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A reading from ' God's Kingdom and Ours ' by Gabriel Hebert
Reader, Keith Banks


Reader: Gabriel Hebert
Reader: Keith Banks

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas


played by the London Theatre Orchestra .
Conducted by Reginald Kilbey


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

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: Home for the Day

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson.
Dr. Joan Evans : a guest in "Woman's Hour".
What Does It Feel Like to Be a Refugee?: Patricia Brent and Rosamund Essex discuss refugees in the Middle East.
Marguerite Vacani describes one of her favourite dances, the cha-cha.
Successful Marriage: some happy wives describe it.

(BBC recording)


Presenter: Marjorie Anderson
Speaker: Dr. Joan Evans
Speaker: Patricia Brent
Speaker: Rosamund Essex
Speaker: Marguerite Vacani


from St. Bride's, Fleet Street, London; conducted by the Rector, the Rev. C. M. Armitage , M.V.O. Preacher, the Rt. Rev. and Rt. Hon. J. W. C. Wand, K.C.V.O.., D.D.
Versicles and Responses Venite
Psalm 76
First Lesson: Joshua 24, vv. 14-22 Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Matthew 7. vv.
Jubilate (Boyce in C) Sermon
City of God (A. and M. Rev. 258) Lesser Litany
The Lord's Prayer; Collects; Blessing
Organist, Gordon Reynolds Assisted by Michael Dyer


Unknown: Rev. C. M. Armitage
Assisted By: Michael Dyer


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
'Honegger's Christmas Cantata ' by Alec Robertson
' The New York Philharmonic Orchestra ' by John Warrack
Cyril Scott (b. Sept. 27. 1879): tribute for his 80th birthday by Norman Demuth , with Esther Fisher (piano) ' Music Diary for the Summer' by William Mann


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Cyril Scott
Unknown: Norman Demuth
Piano: Esther Fisher
Unknown: William Mann

: Stephen Dodgson introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Overture. Don Pasquale (Donizetti):
Pro Arte Orchestra, conducted by Charles Mackerras
Violin Sonata in G minor (Devil's
Trill) (Tartini): David Oistrakh (violin). Vladimir Yampolsky (piano)
Sonata in C (L. 104) (Scarlatti) and Rondo in E flat (Hummel): Gyorgy Cziffra (piano)
Carnival in Paris (Svendsen) : Royal
Opera House Orchestra. Covent Garden, conducted by John Hol lingsworth


Violin: Charles MacKerras
Violin: David Oistrakh
Violin: Vladimir Yampolsky
Conducted By: John Hol


Conducted by Sir John Summerson
Radio: Lance Sieveking
Book: Helen Gardner
Art: Bryan Robertson Film: Fred Majdalany
Theatre: Eric Keown


Conducted By: Sir John Summerson
Unknown: Lance Sieveking
Unknown: Helen Gardner
Unknown: Bryan Robertson
Unknown: Eric Keown

: The Weather

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


Edited and introduced by James Fisher
JAMES FISHER tells the story of the gannet's changing fortunes and introduces on-the-spot recordings made this season at the world's gannetries in Canada, Scotland, and Wales by W. J. EGGELING , ERIC ENNION, LES TUCK, JAMES MACGEOCH , J. MORTON BOYD , SIR LANDSBOROUGH THOMSON, and KENNETH WILLIAMSON.
Produced by Jeffery Boswall


Introduced By: James Fisher
Introduced By: James Fisher
Unknown: W. J. Eggeling
Unknown: James MacGeoch
Unknown: J. Morton Boyd
Unknown: Kenneth Williamson.
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall


' The Customer is Always Right
DUDLEY PERKINS examines this saying from the law's point of view and answers some listeners' queries about estimates and guarantees.


Unknown: Dudley Perkins


Introduced by Freddy Grisewood
From London
Questions put by members of the Hampstead Garden Suburb Horticultural Society are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell
Thermo-Periodicity Alan Gemmell discusses recent experiments that may well assist the professional and amateur tomato-grower.
Arranged by Peter D. Anderson


Introduced By: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Unknown: Thermo-Periodicity Alan Gemmell
Arranged By: Peter D. Anderson


Excerpts from
' Don Giovanni '
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Music by Mozart
(sung in Italian)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera. New York
(Chorus-Master, Kurt Adler )
Conducted BY KARL BOHM
Producer. Herbert Graf


Unknown: Don Giovanni
Unknown: Lorenzo Da Ponte
Chorus-Master: New York
Chorus-Master: Kurt Adler
Conducted By: Karl Bohm
Producer: Herbert Graf
Don Giovanni a Spanish nobleman: George London
Donna Anna betrothed to Don Ottavio: Eleanor Steber
The Commendatore, her father: William Wilderman
Donna Elvira, a noble lady of Burgosa bandoned by Don Giovanni: Lisa Della Casa
Don Ottavio betrothed to Donna Anna: Cesare Valletti
Leporello, servant to Don Giovanni: Ezio Flagello
Zerlina, a peasant girl: Laurel Hurley
Masetto, her betrothed: Theodor Uppman

: James McKechnie as Boswell in ' CONVERSATIONS WITH DR. JOHNSON'

4-On Melancholy
Arranged for broadcasting by Eric Ewens
Produced by R. D. Smith


Broadcasting By: Eric Ewens
Produced By: R. D. Smith


Excerpts from
Libretto by Francesco Piave founded on Shakespeare's tragedy
Music by Verdi
(sung in Italian)
Chorus and Orchestra of the Metropolitan Opera. New York
(Chorus-Master. Kurt Adler )
Producer. Carl Ebert


Unknown: Francesco Piave
Chorus-Master: Kurt Adler
Conducted By: Erich Lainsdorf
Producer: Carl Ebert
Generals in the army of King Duncan of Scotland: Macbeth: Leonard Warren
Banquo: Jerome Hines
Lady Macbeth: Leonie Rysanek
A manservant: Harold Steinberg
Macduff, a Scottish nobleman Thane of Fife: Carlo Bergonzl
Malcolm, son of King Duncan: William Olvis
A Doctor: Gerhard Fichoer
Lady in attendance to Lady Macbeth: Carlotta Ordassy


A simultaneous broadcast of the television sound-track
H.R.H. Princess Ileana of Rumania
Joseph Welch
Sir Ian Moncreiffe of Monereiffe, Bt.
Herbert Hart
Professor of Jurisprudence in the University of Oxford
Question-Master, Norman Fisher


Unknown: Joseph Welch
Unknown: Sir Ian Moncreiffe
Unknown: Herbert Hart
Question-Master: Norman Fisher


For Children of Most Ages
'The Book of a Thousand Tongues' by Donald M. McFarlan
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
This year the National Bible Society of Scotland celebrates its 150th anniversary. The programme tells how the Bible was translated into many languages and sent all over the world.


Unknown: Donald M. McFarlan
Produced By: Kathleen Garscadden
The Narrator: Tom Fleming
Mr Jones: Bryden Murdoch
Mrs Jones: Effle Morrison
Mary Jones: Denise Coffey
Mr Charles: Leonard Maguire
Mr Hughes: Arthur Boland
Dr Goold: W H D Joss
Mr Craigie: Douglas Murchie
Captain Christmas: Lain Cuthbertson
John Thomas: Gino Coia


Saving for Retirement by R. J. Martin


Unknown: R. J. Martin

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A summary of last week's events


Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This evening's visiting artist,
Julia Shelley


Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Julia Shelley


by Alistair Cooke


Unknown: Alistair Cooke


Christians think about their faith and its living expression
Charles Simeon (1759-1836)
Born on September 4, 200 years ago, Charles Simeon spent his whole adult life in Cambridge, as Fellow of King's and Vicar of Holy Trinity, yet from his rooms in Cambridge he exercised almost as profound an influence as his great contemporary William Wilberforce.
Other taking part:
Anthony Viccars , Harold Reese
Hugh Dickson. Nicky Edmett
Michael Turner. Norman Claridge
James Thomason
Programme arranged by Canon J. A. Fisher


Unknown: Charles Simeon
Unknown: Charles Simeon
Unknown: William Wilberforce.
Unknown: Anthony Viccars
Unknown: Harold Reese
Unknown: Hugh Dickson.
Unknown: Nicky Edmett
Unknown: Michael Turner.
Unknown: Norman Claridge
Unknown: James Thomason
Arranged By: Canon J. A. Fisher
Narrator: John Hollis
Charles Simeon: Leigh Crutchley


Appeal on behalf of the Restoration Fund of the Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Newington-next-Sittingbourne, by the Vicar, the Rev. J. E. Holland
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to the Rev. J. E. Holland, [address removed], popularly known as ' the church in the cherry orchards', is a familiar sight to those travelling by train between London and Margate. This ancient building, parts of which are of ninth-century origin, is a photographic subject of great beauty. A determined effort has been made to raise funds for the restoration of the fabric: although much has been achieved, £1,900 is still needed to complete the work on the roof.


Unknown: Rev. J. E. Holland

: Olga Lindo with Hugh David and Beryl Calder in ' FRAMLEY PARSONAGE'

by Anthony Trollope
Adapted for radio in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box
Episode 8
Produced by David H. Godfrey
A rumour has reached Framley from London that Lord Lufton is constantly in the company of Miss Griselda Grantly , and likely to become engaged to her at any moment. Lucy Robarts has told Fanny that Lord Lufton, before going to London, had asked her to marry him, and why, although loving him, she had rejected him.
Nathaniel Sowerby (with whose fortunes those of Mark Robarts have become so uncomfortably linked) is now faced with actual ruin. The Duke of Omnium, who holds all the title deeds of his estate, has threatened immediate foreclosure. Sowerby's only chance of saving himself is by persuading that rich heiress, Miss Dunstable, to marry him.


Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Unknown: H. Oldfield
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Unknown: Miss Griselda Grantly
Unknown: Lucy Robarts
Unknown: Nathaniel Sowerby
Unknown: Mark Robarts
Trollope: Martin Lewis
Mrs Smith: Catherine Salkeld
Miss Dunstable: Annabel Maule
Nathaniel Sowerby: Ralph Truman
Mrs Grantly: Janet Burnell
Griselda Grantly: Tobi Weinberg
Lord Lufton: Jack May
Lady Lufton: Olga Lindo
Fanny: Beryl Calder
The Rev Mark Robarts: Hugh David
Lucy Robarts: Sheila Grant
Pounce: Peter Wilde


reads favourite poems
The late Robert Donat began his career when a schoolboy by giving recitals of poetry in North Country towns. His stage and screen career never diminished his love of poetry and especially of reading it aloud. Listeners will recall his frequent broadcasts of poetry. When illness kept him from the theatre and the film studios he bought a tape-recorder and began to record poetry at home.
After his death, his son John Donat found a number of these recordings, several of which are included in this programme and which have not been broadcast before. Together with them are recordings made in earlier years for the British Council and an extract from the last broadcast he made for the BBC. Programme arranged and introduced by John Donat


Unknown: Robert Donat
Unknown: John Donat
Introduced By: John Donat


Owen Wynne (counter-tenor)
Rene Soames (tenor)
Wilfred Brown (tenor)
Philip Hattey (bass)
William Coombes (bass)
BBC Northern Singers
Alan Morton (cello)
Wilfred Collinge (double-bass)
Charles Spinks
(harpsichord and organ)
BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Gordon Thorne
Fantasia in six parts, for strings
Coronation Anthem (1685): My heart is inditing, for voices, strings, and organ continuo
Chacony in G minor, for strings
Yorkshire Feast Song (1689): An
Ode, for voices, flutes, oboes, trumpets, strings, and harpsichord continuo


Unknown: Owen Wynne
Tenor: Rene Soames
Tenor: Wilfred Brown
Bass: Philip Hattey
Bass: William Coombes
Cello: Alan Morton
Double-Bass: Wilfred Collinge
Harpsichord: Charles Spinks
Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Gordon Thorne


' The New Man '
Genesis 3, w. 17-24
Psalm 116 (Broadcast psalter) Romans 5. vv. 1-21
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(BBC H.B. 88)
1 Corinthians 15. v. 22

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas


played by The Wang String Quartet:
Alfredo Wang (violin)
Stanley Popperwell (violin)
Gordon Mutter (viola)
George Isaac (cello)
String Quartet in F, Op. 18 No. 1


Violin: Alfredo Wang
Cello: George Isaac

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