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' The Creation '
A Negro sermon in verse by James Weldon Johnson
Read by Edric Connor


Unknown: James Weldon Johnson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with Felton Rapley (organ)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Felton Rapley


From the Lord Mayor's Chapel, Bristol. Conducted by the Rev. Martin Willson. Preacher, K. G. Collier of St. Luke's College,
Exeter Sentence ; Confession; Absolution; the Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Venite
First Lesson: Genesis 3. vv. 1-13 Psalm 130
(Continued in next column)
Second Lesson: Romans 7, vv. 15-25 Benedictus
Creed; Collects
0 love, how deep. how broad, how high (BBC H.B. 73)
Sermon: 'Original Sin in a Scientific
World '
What were the writers of the early chapters of Genesis trying to tell their readers-? How, for instance, can the story of the Fall of Man in Genesis 3 heLp us to understand human life and its problems today?
Praise to the Holiest (BBC H.B. 88) Blessing
BBC West of England Singers Conductor, Reginald Redman Organist, J. Graham Hooper


Unknown: Martin Willson.
Unknown: K. G. Collier
Unknown: Exeter Sentence
Conductor: Reginald Redman
Organist: J. Graham Hooper


Scenes pittoresques (Massenet) : ABC
Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Goossens
Recit.: Ils s'éloignent enfln; Cavatina: Sombre forȇt (William Tell, Act 2) (Rossini): Joan Hammond (soprano) with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Vilem Tausky
Piano Concerto in G (K.453) (Mozart):
Ralph Kirkpatrick (piano) with the Dumbarton Oaks Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Alexander Schneider on gramophone records


Unknown: Eugene Goossens
Soprano: Joan Hammond
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Piano: Ralph Kirkpatrick
Conducted By: Alexander Schneider


A series of six talks
2-Troy by Denys Page
Professor of Greek at Cambridge University


Unknown: Denys Page


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Contents :
' Two Great Singers: Caruso (1873-1921) and Chaliapin (1873-1938),' by Stephen Williams
' A Benjamin Britten Symposium ,' by John Amis
' One Piano, Four Hands': the second of two illustrated talks recorded by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Benjamin Britten Symposium
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Ethel Bartlett
Unknown: Rae Robertson


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


Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Eric Newton

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight , and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coysh


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


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
F. Street makes some suggestions for planting ornamental trees to commemorate the Coronation and Frank Allerton discusses the problem of making the best use of a small greenhouse
Robert Thompson puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: F. Street
Introduced By: Frank Allerton
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Light Music String Ensemble
Directed by Max Jaffa with Sylvia Welling (soprano)


Directed By: Max Jaffa
Soprano: Sylvia Welling

: Jean Taylor Smith in . THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN'

by Sir Walter Scott
An adaptation for radio in three parts by James R. Gregson
2 — ' The Trial'
Other parts played by Barbara Trevor , Michael Collins and Frank Tickle
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: James R. Gregson
Played By: Barbara Trevor
Played By: Michael Collins
Played By: Frank Tickle
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Jeanie Deans: Jean Taylor Smith
Effle Deans: Gudrun Ure
Davie Deans: Duncan McLntyre
Geordie Robertson: Hector Ross
Reuben Butler: Arthur Lawrence
Bartoline, Saddletree: Cameron Hall
Sharpitlaw: Moultnie Kelsall
Madge Wildfire: Betty Hardy
Laird of Dumbiedikes: Wyndham Milligan
Meg Murdockson: Dorothy Black
Ratcliffe: Michael O'Halloran
The Judge: Bryan Powley
King's Advocate: Ian Fleming
Advocate for Defence: Jack Stewart
The Chronicler: Brian Campbell


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgatej


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgatej


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Lucifer and the Lord ' by Jean-Paul Sartre, 'Jean Anouilh' by Edward Owen Marsh , and the plays of Anouilh in translation.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Edward Owen Marsh


' They Run Away By Night': a story from ' Donkey's Glory' by Nan Goodall , told by Nan Macdonald
' Sovereign Ladies'
A new play-series on the six queens regnant of England written for Coronation Year by Geoffrey Trease 2
— ' Mary, Quite Contrary '
Production by David Davis
The six queens who have ruled over England before her present Majesty-what were they like? Were they beautiful? Were they proud? What were they? In these six plays, which will be broadcast monthly up to, and just beyond, the Coronation, Geoffrey Trease draws his own portrait of these six Sovereign Ladies.
(Lance Secretan is appearing in f Escapade at the St. James's Theatre, London)


Unknown: Nan Goodall
Told By: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Geoffrey Trease
Production By: David Davis
Mary Tudor, afterwards Mary I: Catherine Lacey
The young Mary: Diana Maddox
A lady: Janet Bruce
Sir Robert Rochester: Carleton Hobbs
Dubois, secretary to the ImperialAmbassador: Ian Sadler
A child: Lance Secretan


Your Income Tax
A series of five talks on income tax allowances and deductions by Gordon Cummings
The fourth talk is about income tax allowances you may claim for your house-keeper, and about allowances for certain assurance premiums you pay.
Letters 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 Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Eduard van Beinum


Conducted By: Eduard van Beinum


An experience on the four-masted barque Lawhill by Alan Villiers , then a young seaman of seventeen


Unknown: Alan Villiers


from Woodcroft Hall , Burnt Oak. Conducted by Montague Goodman , President of the London Bible College
Hymn: Who is on the Lord's side? Prayers
Hymn: And can it be that I should gain?
Lesson : Isaiah 55, vv. 1-7
Hymn : My Saviour, I love thee Address
Hymn: Come to the Saviour now Benediction
Hymn: I gave my life for thee
Choirmaster, Robin G. Bilson
The hymns
(taken from ' Golden Bells') accompanied at the piano by J. M. Santer


Unknown: Woodcroft Hall
Conducted By: Montague Goodman
Choirmaster: Robin G. Bilson
Unknown: J. M. Santer


Appeal on behalf of the Television Fund of the National Institute for the Deaf by Jeanne Heal
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Deafness affects the lives of two and a half million people in Britain. A little more than one and a half million are hard-of-hearing, but to many theic hearing defect does not necessarily constitute a major handicap. Nearly another million need help of some kind: 790,000 have difficulty in hearing wiuhou.t -the use of a hearing aid; 70,000 are severely deaf and cannot use hearing aids; 30,000 have become totally deaf to any sound; and 15,000 were born without hearing and will never hear a sound in their lives.
To nearly all these people radio programmes mean little or nothing. But television is one medium that all the deaf can follow to some extent, particularly those programmes that are almost entirely visual. Television sets have already been installed in a few of the special schools for deaf children and in a few of the many homes, institutes, and clubs throughout the country, but one of the great ambitions of the National Institute for 'the Deaf is to see all such places equipped with a television receiver, and all contributions will be used for this purpose.


by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes 2
—' Dotheboys Hall'
Cast in order of speaking:
Newman Noggs brings a letter to his employer, Ralph Nickleiby, which tells him that hie brother has died and that the widow, with her son Nicholas and her daughter Kate, has arrived in London and is staying witih a Miss La Creevy, a miniature-painter. Ralph calls upon them and suggests that he can arrange for Nicholas to become assistant master a.t Mr. Wackford Squeers' school. Dotheboys Hall, in Yorkshire. Nicholas bids farewell to his mother and sister and sets out for Yorkshire, where he is introduced to Mrs. Squeers and a poor orphan, Smike. The next morning Squeers takes him to the schoolroom.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Mr Wackford Squeers: Cecil Trouncer
Mrs Squeers: Mary O'Farrell
Smike: Martin Starkie
Boys: Anthony Warner,
Boys: Wilfrid Downing,
Boys: Colin Campbell
Bolder: Anthony Green
Nicholas Nickleby: Gordon Davies
Fanny Squeers: Gabrielle Blunt
Wackford Squeers Junior: Roger Gorb
Tilda Price: Denise Bryer
Phib: Rosamund Greenwood
John Browdie: Deryck Guyler
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruickshank
Mrs Nickleby: Barbara Leake
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey
Mr Mantalini: Peter Copley
Madame Mantalini: Wynne Clarke


A talk about
Sir Francis Younghusband by Viscount Samuel P.C., G.C.B., G.B.E.
Sir Francis Younghusband, the explorer and mystic, died in 1942. A biography, written by George Seaver, Litt.D., has recently been published.


Unknown: Viscount Samuel P.C., G.C.B., G.B.E.
Written By: George Seaver, Litt.D.,


' That nightly, drowsy mist'
A great part of our lives is spent in sleep. What is that state and how it comes to each one of us is still in many ways a mystery. The programme is concerned with some of the known facts and some of the theories about this mystery
Those taking part are
Mark Dignam , Caroline Hooper
R. H. Ward , Frank Duncan
Script by Ian Curtis and Brandon Acton-Bond in consultation withDr. J. Grayson , of Bristol University
Production by Brandon Acton-Bond
From the BBC's West of England studios ' The Mystery of Sleep — page 6


Unknown: Mark Dignam
Unknown: Caroline Hooper
Unknown: R. H. Ward
Unknown: Frank Duncan
Script By: Ian Curtis
Script By: Brandon Acton-Bond
Unknown: Dr. J. Grayson
Production By: Brandon Acton-Bond


Director, Karl Haas
In a letter to his father on July 27, 1782, Mozart said: 'Ihave had to compose jn a great hurry a Serenade, but ontiy for wind instruments. The Serenade in question (K.388) is nevertheless a work of considerable importance, dramatic in style, foreshadowing the mood of the Piano Concerto in the same key, composed four years later. There are four movements: the third is a Minuet with canon:c devices and the last a theme and variations. H.I.


Unknown: Karl Haas


' A second Adam '
Psalm 130 (Broadcast Psalter) Romans 5. vv. 12-21
Praise to the Holiest (BBC Hymn
Book 88)
Romans 7, vv. 24-25

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