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A reading for Sunday morning from ' The Abbe Pierre Speaks '
Reader: Garard Green


Reader: Pierre Speaks

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Stanford Robinson


Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


Ludwig Koch introduces birds that can be heard in the month of June. including the woodcock and the wryneck
Produced by Winwood Reade


Introduces: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Winwood Reade


by Peter Dickinson
From St. Gabriel's Church,
Cricklewood, London


Unknown: Peter Dickinson


from St. James' Roman Catholic
School, Burnt Oak, Middlesex; conducted by Father Donald Proudman , O.P.
When morning gilds the skies (O.W.H.
I I go to the Father
New praises be given to Christ newly crowned (W.H. 61)
Talk and Scripture readings Lift up your heads (Handel)
Our Father; Hail Mary: Creed; Collect of the Ascension
' I will not leave you orphans'
Holy Spirit. Lord of light (W.H. 64) Talk and Scripture readings
Jesu, joy of man's desiring (Bach) Prayers Blessing
Jesu. grant me this 1 pray (W.H. 90)
Choirmistress, Sister Rose, O.P.
Accompanist. James Freed


Conducted By: Father Donald Proudman


by Sir Eric Ashby
The fifthof a series of six talks in which speakers recall some of the people or events that have mattered most in their lives.


Unknown: Sir Eric Ashby


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Elgar's handling of Structure ' by A. E. F. Dickinson
' Beethoven's last Piano Sonatas ' by Geoffrey Bush
' The Remoter Wind Instruments—4. Heckelphone and Baritone Oboe ' by Joan Rimmer


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: A. E. F. Dickinson
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Unknown: Joan Rimmer

: Trevor Harvey introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Piano Concerto (Deliust: Betty
Humby Beecham (piano) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.
Kirsten Flagstad singing songs by Grieg
Lyric Suite (Orieg): Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eduard van Remoortel


Piano: Humby Beecham
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.
Unknown: Kirsten Flagstad
Conducted By: Eduard van Remoortel

: Wiedersehen in Deutschland

A programme for those interested in brushing up their German
18 - Ha no!

Teresa and her father are now on their way back to Vienna. Driving through Germany, they stop at Stuttgart, where they sample Swabian food and wine.

Polieren, to polish; schmieren, to grease; morgen fruh, tomorrow morning; die Abreise, departure; der Most, cider, new wine; ohne Ihre Erlaubnis, without your permission; die Skizze, sketch; der Maler, painter, artist; der Kiinstler, artist; anstreichen, to paint (wall, house); verkaufen, to sell; schenken, to give, present; ein bisschen, a little; langsam, slow; hartnackig, stubborn, obstinate; bose, bad, wicked, (also, angry); pfiegen, to nurse (also, to be used to); mieten, to hire, rent; Geld verdienen, to earn money; das Abendbrot, evening meal; die Gurke, gherkin; der Zigeuner, gypsy; mit Benzin und 01 fullen, to fill her up with petrol and oil; die Reifen nachsehen, to check the tyres; Bedienung inbegriffen, service (tips) included; die Stadt verlassen, to leave the town; ich kann mich auf Sie verlassen, I can rely on you


Script: Arthur Shepherd
Producer: W.R.H. Carling


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


Edited and introduced by Maxwell Knight
Bats are mysterious creatures surrounded by sinister legends. Michael Blackmore and John Hooper have studied bats for years, following them into dark caves to observe their habits. With Maxwell Knight they dispel much of the eeriness of bats, but much that is mysterious remains.
Produced by Winwood Reade


Unknown: Michael Blackmore
Unknown: John Hooper
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Produced By: Winwood Reade

: Opera at Home THE SCENE IS SET ...

5-Beside the Sea
Gramophone records presented by Andrew Porter


Presented By: Andrew Porter


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Eric Hobbis talks about some of the best of this year's spring flowering shrubs
Norman Stewart deals with summer problems of fruit
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Norman Stewart
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Talking of Books

Walter Allen
Mr. Allen talks about a set of recent novels, including ' The Thing Desired ' by Lalage Pulvertaft.
Readers: Godfrey Kenton, David Peel


Speaker: Walter Allen
Reader: Godfrey Kenton
Reader: David Peel

: Elgar

Constance Shacklock (contralto)
Ronald Dowd (tenor)
Marian Nowakowski (baritone)
Halle Choir
(Chorus-Master, Eric Chadwick )
Halle Orchestra (Leader, Laurance Turner )
Conductor, Sir John Barbirolli
From the Free Trade Hall, Manchester
Part 1
The Dream of Gerontius


Contralto: Constance Shacklock
Tenor: Ronald Dowd
Baritone: Marian Nowakowski
Chorus-Master: Halle Choir
Chorus-Master: Eric Chadwick
Leader: Laurance Turner
Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Gerontius: Ronald Dowd
The Priest: Marian Nowakowski


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


Part 2


The Soul of Gerontius: Ronald Dowd
Angel: Constance Shacklock
Angel of the Agony: Marian Nowakowski


Portrait of B.-P.
(Lord Baden-Powell, 1857-1941)
Written for broadcasting by Jack Cox
Narrator, Deryck Guyler with contributions from
Olave, Lady Baden-Powell C.B.E. ,
Lord Baden Powell (his son, Peter)
Colonel J. S. Wilson. C.M.G., O.B.E.
(Hon. President of the Boy Scouts'
International Committee)
Mrs. E. K. Wade (B.-P.'s secretary)
Scenes from his life re-enacted in the studio with Howard Marion-Crawford as B.-P.
Production by Trevor Hill


Broadcasting By: Jack Cox
Narrator: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: Lady Baden-Powell C.B.E.
Unknown: Lord Baden Powell
Unknown: Colonel J. S. Wilson. C.M.G., O.B.E.
Unknown: Mrs. E. K. Wade
Unknown: Howard Marion-Crawford
Production By: Trevor Hill


That Word ' Profits ' 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 ) with John Lanigan (tenor)
Edward Holmes (cello)
BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by William Llewellyn invite you to listen to a programme of music for the early evening


Leader: William Armon
Tenor: John Lanigan
Cello: Edward Holmes
Conducted By: William Llewellyn


Conducted by Edgar Anstey
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Art: David Sylvester
Film: E. Arnot Robertson
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Radio: Stephen Potter


Conducted By: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: David Sylvester
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Stephen Potter


A Service from Worcester
Cathedral for the centenary of Edward Elgar
Conducted by the Vice-Dean, the Ven. A. P. Shepherd. Preacher, The Bishop of Worcester, the Rt. Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Sonata in G for organ (first movement): Allegro maestoso
Bidding Prayer
Prologue to the Apostles—' The Spirit of the Lord '
Reading: Isaiah 12. vv. 2-9
Variation 9 (Nimrod) from Variations on an Original Theme (Enigma)
Prayers: The Grace
The Angel's Farewell (' The Dream of Gerontius
Norma Procter (contralto)
David Willcocks and Edgar Day
Worcester Festival Choral Society
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by David Willcocks
Service described by Richard Maddock


Unknown: Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Contralto: Norma Procter
Contralto: David Willcocks
Unknown: Edgar Day
Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: David Willcocks
Unknown: Richard Maddock


Appeal on behalf of St. Clement's and St. Luke's Homes by Donald McCullough
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Donald McCullough , [address removed]
St. Clement's and St. Luke's Homes were founded twenty-five years ago. They provide comfort and security for old people and are real homes in every sense of the word. They are registered as a charity but are not endowed and have to rely upon the residents paying according to their means. There are almost no rules and regulations, and residents can have their own furniture in their rooms. The Homes have been badly damaged by a storm and have to be repaired


Unknown: Donald McCullough
Unknown: Donald McCullough

: The Moonstone: 10: The Test

by Wilkie Collins
Dramatised as a serial in eleven parts by Howard Agg
[Starring] James Thomason

Sergeant Cuff has interested himself again in the disappearance of the moonstone, and on his advice Franklin Blake has demanded from Rachel Verinder an explanation of her hostile attitude towards him. She tells him that she saw him steal the diamond on the night of her birthday party. Tortured by her taunts of dishonesty and treachery, Franklin Blake seeks to establish his innocence.
From Ezra Jennings, assistant to Dr. Candy, who was present at the party, Blake learns that he was the victim of a trick and that his wine was drugged with opium To prove to Rachel Verinder that he was unconscious of his actions in stealing the diamond that night, Jennings suggests that Blake should submit himself to an experiment and under the influence of opium, and before witnesses, steal the moonstone for the second time.

(BBC recording)
(To be repeated on Friday at 4.30)


Author: Wilkie Collins
Dramatised by: Howard Agg
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
Gabriel Betteredge: James Thomason
Ezra Jennings: Richard Hurndall
Franklin Blake: Simon Lack
Mr Bruff: Rolf Lefebvre
Rachel Verinder: Monica Grey
Constable Jordan: Lewis Stringer
A man in the crowd: Frank Partington
Sergeant Cuff: Malcolm Hayes

: Scrapbook for 1928

Between the Wars
Written and compiled by Leslie Baily
Music arranged and composed by Alan Paul
Gaiety amid a slumping economy - The discovery of penicillin - Flying: airships or aeroplanes - War is 'outlawed by the Kellogg Pact' - The coming of the talkies: 'The Jazz Singer' and 'Blackmail' - A farmer remembers the slump - Noël Coward and 'the Bright Young Things' - Sir Henry Coward denounces jazz.
With the voices of: Sir Alexander Fleming
Lady Fleming Colonel Fitzmaurice
Mr. Stuart Hibberd
Mr. Noel Hale Mr A. C Crabtree and Mrs A. C Crabtree
Anna Neagle. Paul Robeson
Al Jolson , Fred Astaire
Jack Buchanan. Elsie Randolph and Gordon Davies. Dorothy Black Leslie Perrins. Margaret Leigh Dudley Rolph. Helen Clare Clarence Wright , Alan Keith and Andrew Sachs
The pages turned by Freddy Grisewood
BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Alan Paul
Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Leslie Baily
Composed By: Alan Paul
Unknown: Sir Henry Coward
Unknown: Sir Alexander Fleming
Unknown: Lady Fleming
Unknown: Colonel Fitzmaurice
Unknown: Mr. Stuart Hibberd
Unknown: Mr. Noel Hale
Unknown: Mr A. C Crabtree
Unknown: Mrs A. C Crabtree
Unknown: Anna Neagle.
Unknown: Paul Robeson
Unknown: Al Jolson
Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Jack Buchanan.
Unknown: Elsie Randolph
Unknown: Gordon Davies.
Unknown: Dorothy Black
Unknown: Leslie Perrins.
Unknown: Margaret Leigh
Unknown: Dudley Rolph.
Unknown: Helen Clare
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Alan Keith
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Production By: Vernon Harris


Fantasy-Waltzes (First performance) played by Richard Farrell (piano)


Piano: Richard Farrell


' God has put all things under his feet '
Song of the Three Holy Children. vv. 29-37
Psalm 8 (Broadcast Psalter) Ephesians 1, vv. 3-23
The head that once was crowned with thorns (BBC H.B. 132)
Psalm 8. v. 6

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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