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A reading for Sunday morning on ' Faith-trying to believe'
A chapter of Samuel H Miller 's book
' The Great Realities'
Reader, Sheila Raynor


Unknown: Samuel H Miller
Reader: Sheila Raynor

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played by the BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

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by H. A. Bate
From St. Mark's Church.
North Audley Street. London


Unknown: H. A. Bate
Unknown: From St.


from the Lord Mayor's Chapel, Bristol. Preacher, the Rt. Rev. F. A. Cockin , D.D., Bishop of Bristol
Sentence: Versicles and Responses Psalm 25
First Lesson: Wisdom 7, w. 7-14 Te Deum
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 2 Benedictus
Creed: Collects
Lord. thy word abideth (BBC H.B.
0- Spirit of the living God (BBC H.B.
Lift up your hearts (BBC H.B. 326) Blessing
BBC West of England Singers Conductor, Reginald Redman
Organist. Graham Hooper


Unknown: Rev. F. A. Cockin
Conductor: Reginald Redman
Organist: Graham Hooper


by Gwen Dunn
Mrs. Dunn is the headmistress of a small country school in Suffolk. In the last of her four broadcasts she tells how her pupils put on a play for Christmas.


Unknown: Gwen Dunn


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Strauss and the Symphonic Poem ' by William Mann
" Musical Profile-Alfred Deller ' by Cedric Wallis
' Some Books on Music and Musicians ' by Alec Robertson
' Classical Piano Duets for All' by John Lade


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Cedric Wallis
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: John Lade


13-Brion detective
Script by Max Bellancourt
Cast in order of sneaking:
Produced by J. P. Allen
Monsieur Vidal has left some papers in his office. Brian volunteers to go and get them, but unfortunately he forgets to take the keys with him. There are some startling developments.
Le dossier, file; faire semblant de, to pretend; prétendre, to claim to; le simulateur, impostor; le cambrioleur, burglar; le vol avec effraction, burglary; prevenir quelqu'un, to warn (tell) somebodv; le coffre-fort, safe; faire la courte echelle, to give a leg up; il est fait comme un rat, he is caught like a rat in a trap; je vais vous conduire au poste, I shall take you to the police station; allez! pas d'histoires! come on, no nonsense!


Script By: Max Bellancourt
Produced By: J. P. Allen
Unknown: Monsieur Vidal
Auguste Vidal: Jacques Brunius
Brian Walker: David Enders
John Weston: Hugh David
Fiist policeman: Maurice Chevallier
Burglar: Jacques Cey
Second policeman: Andre Maranne
Third policeman: Jacques Cey
Fourth policeman: Max Bellancourt


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

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Morpeth, Northumberland
The people of the historic borough of Morpeth on the River Wansbeck talk about their activities and the town to Yvonne Adamson
Produced by Kenneth Poolman


Unknown: Yvonne Adamson
Produced By: Kenneth Poolman

: Stephen Williams introduce* IN ANCIENT STYLE

recalling, with gramophone records, some examples of pastiche in opera


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Wyndham Russell describes his own technique in garden hygiene
John Sambrook talks about Christmas presents for gardeners
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Wyndham Russell
Talks: John Sambrook
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Peter Wallfisch (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Norman Del Mar


Piano: Peter Wallfisch
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Norman Del Mar


Philip Toynbee
Lord Acton's maxim, Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely' is well known. Philip Toynbee talks about the work and personality of the great liberal historian, a selection of whose writing has recently been published under the title, Essays on Freedom and Power:
Reader: Denis McCarthy


Unknown: Philip Toynbee
Talks: Philip Toynbee
Reader: Denis McCarthy


or ' The Long Romance' by Denis Constanduros
Cast, in order of speaking:
Produced by Mary Hope Allen


Unknown: Denis Constanduros
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen
Ewart: Richard Waring
Briggs the butler: George Hagan
Gracie: Kathleen Helme


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Children's Hour

Men of Letters: 3: Charles Dickens
A new series of six plays written by Howard Jones
With Michael Hordern as Charles Dickens and Richard Hurndall as John Forster
Other parts played by Cecil Bellamy, Hester Paton Brown, Lionel Gamlin, Douglas Hankin, Melvyn Hayes, Charles Leno, Joan Mason, Harold Reese, Alan Reid
Production by Eve Burgess


Written By: Howard Jones
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Richard Hurndall
Unknown: John Forster
Played By: Cecil Bellamy
Played By: Hester Paton Brown
Played By: Lionel Gamlin
Unknown: Douglas Hankin
Unknown: Melvyn Hayes.
Unknown: Charles Leno
Unknown: Joan Mason
Unknown: Harold Reese
Unknown: Alan Reid
Production By: Eve Burgess


Opening the Christmas Money Box
Edward Leader looks at some of the effects of the annual spending spree.

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and the Winter Garden Orchestra with George Elliott (guitar)


Guitar: George Elliott


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Art: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film: Roger Manvell
Theatre: J. W . Lambert
Radio: Lance Sieveking
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Roger Manvell
Unknown: J. W Lambert
Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson


from Nottingham Methodist Mission; conducted by the Superintendent, the Rev. Kenneth L. Waights
Let earth and heaven agree (M.H.B.
114, vv. 1, 2. 3, 7)
Lesson: Romans 6. vv. 1-16
Stupendous light (M.H.B. 135) Sermon
The race that long in darkness pined
(M.H.B. 139)
Organist, Fred Garnett


Unknown: Rev. Kenneth L. Waights
Organist: Fred Garnett


Appeal on behalf of the National Association for Mental Health and Mental Health Research Fund by the Rt. Hon. the Lord Mayor of London, Colonel and Alderman Sir Cullum Welch. O.B.E., M.C.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The National Association for Mental Health and the Mental Health Research Fund are both voluntary organisations. They exist to foster a wider understanding in the community of the importance of mental health and to support research into the causes and treatment of mental illness.
The Mental Health Research Fund provides a number of full-time research fellowships, makes grants for research expenses, and convenes conferences of research workers and psychiatrists.
The National Association for Mental
Health provides services for the general public and courses for professional workers. It also runs its own schools and homes for the mentally handicapped.


Unknown: Sir Cullum Welch. O.B.E., M.C.
Unknown: Queen Anne Street

: Bernard Braden in ' SO LITTLE TIME'

A novel by John P. Marquand adapted as a serial In twelve parts by H. Oldfield Box
10-' If things had been different'
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Anxious that his son Jim should not be involved in anything to do with the war, Jeffrey has persuaded him not to enlist for that officers' course-at any rate for the time being.
Before going to Hollywood (where he is due to work on a film script), Jeffrey has taken his friend Minot Roberts into his confidence about Jim and Sally Sales , so that while he (Jeffrey) is away, Jim may have someone to talk to who will see his point of view, in a way that Madge doesn't. But Minot, unfortunately, seems more in accord with Madge on this subject, and Jeffrey regrets having mentioned the matter to him at all.
Marianna Miller is in Hollywood, and is to play the star role in the picture which Jeffrey is to work on there.


Novel By: John P. Marquand
Unknown: H. Oldfield
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Unknown: Minot Roberts
Unknown: Sally Sales
Unknown: Marianna Miller
Jeffrey Wilson: Bernard Braden
Madge, his wife: Helen Horton
Jim, his elder son: Geoffrey Matthews
Marianna Miller: June Tobin
Hal Bliss: Marvin Kane
Mr Mintz: Murray Kash
Elise: Janette Richer

: The Reith Lectures - Science and the Nation

by Sir Edward Appleton G.B.E., K.C.B., F.R.S.
5-Science for a Purpose
(ii) Industrial Science
The work of the scientist in industry is characterised by great variety. He may be concerned with improving the efficiency of existing operations and with conserving the use of raw materials; he may also be engaged on research leading to the improvement of current products and the development of entirely new ones. Industrial research is carried out by British firms individually, or in co-operation. Research Associations, financially assisted by the Government, are as numerous as the industries they serve, and often provide the only scientific help and guidance available to small firms. These Lectures are being printed in "The Listener"


Unknown: Sir Edward Appletong.B.E., K.C.B., F.R.S.


sung by Jennifer Vyvyan (soprano)
Josephine Veasey
William McAlpine (tenor)
Trevor Anthony (bass)
Richard Adeney (flute) with Robert Keys (piano) who has also devised the programme (Josephine Veasey broadcasts by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd.; William McAlpine broadcasts by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)


Soprano: Jennifer Vyvyan
Mezzo-Soprano: Josephine Veasey
Tenor: William McAlpine
Bass: Trevor Anthony
Flute: Richard Adeney
Piano: Robert Keys
Unknown: Josephine Veasey
Unknown: William McAlpine


A weekly programme by Antony Hopkins


Programme By: Antony Hopkins


' Thy word is a lantern unto my feet'
Isaiah 55, vv. 6-11
Psalm 119. part 6 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Mark 13, vv. 3-31
0 Heavenly Word, eternal light (BBC
H.B. 37)
Psalm 119, v. 81

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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