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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Sunday morning from part of chapter 4 'We are his Workmanship' from Lord Gorell's book 'The Well of Life'
Reader, Norman Mitchell


Reader: Norman Mitchell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas



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


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


by Alan Harverson
From St. Gabriel's Church,
Cricklewood. London


Unknown: Alan Harverson


for Rogation Sunday
From Stonehouse Parish Church, Gloucestershire, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. W. Hilary Way
Introductory Commentary The Lord's Prayer Venite
Psalm 67
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 6, w.
Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 6, vv. 6-8 Jubilate: Creed; Collects
Rejoice. 0 land, in God thy might
(E.H. 475)
Immortal, invisible (E.H. 407) Blessing The Bells
Organist. Edgar Dyer


Unknown: Rev. W. Hilary Way
Organist: Edgar Dyer


by Fay Compton
The fourth of a series of six talks in which speakers recall some of the people or events that have mattered most in their lives.


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Elgar's The Kingdom and The Apostles' by Ian Parrott
' The Italian Violin School-3' by Denis Stevens
' Musical Profile-Norma Procter ' by Arthur Jacobs
' Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831),' by John Lade


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Ian Parrott
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Arthur Jacobs
Unknown: John Lade

: John Amis introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Intermezzo (Capriccio) (R. Strauss )
Poeme (Chausson): Arthur Grumiaux
(violin) with the Lamoureux Orchestra, conducted by Jean Fournet
Finale. Act 2 (Aida) (Verdi):
Herva Nelli as Aida: Eva Gustavson as Amneris; Richard Tucker as Radames; Giuseppe Valdengo as Amonasro; Norman Scott as Ramphis; Chorus and NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini


Unknown: R. Strauss
Violin: Arthur Grumiaux
Conducted By: Jean Fournet
Unknown: Herva Nelli
Unknown: Eva Gustavson
Unknown: Richard Tucker
Unknown: Giuseppe Valdengo
Unknown: Norman Scott
Conducted By: Arturo Toscanini


17 — ' Wien. Wien, nur du allein '
Script by Arthur Shepherd
Produced by W. R. H. Carling
Stevens and Teresa spend a few days in Vienna before starting on the way back. Together with Herr Lohner and his mother, they go out to a ' Heurige ' in Grinzing and later to a Kaffeehaus. der Wiener, Viennese; das Gebaude, building; das Schaufenster, shop window; der Schmuck, decorations, jewels; der Rock, coat (men), skirt (women); verzweifelt, desperate; da oben, up there, at the top; da unten, down there, down below; der (die) Bekannte, acquaintance, friend; nichts Besonderes, nothing special; die Stephanskirche (Cathedral of Vienna); das Briefpapier, writing paper; der Umschlag, envelope; das Loschblatt, blotter; die Sitte, custom. Detailed notes for use with the broadcasts Nos. 11-20 may be obtained from [address removed]. Please send crossed postal order for 6d.not stamps or addressed envelopes.


Script By: Arthur Shepherd
Unknown: Herr Lohner


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

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region



J. C. Griffith-Jones introduces some of the people who live in the town and surrounding countryside to Hywel Davies
Their conversation has been recorded before an audience of their fellow townsfolk


Unknown: Hywel Davies

: Opera at Home THE SCENE IS SET

4-In Prison
Gramophone records presented by Andrew Porter


Presented By: Andrew Porter


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


Zara Nelsova (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Norman Del Mar


Conducted By: Norman Del Mar


A monthly magazine
The Advantage of Being an Amateur:
Three of the winners of the Amateur Cine World's 'Ten Best ' competition discuss the amateur's opportunities:
Ben Carleton : Bob Godfrey :
R. H. Jobson. In the chair, Derek Hill
' The Only Shape': John Houseman , producer of the film about Van Gogh , Lust For Life, talks with Gideon Bachmann about the aims of the film, and why it was made in Cinemascope.
Tennessee Williams discusses the film versions of his plays in an interview with Gordon Gow


Unknown: Ben Carleton
Unknown: Bob Godfrey
Unknown: R. H. Jobson.
Unknown: Derek Hill
Unknown: John Houseman
Unknown: Van Gogh
Unknown: Gideon Bachmann
Unknown: Gordon Gow

: Midland Region presents MY WORD

A panel game devised by Tony Shryane and Edward J. Mason
E. Arnot Robertson and Frank Muir challenge
Nancy Spain and Ted Kavanagh
In the umpire's chair,
John Arlott


Unknown: Tony Shryane
Unknown: Edward J. Mason
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Ted Kavanagh
Unknown: John Arlott


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


For Listeners of Most Ages
' Faith of our Fathers '
The story of Christianity in England
Written by David Scott Daniell in association with the Rev. G. W. H. Lampe
4—' Freely to Worship '
Produced by Peggy Bacon


Written By: David Scott Daniell
Unknown: Rev. G. W. H. Lampe
Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Storyteller: Geoffrey Lewis
The Rev John Wesley: Arnold Peters
The Rev Roger Westmore: Peter Coke
Abel: Michael Shaw
Sir Thomas Hickworth: Paul Whitsun-Jones
The Rev R Skelworth: Martin Lewis
Ebenezer Potter: Jack Holloway
William Ullathorne: Bryan Hands
John Bell: Gawn Grainger
Arthur Smith: Alaric Cotter
Bill Bent: Fella Edmonds
Mr Claythorne: Bernard Hepton
Dr David Livingstone: Jack Stewart
Geoffrey Murray: Michael Shaw
Mr Spence: Robert Marsden
The Rev Henry Grant: Bernard Hepton
Mrs Grant: Thelma Rogers


Costs and Prices by Henry Snell


Unknown: Henry Snell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region



Vilem Tausky
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Glenice Halliday (mezzo-soprano)
Denis Wood (cor anglais) and the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by William Llewellyn invite you to listen to a programme of music for the early evening


Leader: William Armon
Mezzo-Soprano: Glenice Halliday
Mezzo-Soprano: Denis Wood
Conducted By: William Llewellyn


Conducted by Edgar Anstey
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart Theatre: T. C. Worsley


Conducted By: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart
Unknown: T. C. Worsley


A series of programmes in which Christians think about their faith and examine its living expression in the twentieth century
5-What is Prayer?
The fifth programme in this series examines the practice of prayer and faces some of the problems that confront us when we try to pray.
Narrator, Tom Fleming
Including a talk and readings by the Rt. Rev. J. T. Hughes ,
Bishop of Croydon


Narrator: Tom Fleming
Unknown: Rt. Rev. J. T. Hughes

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the Girls' Friendly Society and Townsend Members' Fellowship by the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to The Bishop of Coventry, [address removed]
The Society is one of the oldest of the voluntary organisations working for the welfare of girls and women. From a small beginning in this country it has spread to many countries overseas from the United States of America to the newest member of the Commonwealth, Ghana. Taking no heed of race or colour the Society seeks to bring to girls and women the challenge of Christianity and the opportunity to develop and use their gifts, particularly those of leadership, in the service of others.
Working mainly through clubs in parishes, there are activities of all kinds. The Society also arranges local and national festivals, holidays at home and abroad, and international assemblies. Nor does it forget its invalid members who are 'adopted' and cared for and for whom small pensions, convalescence, and homes are provided.


Speaker: Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley

: James Thompson in ' THE MOONSTONE'

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial inelevenparts by Howard Agg
9—' Eye-Witness ' and Produced by Martyn C. Webster
Sergeant Cuff predicted that the Moonstone would be heard of again-the next time in London-and he is soon proved right. It is discovered that a rare oriental diamond has been pledged to a money-lender in Lambeth and that the stone now lies in the bank, awaiting the day when it will be either redeemed or forfeited.
In Yorkshire, Franklin Blake and Gabriel Betteredge have made a discovery : they have found, sunk in the sea by the Shivering Sand, a tin box containing the tell-tale garment with its smear of paint that had eluded Sergeant Cuff. It is a nightgown bearing the initials of Franklin Blake. Determined to exonerate himself, and to solve the mystery of the theft of the Moonstone, he approaches Sergeant Cuff and induces him to take up the case once more.


Unknown: Wilkie Collins
Unknown: Howard Agg
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Unknown: Franklin Blake
Unknown: Gabriel Betteredge
Unknown: Franklin Blake.
Gabriel Betteredge: James Thomason
Franklin Blake: Simon Lack
Mr Candy: Robert Sansom
Rachel Verinder: Monica Grey
Ezra Jennings: Richard Hurndall
Sergeant Cuff: Malcolm Hayes



The Case of the Shapira Document by Menahem Mansoor
Narrated and produced by D. G. Bridson
This is the story of a famous Hebrew manuscript offered to the British Museum in 1883, which was then denounced as a forgery. But-was it, in fact, the first Dead Sea Scroll to be brought to light?


Produced By: D. G. Bridson


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A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader. Allan McClelland


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Allan McClelland


' Our Daily Bread '
Deuteronomy 8, vv. 11-18
Psalm 107, vv. 1 and 33-42 (Brpadcast
St. John 6, vv. 26-51
0 God of Bethel (BBC H.B. 495) St. Matthew 6. v. 33

: News Summary

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