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Hymn, New every morning is the love (S.P. 31 ; A. and M. 4)
Confession and Absolution Versicles Psalm xix
Lesson, Isaiah xl, 25-31 Jubilate Collects
Hymn, To God who makes all lovely things (S.P. 376)
Address by the Rt. Rev. the Bishop
Hymn, Praise to the holiest in the height (S.P. 625 ; A. and M. 172)
Organist and choirmaster
H. Leslie Smith


H. Leslie Smith

Selection, Bitter Sweet Noel Coward
Leslie Jeffries is back in the news with a bang. On January 1 he was appointed Music Director of the Carlton Hotel, and gave his first broadcast with his Sextet from there on January 13 ; his second broadcast from the Carlton will be on February 13. But his many admirers who looked forward so much to his Sunday-evening broadcasts from the Grand Hotel, Eastbourne, will be even more pleased to hear that he is again to go on the air on a Sunday night-on February 19, from the Royal Automobile Club, London, where he and his Septet have been playing on Sunday nights since August last year.


Noel Coward
Leslie Jeffries

George Nash, a lowbrow eager to know if there is anything in 'this symphony business', continues his musical pilgrimage under the guidance of James Denny, assisted by the BBC Northern Ireland Orchestra, conducted by Walton O'Donnell
(Northern Ireland)


George Nash
James Denny
Conducted By:
Walton O'Donnell

Gregori Tcherniak (balalaika)
Geoffrey Sisley (guitar)
(All arrangements by Janos)
These two accomplished artists have been playing together for some time now. Gregori Tcherniak first broadcast from Savoy Hill in 1927 and has been heard with his balalaika on a great many occasions since then. He possesses, by the way, an extremely fine collection of musical instruments, including the balalaika with which he gave his first broadcast, and which he bought for 7s. 6d. at a secondhand stall. Although the balalaika is mostly used for accompaniment, Gregori Tcherniak was convinced that it was capable of far wider things, and has made many balalaika arrangements of classics which he used to play on the violin.
Geoffrey Sisley plays the guitar almost exclusively and has been broadcasting with the Karl Caylus Players for some years. He has played fretted instruments since he was a small child, and holds that the balalaika and guitar together form one of the most attractive combinations of such instruments.


Gregori Tcherniak
Geoffrey Sisley
Gregori Tcherniak
Gregori Tcherniak
Geoffrey Sisley
Karl Caylus

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National Programme

National Programme Scotland

(The Madras Conference-I)
The Rev. G. F. MacLeod , M.C.,
This is the first of three talks to be given this month by various speakers who have attended the Madras Conference.
The speaker this afternoon is one of the delegates from Great Britain, and it is his intention to describe the Conference in its world setting and outline the significance of its discussions and decisions to the whole Christian Church.
Dr. MacLeod, who has for the past eight years been the minister at Govan, is well known as a broadcaster. He gave a number of broadcast addresses in 1934 which were later published as ' Govan Calling ', and took part in ' The Way to God ' series of talks.
The following two speakers are
both delegates from other countries.


Rev. G. F. MacLeod
Speakers Are:
Both Delegates

(Methodist) from Westminster College Chapel
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Hail gladdening light (New
M.H.B. 937 ; A. and M. 18)
Invocation and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, One who is all unfit (New
M.H.B. 159)
Lesson, II Corinthians xi, 16-31 Deus Misereatur Prayers
Hymn, Oh for a thousand tongues to sing (New M.H.B. 1 ; A. and M.522)
Address by the Rev. A. W. HARRI -
SON, M.C., D.D., Principal of the College
Hymn, Now all the woods are sleeping (New M.H.B. 946)
Organist, Clifford Harman


W. Harri
Clifford Harman

An appeal of behalf of UFAW (THE UNIVERSITIES'
C.M.G., M.P., and ' 'FOUGASSE'
In combating cruelty to animals and encouraging love and understanding of them, the Universities' Federation for Animal Welfare enlists the help of teachers, students, men and women of science, and other technical experts.
The Federation is at the moment chiefly known to the public through its programme of legislation on trapping and rabbit-control. For example, Lord Sempill's bill has been introduced this session with Government facilities, and the Hon. Harold Nicolson 's bill is awaiting introduction. Ever-increasing opportunities of benefiting animals are in sight, but the income of the Federation is insufficient to meet even the present essential expenditure. As the University of London Animal Welfare Society it was, however, in a similar situation when a BBC appeal in 1933 saved it from disaster.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to [address removed]


Harold Nicolson
Harold Nicolson

The fifth of twelve episodes of Patrick Riddell's adaptation of Victor Hugo's famous novel
With music specially composed by Robert Chignell
'The House of Corbeau' in which Henry Ainley plays the part of 'Valjean'
Baliol Holloway as 'Javert' and the story-teller is Leo Genn
(by permission of Godfrey Tearle)
Play produced by John Cheatle

After serving nineteen years in the galleys for a petty theft, Jean Valjean, a penniless French peasant, is released into a native land upon which he vows eternal vengeance. He is, however, spiritually redeemed by the saintly old Bishop of Dauphine, from whom he endeavours to steal a pair of silver candlesticks. In consequence Valjean determines to atone, and, changing his name to Madeleine,' becomes a wealthy and philanthropic merchant in the town of Conthil in Lorraine. Here he adopts, an orphan child named Cosette, but falls in with a brutal police official named Javert, who was his one-time slave-master on board the galleys. Javert unmasks Valjean and has him sent once more to his galley bench.

Last week you heard how Valjean escaped again, collected the fortune he made in Conthil and flew with Cosette to Paris, where he hoped to remain safely hidden. But Javert sticks indomitably to the trail, and in today's instalment you will hear how Valjean and Cosette take up lodgings in the gloomy house of the treacherous Madame Gorbeau, and how once again Javert seeks them out.


Patrick Riddell
Victor Hugo
Composed By:
Robert Chignell
Henry Ainley
Baliol Holloway
Leo Genn
Godfrey Tearle
Produced By:
John Cheatle
Jean Valjean
Madame Gorbeau

National Programme Daventry

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National Programme is a radio channel that started transmitting on the 9th March 1930 and ended on the 9th September 1939. It was replaced by BBC Home Service.

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