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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from
' The Idea of a University ' by J. H. Newman
Read by Hugh David

Contributors

Unknown: J. H. Newman
Read By: Hugh David

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

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

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
H. C. Selby gives advice on choosing varieties of apples
(Continued in next column)
Edward Hyams discusses the growing of outdoor grapes and perpetual fruiting strawberries
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: H. C. Selby
Unknown: Edward Hyams
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: MORNING SERVICE

from the Chapel of Manchester College, Oxford. Conducted by the Principal, the Rev. Sidney Spencer
Introduction
Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
0 God. the rock of ages (Hymns of Worship 411)
Lesson: from St. Matthew 5
0 for a closer walk with God (Stanford)
Prayer
God of mercy. loving all (Hymns of Worship 122)
Sermon
God's trumpet wakes the slumbering world (Hymns of Worship 221)
Benediction
Organist, Harold Spicer

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Sidney Spencer
Organist: Harold Spicer

: LOST WITHOUT TRACE

Three talks by Alan Villiers about some of the unsolved mysteries of the sea
2-The Steamers
On a quiet day in 1909 the crack cargo-liner Waratah left Durban bound for Cape Town, and sailed right off the face of the sea. Since that day many other big steamers have vanished.

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Villiers

: Trevor Harvey introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records including this week:
Overture: The Wasps (Vaughan Williams)
Elena Gerhardt singing songs by Hugo Wolf
Piano Concerto No. 3, in E minor
(Medtner)
Blest Pair of Sirens (Parry)

Contributors

Unknown: Elena Gerhardt
Piano: Hugo Wolf

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Delius's A Mass of Life' by Alec Robertson
' Sir Julius Benedict (born November 27, 1804) ' by Mark Lubbock
' Musical profile: The Huddersfield Choral Society ' by Herbert Bardgett 'Bach's Organ Music. 2-Chorale Preludes' by Walter Emery

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Sir Julius Benedict
Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Herbert Bardgett
Unknown: Walter Emery

: LOOKING AHEAD

This week in the Home Service

: The Weather

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

: Ralph Wightman in RURAL RIDES

5—Tenterden—Appledore—
New Romney-Folkestone-Dover
'I was anxious to make this journey into Kent in the midst of harvest, in order that I might know the real state of the crops.'
William Cobbett : ' Rural Rides'
Ralph Wightman visits the same places and talks to the same kind of people that Cobbett met during the years 1821 to 1830
Extracts from ' Rural Rides ' read by John Sharp
Programme edited by Eric Ewens and produced by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Unknown: William Cobbett
Read By: John Sharp
Edited By: Eric Ewens
Produced By: Francis Dillon

: ' DIE FLEDERMAUS '

A scene from
Johann Strauss 's operetta
(sung in German) on gramophone records
Cast in order of singing: with the Chorus of the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Conducted by Clemens Krauss

Contributors

Unknown: Johann Strauss
Conducted By: Clemens Krauss
Baron von Eisenstein (tenor): Julius Patzak
Rosalinde, his wife (soprano): Hilde Gueden
Prince Orlofsky (contralto): Sieglinde Wagner
Adele, the Eisensteins' parlour-maid(soprano): Wilma Lipp
Frank, the Prison Governor (baritone): Kurt Preger
Falke an old friend of Eisenstein (baritone): Alfred Poell

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Walter Allen
Art: Colin Maclnnes Film: Basil Wright
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Radio: Michael Ayrton Book: Elspeth Huxley

Contributors

Conducted By: Walter Allen
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Michael Ayrton
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra (Led by Thomas Peatfield )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult and Andrzej Panufnik
Part 1
(Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult )

Contributors

Unknown: Thomas Peatfield
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult
Unknown: Andrzej Panufnik
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: TWO VISITS TO MARK TWAIN

Alvin Langdon Coburn speaks of visits paid to the American writer in 1905 and 1908 in order to take photographs of him

Contributors

Unknown: Alvin Langdon Coburn

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2
(Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult )

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult

: TALKING OF BOOKS

Arthur Calder Marshall
This week he talks about The Journal of Katherine Mansfield ' edited by John Middleton Murry , and ' Katherine Mansfield ' by Antony Alpers.

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: Katherine Mansfield
Edited By: John Middleton Murry
Edited By: Katherine Mansfield
Unknown: Antony Alpers.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Children
' Women of Courage '
A new series of programmes by Howard Jones
2-Mary Kingsley
Production by Josephine Plummer
(A new production of the play broadcast in 1951 under the title' Umbrella in Africa ')
Mary Kingsley was the niece of Charles Kingsley-the author of 'The Water
Babies ' and ' Westward Ho! '. Her great interests were exploration and science, but when she started out on her first trip into unknown tropical Africa she had had no experience of exploring whatever.

Contributors

Unknown: Howard Jones
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Mary Kingsley: Gladys Young
Monsieur Forget: Deryck Guyler
Madame- Forget: Janet Bruce
Kefalla: Roger Snowdon
Kiva: Norman Shelley
Chief of the Egaja: Peter Claughton

: MONEY MATTERS

Pensions and Dowries
Gordon Cummings explains two novel schemes recently launched by the National Savings Movement by which employees are encouraged to save for marriage or for retirement

Contributors

Unknown: 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 team of correspondents in New York report on the week's proceedings

: IN LIGHTER MOOD

Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
George James (bass)
Programme presented by John Tylee

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Bass: George James
Presented By: John Tylee

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

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

: EVENING SERVICE

from Bognor Regis Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. W. G. Sinclair Snow
Lead me. Lord (Wesley)
The Church of God a kingdom is
(E.H. 488)
Hallowing and the Lord's Prayer Psalm 122
Lesson: Ephesians 4, vv. 1-7, and 11-16 Magnificat
Collect, and Prayers for the Church City of God (E.H. 375) Prayer and Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster,
Dorothy Webster

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. G. Sinclair
Choirmaster: Dorothy Webster

: ' Christ and the Church '

by the Rev. Daniel Jenkins
Last of a series of talks for discussion groups on the general theme of ' Christ, the Hope of the World.'

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Daniel Jenkins

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Musicians' Benevolent Fund, by Bernard Miles , C.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Musicians' Benevolent Fund is entirely supported by voluntary contributions. It distributes thousands of pounds annually to unemployed, sick, and aged professional musicians.
The Fund also maintains more than a hundred pensioners and a convalescent home at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, where last year a new modern ground floor annexe was added to enable patients to go to the home straight from hospital. Separate rooms are provided for the patients at the convalescent home, and while some contribute towards their maintenance, many are admitted free of charge.

Contributors

Unknown: Bernard Miles
Unknown: Bernard Miles

: ' ST. IVES'

by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dramatised as a serial for broadcasting in eight parts by R. J. B. Sellar
3— 'The Great North Road '
Production by James Crampsey
St. Ives has escaped from Edinburgh Castle and taken refuge in Swanston Cottage, the home of Flora Gilchrist who had befriended him during his imprisonment and with whom he is already deeply in love.
With Flora and her brother Ronald, he is making plans to visit his dying great-uncle in England when they are discovered by the formidable maiden aunt of the young Gilchrists.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson
Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar
Production By: James Crampsey
St Ives: Tom Criddle
Flora Gilchrist: Ann Gudrun
Ronald Gilchrist: Malcolm Heggie
Miss Gilchrist: Madeleine Christie
Sir Walter Scott: David Steuart

: The Reith Lectures BRITAIN AND THE TIDE OF WORLD AFFAIRS

by the Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Franks
G.C.M.G., K.C.B.
3-The Atlantic Bridge A close and enduring association between Britain and the United States is, in Sir Oliver Franks's view, a main condition of Britain's capacity to function as a great power. As Ambassador in Washington he observed both the need for this association and the many forms of friction which, on both sides of the Atlantic, at the same time accompany and impede its achievement. In this lecture he examines the necessity for intimate Anglo-American co-operation, and suggests some possible ways of curing misunderstanding.

Contributors

Unknown: Rt. Hon. Sir Oliver Franks

: CORONATIONS PLAYED FOR

A radio portrait of Sir Walter Alcock
Organist of Salisbury Cathedral
1917-1947 by Denis Constanduros
The programme is illustrated with recordings made by members of Sir Walter's family and by colleagues and friends, and includes organ recordings made in Westminster Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral.

Contributors

Organist: Sir Walter Alcock
Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Narrator: Lockwood West
Sir Walter Alcock: George Holloway

: PIANO RECITAL

by Jacob Zak
Chopin Nocturne in B, Op. 62 No.
Scherzo in C sharp minor
Shostakovich
Prelude and Fugue in D minor

Contributors

Unknown: Jacob Zak
Unknown: Chopin Nocturne

: THE EPILOGUE

' Thy Kingdom Come '
Psalm 98 (Broadcast psalter) Isaiah 11, vv. 1-9
Thou whose almighty word (BBC
Hymn Book 185)
St. Luke 12, v. 32

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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