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A reading for Sunday morning
' The Nature of Prayer ' by Jeremy Taylor read by Preston Lockwood


Unknown: Jeremy Taylor
Read By: Preston Lockwood

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Michael Spivakovsky )
Conducted by Michael Krein with Jean Pougnet (violin)


Leader: Michael Spivakovsky
Conducted By: Michael Krein
Violin: Jean Pougnet


from Yardley Parish Church, Birmingham. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Charles Crowson
All hail the power of Jesus' name
(S.P. 440)
Sentences, Confession, Absolution The Lord's Prayer, Responses Venite, vv. 1-7 Psalm 121
Lesson: St. John 11, vv. 17-44 Benedictus
(Continued in next column)
Creed, Responses, Collects
Jerusalem on high (S.P. 197) Sermon
Soldiers of Christ, arise (S.P. 641) Blessing
Organist, Philip Will


Unknown: Rev. Charles Crowson
Organist: Philip Will


Overture: Nina (Paisiello): Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Duo de St.' Sulpice (Act 3, Manon)
(Massenet): Jeanne Guyla (soprano), César Vezzani (tenor), with Orchestra of the Opéra Comique, Paris, conducted by Piero Coppola Symphony in C (Balakirev): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan on gramophone records


Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Soprano: Jeanne Guyla
Soprano: César Vezzani
Conducted By: Piero Coppola
Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan


' Coppertop 'by Frank Macey Leigh Frank Macey Leigh tell the story of Arthur Spencely , a schoolmaster who seemed born to be a comedian but instead became in turn soldier, vicar of a slum parish, and missionary in China.


Unknown: Frank MacEy Leigh
Unknown: Frank MacEy Leigh
Unknown: Arthur Spencely

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage; introduced by Julian Herbage. Contents:
'The Traditional Place and Purpose of Music in the Coronation Service (1)' by Basil Maine;
'The Music of Lennox Berkeley' by John Amis;
'On Music's Pleasures' by Hubert Foss


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Speaker: Basil Maine
Speaker: John Amis
Speaker: Hubert Foss


Conducted by Roger Manvell Books: C. V. Wedgwood
Art: Dends Mathews Films: Edgar Anstey Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith


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

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knjght , and Ralph Wightman Question-Master, Jack Longland Produced by Bill Coysh


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knjght
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coysh


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


Unknown: Dennis Arundell


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
I. Thomas ph.n calls attention to some garden pests for which a watch should be kept, and indicates measures of control
Charles Funke reviews the success or failure of various plants recommended for cultivation in the home
Wyndham Russell puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: I. Thomas Ph.N
Unknown: Charles Funke
Unknown: Wyndham Russell
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Conducted by Reginald Kilbey Hugo D'Alton (mandolin)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Conducted By: Hugo D'Alton


John Raymond
Thas week he talks about 'Mission in Guemo ' and the other novels. of S. B Hough


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: S. B Hough


For the younger ones:
' Pink Gloves on Sunday '
A story by Kitty Styles told by David
For older children:
'Sovereign Ladies'
A play series on the six queens regnant of England written for Coronation Year by Geoffrey Trease
5— 'Anne: The Last of the Stuarts '
Production by David Davis Whether or not ' Good Queen Anne ' was the last of The Stuarts or onJy nhe last member of the family to wear the crown, her story deserves to be better known than it is. This play shows her not only as the long-suffering friend of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, but as a woman with a will of her own.


Story By: Kitty Styles
Unknown: Geoffrey Trease
Production By: David Davis
Queen Anne: Betty Hardy
Charles II: Philip Cunningham
The Duke of York: Stephen Jack
The Duchess of York: Patience Collier
William of Orange: Peter Claughton
Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough: Joan Young
French Envoy: Ian Sadler


Cheaper Decorating by Douglas Aston Three talks for the amateur home decorator who wants to keep his costs down. 1-Paint and Paint-work


Unknown: Douglas Aston

: The Weather

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


(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter Peter Katin (piano)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter
Piano: Peter Katin


A sound picture without words
Devised and presented by Ludwig Koch The picture opens on a peaceful sea followed by Children playing; nesting season in the Channel Islands: Atlantic rollers: a microphone submerged in a cave: a motor launch at sea: waves on pebbles, and young seals; Antarctic eider duck; a mermaid singing: and a Thanksgiving Service on the shore


Presented By: Ludwig Koch


for Industrial Sunday from St. Martin's Church, Port Glasgow, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. George Wilkie , and members of his congregation
Christ is King
Metrical Psalm 93: The Lord doth reign (Tune, Stroudwater 134) .
Introduction to the theme by three shipyard workers
Almighty Father of all things that be
(C.H. 503)
Call to Prayer: Prayers
Reading: St. Matthew 6. vv. 5-15
0 God of earth and altar (C.H. 638:
Tune. 205)
At the name of Jesus (C.H. 178) Blessing
Conductor, Alan F Duncan Organisit, Anne McBearty It was in the lower reaches of the Clyde that James Want perfected his first steam engine in 1769. It was from a nearby yard that the first siteamsthip (The Comet) was launched in 1812. Workmen from the shipyards and engineering shops of this area take part in this evening's Industrial Sunday broadcast.


Unknown: Rev. George Wilkie
Conductor: Alan F Duncan
Unknown: Anne McBearty
Unknown: James Want


' A Right to Happiness ' : appeal on behalf of Hamilton Lodge by John Watson, J.P , Chairman of the South-East London Juvenile
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Hamilton Lodge is a private home for mentally retarded boys from the age of twelve upwards. This Chariity was founded by a woman whose own son is a mental defective, and with the help of a skilled staff she is devoting her life to training these unfortunate boys in a happy home atmosphere. There is a long waiting list and Hamilton Lodge is extending its premises so that more boys may be cared for. It is for this extension work that the appeal is made.


Unknown: John Watson, J.P
Unknown: John Watson
Unknown: Hamilton Lodge
Unknown: Great Bromley
Unknown: Colchester Essex


by Compton Mackenzie Adapted for radio by Thea Holme with Fay Compton as the storyteller
Episode 2
Other parts played by Elizabeth London Virginia Winter
Mary Wimbush Frank Tickle and Geoffrey Bond The music composed by Norman Fulton Produced by Hugh Stewart (Michael Logan is appearing in 'Escapade' at the Strand Theatre, London)
Miss Phyllida Courteen , accompanying her mamma on a visit to the famous inland spa, Curtain Wells, is conducting a secret love affair with a mysterious gentleman whom she knows by the name of Amor. Under this romantic tide
Mr. Francis Vernon , a penniless adventurer from London, is hidin.g his identity.
Meanwhile, unknown to Vernon,
Mr. Charles Lovely , a young poet, has fallen romantically in love with Miss Courteen after a chance encounter, and determines to seek an introduction through the great Beau Ripple, famous dandy and un-crowned king of Curtain Wells. The Beau holds a favourable opinion of Mr. Lovely 's elegance and wit and is even considering him as a possible successor to his own aus'tere portion; he is not inclined, therefore, to encourage romantic attachments.


Unknown: Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: Thea Holme
Unknown: Fay Compton
Played By: Elizabeth London
Played By: Virginia Winter
Unknown: Mary Wimbush
Unknown: Frank Tickle
Unknown: Geoffrey Bond
Composed By: Norman Fulton
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Produced By: Michael Logan
Unknown: Miss Phyllida Courteen
Unknown: Mr. Francis Vernon
Unknown: Mr. Charles Lovely
Miss Phyllida Courteen: Beryl Calder
Mrs Courteen: Betty Warren
Charles Lovely: Peter Coke
Francis Vernon: Anthony Jacobs
Beau Ripple: Wilfred Fletcher
Mr Justice Moon: Michael Logan
Major Constant ine Tarry: Edward Lexy
Anthony Clare: Norman Claridge
Peter Wingfield: Alan Reid
Lieut Blewforth: Arthur Lawrence
Tom Chalkley: Richard Waring
Sukey Morton: Ella Milne
Farmer Hogbin: Norman Mitchell


Symphony No. 8 in F played by the BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Karl Rankl


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Karl Rankl


' Christ is risen '
Psalm 1 (Broadcast psalter) Colossians 3, vv. 1-17
Most glorious Lord of life (BBC
Hymn Book 398) '
Romans 6, v. 4

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