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A reading for Sunday morning from the Journals of S. Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Read by Robert Rietty


Read By: Robert Rietty

: 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

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
C. E. Taylor talks about pests in the garden
(Continued in next column)
Robert Allwood talks about perpetual flowering carnations
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: C. E. Taylor
Talks: Robert Allwood
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: The Whole Duty of Man: 3: Our Duty towards God

A series of three services about Christian living
Morning Service from Ampleforth Abbey, York
Conducted by the Prior, Father Columba Cary-Elwes, O.S.B.
My God, I love thee (W.H. 199)
Why should we love God?
Readings from Confessions of St. Augustine
Canticle of All Creatures (arr. Martin Shaw)
Reading from Philippians 2
Christus factus est (Plainchant)
The Love of God in our lives
O Love, who formedst me to wear (W.H. 196)
The effects of loving God
Ubi caritas et amor (Plainchant)
My God, accept my heart this day (W.H. 215)
Organist, Father Denis Waddilove, O.S.B.


Service conducted by: Father Columba Cary-Elwes
Organist: Father Denis Waddilove

: I CHOOSE ...

2-Ethel M. Dell
Talk by Nancy Spain
In this series of six talks, speakers have been invited to talk about a novelist for whom they have a special affection.


Talk By: Nancy Spain

: Malcolm Macdonald introduces Your Concert Choice

A request programme of records including this week:
Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla (Glinka)
Guitar music played by Segovia
Air: Sombre forêt (William Tell, Act 2) (Rossini)
Symphony in B flat minor (Walton)

: En Voyage: Visite d'affaires

A programme for those interested in brushing up their French

Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald

Peter Lamb and Helen Lamb pay a business call on Monsieur Gonze, an asbestos merchant, who has his office in the Rue Saint-Lazare.
Je suis enchanté de faire votre connaissance, I am glad to meet you; spirituel, witty; la plaisanterie, joke; traduire, to translate; la pièce, room; l'eau courante, running water; l'ascenseur, lift; féliciter, to congratulate; l'isolement, insulation; le transformateur, transformer; le coussin, cushion; à son avis, in his opinion; la baisse des prix, drop in prices; la caisse de dynamite, case of dynamite; le sous-sol, basement; le rez-de-chaussée, ground floor.


Script: Emile Harven
Script: M. J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb: Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb: Dorothy Smith
Mademoiselle Pivert: Cecile Chevreau
Monsieur Gonze: Jacques Brunius
Hermes: Peter Carr-Forster
Gargon: Guy Du Monceau

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review: contributed by Trevor Harvey, Mark Lubbock, and Donald Mitchell
Musical Profile: William Steinberg by Cecil Smith


Editor: Anna Instone
Editor: Julian Herbage
Introduced by: Julian Herbage
Reviewer: Trevor Harvey
Reviewer: Mark Lubbock
Reviewer: Donald Mitchell
Speaker: Cecil Smith


The week in the Home Service

: The Weather

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



Maxwell Knight introduces two speakers: Guy Mountfort and Humphrey Hewer
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Unknown: Guy Mountfort
Unknown: Humphrey Hewer
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Hidden Treasure: 3: Gounod's 'Romeo and Juliet'

Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records of operatic music you may have forgotten.


Presenter: Stephen Williams


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Film: George Campbell Dixon
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Rose Macaulay
Book: J. W. Lambert
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: George Campbell Dixon
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by William Steinberg
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: William Steinberg


C. M. Gudgeon tells of his experiences when he emigrated to Australia some years ago. He hopes his talk will be interesting to intending immigrants today


Unknown: C. M. Gudgeon


Part 2


Arthur Calder Marshall
This week he talks about The Letters of Samuel Pepys ' edited by Helen Truesdell Heath , and ' John Dryden ' by Kenneth Young.


Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: Samuel Pepys
Edited By: Helen Truesdell Heath
Edited By: John Dryden
Unknown: Kenneth Young.


For Older Children
Women of Courage
6—'Octavia Hill '
Last of a series of programmes by Howard Jones
Produced by David Davis
In the year 1865 Octavia Hill , became the manager of three slum houses in London, close to where Broadcasting House now stands. These houses were the first of the famous ' Courts ' which set the pattern for tenement housing throughout the world. Octavia was a lively young lady of immense energy and high courage-' a fighter to her fingertips,' said an elder sister. She fought tirelessly for decent homes, for health, beauty, and cleanliness, for open spaces in dark and dusty cities. Not the least of her achievements was the founding, in 1895, of the National Trust, which today protects more than a quarter of a million beautiful acres throughout the land.


Unknown: Howard Jones
Produced By: David Davis
Unknown: Octavia Hill
Octavia Hill: Sonia Dresdel
Miranda Hill: Mary Wimbush
Minnie Hill: Beryl Calder
Mrs Hill: Ella Milne
Mrs Miller: Joan Clement Scott
Sir Robert Hunter: John Gatrell
Tenants: Jack Melford And Alan Reid

: Money Matters

by Gordon Cummings
National Insurance — who are covered and how they benefit.


Presenter: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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



by Paul-Marc Henry
The speaker, who is Secretary-General of the Commission for Technical Co-operation in Africa, was previously in the French Administrative Service Overseas. He describes the historical, racial, and economic background of French North Africa and considers whether the challenge it presents today can be successfully met by the conception of ' close association' embodied in the French Union.


Unknown: Paul-Marc Henry


Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with William Herbert (tenor)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Tenor: William Herbert


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

: Preludes to the Passion of Christ

A series of Services for Lent, conducted by Canon Eric Abbott, from the Chapel of King's College, London.
He was Tempted
Forty days and forty nights (E.H. 73)
Reading: St. Matthew 4, vv. 1-11
O thou from whom all goodness flows (E.H. 85)
Psalm 22
Organist, E. H. Warrell


Service conducted by: Canon Eric Abbott
Organist: E. H. Warrell

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of The Friends of the Poor by Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
This Society exists to give relief to those in need and to provide Homes for elderly gentlepeople. Relief is given irrespective of class or creed and with understanding and friendliness. The eight Residential Homes for gentlepeople, which are run by the Society, aim to allay the two fears that beset old age-fear of becoming a burden to the younger generation with its own problems and stresses, and fear of illness. The Society receives more than five hundred applications every year for admittance to its Homes, all too few of which can be met, but which prove the need for the work and for its extension.


Speaker: Mrs. Geoffrey Fisher

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

Adapted as a serial in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box from Anthony Trollope 's novel
' The Prime Minister '
Episode 11
Characters in order of speaking:
Narrator. Noel Iliff
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Emily has at last confessed to her father that her marriage to Lopez has brought her nothing but misery, and Mr. Wharton has definitely told Lopez that he will give him no further financial assistance. But Lopez, faced with ruin if he cannot secure more capital, is now using the threat of taking Emily with him to Central America.
Emily's child has been born, and has died within a few hours of its birth.
Mr. Wharton, discovering Lopez's double-dealing with regard to his election expenses, has ordered him to leave his house forthwith.


Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Narrator: Noel Iliff
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Ferdinand Lopez: Andrew Faulds
Mr Abel Wharton, Q c: D. A. Clarke-Smith
Mr Hartlepod: John Ruddock
Sextus Parker: Jeffrey Segal
Emily: Elizabeth London
Alice: Annabel Maule
Mrs Parker: Doris Gilmore
Quintus Slide: Brian Haines
Duke of Omnium: Laidman Browne
Warburton: Geoffrey Matthews
Everett Wharton: Derek Hart



by John Connell
The speaker is at present engaged in writing an autobiographical novel. In this talk he reflects on some aspects of his researches into his own boyhood.


Unknown: John Connell

: Edward Chapman in ' THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA'

by Ernest Hemingway
Adapted for broadcasting by Duncan Carse
One of the drawings by C. P. Tunnicliffe , for the Reprint Society's edition of the book
Music specially composed and conducted by John Hotchkis played bv the Boyd Neel Orchestra
(led by Joshua Glazier )
Production by Nesta Pain


Unknown: Ernest Hemingway
Broadcasting By: Duncan Carse
Unknown: C. P. Tunnicliffe
Conducted By: John Hotchkis
Unknown: Joshua Glazier
Production By: Nesta Pain
Commentator: Duncan Carse
Narrator: David King-Wood
Manolin, the boy: Nicky Edmett
Santiago, the old man: Edward Chapman


* Die junge Magd'
Op. 23 No. 2 (1922)
Six songs on poems by Georg Trekl for voice, flute, clarinet, and string quartet sung by Flora Nielsen (mezzo-soprano) with the Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble:
Edward Walker (flute)
Sidney Fell (clarinet) David Martin (violin) Peter Halling (violin)
Gwynne Edwards (viola) Willem de Mont (cello)


Unknown: Georg Trekl
Sung By: Flora Nielsen
Flute: Edward Walker
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Violin: David Martin
Violin: Peter Halling
Viola: Gwynne Edwards
Cello: Willem de Mont


' The Heart of Man '
Psalm 142 (Broadcast Psalter) Jeremiah 17, vv. 5-18a A stranger once did bless the earth
(BBC Hymn Book 70)
St. John 2, vv. 24 and 25

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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