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(Presbyterian) from Trinity Presbyterian Church,
High Street, Hampstead
Organ Voluntary
9.30 Order of Service
Opening Sentences
Hymn, Praise the Lord ! ye heavens, adore him (Rv. C.H. 35 ; A. and M. 292)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer
Hymn, 0 God of Bethel (Rv. C.H.
562 ; A. andM. 512)
Lesson, St. Mark xii, 28-34
Hymn, Love divine, all loves excelling (Rv. C.H. 479; A. and M. 520)
Address by the Rev. J. CHALMERS
LYON Prayer
Hvmn, Beneath the cross of Jesus
(Rv. C.H. 691 ; A. and M. 667)
Organist, J. Manley Clarke
10.15 Interval


Rev. J. Chalmers
Lyon Prayer
J. Manley Clarke

A programme of gramophone records.
Presented by Gerald Abraham. Gerald Abraham is a well-known writer on music, a frequent contributor to the 'Music-Lover' pages of the Radio Times and to The Listener. His books include "A Hundred Years of Music" (a history of music from Beethoven to the present day), "This Modern Stuff" (a popular introduction to modern music), and three books on Russian music, a subject on which he is a recognised authority. His biographies of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky show that he has also an intimate knowledge of Russian literary history, and a rare gift of making the characters he writes about live.


Gerald Abraham

Regional Variations (2)

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National Programme Scotland

A General-Knowledge Bee
Mrs. Sargant Florence 's team
W. B. Thompson 's team
General-Knowledge Master,
Kenneth Maconochie
(A recording will be broadcast on Thursday: National, 12.0)


Mrs. Sargant Florence
W. B. Thompson
Kenneth MacOnochie

by The Philharmonic String Trio :
David Martin (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
James Whitehead (violoncello) with Max Gilbert (viola) and Charles Gregory (horn) Jean Fran çaix belongs to the postwar generation of French composers. He was born at Le Mans in 1912, but later went to Paris, where he studied at the Conservatoire under Nadia Boulanger.
' Françaix's particular competence ', writes Alan Frank , ' is revealed in the layout and balance of his works, which are planned and scored with meticulous care. The string trio is a medium fraught with dangers. The main difficulty is its bottom-heaviness, in that viola and cello overpower one fiddle. Françaix rather evades the issue by liberal use of double-stopping and by keeping the viola in its higher register.'


David Martin
Frederick Riddle
James Whitehead
Max Gilbert
Charles Gregory
Jean Fran
Alan Frank

(Baptist) from Harrow Baptist Church
Organ Voluntary
8.0 Order of Service
Hymn, Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation (Rv. B.C.H. 30 ; A. and M. 657)
Prayer and Lord's Prayer Chant, Psalm xlvi
Lesson, Romans i, 8-17
Hymn, Through all the changing scenes of life (Rv. B.C.H. 348 ; A. and M. 290)
Address by the Rev. HOWARD MOODY
MORGAN, of Philadelphia
Hymn, Love divine, all loves excelling (Rv. B.C.H. 317 ; A. and M. 520)
Organist, Douglas A. Chambers


Rev. Howard Moody
Douglas A. Chambers

An appeal on behalf of The Mediterranean Mission to Seamen by the Very Rev. W. K. Knight-Adkin, C.B., O.B.E., Dean of Gibraltar

The Mediterranean Mission to Seamen, of which H.M. the King is patron, has been established for more than fifty years. Although the work lies chiefly among British seamen, sailors of every creed, colour, and nationality are welcomed. Seamen's clubs are maintained at Algiers, Barcelona, Constantia, Genoa, Marseilles, Oporto, Savona, Trieste, Valencia, and Venice. At Gibraltar the seamen's chaplain visits the ships. During the Spanish war a temporary post was established at Oran, and valuable work was carried out on behalf of the men of the Royal Navy. The Diocese of Gibraltar is entirely responsible for the upkeep of the mission. The unsettled conditions in Europe and consequent diminution of local support have caused increased demands on headquarters, and funds are urgently needed to carry on existing work. In addition the institutes in Spain, which have suffered from frequent bombing, have to be re-equipped and reopened.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged, and should be addressed to the Dean of Gibraltar, [address removed]


W.K. Knight-Adkin

The record of the British Expeditionary Force from Mons to Ypres, between August and November,
A programme composed in memory of a great feat of arms, by Beatrix Brice (author of the verses to the First Seven Divisions, ' 0 little mighty
Force that stood for England ')
Produced by B. W. Cave-Browne -
Based upon the Official History of the War by Brigadier-General J. E. Edmonds , who has seen and approved the programme; on the memoirs of Lord French and General Sir Horace Smith-Dorrien ; and on letters and notes sent to the author personally by officers who were serving at the time
Whoever first used the expression ' England's contemptible little army', coined in 1914 an immortal phrase. An immortal phrase that commemorates an immortal feat of arms, for in the period August-November, 1914, the small British Expeditionary Force-more than half its men reservists - fought two important battles and innumerable small engagements, executed a difficult retreat in perfect order, marched more than a hundred miles in seven days, helped to check the first German thrust at Paris, and won the race for the Channel ports.


Beatrix Brice
Produced By:
B. W. Cave-Browne
General J. E. Edmonds
General Sir Horace

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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