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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading taken from
' In the Redeeming Christ' by F. X. Durrwell , c.ss.R. translated by Rosemary Sheed Reader, GARARD GREEN

Contributors

Unknown: F. X. Durrwell
Translated By: Rosemary Sheed

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: SUNDAY PAPERS

: MELODY ON STRINGS

London STUDIO STRINGS Conducted by REGINALD KILBEY

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: THE NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
On Safari: an interview with ARMAND DENIS
Shopping for an Haute Couture Gown in Paris: by one who has done it-NANCY SPAIN
As Others See Us: children's views on their parents
Why I became an Astronomer: SIR BERNARD LOVELL

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Armand Denis
Unknown: Sir Bernard Lovell

: MORNING SERVICE

The first part of the Service of Holy Communion from the Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Enfield, Middlesex
Conducted by the Vicar,
THE REV. A. H. G. HELLICAR
Preacher,
THE REV. DAVID EDWARDS
Epistle: Hebrews 13, vv. 1-6
Gospel: St. Luke 10, vv. 23-37 Hymns (from A. and M. Rev.):
0 Love, how deep (187); Stand up and bless the Lord (374); The head that once was crowned with thorns (218)
Organist, W. W. Guttridge

Contributors

Organist: W. W. Guttridge

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

Edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN Herbage
Britten at the Proms by JOHN WARRACK
Donizetti's ' Don Pasquale by MARK LUBBOCK
Musical Profile: Ida Haendel by CEDRIC WALLIS
Berlioz and Wagner Book review by FRANK HOWES

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Warrack
Unknown: Don Pasquale
Unknown: Ida Haendel
Unknown: Wagner Book
Review By: Frank Howes

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
Passo a tre: Tyrolean chorus (Ballet Music: William Tell) (Rossini)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by HERBERT VON KARAJAN
Violin Concerto No. 2, in B minor (Pagantm)
RUGGIERO RICCI (violin)
London SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Conducted by ANTHONY COLLINS
Tanzwalzer (Busoni)
PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA Conducted by IGOR MARKEVICH

Contributors

Violin: Herbert von Karajan
Violin: Ruggiero Ricci
Conducted By: Anthony Collins
Conducted By: Igor Markevich

: THE CRITICS t

Chairman, T. C. WORSLEY
Film: EDGAR ANSTEY
Theatre: BARBARA BRAY
Broadcasting: LIONEL HALE
Book: JOHN BOWEN
Art: EDWARD LUCIE-SMITH

Contributors

Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: John Bowen
Unknown: Edward Lucie-Smith

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by ERIC Hobbis , ERNEST NEAL and RALPH WIGHTMAN Question-Master, VINCENT WAITE
Repeated on Tuesday, 11.30 a.m.

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Ernest Neal
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Vincent Waite

: CAN I HELP YOU?

The Wages Councils Act: ERIC HAWTREY explains how to find out whether your employment is covered by the Act's provisions for minimum wages and holidays
In Brief: a variety of information and answers to questions
Legal Aid and Advice: reminder by RUPERT TOWNSHEND-ROSE
A Little More Income: advice from VIVIAN FRANK for retired people who own a house Introduced by AUDREY RUSSELL

Contributors

Unknown: Eric Hawtrey
Unknown: Vivian Frank
Introduced By: Audrey Russell

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Introduced by FRANKLIN ENGELMANN
Members of the Buckinghamshire Rural Studies Association put their questions to
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN CEMMELL

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Cemmell

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

IDA HAENDEL (violin)
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire Conducted by GEORGE HURST
Part 1

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: George Hurst

: *The Interval TO BE A BURGLAR

by ANNABEL FARJEON
Darkness, secrecy, exquisite terror: what goes on at night? A child fought fear with a strange ambition, and now recalls the danger and delight.

: * Symphony Concert

Part 2

: THE RAPE OF THE COAST

An investigation into the erosion of the natural beauty of the south-eastern coastline by those who use it: an erosion as deadly as that by the sea itself by TIM MATTHEWS and JOHN TERRAINE
Based on research by CORIN HUGHES-STANTON Produced by JOHN TERRAINE
See page 16

Contributors

Unknown: Tim Matthews
Unknown: John Terraine
Unknown: Corin Hughes-Stanton
Produced By: John Terraine

: BRITISH FOLK SONGS

arranged by Haydn and Beethoven sung by VICTORIA DE Los ANGELES and DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU on gramophone records

: FOR THE YOUNG TO BE CONTINUED

The Greatest Gresham by GILLIAN AVERY abridged by Neville Teller read in five instalments by DAVID DAVIS
3: The Tree and the Chimney
Richard sets Julia the task of placing a wreath on Byron's tomb in Westminster Abbey. It is very unfortunate that in the train on their return Julia should encounter the most awesome of their neighbours, the Old Dame.

Contributors

Unknown: Gillian Avery
Abridged By: Neville Teller
Unknown: David Davis

: THE SIGN OF A HERON UPRISING

A serial play in four parts set in Yorkshire in 1644 Written by BERTHA LONSDALE
1: A Message for Prince Rupert Produced by HERBERT SMITH

Contributors

Written By: Bertha Lonsdale
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Margaret Craven: Rosalie Williams
Anthony: Randolph Stubington
John: Peter Ducklin
Robert: Barry Dixon
William: Mark Powell
Nathan Langben: Ronald Scales
Obadiah: John Lee
Thomas Preston: Norman Somers
Tonkin, the Pedlar: Tom Harrison
A Scottish soldier: Geoffrey Banks

: THINKING ALOUD

This is our life Four talks by THE REV. RAYMOND SHORT
1: Dead or Alive

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS followed by RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

REGINALD LEOPOLD and the PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artist, CYNTHIA GLOVER

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Cynthia Glover

: LETTER FROM THE PACIFIC

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: FEED MY SHEEP

In this WAY OF LIFE programme LESLIE SMITH presents a picture of the work and faith of John Wesley Stone controversial rector of Wood-ham Ferrers in Essex Irish by birth, this passionately dedicated country clergyman is as much at home in the pub as in the sanctuary Produced by PAUL OESTREICHER

Contributors

Unknown: Leslie Smith
Unknown: John Wesley Stone
Produced By: Paul Oestreicher

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of International Voluntary Service by SIR JOHN HUNT
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed] The I.V.S. provides opportunity for men and women to give effective voluntary service to the community regardless of race or creed. Members receive special training and engage in international groups on long and short-term projects both at home and abroad. Funds are asked for the expansion of this much-needed service.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir John Hunt
Unknown: Sir John Hunt

: BLEAK HOUSE

by Charles Dickens adapted for radio in thirteen parts and produced by R. D. SMITH
9: Oh My Child, My Child
Grandfather Smallweed tightens the screw on George, and so does the Court of Chancery on Richard. Esther and Lady Dedlock come face to face.
Other parts played by Lynn Carson , Geoffrey Reeves and members of the BBC
Drama Repertory Company

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Played By: Lynn Carson
Played By: Geoffrey Reeves
Dickens: James McKechnie
Snagsby: John Dearth
Guppy: Keith Williams
Mrs Snagsby: Eva Stuart
Grandfather Smallweed: Geoffrey Wincott
Lady Dedlock: Margaret Gordon
Tulkinghorn: John Ruddock
George: Timothy West
Mrs Bagnet: Mary Wimbush
Mr Bagnet: Leigh Crutchley
Mrs Rouncewell: Mary O'Farrell
Mr Jarndyce: Austin Trevor
Esther: Hilda Schroder
Ada: Jo Manning Wilson
Miss Flite: Sylvia Coleridge
Boythorn: Ralph Truman

: CHORAL CONCERT

THE ELIZABETHAN SINGERS
Conductor, Louis HALSEY SIMON PRESTON (organ)
From a concert on May 23 at the Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London

Contributors

Conductor: Louis Halsey
Conductor: Simon Preston

: THE NEWS

: WILLIAM MORRIS VISCOUNT NUFFIELD

Expert mechanic, great industrialist, and magnificent benefactor
An appreciation
Written and narrated by RENE CUTFORTH Produced by FRANCIS DILLON
See page 16

Contributors

Produced By: Francis Dillon

: THE EPILOGUE

Blessed are the merciful
St. Matthew 25, vv. 31-40
Psalm 36 (Broadcast psalter) St. Matthew 18, vv. 12-35
Jesu, thy mercies are untold
(BBC H.B. 324)
St. Matthew 5, v. 7

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Chopin
Sonata in C minor, Op. 4
Nocturne in F major, Op. 15
No. 1
Fantasy in F minor. Op. 49 played by MAURICE COLE (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Maurice Cole

: Closedown









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