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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' My Faith and My Job '
Talk by a nurse

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: BRITISH MELODY

BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Gerald Gentry

Contributors

Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Gerald Gentry

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Marjori.e Anderson introduces
Starting Out: a series of interviews with some young men and women who have just started work
Guaranteed Goods: Dudley Perkins talks with a manufacturer and two housewives about guarantees
Irene Nicholson : letter from
Mexico
For Amusement Only: how honest are you ? A character test with Denzil Batchelor , Marian Cutler , and Diana Graves

Contributors

Introduces: Marjori.E Anderson
Talks: Dudley Perkins
Unknown: Irene Nicholson
Unknown: Denzil Batchelor
Unknown: Marian Cutler
Unknown: Diana Graves

: TOWARDS THE CHRISTIAN STATE

A series of services for Lent on the duties and opportunities of the Christian State
3-The State and Toleration
Morning Service from Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast; conducted by the Very Rev. J. Ernest Davey , Principal of the Presbyterian College, Belfast
Scripture sentences Invocation
From all that dwell below the skies
(R.C.H. 228)
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 58, vv. 1-11
Prayer
Eternal ruler of the ceaseless round
(R.C.H. 489, vv. 1 and 3) New Testament Reading: St. Mark 9. vv. 33-35 and 38-40 Intercessory Prayer; the Lord's
Prayer
Father in heaven- (R.C.H. 647. vv. 2 and 5-7) Sermon
Prayer
Who is on the Lord's side? (R.C.H.
519. vv. 1 and 3) Benediction
Organist, G. Trory

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. J. Ernest Davey
Organist: G. Trory

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Mozart and the Singspiel ' by William Mann
' Musical Profile — Goffredo Petrassi by Kenneth Leighton
' The Music of the Welsh People ' by Wynford Vaughan Thomas
' Old Saws re-sharpened: 1-History repeats itself' by Geoffrey Bush

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Goffredo Petrassi
Unknown: Kenneth Leighton
Unknown: Wynford Vaughan Thomas
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush

: Sidney Harrison introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Overture: Ruslan and Ludmilla
(Glinka): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Nicolai Malko
Songs of Mussorgsky sung by Boris Christoff (bass)
Piano Concerto No. 4, in G minor
(Rachmaninov) : Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano), with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Ettore Gracis

Contributors

Conducted By: Nicolai Malko
Sung By: Boris Christoff
Unknown: Arturo Benedetti
Conducted By: Ettore Gracis

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Radio: Jacques Brunius
Book: Janet Adam Smith
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Elizabeth Coxhead
Theatre: Harold Hobson

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Jacques Brunius
Unknown: Janet Adam Smith
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Elizabeth Coxhead
Unknown: Harold Hobson

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: COAST AND COUNTRY

Hywel Davies meets
The Men of Harlech who are introduced to him by J. C. Griffith-Jones
Their conversation was recorded before an audience of townsfolk in Harlech itself

Contributors

Unknown: Hywel Davies
Unknown: J. C. Griffith-Jones

: OPERA-HOUSE TOUR

Gramophone records presented by Harold Rosenthal
This week: Vienna

Contributors

Presented By: Harold Rosenthal

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by Fred Yule
Questions put by members of the Ridge Horticultural Society, Yate, Bristol, are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell
Arranged by Peter D. Anderson

Contributors

Introduced By: Fred Yule
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Arranged By: Peter D. Anderson

: ACT OF FAITH'

An Australian short story by John Cantwell read by Peter Finch
When our father came early to the grey bedroom that chill Saturday morning in the winter of 1932, I knew then that the time I'd been half afraid of for a whole unhappy week had come at last. My sister Daph, who was six and a bit, lay asleep beside me in the three-quarter bed we always shared. I'd been promised a bed of my own when I was nine, and I was nine, but there was no money to buy a bed. The pit where our father worked had been closed for a year. It was Depression.'

Contributors

Story By: John Cantwell
Read By: Peter Finch

: CHAMBER MUSIC

PART 1
(The artists broadcast by arrangement with Harold Holt , Ltd.)

Contributors

Arrangement With: Harold Holt

: THE WOMAN'S POINT OF VIEW

An anthology of poems by women writers from the seventeenth century to the present day read by Josephine Burge and Beth Boyd

Contributors

Read By: Josephine Burge
Read By: Beth Boyd

: CHAMBER MUSIC

PART 2

: CAN I HELP YOU?

Straitened Circumstances
DUDLEY Perkins describes some ways and means of helping yourself, or getting help, when your income is low. He mentions, among other things, earnings and the retirement pension and assistance grants. His talk may be of particular help to elderly people.

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
The Seven Wonders of Wales Wales, like the world itself, has Seven Wonders:
Rhayader Falls and Wrexham Steeple Snowdon Mountain without its people Overton Churchyard and St. Winifred's
Wells
Llangollen Bridge and Gresford Bells
This programme sets out in search of these
Script by S. A. Claridge
Commentator. Alun Williams
Production by Ifan O. Williams

Contributors

Script By: S. A. Claridge
Production By: Ifan O. Williams

: MONEY MATTERS

Getting Us Back to Work by Edward Leader

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet conducts his Orchestra from the Palm Court with Reginald Kilbey (cello)
This evening's visiting artist:
Thomas Round

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Pougnet
Cello: Reginald Kilbey

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

A series of programmes in which Christians think about their faith
The Word for Living
From the West Parish Church, Airdrie, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. James Maitland
Organist, George Thomson
When we really take God at his Word, what happens? This Church's congregational group has found itself challenged by a passage from the Bible. How true is it and how relevant to daily life in modern conditions?
Members of the group have studied the passage separately and together and have sought to live by it daily. This is the story of their failures and successes and the lessons they have learned from this experience.
The passage is the washing of the disciples' feet (St. John 13, w. 1-17).

Contributors

Organist: Rev. James Maitland
Organist: George Thomson

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the East Sussex County Housing Association for the Aged, Ltd., by the Hon. Secretary, Dr. R. Ashleigh Glegg, M.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Dr. Ashleigh Glegg , [address removed]
The East Sussex County Housing Association for the Aged was formed in 1946 to provide Homes for elderly people with small means. Residents come from East Sussex and, through other charitable societies, from any part of the country. Four Homes are already in existence and another, to care mainly for the infirm, is being planned at a cost of £ 40,000. The Association also has twenty-four cottage flats and twenty-seven one-room flatlets.

Contributors

Unknown: Dr. R. Ashleigh Glegg, M.B.E.
Unknown: Dr. Ashleigh Glegg

: Tony Britton and Pat Pleasance in 'LORNA DOONE'

The book by R. D. Blackmore dramatised for broadcasting in seven episodes by Ronald Gow
5—' The Great Winter '
Produced by Mollie Austin
(Tony Britton broadcasts by permission of British Lion Films, Ltd.)
Against his mother's advice John Ridd has declared his love to Lorna, who has accepted him. A King's messenger has arrived with a plan to destroy the whole of the Doone stronghold. John, fearing for Lorna's safety, goes with her to old Sir Ensor Doone, the head of the clan, who first of all rejects him as being a rough countryman and not fit to marry into Lorna's family.

Contributors

Book By: R. D. Blackmore
Unknown: Ronald Gow
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Unknown: Tony Britton
Unknown: John Ridd
John Ridd: Tony Britton
Lorna Doone: Pat Pleasance
Sir Ensor Doone: Carleton Hobbs
Mrs Ridd: Ruby Luscombe
Annie Ridd: Ysanne Churchman
Betty Muxworthy: Ethel Coleridge
Lizzie Ridd: Margot Hole
Gwenny Carfax: Genefer Elliot
Jeremy Stickles: Geoffrey Lewis
Carver Doone: Raf de la Torre

: NEWS

: On St. David's Day EMLYN WILLIAMS

says
' I'm not English'
The small boy who was to become a famous actor learned English by slow degrees. Then he sat for a scholarship at Holywell County School. Mr. Williams tells how this 'odd little alien' absorbed and was absorbed by England, but remained a Welshman.

: THE HILLS OF DAVID

A programme for
St. David's Day
Narrated by Sian Phillips
A portrait of the Prescelly, a range of hills running from east to west across Pembrokeshire, terminating near the cathedral that takes its name from Wales's Patron Saint
The programme attempts to reflect its influence on the people living there
Compiled by J. Mansel Thomas
Interviews and production by Aled Vaughan

Contributors

Unknown: Sian Phillips
Unknown: J. Mansel Thomas
Production By: Aled Vaughan

: MUSIC CLUB

Robert Irwin visits the University of Bristol and introduces
Smetana's Quartet in E minor
(Aus meinem Leben) played by the Smetana String Quartet:
Jiri Novak (violin)
Lubomir Kostecky (violin)
Milan Skampa (viola)
Antonin Kohout (cello)
From the Victoria Rooms. Bristol

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Irwin
Violin: Jiri Novak
Violin: Lubomir Kostecky
Viola: Milan Skampa
Cello: Antonin Kohout
Unknown: Victoria Rooms. Bristol

: THE EPILOGUE

Jesus said
' I am the light of the world'
Isaiah 42, vv. 5-7
Psalm 27, part 1 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 9. vv. 1-25
Thou, whose almighty word (BBC
H.B. 185)
St. John 9, v. 39

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Purcell
Benedlcite
Remember not, Lord, our offences Two canons:
Laudate Dominum omnes gentes Gloria Patri et Filio
May the God of wit inspire
Round thy coasts, fair nymph of Britain (King Arthur)
When the cock begins to crow Let my Queen live for ever
Hush, no more (The Fairy Queen) sung by The Purcell Singers
Conductor, Imogen Hoist

Contributors

Conductor: Imogen Hoist

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