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Reading for Sunday morning
' Sinners and Saints ' by Charles Peguy
Read by Donald Bisset


Unknown: Charles Peguy
Read By: Donald Bisset

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
Manoug Parikian (violin)


Unknown: Leighton Lucas
Conductor: Leighton Lucas
Violin: Manoug Parikian


from St. George's Presbyterian Church, Bexhill-on-Sea. in connection with the 150th anniversary of the National Sunday School Union. Conducted by the Rev. F. E. England, Ph.D.
Immortal, invisible (Church Hymnary
Just as I am, thine own to be (C.H.
St. Matthew 18
0 be joyful in the Lord (C.H. 825) Prayer
These things shall be (C.H. 639) Address
Thy hand, 0 God. has guided (C.H.
Bexhill Choral Society and a youth choir
Conducted by H. W. Partridge
Organist, Ethel Collar


Conducted By: H. W. Partridge
Organist: Ethel Collar


Overture. Carnaval (Dvorak): played by the Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Lawrance Collingwood
Florestan's Aria (Fidelio, Act 2)
(Beethoven): sung by Peter Anders with the Municipal Opera Orchestra, Berlin, conducted by Arthur Rother
Symphony No. 3. in E flat (Eroica)
(Beethoven): played by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwüngler on gramophone records


Conducted By: Lawrance Collingwood
Sung By: Peter Anders
Conducted By: Arthur Rother


2-The Aircraft Carrier
' Illustrious '
Admiral Sir Denis Boyd describes the ship of which he was captain for the first year of her life


Unknown: Sir Denis Boyd


Southern Serenade Orchestra
Directed by Lou Whiteson


Directed By: Lou Whiteson


Conducted by Dilys Powell
Books: C. V Wedgwood Art: J M Richards Films: Basil Wright
Theatre: T. C. Worsley Radio: B. A. Young


Conducted By: Dilys Powell
Unknown: C. V Wedgwood
Unknown: J M Richards
Unknown: Basil Wright
Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: B. A. Young

: 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 Coysh


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


Harold Rosenthal reviews, with gramophone records, the activities of opera singers during recent seasons


Unknown: Harold Rosenthal


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
D. 0. Morris gives some hints on the successful cultivation of bulbs indoors Edward Hyams reports on the success of the new perpetual fruiting strawberries
Wyndham Russell puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work in the garden


Introduced By: Roy Hay

: As It Was in the Beginning

A play by Naomi Mitchison and L. E. Gielgud
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Martyn C. Webster
This play deals with the Neronian persecution of the early Christians, —the time of the Fire of Rome, and of the excesses of Nero and his henchman Tigellinus. The story tells of Beric, the son of Caractacus the British king, who is held half-captive, half-guest in the house of a Roman named Crispus, and of his conversion to the Christian faith. His sufferings begin when the Christians are made scapegoats for the burning of Rome, for as Crispus, an honest man of the old school, remarks: "If the authorities round up a few hundred Christians, put them through a solemn trial and find them guilty, all the curses will go to them, and Nero will only have to appear on his balcony to have all Rome lining up below and shouting hail, hail, hail!" An ironical touch here is that Gallio, who as related in Acts "cared for none of these things," finds himself in prison in company with the same Paul whom he once had beaten in Achaia. (Peter Foriler)


Writer: Naomi Mitchison
Writer: L. E. Gielgud
Produced by: Martyn C. Webster
Flavins Crispus: Cecil Trouncer
Junius Gallio: Geoffrey Wincote
Aelius Balbus: John Wyse
Tigellinus: Ralph Truman
Beric: Lewis Stringer
Paul of Tarsus: William Fox
Flavia: Anne Culler
Aelius Candidus: Alan Wheatley
Lalage: Daphne Maddox
Eupbemia: Elizabeth Maude
Persis: Maria Charles
Manasses: Moultrie Kelsall
Argas: Duncan McIntyre
Phaon: James Beattie
Niger: Stuart Nichol
Felix: Wyndham Milligan
Luke: Arthur Lawrence


April Cantelo (soprano)
London Mozart Players
(Leader, Eli Goren )
Conductor, Harry Blech


Soprano: April Cantelo
Leader: Eli Goren
Conductor: Harry Blech


John Raymond
This week he talks about ' Journey with Gtnius: recollections and reflections concerning the D H Lawrences,' by Witter Bynncr


Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Witter Bynncr


For Older Children
Stories of the Saints
' The Good Pippo '
The story of Saint Philip Neri
Re-told as a radio play by Norman Painting , in collaboration with Father Michael Day of the Birmingham Oratory
The George Dixon Madrigal Group
Conductor, Geoffrey Fletcher
Produced by Peggy Bacon


Unknown: Saint Philip Neri
Play By: Norman Painting
Unknown: Father Michael Day
Conductor: Geoffrey Fletcher
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Saint Philip Neri: Kenneth Connor
Caesar Baronius: Philip Cunningham
Tarugi: Alan Wheatley
Francesco: David Spenser
Uncle Romolo: Ronald Baddiley
Persiano Rosa, a priest: John Jackson
Cardinal Virgilio Rosario: Jack May
Abbot of Monte Cassino: David Marhowe
Sister Maria: Eileen Daycott

: ' Welcome to You,

Rich Autumn Days '
A programme of verse compiled and edited by Geoffrey Dearmer with music chosen by Josephine Plummer
Readers: Mabel Constanduros and Ivan Samson


Edited By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Readers: Josephine Plummer
Readers: Mabel Constanduros
Readers: Ivan Samson

: 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 report on the first week's proceedings at the Eighth General Assembly of the United Nations


A sequence of pieces inspired by the sea played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Guy Daines


Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Guy Daines


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Hugh Burden


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Hugh Burden


for the Eve of St. Matthew, and in commemoration of the Battle of Britain. From Wigan Parish Church. Conducted by the Rector, Canon Frank Bennett
Versicles and Responses Psalm 113
First Lesson: Proverbs 3. vv. 11-18
Captains of the saintly band (E.H.
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 6. vv.
Nunc dimittis Creed
Lesser Litany Collects
Anthem: How beauteous are the feet
Sermon Prayers
Praise to the Lord (E.H. &36, Part 1) Blessing
Organist, George Galloway


Organist: George Galloway


Appeal on behalf of the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops, by John Mills
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
For more than fifty-four years the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops have worked unceasingly for the benefit of all serving and ex-Service men and women, and more than three million have been helped. In the Lord Roberts Workshops the men of three wars, with an average disablement of over sixty per cent, have been trained and employed to produce furniture of all kinds, bedding, basket-ware, and brushes.
In homes in Surrey specially equipped for spinal cases the more severely disabled are being trained in clock assembly and repair and in invisible mending - remunerative crafts the men can later follow from the shelter of their own homes. Other centres are maintained for the aged and for the disabled and convalescent.
The Society is a voluntary organisation, and needs funds to continue its vital work.


by Anthony Trollope
Adapted by H. Oldfiold Box
Episode 5
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright
Phineas had passed a rather dull winter in Ireland with his own family â?? without on this occasion permitting himself anything but the mildest flirtation with his old flame, poor little Mary Flood Jones. But back in London for the new Parliamentary session he had immediately found himself plunged into a whirl of social and political activities.
Lady Laura's marriage to Mr. Kennedy had already taken place, but Phineas has now begun to forget his sorrow at losing her and is finding himself increasingly attracted by her lively friend.- Miss Violet Effingham. Miss Effingham, however, has long been loved by Lady Laura's scapegrace brother, Lord Chiltern. As for Lady Laura, she is finding Mr. Kennedy narrow-minded and exacting, and is already beginning to regret her marriage to him.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Adapted By: H. Oldfiold Box
Produced By: Norman Wright
Narrator: Norman Clarridge
Phineas: Allan McClelland
Mrs Bunce: Elila Milne
Clarkson: Wyndham Milligan
Laurence Fitzgibbon: Robert Mooney
Miss Fitzgibbon: Mary O`Farrell
Violet Effingham: Elizabeth London
Kennedy: Cyril Sharps
Lady Laura: Janet Burnell
A manservant: Garard Green
Barrington Erde: T St John Barry
Lord Children: Andrew Faulds


Talk by James Welch
The speaker spent the years 1929-1936 in Nigeria, and in 1950 returned to Ibadan where he occupies the Chair of Religious Studies in the University College of Nigeria.
In this talk he continues the observations he expressed, in a previous broadcast entitled 'Needed and Resented.'


Talk By: James Welch


Jean Pougnet (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
Anthony Pini (cello)


Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: Anthony Pini


A magazine programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
Bruce Campbell talks about the bird and its roost
George Yeates describes a rare mountain bird, the dotterel
Peter Conder talks about his research work om tihe Island of Skrokholm
Peter Scott reports on his successful expedition to Iceland this year in search of pink-footed geese
James Fisher , who has recently returned from a 30,000-mile journey in America, makes a comparison between the birds of North America and of Britain
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduced By: James Fisher
Talks: Bruce Campbell
Unknown: George Yeates
Talks: Peter Conder
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: James Fisher
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


'Jesus said :
I am not come to call the righteous, but the sinners '
Psalm 103, vv 1-13 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 9, vv 1-13
Just as I am, without one plea (BBC Hymn Book 292)
1 Timothy 1, v. 15(a)

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