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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from ' College Sermons ' by Benjamin Jowett
Read by Garard Green

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Jowett
Read By: Garard Green

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

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

Contributors

Leader: Ernest Element
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ORGAN RECITAL

by Douglas Hawkridge
From St. Peter's Church,
Eaton Square, London

Contributors

Unknown: Douglas Hawkridge

: THE SOURCE OF WHOLENESS

The last of three Morning Services from Iona Abbey on the Problem of Prayer and Service, conducted by the Rev. George F. MacLeod , M.C., D.D., Leader of the Iona Community
Metrical Psalm 148 (omitting vv.
7-10): Praise God. From Heavens praise the Lord. (Tune, St. John)
Mutual Prayer of Confession and the Lord's Prayer
Come. Holy Ghost, our hearts inspire
(C.H. 196: Tune, St. Columba)
First Address: The Source of Wholeness
Be thou my vision (C.H. 477; Tune,
Slane)
Gospel Reading: St. Luke 9, w. 28-40 Second Address: The Transfiguration Prayers
Lord of all being, throned afar (C.H.
24; Tune, Ombersley)
Blessing Choirmaster, Reginald Barrett-Ayres

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. George F. MacLeod

: IN SEARCH OF THE PAST

A series of six reminiscent talks by Harold Nicolson
5-Between Two Wars

Contributors

Unknown: Harold Nicolson

: John Warrack introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Including this week:

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Dilys Powell
Theatre:J. W. Lambert
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Alan Pryce-Jones Art: Colin Maclnnes
Film: Paul Dehn

Contributors

Conducted By: Dilys Powell
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Paul Dehn

: The Weather

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

: COUNTRY TOWN

Kendal, in Westmorland
Alfred Hall invites you to join him on a visit to the town, where he introduces you to some of the people who live and work there
You hear about famous Kendal products-wool, snuff, and mint cake: a celebrated Kendal portrait painter, George Romney : and Westmorland wit-dialect stories of a local character
And hear Muriel Brunskill , the distinguished singer, who was born there

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Hall
Unknown: George Romney
Unknown: Muriel Brunskill

: A BOX FOR THE OPERETTA

2 — ' City of the Blue Danube '
Gramophone records introduced by Mark Lubbock

Contributors

Introduced By: Mark Lubbock

: LITERARY PORTRAITS

by St. John Ervine
I-Bernard Shaw

Contributors

Unknown: John Ervine
Unknown: I-Bernard Shaw

: COUNTY COUNT

Each week a challenger from one of the counties of Britain is invited to test a panel's knowledge of his county and its customs
The Panel:
James Laver , Ivor Machin
Christopher Rhodes , John Stevens
Chairman, Victor Bonham-Carter
Programme devised and compiled by Alan White
Produced by Joan Clark

Contributors

Unknown: James Laver
Unknown: Ivor MacHin
Unknown: Christopher Rhodes
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: Victor Bonham-Carter
Unknown: Alan White
Produced By: Joan Clark

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra (Leader. Hugh Maguire )
Conductor, Charles Groves
Margaret Ritchie (soprano)
A childlike innocence, not without certain grim undertones, pervades Mahler's Fourth Symphony, which is nevertheless a work designed on a large scale by a master-musician. The finale, in which the solo soprano takes part, depicts a child's conception of heaven. The words are taken from ' The Youth's Magic Horn,' a collection of old German folk poems. H. R.

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Charles Groves
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie

: TSCHIFFELY'S RIDE

by Pat Smythe
Thirty years ago Aime Tschiffely began his great ride from the Argentine, which took him north through all America to New York. He described this journey in his book ' The Tale of Two Horses.' When Pat Smythe read this book Tschiffely became the hero of her life. She recalls the hazards of Tschiffely's great adventure and talks of him as a man.

Contributors

Unknown: Pat Smythe
Unknown: Aime Tschiffely
Unknown: Pat Smythe

: CALL THE TUNE

A musical quiz
Chairman, Joseph Cooper
Peter Scott , Anona Winn
Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Guest: Arthur Benjamin
The sixth in a series of programmes designed to test, not too seriously. your general knowledge of music
Devised by Elkan Allan and Walter Todds

Contributors

Unknown: Joseph Cooper
Unknown: Peter Scott
Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Arthur Benjamin
Unknown: Elkan Allan
Unknown: Walter Todds

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
' Rhyme and Reason '
Georgie Henschel finds out what two young listeners, Sandra Chalmers and Scot Finch , like in the way of verse

Contributors

Unknown: Georgie Henschel
Unknown: Sandra Chalmers
Unknown: Scot Finch

: Children's Service

from Iona Abbey , conducted by the Rev. Archy MacVicar of Bunessan, Isle of Mull
Metrical Psalm 121: I to the hills will lift mine eyes (Tune, French)
Scripture Sentences
Prayers of Adoration, Confession, and Pardon God. who made the earth (C.H. 20) Scripture Lesson: St. Luke 15. vv.
1-10
Talk Jesus , friend of little children (C.H.
667)
Prayers of Intercession. Thanksgiving. and Dedication; the Lord's Prayer
If I come to Jesus (C.H. 669) Blessing
Conductor,
Reginald Barrett-Ayres

Contributors

Unknown: Iona Abbey
Unknown: Rev. Archy MacVicar
Unknown: Pardon God.
Unknown: Talk Jesus
Conductor: Reginald Barrett-Ayres

: The Weather

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

: ATTITUDES TO EDUCATION IN WEST AFRICA

by S. G. Raybould
Director of the Department of Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies. University of Leeds
As the African territories advance to self-government, they face one of their most difficult undertakings-Ihe planning and rapid enlargement of their educational system and its adaptation to changing African needs. Nigeria has a particular problem to face here because of the different African races that make up her population. Administrators, civil servants, technicians, and above all teachers, are urgently needed-and yet education, and particularly higher education, is still in its infancy. This pressure of need and time affects the aim and quality of education: are standards being sacrificed to speed and will education be considered too much from a utilitarian point of view?
The speaker has recently returned from Nigeria where he was acting as visiting Director of Extra-Mural Studies at the University College of Ibadan.

Contributors

Unknown: S. G. Raybould

: IN LIGHTER MOOD

Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Doris Gambell (soprano)

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Doris Gambell

: SONG RECITAL

Norman Farrow (bass-baritone)
Alan Richardson (piano)

Contributors

Bass-Baritone: Norman Farrow
Piano: Alan Richardson

: EVENSONG

For the Feast of the Holy Name
From the Parish Church of St. Stephen on the Cliffs, Blackpool, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. G. Gower-Jones
Address
Prayers and Responses
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(E.H. 405)
Psalm 46
First Lesson: Isaiah 35, vv. 3-10 .
Magnificat
Second Lesson: Philippians 2, vv.
5-11
Nunc Dimittis
Creed. Responses, and Collects
To the Name that brings salvation
(E.H. 507)
Prayers
Round me falls the night (E.H. 272)
Blessing
Organist. Edwin H. Carpenter

Contributors

Unknown: G. Gower-Jones
Organist: Edwin H. Carpenter

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Restoration Fund of Holy Trinity Church, Long Melford, Suffolk, by the Ven. Hugh Ross Norton. O.B.E., Archdeacon of Sudbury
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Church of Holy Trinity, Long Melford, is one of our great wool-Churches erected between the years 1472 and 1496. Its Lady Chapel is unique. The church had few equals in beauty and magnificence, and none of the Perpendicular period excels it.
The repairs are estimated to cost at least £10,000, and are caused chiefly through the ravages of the death-watch beetle. The money to be raised is far beyond the capacity of such a small and scattered rural population consisting of fewer than 1,800 adults.

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Ross Norton.

: ' THE DANCE'

by Hugh Walpole
Adapted for broadcasting by H. Oldfield Box
Produced by Michael Bakewell
Other parts played by the BBC Drama Repertory Company

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Walpole
Broadcasting By: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Michael Bakewell
Narrator: Richard Bebb
The Rev Herbert Cole: James Thomason
Helen: Angela Munnion
Mrs Cole: Marjorie Mars
Aunt Amie: Mary Duff
Mary: Valerie Turner
Jeremy: Bunny May
Mrs Carstairs: Grace Allardyce
Bertie: Jonathan Swift
Mrs Mulholland: Edith Savile
Mr Mulholland: Edgar Norfolk
Nancy: Jacqueline Wall
Young lady: Prunella Scales
Michael: Denis Goacher
Tommy Winchester: Colin Gibson
Ernest: Glyn Dearman

: THE SEASON AT SAQQARA

A progress report on the latest excavations on the site of the ' Buried Pyramid' at Saqqara, Egypt
Written and produced by Leonard Cottrell
A year ago Leonard Cottrell brought back recordings made at Saqqara, near Cairo, where the Egyptian archaeologist Mohammed Zakaria Goneim had discovered an unfinished pyramid of 2800 B.C. buried under the sand.
Cottrell has recently returned from a further visit to Saqqara, bringing back on-the-spot recordings describing the latest developments in this fascinating archaeological venture

Contributors

Produced By: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Leonard Cottrell
Unknown: Mohammed Zakaria Goneim

: FURTHER TALES FROM THE PACIFIC ISLANDS

by Sir Arthur Grimble
3-' Spirited Encounter '
In which Sir Arthur, suffering equally from the effects of flu and injudicious celebrations, encounters a Chinese labourer on an illicit excursion and puts him to flight.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Arthur Grimble

: CHAMBER MUSIC

The Element Quartet:
Ernest Element (violin)
Kenneth Page (violin)
Dorothv Hemming (viola)
Oliver Brookes (cello)
(First broadcast performance)

Contributors

Cello: Oliver Brookes

: THE EPILOGUE

' The Cares of the World '
Psalm 119. part 3 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 4. w. 3-20
My spirit longs for thee (BBC Hymn
Book 331)
St. Matthew 6. w. 19-21

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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