BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conductor, John Hopkins
Kenneth Leighton , who was born at Wakefield in 1929, studied at the Royal
Academy of Music and at Oxford, and in Rome with Petrassi. He now holds the Gregory Fellowship in music at Leeds University. 'Sao Paulo,' written '" 1952-3, is based on Brazilian dance rhythms. The composer has described the work as a gigantic rumba.
The Times has recently published in pamphlet form the correspondence which arose out of the decision to use the University Church in Cambridge for Billy Graham's Mission to the University. The correspondence aroused wide interest in the question whether it was possible to carry on effective evangelism without holding a fundamentalist attitude to the Bible.
In this discussion three men of different views talk about the issues raised by the correspondence.
The Rev. George Duncan
Vicar of Christ Church, Cockfosters, who strongly supported Billy Graham's Greater London Crusade
The Rev. John Huxtable
Principal of New College, London who is Chairman of the British
Council of Churches' Committee on Evangelism
The Rev. Dennis Nineham
Professor of Theology at London University who sees the question from the point of view of the student of theology
Lady Eve Bahour of the Boll Association recently visited Kenya to looks at African agriculture and the problem of native settlement on fixed holdings.
Tonight she talks about a new race of African farmers which is emerging
Talk by Mark Gibbs
Assistant Editor of ' Christian News-Letter '
At this period of the year the German churches hold their confirmation services. They are an event in the lives of young people. The Government in Eastern Germany has attempted to provide a secular equivalent to this in what is called ' Youth Dedication.' This is opposed by the churches. Mr. Gibbs, who knows the German situation well, tells of the latest information on this Church-State struggle in the Soviet Zone.
The last of five readings from the works of George Bourne
Selected and read by Bernard Miles
Worn out and nearly blind, the old gardener worked on till he could no longer hold a spade. He died, says Bourne, without any suspicion that anyone could think of him with admiration and reverence.
(The recorded broadcast of Feb. 13)
A talk on skating in Holland by Niko Tinbergen
Dr. Tinbergen forgets the damp grey-ness of the English winter and reflects on the fever that grips his native Holland when the ice holds.
Script by Max Bellancourt
Produced by J. P. Allen
The Vidals and their friends are now in Marseilles. Monsieur Vidal is expecting a letter giving details of a villa which they intend to rent at Boulouris, on the Riviera. Brian and John have to write a letter to a hotel asking for accommodation.
P.T.T. (Postes, telegraphes, et telephones), G.P.O.; la poste (le bureau de poste), post office; Ie poste, position, post; la cabine telephonique, call-box; l'annuaire (des telephones), directory; Ie regional, trunks (toll); Ie faux numero, the wrong number; villa a louer, house to let; le locataire, tenant, occupier; descendre a l'hotel, to put up at the hotel; meilleur marche, cheaper; Ie bureau de tabac, tobacconist's; ne quittez pas, je vous donne la communication, hold on, I'll connect you.
A series of six programmes about mental health, bringing from-the-spot evidence of how it concerns us
'To cure sometimes,
To relieve often,
To comfort always.'
— Edward L. Trudeau
2- Feeble Mind and Feeble Body
Neither Wembley nor Hampden Stadium is big enough to hold all the mental defectives registered and under supervision in the United Kingdom. Out of every eleven children born, one is educationally sub-normal.
The programme is concerned with the difference between mental illness and mental deficiency; the fallacy that feeble-mindedness must be inherited; and methods of care. It also touches on problems of maintaining mental health in old people.
Narrator. James McKechnie
Script by J. S. Campbell
If you have questions on these subjects, please write to ' Mental Health,' Broadcasting House, Queen Margaret Drive, Glasgow, W.2. A panel of specialists will deal with points raised by correspondents in the final programme of the series on Tuesday, June 4.
Three talks by Charles Cape
2-The Immemorial Enemy
A plague of locusts descended on the small-holding of one of Charles Cape 's Indian friends and the impression made on his mind at the time is fresh after more than forty years.
For Children of all Ages
' The Borrowers Afield' by Mary Norton abridged as a serial story in twelve instalments by Honor Wyatt and told by Jo
11 —' Fortune Favours the Brave '
5.15 For Children of Most Ages
'Secret of the Rocks '
A six-part serial play set on the upper reaches of the River Severn nearly a hundred years ago
Written by Henry Garnett
5--' Quaker Smuggler '
Produced by Graham Gauld
Last week Annie was brought to Benny's house by Moses and Benny. Cornelius Beale and Tabernacle Joe intensified their search for Simon and the missing ship Phantom. Meanwhile, Luke and Bunk continued their voyage down-stream on the Phantom and threw overboard all the cargo in the ship's hold, including a large oil drum in which Simon was hidden. followed by On the Wing
A series of six talks in which
' B.B.' tells you about birds and their various characteristics
5-Wings and Tails
from John Galsworthy 's
' A Modern Comedy ' freely adapted for broadcasting by Muriel Levy
Production by Robin Midgley and Val Gielgud
Soames Forsyte , the Man of Property, recalls the past and his unavailing struggle to hold his first wife, Irene. Now he is almost as possessive about his daughter Fleur, who is married to Michael Mont while her heart is still very much with her former love, Jon Forsyte , son of Irene and Jolyon.
Fleur is a modern product and a ' collector ' of people, including Wilfred Desert. Although Soames's time is taken up with business headaches he is never too busy to keep one eye on Fleur.
by Reginald L. Ottley
Horse and rider edged along the dangerously narrow mountain track. 'Suddenly the horse slipped, going down on his knees, his fore hooves dangling underneath him into space. How he managed to hold himself on that wall-like surface is beyond me. But he did. I swear I could feel him thinking. Time stood still.'
Mr. Ottley describes a ride in the mountains of Fiji on a grey horse that saved his life.
Appeal on behalf of Dr. Graham's Homes, Kalimpong, India, by Rumer Godden
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Rumer Godden , [address removed]
From poverty and despair to the love and care of a Christian family, and training to become a valuable citizen-this is the hope that Dr. Graham's Homes in Kalimpong hold out to 500 of India's poorest Anglo-Indian children.
Founded in 1900 by this great missionary, and one-time Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Homes still need £ 60,000 a year for their vital work, and of this £ 23,000 must come from private subscriptions and donations.
Few Europeans have travelled widely in Tibet, partly because it is geographically remote but mainly because since the Chinese invasion it has been a closed country. It retains, however, a strong hold on the European imagination and those who have once come under its spell keep in touch as far as possible. Three such men discuss it in this programme.
H.R.H. Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark first visited Tibet in 1938; has a home in Kalimpong from which he conducts research into the lives of the 20,000 Tibetans who visit the market there each year; was leader of the Danish Scientific Mission to Afghanistan and Central Asia in 1953 Marco Pallis musician, and author of a book about Tibet entitled Peaks and Lamas; has stayed and studied in a number of Tibetan lamaseries and published a book in Tibetan
Hugh Richardson C.I.E., O.B.E., D.S.O.
Officer in charge of the British Mission to Lhasa, 1936-40 and 1946-47, after that represented the Indian Government in Tibet; part-author of a Tibetan-English dictionary
Colonel Laurens van der Post C.B.E.
Edited by Bruce Campbell and Maxwell Knight
Kenneth Williamson brings news from St. Kilda of one of our wild mammals that is still holding its own, the Soay Sheep
Maxwell Knight compares notes with Mrs. Joy Hilton on ways in which young or injured birds can be cared for successfully
Bruce Campbell discusses with R. K. Smith the destructive habits of house-sparrows
Dr. Maurice Burton describes the recently discovered ' self-anointing ' behaviour of hedgehogs
David McClintock talks about Channel Island plants
(Items in this programme have been previously broadcast in the monthly ' Naturalists' Notebook' series in Network Three)
on gramophone records
followed by an interlude
For Children of Most Ages
Heritage of the Past
W. R. Dalzell visits some of London's renowned art galleries and museums
6-VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM
We owe the Victoria and Albert Museum of Fine and Applied Arts largely to the success of the Great Exhibition of 1851. 5.20 ' Jennings at School' by Anthony Buckeridge
6 (and last): ' Jennings and the Old Folks at Home '
Produced by David Davis
It was in the Tuck Box Room and not on the Swanee River that Jennings planned to hold an ' At Home ' for the Old Foiks-well, not very old, perhaps, although Mr. Carter and Mr. Wilkins must both be on the wrong side of thirty.
5.55 The Weather
Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region
For Children of Most Ages
Junior Theatre presents
* Carbonel ' The book by Barbara Sleigh adapted by the author as a serial in six parts
5 — ' The Whispering Magic ' Other parts played by Joan Ireland and Lionel Gamlin
Produced by David Davis
* Fanglc, tingle, mickle, muckle,
Bindweed, ivy, honeysuckle!
Clinging bramble, tendrilled vine.
Loose your hold, untwist, untwine; Silently, without a sound,
Free the Slave and loose the Bound.'
5.30 In and Out
A guide to some leisure activities
3-Gliding and Puppetry
Raymond Baxter visits the Lasham Gliding Centre in Hampshire, and Kenneth Pragnell sees puppets on the bench and on the - stage in London
5.50 The week's programmes
by Harry Moore
Produced by David H. Godfrey
This comedy is about a man who retires to bed for the rest of his life because he apparently has no ambition or drive-and how he regains his foot-hold on life through some unexpected publicity.