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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from
• The Philosophy of the Good Life ' by Charles Gore
Read by Alan Wheatley

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Gore
Read By: Alan Wheatley

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser

Contributors

Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Edwin Cherry , W. H. Young , and Fred Streeter discuss with Roy Hay in his Surrey garden problems common to all gardeners

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Edwin Cherry
Introduced By: W. H. Young
Introduced By: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay

: MORNING SERVICE

from the Priory Church of Holy Trinity, Micklegate, York. Conducted by the Rector, the Rev. B. A. Smith. Preacher, the Archbishop of York
Sentence
Versicles and Responses Psalm 121
First Lesson: Isaiah 63, vv. 1-5
Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 1, vv.
18-21
Jubilate
Creed
Lesser Litany Collects
Be thou my guardian and my guide
(A. and M. 282)
Sermon
Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290)
Blessing
Organist. Sidney C. H. Fossett

Contributors

Unknown: B. A. Smith.
Organist: Sidney C. H. Fossett

: PICTURES OF CHILDHOOD

4-The Military Rivals
C. P. Snow remembers some arguments between his grandfather and his mother
Next Sunday: Stanley Spencer

Contributors

Unknown: Stanley Spencer

: John Hollingsworth introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records including this week:
Variations on a Theme by Haydn
(Brahms)
Two Bagatelles, Op. 119 (Beethoven) The Fountains of Rome (Respighi)
Air: Depuis le jour (Louise) (Charpentier)
Suite: The Firebird (Stravinsky)

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Michael Tippett (born January 2, 1905) ' by Scott Goddard
' Opera in 1954 ' by Harold Rosenthal ' English and French Music for Two Pianos ' recorded by Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson
' Musical Profile-Tito Schipa ' by Philip Hope-Wallace

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Michael Tippett
Unknown: Scott Goddard
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal
Unknown: Ethel Bartlett
Unknown: Rae Robertson
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace

: LOOKING AHEAD

This week in the Home Service

: The Weather

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

: BIRDS IN BRITAIN

A magazine programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
Drift Migration and the Winter Movements of Birds
A discussion between
Kenneth Williamson , Director of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, R. S. R. Fitter , and Bruce Campbell
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Introduced By: James Fisher
Unknown: Kenneth Williamson
Unknown: R. S. R. Fitter
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: EUGENE ONEGIN

A scene from
Tchaikovsky's opera
(sung in Russian) on gramophone records
Cast in order of singing: with the chorus and orchestra of the Bolshoy Theatre, Moscow conducted by A. Orlov

Contributors

Conducted By: A. Orlov
Lensky (tenor): Ivan Kozlovsky
Olga (soprano): Maria Maksakova
Triquet (tenor): Illarion Kovalenko
A captain (bass): I I Manchavine
Eugene Onegin (baritone): Andrei Ivanov
Tatiana (soprano): Elena Krouglikova
Larina (mezzo-soprano): B A Ambrovskaia

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by John Summerson
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Theatre: Eric Keown
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Art: Eric Newton

Contributors

Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: Eric Newton

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Sidonie Goossens (harp)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Sir John Barbirolli
Part 1
Alwyn - Lyra Angelica Concerto for Harp

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir John Barbirolli

: THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Paul Dehn talks about poetry written by children
See page 6

Contributors

Talks: Paul Dehn

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2
Symphony No. 1, in E minor. Sibelius

: TALKING OF BOOKS

Arthur Calder-Marshall
This week he talks about ' People,' ' Places,' ' Things,' and ' Ideas,' compiled by Geoffrey Grigson and Charles Gibbs-Smith .

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Geoffrey Grigson
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
' Are You Awake, Gemelli This Frosty Night?'
Poems and music mainly about the starry heavens
Compiled by Geoffrey spoken by David, Jo. and Eve with music chosen by Jo

: Children's Service

From Cramond Parish Church, by Edinburgh. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. R. Leonard Small
The Service includes
Metrical Psalm 121: I to the hills will lift mine eyes (Tune. French)
Jesus, friend of little children (C.H.
667)
Scripture Lesson: Psalm 23; St. Luke
2, vv. 8-14
Come, children, join to sing (C.H.
177)
Looking upward every day (C.H. 674)
Organist, T. Sommerville

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. Leonard
Organist: T. Sommerville

: The Weather

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

: THE INVISIBLE EMPIRE

Talk by W. T. Aitken , M.P.
In the course of many extensive travels by air-more than 300,000 miles since the war-Mr. Aitken has observed the growing use of the English language in different parts of the world. He describes some of the incidents that convince him of the value to Britain of this spread of the language.

Contributors

Talk By: W. T. Aitken

: IN LIGHTER MOOD

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Patricia Bartlett (soprano)
Programme presented by John Tylee

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Patricia Bartlett
Presented By: John Tylee

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

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

: COVENANT SERVICE

From the Methodist Church, Cambridge Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham. Conducted by the President of the Methodist Conference, the Rev. W. Russell Shearer, and the Minister, the Rev. R. R. Clements
Introduction
All praise to our redeeming Lord
(M.H.B. 745)
Collect and the Lord's Prayer Lesson: St. John 15. vv. 1-8
The Invitation to the Covenant
An Act of Adoration
An Act of Thanksgiving An Act of Confession
Jesu. Lover of my soul (M.H.B. 110) Sermon by the Rev. W. Russell
Shearer
Come, let us use the Grace Divine
(M.H.B. 749)
The Covenant
0 Bread to pilgrims given (M.H.B.
768)
Holy Communion
Bread of the world, in mercy broken
(M.H.B. 756)
Prayers
Behold the servants of the Lord
(M.H.B. 572)
Blessing
Organist, Leslie White

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. Russell
Unknown: Rev. R. R. Clements
Unknown: Rev. W. Russell
Organist: Leslie White

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Orchard Holiday Home by the Rev. Patrick Figgis
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to the Rev. Patrick Figgis , [address removed]
In 1940 a Holiday Home was opened in Mill Hill, North London, to enable people in the East End to be given a rest from wartime conditions. This opportunity was so much appreciated that after the war the Orchard Holiday Home was permanently established in Mill Hill, in order to provide holidays for people, mostly Londoners, who cannot afford ordinary charges--old-age pensioners, disabled workers, families supported by the National Assistance Board, those in receipt of low wages.
People pay according to their means.
£1,700 is required to dear the mortgage on the house.

Contributors

Unknown: Patrick Figgis
Unknown: Rev. Patrick Figgis

: D. A. Clarke-Smith and Andrew Faulds in 'FERDINAND LOPEZ'

Episode 1
H. Oldfield Box writes on page 4

Contributors

Unknown: H. Oldfield Box

: Lieutenant-Colonel F. Spencer Chapman, D.S.O. presents 'THE WARBURG WIRE JOB'

Written and produced by Arthur Swinson
Pianist. Fred Harries
(The recorded broadcast of Oct. 5 in the North of England Home Service)
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone'

Contributors

Produced By: Arthur Swinson
Unknown: Pianist. Fred Harries
Major Tom Stallard: Russell Napier
Captain Rademacher: Rudolph Offenbach
Captain Morris: David Scase
German N C O: Fred Ferris
Captain David Walker: Leonard Sachs
Major ' Jumbo ' McLeod: Eric Phillips
Major Ken Wylie: Max Brimmell
Major Ted Parker: Geoffrey Lewis
Major Martin Gilliatt: Carl Bernard
Captain John Cousens: Arthur Lawrence
Major Albett Arkwright: Desmond Carrington
Senior British Officer: Leslie Perrins
Captain Frank Weldon: Lewis Stringer
Major Rupert Fuller: David Enders
Major Duhamel: Tom Harrison
Major Phillips: John Broadbent
Captain Searle: Richard Jacques

: WILLIAM BYRD

Mass in Four Parts
How shall a young man (Psalm 119)
Ave Verum Corpus Come, let us rejoice sung by the Golden Age Singers:
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Elizabeth Osborn (soprano)
John Whitworth (counter-tenor)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde

Contributors

Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Elizabeth Osborn
Soprano: John Whitworth
Tenor: Rene Soames
Baritone: Gordon Clinton
Directed By: Margaret Field-Hyde

: THE EPILOGUE

Jesus said : ' I am come that they might have life'
Psalm 121 (Broadcast psalter) Deuteronomy 30, vv. 8-20
Jesu. thou joy of loving hearts (BBC
Hymn Book 323)
St. John 10, v. 10b

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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