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A reading for Sunday morning from ' The Triumph of Death ' by C. F. Ramuz
Read by Alan Wheatley


Read By: Alan Wheatley

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BBC Midland Light Orchestra
(Leader, James Hutcheon )
Conducted by Leo Wurmser


Leader: James Hutcheon
Conducted By: Leo Wurmser

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by Francis Jackson
From York Minster


Unknown: Francis Jackson


from the College Chapel at Dulwich. Conducted by the Chaplain, the Rev. R. S. Foster. Preacher: the Rev. Roy McKay , Head of Religious Broadcasting, BBC
Hail the day that sees him rise
(English Hymnal 143, vv. 1, 2, 6, 7)
0 Lord, open thou our lips Psalm 93
First Lesson: 2 King's 2. vv. 1-3 and 6-15 (read by the Chairman of the College Governors)
Te Deum
Second Lesson: St. Luke 24, vv. 44-
53 (read by the Master of Dulwich College)
Creed and Collects
Let all the world in every corner sing
(E.H. 427)
King of glory, King of peace (E.H.
Prayers and Blessing
Organist, J. Wycliffe Jones
Christ's Chapel is the School Chapel of Dulwich College, Alleyn's School, and James Allen 's Girls' School.


Unknown: Rev. R. S. Foster.
Unknown: Rev. Roy McKay
Organist: J. Wycliffe Jones
Unknown: James Allen


Sir Compton Mackenzie reads chapters of his own choosing from the Reminiscences of W. Graham Rohertson
5-Of Ellen Terry


Unknown: Sir Compton MacKenzie
Unknown: W. Graham Rohertson
Unknown: Ellen Terry


A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Record Review
Contributed by Philip Hope-Wallace , Donald Mitchell and Christopher Whelen


Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Philip Hope-Wallace
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Unknown: Christopher Whelen

: John Amis introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records including this week:
Organ Fantasia in G (Bach)
Flight into Egypt (The Childhood of Christ) (Berlioz)
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell CBritteni

: Gute Reise!: 7: The Hotel Bill

A programme for those interested in brushing up their German

Henry and Ann spend a night at a hotel in Freiburg. Henry is very surprised to be given a much bigger bill than his sister. A Herr Wild has been staying there - hence the misunderstanding. They meet him and he turns out to be a pleasant companion.

die Kuckucksuhr, cuckoo-clock; das Fruhstuck, breakfast: heute fruh, this morning; der Irrtum, mistake; die Bedienung, service charge; ein kleines Missverstandnis, a little misunderstanding; eine Kanne Kaffee , a pot of coffee; Sie haben um die Rechnung gebeten, you asked for the bill; es tut mir leid, I am sorry; darf ich Ihnen Herrn X vorstellen? may I introduce Mr. X?; um was handelt es sich? what's it all about?; ich bin dem Madchen im Buro sehr dankbar, I am very grateful to the girl in the office; warum heisst der See Titisee? why is the lake called Titisee?; ich muss mich erkundigen, I must make enquiries; wohin fahren Sie? where are you going?


Script: Rudi Leonhardt
Script: Arthur Shepherd
Producer: W.R.H. Carling


BBC staff correspondents report on current events as seen from their own capitals.

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Edited and introduced by Maxwell Knight
Two well-known entomologists, David R. Ragge and J. M. Holborn , who have made a special study of cockroaches, discuss with Maxwell Knight their habits and behaviour
Produced by Winwood Reade


Introduced By: Maxwell Knight
Unknown: David R. Ragge
Unknown: J. M. Holborn
Produced By: Winwood Reade


Gramophone records presented by Dennis Arundell


Presented By: Dennis Arundell

: Home Grown

Introduced by Roy Hay
Stuart Ogg talks about delphiniums
Edward Hyams talks about how to persuade plants to naturalise
Fred Streeter outlines the week's work


Introduced By: Roy Hay
Talks: Stuart Ogg
Talks: Edward Hvams
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: Talking of Books

Hugh Sykes Davies
America and Europe in Fiction: what the American pilgrim to Europe has looked for in the past, and what he looks for today
The programme includes readings from Hawthorne and Henry James, and from two recent novels: 'The Facts of Love' by Stanley Wade Baron and 'Better Strangers' by Toni Howard.
Readers: Guy Kingsley Poynter, Angela Wood, Philip Keatley


Unknown: Henry James
Unknown: Stanley Wade Baron
Readers: Toni Howard.
Unknown: Kingsley Poynter Angela Wood
Unknown: Philip Keatley


Given before an invited audience in the BBC Studios, Maida Vale. London


A challenger tests a panel's knowledge of his county
The Panel:
Christopher Rhodes , Ivor Machin
Paul Jennings , John Stevens
Chairman, Victor Bonham-Carter


Unknown: Christopher Rhodes
Unknown: Ivor MacHin
Unknown: Paul Jennings
Unknown: John Stevens
Unknown: Victor Bonham-Carter

: Time Travellers

6: In Search of Shakespeare by Esme Percy
In this series of six talks speakers have been asked to imagine that it is possible to travel in time and to choose the period and country they would most like to visit. Esme Percy describes a visit to Elizabethan England.


Speaker: Esme Percy


Mary Rowland
(songs with Celtic harp)
' Machines and Men'
A play of Luddite times by Norman Hillas
Produced by Trevor Hill


Unknown: Mary Rowland
Unknown: Norman Hillas
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Sarah Ann Crawshaw: Mildred Dyson
Elsie Long: Judith Bradshaw
Hannah Roberts: Norma Wilson
Eliza Overend: Valerie Skardon
Sam Overend: Martin Starkie
Joe Long: Fred Fairrlough
A Sergeant: Herbert Smith
Tom Crawshaw: Brian Trueman


A Notable Birthday by Edward Leader
On May 15, at a Guildhall ceremony in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, the National Savings Movement celebrates the fortieth anniversary of its foundation.
Edward Leader talks .about this occasion and about the future of this great movement.

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(Leader, John Sharpe )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
BBC Singers
Conducted by Cyril Gell


Leader: John Sharpe
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Conducted By: Cyril Gell

: The Critics

Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Film: Catherine de la Roche
Theatre: Ivor Brown
Radio: Lionel Hale
Book: Alan Pryce-Jones
Art: Stephen Bone


Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Ivor Brown
Unknown: Lionel Hale
Unknown: Alan Pryce-Jones
Unknown: Stephen Bone


from Brompton Oratory, Kensington, London; conducted by Father David Henry. Sermon by Monsignor R. A. Knox
0 thou eternal King most high
(O.W.H. 42)
Gospel reading from St. Mark 16
Ascendit Deus in jubilo (Mendelssohn) Sermon
0 Sacrum Convlvium (Croce)
0 Salutaris (Bach)
Tantum Ergo (Saint-Saens) Blessing
Divine Praises
Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go (W.H. 172)
Music directed by'Henry Washington
Organist, Ralph Downes


Unknown: David Henry.
Organist: Ralph Downes


Appeal on behalf of the Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Institution, by Fred Streeter
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Fred Streeter , Esq., The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Institution, [address removed]
The Gardeners' Royal Benevolent Institution was founded in 1839 to help aged and disabled gardeners, market gardeners, nurserymen, and seedsmen, by means of pensions and grants, and to give similar assistance to their widows. At the present time there are 235 pensioners or widows on the pension list.
In 1952 a country home was opened at Horton in Buckinghamshire, where after retirement gardeners and their wives, single gardeners, and widows of gardeners may spend the remainder of their lives in security. The home also has a hospital annexe.
Funds are urgently needed to enable the work to be continued and expanded.


Unknown: Fred Streeter
Unknown: Fred Streeter

: The Count of Monte Cristo: 3: The Dungeons of the Chateau d'If

by Alexandre Dumas from the version for broadcasting by Patrick Riddell
[Starring] Valentine Dyall and Leon Quartermaine
Produced by Peter Watts
When Edmond Dantes took over the command of the Pharaon on the captain's death at sea, he unwittingly also took over a secret letter from Napoleon on Elba to the Bonapartists in Paris.
Back in port at Marseilles his rival Danglars, who wants the captaincy for himself, induces Fernand Mondego, a fisherman in love with Edmond's betrothed Mercedes, to deliver a note betraying Edmond, who is arrested at his betrothal feast.
Gerard de Villefort, the procureur du roi at Marseilles, is about to release Edmond, but when he learns the name of the Bonapartist to whom the letter was to be given he sends Edmond to the terrible island prison of the Chateau d'lf.


Unknown: Alexandre Dumas
Produced By: Peter Watts
Unknown: When Edmond Dantes
Unknown: Fernand Mondego
Inspector of Prisons: Howieson Culff
The Governor of the Chateau d'lf: Olaf Pooley
The Jailer: Paul Hardwick
Edmond Dantes: Valentine Dyall
The Abbe Faria: Leon Quartermaine


'Thou hast crowned him with glory and honour'
Daniel 7, vv. 9-14
Psalm 8 (Broadcast psalter) Hebrews 1, v. 1, to 2, v. 9
Rejoice! The Lord is King (BBC H.B.
Hebrews 12, v. 2

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