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: BRIGHT AND EARLY

Crookhall Colliery Band
Conductor, J. J. Stobbs

Contributors

Conductor: J. J. Stobbs

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

First verse of Good Friday hymn There is a green hill far away

: BBC WEST OF ENGLAND LIGHT ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Frank Cantell

Contributors

Conductor: Frank Cantell

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS!

Reading from 1 Peter 2, vv. 21-25, with comment by the . Rev F. D. Coggan
' The Cross seen through the eyes of St. Peter'

Contributors

Unknown: Rev F. D. Coggan

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping

: NEWS

First verse of Good Friday hymn There is a green hill far away

: MORNING MUSIC

BBC Revue Orchestra
Conductor, Harry Rabinowitz

Contributors

Conductor: Harry Rabinowitz

: RECITAL

Esther Fisher (piano)

Contributors

Piano: Esther Fisher

: 'YOU SCARED THE CHILD'

A short story written and read by L. A. G. Strong

Contributors

Read By: L. A. G. Strong

: This Week's Composer

DEBUSSY
Gramophone records of instrumental music and songs

: THE PASSION DRAMA

' Victory '
A daily Meditation in Holy Week by Hugh Bishop , of the Community of the Resurrection

Contributors

Unknown: Hugh Bishop

: GOOD FRIDAY MORNING SERVICE

The Litany (Tallis, five-part) Ante-Communion
The Lord's Prayer Collect for Purity
The Ten Commandments Collects for Good Friday
The Epistle: Hebrews 10, vv. 1-25 Jesu, grant me this I pray (BBC
Hymn Book 517)
The Gospel: St. John 19. vv. 1-37 Nicene Creed (Wood in C minor) The Intercession
0 sacred Head. sore wounded (BBC
Hymn Book 86)
Collect and Blessing
BBC Singers
Organist, George Thalben-Ball

Contributors

Organist: George Thalben-Ball

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Adagio for strings (Samuel Barber ):
Eastman-Rochester Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Howard Hanson
March in D (Mozart): Royal Phil harmonic Orchestra, conductor. Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.

Contributors

Unknown: Samuel Barber
Unknown: Royal Phil
Unknown: Thomas Beecham

: 'THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS'

by Kenneth Grahame
Arranged by May Jenkin
5-' Toad's Adventure '
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Unknown: Kenneth Grahame
Arranged By: May Jenkin
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Mr Toad: Norman Shelley
Gaoler's Daughter: Rosamond Barnes
Engine Driver: Charles Maunsell
Storyteller: Mary O'Farrell

: THE BILLY MAYERL RHYTHM ENSEMBLE

with Mary Denise (soprano)

Contributors

Soprano: Mary Denise

: IVOR NOVELLO

Memories of some of his most successful musical plays, played and sung by the original artists including
Roma Beaumont. Cicely Courtneidge
Mary Ellis , Edgar Elmes
Olive Gilbert. Trefor Jones and Vanessa Lee on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Roma Beaumont.
Unknown: Cicely Courtneidge
Unknown: Mary Ellis
Unknown: Edgar Elmes
Unknown: Olive Gilbert.
Unknown: Vanessa Lee

: The Weather

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

: THE LEIGHTON LUCAS ORCHESTRA

Conductor, Leighton Lucas with Philip Hattey (baritone)

Contributors

Conductor: Leighton Lucas
Baritone: Philip Hattey

: THE LAST WORDS FROM THE CROSS

A devotion conducted by Canon J. E. Fison, Sub-Dean of Truro Cathedral. From the Parish Church of St. Martin, Liskeard, Cornwall

: 'THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL'

The novel by Sir Walter Scott adapted by R. J. B. Sellar
2— ' The Palace of Whitehall '

Contributors

Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Adapted By: R. J. B. Sellar

: Orchestral Hour BBC NORTHERN ORCHESTRA

(Leader. Reginald Stead)
Conductor, John Hopkins

Contributors

Conductor: John Hopkins

: Mrs. Gaskell's 'LIFE OF CHARLOTTE BRONTE'

A reading by Gladys Young on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Charlotte Bronte's death with introductory passages from
Margaret Lane 's preface to the book read by Betty Hardy
The programme arranged and produced by Mary Hope Allen

Contributors

Reading By: Gladys Young
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Read By: Betty Hardy
Produced By: Mary Hope Allen

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Listeners of All Ages
' Holy Week at Hallbury '
A Good Friday play with music written by R. T. Brooks
The choir of Stockport Grammar School
Soloist, John Tetlow
Organist. Douglas Steele
The Blackpool Girls' Choir Produced by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Written By: R. T. Brooks
Organist: Douglas Steele
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Mr Bandle, a schoolmaster: Ivan Samson
Nigel Painter, a member of the Youth Fellowship..: Roger Hammond
Members of the Youth Club:Joe Shillworth: Brian Trueman
Members of the Youth Club:Jean Madden: Shirley King
Mr Matthews, Minister of HallburyChapel: Deryck Guyler
The Rev S Broad Vicar of All Saints Parish Church.: Norman Partriege
Mrs Shillworth: Violet Carson

: The Weather

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

: Sport

Today's results and week-end preview
Introduced by John Snagge

Contributors

Introduced By: John Snagge

: HENRY HALL'S GUEST NIGHT

Highlights of the Show World
Stars of the stage, screen, radio, and concert platform, and the augmented BBC Revue Orchestra
Produced by John Simmonds

Contributors

Produced By: John Simmonds

: THE MEANING OF GOOD FRIDAY

Talk by the Rev. Harry Whitley Ph.D ,
Minister of St. Giles', Edinburgh

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. Harry Whitley Ph.D

: Handel PASSION

According to St. John

: FAMOUS MEN

Personal recollections of remarkable men recorded by some of their contemporaries including
Brahms, by Dame Ethel Smyth
G. K. Chesterton , by Monsignor Ronald Knox
Captain Scott, by Admiral Lord Mountevans
Introduced by David Lloyd James

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Ethel Smyth
Unknown: G. K. Chesterton
Unknown: Monsignor Ronald Knox
Introduced By: David Lloyd James

: Peter Jones in TALK ABOUT JONES

with Lind Joyce , Mary Mackenzie
Sydney Taller , Richard Pearson
Orchestra conducted by Peter Akister
Written by Len Fincham and Laurie Wyman
John Jowett and Peter Jones
Production by Vernon Harris

Contributors

Unknown: Lind Joyce
Unknown: Mary MacKenzie
Unknown: Sydney Taller
Unknown: Richard Pearson
Conducted By: Peter Akister
Written By: Len Fincham
Written By: Laurie Wyman
Unknown: John Jowett
Unknown: Peter Jones
Production By: Vernon Harris

: PABLO CASALS (cello) EUGENE ISTOMIN (piano)

Beethoven
Seven Variations on a theme of Mozart Sonata in C, Op. 102, No. 1
Prades is a small French-Catalan town in the south-eastern Pyrenees; and there Pablo Casals (who is now seventy-eight) lives in retirement, an exile from his native Spain. In 1950, in commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the death of Bach, a Prades Music Festival was instituted, with Casals playing the leading part. Last summer the Prades Festival, given in St. Peter's Church, was devoted to the chamber music of Beethoven.
Harold Rutland

Contributors

Unknown: Pablo Casals

: BIRD SONG AND MUSIC

Ludwig Koch discusses the ways in which bird-song has inspired composers, from Rameau to Vaughan Williams , and illustrates his talk with some of his own recordings
Produced by Tony Soper

Contributors

Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Unknown: Vaughan Williams
Produced By: Tony Soper

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas








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