(Methodist) from King Street Methodist Church,
9.30 Order of Service
Hymn, This is the day of light (New
M.H.B. 660, A. and M. 37)
Lesson, Luke ii, 41-52 - Prayer
Hvmn, Jesus, Thou Joy of loving hearts (New M.H.B. 109, A. and M. 190)
Address by the Rev. WILLIAM SWALES
Hymn, Jesus the very thought of Thee (New M.H.B. 108, A. and M. 178)
Organist, Handley J. Taylor
Conductor, Harry Mortimer
Reginald Charles (bass)
C. H. Middleton and E. A. Bunyard
Everybody's gardening doctor, C. H. Middleton , is bringing to the microphone a fruit specialist in E. A. Bunyard to give listeners advice on varieties of fruit to plant in their gardens. This is a rare opportunity for would-be fruit growers to listen. Mr. Bunyard. a member of the Council of the Royal Horticultural
Society, is chairman of their Fruit and Vegetables Committee. He is also a Fellow of the Linnean Society and head of a famous fruit farm in Kent.
with Carmen del Rio
Leader, John Davies
Conductor, Kneale Kelley from the Winter Gardens,
A Practising Medical Psychologist
Led by Laurance Turner
Conducted by Julian Clifford
Gounod's Polyeucte, an opera based on Corneille's tragedy of the Roman centurion-martyr, was produced in Paris half a century ago, when Gounod was sixty. It was one of his favourite works, and shortly before he died he said that even if his other operas, Faust included, were to perish, he wished that Polyeucte might live. His hope was never gratified, for Polyeucte has not kept in the repertory. The ballet is amongst the best of its music.
The Rev. Donald 0. Soper, Ph.D.
The first broadcast in this series showed the House of Commons at a grave moment, when personal interests counted for nothing and members were united in a common purpose. But the House of Commons is two-fold: on the one hand it debates upon, and decides, great issues ; on the other hand it is an assembly with traditions and rules of its own. Whatever may be a man's success in the outside world, the glamour of his reputation counts for nothing when he first becomes a Member of Parliament. He is judged by what he says and the way he says it when he rises to make his maiden speech.
The debate dealt with in tonight's broadcast was certainly a momentous one. Life or death for millions of Irishmen was at stake. There was a widespread potato famine which deprived them of their normal cheap diet and compelled them to buy bread. But the duty on corn had raised the price of flour.
Although his party was pledged to the maintenance of that duty, Sir Robert Peel , the Prime Minister, had decided in favour of its repeal. Listeners will hear how in a great speech he defended himself in the conflict between parliamentary tradition and his own sense of right. But the importance of the occasion was also that member of the House, whose maiden speech had been received with jeers and hoots, made a parliamentary attack on the Prime Minister so bitter and so brilliant that it helped to make that member's reputation. Listeners will hear one of the famous speeches which lifted Mr. Disraeli into the limelight and indicated the Prime Ministership of the future Lord Beaconsfield.
at the BBC Theatre Organ
Memories of Daly's Theatre
by Bernard Shaw
(By permission of Alban B. Limpus )
(By permission of the Playgoers' Guild)
Scene, A Sitting-room in St. Dominic's Parsonage, Victoria Park, London.
Time, Autumn, 1900
The play produced by Barbara Burnham
See the article by Ivor Brown on page 9
The Rev James Morell, her husband:
Mr Burgess, her father:
Eugene Marchbanks, a poet:
Proserpine Gamette (Prossie) secretary to the Rev James Morell:
The Rev Alexander Mill (Lexy), a curate:
(Church of England) from a Studio
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Rise up, 0 men of God
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Psalms cxxvi, cxxvii, cxxviii First Lesson, Isaiah Iv
Magnificat (Farrant in_A minor)
Second Lesson, Luke vii, 18-28 ;
Nunc Dimittis (Farrant in A minor) Creed, Versicles, and Collects
Anthem, The Wilderness (S. S.
Hymn, As now the sun's declining rays (A. and M. 13 ; Tune, St. Columba)
An appeal on behalf of THE METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL,
LONDON, E.8, by The Right Hon.
THE LORD MAYOR OF London,
Sir GEORGE BROADBRIDGE , K.C.V.O.
The Metropolitan Hospital was founded in the City of London in 1836, and was rebuilt fifty years later on its present site, where it serves a large poor area of North-East London. Its patients are received not only from the surrounding district, which includes Hackney, Hoxton, Shoreditch, Stoke Newing ton, Bethnal Green, and Islington, but also from far-distant towns in every part of Britain.
There are 150 beds and very large casualty and out-patient departments, hut even so, this accommodation has become inadequate to satisfy demands made upon it by a constantly increasing population. It has become imperative to provide additional beds and larger departments generally. An appeal for £80,000 has therefore been launched to defray the cost of erecting a centenary extension on a vacant site adjoining the present hospital.
When the scheme is completed, in about eighteen months' time, the sick poor of North-East London will have in their midst a large voluntary hospital fully able to cope with all the calls made upon it. The Lord Mayor of London, who will broadcast this appeal, is President of the Hospital.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]
including Weather Forecast
A Programme of Music and Folklore from the Hungarian Plain by Holt Marvell and Gypsy Petulengro
The cast includes
Leo de Pokorny
(By permission of His Majesty's Theatre)
Charles Vaida and Gypsy Petulengro with The Cigany Players
Music arranged by and under the direction of Rae Jenkins
Conductor, Stanford Robinson Prelude
Portrait of Lord Melbourne on a Horse
Victoria and Albert
The Queen's Caprice Victoria Regina
Anthony Collins , who was first principal viola of the London Symphony Orchestra, is a composer and conductor of exceptional gifts. It, was something of a compliment that he should be selected by Herbert Wilcox to write the music for one of the outstanding films of the year, Victoria the Great. Mr. Collins's music has already received the highest praise from American critics when I'ittoria the Great was first shown in New York. Herbert Wilcox was the first to recognise the importance of the composer being allowed to have his head, and the result was that Mr. Collins's music is given an important part in the film instead of merely being relegated to the background.
The Suite to be played is made up of music taken from the Jubilee, Coronation, attempted assassination, and one or two of the more intimate scenes.