Invocation
Rejoice today with one accord (BBC
Hymn Book 281)
Psalm 25
Readings: Isaiah 12, vv. 1-6; Romans
3, vv. 19-31; John 3. vv. 16-17
Rock of ages (BBC Hymn Book 296) Bible study: 'God's initiative'
When I survey the wondrous Cross
(BBC Hymn Book 97)
Bible study: ' Man's responses'
Just as I am (BBC Hymn Book 292) Prayers
Now cheer our hearts this eventide
(BBC Hymn Book 527)
Music sung by a section of the Barnbv choir
Conducted by the Rev. B. L. Barnby


Unknown: Rev. W. G. Robinson
Unknown: Rev. B. L. Barnby


Appeal on behalf of the Church of England Pensions Board's Homes for aged and infirm clergymen and for widows of clergymen, by Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
In 1948 the Church Assembly entrusted the Church of England Pensions Board with the urgent task of housing the aged and infirm clergy, their elderly widows, and dependants. Many clergymen are unable to retire because they have no means of obtaining suitable accommodation, yet they must vacate their house upon resignation. Widows must move out within two months of bereavement.
With six residential homes now established, and some flats and nursing accommodation, more than one hundred
* and fifty aged people are already enjoying a comfortable yet modest retirement, paying what they can afford from their slender means. The cost to the Board of the balance requ.red is more than £ 12,000 a year.


Unknown: Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher

: The Eustace Diamonds: Episode 12

by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for broadcasting in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Archie Campbell
The thieves respons ble for the theft of the Eustace diamonds have been caught. Lizzie, 'in consequence, has been forced to make public confession of her lies about the robberies. Lord Fawn, quickly seizing this chance of escape from her claws, has made it clear that he will have nothing further to do with her; and Frank, though he has not entirely deserted her, is no more than coldly helpful. Lizzie has not entirely abandoned hope of ensnaring him, but she knows that her chances of success have now become very small indeed. Frank's neglect of Lucy Morris still continues, however; and so she has accepted Lady Fawn's invitation to return to Fawn Court when she leaves her present post as companion to Lady Ambleside.


Author: Anthony Trollope
Adapted by: H. Oldfield Box
Producer: Archie Campbell
Narrator: Geoffrey Lewie
Sarah, Lizzie's maid: Mary Williams
Lizzie Eustace: Belle Chrystall
Mr Emilius: Howieson Culff
Lady Ambleside: Mabel Terry Lewis
Lucy Morris: Patricia Field
Frank Greystock: Lewis Stringer
Lady Fawn's maid: Virginia Winter
Lady Fawn: Helen Haye
Lydia Fawn: Denise Bryer
Augusta Fawn: Jeanette Tregarthen
Counsel for the Defence: Norman Claridge


(for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra)
Eilidh McNab (soprano)
Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
Lloyd Strauss-Smith (tenor)
George James (bass)
Martindale Sidwell (organ)
London Chamber Singers
London Chamber Orchestra
(led by Thomas Carter )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Soprano: Eilidh McNab
Contralto: Kathleen Joyce
Tenor: Lloyd Strauss-Smith
Bass: George James
Unknown: Martindale Sidwell
Conductor: Thomas Carter
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader : Douglas Leach


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Douglas Leach


' Paul, bondservant of Christ Jesus '
Psalm 27, part 1 (Broadcast Psalter) Philippians 3. vv. 1-14
Disposer supreme (BBC Hymn Book
Galatians 2, v. 20

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