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A reading for Sunday morning from
' The Mystical Element of Religion ' by Friedrich von Hugel Read by Robert Rietty


Unknown: Friedrich von Hugel
Read By: Robert Rietty

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Ernest Element)
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


by Eric Chadwick
From Manchester Town Hall
The third of a series of weekly recitals including Mendelssohn's six organ sonatas


Unknown: Eric Chadwick


from Bodney Parish Church, Norfolk, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. John Stewart
Come, let us join our cheerful songs
(A. and M. 299)
Confession and Absolution
Versicles Venite, vv. 1-7
Psalm 52
First Lesson: Wisdom 1, vv. 1-11 Te Deum, vv. 1-21
Second Lesson: Romans 13, vv. 1-14 Benedictus Creed
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Collects
We love the place. 0 God (A. and M. 242)
0 happy band of pilgrims (A. and M.
Organist, Mrs. F. A. Boud


Unknown: Rev. John Stewart
Organist: Mrs. F. A. Boud


A series of sixreminiscent talks by Harold Nicolson
1—Victorian Childhood


Unknown: Harold Nicolson

: Alec Robertson introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Including this week:
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Scenes from Arabella (Richard Strauss)
Suite: The Planets (Hoist)


Conducted by John Summerson
Radio: Geoffrey Tandy Book: Elspeth Huxley
Art: Robert Furneaux Jordan Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart Theatre: Eric Keown


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Eric Keown

: The Weather

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


J. C. Griffith-Jones introduces some of the people who live there to Hywel Davies
Their conversation has been recorded before an audience of their fellow towns-folk


Unknown: Hywel Davies


A series of record programmes in which Robert Irwin compares similar situations in different operas
This week : ' Discarded Woman ' and ' Serenade to a Building'


Unknown: Robert Irwin


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
F. R. McQuown talks about propagating pinks and other dianthus
John Sambrook reviews some recently published gardening books
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: F. R. McQuown
Unknown: John Sambrook
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Frankly Speaking

A series of unscripted interviews with well-known people
3-Yehudi Menuhin who answers personal questions put to him by Margaret Lane , John Connell and J. B. Boothroyd


Interviewee: Yehudi Menuhin
Interviewer: Margaret Lane
Interviewer: John Connell
Interviewer: J. B. Boothroyd


Virtuoso Chamber Ensemble:
Edward Walker (flute) Leon Goossens (oboe) Sidney Fell (clarinet)
Archibald Jacob (clarinet)
Ronald Waller (bassoon)
John Burden (horn)
Andrew McGavin (horn)
Harold Jackson (trumpet)
David Martin (violin)
Patrick Hailing (violin) Stephen Shingles (viola) Willem de Mont (cello)
James Merrett (double-bass) with Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Flute: Edward Walker
Oboe: Leon Goossens
Clarinet: Sidney Fell
Clarinet: Archibald Jacob
Bassoon: Ronald Waller
Horn: John Burden
Horn: Andrew McGavin
Horn: Harold Jackson
Violin: David Martin
Viola: Stephen Shingles
Cello: Willem de Mont
Double-Bass: James Merrett
Piano: Clifton Helliwell


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone andJulian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by Donald Mitchell
Harold Rosenthal , Christopher Whelen


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal
Unknown: Christopher Whelen


For Children of Most Ages
'A Summer Night in London'
Talk by Marjorie Nisbett
Special post trains left the main line stations. The House of Commons was still sitting. Some food shops and chemists were open all night, and at 5.0 a.m. Covent Garden got busy, not to mention the great Fish Market at Billingsgate. Mrs. Nisbett went to these places, and others, and saw it all.
5.20 Llangollen International
Musical Eisteddfod
Impressions and recordings presented by David
Last week the little town of Llangollen in North Wales was crowded with British and European soloists, instrumentalists, dancers, and choirs, all competing in the ninth annual music festival in the town. In this programme David gives his impressions of the week.


Talk By: Marjorie Nisbett

: The Weather

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


by E. Carey Francis
The speaker has for fifteen years been headmaster of a secondary school for African boys drawn from all tribes in Kenya. The school is situated in that part of the country where Mau Mau attacks are a constant danger, and many of the boys have been threatened. Yet the school itself is an oasis where no intertribal or racial distrust exists.
Mr. Francis gives a picture of life at the school and suggests some ways in which its achievement in unity and good feeling could provide a pattern for life in the Colony as a whole.


Unknown: E. Carey Francis


Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with Helen Watts (contralto)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Contralto: Helen Watts


Rene Soames (tenor)
Clifton Helliwell (piano)


Tenor: Rene Soames
Piano: Clifton Helliwell


Evening Service from the Chapel of Repton School, Derbyshire, conducted by the Chaplain, the Rev. G. G. C. Proctor. Preacher, the Rev. Canon E. Moore Darling
Introit: At thy feet in prayer we bow (Bach)
Versicles and Responses Psalm 46
First Lesson: Ezekiel 37, vv. 1-10
(Read by the Head Prefect)
Magniticat (Stanford in C)
Second Lesson: Philippians 4, w.
4-8 (Read by the Headmaster)
Nunc dimittis (Stanford in C) Creed, Lesser Litany, Collects
Thy kingdom come, 0 God (A. and M 217)
Praise to the Lord. the Almighty (A-and M. 667)
Prayer and Blessing
Director of the Music.
Mervyn Williams


Unknown: Rev. Canon E. Moore


Appeal on behalf of the Children's Country Holidays Fund, by Ada Reeve
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Children's Country Holidays Fund was founded in 1884 and is still needed today, as it is estimated that in London alone a hundred and fifty thousand children do not get away through the long summer holidays. Their play-ground is all too often the street with its traffic dangers. Despite all that the State does for these future citizens, many children still live in overcrowded homes, and for them a holiday would be an unforgettable experience.
The Children's Country Holidays
Fund exists to make such holidays possible. It is doing so out of voluntary donations, supplemented by such help as the parents can afford to pay


Unknown: Ada Reeve


by Walter Besant and James Rice
Dramatised as a serial inten parts by Howard Agg
8—' The Coping Stone'
Cast in order of speaking:
Music selected by Cynthia Pughe
Production by Val Gielgud and Audrey Cameron
Gilead P. Beck has begun to buy pictures for his Gallery which is to be called 'The Beck Collection.' Dunquerque offers to arrange a dinner party to which all the leading literary lights shall be invited. He arranges for these celebrities (none of whom he knows) to be impersonated by friends of his.
Later he tells Lawrence Colquhoun of his love for Phillis. Colquhoun says he would like Phillis to have a season in London before making up her mind.
Victoria Cassilis pays a clandestine visit to Colquhoun's rooms, and has a narrow escape from discovery when her husband arrives. She overhears Gabriel voicing his disquiet at the gossip linking her name with Colquhoun's. Gabriel is reassured, but in the morning he finds another anonymous letter.


Unknown: Walter Besant
Unknown: James Rice
Unknown: Cynthia Pughe
Production By: Val Gielgud
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Joseph Jagenal: Norman Shelley
Mr Mowll: Leonard Trolley
Gabriel Cassilis: Cyril Shaps
Gilead P Beck: James McKechnie
Agatha l'Estrange: Mary O'Farrell
Ronald Dunquerque: Geoffrey Matthews
Phillis Fleming: Prunella Scales
Humphrey Jagenal: Jeffrey Segal
Cornelius Jagenal: Godfrey Kenton
Thomas Carlyle: Bryan Powley
Alfred Lord Tennyson: John Ruddock
John Ruskin: Manning Wilson
Algernon Swinburne: Denis Goacher
George Augustus Sala: Edward Jewesbury
A waiter: T St John Barry


The First Boats in Western Europe
This programme traces the development of prehistoric water transport in Britain and Scandinavia
Glyn Daniel recently visited Denmark and Norway to see the fine collections of early boats in the museums of Copenhagen, Schleswig, and Oslo, and to record interviews with Scandinavian archaeologists
Speakers include George Naish, Assistant Keeper, National Maritime Museum. Greenwich
Produced by John Irving


Produced By: John Irving


In Schoolboy French by Donald Boyd
On holiday in France, Donald Boyd meets a country policeman who was his comrade-in-arms in the 1914-18 war.
The last of six talks


Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: Donald Boyd


' The Gift of the Spirit' Psalm 146. vv. 14-21 (Broadcast
1 Corinthians 12, w. 1-13
Our blest Redeemer (BBC Hymn
Book 160)
2 Timothy 1, vv. 6 and 7

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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