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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for United Nations Day
'Theodore Pennell of the North-West Frontier' by his wife
Read by Norman Mitchell

Contributors

Reader: Norman Mitchell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

London Light Concert Orchestra
(Leader, Michael Spivakovsky )
Conducted by Michael Krein

Contributors

Leader: Michael Spivakovsky
Conducted By: Michael Krein

: ORGAN RECITAL

by Herbert Sumsion
From Gloucester Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: Herbert Sumsion

: MORNING SERVICE

For Education Sunday from Southover Church, Lewes, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. D. G. Matthews, and N. R. J. Bradshaw, Headmaster of the County Grammar School for Boys, Lewes
Christ is our, corner-stone (S.P. 464) Confession and the Lord's Prayer Psalm 148
First Lesson: Ecclesiastes 12 (read by a Sixth Form boy)
Psalm 119, vv. 9-16
Second Lesson: St. Luke 1, vv. 59-66
(read by a parent)
Blest are the pure in heart (S.P. 455) Address by N. R. J. Bradshaw
Thou art the way (A. and M. 199) Versicles and Responses Prayers
Praise to the Holiest (S.P. 625) Prayer and Blessing
God be in my head (S.P. 501)
Choir of the County Grammar School
Under the direction of George Austin, School Music Master

Contributors

Unknown: N. R. J. Bradshaw

: SUNDAY-MORNING PROM

Overture, Masques et Bergamasques
(Fauri): London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Bernard
The Lark Ascending (Vaughan
Williams): Jean Pougnet (violin) with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor. Sir Adrian Boult
Rustic Wedding Symphony (Gold-mark): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt. on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Violin: Jean Pougnet
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.

: REGIMENTAL CUSTOMS OF THE BRITISH ARMY

The first of a series of four talks by Major Jocεlyn Bradford M.B.E., M.C
In this talk he describes how these customs originated and gives a number of examples.

Contributors

Unknown: Major Jocεlyn Bradford M.B.E., M.C

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Contents:
'Prokoflev and the Symphony,' by John Amis
'The Art of Bel Canto': first of two recorded talks by Francis Toye ' The BBC Choral Society's Jubilee,' by Leslie Woodgate , who writes on page 6

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Francis Toye
Unknown: Leslie Woodgate

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Books: Alan Pryce-Jones
Art: J. M. Richards
Films: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Theatre: Eric Keown
Radio: Michael Ayrton

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Michael Ayrton

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

'The Earl's Land' in Mid-Glamorgan
Introduced by Harry Soan
Music arranged by Mansel Thomas for Denis Griffiths (tenor) and the Welsh Quartet
Produced by Aled Vaughan From the Town of Maesteg

Contributors

Introduced By: Harry Soan
Arranged By: Mansel Thomas
Tenor: Denis Griffiths
Produced By: Aled Vaughan

: SINGING STARS

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

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Rosenthal

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
W. H. Mundy talks about hardy primulas
W. G. Mullins suggests some hardy herbaceous plants and - shrubs with attractive foliage useful for cutting Joe Brayshaw puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: W. H. Mundy
Unknown: W. G. Mullins
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz

: LA MADONNA DEL PARTO

Talk by Michael Ayrton
The speaker explains bow he is given to moments of inexplicable, unreasonable joy which usually presage a signal experience. Such an experience was hs first sight of ' La Madonna del Parto' by Piero delta Francesca .

Contributors

Talk By: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Piero Delta Francesca

: TALKING OF BOOKS

John Raymond
This week he ta.'ks about Boswell on the Grand Tour': Germany and Switzerland, 1764.

Contributors

Unknown: John Raymond

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Can I get there by candlelight? '
Songs, tunes, and stories from the British Isles
I-Wales
Treorchy and District
Male Voice Choir
(Chorus-Master. John Davies )
BBC Welsh Orchestra
(Leader, Philip Whiteway )
Conductor. Rae Jenkins with Gwenyth . Petty and John Darren to tell the tales
Introduced by Hywel Davies

Contributors

Chorus-Master: John Davies
Leader: Philip Whiteway
Conductor: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Gwenyth . Petty
Unknown: John Darren
Introduced By: Hywel Davies

: Money Matters

Payment While Sick by Gordon Cummings.
Although treatment under the Health Service is free to everyone you may also get cash benefits if you Are a National Insurance contributor. The speaker explains how to claim these benefits.

Contributors

Speaker: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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

: THE UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

The BBC's correspondents in New York report on the week's proceedings

: I KNOW WHAT I LIKE

Personalities of the radio and entertainment world introduce music of their own choice
5 — Gladys Young with Adrienne Cole (soprano)
David Wise (violin)
' BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Produced by Harold Neden

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Young
Soprano: Adrienne Cole
Violin: David Wise
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Produced By: Harold Neden

: RECITAL

Kees van der Star (flute)
Andre Jurres (piano)

Contributors

Flute: Kees van Der Star
Piano: Andre Jurres

: EVENING SERVICE

from Bloomsbury Baptist Church.
Conducted by the Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
Sing praise to God who reigns above
(B.C.H. 12)
Invocation and the Lord's Prayer Reading: Psalm 19
Lord, thy word abideth (B.C.H. 197) Prayers
0 spirit of the living God (B.C.H. 518) followed by 8.5 Reading the Bible
1—' The Book of Jonah '
A dramatised reading in the text of the Authorised Version
Music specially composed by Elizabeth Poston
Marie Goossens (harp)
George Thalben-Ball (organ)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Others taking part: Reginald Thorne
Michael Collins , and John Baker
Produced by Terence Tiller

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. Townley Lord , D.D.
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Harp: Marie Goossens
Harp: George Thalben-Ball
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Unknown: Reginald Thorne
Unknown: Michael Collins
Unknown: John Baker
Produced By: Terence Tiller
Narrator: Frank Duncan
Jonah: Marne Maitland
Herald: Arthur Bush

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Institution by Sir Compton Mackenzie O.B.E. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Since 1839 The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Institution has been caring for the gardening fraternity by means of pensions and grants In 1952, to meet the housing problem, the Gardeners' Benevolent Country Home was opened at Horton, Buckinghamshire, to accommodate retired gardeners, their wives, and -the widows of gardeners who are homeless or in need of care.
The Pension fund assists 225 persons, and temporary assistance is given to those in immediate need of help from the Good Samaritan Fund. Much welfare work is also undertaken by visitors who keep in touch with the pensioners.
Despite assistance given by local authorities for those old-age pensioners in need, £ 10,000 must be raised in the next twelve months to place the Home on a sound financial basis ani to ensure that the Pension L:st is maintained at its present level

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie O.B.E.

: ' PHINEAS FINN'

by Anthony Trollope
Adapted by H. Oldfield Box
Episode 10
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Norman Wright
Despite her refusal to aid Phineas in his love affair, Lady Iaura has done all she can to influence Violet Effingham in his favour. She has even contrived for him a private interview with Violet — from which Phineas has emerged with his proposal of marriage again rejected, but very hopeful of succeeding when he tries again.
A defeat on a clause in the new Reform
Bill has caused Parliament to be dissolved again, but not before the Bill has become law. The B has abolished Phineas's constituency, Loughton, just at the moment when he has succeeded the negligent Laurence Fitzgibbon to the Under-Secretaryship for the Colonies. But in the ejection he has contested his old constituency, Loughshane, and has weo it by a narrow majority.
The extravagant joy with which Lady
Laura received the news has caused a particularly sharp quarrel between her and her husband, Mr. Kennedy.

Contributors

Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Adapted By: H. Oldfield Box
Produced By: Norman Wright
Narrator: Norman Claridge
Phineas Finn: Allan McClelland
Johnson: Garard Green
Lord Chiltern: Andrew Faulds
Lord Brentford: Ivan Samson
Violet Effingham: Elizabeth London
Lady Laura: Janet Burni
Monk: John Wyse
Mr Kennedy: Cyril Shaps
Laurence Fitzgibbon: Robert Mooney

: THE CHRISTIAN HOPE AND ITS RIVALS

Talk by John Baillie
Dean of the Faculty of Divinity and Principal of New College, Edinburgh

Contributors

Talk By: John Baillie

: JOURNEY DOWN THE RHINE

The story of an expedition and an exploration along the whole length of Europe's most famous river, from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea by Edward Ward and Michael Barsley
The recordings at many places on the route were made by the BBC. in collaboration with units of United States Information Agency, Paris, and Wereldomroep, Hilversum

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Ward
Unknown: Michael Barsley

: THE ARCHAEOLOGIST

Autumn Number, 1953
Edited and introduced by Glyn Daniel, Ph.D .
Fellow of St. John's College. Cam-bridge, and Lecturer in Anchtaeology in the University
Excavations at Tnra
An account of the work now being carried out by the Irish Government at the historic site of the Hill of Tara. illustrated by recordings made
, there by Professer Sean O'Riordain ,
Uniiversity Collfge, Dublin, director of these excavations
Produced by John Irving

Contributors

Introduced By: Glyn Daniel, Ph.D
Unknown: Professer Sean O'Riordain
Produced By: John Irving

: THE EPILOGUE

' Jesus said : I am the Way '
Psalm 112 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Ma.tthew 7, w. 13-29
Thou art the Way (BBC Hymn Bnok
338)
St. Luke 13, vv. 23 and 24








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