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A reading for Mothering Sunday from ' The Laws of Christ for Common Life' by R. W. Dale
Read by Joan Hart


Unknown: R. W. Dale
Read By: Joan Hart

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter


Conductor: Gilbert Vinter

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
John Sambrook talks about some of the latest aids to gardening
T. R. Maitland reports further progress in the making of a garden from scratch
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: John Sambrook
Unknown: T. R. Maitland
Unknown: Fred Streeter


from Highams Park Baptist Church, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Stephen Winward
' The Cross as Victory '
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(Rev. B.C.H. 72)
Prayers of Adoration, Confession, and the Lord's Prayer
Lesson: St. John 19. vv. 17-30
There is a green hill far away (Rev.
B.C.H. 752)
An Act of Thanksgiving
Prayers of Intercession and Dedication
* Man of Sorrows,* wondrous name
(Rev. B.C.H. 159)
The strife is o'er, the battle done
(Rev. B.C.H. 129)
Organist, Irene Holt


Unknown: Rev. Stephen Winward
Organist: Irene Holt

: I CHOOSE....

3-Jeffery Farnol
Talk by C. Gordon Glover
In this series of six talks speakers have been asked to choose the novelist for whom they have a special affection.


Talk By: C. Gordon Glover

: Malcolm Macdonald introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including excerpts from
Tristan and Isolde (Wagner) with Kirsten Flagstad (Isolde)
Ludwig Suthaus (Tristan) and the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler


Unknown: Kirsten Flagstad
Unknown: Ludwig Suthaus
Conducted By: Wilhelm Furtwangler


Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
Peter and Helen get into difficulties while driving in Paris. In a desperate attempt to extricate themselves from the vortex of traffic round the Etoile, they run into a lorry.
La priorite a droite, priority for traffic coming from the right; Ie temoin, witness; Ie camion, lorry; vous etes dans votre tort, you are in the wrong; l'indicateur de direction, la fleche, indicator (on a car); blesse, hurt; qu'est-ce qui se passe?, what's going on?; l'insolation, sunstroke; Ie chapelier, hatter; les degats, damage; I'aile, wing; Ie pare-choc, bumper; tout Ie monde est d'accord, everyone is agreed; regler, to settle; le pot de lait, jug of milk; le sandwich au jambon, ham sandwich.


Script By: Emile Harven
Script By: M. J. MacDonald
Helen Lamb: Dorothy Smith
Peter Lamb: Richard Hurndall
Lorry driver: Jacques Brunius
Lady in red: Sonia Windsor
Postcard seller: Guy du Monceau
Policeman: Emile Harven
Hermes: Peter Carr-Forster
Waiter: Guy du Monceau


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Two Famous Tenors-Gigli and Melchior ' (both born March 20, 1890). by Stephen Williams
' Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique by Martin Cooper
' Twentieth-century Methods of Composition ' by Racine Fricker
' Musical Profile: the Amadeus String Quartet ' by John Amis


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Stephen Williams
Unknown: Martin Cooper
Unknown: Racine Fricker
Unknown: John Amis


This week in the Home Service

: The Weather

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


' There is one deficiency; and that. with me, a great one, throughout this country of corn and grass and oxen and sheep, that I have come over during the last three weeks; namely, the want of singing birds. .. However, every thing taken together, here, in Lincolnshire, are more good things than man could have had the conscience to ask of God.'
William Cobbett: ' Rural Rides
Ralph Wightman visits the same places and talks to the same kind of people that Cobbett met during the years 1821 to 1830
Extracts from ' Rural Rides ' read by John Sharp
Last of six fortnightly programmes
Edited by Eric Ewens
Produced by David Thomson


Read By: John Sharp
Edited By: Eric Ewens
Produced By: David Thomson


Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records of operatic music you may have forgotten
4—Rossini's ' William Tell'


Introduces: Stephen Williams


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Frank Tilsley Book: J. W. Lambert
Art: R. Furneaux Jordan
Film: Dilys Powell


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: J. W. Lambert
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Dilys Powell


Kendall Taylor (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by John Hollingsworth
Part 1


Piano: Kendall Taylor
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: John Hollingsworth


by Sir Max Beerbohm
These recollections of W. B. Yeats were recorded by Sir Max Beerbohm in Rapallo last October.


Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm
Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: Sir Max Beerbohm


. Part 2
Symphony No. 1. in D.William Alwyn


Unknown: D.William Alwyn


Arthur Calder Marshall
This week he talks about ' A Victorian Boyhood' by L. E. Jones , ' Still Digging ' by Sir Mortimer Wheeler , ' Autobiographies ' by W. B. Yeats , and ' The Worcester Account' by S. N. Behrman.


Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: L. E. Jones
Unknown: Sir Mortimer Wheeler
Unknown: W. B. Yeats
Unknown: S. N. Behrman.


by Laurence Housman
' Brother Wolf'
' Sister Clare'
Adapted for radio and produced by Herbert Smith


Unknown: Laurence Housman
Produced By: Herbert Smith
Giuseppe: Frank Poynter
Bartol: Norman Somers
Bastiano: Andrew Wurlidge
Cecco: John Broadtent
Lupo: Fred Fairclough
Brother Juniper: Geoffrey Banks
St Francis: George Hagan
Brother Bernard: Peter Kennaby
Brother Juniper: Geoffrey Banks
Sister Clare: Jean Fox
Brother Elias: Andrew Wurlidge
Brother Giles: Frank Poynter
Brother Angelo: Norman Somers
St Francis: George Hagan


National Insurance
Gordon Cummings considers some details of the new rates for retirement pensions


Unknown: Gordon Cummings

: The Weather

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


The Outlook for the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland by Rosalind Rowsell
A year and a half ago Northern and Southern Rhodesia were combined with the Nyasaland Protectorate to form a federal state. One of the main objects of federation was to facilitate economic progress in this large area of central Africa. Rosalind Rowsell , who has lived for many years in Rhodesia, speaks about the achievements and prospects of the Federation in the light of its Government's policy to foster partnership between the European and African inhabitants.


Unknown: Rosalind Rowsell
Unknown: Rosalind Rowsell


Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with Marion Lowe (soprano)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Marion Lowe


A Pastoral Symphony
(1922) played by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Norris Stanley ) -
Conductor, Rudolf Schwarz
Solo soprano, Margaret Ritchie
Third concert in the series
Next Concert, Sunday, April 3: Symphony No. 4, in F minor


Leader: Norris Stanley
Conductor: Rudolf Schwarz
Soprano: Margaret Ritchie


A series of services for Lent, conducted by Canon Eric Abbott , from the Chapel of King's College, London
He was Transfigured'
The God of love my Shepherd is (E.H.
Reading: St. Luke 9. vv. 28-46
'Tis good, Lord, to be here (E.H. 236) Prayers Psalm 8
Prayers Blessing
Organist, E. H. Warrell


Conducted By: Canon Eric Abbott
Organist: E. H. Warrell


Appeal on behalf of the Young Women's Christian Association of Great Britain, by John Mills
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Y.W.C.A. is celebrating its centenary this year and to mark the occasion has opened a fund to raise £ 100,000 for the expansion of its work.
Founded in Victorian Britain by women whose Christian convictions moved them to undertake this pioneer work, the Association is now established in more than sixty countries and has its World Headquarters in Geneva. It is helping and encouraging' women in many lands to undertake to provide welfare facilities, community development projects, and Christian educational services.


Unknown: John Mills

: D. A. Clarke-Smith and Andrew Faulds in ' FERDINAND LOPEZ'

Adapted as a serial in twelve episodes by H. Oldfield Box from Anthony Trollope 's novel
' The Prime Minister'
Episode Twelve
Characters in order of speaking:
Narrator. Noel Iliff
Produced by David H. Godfrey
Lopez's desperate bid to stave off ruin has failed. Mr. Wharton will not give him another penny to save the tottering edifice of his City speculations from collapsing. He will give Lopez nothing but the five thousand pounds he requires to secure the position of manager of that mine in Guatemala-and only that on condition that he will go there without Emily.
But Lopez has waited too long. The mining company have heard things detrimental to his character and no longer wish to employ him. He realises that the game is up.


Unknown: H. Oldfield Box
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Narrator: Noel Iliff
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Emily: Elizabeth London
Alice: Annabel Maule
Arthur Fletcher: Richard Hurndall
Ferdinand Lopez: Andrew Faulds
Porter: Geoffrey Matthews
Everett Wharton: Derek Hart
Mr Abel Wharton, Q C: D. A. Clarke-Smith


Her Life and Ideals by William Plomer
A talk to mark the centenary of the birth of Olive Schreiner , author of ' The Story of an African Farm.'


Unknown: William Plomer
Unknown: Olive Schreiner


Twenty-five Years Back
Written and compiled by Leslie Baily
Music composed and arranged by Alan Paul
The voices of: Sir Donald Bradman
Miss Amy Johnson Mr. George Allison
Mr. C. Hipwell
(Erection Superintendent of Sydney Harbour Bridge)
Mr. John Nimlin
Mr. Ronald Kennedy
Marlene Dietrich. Maurice Chevalier
Beniamino Gigli , Tommy Handley
Jeanette MacDonald , Jessie Matthews
Stuart Hibberd. John Snagge with Leslie Mitchell , Andrew Faulds
Keith Pyott , Clarence Wright
Peter Bennett , Daphne Maddox
Dorothy Black , Bruce Beeby
Ian Sadler , Alan Keith
The pages turned by Freddy Grisewood
Augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Conducted by Alan Paul
Production by Vernon Harris


Unknown: Leslie Baily
Arranged By: Alan Paul
Unknown: Sir Donald Bradman
Unknown: Miss Amy Johnson
Unknown: Mr. George Allison
Unknown: Mr. C. Hipwell
Unknown: Mr. John Nimlin
Unknown: Mr. Ronald Kennedy
Unknown: Marlene Dietrich.
Unknown: Maurice Chevalier
Unknown: Beniamino Gigli
Unknown: Tommy Handley
Unknown: Jeanette MacDonald
Unknown: Jessie Matthews
Unknown: Stuart Hibberd.
Unknown: John Snagge
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Andrew Faulds
Unknown: Keith Pyott
Unknown: Clarence Wright
Unknown: Peter Bennett
Unknown: Daphne Maddox
Unknown: Dorothy Black
Unknown: Bruce Beeby
Unknown: Ian Sadler
Unknown: Alan Keith
Turned By: Freddy Grisewood
Conducted By: Alan Paul
Production By: Vernon Harris


played by the Richards Piano Quartet:
Irene Richards (violin)
Jean Stewart (viola)
Bernard Richards (cello) Terence Beckles (piano)


Violin: Irene Richards
Viola: Jean Stewart
Cello: Bernard Richards
Piano: Terence Beckles


' The Son of Man is set at nought'
Psalm 27, part 2 (Broadcast Psalter) St. Luke 4. vv. 16-30
My song is love unknown (BBC Hymn
Book 84)
St. Mark 9, v. 12

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

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