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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from ' Vocation and Ministry ' by the Rt. Rev. F. R. Barry , D.D.
Bishop of Southwell
Part of the chapter
' Purpose in Life '
Reader, Preston Lockwood

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. R. Barry
Reader: Preston Lockwood

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: BRITISH MELODY

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: ORGAN RECITAL

by Charles Spinks
From St. Gabriel's Church,
Cricklewood. London

: MORE TALES FROM THE WESTERN PACIFIC

5-The Mala Ohu
D. C. Horton recalls some more of his experiences as a District Officer in the British Solomon Islands before and during the Japanese invasion

Contributors

Unknown: Mala Ohu
Unknown: D. C. Horton

: MORNING SERVICE

from Abbey Road Baptist Church, Malvern; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. E. K. H. Jordan
Call to Worship
0 worship the King (Revised B.C.H.
3)
Prayer of Invocation
Lesson: St. Luke 12. vv. 13-32 0 God of truth (R.B.C.H. 369)
The Lord's Prayer; Act of Thanks-giving: Act of Confession; Act of Intercession
Holy Father in thy mercy (R.B.C.H.
687)
Sermon
Lord, as to thy dear Cross we flee
(R.B.C.H. 278)
The Blessing
Organist, Barbara C. Barnes

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. E. K. H. Jordan
Organist: Barbara C. Barnes

: THESE FOOLISH THINGS

Remind you of what?
Roy Plomley invites a reply from
C. A. Lejeune
Barbara Mullen
Tom Driberg
Michael Flanders
Frank Muir
Denis Norden
Based on an idea by Nancy Spain
Produced by Pat Dixon

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Plomley
Unknown: C. A. Lejeune
Unknown: Barbara Mullen
Unknown: Tom Driberg
Unknown: Michael Flanders
Unknown: Frank Muir
Unknown: Denis Norden
Unknown: Nancy Spain
Produced By: Pat Dixon

: Denis Stevens introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
An Elizabethan Suite (arr. Barbirolli):
Hallé Orchestra, conductor. Sir John Barbirolli
Ella giammai m'amo (Don Carlos ,
Act 3) (Verdi): Boris Christ off (bass), Rome Opera Orchestra, conducted by Gabriele Santini
Harold in Italy (Berlioz):
William Primrose (viola). Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.

Contributors

Conductor: Sir John Barbirolli
Conductor: Ella Giammai
Unknown: Don Carlos
Unknown: Boris Christ
Unknown: Gabriele Santini
Viola: William Primrose
Unknown: Thomas Beecham

: THE CRITICS

Edinburgh Festival
Edition
Conducted by T. C. Worsley with Dilys Powell , Eric Newton
Harold Hobson , James Kennaway
This week the Critics have visited the Edinburgh International Festival. The programme does not include the usual book and radio sections
The Critics discuss the new
T. S. Eliot play The Elder Statesman and two art exhibitions, one showing masterpieces of Byzantine art and the other the Moltzau Collection of paintings from Cezanne to Picasso.' They also discuss films from the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Contributors

Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: James Kennaway
Unknown: T. S. Eliot

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE NATURALIST

Insect Migration
Edited and introduced by Maxwell Knight
Scientists have only recently discovered that butterflies, ladybirds, bumble-bees, dragonflies, and other insects regularly traverse hundreds of miles in their annual migrations.
C. B. WILLIAMS , F.R.S., the leading authority on insect migration, discusses with JOHN BURTON the annual movements across the Thames Estuary, and with R. A. FRENCH the British flights recorded this year, including the spectacular landfall of the diamond-back moth.
Produced by Jeffery Boswall

Contributors

Unknown: C. B. Williams
Unknown: John Burton
Unknown: R. A. French
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: OPERA TODAY

John Amis introduces gramophone records of operas by twentieth-century composers

Contributors

Introduces: John Amis

: IN YOUR GARDEN

A gardening weekly-
Introduced by Roy Hay
Joe Brayshaw discusses the adjustments he has had to make in his gardening as a result of his move from a sandy to a clay soil
Fred Streeter 's Choice: Hardy cyclamen
L. P. Smith talks about the benefits of irrigation and a simple method of assessing the amount of water needed

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Joe Brayshaw
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Talks: L. P. Smith

: Edinburgh International Festival CHOPIN

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: DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU

(baritone)
Gramophone records of songs by Schubert, Beethoven, and Wolf

: FRANKLY SPEAKING

A series of interviews with well-known people
Earl Attlee , K.G.. O.M., C'.H. answers personal questions put to him by Honor Croome, Donald Boyd and William Cooper
(The recorded broadcast of Aug. 19)

Contributors

Unknown: Earl Attlee
Unknown: Donald Boyd
Unknown: William Cooper

: TALKING ABOUT THE PROMS

Alec Robertson
In this series of weekly programmes Alec Robertson discusses some of the music to be broadcast from the week's Promenade Concerts.

Contributors

Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Alec Robertson

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Marius Goring in Production by David Davis
This is the story of a mystery-the mystery of a lost legion. Somewhere about A.D. 117 a Roman legion, the Ninth Hispana, stationed at Eburacum (which is where York now stands) was alerted to deal with a rising among the Caledonian tribes. They marched off, five-thousand strong, into the Scottish mists, and were never heard of again.

Contributors

Unknown: Marius Goring
Production By: David Davis
Marcus Flavius Aquila, a young cohort commander: Marius Goring
His father: William Eedle
His mother: Janet Bruce
Drusillus, his second-in-command: Geoffrey Wincott
Quintus Hilarion, the outgoing fort commander: Peter Howell
A duty centurion: Lewis Stringer
Aulus the fort surgeon: Richard Williams
Cradoc, a young Briton: Peter Claughton

: 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

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This evening's visiting artist:
Frederick Harvey

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Frederick Harvey

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: EVENING SERVICE

from the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland; conducted by the Rev. C. E. Wyngard. Preacher, the Rector, the Rev. Canon C. L. P. Bishop
Bells
Hail, gladdening light (Geoffrey Sliaw ) Versicles and Responses Psalm 121
First Lesson: Isaiah 53
Magnificat
Second Lesson: 1 Corinthians 1, vv.
26-31
Nunc dimittis
Creed
Versicles and Responses: Collects
Teach me, my God and King (A. and M. Rev. 337 1
Sermon
Prayers
Thy way not mine, 0 Lord (A. and M. Rev. 356)
Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster.
Clifford Hartley

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. C. E. Wyngard.
Unknown: Geoffrey Sliaw
Choirmaster: Clifford Hartley

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of Norman House, by Gerard Hoffnung
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Gerard Hoffnung , Esq., [address removed]
Norman House, opened in 1954, provides a stepping-stone back to society for men who, on discharge from prison, have no home to go to. Difficulties encountered in those first days of freedom can so easily lead to an early return to prison. At Norman House the men share, with so-called 'non-offenders,' a home to which they contribute financially and otherwise, and where tensions of everyday life are dealt with sympathetically. Whilst working closely with prison authorities, magistrates, and probation officers, Norman House depends for management on the enthusiasts who started it, and for finance on voluntary donations.

Contributors

Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung

: 'THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP'

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced in ten episodes by Charles Lefeaux
2—'Flight'
While on an errand in London, Little Nell loses her way and is taken by Master Humphrey back to the Old Curiosity Shop, where she lives alone with her grandfather. Next day her brother Fred calls with a friend, Dick Swiveller , and demands to see her, but is turned away by the old man, who then receives Quilp, a dwarf, from whom he is borrowing money. In the morning Little Nell brings Quilp a letter from her grandfather. Quilp forces his wife to worm herself into Nell's confidence and discover the old man's secret; and thus learning that his nights are spent in gambling, Quilp refuses to lend him more money and hints that it was Kit Nubbles, a boy who works in the Old Curiosity Shop, who betrayed his master's secret.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Master Humphrey
Unknown: Dick Swiveller
Dick Swiveller: Peter Copley
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Fred Trent: John Bryning
Mrs Wackles: Ella Milne
Sophia Wackles: Beryl Calder
Miss Cheggs: June Tobin
Alick Cheggs: Malcolm Hayes
Mrs Nubbles: Madoline Thomas
Kit Nubbles: Colin Campbell
Little Nell: Carol Marsh
Sampson Brass: Anthony Jacobs
Daniel Quilp: John Gabriel
Grandfather Trent: Cyril Shaps

: NEWS

: ATOMIC HERETIC

by P. M. S. Blackett , F.R.S.
Nobel Laureate and Professor of Physics
University of London
In addition to his discoveries in nuclear physics, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1948, Professor Blackett has also contributed much to military thought-not always on the side of orthodoxy.
It is about some of these heretical views that he speaks tonight rather than about his scientific career.

Contributors

Unknown: P. M. S. Blackett

: BRAHMS

Trio in E flat, Op. 40 played by Dennis Brain (horn)
Max Salpeter (violin)
Cyril Preedy (piano)

Contributors

Horn: Dennis Brain
Violin: Max Salpeter
Piano: Cyril Preedy

: I STAYED A MINER

by B. L. Coombes
The story of a miner who struggled to become a writer— but who never left the pits
The part of B. L. Coombes played by Brinley Jenkins his wife played by Gwenyth Petty
In this autobiographical study the author of ' These Poor Hands ' and ' Miner's Day' not only recalls his struggle to achieve recognition but shows how his work and the comradeship of his mates underground have provided him with first-hand material and the inspiration to shape it into words.
Production by John Griffiths

Contributors

Unknown: B. L. Coombes
Unknown: B. L. Coombes
Played By: Brinley Jenkins
Played By: Gwenyth Petty
Production By: John Griffiths

: THE EPILOGUE

' The fruit of the spirit is temperance '
Ecclesiasticus 2, vv. 12-18
Psalm 31 (Broadcast psalter) Titus 2, v. 1, to 3. v. 7
Soldiers who are Christ's below (BBC
H.B. 337)
St. Matthew 4. v. 4

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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