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A reading for Sunday morn.ing from ' A Testament of Devotion ' by Thomas R. Kelly
Read by Patricia Brent


Unknown: Thomas R. Kelly
Read By: Patricia Brent

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Conducted By: Leo Wurmser


by William Hardwick from the Town Hall, Manchester


Unknown: William Hardwick


* Ways to God'
Sermons for Epiphany
5 — ' The Way through Science '
Professor C. A. Coulson , F.R.S.
Service from Wesley Memorial Church, Oxford, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. D. R. Lee
Call to Worship
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer
The race that long in darkness pined
(M.H.B. 139)
Lesson: Acts 17. vv. 22-33 (read by a Science Research student)
The Lord Jehovah reigns (M.H.B. 58) Address
Lord God. by whom all change is wrought (M.H.B. 55)
Lord, in the strength of grace
(M.H.B. 594)
Blessing *
Organist, C. D. Parker


Unknown: Professor C. A. Coulson
Unknown: Rev. D. R. Lee
Organist: C. D. Parker


Overture, Rosanninde (Schubert):
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Josef Krips
Pavane (Fauré) : London Chamber
Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Anthony Bernard
Concerto for the left hand (Ravel):
Robert Casadesus (piano), and the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Ormandy
Siegfried's Funeral Music (Act 3.
Gbtterdammerung) (Wagner): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler on gramophone records


Conducted By: Anthony Bernard
Piano: Robert Casadesus
Conducted By: Eugene Ormandy
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler


by Giles Playfair
Over the past year or so Giles Playfair has visited each of Europe's four miniature states: Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, and San Marino In these four talks he gives his impressions of the people, the countries themselves, their form of government, and their possible interest to escapists from the outside world.


Unknown: Giles Playfair
Unknown: Giles Playfair

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
'Beethoven's Piano Sonatas - 2,' by Eric Blom
'The Prix de Rome,' by Norman Demuth
'Classical Piano Music for All: Bach and his Contemporaries,' by John Lade, illustrated by Jean Mackie


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Eric Blom
Unknown: Norman Demuth
Unknown: John Lade
Illustrated By: Jean MacKie

: En Voyage: Arrivee a Dieppe

See above and page 3

Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
A weekly programme for those interested in brushing up their French.

Peter and Helen Lamb are spending a holiday in France. They know a little French, but have not had much opportunity to try it out. They arrive at Dieppe and their first difficulty arises when they warn to leave their baggage in a cloakroom before they look round the town. In a cafe facing the quay they order omelettes, but asking for an aperitif is not so easy. Peter Lamb's French is not quite up to the occasion, but luckily Hermes appears at the crucial moment. Some of the words and expressions used: La douane, the Customs: faire un petit tour en ville: par ou? which way?: par ici, this way: par la, that way: je vous sers quelque chose? What would you like to eat?: omelette nature aux fines herbes, aux champignons: le vin du pays, local wine: a votre sante?l


Conducted by Walter Allen
Books: Malcolm Muggeridge
Art: Denis Mathews '
Films: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace Radio: Frank Tilsley


Conducted By: Walter Allen
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Frank Tilsley

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


During the past week Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Australia and are at present in Sydney, capital of New South Wales
Wynford Vaughan Thomas describes some places visited by the Royal Party: Godfrey Talbot reports on the tour's progress
Map on page 7


Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot


A general number from Northern Ireland
Introduced by John Paton-Philip
Singer, Mattie McKane with the Pearl Ensemble
Produced by Getthyn Stood 'le.y Thomas


Introduced By: John Paton-Philip
Singer: Mattie McKane
Produced By: Getthyn Stood


(soprano) arias from ' I Puritani, '
' Don Pasquale ,' and ' La Traviiata ' on gramophone records


Unknown: Don Pasquale


A gardening weekly
Introduced by. Roy Hay
Harold Whitelegg discusses some common faults in rock garden making Frederick Street deals with some widespread fallacies and mistakes in the treatment of trees and shrubs
Joe Brayshaw puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Harold Whitelegg
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Sylvia Fisher (soprano) Jess Walters (baritone)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir John Barbiroll
Part 1


Soprano: Sylvia Fisher
Baritone: Jess Walters
Conducted By: Sir John Barbiroll


Talk by Kenneth Young
The late T. F. Powys is perhaps best known for his novel, 'Mr. Weston's Good Wine.' As a young reporter Mr. Young once wrote an account of an interview witth Mr. Powys which led to some misunderstanding. No fewej than six churchwardens waited on his editor in protest.


Talk By: Kenneth Young
Unknown: T. F. Powys


John Lehmann
This week he talks about ' A Layman's Love of Letters ' by G. M. Trevelyan ; 'The Golden Honeycomb,' a travel book about Sicily by Vincent Cronin ; and ' Lucky Jim,' a new novel by Kingsley Amis.
Reader, David Garth


Unknown: John Lehmann
Unknown: G. M. Trevelyan
Unknown: Vincent Cronin
Reader: David Garth


' Men of the Promise '
A third series of Bible plays by J. Stanley Pritchard
2 — ' Dreamer of Dreams '
5.25 Children's Service
From Stockport Grammar School. Conducted by the Headmaster, F. H. Philpot , and the Rev. Wilfrid Garlick , Vicar of St. George's Church, Stockport Introduction and Prayer
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(S.P. 626. vv. 1, 3, and 4) Lesson: Ecclesiastlcus 2, vv. 1-15
(read by a third-form boy)
Psalm 119, vv. 33-40
Lesson: 2 P&ter 1, vv. 1-8 (read by a sixth-form boy)
Anthem: How goodly are thy tents
Address by the Rev. Wilfnid Garlick A charge to keep I have (A. and M.
Organist, Geoffrey C. Veraey


Unknown: J. Stanley Pritchard
Unknown: F. H. Philpot
Unknown: Wilfrid Garlick
Unknown: Rev. Wilfnid Garlick
Organist: Geoffrey C. Veraey
Joseph, the dreamer: James MacTagigant
Jacob, his farther: Tom Fleming
His brothers: Judah: James Sutherland
His brothers: Reuben: Bryden Murdoch
His brothers: Levi: Lawrence Dalzell
His brothers: Simeon: Alexander Allan
Pharaoh, Ruler of Egypt: Leonard Maguire
A soldier: George Hall
A soothsayer: Donald Douglas


Burglary and Housebreaking by Gordon Cummings
Some common-sense precautions against burglary and housebreaking, and how to insure against these risks.


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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


by T. T. Paterson
Most road and industrial accidents are attributed to carelessness. By analysing the forms carelessness takes and, most important, the frame of mind that brings it about, we would, says the speaker, understand the comparative failure of National Road Safety Weeks and similar preventive devices.
Dr. Paterson, who is Senior Lecturer in Industrial Relations in the University of Glasgow, talks about some studies he has made into the causes of domestic, industrial, and flying accidents.


Unknown: T. T. Paterson


Personalities of the radio and entertainment world introduce music of their own choice
20-Evelyn Laye with Vanessa Lee (soprano)
Eric Hope (piano)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Charles Mackerras
Produced by Harold Neden
{Charles Mackerras broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust Ltd.; Evelyn Laye is appearing in ' Peter Pan ' at the Empire Theatre, Cardiff)


Soprano: Vanessa Lee
Piano: Eric Hope
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Produced By: Harold Neden
Produced By: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Evelyn Laye
Unknown: Peter Pan


played by Eric Harrison (piano)


Piano: Eric Harrison


From St. Alban's Church, West-bury Park, Bristol. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Austen Williams
Let all the world in every corner
(A. and M. 548)
Sentence; Confession; Absolution; the Lord's Prayer
Psalm 67
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37, vv. 1-10 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. John 3, vv. 1-12 Nunc dimittis Creed
Father, hear the prayer we offer (S.P.
The day thou gavest, Lord, Is ended
(A. and M. 477)
Organist, R. L. Keens


Unknown: Rev. Austen Williams
Organist: R. L. Keens


Appeal on behalf of the Restoration Fund of St. Martin's Church, Canterbury, by Norman Shelley
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The ancient Church of St. Martin, on a hill overlooking Canterbury, has been hallowed by nearly one thousand four hundred years of continuous worship. Restored by the Saxon Queen Bertha in 560, i.t was the church to which St. Augustine came in 597 and where, according to tradition, in the font still in use in the Church he baptised King Ethelhert.
Last year another restoration became essential, and thanks to the generosity of subscribers all over the Christian world the fabric of the building was made safe. £ 3,000 has already been subscribed, but a further £ 2,900 is needed to complete the work of preserving the interior with its Roman and Saxon features, keeping the simplicity of its medieval character.


Unknown: Norman Shelley


by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted for broadcasting in eight parts by R. J. B. Seilar
5-' St. Jude's Day '
(Continued in next column)
Produced by James Crempsey
In spite of all Lady Ashton's wheedling and bullying Lucy refuses to break her engagement with Edgar, the Mastw of Ravenswood, and affiance herself to Frank Hayston of Bucklaw. Even when a rumour reaches Scotland that Ravenswood is about to be married in Paris, Lucy remains quietly obdurate and refuses to credit the story. While she anxiously waits for her absent fiance to break his mysterious silence the pressure on Lucy from the rest of the family is intensified. Ill with anxiety she refuses to yield. One day Henry, her young brother, brings her a letter which he says has come from abroad.


Unknown: Sir Walter Scott
Produced By: James Crempsey
Unknown: Frank Hayston
Sir Willaim Ashton: Ronald Fraser
Lady Ashitoni: Maud Risdon
Lucy Ashiton: Mangot Steel
Henry Afshton: Malcolm Heggje
The Rev John Berat: Ian Stewart
Ailsie Gourlay: Jean Taylor Smith


A series of six talks by Julian Duguid
5-Mr. Mascarenhas
Mr. Duguid describes a journey to Paulo Afonso, on the Sao Francisco river, where the first purdy Brazilian hydro-dectric project is taking shape. He went with « Yorkshire business man and with his agent, Mr. Mascarenhas, who although unpuncrual and unimpressed by an honest Civil Service has a passionate belief in the industrial future of Brazil.


Unknown: Julian Duguid


The story of Adelina Patti (1843-1919) with Marion Lowe as Patti
Narrator, Frederick Allen
Rowland Jones (tenor) Owen Brannigan (bass)
Manchester Beecham
Operatic Chorus
(Chorus-Master, William Rees )
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky with Harold Jamieson
Patricia Field , Frediric Steger
Hugh David. Leonora Cloudesley
Scnipt by Marguerite Francie
Produced by Elwym. Evans and Arthur Spencer
(The music .is recorded)
(A new production of 4he programme broadcast on September 23, 1963)


Unknown: Marion Lowe
Narrator: Frederick Allen
Tenor: Rowland Jones
Bass: Owen Brannigan
Chorus-Master: William Rees
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Harold Jamieson
Unknown: Patricia Field
Unknown: Frediric Steger
Unknown: Hugh David.
Unknown: Leonora Cloudesley
Unknown: Marguerite Francie
Unknown: Arthur Spencer
Salvador Patti: Robert Rietty
American, woman: Jane Fergus
Maurice Strakosch: Stuart Nichol
Frederick Gye: Ronald Simpson
Kanolyn Baumeister: Hildemaria Kraus
Nicolini: Guy du Monceau
Col Mapleson: John Richmond
Gamekeeper: Eric Lugg


' The true light now shineth '
Psalm 139 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 John 1, vv. 1-9; 2, vv. 7-U
Jesus, is thus dark world's light (BBC
Hymn. Book 619)
St. John 8, v. 12

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