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Regional Variations (6)

Service. Advent Sermon preached by the Rev. David H. C. Read.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Service from St. Thomas's Church. Pennywell, Sunderland.

BBC Home Service North

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Service for Advent Sunday from Norwjch Cathedral.

BBC Home Service Midland

Service from Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church. Portsmouth.

BBC Home Service West

from the University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. R. S. Lee
Introduction
Come, thou long-expected Jesus (BBC
H.B. 30)
Versicles and Responses Psalm 1
Lesson: St. Luke 12, vv. 22-40 Benedicite
Collects and prayers
Hark, the glad sound (BBC H.B. 490) Address
Thy Kingdom come (BBC H.B. 28) Prayer and Benediction
Organist, John Webster

Contributors

Unknown:
R. S. Lee
Organist:
John Webster

The last of six talks on Augustus Hare by Humphrey Higgens
Hare was a famous teller of stories. It was his greatest social asset. On one occasion a party was specially arranged at Holland House so that he might tell Princess Louise some of his stories ' which she had graciously wished to hear.'
Reader, Richard Hurndall

Contributors

Unknown:
Augustus Hare
Unknown:
Humphrey Higgens
Reader:
Richard Hurndall

Regional Variations (2)

Welsh news survey.

BBC Home Service Welsh

La Sainte Catherine
Script by Marguerite Dasnieres
St. Catherine's Day, November 25, is a great occasion for girls who work in the Paris fashion-houses. There is a party in the afternoon, followed by a dance and beauty competition. Richard Sterling has been invited to both.
La cousette, seamstress; la maison de, couture, fashion-house; la coiffe, head-dress, cap; Ie vin d'honneur, reception; Ie discours de remerciement, speech of thanks; la chipie, sourpuss; assister a, to be present at; je voudrais etre elu, I would like to be chosen; Ie baiser, kiss; la joue, cheek.

Contributors

Script By:
Marguerite Dasnieres
Unknown:
Richard Sterling
Commentator:
Stanley MacKenzie
Marchande:
Pamela Sterling
Richard Sterling:
Richard Bebb
Francoise Leclerc:
Paulo Deglon
Lolla:
Elma Soiron
Jeanne:
Pamela Sterling

Conducted by John Summerson
Theatre: Richard Findlater
Radio: Peter de Francia
Book: Margaret Lane
Art: Denis Mathews
Film: George Campbell Dixon

Contributors

Conducted By:
John Summerson
Unknown:
Richard Findlater
Unknown:
Peter de Francia
Unknown:
Margaret Lane
Unknown:
Denis Mathews
Unknown:
George Campbell Dixon

Regional Variations (3)

The West at Westminster.

BBC Home Service West

The Goodly Heritage: series of programmes on the English Parish Church. 1-Saxon and Norman.'

BBC Home Service Midland

Reginald Jacques introduces Christmas Carols which may be of special interest to amateur choirs sung by The Cantata Singers
Conductor, Reginald Jacques
Accompanied by Clifton Helliwell

Contributors

Introduces:
Reginald Jacques
Conductor:
Reginald Jacques
Accompanied By:
Clifton Helliwell

Regional Variations (5)

Gardeners' Question Time.

BBC Home Service North

Out in the Garden.

BBC Home Service Midland

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

The Scottish Garden.

BBC Home Service Scottish

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Professor R. H. Stoughton. Fred Streeter , and Roy Hay answer some listeners' questions
Joe Brayshaw asks some of his own

Contributors

Introduced By:
Roy Hay
Introduced By:
Professor R. H. Stoughton.
Unknown:
Fred Streeter
Unknown:
Roy Hay
Unknown:
Joe Brayshaw

Philip Toynbee
His subject in this programme is the 1930s, which in retrospect seem to constitute a recognisable literary period. He refers in his talk to two recent books by authors who made their names in the 1930s: 'The Shield of Achilles' by W. H. Auden and ' The Corected Poems ' of William Empson.
Readers:
Peter Augustine , David Peel

Contributors

Unknown:
W. H. Auden
Readers:
William Empson.
Readers:
Peter Augustine
Readers:
David Peel

Regional Variations (2)

Welsh talk by the Rev. T. Alban Davies.

BBC Home Service Welsh

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' The Teatro Costanzi ' (inaugurated November 27, 1880). by Spike Hughes
' Two Books about Elgar ' by Basil Maine
' Composer and Interpreter: 1-The Interpreter and the Romantic Composer ' by Sidney Harrison

Contributors

Edited By:
Anna Instone
Edited By:
Julian Herbage
Introduced By:
Julian Herbage
Unknown:
Teatro Costanzi
Unknown:
Spike Hughes
Unknown:
Sidney Harrison

Regional Variations (2)

Children. ' The Boys of Glen Morroch ': play. Young Artists.

BBC Home Service Scottish

For Listeners of All Ages
' Hob's Star '
A play for winter listening by Muriel Hardill
Production by Herbert Smith

Contributors

Production By:
Herbert Smith
Hob, a lame boy:
Peter Harvey
Granfer Adam an old countryman:
Carleton Hobbs
A huntsman:
Tom Harrison
A courtier:
Norman Somers
A Duke:
George Hagan
A beautiful girl:
June Kearsley
Granny Thimblequilt, an old country-woman:
Joan Littlewood
A hermit:
Fred Fairclough
A scullery-maid:
Vida Paterson
A gypsyman:
Andrew Wurlidge
A man:
George Hagan
A woman:
Rosalie Williams

Regional Variations (2)

Appeal: Children in Need of Help. by Jimmy Logan.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Children's Hour Appeal
Appeal for Children in Need of Help, by Peter Scott
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
All children need help. This appeal is for those who may not be getting all the help they need, such as invalid children, those suffering from physical and mental handicaps, the maladjusted, and children deprived of a normal home life.

Contributors

Unknown:
Peter Scott
Unknown:
Peter Scott

Regional Variations (3)

Old and New: standards of middle-class living.

BBC Home Service West

Mary Firth (piano); Joan Spencer (violin): Brahms.

BBC Home Service Scottish

by Kenneth Lindsay
American visitors to Europe far exceed the number of Europeans who have the chance nowadays to appreciate America at first hand. Kenneth Lindsay , who was for seventeen years a Member of Parliament, has recently returned from lecture assignments in the United States. He talks about some of his experiences which throw light on trends in America today.

Contributors

Unknown:
Kenneth Lindsay
Unknown:
Kenneth Lindsay

Regional Variations (6)

Service from Zion Congregational Church, Wakefield.

BBC Home Service North

Service of Thanksgiving and Dedication from the Temple of Peace. Cardiff, on the centenary of the founding of the Young Women's Christian Association of Great Britain.

BBC Home Service Welsh

Service for Advent from Christ Church. Lisburn

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Service from Greenbank Parish Church. Edinburgh.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Service from the Parish Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Melksham.

BBC Home Service West

from the Baptist Church, Eld Lane, Colchester, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. P. H. Warwick Bailey
The Call to Worship
Songs of praise the angels sang (B.C.H. Rev. 16)
Scripture Reading: St. John 1, vv. 1-14
O word of God incarnate (B.C.H. Rev. 192)
Prayers
Be thy word with power fraught (B.C.H. Rev. 565)
Sermon
Prayer
Thou didst leave thy throne (B.C.H. Rev. 739)
Benediction

Contributors

Service conducted by:
Rev. P. H. Warwick Bailey
Organist:
Lilian M. Dawson

by John Galsworthy
Adapted for broadcasting in twelve parts by Muriel Levy
Part 6
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Hugh Stewart
After a separation of twelve years Soames Forsyte goes to see his wife Irene at her flat. He finds it hard to believe that there has been nobody in her life to give him cause for divorcing her. She treats him coldly, and he retreats in despair and fury. His heart is still set on marrying the French girl, Annette Lamotte , who, he hopes, will provide him with a son and heir.
Meanwhile, war is declared, and this brings a new subject for discussion at Timothy's house on the Bayswater Road, where all the family gather on such national occasions. To add to the excitement, June, the revolutionary daughter of Jolyon, turns up after an absence of ten years, in which she has travelled extensively in order to forget that her lover, Philip Bosinney , had deserted her for Irene and had met with such a tragic end.

Contributors

Unknown:
John Galsworthy
Production By:
Hugh Stewart
Unknown:
Soames Forsyte
Unknown:
Annette Lamotte
Unknown:
Philip Bosinney
Jolyon:
Guy Rolfe
Soames:
Ronald Simpson
Irene:
Grizelda Hervey
Mme Lamotte:
Gladys Spencer
Annette:
Virginia Winter
Jolly:
Simon Lack
Holly::
Dorothy Gordon
Val:
Charles Hodgson

by Nikolaus Pevsner
7-The Genius of the Place
In this, the last of the lectures. Dr. Pevsner suggests that the English qualities he has defined equip this country better than any other to solve the most urgent of twentieth-century visual problems; the problem of town planning.
Pope instructed the eighteenth-century gentleman always to consult the genius of the place. If his advice can be boldly applied to the larger problem of the town, it could restore to it the variety, the surprise, and the beauty which it has lost during the last century or so. This lecture will be printed in ' The Listener '

Contributors

Unknown:
Nikolaus Pevsner

Maria Korchinska (harp)
George Malcolm (harpsichord)
Colin Kingsley (piano)
The London Chamber Singers
The London Chamber Orchestra
(Leader, Thomas Carter )
Conductor, Anthony Bernard

Contributors

Harp:
Maria Korchinska
Harpsichord:
George Malcolm
Piano:
Colin Kingsley
Leader:
Thomas Carter
Conductor:
Anthony Bernard

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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