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A reading for Sunday morning from Philip Doddridge 's writings on ' Spiritual Dryness' from
*A Book of Personal Religion edited by Nathaniel Micklem
Reader. Adza Vincent


Unknown: Philip Doddridge
Edited By: Nathaniel Micklem
Reader: . Adza Vincent

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BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

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by Geraint Jones


Unknown: Geraint Jones


from Bethel Methodist Church, Durham; conducted by the Rev.C. Kingsley Barrett
A safe stronghold our God is still
(M.H.B. 494)
The Lord's Prayer
The King of love my Shepherd is
(M.H.B. 76)
First Lesson: Isaiah 45. vv 6-19
Jesu, thou joy of loving hearts
(M.H.B. 109)
Second Lesson: Romans 5, vv. 1-11
Not what these hands have done
(M.H.B. 81)
Eternal Sun of Righteousness (M.H.B. 378)
Organist, J. Oxenham Dowell


Unknown: Rev.C. Kingsley Barrett
Organist: J. Oxenham Dowell


by Sybil Marshall
Mrs. Marshall retells the story of her family's origins in the Fen Country, in the very words in which her father told the story to her and she wrote it down.


Unknown: Sybil Marshall


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Lollipops: recorded by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Two books about Opera, by Philip Hope-Wallace
' Musical Profiie-Monique de la Bruchollerie ' by John Warrack
' Queen Elizabeth's Favourite Singer by Diana Poulton


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Diana Poulton

: Scott Goddard introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Symphony No. 8 in D minor (Vaughan
The Garden of Fand (Box)


A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
7-Brian aux prises avec le mal
Script by Max Bellancourt Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by W. R. H. Carting
tirian Walker has found the change from English to French food a little upsetting. Monsieur and Madame Vidal have somewhat different views on what he should do about it.
Le foie, liver; le medecin, doctor; Ie don, gift; guerir, to cure; la nourriture, food; oser, to dare; le teint, complexion; le fait, fact; la figure, face; ordonner un remede, prescribe a remedy; je vois a votre mine que ca ne va pas bien, I can <ee from your appearance that you are not well; je me sens malade, I feel ill; vous avez 1'estomac derange1, your stomach is upset: etre au regime, to be on a diet: j'ai peur que tu ne te trompes, I am afraid you are wrong.


Script By: Max Bellancourt
Produced By: W. R. H. Carting
Auguste Vidal: Jacques Brunius
Brian Walker: David Enders
Madame Vidal: Sonia Windsor
Woman: Elma Soiron
Doctor: Max Bellancourt
John Weston: Hugh David
Droguiste: Jean Driant
Pharmacien: Max Bellancourt


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

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Lostwithiel, Cornwall
The people of this small market town in the Fowey river valley talk about themselves and their town to the Cornish poet and writer, Charles Causley
Produced by John Irving


Unknown: Charles Causley
Produced By: John Irving


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
W. F. Bewley , C.B.E., D.sc., Fred Streeter , and Roy Hay answer some questions sent by listeners
Joe Brayshaw asks some of his own


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: W. F. Bewley
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw


Philharmonia Orchestra
(Leader, Max Salpeter )
Conducted by Stanley Pope


Leader: Max Salpeter
Conducted By: Stanley Pope


Philip Toynbee
New Lives for Old', by the distinguished American anthropologist Margaret Mead, is a study of how a primitive people, the Manus of New Guinea, have in one generation made the leap from the Stone Age to the present day.
Reader. Carleton Hobbs


Reader: Carleton Hobbs


A play for broadcasting by Bill Naughton
The action takes place in the home of the Holt family, in the North of England
Produced by John Gibson


Broadcasting By: Bill Naughton
Produced By: John Gibson
Jimmy: Graham Pratt
Mrs Holt: Violet Carson
Mr Holt: Bill Price
Miss Rutherford: Valerie Skardon
Jimmy's friends: Jeremy Bradbury
Jimmy's friends: Sian Davies
Jimmy's friends: Peter Harvey


Three nocturnes played by Stefan Askenase (piano) on gramophone records


Played By: Stefan Askenase


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


For Listeners of All Ages
' The Magic Ring ' from Andrew Lang 's ' Yellow Fairy Book ' made into a play for broadcasting by Nan Macdonald
Production by Herbert Smith


Unknown: Andrew Lang
Broadcasting By: Nan MacDonald
Production By: Herbert Smith
Storyteller: Nan MacDonald
Martin: Brian Trueman
His mother: Sybil Holroyd
A rich peasant: Tom Harrison
King of the Underworld: Fred Fairclough
The Damsel in the Fire: Susan Froggatt
King: George Hagan
Princess: Shirley King
Schurka, the dog: Andrew Wurlidge
Waska, the cat: Jessica Dunning
Chamberlain: John Wardle
Baker: John Broadbent
A tiny mouse: Sandra Chalmers
Courtier: Norman Somers
First youth: Paul Webster
Peasant: Frank Poynter


Premium Bonds
R. J. Martin puts you in the picture


Unknown: R. J. Martin

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and the Winter Garden Orchestra with Tom Webster
(marimba and vibraphone) accompanied by Billy Mayerl


Unknown: Tom Webster
Accompanied By: Billy Mayerl


Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Book: Walter Allen
Art: Colin Maclnnes
Film: C. A. Lejeune Theatre: Eric Keown Radio: Lionel Hale


Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Walter Allen
Unknown: Colin MacLnnes
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Lionel Hale


A series of services from Cambridge
2-Jesus Christ our Lord
Evening Service from the Chapel of Magdalene College,
Cambridge, conducted by the Chaplain the Rev. S. H. Barrington-Ward.
Preacher, the Rev. Professor J. Burnaby
O Lord, open thou our lips Psalms 133 and 134 First Lesson: 1 Maccabees 2, vv. 49-64
Second Lesson: St. John 14, vv. 16-24
Nunc dimittis
Creed and Collects
The eternal gifts of Christ the King
(E.H. 176)
Praise to the Lord. the Almighty
(E.H. 536)
College Prayers Blessing
Organist: The Precentor,
F. McD. C. Turner


Appeal on behalf of the work of the British Council for Rehabilitation, by Peter Ustinov
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
It is not widely recognised that there are today tens of thousands of people in this country who, because of illness, injury, or congenital deformity, are condemned to a life of enforced inactivity and dependence on the charity of others, despite their capacity and willingness for work. The British Council for Rehabilitation is attempting by all possible means to reclaim these ' social derelicts,' and to point the way by which they can be restored to a life of independence, full employment, and self-respect. Through its Preparatory Training Bureau new hope is brought to long-term patients in hospitals, by equipping them through correspondence courses to undertake suitable careers on their discharge.


Unknown: Peter Ustinov
Unknown: Peter Ustinov

: Bernard Braden in ' SO LITTLE TIME'

A novel by John P. Marquand adapted as a serial in twelve parts by H. Oldfield Box 4 — ' New York has Everything'
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Time, October, 1940. Place, New York. Jeffrey Wilson, of small town origin, is married to a woman of family and money; and on the surface, he has raised himself to her level. But he and his wife have really nothing in common. His life seems to him to be all in pieces.
The war in Europe is going badly for the British, and it cannot be long before America herself is involved. The uncertainties of the situation have brought to a head all Jeffrey's personal dissatisfactions and anxieties. His son Jim, who means more to him than anyone else in the world, is of military age.


Novel By: John P. Marquand
Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Jeffrey Wilson: Bernard Braden
Madge, his wife: Helen Horton
Jim, his elder son: Geoffrey Matthews
Gwen, his daughter: Rowena Cooper
Minot Roberts: Guy Kingsley Poynter
Marianna Miller: June Tobin
Fred: John McLaren
Beckie: Tucker McGuire
Walter Newcombe: Jerry Stovin
Mr Sales: Emerton Court
Mrs Sales: Bessie Love
Buchanan Greene: Philip Keatley
Newsreader: Leonard Trolley


The story of Bill Harney
Introduced by Edward Ward
Produced by Marjorie Ward
Bill Harney is an Australian who has been in this country for six months on his first visit to Britain. A few years ago Bill said to himself: 'If you can live without working, what's the good of working? So I thought, the best thing to do is to find a place where I can sit down and take life easy.' He found his place on the vast beaches of the Northern Territorv of Australia, and there he lives in the sun, ' in the old beach hut with the enormous banvan tree shading it and the lagoons behind and the old geese talking in .he swamps and the sea rolling in.' He is one of the finest natural storytellers in the world, and in this programme he tells you of his roamings,' and how he ' lives as he pleases ' at Two Fella Creek, Australia.


Unknown: Bill Harney
Introduced By: Edward Ward
Produced By: Marjorie Ward
Produced By: Bill Harney


Sonata in B minor, Op. 58 played by Monique de la Bruchollerie


Piano: Monique de la Bruchollerie


A weekly programme by Antony Hopkins


Programme By: Antony Hopkins


' To Him shalt thou cleave'
Joshua 23, vv. 1-8 Psalm 119, part 3 (Broadcast Psalter)
2 Timothy 1. v. 1, to 2, v. 2
0 for a faith that will not shrink
(BBC H.B. 310)
Deuteronomy 10, v. 20

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