played by Patricia Rossborough
R. S. Thatcher , Mus.Doc.,
BBC Deputy Director of Music
' Pioneers for the Kingdom '
26-William Booth by Alec MacDonald
Other parts played by Helen Trevelyan
Produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
' What do you think of the Salvation Army ? ' a certain dignified minister of religion was once asked. 'I don't like it at all ', was his answer—' but to tell you the truth, I believe God Almighty does.'
' General ' William Booth began life as a pawnbroker's assistant in Nottingham about a hundred years ago. He died in 1912, over eighty years of age, completely blind, and honoured all over the world. But it was the poor and outcast, whose souls he had devoted his life to save, who had most reason to be grateful to William Booth. For it was he who began the great campaign for social reform that the Salvation Army started during the eighteen-nineties and is still fighting today.
Conductor, Wilfred L. Dolling
A short story written for broadcasting by J. Wood Palmer , and read by the author
by Edmond Rostand
A new English translation by Humbert Wolfe, who has made the special broadcast adaptation. Music arranged by Maurice Brown
[Starring] Frank Cellier and Peggy Ashcroft
(by permission of Bronson Albery and Michel St. Denis)
Other parts played by Eric Cowley , Angela Kirk (by permission of Peter Dearing )
The action of the play takes place in France in the seventeenth century.
Production by Val Gielgud
Raf de la
Cyrano de Bergerac:
Christian de Neuvillette:
Comte de Guiche:
Captain Carbon de Castel-Jaloux:
A Spanish Officer:
(Baptist) from West Croydon Baptist Church
8.0 Order of Service
Sanctus and Call to Worship
Hvmn, Come, let us join our cheerful songs (Rv. B.C.H. 23 ; A. and M. 299)
Scripture Reading, John xxi, 15-25
Hymn, In Heavenly love abiding (Rv.
Intercession and Lord's Prayer
Hvmn, Beloved, let us love (Rv.
B.C.H. 296; A. and M. 703)
Address by the Rev. É. VICTOR
Hymn, Hark, my soul! It is the Lord (Rv. B.C.H. 288 ; A. and M. 260)
Organist, Irene S. Burr
An appeal on behalf of THE EAST LONDON WORKERS AMONG
THE POOR by the Rt. Hon. GEORGE LANSBURY ,
The Rt. Hon. George Lansbury will plead for a Society that for over
I'fty years has carried on its work in Shoreditch and the surrounding districts, giving a helping hand to those who have fallen on bad times, helping in illness with nourishments, convalescent homes, etc., and granting weekly sums to those finding life hard with the old-age pension their sole income. The Society also grants loans for obtaining surgical appliances, dentures, and spectacles, assists small traders to purchase stock, and befriends the needy in innumerable other ways.
The success attained by the Society is attributed to the personal contacts established by the staff of two in their dealings with the applicants. Here is found real kindliness and forbearance, gentleness and delicacy of feeling in the investigation of the often difficult and distressing cases.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Rt. Hon. George Lansbury, M.P., [address removed]
Rt. Hon. George
Rt. Hon. George
including Weather Forecast
The BBC Orchestra
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by BRUNO WALTER