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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Sunday morning from John Ruskin
Read by Ross Wilson


Unknown: John Ruskin
Read By: Ross Wilson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


by Alan Harverson
From St. Gabriel's Church,
Cricklewood, London


Unknown: Alan Harverson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


.from St. David's Presbyterian Church of Wales, Pontypridd, conducted by the Rev. W. R. Williams , Principal of United Theological College, Aberystwyth
Call to Worship
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven
(C.H. 21: Tune, Praise, my Soul)
Reading: St. John 4, vv. 7-21 (read by the Rev. J. Harris Hughes )
God is love: his mercv brightens
(C.H. 33: Tune Sussex)
The Lord's my shepherd, I'll not want
(C.H. 735: Tune, Crimond)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(C.H. 419: Tune, St. Peter)
Organist, Jessie Francis


Unknown: Rev. W. R. Williams
Unknown: Rev. J. Harris Hughes
Organist: Jessie Francis


by Jocelyn Bradford
In the first of his four talks, itihe speaker tells of the regiment that fought against itself; why the Border Regiment 'troop' their drums; and of .ihe distinction earned by the.Du'ke of Cornwall's Light Infantry in the American War of Independence.


Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford


March (The Damnation of Faust)
(Berlioz): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by George Weldon
Cello Concerto in E minor (Elgar):
Paul Tortelier (cello) with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Alborada del Gracioso (Ravel): Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise, conducted by Andre Cluytens on gramophone records


Conducted By: George Weldon
Cello: Paul Tortelier
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Conducted By: Andre Cluytens


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' A Portrait of Melba,' by Katharine Goodson
' In Defence of Meyerbeer,' by Norman Demuth
' Byways of English Song: 3-The Eighteenth Century,' by Geoffrey Bush


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Katharine Goodson
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush


Au bord de la route
A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb and Helen Lamb have left La Cpnche and are driving towards Marseilles. On the way, they turn off down a narrow track .to have a picnic.
Je vous souhaite du bonheur, / wish you luck; l'avenir, the future; le coeur, heart; épouser, to marry; le porte bortheur, lucky charm; la marguerite, daisy; la Hongrie, Hungary; filez! run away, hop it!; je vous fais un prix special. I'll do it at a special price for you; est-ce que vous pourriez me venir en aide?, could you come to my help?; monter une tente, set up a tent; un emplacement, site; un endroiit, place; le pan, section of tent); le mat de rente, tent-pole; deployer la toile, to unfold the canvas. /


Script By: Emile Harven
Script By: M. J. MacDonald
Unknown: Peter Lamb
Unknown: Helen Lamb


Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Theatre: Eric Keown
Radio: Rose Macaulay Books: Elspeth Huxley Art: Sir Hugh Casson Films: Paul Dehn


Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Rose MacAulay
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Sir Hugh Casson
Unknown: Paul Dehn

: The Weather

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


During the past week Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh have visited Malta
Richard Dimbleiby describes some places visited by the Royal party: Godfrey Talbot and Robert Stimson report on the progress of the Tour


Unknown: Richard Dimbleiby
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot
Unknown: Robert Stimson


Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers
Leo Harrison Matthews, F.R.S., and Humphrey Hewer
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduces: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Leo Harrison Matthews, F.R.S.,
Unknown: Humphrey Hewer
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Act 2 of Bizet's opera 'CARMEN'

with the Robert Shaw Chorale and the RCA Victor Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner on gramophone records


Unknown: Robert Shaw Chorale
Conducted By: Fritz Reiner
Carmen: Rise Stevens
Frasquita: Paula Lenchner
Mercedes: Margaret Roggero
Zuniga: Osie Hawkins
Escamillo: Robert Merrill
Le Dancaïre: George Cenanovsky
Le Remendado: Alessio De Paoks
Don Jose: Jan Peerce


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Frederick Street discusses the relative hardiness of flowering shrubs in view of the recent frosts and their s'umme.r treatment
W. H. Young talks about the economic use of cloches and frames
Robert Thompson puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Frederick Street
Talks: W. H. Young
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Leopold Stokowski
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Leopold Stokowski


Memories by Ronnie Blair Cunynghame of a branch line in the south of Scotland and of the valley which it served


Unknown: Ronnie Blair Cunynghame


Arthur Calder-Marshall
This week he talks about ' Anna Karenta ' by ToJsitoy and Tolstoy: a life of my father' by Alexandra Tolstoy .


Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Alexandra Tolstoy


For Children of All Ages
' Can I Get There 'By Candlelight?'
Songs, tunes, and stories from the British Isles
BBC Men's Chorus
A section of the strings of the London Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Matthews )
Conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Storytellers: Marjorie Westbury and Oarleton Hobbs
Presented and produced by David Davis (' David ') who writes on page 21


Leader: Thomas Matthews
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury
Unknown: Oarleton Hobbs
Produced By: David Davis


by Gordon Cummings
Housing Improvement Grants
New regulations make it easier co obttain grants towards .the cost of modernising old houses and conventing big houses into flau.


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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


A problem in race relations by H. S. Deighton
The opeaker, who lived and worked for a number of years in the Middle East and has made special studies of both the Arab world and tthe State of Israel, talks about some of the inevitable difficulties created by the existence ot rhis new State.


Unknown: H. S. Deighton


Symphony No. 4, in A minor played by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan on gramophone records


Conducted By: Herbert von Karajan


Quartet in C minor, Op. 15 for piano and strings played by The Robert Masters
Piano Quartet:
Robert Masters (violin) Nannie Jamieson (viola)
Muriel Taylor (cello)
Kinloch Anderson (piano)


Violin: Robert Masters
Viola: Nannie Jamieson
Cello: Muriel Taylor
Piano: Kinloch Anderson

: Evening Service

From St. Augustine's, Bexhill, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. R. S. S. Waterson
Hail, gladdening light (A. and M. 18)
Confession, Absolution, the Lord's Prayer
Veraicles and Responees Psalm 84
First Lesson: Genets 4, vv. 1-7 Magnificat
Second Lesson: Heibrewe 11, vv. 1-16 Nunc dimittls
Creed, Versicles, Collects
Glorious things of thee are spoken (A. and M. 545)
Fight the good fight (A. and M. 640)
Organist, Claude Young
Lessons read by senior girls of Winceby House School


Organist: Claude Young


Appeal on behalf of the National Association for Mental Health by Lady Norman, Vice-Chairman of the Association
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The National Association for Mental Health seeks to promote a wider understanding of the nature of mental ihealuh. It aims *o help those who are sick in mind and to increase public knowledge both of the importance of early treatment and of idhe nature of mental illness. Advice is given on facilities for -treatment and on sdhools and homes for children and adults wno are emotionally disturbed, subnormal, or who for some otheir reason find the demands of life .too great.
The Association administers a number of pioneer Homes and sahools, including a home for old ladies suffering from mild psychological disability, and holiday homes for mentally defective adults and children.
Training courses for professional workers m the Mental Health field are also provided and advice is given to those who wish to undertake this (type of work.

: The Mill on the Floss: 10: The Lightning Flash

by George Eliot
Dramatised as a serial in twelve parts by Howard Agg
(BBC recording)
(To be repeated on Friday at 3.0)

Mr. Deane's wife is dead, and after the death of Mr. Tulliver, Mrs. Tulliver went as house-keeper to her brother-in-law and niece. Maggie, after completing an engagement as a school teacher, spends a holiday with the Deanes and meets Stephen Guest who is unofficially engaged to Lucy. At first all goes pleasantly, though Maggie considers Stephen conceited. Philip Wakem, however, is also a friend of the Deanes and to avoid embarrassment Lucy asks Maggie to persuade Tom to release her from her promise.
Tom has worked well for Guest and Co. and Mr. Deane tells him that they propose to make him a partner. Tom discloses that he would like to buy back the Mill from Wakem. When Maggie sees him at his lodging in Bob Jakin's house he again says she must choose between Philip and himself.


Author: George Eliot
Dramatised by: Howard Agg
Producer: Wilfrid Grantham
Music arranged and conducted by: Mark Lubbock
Narrator: Nan Marriott-Waison
Philip Wakem: Nicholas Parlors
Maggie Tulliver: Mary Wimbush
Lucy Deane: Judy Dyson
Stephen Guest: Andrew Faulds
Mr Deane: Harold Young
Lawyer Wakem: John Ruddock


by Cecil Woodham-Smith
Mrs. Woodham-Smith talks about Florence NaghlingaJe in the Crimean centenary yea.r and almost on the eve of Miss Nightingale's own birthday, May 12, when present-day nurses, to whom Mrs. Woodham-Smith pays tribute, will hold services of re-dedicaxion throughout the United Kingdom.


Unknown: Cecil Woodham-Smith


The Cosmopolitan Orchestra
Directed by Jos Cleber with Maria Zamora
Bent Robbe and Johnny Meyer
From Hilveasum , Holland by courtesy of AVRO and The BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Rae Jenkins with Lucille Graham and John Hanson
Introduced by Joy Worth


Directed By: Jos Cleber
Directed By: Johnny Meyer
Unknown: From Hilveasum
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Rae Jenkins
Unknown: Lucille Graham
Unknown: John Hanson
Introduced By: Joy Worth


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Robert Mooney


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Robert Mooney


' Christ is Risen '
Psalm 126 (Broadcast Psalter) From 1 Corinithians, 15
Jesus Lives ! (BBC Hymn Book 106) Romans 6, vv. 8-11

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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