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Readings for Sunday morning

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and forecast for farmers and shipping



Mark Lubbock and his Orchestra with Irene Kohler (piano)


Unknown: Mark Lubbock
Piano: Irene Kohler


From St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Mulberry Street, Manchester. Conducted by Fr. George Dwyer, C.M.S., D.D., with the choirs of the churches of St. Mary, St. John, and St. Francis
Victory, Life, and Hope Christ the Lord is risen today (W.H.
Readings from 1 Corinthians 15 Address Prayers
Battle is o'er (W.H. 55)
(Continued in next column)
Readings from Wisdom 3; and 2 Maccabaeus 12
Justorum animae (Terry)
Readings from 1 Corinthians 13;
John 11; Apocrypha 21
Address Prayers
Holy God, we praise thy Name (W.H.
Prayers Blessing
Mother of Christ (N.D.H.)
Organist, Eugene Lee
Victory, Life, and Hope are the keynotes of the Easter season. This morning Father Dwyer takes for his theme Christ's victory over Death-' the last enemy ' — for himself and for all men. The second part of the service is a meditation on the meaning of Immortality. The third part is the vision of life after death as Christ revealed it to us.


Unknown: Hope Christ
Organist: Eugene Lee


Overture. The Merry Wives of Windsor (Nicolai): Philharmonia Orchestra. conducted by Wilhelm Schuechter
Sinfonia No. 16. in D (Roman):
Danish State Radio Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Mogens WOldike
Piano Concerto (Delius):
Betty Humby Beecham (piano) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Italian Caprice (Tchaikovsky): Columbia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. on gramophone records


Conducted By: Wilhelm Schuechter
Conducted By: Mogens Woldike
Piano: Betty Humby Beecham
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham


Three talks by John Betjeman
2-Syon House,
Isleworth, Middlesex


Unknown: John Betjeman


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced today by Julian Herbage
'Jules Massenet (1842-1912),' by Martin Cooper
' The Music of Balakirev,' by William Mann
' Music Magazine remembers ... Bela Bartok ,' by Yehudi Menuhin


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Jules Massenet
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Bela Bartok
Unknown: Yehudi Menuhin


Conducted by Eric Newton
Books: Elspeth Huxley
Radio: Charles Gibbs-Smith Art: Stephen Bone
Films: E. Arnot Robertson Theatre: Eric Keown


Conducted By: Eric Newton
Unknown: Elspeth Huxley
Unknown: Charles Gibbs-Smith
Unknown: Stephen Bone
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Eric Keown

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping



North Staffordshire
Introduced by Ralph Wightman from the George Hotel, Leek
Song arranged by Frederick Bye and sung by Robert Irwin
Produced by Philip Donnellan
See ' Both Sides of the Microphone '


Introduced By: Ralph Wightman
Arranged By: Frederick Bye
Sung By: Robert Irwin
Produced By: Philip Donnellan

: Stephen Williams presents HE WROTE THE STORY

Gramophone records of music from operas based on his works


A gardening weekly
Roy Hay chats with C. E. Cherry about hydrangeas in and out of doors. and with George Barr about growing biennials and perennials from seed
Robert Thompson puts the small gardener's point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: C. E. Cherry
Unknown: George Barr
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Conducted by Reginald Kilbey withArthur Fear (bass-baritone)


Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey
Bass-Baritone: Arthur Fear


by Charles Dickens
A radio adaptation in three parts byMabel Constanduros
Part 2
Other parts played by: Margaret Ward , Norman Mitchell
Nicholas Parsons , Frank Atkinson
Charles Maunsell
Nan Marriott-Watson
Production by Cleland Finn


Unknown: Charles Dickens
Unknown: Mabel Constanduros
Played By: Margaret Ward
Played By: Norman Mitchell
Played By: Nicholas Parsons
Played By: Frank Atkinson
Played By: Charles Maunsell
Played By: Nan Marriott-Watson
Production By: Cleland Finn
Nell: Janette Scott
Grandfather: Martin Lewis
Kit: Trader Faulkner
Dick Swiveller: John Byron
Daniel Quilp: John Moffatt
Mrs Nubbles: Courtney Hope
Sampson Brass: Heron Carvic
Sally Brass: Freda Gray
Codlin: Malcolm Hayes
Short: Charles Leno
Vuffln: Ernest Sefton
The Single Gentleman: Francis de Wolff
Marchioness: Joan Newell
The Schoolmaster: Charles Lamb
Mrs Jarley: Doris Nichols
George: Geoffrey Wincott
Mr Witherden: George Bradford
Narrator: Keith Pyott


Excerpts from the opera introduced by Stephen Williams
BBC Opera Chorus
(trained by Alan G. Melville )
BBC Opera Orchestra (Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson


Introduced By: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Alan G. Melville
Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Stanford Robinson
Romeo (a Montague): Gwent Lewis
Juliet (daughter of Capulet, a noble man of Verona): Elsie Morison
Tybalt (her cousin): Lloyd Strauss Smith
Mercutio (Romeo's friend): Emrys Lloyd


Walter Allen
This week he talks about the work of Henry Green and particularly of his new novel Doting.'


Unknown: Walter Allen


' A Man Called Peter '
A Bible play
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard


Produced By: J. Stanley Pritchard

: Children's Service

from Christ Church, The Quinton, Birmingham. Conducted by the Rector, the Rev. F. E. Compton
Christian men rejoice and sing (S.P. 154)
The King of love my Shepherd is (S.P. 654)
Bible reading: verses from 1 John 4
Saviour, teach me day by day (S.P. 370)
Help us to help each other, Lord (S.P. 517)


Insurance for Life by T. B. Durie
4-' In the national interest'


Unknown: T. B. Durie

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Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England



Max Rostal (violin)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Balakirev, besides guiding and inspiring the Russian nationalist musicians (including
Mussorgsky, Borodin, and Rimsky-Korsakov), was an important composer in his own right. His Symphony in C was produced in 1898. It opens with an introduction marked Largo based on the main theme of the Allegro vivo that follows. The Scherzo, in A minor, is succeeded by an Andante in D flat in which a solo clarinet has an appealing melody accompanied by harp and strings. For one of the tunes on which the finale (Allegro tnoderato) is based, the composer was indebted to Rimsky-Korsakov's eccentric Uncle Pipon ' who according to his nephew was ' a sort of Dickensian original of the type of Mr. Dick.' He loved to sing the old songs of the peasants, and Rimsky-Korsakov made use of many of these when he published a set of arrangements of Russian songs. Another theme in the finale was heard by Balakirev in a train, sung by an old blind beggar to the accompaniment of a harp, badly out of tune. Having sung the song, very loudly, the old man passed the hat round. Balakirev jotted down the melody, which had taken his fancy.Harold Rutland


Violin: Max Rostal
Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Unknown: Harold Rutland


From St. Martin-in-the-Fields, conducted, by the Vicar, the Rev. L. M. Charles-Edwards
Confession and Absolution
The Lord's Prayer
Versicles and Responses Psalm 119. vv. 9-16
First Lesson: Deuteronomy 5, vv.
Second Lesson: St. John 15, vv. 10-17 Nunc dimittis
Creed and Collects
Lord, thy word abideth (S.P. 570) Sermon
Glorious things of thee are spoken
(S.P. 500)
Organist, John Churchill


Unknown: L. M. Charles-Edwards
Organist: John Churchill


AppeaL on behalf of The Friends of the Poor, by Ernest Thesiger. Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Friends of the Poor was founded nearly fifty years ago by Miss A. R. Collin , C.B.E., who celebrated her hundredth birthday last February. The
Society exists for two main purposes-relief for those in need, and to provide homes for elderly gentlcpeople. It is for these homes that this appeal is made.
The work of the Society's Homes is not only for the old. There is in addition a convalescent home, Handcross Park, as well as a recent gift of a house in Devon-shire to be used as a rest-holiday home for professional women.


Unknown: Ernest Thesiger.
Unknown: Ernest Thesiger
Unknown: Miss A. R. Collin

: Wendy Hiller and Paul Scofield in ' THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY'

A serial play for broadcasting in ten episodes by Frank Hauser and Donald McWhinnie from the novel by Henry James
Production by E. J. King Bull
Episode 6
When Isabel Archer inherited a fortune from her uncle Daniel Touchett , she did not suspect that her cousin Ralph was responsible. Ralph, however, is watching with interest the results of Isabel's newly-acquired independence. With some dismay too; for during the visit to Rome in company with Ralph and Henrietta Stackpole, sabel has become increasingly sympathetic to the attentions of Gilbert Osmond. Osmond, for his part, takes an early opportunity to make a declaration of love.
Isabel, surprised if not altogether displeased by this development, feels that she needs time to think over its significance. She and Mme. Merle go off together on a long tour. By the time she returns, a year later, her mind is made up: she will marry Gilbert Osmond. Her decision is only reinforced by the intervention of her old admirer, Caspar Goodwood, who has travelled from Boston to Florence on receiving the news.


Unknown: Frank Hauser
Unknown: Donald McWhinnie
Novel By: Henry James
Production By: E. J. King
Unknown: Isabel Archer
Unknown: Daniel Touchett
Unknown: Gilbert Osmond.
The American: Roger Delgado
Mrs Touchett: Betty Hardy
Isabel Archer: Wendy Hiller
Ralph Touchett: Paul Scofield
Gilbert Osmond: Alan Wheatley
Mme Merle: Catherine Lacey
Countess Gemini: Jill Balcon
Pansy Osmond: Pamela Stirling


: Harry Hutchinson in ' ST. PIRAN AND THE VISITATION'

A radio play by Sam Langdon adapted from the Cornish story by ' Q ' with George Cornelius , Frederick Tresise
Joan Cornelius , Ethel Coleridge and Merrick Lucas
Produced by Owen Reed


Play By: Sam Langdon
Unknown: George Cornelius
Unknown: Frederick Tresise
Unknown: Joan Cornelius
Unknown: Ethel Coleridge
Unknown: Merrick Lucas
Produced By: Owen Reed
Storyteller: V C Clinton-Baddeley
Andrew Penhaligon: Bernard Fishwick
St Piran: Harry Hutchinson
St Petroc: Robert Mawdeshy
St Neot: George Holloway
St Enodor: Dudley Rolph


Symphony in D minor played by the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
(Leader, Henry Datyner )
Conductor, Hugo Rignold
When Cesar Franck was born at Liege in 1822, the town, like the rest of Belgium, was part of the Netherlands; his parents, moreover, were largely German in origin. Yet he spent the greater part of his life in Paris, and had a profound influence on French music. Such a nature as his— deeply serious, mystical, and rather naive -is not usually looked upon as in any way French; it nevertheless evoked a warm response in the minds and hearts of a number of French composers.
Franck was sixty-five when he completed his Symphony in 1888. It came in for a good deal of adverse criticism at the time, but soon found a firm place in the repertory. We may, some of us, think (as Debussy did) that the design of the work is too four-square; we may feel that the ' sliding semitone ' occurs too frequently in the harmonic changes, that certain passages suggest the organ rather than the orchestra. But the Symphony possesses the precious quality known as inspiration. It has emotional power. Its themes are memorable; its sincerity is patent to all. There are three movements; and the ' theme of faith,' first heard in the opening movement, reappears at the end, surrounded by an aura of ' life-giving light.'
Harold Rutland


Leader: Henry Datyner
Conductor: Hugo Rignold
Unknown: Cesar Franck
Unknown: Harold Rutland


His short story
' A Matter of Fact' read by James McKechnie


Read By: James McKechnie


The Banks of Green Willow played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Maurice Miles on gramophone records


Conducted By: Maurice Miles


' Christ is Risen '
Psalm 145, w. 1-12 (Broadcast psalter) Colossians 3, w. 1-17
Come, let us with our Lord arise
(BBC Hymn Book 397)
1 Corinthians 15, vv. 20-22

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