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: The First Day of the Week

A reading for Palm Sunday
'The Sowing,' by R.A. Knox
Read by Mary O'Farrell


Author: R. A. Knox
Reader: Mary O'Farrell

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, Donald Sturtivant )
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conductor: Gilbert Vinter


by Douglas Hawkridge from St. Philip's Church,


Unknown: Douglas Hawkridge

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


for Palm Sunday from the BBC's Edinburgh studio, conducted by the Rev. Professor Donald Baille D.D , .
Theme: ' Behold, Thy King cometh'
All glory, laud and honour (C.H. 91) CaJJ to Proy*r: Prayers
Old Testament Lesson: Zechaniah 9, vv. 9-17
New Testament Lesson: St. Matthew
21, vv. 1-11 ,
Metrical PsaJm 23: The Lord's my
Shepherd (Tune, Crimond)
Ride on! rude on in majesty! (C.H.
Prayers and the Lord's Prayer
0 Jesus, King moat wonderful (C.H.
Praise led by the Edinburgh Churches' Choir
Conductor, John Brown


Unknown: Rev. Professor Donald Baille D.D
Conductor: John Brown


A series ofsix talks
3—Richard II by V. H. Galtoraith
Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Oxford
' The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation; that away,
Men are but gilded loam or painted clay.'
So Shakespeare's Riohard II judges mankind. But how does mank'nd judge Richard II? History scarcely gives him a spotless reputation ': was he, then, only 'painted clay '?


Unknown: V. H. Galtoraith


Pr. hide to La Travita. Act 3 (Verdi):
NBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Arturo Toscanini
Fantasy for violin and orchestra
(Schumann): Aide Stucki (violin), and the Pro Musica Orchestra, Stuttgart, conducted by Rolf Reinhardt
Sintfonietta (Janacek): Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Rafael Kubelik on gramophone records


Unknown: Arturo Toscanini
Conducted By: Rolf Reinhardt
Conducted By: Rafael Kubelik


A weekly review edited by Anna Insitone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' The Piano in Schumann's Chamber Music,' by Joan Chissetl
' The Good Friday Scene in Wagner's Parsifal,' by Stephen Williams
' Byways of English Song. 2-The Commonwealth.' by Geoffrey Bush


Edited By: Anna Insitone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Music By: Joan Chissetl
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush


Fete des Pêcheurs
A programme for those interested in brushdng up their French
Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Today is the Fete des Pecheurs at the fishing village of La Conchc, where Peter Lamb and Helen Lamb are staying.
Quel monde! what a crowd; soulever, to lift up; resp rcr, to breathe; la chorale des orpheiias. the orphans' choral society; le f:u d'artifice, fireworks; la partie de boujes, game of bowls; le govse, youngster; bousculer, to jostle; (l'entrepreneur des) Pom-pes Funcbres, undertaker; la lune de miel, honeymoon; le bonheur, happ'ness; le baiser, kiss; les Conscillers Municpaux, the Town Councillors; qu'est-ce qui se passe? what's happening?; les amateurs de theatre, theatre-fans; ecraser, to crush, run over; les Pompiers, the Fire Brigade; le concours de cham, singing contest.


Script By: Emile Harven
Script By: M. J. MacDonald
Unknown: Peter Lamb
Unknown: Helen Lamb
Pener Lamb: Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb: Dorothy Smith
Madame Duquesne: Sonia Windsor
Monsieur Maurice: Jean Dnianf
Monftieur La Poire: Jacques Brunius
Reporter: Enule Harven
Hemes: Peter Carr Forster
Mayer: Max Bellancourt


Conducted by T. C. Worsley
Radio: Giles Romilly
Books: Elapeth Huxley
Art : Eric Newton
Films: Paul Dehn
Theatre: Hanold Hobaon


Conducted By: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Giles Romilly
Unknown: Elapeth Huxley
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Hanold Hobaon

: The Weather

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


Yesterday Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh landed at Colombo, capital of Ceylon
Audrey Russell describes some places visited by the Royal Party; Godfrey Talbot reports on the progress of the tour


Unknown: Audrey Russell
Unknown: Godfrey Talbot


Programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
Bird-Song Philip Brown discusses the practice of rendering songs in a near-equivalent form of words and describes his recent research on the wood-pigeon's ' Tak' two coos, tak' two '
J. Ashton Freeman advances a theory that some flight calls are used by birds as a sort of radar
Eric Simms introduces the first broadcast of his recordings of the mealyredpoll
Bruce Campbell offers some advice on how to identify birds by the sounds they make
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduced By: James Fisher
Introduced By: Bird-Song Philip Brown
Unknown: J. Ashton Freeman
Introduces: Eric Simms
Unknown: Bruce Campbell
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


(soprano) the sleep-walking scene from Verdi's Macbeth ' on gramophon'e records


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
Lilian Kowalska talks about spring work with plants in dwelling-houses
C. J. Unwin gives some information on gladiolus growing
Robert Thompson puts the amateur point of view
Fred Streeter outline the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Lilian Kowalska
Unknown: J. Unwin
Unknown: Robert Thompson
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Visit to Bristol of the BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conductor, Sir Malcolm Sargent
Victoria Elliott (soprano)
Kathleen Joyce (contralto)
James Johnston (tenor)
Scott Joynt (bass)
The Combined Bristol Choirs
From Colston Hall, Bristol
Part 1


Leader: Paul Beard
Conductor: Sir Malcolm Sargent
Soprano: Victoria Elliott
Contralto: Kathleen Joyce
Tenor: James Johnston
Bass: Scott Joynt


6—Committee of IntellectualCooperation: Madame Curie Einstein, ,and Dr. Ndtobe


Unknown: Gilbert Murray
Unknown: Madame Curie Einstein,


Arthur Calder-Marshall
This week he talks abou-t ' From an Antique Land ' by Julian Huxley and ' Temples of the Sun and Moon ' by Michael Swan.


Unknown: Arthur Calder-Marshall
Unknown: Julian Huxley
Unknown: Michael Swan.


' Stories of the Saints '
St. Catherine of Siena
Told as a radio play by Norman Painting
Produced by Peggy Bacon
5.35 For Listeners of all Ages
' From Palm Sunday to Easter Day '
A talk by the Rev. John G. Williams


Produced By: Peggy Bacon
Unknown: Rev. John G. Williams
Saint Catherine: Marjorie Westbury
Her mother: Ann Codrington
The Prioress: Kay Hudson
Ranieri di Landoccio (Neri'): Peter Coke
A poor man: Will Kings
Isabella: Vera Ashe
Raimondo delle Vigne: Philip Cunningham
Alessa Saracini: Joan Geary
Senators of Florence: Ronald Baddiley
Senators of Florence: Arnold Peters
Pope Gregory XI: Martin Lewis
The Cardinal: Rupert Davies


Savings Bank Facilities
Gordon Cummings describes some little-known services offered by Savings Banks, such as the buying and selling of stocks

: The Weather

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


Talk by Paul Stirling
Assistant Lecturer
In Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics
The speaker has in recent visits spent two years in Turkey


Talk By: Paul Stirling


A programme of words and music
Nancy Thomas (contralto)
Thomas Round (tenor)
Norman Wooland (reader)
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Stanford Robinson
Verse selected by Aubrey Danvers- Walker
Produced by Stanton Jefferies and Walter Todds


Contralto: Nancy Thomas
Tenor: Thomas Round
Reader: Norman Wooland
Leader: John Sharpe
Unknown: Aubrey Danvers- Walker
Produced By: Stanton Jefferies
Produced By: Walter Todds


Suite in A minor, for flute and strings played by the London Harpsichord Ensemble:
John Francis (flute)
Peter Mountain (violin) Albert Chasey (violin) Bernard Davis (viola)
Ambrose Gauntlett (cello)
Millicent Silver (harpsichord)


Flute: John Francis
Violin: Peter Mountain
Violin: Albert Chasey
Viola: Bernard Davis
Cello: Ambrose Gauntlett
Harpsichord: Millicent Silver


from the Methodist Central Hall, Thurnscoe, Yorkshire. Conducted by the Rev. Harold Key O.B.E., , Superintendent, Doncaster District Coalfields Mission
Ye servants of God (M.H.B. 426) Prayer
The Lord's Prayer
Lesson: St. John 12, vv. 35-43
Ride on. ride on in majesty (M.H.B.
We sing the praise of him who died
(M.H.B. 196)
When I survey the wondrous Cross
(M.H.B. 182)
Organist, Mary Smith
Choirmaster, Ernest A. Smith


Unknown: Rev. Harold Key O.B.E.,
Organist: Mary Smith
Choirmaster: Ernest A. Smith


Appeal on behalf of the Soldiers', Sailors', and Airmen's Families Association by Brigadier Sir John Hunt C.B.E., D.S.O. ,
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Soldiers', Sailors', and Airmen's Association, founded in 1885, has 15,000 voluntary workers and 1,500 branches throughout Great Brj-tain, Ireland, and in many countries overseas.
Its object is to be of use to the families of serving and ex-Service men and women by giving advice on all personal problems; helping to solve family troubles at home for men serving overseas; granting temporary financial help for those in misfortune whose needs are not fully met by the State; investigating cases and administering grams for orher Service and Regimental funds; providing an emergency home for children when mothers are ill; and administering a nursing service for Forces families in overseas Commands.
In order to meet t'he many demands made on the Association £ 150,000 must be raised annually from voluntary sources.


Unknown: Sir John Hunt C.B.E., D.S.O.
Unknown: Sir John Hunt


by George Eliot
Dramatised as a serial in twelve parts by Howard Agg
Produced by Wilfrid Grantham
6—' The Vow '
Cast in order of speaking:
Music arranged and conducted by Mark Lubbock
Mr. Tulliveir lies helpless in his bed as the result of a stroke following the loss of his lawsuit. Tom has been summoned home and is told by his mother that their possessions will have to be sold. He asks his Uncle Deane for a job. Mr. Deane does not commit himself but recommends that Tom should learn book-keeping.
Later a conclave of aunts and uncles, meeting at Dorlcote to discuss the Tullivers' future, is srtartled by Tom insisting on destroying she I.O.U. given by Mr. Moss, since he believes it - to be his father's wish. He makes it quite clear that the Tullivers intend to get out of their troubles without help from anyone.
Not long after an auction is held, and even as the auctioneer's hammer closes the bids Mr. Tulliver, unconscious of events, becomes suddenly worse.


Unknown: George Eliot
Produced By: Wilfrid Grantham
Conducted By: Mark Lubbock
Narrator: Nan Marriott-Watson
Dr Turnbull: John Turnbull
Mrs Tulliver: Betty Hardy
Maggie Tulliver: Mary Wimbush
Tom Tulliver: Alec McCowen
Lawyer Wakem: John Ruddock
Jenkins: John Grant
Mr Winship: Alan Reid
Mr Deane: Harold Young
Mr Tulliver: Frank Pettingell


Talk by G. M. Young. c.B.
Mr. Young, who has been reading ' As It Happened,' the Labour leader's autobiography to be published tomorrow, reflects upon Mr. Attlee's place in the history of the Labour Party.


Talk By: G. M. Young.

: La Scala Milan

A history in words and music of the world's most famous opera house, told in two parts
Written by Spike Hughes
Produced by Malcolm Baker-Smith
Part 1


Written By: Spike Hughes
Produced By: Malcolm Baker-Smith


A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, David Lloyd James


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: David Lloyd James


Reflects dans l'eau Clair de lune L'isle joyeuse played by Désirée MacEwan (piano)


Piano: Désirée MacEwan


The Way of the Cross
All glory, laud and honour (BBC
Hymn Book 78)
St. Matthew 21, w. 1-16
My song is love unknown (BBC Hymn
Book 84)
St. John 12, w. 31 and 32

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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