A reading for Easter Sunday from the book by Dom Gregory Dix
' The Shape of the Liturgy '
Read by Robert Rietty
and forecast for farmers and shipping
First verse of Easter hymn
Jesus Christ is risen today
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
Conductor, Gilbert Vinter
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
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)
Service conducted by:
Rev. Leslie E. Cooke,
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.
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
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.
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
This week in the Home Service
Shipping and general weather forecasts. followed by a detailed forecast for South-East England
Listeners' questions about the countryside answered by Eric Hobbis , Maxwell Knight and Ralph Wightman
Produced by Bill Coysh
Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records of operatic music you may have forgotten
7 — Rossini's 'La Cenerentola '
Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Art: Basil Taylor
Film: Dilys Powell
Theatre: Richard Findlakr Radio: Frank Tilsley Book: Margaret Lane
André Navarra (cello)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
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
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.
This week he talks about ' Mediterraneo' by Chapman Mortimer , 'Not Honour More' by Joyce Carv and ' The Pilgrimage ' by 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
Rev. Canon E. Moore
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.
BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras with Amy Shuard (soprano)
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.
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.
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
Very Rev. E. N. Porter
Rev. W. L. S.
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.
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.
R. J. B.
King James VI:
Nigel Olifaunt, Lord Glenvarloch:
Maxwell, the Court Chamberlain:
Duke of Buckingham:
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
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.
Rev. S. J.
Colonel J. P.
Rev. S. J.
Harold Child (baritone)
Josephine Lee (piano)
' Christ shall give thee light'
Psalm 112 (Broadcast Psalter) Song of Solomon 2, vv. 8-17
This joyful Eastertide (BBC Hymn
Ephesians 5, v. 14
followed by late weather forecast for land areas