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R. S. Thatcher , Mus.Doc.,
Deputy Director of Music


Unknown: R. S. Thatcher


' Pioneers for the Kingdom '
16—' Francis Xavier '
By Morna Stuart
The cast includes
Laidman Browne , Francis de Wolff , Philip Wade , Moma Stuart , Muriel Pavlow , Charles Lefeaux ,
Helen Trevelyan
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
Francis Xavier was a young nobleman of Navarre who lived in the sixteenth century. In the student quarter of Paris he met a man who changed his whole life. This man was Ignatius Loyola , founder of the famous Society of Jesus, whose members have carried the teaching of Christ into every part of the world, and Francis Xavier became the first of these adventurous Jesuits who risked their lives in carrying the Faith to savage and unknown peoples.
Xavier went first to India to teach and preach in the Portuguese colonies there, then to the far, mysterious land of Japan. He was actually waiting for a boat to take him to another unknown country, China, when he died.


Unknown: Francis Xavier
Unknown: Morna Stuart
Unknown: Laidman Browne
Unknown: Francis de Wolff
Unknown: Philip Wade
Unknown: Moma Stuart
Unknown: Muriel Pavlow
Unknown: Charles Lefeaux
Unknown: Helen Trevelyan
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Produced By: Francis Xavier
Unknown: Ignatius Loyola
Unknown: Francis Xavier


with Don Carlos


Unknown: Don Carlos


A short story written for broadcasting by A. E. Coppard
Read by J. Glyn-Jones


Unknown: A. E. Coppard
Read By: J. Glyn-Jones

: Sunday Orchestral Concerts: Eighth Season - 14

The BBC Orchestra (Section B)
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Willem Mengelberg


Musicians: BBC Orchestra
Orchestra Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Willem Mengelberg


(Church of England) from Manchester Cathedral
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (A. and M. 290 ; S.P. 677) (Tune, Wiltshire)
Collects and Lord's Prayer
Anthem, My soul, there is a country
Lesson, Philippians iii, 1-11
Hymn, 0 Lord, how joyful 'tis to see (A. and M. 273) (Tune, Simeon)
Address by the Rev. Canon PETER
Hymn, Guide me, 0 Thou great
Redeemer (A. and M. 196 ; S.P. 508) (Tune, Cwm Rhondda)
Organist, A. W. Wilson


An appeal on behalf of THE WOMEN'S UNIVERSITY SETTLE
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed].


Unknown: Maude Royden
Unknown: Maude Royden


including Weather Forecast

: Jane’s Legacy

A Comedy in Three Acts by Eden Phillpotts
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Cyril Wood
Principal Characters
Ivy Mortimore Jack Mortimore
Sergeant Merryweather Chugg
John Ford Ned Thorn
Mrs. Susan Thorn
Emmeline Coode Jane Mortimore
Tom Sparrow
Rev. Philip Ryle
The cast includes
Nora Brown , Charles Churchward , Jean Crawford , Norah Drew , Josephine Hamilton , Ralph Hutton , Amy Jones , Norman Kendall , Pamela Knill , F. C. Lunt , Paul Rogers ,
Nancy Wonnacott
Act 1, The Parlour of the Mortimores' Cottage at Godbold's Leigh in Devon
Act 2, The Garden of the Cottage
Act 3, The Parlour again
(Western Programme)
Eden Phillpotts has shown in his more familiar plays-The Farmer's Wife, Yelloic Sands , and the rest-that he knows a good deal about human nature. It is not surprising, therefore, to find in Jane's Legacy a good deal of shrewd observation of rustic minds when the news of an unexpected legacy suddenly spreads through a village. Mr. Phillpotts has the rare quality of being able to look at human weakness with tolerant good humour and without cynicism, a quality which is probably the secret of his universal success.


Unknown: Eden Phillpotts
Produced By: Cyril Wood
Unknown: Sergeant Merryweather Chugg
Unknown: John Ford
Unknown: Ned Thorn
Unknown: Mrs. Susan Thorn
Unknown: Emmeline Coode
Unknown: Jane Mortimore
Unknown: Tom Sparrow
Unknown: Rev. Philip Ryle
Unknown: Nora Brown
Unknown: Charles Churchward
Unknown: Jean Crawford
Unknown: Norah Drew
Unknown: Josephine Hamilton
Unknown: Ralph Hutton
Unknown: Amy Jones
Unknown: Norman Kendall
Unknown: Pamela Knill
Unknown: F. C. Lunt
Unknown: Paul Rogers
Unknown: Nancy Wonnacott
Unknown: Eden Phillpotts
Unknown: Yelloic Sands

: A Reading from Sir Walter Raleigh's Last Book of the Ocean —' TO CYNTHIA'

by Giles Playfair


Unknown: Giles Playfair

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