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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from C. S. Lewis 's ' Surprised by Joy '
Reader, Norman Mitchell

Contributors

Unknown: C. S. Lewis
Reader: Norman Mitchell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: MORNING MELODY

BBC Concert Orchestra
Conductor: Charles Mackerras

Contributors

Conductor: Charles MacKerras

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ORGAN RECITAL

by David Willcocks
From Worcester Cathedral

Contributors

Unknown: David Willcocks

: MORNING SERVICE

From Winford Parish Church, Somerset, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. A. J. Hobbs
The Bells
Sentence
Versicles and Responses Venite
First Lesson: Isaiah 65, vv. 6-11 Psalm 126
Second Lesson: St. Luke 8. w. 4-15
Jubilate
Creed; Versicles and Responses Collects
God of mercy, God of grace (A. and M. 218)
Sermon
We plough the fields (A. and M. 383) The Blessing of the Plough
All people that on earth do dwell (A. and M. 166)
Blessing
Organist, Marion Parsons

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. A. J. Hobbs
Organist: Marion Parsons

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC staff correspondents report on current events as seen from their own capitals

: LIFE AND LETTERS

A series of six readings from collections of English letters
6—' Talking Shop '
Letters from well-known people about their work and preoccupations
Read by Denis McCarthy and Jill Balcon
Narrator, Martin Starkie
Script by Terry Gompertz

Contributors

Read By: Denis McCarthy
Read By: Jill Balcon
Narrator: Martin Starkie
Script By: Terry Gompertz

: Malcolm Macdonald introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A. request programme of records including this week:
Rugby (Honegger) .
Organ Sonata on Psalm 94 (Reubke)
Excerpts from Troilus and Cressida
(Walton)

: ASSIGNMENT IN ITALY

The story of four people, and ten clues on a tape recorder
An Alpine Village
Script by Henry Bentinck and Alessandro Magri
Produced by Henry Bentinck
After the theatre Raffaella takes the English to a bar where her friends generally forgather. Kenneth plays them the next clue and follows up the suggestions they make. He finds himself among an Alpine people who are rather different from the other people of Italy. Cosa ne pensi tu?, What do you think of it?; mi pare, it appears to me; glielo spiego, to you it I explain; domandare ai genitori, to ask the parents; i parenti, the relations; neanche per sogno, not even as a dream; faccio da me, I'll do it myself; come si dice?, how do you say?; come si chiama Lei? how do you call yourself (what's your name?); come si chiama questa cosa in italiano?, how do you call this thing in Italian?; osteria, establishment chiefly for drinking; trattoria, establishment chiefly for eating; albergo, hotel; non e giusto, it is not right (or fair, or correct); prendere in giro, to tease, to pull somebody's leg (lit. to take around); e un guaio, that's trouble, or what a pity (lit. it is a woe).

Contributors

Script By: Henry Bentinck
Script By: Alessandro Magri
Produced By: Henry Bentinck

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Paul Dehn
Book: John Raymond Art: J. M. Richards Film: Edgar Anstey
Theatre: Harold Hobson Radio: Stephen Potter

Contributors

Conducted By: Paul Dehn
Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Stephen Potter

: The Weather

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

: COUNTRY TOWN

Castleton Alfred Hall visits this town in the Peak District and introduces you to people he meets there
You hear about Castleton garlanding; Derbyshire Blue John; the rope-makers of Peak Cavern; adventures of the cave divers; Allan and Clara ' or the Murder in the Winnats
And you hear the choir of the Pentecostal Holiday Camp singing from deep within Peak Cavern itself
Produced by Kenneth Brown

Contributors

Unknown: Alfred Hall
Produced By: Kenneth Brown

: STEPHEN WILLIAMS PRESENTS

Records reminding us that most opera composers knew their job
2-Wagner Cracks a Joke

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Frances Perry describes some curious, interesting, or unusual plants F. R. McQuown discusses the latest views on rose pruning
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Frances Perry
Unknown: F. R. McQuown
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: TALKING OF BOOKS

Philip Toynbee
The image of Dr. Johnson as the dictator of letters, ' the great cham,' is so fixed in our minds that we tend to think of him as a man who was born into full maturity. Philip Toynbee talks about a book that presents him in a different tight, ' Young Samuel Johnson ' by James L. Clifford , and about Johnson's work as a whole.
Readers: Denis McCarthy , David Peel

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Toynbee
Talks: Philip Toynbee
Unknown: Samuel Johnson
Unknown: James L. Clifford
Readers: Denis McCarthy
Readers: David Peel

: MOZART

See above
Next Concert: Thursday at 9.16

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Retrospect of 1955 ' Some Outstanding Performances and Recordings ' by Alec Robertson .
' New Versions of Old Favourites ' by Trevor Harvey
' Notable Additions to the Recorded Repertoire ' by Andrew Porter

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Andrew Porter

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
' The Glass Slipper'
A new version of the well-known fairy tale
Words and music by Henry Reed
Additional lyrics by Jimmy Dyrenforth
Incidental music played by a section of the BBC Northern Orchestra conducted by the composer Produced by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Music By: Henry Reed
Unknown: Jimmy Dyrenforth
Produced By: Herbert Smith
The King: Fred Fairclough
The Chancellor: Norman Somers
The Prince: Randal Herley
Buttons: Trevor Hill
The Baron: John Broadbent
His stepdaughters:Araminta: Geoffrey Banks
His stepdaughters:Esmerelda: Violet Carson
The Fairy Godmother: Muriel Levy
Cinderella sung by: Doris Gambell
Cinderella played by: Joyce Palin

: MONEY MATTERS

Savers and Spenders
R. J. Martin gives a second talk on some of the characteristics of two important social groups in the national economy

Contributors

Unknown: R. J. Martin

: The Weather

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

: PUTTING ROMAN BRITAIN ON THE MAP

by C. W. Phillips , F.S.A.
Archaeology Officer to the Ordnance Survey
It is twenty-eight years since the last map of Roman Britain was produced by the Ordnance Survey. In the interval, as a result of the work carried out by professional and amateur archaeologists, a great deal more information has come to light.
C. W. Phillips outlines the advance in our knowledge and describes how it has been incorporated in a new edition of the map, at present being printed.

Contributors

Unknown: C. W. Phillips

: THE TOM JENKINS ORCHESTRA

with Winifred Davey (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Winifred Davey

: EVENING SERVICE

From London Road Congregational Church, Chelmsford, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. A. E. Gould
Call to Worship
Come. let us join our cheerful songs
(C.P. 157)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer Lesson: Philippians 2, vv. 1-11
Jesus, the very thought of thee (C.P.
173, part 1)
Intercessions
Jesus, lover of my soul (C.P. 473) Sermon
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(C.P. 182)
Blessing
Organist, F. G. Billingtoh

Contributors

Unknown: A. E. Gould
Organist: F. G. Billingtoh

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children by the Director, the Rev. Arthur Morton
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
For more than seventy years the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children has played a major role in protecting the nation's children from ill treatment and neglect. Every year the Society, which is a voluntary organisation, goes to the aid of some 100,000 children. New challenges continually arise, and in recent years the Society has been making great efforts in the field of rehabilitating families in serious trouble affecting children.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Arthur Morton
Unknown: Rev. Arthur Morton

: PORTRAIT OF EDMUND BURKE

Statesman and Orator
Member for Bristol 1774-1780 drawn from the memories and opinions of his contemporaries by W. R. Rodgers
'If I have had my share in any measure giving quiet to private property and private conscience: if by my vote I have aided in securing to families the best possession, peace.... I have not lived in vain.'
Produced by John Irving in the BBC's Plymouth studios

Contributors

Unknown: W. R. Rodgers
Produced By: John Irving
Narrator: James McKechnie
Edmund Burke: Edward Lexy
William Windham: Carleton Hobbs
Charles James Fox: William Fox
Mr Shackleton: William Leighton
Sir Nathaniel Wraxall: Lewis Gedge
John Wilkes: Malcolm Graeme
Mr Crabbe: Stephen Jack
Lord Thurlow: Ivan Brandt
Miss Fanny Burney: Phoebe Waterfield
Mrs Leadbeater: Maureen Pryor
Miss Reynolds: Everley Gregg
James Boswell: Duncan McIntyre
Dr Johnson: Peter Pearce

: FOLK SONGS

sung by Sophie Wyss (soprano) with Clifton Helliwell (piano)
Arranged by Iain Hamilton :
Afton Water; Lord Ronald
Arranged by Roberto Gerhard :
Voici Ie mois de mai; Les cloches de Guerande; Un rossignol vint sur ma main; A Lauterbach; Me suis mise en danse
(first performances)

Contributors

Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Piano: Clifton Helliwell
Arranged By: Iain Hamilton
Unknown: Lord Ronald
Arranged By: Roberto Gerhard

: PRIVATE REPORT

by Donald Boyd
5-Prince, live for ever!
This is an oriental salutation we come across in the Arabian Nights Entertainment. Donald Boyd has chosen it to indicate a kind of immortality: the ability to forget oneself. The religious man, the artist, and the practical man go about this in different ways. ' 'Souls have been saved by fretwork.'

Contributors

Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: Donald Boyd

: THE EPILOGUE

' Behold, the Lamb of God'
Psalm 50 (Broadcast psalter) St. John 1, w. 6-34
Just as I am (BBC H.B. 292) 1 Peter 1, w. 18-20

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas








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