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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

Canon J. E. Fison comments on St. Matthew 11, vv. 20-24
' Sackcloth and ashes: Where the world puts the Church to shame '

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: Programme Parade

An up-to-the-minute guide for your listening and viewing

: BRITISH MELODY

BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader, William Armon )
Conducted by Kenneth Alwyn

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conducted By: Kenneth Alwyn

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Marjorie Anderson introduces
Starting Out: a series of interviews with some young men and women who have just started work
Jessie Kesson , Eva Crossley , Enid Howard , who discuss the subject of gratitude
John Mostyn , who gives hints on cleaning methods to postpone redecoration
Overheard: a conversation between three comedians

Contributors

Introduces: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Jessie Kesson
Unknown: Eva Crossley
Unknown: Enid Howard
Unknown: John Mostyn

: TOWARDS THE CHRISTIAN STATE

A series of Services for Lent on the duties and opportunities of the Christian State
4-The Christian Stateand its care for its own citizens
From the Parish Church of the new housing area of Stoekethill, Aberdeen; conducted by the Rev. John M. Graham C.B.E. , , Professor at Aberdeen University
This is the day of light (C.H. 267;
Tune, Fareham)
Call to Prayer; Prayers
Old Testament Lesson: Psalm 72
(selected verses)
New Testament Lesson: Romans 13, vv. 1-10
Lord. thy word abideth. (C.H. 199:
Tune, Ravenshaw)
Sermon
Father of men (C.H. 493; Tune, Delhi) Prayers; The Lord's Prayer
0 God of Bethel! (C.H. 562; Tune,
Salzburg)
Blessing
Organist. Anne Robertson

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John M. Graham C.B.E.
Organist: Anne Robertson

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by Julian Herbage
Handel and the Italian Opera' by Winton Dean
' Musical Profile-John Pritchard ' by Barrie Hall
' Mahler's Second Symphony' by Donald Mitchell
' Two Books about Puccini' reviewed by Martin Cooper

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Edited By: Julian Herbage
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: John Pritchard
Unknown: Barrie Hall
Unknown: Donald Mitchell
Reviewed By: Martin Cooper

: Sidney Harrison introduces YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of records
Piano Sonata in C minor, Op. 13
(Path6tique) (Beethoven): Solomon (piano)
Ah, non giunge (La Sonnambula, Act
2) (Bellini) : sung by Maria Mene ghini Callas (soprano), with the Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala, Milan, conducted by Antonino Votto
Dolly Suite (Fauri, orch. Rabaud):
London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anatole Fistoulari

Contributors

Sung By: Maria Mene
Soprano: Ghini Callas
Conducted By: Antonino Votto
Conducted By: Dolly Suite
Unknown: Anatole Fistoulari

: THE CRITICS

Conducted by Sir Gerald Barry
Book: Janet Adam Smith
Art: Eric Newton
Film: Paul Dehn
Theatre: Harold Hobson
Radio: Jacques Brunius

Contributors

Conducted By: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: Janet Adam Smith
Unknown: Eric Newton
Unknown: Paul Dehn
Unknown: Harold Hobson
Unknown: Jacques Brunius

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: KENYA AND UGANDA

Audrey Russell looks back over the recent Royal visit by Her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Contributors

Unknown: Audrey Russell

: THE NATURALIST

Amphibians
Edited and introduced by Maxwell Knight
Amphibians are born with aqua-lungs, and at this season they are awakening from their winter hibernations-which in many cases have been spent on the land -and are taking to the water.
R. MAXWELL SAVAGE shows how the spring emergence and spawning of the common frog are stimulated by changes in the weather, and discusses the voices of the common, marsh, and edible frogs
HUMPHREY MOORE, a Dorset school-master, describes how a group of boys helped him to investigate the spring migration of the common toad
JUDY AUSTIN explains why newts are so little seen during their winter on land, and describes the courtship which takes place on their return to the water
Produced by Jeffery Boswall

Contributors

Introduced By: Maxwell Knight
Produced By: Jeffery Boswall

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

Freddy Grisewood invites
Fred Loads , Bill Sowerbutts and Alan Gemmell to answer questions listeners have sent by post
Arranged by Peter D. Anderson

Contributors

Unknown: Freddy Grisewood
Unknown: Fred Loads
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell
Arranged By: Peter D. Anderson

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

Reginald Paul (piano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
(Leader, Paul Beard )
Conducted by Nino Sanzogno
PART 1

Contributors

Piano: Reginald Paul
Leader: Paul Beard
Conducted By: Nino Sanzogno

: VERSES OF SOCIETY

Poems of the Great World by Pope, Byron, Praed, Clough and others read by Joan Hart and Alan Wheatley

Contributors

Read By: Joan Hart
Read By: Alan Wheatley

: CAN I HELP YOU ?

Legal Advice and Legal Aid
Dudley Perkins describes a new scheme that will help those who need advice on legal problems to get it at moderate cost

Contributors

Unknown: Dudley Perkins

: TALKING ABOUT MUSIC

Antony Hopkins
In this series of weekly programmes Antony Hopkins usually discusses a work to be broadcast during the week; sometimes he goes further afield in his choice of topic.

Contributors

Unknown: Antony Hopkins

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

For Children of Most Ages
Afternoon Out
Wilfred Pickles
Visits Rufford Old Hall, Lancashire, historic home of the Hesketh family, and there makes an exciting discovery
His guide is Philip Ashcroft , Curator of the Village Museum at the Hall
Programme arranged and scripted by Margaret Potter
Scenes from the past re-enacted in the studio
Production by Trevor Hill

Contributors

Unknown: Philip Ashcroft
Unknown: Margaret Potter
Production By: Trevor Hill

: MONEY MATTERS

So Many Advisers by Edward Leader

Contributors

Unknown: Edward Leader

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas, followed by a detailed forecast for the South-East region

: RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

Jean Pougnet conducts his Orchestra from the Palm Court with Edward Rubach (piano)
This evening's visiting artist,
Heather Harper

Contributors

Piano: Edward Rubach
Artist: Heather Harper

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by Alistair Cooke

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: THE WAY OF LIFE

A series of programmes in which Christians think about their faith and its living expression
The Word for Living
From the West Parish Church, Airdrie; conducted by the Minister, the Rev. James Maitland
Organist, George Thomson
When we really take God at his word, what happens? This Church's congregational group has found itself challenged by a passage from the Bible. How true is it and how relevant to daily life in modern conditions? Members of the group have studied the passage separately and together and have sought to live by it daily.
This is the story of their failures and successes and the lessons they have learned from this experience.
The theme is: Remembering Christ in worship and in work

Contributors

Organist: Rev. James Maitland
Organist: George Thomson

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of the Royal Eye Hospital League of Friends by Roger Bannister C.B.E. ,, M.R.C.P.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to Dr. Roger Bannister , Royal Eye Hospital, [address removed]
The League of Friends is aiming to complete the endowment of the Chair in Ophthalmology at the Royal Eye Hospital, where research is being carried out on the hereditary causes of blindness, the anomalies of vision that develop in children, and the study of infections of the eye. Every week more than 250 people are newly registered as blind: new methods of treatment are needed, and research is costly. £59,000 has already been raised towards the endowment of the Chair and this appeal is to help to bring the figure up to £100,000.

Contributors

Unknown: Roger Bannister C.B.E.
Unknown: Dr. Roger Bannister

: Tony Britton and Pat Pleasance in 'LORNA DOONE'

The book by R. D. Blackmore dramatised for broadcasting in seven episodes by Ronald Gow
6 —' A Visit from the Counsellor'
Other voices : Edgar Harrison Douglas Leach , Clive Batchelor
Production by Mollie Austin
John and Lorna's pleading for their love has convinced old Sir Ensor Doone, who has at last given his consent. Then a fierce winter descends on Exmoor, isolating the Doone stronghold. Sir Ensor Doone has died, Carver Doone rules the clan, and Lorna, having refused to marry him, has been shut up to starve. John, having braved the deep snow, has gone to her rescue and brought her back to his home. This action has incited the Doones to launch an attack on the farm

Contributors

Book By: R. D. Blackmore
Unknown: Ronald Gow
Unknown: Edgar Harrison
Unknown: Douglas Leach
Unknown: Clive Batchelor
Production By: Mollie Austin
John Ridd: Tony Britton
Lorna Doone: Pat Pleasance
Mrs Ridd: Ruby Luscombe
Annie Ridd: Ysanne Churchman
Counsellor Doone: Eric Anderson
Carver Doone: Raf de la Torre
Jeremy Stickles: Geoffrey Lewis
Gwenny Carfax: Genefer Elliot

: MUSIC CLUB

Robert Irwin visits the Criccieth and District Music Club and introduces
The Singers in Consort:
John Ford (tenor)
Andrew Pearmain (counter-tenor)
Richard Wood (baritone)
John Frost (bass-baritone)
Owen Grundy (bass-baritone) Directed by Richard Wood
Harold Lester (piano) The programme includes
Old English Songs and Folk Songs
From the Church Hall, Criccieth,
Caernarvonshire

Contributors

Unknown: Robert Irwin
Tenor: John Ford
Tenor: Andrew Pearmain
Baritone: Richard Wood
Bass-Baritone: John Frost
Bass-Baritone: Owen Grundy
Directed By: Richard Wood
Piano: Harold Lester

: THE EPILOGUE

Jesus said:
' I am the good Shepherd'
Ezekiel 34, vv. 11-15
Psalm 23 (Broadcast Psalter) St. John 10. vv. 1-18
The Lord my pasture shall prepare
(BBC H.B. 477)
St. John 10, vv. 27-28

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Mendelssohn's Octet played by A String Ensemble: Robert Cooper (violin) Granville Casey (violin) Anne Crowden (violin) John Crossan (violin)
Christopher Martin (viola)
John Linn (viola)
Ian Hampton (cello)
John Mclnulty (cello)

Contributors

Violin: Robert Cooper
Violin: Granville Casey
Violin: Anne Crowden
Violin: John Crossan
Viola: Christopher Martin
Viola: John Linn
Cello: Ian Hampton
Cello: John McLnulty








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