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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from
' The Laws of Christ for Common Life ' by R. W. Dale
Read by Pamela Gordon

Contributors

Read By: Pamela Gordon

: 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
Introduced by Roy Hay
Norman Stewart talks about cherries and other stoned fruits
John Cross describes the Regal Pelargoniums "
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Norman Stewart
Unknown: John Cross
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: MORNING SERVICE

The Beginning and the End of Man
A series of three Services from Doncaster Parish Church. Conducted by the Vicar, Canon H. G. G. Herklots
2—' The Un-making of Man '
Sentence
Invocation from the Litany Psalm 139, vv. 1-18
Not for our sins alone (A. and M.
628)
Genesis 3
Anthem: Thou knowest. Lord, the secrets of our hearts (Purcell)
Jesu. meek and gentle <A. and M.
194)
Blessing
Organist, Owen Le P. Franklin

Contributors

Unknown: Canon H. G. G. Herklots
Organist: Owen Le P. Franklin

: FRAMED PORTRAIT

Lady Harriett from ' Wives and Daughters ' by Mrs. Gaskell
Read by Jill Balcon
Script by Terry Gompertz

Contributors

Read By: Jill Balcon
Script By: Terry Gompertz

: Alec Robertson introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records including this week:
Quintet in G. Op. 60 (Boccherini) Barcarolle (Chopin)
Four Serious Songs (Brahms)

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by John Amis
Philip Hope-Wallace and Andrew Porter

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Amis
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Andrew Porter

: Her Royal Highness PRINCESS MARGARET

in the West Indies
A report with recordings
Her Royal Highness arrived in Trinidad on' February i and has since visited Tobago, Grenada, St. Vincent, and Barbados.

: 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
Feeding Habits of Birds
The Rook: by George Edwards
The Jay: by Derek Goodwin Snail Feeding by Thrushes: by Desmond Morris with an illustrated note on winter birdsong by Ludwig Koch
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Introduced By: James Fisher
Unknown: George Edwards
Unknown: Derek Goodwin
Unknown: Desmond Morris
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: 'FAUST'

A scene from Gounod's opera
(sung in French) on gramophone records
Cast in order of singing: with the Chorus and Orchestra of the Paris Opera conducted by André Cluytens

Contributors

Conducted By: André Cluytens
Valentine (baritone): Jean Borthayre
Siebel (soprano): Martha Angelici
Mephistopheles (bass): Boris Christoff
Faust (tenor): Nicolai Godda
Martha (mezzo-soprano): Solange Michel
Marguerite (soprano): Victoria de Los Angeles

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Paul Dehn
Theatre: T. C. Worsley Radio: Rose Macaulay Book: John Connell
Art: Denis Mathews
Film: George Campbell Dixon

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Dehn
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Joseph Weingarten (piano)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master,
Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Franz-Andre
Part 1
(words by Kussner)

Contributors

Piano: Joseph Weingarten
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate

: MY CHILDHOOD OLYMPUS

Some reminiscences of Diaghilev by Diana Gould
(Mrs. Yehudi Menuhin )

Contributors

Unknown: Diana Gould
Unknown: Mrs. Yehudi Menuhin

: TALKING OF BOOKS

Arthur Calder Marshall
This week he talks about The Novels of 1. Compton-Burnett' by Robert Liddell , and ' Mother and Son' by Ivy Compton-Burnett.

Contributors

Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: Robert Liddell

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Older Children
Women of Courage
A new series of programmes by Howard Jones
5-Mary SIessor
Produced by David Davis

Contributors

Produced By: David Davis
Mary Slessor: Jean Taylor Smith
The Rev James Logie: Duncan McLntyre
The Rev Anderson: John Glyn-Jones
Erne Ete: Patience Collier
Edem: Malcolm Graeme
Itapa: Deryck Guyler
Janie: Jane Fergus
Alice: Mahala Davis
Narrator: James McKechnic

: MONEY MATTERS

Pay As You Earn
Gordon Cummings gives a second talk about Income Tax allowances

Contributors

Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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

: THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL SERVANT

by David Blelloch
The speaker has spent his entire working life in international service-the International Labour Organisation and the United Nations. In this talk he describes the responsibilities of the international official, distinguishes between them and the work of the national civil servant, and suggests some conclusions.

Contributors

Unknown: David Blelloch

: IN LIGHTER MOOD

Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

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

: EVENING SERVICE

From St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Clapham. Conducted by Father Edward Lumley-Holmes , C.SS.R. Sermon by the Rector, the Very Rev. Father George Lucas, C.SS.R.
Introduction
Praise to the Holiest (W.H. 186)
Our Father; Hail Mary; Glory be;
I believe
Increase my faith (trad.)
Reading from St. Luke 11, vv. 1-13 Sermon
Laudate Dominum (Palestrina) Benediction:
0 Salutaris (Webbe)
Act of Spiritual Communion (St.
Alphonsus)
Tantum ergo (Goss) Blessing
Divine Praises
Hail Redeemer, King Divine (W.H.
100)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Eric Choat

Contributors

Conducted By: Father Edward Lumley-Holmes

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of St. Loyes College for the Training and Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Exeter, and Queen Elizabeth's Training College for the Disabled by Peter Scott , C.B.E., D.S.C.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
A joint appeal is being made because the objects of both Colleges are the same, and they were founded largely through the inspiration and work of the late Dame Georgiana Buller. These pioneer undertakings have retained their -voluntary status. Although aided by the State, each College has to raise a large sum of money annually to cover capital expenditure and cost of amenities, and to meet the need for further essential developments.
To date, well over 6,000 men, women, and juveniles, suffering from all types of physical disability, have become skilled workers after training in some twenty-five different trades or occupations, and have taken their place in open industry. The Colleges are national undertakings, trainees being admitted from all over the British Isles.

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Dame Georgiana Buller.

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

Adapted as a serial in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box from Anthony Trollope 's novel
' The Prime Minister '
Episode Seven
Characters in order of speaking:
Narrator, Noel Iliff
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Lopez's election campaign has ended in failure, and worse than failure. The Duke of Omnium having stated categorically in the Silverbridbe Gazette that he, the Duke, favoured no special candidate, the Liberal bigwigs of the town, alienated by Lopez's stand-offish manner, have all transferred their allegiance to another Liberal candidate. Lopez, in consequence, has been forced to retire from the contest. In his fury he has attempted to horse-whip Arthur Fletcher in the streets of Silverbridge, and this has led to his appearance before the magistrates there.

Contributors

Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Narrator: Noel Iliff
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Emily: Elizabeth London
Ferdinand Lopez: Andrew Faulds
Mr Abel Wharton, Q C: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Everett Wharton: Derek Hart
Arthur Fletcher: Richard Hurndall

: THE STORY OF THE Y.W.C.A. (1855-1955)

by Violet Markham , C.H., J.P.
Miss Markham traces the history of the Young Women's Christian Association, which celebrates its centenary this year.

Contributors

Unknown: Violet Markham

: THROUGH THE EYES OF A CHILD

Written and narrated by Stephen Grenfell
How do small blind children adapt themselves to life in a world they have never seen? In order to find the answer to that question Stephen Grenfell sent his eight-and-a-half-year-old daughter Cathrvn to live with some of them at
Pirates' Spring Sunshine Nursery School for Blind Children at St. Mary's Bay in Kent. The answer she brought back to him is the substance of this true story.
Produced by D. G. Bridson

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: D. G. Bridson

: BRAHMS

Vier Lieder, Op. 96:
Der Tod. das ist die kiihle Nacht Meerfahrt
Wir wandelten
Es schauen die
Blumen Volkslieder :
Dort in den Weiden Es steht ein' Lind'
Ach, englische Schiiferin sung by Margaret Bissett (contralto) with Josephine Lee (piano)

Contributors

Unknown: Blumen Volkslieder
Contralto: Margaret Bissett
Piano: Josephine Lee

: TIME FOR VERSE

A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Anthony Quayle

Contributors

Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Anthony Quayle

: THE EPILOGUE

' The Word of God '
Psalm 19, part 2 (Broadcast psalter) St. Luke 8, vv. 4-15
Lord. thy word abideth (BBC Hymn
Book 190)
St. Matthew 4, v. 4

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land area*








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