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A reading for Sunday morning from ' The Water of Life by John Bunyan
Read by Stephen Jack


Unknown: John Bunyan
Read By: Stephen Jack

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra with Jack Byfield (piano)


Unknown: Charles Williams
Piano: Jack Byfield


from St. John's Church, Barmouth, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. H. Wallis Thomas. Lessons read by the Rev. Alex T. Lewis
Confession and Absolution
Psalm 3
Lesson.: Isaiah 51. vv. 1-11 Te Deum
Lesson: Romans 6, vv. 1-11 Jubilate
Creed, Versicles, and Responses Collects
The strife is o'er, the battle done
(A. and M. 135: Tune, Victory)
On the Resurrection morning (A. and M. 499: Tune, Mansfield)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Lewis Williams


Unknown: Rev. H. Wallis
Unknown: Rev. Alex T. Lewis
Choirmaster: Lewis Williams


Overture, Semiramide (Rossini):
Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
Damie Sonata (Liszt, orch.
Constant Lambert ) : Louis Kentner (piano) and Sadler's Wells Orchestra, conducted by Constant Lambert
Symphony No. 2, Op. 19 (
Samuel Barber ): New Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Samuel Barber on gramophone records


Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini
Conducted By: Damie Sonata
Unknown: Constant Lambert
Piano: Louis Kentner
Piano: Sadler'S Wells
Unknown: Samuel Barber
Conducted By: Samuel Barber


A series of six talks in which contemporary writers describe how they wrote their first published novel and what they feel about it now
Today Joyce Cary describes how he wrote his first novel ' Aissa
Saved,' from his experiences when he was a district officer in Africa


Unknown: Joyce Cary


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
'For Viola and Orchestra,' by Edmund Rubbra
' Delibes' Opera Lakmi ' (produced April 14, 1883), by Harold Rosenthal ' More from the bottom drawer,' by Spike Hushes


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Edmund Rubbra
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal
Unknown: Spike Hushes


Five experts on films, theatre, radio, books, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell
Films: E. Armot Robertson
Theatre: lain. Hamilton
Radio: Tom Hopkdnson Books: C. V. Wedgwood Ant: Denis Mathews


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: E. Armot Robertson
Unknown: Denis Mathews

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


General Number
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson for the Wynford Reynolds Players
Singer, Jan van der Gucht
Produced by Francis Dillon


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Jan van Der Gucht
Produced By: Francis Dillon


Today's anniversaries in the opera world recalled, with gramophone records, by Dennis Arundell


Unknown: Dennis Arundell


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Robert Adams talks about cover plants
John Sambrook reviews some recently published gardening books
Wyndham Russell puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Robert Adams
Unknown: John Sambrook
Unknown: Wyndham Russell
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Nancy Price in ' QUOTH THE RAVEN'

A play for broadcasting by Eden Phillpotts
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Cast in order of speaking:


Broadcasting By: Eden Phillpotts
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Charity Cryimes: Nancy Price
' Gunner ': Bryan Powley
Beitsy Owlett: Elizabeth Maude
Martha Triscott: Dorothy Darke
Jonah Fern: Arnold Ridley
Peter Hacker: Roderick Lovelj


Conducted by Lou Whiteson with Billy Mayerl (piano)


Conducted By: Lou Whiteson
Piano: Billy Mayerl


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Exploration Fawcett ' by Lt.-Col. P. H. Fawceu.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Lt.-Col. P. H. Fawceu.


First Day of Request Week:
The West of England
' Tales of Milly-Molly-Mandy
Written and told by Joyce Lankester Brisley
* Milly-Molly-Mandy goes visiting '
" Cowleaze Farm ' by Ralph Whitlock
' A Sunday in Spring '
Produced by Mollie Austin


Told By: Joyce Lankester Brisley
Unknown: Ralph Whitlock
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Pat: Thea Hanks
Mary: Mary Harley
Farmer Whitlock: Ralph Whitlock
Mrs Whitlock: Phyllis Smale
Jonas: Douglas Horner


Cheaper Holidays by Ruth Drew
Rutih Drew gives the second of four talks addressed to those who want cheap hohdays for themselves and their families.


Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Rutih Drew

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecast, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England


The BBC's team of correspondents in New York reports on the week's proceedings


Kirsten Flagstad (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
' Brigg Fair ' was given thirty-six times in Germany in 1907, the year of its composition; yet nowadays Delius' music is hardly ever heard on the Continent, and less and less often in this country. In view of its unique personality and fascinating beauty, it seems hard to account for this state of affairs, though perhaps the fundamental reason is Delius' cosmopolitanism, which isolated him from the main stream of the music of any particular country. Yet ' Brigg Fair,' for example, belongs so unmistakably to our own climate that it should remain a favourite with English audiences. By the fusion of a Lincolnshire folk-tune with his individual treatment: of Wagnerian chromatic harmony Delius 'created the perfect musical image of an English summer's day: the freshness of early morning, the heat of noon, the momentary clouding-over, the blaze of sunset, and the slow merging of twilght into the cool shades of evening.
Deryck Cooke


Soprano: Kirsten Flagstad
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Deryck Cooke


from St. Benedict's Roman
Catholic Church, Ealing, London. Conducted by Father Matthew Kehoe O.s.B. , Sermon by Father Dominic Young o.s.B. ,
Bring all ye dear bought nations
(W.H. 51)
Scripture reading from Acts of the Apostles 3, vv. 12-19. and exposition
Praise to the Holiest (W.H. 186) Sermon
0 Filii et Filiae (trad., arr. Bowyer) Prayers
0 Salutaris (Beethoven) Tantum Ergo (trad.) Blessing
Divine Praises
Christ the Lord is risen today (W.H.
Choirmaster and Organist,
W. H. Bowyer


Conducted By: Father Matthew Kehoe O.S.B.
Unknown: Dominic Young O.S.B.
Organist: W. H. Bowyer


Appeal on behalf of the Florence Nightingale Hospital, by Anna Neagle C.B.E. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Florence Nightingale was appointed as Lady Superintendent of the Hospital in 1853. This year, therefore, commemorates the centenary of her appointment. Through the Hospital which bears her name, Miss Nightingale first made the world aware of her powers and inspirations. Here she proved herself and her gemus. This success was followed by the invitation to go to the Crimea.
The hospital today is maintained to provide medical and surgical treatment for women of limited means and of the professional classes who caninot afford high fees and prefer private accommodation. The Minister of Health decided not to include this specialised hospital in the National Health Scheme. Only one fifth of the total cost of running the hospital is met by payments from patients, the remainder has to be found from voluntary sources.


Unknown: Anna Neagle C.B.E.
Unknown: Miss Anna Neagle


by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes 11
—' Doubts and Dangers '
Cast in order of speaking:
Two days before the enforced marriage of Madeline Bray to Arthur Gride , Nicholas hears of the plot from Newman Noggs. He rushes to Madeline and them to Gride, but as has appeals are unsuccessful he arrives on the wedding morning with Kate to make one lasr attempt to stop the ceremony. A few minutes later Walter Bray dies, and in defiance of their uncle they carry Madeline to safety.


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Madeline Bray
Unknown: Arthur Gride
Unknown: Newman Noggs.
Unknown: Walter Bray
Narrator: John Gabriel
Arthur Gride: John Ruddock
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruickshank
Man: Victor Fairley
First woman: Evelyn Moore
Second woman: Elsa Palmer
Newman Noggs: Arthur Ridley
Mr Wackford Squeers: Cecil Trouncer
Peg Sliderskew: Louise Hampton
Housekeeper: Audrey McNdes
Charles Cheeryble: Harold Scott
Maid: Evelyn Moore
Waiter: Victor Fairley
Third woman: Audrey Mendes
Mrs Snawley: Elsa Palmer
Tim Linkinwater: Frank Tickle
Ned Cheeryble: Alec Finter


A series of quarterly programmes reviewing archaeological developments and discoveries in the British Isles
Edited and introduced by Glyn Daniel
Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge. and Lecturer in Archaeology in the University
Stanwick and the North of Britain at the Roman Conquest
In this edition Dr. Daniel introduces:
Sir Mortimer Wheeler , C.I.E., M.C., D. Litt. , F.B.A.
Professor of Archaeology in the University of London, and Secretary of the British Academy
Produced by Alan Gibson
Sir Mortimer Wheeler excavated the great earthworks at Stanwick, in the North Riding of Yorkshire in the summers of 1951 and 1952, and was able to show that the Elizabethan antiquary Leland made a good guess when he described it as * campe of men of warre.'
In giving an account of his work, he relates the archaeological results of recent excavation to what is known of north Britain in the first century A.D., and to the Brigantes whom Roman historians described as being subdued only after ' many battles, sometimes bloody battles.*


Introduced By: Glyn Daniel
Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: D. Litt.
Produced By: Alan Gibson
Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler


Ballet Music : The Swan Lake played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


in conversation with Steven Watson
Student of Christ Church, Oxford
1-An Englishman in Paris
In tihe first of three programmes Wickham Steed , a famous correspondent of The Times and later its editor (1919-1922), recalls some of the French personalities he has known. Now aged eighty-one, Wickham Steed first went to Paris in September 1893.


Unknown: Steven Watson
Unknown: Wickham Steed
Unknown: Wickham Steed


' Christ is risen '
Psalm 16 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 24, vv. 13-35
Now cheer our hearts (BBC Hymn
Book 527)
1 Corinthians 15. vv. 20-22

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