Directed by John MacArthur
Pioneers for the Kingdom
20—' John Wesley ' by Beatrice Gilbert and Priscilla Schryver
The cast includes
(by permission of Payne-Jennings and Killick)
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
John Wesley , one of the great personalities of the eighteenth century, was born at a time when religion hud come to mean little in the general life of England. Very early in his life he determined to do all he could to change this state of things. At Oxford he and his brother Charles started a small society of undergraduates who gave up many pleasures to study the religious life. They were laughed at in the University, and called ' Methodists ', the name by which his followers are known to this day.
In 1738, just two hundred years ago this week, Wesley began his career of fervent preaching, trying to rouse the people from their apathy. He was extremely unpopular, and even the clergy frowned upon what they called his ' enthusiasm '. But he was not to be suppressed, and soon he was riding up and down the country, swaying vast crowds with his passionate appeal. For fifty years he did not spare himself, and at last even his antagonists realised his greatness. At his death, in 1791, religion had again become a living force in England.
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
George Baker (baritone)
At the pianoforte, Ernest Lush
The Doctor, page 22
Bread and Butter, page 320
The Mermaid, page 120
Rosalie, page 276
Cock Robin , page 248
True Love, page 165
Over the sea to Skye, page 206
The Spanish Guitar, page 254
Riding down from Bangor, page 272
(The page numbers refer to the Scottish Students' Song Book)
Parents v. Children
An experiment with a new competition
Ghost Master, A. J. Alan
The programme arranged by Stephen Potter
The rules of this game are simple. A word is spelt out, each player taking it in turn to add or prefix a* letter. The object is to control the course which the word takes in such a way as to ensure that an opponent, unable to find an alternative development. is compelled to finish it. Faced with CRA. for instance, it is best not to add V: your opponent will avoid Crave by adding I for Craving. It is better to add C ; for CRAC may compel the addition of K and the finish of the word. But your opponent may he cool-headed enough to realise that by putting M before CRAC he can get out of the trap by turning the word into Gimcrack.
If a player tries to bluff by adding a letter at random he may be challenged. If his pretended word is not in the Concise Oxford Dictionary, he will lose a life. The penalty for unsuccessful and the reward for successful challenging will be two points instead of one.
Proper names are not allowed.
Further details of the rules will be announced before the game.
Conductor, P. S. G. O'Donnell
Eric Marshall (baritone)
(Church of England) from Winchester Cathedral
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Spirit of mercy, truth and love (E.H. 631 ; A. and M. 155)
Opening Prayers Psalm cxxxii
Lesson, John xvii, 1-13 Magnificat (Henry Ley )
Creed, Lord's Prayer, and Collects
Anthem, Fight the good fight (
Harold Rhodes )
Address by the Very Rev. E. G. SELWYN , D.D., Dean of Winchester
Hymn, Thy hand, 0 God, has guided
(E.H. 545, omitting v. 4 ; A. and M. 604, omitting w. 3 and 5) Blessing
Organist and Choirmaster,
The organ in Winchester Cathedral has recently been completely restored. Built by Willis for the Great Exhibition of 1851, it was purchased shortly afterwards, at the instigation of Dr. S. S. Wesley , then Cathedral Organist, for its present home. It has since been added to at various dates, but on no comprehensive plan ; and now for the first time its full tone can be heard in all parts of the great church.
Very Rev. E. G.
Dr. S. S.
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The Kolisch String Quartet :
1 Rudolf Kolisch (violin)
Felix Khuner (violin)
Eugen Lehner (viola)
Benar Heifetz (violoncello) Quartet in B flat, Op. 76, No. 4
Beethoven's String Quartet, Op. 132, is technically one of his greatest achievements. The first movement is peculiar for the fact that it includes three successive expositions, each of which is interrupted by a development of the introductory theme, or rather motive, which is heard at the outset in the first two bars.
The second movement follows the course of a normal Scherzo and Trio, the latter being on a drone bass.
The third movement, which is one of the most expressive of all Beethoven's slow movements, is in the form of an aria in five sections. The first is a Chorale in five sections, the second is an episode, the third is the Chorale with variations, the fourth a second episode, the fifth the recapitulation of the Chorale.
The fourth movement has the character of a military march, and the fifth is a gay and joyful movement which follows the classical rondo form.
See also note on page 12
A short story written for broadcasting by George Scott Moncrieff
Read by Tom Smith