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: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

★ (Church of England) from Lichfield Cathedral
The Bells

: Order of Service

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
Psalm xxiv
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
Prayej;
Hymn, The Church of God a kingdom is (A. and M. 675 ; S.P. 248)
Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster
Ambrose P. Porter

Contributors

Choirmaster: Ambrose P. Porter

: THE NEW HIPPODROME ORCHESTRA

Conductor, William Pethers from the New Hippodrome Theatre,
Coventry

Contributors

Conductor: William Pethers

: This Symphony Business

George Nash 'wants to know'
James Denny explains assisted by The BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra
Leader, Philip Whiteway
Conductor, Walton O'Donnell

Contributors

Unknown: George Nash
Unknown: James Denny
Conductor: Walton O'Donnell

: THE BBC MILITARY BAND

Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Old Favourites

Contributors

Conductor: P. S. G. O'Donnell

: 'THESE YOU HAVE LOVED'

A gramophone record programme presented by Doris Arnold

Contributors

Presented By: Doris Arnold

: IN YOUR GARDEN

★ '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.

Contributors

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

: ORCHESTRAL HOUR

★ Favourite pieces from the repertoire of The BBC Orchestra
(Section D)
Led by Marie Wilson
Conducted by Stanford Robinson

Contributors

Unknown: Marie Wilson
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson

: MISSIONARY TALK

' Fighting Illiteracy in India '
The Rev. Edwin W. Smith , D.D., Editorial Superintendent of the British and Foreign Bible Society

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Edwin W. Smith

: REGINALD FOORT

at the BBC Theatre Organ in a programme of Descriptive
Music

: 'THE MYSTERY OF PAIN'

The Rev. Leslie D. Weatherhead

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Leslie D. Weatherhead

: 'THE PRISONER OF ZENDA'

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.

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Douglas
Unknown: Milton Rosmer
Unknown: Thea Holme
Adapted By: Jack Inglis
Novel By: Anthony Hope
Composed By: Robert Chignell
Composed By: Leslie Woodgate
Conducted By: Leslie Woodgate
Production By: Leslie Stokes
Production By: Rudolf Rassendyll
Unknown: Rupert Hentzau.
Unknown: Rupert Hentzau
Unknown: Black Michael
Rudolf Rassendyll: Robert Douglas
Colonel Sapt: Milton Rosmer
Johann: Valentine Dyall
Antoinette de Mauban: Selma Vaz Dias
Duke Michael: Carleton Hobbs
Rupert Hentzau: Patrick Barr
Fritz von Tarlenheim: Clive Morton
Princess Flavia: Thea Holme

: 'THIS AND THAT'

John Hilton

Contributors

Unknown: John Hilton

: BESSES O' THE BARN BAND

Conductor, W. Wood

Contributors

Conductor: W. Wood

: FRED HARTLEY AND HIS SEXTET

with Brian Lawrance
(All the above items arranged by Fred Hartley )

Contributors

Unknown: Brian Lawrance
Arranged By: Fred Hartley

: BIRD SONG

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.

: A RELIGIOUS SERVICE

from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
The Bells
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
(S.P. 515)
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)
Blessing
Organist, S. Drummond Wolff

Contributors

Organist: S. Drummond Wolff

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

if An appeal on behalf of THE SKEGNESS AND DISTRICT
COTTAGE HOSPITAL by Lt.-Col. Sir ARCHIBALD WEIGALL ,
Bt., K.C.M.G.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Sir Archibald Weigall , [address removed].

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Archibald Weigall
Unknown: Sir Archibald Weigall

: THE SECOND NEWS

including Weather Forecast and Forecast for Shipping

: NEWS FROM CANADA

by our observer with the Royal train
(From Quebec)

: 'THE CLUB OF QUEER TRADES'

by G. K. Chesterton
Episode 5 : ' The Noticeable Conduct of Professor Chadd '
Adapted for broadcasting by Douglas Cleverdon
Characters
Production by Michael Goodwin

Contributors

Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Broadcasting By: Douglas Cleverdon
Production By: Michael Goodwin
Dr Bingham: Basil Royal-Dawson
Basil Grant: George Holloway
Gilbert Swinburne: Gordon Boyd
Professor Chadd: Cyril Roberts
Dr Colman: Hedley Goodall

: LONDON THEATRE CONCERT

The Cambridge University
Madrigal Society
Nan Maryska (soprano)
Freda Townson (contralto)
Eric Starling (tenor)
Arnold Matters (baritone)
The London Theatre Concert
Orchestra
Leader, George Stratton
Conducted by Boris Ord from the Cambridge Theatre,
London
NAN MARYSKA
FREDA TOWNSON
ERIC STARLING
ARNOLD MATTERS

Contributors

Contralto: Freda Townson
Tenor: Eric Starling
Leader: George Stratton
Conducted By: Boris Ord
Unknown: Nan Maryska
Unknown: Freda Townson
Unknown: Eric Starling
Unknown: Arnold Matters

: 'OWD PINDER' and 'CHANGE OF AIR'

Two short stories written for broadcasting by Dora M. Broome and read by Mary Eastwood

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Dora M. Broome
Read By: Mary Eastwood

: EPILOGUE

Rogation Sunday
' He giveth liberally '
Psalm civ, 1-15
Deuteronomy viii, 6-20
Lord, while for all mankind we pray
(S.P. 320)
John vi, 35








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