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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading taken from
' The Bible Speaks' by Robert Davidson Reader, Olive Gregg

Contributors

Reader: Olive Gregg

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: LIGHT MUSIC

played by the London Theatre Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Moores

Contributors

Conducted By: Michael Moores

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
Two Generations: reflecting on a changing way of life. 6-Shop Assistants
Godfrey Winn describes meeting Somerset Maugham
Open Mike: at the circus
A Nun of the Assumption describes life and work in a convent

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Godfrey Winn

: CHRIST COMES IN

Four Services for Advent
4-from All Samts Parish Church, Kingston - on - Thames, Surrey; conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. P. C. Magee. Preacher, the Bishop of Woolwich, the Rt. Rev. J. A. T. Robinson, Ph.D.
Introit: Psalm 42
The Lord's Prayer: Collect for Purity Kyrie (ninefold) (Palestrina, Aeterna
Christi Munera)
Collect for Advent 4
The Epistle: Philippians 4, vv. 4-7
Gradual Hymn: On Jordan's bank
(E.H.9)
The Gospel: St. John 1, vv. 19-28
Creed (Plainsong, Missa de Angelis) Sermon
Offertory Hymn: Come, risen Lord
(S.P. 266)
Prayer for the Church Blessing
Organist, L. F. O'Connor

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. P. C. Magee.
Organist: L. F. O'Connor

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Schiitz's Christmas Oratorio' by Jeremy Noble
'Musical Profile-Frederick Grinke ' by Joan Chissell
' Beethoven's Workshop-String Quartet, Op. 95 ' by Peter Stadlen
'Lehar's The Merry Widow' by Christopher Hassall

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Jeremy Noble
Musical: Profile-Frederick Grinke
Unknown: Joan Chissell
Unknown: Peter Stadlen
Unknown: Christopher Hassall

: Alec Robertson introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records Clarinet Quintet in A (K.B81)
(Mozart): played by members of the Vienna Octet
Sea Interludes (Peter Grimes )
(Britten) : Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, conducted by the composer

Contributors

Unknown: Peter Grimes

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Philip Hope-Wallace
Book: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Roger Manvell
Theatre: J. W. Lambert
Radio: Cyril Ray

Contributors

Unknown: Pamela Hansford Johnson
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Cyril Ray

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE NATURALIST

The Reindeer:
Camel of the Tundra
Edited and introduced by Eric Ennion
PER HØST, the Norwegian explorer, talks about the few truly wild reindeer left in southern Norway, and recalls memories of his year with a Lapp family whose existence depended on these animals.
MIKEL UTSI and ETHEL LINDGREN talk about the only British reindeer herd, which they introduced to Inverness-shire from Sweden; and EDWIN Wakeling describes how he tends the herd.
Produced by Jeffery Boswall

Contributors

Unknown: Mikel Utsi
Unknown: Ethel Lindgren
Unknown: Edwin Wakeling
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: CAN I HELP YOU?

Supplementary Questions
Dudley Perkins looks back at the talks he has given this autumn and answers listeners' queries connected with them

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: Interlude

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

visits Cheshire
Questions put by members of the Disley and Lyme Horticultural Society are answered by Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell
Question-Master, Rex Alston
Arranged by Peter D. Anderson
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Contributors

Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Question-Master: Alan Gemmell
Question-Master: Rex Alston
Arranged By: Peter D. Anderson

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Frederick Grinke (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
PART 1

Contributors

Violin: Frederick Grinke
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: THE SEASON OF THE YEAR

Some poems on the spirit and meaning of Christmas
Readers:
George Hagan , Derek Smith

Contributors

Readers: George Hagan
Readers: Derek Smith

: CONCERT

PART 2

: THE BRAINS TRUST

A sound recording of last Thursday's television programme
Members:
Alan Bullock
Bernard Williams
Sir John Wolfenden
Chairman, Norman Fisher

Contributors

Unknown: Alan Bullock
Unknown: Bernard Williams
Unknown: Sir John Wolfenden
Unknown: Norman Fisher

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Sunday at Five
' Christmas or Xmas?'
The Dean of Gloucester talks with some young friends

: ' Sense and Sensibility'

by Jane Austen adapted for broadcasting in six episodes by Jonquil Antony
1-' Country life is not so dull '
Cast in order of speaking:
Produced by Mollie Austin
Mrs. Dashwood, Elinor, and Marianne had always lived at Norland, the family home. But when Mr. Dashwood. died, John, his son by his first wife, inherited the estate and moved in. John Dashwood and, particularly, his wife Fanny are selfish people and his stepmother and half-sisters had to move out to a small cottage in Devon.

Contributors

Unknown: Jane Austen
Unknown: Jonquil Antony
Produced By: Mollie Austin
Mrs Dashwood: Hester Paton Brown
Her daughters:Marianne: Ysanne Churchman
Her daughters:Elinor: Angela Brooking
Edward Ferrers: David Enders
John Dashwood: Peter Wilde
Fanny, his wife: Marjorie Westbury
Sir John Middleton: Edgar Harrison
Miss Steele: June Barrie
Lucy Steele: Kathleen Helme
Colonel Brandon: Michael Shaw
Willoughby: Paul Eddington

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

followed by RADIO NEWSREEL

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
This evening's visitors:
Folkestone Halliday Girls' Choir
Conductor, Joan Oxley

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Conductor: Joan Oxley

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

Christians think about their faith and its living expression
The Coming of Christ
A series of programmes for Advent, 1959, about the impact of ..Christianity on four cultures
4-Northern Rhodesia
Political, economic, and social developments in Central Africa have been very marked in recent years. What contribution has the Christian Church made in the growth of the rural and the Copper Belt areas? How do Christians on the spot, and their critics, view the political arguments and racial issues of today?
THE REV. JOHN TAYLOR , Africa Secretary of the Church Missionary Society, introduces the programme.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Taylor

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of World
Refugee Year
(United Kingdom
Committee), by Lady Churchill,
C.B.E.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Four young British writers, appalled by the continuing plight of the refugees, conceived the idea of World Refugee Year as an opportunity to end this situation wherever possible. Proposed by Britain and accepted by the United Nations this movement is now actively supported by sixty-five countries. Britain's effort, launched last June under Her Majesty's patronage and supported by all political parties, has a minimum target of £ 2,000,000.

: Little Dorrit: 7: The Marshalsea becomes an orphan

The story of the novel by Charles Dickens made into a radio serial play in thirteen parts by John Keir Cross
Fanny Dorrit, Amy's feckless sister, has been thwarted in her attempts to break into Society - the Society of the formidable Mrs. Merdle, wife of the great millionaire financier.
Little Dorrit, deeply distressed by her family's behaviour, has gone to Arthur Clennam to plead with him to try to clear up her father's affairs after all, despite her previous fears of the effect of freedom on the old man after all his years in prison. Arthur can only assure her that through little Mr. Pancks everything possible is being done ... and on the very instant, Mr. Pancks steams in excitedly himself with the news that there may be an even richer man in England than the great Merdle: and his name, sir? - Mr. William Dorrit!

Contributors

From the novel by: Charles Dickens
Writer/adapter: John Keir Cross
Producer: Peter Watts
Mr Dorrit: Richard Hurndall
Arthur Clennam: Godfrey Kenton
Mr Pancks: James Thomason
Flora Finching: Molly Rankin
Amy Dorrit: Beryl Calder
Fanny Dorrit: Petra Davies
Tip: David Spenser
Frederick Dorrit: Philip Cunningham
Mrs Clennam: Joan Hart
Jeremiah Flintwinch: Malcolm Hayes
Blandois: Valentine Dyall
The Presenter: Howieson Culff
Other parts: Members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

: NEWS

: The Reith Lectures THE FUTURE OF MAN

by P. B. Medawar, C.B.E., F.R.S.
Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College in the University of London
6-The Future of Man
This last lecture presents the case for the uniqueness of man, and the technical grounds for believing that his future can be of his own making.
In the controversy between Darwinian and Lamarckian biologists, the latter argue that in certain circumstances ' acquired characteristics' can be inherited, so that the experience of the individual in a given environment ultimately becomes part of the genetical stock of the species. The Darwinians, on the other hand, maintain that environmental experience cannot change the genetic make-up of the individual: it merely triggers off already built-in patterns of behaviour. Modified forms of individual do appear only because the species as a whole ' learns' from the environment in the hard school of natural selection.
But the human brain introduces a new factor into this argument. Thanks to its unique characteristics man is released from the trammels of instinct: he can learn from experience and, more important, pass on what he has learned through a non-genetic form of inheritance. This opens up the possibility of a new kind of evolution, no less biological, but to which the laws of ordinary genetic inheritance no longer apply.

Contributors

Unknown: P. B. Medawar, C.B.E., F.R.S.

: INTERNATIONAL CONCERT HALL

with WilhelmBackhaus (piano)
Canzoni amorose
(Bassani, arr. MaJipiero)
Virtuosi di Roma conductor. Renato Fasano
Piano Concerto No. 1, in C
(Beethoven)
Wilhelm Backl. aus (piano) with the Vierma Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Polka: From Student Life
(Smetana)
Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zdenek Kosler Bachianas Brasileiras , No. 7
(ViIla-Lobos)
French National Radio Orchestra conducted by the composer on gramophone records

Contributors

Conductor: Virtuosi Di Roma
Conductor: Renato Fasano
Unknown: Wilhelm Backl.
Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Conducted By: Zdenek Kosler
Conducted By: Bachianas Brasileiras

: THE EPILOGUE

' Lo, I come, saith the Lord'
Isaiah 12, vv. 1-6
Psalm 96 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Matthew 25. vv. 1-30
0 come, 0 come Emmanuel (BBO
H.B. 36)
Zechariah 2, v. 10

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven
Quartet in C, Op. 59 No.3 played by the Amadeus String Quartet:
Norbert Brainin (violin) Siegmund Nissel (violin)
Peter Schidlof (viola) Martin Lovett (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Norbert Brainin
Viola: Peter Schidlof
Cello: Martin Lovett

: Close Down









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