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: Lift Up Your Hearts: I Was Bored, But...: 6: It Has Meant So Much to Me

Six young people, members of the National Association of Mixed Clubs and Girls' Clubs, talk about themselves.

A youth club member from Sheffield.
(Recording of Saturday's broadcast)


Speaker: A youth club member from Sheffield [name uncredited]

: 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
(Leader, James Hutcheon)
Conducted by Gerald Gentry
(BBC recording)


Musicians: BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Orchestra leader: James Hutcheon
Orchestra conducted by: Gerald Gentry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Home for the Day

Marjorie Anderson introduces:
A First Visit to Hospital: a nursing sister and some parents talk it over.

Give a Car a Bad Name: Nancy Spain tells what happened to hers.

For Amusement Only: How down to earth are you? A character test with Lady Georgina Coleridge, Ann Kingsbury, and Greta Lamb.

Flick Knives: a mother talks about this menace.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Speaker (A First Visit to Hospital): A nursing sister [name uncredited]
Speaker (Give a Car a Bad Name): Nancy Spain
Panellist (For Amusement Only): Lady Georgina Coleridge
Panellist (For Amusement Only): Ann Kingsbury
Panellist (For Amusement Only): Greta Lamb
Speaker (Flick Knives): A mother [name uncredited]

: Morning Service

from Beaumont Roman Catholic College, Old Windsor, Berks; conducted by Father Joseph Christie S.J.
'God and Myself'
Holy God, we praise thy name (W.H. 187)
Talk: 'Growing up'
The Lord's Prayer: Pater Noster (Niedermeyer)
Reading: St. John 1, vv. 1-19
Ecce Panis angelorum (Portuguese, arr. Crookall)
Readings from Juliana of Norwich and St. Cyprian
Talk: 'The nature of love'
Praise, my soul, the King of Heaven (Lyte: Goss)
Hymn to Christ the King (J. Driscoll, S.J.)


Conductor: Father Joseph Christie
Choirmaster: Father Richard Ezechiel S.J.
Organist: Thomas Clayton

: Music Magazine

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage.
Introduced by Julian Herbage.

Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610
by Denis Stevens.

Musical Profile-Hans Henkemans
by Harold Rutland.

Opera and its English Critics
by Martin Cooper.

Superstition and Old Songs
by Mary Rowland.


Editor: Anna Instone
Editor/presenter: Julian Herbage
Item presenter (Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610): Denis Stevens
Item presenter (Musical Profile-Hans Henkemans): Harold Rutland
Item presenter (Opera and its English Critics): Martin Cooper
Item presenter (Superstition and Old Songs): Mary Rowland

: Your Concert Choice

Alec Robertson introduces Your Concert Choice
A request programme of records.

Prelude: Tristan and Isolde (Wagner); Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler
Cello solos played by Casals.

Movements from Suite, Pelleas and Melisande (Sibelius); Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.


Presenter: Alec Robertson
Musicians: Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Wilhelm Furtwangler
Cellist: [Pablo] Casals
Musicians: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Sir Thomas Beecham

: The Critics

Conducted by Paul Dehn.
Art: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film: Roger Manvell
Theatre: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio: H. A. L. Craig
Book: Elspeth Huxley
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Thursday at 4.15


Chairman: Paul Dehn
Art critic: Robert Furneaux Jordan
Film critic: Roger Manvell
Theatre critic: Philip Hope-Wallace
Radio critic: H. A. L. Craig
Book critic: Elspeth Huxley

: The Weather

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

: Coast and Country: Cromarty Firth

An impression by Marjorie Linklater of the countryside surrounding Cromarty Firth, from Cromarty on the south shore to Nigg on the north shore.
(BBC recording)


Presenter: Marjorie Linklater
Programme produced by: Ian Grimble

: Opera a la Carte: 2: Harmless Beverages

Records of scenes in which the characters eat and drink.
Presented by Andrew Porter.


Presenter: Andrew Porter

: Gardeners' Question Time

Freddy Grisewood introduces Gardeners' Question Time
from Lincolnshire
Questions put by gardening enthusiasts in Scunthorpe and district are answered by Fred Loads, Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell.
Open Question - Compatibility
Professor Gemmell outlines the meaning and importance of compatibility in fruit trees for the amateur.
(BBC recording)


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

: Sunday Symphony Concert: Part 1

Hans Henkemans (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz


Pianist: Hans Henkemans
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: A Novice in Rome

by J. Isaacs.
Professor Isaacs gives his impressions of a recent first visit to Rome, and comments on its architecture, painting, and gastronomy for the benefit of those who have yet to experience the wonders of the Eternal City.


Speaker: J. Isaacs

: Can I Help You?: Matrimonial Problems

Dudley Perkins deals with divorce, separation, and the custody of children, and mentions some new legislation.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: 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 for his choice of topic.


Speaker: Antony Hopkins

: Children's Hour

The Young Pioneers: 1: The Wagons Roll
A new production of the three-part serial by Edward Boyd.
This is the story of the Sutherlands, a Scots family who have been settled in Illinois for four years but who decide to follow other emigrants on the long arduous journey to Oregon.

A Scottish Ballad: Sir Patrick Spens

(BBC recording)


Writer (The Young Pioneers): Edward Boyd
Reader (A Scottish Ballad): Bryden Murdoch
Producer: Kathleen Garscadden
Kenneth Sutherland: Gordon Jackson
Morag Sutherland, his sister: Moira Pedersen
Hugh Sutherland, their father: Bill Crichton
Agnes Sutherland, their mother: Jessie Morton
The Pike, a mystery man: Bryden Murdoch
Dermot Breen: W.H.D. Joss
The Hon. Francis Selwyn-Gore: Arthur Boland
Bruno Haggersack, a German emigrant: Henry Donald
Magda, his wife: Effie Morrison
Fritz, their grandson: Robin Grieve

: Money Matters: Stocks and Shares

A stockbroker explains.
(BBC recording)


Speaker: A stockbroker [name uncredited]

: 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 Edward Rubach (piano).
This evening's visiting artist, Jean Curphey


Musicians: Jean Pougnet and his Orchestra
Pianist: Edward Rubach
Singer: Jean Curphey

: Letter from America

by Alistair Cooke.
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Monday at 9.10 a.m.


Presenter: Alistair Cooke

: The Way of Life: Behind the City Lights

Programmes concerned with the Christian faith and its living expression.

The Rev. Vernon Mitchell talks to men and women working in the West End of London about the exploitation of sex. He looks at the problem of sin from the Christian point of view, and tries to put it into perspective.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: The Rev. Vernon Mitchell
Producer: Harold Rogers

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the Hostels for Crippled and Invalid Women Workers by Flora Robson, C.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Miss Flora Robson, [address removed]

Founded in 1912, the Hostels offer to physically disabled girls and women a home, together with a training and employment, followed by residential retirement. A high degree of independence is achieved. When fully trained they produce exquisite lingerie, children's dresses, and embroideries of the highest quality. In order to provide the necessary skilled attention and the high standards of warmth and comfort required, running costs are inevitably high.


Speaker: Flora Robson

: The Old Curiosity Shop: 9 - Kit in Custody

by Charles Dickens.
Adapted and produced in ten episodes by Charles Lefeaux.
(BBC recording)
To be repeated on Tuesday at 3.35

Quilp tells Sampson Brass and Sally that he hates Kit and asks them to find means of putting him out of his way. Little Nell and her grandfather are settled by Mr. Marton, the schoolmaster, in a house of their own in a quiet and remote village, where Nell, who is growing steadily weaker, is employed in minding the keys of the church and showing it to visitors. Kit is often sent by Mr. Garland with messages for the Single Gentlemen and is treated with apparent great kindness by Mr. Brass, who later seizes an opportunity of planting a five-pound note in his hat and having him arrested.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by/Producer: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: Gordon Davies
Kit Nubbles: Colin Campbell
Sampson Brass: Anthony Jacobs
Daniel Quilp: John Gabriel
Mr. Witherden: Robert Sansom
Mr. Garland: Philip Ray
Dick Swiveller: Peter Copley
The Marchioness: Sandra Alfred
The Single Gentleman: Richard Hurndall
Sally Brass: Jane Henderson
Other parts played by: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company


A series of dramatised true stories
Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim in ALL FOR THREE DAYS '
Written by Giles Cooper
Produced by Alan Burgess
In 1956 the revolution in Hungary burst into the news, and the reverberations of those memorable and tragic days are still felt in many places throughout the world.
This is the story of the revolution seen through the eyes of two young students who lived through all the turbulent days of fighting and siege in Budapest, and then, seeing that all was lost, set out to try to escape to the West.


Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Sheila Sim
Written By: Giles Cooper
Produced By: Alan Burgess


' Blessed are they that are persecuted'
Jonah 2, w. 2-7
Psalm 9 (Broadcast psalter) St. Matthew 10, vv. 16-40
How are thy servants blest (BBC
H.B. 306)
St. Matthew 6, v. 10

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


The Martin String Quartet:
David Martin (violin)
Raymond Keenlyside (violin)
Eileen Grainger (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello)


Violin: David Martin
Violin: Raymond Keenlyside
Viola: Eileen Grainger
Cello: Bernard Richards

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