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A Wedding Sermon from a Prison Cell from Dietrich Bonhoeffer's
Letters and Papers from Prison '
Read by Garard Green
(Dietrich Bonhoeffer died in 1945 in a Nazi prison)


Read By: Garard Green
Read By: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Charles Mackerras
Elizabeth Tudor ; Elizabeth of Glamis-The Queen Mother; Queen Elizabeth


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Charles MacKerras
Unknown: Elizabeth Tudor

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A gardening weekly
Introduced by Roy Hay
The Ghent Floral ii: commentaries and interviews from the twenty-third International Floralii held at Ghent, Belgium, from April 23 to May 1. For the first time since 1933 a British section, including 4.000 sq. ft. of English woodland garden, this year forms part of the exhibition
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Unknown: Fred Streeter


Morning Service from Milford Haven Congregational Church, conducted by the Rev. Leslie E. Cooke, D.D. , assisted by the Rev. R. E. Leyshon
Praise the Lord. his glories show
(C.P. 20)
Prayer of Invocation The Lord's Prayer
The Lord doth reign (C.P. 737) Lesson: St. Luke 24. vv. 13 to 36
The light of the morning is breaking
(C.P. 342)
Look ye saints, the sight is glorious
(C.P. 165)
Organist, P. J. Paul


Unknown: Rev. Leslie E. Cooke, D.D.
Unknown: Rev. R. E. Leyshon
Organist: P. J. Paul


Talk by Michael Meyer
Mr. Meyer, who lived for three years in Upsala where he taught at the ancient university, recalls the mood of a winter's day.
This is the second of a series of talks in which the spirit of a foreign town is evoked by speakers who have at some time in their lives made their home there.


Talk By: Michael Meyer

: Joseph Cooper introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Dover Beach (Samuel Barber )
Suite in F sharp minor (Dohnanyi)


Unknown: Samuel Barber


A programme for those interested in brushing up their French
Seance de Peche
Script by Emile Harven and M. J. MacDonald
Peter Lamb and Helen Lamb are still at I'Abbaye-sur-Cher. Monsieur Foliguet, the chemist, has lent Peter some fishing-tackle and given him the use of his own jetty on the river bank. The Lambs get up early to go fishing.
Entree interdite, no Miiry; defense de pecher, fishing forbidden; une amende, fine; I'appontement, jeuy; pourri, rotten; remuer, to move; une echarpe, scarf; l'embonpoint, stoutness; ca mord?, have you got a bite?; un avion a reaction, jet-plane; deranger, to upset, disturb; la soucoupe volante, flying-saucer; le piege, trap; Ie loup, wolf.


Script By: Emile Harven
Script By: M. J. MacDonald
Unknown: Peter Lamb
Unknown: Helen Lamb
Helen Lamb: Dorothy Smith
Peter Lamb: Richard Hurndall
Tampon: Emile Harven
Foliguet: Claude Le Sache
Garde-chamnetre: Jacques Brunius
Hermes: Peter Carr-Forster

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A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage; introduced by Julian Herbage. Contents:
'Musical Profile: Sir Malcolm Sargent (born April 29, 1895)' by Lord Horder, K.C.V.O.
'The Symphonies of Rachmaninov' by John Amis
'A -Background to Musical History' by Scott Goddard
'Birds in Music' by James Day


Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Speaker: Lord Horder, K.C.V.O.
Speaker: John Amis
Speaker: Scott Goddard
Speaker: James Day


This week in the Home Service

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A programme in connection with the national census of swans which is at present in progress
Maxwell Knight introduces:
Bruce Campbell
Secretary of the British Trust for Ornithology, who is organising the census
Fred Lexster
Swanherd at the Earl of Ilchester's swannery at Abbotsbury in Dorset
Ludwig Koch who introduces some of his extensive recordings of the Abbotsbury swans
Produced by Desmond Hawkins


Introduces: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: Bruce Campbell
Unknown: Fred Lexster
Unknown: Ludwig Koch
Produced By: Desmond Hawkins


Stephen Williams introduces gramophone records of operatic music you may have forgotten
' The Girl of the Golden West'


Introduces: Stephen Williams


Conducted by Roger Manvell
Theatre: Richard Findlater Radio: Frank Tilsley Book: Margaret Lane Art: Basil Taylor
Film: Dilys Powell


Conducted By: Roger Manvell
Unknown: Richard Findlater
Unknown: Frank Tilsley
Unknown: Margaret Lane
Unknown: Dilys Powell


Moura Lympany (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Rudolf Schwarz
Part 1


Piano: Moura Lympany
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Rudolf Schwarz


An occasional series of broadcast interviews dealing with some of our popular misconceptions about foreign peoples
2-The Dutch
John Betjeman interviews a Dutchman: Mathieu Smedts


Unknown: John Betjeman
Unknown: Mathieu Smedts


Part 2


Richard Usborne
This week he talks about ' United in Crime' by Montgomery Hyde , ' Murder in France ' by Alister Kershaw , ' Cloak without Dagger ' by Sir Percy Sillitoe , and ' Six Ventures in Villainy ' by Jack Smith Hughes.


Unknown: Richard Usborne
Unknown: Montgomery Hyde
Unknown: Alister Kershaw
Unknown: Sir Percy Sillitoe
Unknown: Jack Smith Hughes.


A programme of Welsh folk songs sung by Sassie Rees and Grove Park School Choir,
Conductor, Mabel Wilfrid-Jones
5.10 For Children of Most Ages:
' Sovereign Lords '
Five plays by Geoffrey Trease based on his book
' Seven Kings of England '
1—' Alfred :
The Shepherd of the English'
Produced by David Davis
How much do most of us know about Alfred the Great-except that rather uncertain story of the burnt cakes? Yet Alfred is at once one of the most heroic and one of the most attractive figures among our bygone kings. His adventures, whether as a small boy in Rome or a guerilla leader in the Somerset Fens, make a good opening for this new series of plays, a sequel to the author's ' Sovereign Ladies,' broadcast in Coronation Year, 1953.


Sung By: Sassie Rees
Conductor: Mabel Wilfrid-Jones
Unknown: Geoffrey Trease
Produced By: David Davis
Alfred: Paul Daneman
King Ethelwulf his father: Deryck Guyler .
Ethelred, his brother: Ralph Truman
Ealswith, his wife: Curigwen Lewis
Pope Benedict III: Martin Lewis
Guthrum King of the Danes Danes: Howieson Culff
A Saxon Thane: Arthur Lowe
A Danish Earl: Leslie Perrins


Gordon Cummings talks about some points to watch when buying a house


Talks: Gordon Cummings

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by Godfrey Lias
Some two thousand Kazak refugees have lately settled in Turkey after a journey of many thousands of miles from Central Asia to escape Chinese Communist oppression. Godfrey Lias has just spent two months with them in Turkey; he describes their trek from Asia and the new homes to which it has brought them.


Unknown: Godfrey Lias
Unknown: Godfrey Lias

: Stories from the Opera ' HANSEL AND GRETEL'

by Humperdinck
BBC Midland Chorus
BBC Midland Orchestra
(Leader. Donald Sturtivant ) Conducted by Leo Wurmser
The story told by Marjorie Westbury and David Franklin
Script and production by David Franklin


Leader: Donald Sturtivant
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser
Told By: Marjorie Westbury
Told By: David Franklin
Production By: David Franklin
Peter, a broom maker: Redvers Llewellyn
Gertrude, his wife: Victoria Sladen
Their children:Hansel: Marjorie Westbury
Their children:Gretel: Gwen Catley
The witch: Elsie Boardman
The sandman: Beryl Hatt


from Chiddingfold Parish Church, Surrey. Conducted by the Rev. Michael Bruce
Versicles and Responses Psalm 138
First Lesson: Ezekiel 1. vv. 1-4
The saint who first found grace (E.H.
Second Lesson: Acts 12, v. 25, to 13, v. 13
Nunc dimittis
Creed and Collects
The strife is o'er, the battle done
(E.H. 626)
Hymn for St. Mark's Day Sermon
Jesus lives (E.H. 134)
Organist. Peter Fuller
Choirmaster. W.J. D. Powell


Unknown: Rev. Michael Bruce
Organist: Peter Fuller
Choirmaster: W.J. D. Powell


Appeal on behalf of the National Association of Mixed Clubs and Girls' Clubs by Brigadier Sir John Hunt, C.B.E., D.s.o., Joint-President of the Association
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
The Association, with 2,250 affiliated clubs in all parts of the United Kingdom, has a membership of 134,000 boys and girls between the ages of fourteen and twenty-five. They are encouraged to create a community of their own and to enjoy a wide variety of educational and recreational activities. Many of the clubs are linked with religious organisations; all aim at developing the spiritual, intellectual, and physical capacities of their members.
The training of members to become voluntary leaders and helpers is a vital part of the work of the Association, for which funds are urgently needed.


Unknown: Sir John Hunt, C.B.E., D.S.O.,
Unknown: Sir John Hunt


The novel by Sir Walter Scott
Adapted as a serial in eight episodes by R. J. B. Sellar
5— ' The Challenge '
Other parts played by Students of the Edinburgh
College of Speech and Drama Special music by Ian Whyte who conducts the BBC Scottish Orchestra
(Leader, J. Mouland Begbie )
Produced by Finlay J. Macdonald
Nigel Olifaunt , Lord Glenvarloch , found himself in the midst of intrigue and subterfuge when he arrived at the Court of King James in 1620 to reclaim a large sum of money owed to him by the King. On his recovery of the money depended the fate of the heavily mortgaged Glenvarloch estates in Scotland. Nigel soon discovered that some powerful person-probably the hostile Duke of Bucking-ham-was determined to get the estates.
The young Scot, befriended by George Heriot , the King's goldsmith, and the charming young Margaret Ramsay , was introduced to Court circles where he met Lord Dalgarno. Even when Nigel discovered that Dalgarno was one of Buckingham's circle, he did not see any danger in their acquaintanceship till a letter signed ' Ignoto ' reached him, warning him that Dalgarno was betraying his trust.


Novel By: Sir Walter Scott
Unknown: R. J. B. Sellar
Music By: Ian Whyte
Leader: J. Mouland Begbie
Produced By: Finlay J. MacDonald
Unknown: Nigel Olifaunt
Unknown: Lord Glenvarloch
Unknown: George Heriot
Unknown: Margaret Ramsay
Nigel Olilaunt, Lord Glenvarloch: Bryden Murdoch
Ritchie: Alan Dunbar
Sir Mungo Malagrowther: Moultrie R Kelsall
Duke of Buckingham: Robert Bond
Lord Dalgarno: Douglas Storm
Reginald Lowestoffe: John Unicomb
Dame Suddlechop: Elizabeth Ashley
Margaret Ramsay: Elizabeth Corner



Six talks on some of the principles which are the foundations of the Western tradition
2-The Value of the Individual by Goronwy Rees


Unknown: Goronwy Rees



A poetry notebook edited and produced by Patric Dickinson
Reader, Hugh Burden


Produced By: Patric Dickinson
Reader: Hugh Burden


The Good Shepherd
Psalm 121 (Broadcast psalter) Ezekiel 34, vv. 11-16. 25-31
The Lord's my shepherd (BBC Hymn
Book 480)
St. John 10, v. 14

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