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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading for Palm Sunday from
' A Meditation on the Passion,' by Richard Rolle
Read by Stephen Jack

Contributors

Unknown: Richard Rolle
Read By: Stephen Jack

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: MORNING MELODY

Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra with Wilfrid Parry (piano)
(Continued in next column)

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Williams
Piano: Wilfrid Parry

: WHERE ARE WE GOING ?

A group of broadcasts in which Christians examine various aspects of our national life
Our Religion
A Service conducted by the Bishop of Bristol
Introduction
Sentences; the Lord's Prayer Ven,ite (Psalm 95)
First Lesson: Malachi 3, vv. 1-4 PsaJm 1
Second Lesson: St. Luke 19, vv.
29-30, 35-40; St. Matthew 21, vv. 12-17
Benedict us Creed
Collects
My song is love unknown (BBC
Hymn Book 84)
Sermon Prayers
0 God of Truth (BBC Hymn Book
359)
Blessing
From the Lord Mayor's Chapel,
Bristol
Singing led by the BBC West of England Singers conducted by Reginald Redman
Organist, J. Graham Hooper
In previous services the speakers have attempted to assess, in the light of a Christian insight, some points at which the life of our nation shows signs of. health or decay. In this concluding service Dr. Cocktn attempts the same assessment of strength and weakness in the nation's religious life.

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Redman
Organist: J. Graham Hooper

: SUNDAY PROM

Symphony No. 49 in F minor, ' La
Passione ' (Haydn): London Mozart Players, conducted by Harry Blech
Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
'.Schumann): Andre Navarra (cello), and the Lamoureux Orchestra, conducted by Eugine Bigot
Suite for Orchestra (Dohnanyi):
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Harry Blech
Unknown: Sir Malcolm Sargent

: MY FIRST. NOVEL

A series of six talks in which contemporary writers describe how they wrote their first published novel and what they feel about it now
This morning's talk is by R. C. Hutchinson , whose first published novel ' Thou Hast a Devil' was written when he was twenty-one

Contributors

Unknown: R. C. Hutchinson

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Contents:
' Wagner and Bayreuth,' by William Mann
' Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943),' recorded by Cyril Smith
' Music Magazine remembers ... Verdi's Requiem,' by the late Ferrucoio Bonavia

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: William Mann
Unknown: Sergei Rachmaninov
Unknown: Cyril Smith
Unknown: Ferrucoio Bonavia

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Roger Manvell
Books: Daniel George
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Films: E. Arnot Robertson
Theatre: Iain Hamilton
Radio: Tom Hopkinson

Contributors

Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Daniel George
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Iain Hamilton
Unknown: Tom Hopkinson

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

: COUNTRY MAGAZINE

West Stirlingshire
Introduced by Alastair Borthwick
Music arranged by Francis Collinson
Produced by Robin Richardson
From The Black Bull, Killearn

Contributors

Introduced By: Alastair Borthwick
Arranged By: Francis Collinson
Produced By: Robin Richardson

: OPERA CALENDAR

Today's anniversaries in the opera world recalled, with gramophone records, by Denis Arundell

Contributors

Unknown: Denis Arundell

: HOME GROWN

A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
L. P. Smith , an agricultural meteorologist, discusses methods of protection against late spring frosts
L. A. Hartless helps listeners in a choice of varieties of tobacco for growing at home
. Robert Thompson puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work

Contributors

Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: L. P. Smith

: BIRDS IN BRITAIN

A magazine programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
Contents of this edition include:
Bird photography, discussed by Enic Hosking and G. K. Yeates
Notes on two birds, the Great Crested Grebe and the Hawfinch: Guy Mow fort, who is at present engaged on a monograph on the subject, speaks about the Hawfinch, and the Great Crested Grebe is the subject of P. A. D. Hollom who, during the last twenty years, has organised the Grebe Census in Great Britain
Produced by Desmond Hawkins

Contributors

Introduced By: James Fisher
Unknown: Enic Hosking
Unknown: G. K. Yeates
Unknown: Crested Grebe
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins

: Victor Rietti in his play ' TO LIVE IN PEACE'

From the Italian of G. Forzano
Adapted for broadcasting by Mollie Greenhalgh
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Produced by Frederick Bradnum

Contributors

Unknown: G. Forzano
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Frederick Bradnum
Maso: Robert Rietty
Mania: Nancy Nevinson
Agnese: Hester Paton Brown
The Doctor: Preston Lockwood
Don Geronimo Buonaparte: Victor Rietti
Mattea: Andrea Lea
Spinoso: Douglas Hayes
Cecco: Aubrey Richards
Charles, the Corporal: Michael Gwynn
General Miollis: Donald Gray
Friar Silvestro: Keith Pyott
The Lawyer: Rupert Davies
Cavaliere Dossi: Bernard Rebel
French Captain: John Cazabon

: MUSIC OF WILLIAM WALTON

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Music for Children
Facade: Suites Nos. 1 and 2

Contributors

Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: TALKING OF BOOKS

John Raymond
This week he talks about Picture ' by Lillian Ross , and ' From Under My Hat ' by Hedda Hopper.

Contributors

Unknown: John Raymond
Unknown: Lillian Ross
Unknown: Hedda Hopper.

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

' The Builders'
Words and music on a Christian theme
Arranged and introduced by the Rev. R. T. Brooks with Margaret Young
Geoffrey Wheeler , Peter Kennaby and the Blackpool Girls' Choir Conductor, Phyllis Dunkerley

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. R. T. Brooks
Unknown: Margaret Young
Unknown: Geoffrey Wheeler
Unknown: Peter Kennaby
Conductor: Phyllis Dunkerley

: MONEY MATTERS

Cheaper Holidays by Ruth Drew
This is the first of a series of four talks in which Ruth Drew suggests holidays that are not too expensive and that will particularly benefit those who have children to take away with them.

Contributors

Unknown: Ruth Drew

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE UNITED NATIONS ASSEMBLY

The BBC's team of correspondents in New York reports on the week's proceedings

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Franz- Andre
Franz-Andre, who is chief conductor of the Belgian Radio Orchestra, begins his programme ton.gtht with the Overture to one of the most successful operas of the Belgian composer Grctry; it was first given in Paris in 1769 and frequently revived. Leclair, the jiext composer represented, was French, and born in 1697, forty-five years before Gretry.
As to * Scheherazade,' although the music owes its origin to the desire to write an instrumertal work on certain episodes from the Arabian Nights Entertainments, Rimsky-Korsakov was careful to explain that the themes were purely musical material, used for symphonic development and spread over all four movements of the suite, alternating and interwining wiith each other.
Harold Rutland

Contributors

Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Franz- Andre
Unknown: Harold Rutland

: EVENING SERVICE

from St. Paul's Methodist Church, Didsbury, Manchester. Conducted by the Rev. H. Watkin-Jones, D.D. , of Wesley College, Headingley, Leeds, assisted by the Minister, the Rev. A. R. Hubbuck, Ph.D .
' He died that we might be forgiven' Jesu, lover of my soul (M.H.B. 110) Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Ride on, ride on in majesty (M.H.B.
192)
Lesson: St. Matthew 27. vv. 27-44
There is a green bill far away
(M.H.B. 180)
Sermon
How sweet the name of Jeeus sounds
(M.H.B. 99)
Prayer
Blessing
Organist, S. Ellinffworth
We find it costly enough to forgive one another. The forgiveness won for us by Christ was infinitely costly. Are we willing to accept it?

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. H. Watkin-Jones, D.D.
Unknown: Rev. A. R. Hubbuck, Ph.D
Organist: S. Ellinffworth

: The Week's Good Cause

Appeal on behalf of the National Association for the Paralysed (registered in accordance with the National Assistance Act, 1948), by Gladys Bird
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The National Association for the Paralysed was founded in 1948 by the Hon. Julian Holland-Hibbert and Patrick Stewart, M.C., both of whom were severely wounded in North Africa. Its aim is to be of service to all paralysed people (of whom there are many thousands) whether ex-service or civilians and whatever the cause of their paralysis.
In the last four and a half years it has helped or solved the problems of nearly 3,000 individuals, and in many other cases has acted as an advisory bureau to hospitals, local authorities, and other voluntary organisations.
Gladys Bird, who was paralysed by a motor accident but who has returned in a wheeled chair to her old job as a school-teacher, is one of those whom the National Association for the Paralysed has helped back into the normal stream of life.

Contributors

Unknown: Gladys Bird

: NICHOLAS NICKLEBY'

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes
9— ’ Nicholas meets Madeline Bray '
Cast in order of speaking: \
After escaping from Squeers' clutohes, poor Smike makes his way safely back to the Nicklebys' cottage. Ralph is approached by a man named Brooker, once his clerk, who asks for money in return for certain information. Ralph refuses and Brooker seeks out Newman Noggs.
One evening when John and Tilda
Browdic are visiting the Nicklebys Ralph, Squeers, and Snawley arrive, produce papers purporting to show that Smike is Snawley's son, and try to remove the boy. Nicholas refuses to let him go and Ralph leaves, threatening to break the family by a protracted lawsuit.

Contributors

Unknown: Charles Dickens
Produced By: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Charles Cheeryible: Harold Scott
Nicholas Nickteby: Gordon Davies
Maid: Surwen Morgan
Madeline Bray: Elizabeth London
Walter Bray: Martin Lewis
Mrs Nickleby: Barbara Leake
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey
Miss La Creevy: Dorothy Smith
Tim Linkinwater: Frank Tickle
Frank Cheeryible: Derek Hart
The Gentleman in Small Clothes: George Hayes
Newman Noggs: Arthur Ridley
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruickshank
Arthur Gride: John Ruddock

: NEWS

: THE BOREDOM OF FANTASY

Arthur Koestler talks about Martdan maidens, space-cadets, carrotmen, and other aspects of science fiction

Contributors

Talks: Arthur Koestler

: EVEREST

Goddess Mother of the World or Chomo-Lungmo
A portrait of the mountain

: MOZART and RAVEL

played by Kathleen Long (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Kathleen Long

: THE EPILOGUE

' The Shadow of the Cross '
0 Lamb of God (BBC Hymn Book
530)
St. John 10, vv. 7-18
Ah. holy Jesus (BBC Hymn Book
500)
St. John 3. v. 16

: News Summary

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