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' Noah built the Ark '
A Negro sermon in verse by James Weldon Johnson
Read by Edric Connor


Unknown: James Weldon Johnson
Read By: Edric Connor

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with Fredric Bayco (organ)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Fredric Bayco


A meditation on 1 Corinthians 13, conducted by the Rev. W. A. L. Elmslie , D.D., Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge
0 Spirit of the living God (C.H. 386) Intercession
Address: ' More than fine writing ' Reading of 1 Corinthians 13 Love divine (C.H. 479)
Address: 'The conversion of a fanatic '
Jesus, thou joy of loving hearts
(C.H. 420)
Address and Reading: ' Immortal love '
Glory be to him who loved us (C.H. 7) Benediction
Reader, John Glen
BBC Singers
Organist, Dr. G. Thalben-Ball


Unknown: W. A. L. Elmslie
Reader: John Glen
Organist: Dr. G. Thalben-Ball


Overture. Le Maschere (Mascagni):
Florence Festival Orchestra, conducted by Tullio Serafln
Todtentanz (Dance of Death) (Liszt):
Kilenyi (piano), with the Paris Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Selmar Meyrowitz
Symphony No. 1 in G minor. Op. 7
(Nielsen): Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Jensen on gramophone records


A series of six talks
3--Glastonhury by R. F. Treharne Professor of History at the University College of Wales,
Glastonbury, oldest of all the monasteries of England, is the centre of perhaps the noblest of English romaoces-the story of King Arthur and the quest of the Holy GraH. Is the story a myth, an imaginative invention; or is it a legend based on ascertainable historical facts?


Unknown: R. F. Treharne


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review:
Contributed by Philip Hope - Wallace, Donald Mitchell , and Andrew Porter


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Philip Hope
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Unknown: Andrew Porter


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Books: John Connell
Radio: Frank Tilsley Art: Eric Newton
Films: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Eric Keown


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Eric Keown

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Introduced by Ralph Wightman from The Sun Inn, Woodbridge
Music arranged by Francis Collinson for the Wynford Reynolds Players
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced by Francis Dillon


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

: Stephen Williams on ENJOYING OPERA

Some delights of the opera house remembered with gramophone records


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
D. O. Morris talks about lilies, gladioli. and other bulbs or corms for summer flowering Raymond Bishop discusses how to get the, most food from the small garden
Wyndham Russell puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work
See page 9


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: D. O. Morris


and his Players with Helen Clare
Music by Cyril Scott
Valse Caprice Mazurka
The Blackbird's Song Soiree Japonaise Lotus Land
A Roundel of Rest
Don't come in Sir, please Danse Negre


Unknown: Helen Clare
Music By: Cyril Scott

: Jean Taylor Smith in 'THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN'

by Sir Walter Scott
An 'adaptation for radio in three parts by James R. Gregson
3 — ' The Appeal'
(Continued in next column)
Other parts plaved by Bryan Powley , Frank Tickle
Alastair Hunter ,
Jack Stewart Elizabeth London , Brian Campbell
Production by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: James R. Gregson
Unknown: Bryan Powley
Unknown: Frank Tickle
Unknown: Alastair Hunter
Unknown: Jack Stewart
Unknown: Elizabeth London
Unknown: Brian Campbell
Production By: Hugh Stewart
Jeanie Deans: Jean Taylor Smith
Effie Deans: Gudrun Ure
Davie Deans: Duncan McIntyre
Geordie Robertson: Hector Ross
The Duke of Argyle: Hugh Miller
Frank Levitt: Bryden Murdoch
Meg Murdockson: Dorothy Black
Madge Wildfire: Betty Hardy
Mrs Hoy: Molly Rankin
Reuben Butler: Arthur Lawrence
Mrs Bickerton: Enid Hewit
Queen Caroline: Joan Clement Scott
Mrs Glass: Janet Bruce


Bruce Boyce (baritone) BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
March of the Giants (Suite: In
Overture: The Butterfly's Ball Onaway, awake beloved Border Ballad
The Language of Flowers


Baritone: Bruce Boyce
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Rome and « Villa ' by Eleanor Clark.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Eleanor Clark.


Famous Scots
' Frederic Lamond '
The story of a pianist who became world famous by Edward Boyd
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden


Unknown: Frederic Lamond
Unknown: Edward Boyd
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
A pupil: Rosalind Browning
Frederic Lamond, the boy: Joan Fitzpatrick
Frederic Lamond the man: Ian Sadler
Archibald Lamond his father: Douglas Murchie
David Lamond his elder brother: Robin Grieve
Fianz Liszt: Moultrie R Kelsoll
Johannes Brahms: John Taylor
Anton Rubinstein: James Sutherland
Hans von Btilow: Douglas Murchie


Your Income Tax
A series of talks on income tax allowances and deductions by Gordon Cummings
The fifth talk is about the deductions that are made against your allowances, deductions that increase the amount of tax you have to pay


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 Sir Bernard Heinze
Ravel said that his intention, in composing the Mother Goose ' Suite, was to ' conjure up the poetry of childhood.' It was originally written in 1908 as a piano duet for the en.tertainmen.t of the two children of an intimate friend, the inspiration coming from illustrations in one of their books of fairy stories, by Perrault and others. Four years later Rave! orchestrated the Suite for a ballet, the scenario of which he wrote himself, basing it on the story of the Sleeping Beauty.
Roland-Manuel, in his book on the composer, describes it as ' an exquisite triumph ' and says: ' Because of its character of happiness, render emotion, and refined poetry, it is a work whose charm and popularity are the result of a supreme simplicity.' (Incidentally, the pagod,as of Laideronetle, or Little Ugly, are not Chinese temples but little creatures who sing and play upon queer instruments fashioned from almond husks.)
Dcryck Cooke
See Music Diary on page 27


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Bernard Heinze
Unknown: Dcryck Cooke


from St. Martin-in-the-Fields, on the Universal Day of Prayer for Students. Conducted by the Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell . Preacher, the Rev. Eric Fenn
Versicles and Responses Psalm 121
First Lesson: from Job 28 Magnificat
Second Lesson: from Acts 17 Nunc Dimittis
Creed and Collects
0 God of truth (S.P. 597) Sermon Prayers
Thy Kingdom come (S.P. 680) Blessing
Organist, John Churchill
The Rev. Eric Fenn was at one time Study Secretary of the Student Ohristian Movement in this country, and still has contacts with students in many parts of the world through the World's Student Christian Federation.


Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Unknown: Rev. Eric Fenn
Organist: John Churchill


Appeal on behalf of Spurgeon's Homes, by the Rev. .F Townley Lord, D.D.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
It is eighty-five years since Charles Haddon Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher and philanthropist, founded these Homes for orphaned children at Stockwell. The work of caring for needy children has continued, and there are now nearly 250 in residence, coming from all over the country. More than six thousand girls and boys have been given a home and education under Christian influence to prepare them for their future lives. The most helpless and deserving secure the benefits of the Homes, which are undenominational. They are maintained chiefly by voluntary contributions.


by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes
3-' In London '
Cast in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
When Nicholas reaohes Dotheboys Hall to take up his duties as assistanmaster, he is horrified by the brutality with which the boys are treated by Mr. and Mrs. Squeers. Fanny Squeers, their daughter, imagines he is in love with her, and when she finds he is not, becomes his bitter enemy. Meanwhile, in London, Kate Nickleby is introduced by her Uncle Ralpih to Madame Mantalini, and i.t is arranged that she shall work in her millinery establishment. Smike, the orphan whom Nicholas has befriended, unable to bear more ill-treatment, runs away. He is recaptured and brought back, but when Mr. Squeers starts to beat him, Nicholas Meps in, knocks Squeers down, and with Smike sets out to walk to London with onjy a sovereign in his pocket given to him by John Browdie, a Yorkshire farmer.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Mr Lillyvick: Edward Lexy
Mrs Kenwigs: Betty Baskcomb
Mr Kenwigs: Cyril Shape
Miss Henrietta Petowkor: Diana Lincoln
Crowl: Michael O'Halloran
Newman Noggs: Arthur Ridley
Nicholas Nickleby: Gordon Davies
Smike: Martin Starkie
Mrs Nickleby: Barbara Leake
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey
Mr Mantalini: Peter Copley
Madame Mantalini: Wynne Clarke
Miss Knag: Nan Munro
Lord OldCast: Wyndhem Mtlmgan
Young Lady: Mary Wimbush
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruicksiianli
Lord Frederick Verisopbt: Brian Haves
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Ralph Truman
Mr Pyke: John Cazabon
Mr Pluck: Noel Iliff


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Marius Goring


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Marius Goring


' A new commandment'
Psalm 15 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 John 4, vv. 7-21
Beloved, let us love (BBC Hymn Book
St. John 13, vv. 34-35

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