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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Easter Day
'An Easter Dream' by C.A. Alington
Read by Arthur Bush


Reader: Arthur Bush

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


Charles Williams and his Concert Orchestra with Marguerite Wolff (piano)


Unknown: Charles Williams
Piano: Marguerite Wolff

: The Service of HOLY COMMUNION

from the Church of St. John the Baptist, Harpenden
The strife is o'er (E.H. 625)
The Lord's Prayer and Collect for
Ninefold Kyrie
Collect for Easter Day
Epistle: Colossians 3, vv. 1-7
Jesus Christ is risen today (E.H. 133) Gospel: St. John 20, vv. 1-10 Nicene Creed
At the Offertory:
At the Lamb's high feast we sing (E.H. 128)
At the Communion:
And now, 0 Father (E.H. 302)
Alleluya, s.ing to Jesus (E.H. 301)
Gloria in excelsis
Lord, enthroned, in heavenJy splendour (E.H. 319)
The service sung to the music of John Merhecke
Celebrant and Preacher, the Rev. W. M. A. Potts
Commentary by a member of the congregation
Organist, Stanley Fewings


Unknown: John Merhecke
Unknown: Rev. W. M. A. Potts


Overture. Preciosa (Weber): Turin
Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mario Rossi
Clarineit Concerto in A (K.622)
(Mozart): Reginald Kell (clarinet) with the Zimbler Sinfonietta
Adagietio from Symphony No. 5
(Mahler): Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Bruno Waiter on gramophone records


Conducted By: Mario Rossi
Clarinet: Reginald Kell
Conducted By: Bruno Waiter


A series of six talks in which contemporary writers describe how they wrote their first published novel and what they feel about it now
Today Norman Collins describes the memories recalled to him after re-reading his first novel ' Peniang Appointment'


Unknown: Norman Collins


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Beethoven in 1803,' by Trevor Harvey
' Carl Nielsen , Symphonist,' by D. Hugh Ottaway
' Have' You Brought Your Music? 2-Late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,' by Mark Lubbock


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Trevor Harvey
Unknown: Carl Nielsen
Unknown: D. Hugh Ottaway
Unknown: Mark Lubbock


Five experts on art, films, theatre, radio, and books
Conducted by Roger Manvell
Art: Denis Mathews
Films: E. Arnot Robertson
Theatre: Iain Hamilton
Radio: Tom Hopkinson
Books: Daniel George


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Denis Mathews
Unknown: E. Arnot Robertson
Unknown: Iain Hamilton
Unknown: Tom Hopkinson
Unknown: Daniel George

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: Country Questions

Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Question-Master, Jack Longland
Produced by Bill Coysh


Unknown: Eric Hobbis
Unknown: Maxwell Knight
Question-Master: Ralph Wightman
Question-Master: Jack Longland
Produced By: Bill Coysh


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


Unknown: Dennis Arundell


A gardening weekly
R. B. Dawson advises on the improvement of the lawn in the BBC's Town Garden near Oxford Circus
Roy Hay , Fred Streeter , and Joe Brayshaw describe the various problems that have arisen and the work now being undertaken


Unknown: R. B. Dawson
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw


Max Jaffa plays light popular pieces written or transcribed for the violin


Unknown: Max Jaffa

: The Corinthian

A light-hearted romance of Regency days
Dramatised for broadcasting by Phillip Dobson from the novel by Georgette Heyer
Produced in the BBC's North of England studios
See 'Drama Diary' on page 21


Author: Georgette Heyer
Dramatised by: Phillip Dobson
Produced by: Patrick Campbell
Sir Richard Wyndham: Richard Hurndall
Lady Wyndham, his mother: Joy Davies
Louisa, his sister: Olive Pendleton
Lord George Trevor: Peter Dews
Cedric Brandon: Robert Rietty
Melissa Brandon.: Patricia Field
Lucius: Geoffrey Wheeler
Penelope Creed: Denise Bryer
Jimmy Yarde: Norman Somers
Beverley Brandon: Derek Hart
Piers Luttrell: Richard Jacques
Mr. Philips, a magistrate: Francis Winfield
Lady Luttrell: Valerie Skardon
Other parts played by: John Broadbent
Other parts played by: Mildred Dyson
Other parts played by: Tom Harrison
Other parts played by: Thelma Pigott
Other parts played by: Donald Rae
Other parts played by: Frederic Wilson


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
Overture: Iolanthe
Symphony in E (The Irish)
Writing lo his mother from Ireland in the summer of 1863, Sullivan said: ' I feel my ideas assuming a newer and fresher colour. I shall be able to work like a horse on my return. Why. the other night as I was jolting home from Holywood through the wind and rain on an open launing car, the whole first movement of a symphony came into my head with a real fresh flavour about it-besides scraps of the other movements.' The work was completed and produced three ytars later at the Crystal Pa!ace, and came to be known as Sullivan's Irish Symphony.
Another Irish Symphony, that of Stanford, will be played in the Home Service on Saturday afternoon. This was brought out twenty-one years after Sullivan's, and did much to establish Stanford's reputation.
Harold Rutland


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: Talking of Books

John Raymond
This week he talks about 'Winston Churchill: The Era and the Man ' by Virginia Cowles, and the writings of Winston Churchill.


Speaker: John Raymond


Who Would True Valour See
A series of Bible plays
- on St. Paul
Written and produced by J. Stanley Pritchard
7—' Strange Courage '
5.25 Children's Service
From Moulin Kirk , Pitiochry. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Donald F. Findlay
Blest morning, whose first dawning rays (C.H. 116, omitting v. 3: Tune, Crediton)
Lesson: St. Luke 24, vv. 1-12
Can wings of living light? (C.H. 117, vv. 1-5)
Father of peace, and God of love!
(Paraphrase 60; Tune, St. Paul)
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
Jesus Christ is risen today (C.H. 119) Blessing
Vesper hvmn: Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me (C.H. 654)
Pratise led by t'he children of Moulin and Pitlochry Sunday schools
Organist, Ernest S. Treasure
For the Children-page 39


Produced By: J. Stanley Pritchard
Unknown: Moulin Kirk
Unknown: Rev. Donald F. Findlay
Paul of Tarsus: Leonard Maguire
Barnabas: Bryden Murdoch
John Mark, his nephew: Lawrence Dalzell
Sergius Paulus, Governor of Cyprus: John McColl
Elymas, an astrologer: James Sutherland
Eunice, a widow of Lystra: Lennox Milne
Luke, a Greek doctor: Tom Fleming

: The Weather

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


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


Nina Milkina (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Paul Sacher


Piano: Nina Milkina
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Paul Sacher


from the Hull Methodist Mission, Queen's Hall, Hull. Conducted by the Rev. W. D.Watts
Crown him with many crowns
(M.H.B. 271)
The Lord's Prayer
Christ the Lord is risen today
(M.H.B. 204)
Reading: St. Luke 24, vv. 13-35 Prayer
I knov that my Redeemer lives
(M.H.B. 235)
Thine be the glory, risen, conquering
Son (M.H.B. 213)
Organist, William E. Branton


Unknown: Rev. W. D.Watts
Organist: William E. Branton


Appeal on behalf of the Restoration Fund of St. Pancras Church, London, by John Summerson , C.B.E., F.S.A., Curator of Sir John Soane 's Museum
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The foundation stone of St. Pancras Church was laid by the Prince Regent in 1819. The church is known to vast numbers of travelers from the Norsh arriving at the three main-line termini in the Euston Road, as well as to Londoners themselves. It is situated near several Large 'hospitals and tihe University of London.
During the war it escaped serious assault from the air but the vast roof, spanning the 60-foot nave, was attacked by dry rot, worm, and beetle. In 1951 this roof was found to be acutely dangerous, and the church was closed. Now a new roof has been built and it is hoped to re-open the church this year.
The parish has found nearly £ 6,000, mostly in small personal contributions. For the balance of the required £ 30,000 to complete the enti re recoration of the churoh it mus-t look to all those who care for historic churches and for rhe maintenance of a 'great Christian monument at London's northern gateway


Unknown: John Summerson
Unknown: Sir John Soane
Unknown: John Summerson

: Nicholas Nickleby: 10: The Wedding Day

by Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by Charles Lefeaux in twelve episodes
Among the most frequent callers at the Nicklebys' cottage is Frank Cheeryble, nephew to the brothers, who is clearly losing his heart to Kate. Smike's health gives rise to anxiety.
Mr. Cheeryble, wishing to give financial assistance to the young and beautiful Madeline Bray, daughter of his childhood sweetheart, who lives in distress with her ailing and unkind father, asks Nicholas to act as his representative.
Newman Noggs overhears the miser, Arthur Gride, plotting with Ralph Nickleby to marry Madeline and so possess himself of the fortune which, unknown to her, will be hers when she marries. Meanwhile, Nicholas has fallen in love with her.


Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted and produced by: Charles Lefeaux
Narrator: John Gabriel
Arthur Gride: John Ruddock
Peg Sliderskew: Louise Hampton
Newman Noggs: Arthur Ridley
Nicholas Nickleby: Gordon Davies
Walter Bray: Martin Lewis
Madeline Bray: Elizabeth London
Ralph Nickleby: Andrew Cruickshank
Maid: Sulwen Morgan
Kate Nickleby: Daphne Grey


The third of four programmes in a Coronation series
KING GEORGE Vby Sir Compton Mackenzie
Narrator, Duncan Mclntyre
Principal reader, Norman Shelley
Producer, Christopher Sykes


Narrator: Duncan McLntyre
Reader: Norman Shelley
Producer: Christopher Sykes

: CAMPOLI (violin)

Josephine Lee (accompanist)


Accompanist: Josephine Lee


' Christ is risen '
Now the green blade riseth (BBC
Hymn Book 109)
St. John 20. vv. 1-18
When Mary through the garden went
1 Corinthians 15, w. 20-22

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