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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Sunday morning on 'The Purpose of Creation' from 'The Christian Doctrine of Creation and Redemption' by Emil Brunner, D.D.
Reader, Janet Burnell


Author: Emil Brunner
Reader: Janet Burnell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Ernest Element )
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey


Leader: Ernest Element
Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


by Martindale Sidwell
From Hampstead Parish Church,


Unknown: Martindale Sidwell


The second of three sermons on the Life after Death. Preacher, the Rev. Frederic Greeves
Morning Service from Westbury Park Methodist Church, Bristol. Minister, the Rev. Ronald G. Ashman
Call to Worship
Angel voices ever singing (M.H.B.
Prayers of Thanksgiving and Confession
Benedictus (M.H.B. Chant 5)
Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15. vv. 35-60 Ye faithful souls (M.H.B. 229) Sermon
0 sweet and blessed country (M.H.B.
652. vv. 4, 6, and 8) Conclusion of sermon
Captain of Israel's host (M.H.B. 608) Blessing
Organist. F. R. Bishop


Unknown: Rev. Ronald G. Ashman
Organist: F. R. Bishop


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


A series of six readings from collections of English letters
2— 'My Dear'
Some letters between husbands and wives, and sweethearts
Read by T.St.John Barry and Marjorie Westbury Narrator. Martin Starkie


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

: Joseph Cooper introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Trumpet Concerto in E flat (Haydn) Clarinet Quintet in B minor (Brahms)


A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
Un chansonnier
Script by Marguerite Dasnieres
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by John Allen
(Continued in next column)
Richard takes Francoise out to dinner, and she suggests going on to a night-club, the ' Lievre Paresseux '
Je fais attention a ma ligne, I watch my figure; le vestiaire, cloakroom; bonde, crammed full; serre, packed tight; commander, to order (things); la fine (champagne), liqueur brandy; Ie noyau, stone (of fruit); la casserole, saucepan; le retameur, tinker; epouser, to marry (someone); un pauvre homme, a poor sort of man; a I'avenir, in the future.
The programme includes the songs
' Le Fiacre' by L. Xanrof and ' Les Feuilles Mortes' by Jacques Prevert.


Script By: Marguerite Dasnieres
Produced By: John Allen
Unknown: Jacques Prevert.
Commentator: Stanley MacKenzie
Richard Sterling: Richard Bebb
Francoise Leclerc: Paule Deglon
Chanteur: Jan Rosol


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


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

: 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 townsfolk


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
Constance Spry talks about seasonal flower arrangements
John Sambrook reviews some recently published gardening books
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Constance Spry
Unknown: John Sambrook
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Philip Toynbee
The American critic Lionel Trilling has recently published a new collection of essays, The Opposing Self. Philip Toynbee talks about this book and the critical tradition to which it belongs-a kind of criticism that starts from literature and moves on to wider social issues.
Godfrey Kenton , John Glen


Unknown: Lionel Trilling
Readers: Godfrey Kenton
Readers: John Glen


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Otto Klemperer


Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Otto Klemperer


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by Jeremy Noble
Mark Lubbock , and John Amis


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Jeremy Noble
Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: John Amis


' The Golden Windows
A book of fables for young and old by Laura E. Richards told by David
3 — 'The Wheat-field' and ' The Coming of the King'
For Children of Most Ages
' The Old Road'
A series of programmes on the towns along the Pilgrims' Way by Howard Jones
The Traveller: Margaret Barton
Other parts played by Vivienne Chatterton , Michael Collins
Charles Leno. Jocelyn Page Alan Reid , Lewis Stringer Ann Totten. Deering Wells
Anthony Woodruff
Produced by Eve Burgess
The Old Road sweeps up from Farnham to the Hog's Back, the great chalk ridge which rises high above the gentle green countryside. Down the slope lies Guildford, tempting you to explore its steep and ancient streets.


Unknown: Laura E. Richards
Unknown: Margaret Barton
Played By: Vivienne Chatterton
Played By: Michael Collins
Unknown: Charles Leno.
Unknown: Jocelyn Page
Unknown: Alan Reid
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Ann Totten.
Produced By: Eve Burgess


Life Assurance as a Means of Saving
Second 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. P. B. Clayton
Vicar of All Hallows-by-the-Tower
' Come upstairs and risk meeting the Chaplain ' ran one of the notices on the wall of Talbot House, Poperinghe. The Chaplain was the Rev. P. B. (' Tubby ') Clayton and Talbot House was the birthplace of Toe H, which has its fortieth anniversary today.
Tonight Dr. Clayton, Founder Padre of Toe H, thinks back over the years from 1915. when 'The Old House' first opened its doors to soldiers fighting at Ypres, to today, when the Toe H Anniversary Chain of Light will have travelled from Lamp to Lamp round the world, symbol of an unseen chain of love and prayer.


Unknown: Rev. P. B. Clayton


with Hugo D'Alton (mandolin)


Unknown: Hugo D'Alton


A series of weekly programmes by Antony Hopkins


from St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
The Advent of our God (S.P. 68)
Introduction; Confession; Absolution The Lord's Prayer Psalm S2
Lesson: St. Matthew 25. w. 14-30
Harki a herald voice is calling (S.P.
Creed and Collects
Dear Lord and Father of mankind
(S.P. 481)
Now the day is over (S.P. 49) Blessing
Organist, John Churchill


Unknown: Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Organist: John Churchill


Appeal on behalf of St. Martin-in-the-Fields' Christmas Fund by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles - Edwards
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Every year the Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields makes a Christmas Broadcast Appeal. It is an appeal by St. Martin's, but not an appeal for St. Martin's, for all the gifts received are distributed throughout the British Isles. Many people feel that Christmas is a time to make some personal gift to others whQ are in need through illness or misfortune, and for whom Christmas is a time of sadness rather than joy.
The problem is how to find these people. St. Martin's knows them, knows where the need is greatest, and where the help is most required.


Unknown: Rev. L. M. Charles - Edwards

: Guy Rolfe with Ronald Simpson in * IN CHANCERY'

by John Galsworthy
Adapted as a serial in twelve parts by Muriel Levy
Part 8
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Hugh Stewart
June goes with her father, Jolyon, to visit Irene, who is in straitened circumstances. Jolyon, not sure of his own feelings towards Irene, advises her to go abroad and offers to let her flat for her.
Soames is toying with the idea of marrying the French girl, Annette Lamotte. Unable to believe that Irene has no lover, he employs a private enquiry agent to watch her.
Meanwhile the runaway Montague Dartie has cabled his refusal to return to his wife Winifred, and Jolly is uneasy over his sister Holly's liking for Val.
Jolyon visits Irene in Paris, and finds himself in love with her. While there he learns that his son, Jolly, has enlisted in the Imperial Yeomanry.


Unknown: John Galsworthy
Unknown: Muriel Levy
Production By: Hugh Stewart
Jolyon: Guy Rolfe
Soames: Ronald Simpson
Wmifred: Catherine Nangle
James: Laidman Browne
Val: Charles Hodgson
Holly: Dorothy Gordon
Jolly: Simon Lack
Emily: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Imogen: Yvonne Hills

: Hugh Burden, Clive Morton and Richard Hurndall in 'GILBERT AND SULLIVAN'

The story of a great partnership in six episodes by Leslie Baily
2 —' The Partnership Begins '
Other parts played by: Betty Hardy. Margaret Anderson
Lockwood West. Stephen Jack
Eric Anderson
Narrator, Hugh Burden
The songs from the operas sung by: Joyce Gartside , Thomas Round
Arnold Matters. Sheila Rex
Edmund Donlevy , Gilbert Wright
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.
Unknown: Stephen Jack
Narrator: Eric Anderson
Narrator: Hugh Burden
Sung By: Joyce Gartside
Sung By: Thomas Round
Unknown: Arnold Matters.
Unknown: Sheila Rex
Unknown: Edmund Donlevy
Pianist: Gilbert Wright
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
Richard D'Oyly Carte: Roger Snowdon
Mrs Sullivan: Ella Milne
John Hollingshead: Eric Phillips
George Grossmith: Dudley Rolph


(New series) by Donald Boyd
2-The Wild Twenties
Continuing his reflections on some of the changes he has seen over the past fifty years or so, Donald Boyd speaks of the years after the 1914-18 war, when so many young people energetically set about having ' a good time.'


Unknown: Donald Boyd


Kendall Taylor (piano)


Piano: Kendall Taylor


' Watch ye, therefore '
Psalm 33, vv. 12-21 (Broadcast Psalter) 1 Thessalonians 5. vv. 1-24
The advent of our King (BBC H.B.
St. Mark 13, vv. 35-37

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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