A reading for Sunday Morning from ' Divine Essays' by Isaac Penington
Read by Hugh David
and forecast for farmers and shipping
The Leighton Lucas Orchestra
Conductor, Leighton Lucas
and forecast for farmers and shipping
by Alan Harverson
From St. Gabriel's Church,
from Frant Parish Church, Sussex, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. D. Berners-Wilson
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
(A. and M. Rev. 382)
Lesson: St. Mark 8, vv. 27-36 Jubilate
Blest are the pure in heart (A. and M. Rev. 335)
The King of love, my Shepherd is
(A. and M. Rev. 197)
Organist, A. D. Elvy
A series of six reminiscent talks by Harold Nicolson
6-The Coming of Hitler
A request programme of records
Including this week:
Conducted by Dilys Powell
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: G. S. Fraser
Art: Colin Maclnnes
Film: Paul Dehn
Theatre: J. W. Lambert
Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh
3—' Vienna: the Turn of the Century'
Gramophone records introduced by Mark Lubbock
by St. John Ervine
2-H. G. Wells
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
James Laver , Ivor Machin
Christopher Rhodes , John Stevens
Chairman, Victor Bonham-Carter
Programme devised and compiled by Alan White
Produced by Joan Clark
Saint Cecilia Mass
(First broadcast performance in this country)
See above and page 4
A musical quiz
Chairman, Joseph Cooper
Anona Winn , Michael Ayrton
Guest: Stanford Robinson
The seventh in a series of programmes designed to test, not too seriously, your general knowledge of music.
Devised by Elkan Allan and Walter Todds
For Listeners of All Ages
Songs from the North Country sung by Violet Carson
5.10 For Older Listeners
Three Tales from
'Puck of Pook's Hill ' by Rudyard Kipling told by David
1—' A Centurion of the Thirtieth '
' He laughed outright, showing a set of splendid teeth. His face and eyes were dark, and his eyebrows met above his big nose in one bushy black bar. " They call me Parnesius. I have been a Centurion of the Seventh Cohort of the Thirtieth Legion-the Ulpia Victrix. " '
Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
by Brigadier P. J. D. Toosey C.B.E., D.S.O
was perhaps more important than we realised at the time that with the Japanese there was " never a dull moment." '
As a territorial officer, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the army captured at Singapore in 1942, Brigadier Toosey commanded one of the prisoner-of-war camps set up by the Japanese in Siam for the builders of the jungle railway from Siam to Burma. He considers several unique factors in the experience of this force which, retaining its own military organisation, was confronted with a grave, but in many ways stimulating, challenge.
P. J. D.
Toosey C.B.E., D.S.O
Music by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. Ernest Element)
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter with Gordon Clinton (baritone)
Sonata in A played by Zara Nelsova (cello)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Cesar Franck 's Violin Sonata is described on its title-page as ' Sonata for Piano and Violin or Violoncello.' Tonight the work is being performed by cello and piano, with the cello playing for the most part an octave lower than in the more familiar violin version.
from Elim Church, Stanley Road, Croydon. Conducted by the Rev. H. W. Greenway , President-Elect of the Elim Churches
And can it be that I should gain
(Redemption Hymnal 324)
I stand amazed in the presence (R.H.
Lesson: St. Matthew 27, vv. 11-26
(read by the Rev. H. Burton Haynes. resident minister)
Majestic sweetness sits enthroned
How can a weary heart find rest?
London Crusader Choir directed by the Rev. Douglas B. Gray
Organist. Ronald Cooper Pianist, Audrey Pollard
Rev. Douglas B.
Appeal on behalf of the Cheshire Foundation Home for the Sick, Le Court, Liss, Hampshire, by Stuart Hibberd , M.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Le Court, the first of the eight homes started by Group-Captain Cheshire, V.C., D.S.O., D.F.C., represents a unique approach to the problem of young people suffering from progressive incurable disabilities who need institutional care. It offers an environment where young men and women find the fulfilment of a richly active life in a brave and happy community based on the well-run family.
Although Le Court is recognised by and acts in partnership with the State services, it is a charitable organisation depending on voluntary gifts for its continued existence and development.
Thomas Hardy 's novel of the Wessex countryside adapted as a radio play in ten parts by Desmond Hawkins
1—' Mr. Percomb's Rural Ride'
Music composed and conducted by Bruce Montgomery and played by the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Produced by Owen Reed
Talk by General Lord Ismay
G.C.B., C.H., D.S.O. Secretary-General
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
This talk was to have been broadcast in the series ' Foundations of Strength' on May 8 last, the anniversary of VE-Day. It was postponed because of Lord Ismay's illness.
1—' The Tragedy of Thermopylae
Written by Colin Shaw and based on the Histories of Herodotus with Donald Wolfit as Xerxes and David King-Wood as Themistocles
Others taking part: Heron Carvic
Olaf Pooley. Brian Haines
Geoffrey Hodson. Nigel Davenport
Donald Bisset , Jessica Dunning T. St. John Barry , John Baker
Alan Reid. Keith Pyott and Robert Marsden
Incidental music composed by Kenneth Leighton
BBC Northern Orchestra (Leader. Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Vilem Tausky
Produced by Colin Shaw
by Sir Arthur Grimble
4-A Gift of Crackers
In which a Chinese prisoner escapes from a Gilbertese guard on Ocean Island and meets with a fatal accident, and the threat of a consequent strike of Chinese labourers is averted by a gift of fire-works.
' Ye cannot serve God and Mammon'
Psalm 19. vv. 7-15 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Timothy 6. vv. 6-19
0 for a closer walk with God (BBC
Hymn Book 333)
St. Matthew 6. v. 24
followed by late weather forecast for land areas