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Scott Goddard


Unknown: Scott Goddard


' The Pilgrim's Progress '—5 by John Bunyan
(by permission of Howard Wyndhatn and Bronson Albery )
Other parts played by: Charles Mason , Stephen Jack
Adapted and produced by Geoffrey Dearmer
This afternoon the first part of Bunyan's immortal allegory will be concluded.
The pilgrims are now approaching the Celestial City. But they will have much to contend with before they get there, and, guided by the Shepherds, they will leave the Delectable Mountains and witness Little-Faith's struggle with thieves. They will meet Atheist, dispose of Ignorance, and journey over the Enchanted Ground.
Before the Celestial Gate is a river of uncertain depth, but no bridge, and this they must cross ; but they pass finally into the Celestial City, where the souls of the righteous rejoice, ' which when I had seen ', says the author, ' I wished myself among them '.


Unknown: John Bunyan
Unknown: Howard Wyndhatn
Unknown: Bronson Albery
Played By: Charles Mason
Played By: Stephen Jack
Produced By: Geoffrey Dearmer
Narrator: Carleton Hobbs
Christian: Ian Dawson
Hopeful: Hubert Gregg


John Rorke


Unknown: John Rorke


Isolde Menges (violin)
Howard Ferguson (pianoforte)


Pianoforte: Howard Ferguson


(Ninth Season-18)
Emanuel Feuerman (violoncello)
The BBC Orchestra
(Section B) .
Leader, Paul Beard
Conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood (Solo violoncello, EMANUEL FEUERMAN )
Gustav Holst 's opera The Perfect Fool was first produced by the ' British National Opera Company in May, 1923, and was prominent in their repertory for some time. The plot of the opera is fantastic and is made more so because Hoist, who wrote both words and music, used his opportunity to parody operatic styles, particularly those of the Italian and Wagnerian.
The ballet, which, however, is straightforward, occurs at the opening of the opera. A wizard is conjuring up various spirits whom he compels to supply him with various materials and ingredients for a magic potion which will give him such power over a certain Princess that she will be quite unable to refuse to marry him. Of the Spirits of Earth is demanded a cup suitable for containing magic essences. The Spirits of the Water are required to fill the cup with a highly potent distillation of love, and the Spirits of Fire to dwell in the cup, ' burning, blasting, and scorching ', as the text says. Yet after all it is the Fool who is destined to get the Princess, not the scheming Wizard.


Unknown: Emanuel Feuerman
Conducted By: Sir Henry J. Wood
Unknown: Emanuel Feuerman
Unknown: Gustav Holst


(Church of England) from Manchester Cathedral
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service Versicles Venite
Hymn, All people that on earth do dwell (A. and M. 166 ; S.P. 443)
Lesson, Matthew vi, 9-15, 19-33 Prayers
Hymn, Holy Spirit, Truth divine
(A. and M. 672 ; S.P. 520)
Address by JOHN S. B. STOPFORD ,
M.B.E., M.D., Professor of Experimental Neurology, and Vice-Chancellor of Manchester University
Hymn, Breathe on me, Breath of _ God (A. and M. 671 ; S.P. 458) Prayers


Unknown: John S. B. Stopford


An appeal on behalf of THE S.O.S. SOCIETY by GORDON HARKER
The primary object of the S.O.S. Society is to put into employment men who are homeless, jobless, penniless, and friendless. These men come to the Society for help, either directly or through other bodies which introduce them.
The Society maintains hostels in London, which, in character and appearance, are private houses. About twenty-five men live in each hostel, so that the warden can take a personal interest in each man.
These men and youths are rebuilt physically and often mehtally and morally, and re-equipped to take their place in the world again as useful citizens.
Through their residence in the Society's hostels a large number of ex-service men, discharged prisoners, probation cases, convalescents from illness and others find their feet again each year.
Although the total accommodation of the hostels is only a little more than two hundred beds, 1,289 men and youths found employment during 1938. Over 200,000 have heen helped since the Society was founded.
There is no time limit to a man's stay in the S.O.S. Society's hostels and no task work for him to do.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to Gordon Harker , Esq., [address removed]


Unknown: Gordon Harker
Unknown: Gordon Harker


including Weather Forecast


New Series-13
Under the direction of Sir Walford Davies
The BBC Singers


Unknown: Sir Walford Davies


No. 4
The 13th of Foot
The Somerset Light Infantry
(Prince Albert's)
Battle Honours
Gibraltar, Dettingen, Martinique, Ava, Chuznee, Afghanistan, Cabool, Sevastopel, South Africa (1878-9), Burma, Relief of Ladysmith, South Africa (1899-1902), Afghanistan, Marne, Aisne, Ypres, Somme, Albert, Arras, Cambrai, Hindenburg
Line, Palestine, Tigris
Nicknamed ' The Bleeders ', ' The Illustrious Garrison ', ' The Yellow-
Banded Robbers'
Written and produced by Francis Dillon
(West of England)


Produced By: Francis Dillon

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