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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Sunday morning from ' Reality and Prayer ' by John B. Magee
Part of the opening chapter
Reader. Norman Mitchell

Contributors

Unknown: John B. Magee
Reader: Norman Mitchell

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

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

: BRITISH MELODY

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Home for the Day

Marjorie Anderson introduces:
Dora Bryan, a recent guest in "Woman's Hour".
Terence Morris talks about his experiences in prison.
Time Remembered: The second in a short series of recollections from a group of people over seventy.
Caravan Sites: Views of the difficulties of these new communities.

Contributors

Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Interviewee: Dora Bryan
Speaker: Terence Morris

: MORNING SERVICE

from Chelmsford Cathedral; conducted by the Rev. Canon R. W. Herrick. Precentor, the Rev. E. S. Landen
Stars of the morning (A. and M. 423) Confession and Absolution
0 Lord, open thou our lips Psalm 47
Lesson: Revelation 12, vv. 7-12 Te Deum
Creed and Collects
Anthem: Blessed Angel Spirits
(Tchaikovsky)
Prayers
Around the throne of God (A. and M.
335)
Blessing
Organist. D. Cantrell

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon R. W. Herrick.
Unknown: Rev. E. S. Landen
Organist: D. Cantrell

: THE PEOPLE OF SHETLAND

by David Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: David Anderson

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
'John Blow (1649-1708) ' by Denis Stevens
. Bruckner's Symphony No. 1 ' by Mosco Carner
' Musical Profile—David Oistrakh (born September 30. 1908) ' by Arthur Jacobs
' Music Diary for the Summer ' by William Mann

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Denis Stevens
Unknown: David Oistrakh
Unknown: Arthur Jacobs
Unknown: William Mann

: Trevor Harvey introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
St. Paul's Suite (Holst): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Herbert Menges
La ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni ,
Act 1) (Mozart): Graziella Sciutti (soprano), George London (baritone), Vienna Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Rudolf Moralt
Variations on a Theme by Paganini
(Book 2) (Brahms): Egon Petri (piano)
A Song before Sunrise (Delius):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.

Contributors

Conducted By: Herbert Menges
Unknown: Don Giovanni
Soprano: Graziella Sciutti
Soprano: George London
Conducted By: Rudolf Moralt
Piano: Egon Petri
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Walter Allen
Film: Edgar Anstey
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Cyril Ray
Book : Helen Gardner
Art: David Sylvester

Contributors

Conducted By: Walter Allen
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Cyril Ray
Unknown: Helen Gardner
Unknown: David Sylvester

: The Weather

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

: COAST AND COUNTRY

The River Severn
Bob Roberts , John Seymour , and Tyler Whittle , who have just completed a trip down the river by boat, talk to a few of the people they met on the way
From the Ship Inn,
Framilode. Gloucestershire

Contributors

Unknown: Bob Roberts
Unknown: John Seymour
Unknown: Tyler Whittle

: OPERA TODAY

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

Contributors

Introduces: John Amis

: Freddy Grisewood introduces GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

from London
Questions put by members of the Hampstead Horticultural Society are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts , and Alan Gemmell

Contributors

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

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: LIGHTS AND GREENERY

FREDERICK WILLIS recalls the days of his youth, and the glamorous nights he spent in the last of the old-style illuminated gardens of London-Earls Court and the White City.

Contributors

Unknown: Frederick Willis

: CAN I HELP YOU ?

Changes in the Law
Dudley Perkins describes some new law and interesting cases of recent months

: 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 Older Children
,Marius Goring in 'The Eagle of the Ninth' from the book by Rosemary Sutcliff adapted in six parts by Felix Felton
4—' Across the Frontier '
Production by David Davis
One evening at dinner at his Uncle Aquila's, young Marcus Flavius heard some more about the lost Legion, which had disappeared into the northern mists and to which his father had belonged. His uncle's guestc were Claudius Hiero nimianus and a young tribune.

Contributors

Unknown: Marius Goring
Book By: Rosemary Sutcliff
Unknown: Felix Felton
Production By: David Davis
Unknown: Marcus Flavius
Unknown: Claudius Hiero
Marcus Flavius Aquila a young cohort commander: Marius Goring
Esca, his slave: Martin Starkic
Uncle Aquila: Laidman Browne
Claudius Hieronimianus legate of: Victrix Ralph Truman
Placidus a young tribune: Robert Bernal
Guern the hunter: Felix Felton
Murna, his wife: Janet Bruce
Dergdian, a chieftain: Peter Claughton
Tiadui, his grandfather: Cyril Shaps
Liathan his brother: Duncan McLntyre

: MONEY MATTERS

The Credit Thaw by Edward Leader

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Leader

: The Weather

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

: RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of events of the past week

: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet conducts his Orchestra from the Palm Court with John Sharpe (violin)
This evening's visiting artist,
Joan Butler

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Violin: John Sharpe
Artist: Joan Butler

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: HARVEST THANKSGIVING

from Copperhouse Methodist Church, Hayle, Cornwall; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Frank Ellis. Preacher, the Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot
Come, ye thankful people, come
(M.H.B. 962)
Presentation of the Fruits of the Harvest
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
All creatures of our God and King
(M.H.B. 28)
First Lesson: 1 Kings 19, vv. 4-8 ,
Thanksgiving
Second Lesson: St John 21, vv. 9-14 We plough the fields (M.H.B. 963) Address
Hear us, 0 Lord (M.H.B. 970) Blessing
Organist, J. Ivan Gill

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Frank Ellis.
Organist: J. Ivan Gill

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind (registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act
1948) by John Wilson O.B.E. ,
Contributions should be sent to John Wilson , Esq., Royal Commonwealth Society for the Blind, [address removed]
This Society, formerly the British Empire Society for the Blind, is leading a Commonwealth campaign against the misery suffered, often needlessly, by a multitude of blind people in Commonwealth countries of Africa, Asia, the West Indies, and the Pacific islands.
The appeal is made by the director of the Society, who is himself blind

Contributors

Unknown: John Wilson O.B.E.
Unknown: John Wilson

: 'THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP'

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced in ten episodes by Charles Lefeaux
6-' The Old Temptation '
Kit goes to meet Mr. and Mrs. Garland so that he may earn the rest of his shilling by minding their pony, and they engage him to work for six pounds a year at their cottage in Finchley, where he meets their little parlourmaid, Barbara. Quilp .decides to revenge himself on Dick Swiveller and Fred Trent by persuading Dick to marry Nell, while believing her to be an heiress. Fleeing from Codlin and Short, Nell and her grandfather meet Mrs. Jarley, who offers them work with her exhibition of wax-works. They accept, but at the next town are terrified by the sight of Quilp.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Dick Swiveller
Unknown: Fred Trent
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Sally Brass: Jane Henderson
Sampson Brass: Anthony Jacobs
Daniel Quilp: John Gabriel
Dick Swiveller: Peter Copley
The servant girl: Sandra Alfred
The Single Gentleman: Richard Hurndall
Mrs Jarley: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Little Nell: Carol Marsh
Jem Groves: Frank Windsor
Mat: Trevor Martin
Grandfather Trent: Cyril Shaps
Isaac List: Frederick Treves

: KING GEORGE VI MEMORIAL

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Harold Macmillan, M.P., announces the completion of the King George VI Memorial Fund and describes its achievements

Contributors

Unknown: Harold MacMillan, M.P.,

: WITH COURAGE A series of dramatised true stories 1—James McKechnie in 'THE RESCUERS' 3

Written and produced by Alan Burgess
Almost two years ago two young climbers set out to make a mid-winter ascent of the highest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc. They were marooned on a high plateau not far below the summit. Rescue operations began at once.
(: a revised version of the programme previously broadcast in the Light Programme on January 21, 1957)

Contributors

Produced By: Alan Burgess
Peter Bonnet: James McKechnie
Germain: Jacques Brunius
Ann Bonnet: Olive Gregg
Vincendon: Martin Starkie
Henry: David Spenser
Le Gall: Malcolm Graeme
Blanc: Frederick Treves
Santini: Denis Goacher
Chappaz: Garard Green
Minster: Morris Sweden
Romand: Anthony Woodruff

: THE EPILOGUE

' Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness'
Isaiah 55, vv. 1-3, 6 and 7 Psalm 63 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 4, vv. 6-34
Jesu. thou joy of loving hearts (BBC
H.B. 323)
St. Matthew 5. v. 6

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Aeolian String Quartet: Sydney Humphreys (violin)
Trevor Williams (violin)
Watson Forbes (viola) Derek Simpson (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Sydney Humphreys
Violin: Trevor Williams
Viola: Watson Forbes
Cello: Derek Simpson








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