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Readings for Sunday morning
' The Old Welsh Preacher ' from ' Welsh Country Characters ' by D. Parry-Jones
Read by Prysor Williams.


Unknown: D. Parry-Jones
Read By: Prysor Williams.

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with Charles Smart (organ)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Charles Smart


A group of services in which Christians examine various aspects of our national life
1-From the village church of Aldborough in the West Riding. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. G. P. Potter. Speaker, Guy Hunter , Warden of Grantley Hall Adult Education College
The Welfare State
The spacious firmament on high (A. and M. 662, vv. 1 and 2) Introduction
Confession and Absolution
Praise the Lord, ye heavens adore him (A. and M. 292)
Reading: Job 38. vv. 1-17 Address
St. Luke 12, vv. 22-30
St. Mark 6, vv. 7 and 8 St. Mark 8, vv. 36 and 37 Prayer
Psalm 23
Holy, Holy, Holv, Lord God Almighty
(A. and M. 160)
Organist, A. P. Mann
Given the Welfare State, how can Christians encourage wha,t is good in it and combat what is bad?
Next Sunday: 'Our Politics'
The Bishop of Bristol writes on page 6


Unknown: Rev. G. P. Potter.
Unknown: Guy Hunter
Organist: A. P. Mann


Oventure, La Cambiale di Matrimonio
(Rossini): Royal Philiharmoniic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt .
Legende Op. 17 (WieniawskiY.
Yehudd Menuhin (violin), with the Orchestre des Concerts Colonne, conducted by Georges Enesco
Symphony in B rial minor (Walton):
Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Sir William Walton on gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt
Violin: Yehudd Menuhin
Conducted By: Georges Enesco
Conducted By: Sir William Walton


A series of six talks 4
-The Flood by Sir Leonard Woolley
Sir Leonard compares the Biblical account of the Flood with an earlier Sumerian version of the same story, and describes his own archaeological excavations in search of evidence of the Flood in Lower Mesopotamia.


Unknown: Sir Leonard Woolley


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Berlioz' 'The Damnation of Faust,' by Martin Cooper
• Arcangelo Corelli (born February 17, 1653),' by Maurice Lindsay
• Hugo WoU (1860-1903) : an introduction by Frank Walker


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Arcangelo Corelli
Unknown: Maurice Lindsay
Unknown: Frank Walker


Five experts on radio, art, films, theatre, and books
Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Radio: Frank Tilsley
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Richard Findlater
Books: John Connell


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: John Connell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers, F. J. Brown and John Clegg
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Unknown: F. J. Brown
Unknown: John Clegg
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Stephen Williams on ENJOYING OPERA

Some delights of the opera house, remembered with gramophone records


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
N. H. Pizer advises on the reclamation of flooded gardens
K. McCieadie, N.D.H., discusses the planting of ornamental hedges
Joe Brayshaw puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: N. H. Pizer
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Carleton Hobbs and Marjorie Westbury in 'UNCLE SILAS'

by Sheridan Le Fanu
Adapted for broadcasting by H. Arnold Hill
Cast in order of speaking:
(Continued in neat column)
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Sheridan Le Fanu
Broadcasting By: H. Arnold Hill
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Narrator (Maud Ruthyn): Marjorie Westbury
Madame Rougierre, a governess: Gladys Spencer
Monica Knollys Maud's second cousin: Olwen Brookes
First man: Michael O'Halloran
Second man: Wyndham Milligan
Dudley Ruthyn: Roger Snowdon
Gamekeeper: Norman Mitchell
Austin Ruthyn, Maud's father: John Turnbull
Mary Quince, a maid: Jean Webster Brough
Doctor Bryerly: Raf de La Torre
Milly Ruthyn, Maud's cousin: Patricia Hayes
Coachman: Reginald Hearne
Uncle Silas: Carleton Hobbs
Beauty: June Spencer
Dickon Hawkes, Beauty's father: Richard George
Sarah Matilda: Audrey Mendes
Tom Bryce, a groom: John Cazabon


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Leon Goossens (oboe)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Oboe: Leon Goossens


John Raymond
This week he talks about Mysticism and Logic and other works of Bertrand Russell.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Bertrand Russell.


A ' Thinking Day ' message from the World Chief Guide, The Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E.
followed by Stories of the Saints
' The Golden Legend of Saint Christopher, the Gentle Giant'
Re-told as a radio play by Norman Painting
Other parts played by Ann Chatterley. Bernadette Hodgson and James Holliday Muriel Liddle (harp)
Produced by Peggy Bacon


Play By: Norman Painting
Played By: Ann Chatterley.
Played By: Bernadette Hodgson
Played By: James Holliday
Harp: Muriel Liddle
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Christopher: James McKechnie
His mother: Kay Hudson
His father: Chris Gittins
Minstrel: Ronald Bristol
The Hermit: Will Kings
Belial: Ronald Baddiley
Dagon: Arnold Peters
Prince of Darkness: Hugh Morton
Old woman: Peggy Hughes
The child: Bryan Hands
Storyteller: Norman Painting

: ' The Lengthening Days'

A programme of verse and music for the season of the year chosen by Georgie Henschel and read by Georgie Henschel and Norman Claridge


Unknown: Georgie Henschel
Read By: Georgie Henschel
Read By: Norman Claridge


Your Income Tax
The sixth of a series of talks by Gordon Cummings on income-tax allowances and deductions
Today he speaks about arrears of tax and about some other points raised by listeners who have written to him.


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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


Talk by Bernard Moore
The seventh General Assembly of the United Nations, which adjourned on December 22, meets again in New York on Tuesday. Bernard Moore, the BBC's
Uni,ted Nations Correspondent, considers what will be before the Assembly at its resumption and looks back at the work itt has already done.


Talk By: Bernard Moore


Gwydion Brooke (bassoon)
Jacques Orchestra
(Leader, Emanuel Hurwitz )
Conductor, Reginald Jacques


Bassoon: Gwydion Brooke
Leader: Jacques Orchestra
Leader: Emanuel Hurwitz
Conductor: Reginald Jacques


From Haven Green Baptist Church, Ealing. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. J. Ithel Jones. Preacher, the Rev. Dr. Theodore H. Robinson
'The Son of Man goeth as it is written
Call to Worship
Praise to the Holiest (B.C.H. 72)
Readiing: Isaiah 52, v. 13, to 53. v. 12 In the Cross of Christ I glory (B.C.H.
0 sacred head (B.C.H. 116) Sermon
When I survey (B.C.H. 112) Benediction
Organist, C. Stanley Smallman
In his death, as in his life, Jesus felt the hand of God upon 'him, and knew that he was fulfilling his Father's purpose. He went, he jaid, as it was written ot him. But where was it written? Tonight's service surveys the picture of the Suffering Servant of God portrayed in Isaiah 53.


Unknown: Rev. J. Ithel
Unknown: Rev. Dr. Theodore H. Robinson
Organist: C. Stanley Smallman


Appeal on behalf of the Nurses' Fund for Nurses by Kay Hammond
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
For twenty-seven years this Fund has been helping nurses of a paat generation who worked devotedly for the tiny salaries then prevailing. Unable to make provision for their old age, many of tthem, now frail and aged, live lonely and forgotten, their old-age pension insufficient to meet the heavy cost of living. This Fund helps them with regular or emergency grains, gives advice in difficulty, sends them birthday and Christmas presents-in short, makes them feel that they are not quite forgotten but have a friend in need.
The principle of this Fund is to use money contributed to give immediate help, therefore its work is dependent on regular support from friends


Unknown: Kay Hammond
Unknown: Miss Kay Hammond

: Nicholas Nickleby: 4: Mr. Vincent Crummles

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes

After running away from Dotheboys Hall, Nicholas and Smike reach London and go to Newman Noggs' lodgings for shelter. Here, Mr. and Mrs. Kenwigs are celebrating their wedding anniversary. Newman takes Nicholas in, telling him that his uncle, Ralph, has received a lying letter from Fanny Squeers.

Kate starts work in Madame Mantalini's dress-making establishment, where she suffers indignities at the hands of Mr. Mantalini, Miss Knag, the forewoman, and the customers. She is then asked by Ralph to act as hostess at a dinner he is giving to business acquaintances who include Lord Frederick Verisopht and Sir Mulberry Hawk. Their behaviour is so familiar and insulting that she leaves. Next day, Ralph calls upon Mrs. Nickleby to tell her that Nicholas has left Dotheboys Hall, taking with him an orphan boy and a garnet ring belonging to Mrs. Squeers. Nicholas denies the charges, but, in order that Ralph shall not withdraw aid from his mother and sister, leaves to seek his fortune.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by/Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Nicholas Nickeleby: Gordon Davies
Smike: Martin Starkie
Landlord: Garard Green
Mr Vincent Crummles: Allan Jeayes
Mrs Crummles: Nan Marriott-Watson
The Infant Phenomenon: Virginia Winter
Mr Folair: Patrick Troughton
Mr Lenville: William Fox
Miss Snevellicci: Patricia Hilliard
Mr Curdle: Howieson Culff
Mr Lillyvick: Edward Lexy
Mrs Grudden: Virginia Winter


First of four programmes in a Coronation series
' QUEEN VICTORIA'by Lord Kinross with Pamela Brown as the Queen
Narrator. Norman Shelley
Producer. Christopher Sykes


Unknown: Lord Kinross
Unknown: Pamela Brown
Narrator: Norman Shelley
Unknown: Christopher Sykes


(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Clarence Raybould
Igor Ozim (violin)


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Clarence Raybould
Violin: Igor Ozim


' The Shadow of the Cross '
Psalm 57. vv. 1-7 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 10, w. 32-45
Lord. who throughout these forty days (BBC Hymn Book 83)
Romans 8, vv. 16-17

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