Programme Index

Discover 9,908,689 listings and 222,966 playable programmes from the BBC

From Northfield Parish Church, Aberdeen, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Duncan M. Bruce
The Sermon preached by the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt. Rev. G. D. Henderson , D. Litt. , D.D., D. Theol.
Metrical Psalm 98, vv. 1-4: 0 sing a new song to the Lord (Tune, St. Magnus 114)
Call to Prayer; Prayers
The Epistle: Philippians 3, vv. 7-14
The Gospel: St. Matthew 6, vv. 19-26 Now thank we all our God (C.H. 29:
Tune. Nun danket)
Sermon
Thy hand, 0 God. has guided (C.H.
215: Tune, Thornbury)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
March on, my soul, with strength
(C.H 637: Tune, Christchurch)
Blessing
Organist. Isabel F. Ross

Contributors

Unknown:
Rev. Duncan M. Bruce
Unknown:
Rev. G. D. Henderson
Unknown:
D. Litt.
Unknown:
D. Theol.
Organist:
Isabel F. Ross

A series of six readings from collections of English letters
4 - 'The Unforgotten'
Some letters in which people and events of the past are kept alive
Read by Richard Hurndall and Mary Wimbush
Narrator, Martin Starkie
Script by Terry Gompertz
' Away from Home'

Contributors

Read By:
Richard Hurndall
Read By:
Mary Wimbush
Narrator:
Martin Starkie
Script By:
Terry Gompertz

Regional Variations (2)

Welsh news survey.

BBC Home Service Welsh

The story of four people and ten clues on a tape recorder
A programme for those interested in Italy and in picking up some Italian
Script by Henry Bentinck and Alessandro Magri
To the Italian Frontier
Produced by Henry Bentinck
An uncle, in his will, leaves Kenneth ten recorded clues and a cryptic letter saying that when he has followed up the clues Kenneth will be in a position to claim the rest of his inheritance. All the clues concern Italy, and Kenneth goes to see his friend, Hugh, who knows Italy and Italian well. With Hugh's wife, Beatrice, they set out on this curious treasure hunt.
Come sta?, How are you?; sto bene, I'm all right; siamo in transito, we are passing through; qualche cosa da dichiarare, something to declare; la dogana, the customs; la multa, the fine; fare il contrabbando, to smuggle; and'amo in quattro, make a foursome; subito, at once; apposta, on purpose; in gamba on the spot, smart. Lei, with the third person singular of the verb, is the usual form of ' you '.
To be repeated oh Friday at 9.30 a.m.
See page 7

Contributors

Script By:
Henry Bentinck
Script By:
Alessandro Magri
Produced By:
Henry Bentinck
Hugh James:
Robert Rietty
Kenneth Cheales:
Kenneth Best
Beatrice James:
Olive Gregg
Raffaella Carcesi:
Maria Pia Allegrini
Customs Man:
Gaylord Cavallaro

Regional Variations (3)

The Goodly Heritage: series on the English Parish Church-5.

BBC Home Service Midland

John Runge (tenor) with his guitar.

BBC Home Service West

Songs for female voices suitable for amateur choirs BBC Singers (women's voices)
Conducted by Trevor Harvey
Ernest Lush (piano)
Introduced by Trevor Harvey

Contributors

Conducted By:
Trevor Harvey
Piano:
Ernest Lush
Introduced By:
Trevor Harvey

Regional Variations (5)

Gardeners' Question Time.

BBC Home Service North

The Scottish Garden.

BBC Home Service Scottish

As North

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Out in the Garden.

BBC Home Service Midland

A gardening weekly
Roy Hay. Fred Streeter. and Edward Hyams discuss their personal estimate of quality in fruit, flowers, and vegetables, and recommend varieties to grow

Contributors

Unknown:
Roy Hay.
Unknown:
Fred Streeter.
Unknown:
Edward Hyams

Philip Toynbee
Norman Douglas is probably best known for his novel ' South Wind.' But his travel book ' Old Calabria,' first published in 1915 and recently reprinted, is arguably the finer work.
Reader, Carleton Hobbs

Contributors

Unknown:
Philip Toynbee
Unknown:
Norman Douglas
Reader:
Carleton Hobbs

Regional Variations (2)

Heather Harper (soprano); Instrumental Ensemble.

BBC Home Service Welsh

Leonard Cassini (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Alfred Wallenstein Introduction and Dance of the Firebird: Round Dance of the Princesses ; Infernal Dance of King Kashchey and his retinue: Berceuse; Finale

Contributors

Piano:
Leonard Cassini
Leader:
Paul Beard
Conducted By:
Alfred Wallenstein

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
'Wiiliam Thomson 's "Orpheus Caledonius " ' by Maurice Lindsay
' Composer and Interpreter: 2-The Composer in Demand ' by Geoffrey Bush
' Music in 1955,' by William Mann

Contributors

Edited By:
Anna Instone
Edited By:
Julian Herbage
Introduced By:
Julian Herbage
Introduced By:
Wiiliam Thomson
Unknown:
Maurice Lindsay
Unknown:
Geoffrey Bush
Unknown:
William Mann

A play about the Abbot of Gloucester and the children of the Almonry with Martin Lewis , Jack May Dorothy English, Jill Nyasa Ernest Jay. Patricia Hayes
Written by David Scott Daniell
followed by January 1, 1956
A Children's Service
Conducted by the Dean of Gloucester with boys of the King's School and girls of the Gloucester High Schools Of the Father's love begotten (E.H.
613)
Reading' St. Matthew 7. vv. 24-29
Lead us. heavenly Father (E.H. 426)
Address
Prayers
At the name of Jesus (E.H. 368)
Blessing
Organist and Master of the Choristers
Herbert Sumsion

Contributors

Unknown:
Martin Lewis
Unknown:
Jill Nyasa
Unknown:
Ernest Jay.
Unknown:
Patricia Hayes
Written By:
David Scott Daniell
Unknown:
Herbert Sumsion

Regional Variations (2)

Emma Marshall and her Books

BBC Home Service West

A report by Alastair Borthwick
The closing stages of the war introduced many of the men of our Forces to Holland. Alastair Borthwick was one of them. He returned there last autumn at the invitation of the Dutch Government, and tonight he gives an account of his visit and the work he saw in progress there.

Contributors

Unknown:
Alastair Borthwick

Regional Variations (4)

Service from Christ Church, Swindon: the Rev. Canon F. W. Thomas.

BBC Home Service West

Service from the Cathedral Church of Christ The Redeemer, Dromore, Co. Down: the Rector, Canon R. W. Kilpatrick

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Service from Wishaw Baptist Church: the Rev. George R. Bolster.

BBC Home Service Scottish

from Leeds Parish Church, conducted by the Vicar, the Rev. Canon C. B. Sampson
Let all the world (A. and M. Rev.
375)
Versicles and Responses Psalm 8
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 30, vv.
11-20
Magnificat (Stanford in B flat)
Second Lesson: St. Luke 2, vv. 15-21 Nunc dimittis (SMnford in B fiat) Creed, Responses, and Collects
Carol: In the bleak mid-winter
(Harold Darke )
Sermon
At the name of Jesus (A. and M. Rev.
225)
Blessing
Precentor. Trevor Bone
Organist and Choirmaster,
Melville Cook

Contributors

Unknown:
Canon C. B. Sampson
Unknown:
Harold Darke

Regional Variations (6)

Appeal: the Caprera Old People's Home, St. Austell, by the Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot.

BBC Home Service West

Appeal: the South Staffordshire Association for the Welfare of the Physically Handicapped, by Colonel F. M. Slater, T.D.

BBC Home Service Midland

Appeal: Pine Lodge Old People's Home. Belfast, by D. R. Wilkinson

BBC Home Service Northern Ireland

Appeal: The Scottish Old People's Welfare Committee, by John M. Bannerman.

BBC Home Service Scottish

Appeal: the Arcaid Trust by the Rev. Wilfrid Garlick.

BBC Home Service North

Appeal on behalf of Searchlight Cripples' Workshops, by Jack Hawkins
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Searchlight Cripples' Workshops, on the slopes of the South Downs, provides a home and workshops for boys and young men too badly handicapped physically to be accepted for a commercial training, even in a very sheltered workshop. Their handicaps prevent them from working sufficiently quickly to earn a living, but they are experts at many crafts including chair-seating in cane and rush, basketry, leather-work, and rug-making. Everything is done to help them to have as normal a home life as possible, with the opportunity to join in the activities of their able-bodied friends.

Contributors

Unknown:
Jack Hawkins
Unknown:
Jack Hawkins

Guy Rolfe with Ronald Simpson in by John Galsworthy
Adapted as a serial in twelve parts by Muriel Levy
Part 11
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production by Hugh Stewart
at 4.30
(Guy Rolfe broadcasts by permission of Associated British Pictures Corporation)
Winifred Dartie , seeking a divorce from her runaway husband Monty, finds him at home when she returns from a shopping expedition- She reports to Soames. He, however, is more concerned with his own relationship with his wife, Irene, and goes to Paris to see her. When Irene refuses to return to him, he goes to Madame Lamotte and tells her of his intentions towards her daughter Annette, explaining that he is seeking a divorce.
Meanwhile, Jolyon receives a' shock when his daughter Holly tells him she is secretly engaged to Val Dartie , Soames's nephew.

Contributors

Unknown:
Guy Rolfe
Unknown:
Ronald Simpson
Unknown:
John Galsworthy
Unknown:
Muriel Levy
Production By:
Hugh Stewart
Unknown:
Guy Rolfe
Unknown:
Winifred Dartie
Unknown:
Madame Lamotte
Unknown:
Val Dartie
Jolyon:
Guy Rolfe
Soames:
Ronald Simpson
Irene:
Grizelda Hervey
James:
Laidman Browne
Emily:
Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Winifred:
Catherine Nangle
Annette:
Virginia Winter

Regional Variations (2)

A Time for Remembrance: family programme for New Year's Day.

BBC Home Service Scottish

[Starring] Hugh Burden, Clive Morton and Richard Hurndall
The story of a great partnership in six episodes by Leslie Baily
Other parts played by: Russell Napier, Betty Hardy, Roger Snowdon, Madi Hedd, Stephen Jack, Harold Ayer, Charles Irwin, Eric Anderson and Malcolm Hayes
Narrator, Hugh Burden
The songs from the operas sung by: Owen Brannigan, Joyce Gartside, Doris Gambell, Thomas Round, Sheila Rex, Gilbert Wright
Pianist, Alan Richardson
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master, Leslie Woodgate)
BBC Concert Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe)
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Production by Vernon Harris
(The BBC acknowledges the assistance of Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte and of Sir Newman Flower. the biographer of Sir Arthur Sullivan)
(Hugh Burden is appearing in "Waiting for Godot" at the Criterion Theatre; Frances Rowe and Clive Morton are in "Mr. Kettle and Mrs. Moon" at the Duchess Theatre. London; Owen Brannigan, Thomas Round, and Sheila Rex broadcast by permission of Sadler's Wells Trust, Ltd.)

Contributors

Unknown:
Hugh Burden
Unknown:
Clive Morton
Unknown:
Richard Hurndall
Unknown:
Leslie Baily
Played By:
Russell Napier
Played By:
Betty Hardy
Played By:
Roger Snowdon
Played By:
Madi Hedd
Played By:
Stephen Jack
Played By:
Harold Ayer
Played By:
Charles Irwin
Played By:
Eric Anderson
Narrator:
Malcolm Hayes
Narrator:
Hugh Burden
Sung By:
Owen Brannigan
Sung By:
Joyce Gartside
Sung By:
Doris Gambell
Sung By:
Thomas Round
Sung By:
Sheila Rex
Pianist:
Gilbert Wright
Pianist:
Alan Richardson
Chorus-Master:
Leslie Woodgate
Leader:
John Sharpe
Conductor:
Charles MacKerras
Production By:
Vernon Harris
Unknown:
Miss Bridget D'Oyly Carte
Unknown:
Sir Newman Flower.
Unknown:
Sir Arthur Sullivan
Unknown:
Hugh Burden
Unknown:
Frances Rowe
Unknown:
Clive Morton
Unknown:
Owen Branni
Unknown:
Thomas Round
Unknown:
Sheila Rex
W S Gilbert:
Clive Morton
Arthur Sullivan:
Richard Hurndall
Mrs Gilbert:
Frances Rowe
Rutland Barrington:
Ralph Truman
George Grossmith:
Dudley Rolph

Regional Variations (3)

Geoffrey Tristram (organ) from Christchurch Priory, Hants.

BBC Home Service West

Marjorie Hazlehurst (piano): Brahms: Liszt.

BBC Home Service Midland

Arias from his cantatas for solo voice, transcribed and edited by John Edmunds
Piango, gemo, sospiro (Love's wound lies deep in my heart)
Ingrata si mi svena (The slighted lover)
0 di tua man mi svena (Kill me, or die at my glance)
Filli di gioia vuoi farmi morir
(Phyllis would have me die of joy)
(first performances) sung by Philip Hattey (bass-baritone) with Frederick Stone (piano)

Contributors

Edited By:
John Edmunds
Unknown:
Filli Di Gioia
Bass-Baritone:
Philip Hattey
Piano:
Frederick Stone

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.

Appears in

About this data

This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More