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by John Crilly
Characters in order of speaking:
Produced by Norman Wright in the BBC's Northern Ireland studios


Produced By:
Norman Wright
Mrs Proctor:
Patricia Caiderwood
Major Jonas Peppitt:
Michael Baguley
Willie Slowey:
Denis Hawthorne
Ambrose Trotty:
Edward Fearon
Rosella Trotty:
June Hay
The Doctor:
Alfred Arnold
Martin Baxter:
Arthur McAlister
A Constable:
Jack McQuoid

from Manchester Cathedral
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses (Byrd) Psalms 75 and 76 First Lesson: Isaiah 41
Magnificat (Daniel Purcell in E minor) Second Lesson: 1 John, 3
Nunc dimittis (Daniel Purcell in E minor)
Lesser Litany Collects
Anthem: Laetentur Coeli (Byrd)
Be glad ye heavens and be joyful 0 earth. Hills and mountains sing ye praises, for the Lord our God shall come again and will have mercy on all them that fear him.
At his coming truth and righteousness shall spring out of the earth; and peace shall spread her wings over all the world; and God will have mercy on all that fear him.
Prayers and Blessing
Organist and Master of the Choristers,
Allan Wicks


Daniel Purcell
Daniel Purcell
Laetentur Coeli
Allan Wicks

For Younger Listeners
' The New Treasure Seekers '
Six stories from the book by E. Nesbit told by ' David '
4 — ' The Golden Gondola '
5.15 For Older Children
' The Secret of the Lost Planet'
A serial thriller in six parts by Angus MacVicar
4—' Night Patrol'
Produced by Kathleen Garscadden
Otto Schenk has heard about the Electronome, the strange thought-machine in Hesikos. He plans its capture so that he can use it to stir up wars on Earth and thus enrich his armament firms. Dr. McKinnon and his friends-Jeremy, Asa, Janet, Spike, and Madge-decide to return to the Lost Planet to warn Solveg, Asa's father, who is ruler of Hesikos. But Schenk, accompanied by soldiers, lands close behind them-about a hundred miles north of their position, which is near the entrance to the underground city. He gives them twelve hours to bring the Electronome to his ship.....
5.50 Children's Hour prayers conducted by the Rt. Rev. C. K. N. Bardsley,
Bishop of Croydon


Book By:
E. Nesbit
Angus MacVicar
Produced By:
Kathleen Garscadden
Otto Schenk
Dr McKinnon:
Moultrie R Kelsall
Lesley Fraser
Hilda Case
Bryden Murdoch
Patricia Leckie
Professor Hermanoff:
James MacTaggart
Leonard Maguire

Seven broadcasts on Freedom from Want
The meaning and threat of underdevelopment and its consequence, world poverty; the methods and aims of the campaign against it; and the new ideas that lie behind them
7-Mcans and Ends
David Glass
Professor of Sociology, in the University of London
G. C. L. Bertram , Ph.D.
Biologist; Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge
Edward Crankshaw
British Military Mission to Moscow. 1939-45; writer and correspondent on Soviet Affairs
Ritchie Calder
The overriding question in world underdevelopment is: how can the results of development be obtained before we are overtaken by the rising tide of population and poverty? What are acceptable means of solving this problem? The four speakers discuss the different ways in which this question might be answered.


L. Bertram
Ritchie Calder

BBC Home Service Basic

About BBC Home Service

BBC Home Service is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 1st September 1939 and ended on the 29th September 1967.

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