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A reading in preparation for Michaelmas from a Meditation by William Austin
Read by Sheila Raynor


Unknown: William Austin
Read By: Sheila Raynor

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


by James Dalton
From the Dutch Church,
Austin Friars. London


Unknown: James Dalton


A Meditation on the Good Shepherd, using: readings, prayer, and song, devised by the Grail
From Grail Headquarters,
Waxwell Farm House. Pinner
Father Agnellus Andrew. o.r.M.
Prayers led by Father L. Marteau
Shepherd Roy Guest
Choir under the direction of Brian Trant
Psalms 22 and 99, which will be heard in this programme, are newly translated from the Hebrew and sung to the psalmody of Joseph Gelineau.


Narrator: Father Agnellus Andrew. O.R.M.
Unknown: Father L. Marteau
Unknown: Shepherd Roy
Unknown: Joseph Gelineau.


BBC staff correspondents report on current events as seen from their own capitals in different parts of the world. The programme will include an account of the week's proceedings at the United Nations Assembly


'Framley Parsonage' by Anthony Trollope
Read by Denis McCarthy
The fourth in a series of six readings from the opening chapters of distinguished novels


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Read By: Denis McCarthy

: John Amis introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week
Melamorphosen (Richard Strauss ) Vocal music by Monteverdi
Symphony No. 3 (Roy Harris )


Unknown: Richard Strauss
Unknown: Roy Harris


A weekly programme for those interested in brushing up their French
La Rencontre
Script by Marguerite Dasnieres
Cast in order of speaking:
Richard Sterling has arrived in Paris to study architecture for a few months. He has only been there for a short time when he is involved in an accident near St. Germain-des-Pres. which turns out happily for him. He is nearly run over by an attractive French girl, Francoise Leclerc. In avoiding him, she runs into a very garrulous man on a motor-scooter; fortunately no great harm is done. Richard and Francoise go and sit outside a nearby cafe to straighten things out.
Je n'ai pas pu vous eviter, I couldn't avoid you; vous vous etes fait mal?, have you hurt yourself?; ne mets pas ce veston, don't put that coat (jackel) on; ]a circulation, traffic; ecraser, to run over, crush; freiner, to brake; heurter, to run into; le constat, statement; le permis de conduire, driving licence; qu'est-ce qui s'est passe?, what happened?; le témoin, the witness; temoigner, to testify, give evidence; épeler, to spell; i cote d'ici, near here; preter, to lend; rechauffer, to warm up; la terrasse (d'un cafe), tables in front of cafe; vous avez froid, you are cold; un (cafe) creme, white coffee; vous l'avez echappe belle, you had a narrow shave.


Script By: Marguerite Dasnieres
Commentator: Stanley MacKenzie
Richard Sterling: Richard Bebb
Franchise Leclerc: Paule Deglon
L'homme au scooter: Jean Driant
L'agent de police: Maurice Chevallier


Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Radio: Naomi Lewis
Book : John Connell
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Theatre: Ivor Brown


Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: John Connell
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: Ivor Brown

: The Weather

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

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coysh


Gordon Clinton sings and talks about songs of no great difficulty, published in the last five years, which may be of special interest to amateur singers with Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)


Unknown: Gordon Clinton
Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Professor R. H. Stoughton. Fred Streeter , and Roy Hay answer some listeners' quest ions
Joe Brayshaw asks some of his own


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Professor R. H. Stoughton.
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw

: Talking of Books

by Arthur Calder-Marshall
In 'Change in the Village,' first published in 1912 and recently reprinted, George Bourne described a small rural community, in Surrey, at the moment when it was moving from the old agrarian order towards a new, more urbanised form of life. In the first programme of the autumn series, Arthur Calder-Marshall talks about this and other of Bourne's studies in English rural life, including 'The Wheelwright's Shop.'
Reader, John Glen


Speaker: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Reader: John Glen


Symphony Orchestra (Leader, Hugh Maguire )
Conductor, Charles Groves


Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conductor: Charles Groves


by Jessica Coleridge
Mrs. Coleridge remembers how, as a little girl of eight or so, she travelled with her father through the southern highlands of Tanganyika.


Unknown: Jessica Coleridge


Alida Monro recalls some of the personalities, poetry readings, and publications of the Poetry Bookshop from 1913 to 1920
Readers. Robert Bernal and James McKechnie
Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Unknown: Alida Monro
Readers: Robert Bernal
Readers: James McKechnie
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom


For Listeners of All Ages
' Fenella and the Golden Bird'
A Manx folk story written and told by Kathleen Killip
' The Water Babies ' by Charles Kingsley made into a play by Muriel Levy
Part 3
Incidental music by Henry Reed played bv a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra conducted by the composer
Production by Herbert Smith


Told By: Kathleen Killip
Unknown: Charles Kingsley
Play By: Muriel Levy
Music By: Henry Reed
Production By: Herbert Smith
Narrator: Ronald Simpson
Listener: Sandra Chalmers
Ellie: Jane Knowles
Tom: Jeremy Bradbury
Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid: Joan Young
Herring King: Andrew Wurlidge
Gairfowl: Sal Sturgeon
Bird: Doris Gambell
Molly mock: Geoffrey Banks
Whale: Tom Harrison
Mother Carey: Sybil Holroyd
Grimes: Fred Fairclough

: The Weather

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


Talk by Charles Celier
M. Celier , who describes himself as a liberal, is a corporation lawyer living in Casablanca. He has been an active advocate in Paris of greater independence for Morocco. In this talk he gives his view of the background to the Moroccan situation.


Talk By: Charles Celier
Talk By: M. Celier


with Gregori Tcherniak (balalaika) accompanied by Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)


Balalaika: Gregori Tcherniak
Guitar: Geoffrey Sisley


John Francis (flute)
Peter Mountain (violin)
Albert Chasey (violin)
Ambrose Gauntlett. (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Flute: John Francis
Violin: Peter Mountain
Violin: Albert Chasey
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett.
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver

: For what we have received * EVENING SERVICE

from Heavitree Parish Church, Exeter; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Edward Royle. Preacher, the Rt. Rev. W. A. E. Westall , Bishop of Crediton
The Bells
Sentence; Confession; Absolution; the Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 67
First Lesson: Isaiah 61, vv. 1-3 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. John 10, vv. 11-16 Nunc dimittis
Creed; Versicles and Responses;
Come, let us join our cheerful songs
(A. and M. 299)
The day thou gavest (A. and M. 477) Blessing
Organist, A. F. Harrod


Unknown: Rev. Edward Royle.
Unknown: Rev. W. A. E. Westall
Organist: A. F. Harrod


Appeal on behalf of The ' Wireless for the Bedridden' Society (registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948), by Gilbert Harding
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Several thousands of bedridden and housebound persons of all ages, too poor to provide radio facilities for themselves, have received the free loan of a radio set (or relay service) from the ' Wireless for the Bedridden' Society. By its service those cut off from the world beyond their four walls receive a new interest in life through the talks, music, and religious services in which radio enables them to share.
In collaboration with social welfare organisations all over the country the Society has discovered more and more unfortunate sufferers who need its help. No barriers of age, nationality, or location are imposed, and every case is sponsored so as to ensure continued contact between the Society and the recipient. The Society relies entirely upon voluntary contributions to maintain and extend its work.


Unknown: Gilbert Harding

: Renee Asherson and Tony Britton in ' THE WOODLANDERS '

Thomas Hardy 's novel of the Wessex countryside adapted as a radio play in ten episodes by Desmond Hawkins
7— ' Mr. Melbury Intervenes '
Music composed and conducted by Bruce Montgomery and piaved bv the BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Produced by Owen Reed
The realisation that her husband was infatuated by Mrs. Charmond affected Grace Fitzpiers as a blow to her pride. In place of a jealous desire for vengeance she felt a wish to hide Edred's infidelity -particularly from her father-and to suffer passively the indignity of her position. Not so Mr. Melbury, however : when he grasped the implications he felt called upon to intervene.


Unknown: Thomas Hardy
Unknown: Desmond Hawkins
Conducted By: Bruce Montgomery
Produced By: Owen Reed
Marty South: Beatrice Bevan
Mr Melbury: Hedley Goodall
Giles Winterborne: Tony Britton
Felice Charmond: Pauline Letts
Grace Fitzpiers: Renee Asherson
Edred Fitzpiers: Andrew Faulds
Grammer Oliver: Ethel Coleridge
Timothy Tangs: Lewis Gedge
Sam Cawtree: George Mattock
Mrs Melbury: Gwen Howell


by Sir Llewellyn Woodward
Professor at the Institute of Advanced Study. Princeton, New Jersey: formerly Professor of Modern History at Oxford University
No nation has ever willingly given up its right of self-defence, but new questions are raised by the fact that nations henceforward may not be able to exercise this right without risk of total destruction. In this talk Sir Llewellyn Woodward suggests some of these questions-questions whose answers, in his view, are more important than further technical development, for ' We shall not get much good out of travelling to the moon if we go there as the robot servants of an earthly Leviathan.'


Unknown: Sir Llewellyn Woodward


Edith Osler (soprano)
Ernest Lush (piano)


Soprano: Edith Osler
Piano: Ernest Lush


Stephen Grenfell visits the hop-fields of Kent to watch the giant new picking machines at work
At an oast-house supper in the village of Horsmonflen, farmers, bailiffs, and some veteran hand-pickers answer his question: Does this mean an end to the traditional cockney holiday? '
Research by Charles Ladhrook
Programme produced by John Bridges


Unknown: Stephen Grenfell
Produced By: John Bridges


(violin) with Emanuel Bay (piano)
Music by Bach and Beethoven on gramophone records


Piano: Emanuel Bay


' The Works of the Lord'
Psalm 47 (Broadcast Psalter)
Eeclesiasticus 42, vv. 15-25, and 42. vv. 27-33
All things bright and beautiful (BBC
H.B. 3)
Revelation 4, v. 11

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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