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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Bible Sunday on Inspiration ' from the Bishop of London's book
'The Authority of the Scriptures
Reader, Garard Green

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor, Charles Mackerras


Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


by J. B. Dalby
From St. Machar's Cathedral,


Unknown: J. B. Dalby


The first of three sermons on the Life after Death. Preacher, the Rev. Frederic Greeves
Morning Service from Staple Hill Methodist Church, Bristol. Minister, the Rev. Vernon Stones
Call to Worship
Come let us join our cheerful songs
(M.H.B. 85)
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Confession
Hound the Lord in glory seated
(M.H.B. 25: Tune, Laus Deo)
Lesson' Philippians 1, vv. 12-25 Intercessions
(Continued in next column)
Anthem: Christ, who knows all his sheep (M.H.B. 639)
Jesus, still lead on (M.H.B. 624) Petitions
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (M.H.B. 616)
Organist, Sadie Hatherell
Choirmaster. Bertram Stock


Organist: Sadie Hatherell
Choirmaster: Bertram Stock


BBC staff correspondents report on current events as seen from their own capitals
The programme includes an account of the week's proceedings at the United Nations Assembly


The first of six readings from collections of English letters
I-From Age to Age
Some letters between people of different generations
Read by T. St. John Barry and Marjorie Westbury
Narrator, Martin Starkie


Read By: T. St. John Barry
Read By: Marjorie Westbury
Narrator: Martin Starkie

: Joseph Cooper introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Excerpts from Cos! fan tutte (Mozart) Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2


A la Recherche de Mile. Prouvot
Script by Marguerite Dasnieres
Richard Sterling has had a letter from his mother asking him to look up an old friend, Mlle. Prouvot, at Saint-Cloud, outside Paris. Francoise drives Richard out to help him in his search.
De quoi s'agit-il?, what's it about?; cela vous-convient?, does that suit you?; d'accord, agreed, O.K.; faire son plein d'essence, to fill up with petrol; le petrole, petroleum; la pression d'huile, oil pressure; epais, thick; il vaudrait mieux demander au bureau de poste, it would be better to ask at the Post Office; l'épicerie, grocer's; du cote de, in the direction of; le seau, pail; ce n'est pas la peine de sonner, it's no use ringing; je suis a l'heure, I am punctual.


Script By: Marguerite Dasnieres
Unknown: Richard Sterling


Conducted by John Summerson
Radio: Peter de Francia
Book: C. V. Wedgwood
Art: Basil Taylor
Film: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Richard Findlater


Conducted By: John Summerson
Unknown: Peter de Francia
Unknown: C. V. Wedgwood
Unknown: Basil Taylor
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Richard Findlater

: The Weather

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


A magazine programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
The Fulmar
This edition is devoted to a discussion about one species of bird, one in which James Fisher has a special interest.
Kenneth Williamson , Director of the Fair Isle Bird Observatory, and R. M. Lockley , who have both studied different aspects of the fulmar's life, join in the discussion.
Produced by Brandon Acton-Bond


Introduced By: James Fisher
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: Kenneth Williamson
Unknown: R. M. Lockley
Produced By: Brandon Acton-Bond


Stephen Williams invites you to share, with gramophone records, his enjoyment of some comic characters in opera


Unknown: Stephen Williams


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Stanley Boakes , Robert Allwood , and Fred Streeter discuss with Roy Hay in his Surrey garden problems common to many gardeners


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Stanley Boakes
Introduced By: Robert Allwood
Introduced By: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay


Philip Toynbee
Thomas Mann died this year at Zurich at the age of eighty. Philip Toynbee talks about his last book, ' Confessions of Felix Krull , which has recently been translated, and other novels by the great German writer.
Carleton Hobbs , Anthony Jacobs


Unknown: Philip Toynbee
Unknown: Thomas Mann
Talks: Philip Toynbee
Unknown: Felix Krull
Readers: Carleton Hobbs
Readers: Anthony Jacobs


See top of page and page 4


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' A Tribute to Sibelius for his 90th birthday ' recorded by Sir Thomas Beecham Bt
' The Overtures to Sullivan's Operettas ' by Alan Williams
' The Psaltery' by Joan Rimmer


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham Bt
Unknown: Alan Williams
Unknown: Joan Rimmer


Children's Service
From Cramond Parish Church, By Edinburgh, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. R. Leonard Small
Paraphrase 39: Hark, the glad sound
(Tune, Crediton C.H. 46)
When he cometh (C.H. 158)
Scripture Lessons: Isaiah 9, vv. 2-7;
St. Luke 1, vv. 46-55
I love to hear the story (C.H. 71) Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Once in royal David's city (C.H. 69, vv. 1, 2, 5, 6)
Organist, Francis Thomas
5.25 Looking Forward
A programme of verse and music in honour of Christmas and much else
Compiled by Geoffrey Dearmer with music chosen by Josephine Plummer
Betty Hardy and Carleton Hobbs


Unknown: Rev. R. Leonard
Organist: Francis Thomas
Unknown: Geoffrey Dearmer
Readers: Josephine Plummer
Readers: Betty Hardy
Readers: Carleton Hobbs


Life Assurance-Its Benefits and Limitations
First of three talks by J. A. Kempton
Manager of the City of London Branch of a Life Assurance Company


Unknown: J. A. Kempton

: The Weather

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


Talk by the Rev. Leslie Cooke , D.D.
Dr. Cooke emphasises the fact that the Bible is not just a book that belongs to the past, but is a revolutionary influence today.


Unknown: Rev. Leslie Cooke


Toralf Tollefsen (accordion)


Accordion: Toralf Tollefsen


A series of weekly programmes by Antony Hopkins


from Huddersfield Parish Church. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Canon F. T. Horan
O Lord, open thou our lips Versicles
Psalm 96
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30, vv.
Second Lesson: 2 Timothy 4, vv. 1-9 Nunc dimittis
Creed: the Lord's Prayer; Versicles and Collects
Hark my soul, it is the Lord (A. and M. Rev. 344)
The Lord will come and not be slow
(A. and M. Rev. 52)
Hark, a thrilling voice is sounding
(A. and M. Rev. 47)
Organist, A.H. Lawrence


Unknown: Rev. Canon F. T. Horan
Organist: A.H. Lawrence


Appeal on behalf of the Home of Compassion of Jesus, Thames Ditton , by Donald McCullough
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Home of Compassion is run by two Sisters of the Church of England Community of the Compassion of Jesus, with the aid of nursing and domestic staff. It is devoted to the care of people of all ages, regardless of class or denomination, who are incurably ill and whom the hospitals cannot help.
At the moment there are 41 patients but many more could be accommodated if funds permitted-and there is a long waiting list. The Home is not in any way aided by the State.


Unknown: Thames Ditton
Unknown: Donald McCullough

: Guy Rolfe with Ronald Simpson in ' IN CHANCERY'

by John Galsworthy
Adapted as a serial in twelve parts by Muriel Levy
Part 7
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Hugh Stewart
Irene pays a visit to Jolyon, who .is struck with her sad situation. After seeing Irene home, Jolyon meets Soames, who expresses his fantastic intention of pressing Irene to return to him, even though he is, at the same time, pursuing Annette Lamotte.
Val Dartie and Jolly Forsyte meet at
Oxford, and despite Jolly's dislike of his cousin, he invites Val to dine with his father and sister Holly.
Jolyon is disturbed by a letter from
Irene saying that Soames has again called and she intends leaving the country. Jolyon thinks of going to see her. Meanwhile Soames takes Irene a beautiful jewel in a final desperate effort at reconciliation, but is violently repulsed.


Unknown: John Galsworthy
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Production By: Hugh Stewart
Jolyon: Guy Rolfe
Soames: Ronald Simpson
Irene: Grizeida Hervey
Jolly: Simon Lack
Val: Charles Hodgson
Holly: Dorothy Gordon
Winifred: Catherine Nangle
June: Annabel Maule


The story of a great partnership in six episodes by Leslie Baily
1—' The First Meeting '
Other parts played by: Betty Hardy , Harry Lockwood West
Robert Rietty , Margaret Anderson
Nicky Edmett , Harold Ayer
Ian Sadler , Paul Roberts
Narrator, Hugh Burden
The songs from the operas sung by: Marjorie Shires , Thomas Round
Roderick Jones , Sheila Rex
Edmund Donlevy , Gilbert Wright
Organist, Charles Smart Pianist, Alan Richardson
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Leslie Baily
Played By: Betty Hardy
Played By: Harry Lockwood West
Played By: Robert Rietty
Unknown: Margaret Anderson
Unknown: Nicky Edmett
Unknown: Harold Ayer
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Narrator: Paul Roberts
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Sung By: Marjorie Shires
Sung By: Thomas Round
Sung By: Roderick Jones
Unknown: Sheila Rex
Unknown: Edmund Donlevy
Organist: Gilbert Wright
Organist: Charles Smart
Pianist: Alan Richardson
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Production By: Vernon Harris
W S Gilbert: Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Sullivan: Ella Milne
Tom Sullivan: Eric Phillips
F C Burnand: David Peel
German Reed: Stephen Jack
Frederick Clay: Dudley Rolph


by Donald Boyd
1-Après la Guerre
In the first of a new group of talks Donald Boyd speaks of the 1914-18 war, of some of the men with whom he served, and of what he believes to have been a lack of understanding between fighting men and civilians.


Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: Donald Boyd


' The Word of God'
Psalm 119, part 5 (Broadcast Psalter) Isaiah 54, v. 11, to 55, v. 11
0 Word of God incarnate (BBC H.B.
St. John 6, vv. 67 and 68

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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