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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from the writings of the late Neville Gorton
Bishop of Coventry
The excerpt can be found in ' Neville Gorton. Bishop of Coventry, 1943-55,' edited by F. W. Moyle
Reader, Hugh Dickson

Contributors

Edited By: F. W. Moyle
Reader: Hugh Dickson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing

: BRITISH MELODY

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader. James Hutcheon )
Conductor, Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conductor: Gerald Gentry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Marjorie Anderson introduces
Out of Work: a report by W. John Morgan on the unemployment situation in west Wales
I'm not an Angel of Mercy: a nursing sister talks about her work
In Partnership: Isabel and David Crook , teachers of English at the Foreign Language Institute in Peking
Miss X: Paul Cornforth describes a young woman he has never forgotten

Contributors

Introduces: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: W. John Morgan
Unknown: David Crook
Unknown: Paul Cornforth

: MORNING SERVICE

From Truro Cathedral
The Service consists of the Introduction, the Ministry of the Word, the Offertory, and the Intercession for the Church from the Order for Holy Communion
The Bells
Introit: Psalm 26 (Battishill) The Lord's Prayer Collect for Purity
The Ten Commandments
Collect for the Third Sunday after
Easter
The Epistle: 1 Peter 2, vv. 11-17
Gradual Hymn: Love's redeeming work-is done (A. and M. Rev. 141)
The Gospel: St. John 16, vv. 16-22 Creed
Sermon: The Rev. Canon J. E. Fison ,
Sub-Dean
Offertory Hymn: The Church of God a kingdom is (A. and M. Rev. 254)
Prayer for the Church Blessing
Celebrant:
The Rev. Owen Whiting , Priest Vicar Organist and Master of the Choristers:
Guillaume Ormond
Assistant Organist: John Winter

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon J. E. Fison
Unknown: Rev. Owen Whiting
Unknown: Guillaume Ormond
Organist: John Winter

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Walton and the Orchestra ' by Alan Frank
' Musical Profile-Tibor Varga ' by Arthur Jacobs
' Bach's Brandenburg Concertos ' by Denis Stevens
'The English Character in Music: 2 -The Contradictory Poet ' by Geoffrey Bush

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Alan Frank
Unknown: Arthur Jacobs
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush

: Joseph Cooper introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records Symphony No. 100. in G (Military)
(Haydn): Royal Orchestra of Copenhagen, conducted by Nicolai Matko
Italian Serenade (Wolf): the New
Music Quartet
Dances of Marosszek (Kodaly): Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of* London, conducted by Artur Rodzinski

Contributors

Conducted By: Nicolai Matko
Conducted By: Artur Rodzinski

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Dilys Powell
Art: Basil Taylor
Film: Paul Dehn
Theatre: T. C. Worsley Radio: Lance Sieveking
Book: C. V. Wedgwood

Contributors

Conducted By: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Lance Sieveking

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: COAST AND COUNTRY

The Weald of Kent
Robert Reid tells the story of a journey through the Kentish countryside and introduces recordings of some of the people he met
Produced by Arthur Phillips

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Reid
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: FIVE QUINTETS

and the characters who combine to sing them
4-Martha
Operatic records presented by Philip Hope-Wallace

Contributors

Presented By: Philip Hope-Wallace

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

visits The Fens
Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts , and Arthur Billitt answer spontaneous questions put to them by gardening enthusiasts in and around Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Question-Master,
Freddy Grisewood

Contributors

Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Arthur Billitt
Question-Master: Freddy Grisewood

: ' THE CANTERBURY PILGRIMS'

Portraits chosen from the Prologue to Chaucer's
' Canterbury Tales ' and set to music for soprano, tenor, baritone. chorus, and orchestra by George Dyson
Ena Mitchell (soprano)
William Herbert (tenor)
Owen Brannigan (bass-baritone)
Halifax Choral Society
(Conductor, Donald Hunt )
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Prologue; The Knight; The Squire; The Nun; The Monk; The Clerk of Oxenford ; The Haberdasher and his Fraternity-The Merchant

Contributors

Unknown: George Dyson
Soprano: Ena Mitchell
Tenor: William Herbert
Bass-Baritone: Owen Brannigan
Conductor: Donald Hunt
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: THE HOUSE ABOUT A MAN

Four Short Bouts of Domestic Delirium by J. B. Boothroyd
3—' Bills, Budgets and Broker's Men '

Contributors

Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd

: 4pp. ' THE CANTERBURY PILGRIMS'

(Continued)
The Sergeant of the Law-The Frank lin; The Shipman; The Doctor of Physic; The Wife of Bath: The Poor Parson of a Town; L'Envoi

Contributors

Unknown: Law-The Frank

: CAN I HELP YOU ?

The Rent Act
A special group of talks on practical problems arising from the Rent Act
7-Miscellaneous Points
Dudley Perkins answers a mixed bag of questions from listeners

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins
In this series of weekly programmes Antony Hopkins usually discusses a work to be broadcast during the week; sometimes he goes further afield in his choice of topic.

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
Afternoon Out
Wilfred Pickles visits
Ainwick Castle, Northumberland the home of the Duke of Northumberland
There he meets the head agent, Mr. A. Beresford-Peirse , and members of the household and staff
Programme arranged and written by Margaret Potter
Historical scenes from the past re-enacted in the studio by Geoffrey Banks , Tom Coyne
Ralph Hallett , Fred Fairclough
Herbert Smith , Vida Paterson
Production by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Wilfred Pickles
Unknown: Mr. A. Beresford-Peirse
Written By: Margaret Potter
Unknown: Geoffrey Banks
Unknown: Tom Coyne
Unknown: Ralph Hallett
Unknown: Fred Fairclough
Unknown: Herbert Smith
Unknown: Vida Paterson
Production By: Trevor Hill

: MONEY MATTERS

How Bank Rate Affects You by Sidney O. Quin

Contributors

Unknown: Sidney O. Quin

: 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,
Heather Harper

Contributors

Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Heather Harper

: Letter From America

by Alistair Cooke
During May Alistair Cooke will be on holiday and Letter from America' will be replaced by 'Letters from Europe.'

Contributors

Speaker: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

A series of programmes in which Christians think about their faith
One Pair of Eyes
A personal view of the world we live in by Phoebe Hesketh
Assisted by John Blain , Mildred Dyson
John Franklyn Robbins
Norman Somers , Norma Wilson

Contributors

Unknown: Phoebe Hesketh
Assisted By: John Blain
Assisted By: Mildred Dyson
Assisted By: John Franklyn Robbins
Unknown: Norman Somers
Unknown: Norma Wilson

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Nurses' Fund for Nurses by W. S. C. Copeman O.B.E M.D., F.R.C.P.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Dr. W. Copeman , Nurses' Fund for Nurses, [address removed]
For thirty-four years this Fund has been helping nurses of a past generation who worked devotedly for the tiny salaries then prevailing. Unable to make provision for their old age, many of them, now frail and aged, live lonely and forgotten, their old-age pensions insufficient to meet the heavy cost of living. This Fund helps them with grants, gives advice in difficulty, sends them birthday and Christmas presents-in short, makes them feel that they are not forgotten.

Contributors

Unknown: W. S. C. Copeman O.B.E M.D., F.R.C.P.
Unknown: Dr. W. Copeman

: Allan McClelland and Ernest Milton in ' CONINGSBY '

by Benjamin Disraeli
Adapted as a serial in nine episodes by Blair
2-' Coningsby Goes Afoot'
Other parts played by Peter Claughton , John Ruddock
Patricia Matthews , Frederick Treves
Song sung by Gladys Whitred accompanied by Josephine Lee
Produced by Frederick Bradnum
The immensely rich but selfish Marquis of Monmouth, who had cast off his son for marrying beneath him, has decided to recognise at last his orphan grandson Harry Coningsby, a boy at Eton, where he has been placed and looked after by Lord Monmouth's political factotum, Rigby. Coningsby makes a good impression and is told that he may in future regard Monmouth House in London as his home; but owing to the political situation-with the Whigs remaining in power and Reform about to be passed-Lord Monmouth intends to remain abroad himself.

Contributors

Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Played By: Peter Claughton
Played By: John Ruddock
Played By: Patricia Matthews
Unknown: Frederick Treves
Sung By: Gladys Whitred
Accompanied By: Josephine Lee
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Harry Coningsby: Allan McClelland
Lord Monmouth: Ernest Milton
Mr Rigby: Noel Johnson
Taper: Hugh Manning
Tadpole: David March
Sidonia: Anthony Jacobs
Mr Millbank: Leslie Perrins
Oswald Millbank: David Spenser
Edith Millbank: Susan Westerby
Henry Sydney: Hugh Dickson
Duke of Clumber: Godfrey Kenton
Duchess of Clumber: Hilda Schroder

: NEWS

: FROM PRECINCT TO PRESIDENT

Harry S. Truman

Contributors

Unknown: Harry S. Truman

: RECITAL

Julian Bream (lute)
The Golden Age Singers :
Margaret Field-Hyde (soprano)
Joan Clarke (soprano)
Andrew Pearmain (counter-tenor)
Alfred Hepworth (tenor)
James Atkins (bass-baritone) with Edgar Fleet (tenor)
Directed by Margaret Field-Hyde

Contributors

Unknown: Julian Bream
Soprano: Margaret Field-Hyde
Soprano: Joan Clarke
Soprano: Andrew Pearmain
Tenor: Alfred Hepworth
Bass-Baritone: James Atkins
Tenor: Edgar Fleet
Directed By: Margaret Field-Hyde

: THE EPILOGUE

' I am he that liveth
Wisdom 1. vv. 13, 15, 16. and 2, v. 1 Canticle 8
Revelation 1, v. 18

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: Close Down









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