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from St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Christ, whose glory fills the skies (S.P. 26 ;
C.H. 261) ,
Confession and Absolution The Lord's Prayer
Psalm 8 . Lesson
Rise up, 0 men of God (S.P. 635 ; C.H.
' The Sacramental Principle ' : address by the Rev. F. D. V. Narborough
Hail to the Lord's anointed (S.P. 87;
C.H. 154, omitting v. 4 and 5) Blessing
Organist, S. Drummond Wolff
In this service Mr. Narborough gives the third of five addresses on ' The Christian Faith and Social Order '.


Rev. F. D. V. Narborough
S. Drummond Wolff

Broadcast of Handel's oratorio in its original instrumentation, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the first performance in England. The musical text prepared from the autograph manuscripts by Julian Herbage
Noel Eadie (soprano) ;
Maggie Teyte (soprano) ; Nancy Evans (contralto) ; Parry Jones (tenor); Norman Lumsden (bass). BBC Chorus. BBC Orchestra. G. Thalben-Ball (organ). Victor Hely-Hutchinson (harpsichord). Conducted by Julian Herbage
(Part 1)


Julian Herbage
Noel Eadie
Maggie Teyte
Nancy Evans
Parry Jones
Norman Lumsden
Victor Hely-Hutchinson

' Bede ' : play about the father of English history, by V. A. Peam , with music specially composed .by Martin Shaw
The Northumbrian monk Bede (A.D. 673-735) is one of the most famous figures of the twilit period of British history between the end of the Roman Occupation and the establishment of a single English kingdom. He lived most of his life in the monastery at Jarrow, where he taught Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, and the singing of church music. His historical writings form the main authority for the period of the Anglo-Saxon conquests and the conversion to Christianity of the invaders.


V. A. Peam
Composed By:
Martin Shaw
Bede (as a boy):
John Vowles
Bede (as a man):
Carleton Hobbs
Derwent (as a boy):
John Morris
Derwent (as a man):
Wilfred Babbage
Hild (as a girl):
Mary Harley
Hild (as a woman):
Jean Wickenden
Vivienne Chatterton
Hedley Goodall
A fool:
Harold, Scott
A soldier:
Ernest Jay
A shepherd:
Norman Kendall
John Beavis
Rex Holdsworth
Dorothy Godwin

Recorded talk by Lieut. John D. Drummond, R.N.V.R.
In this war, as in the last, the services rendered by the men of the little ships have proved of incalculable value. Their tasks are not always spectacular, though on their long voyages in northern waters-particularly on the run to Russia-they have had their share of peril and excitement.
Many of these little ships are converted deep-sea trawlers ; others are newly constructed; all are manned by wartime sailors who have been drawn from every walk of life.


Talk By:
Lieut. John D. Drummond, R.N.V.R.

played by Joseph Weingarten (piano)
Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 Prelude, Op. 28, No. 17, in A flat
Prelude, Op. 28. No. 18, in F minor
Mazurka in B sharp minor, Op. 63, No. Study in G flat, Op. 25, No.


Played By:
Joseph Weingarten

Sanctus (Thalben-Ball) Prayer
Hail I gladdening light (A. and M. 18 ;
Confession and Thanksgiving Reading : Isaiah 55, vv. 6-13 Psalm 63. vv 1-8 Intercession
0 worship the King (A. and M. 167;
' Worship ' : address by the Rev. W. A. L. Elmslie
Fill thou my life (A. and M. 705, S.P.
Tonight Dr. Elmslie, Principal of Westminster College, Cambridge, gives the third of a series of five addresses.


Rev. W. A. L. Elmslie

Civilian War Distress : appeal by the Hon. Mrs. Sydney Marsham, C.B.E ., on behalf of the Friends of the Poor, the Ivory Cross National Dental Aid Fund, and the Charity Organisation Society
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed].


Hon. Mrs. Sydney Marsham, C.B.E

No. 6—' What Now ? ' Written and produced by Louis MacNeice
Previous programmes in this series presented certain characters or events in history which were illuminated by particular concepts of freedom. This programme, the last of the series, is in the nature of a stock-taking. It looks at the past to weigh up earlier notions of freedom, and it looks at the present to decide what we mean when we use the same word today.


Produced By:
Louis MacNeice

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