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h A reading for Whit Sunday from St. Gregory of Nyssa
Read by John Glen


Read By: John Glen

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Langham Light Orchestra Conductor, Maurice Miles


Conductor: Maurice Miles

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by George Thalben-Ball
From the Temple Church, London


Unknown: George Thalben-Ball


for Pentecost from the Canongate Kirk (The Kirk of Holyroodhouse), conducted by the Minister, the Rev. R. Selby Wright T.D. ,
Come. Holy Ghost (C.H. 182) Call to Prayer: Prayers
New Testament Lessons: Acts 2. vv. 1-11; St. John 14. vv. 23-31 (read by Hugh Mackay )
Apostles' Creed
Fairest Lord Jesus (BBC H.B. 138) Sermon
Judge Eternal (C.H. 636)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer The King of Love (C.H. 438) Blessing
Organist, David Laidlaw


Unknown: Rev. R. Selby Wright T.D.
Read By: Hugh MacKay
Organist: David Laidlaw


Sir Compton Mackenzie reads chapters of his own choosing from the Reminiscences of W. Graham Robertson
6-Of Henry Irving


Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: W. Graham Robertson
Unknown: Henry Irving


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Some Memories of Clara Schumann (1819-1896),' recorded by Adelina de Lara
'The 1955-56 Opera Season,' by Harold Rosenthal
' The Music of Szymanowski,' by Leonard Cassini
' Musical Profile-Peter Katin ' by Harold Rutland


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Adelina De Lara
Unknown: Harold Rosenthal
Unknown: Leonard Cassini
Musical: Profile-Peter Katin
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: John Amis introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Music by Hugo Wolf. Couperin, Bellini, and Gershwin recorded by Lotte Lehmann. Wanda Landowska , Maria Meneghini Callas , and Oscar Levant


Music By: Hugo Wolf.
Unknown: Lotte Lehmann.
Unknown: Wanda Landowska
Unknown: Maria Meneghini Callas
Unknown: Oscar Levant


8-A Lake in the Black Forest
Script by Rudi Leonhardt and Arthur Shepherd
Produced byW. R. H. Carling
Heir Wild drives Henry and Ann from Freiburg to the Titisee. They hire a boat and Henry has a bathe in the lake. They arrange to stay the night at a Gasthof. die Gefahr, danger; links, on the left; der Hirsch, stag; die Kluft, chasm, abyss; das Stelldichein, meeting, rendezvous; raten, to advise, guess; mieten, to hire; die Badehose, bathing-trunks; die Hiitte, hut; die Stimme, voice; einsam, lonely; grossartig, fine, marvellous; heute nachmittag, this afternoon; der Gasthof, inn; einverstanden, agreed. deshalb bin ich ganz nach rechts hiniiber, that's why I am well to the right; der Teufel hole ihn! the devil take him!; er hatte Gliick, he was lucky; ich bin so glucklich, Sie getroffen zu haben, / am so happy to have met you.


Script By: Rudi Leonhardt
Unknown: Arthur Shepherd
Produced By: W. R. H. Carling


BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

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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


Unknown: Hywel Davies


Gramophone records presented by Dennis Arundell


Presented By: Dennis Arundell


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Frederick Street advises what to look for at flower shows
C. E. Taylor talks about early summer pests
Fred St reeter out lines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Frederick Street
Talks: C. E. Taylor
Unknown: Fred St Reeter


A monthly magazine
This month : Ealing Studios
Discussions and interviews conducted by Gordon Gow
The Ealing Way of Work: a discussion with Charles Frend (a director), T. E. B. Clarke (a writer), and Michael Relph (a producer)
Forthcoming Productions: some information from Charles Crichton. Jack Rix. and R. C. Sherriff about the films on which they are engaged The Head of the Studios: Sir Michael Balcon talks of his aims. past and future, and recalls with sound-track scenes from some of his productions.


Conducted By: Gordon Gow
Unknown: Charles Frend
Director: T. E. B. Clarke
Director: Michael Relph
Unknown: Charles Crichton.
Unknown: Jack Rix.
Unknown: R. C. Sherriff
Talks: Michael Balcon


Edith Vogel (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Piano: Edith Vogel
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson


An English village through African eyes
Five members of the Gold Coast Broadcasting Service, who were on a training course with the BBC, spent a few days in this little Essex village last December. They made many recordings there and on returning to London compiled this very personal impression.
This portrait is introduced by John Cordeaux , Overseas Instructor, BBC Staff Training Department


Introduced By: John Cordeaux


by A. P. Ryan
I-Laurence Oliphant
In these talks A. P. Ryan describes three people who were out of step with the society in which they lived. Their non-conformity caused a great sensation at the time: yet today few people could describe the peculiarity of their behaviour or recall the stir that it caused.
Laurence Oliphant was to all appearances a typical mid-Victorian man-about-town and was at one time Member of Parliament. Yet Oliphant was an incalculable character. He travelled widely in the East and Russia: he caused a great sensation by disappearing to America and joining a peculiar religious sect and his later years were spent in Palestine, where he founded a home for Jews.


Unknown: A. P. Ryan
Unknown: A. P. Ryan
Unknown: Laurence Oliphant


For Children of Most Ages
' Saint Giles'
A story by Eleanor Farjeon told by David
5.10 ' For Thy Great Glory.... '
A Cathedral Pilgrimage
10-Peterborough Cathedral
A pilgrim explores the Cathedral
Church of St. Peter at Peterborough in Northamptonshire. He meets the Dean and members of the Cathedral staff and joins with children of the ' city in a service for Whit Sunday conducted by the Dean. During the ) service the Rev. F. H. Stallard takes him to different parts of the Cathedral where the inspiration of the Holy Spirit is to be seen.
) Lead us. heavenly Father (A. and M. 281)
Introductory talk by the Dean Lesson: Acts 2, vv. 1-4 Prayers
Come. Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
(A. and M. 157)
Address by the Dean
, Lesson: 1 Corinthians 12, vv. 4-11
Come down. 0 Love Divine (A. and ) M. 670) A Litany
Now thank we all our God (A. and M. 379)
I Master of the Music, Stanley Vann


Story By: Eleanor Farjeon
Unknown: Rev. F. H. Stallard

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with Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)


Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Lionel Hale
Book: Alan Pryce-Jones Art: R. H. Westwater
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: R. H. Westwater
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart


from Holy Trinity Church, Brompton. Conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. P. N. Gilliat , assisted by the Rev. Alan Dun stan
Preacher: the Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. J. W. C. Wand, D.D.
0 Lord, give thy Holy Spirit
Act of Adoration
Come, thou Holy Spirit, come (A. and M. 156)
Confession, Absolution, and the Lord's Prayer
Psalm 121
Lesson: Acts 2, vv. 1-11
Acts of Thanksgiving and Intercession .
Lord God, the Holy Ghost (A. and M. 525)
Spirit of mercy, truth and love (A. and M. 155)
Organist and Choirmaster,
Frank E. Woodhouse


Unknown: Rev. P. N. Gilliat
Unknown: Rev. Alan Dun
Choirmaster: Frank E. Woodhouse


Appeal on behalf of the National Birthday Trust Fund (for Extension of Maternity Services) by Professor W. C. W. Nixon M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.O.G. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The National Birthday Trust Fund was founded in 1928. At that time four out of every one thousand mothers died each year in childbirth. Through the Safer Motherhood Campaign, the Trust worked for the raising of the standard of care given to mothers, including the provision of relief of pain in childbirth, for which it provided funds for research into analgesia suitable for use by midwives. Since the war, the Trust has concentrated upon research into the causes of physical and mental defects of infants, in the belief that many may be caused in the antenatal period and are preventable. It is to maintain and extend the programme of research that the appeal is now being made.


Unknown: Professor W. C. W. Nixon M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.O.G.
Unknown: Professor W. C. W. Nixon

: Valentine Dyall and Leon Quartermaine in ' THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO'

by Alexandre Dumas from the.version for broadcasting in twelve parts by Patrick Riddell
4—' The Cemetery of the Chateau d'lf
Produced by Peter Watts
Edmond Dantes , a young sailor falsely charged with complicity in a plot to restore Napoleon to the throne, has been imprisoned in the terrible Chateau d'If, on an island off Marseilles. In despair, he tries to starve himself to death, but at the last moment he hears a scraping behind the stones of his dungeon. He removes the stone and admits the white-haired, fiery-eyed Abbe Faria , a fellow political prisoner. The Abbe has miscalculated the angle of his tunnel, so that it has brought him not to the battlements but to Dantes' cell.
Dantes takes new heart now that he-has a companion whom he can visit. To pass the years, the Abbe undertakes to educate him, and finds him a quick pupil. Between them they start a new tunnel, and this time, after years of labour, there is no mistake.


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Unknown: Patrick Riddell
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: Edmond Dantes
Unknown: Abbe Faria
Edmond Dantes: Valentine Dyall
The Abbé Faria: Leon Quartermaine
The Governor of the Chateau d'lf: Olaf Pooley
A jailer: Paul Hardwick
A young turnkey: Peter Halliday
The prison doctor: Hamilton Dyce


The Third Marquess of Salisbury and Hatfield House by Viscountess Milner
As the wife of Lord, Salisbury's fourth son (whom she married in 1894) the speaker spent nearly six years at Hatfield House. She recalls some impressions of Lord Salisbury and the way of life in those days.


Unknown: Viscountess Milner


April Cantelo (soprano)
John Carolan (tenor)
Charles Spinks (organ)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate )
St. Cecilia Orchestra (Leader, Lionel Bentley )
Conductor, Trevor Harvey


Tenor: John Carolan
Tenor: Charles Spinks
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Lionel Bentley
Conductor: Trevor Harvey


between Eric Shipton
Rex Warner Stella Kirwan
See page 9


Unknown: Eric Shipton
Unknown: Rex Warner
Unknown: Stella Kirwan


' The gift of the Holy Ghost'
Numbers 12. vv. 24-29
Psalm 139 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 2, vv. 1-21
Come. Holy Ghost (BBC H.B. 508) Acts 2, vv. 38 and 39

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