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: THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK

A reading taken from 1 God is no more' by Werner and Lotte Pelz Reader. PRESTON LocKWOOD

Contributors

Reader: Lotte Pelz
Reader: Preston Lockwood

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: SUNDAY PAPERS

: MELODY ON STRINGS

LONDON STUDIO STRINGS
Conducted by REGINALD KILBEY

Contributors

Conducted By: Reginald Kilbey

: WEATHER

: THE NEWS

: HOME FOR THE DAY

Introduced by MARJORIE ANDERSON
Justice for Gypsies: a plea by BARBARA CARTLAND
Tipping-does it make sense?: MARJORIE ANDERSON enquires
Dr. Samuel Johnson : described by PHYLLIS ROWELL , who was resident curator of his house
Voices and Views: from Woman's Hour

Contributors

Introduced By: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Barbara Cartland
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson
Unknown: Dr. Samuel Johnson
Unknown: Phyllis Rowell

: MORNING SERVICE

from
Gatley Congregational Church, Cheshire
Conducted by the Minister THE REV. D. V. YOUNG
Preacher, The Rev. W. GORDON ROBINSON, Ph.D.
Hymns (from C.P.): 0 praise ye the Lord (25); The Lord of heaven confess (744); Father of mercies, in thy word (227); March on, my soul, with strength (531)
Scripture readings: Isaiah 52, v. 13, to 53, v. 12; St. John 1. vv. 25-46
Organist, John Ellis

Contributors

Unknown: Rev. W. Gordon

: MUSIC MAGAZINE

A weekly review edited by Anna Instone and Julian Herbage
Introduced by JULIAN HERBAGE
Walton's
' Troilus and Cressida by CHRISTOPHER HASSALL
Webern's Chamber Music by HUMPHREY SEARLE
Musical Profile: David Galliver by CEDRIC WALLIS
Two books about the Recorder reviewed by MARYLIN WAILES

Contributors

Edited By: Anna Instone
Introduced By: Julian Herbage
Unknown: Christopher Hassall
Unknown: David Galliver
Unknown: Cedric Wallis
Reviewed By: Marylin Wailes

: YOUR CONCERT CHOICE

A request programme of gramophone records
La Bourse, Ballet and Voltes (Dances from Terpsichore) ( Praetorius)
COLLEGIUM TERPSICHORE
Organ Concerto No. 10, in D minor (Handel)
KARL RICHTER (organ) with the KARL RICHTER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Symphony No. 40, in G minor (K.550) (Mozart)
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Conducted by Sir THOMAS BEECHAM

Contributors

Unknown: Karl Richter
Unknown: Karl Richter
Conducted By: Sir Thomas Beecham

: THE CRITICS

Chairman, SIR GERALD BARRY
Theatre: T. C. WORSLEY
Broadcasting: JOHN GROSS
Book: KARL MILLER
Art: J. M. RICHARDS
Film: A. ALVAREZ

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Gerald Barry
Unknown: T. C. Worsley
Unknown: Karl Miller
Unknown: J. M. Richards
Unknown: A. Alvarez

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS

: THE COUNTRYSIDE IN APRIL

A monthly programme reflecting life in the country with a natural history contribution by ERIC SIMMS
Introduced by C. GORDON GLOVER Produced by ARTHUR PHILLIPS

Contributors

Introduced By: C. Gordon Glover
Produced By: Arthur Phillips

: CAN HELP YOU?

In Trouble: A barrister describes what happens if you don'pay your rates
Some Books about the Law: reviewed by RUPERT TOWNSHEND ROSE
The Professional Registers: What they are and how you can use them, by ELIZABETH MITCHELL
Household Insurance-2: by TOM WILMOT Introduced by ROBIN HOLMES

Contributors

Reviewed By: Rupert Townshend
Unknown: Tom Wilmot
Introduced By: Robin Holmes

: GARDENERS' QUESTION TIME

FRANKHN ENGELMANN invites
FRED LOADS, BILL SOWERBUTTS and ALAN GEMMELL to answer questions listeners have sent by post

Contributors

Unknown: Frankhn Engelmann
Unknown: Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown: Alan Gemmell

: RECITAL

ZARA NELSOVA (cello)
ARTUR BALSAM (piano)

Contributors

Cello: Zara Nelsova
Piano: Artur Balsam

: ELIZABETH, PRISONER

by Alison Plowden with Jill Balcon and Marius Goring
Following the death of her brother Edward VI and the accession of her sister Mary, the Princess Elizabeth, next in line to the throne, found herself in a dangerous situation which resulted in her imprisonment in the Tower and came near to costing her her life.
The story of this anxious time is compiled from contemporary documents.
Others taking part: Godfrey Kenton
Humphrey Morton
Russell Napier , John Ruddock Lewis Stringer , Austin Trevor and Ralph Truman Produced by JOE BURROUGHS

Contributors

Unknown: Alison Plowden
Unknown: Jill Balcon
Unknown: Marius Goring
Unknown: Godfrey Kenton
Unknown: Humphrey Morton
Unknown: Russell Napier
Unknown: John Ruddock
Unknown: Lewis Stringer
Unknown: Austin Trevor
Unknown: Ralph Truman
Produced By: Joe Burroughs
Narrator: Marius Goring
Queen Mary: Catherine Salkeld
The Lord Chancellor: Carleton Hobbs
The Spanish Ambassador: William Devlin
Princess Elizabeth: Jill Balcon

: ORCHESTRAL CONCERT

Gavotte (Masques et Bergamasques (Faure)
SUISSE ROMANDE ORCHESTRA Conducted by ERNEST ANSERMET
Concert Champetre (Poulenc)
AIMEE VAN DE WIELE (harpsichord)
PARIS CONSERVATOIRE ORCHESTRA
Conducted by GEORGES PRETRE on gramophone records

Contributors

Conducted By: Ernest Ansermet
Unknown: Aimee Van
Conducted By: Georges Pretre

: FOR THE YOUNG UNDER THE RED ROBE

The historical novel by STANLEY WEYMAN adapted for broadcasting in six parts by NAN MACDONALD with Jack May
2: The House in the Wood Produced by TREVOR HILL

Contributors

Novel By: Stanley Weyman
Unknown: Nan MacDonald
Unknown: Jack May
Produced By: Trevor Hill
Gil de Bérault: Jack May
Mademoiselle de Cocheforet: Judith Bradshaw
Elise de Cocheforet: Marie Anderson
Louis, their servant: Graham Rigby
The innkeeper: Geoffrey Banks
A wine merchant: John Broadbent

: THE LIVING BIBLE

SIR LAURENCE OLIVIER reads from the Old Testament
1: The Death of Jonathan; David and Bathsheba; Absalom on gramophone records

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Laurence Olivier

: WEATHER

Forecast for land areas. Detailed forecast for the South-East

: THE NEWS followed by RADIO NEWSREEL

A summary of last week's events

: GRAND HOTEL

REGINALD LEOPOLD and the PALM COURT ORCHESTRA
Visiting artist, HERVEY ALAN

Contributors

Unknown: Reginald Leopold
Artist: Hervey Alan

: LETTER FROM AMERICA

by ALISTAIR COOKE

Contributors

Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Thou, O Lord, Art Praised in Zion

A Way of Life programme in which Christians think about their faith and its living expression.
Jesus of Nazareth was a Jew.
Peter, James, John, Paul - all of them were Jews. Without the people of Israel there could be no Christian Church. Christians forget this at their peril. In an age when millions of Jews have been murdered in a Europe that calls itself Christian it is well to remember that every Christian enters into the heritage of the Synagogue.
Tonight's programme illustrates this in words and music.

Contributors

Producer: Paul Oestreicher

: THE WEEK'S GOOD CAUSE

Appeal on behalf of Kolbj House by DR. J. C. HEENAN Roman Catholic
Archbishop of Liverpool
Contributions (preferably by crossed postal order or cheque) will be gratefully acknowledged and should be addressed to [address removed]
Kolbe House, Ealing, was founded by a number of British voluntary organisations to provide a permanent home for aged Polish refugees and temporary rehabilitation for a number of refugee ex-hospital patients. Many are former concentration camp victims

Contributors

Unknown: Hanger Lane

: VILLETTE

by Charlotte Bronte dramatised for radio in twelve episodes by HELENA WOOD with Sheila Grant as Lucy Snowe
Mr. Home gives a distinguished dinner at the Athenee. Ginevra, his niece, is asked with Lucy, but is too jealous of Paulina to enjoy herself. M. Paul is the lion of the evening. He makes a jealous scene, but apologises to Lucy and is forgiven. The next day they quarrel again and Lucy is lectured on her character, her behaviour, and her clothes.
Episode 9
Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company Produced by MARTYN C. WEBSTER

Contributors

Unknown: Helena Wood
Unknown: Sheila Grant
Unknown: Lucy Snowe
Produced By: Martyn C. Webster
Lucy Snowe: Sheila Grant
Ginevra Fanshawe: Beryl Calder
Mlle St Pierre: Grizelda Hervey
M Paul: Rolf Lefebvre
Rosine: Peggy Butt
PauUna Home: Ursula Hirst

: BRAHMS-THE MAN

by DAME ETHEL SMYTH
A personal reminiscence from her student days in Leipzig in 1877

Contributors

Unknown: Dame Ethel Smyth

: SUNDAY SYMPHONY CONCERT

From City Hall,
Newcastle upon Tyne
BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Leader, Hugh Maguire
Conducted by NORMAN DEL MAR Brahms
Symphony No. 1. in C minor

Contributors

Leader: Hugh Maguire
Conducted By: Norman Del

: THE NEWS

: BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK

Being illegitimate no lon"er carries the social stigma and disgrace that it used to But to people who are themselves illegitimate, does it matter" Is it important? What do they feel about it?
Programme compiled and introduced by TONY PARKER Produced by PAUL STEPHENSON

Contributors

Introduced By: Tony Parker
Produced By: Paul Stephenson

: THE EPILOGUE

Why seek ye the living among the deadt
Psalm 98
Canticle 7 (Broadcast psalter) 1 Corinthians 15, vv. 1-22
Christ the Lord is risen again
(BBC H.B. 101)
St. Luke 24, vv. 5-6

: THE NEWS

: MUSIC AT NIGHT

Schubert
Three Piano Pieces (D.946)
Minuet and Trio (D.600 and 610) German Dances; Cotillon;
Ecossaises; Two Waltzes (D.972-9)
Four Landler
ALFRED KITCHIN (piano) tSecond broadcast
Second of four programmes Including piano music by Schubert
Next Sunday: Ann Schein

Contributors

Piano: Alfred Kitchin
Unknown: Ann Schein

: Closedown









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