★ (Church of England) from Lichfield Cathedral
Hymn, The Head that once was crowned with thorns (A. and M. 301 ; S.P. 175)
Confession and Absolution
Lord's Prayer, Versicles, and Responses
Lesson, John xiv, 1-14 Benedictus
Creed and Collects
Hymn, Father of Heav'n, whose love profound (A. and M. 164)
Address by the Rt. Rev. E. S.
WOODS, D.D., Bishop of Lichfield
Hymn, The Church of God a kingdom is (A. and M. 675 ; S.P. 248)
Organist and Choirmaster
Ambrose P. Porter
Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
George Nash 'wants to know'
James Denny explains assisted by The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
P. S. G.
A gramophone record programme presented by Doris Arnold
★ 'A Preview of Chelsea Show '
C. H. Middleton
This week sees the opening of the Chelsea Flower Show, which is held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital. This show is unquestionably the greatest event of its kind in the horticultural world, and there are on view not only prize specimens of existing strains but also examples of the latest floral hybrids and so on. C. H. Middleton has been along to have a look at the Show before the opening, and this afternoon he will tell you about some of the wonders he has seen.
★ Favourite pieces from the repertoire of The BBC Orchestra
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
' Fighting Illiteracy in India '
The Rev. Edwin W. Smith , D.D., Editorial Superintendent of the British and Foreign Bible Society
Rev. Edwin W.
at the BBC Theatre Organ in a programme of Descriptive
The Rev. Leslie D. Weatherhead
Rev. Leslie D.
A serial play to be broadcast in nine weekly instalments with Robert Douglas , Milton Rosmer , and Thea Holme
Adapted by Jack Inglis from the novel by Anthony Hope
Music composed by Robert Chignell and Leslie Woodgate and recorded by the BBC Orchestra (Section C), conducted by Leslie Woodgate
Episode Seven: A Desperate Place '
Cast in order of speaking (by permission of O'Bryen, Linnil and Dunfee)
Production by Leslie Stokes
Rudolf Rassendyll , the yoimg Englishman who found himself caught up in a network of intrigue owing to his close resemblance to the King of Ruritania, is by now thoroughly committed to his extravagant plan of action. You have heard how he impersonated the King at the Coronation, and how King Rudolf was abducted by his half-brother Duke Michael and the latter's close friend Rupert Hentzau. Rassendyll has fallen in love with the beautiful Princess Flavia, and though tempted to leave the King to his fate and take the Crown, he defies this temptation and plots with Sapt and Fritz von Tarlenheim to rescue the King.
Last week you heard how
Rupert Hentzau proposed a plan for an attack on the Castle of Zenda where the King was imprisoned, the result of which would be the deaths of Black Michael and the King, leaving Rassendyll on the throne with Flavia as his consort. Needless to say, Rassendyll turned down the scheme.
In today's instalment you will hear how Rassendyll again meets Johann, Duke Michael's servant, and decides that an attack on the Castle must- be undertaken forthwith.
Antoinette de Mauban:
Fritz von Tarlenheim:
Conductor, W. Wood
with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )
broadcast from a Surrey wood
Once again microphones will be placed in a secluded strip of Surrey woodland at a time when the evening chorus of the birds is at its sweetest. Not even the countryman can necessarily distinguish the various songsters. There will be an expert on bird-song in the woods this evening, and he will identify each song heard.
Another bird chorus will be broadcast next Sunday, and the nightingale will be heard on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of this week between eleven and twelve each evening.
from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Fight the good fight (S.P.
491 ; A. and M. 540)
Confession and Thanksgivings Psalm xv
Lesson, Jeremiah xviii, 1-6 Magnificat ; Prayers
Hymn, He who would valiant be
Address by the Rev. Canon F. H. GILLINGHAM, Rector of St.
Margaret's, Lee Hymn, There's a wideness in God's mercy (S.P. 666)
Organist, S. Drummond Wolff
if An appeal on behalf of THE SKEGNESS AND DISTRICT
COTTAGE HOSPITAL by Lt.-Col. Sir ARCHIBALD WEIGALL ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Sir Archibald Weigall , [address removed].
including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping
by our observer with the Royal train
by G. K. Chesterton
Episode 5 : ' The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd '
Adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon
Production by Michael Goodwin
The Cambridge University
Nan Maryska (soprano)
Freda Townson (contralto)
Eric Starling (tenor)
Arnold Matters (baritone)
The London Theatre Concert
Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Boris Ord from the Cambridge Theatre,
Two short stories written for broadcasting by Dora M. Broome and read by Mary Eastwood
' He giveth liberally '
Psalm civ, 1-15
Deuteronomy viii, 6-20
Lord, while for all mankind we pray
John vi, 35