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Reading for Sunday morning
' Jonah ' 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 Lloyd Thomas (organ)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Lloyd Thomas


A group of services in which Christians examine various aspects of our national life
2—Our Politics
Christopher Hollis , m.p., speaks about the aims and values for which he believes Christians should stand in the ordering of our public life followed by A service from the Chapel of Campion Hall, Oxford, conducted by the Master, Father Thomas Corbishley , S.J.
Come. Holy Ghost (W.H. 62)
Prayers to the Holy Spirit: for Peace The Living God my shepherd is
(Driscoll's Cantionale)
Readings from St. Augustine’s ‛ City of God ' 14, 28
Readings from Psalm 126; Isaias 40;
Colossians 1
Prayer to Christ the King Blessing
To Christ the Lord of worlds we sing
(W.H. 97)
Choirmaster, the Rev. E. Yarnold , B.J.
Organist, David Greenwood
Next Sunday: ‛Our Industry '


Unknown: Christopher Hollis
Unknown: Father Thomas Corbishley
Unknown: Rev. E. Yarnold
Organist: David Greenwood


Overture, Leonora No. 1
(Beethoven); London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Eduard van Beinum
Quartet, Mir ist so wunderbar (Fidelio, Act 1) (Beethoven) : Erna Berger (soprano), Henriette Gottlieb (soprano). Marcel Wittrisch (tenor), Willi Domgraf-Fassbaender (baritone), and members of the Berlin State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Zweig
Symphony in G minor (E. J. Moeran):
Hallé Orchestra, conducted by Leslie Heward on gramophone records


A series of six talks'
5-Knossos by Charles Seltman , Litt.D.
Knossos, site of the great palace of Minos, King of Crete, is traditionally associated with the story of the Minotaur. In that story, it was a clew of thread that enabled Theseus to disentangle himself from the confusion of the labyrinth. In this talk, it is archaeology that provides the speaker with his clue as he seeks to disentangle myth and legend in the story.


Unknown: Charles Seltman


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' A further introduction to Hugo Wolf (1860-1903),’ by Frank Walker ' Music and Music-Making in England,' by Scott Goddard
' The Inevitable Editor. 5—Initerpretation in Footnotes,' by Sidney Harrison


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian
Unknown: Hugo Wolf
Unknown: Frank Walker
Unknown: Scott Goddard
Unknown: Sidney Harrison


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


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


General Welsh Number
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Esmie Lewis , Gwilyim Phillips
Accompanied by the Garth Players
Produced by Nan Davies


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Singers: Esmie Lewis
Singers: Gwilyim Phillips
Produced By: Nan Davies

: Stephen Williams on ENJOYING OPERA

Some delights of the opera house, remembered with gramophone records


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
H. F. Barnes , Ph.D., of Rothamstted Experimental Station gives some advice on the most effective methods of controlling slugs
H. Smith talks about his heather garden
Robert Thompson puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: H. F. Barnes
Talks: H. Smith
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


A twenty-minute tribute by David Lloyd (tenor) and the Raeburn Orchestra
Conductor, Wynford Reynolds


Tenor: David Lloyd
Conductor: Wynford Reynolds


A play for broadcasting by Denis Constanduros
(Continued in next column)
The action of the play takes place in a West-Country farmhouse between 1912 and 1953 Produced by Owen Reed in the BBC's West of England studios


Broadcasting By: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Owen Reed
Ben Tribe: Lewis Gedge
Madge Tribe, his daughter: Aileen Mills
Alec Tribe Ms son: Neville Mapp
Dorothy, Alec's wife: Brenda Hamilton
Barney Fawcett her brother: Alan Wheatley
Andrew MacLaren: Frank Duncan
The Rev Samson: Ivan Brandt
Rachel, his daughter: Hilda Schroder
Dr Husting: Felix Felton
Richard Tribe: David Enders
First reader: James Cairncross
Second reader: Constance Chapman


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


John Raymond
This week he talks abou.t The Shocking History of Advertising! ’ and other works of E. S. Turner.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: E. S. Turner.

: Children's Hour

"Who Would True Valour See"
A series of Bible plays on St. Paul
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard
6 - 'The New Name'

5.25 St. David of Wales
A children's service from the Temple of Peace, Cardiff, to commemorate the patron saint of Wales. Conducted by the Rev. Moelwyn Merchant
King of Glory, King of Peace (E.H. 424)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
First Lesson: David and Goldath - 1 Samuel 17
The God of love my shepherd is (E.H. 93)
Second Lesson: The Good Shepherd - St. John 10
A legend from the life of St. David
followed by psalm 96
St. David (E.H. 211)
Let all the world in every corner sing (E. H. 427)
Organist, Anthony Lewis


Produced By: J. Stanley Pritchard
Organist: Anthony Lewis
Saul, also called Paul: Leonard Maguire
Barnabas: Bryden Murdoch
Peter: Tom Fleming
John Mark: Lawrence Dalzell
Sergius Paulus, Governor of Cyprus: John McColl
Elymas, an astrologer: James Sutherland


Income Tax and Your House Repairs by Gordon Cummings


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: 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 reports on the week's proceedings


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Fernando Previtali
The Three Cornered Hal was first produced by Diagthilev's Balleit Company at the Aithambra Theatre, London, in 1919, with choreography by Massine (who danced the role of the Miller) and scenery and costumes by Picasso. Lt tells the story of a miller whose wife's charms attract the attention of the local Governor, or Corregidor. Unable to witn her favour by fair means, he has the miller arrested so that he can pursue her without hindrance; but with all his scheming, he only procures for himself a ducking in the river and the derision of the whole village. The three dances to be performed are: ' The Neighbours ' (in the style of a Seguidjiia), ' The Miller's Dance,' and ' Final Daince ' (a Jota). Deryck Cooke


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Fernando Previtali
Duced By: Diagthilev'S Balleit
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


from Christ Church, Claughton, Birkenhead. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. F. J. Taylor , assisted by the Rev. W. H. Correy
A Ransom for Many
The royal banners forward go (Rev.
A. and M. 96)
Confession and Absolution Prayers
Psalm 146
First Lesson: Isaiah 63, vv. 7-16 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 20, vv.
Nunc dimittis
Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Thou art the way (Rev. A. and M.
Sermon Prayers
My song is love unknown (Rev. A. and M. 102)
Organist, William Rhydwen Jones
Why dad Jesus die? To seit free men who had been ensiaved by the consequences of personal and social wrong-doing.


Unknown: Rev. F. J. Taylor
Unknown: Rev. W. H. Correy
Organist: William Rhydwen Jones


Appeal on behalf of the London Council for Welfare of Women and Girls, and Central Information Bureau, by Derek McCulloch O.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
This organisation consists of representatives of voluntary societies and Government Departments. It is principally a Central Information Bureau for lodging and accommodation for business girls and students. All addiresses given out for hostels or private Lodgings are recommended, and a yearly handbook with addresses of recommended hostels is sent to enquirers from all over the World.
Hospital almoners, welfare officers from
Governrment Departments or business firms, probation officers, and other social workers ask for help almost daily. The number of enquirers (including personal interviews and letters) for the past three months totals eight hundred.
Although the Council works closely with Government Department it is not eligible for a grant from the State. Expenses are kept as low as possible, but £ 1,500 is needed annually to carry on this work.


Unknown: Derek McCulloch O.B.E.
Unknown: Derek McCulloch


by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes
5—‛ Sir Mulberry Hawk 'Cast in order of speaking:
On their wayto Portsmouth, Nicholas and Smike meet Mr. Vincent Crummies, « theatrical manager, who persuades them do join his company. The next day M the theatre Nicholas meets Mrs. Crummies and her daughter, The Infant Phenomenon, as well as Miss Sneveilicci, Mr. Folair, and Mr. LenviHe.
Nicholas is alt work on his first play and teaching Smike his part, when he is interrupted by Mr. Lillyvick whom he met at the Kenwigs’. Nicholas learns from him that he is about to marry Miss Henrietta Petowker, of the Theatre Royal, Drury
Lane, who has just joined the Company. Shortly after, Nicholas makes his first appearance on the stage.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Lord Frederick Verisopht: Brian Hayes
Sir Mulberry Hawk: Ralph Truman
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruickshank
Newman Noggs: Arthur Ridley
Mrs Nickleby: Barbara Leake
Maid: Alison Petrie
Mr Pluck: Noel Hiff
Mr Pyke: John Cazabon
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey
Mrs Wititterly: Hester Paton Brown
Mr Wititterly: Arthur Lawrence
Smike: Martin Starkie
Nicholas Nickleiby: Gordon Davies
Mr Vincent Crummies: Allan Jeayes

: Aunt Emily Sailor

Emily George, of Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire, describes how as a young woman she sailed the seas for years in a four-masted barque, the Comliebank of Glasgow, commanded by her husband.


Speaker: Emily George
Script: John Griffiths
Production: Elwyn Evans


Sonata in A, Op. 47 (Kreutzer) played by Manoug Parikian (violin)
George Malcolm (piano)


Violin: Manoug Parikian
Piano: George Malcolm


' The Shadow of the Cross '
Psalm 142 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 4, w. 16-30
Take up thy cross (BBC Hymn Book
369) *
St. John 15, v. 20

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