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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from
' The Unfinished Task ' by Bishop Stephen Neill
Part of the chapter on ' The Problem of Christian Culture '
Reader, John Baker

Contributors

Unknown: Stephen Neill
Reader: John Baker

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: MORNING MELODY

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

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Marjorie Anderson introduces:
Gordon Gow , who reviews and presents sound-track from ' The Pajama Game '
The Cost of Living: a study of family budgets. 11— A shopkeeper and his wife
My Mother: E. M. Delafleld remembered by her daughter. Rosamund Truelove
Loneliness: Lady Rhys Williams and Father Martin D'Arcy , S.J., are among the speakers giving their interpretations of this word

Contributors

Introduces: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Unknown: E. M. Delafleld
Unknown: Rosamund Truelove
Unknown: Lady Rhys Williams
Unknown: Father Martin D'Arcy

: MORNING SERVICE

For the third Sunday in Advent
Conducted by the Rev. J. A. Fisher. Preacher, the Rev. A. R. Vidler , Dean of King's College, Cambridge
Introit: 0 Emmanuel (Walford
Davies)
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer Psalm 82
First Lesson: Jeremiah 1, vv. 4-10 Benedicite omnia opera
Second Lesson: from 2 Timothy 2 Benedictus
Creed and Collects
Anthem: This Sanctuary of my soul
(Charles Wood)
Sermon
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire
(BBC H.B. 608)
Blessing
BBC Singers under the direction of George Thalben-Ball

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. J. A. Fisher.
Unknown: Rev. A. R. Vidler
Unknown: George Thalben-Ball

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by Joan Chissell
Mark Lubbock , and Donald Mitchell

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Joan Chissell
Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Unknown: Donald Mitchell

: INTERNATIONAL CONCERT HALL

with Ernst Haefliger (tenor)
Hungarian Dances in G minor and F
(Brahms): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Paul van Kempen
Suite: The Miraculous Mandarin
(Bartok) : Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Antal Dorati
Psalmus Hungaricus (Kodaly):
Ernst Haefliger (tenor), RIAS Children's Choir, RIAS Chamber Choir, St. Hedwig's Cathedral Choir. RIAS Symphony Orchestra; conductor, Ferenc Fricsay on gramophone records

Contributors

Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Conducted By: Paul van Kempen
Conducted By: Antal Dorati
Conducted By: Psalmus Hungaricus
Tenor: Ernst Haefliger
Conductor: Ferenc Fricsay

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Philip Hope-Wallace
Film: Elizabeth Coxhead
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Siriol Hugh Jones
Book: John Lehmann
Art: Stephen Bone

Contributors

Conducted By: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Elizabeth Coxhead
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Siriol Hugh Jones
Unknown: John Lehmann
Unknown: Stephen Bone

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: COAST AND COUNTRY

Hay-on-Wye
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

Contributors

Unknown: Hywel Davies

: I AM THE PROLOGUE

David Franklin introduces favourite operatic records and singers

Contributors

Introduces: David Franklin

: Freddy Grisewood introduces GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

From Mansfield Spontaneous questions put by members of the Mansfield Gardenholders' Association, Notts., are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell

Contributors

Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Manoug Parikian (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: THE FATHER OF THE MODERN AEROPLANE

Talk by Charles Gibbs-Smith commemorating the centenary of the death of Sir George Cayley (1773-1857)
As early as 1792 Sir George Cayley made a helicopter model, and by 1804 he had designed the first model glider. But his greatest contribution to the history of aviation was probably his formulation in 1799 of its basic problem, 'to make a surface support a given weight by the application of power to the resistance of the air.' In addition to his interest in aerodynamics he invented the caterpillar tractor and was a pioneer of railway safety devices, self righting boats, and the internal combustion engine.

Contributors

Talk By: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Unknown: Sir George Cayley
Unknown: Sir George Cayley

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2
This part of the concert is also being broadcast in the BBC's Television Service and is introduced by Alec Robertson
Before an invited audience in the BBC Studios, Maida Vale. London

Contributors

Introduced By: Alec Robertson

: CAN I HELP YOU?

The Rent Act
Dudley Perkins answers a number of questions from worried listeners

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

A Service of Lessons and Carols with the choirs of The School of St. Mary and St. Anne,
Abbots Bromley , Staffordshire
Stonar School, Melksham,
Wiltshire
Ormskirk Grammar School,
Lancashire
Howell's School,
Llandaff, Glamorgan
The City of London School
Grosvenor High School, Belfast
Ainslie Park
Secondary School, Edinburgh
Order of Service
Hymn: Once in Royal David's City
(The School of St. Mary and St. Anne)
The Bidding Prayer
Carol: Ding. dong merrily on high
(Stonar School)
First Lesson: Isaiah 7, w. 10-14; 9, w. 2. 6. 7
Carol: On Christmas night all Christians sing (Ormskirk Grammar School)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 1, w. 26-38 Carol: In dulci jubilo (Howell's
School)
Third Lesson: St. Matthew 1, w. 18-
25
Carol: From out of a wood (City of London School)
Fourth Lesson: St. Luke 1, w. 39-45 and v. 56
Carol: Love came down at Christmas
(Grosvenor High School)
Fifth Lesson: St. Luke 2, w. 1-7
Carol: Dans cette stable (Stonar
School)
Hymn: While shepherds watched
(City of London School)
Sixth Lesson: St. Luke 2, w. 8-14
Carols: A Child this day is born (The
School of St. Mary and St. Anne)
0 little one sweet (Ormskirk Grammar School)
Seventh Lesson: St. Luke 2, w. 15-20 Carols: Child in a manger; Angels from the realms of glory (Ainslie Park Secondary School)
Eighth Lesson: St. John 1, w. 1-14 Hymn: Adeste fideles
The Collect for Christmas Eve
The Blessing
Organ Voluntary

Contributors

Unknown: Abbots Bromley

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This evening's visiting artist,
Janet Howe

Contributors

Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Janet Howe

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: EVENING SERVICE

from St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Austen Williams
Hark the glad sound (Songs of Praise
62)
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer Psalm 100
Lesson: St. Luke 1, vv. 26-38 Magnificat
Creed and Collects
Made lowly wise, we pray no more
(S.P. 575)
Address
Once in Royal David's city (S.P. 368) Blessing
Organist, John Churchill

Contributors

Unknown: Austen Williams
Organist: John Churchill

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of St. Martin-in-the-Fields' Christmas Fund by the Rev. Austen Williams
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to The Vicar, [address removed]
Every year the Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields makes this Christmas appeal. It is an appeal by St. Martin's, but not an appeal for St. Martin's, for all the gifts received are distributed throughout the British Isles. Many people feel that Christmas is a time to make some personal gift to others who are in need. More than 20,000 people take part, as subscribers, distributors, or helpers, and by their efforts the spirit of Christmas is brought to thousands who otherwise might not know the joy of Christmas.

: Ernest Clark with Monica Grey and Roderick Lovell in 'SOAMES FORSYTE, Esq.'

from John Galsworthy 's
' A Modern Comedy' freely adapted for broadcasting by Muriel Levy
PART 3
Production by Robin Midgley and Val Gielgud
While Soames Forsyte is occupied with business affairs, Wilfred Desert , a rising young writer, tells Michael Mont that he is in love with his wife, Fleur. Michael has sufficient trust in Fleur to do nothing much about it, except to tell her that he knows. She assures him that there is nothing in it.
Meanwhile, Soames is building all his hopes round his beloved daughter, Fleur, but noticing her restlessness he suggests that she ought to have a child.

Contributors

Unknown: John Galsworthy
Production By: Robin Midgley
Production By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Soames Forsyte
Unknown: Wilfred Desert
Unknown: Michael Mont
Soames: Ernest Clark
Fleur: Monica Grey
Michael Mont: Roderick Lovell
George Forsyte: Ivan Samson
Wilfred Desert: John Dearth
June Forsyte: Belle Chrystall
Elderson: Leslie Perrins
Val Dartie: Lewis Stringer
Annette: Gladys Spencer
Gradman: Arthur Ridley
Butterfleld: Dennis Spencer
Winifred Dartie-: Peggy Thorpe-Bates
Holly: Eva Stuart
Aubrey Greene: Peter Bartlett
Manservant: Anthony Viccars
Fleur's maid: Ann Rye
Reader: John Ruddock

: NEWS

: The Reith Lectures RUSSIA. THE ATOM AND THE WEST

by George F. Kennan
Professor of History at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Princeton, N.J.
6-Anglo-American Relations
In the last of his lectures Mr. Kennan warns against the tendency to a rhetorical optimism concerning Anglo-American relations.
These Lectures are being printed in The Listener.

Contributors

Unknown: George F. Kennan

: MUSIC MAKING

Helen Watts (contralto)
London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Kelly Isaacs (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin)
Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)

Contributors

Contralto: Helen Watts
Flute: John Francis
Violin: Trevor Williams
Violin: Kelly Isaacs
Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver

: 'W.S.'

Short story by L. P. Hartley read by Denis McCarthy

Contributors

Story By: L. P. Hartley
Read By: Denis McCarthy

: THE EPILOGUE

' Ministers of Reconciliation '
St. Luke 10. w. 1-9
Bened ictus. Canticle 9
2 Corinthians 4, w. 1-2; 5, v. 11. to
6, v. 10
Lord pour thy spirit (BBC H.B. 224) St. Mark 1, v. 17

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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