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: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Celebrating the Passover '
Talks by the Rev. W. W. Simpson
5 — ' Next year in Jerusalem '

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. W. Simpson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: Programme Parade

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

: MORNING MUSIC

See Light Programme

: LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS

' Celebrating the Passover '
Talks by the Rev. W. W. Simpson
6 — ' Who knows One? '

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. W. Simpson

: The Weather

Forecast for land areas

: NEWS

: FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT

BBC correspondents throughout the world talk about the news, its background, and the people who make it

: NEWS

: SCIENCE SURVEY

The Colonisation of the Desert by A. J. Marshall , D.Sc.

Contributors

Unknown: A. J. Marshall

: DEBUSSY

Frank Laffitte talks about his piano style and plays some of his pieces
Arabesque No. 1
Prélude: Pour Ie piano Reflets dans 1'eau
Ce qu'a vu Ie vent d'ouest Ondine
La cathedrale engloutie
The first of three recitals presented by the pianist

Contributors

Talks: Frank Laffitte

: WHAT WITH THE STOVE EXPLODING ...

Christopher Denning , who is eighteen, continues the story of his travels-this time through Yugoslavia en route for Moscow

Contributors

Unknown: Christopher Denning

: THE DAILY SERVICE

Feast of St. Mark
Jesus, where'er thy people meet (BBC
H.B. 263)
New Every Morning, page 80
Psalm 90, vv. 1-12 (Broadcast Psalter) Ephesians 4, vv. 7-16
Father of mercies, in thy word

: News Summary MUSIC WHILE YOU WORK

Jack Salisbury and his Salon Orchestra

Contributors

Unknown: Jack Salisbury

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Ballet Suite. Le roi s'amuse (Delibes):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: conductor. Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt.
Wedding Cake Caprice, for piano and orchestra (Saint-Saens) : Grant Johannesen (piano), with the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Lawrence Collingwood
Carnaval (Suite: Roma) (Bizet):
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; conductor, Sir Thomas Beecham , Bt. some recent gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham
Unknown: Lawrence Collingwood
Unknown: Sir Thomas Beecham

: THE EYE-WITNESS

Reports from Britain and overseas

: MUSIC IN THE AIR

A non-stop sequence of melodies played by the BBC Concert Orchestra
(Leader. William Armon )
Conductor, Vilem Tausky
The Jack Emblow Sextet
Fitzroy Coleman and his guitar and the BBC Studio Choir
Conducted by Jack Coles
Produced by Charles Beardsall

Contributors

Leader: William Armon
Conductor: Vilem Tausky
Unknown: Jack Emblow Sextet
Unknown: Fitzroy Coleman
Conducted By: Jack Coles
Produced By: Charles Beardsall

: The Weather

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

: NEWS

: THE AL READ SHOW

Al Read turns life round to show us the funny side and introduces some friends from the world of music along with The Allegros and the BBC Northern Dance Orchestra
Conducted by Alyn Ainsworth
Produced by Ronnie Taylor

Contributors

Conducted By: Alyn Ainsworth
Produced By: Ronnie Taylor

: DESERT ISLAND DISCS

Laurens van der Post
(in a recorded programme) discusses with Roy Plomley the gramophone records he would choose to have on a desert island
Produced by Monica Chapman

Contributors

Unknown: Laurens van Der Post
Unknown: Roy Plomley
Produced By: Monica Chapman

: Saturday Matinee presents Anne Cullen and Denis Goacher in 'GOLDEN SOVEREIGN'

from the plays
' Happy and Glorious ' by Laurence Housman
Adapted for broadcasting by Antony Brown and Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced by Norman Wright

Contributors

Unknown: Laurence Housman
Broadcasting By: Antony Brown
Broadcasting By: Mollie Greenhalgh
Produced By: Norman Wright

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

played by the BBC Northern Orchestra
(Leader, Reginald Stead )
Conducted by Stanford Robinson
Ronald Smith (piano)
Overture on Russian Themes
Rimsky-Korsakov
Symphony No. 4, in A (Italian)
Mendelssohn

Contributors

Leader: Reginald Stead
Conducted By: Stanford Robinson
Piano: Ronald Smith

: SCARLET IN THE CITY

A second series of talks by Jocelyn Bradford on London's military splendours and pageantry
3-The King's Troop,
Royal Horse Artillery
Today Jocelyn Bradford tells the romantic story of how The King's Troop acquired their honoured name; something of the duties they carry out, as the only unit of the Gunners left to wear full-dress uniform; and a surprising little-known item of Anglo-American history.

Contributors

Unknown: Jocelyn Bradford

: MUSIC OF THE MASTERS

Part 2
Piano Concerto No. 1, in B flat
Tchaikovsky

: LISTEN ON SATURDAY

A musical programme for children under five
Ann Driver , Marjorie Westbury. and Maurice Bevan include a selection of English country dances and the song ' Mountain Echo ' in a programme introduced by Roy Williams

Contributors

Unknown: Ann Driver
Unknown: Marjorie Westbury.
Unknown: Maurice Bevan
Introduced By: Roy Williams

: CHILDREN'S HOUR

Request Week
For Children of Most Ages
' Write Me a Letter '
The Children's Hour
Correspondence Column of the Air
(Request Week Edition)
Edited and introduced by Adrian Thomas
5.15 ' W. Pays the Price'
An adventure of Norman and Henry Bones the boy detectives by Anthony C. Wilson
Production by Josephine Plummer

Contributors

Introduced By: Adrian Thomas
Unknown: Henry Bones
Unknown: Anthony C. Wilson
Production By: Josephine Plummer
Norman Bones: Charles Hawtrey
Henry, his cousin: Patricia Hayes
William Kingsley: Lockwood West
Hilda, his housekeeper: Joan Ireland
Mrs Bones: Ann Codrington
Mr Fielding: Christopher Rhodes
Tom Dickson: Preston Lockwood
Mr Webb: Hugh Manning
Mrs Evans: Molly Rankin
Girl at Willmott's: Ursula Hirst
Police Officer: Eric Lugg

: The Weather

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

: SPORTS SESSION

Results, reports, and reviews of the day's outstanding events
Today's programme includes:
6.15 Racing and Association Football Results
Association Football
Football League: a review of this afternoon's matches affecting promotion and relegation and eye-witness accounts of selected games
Minor Leagues: Results of matches played by clubs in the Athenian, Isthmian, Kent. and Southern Leagues
6.30 app. Rugby Union
A report on the final of the Middlesex seven-a-side tournament at Twickenham
Results and a summary of the highlights of major club fixtures
Comment in Sport
Sports personalities express their views on affairs of the moment
Introduced by Jacob de Vries
6.50 app - 6.55 VHF Rowridge
(92.9 Mc/s)
For the south Coast :
Area sports results

Contributors

Introduced By: Jacob de Vries

: THOSE WERE THE DAYS

Harry Davidson and his Orchestra
Guest artist,
Dennis Bowen (baritone)
Introduced by Ivan Samson
Master of Ceremonies:
Charles Crathorn
Produced by Eric Arden
The programme includes: Waltz: Eva Threestep: Tango Sombrero; La Rinka; Felice Foxtrot; Military Twostep

Contributors

Unknown: Harry Davidson
Baritone: Dennis Bowen
Introduced By: Ivan Samson
Unknown: Charles Crathorn
Produced By: Eric Arden

: THE WEEK IN WESTMINSTER

Maurice Macmillan M.P. ,gives his impressions of what he heard and saw in Parliament

Contributors

Unknown: Maurice MacMillan M.P.

: IN TOWN TONIGHT

presents
London
Its People and its Visitors
Introduced by Franklin Engelmann
Produced by Charles Chilton

Contributors

Introduced By: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Charles Chilton

: Vic Oliver presents VARIETY PLAYHOUSE

and introduces
The BBC Revue Orchestra
(Leader. Antony Gilbert )
Conducted by Vic Oliver
Duggie Chapman
Raimund Herincx
' The Trials of Life'
5—' Having a Bath '
Written by Johnny Speight
The George Mitchell Choir
' What Would You Do ? '
A mystery drama with a problem for you to solve, written and introduced by Ernest Dudley
5—' The Telephone Call '
June Bronhill
Ted Lune
Continuity by Carey Edwards
Produced by Alastair Scott-Johnston

Contributors

Leader: Antony Gilbert
Conducted By: Vic Oliver
Conducted By: Duggie Chapman
Unknown: Raimund Herincx
Written By: Johnny Speight
Introduced By: Ernest Dudley
Unknown: June Bronhill
Unknown: Ted Lune
Unknown: Carey Edwards
Produced By: Alastair Scott-Johnston
Himself: Vic Oliver
Wife: Vanda Vale
Michael: Michael Bates
Martha: Katharine Parr
Mrs Nelson: Patricia Hayes
Sara Collins: Vanda Vale
Bill Ashton: Michael Bates
Jimmy Ashton: John Graham

: NEWS

: Saturday-Night Theatre presents Marjorie Westbury, Norman Shelley and David Spenser in 'LOST LOVE'

A play for broadcasting by Lyndon Brook with Paul Vieyra and members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company
Produced by Peter Watts

Contributors

Broadcasting By: Lyndon Brook
Unknown: Paul Vieyra
Produced By: Peter Watts
Mr Cradock: Godfrey Kenton
Lady Walsingham: Catherine Salkeld
Mrs Bates: Janet Baker
Lord Sandwich: Norman Shelley
Admiral Walsingham: Howieson Culff
Major George Reynolds: Richard Williams
Martha Ray: Marjorie Westbury
Signor Giardini: Frederick Treves
Capt James Hackman: David Spenser
Lady Blake: Elsa Palmer
Sir John Irwine: Edgar Norfolk
Frederick Booth: George Hagan
Signora Galli: Dorothy Holmes-Gore
Joan Booth: Ella Milne
Sir William Blackstone: Ronald Baddiley
Mr Beauclerk: Malcolm Hayes
Mr Boswell: Duncan McIntyre
Dr Johnson: David March

: JOHN WILLIAMS

(guitar)
Prelude in C (Bach, arr. John W.
Duarte)
Study No. 1 (Villa-Lobos) Nortefta (Gomez Crespa) Torre Bermeja (Albeniz) on a gramophone record

: LIGHTEN OUR DARKNESS

Evening Prayers conducted by the Rev. John Owen Jones

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. John Owen Jones

: News Summary

late weather forecast for land areas

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

(oboe)
The Munich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Carl Gorvin
Johann Stamitz
Oboe Concerto in C
Trio in A for orchestra on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Hermann Töttcher
Conducted By: Carl Gorvin
Oboe: Johann Stamitz

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