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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

Reading for Sunday morning from Edward Burrough
Read by Donald Bisset

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Burrough
Read By: Donald Bisset

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

The King Palmer
Light Orchestra with Four Hands in Harmony
(Tony Lowry and Cliive Richardson ait two pianoe)

Contributors

Unknown: Tony Lowry
Unknown: Cliive Richardson

: MORNING SERVICE

from St. Peter's Parish Church, Bishop Auckland. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. W. Bentley. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. A. M. Ramsey, D.D ., Bishop of Durham
Versicles and Responses Venite
Psalm 34
First Lesson: Isaiah 55, w. 6-13 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. John 15, vv. 1-11 Jubilate
Creed
Lesser Litany Collects
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty (A. and M. 657)
Sermon
Forth in thy name, 0 Lord, I go
(A. and M. 8)
Blessing
Orgamst, Ernest Graham

Contributors

Unknown: Bishop Auckland.
Unknown: Rev. W. Bentley.
Unknown: Rev. A. M. Ramsey, D.D
Unknown: Ernest Graham

: SUNDAY-MORNING PROM

Incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn) :
Overture: Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik
Song and Chorus, Come now a roundel and a fairy-song: Rita S'reich (sopraro), Diara Eustrati (sjprano). with the RIAS Chamber Cioir ard the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Ferenc Friceay
Hebure Rhapsedy , Scheloroo (Block):
Zara Nelsova (cello) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer
Suite Bliizaibetfoaiine (Ibert): Emmy Loose (soprano) and women's voices of the Vienna Academy Chamber Choir, conducted by Henry Swobode
(on gramophone records)

Contributors

Conducted By: Rafael Kubehk
Unknown: Diara Eustrati
Conducted By: Ferenc Friceay
Conducted By: Hebure Rhapsedy
Unknown: Zara Nelsova
Conducted By: Heniry Swobode

: PERSONAL STORY

Dancers from Bali by John Coast
While he was a prisoner of war in Japanese hands, the speaker fell in love with rhe dancing of Indonesia. The talk reoalk his experiences after rhe war while he was in Bali, building up a company of dancers to bring to the Western World. After many difficulties tihe dancers came over, had a most successful season, particularly in New York, and then returned to their Bali village.

Contributors

Unknown: John Coast

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Contents:
'The Henry "Wood Promenade Concerts,' by R. J. F. Howgill
' A Peep into the Seraglio,' by Harold Rosenthal
' Have you brought your Music? 6—Modern Times,' by Spike Hughes
This is the last programme of the present series. Music Magazine returns in October.

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: R. J. F. Howgill
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal
Unknown: Spike Hughes

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Dilys Powell
Art: Colin Maclnnes
Films: Paul Dehn
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Radio: Naomi Lewis
Books: WaMer Allen

Contributors

Conducted By: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: Wamer Allen

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

from the Ship Hotel. New Romney
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Song arranged by Jock Prentice for
The Wynford Reynolds Players
Singer, Robert Irwin
Produced, by John Bridges

Contributors

Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Jock Prentice
Singer: Robert Irwin
Produced By: John Bridges

: HEROES AND VILLAINS

Stephen Willdaims recalls, with gramophone records, some famous character studies in opera

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Willdaims

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Roy Hay , who has recently visoted hortticulitural cemitipes in, France, reports on developmentliheine, and introduces Raymond Bush to talk about fruit, tmeea on which several varieties have been, grafted
Joe Brayahaw puts the amateur point of vuew Fred Streertieir ouMimes tthe week's wonk

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Raymond Bush
Unknown: Joe Brayahaw
Unknown: Fred Streertieir

: World Theatre 'THE ADDING MACHINE'

by Elmer L. Rice
Adapted and produced by Martyn C. Webster
(Continued in next column)
Incidental music composed and conducted by John Hotehkis

Contributors

Unknown: Elmer L. Rice
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Conducted By: John Hotehkis
Mr Zero: Arthur Hill
Mrs Zero: Miriam Karlin
Daisy Devore: Peggy Hassard
The Boss: Michael Balfour
Judy O'Grady: Mavis Villiers
Shrdlu: Malcolm Hayes
Lieutenant Charles: Stuart Nichol
Mr One: Thomas Palmer
Mrs One: Sarah Leigh
Mr Two: William Sherwood
Mrs Two: Barbara St Ledger
Mr Three: Marc Sheldon
The Young Man: Marc Sheldon
Mrs Three: Betsey Lewis
Joe: Richard Carver

: MARK LUBBOCK

and his Orchestra with Arthur Sandford (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Arthur Sandford

: TALKING OF BOOKS

John Raymond
This week he talks about The Lesser Inforrune,' by Rayner HeppenstaH.

Contributors

Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Rayner Heppenstah.

: Children's Hour

'Timothy's Shoes '
A play by Barbara Sleigh from the story by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Production by Josephine Plummer
Long before Timothy saw the light of day his mother was very anxious about the responsibilities of having a family of children. When her first baby was born she poured her troubles into the sympathetic ear of her godmother, who, being a fairy godmother, could be expected to give her the best of advice. Not only that, she promised to come to the christening and bring the baby a present. It was a little pair of shoes — but they were no ordinary shoes, for they never wore out. Timothy's eight brothers all wore them in turn, and at length they became 'Timothy's Shoes.'

Contributors

Play By: Barbara Sleigh
Story By: Juliana Horatia Ewing
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Timothy: Lance Secretan
His mother: Susan Richards
Godmother: Gladys Spencer
Dame: Doreen Season
Bramble Minor: Gawn Grainger
The usher: Richard Hurndall
Doctor Dixon Airey: John Turnbull
Mrs Airey: Hilda Davies
Old man: Richard George
Barefoot boy: Robert Dickens
William: Richard Wade
Girls: Susan Cooper
Girls: Valerie Bossom
Narrator: Ivan Samson

: The Weather

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

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Paul Tortelier (cello)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Norris Stanley )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz

Contributors

Cello: Paul Tortelier
Leader: Norris Stanley
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: EVENING SERVICE

from the Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady and St. Mun, Dunoon, Argyll. Conducted by the Very Rev. Canon Duncan MacLean , the parish priest; assisted by Canon John McQueen , of Rothesay
When morning gilds the skies (Ould
Hymn Book No. 29)
Reading from St. Mark 6, vv. 30-34
0 heart of Jesus. heart of God (Daily
Hymn Book 140)
Sermon
Ave Maria (trad., Italian) Prayers
Benediction
0 Salutaris (Flood)
Tantum Ergo (Terry) Blessing
Divine Praises
My God, I love thee (Notre Dame
Hymn Book 1)
Organist. Mrs. J. Bestson
Choirmistress, Mrs. D. Murray

Contributors

Unknown: Very Rev. Canon Duncan MacLean
Assisted By: Canon John McQueen
Organist: Mrs. J. Bestson
Unknown: Mrs. D. Murray

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of Greenwoods, the country centre of the West Ham Central Mission, by George Cansdale
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Greenwoods is a community on the outskirts of the village of Stock in Essex. The main house is open to people of all ages from all parts of the country who need to find healing of body, mind' and spirit. Broken marriages, mentalbreakdowns, inability to deal with the stresses of modern life-these are the problems faced at Greenwoods
In the 116 acres of parkland and woods, camps for young people ' are organised throughout the year, with as many as six hundred under canvas at one time. A Boys' Home is being built in the grounds for youngsters who get into trouble. Instead of segregating them from the rest of society they are brought into the midst of a challenging environment.
Between c4,000 and L5,000 is needed annually from voluntary sources to carry on this many-sided work of rehabilitation.

Contributors

Unknown: George Cansdale
Unknown: George Cansdale

: Belle Chrystall and Reginald Tate in 'JANE EYRE'

by Charlotte Bronte
Adapted for broadcasting in eleven episodes by Barbara Couper
Episode 7
Produced by Howard Rose
On the afternoon of the day following rhe strange and lonely vigil that Jane had passed tending to the wants of Mr. Rochester's wounded friend, Mr. Mason, she received a caller-none other than her former nurse, Bessie-who came with news that Jane's aunt, Mrs. Reed, was gravely ill and desired to see her niece.
In the sick room at Gateshead the dying woman informed Jane of a letter she had received from John Eyre, Jane's uncle in Madeira, in which he stated that he wished to adopt Jane and make her his heir. Because of her intense dislike of her niece, Mrs. Reed had concealed rhas news and given John Eyre to underhand that Jane had died of fever at Lowood Institution. Jane forgave her aunt, and after Mrs. Reed's death returned to Thornfield Hall.
Never had she loved her master so well.
Never had he so frequently oaHed her to his presence. A fortnight later Mr. Rochester declared his love, and Jane accepted his hand in marriage.

Contributors

Unknown: Charlotte Bronte
Unknown: Barbara Couper
Produced By: Howard Rose
Jane feyre: Belle Chrystall
Mr Rochester: Reginald Tate
Mrs Fairfax: Josephine Shand
Adele: Olive Gregg
Mr Briggs: Gordon McLeod
Mr Wood: Martin Lewis
Mr Mason: Arthur Lawrence
Grace Poole: Chris Castor
Bertha Mason: Nan Marriott-Watson
Leah: Mary Wimbush

: On Being an M.P. in the 1950s

by Sir Edward Boyle Member of Parliament for Birmingham (Handsworth)
The speaker reflects on the problems and reponsibilities that belong to this generation of M.P.s, and contrasts the difficult and intricate questions that face them every day with the comparatively straightforward political issues of their grand-fathers' time.
This is the fifth of a group of talks by representatives of the Queen's generation.

Contributors

Speaker: Sir Edward Boyle

: WEST POINT PAINTER

James McNeill Whistler

Contributors

Unknown: James McNeill Whistler

: RECITAL

Janet Fraser (contralto)
Norman Fraser (accompanist)

Contributors

Contralto: Janet Fraser
Accompanist: Norman Fraser

: THE EPILOGUE

' The fruit of the Spirit is goodness'
Psalm 1 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 10, vv. 25-37
Jesus, my Lord, how rich thy grace
(BBC Hymn Book 379)
St. Matthew 7, vv. 17 and 20








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