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and forecast for farmers and shipping


London Light Concert Orchestra
Conducted by Michael Krein with Arthur Sandford


Conducted By: Michael Krein
Unknown: Arthur Sandford


Church bells greet the Resurrection
Lichfield Cathedral; St. James', Bristol; BallylesSon Parish Church. Co. Down; St John's, Cardiff; St. Cuthbert's Parish Church. Edinburgh; St. Stephen's, Rochester Row. Westminster; Macclesfield Parish Church. and the recorded bells of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Jerusalem


Unknown: Rochester Row.


Holy Communion from St. Matthew's Parish Church, Northampton, with a devotional commentary by the Vicar, Canon Walter Hussey
Ye choirs of new Jerusalem (E.H. 139, omitting w. 2 and 3) The Lord's Prayer: Collect for Purity Kyrie Bleison (Varke) Collect for Easter Day
Epistle: Colossians 3. w. 1-7
Gradual hymn: The Lord is risen indeed (E H 627)
Gospel: St. John 20. vv. 1-10 Nicene Creed
Offertory hymn: Let all mortal flesh keep silence fE.H. 318)
Prayer for the Church
Invitation; Confession; Absolution Sursum corda (Darke) Benedictus
Prayer of Humble Access
Prayer of Consecration Agnus Ded (Darke)
Choir: Ave Verum (Mozart)
Communion of Priest and People The Lord's Prayer Prayer of Oblation
Gloria in excelsis (Darke) Blessing .
Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluya!
(E.H. 133)
Organist, Robert H. Joyce


Unknown: Canon Walter Hussey
Organist: Robert H. Joyce


Overture. II Seraglio (Mozart): London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. Bt.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor
(Paganini, cadenza by Baller): Yehudi Menuhin (violiri) with the Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Anatole Fistoulari
Three Symphonic Sketches. La Mer
(Debussy): Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Alceo Galliera on gramophone records


Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham.
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin
Conducted By: Alceo Galliera


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Alec Robertson
Sir John Stairver (1840-1901),' by Dr. E. H. Fellowes , C.H.
'Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931),' by Rene Elvin
' The Royal Albert Hall (opened March 29, 1871),' by Felix Felton


Edited By: Anna Instone
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Alec Robertson
Unknown: Sir John Stairver
Unknown: Dr. E. H. Fellowes
Unknown: Rene Elvin
Unknown: Felix Felton


Five experts on films, theatre, books, radio, and art
Conducted by Roger Manvell
12.11 Radio : Frank Tilsley
12.20 Art: John Summerson
12.28 Films : Virginia Graham
12.37 Theatre : T. C. Worsdey
12.45 Books: Walter Allen


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: John Summerson
Unknown: Virginia Graham
Unknown: T. C. Worsdey
Unknown: Walter Allen

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping



68-Bird Navigation
Peter Scott introduces two speakers, James Fisher and D. H. Wilkinson


Introduces: Peter Scott
Unknown: James Fisher
Unknown: D. H. Wilkinson

: Opera at Home THE HAPPY ONES

Some of the more contented characters in opera
Last of a series of programmes of operatic excerpts on gramophone records
Presented by Philip Hope-Wallace


Presented By: Philip Hope-Wallace


A programme of practical and scientific interest to gardeners and stock-keepers
Introduced by Roy Hay
Mary Ball gives some topical advice to small poultry-keepers about replacing stock
Dr. A. J. Bateman. of the John Innes Horticultural Institution, talks about the advantages of growing your own seeds
Wilfrid Blunt proposes the idea of planning a ' historical ' garden-
Fred Streeter gives some hints on the week's work in the garden


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: Mary Ball
Unknown: Dr. A. J. Bateman.
Unknown: John Innes
Unknown: Fred Streeter



: World Theatre

Godfrey Kenton in 'EVERYMAN'
(' The Summoning of Every Man ')
The most famous
English morality play
(c. A.D. 1500)
A radio interpretation produced by Raymond Raikes with music composed and directed by John Hotchkis
Characters in order of speaking:
The Angel sung by Alfred Deller (counter-tenor)
BBC Chorus and Orchestra
Conducted by the composer


Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Produced By: Raymond Raikes
Directed By: John Hotchkis
Sung By: Alfred Deller
A Doctor, as Messenger: Carleton Hobbs
Adonai: Deryck Guyler
Death: Ralph Truman
Everyman: Godfrey Kenton
Fellowship: Michael Hordern
Kindred: Vivienne Chatterton
Cousin: Eric Lugg
Goods: Gordon Crier
Good-Deeds: Louise Hutton
Knowledge: Hermione Hannen
Confession: Carleton Hobbs
Strength: Kelty MacLeod
Five-Wits: Jill Balcon
Beauty: Nicolette Bernard
Discretion: Margaret Vines


Rosina Raisbeck (soprano)
Trefor Jones (tenor)
Norman Lumsden (bass)
BBC Opera Chorus
(Trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser
Excerpts from Wagner's operas
' Lohengrin ' and 'Parsifal'
Introduction to Act 3 Bridal Chamber Scene
Parsi fal :
Good Friday Music Closing Scene
Programme devised by Harold Neden


Soprano: Rosina Raisbeck
Tenor: Trefor Jones
Bass: Norman Lumsden
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Unknown: Harold Neden


'The Third Day'
A play for Easter by J. Stanley Pritchard


Unknown: J. Stanley Pritchard

: Children's Service

From the Cathcart Church, Ayr, with a congregation of Church' of Scotland, Episcopal Church in Scotland, Baptist, Congregationalism and United Free Church Sunday School children. and their teachers, brought together by Ayr and District Sunday School Union
Leader of Worship:
The Rev. Alexander Hutchison
The Rev. Professor
Edgar P. Dickie , M.C., D.D.
Minister: Christ is risen
Children: He is risen indeed
Minister: This is the day which the Lord hath made
Children: We will rejoice and be glad in it
Jesus Christ is risen today (C.H. 119;
S.P. 145)
Easter Carol: How great the harvest is (Oxford Book of Carols, 152)
Lesson read by Frances Banks
Responses and Prayers
Paraphrase 48. w. 5-8: The Saviour died but rose again
Act of Dedicatioa
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Rejoice the Lord is King (C.H. 135;
S.P. 632)
Organist, Hunter F. Thomson Conductor. James R. Liddell


Unknown: Rev. Alexander Hutchison
Unknown: Edgar P. Dickie
Read By: Frances Banks
Organist: Hunter F. Thomson
Conductor: James R. Liddell


Cheap need not be nasty
Sam Pollock attacks the widely-held belief that dearness necessarily means quality


Unknown: Sam Pollock

: The Weather

Shipping and general weather forecasts, followed by a detailed forecast for South-Bast England



Jean Pougnet (violin)
Frederick Riddle (viola)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Sir Adrian Boult


Violin: Jean Pougnet
Viola: Frederick Riddle
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Sir Adrian Boult


From St. George's West Church, Edinburgh. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Murdo Ewen Macdonald. Preacher, the Rev. Professor James S. Stewart of New College, Edinburgh
The strife is o'er. the battle done
(C.H. 122: S.P. 147)
Call to Prayer; Prayers
Gospel.: St. Luke 24. vv. 13-32
Bleat be the everlasting God (C.H.
The Lord is risen indeed (C.H. 120;
A and M. 142)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Paraphrase 48. v. 5-end: The
Saviour died but rose again (Tune, St. Andrew)
Organist. Eric Smith


Unknown: Rev. Murdo Ewen
Unknown: Professor James S. Stewart
Organist: Eric Smith


Appeal on behalf of The Shaftesbury Homes and ' Arethusa ' Training Ship, by the General Secretary, F. Brian Pelly , A.F.C.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Shaftesbury Homes and ' Arethusa ' Training Ship was founded in 1843 by a solicitor's cierk, and so is one of the oldest children's charities. The first accommodation was a cowshed in Soho; now there are seven hundred children accommodated in four healthy and happy homes tor boys and girls, as well as two hundred and twenty in the training ship ' Arethusa,' in the Medway near Rochester.
Since its foundation, nearly 40,000 children have been admitted to the homes, where they receive a first-class education under the Local Education Authority. They also receive training in various trades so as to become useful citizen:. Many of the old boys and girls have risen to positions of great responsibility in civilian life. Boys who go to the ' Arethusa ' are trained for the sea services and there is abundant evidence that the training they receive helps them quickly to gain promotion at sea. Ninety joined the Royal Navy last year.
The total expenditure of £ 136.000 in 1950 was ninety per cent more than that in 1939, and funds are urgently needed to meet the increased costs.


Unknown: F. Brian Pelly
Unknown: F. Brian Pelly


by Charles Dickens
A new series of seven programmes, by John Keir Cross , of scenes and characters from ' Pickwick Papers '
2—' Concerning the making of a compromise; the broken heart of Mr. Tupman; and the appearance of a certain Samuel Weller'
The Presenters:
Production by Cleland Finn


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: John Keir Cross
Production By: Cleland Finn
Mr Pickwick: Frank Pettingell
Nathaniel Winkle: David Peel
Augustus Snodgrass: Rolf Lefebvre
Tracy Tupman: Wensley Pithey
Mr Wardle: Stanley Groome
Mr Perker: Erie Anderson
Sam Weller: Billy Thatcher
Alfred Jingle: Deryck Guyler
Rachael Wardle: Gladys Spencer
Mrs Bardell: Susan Richards
Mr Chapman: Keith Pyott
Mr Hall: Richard Hurndall


: EASTER 1951

A talk by Sir John Maud


Talk By: Sir John Maud


An exploration in sound written by Henry Reed
Music specially composed by Elisabeth Lutyens and conducted by Edward Clark
Produced by R. D. Smith
Cast in order of speaking:


Written By: Henry Reed
Composed By: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conducted By: Edward Clark
Produced By: R. D. Smith
First narrator: James McKechnie
First voice: David Spenser
Second voice: Timothy Barley
Ex-P.O W: Eric Francis
Lanfranc: Dennis Arundel
Conrad: Derek Birch
Ernulf: Howard Rose
William of Sens: Esmé Percy
William the Englishman: Michael Hordern
Yevele: Oliver Burt
Wastell: Joe Stern
Second narrator: Cyril Cusack
King Henry II: Henry Reed
Thomas: R D Smith


Sonata in E minor, Op. 38 played by Florence Hooton (cello and Ross Pratt (piano)


Cello: Florence Hooton
Cello: Ross Pratt


Psalm 147 (Broadcast Psalter), vv.
St. John 20. w. 1-17
The strife is o'er, the battle done
(A. and M. 135)
1 Peter 1. v. 3

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