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: The Lord is Risen

A Service for Easter Day from the Choir of Southwark Cathedral, London.
Preacher: The Very Rev. George Reindorp, Provost of Southwark Cathedral.
The Easter Anthem
Psalm 111
Lesson: Job 19, vv. 21-27
Te Deum
Lesson: St. John 20, vv. 11-18
Jesus lives! thy terrors now can, O Death, no more appal us (E.H. 134)
Jesus Christ is risen today (E.H. 133)
(to 10.45)


Preacher: The Very Rev. George Reindorp
Organist and choirmaster: Harold Dexter

: O Sul I Sul

Newyddion am Gymru a Chymry.
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

: Y Crist Byw

'Hwn yw yr hyfryd fore ddydd Y daeth ein Ceidwad mawr yn rhydd'
Ffilm i ystyried her ac addewid yr Atgyfodiad i'r gymdeithas gyfoes
Morfudd Mason Lewis , W. H. Roberts
Golygydd y ffilm, Terry Laurie
Cynhyrchydd, Y Parch. John Owen Jones
(Wenvoe, Blaen-Plwyf, Holme Moss, Sutton Coldfield, and Crystal Palace)

(to 13.40)


Unknown: Morfudd Mason Lewis
Unknown: W. H. Roberts
Unknown: Terry Laurie
Unknown: John Owen Jones

: The Weather Situation for farmers and growers; followed by Farming: Special Growers' Edition

A weekly agricultural magazine for those who live by the land.
Introduced by Richard Martyr.

Produce Prepackaging
Richard Martyr introduces a filmed survey and asks Harold Poupart and Robert Strange about the future outlook for the grower.

Higher Tariffs or Better Marketing
E.H. Gardener, chairman of the Central Horticultural Committee of the N.F.U.. discusses tariffs and marketing with L.G. Collyer, United Kingdom Marketing Adviser to the Dutch Horticultural Co-operatives.

From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Presenter/item presenter (Produce Prepacking): Richard Martyr
Interviewee (Produce Prepackaging): Harold Poupart
Interviewee (Produce Prepackaging): Robert Strange
Speaker (Higher Tariffs or Better Marketing): E.H. Gardener
Speaker (Higher Tariffs or Better Marketing): L.G. Collyer
Film Sequences: The BBC's Agricultural Film Unit
Cameraman: John Bird
Film Editor: MacDonald Martin
Producer: Hilary Phillips

: News Review

Seven Days in Forty Minutes
Recalling this week's outstanding events on film with personalities, reports, and expert analysis from studios at home and abroad.
Introduced by Robert Dougall.


Presenter: Robert Dougall

: The Nutcracker

A fairy ballet with music by Tchaikovsky.
[Starring] Margot Fonteyn and Michael Somes
Choreography after Ivanov by Peter Wright
Music recorded by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Steven Staryk), conducted by Hugo Rignold
(Margot Fonteyn, Michael Somes, Harold Turner, and Hugo Ringold appear by permission of the General Administrator, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Ltd; Lucette Aldous and Norman Dixon by permission of Ballet Rambert.)
(BBC recording)
(Previously televised on December 21, 1958)


Music: Tchaikovsky Producer: Margaret Dale
Choreography: Peter Wright
Musicians: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
[Orchestra] leader: Steven Staryk
[Orchestra] conducted by: Hugo Rignold
Costumes designed by: Jane Scrase-Dickins
Designer: Guy Sheppard
President Silberhaus: Harold Turner
His wife: Jean Bedells
Their children - Clara: Sandra Michaels
Their children - Franz: Sam Jephcott
Butler: Norman Dixon
Councillor Drosselmeyer: Claude Newman
Mouse King: Bob Stevenson
Snow Queen: Lucette Aldous
Spanish Dance: Sara Luzita
Spanish Dance: Bob Stevenson
Spanish Dance: Yvonne Cartier
Arabian Dance: Sheila O'Neill
Arabian Dance: Rudi Szigeti
Arabian Dance: Charles Schuller
Arabian Dance: Graham McCormack
Chinese Dance: Norman Dixon
Chinese Dance: Christopher Lyall
Russian Dance: Patrick Hurd
Russian Dance: Miro Zolan
Russian Dance: Roger Tully
Dance of the Reed Pipes: Lucette Aldous
Dance of the Reed Pipes: Patricia Ashworth
Dance of the Reed Pipes: Maria Butler
Dance of the Reed Pipes: Hazel Merry
Dance of the Reed Pipes: Jeannette Osborne

: The Brains Trust

meets this afternoon to answer your questions.
The members this week are: Lord James, A. J. Ayer, Alan Bullock, Sir George Thomson F.R.S.
Question-Master, Sir John Wolfenden
Questions should be addressed to: The Brains Trust, [address removed].
A second recording can be heard on the Home Service on Tuesday at 4.0.


Panellist: Lord James
Panellist: A. J. Ayer
Panellist: Alan Bullock
Panellist: Sir George Thomson
Question-Master: Sir John Wolfenden
Producer: John Furness

: Children's Television presents: The Great Adventure

A story about real people in Sweden, and in particular about two young boys who save a baby otter and make friends with him.
In this exciting and beautiful film you can see the other wild animals that live around this Swedish farm; the lynx, the vixen and her cubs, the rabbits and the hare.
(Last shown on April 6, 1958)


Director: Arne Sucsdorff
English narration spoken by: Norman Shelley

: Children's Television: Sunday Special: An Easter Story to Remember

Told by William Purcell.
From the BBC's Midland television studio
(BBC recording)


Storyteller: William Purcell
Producer: Barrie Edgar

: Down Along Duloe

A film about the life of the churches, chapels, and farms in and around the Cornish village of Duloe, where traditional and modern living compete for the attention of the coming generation.
Introduced by Tom Salmon.
Written and directed by John Irving.
A BBC West Region production
See page 4


Presenter: Tom Salmon
Camera Team: George Shears
Camera Team: Jim Saunders
Camera Team: Howard Smith
Editor: Constance Dunn
Writer/Director: John Irving

: Meeting Point: Joy of Easter

'In Christ shall all be made alive'
The Gospel stories of the Resurrection recited by John Stuart Anderson with Easter music sung by the Linden Singers.


Presenter: John Stuart Anderson
Singers: The Linden Singers
Producer: Christian Simpson
Director: Ian Humphris

: The George Burns Show

This week George Burns shares the honours with Guest stars, Jimmie Rodgers and The Gardner Sisters.
George puts on a show with the accent on youth, and everyone has fun - except Harry Von Zell.


Himself: George Burns
Singer/guest star: Jimmie Rodgers
Singers/guest stars: The Gardner Sisters
Himself: Harry von Zell

: Sunday-Night Theatre presents: A Nest of Robins

by Robert Munro.
[Starring] Eleanor Summerfield, John Slater and Renee Houston
The action takes place in Gloria Farraday's home in London. Time: Summer 1949


Writer: Robert Monro
Produced and designed by: Hal Burton
Bessie: Renee Houston
Peter Farraday: Derrick Sherwin
Gloria Farraday: Eleanor Summerfield
Margaret Farraday: Sarah Long
Reggie Plum: John Slater
Roland Boniface: Roland Curam
Susan Fielder: Pamela Buck
Sir John Fielder: John Scott

: A Far Cry

A filmed report on the fate of the thousands of children in South Korea whose families are refugees from the war, or who are abandoned or homeless, or sick, showing the conditions in which they live and the relief work that is being done for them by international voluntary agencies.
(Made for the Save the Children Fund and the Oxford Committee for Famine Relief)
(Peter Finch is appearing in 'Two for the Seesaw' at the Haymarket Theatre, London)
See page 7


Commentary: Alan Burgess
Music: Max Saunders
Narrator: Peter Finch
Directed, photographed, and edited by: Stephen Peet

: Monitor

Theatre - Films - Books - Painting
Sculpture - Music - Architecture
Presenting people, events, and controversies on film and in the studio every fortnight.
Introduced and edited by Huw Wheldon.


Film editor: Allan Tyrer
Producer: Peter Newington
Associate producer: Nancy Thomas
Presenter/editor: Huw Wheldon

: Nocturne

A Serenade for a Late Hour with The Gordon Franks Ensemble.


Musicians: The Gordon Franks Ensemble
Presented by: Philip Barker

: The Epilogue: Like the onward drive of a ship through the sea

A talk by the Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin, formerly Bishop of Adelaide.
Followed by Weather and Close Down


Presenter: The Rt. Rev. B. P. Robin

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