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: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: ALBERT WEBB

and his String Orchestra

: RECENT RECORDS

Omphale's Spinning Wheel (Saint-Saens)
Death and Transfiguration (Strauss)

: MORNING SERVICE

The Holy Communion from
Aston Parish Church, Birmingham
Celebrant and preacher,
Canon F. F. Guy Warman
The strife is o'er (A. and M. 135)
Collect for tfie First Sunday after Easter
Epistle: 1 John 5, w 4-11
Gospel: St. John 20, w. 19-23
Nicene Creed (Merbecke)
Sermon
At the Offertory: The King of love my Shepherd is (A and M. 197)
At the Communion: Jesus, priceless treasure (S.P. 544)
Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Merbecke)
Blessing
O worship the King (A. and M. 167)
Organist, C. H. Walker

Contributors

Unknown: Canon F. F. Guy Warman
Organist: C. H. Walker

: SUNDAY-MORNING PROM

First Overture on Greek Themes (Glazunov); Pace mio dio (La Forza del destino) (Verdi); Mimi's Farewell (La Boheme) (Puccini) : Piano Concerto No. 3, in D minor (Rachmaninov) on gramophone records

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Contents:
'Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.': a birthday greeting by Stephen Williams
' Stravinsky and " The Rite of Spring," ' by Eric Walter White
' Handel's " Music for the Royal Fireworks " (1749),' by Julian Herbage ' English Songs for Everybody' (6). by Elizabeth Poston. with recorded illustrations by Frederick Sharp and BBC Singers

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham.
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Eric Walter White
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Elizabeth Poston.
Illustrations By: Frederick Sharp

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Eric Newton
12.11 Films: Basil Wright
12.20 Theatre: Harold Hobson
12.28 Books: James Laver
12.37 Radio: Joyce Grenfell
12.45 Art: Michael Middleton

Contributors

Conducted By: Eric Newton
Unknown: Basil Wright
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: James Laver
Unknown: Joyce Grenfell
Unknown: Michael Middleton

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE NATURALIST

43—' Greenshank '
Brian Vesey-FitzGerald introduces Ludwig Koch and G. K. Yeates
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Introduces: Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Unknown: G. K. Yeates
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: MUSIC OF THE SERVICES

Music of the Regiments
17th/21st Lancers
Corps of Royal Engineers
Royal Sussex Regiment
Dorsetshire Regiment
Welch Regiment
Gordon Highlanders The Catering Corps played by the Band of the Royal Military School of Music (by permission of the Commandant)
Conducted by Captain Meredith Roberts. M.B.E.
Director of Music
Introduced by Lionel Marson Produced by Harry Mortimer

Contributors

Conducted By: Captain Meredith Roberts.
Introduced By: Lionel Marson
Produced By: Harry Mortimer

: IN YOUR GARDEN

‛Gardeners’ Questions’ by Roy Hay

Contributors

Unknown: Roy Hay

: BACKS TO THE LAND

' A Market Gardener Visits France' by C. P. Quarrell

: ANSWER NEXT WEEK

A problem programme, including posers on chess, law, and detection
Introduced by Robert MacDermot
Produced .by Ian C. Messiter

Contributors

Introduced By: Robert MacDermot
Produced By: Ian C. Messiter

: BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Paul Beard )
Conducted by Eduard van Beinum

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Eduard van Beinum

: FRANZ LEHAR

Memories and melodies of the operetta king recalled in a record programme by Dudley Scholte
Introduced by Bob Danvers-Walker

Contributors

Programme By: Dudley Scholte
Introduced By: Bob Danvers-Walker

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

The Seasons
A four-part pattern of the year designed for the microphone by C. Gordon Glover in collaboration with the producer
Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)
1—' Spring' with Preston Lockwood
Cyril Gardiner. Lucille Lisle
David Page , David Kossoff
Beryl Calder , Patricia Field

Contributors

Unknown: C. Gordon Glover
Unknown: Derek McCulloch
Unknown: Preston Lockwood
Unknown: Cyril Gardiner.
Unknown: Lucille Lisle
Unknown: David Page
Unknown: David Kossoff
Unknown: Beryl Calder
Unknown: Patricia Field

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: THE UNITED NATIONS

A report on the week's proceedings at the General Assembly at Lake Success, New York

: The Sunday Evening POPULAR CONCERT

Marjorie Thomas (contralto)
BBC Theatre Chorus
(Chorus-Master. John Clements )
BBC Theatre Orchestra
(Leader, Alfred Barker )
Conducted by Clifton Helliwell

Contributors

Contralto: Marjorie Thomas
Chorus-Master: John Clements
Leader: Alfred Barker
Conducted By: Clifton Helliwell

: AMERICAN LETTER

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: HE ROSE AGAIN

' What is the evidence ? '
Second of three evening services for Eastertide. Conducted by the Rev. W. F. Flemington , of Wesley House, Cambridge
Come, let us join our cheerful songs (M.H.B. 85; A. and M. 299)
Prayer
Lesson: St. Luke 24. vv. 13-35
The strife is o'er (M.H.B. 215; A. and M. 135)
Sermon
Ye humble souls that seek the Lord (M.H.B. 217)
Prayers
Crown him with many crowns (M.H.B. 271; A. and M. 304)
Blessing

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. F. Flemington

: WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Empire Rheumatism Council, by the Chairman, the Lord Horder, G.C.V.O., M.D., F.R.C.P.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Lord Horder[address removed]

: Fay Compton and Andre Morell in 'THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND '

by William Makepeace Thackeray Dramatised for broadcasting by John Keir Cross
7 — ‛ The Betrothal ’
Produced by Peter Watts
The first six instalments of Esmond have taken the hero up to the point where he is to embark on what he himself 'calls ‛ the second great adventure ’ of his life. Henry, beginning his story in 1691 as a child of twelve, an outcast and an orphan, has reached in today's instalment the age of thirty. He is halfway through his distinguished military campaigning on the Continent with Marlborough. The murder of his protector, the Fourth Viscount Castlewood, has led to his discovery that he is not the nameless outcast he has hitherto supposed-he is himself, indeed. the true head of the House of Esmond-the real Viscount Castlewood. For the sake of his love for Rachel, his protector's widow, he has, however, foresworn his inheritance. Yet his love for Rachel, all-consuming though it is, is in danger of diminishing a little; for he has just met her daughter Beatrix, whom he had known as a child, but who has now grown to womanhood. Mater pulchra but filia pulchrior!' cries Henry's friend Richard Steele. And Esmond, in spite of himself, is falling under the spell of Beatrix's fatal fascination—although he suspects in his heart that beneath the famous beauty and the immense attractiveness there lie only cold ambition and waywardness.....

Contributors

Unknown: William Makepeace Thackeray
Broadcasting By: John Keir Cross
Produced By: Peter Watts

: RETURN TO ANZIO

Wynford Vaughan Thomas BBC war correspondent, landed at Anzio with the Fifth Army on January 22, 1944. In this programme he returns to the scene of the fighting
The programme is based on recordings made in 1944 and 1949 Production by Francis Dillon

Contributors

Production By: Francis Dillon

: BEETHOVEN and SCHUBERT

played by Edith Vogel (piano)

Contributors

Played By: Edith Vogel

: THE EPILOGUE

' Christ is risen': Psalm 16 (Broadcast Psalter); St. Luke 24, vv. 13-35; Christ the Lord is risen again (A. and M. 136); St. Matthew 28. v. 20b

: GRIEG

Soffi Schonning (soprano)
Frederick Stone (piano)
Vandring I Skoven; Fra Monte Pincio: Prinsessen; Med en primula varis; Til en; En svane; Varen; To brune Qjne

Contributors

Soprano: Soffi Schonning
Piano: Frederick Stone








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