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A reading for Sunday morning
Part of the chapter on What the Rulers did not know' from Principalities and Powers ' by G. B. Caird
Reader, Adza Vincent


Reader: G. B. Caird
Reader: Adza Vincent

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BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

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by Arthur J. Pritchard
From St. John's Wood Church,


Unknown: Arthur J. Pritchard


from Coulsdon Methodist Church, Surrey; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. J. Neville Ward From all that dwell below the skies
(Methodist Hymn Book 4) ,
Confession, Versicles and Responses Venite, vv. 1-7
Psalm (M.H.B. 25)
Lesson: Acts 22, vv. 6-15 Benedictus
Creed. Versicles, and Collects
My Saviour, how shall I proclaim
(M.H.B. 388)
Come. Holy Ghost (M.H.B. 305) Sermon
Let him to whom we now belong
(M.H.B. 382)
Organist, Leonard Seaby


Unknown: Rev. J. Neville Ward
Organist: Leonard Seaby

: Intimate Snapshots: 5: Hugh Kingsmill and John Holms

by Lance Sieveking
In a prisoner-of-war camp in 1917 Lance Sieveking first met Hugh Kingsmill and John Holms, who were close friends and very remarkable men. Kingsmill became a distinguished author but Holms, who was regarded by some as even more talented, left no permanent writing except a few unfinished verses and his letters to Hugh Kingsmill, some of which are in Lance Sieveking's possession.


Speaker: Lance Sieveking


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Smetana's opera The Bartered Bride by Stephen Williams
' Schubert and the String Quartet' by Eric Blom
' A Book about Mussorgsky' by Martin Cooper
' Musical Proflle-Andor Foldes' by Harold Rutland


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Eric Blom
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: John Hollingsworth introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Overture: Rosamunde (Schubert) La Damoiselle élue (Debussy)
Four Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )


Unknown: Peter Grimes


20—Juste retour des choses
Script by Max Bellancourt
Produced by J. P. Allen
Brian and John have finished their stay in Reims and are coming home. Together with the Vidals and Simone, they have a farewell party.
II a failli oublier, he nearly forgot; manquer le train, to miss the train; vous nous manquerez, we shall miss you; merci de votre bon accueil, thank you for having made (me) so welcome; Ie roman policier, detective story; Ie kiosque a journaux, bookstall; la formule de télégramme, telegram form; Ie destinataire, addressee; Ie nom de I'expéditeur, the sender's name.


Script By: Max Bellancourt
Produced By: J. P. Allen


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

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Edited and Introduced by Maxwell Knight
These flying reptiles once dominated the skies, but they dwindled to extinction. Maxwell Knight discusses their place in the prehistoric world with James Fisher and W. E. Swinton.
Produced by Patrick Dromgoole


Introduced By: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: W. E. Swinton.
Produced By: Patrick Dromgoole


Recollections of student days fn Dresden, presented, with gramophone records, by Mark Lubbock


Unknown: Mark Lubbock


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 and Joe Brayshaw asks some of his own


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: W. F. Bewley, C.B.E.
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw


Elsie Morison (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent


Soprano: Elsie Morison
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent


Arthur Calder-Marshall
Mr. Calder-Marshall takes the occasion of the publication of a new analysis of Kafka's 'Castle' by Ronald Gray and of ' The Trial' in the definitive edition to talk about Franz Kafka , the man and his work.
Anthony Jacobs and Frank Duncan


Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Ronald Gray
Unknown: Franz Kafka
Readers: Anthony Jacobs
Readers: Frank Duncan

: Stephen Jack in ' WILD GEESE CALLING'

by Elizabeth Dawson
Produced by Robin Midgley


Unknown: Elizabeth Dawson
Produced By: Robin Midgley
Grandad: Stephen Jack
Ned: Kenneth Collins
Charlotte: Kathleen Heime
Tom: Trevor Martin
Jack Slater: Frank Partington


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


Afternoon Out
Wilfred Pickles visits
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne one of the earliest strongholds of Christian religion in Britain
Scenes from the life of Saint Cuthbert, and other historical events, reconstructed in the studio
The Pilgrims' Hymn sung by the boys of Chetham's
Hospital School, Manchester
Programme arranged and written by Margaret Potter
Production by Trevor Hill


Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Written By: Margaret Potter
Production By: Trevor Hill


Outlook for 1957 by Edward Leader


Unknown: Edward Leader

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Vilem Tausky
BBC Concert Orchestra
— (Leader, William Armon ) with Thomas Round (tenor)
Monia Liter (piano)
The Linden Singers
Conductor, William Llewellyn invite you to listen to a programme of music for the early evening
Produced by Neil Sutherland


Unknown: Vilem Tausky
Leader: William Armon
Tenor: Thomas Round
Piano: Monia Liter
Conductor: William Llewellyn
Produced By: Neil Sutherland


Conducted by Philip Hope-Wallace
Film: Edgar Anstey Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Moura Budberg Book: Margaret Lane
Art: Stephen Bone


Conducted By: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Moura Budberg
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Stephen Bone


Conducted by the Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (Thalben-Ball)
0 Lord. open thou our lips
Psalm 34. vv. 1-10 (Broadcast Psalter) First Lesson: Genesis 12, w. 1-4 Magnificat
Second Lesson: St. Mark 10, vv. 17-21 Nunc dimittis
Creed and Collects
A stranger once did blew the earth
(BBC H.B. 70)
Prayers Blessing
BBC Singers directed by George Thalben-Ball
8.5 Getting and Spending
' Another Way'
R. T. Brooks introduces a dramatised episode and discusses it with Canon M. MeNarney
Recorded episode devised by Jenifer Wayne produced by Hugh Stewart and played by Arthur Lawrence. Basil Jones and Catherine Salkeld


Unknown: Rev. W. D. Kennedy-Bell
Directed By: George Thalben-Ball
Introduces: R. T. Brooks
Unknown: Canon M. Menarney
Unknown: Jenifer Wayne
Produced By: Hugh Stewart
Played By: Arthur Lawrence.
Played By: Basil Jones
Played By: Catherine Salkeld

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the Empire Rheumatism Council by Miss Pat Smythe, O.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Miss Pat Smythe , [address removed]
The rheumatic diseases-rheumatism, arthritis, osteo-arthritis, fibrositis-are today one of the most widespread forms of painful illness and cause more absenteeism in industry than anything else. They cripple men, women, and children of all ages, but little is yet known of their causes.
A few years ago the Empire Rheumatism Council, a voluntary body, was formed to further the study of these diseases. In spite of a shortage of funds, for it is not State aided, the Council has since done a great deal towards research and education. Among other activities it has financed research in and supplied equipment to hospitals and universities, organised lectures, initiated the first Chair of Rheumatology in the British Commonwealth at Manchester University, and established recently a mobile unit for field research.
The urgent need now is for funds so that research may be further intensified and these diseases finally conquered.


Unknown: Miss Pat Smythe, O.B.E.
Unknown: Miss Pat Smythe

: Redgauntlet: 5: A Man of Peace

by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial for broadcasting by John Keir Cross
Produced by James Crampsey
Darsie Latimer, in his quest for the solution to the mystery of his birth and inheritance, is now more bewildered than ever. The Laird' (his rescuer from the Solway quicksands, alias Mr. Herries of Birrenswork), the Edinburgh lawyer Alexander Fairford, even Willie Stevenson the fiddler, all seem to know more about him than he himself does. He has again met his Dulcinea, the girl in the green mantle. Miss Lilias, for so is she named, has warned him that the sooner he is away from the Solway the better for his skin. The blind fiddler, Wandering Willie, is equally grave in his foreboding of danger.
Meanwhile Alan Fairford, now embarked on his first cause in law, that of Peter Peebles, finds that even here there are intertwinings with the fate and fortune of his friend Darsie Latimer.


Author: Sir Walter Scott
Adapted for broadcasting by: John Keir Cross
Producer: James Crampsey
Darsie Latimer: Bryden Murdoch
Joshua Geddes: Andrew Keir
John Davies: John Young
Cristal Nixon: George Davies
Maggie: Mary Riggans
The Laird: David Steuart
Sir Walter: Bill Crichton


I-The Lost Library


The Great Service
Venite; Te Deum; Benedictua sung by the BBC Northern Singers
Conductor, Gordon Thorne
Introduced by Alec Robertson


Conductor: Gordon Thorne
Introduced By: Alec Robertson


Antony Hopkins


Unknown: Antony Hopkins


'The Kingdom and Call of Christ'
Jeremiah 17, vv. 5-14
Psalm 34, vv. 7-18 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 4, v. 23, to 5. v. 16
It fell upon a summer day (BBC H.B.
St. Mark 10, v. 52

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