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Reading for Sunday morning from
' What is the Kingdom of Heaven? ' by A. Clutton Brock read by Donald Bissett


Unknown: A. Clutton Brock
Read By: Donald Bissett

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with William Davies (organ)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: William Davies


The fourth of a group of broadcasts in which Christians examine various aspects of our national life
Our Popular Culture
A talk by C. A. Joyce in a Service from St. Augustine's Church, Swindon, conducted by the Rev. A. G. Ringwood
Sentence. Confession, Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 96
Lesson: Philippians 4, vv. 4-9 Benedictus
Creed, Lesser Litany. Versicles and Responses, Collects
All things bright and beautiful (A. and M. 573)
There is a book, who runs may read
(A. and M. 168)
Organist, Clayton G. West
Few people in these days are Mnmune from tihe ideas and standards of value presented by mass method* of communication such as newspapers, film-, *nd radio. What are che moral and spir.tual principles at stake here and what can Christians. do about them?


Talk By: C. A. Joyce
Unknown: Rev. A. G. Ringwood

: Sunday-Morning Prom

Symphony No 29, in A (Mozart): London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Aria: Ozean du Ungeheuer (Ocean, thou mighty monster) (Act 2, Oberon) (Weber): Kirsten Flagstad (soprano) with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
Piano Concerto (Scriabin): Paul Badura-Skoda (piano) with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Henry Swoboda

on gramophone records


A series of six talks in which contemporary writers describe how they wrote their first published novel and what they feel about it now
Sir Compton Mackenzie opens the series by recounting the circumstances in which he wrote ' The Passionate Elopement'


Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
' Beethoven's Missa Solennis and Mahler's Resurrection Symphony,' by Father Bernard McElligott
' Miscellaneous Records for March,' by William Mann
' Wagner's Tristan and Isolde' by Harold Rosenthal


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Father Bernard McElligott
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Theatre: Richard Findlater
Radio: Tom Hopkinson
Books: Daniel George
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: Dilys Powell


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: Tom Hopkinson
Unknown: Daniel George
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Dilys Powell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


at the Assembly House, Norwich
Ralph Wightman introduces a farmer an organ builder a wildfowler an agricultural officer a cabinet maker a lifeboat coxswain's wife from coastal Norfolk
Song arranged by Francis Collinson sung by Robert Irwin
Production by Philip Donnellan


Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Sung By: Robert Irwin
Production By: Philip Donnellan

: Stephen Williams on ENJOYING OPERA

Some delights of the opera house, remembered with gramophone records


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Ralph Thoday advises on plants to cover pergolas and arches
Will Ingwersen talks about hardy plants with a story
Wyndham Russell puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Ralph Thoday
Unknown: Wyndham Russell
Unknown: Fred Streeter


by Frank Craven
Adapted by Mollie Greenhalgh
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Frank Craven
Adapted By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Mrs Livingston: Natalie Lynn
Grace Livingston: Helen Horton
Dr Myron Anderson: MacDonald Parke
Fred Livingston: Tony Quinn
Dick Loring: Harold Jamieson
Tommy Tucker: Arthur Hill
Hattie: Miriam Karlin
Peter Barstow: Stuart Nichol
Mrs Barstow: Mavis Villiers


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Overture: Carneval
Tone poem: The Noonday Witch Slavonic Dances


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


John Raymond
This week be talks about The Man Without Qualities,' volume 1, by Robert Musil


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Robert Musil


' Baldur The Beautiful '
A radio play by Muriel Hardill based on an ancient Norse legend
Production by Herbert Smith


Play By: Muriel Hardill
Production By: Herbert Smith
The Three Norne: The one who sees what is past: Valerie Skardon
The Three Norne: The one who sees what is present: Rosalie Williams
The Three Norne: The one who sees what shall come: Vera McKechnie
Frigga, the Queen of the Sky (wife of Odin and mother of Baldur): Violet Carson
Baldur, the Bright one the Beautiful: Randal Herley
Odin, the Wise one the King of the Sky: Fred Fairclough
Thor the Thunderer: Tom Harrison
Loki the Cunning one: Jimmy Miller
Tiu the Left-handed Warrior: Norman Somers
Oaktree: Bill Price
Mistletoe: Ann Craig
A Dwarf, the swordsmith: Geoffrey Banks
Hoder, the Blind one: Peter Kennaby
Hela the Queen of Niflheim the world of shadows: Elizabeth Gray
Hermod, the messenger of Odin: Geoffrey Wheeler


Buying a Home by Gordon Cumnnings
In his second of three talks Gordon Cummings speaks about the factors that decide the amount of money you can borrow in ordec to build a house or to buy one that is already bulk.


Unknown: Gordon Cumnnings

: 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 Hermann Scherchen
When Mabletr died in 1911, he left his tenan symphony unfinished: only one, or possibly two, of the projected five movements were sufficiently completed to justify performance The Adagio to be heard, tonight was original intended to be placed second, but Mahier seems later to have decided to make it the opening movement Ernst Krenek prepared a full score from Mahler's orchestral sketch, filling out the scoring but not adding a note to the actual music, and it is th s which is being used tonight. Hermann Scherchen introduced it to this country in two broadcast concerts in November 1948.
Liszt completed his symphonic 'poem
' Hunnenschlacht ' in 1857, a-nd conducted its first performance shot year at Weimar. It was inspired by an immense p:cture painted by Kauloach, depicrng the onslaught of Attala and his Huns against the forces of Christianity in the fifth century. According to legend, the battle raged so fiercely that when evening came, the survivors bdievod that they saw the spirits of those who had fallen continuing the conflict in the clouds. Deryck Cooke


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Hermann Scherchen
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


Conducted by the Rev. Professor C. H. Dodd. D.D. , from the Chapel of Westminster College, Cambridge
I have overcome the world
The royal banners forward go (E.H.
Prayers Lesson
Thy kingdom come, 0 God (E.H. 554) Sermon
0 God of truth (E.H. 449) Prayers
Praise to the Holiest (E.H. 471)
Hymns sung by members of the Cambridge Philharmonic Society Directed by Raymond J. Leppard
On behalf of us all Christ took issue with the evil things that violate human history. Against them he asserted the power of obedience to God and love for man. ' The world ' killed him, but failed to make him yield an inch. That was victory, and it was confirmed by his resurrection. It is decisive for the human race, but we share in it only as we are ourselves overcome, willingly, by Christ; for we are the world.'


Unknown: Rev. Professor C. H. Dodd. D.D.
Directed By: Raymond J. Leppard

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the 'Not Forgotten' Association (registered under War Charities Act, 1940), by Howard Marion-Crawford
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Founded in 1920 by the late Miss Mary Cunningham, C.B.E., the 'Not Forgotten' Association has grown to be an institution of national importance. It caters for the welfare of Service and ex-Service men by providing comforts and entertainments for them while in hospital, where many of them have been since the First World War.
The Association has just had an ambulance motor coach specially built, designed to convey to entertainments those men who have to travel in wheel chairs. The cost of this coach has been about £3,000 and its annual upkeep is considerable.
The 'Not Forgotten' Association needs £15,000 yearly to carry on its work.


Speaker: Howard Marion-Crawford


by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes
7—' Capture and Escape ' Cast in order of speaking:
When Nicholas returns to London with Stroke, by chance he overhrars S r Mulberry Hawk speak insultingly of Kate in a pubLc room of an hotel. The young man challenges him, but Hawk leaves and tries to dr:ve away, whereupon Nicholas seizes the .reins but the horse bolos and Hawk i* injured in the ensuing crash.
Raliph Nickleby hears of the accident from Mr. Mamalini and plots with Squeers to be revenged upon his nephew by striking at Sm'ke. Mrs. Nickehy and Kate welcome Sm'ke to their house and Nicholas, sewing out to seek employment, has the Rood fortune to meet the Cheeryble Brothers, Charles and N.d. who engage him as assistant to their clerk, Tim Linkinwaiter.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Charles Cheeryble: Harold Scott
Tim Linkinwater: Frank Tickle
Trimmers: Ernest Sefton
Nicholas Nickleby: Gordon Davies
Mrs Nickleby: Barbara Leake
Wackford Squeers Junior: Roger Gorb
Mr Wackford Squeers: Cecil Trouncper
Smike: Martin Starkie
Mr Snawley: Owen Fellowes
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey
The Gentleman in Small Clothes: George Hayes
Keeper: Eugene Leahy
Fanny Squeers: Gabrielle Blunt
Tilda Browdie: Denise Bryer
John Browdie: Deryck Guyler


The second of four programmes in a Coronation series
Written and produced by Christopher Sykes
Narrator, Hugh Burden
Principal reader, Norman Shelley


Narrator: Christopher Sykes
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Reader: Norman Shelley

: Beethoven

Symphony No. 2, in D played by the Scottish National Orchestra
(Leader, Jean Rennie)
Conducted by Fernando Previtali
Beethoven wrote his Second Symphony during the year 1802, when he was thirty one, and it was first performed in Vienna in April of the following year. Deafness and other troubles were threatening to overwhelm him at the time and his feelings, almost of despair, caused him to write his famous 'Testament' to his brothers Carl and Johann. But in the symphony there is scarcely a hint of these dark thoughts: its vigour and brilliance may be held to represent the triumph of his will and courage. 'I will wage war against destiny,' he said to a friend: 'it shall not overcome me completely.' H.R.


Leader: Jean Rennie
Conducted By: Fernando Previtali


' The Shadow of the Cross '
Psalm 40 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 9. vv. 51-62
Christian, unflinching stand (BBC
Hymn Book 350)
Philippians 3, w. 13-14

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