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: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

Ⓓ (Baptist) from the Studio
Hymn, Sing praise to God Who reigns above (B.C.H. 11, Rv. B.C.H. 12, A. and M. 293)
Hallowing
Lesson, Romans viii, 28-39 Psalm xcviii Prayers
Hymn, I heard the voice of Jesus say
(B.C.H. 247, Rv. B.C.H. 234, A. and M. 257)
Address by the Rev. F. TOWNLEY
LORD, D.D.
Hymn, Lead us, Heavenly Father, lead us (B.C.H. 427, Rv. B.C.H. 417, A. and M. 281)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. F. Townley

: THE LONDON PALLADIUM ORCHESTRA

Conducted by JACK FRERE

Contributors

Conducted By: Jack Frere

: Students' Songs

THE BBC MEN'S CHORUS
Conductor, LESLIE WOODGATE
WILLIAM BARRAND (bass-baritone)
At the pianoforte, ERNEST LUSH
Bound for the Rio Grande (No. 11) Boney was a Warrior (No. 9) Dabbling in the Dew (No. 19) Eileen Aroon (No. 24) Alouette (No. 3)
Cockles and Mussels (No. 14)
Dashing away with the smoothing iron (No. 21)
My Bonnie (No. 59)
Let the bullgine run (No. 49)
The Farmer's Daughters (No. 25) Ould John Braddlum (No. 54)
(All from the New Fellowship Song
Book, arranged by Walford Davies )

Contributors

Conductor: Leslie Woodgate
Bass-Baritone: William Barrand
Unknown: Eileen Aroon
Unknown: John Braddlum
Arranged By: Walford Davies

: In Your Garden

C. H. MIDDLETON
The main subject of C. H. Middleton 's talk this afternoon will be the culture of mushrooms.

Contributors

Unknown: C. H. Middleton
Unknown: C. H. Middleton

: FRED HARTLEY AND HIS NOVELTY QUINTET

with BRIAN LAWRANCE
(All arrangements by Fred Hartley )

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Arrangements By: Fred Hartley

: A Programme of Gramophone Records

' This Week We'll Play-'
Recordings from Handel's
' Judas Maccabaeus ', ' Messiah ', and ' Israel In Egypt'

Contributors

Unknown: Judas MacCabaeus

: ' What is the Church for ? '

Interview with-5 The Rev. Canon F. R. BARRY , D.S.O., who will sum up and comment on the previous views expounded in this series
Reported by HOWARD Marshall
Since October 25 Howard Marshall has broadcast interviews with the Archbishop of York, Dr. S. M. Berry , the Rev. G. F. MacLeod , and the Rev. Vincent McNabb. Today he is to record his interview with Canon F. R. Barry , who sums up the series.
The Rev. F. R. Barry has been Canon of Westminster and Rector of St. John's, Smith Square, since 1933, and is a Member (representing the Church of England) of the Central Religious Advisory Committee. He was Archdeacon of Egypt and Chaplain of All Saint's, Cairo, in 1923, Professor of New Testament Interpretation at King's College, London, for the next five years, and Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin (the University Church) and Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College, Oxford, from 1928 to 1933. Canon Barry is the author of a number of works, and, in view of this series, it may be interesting, to mention ' The Relevance of the Church ', published last year.

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Canon F. R. Barry
Reported By: Howard Marshall
Unknown: Howard Marshall
Unknown: Dr. S. M. Berry
Unknown: Rev. G. F. MacLeod
Unknown: Vincent McNabb.
Unknown: Canon F. R. Barry
Unknown: Rev. F. R. Barry

: THE BBC ORCHESTRA

(Section C)
Led by LAURANCE TURNER
Conducted by JOSEPH LEWIS
RUTH NAYLOR (soprano)
Louise sings this beautiful song, ' Depuis Ie jour ', to Julien in the little house they have found for themselves in Montmartre. He has asked her if she .is happy, and this is her reply, a joyous tale, of what life means to her now that they have found each other. She sings of her old drudgery having made way for a very fountain of light and happiness.
Rossini's last opera, William Tell , was a much more serious work than The Barber of Seville and the other light-hearted operas of his early career. The libretto is based on Schiller's famous play, and Rossini put his best effort into making the opera as dignified a work as the subject called for.
Where, in the play, room could be found for a ballet it is difficult to say, but no opera in those days, however serious, would have been tolerated in performance unless it provided for the appearance of the corps de ballet. William Tell was no exception to this inviolable rule.

Contributors

Unknown: Laurance Turner
Conducted By: Joseph Lewis
Soprano: Ruth Naylor
Unknown: William Tell
Unknown: William Tell

: 'The Spiritual Life'

1. ' What is the Spiritual Life ? '
By EVELYN UNDERHILL
' Six hundred years ago St. Francis, praying alone when he thought himself unobserved, found nothing to say but this : " My God and All! What art Thou ? And what am I ? " And in spite of the modern knowledge we are so proud of, the human soul is saying that still.'
The above is quoted from a broadcast given by Evelyn Underhill on December j,3, 1931. The author of ' The Mystic Way ' has always insisted that -with all its manifold activities-the primary object of the Church is to make its people holy. She is recognised as one of the greatest authorities on the great mystics.
In January last she gave a talk on ' What is Mysticism ? ' and today she is to give the first of three talks on the Spiritual Life.
This series is intended to carry on, develop, and give a wider reference to some of the ideas suggested by Dom Bernard Clements 's talks on Prayer last winter. On December 27 Evelyn Underhill will broadcast answers to listeners' questions.

Contributors

Unknown: Evelyn Underhill
Unknown: Evelyn Underhill
Unknown: Dom Bernard Clements
Unknown: Evelyn Underhill

: 'St. Cecilia'

Virgin and Martyr Patroness of Music
A programme in her honour
LILIAN COOPER (soprano)
ANNE BROADHURST (contralto)
ARTHUR WILKES (tenor)
JOSEPH SUTCLIFFE (bass)
Organist,
G. W. HARRIS SELLICK
THE PRESTON CECILIAN CHOIR
THE MIDDLESBROUGH
CECILIAN GLEE AND
MADRIGAL SOCIETY
THE BRADFORD BACH CHOIR
THE BBC
NORTHERN ORCHESTRA
Leader ALFRED BARKER
Conductor, T. H. MORRISON from the College of Technology,
Manchester

Contributors

Soprano: Lilian Cooper
Contralto: Anne Broadhurst
Bass: Joseph Sutcliffe
Organist: G. W. Harris Sellick
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conductor: T. H. Morrison

: Cinema Talk

ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Victorian Melodies No. 9

A Musical Sequence
Produced and conducted by MARK H. LUBBOCK with MURIEL LEE PETTY (soprano) GWLADYS GARSIDE (contralto)
JAN VAN DER GUCHT (tenor)
APPLETON MOORE (baritone)
THE BBC REVUE CHORUS and THE BBC THEATRE
ORCHESTRA
I eader, MONTAGUE BREARLEY

Contributors

Conducted By: Mark H. Lubbock
Tenor: Jan van Der Gucht
Baritone: Appleton Moore
Unknown: Montague Brearley

: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

(Methodist) from the Studio
Call to Worship
Hymn, From all that dwell below the skies (New M.H.B. 4, S.P. 408)
Invocation
Lesson, Romans viii, 31-39
Hymn, Son of God, if Thy free grace
(New M.H.B. 477)
Prayers
Hymn, Master, speak ! Thy servant heareth (New M.H.B. 780)
Address by the Rev. L. F. CHURCH ,
Ph.D., Connexional Editor to the Methodist Church «
Hymn, 0 brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother! (New M.H.B. 911, S.P. 307)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. L. F. Church

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

An appeal on behalf of THE MISSIONS TO SEAMEN by REX PALMER
From every parish in the land some youngsters go to sea. In many ports abroad they can be very lonely, very homesick, very tempted. The Missions to Seamen provides them with a home and a friend in over a hundred ports throughout the world.
The work was begun a century ago in the Bristol Channel and for more than three generations it has been maintained by voluntary effort. In the ranks of its Chaplains and Readers are many who have spent several years in service at sea, either in the Royal Navy or in the Mercantile Marine, and have first-hand knowledge of seamen's needs.
Of the annual cost of £130,000, half is raised by the Central Fund in the British Isles. The Missions to Seamen is appealing today for £10,000, so that it can meet its commitments for the year 1936 (which include the new Institutes in the Port of London and Southampton) and thereby carry on this great work undiminished.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]

Contributors

Unknown: Rex Palmer
Unknown: Rex Palmer

: THE NEWS

including Weather Forecast

: RONALD SQUIRE

in 'The Importance of Being
Earnest'
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde
Characters
{nowplayingin 'LaughterinCourt';appearsby permission of Charles B. Cochran )
(by permission of Maurice Browne )
Production by VAL GIELGUD
The action of the play begins in Algernon Moncrieff 's flat in Half-Moon Street, London, and then changes to the Manor House, Woolton, the residence of John Worthing, J.P.
This comedy of epigrams, by Oscar Wilde , was produced by George Alexander at the St. James's Theatre, London, in 1895, with himself as John Worthing , and was revived there four times. In 1923 it was done at the Haymarket; seven years later at the Lyric, Hammersmith, this time with John Gielgud as John Worthing , when it ran for one hundred performances. A radio version was done last year.
The cast in tonight's revival would fill any West End theatre, and Ronald Squire as John Worthing should be able to stand comparison with any of his predecessors.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles B. Cochran
Unknown: Maurice Browne
Production By: Val Gielgud
Unknown: Algernon Moncrieff
Unknown: Oscar Wilde
Produced By: George Alexander
Unknown: John Worthing
Unknown: John Gielgud
Unknown: John Worthing
Unknown: Ronald Squire
Unknown: John Worthing
Algernon Moncrieff: Ronald Simpson
Lane, his manservant: Geoffrey Wincott
John Worthing, J P: Ronald Squire
Lady Bracknell: Mabel Terry Lewis
Hon Gwendolen Fairfax: Gwendolen Evans
Cecily Cardew: Jane Baxter
Miss Prism, her governess: Gladys Young
Rev Canon Chasuble, D D: Richard Goolden
Merriman, butler: Geoffrey Sumner








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