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Appeal on behalf of the Chalfont Colony for Epileptics, by Harry Holloway
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
At Chalfont Colony the National Society for Epileptics has endeavoured for sixty years to provide a way of life for sane epileptics unable to hold their own in the outside world.
Few people not in touch with this disease realise the depths of despair that beset epileptics and their relatives. Chalfont Colony, the largest of its kind in England, provides community life for more than five hundred men, women, and children. Busily employed in running their own village and farms, and in receiving training, education, and recreation, these people are able at the Colony to make a real contribution to the community, and in so doing achieve happiness and self-expression.
The Colony today consists of an estate of more than three hundred and fifty acres. Its members, whose ages range from five to eighty-three years, live in eighteen separate Homes-all buildings of a pleasant residential nature set in the Buckinghamshire countryside.
Harry Holloway , who is making this appeal, is himself a sufferer from epilepsy, and has lived and worked at Chalfont for twenty years.
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Cricket for All

A series of talks, by John Guise , designed to help and encourage young cricketers
1—Getting to Know the Ball
John Guise holds the record Public School score of 278 runs, made for Winchester against Eton on Agar's Plough in 1921. A bowler and batsman, he captained Oxford University in 1925, and played for Middlesex for ten seasons. He also looked after cricket at Winchester before the war, and is now coach at a Shropshire Grammar School.
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by Professor D. L. Savory , M.P. a Vice-President of the Huguenot Society
In 1550 French and Dutch Protestants living in Britain were granted a Royal
Charter by Edward VI. They had fled from religious persecution on the Continent and had found refuge here. The Charter gave to the French Protestant Church in London the right to hold services and allow its members to worship God in their own way. The path of religious tolerance has not been entirely smooth since that day, but there is no doubt that this Royal Charter was an act of importance at a very early date. French and Dutch Protestants have been celebrating, the four-hundredth anniversary of this occasion and Professor Savory, himself a descendant of an ancient Huguenot family from Montpellier, explains its importance.
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Saturday-Night Theatre presents Brenda Bruce and Robert Beatty in 'THERE'S ALWAYS JULIET'

A love sitory by John van Druten
Radio adaptation and production by Raymond Raikes
Characters in order of speaking:
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Public Opinion Polls
Dr. Henry Durant.
Director of the Gallup Poll Professor
Maurice Kendall who holds the Chair of Statistics in the University of London
H. G. Nicholas
Fellow of Exeter College. Oxford, and author of ' The British General Election of 1950 ' R. Hopkin Morris , K.C.
Member of Parliament for Carmarthen
In the chair: Mark Abrams
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' More Tales of Pebblings Village,' by Modwena Sedgwick , told by David. 3—' The Cricket Match 'followed by 'Little Men '
A serial pray by Muriel Levy based on the famous book by Louisa M. ALcott
3—' A New Girl'
Violin played by Kathleen Malet
Production by May E. Jenkin
There was no doubt that Dan had proved a disturbing influence at Plumfield, and after the episode of the fire Mr. Bhaer felt obliged to send him away. Mrs. Bhaer mourned for her ' wild boy * and so did young Teddy. while the other boys were divided between relief and regret. However a diversion is caused by the arrival of a companion for Daisy, a wild little gir! nicknamed ' Naughty Nan.' She is determined to hold her own with any boy, and certainly succeeds.
(Joan Miller is appearing at the New Boltons Theatre)
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A series of six talks by Canon Charles Raven
5-Science and the Historical Process
Christianity is a historical religion. Its creede refer to definite events that have taken place at particular times. This has involved the articles of the Christian faith in historical criticism. Plainly, the methods used to criticise secular history must also be applied to sacred history. Christianity, because it is a historical religion, cannot escape this scrutiny. Canon Raven deals with the problems that this raises. He assumes that Christianity is not a myth and that the events on which its faith is grounded must have happened if we are to continue to hold that faith. He discusses the documents of the Christian faith with this in mind.
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Saturday-Night Theatre: Yellow Sands

A Devonshire comedy by Eden and Adelaide Phillpotts
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Owen Reed
in the BBC's West of England studios
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Searchlight on the N.A.A.S.
A critical review by Ted Owens
Ted Owens is a Somerset farmer whose own holding at Langford exhibits the use he makes of technical advice. In this talk he reviews the present working of the National Agricultural Advisory Service.
Second of four programmes
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Appeal on behalf of Queen Elizabeth's Training College for the Disabled, Leatherhead, and St. Loyes College for the Training and Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Exeter, by Peter Scott, M.B.E., D.S.C .
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Since these two Colleges opened (the first of their kind in this country) in 1935 and 1937 respectively, some 6,000 men, women, and juveniles, all physically handicapped, most of them with major disabilities, have been trained to hold their own in industry. They are thus helping to increase productivity, which is vital to the nation's recovery and well-being.
The Colleges are voluntary undertakings, deriving no benefit from the National Health Service. Funds are therefore urgently needed to meet rising costs, enable the Colleges to continue their constructive and humanitarian work. and expand their activities to meet the needs of every type of disabled person; but above all, to give an ever-increasing number of handicapped people a chance to become self-supportingi
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A series of four talks
3-The Christian Faith and Liberal Values
by Canon Charles Raven
Canon Raven takes up some of the points made last week by Sir William Hamilton Fyfe about the reasons why liberal values teem to be losing their hold over the people of our generation. He examines these reasons and shows that they are iargely out of date, indeed that a return to Christian standards is beginning. This should involve acceptance of the Christian faith and the renewal of energy and unity in the Christian Church. Canon Raven is himself a liberal theologian and has made notable contributions to the understanding of the relation between science and religion. He brings this wide knowledge to bear on the intricate problem of the relation between Christian and liberal values.
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A service in preparation for Whit Sunday. Conducted by the Rev. Brother Edward , of the Village Evangelists
Hail the dav that sees him rise (A. and M. 147)
Prayer and Reading
0 Holy Ghost, thy people bless (A. and M. 211)
Reading, with comment: Ezekiel 37. vv. 1-14
Breathe on me, breath of God (A. and M. 671)
Short Address Prayers
When God of old came down (A. and M. 154)
BBC Singers
Directed by Dr. George Thalben-Ball The Village Evangelists are a body of about four hundred men and women whose aim is to hold a mission, if invited by the parish priest, in every village in England. So far they have visited about two thousand villages. Besides holding services in church, they try to visit every home, and they also speak in factories, public houses, and schools.
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Saturday-Night Theatre presents ' HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE'

by J. B. Priestley
Adapted and produced by Martyn C. Webster
Scene: the sitting-room of the Black Bull Inn. Grindle Moor, North Yorkshire. during Whitsuntide
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by Alastair Dunnett
Alastair Dunnett , an agricultural journalist, talks about farming in Orkney. He describes how the small holdings there have become among the most intensively farmed and highly mechanised in Britain.
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Its charms and its dangers, its irresistible hold on its devotees, its effects on the body, and its influence on disease
Programme written by Richard Gordon
Produced by Nesta Pain
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' Tales from the Open Sea': the last of three talks by Adrian Seligman. 3 — ' A Voyage Inland '
' The Keys of England'
A new serial play in six parts by Aubrey Feist
1 — ' The King's Pitchfork '
Production by David Davis
Aubrey Feist writes on page 16
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' Tarn, short for Tamburlain': a new series of stories, written and told by Mary Patchett. 2 — ' The Yearling'followed by ' The Keys of England'
A serial play in six parts by Aubrey Feist
' He who holds the Tower of London has the Keys of England in his hand '
3 — ' The Water Dungeon '
Production by David Davis
There is fascinating detective work to be done at the Tower of London. Old books tell of secret passages and whispering galleries like the one from which Martin and Nicholas spied on Father Pole, but some of the darkest and most sinister corners have disappeared for ever. The terrible Flint Tower (Lytle Helle) has been twice rebuilt since Armada Year; and although, if you visit -the fortress, you will still find a Develin Tower, in 1588 this name belonged to what is now the Devereux. Tradition says that between these two towers-the Flint and its neighbour, the old Develin — lay that black and noisome water-dungeon known as the Pit.
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(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Conductor, Ian Whyte
Leonard Cassini (piano)
Vitezslav Novak (1870-1949) adopted music as a profession on the advice of Dvorak, to whom he wem for composition lessons. His Piano Concerto was written when he was nineteen, and he himself played the soio part when he graduated at the Prague Conservatoire as both composer and piamst. The work was played in public in Prague in 1915, but believing it to be immature, Novak discouraged further performances. Leonard Cas-sima holds the opinion that the Concerto, though romantic in style and unlike, Novák’s later music, is well worth revival. Harold Ruilsnd

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