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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading taken from
' God and the Rich Society ' by D. L. Munby
Reader, John Forest

Contributors

Reader: D. L. Munby
Reader: John Forest

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC TAPESTRY

London Studio Players
Conducted by Lawrence Leonard

Contributors

Conducted By: Lawrence Leonard

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Introduced by Marjorie Anderson
William Sansom : a recent guest of Woman's Hour
Simple Sums for Shopkeepers: an arithmetical quiz with Kenneth Horne keeping count
The Sort of Youngster We Look For: three hairdressers attempt definitions
Glimpses of Great Women: 1— Marie Curie. A study of applied passion, with Mary O'Farrell as Madame Curie

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Introduced By: William Sansom
Unknown: Kenneth Horne
Unknown: Marie Curie.
Unknown: Mary O'Farrell

: A QUAKER MEETING

of London members of the Religious Society of Friends
Quaker Meetings follow no prearranged form, being entirely spontaneous. Any of the members who compose the group may be led to contribute in speech, vocal prayer, or readings.
On this occasion the meeting is being held in a studio in Broadcasting House, London. Corporate waiting on God in silence is an essential element of Quaker worship. During the periods of silence in the meeting, listeners hear music which is in harmony with the spirit of the worship although not strictly part of it. All are invited in their homes to join the Friends in waiting on God.
Commentary by Paul Oestreicher

Contributors

Commentary By: Paul Oestreicher

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records Quintet in C major (D.956)
(Schubert)
The Hollywood String Quartet with Kurt Reher (cello)

Contributors

Cello: Kurt Reher

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage Dvorak's String Quartets by Alec Robertson
Musical Profile: Mindru Katz by Harold Rutland
Prokofiev and Soviet Music
Book review by Martin Cooper Haydn's Keyboard Sonatas-2 by Rosemary Hughes

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Mindru Katz
Unknown: Harold Rutland
Review By: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Rosemary Hughes

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, Philip Hope-Wallace
Film: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Eric Keown
Broadcasting: Jacques Brunius
Book: Alan Brien
Art: Eric Newton

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Eric Keown
Unknown: Jacques Brunius
Unknown: Alan Brien
Unknown: Eric Newton

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN FEBRUARY

A monthly programme ' reflecting life in the country including
Sounds of the month
Reports from the countryside
A Natural History contribution by Eric Simms
Introduced by C. Gordon Glover Produced by Phyllis Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Simms
Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson

: CAN I HELP YOU ?

Information and advice on legal, social, and financial problems
Faulty Hire Purchase Goods: Aubrey Diamond
Receipts:
Rupert Townshend-Rose
Holidays for Elderly People: E. J. Symonds
More Points about the Family Allowances and National Insurance Act: Edward Leader
Presented by Marjory Todd

Contributors

Unknown: Aubrey Diamond
Unknown: Rupert Townshend-Rose
Unknown: E. J. Symonds
Unknown: Edward Leader
Presented By: Marjory Todd

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Members of the Hendon Horticultural Society put their problems to
Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell
Arranged by Peter Anderson

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Arranged By: Peter Anderson

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

from the Assembly Hall. Worthing
In association with the Worthing Corporation
Mindru Katz (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra Leader, Paul Beard
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1

Contributors

Piano: Mindru Katz
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz

: THE PLAID BAG

GLADYS MITCHELL is two people: one, a well-known detective novelist; the other, a school teacher now just retired. She looks back on the curious, rewarding experience of two careers very dissimilar, yet simultaneous.

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Mitchell

: SYMPHONY CONCERT

Part 2

: FACE TO FACE

Roy Thomson is interviewed by John Freeman
Editor of the New Statesman
Sound recording of the BBC Television programme of February 4

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Thomson
Interviewed By: John Freeman

: SEGOVIA

guitar
Prelude, Ballet, and Gigue (Weiss) Fandanguillo (Turina) on gramophone records

: THE SECRET GARDEN

The novel by FRANCES HODGSON BURNETT adapted as a new radio play in six episodes by John Keir Cross 2: Magic
Mary Lennox , orphaned in India, had been sent to live with her uncle at Misselthwaite Manor, far on the Yorkshire moors. She had made a friend of Martha, the housemaid, and heard of Martha's brother Dickon and his great love for wild animals. She had also heard a strange sound of crying in the night! But above all, she had discovered the whereabouts of the little garden ... the secret garden.
Produced by DAVID DAVIS

Contributors

Novel By: Frances Hodgson Burnett
Unknown: John Keir Cross
Unknown: Mary Lennox
Produced By: David Davis
The Storyteller: David Davis
Mary Lennox: Kika Markham
Martha: Pat Pleasance
Mrs Medlock: Kathleen Helme
Ben Weatherstaff: Stephen Jack
The Robin: Percy Edwards

: COME HITHER

Poetry in the afternoon chosen and introduced by Rumer Godden 3: Countries
0 Land where I was born to me so homely, where clings the root whence all my being flows '
Readers :
Rumer Godden
David Davis
Valentine Dyall

Contributors

Introduced By: Rumer Godden
Readers: Rumer Godden
Readers: David Davis
Unknown: Valentine Dyall

: THINKING ALOUD

Catch Phrases
The Rev. J. S. Wood discusses four common ways of looking at life
4: It's just one of those things

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. J. S. Wood

: WEATHER

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

: THE NEWS followed by RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

Reginald Leopold and the Palm Court Orchestra
Visiting artists,
Ursula Connors and Edward Darling

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artists: Ursula Connors
Artists: Edward Darling

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

Christians think about their faith and its living expression THEY WENT TO LOURDES
Each year many thousands of sick people go to Lourdes. Why do they go? What do they find? What is the result?
A programme based on recordings made at Lourdes and elsewhere by Monsignor Derek Worlock Script by Margaret Hotine Presented and produced by Agnellus Andrew, o.f.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Monsignor Derek Worlock
Script By: Margaret Hotine
Produced By: Agnellus Andrew, O.F.M.

: WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the National Fund for Research into Poliomyelitis and other Crippling Diseases by Paul Bates
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Paul Bates. [address removed]The Polio Research Fund is entirely dependent on voluntary contributions. More money is urgently needed both to carry on valuable research already begun and to provide for the increasing number of worthwhile new projects.

Contributors

Unknown: Paul Bates
Unknown: Paul Bates.

: Pendennis: 9: A Blessing in Disguise

by William Makepeace Thackeray, dramatised as a serial in thirteen parts by Howard Agg.

Pen is telling his friend Harry Foker that he is thinking of marrying Blanche Amory, when Harry confesses that he himself is in love with her. Pen meets Captain Costigan with Mrs. Bolton, his landlady, and her daughter Fanny at Vauxhall Gardens. Pen calls on Fanny at Shepherd's Inn and finds that Mr. Bows is lodging there.

Contributors

Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Dramatised by: Howard Agg
Producer: Martyn C. Webster
The Storyteller: Simon Lack
Arthur Pendennis: John Rye
Henry Foker: John Pullen
Captain Costigan: Tommy Duggan
Mrs Bolton: Janet Burnell
Fanny Bolton: Peggy Butt
Mr Bows: Keith Williams
Doorkeeper: Kenneth Dight

: DVORAK AND MOZART

played by the Janacek String Quartet Jiri Travnicek (violin) Adolf Sykora (violin) Jiri Kratochvil (viola) Karel Krafka (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Jiri Travnicek
Viola: Jiri Kratochvil
Cello: Karel Krafka

: THE NEWS

: Lord Birkett (1883-1962) on The Art of Advocacy

Despite his many memorable activities in other fields, it is probably as one of the greatest advocates of all time that Lord Birkett will be remembered. His own advocacy was based on a deep knowledge of the law and a deeper understanding of human nature. In this talk, originally broadcast last year as a postscript to a series of sketches of great advocates, he speaks of the principles and practice of advocacy, not merely in Courts of Law but wherever men feel impelled to convince others of the justice of their cause.

: SCHUMANN

ABEGG Variations, Op. 1 played by Abbey Simon (piano) on a gramophone record

Contributors

Played By: Abbey Simon

: THE EPILOGUE

Jesus said: I am the true vine
Hosea 14, vv. 4-9
Psalm 80. w. 4-15 (Choral Psalter) St. John 16, vv. 1-21, 26-27
To Christ, the Prince of peace (BBC
H.B. 94)
St. Mark 14, vv. 24-26

: THE NEWS

followed by late weather forecast

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Beethoven's Violin Sonatas played by Peter Mountain (violin) Angela Dale (piano)
Eighth of ten programmes comprising the complete violin sonatas of Beethoven. March 7: Sonata in A major, Op. 47, played by Tessa Robbins (violin) and Robin Wood (piano)

Contributors

Violin: Peter Mountain
Piano: Angela Dale

: Closedown









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