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: Morning Service

from Paisley Abbey
Conducted by the Minister, the Rev. W.H. Rogan
Lessons read by the Assistant Minister, the Rev. Ronald Speirs

The strife is o'er (C.H. 122)
Christ the Lord is risen today (C.H. 118)
Call to prayer: Prayers
Jesus Christ is risen today (C.H. 119)
Old Testament Lesson Jesus lives: (C.H. 121)
New Testament Lesson
Anthem: O sons and daughters let us sing
Offertory: Te Deum (Stanford in C)
Prayer of Dedication of the Offering
Father of Peace and God of Love (C.H. 481: Tune, Caithness)

(to 12.20)


Service conducted by: The Rev. W.H. Rogan
Reader: The Rev. Ronald Speirs
Organist and Master of the Choristers: John MacCrae

: Greenwich Time Signal; The Burns and Allen Show: The Wrong Mr. Graham

[Starring] George Burns and Gracie Allen in the film "The Wrong Mr. Graham"


Himself: George Burns
Herself: Gracie Allen

: Let's Make a Date

Brian Reece says Let's Make a Date.

The Songs that made the Star
with Ronnie Harris.

Look Who's Here
Up-to-date news and views from the world of entertainment.

Scored for the Screen
Theme music from the Paramount picture "The Court Jester".

The Better Half
A well-known comedian's wife introduces her husband.

BBC Northern Variety Orchestra conducted by Alyn Ainsworth


Presenter: Brian Reece
Singer (The Songs that made the Star): Ronnie Harris
Musicians: BBC Northern Variety Orchestra
Orchestra conducted by: Alyn Ainsworth
Script: Jack Bradley
Script: Ray Davies
Editor: John Ammonds

: Concert Hour

Introduced and conducted by Walter Susskind.
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Moura Lympany (piano)
Piano Concerto No 3 Rachmaninov Slavonic Dance No. 3. Dvorak


Presenter/conductor: Walter Susskind
Musicians: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Pianist: Moura Lympany

: The Rhone

A film following the course of this important and historic river of France.

: The Brains Trust

Dr. J. Bronowski, Mary Stocks, Moran Caplat, Alfred Francis, O.B.E.
Question-Master, Hubert Gregg


Panellist: Dr. J. Bronowski
Panellist: Mary Stocks
Panellist: Moran Caplat
Panellist: Alfred Francis
Question-Master: Hubert Gregg

: Children's Television

Sooty: The Sooty Engineering Co.
with Harry Corbett.
(A BBC telerecording)

Children's Newsreel

Jesus of Nazareth: Part 8
A cycle of eight plays on the Life of Our Lord.

(to 18.00)


Puppeteer (Sooty): Harry Corbett
Narrator (Jesus of Nazareth): John Glen
Jesus: Tom Fleming
Simon Peter: Powys Thomas
Andrew: John Glen
James: Richard Grant
John: Michael Bryant
Matthew: Robert Gillespie
Philip: Philip Guard
Thomas: John Dunbar
Nathaniel Bartholomew: Hugh Dickson
Simon Zealot: Jack Stewart
James Alphaus: John Baker
Thaddeus: Alan Rolfe
Mary, the mother of Jesus: Gwendolyn Watford
Mary: Barbara Lott
Galaphas: Ewen Solon
Pontius Pilate: Alan Wheatley

: Greenwich Time Signal; Jesus Lives

An act of praise and prayer conducted by Canon Charles Raven.


Service conducted by: Canon Charles Raven

: Appeal

on behalf of the British Sailors' Society by John Mills.
Contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and should be sent to John Mills, Esq., [address removed]


Presenter: John Mills

: The Max Wall Show

Max Wall invites you to join him in half-an-hour of music and laughter.
This week's guests: Wilson, Keppel, and Betty


Presenter/comedian: Max Wall
Dancers: Wilson, Keppel, and Betty
Orchestra under the direction of: Eric Robinson
Director: John Street
Producer: George Inns

: Sunday-Night Theatre: No Home of Their Own

A family comedy by Jonty Dewhurst and P. Jones Blaskey.
[Starring] Edward Chapman
The action takes place in James Cartwright's house in Warmsley, a small industrial town in Yorkshire.


Writer: Jonty Dewhurst
Writer: P. Jones Blaskey
Designer: John Cooper
Director: Andrew Osborn
Nellie Cartwright: Margaret Anderson
Alfred Cartwright: Brian Peck
Bessie Cartwright: Diana Fairfax
James Cartwright: Edward Chapman
Sam Ramsdale: Jack Howarth
Roland Ramsdale: Terence Brook
Sheila Ramsdale: Peggy Marshall
Daisy Rowbottom: Iris Vandeleur
Leslie Strong: Jimmy Thompson

: Prelude to Spring

A film recalling some scenes during the exceptionally severe winter weather.
(A BBC television film)

: Music at Ten

Feria with the Ballet Espanol Ximenez Vargas.
Roberto Ximenez, Manolo Bargas, Ana Mercedes, Victoria Salcedo.
Guitarist, Emilio Bonet
Pianist, Enrique Trigo
Flamenco singer, Fina Vivo
(The Ballet Espagnol Ximenez Vargas appears by arrangement with Harold Holt, Ltd.)


Dancer: Feria
Dancer: Roberto Ximenez
Dancer: Manolo Bargas
Dancer: Ana Mercedes
Dancer: Victoria Salcedo
Guitarist: Emilio Bonet
Pianist: Enrique Trigo
Flamenco singer: Fina Vivo
Choreographer: Maria Del Carmen Carreras
Designer: Misha Black
Producer: Margaret Dale

: The Lord is Risen Indeed

An Epilogue at the close of Easter Day, conducted by the Rev. W.H. Rogan, Minister of Paisley Abbey.


Service conducted by: The Rev. W.H. Rogan

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