A reading for Sunday morning
A true story entitled
' One Shall Be Taken ' by Hugh Samson of the Inter-Church
Aid and Refugee Service of the British Council of Churches
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
by Melville Cook from Hereford Cathedral
Morning Service from St. Barnabas' Parish Church, Middlesbrough; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Canon H. A. Wareham
In place of the sermon there is a short feature devised by the Rev. J. Mainwaring-Taylor . Vicar of St. Thomas' Church, Middlesbrougb 0 Lord. my God (Palcstrina)
Sentence; Confession; Absolution Responses
Psalms 111 and 112 Lesson: St. Mark 10, vv. 13-31 Te Deum
Lesser Litany Collects
Hosanna. we sing (A. and M. 340) Feature
Loving Shepherd (A. and M. 334) Blessing
Organist. Dennis Woods
Rev. Canon H. A.
by Wyn Griffith
The brass box referred to was given to Wyn Griffith by his father, with the casual remark that it was his great-grandfather's tobacco box. Owing to the old Welsh system of naming-no surnames, but ' son of ' — identified nine generations in a family that never even owned a field.
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' English Waits and Carols' by Reginald Nettel
' Roger Sessions (born December 28, 1896)': a tribute for his sixtieth birthday, recorded by David Cooper
' Bizet. Guiraud. and Carmen ' by Martin Cooper
' Musical Profile-Archie Camden ' by Harold Rutland
A request programme of records
Christmas Concerto in C (Manfredini) Dance Duet: Hansel and Gretel, Act 1
A Carol Symphony (Hely-Hutchinson)
A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
15-La Noël approche
Script by Max Bellancourt
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by J. P. Allen
Brian discusses with the Vidals differences in Christmas customs. Brian is looking forward to the Réveillon party, but just at the wrong time he has a bout of toothache and goes off to the dentist.
Je suis tres pris, / am very busy; le gui, mistletoe; faire un voeu, to make a wish; le suif, suet; les raisins de Corinthe, currants; gourmand, greedy; arracher une dent, to take a tooth out; soulager, to relieve (pain, etc.); faire des courses, to go shopping; Ie houx, holly; la graisse, fat; faire cuire, to cook (something); avoir une rage de dents, to have bad toothache; je ne sais plus ou donner de la tete, I don't know where to turn next; j'ai hate d'etre a demain soir, / am looking forward to tomorrow night; un faible pour les sucreries, a sweet tooth; mes dents me font mal, mv teeth are troubling me; ie suis a plat, J feel wretched; je n'ai pas pu fermer l'oeil de la nuit, I couldn't sleep all night; un petit coup de fraise et je pourrai la plomber aujourd'hui, a little drilling and I shall be able to fill it today.
BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it
Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region
Tom Fleming visits the Border town of Galashiels and introduces some of the people there
Produced by George Bruce
Stephen Williams recalls with gramophone records some scenes of merry-making in opera
A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Roy Hay. Fred Streeter. Dr. J. P. Hudson, and Edward Hyams take time off from the weekly gardening tasks to discuss the achievements and shortcomings of this modern age of gardening
The book by Kendal Burt and James Leasor
Adapted and dramatised for broadcasting by Gordon Watkins
Produced by Ian Curtis
Onlv two members of the German armed forces succeeded in reaching Germany from British prison camps during the second world war. Oberieutnant Franz von Werra was one of them. This is his story.
Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 No. 2 played by Yfrah Neaman (violin)
Howard Ferguson (piano)
by Alistair Cooke
' The Animals who Sang '
Story by Mary Wilson read by Effie Morrison
Carols for very young children sung by the Scottish Junior Singers
Conductor, Agnes Duncan
The story behind the Christmas song by Joe Corrie
Guitarist, Norman Quinney
Organist. Barbara Laing
More carols sung by the Scottish Junior Singers
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
Father Mhor, a priest:
Martha, his housekeeper:
Hans Heidi, a villager:
Jacob Krespel, a poor charcoal-burner:
Anna, his wife:
Franz Gruber, an organist:
Liese, his young daughter:
Herr Hautmartin, a villager:
Herr Strasser, a glove-maker:
Herr Trebor Director of Music:
The King of Saxony:
Forecast for land areas. followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region
Recorded at the Princes Theatre, London by arrangement with Jack Hylton
Act 2 at 9.15
From Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Brook Green, London
Address by Father William Purdy, Ph.D.
Angels, we have heard your voices
I know a flower (German 15th century: arr. Praetorius)
A Virgin most pure (trad., arr.
Martin Shaw )
Coventry Carol (16th century: arr.
R. R. Terry )
Chester Carol (15th century)
Garden of Jesus (arr. C. Wood) Silent Night
Unto us a Boy is born (15th century: arr. Geoffrey Shaw )
Adeste Fideles (trad.)
Prayers and Blessing by Canon
Westminster Catholic Choir
Conducted by A. Maxwell Fernie
Organist. Diana Burton
Appeal on behalf of the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops, by Lt.-General Lord Freyberg, V.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.B., K.B.E., D.S.O.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be sent to [address removed]
For more than fifty-seven years the Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops has worked unceasingly for the benefit of all serving and ex-Service men and women, and more than three million have been helped. In the Lord Roberts Workshops the men of three wars, with an average disability of sixty per cent, have been trained and employed to produce furniture of all kinds, bedding, basketware, and brushes.
In a Training Centre in Surrey, specially equipped for spinal cases, the more severely disabled are being trained in clock assembly and repair and in invisible mending-remunerative crafts which the men can follow later from the shelter of their own homes. Other centres are established for the aged, for the disabled and convalescent, and the Society maintains twenty-two Cottage Homes. The Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts Workshops is a voluntary organisation and needs funds to continue its vital work.
A novel by John P. Marquand adapted as a serial in twelve parts by H. Oldfield Box
12-' You'd better think fast '
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
Angered because Madge had taken advantage of his absence in Hollywood to persuade Jim to enlist (and so separate him from Sally Sales), Jeffrey has stayed on in Hollywood, with Marianna Miller. And feeling suddenly released from the weight of his worries and responsibilities, he has at last begun to write a play of his own.
But the play, when finished, has proved worthless. Jeffrev sees that the course of his life has become too firmly set for any permanent escape to be possible. The bond that binds him to Jim is too strong anyway; and the threat of the war situation remains.
And so he has returned to his own family, to take up the old routine.
Madge, his wife:
Jim his elder son:
Gwen his daughter:
Sir Albert Richardson ,
Past President of the Royal Academy and John Betjeman who discuss architects and architecture as well as other items of common interest
' Lo, I come, saith the Lord'
Isaiah 12, vv. 1-6
Psalm 96 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 25, vv. 1-30
0 come. 0 come, Immanuel (BBC
Zechariah 2, v. 10
followed by late weather forecast for land areas