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A reading for Sunday morning from ' A Year of Grace' an anthology by Victor Gollancz
Part of the passage on ' Freedom ' from ' Basic Verities ' by Charles Peguy
Translated by Ann Green andJulian Green
Reader, Arthur Ross Wilson


Unknown: Victor Gollancz
Unknown: Charles Peguy
Translated By: Ann Green
Reader: Julian Green
Reader: Arthur Ross Wilson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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


BBC Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Gilbert Vinter


Conducted By: Gilbert Vinter

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: Home for the Day

Marjorie Anderson introduces:
J. B. Boothroyd , who reflects on the excitements of foreign travel
Crimes Committed by Young People are Increasing: John Freeman concludes his investigation
Letter from South Africa: Barbara McFadyean sends news from Johannesburg
A Day into Two: 2-Recordings from the Conference of the National Council of Women on the subject of married women at work


Introduces: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: J. B. Boothroyd


from Park End Presbyterian Church of Wales, Cardiff; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Geraint Nantlais Williams
All my hope on God is founded (C.H.
448: Tune, Groeswen)
Lesson: Hebrews 11, vv. '1-10 and 13-16 Arm of the Lord, awake, awake (C.H.
369: Tune. Truro)
Prayers: the Lord's Prayer
These things shall be (C.H. 639:
Tune, Simeon)
Behold the amazing gift of Love (C.H.
483: Tune, Newington)
Organist, Vernon Gill


Organist: Vernon Gill


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
' La Traviata and La Dame aux Camilias ' by Dennis Arundell
' Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) ' by Martin Cooper
' Musical Profile-Hans Swarowsky ' by John Warrack
' The English Character in Music. 4-A Sense of Humour ' by Geoffrey Bush


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Dennis Arundell
Unknown: Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush

: John Amis introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Overture. Alceste (Gluck): Berlin
Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Lehmann
Des Abends : Aufschwung; In der
Nacht; Traumeswirren (Fantasiestiicke, Op. 12) (Schumann): Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Excerpt from Act 2, Jenufa (Janacek): Marta Krasova (contralto), Stepanka Jelinkova (soprano), Beno Blachut (tenor), with the Prague National Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Jaroslav Vogel


Conducted By: Fritz Lehmann
Conducted By: Des Abends
Contralto: Marta Krasova
Soprano: Stepanka Jelinkova
Soprano: Beno Blachut
Unknown: Jaroslav Vogel


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Theatre: John Barber
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Alan Pryce-Jones
Art: J. M. Richards
Film: Freda Bruce Lockhart


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: John Barber
Unknown: Stephen Potter
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: Freda Bruce Lockhart

: The Weather

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


Edited and introduced by Maxwell Knight
Animal Senses
4-Homing and Navigation
Great interest and a certain degree of mystery centre around the means used by animals and birds in direction-finding, especially on the subject of bird-migration
MAXWELL KNIGHT discusses with W. E. SWINTON and J. D. CARTHY the part played by the various senses in homing and navigation
Produced by Jeffery Boswall


Introduced By: Maxwell Knight
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall


5-The Third Man
The music of Karl Millocker presented, with records, by Mark Lubbock


Unknown: Karl Millocker
Unknown: Mark Lubbock

: Freddy Grisewood introduces GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

From Wales
Spontaneous questions put by members of the Llandrindod Wells Horticultural Society are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell


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


Pauline Brockless (soprano) Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
John Mitchinson (tenor) Richard Standen (bass)
George Miles (harpsichord)
Roy Massey (organ)
City of Birmingham Choir
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Led by Cyril English )
Conducted by Meredith Davies
Before an invited audience in the Town Hall, Birmingham
Part 1


Soprano: Pauline Brockless
Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Tenor: John Mitchinson
Bass: Richard Standen
Harpsichord: George Miles
Harpsichord: Roy Massey
Unknown: Cyril English
Conducted By: Meredith Davies


by Sewell Stokes
Calling on Sir Hugh Walpole (armed with a letter of introduction) to seek his advice on how to become a writer, Mr. Stokes not only received good advice; he also heard how Walpole in his time had gone to seek advice on how to become a writer-from Thomas Hardy.


Unknown: Sewell Stokes
Unknown: Sir Hugh Walpole


3-Animal Architects by Gerald Durrell
A description of some of the homes. nests, and corrfmunity dwellings constructed by animals, from the tailor bird who stitches leaves into a bag to the caddis larvae and the ingenious weaver birds who build dwellings half the size of a haystack containing a hundred different nests.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 20)


Unknown: Gerald Durrell


A weekly programme by Antony Hopkins


Programme By: Antony Hopkins


'The Queen's Ring '
A story by Tudur Watkins based on a Welsh legend about St. Asaph told by Philip Phillips and Over the Border——to Wales
A series of feature programmes by Myfanwy Howell describing visits to Welsh counties
Singer, Shan Emlyn
Accompanist, Maimie Noel Jones Production by Evelyn Williams


Story By: Tudur Watkins
Told By: Philip Phillips
Unknown: Myfanwy Howell
Singer: Shan Emlyn
Accompanist: Maimie Noel Jones
Production By: Evelyn Williams
Dick Lloyd: Dillwyn Owen
Megan, his wife Sheila: Huw Jones
Alun: Kenneth Stewart Jones
Gwen: Valerie Berwick
Dafydd Jones, the old sailor: Charles Williams
Miss Bailey: Sylvia Simpson
Mr Parry, the schoolmaster: Emrys Cleaver
Neighbour: Die Hughes


Movements in Manpower by Edward Leader


Unknown: 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 artist,
Duncan Robertson


Unknown: Max Jaffa
Artist: Duncan Robertson


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


A series of programmes in which Christians think about their faith
The Place of the Layman in the Modern Church
Does The Church' mean just the clergy? What place has the ordinary Christian in the Church? How far are the activities of Christian men and women essential to the life of the Church? Does Christ, the Head of the Church, need his members to do his work in the world today?
Script by Bruce Stewart
Taking part in the programme: Mary O'Farrell , Bruce Stewart
David Peel and members of lay organisations


Script By: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell
Unknown: Bruce Stewart
Unknown: David Peel


Appeal on behalf of The 'Wireless for the Bedridden' Society (Registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948) by the Bishop of Coventry, the Rt. Rev. Cuthbert Bardsley
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to The Bishop of Coventry, The ' Wireless for the Bedridden' Society, [address removed]
Thousands of needy, bedridden or housebound invalids of all ages throughout Great Britain and Northern Ireland have received the free loan of a radio set (or relay service) from the ' Wireless for the Bedridden ' Society, thus providing new interest and relief from the intolerable monotony and loneliness which so often accompany ill-health and old age. The Societv relies entirelv upon voluntary contributions to maintain its work.

: Allan McClelland in 'CONINGSBY '

by Benjamin Disraeli
Adapted as a serial in nine episodes by Blair
9-' The Member for Darlford ' Other parts played by Peter Claughton , John Ruddock and Frederick Treves
Produced by Frederick Bradnum
Lucretia has gained nothing by helping to ruin Coningsby, for Lord Monmouth, in possession of incriminating love letters, discards her too. Angry and ill, he takes secret refuge at Richmond, where Villebecque urges Coningsby to visit him. Monmouth is pleased with Coningsby's affection for him in spite of his disfavour, and Coningsby is about to be reinstated when Monmouth suddenly dies.
Coningsby and Edith discover their mutual mistakes about each other's matrimonial intentions and resolve to be true to each other. Rigby believes that he will find himself Lord Monmouth's principal legatee in place of Coningsbv, but, though Coningsby has not been reinstated, the heiress proves to be Flora, now revealed as Lord Monmouth's illegitimate daughter.


Unknown: Benjamin Disraeli
Played By: Peter Claughton
Played By: John Ruddock
Played By: Frederick Treves
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Harry Coningsby: Allan McClelland
Sidonia: Anthony Jacobs
Mr Rigby: Noel Johnson
Edith Millbank: Susan Westerby
Mr Millbank: Leslie Perrins
Oswald Millbank: David Spenser
Villebecque: Eric Anderson
Flora Villebecque: Christine Finn
Lord Eskdale: William Fox
Henry Sydney: Hugh Dickson
Sir Charles Buckhurst: Frank Partington
Lady Wallinger: Lesley Deane
Taper: Hugh Manning
Tadpole: David March


The experiences of Dr. Edith Bone
While visiting Hungary in 1949 Dr. Edith Bone was arrested as a suspected British agent. She spent seven years in solitary confinement until her release during the Hungarian revolution of 1956. This programme tells the story of her ordeals in prison and the strength of spirit that enabled her to withstand them.
Narrated by Michael Burn with the recorded voices of Dr. Edith Bone , Mary Burn and a physician in psychological medicine
Script compiled by Wyn Knowles
Produced by Sasha Moorsom


Unknown: Michael Burn
Unknown: Dr. Edith Bone
Unknown: Mary Burn
Unknown: Wyn Knowles
Produced By: Sasha Moorsom


The Hurwitz Chamber Ensemble
Director and solo violin,
Emanuel Hurwitz
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord continuo)


Violin: Emanuel Hurwitz
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks


' In him we live and move and have our being '
Job 12, vv. 7-10
Psalm 89 (Broadcast Psalter) Acts 17, vv. 16-33
Immortal, invisible (BBC H.B. 10) Revelation 5, v. 13

: News Summary

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