A reading for Sunday morning from a Christmas Sermon of St. Augustine read by Nicholas Hannen
and forecast for farmers and shipping
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
by Melville Cook from Leeds Parish Church
9.20 Programme Parade
A series of services for Advent
4-The City of God
From Princes Street Congregational Church, Yeovil, Somerset, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. John Mclntyre. Preacher, the Rev. H. F. Lovcii Cocks , D.D., Principal of the Western College, Bristol
Call to Worship
Hark the glad sound! (C.P. 74) Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
God from on high hath heard (C.P.
Lesson: Revelation 21, vv. 1-7, and 22, vv. 1-5
Glorious things of thee are spoken
He wants not friends that hath thy love (C.P. 355)
Organist, W. B. Bonnett
Rev. H. F. Lovcii
Symphony No. 48 in C (
Maria Theresa ) (Haydn): Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
Legend. The Swan of Tuonela
(Sibelius): Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra
Suite, Christtmas Eve (Rimsky-
Korsakov): Symphony Orchestra of Radio Berlin on gramophone records
A series of six talks
4-The Druids and Stonehenge by Stuart Piggott, Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Present-day ceremonies at Stonehenge on Midsummer sunrise indicate the strength of the belief that the ancient stone circle was once a Druid temple. From the evidence of archaeology and history, Professor Piggott considers whether these modern sun-worshippers are in fact perpetuating a legend or perpetrating a myth.
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' The Nineteenth-century Carol Revival,' by John Stevens
' Opera and Music Drama '—1, by Inglis Gundry
' Composers and Conductors on Music,' by Hugh Ottaway
Conducted by John Summerson
Theatre: Richard Findlater
Radio: M. R. Ridley
Books: John Connell
Art: Stephen Bone
Films: George Campbell Dixon
and forecast for farmers and shipping
During the last few days Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh have been visiting Fiji and Tonga in the Pacific.
Godfrey Talbot and Wynford Vaughan Thomas report on the progress of the Tour.
Introduced by Ralph Wightman
Music arranged by Francis Collinson for the Wynford Reynolds PLayers
Singer, Jan van der Gucht
Produced by Francis Dillon
van Der Gucht
A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Norman Stewart describes the treatment and care of fruit in winter
Mary Aylelt talks about everlasting flowers and similar material for indoor decoration
Graham Scott puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work
sung by the trebles of Highgate School Choir
Director of Music, Edward Chapman
A personal account of a desperate flight over the Falkland Islands in the early morning of a' Christmas Day
Written and introduced by Michael Hardy with Hugh David. Arthur Lowe
Colin Pinney , Ernest Sefton
Edited and produced by Maurice Brown
Mike, the passenger:
Vic the pilot:
Senior Medical Officer:
Mass in C minor (K.427)
(Edited and completed by Alois Schmidt )
Kyrie; Gloria; Credo Sanotus; Agpus Dei
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
Adrienne Cole (soprano) Alexander Young (tenor)
Richard Standen (bass)
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Hermann Scherchen
This week he talks about Tolstoy's War and Peace ' and ' The Hedgehog and the Fox' by Isaiah Berlin.
A Service of Lessons and Carols from the Chapel of Roedean School
Ordrr of Service
Once in Royal David's Cily (E.H. 605) The Bidding Prayer (read by the Chaplain)
First Lesson : Genesis 3. vv. 8-15
Reader, an Excelsior Girl
On this day earth shall ring (arr.
Hoist) sung by the Choir and School
A Virgin mest pure (arr. Woodgate) sung by the Choir
Second Lesson: St. Luke 1. vv. 26-33,
Reader, a Sub Prefect
The Holly and the Ivy sung by the Choir and School
When the Christ was born (Carl Reinecke ) sung by the Choir*
Third Lesson: St. Matthew 1. vv.
Reader, a House Prefect
Carol: A Babe lies in the cradle (arr.
W. A. Pickard-Cambridge) sung by the Choir
Hark: the herald-angels sing (E.H. 24) Carol : Silence Keep (Austrian Cradle
Song) sung by the Choir
Fourth Lesson: St. Luke 2. vv. 8-16 -
Reader, the Head Girl
See amid the winter s snow (J. Goss ) sung by the Choir and School
Noel du XVIIe siecle sung by the Choir and School
Ding, dong. merrily on high (French sixteenth century, arr. C. Wood) sung by the Choir and School
Fifth Lesson: St. John 1. vv. 1-14
Reader, the Head Mistress
0 come, all ve faithful (E.H. 614, vv.
The Blessing (pronounced by the Lord Bishop of Chichester)
Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for Soutli-East England
A new story by Sir Arthur Grimble , who recounts another of his disconcerting experiences as a recruit in the Colonial Service
Personalities of the radio and entertainment world introduce music of their own choice
13-Gilbert Harding with Marion Lowe (soprano)
John Hargreaves (baritone)
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Produced by Harold Neden
Sonata in A for violin and pia.no played by Isaac Stern (violin)
Alexander Zakin (piano)
from the Dominican Priory of the Holy Ghost, Blackfriars, Oxford. Conducted by Father Illtud Evans , O.P.
The coming of our God (W.H. 5) Reading: Isaias 42. vv. 1-12
Motet: d Oriens (Plainchant) Address: God's promise '
Rorale coeli desuper (Heavens dudtil your gentle showers: W.H. 17)
Reading: St. John 1, vv. 1-14
Address: ' The promise fulfilled '
Of the Father sole-begotten (W.H. 21) Prayers and Blessing
Gloria in excelsis Deo (Plainchant)
Organist, Eric Taylor
Appeal on behalf of The Over-Thirty Association Ltd., by the President. Lady Cynthia Colville , D.C.V.O., D.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Over-Thirty Association was founded about 1932 during the great trade depression. Its work now is almost entirely among middle-aged women of forty who, for various reasons, come upon difficult times. They may, for example, become redundant in their present work and have quite inadequate training to obtain other similar work (especially in these competitive days) or they may, after illness, find themselves without a home.
The Association aims to create in the public mind a better understanding of the problems confronting middle-aged women workers in the labour market, and to secure the co-operation of employers on their behalf. It also advises women who have become unemployed owing to changes beyond their control, and helps them to obtain training in alternative occupations.
by Arnold Bennett
Adapted for broadcasting in eight parts by Evelyn Russell
6-' No More Chains '
Other parts played by Winifred Adams. Ronald Baddiley
Garard Green. Edward Higgins
Leslie Howe. James Lowe
Produced bv William Hughes in the BBC s Midland studios
(Geoffrey Bayldon broadcasts by permission of the Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow)
Edwin Clayhanger and his sis-ter Maggie could not account for their father's great grief over the death of old Mr. Shu&hions in the workhouse. Darius had returned from the old man's funeral in a state of collapse.
The doctor told Edwin that his father would do no more business as the brain was affected. Darius quarrelled with Edwin over giving him power of attorney but at last gave in. This did not prevent them having a violent quarrel over Darius's wish to grow mushrooms in the cellar. Edwin brutally dominated his father but later was rifled with pity and remorse.
Big James Yarlett:
by J. Robert Oppenheimer
6—The Sciences and Man's Community
In the last of his lectures Dr. Oppenheimer speaks about the bringing together of scientist and ordinary man in a communion of wider understanding.
Second of three programmes
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A meditation for the Fourth Sunday in Advent
Wake, 0 for night is flying
(BBC Hymn Book 40, v. 1)
The First Responsory of Advent
Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC
Hymn Book 30)
Isaiah 40, vv. 1-8 from EzekieJ 34
Psalm 23 (Broadcast psalter) St. Matthew 1, vv. 18-23 Zechariah 9, v. 9
Yet if His Majesty, our Sovereign
St. John. 1, vv. 10-14
Sion hears the watchmen singing
(BBC Hymn Book 40, v. 2)
The Last Resporasory of Advent
William Devlin and Alan Wheatley