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A reading for Sunday morning from ' Christianity Mysterious ' by Robert South (1634-1716)
Read by Alan Wheatley


Unknown: Robert South
Read By: Alan Wheatley

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra with Margaret Good (piano)


Unknown: Charles Williams
Piano: Margaret Good


from Hampstead Garden Suburb Free Church, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Stanley Andrews
Jesus, stand among us in thy risen power;
Let this time of worship be a hallowed hour.
Call to Worship
Praise to the Lord (C.H. 22)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Lesson: Ephesians 1, v. 15, to 2, v. 10 Blest be the everlasting God (C.H.
The head that once was crowned with thorns (C.H. 131)
To the name of our salvation (C.H.
Organist, F. Watson Harding
A listener wrote: ' We are told that Christ rose from the dead. so we know that we shall also ri<e. But does this follow? After all, Christ was unique. If St. Francis had been raised, we might claim tha.t as proof that men like ourselves can rise.' This morning's sermon deals with that problem.


Unknown: Rev. Stanley Andrews
Organist: F. Watson Harding


Symphony No. 6 (Le Matin) (Haydn):
Vienna Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Franz Litschauer , with Christa Fuhrmann (harpsichord)
Concerto for left hand (Ravel):
Robert Casadcsus (piano) with the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
Music for Shakespeare's ' Romeo and Juliet ' (David Diamond ): Little Orchestra Society, conducted by Thomas K. Scherman on gramophone records


Unknown: Vienna Chamber
Unknown: Franz Litschauer
Harpsichord: Christa Fuhrmann
Piano: Robert Casadcsus
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Unknown: David Diamond
Conducted By: Thomas K. Scherman


Contemporary writers describe how they wrote their first published novel and what they feel about it now
This morning Emma Smith , the only post-war first novelist in this series, describes how she wrote her first book ' Maiden Afloat'


Unknown: Emma Smith


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by Malcolm Macdonald , Andrew Porter , and Alec Robertson


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Malcolm MacDonald
Unknown: Andrew Porter
Unknown: Alec Robertson


Conducted by Roger Manvell
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Books: C. V. Wedgwood
Ait: Denis Mathews
Films: E. Arnot Robertson


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Unknown: C. V. Wedgwood
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Changing Plant Life of Britain
Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers, John Gilmour and J. Edward Lousley
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduces: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: John Gilmour
Unknown: J. Edward Lousley
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


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


Unknown: Dennis Arundell

: Home Grown

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
L. P. Smith, an agricultural meteorologist, discusses methods of protection against late spring frosts
F. Street gives some advice on the use and cultivation of evergreen shrubs
Robert Thompson puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: L. P. Smi
Unknown: F. Street
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: World Theatre THE 'ELECTRA'

of Euripides
Translated and adapted for broadcasting by Gilbert Murray who has recorded a short introductory talk
, and a section of the BBC Women's Chorus
Music composed and conducted by Dennis Arundell
Produced by Peter Watts


Broadcasting By: Gilbert Murray
Conducted By: Dennis Arundell
Produced By: Peter Watts
A peasant: Stephen Jack
Electra: Joan Hart
Orestes: Peter Coke
An old man: Baliol Holloway
Clytemnestra: Catherine Salkeld
A messenger: Allan Cuthbertson
Castor: Valentine Dyall
The Leader of the Chorus: Molly Rankin
Chorus of Women of Argos: Margaret Chisholm
Chorus of Women of Argos: Ann Codrington
Chorus of Women of Argos: Dorothy Green
Chorus of Women of Argos: Patricia Hilliard
Chorus of Women of Argos: Mary Kenton


Doris Gambell (soprano)
Andrew Gold (tenor)
Denis Dowling (baritone)
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by the composer
March: Leatherface Indulgent Powers
We all say the man (Lionel and Clarissa)
Entr'acte: The Critic
When shall I marry me (She Stoops to Conquer)
Now in her westering flight (The
Fountain of Youth)
Romanza (The Toy Cart)
Mascarade (The Merchant of Venice) Maybe I'm common (Derby Day)
(Continued in next column)
Dream Ballet: The Swiss Family
The Bookie's Opera
(Denis Dowling
Alfred Reynolds is perhaps best known for his work at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, in the years when Sir Nigel Playfair gave us so many brilliant productions there. As a pupil of Humperdinck, Reynolds was naturally drawn to theatre music. Besides restoring eighteenthcemury ballad operas, such as Lionel and Clarissa and The Duenna, he has composed several successful original pieces, notably Derby Day and The Policeman's Serenade (both with libretto by Sir Alan Herbert ). The latter ' grand little opera ' lasts only some fifteen minutes, and The Bookies' Opera, with words by A. J. Talbot , is hardly longer. It has been televised, but this afternoon's performance is the first to be broadcast on sound only.
Harold Neden


Soprano: Doris Gambell
Tenor: Andrew Gold
Baritone: Denis Dowling
Leader: John Sharpe
Unknown: March: Leatherface
Unknown: Denis Dowling
Unknown: Alfred Reynolds
Unknown: Nigel Playfair
Unknown: Sir Alan Herbert
Unknown: A. J. Talbot
Unknown: Harold Neden


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Thomas Love Peacock ' by Olwen Campbell , and about Peacock's works.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Thomas Love
Unknown: Olwen Campbell

: Children's Hour

'The Willow Kits find a Mother': story by Kitty Styles, told by David
4 - 'Mary of Orange'
Production by David Davis

Overshadowed by her husband, William III, Mary II is the gentlest, least-known figure in our gallery of reigning queens. Yet her short life was full of drama, and she has left her own mark upon the homes and gardens of England.


Writer: Kitty Styles
Production: David Davis
Storyteller: David [David Davis]
Mary: Diana Maddox
Charles II: Philip Cunningham
The Duke of York (James II): Stephen Jack
The Duchess of York (Mary of Modena): Patience Collier
William of Orange: Peter Claughton


Cheaper Holidays by Ruth Drew
In the third of her four talks Ruth Drew makes further suggestions about holidays for people with older children, those who are at school or who have just left.


Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Ruth Drew


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


Endre Wolf (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz


Violin: Endre Wolf
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz


from St. Mary's, Warwick, conducted by the Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Versicles and Responses (
William Smith )
Psalm 65
First Lesson: Exodus 32, vv. 1-6 Magnificat (Tallis fauxbourdon)
Second Lesson: Philippians 3, vv.
7-14. 20 and 21 Nunc dimittis (Tallis fauxbourdon)
The Creed. Lesser Litany to Third
Collect (William Smith )
Most glorious Lord of Life (S.P. 22) Prayers
The Day of Resurrection (S.P. 146) Sermon
Good Christian men, rejoice and sing
(S.P. 164)
Organist, T. N. Tunnard


Unknown: Rev. Joseph McCulloch
Unknown: William Smith
Unknown: William Smith
Organist: T. N. Tunnard


Appeal on behalf of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act 1948), by Wilfred Pickles, O.B.E .
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
A guide diog acts for its blind owner by guiding him througb crowded' streets, stopping at all curbs, avoiding all obstacles, going 'Forward,' 'Left,' or ' Right ' on the owner's command. The dogs quickly learn the way and take command of the route, whether by railway, Underground, or bus.
The possession of guide dogs gives their owners physneal independence, the ability to plan their lives as they wish, to earn their living (eighty-five per cent of the guide dog owners do so), and affords the comfort and companionship of a faithful friend. ' They walk with their dogs along the road to happiness.'
It takes, on an average, three or four months .to train a dog; when the dogs are ready oheir prospective owners work with them at the school until they become a unit and can go home together to carry on with their lives in independence and safety. It costs more than £ 200 to train each dog supplied to a blind person.


Unknown: Wilfred Pickles, O.B.E
Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Lon Don

: Nicholas Nickleby: 12: Conclusion

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux
Returning home, Arthur Gride finds that has housekeeper Peg Siiderskew has stolen a box of important papers, including the will by which he alone had learnt of Madeline's fortune. Stopping at nothing to ensure that Nicholas should not marry an heiress, Ralph uses Squeers in an attempt to regain the papers.
But unknown to him, through information received from Newman Noggs, the Cheeryble Brothers have Squeers followed and arrested with Peg. The Brothers tell Ralph of these arrests and that Snawley has confessed to the plot against Smike; they advise him to fly and escape the consequence of his crimes, but their kindness only angers him further.
(Andrew Cruickshank is now appearing in 'Dial "M" for Murder' at the Westminster Theatre; Barbara Leake in 'The Deep Blue Sea' at the Duchess Theatre; Harold Scott in 'Waters of the Moon' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Arthur Gride
Unknown: Peg Siiderskew
Unknown: Newman Noggs
Unknown: Andrew Cruickshank
Unknown: Barbara Leake
Unknown: Harold Scott
Narrator: John Gabriel
Nicholas Nickleby: Gordon Davies
Smike: Martin Starkie
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruickshank
Tim Linkinwater: Frank Tickle
Charles Cheeryble: Harold Scott
Brooker: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Nickleby: Barbara Leake
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey
Ned Cheeryble: Alec Finter
Madeline Bray: Elizabeth London
Frank Cheeryble: Derek Hart
Miss La Creevy: Dorothy Smith
John Browdie: Deryck Guyler
Tilda Browdie: Denise Bryer
Mrs Squeers: Mary O'Farrell
Boys: Wilfrid Downing
Boys: Richard Brooke
Boys: Anthony Green
Boys: Ian Hindle
Boys: Anthony Warner,
Wackford Squeers, Junior: Roger Gorb
Mr Vincent Crummles: Allan Jeayes

: Verdi 'NABUCCO'

See top of page and 'Music Diary' on page 27


in conversation with Steven Watson
Student of Christ Church, Oxford
2-Vienna and the Hapsburg Empire
Mr. Wicbham Steed went to Vienna in November 1902 and remained there as The Times corre&pondent until 1913. During those years be came to know many of the people prominent in one or other of t'he several societies that existed in Vienna and Budapest. He ends has talk by commenting on Seraievo and on the way in which the funeral of the assassinated Franz Ferdinand was arranged.


Unknown: Steven Watson
Unknown: Mr. Wicbham Steed
Unknown: Franz Ferdinand


' Christ is risen '
Psalm 118, w. 10-20 (Broadcast
St. John 21, w. 1-17
Father of peace (BBC Hymn Book
1 Corinthians 15, vv. 20-22

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