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London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein


Conducted By: Michael Krein


for Palm Sunday
Conducted by the Rev. Father Denis Marsh , s.S.F., from the Friary of St. Francis, Cerne Abbas in Dorset
Introductory talk
Father most holy, merciful and tender
(E.H. 160) *
Lesson: St. Matthew 21. w. 1-17 First Address
Drop, drop. slow tears (E.H. 98) Lesson: St. Matthew 26. w. 6-28 Second Address Prayers
My God. I love thee (E.H. 80)


Unknown: Denis Marsh
Unknown: Cerne Abbas

: Sunday-Morning Prom

Symphony No. 94. in G (Surprise) (Haydn): Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, conducted by Leo Blech
Violin Concerto in E (Bach): Gioconda de Vito (violin) with the London Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Bernard
On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring (Delius): Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham, Bt.
The Banks of Green Willow (Butterworth): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Maurice Miles
on gramophone records


Conductor: Leo Blech
Conductor: Anthony Bernard
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Conductor: Maurice Miles
Violin: Gioconda de Vito


5-High Speed Escape by Brigadier G. H. Clifton ,
D.S.O., M.C.
Brigadier Clifton is a New Zealander who was captured in the Western Desert and subsequently made many attempts to escape before he finally succeeded. This talk tells of one of these attempts', made in Italy, which came within an ace of success and was foiled by a cake of soap.


Unknown: G. H. Clifton
Unknown: Brigadier Clifton


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Beethoven's First Symphony (first performance, April 2,1800),' by William McNaught
' The first performances of Haydn's Creation,' by Marion Scott
' The Pharyngeal Voice,' by E. Herbert Caesari


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: William McNaught
Unknown: Marion Scott
Unknown: E. Herbert Caesari


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Basil Wright
12.11 Radio: Naomi Lewis
12.20 Art: Stephen Bone
12.28 Films : Edgar Anstey
12.37 Theatre : Philip Carr
12.45 Books: Malcolm Muggeridge


Conducted By: Basil Wright
Unknown: Naomi Lewis
Unknown: Stephen Bone
Unknown: Edgar Anstey
Unknown: Philip Carr
Unknown: Malcolm Muggeridge

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General Number
Introduced by Richard Weeks
Music arranged by Francis Collinson played by the Wynford Reynolds Sextet
Singer, Martin Boddey
Produced by David Thomson


Introduced By: Richard Weeks
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Singer: Martin Boddey
Produced By: David Thomson


6-From Mascagni to Smetana
In this series of gramophone programmes Dennis Arundell describes how well-known operas were received when performed for the first time in this country


' ' Vegetables This Month ' by F. Streeter


Unknown: F. Streeter


' Poultry Keeping' by Alan Thompson
Editor of the Poultry Farmer


Unknown: Alan Thompson

: Caesar's Friend

A play in three acts by Campbell Dixon and Dermot Morrah
Adapted for broadcasting and produced by Owen Reed
[Starring] D.A. Clarke-Smith with Ralph Truman and Catherine Lacey

The action of the play takes place in Jerusalem in the twenty-four hours beginning at noon on Thursday, April 2, AD 33
Others taking part include Myles Rudge, Maurice Bascombe, Pamela Mant, Brenda Hamilton, John Nelson Burton, and students of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Produced in the BBC's West of England studios

Caesar's Friend tells the story - in modern language - of Pilate's political and personal dilemma. It adheres strictly to the story of the Gospels and within their framework it gives a vivid picture of the tug-of-war between the various pressure-groups at work in Palestine during the reign of the Emperor Tiberius. Pilate is presented as a shrewd and conscientious civil servant who betrayed his own principles by washing his hands of all responsibility for the execution of Jesus Christ. After a series of momentous diplomatic exchanges - how momentous none of the protagonists knew - the drama reaches its conclusion in the trial scene, and in the epilogue which follows, Pilate, in a flash of prophetic insight, is left to wonder.


Author: Campbell Dixon
Author: Dermot Morrah
Adapted by/Producer: Owen Reed
Judas of Kerioth: Richard Longman
Caiaphas: Ralph Truman
Rabbi Annas: Philip Wade
Rabbi Gamaliel: George Holloway
Joseph of Arimathaea: Basil Jones
Peter: Victor Fawkes
A sentry: Francis Lunt
A decurion: Charles Marford
Balbus: Lewis Gedge
Pontius Pilate: D.A. Clarke-Smith
Procula, his wife: Catherine Lacey
Mary of Magdala: Marjorie Westbury
[Actor]: Myles Rudge
[Actor]: Maurice Bascombe
[Actress]: Pamela Mant
[Actress]: Brenda Hamilton
[Actor]: John Nelson Burton
[Actors]: Students of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School


Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Heddle Nash (tenor)
Music of Rossini
Overture: The Barber of Seville
Dawn with her rosy mantle (The
Barber of Seville)
Matinees musicales and Soirees mus-i-cales (arr. Britten)
Serenade (The Barber of Seville)
Suite: La Boutique Fantasque (arr.
La Danza
Overture: La Gazza Ladra
Programme devised by Harold Neden


Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Tenor: Heddle Nash
Unknown: Harold Neden

: Children's Hour

Birthday of Hans Andersen
To celebrate the birthday of Hans Andersen, that most famous of storytellers, a special programme is broadcast today from the Andersen Museum at Odense,
Michael Redgrave, sitting in the chair that belonged to Hans Andersen, reads 'The Emperor's Clothes,' and 'The Shepherdess and the Chimney-Sweep.' The English translations of these two stories from the Danish original are by R P. Keigwin.
In honour of the occasion, two Danish songs are sung by Odense Cathedral School Choir, and a small Odense girl broadcasts a greeting in English to children all over the world from the country of Hans Andersen.
An introduction and a commentary on the programme is spoken by Derek McCulloch (Uncle Mac)
5.30 app. 'Palm Sunday on the Island of Capri': Stella Ferrari describes some of the gay celebrations held in Capri on Palm Sunday and Easter Day.


Unknown: Hans Andersen
Unknown: Hans Andersen
Unknown: Michael Redgrave.
Unknown: Hans Andersen
Unknown: R P. Keigwin
Sung By: Odense Cathedral
Unknown: Hans Andersen
Spoken By: Derek McCulloch


Your Budgets
1-Coming Down to Earth
Hugo O'Hear examines the budget of a young married couple

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: Bernard Miles and Arthur Young in ' THE VOYAGE OF MAGELLAN'

Written for broadcasting by Laurie Lee
Music composed and directed by Brian Easdale
Produced by Rayner Heppenstall
In 1519 five Spanish ships under a Portuguese admiral sailed out of the Guadalquivir with a complement of two hundred and sixty souls, of whom eighteen returned, three years later, having circumnavigated the globe.
(New production of the broadcast in the Third Programme of October 8, 1946)


Broadcasting By: Laurie Lee
Directed By: Brian Easdale
Produced By: Rayner Heppenstall
A beggar: John Sharp
Storyteller: Bernard Miles
Magellan: Arthur Young
Alvarez: Raf de la Torre
Four sailors:: Dermot Cathie
Four sailors:: Alastair Duncan
Four sailors:: Edward Forsyth
Four sailors:: Ronald Sidney
Cartagena: Martin Boddey
Espinosa: Robert Marsden
Mesquita: Charles Leno
Enrique: Ian Catford
Carvalho: Laidman Browne
Serrano: Basil Jones
A girl: Diana Maddox


Thirteenth in a series of Sunday evening piano recitals


Conducted by the Rev. David Read , Chaplain to the University of Edinburgh
Glory be to God the Father (C.H. 7) Prayer; the Lord's Prayer
Metrical Psalm 24. vv. 7-10: Ye gates,
Hft up your heads
Lesson and Exposition
Ride on. ride on in majesty! (C.H.
92; S.P. 137)
Questions and Discussion
The last of three broadcasts planned to help listeners to understand Scripture passages more fully. After the Act of Worship is concluded, Mr. Read answers questions and discusses the problems that have arisen in worshippers' minds as a result of his exposition of St. Mark 10, at verse 32. His questioners are members of the congregation, and the discussion is spontaneous.


Unknown: Rev. David Read


Appeal on behalf of the Greater London Fund for the Blind, by Dr. Charles Hill , M.P.
Contributions will 'be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Her Majesty the Queen is the Patron of the Greater London Fund for the Blind, which was established in 1921 to assist the civilian blind by raising money for certain institutions, workshops, and societies working on their behalf in the Greater London area. Among the many and varied forms of welfare in which the voluntary societies associated in the Greater London Fund for the Blind engage are children's welfare, special schools, training and employment in workshops, homes and hostels, relief of distress, provision of Braille books, music, and special aid apparatus. The Greater London Fund for the Blind is thus an organisation through which 14,500 adults and children are helped to surmount their handicap of blindness.


Unknown: Dr. Charles Hill
Unknown: Dr. Charles Hill.

: Gladys Young Carleton Hobbs, Milton Rosmer in « THE COUNTRY HOUSE '

A radio dramatisation by Muriel Levy of the novel by John Galsworthy
1—' A Lady Criticised '
Other parts played by Gladys Spencer. Hamilton Dyce, Donald Gray. and Hugh Manning
Produced by Donald McWhinnie


Unknown: Muriel Levy
Novel By: John Galsworthy
Played By: Gladys Spencer.
Played By: Hamilton Dyce,
Played By: Donald Gray.
Played By: Hugh Manning
Produced By: Donald McWhinnie
Young Paramor: Frank Duncan
Old Paramor: Milton Rosmer
Horace Pendyce: Carleton Hobbs
Margery Pendyce: Gladys Young
George Pendyce: Ronald Marriott
Helen Bellew: Barbara Lott
Gregory Vigil: Derek Birch
Geoffrey Winlow: Manning Wilson
Lady Maiden: Joan Matheson
Sir James Maiden: Martin Lewis
General Pendyce: John Turnbull



6-Norwich by R. H. Mottram
R. H. Mottram has lived in Norwich all his life and his family has lived there since 1630. The appearance of his native city is due, he says, not merely to its antiquity, as its castle and cathedral seem to indicate, nor yet to its modern industry and markets, but to a combination of the two, created by its unusual circumstances.


Unknown: R. H. Mottram
Unknown: R. H. Mottram


BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Adrian Boult
Belfagor, Respighi's most successful opera, was produced at Milan in 1923. It tells the story of the devil coming to earth to try the experience of matrimony, and having his plans upset by a naive young couple. The Overture depicts the devil, in the person of Belfagor, and Candida, the young girl to whom he tries to make love; it illustrates the scene at dawn, when, at the crowing of the cock, the devil transforms himself into a cavalier before setting out on his adventure.
One day, while he was finishing The Firebird, Stravinsky had a vision in which he saw in imagination a solemn pagan rite: sage elders, seated in a circle watching a young girl dance herself to death. They were sacrificing her to propitiate the god of spring.' In such a way was The Rite of Spring conceived. When it was produced as a ballet by Diaghilev in Paris in 1913 the sensation it caused was so great that the music could scarcely be heard. The work is in two parts, ' The Adoration of the Earth and ' The Sacrifice.' Harold Rutland


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Adrian Boult


' The Shadow of the Cross '
Psalm 24
St. Matthew 21, w. 1-16
All glory, laud, and honour (S.P. 135) St. John 13, w. 31 and 32

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