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: Easter hymn: Jesus Christ is risen today ALLELUJA!

Gramophone records of music for Easter Morning


A programme of music from West Africa, including the ' talking- ' drum, music by African composers for Nigerian choirs, and a hymn for drum, organ, and choir
Presented by Fela Sowande
Director of Music.
Nigerian Broadcasting System Interviewed by Lionel Satter Produced by Leonard Cottrell


Presented By: Fela Sowande
Interviewed By: Lionel Satter
Produced By: Leonard Cottrell


(accordion) with rhythm accompaniment


The Sunday supplement to Woman's Hour
Percy Edwards gives impressions of some of the bird songs to be heard at Easter time
An episode in the life of the Buggins family by Mabel Constanduros
Good Health by a doctor
Minnie Pallister talks about her Utopia
F. H. Grisewood reads his own short story ' The Celestial Gardener'
Compere, Marjorie Anderson


Unknown: Percy Edwards
Talks: Minnie Pallister
Unknown: F. H. Grisewood
Unknown: Marjorie Anderson


You are invited to listen to folk songs and music still sung and played in the British Isles
Francis Collinson and Seamus Ennis introduce songs from Galloway and Skye
Flora MacNeil sings songs from the Island of Barra
Musical arrangements by Francis Collinson
Edited by Marie Slocombe
Produced by Harold Rogers


Unknown: Francis Collinson
Unknown: Seamus Ennis
Arrangements By: Francis Collinson
Edited By: Marie Slocombe
Produced By: Harold Rogers


A radio adaptation from the sound-track of the Louis de Rochemont production, distributed by British Lion, starring Niall MaeGinnis
Radio adaptation by D. H. Barber
Programme produced by Denys Jones


Unknown: Niall Maeginnis
Unknown: D. H. Barber
Produced By: Denys Jones

: Wilfred Pickles in 'HAVE A GO!'

visits Tullibody,
Scotland with Mabel at ' the table ' and Harry Hudson at the piano
Presented by Stephen Renaud Williams


Unknown: Harry Hudson
Presented By: Stephen Renaud Williams

: People's Service

'Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him'
(St. Mark 16, v. 6)
The Divine Victory
Service from Wesley Methodist Church, Newbridge, Monmouthshire, conducted by the Minister, the Rev. Geoffrey L. Treglown


Unknown: Rev. Geoffrey L. Treglown


For serving men and women stationed abroad and their families at home
Presented from London and Cologne by Jean Metcalfe and Dennis Scuse


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Dennis Scuse

: Edmundo Ros and Ray Ellington in MR. ROS AND MR. RAY

with Dick Katz , Marion Ryan
The Ray Ellington Quartet
The Edmundo Ros
Latin-American Orchestra
Script by Johnny Speight Produced by John Browell


Unknown: Dick Katz
Unknown: Marion Ryan
Script By: Johnny Speight
Produced By: John Browell


Anona Winn , Joy Adamson
Jack Train , Richard Dimbleby ask all the questions and Kenneth Home knows some of the answers


Unknown: Anona Winn
Unknown: Joy Adamson
Unknown: Jack Train
Unknown: Richard Dimbleby


in which
Frankie Howerd introduces
The vitality of The Tanner Sisters
The voice of Lee Young
The versatility of The Hedley Ward Trio
Apologises for:
Gladys Morgan , Billy Ternent
Presents that glamorous singing star:
Joan Regan and is proud to welcome this week
Denholm Elliott


Introduces: Frankie Howerd
Unknown: Lee Young
Unknown: Gladys Morgan
Unknown: Billy Ternent
Unknown: Joan Regan
Unknown: Denholm Elliott


Margaret Rawlings offers the poems she has chosen for friends old and new at Eastertide


Unknown: Margaret Rawlings

: Radio Theatre presents 'MOSES STORKEY, FERRYMAN'

by Eric Crozier
Old Moses Storkey had only one enemy in the village of Snowfold; but the trouble began when his ferry-boat blew up.
Produced by David H. Godfrey


Unknown: Eric Crozier
Unknown: Old Moses Storkey
Produced By: David H. Godfrey
Skipper: Peter Claughton
Jenks: Ronald Sidney
Dusso: Patrick Westwood
Moses Storkey: Charles Lamb
Mayor: George Merritt
Councillor Woodward: Manning Wilson
Mr Upshott, the Town Clerk: John Ruddock
Sir Hector Mold: Norman Shelley
Mrs Mumford: Janet Burnell
Miss Hollyberry: Molly Lumley
Tarlipp: Bryan Powley
Frank: Peter Claughton
Jack Tarlipp: Pat Connor
Fred: Middleton Woods
Charlie: Manning Wilson
Mr Wetherbell: Noel Iliff
Mrs Pelrose: Catherine Salkeld
Miss Moss: Mary Wimbush
Police Sergeant: Stephen Jack
Vicar: Martin Lewis
Mrs Chalkwell: Janet Burnell
Simpson: David Garth


Franklin Engelmann , with a BBC mobile recording unit. visits Elgin to meet local people who talk about their lives and jobs and choose their favourite music
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Franklin Engelmann
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


at the piano

: Marjorie Westbury in ' SEVEN STAGES'

by Stella Margetson
Episode 7:
'Child Star'
Caroline Witherby's great-grand-daughter, wee Susie Wilson, is staying with her father in a big London hotel in the year 1938.
Ted: ' We never had any trouble choosing a career for Susie..... She just walked right into the heart of the American people with her pretty little ways.....
Production by Audrey Cameron


Unknown: Stella Margetson
Production By: Audrey Cameron
Susie Wilson, a child film star: Marjorie Westbury
Ted Wilson, her father: David Peel
Miss Drake, a journalist: Annabel Maule

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


presents the best in Britain's show business
Introduced by Nicholas Parsons
The star guests include:
Arthur English
Vanessa Lee
Rawicz and Landauer
Lee Lawrence
The George Mitchell Glee Club
Music directed by Stanley Black and his Concert Orchestra
Written by Lio Harris and Richard Waring with Nicholas Parsons
Produced by Douglas Moodie


Introduced By: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Arthur English
Unknown: Vanessa Lee
Unknown: Lee Lawrence
Directed By: Stanley Black
Written By: Lio Harris
Written By: Richard Waring
Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Produced By: Douglas Moodie


Community hymn-singing from St. Ninian's Parish Church, Arbroath, sung by the United Choirs of Arbroath, Carnoustie and District Churches, introduced by the Rev. Colin T. Day
(Continued in nfxt column)
Theme: ' Easter-Jesus Lives!'
Jesus Christ is risen today (Tune.
Easter Hymn)
0 sing a new song to the Lord
(Tune. St. Magnus 114)
Christ the Lord is risen today
(Tune. St. George's Windsor)
The Saviour dy'd. but rose again
(Tune. St. Andrew 99)
Jesus lives! (Tune. St. Albinus)
Bless'd be the everlasting God
(Tune. Bishopthorpe 32)
The Lord is risen indeed (Tune,
Old 134th: St. Michael)
Ye gates, lift up your heads (Tune.
St. George's Edinburgh 190)
Conductor. Andrew Morrison
Organist. D. W. Jackson


Unknown: Rev. Colin T. Day
Conductor: Andrew Morrison
Organist: D. W. Jackson


Jean Pougnet and the Palm Court Orchestra with Roderick Jones


Unknown: Roderick Jones


Christian opinion on some of the things we talk about
Speaker: Stanley Maxted


Unknown: Stanley Maxted

: Harry Dawson wanders DOWN MELODY LANE

finding songs and melodies of the highways and by-ways of familiar music with the BBC Variety Orchestra
Conductor, Paul Fenoulhet
Produced by Frank Hooper


Conductor: Paul Fenoulhet
Produced By: Frank Hooper


A programme of gramophone records in which Lilian Duff invites you to travel the world from your own armcflair


Unknown: Lilian Duff

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