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A reading for Easter Sunday from the book by Dom Gregory Dix
' The Shape of the Liturgy '
Read by Robert Rietty


Book By: Dom Gregory Dix
Read By: Robert Rietty

: General Weather Forecast

and forecast for farmers and shipping


First verse of Easter hymn
Jesus Christ is risen today


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
Norman Stewart talks about spring work among fruit
Stuart Ogg discusses Michaelmas daisies and allied asters
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Norman Stewart
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Christ is Risen

Morning Service for Easter Day from Clarendon Road Congregational Church, Watford, conducted by the Rev. Leslie E. Cooke, D.D., assisted by the Minister, the Rev. R. H. Norman
"Good Christian men rejoice and sing" (C.P. 149)
Adoration: 1 Peter 1, vv. 3-5
The Lord's Prayer
"Christ the Lord is risen today" (C.P. 145)
Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15, vv. 1-20 Te Deum (C.P. 780)
"Welcome happy morning" (C.P. 139)
The Benediction


Service conducted by: Rev. Leslie E. Cooke, D.D
Assisted by: Rev. R.H. Norman
Choirmaster: Irene Sennitt
Organist: A. T. Sellers

: I CHOOSE ...

6-Rhoda Broughton
Talk by Sir Compton Mackenzie
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: Sir Compton MacKenzie


The story and music of Holy Week and Easter in the traditional European setting
Music recorded by choirs in Rome, Hamburg, Neustadt, Salzburg, Utrecht, Hilversum, Malines, Paris, Dijon, Prague, Copenhagen, London, Windsor
Narrators : Stephen Murray
Cyril Cusack , Robert Eddison
Verse sequence : W. R. Rodgers
Music editor : Alec Robertson
Produced by Michael Barsley


Narrators: Stephen Murray
Narrators: Cyril Cusack
Unknown: Robert Eddison
Unknown: W. R. Rodgers
Unknown: Alec Robertson
Produced By: Michael Barsley


A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
Un Chapeau Rigolo
Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
On their way to Lyon, Peter and Helen get out of their car at Vierzon to stretch their legs. They stop in front of a shop window with the notice ' Tout pour l'habillement.' A remarkable hat attracts their attention.
Articles de peche, fishing-tackle; la vitrine, shop window; la canne a peche, fishing-rod; le tour (de tete), size (in hats); avec le bord rabanu, with the brim pulled down; releve par derrière, turned up at the back; pour votre usage quotidien, for your daily use; l'oeil droit, the right eye; remplir, to fill; un achat, a purchase; un impermeable, mackintosh; le gilet, waist-coat; le short, shorts; la ceinture, belt; se baigner, to bathe; Ie maillot de bain, swimsuit; Ie caoutchouc, rubber; plonger, to dive; Ie bonnet de bain, bathing-cap; le chandail, sweater, jersey; le veston, jacket; la caisse, cash-desk; la facture, bill.


Script By: Emile Harven
Script By: M. J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb: Richard Hurndall
Helen Lamb: Dorothy Smith
Vendeur: Jean Driant
Hermes: Peter Carr-Forster


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
' Chopin's Piano Studies ' by Gerald Abraham
' Rubbra's Missa in Honorem Sancti Dominici ' by Geoffrey Crankshaw
'Musical Profile: Andr Navarra ' by Joan Chissell
' Music for Easter ' by Felix Felton


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian
Unknown: Gerald Abraham
Unknown: Geoffrey Crankshaw
Unknown: Andr Navarra
Unknown: Joan Chissell
Unknown: Felix Felton


This week in the Home Service

: The Weather

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

: Country Questions

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


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


Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records of operatic music you may have forgotten
7 — Rossini's 'La Cenerentola '


Introduces: Stephen Williams


Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Art: Basil Taylor
Film: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Richard Findlakr Radio: Frank Tilsley Book: Margaret Lane


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Dilys Powell
Unknown: Richard Findlakr
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Margaret Lane


André Navarra (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Part 1

Overture: Oberon - Weber
2.57 app. Variations on the St. Anthony Chorale - Brahms
3.15 app. Variations on a Rococo Theme, for cello and orchestra - Tchaikovsky


Cello: André Navarra
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt


by Alec Clifton-Taylor
Some remarks, serious and gay, on the descriptive booklets that greet the visitor on entering almost any interesting old English church.


Unknown: Alec Clifton-Taylor


Richard Usborne
This week he talks about ' Mediterraneo' by Chapman Mortimer , 'Not Honour More' by Joyce Carv and ' The Pilgrimage ' by Francis Stuart.


Unknown: Richard Usborne
Unknown: Chapman Mortimer
Unknown: Joyce Carv
Unknown: Francis Stuart.


' Hare and the Easter Eggs' by Alison Uttley told by David
5.25 For Children of all Ages:
This Joyful Eastertide
A Children's Service from the Easter Garden in St.
Barbara's Church, Coventry. Conducted by the Rev. Canon E. Moore Darling , assisted by the Vicar, the Rev. Patrick Fedden with children of the parish and two young visitors


Unknown: Alison Uttley
Told By: David
Unknown: Rev. Canon E. Moore Darling
Unknown: Rev. Patrick Fedden

: The Weather

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


Talk by Wilfred Newnham
Pakistan is divided into two areas separated by a thousand miles of Indian territory. Wilfred Newnham , a commentator of the Australian
Broadcasting Commission who recently made a tour of Pakistan, reviews differences and similarities between the two parts of the country and the problems of keeping them united.


Talk By: Wilfred Newnham
Unknown: Wilfred Newnham


BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with Amy Shuard (soprano)


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Soprano: Amy Shuard


Memories of a great singer by her son
Elisabeth Schumann died in April 1952. In this programme her son, Gerd Puritz , speaks of his mother and plays some of her recordings.


Unknown: Elisabeth Schumann
Unknown: Gerd Puritz


for Easter Day from Portsmouth Cathedral, conducted by the Provost, the Very Rev. E. N. Porter Goff. Preacher, the Rt. Rev. W. L. S. Fleming D.D ., Bishop of Portsmouth
Versicles and Responses Psalm 160
First Lesson: Isaiah 12, vv. 1, 2,
4, and 6 Jesus Christ is risen today (E.H.
Cantate Domino
Second Lesson: St. John 20, vv.
Deus misereatur; Creed
Versicles and Responses: Collects
(Continued in next column)
Anthem: Hallelujah Chorus (Messiah) (Handel)
Jesus lives! (E.H. 134) Blessing
Organist, J. A. Davison


Unknown: Very Rev. E. N. Porter Goff.
Unknown: Rev. W. L. S. Fleming D.D
Organist: J. A. Davison


Appeal on behalf of The Presbyterian Settlement by Margaret Rawllngs
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
For fifty-five years the Presbyterian Settlement has given its services to the people of East London. Clubs for all ages, from those for small children to a Darby and Joan Club , meet regularly each week. The holiday home for the Settlement provides a place for rest and change.
Funds are needed to maintain these activities and pay off the debt incurred in rebuilding the Settlement House, which was destroyed in the war.


Unknown: Margaret Rawllngs
Unknown: Miss Margaret Rawlings.
Unknown: Joan Club


The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
3—' The Duke Threatens '
Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
In 1620 Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch, arrived in London to reclaim a large sum of money lent by his father to King James VI of Scotland -now James I of the United Kingdom. The young and lovely Margaret Ramsay, the daughter of one of the king's Scottish retainers, took an interest in Nigel's affairs and made it possible for him to gain access to the Palace of Whitehall. There, Lord Huntinglen, an old family friend, pleaded Nigel's case with King James and got from the king a mysterious warning that Nigel should, for his own safety, leave the city immediately.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar
Music By: Ian Whyte
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Olifaunt
King James VI: Duncan MacRae
Lord Huntinglen: Ian Stewart
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
George Heriot: George Davies
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain: Liam Hood
Duke of Buckingham: Robert Bond
Lord Dalgarno: Douglas Storm
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner
Dame Suddlechop: Elizabeth Ashley

: Franklin D. Roosevelt THE OLD CAMPAIGNER

by Robert E. Sherwood
Shortly before his election as President of the United States for the third time in 1940, Roosevelt publicly said of himself, ' I am an old campaigner, and I love a good fight.' It was during this election campaign that the American author and dramatist, Robert E. Sher wood, began the association with Roosevelt which grew into friendship and lasted until the President's death. As one of the team who worked on the drafts of Roosevelt's speeches, Mr. Sherwood had a close view of the President's methods. Tonight he gives some personal impressions of life with the ' old campaigner.'
A. P. Ryan writes on page 3


Unknown: Robert E. Sherwood
Unknown: Robert E. Sher
Unknown: A. P. Ryan


A feature programme based on the book of the same name by the Rev. S. J. Davies , M.B.E., c.f.
Adapted for radio and produced by Colin Shaw with Deryck Guyler as S. J. Davies and Garard Green, Robert Wallace Alan Tilvern. Frank Atkinson
David Smidman , John Ruddock
William Sherwood Wyndham Milligan
The hymn ' Faith of our Fathers ' recorded at the Army Apprentices' School. Harrogate. by permission of the Commandant, Colonel J. P. Carne , v.c, d.s.o.
The Rev. S. J. Davies was Chaplain of the Gloucestershire Regiment in Korea at the Battle of the Imjin River, in April 1951. He was captured and spent more than two years in captivity in North Korea.


Unknown: Rev. S. J. Davies
Produced By: Colin Shaw
Unknown: Deryck Guyler
Unknown: S. J. Davies
Unknown: Robert Wallace
Unknown: Alan Tilvern.
Unknown: Frank Atkinson
Unknown: David Smidman
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: William Sherwood
Unknown: Wyndham Milligan
Unknown: Colonel J. P. Carne
Unknown: Rev. S. J. Davies


Harold Child (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)


Baritone: Harold Child
Piano: Josephine Lee


' Christ shall give thee light'
Psalm 112 (Broadcast Psalter) Song of Solomon 2, vv. 8-17
This joyful Eastertide (BBC Hymn
Book 115)
Ephesians 5, v. 14

: News Summary

followed by late weather forecast for land areas

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