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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning
'St. Francis' by Matthew Arnold
Read by Robert Rietty

Contributors

Unknown: Matthew Arnold
Read By: Robert Rietty

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter

Contributors

Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Charles Unwin , Douglas Morris , Fred Streeter , and Roy Hay discuss problems about bulbs, sweet peas, and general gardening matters, in Roy Hay 's Surrey garden

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Unwin
Unknown: Douglas Morris
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Roy Hay

: MORNING SERVICE

from Woodford Green United
Free Church. Preacher, the Assistant Minister, the Rev. H. Graydon. Service conducted by the Rev. H. J. D. Lemon , Vicar of All Saints, Woodford Wells
Sentences
Fill thou my life, 0 Lord my God
(C.P. 22)
Acts of Praise and Confession The Lord's Prayer
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(C.P. 46)
Children's dismissal
Lesson: Ephesians 3, vv. 14-19; 4, vv. 4-7 and 11-13 We come unto our fathers' God (C.P.
250)
Sermon Prayers
Glorious things of thee are spoken
(C.P. 243)
Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster,
G. R. H. Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. H. Graydon.
Unknown: Rev. H. J. D. Lemon
Choirmaster: G. R. H. Robinson

: PORTRAIT OF A VILLAGE

4-Grossington by J. R. Gregson
' Not one of your pretty-pretty affairs nestling in some secluded nook, but a rather untidy cluster of grey limestone houses and barns clinging to a fellside in Upper Wharfedale.' That is how Dick Gregson (playwright, actor, and writer) describes the Yorkshire Dales village where he has lived for many years.

Contributors

Unknown: J. R. Gregson
Unknown: Dick Gregson

: Malcolm Macdonald introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records including this week:
Vltava (Smetana)
Adagio and Rondo in C. for harmonica, flute, oboe. viola, and cello (Mozarty
The Shepherd on the Rock (Schubert) Double Concerto in A minor
(Brahms)

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Radio: Peter de Francia
Book: J. W. Lambert
Art: J. M. Richards
Film: Paul Dehn
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace

Contributors

Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Peter de Francia
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace

: LOOKING AHEAD

This week's programmes in the Home Service

: The Weather

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

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master,
Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh

Contributors

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

: OPERA TYPES?

A series of gramophone programmes in which Robert Irwin asks whether each voice corresponds to a basic character
2-The Baritoneor ' Here comes the bogey man '

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Irwin

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

Robert Morley answers personal questions put to him by Colin Maclnnes
Dennis Desoutter and Roger Bannister

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Morley
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Dennis Desoutter
Unknown: Roger Bannister

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Nathan Milstein (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult
Part 1

Contributors

Violin: Nathan Milstein
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: LOOKING FOR MEXICAN DRUMS

Talk by Marjorie Gallop
' It was my husband's work which took us to Mexico before the war,' savs Mrs. Gallop, but his hobby was folklore.' In her talk she describes their experiences searching for teponaztlis, sacred Aztec drums now hidden away from strange eyes by their guardians, the Brujos.

Contributors

Talk By: Marjorie Gallop

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2
Symphony No. 1, in C minor... Brahms Another performance of the symphony; October 13
Joan Chissell writes on page 6

Contributors

Unknown: Joan Chissell

: TALKING OF BOOKS

Arthur Calder Marshall
The speaker chooses the occasion of the publication of ' The Emigrants,' by George Lamming , to talk of the birth of West Indian literature.

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: George Lamming

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' Men of the Promise *
A of Bible plays. written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard , retelling the story of the Old Testament
8-Saul and David
5.25 Harvest Thanksgiving
Service from the Congregational Church of Waterloo with Seaforth, Lancashire. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. C. V. Sproxton
Come, ye thankful people, come (C.P.
645)
Bible Reading and Comment: St.
Matthew 6, vv. 25-33
Prayers
We plough the fields (C.P. 646)
Bible Reading and Comment: Psalm
104
Prayers
Praise, 0 praise the Lord of harvest
(C.P. 648)
Bible Reading and Comment: Leviticus 23, vv. 9-14 and 22 Praise we now the God of Heaven
(C.P. 662)
Blessing
Singing led by the Choir of Waterloo with Seaforth
Grammar School
Choirmaster, Edgar Brown

Contributors

Produced By: J. Stanley Pritchard
Choirmaster: Edgar Brown
Saul King of Israel: Tom Fleming
Jonathan, his son: Lawrence Dalzell
David, the shepherd boy: Bryden Murdoch
Jesse, his father: James Sutherland
Samuel, last of the Judges: Leonard Maguire
Abner, Captain of the Host: Joseph MacLeod
Goliath, champion of the Philistines: James MacTaggart

: The Weather

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

: THE UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

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

: IN LIGHTER MOOD

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Anna Pollak (mezzo-soprano)
Programme presented by John Tylee

Overture: The Bartered Bride - Smetana
Waltz: Dolores - Waldteufel
Song: Tell me, fair ladies (The Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
Dance of the Whimsical Elf - Haydn Wood
The Londonderry Air - arr. Grainger
Song: Dream o' Day Jill (Tom Jones) - German
Blue Tango - Lcroy Anderson
En bateau (Petite Suite) - Debussy
Torch Dance (Henry VIII Dances) - German
Song: An Eriskay Love Lilt - arr. Kennedy Fraser
The Musical Snuffbox - Lyadov
Dance of the Hours - Ponchielli

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Mezzo-Soprano: Anna Pollak
Presented By: John Tylee

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins discusses some of the music to be broadcast during the week

: HARVEST THANKSGIVING SERVICE

from the Church of St. Cuby, Duloe, Cornwall. Conducted by the Rector, the Rev. J. R. Paget
The Bells
Come, ye thankful people, come (A. and M. 382)
Versicles and Responses Psalm 67
First Lesson: Genesis 1, vv. 24-31a Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. John 6, vv. 1-12 Nunc dimittis
Creed; the Lord's Prayer Versicles and Responses Collects
We plough the fields (A. and M. 383) Sermon
Rejoice today with one accord (A. and M. 378)
Prayers Blessing
Organist, E. A. Baker

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. J. R. Paget
Organist: E. A. Baker

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of Woodlarks Workshop Trust, by Derek McCulloch O.B.E. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Woodlarks is a residential workshop for chair-bound crippled women who cannot walk but who have strong hands and a desire for independence. It trains them to make wooden toys, employs them in the workshop after training, and gives them a permanent home.
The success of the scheme, begun in a small way in 1949, soon demanded extension. A new house has recently been built, providing living accommodation for thirty and bedrooms for seven, and this will continue to be the centre of the community as it grows. More than £ 5,000 is urgently needed to pay for the new building and its equipment.

Contributors

Unknown: Derek McCulloch O.B.E.
Unknown: Derek McCulloch

: Donald Wolfit in 'MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT'

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced in twelve episodes by Charles Lefeaux
8-' Tom Pinch Seeks his Fortune in London'
Charity, incensed by her sister's marriage to Jonas and suspecting her father of wishing to marry Mary Graham , leaves home to live in London with Mrs. Todgers, where Mr. Moddle, sadly affected by Mercy's marriage to Another, proposes to her. Meanwhile
Mr. Pecksniff, who appears to be gaining complete control over Mr. Chuzzlewit, takes the old man and Mary Graham to live with him. He forces his attentions on Mary and after proposing to her blackmails her to silence by threatening to use his influence over the old man to Martin's further disadvantage. In her distress, Mary confides in Tom, who is forced to realise Pecksniff's hypocrisy. Mr. Pecksniff is an eavesdropper at this conversation.
Far away in America, Martin and Mark only just survive the rigours of the Valley of Eden; with assistance they are able to return to New York and from there set sail for England.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Mary Graham
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Mr Pecksniff: Donald Wolfit
Jane: Annabel Maule
Old Martin Chuzzlewit: Andrew Cruickshank
Tom Pinch: Peter Copley
John Westlock: Richard Bebb
Footman: Jeffrey Segal
Ruth Pinch: Mary Watson
Mr Gadsby: George Merritt
Mrs Gadsby: Janet Burnell
Sophia: Carol Wolveridge
Charity Pecksniff: Betty Baskcomb
Mercy Chuzzlewit: Denise Bryer
Augustus Moddle: Cyril Shaps
Mr Fips: Douglas Wilmer
Mark Tapley: Charles Leno
Martin Chuzzlewit: David Peel
Landlord: Peter Claughton

: BIRTHDAY IN A UNIVERSITY

Talk by Kay M. Baxter New Hall, the third foundation for women's education in Cambridge, opens on October 4. Mrs. Baxter, Secretary of the Cambridge Women's Appointments Board, describes the origin and purpose of the new college and talks about the value of higher education for women in relation to the work they do in later life.

Contributors

Talk By: Kay M. Baxter

: FEVER BARK

ine story or quinine by Harry Collier Ph.D. ,
Narrator, Hugh Burden
Those taking part:
Denys Blakelock , Laidman Browne Peter Claughton , Patience
Collier Roger Delgado , Malcolm Hayes Anthony Jacobs , Charles Leno
Alec Mango. Russell Napier
Keith Pyott. Cyril Shaps and Rolf Schreiber
Translation from La Fontaine's
' Poeme du Quinquina ' by Naomi Lewis
Produced by Eileen Capel
Every year malaria attacks hundreds of millions of people. For centuries, men of many nationalities have searched for remedies. Explorers and botanists sought the bark of a South American tree which, they suspected, contained the secret of a cure. The secret discovered, the bark was then cultivated in many countries of the East; and now laboratories all over the world are producing synthetic substitutes for the bark.
Dr. Collier writes on page 7

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Collier Ph.D.
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Denys Blakelock
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Peter Claughton
Unknown: Collier Roger Delgado
Unknown: Malcolm Hayes
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Alec Mango.
Unknown: Russell Napier
Unknown: Keith Pyott.
Unknown: Cyril Shaps
Unknown: Rolf Schreiber
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Produced By: Eileen Capel

: SIR ARNOLD BAX

(died October 3, 1953)
Sonata in E played by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson (two pianos)
Joan Chissell writes on page 6

Contributors

Played By: Ethel Bartlett
Played By: Rae Robertson
Pianos: Joan Chissell

: THE EPILOGUE

' Hallowed be thy Name '
Psalm 8 (Broadcast Psalter)
St. Luke 9, vv. 28-43a Ye servants of God. your Master proclaim (BBC Hymn Book 287)
Revelation 16, vv. 3 and 4

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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