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A reading for Sunday morning from ' The Ascent to Truth by Thomas Merton read by Sheila Raynor


Unknown: Thomas Merton
Read By: Sheila Raynor

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Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra with Eric Harrison (piano)


Unknown: Charles Williams
Piano: Eric Harrison


from the Church of St. John the Evangelist, Redhill. Conducted by the vicar, the Rev. J. B. Phillips
0 worship the Lord (A. and M. revised 77)
Confession and Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses
Psalms 95, vv. 1-7, and 19, vv. 7-15 First Lesson: Isaiah 61, vv. 1-3 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Mark 2, v. 23, to
3, v. 6
Jubilate (Psalm 100)
Creed, Suffrages, Collects
Father of mercies (A. and M. revised
Sermon: ' The first portrait of Jesus ' The head that once was crowned with thorns (A. and M. revised 218)
Organist, F. C. Goodey
Mr. Phillips tells of the impression made upon him, when translating the Gospels, by one portrait of Jesus drawn in the first of them—the Gospel according to St. Mark.


Unknown: Rev. J. B. Phillips
Organist: F. C. Goodey


Overture: The Water Carrier (Cherubini): Bournemouth Municipal Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
(Sibelius): Ginette Neveu (violin), and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Walter Susskind
Suite: The Love for Three Oranges
(Prokofiev) : French National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roger Desormiere on gramophone records


Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz
Violin: Ginette Neveu
Conducted By: Walter Susskind
Conducted By: Roger Desormiere


Vinoba Bhave by Hallam Tennyson
According to the speaker, Vinoba Bhave has begun to emerge as successor to Gandhi in India's affections. A holy man in the tradition of Gandhi, he remained till the age of fifty-seven an obscure village worker. Then, in 1951, he founded the Land Gifts' Mission. Walking from village to village and holding meetings at each one, he has already collected from landowners gifts of nearly hadf-a-mailion acres for distribution to the landless.


Unknown: Vinoba Bhave
Unknown: Hallam Tennyson
Unknown: Vinoba Bhave


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Music Fifty Years Ago.' by William Mann
The Vihuela,' by Diana Poulton
' Have you brought your music? 3-The Late Victorian Era.' by Mark Lubbock


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Unknown: Mark Lubbock


Five experts on radio, books, art, films, and theatre
Conducted by Roger Manvell
Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith books.C. V. Wedgwood
Art: Denis Mathews
Films: Edgar Anstey
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Unknown: C. V. Wedgwood
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace

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from South Lincolnshire
Introduced by Philip Robinson
Music by the David Adams Quartet
Songs by William Robinson Produced by Ray Lakeland
From the Red Lion Hotel, Spalding


Introduced By: Philip Robinson
Unknown: David Adams
Songs By: William Robinson
Produced By: Ray Lakeland


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


Unknown: Dennis Arundell


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
K. McCreadie talks about sowing the seeds of biennial flowers
W. H. Young gives some hints on tomato-growing indoors and in the open
Joe Brayshaw puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: K. McCreadie
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter


by Arthur W. Pinero
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Theatrical folk:
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Archie Campbell
' relawny of the Wells' was first produced at the Court Theatre, London, on January 29, 1898


Unknown: Arthur W. Pinero
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Archie Campbell
Of the Bagnigge-Wells Theatre: Tom Wrench: Richard Hurndall
Ferdinand Gadd: Peter Assinder
James Telfer: Edgar K Bruce
Augustus Colpoys: Frank Atkinson
Rose Trelawny: Patricia Field
Avonia Bunn: Gabrielle Blunt
Mrs Telfer: Viola Compton
Imogen Parrott. of the Royal Olympic Theatre: Patricia Hilliard
O'Dwyer, prompter at the Pantheon Theatre: Tony Quinn
Non-theatrical folk: Vice-Chancellor Sir William Gower, Kt: Kynaston Reeves
His grandchildren: Arthur Gower: Kenneth Fortescue
Clara de Foenix: Elizabeth London
Miss Trafalgar Gower, his sister: Hebe Bliss
Captain de Foenix, Clara's husband: Michael O'Halloran
Mrs Mossop, a landlady: Nancy Nevinson
Mr Ablett, a grocer: Geoffrey Bond
Charles, a butler: Charles Leno


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Norman Lumsden (bass)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Bass: Norman Lumsden
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Around Theatres ' by Max Beerbohm.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Max Beerbohm.


Stories of the Saints
' The Golden Legend of Saint Kenelm the little King of Mercia' re-told as a radio play by Norman Painting
Produced by Peggy Bacon


Play By: Norman Painting
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Kenelm, King of Mercia: Bryan Hands
Cwendrida, his elder sister: Grizelda Hervey
Askobert, his tutor: Felix Felton
Dornemild, his younger sister: Ysanne Churchman
Wolweline, his nurse: Kay Hudson
Wulf, a cowherd: J Nyasa
Anselm: Chris Gittins
Abbot of Winchcomb: Jack May
Cynewulf: Bob Arnold
Widow Edgbrlght: Gwen Berryman
Elfrida: Ann Chatterley
Storyteller: Norman Painting

: For, lo, the Winter is Past'

A programme of verse and music compiled and edited by Geoffrey Dearmer with music chosen and arranged by Josephine Plummer
Readers, Mabel Constanduros and Robert Eddison
' For lo, the winter is past,
The rain is over and gone,
The flowers appear on the earth,
The time of the singing birds is come, And the voice of the turtle is heard in our land.'


Edited By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Arranged By: Josephine Plummer
Readers: Mabel Constanduros
Readers: Robert Eddison


Cheaper Holidays by Ruth Drew
In her laM talk Ruth Drew deals with the opportunities that are open to university and other students for cheaper holidays in this country and abroad.


Unknown: Ruth Drew
Unknown: Ruth Drew

: 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


Irmgard Seefried (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Carl Schuricht


Soprano: Irmgard Seefried
Conducted By: Carl Schuricht


From Beithnal Green Congregational Church. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. W. Simpson
Call to Worship
Jesus, where'er tiby people meet
(Cong. H. 271)
Prayers and tihe Lord's Prayer
We limit not the truth of God
(Cong. H. 205)
Readiing: Psalm 84; Revelation 1, w. 4-11
Spirit Divine, attend our prayers
(Cong. H. 196)
For the. might of thine a«u we bless thee (Cong. H. 654)
Hvmns accompanied at the piano by William Stone


Unknown: Rev. W. Simpson
Unknown: William Stone


Appeal on behalf of the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief (registered under the War Charities Act, 1940) by Sir Maurice Bowra , F.B.A., Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
To relieve suffering wherever the need is greatest, this Committee, set up in 1942, sends whatever supplies it can -to refugees and war. victims, including the aged and children, many of whom are orphaned.
The Committee includes twenty-seven members from the principal religious denominations as well as University and business men and women. No funds whatsoever are received from official sources, and the gifts of generous individual people have enabled the charity to send more than a midlion warm garments each year, as well as food, medicines, and other relief supplies to help those in need.
This appeal is not only to enable the Committee to carry on its work, but to extend it where the need is greatest. A gift of twenty shillings makes it possible for as many as seventy garments to reach ' forgotten people '; ten shillings covers enough for one family, and two- shillings for one child.


Unknown: Sir Maurice Bowra
Unknown: Sir Maurice Bowra


by Compton Mackenzie
Adapted for radto by Thea Holme with Fay Compton as the storyteller
Episode 1
Other parts played by Rupert Davies , Geoffrey Bond
Hester Paton Brown , Elizabeth London
Alain Redd , Brian Hayes
The music composed by Norman Fulton
Produced by Hugh Stewart


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Fay Compton
Played By: Rupert Davies
Played By: Geoffrey Bond
Played By: Hester Paton Brown
Played By: Elizabeth London
Played By: Alain Redd
Unknown: Brian Hayes
Composed By: Norman Fulton
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Miss Phyllada, Courteen: Beryl Calder
Mrs Courteen: Betty Warren
Charter Lovely: Peter Coke
Francis Vernon: Anthony Jacobs
Beau Rippte: Wilfred Fletcher
Mr Justice Moon: Michael Logan
Major Constanitine Tarry: Edward Lexy
Jeremy Daish: Frank Tickle
Thomas: Wyndham Milligan
Betty: Virginia Winter



A programme to illustrate some of the urgent and dramatic work -of the British Red Cross and the Associated Red Cross Organisations in time of peace or war
Written and produced by Alan Burgess with a recorded interview by Wilfred' Pickles at a children's hospital in Warwickshire
The programme also includes material based upon Marcel Junod 's book ' Warrior without Weapons '


Produced By: Alan Burgess
Unknown: Marcel Junod

: Reminiscences of Wickham Steed: 3: Journalism and Politics in England

In conversation with Steven Watson, Student of Christ Church, Oxford
Memories of W.T. Stead, Lord Northcliffe, Lloyd George, Bonar Law, Joseph Chamberlain, Arthur Balfour, and other personalities in recent British history.
(Originally broadcast in February in the BBC's General Overseas Service)


Subject: Wickham Steed
Interviewer: Steven Watson


' Christ is risen '
Psalm 126 (Broadcast psalter) From 1 Corinthians 15
This joyful Eastertide (BBC Hymn
Book 115)
1 Corinthians 15, vv. 20-22

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