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The reading this morning is a part of the sermon preached by Archbishop Thomas Beckel in T. S. Eliot 's play
' Murder in the Cathedral '
Reader, Preston Lockwood


Unknown: Thomas Beckel
Unknown: T. S. Eliot
Reader: Preston Lockwood

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BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter


Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter

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: Home for the Day

Marjorie Anderson introduces:
Stocking the Ark: Percy Edwards makes his personal choice of animals.
Who are the Lonely People?: A vicar, a doctor, and a problem-page editor give evidence.
William Taylor, who recalls his first job as an errand-boy some forty years ago.
Voices and Views selected from Woman's Hour programmes in 1957


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Speaker: Percy Edwards
Speaker: William Taylor


From Bishopthorpe Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. R. L. H. Lloyd. Preacher the Archbishop of York
Versicles and Responses Venite
Psalms 2, b
First Lesson: Isaiah 41, vv. 8-20
Te Deum laudamus
(Continued in next column)
Second Lesson: Colossians 1. vv. 1-20 Jubilate
Creed: Lesser Litany: The Lord's
Prayer; Versicles; Collects
0 God of Jacob, by whose hand (A. and M. 512)
Praise to the holiest in the height
(A. and M. 172)
Organist. Raymond Richardson


Unknown: Rev. R. L. H. Lloyd.
Organist: Raymond Richardson


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Musical Profile — The Bournemouth
Symphony Orchestra, by John Warrack
Thomas Morley (1557-C.1603), by Diana Poulton
Some Books on Opera, by Jeremy Noble
What it takes to be a pianist: 3-to teach the piano, by Sidney Harrison


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Thomas Morley
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Unknown: Jeremy Noble
Unknown: Sidney Harrison


with Ludwig Hoelscher (cello)
Suite, Nobles Jeunesses (
Georg Muffat ). L'Ensemble Orchestral de l'Oiseau-Lyre, conducted by Louis de Froment
Cello Concerto in B flat (Boccherini):
Ludwig Horlscher with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Otto Matzerath
Symphonic poem, Le Rouet d'Omphale (Saint-Saëns); Joyeuse marche (Chabrier): Royal. Philharmonic Orchestra: conductor. Sir Thomas Beecham Bt ,on gramophone records


Cello: Ludwig Hoelscher
Unknown: Georg Muffat
Unknown: Ludwig Horlscher
Conducted By: Otto Matzerath
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham Bt


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Radio Siriol Hugh Jones
Book- John Lehmann
Art: David Sylvester
Film. E. Arnot Robertson
Theatre: Ivor Brown


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Siriol Hugh Jones
Unknown: John Lehmann
Unknown: David Sylvester
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Ivor Brown

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Edited and introduced by Maxwell Knight
Eric Hobbis and Frank Jane discuss with Maxwell Knight the place of evergreens in the world of nature and folklore
Produced by Winwood Reade
Evergreens are traditionally associated with Christmas and our homes would be much less decorative if some plants did not remain green throughout the winter. Why do they retain their leaves? Why are they associated with medicine and various folk legends?


Introduced By: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Frank Jane
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Produced By: Winwood Reade


David Franklin introduces favourite operatic records and singers


Introduces: David Franklin


Introduced by Freddy Grisewood from Bath
Spontaneous questions put by members of the Bath and District
Gardeners' Society are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell


Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: The Childhood of Christ

A sacred trilogy
Parts 1 and 2

at 2.30 Part 1: The Dream of Herod Part 2: The Flight into Egypt

at 3.50 Part 3: The Arrival at Sais Epilogue

Words and music by Berlioz

English version by Paul England

Cast in order of singing:

THE NARRATOR: Richard Lewis (tenor)
A CENTURION: John Kentish (tenor)
POLYDORUS: John Holmes (boss)
HEROD: Norman Walker (bass)
MARY: Josephine Veasey (mezzo-soprano)
JOSEPH: John Cameron (baritone)
FATHER OF THE FAMILY: David Ward (bass)
BBC CHORUS (Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (Leader. Paul Beard) Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
FLUTES Douglas Whittaker and Russell King
HARP Sidonie Goossens


by Gilbert Highet
For some years Mr. Highet has been broadcasting a weekly book talk over the American radio and has built up a considerable following.
In this talk, the first of three, he speaks about one of the oldest literary forms-the fable-taking modern examples from Robert Louis Stevenson.


Unknown: Gilbert Highet
Unknown: Robert Louis Stevenson.


Visits and Exchanges Abroad
R. A. Nightingale , Assistant Secretary of the Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges, describes how the Bureau can help individual young people who want to travel and also teachers and youth leaders who want to take groups of children abroad


Unknown: R. A. Nightingale


A weekly programme by Antony Hopkins


Programme By: Antony Hopkins


Afternoon Out
Wilfred Pickles visits
The Bowes Museum-
Barnard Castle and there meets the Curator, Thomas Wakes , F.S.A., F.M.A., and members of the staff
Programme arranged and written by Margaret Potter
Scenes from the past re-enacted in the studio by Geoffrey Banks. Madeleine Vacher
Herbert Smith. Vida Paterson
Harold Rottesman
Production by Trevor Hill


Unknown: Thomas Wakes
Written By: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks.
Unknown: Madeleine Vacher
Unknown: Herbert Smith.
Production By: Trevor Hill


Is the Consumer Still King? by Edward Leader

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A summary of events of the past week


Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This evening's visiting artists,
Folkestone Halliday Girls' Choir
Conductor, Joan Oxley


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Conductor: Joan Oxley


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


A series of programmes in which Christians think about their Faith
How Real is Christmas ?
In this age ot rapidly developing knowledge and changing needs, can the traditional Christian statement about Christmas still be regarded as true and relevant? This is the question to be posed by four men who are well known to each other but who differ in their standpoints with regard to the Christian Faith. They are:
Douglas Blatherwick
Adrian Davies
Geoffrey Smith
The Rev. Cyril Thomas
Guest in the discussion,
Rt. Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Bishop of Worcester


Unknown: Douglas Blatherwick
Unknown: Adrian Davies
Unknown: Geoffrey Smith
Unknown: Rev. Cyril Thomas
Unknown: Rt. Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards


Appeal on behalf of St. Joseph's Hospice, Hackney, by Pamela Frankau
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Miss Pamela Frankau, [address removed]
St Joseph's Hospice was founded more than fifty years ago by the Irish Sisters of Charity for the caTe of the aged sick and those in the last stages of illness, regardless of race or creed. Owing to the great demand for admission, a new wing containing all modern equipment for the comfort of patients was recently opened at a cost of £ 120,000. Of this £ 70,000 has been paid, but a further £ 50,000 is urgently needed to clear the debt.


Unknown: Pamela Frankau
Unknown: Miss Pamela Fran

: 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
Other parts played by Frederick Treves and David March
Production by Robin Midgley and Val Gielgud
Fleur shows her picture of The White Monkey, who eats the fruit and throws away the rinds, to Jon's half-sister Holly, and the two young women compare notes on life.
Fleur senses that her husband knew of her visit to Wilfred Desert 's room, and admits that she only went to tell him she could not see him again.
Soames cannot sleep, and resolves to have the matter of his business manager's treachery discussed at the next meeting. He obtains a job for Butterfield in the Mont publishing business.
Fleur tells Michael that she is going to have a child.


Unknown: John Galsworthy
Played By: Frederick Treves
Unknown: David March
Production By: Robin Midgley
Production By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Wilfred Desert
Soames: Ernest Clark
Fleur: Monica Grey
Michael Mont: Roderick Lovell
Wilfred Desert: John Dearth
Sir Lawrence Mont: Martin Lewis
Elderson: Leslie Perrins
Butterfield: Dennis Spencer
Miss Peren: Joan Sanderson
Reader: John Ruddock


Sophie Wyss (soprano)
BBC Singers
Wigmore Ensemble: Geoffrey Gilbert (flute)
Maria Korchinska (harp) Granville Jones (violin) Frederick Riddle (viola)
Anthony Pini (cello)
The programme includes ' Legendes dorees ' collected by Yvette Guilbert and arranged by Leonard Isaacs


Soprano: Sophie Wyss
Flute: Geoffrey Gilbert
Harp: Maria Korchinska
Violin: Granville Jones
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Cello: Anthony Pini
Unknown: Yvette Guilbert
Arranged By: Leonard Isaacs


' Keep my Covenant, saith the Lord'
Exodus 19, vv. 3-8a Psalm 90, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast psalter) Deuteronomy 30, vv. 1-20
For thy mercy and thy grace (BBC
H.B. 429)
St. Matthew 7. v. 21

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