A reading for Sunday morning from
The Woman Who Could Not Die' by Iulia de Beausobre Reader, Natalie Moya
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conductor, Gerald Gentry
March: Sea Songs - Vaughan Williams
Gypsy Suite - Edward German
Suite of Scottish Dances - William Alwyn
Le Miroir de Mademoiselle - Joseph Engleman
Marjorie Anderson introduces:
Talk of the Town by E. Arnot Robertson Who are the Lonely People!:an investigation, with a tape recorder, by Gordon Gow
My Mother: Viola Tree remembered by her son,
David Peace on Earthf Marghanita Laski. Dame Kathleen Lonsdale , F.R.S., and Mary Stocks exchange views on the causes of war. Chairman, Robert McKenzie
At the Beginning of the Year from Zion Congregational Church, Kendal; conducted by the Rev. W. A. Whitehouse , Principal of St. Cuthbert's Society, in the University of Durham
Great God, we sing that mighty hand
I to the hills will lift mine eyes (C.P.
Genesis 1, v. 14, to 2, v. 2 Psalm 8 (C.P. 800)
St. Matthew 2, vv. 1-21
Child in the manger (BBC H.B. 45) Sermon
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord (C.P. 170)
Organist, L. G. Powell
A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Opera in 1957 ' by Harold Rosenthal ' Vaughan Williams ' Vision of Past and Future ' by Scott Goddard
'Musical Profile-Ben Davies (1858-1943) ' by George Baker
' The Cries of London — 1, by Denis Stevens
Piano Concerto No. 2, in B flat played by Rudolf Serkin (piano) Philadelphia Orchestra
Conductor, Eugene Ormandy on a gramophone record
Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Book: John Lehmann
Art: David Sylvester
Film: E. Arnot Robertson
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Siriol Hugh Jones
Forecast for land areas. followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region
Arranged and narrated by John Seymour
Edited by John Ecclestone in the BBC's East Anglian studios
The samdy and originally barren Breckland lies like an island between the corn lands of Suffolk and the rich fen farms. Its heaths, which contain species of plants and animals found nowhere else in the British Isles, have a gaunt charm all of their own. Country where Neolithic men worked in flint mines, and where Saxons and Danes once fought, is today being transformed into the largest modern forest in the South of England, a centre of land reclamation and a home for London's overspill.
David Franklin introduces favourite operatic records and singers
Spontaneous questions put by members of the Weston-super-Mare and District Allotments and Gardens Association are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts , and Alan Gemmell
Winifred Roberts (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
by Gilbert Highet
This is the second talk originally broadcast over American radio by the scholar and critic who has built up such a considerable following over there. This time he speaks about some of the problems confronting writers of ' whodunits ' and suggests why so many of their stories fail.
Dudley Perkins talks about some aspects of the law particularly interesting to people who keep animals-in towns and in the country
For Older Children
'If Anybody Calls
The story of St. Paul's Cathedral written for Children's Hour by Howard Jones with Jill Balcon , Patience
Collier Lionel Gamlin , Richard Goolden
James McKechnie. Derek Prentice
John Richmond. Martin Starkie
Ralph Truman , Richard Williams
Production by David Davis
' Sir Christopher Wren
Said I am going to dine with some men.
If anybody calls
Say I am designing St. Paul's ".'
Meeting the New Year Bills by Edward Leader
Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region
A summary of events of the past week
Max Jaffa and the Palm Court Orchestra
This evening's visiting artist
by Alistair Cooke
A series of programmes in which Christians think about their faith and its living expression
The Word for Living
From St. John's Kirk of Perth. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. William A. Smellie
When we really take God at his word, what happens?
Members of the church submit themselves to the searchlight of Christ's Beatitudes, and ask-' Are they relevant today? Do they illumine the problems and challenges that I constantly meet in my daily living? ' Here they report on a week's attempt to live by these verses in conscious daily obedience.
' Blessed are the poor in spirit * ' Blessed are they that mourn ' ' Blessed are the meek '
Organist, J. Carruthers Fraser
Rev. William A.
Appeal on behalf of the Restoration Fund of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Willen, Buckinghamshire, by C. A. Joyce , M.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to C. A. Joyce , Esq., [address removed]
A church has stood on this site at least since 1223, but the present building was erected in 1680 at the expense of Dr. Richard Busby, the famous Headmaster of Westminster, who had recently bought the Manor The church is now in need of extensive restoration and as the population of the village is only forty it is obvious that they cannot supply the whole of the £ 3,200 which the architect estimates as necessary. The church is reputed to be one of the best examples of Dr. Hooke's work now standing: it is much after the style of Wren and has been termed a City Church in the midst of fields.
From John Galsworthy's 'A Modern Comedy', freely adapted by Muriel Levy
[Starring] Ernest Clark with Monica Grey and Roderick Lovell
Soames's daughter, Fleur Mont, is at last going to have a child, much to his delight, for now both he and Michael, her husband, feel that Fleur will be more 'settled.' Michael pays a visit to Wilfred Desert, who is in love with Fleur, to find that Wilfred is leaving the country. The two men bid each other a friendly farewell.
In the meantime a bombshell has fallen for Soames and other directors of the P.P.R.S., for Elderson, the manager, has left the country and a situation, which includes fraud, has to be faced. Responsibility falls heavily on Soames.
Sir Lawrence Mont:
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by A. C. B. Lovell
The study of radio waves from the universe has opened new avenues for the exploration of space. In this talk Professor Lovell, Director of Manchester University's Jodrell Bank Experimental Station, describes the new universe revealed to the radio astronomer.
See also Science Survey
A. C. B.
A programme of music by Schubert given by Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
Ernest Lush (piano)
Maurice Cole (piano)
The Ambrosian Singers Conducted by Cyril Gell
The programme includes Serenade for contralto, male voices, and piano (D.920)
An anthology selected and presented by James Fisher and Geoffrey Grigson
A short account of the natural, literary, legendary, and musical history of wolves
Produced by Tony Soper
' A light for the Gentiles'
Isaiah 60, vv. 1-6 and v. 11
Psalm 96 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 1, v. 18, to 2, v. 12
Earth has many a noble city (BBC
St. Luke 1. w. 78-79
followed by late weather forecast for land areas