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A reading for Sunday morning
' A Negro Sermon on Noah's Flood by James Weldon Johnson
Read by Edric Connor


Unknown: James Weldon Johnson
Read By: Edric Connor

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Richard Crean Orchestra and William Davies (organ)


Unknown: Richard Crean Orchestra
Unknown: William Davies


From Ebenezer Methodist Church, Newcastle-under-Lyme, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Cyril H. Powell
Call to Worship
Praise to the living God (M.H.B. 15) Prayers
Lesson: St. Matthew 7, vv. 15-21
God of all power, and truth, and grace (M.H.B. 562)
(Continued in next column)
How can a sinner know (M.H.B. 377) Prayers
Mv God, I know, I feel thee mine
(M.H.B. 387)
Organist, Ernest Howell


Unknown: Rev. Cyril H. Powell
Organist: Ernest Howell


Overture: Gli Orazi e i Curiazi
(Cintarosa): London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Royalton Kisch
Sleepwalking Scene (Act 4, Macbeth)
(Verdi): Margherita Grandi (soprano), Ernest Frank (baritone), Vera Terry (soprano), and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Piano Concerto No. 1, in E flat
(Liszt): Shura Cherkassky and the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Ballet Suite, The Seasons (Glazunov):
French National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Roger Désormière on gramophone records


Unknown: Gli Orazi
Unknown: Margherita Grandi
Baritone: Ernest Frank
Soprano: Vera Terry
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
Unknown: Shura Cherkassky


Kalahari Bushman by Charles Grosse
The speaker was a member of an expedition sent to the Kalahari desert to combat the locust scourge. He lost touch with the main party, and in rhis talk recalls the consequences of this misfortune.


Unknown: Charles Grosse


and his Tango Orchestra


Conducted by Dilys Powell
Films: Roger Manvell
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Radio: Naomi Lewis
Books: Walter Allen
Art: Colin Maclnnes


Conducted By: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

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


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coyah


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


Unknown: Stephen Williams


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
This week's edition comes from Roy Hay's new garden in Surrey, where
L. P. Smith of the Agricultural Branch. Meteorological Office, advises on the provision of shelter, the siting of a greenhouse, and frames
Will Ingwersen and Fred Streeter make suggestions for new plantings and the use of problem corners


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Will Ingwersen
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: The Lady from Alfaqueque

("La Consulesa") by Serafin and Joaquin Alvarez Quintero
English version by Helen Granville-Barker and Harley Granville-Barker
Catherine Lacey in...
It is always pleasant to dip into the lazy latitudes of Iberia with those sentiment Spaniards, the Quintero brothers, although their engaging little works (affectionately translated by the Granville-Barkers) are infrequently performed on our stages. "The Lady from Alfaqueque" is a typical trifle from their repertoire, suffused with the gentle charm and sunny romanticism which are the hallmarks of their wares.
Fernandita is a lady who has lived in Madrid for twenty years, but whose heart will always belong to the litte Andalusian town where she was born and brought up. She lives happily enough with her husband in the capital, but we suspect it is only because she bas taken care to surround herself with so many mementoes of home.
"I sometimes think," she will say, "that Heaven must be very like Alfaqueque," and she plainly believes it to be inhabited by angels. But a surprising number of the angels leave their heaven for Madrid and find their way to her apartments where, to the mild exasperation of her husband, she offers trusting hospitality to all who cross her threshold with the magic name of Alfaqueque on their lips. It seems almost inevitable that some day her trust must be betrayed. (Kenneth A. Hurren)


Author: Serafin Alvarez Quintero
Author: Joaquin Alvarez Quintero
English version: Helen Granville-Barker
English version: Harley Granville-Barker
Adapted and produced by: E. J.King Bull
Rosita, a maid-servant: Denise Bryer
Don Pascual, Fernandita's husband: Austin Trevor
Alberta, another servant: Nancy Nevinson
Realito, a young man: Roger Delgado
Fernandita, the Lady from Alfaqueque: Catherine Lacey
Bianca, a young lady: Maxine Audley
Noblejas, a government clerk: T. St. John Barry
Nicolas, fiance to Blanca: Anthony Jacobs
Adoracion, a middle-aged lady: Violet Gould
Felipe Rivas, a poetic young man: Michael Harald
Paloma, Noblejas' daughter: Nicolette Bernard


(Leader, Frank Thomas )
Conductor, Leo Wurmser
Howell Glynne (bass)


Leader: Frank Thomas
Conductor: Leo Wurmser
Bass: Howell Glynne


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Social Psychology and Individual Values ' by D. W. Harding and ' Christianity, Diplomacy and .War ' by Herbert Butoterlield.


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: D. W. Harding
Unknown: Herbert Butoterlield.


For Children of All Ages
John Runge sings to his own guitar accompaniment
Walks in the West Country
Cliff Miohelrnore bakes you round the mouth of the River
Torridge in Devon
Produced by Mollie Austin


Unknown: John Runge
Unknown: Cliff Miohelrnore
Produced By: Mollie Austin

: The Weather

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


by Noel Solly
The speaker is a coffee planter who has made his home in Kenya since 1930. He tells the story of the Kenya farmers' struggles during the slumps of the thirties and the war, and about their relations with the Kikuyu who work on the farms and plantations.


Unknown: Noel Solly


Gervase de Pcyer (clarinet)
London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Andrew Cooper )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard


Clarinet: Gervase de Pcyer
Leader: Andrew Cooper
Conductor: Anthony Bernard


from St. Paul's, Portman Square, conducted by the VicaT, Prebendary Collin C. Kerr
Ye servants of God (A. and M. 704) Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Come, let us join our cheerful songs
(A. and M... 299)
Lesson: St. Luke 16, vv. 11-32 Nunc dimiMis
Anthem: God so loved the world
(Stainer's Crucifixion ')
I heard the voice of Jesus (A. and M.
Organist, S. G. Hemery


Organist: S. G. Hemery


Appeal on behalf of the Historic Churches Preservation Trust by the Archbishop of Canterbury
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Historic Churches Preservation Trust has been founded because thousands of our beautiful and ancient churches will sink into decay if help is not urgently given. More than eight thousand of them were built before the close of the Middle Ages, some three hundred before the Norman Conquest. Affection is felt for them far beyond those who worship in them regularly.
The ten years from 1939 onwards in which normal maintenance had to be suspended have left a tremendous burden of arrears; £ 4,000,000 is needed over the next ten years to supplement the efforts of parishioners.
The Queen is Patron of the Trust, the Duke of Edinburgh is President, and the Archbishop of Canterbury is Chairman. The Trustees include leading figures from aH the main walks of our national life. Though the great majority of old churches are in the keeping of the Church of England, the Trust will also help historic churches of other religious communions.

: Jane Eyre: Episode 8

by Charlotte Bronte
Adapted for broadcasting in eleven episodes by Barbara Couper
[Starring] Belle Chrystall and Reginald Tate
The morning after Mr. Rochester's declaration of love, Jane found herself wondering whether she had been dreaming. However on receiving Mrs. Fairfax's somewhat surprised congratulations she realised that the events of the previous evening were indeed real. During a month of happy courtship Jane remembered the letter her uncle had sent from Madeira, and decided to write and inform him of her intended marriage with Mr. Rochester.
The night before her wedding, Jane was awakened by an apparition standing over her bed Its face, discoloured and savage, gazed upon her with ferocity. She became insensible from terror.
The next day at the church the wedding service was interrupted by the reappearance of Mr. Mason with a solicitor, who declared the marriage unlawful as Mr. Rochester had a wife now living. Back at his home Mr. Rochester revealed that Mr. Mason's sister, Bertha Mason, was indeed his wife, though a maniac confined to Thornfield Hall and guarded night and day by Grace Poole


Author: Charlotte Bronte
Adapted for broadcasting by: Barbara Couper
Producer: Howard Rose
Jane Eyre: Belle Chrystall
Mr Rochester: Reginald Tate
Coach driver: Norman Mitchell
First woman: Mary Wimbush
Second woman: Hester Paton Brown
A housekeeper: Hilda Davies
A little girl: Sulwen Morgan
Diana Rivers: Elizabeth London
Mary Rivers: Monica Grey
Hannah: Eileen Thorndike
St John Rivers: James McKechnie


Talk by Anthony Smith
In trying to write a book about a journey he and three friends had made to the South of Persia to look for, among other things, blind white fish, Anthony Smith realised not so much what they had done but what they had omitted to do and observe on their trip. In his talk he discusses the merits and the disadvantages of such a narrow and definite type of objective.
This is the sixth of a group of talks by representatives of 'the Queen's generation.'


Talk By: Anthony Smith


York Bowen (piano) Dennis Brain (horn)


Piano: York Bowen
Horn: Dennis Brain

: Surrey Landscape

Written and compiled by Laurence Kitchin
Produced by Terence Tiller
Others taking part:
Nigel Green, Derek Hant, Basil Jones, Redvers Kyle, Tom Lake, Julia Lang, Diana Maddox, Gordon Morrison and Reginald Thorne


Written and compiled by: Laurence Kitchin
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Nanrator: Stanley van Beers
Eye-witness: Jill Balcon
Singen: Martin Boddey
Others taking part: Nigel Green
Others taking part: Derek Hant
Others taking part: Basil Jones
Others taking part: Redvere Kyle
Others taking part: Tom Lake
Others taking part: Julia Lang
Others taking part: Diaina Maddox
Others taking part: Gordon Morrison
Others taking part: Reginald Thorne


' The fruit of the Spirit is faithfulness '
P3alm 36 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 25, vv. 14-29
Ye servants of the Lord (BBC Hymn
Book 372)
St. Luke 16, v. 10a

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