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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Sunday morning from 'The Holy Fire' by Robert Payne.
Part of the chapter about John Chrysostom.


Author (The Holy Fire): Robert Payne
Reader: Adza Vincent

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas.

: Programme Parade

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

: British Melody

BBC West of England Light Orchestra
(Leader, Frederick Lunnon)
Conductor, Frank Cantell
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC West of England Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Frederick Lunnon
Conductor: Frank Cantell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas.

: Home for the Day

Marjorie Anderson introduces:
Harold Tong, Director of Whipsnade Park: a recent guest in Woman's Hour.
A Day into Two: A discussion between Miss B.M. Seear, Dr. Amy Cohen, and Mrs. McKay on what needs to be done to help married women at work.
E. Arnot Robertson, who describes some of the things she has learned from life.
Emmeline Pankhurst: remembered by some of those who knew her.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Guest: Harold Tong
Panellist (A Day into Two): Miss B.M. Seear
Panellist (A Day into Two): Dr. Amy Cohen
Panellist (A Day into Two): Mrs. McKay
Item presenter: E. Arnot Robertson

: The Church's Mission to the World

Morning Service conducted by Father Gerard Rathe, W.F., with recordings made in Africa, and by young White Father missionaries at Monteviot House, Jedburgh.
The Church in Africa
Come, Holy Ghost (W.H. 62)
Picture of a 22,000-mile African journey
Easter singing at Wagadugu
Prayer for Africa
Our Father
Praise to the Holiest (W.H. 186)
Christians in Africa today
O bone Jesu (Palestrina)
Preparing for Africa
The Missionary Oath
Ubi caritas et amor (Plainchant)
Missionaries' prayer


Service conducted by: Father Gerard Rathe
Choirmaster: Father P. Aucoin, W.F.
Organist: Father J. Bessem, W.F.

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage.
Introduced by Julian Herbage.
Rossini's Le Comte Ory by Spike Hughes
Musical Profile - Gerard Souzay by Charles Osborne
Two Anthologies of Musical Literature by Martin Cooper
Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress by Rollo Myers


Editor: Anna Instone
Editor/presenter: Julian Herbage
Item presenter (Rossini's Le Comte Ory): Spike Hughes
Item presenter (Musical Profile - Gerard Souzay): Charles Osborne
Item presenter (Two Anthologies of Musical Literature): Martin Cooper
Item presenter (Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress): Rollo Myers

: Your Concert Choice

Boyd Neel introduces Your Concert Choice
A request programme of records.
Symphony No. 2. in B flat, Op. 18 (J.C. Bach): Danish Radio Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mogens Woldike
Cello Sonata No. 2, in F (Brahms): Janos Starker (cello) and Abba Bogin (piano)
Overture, The Force of Destiny (Verdi): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Charles Mackerras


Presenter: Boyd Neel

: The Critics

Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry.
Film: Riccardo Aragno
Theatre: Eric Keown
Radio: Stephen Potter
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Art: J. M. Richards
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Thursday at 2.15


Presenter: Sir Gerald Barry
Critic (Film): Riccardo Aragno
Critic (Theatre): Eric Keown
Critic (Radio): Stephen Potter
Critic (Book): Pamela Hansford Johnson
Critic (Art): J. M. Richards

: The Weather

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

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis, Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman.
Question-Master, Jack Longland


Panellist: Eric Hobbis
Panellist: Maxwell Knight
Panellist: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Producer: Bill Coysh

: Singing Star

Records of some of the young singers now making the headlines in opera.
Presented by Cedric Wallis.
This week: Birgit Nilsson and Carlo Bergonzi


Presenter: Cedric Wallis
Soprano: Birgit Nilsson
Tenor: Carlo Bergonzi

: Gardeners' Question Time

Freddy Grisewood introduces Gardeners' Question Time
From Northern Ireland
Spontaneous questions put by members of the Holywood and District Horticultural Society are answered by Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Freddy Grisewood
Panellist: Fred Loads
Panellist: Bill Sowerbutts
Panellist: Alan Gemmell

: Sunday Symphony Concert

on gramophone records
Ballet suite:
The Good Humoured Ladies
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conducted by Roger Desormiere

Romance No. 1 in G for violin and orchestra (Beethoven)
Bronislaw Gimpel (violin)
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Heinrich Hollreiser

Serenade No. 1, in D (Brahms)
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conducted by Andre Vandernoot

Overture: Cosi fan tutte (Mozart)
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Fritz Lehmann


Musicians (Ballet suite/Serenade No. 1, in D): Paris Conservatoire Orchestra[Orchestra] conducted by: Roger Desormiere
Violinist (Romance No. 1 in G for violin and orchestra): Bronislaw Gimpel
Musicians (Romance No. 1 in G for violin and orchestra): Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Heinrich Hollreiser
[Orchestra] conducted by (Serenade No. 1, in D): Andre Vandernoot
Musicians (Overture): Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] conducted by: Fritz Lehmann

: Favourite Characters: 2: Bessie from Jane Eyre

A series in which figures from novels and plays of the past are introduced by writers of today.
Pamela Hansford Johnson presents
From 'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte
Bessie played by Prunella Scales.
Production by Rayner Heppenstall who also edits the series
(BBC recording)
July 27: a revival of Herbert Farjeon's 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern'


Presenter: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Production/editor: Rayner Heppenstall
Bessie: Prunella Scales
Also taking part: Belle Chrystall
Also taking part: Hamilton Dyce
Also taking part: Kathleen Helme
Also taking part: Jack Shaw
Also taking part: Lewis Wilson

: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf (soprano)

with Gerald Moore (piano) on gramophone records.


Soprano: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Pianist: Gerald Moore

: Talking About Music

by 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.


Presenter: Antony Hopkins


For Children of Most Ages
The Blue Fingers of Zwolle
A medieval Dutch story about two villages in Holland Kampen and Zwolle by Antonia Ridge told by John Darran
5.15 Llangollen International
Musical Eisteddfod
Impressions and recordings presented by Evelyn Last week the little town of Llangollen on the banks of the Dee was the meeting point of dancers, singers, and instrumentalists from many countries, who came to compete at the twelfth annual musical festival.


Unknown: Holland Kampen
Unknown: Antonia Ridge
Told By: John Darran
Presented By: Evelyn Last

: The Weather

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



A summary of events of the past week


Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This week's visiting artist,
Ranken Bushby


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Ranken Bushby


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


from Christ Church, Harrogate; conducted by the Rev. Ivan Turk ington. Preacher, the Vicar, the Rev. T. A. Bendelow
Versicles and Responses Psalm 36
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30, vv.
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 6, vv.
Nunc dimittis
The Lord's Prayer Lesser Litany Responses Collects
Firmly I believe and truly (A. and M.
Rev. 186)
Through the night of doubt and sorrow (A. and M. Rev. 292)
Organist. Gerald Eades


Unknown: Rev. Ivan Turk
Unknown: Rev. T. A. Bendelow
Organist: Gerald Eades


Appeal on behalf of the British Empire Cancer Campaign by Professor Sir Charles Dodds ,
M.V.O., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Professor Sir
Charles Dodds , British Empire Cancer Campaign, [address removed]
For thirty-five years the British Empire Cancer Campaign has been organising intensive research into the causes and cure of the disease of cancer. The objects of the campaign are defined as ' the attack and defeat of the disease of cancer in all its forms by research into its causes, distributions, symptoms, pathology, and treatment.' It is a voluntary organisation which links up the various cancer research groups within the Commonwealth.


Unknown: Sir Charles Dodds
Unknown: Charles Dodds


by L. P. Hartley
Adapted and produced as a serial in ten parts by Archie Campbell
4—' Angels on Horseback '
The action takes place at Anchorstone, an East Anglian resort, in 1906 Following the unauthorised paper-chase, Eustace lies dangerously ill and Hilda is consumed with anxiety.
When at last he is convalescent, the invitation to tea with Miss Fothergill is renewed, and to Eustace's amazement the experience proves less intimidating than he feared. A deep friendship springs up between the rich old invalid and the little boy, and his visits to Labnrnum Lodge become more and more frequent.
One day, as they sit happily playing picquet, Miss Fothergill is taken ill. The doctor, hastily summoned, arrives too late. Miss Fothergill is already dead, and Eustace, stricken by his sudden loss, is led away weeping.


Unknown: L. P. Hartley
Eustace: Jonathan Bailey
Hilda: Jennifer Tafler
Miss Cherrington (Aunt Sarah): Betty Hardy
Mr Cherrington: Rolf Lefebvre
Minney: Molly Lumley
Craddock: Frank Windsor
Nancy Steptoe: Valerie Ost
Gerald Steptoe: Leonard Monaghan
Dick Staveley: Glyn Dearman
Anne Staveley: Yvonne Bedford
Annie, the maid: Sheila Grant
Narrator: Leigh Crutchley



See below


(cello) with Michael Raucheisen (piano)
Silent woods (Dvorak)
Introduction and Polonaise (Chopin) on gramophone records


Piano: Michael Raucheisen


A short story by Anthony Steven
Read by Eric Anderson
' He's unmanageable,' said Sergeant Ainsworth. ' He's thrown two officers inside a week, and of course if an officer's thrown it means the horse is unmanageable.'


Story By: Anthony Steven
Read By: Eric Anderson


' The fruit of the spirit is love'
Deuteronomy 10. vv. 12-19
Psalm 103. vv. 1-12 (Broadcast psalter) 1 John 4. w. 1-21
Love divine (BBC H.B. 329) St. John 13. v. 35

: News Summary

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