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A reading for Passion Sunday from Sir Thomas Browne
Read by Alan Wheatley


Unknown: Sir Thomas Browne
Read By: Alan Wheatley

: 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
J. P. Hudson , M.B.E., cm., Roy Hay , and Fred Streeter answer some listeners' questions
Joe Brayshaw includes some of his own


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Introduced By: J. P. Hudson
Unknown: Roy Hay
Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Joe Brayshaw


from Walcot Methodist Church, Bath. Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Lionel Brayton
Call to Worship
Praise to the Holiest in the height
(M.H.B. 74)
Prayer and the Lord's Prayer 0 God of all grace (M.H.B. 66) First Lesson: Isaiah 53, vv. 1-B
Anthem: Jesu, priceless treasure
(M.H.B. 618)
Second Lesson: 1 Peter 2, vv. 18-25 Prayers
Jesu. the very thought of thee
(M.H.B. 108)
Sermon: 'I ... All up on my part that which is lacking of the afflictions of Christ ' (Colossians 1, v. 24)
Christ, of all my hopes the ground
(M.H.B. 89)
Organist, A. Norman Walker


Unknown: Rev. Lionel Brayton
Organist: A. Norman Walker

: I CHOOSE....

4—' Ouida '
Talk by Felix Felton
In this series of six talks about popular novelists of the last seventy years, speakers have been asked to choose the author or authoress for whom they have a special affection.


Talk By: Felix Felton

: Malcolm Macdonald introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:

: En Voyage

A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
' Des Souris et des Hommes'
Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
Maurice, who is the porter at the Paris hotel where Peter and Helen are staying, gives some useful advice on how to get their shooting-brake mended. They will have to go by train to Guise, near Laon, but they find difficulty in understanding the timetable.
La carrosserie, coach-building; ça vous va?, is that all right for you?; l'indicateur (l'horaire) des chemins de fer, railway timetable; la souris, mouse; la pantoufle, slipper; la correspondance, train connection; l'autorail, rail-car; la collegiale, collegiate church; le car, bus (in the country); l'autobus, bus (in town); un (train) omnibus, a stopping train; le billet aller-retour, return ticket; le billet simple, single ticket; ma fille cadette, my youngest daughter; la bourse, scholarship, grant; l'évêque, bishop.


Script By: Emile Harven
Script By: M. J. MacDonald
Maurice: Jacques Brunius
Peter Lamb: Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb: Dorothy Smith
Madame Fouffard: Sonia Windsor
Hermes: Peter Carr-Forster
Hotel guest: Claude Le Sache


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
'Musical Profile: Gina Bachauer ' by Harold Rutland
' An Introduction to Beethoven's late String Quartets ' by Geoffrey Bush
' A Famous Elizabethan Jigg' by Diana Poulton
' Oscar Straus (1870-1954) ' by Mark Lubbock


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Gina Bachauer
Unknown: Harold Rutland
Unknown: Geoffrey Bush
Unknown: Diana Poulton
Unknown: Oscar Straus
Unknown: Mark Lubbock


This week's programmes

: The Weather

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


A magazine programme edited and introduced by James Fisher
Tally Ho!
A symposium of tally-hunting-compiling lists of birds seen-contributed by Bruce Campbell , F. Kerry Cobb, M. F. M. Meiklejohn, and Eric Simms (with some of his recordings of rare warblers in the Camargue)
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduced By: James Fisher
Unknown: Bruce Campbell
Unknown: F. Kerry Cobb,
Unknown: M. F. M. Meiklejohn,
Unknown: Eric Simms
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records of operatic music you may have forgotten
' The Secret of Susanna '


Introduces: Stephen Williams


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


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: R. Furneaux Jordan
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Ivor Brown


Gina Bachauer (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard)
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1


Piano: Gina Bachauer
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


by F. Kingdon-Ward , O.B.E.
The Mekong river is 2,800 miles long.
F. Kingdon-Ward describes a trip of five hundred miles which he made down it by raft in the course of an overland journey from the Indian Ocean to the China Sea.


Unknown: F. Kingdon-Ward
Unknown: F. Kingdon-Ward


Arthur Calder Marshall
This week he talks about ' The Thaw ' by Ilya Ehrenburg , ' The Small Corner' by Elizabeth Montagu , and ' The Great Hunger' by Paul Emile-Victor .


Unknown: Arthur Calder Marshall
Unknown: Ilya Ehrenburg
Unknown: Elizabeth Montagu
Unknown: Paul Emile-Victor


For Listeners of All Ages
' The Little Plays of St. Francis' by Laurence Housman
' Sister Gold '
' Brother Juniper'
Adapted for radio and produced by Herbert Smith


Unknown: Laurence Housman
Produced By: Herbert Smith
St Francis: George Hagan
Brother Juniper: Geoffrey Banks
Goat boy: Paul Webster
First robber: Norman Somers
Second robber: Fred Fairclough
Third robber: John Broadbent
Miser: Norman Partriege
Father Prior: Tom Harrison
Brother Juniper: Geoffrey Banks
St Francis: George Hagan
Brother Rufus: Fred Fairclough
Brother Jerome: Fred Wilson
Brother Angelo: Norman Somers
Brother Simon: Paul Webster
Brother Anthony: John Broadbent
Brother John: Norman Partriege

: Money Matters

by Gordon Cummings
National Insurance sickness and unemployment benefits

: The Weather

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


Talk by the Rev. H. T. Wigley
Last week the Free Church Federal Council held its Annual Congress in Northampton. This Council includes the principal Free Churches of Britain and matters of concern to all of them have been discussed at the Congress.
Mr. Wigley, who is Minister of Park
Avenue Methodist Church, in which a number of the meetings during the week have been held, was for many years General Secretary of the Free Church Federal Council. In this talk he reviews this year's Congress and explains something of the part the Free Churches play in the life of Britain.


Unknown: Rev. H. T. Wigley


Music by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Nancy Bateman (soprano)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Nancy Bateman


The last in the current series of programmes in which Antony Hopkins discusses some of the music to be broadcast during the week


Evensong for Passion Sunday
From St. Martin's, Birmingham Parish Church. Conducted by the Rector, the Rev. Canon Bryan S. W. Green
Motet: Prayer to Jesus (
George Oldroyd )
Versicles and Responses Psalm 40, vv. 1-13
Lesson: Romans 5, vv. 1-11 Nunc dimittis; Creed
There is a green hill far away (BBC
Hymn Book 92)
We sing the praise of him who died
(BBC Hymn Book 96)
My song is love unknown (BBC Hymn
Book 84)
Organist, Geoffrey Fletcher


Unknown: Rev. Canon Bryan
Unknown: George Oldroyd
Organist: Geoffrey Fletcher


Appeal on behalf of the Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service of the British Council of Churches by the Secretary, Janet Lacey
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
There are said to be forty million refugees in the world today. They are to be found in many troubled parts of the world. By sheer weight of numbers, refugees have become one of the world's major social problems. The Refugee Service of the British Council of Churches is playing a considerable part in helping to relieve the distress of millions of these unhappy people, each one of whom is a human being needing first a home and freedom from fear. Emigration of families, children's welfare, homes for sick and aged are only some of the services provided.


Unknown: Janet Lacey
Unknown: Miss Janet Lacey.


The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eightepisodes by R. J. B. Sellar
1—'A Fledgling in London'
Other parts played by students of the Edinburgh College of Speech and Drama
Special music by Ian Whyte played by the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie ) conducted by the composer
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar
Music By: Ian Whyte
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
David Ramsay: Bill Crichton
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner
Ritchie: Alan Dunbar
George Heriot: George Davies
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain: Liam Hood
King James VI: Duncan MacRae


by J. H. Watson
Before the war, as an iron worker on Tyneside, Mr. Watson lived for considerable periods on the dole (and when he was a child there was no dole). Recalling the times of hunger and the times of plenty, he can find no virtue in being hungry. But he considers that most people in this country are in danger now of taking their daily bread for granted, and of forgetting what hunger means.


Unknown: J. H. Watson

: The Mountains of Pharoah

[Starring] Robert Harris
Written and produced by Leonard Cottrell

'The Mountains of Pharaoh' is the Arab name for the Egyptian Pyramids. Leonard Cottrell has woven into his programme some of the many stories – dramatic, moving, and often humorous – which have been told by more than seventy generations of pyramid explorers, from Herodotus (484-425 B.C.) down to the present day.


Writer/Producer: Leonard Cottrell
Music specially composed and conducted by: John Hotchkis
Narrator: Robert Harris
Second Narrator: Felix Felton
Herodotus: Esmé Percy
Mr Sandys: Felix Felton
Professor Greaves: Robert Farquharson
Mr Davison: Basil Jones
Colonel Howard-Vyse: Ralph Truman
Sir Flinders Petrie: Alan Wheatley
Mr Brunton: Lewis Stringer
Professor Reisner: MacDonald Parke
Goddess: Nicolette Bernard
Arab historians, archaeologists, travellers: uncredited


Sonata in A minor (Arpeggione) played by Zara Nelsova (cello) Ernest Lush (piano)


Cello: Zara Nelsova

: The Epilogue

'A Ransom for Many'
Psalm 130 (Broadcast Psalter)
Hebrews 9, vv. 11-28
There is a green hill (BBC Hymn Book 92)
St Mark 10, v. 45

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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